Collection C 99 - Claire Hoy collection

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Claire Hoy collection

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CA ON00009 C 99

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  • 1984 (Creation)
    Hoy, Claire, 1940-

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71 audio cassettes (77.5 hrs.)

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Claire Hoy (1940- ) is a political correspondent and newspaper columnist in Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario.

He was born in Brockville, Ontario in 1940. After studying political science and journalism at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute from 1961-1964, Hoy has covered political events for a number of newspapers, including the Toronto Telegram and Toronto Star. As well, Hoy was the Toronto Sun's Queen's Park columnist from 1975-1984. He has since become the Toronto Sun's Ottawa political correspondent.

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Collection consists of audiocassette recordings of interviews conducted in 1985 by Hoy in preparation for his biography of former Ontario Premier William G. Davis, published in 1985. The interviews are with 55 of Davis' political acquaintances, family members and friends, including Norman Atkins, Pat Dumas, Roy McMurtry, Hugh Segal, and Larry Grossman.

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Collection was donated to the Archives of Ontario in 1986 by Claire Hoy.


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22 audiocassette copies of selected interviews are available.

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No access restrictions.

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Copyright held by creator. These materials cannot be published without permission of the copyright holder.

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Entered Feb. 13/12.

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