fonds F0133 - Murdoch Burnett fonds.

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Murdoch Burnett fonds.


  • 1960-1968, (1971)-2002 (Production)

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Étendue matérielle et support

3.95 m of textual records.
1 audio cassette
91 photographs
137 slides

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Notice biographique

Canadian poet, community activist, performance artist and editor Murdoch Maclean Burnett was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1953, the seventh of eleven children. Began writing poetry in 1971 and first performed publically in 1975 at the Alberta College of Art. Has lectured and instructed at local high schools, Alberta College of Art and Design, Mount Royal College and the University of Calgary. An active member of the alternative or counter culture, he has been involved in writing and editing a number of papers, magazines and literary collectives, producing performances of others such as William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, drumming in two rock bands, acting in local films, as well as publishing several novels and poetry collections. Additional information available in The literary history of Alberta, v. 2, p. 86, 180

Histoire archivistique

Donated by Murdoch Burnett in 2000, 2002, and 2010.

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Portée et contenu

Fonds consist of correspondence; manuscripts of poetry, performance pieces, articles, interviews and reviews; journals and notebooks; photographs; recordings of Burnett reading his poetry to music; published works; and works about M. Burnett.

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System of arrangement

Fonds is arranged into the following series:

  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts
  • Journals, Notebooks
  • Published Works
  • Works About Murdoch Burnett
  • Miscellaneous

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Conditions d’accès

No restrictions on access.

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      Language and script notes

      Text in English.

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      Mots-clés - Lieux

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      Mots-clés - Genre

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