Fonds uofa-996 - Elsie Park (Young) Gowan fonds

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Elsie Park (Young) Gowan fonds

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CA UOFA uofa-996

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  • 1933-1985 (Creation)
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    Gowan, Elsie Park (Young)

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1.20 m of textual records and other material

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Playwright, 1905- . A graduate of the University in 1930, Mrs. Gowan wrote for radio, stage and television productions, mainly on themes and events in Canadian history. She was a major contributor to the National and Alberta School Broadcasts. Mrs. Gowan served as Chief Factor of Fort Edmonton Park, and has received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta. She has taught radio and drama writing at the Banff School of Fine Arts and Queen's University, and is an instructor for senior citizens' creative writing classes.

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Fonds consists of these series: I Articles and speeches (1933- 1985). II Personal papers (1937-1982). Includes a biographical story; correspondence; honorary degree. III Plays (1933-1980). Includes plays for radio, stage, and television, most of which date from 1933-1960. IV Scrapbooks (1933-1975). Edmonton theatre history and Mrs. Gowan's career (10 microfiche). V Short stories ([after 1946]).

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Index to scrapbook on microfiche available; descriptive inventory of papers available.

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See also: Banff School of Fine Arts

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