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Collection C0026 - Winnipeg School Division No. 1 collection of material relating to W.O. Mitchell.

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Winnipeg School Division No. 1 collection of material relating to W.O. Mitchell.


  • 1973-1975 (Creation)

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7 cm of textual records and other material.

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Donated by Winnipeg School Division No. 1 in 1998.

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Collection consists of material relating to W.O. Mitchell's term as writer-in-residence for Winnipeg School Division No. 1, September 15, 1974 - November 30, 1974. Includes samples of student papers using "Mitchell's messy method of creative writing"; professional materials consisting of videotapes of seminars on creative writing for teachers; presentations for elementary, junior high and senior high students consisting of videotapes of the presentations and questions from the students; audio and video recordings of readings by W.O. Mitchell from his own work; and audio and video recordings of W.O. Mitchell discussing theme and character in several of his own works. Textual records consist of samples of student papers, listing of the audio and video recordings and bibliography of related materials collected in a kit for use by schools in Winnipeg School Division No. 1 as well as two scrapbooks containing articles and photographs documenting W.O. Mitchell's work for the shool division. Also includes material relating to the seventy-fifth convocation of Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, held November 9, 1974, at which Paul Hiebert, James Gray and W.O. Mitchell received honorary doctorates, particularly an audio tape of a symposium on creative writing by the three writers moderated by Brandon University chancellor Stanley Knowles, as well as photographs and newsclippings.

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Text in English.

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For additional archival material relating to W.O. Mitchell see the W.O. Mitchell fonds (MsC 19).

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Includes 31 sound recordings, 29 videocassettes and photographs.

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