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Aritha van Herk fonds
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Previously known as Aritha van Herk papers.
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- van Herk, Aritha
Physical description area
14.72 m of textual records. -- 97 photographs. -- 6 audio cassettes.
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Name of creator
Canadian author born on May 26, 1954 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Biographical information available in The feminist companion to literature in English : women writers from the Middle Ages to the present, p. 1109-1110; Who's who in Canadian literature 1987-88, p. 332; and The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 1152-1153.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscripts of novels, short stories, articles, essays, lectures, papers, reviews, speeches, screenplay and thesis; material relating to A. van Herk's editing, teaching, membership in various organizations including the Writers Guild of Alberta and the Alberta Foundation for the Literary Arts, and on various committees; photographs; sound recordings; research material; published work; and works on A. van Herk. Also includes MsC 56, a small appendix consisting of material from the Canadian Book Information Centre described in entry for Canadian Book Information Centre; and MsC 330, an audio cassette recording of A. van Herk reading her short story, Mining Darkness, on CBC Radio's Aircraft, March 1989. Accession 857/09.1 consists of 1.32 m of textual records donated by Aritha van Herk and Rudy Wiebe which is restricted during their lifetimes.
Immediate source of acquisition
Acquired between 1985 and 2007.
Language of material
- Text predominately in English, and some text in German, Finnish, Dutch and Spanish.
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Some items restricted.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Published inventory (for MsC 53) The Aritha van Herk papers : first accession. - (Canadian archival inventory series, no. 15). - Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 1987. MsC 56 described in appendix to published inventory. File level inventory for Accessions 441/89.3 and 652/99.9 available at repository.
For additional archival material realating to Aritha van Herk see Young Women's Christian Association (Calgary, Alta.), Material relating to Aritha van Herk's nominations for the 1988 and 1992 Women of Distinction Awards (Acc 433/88.14).
Further accruals expected.
Record No. MsC 53;MsC 56;MsC 330;Acc 441/89.3;Acc 652/99.9;Acc 827/07.17a;Acc 827/07.17b;Acc 827/07.17c;Acc 857/09.1<br><br>