Fonds F0138 - Wayson Choy fonds.

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Wayson Choy fonds.


  • 1959-2008 (Creation)

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20.38 m of textual records and other material.
(does not include extent for 903, 915, 945 or 949)

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Biographical history

Canadian novelist, playwright, short fiction writer and educator Wayson Choy was born on April 20, 1939 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Studied at the University of British Columbia and taught English and creative writing at Humber College and the Humber School for Writers, Toronto, Ontario, from 1967 to 2004. Biographical information available in The encyclopedia of literature in Canada, p. 205-206; and The concise Oxford companion to Canadian literature, p. 74-75.

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Acquired between 2002 and 2008.

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Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscripts of short stories, novels, stage plays, memoirs, filmscript, articles, essays and speeches; reviews; teaching material; material relating to conferences, writers' festivals and workshops, readings and consulting; photographs; sound recordings; moving images; works about W. Choy; awards including The Order of Canada; works by others; and published works.

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Some items restricted.

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Text in English.

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File level inventory available at repository. Wayson Choy's published works are accessible through the library catalogue.

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For additional archival material relating to Wayson Choy see Kenneth Dyba fonds

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Includes ca 4187 photographs, ca 120 slides, 120 videocassettes, 135 audio cassettes, 18 audio discs, 42 computer discs, 10 posters and 0.35 m of realia including conference badges, souvenirs, book bags, eyeglasses and pencils


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