Fonds F0434 - Margaret Clarkson fonds

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Margaret Clarkson fonds

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CA ON00370 F0434

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  • 1963-1973 (Creation)

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0.06 m of textual records

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Margaret Clarkson is a friend of Margaret Avison whom she met at Knox Presbyterian Church in 1969 and with whom she corresponded regularly in the early 1970's. Margaret Avison (1918- ) is an outstanding Canadian poet, with a special focus on Christian poetry, who has won many awards and honours for her work.

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Margaret Avison (1918- ), poet and social worker, was born in Ontario and educated at the University of Toronto (BA 1940), as well as attending creative writing schools at the universities of Indiana and Chicago. She has worked as a librarian, a university lecturer, and as a social worker with the Presbyterian Church. Avison is a poet, with four collections of poetry to her credit, 'Winter sun,' (1960), 'The dumbfounding,' (1966) 'Sunblue' (1978), and 'No time,' (1990). Twice recipient of the Governor-General's Award for Poetry (1960, 1991), Avison has also served as a writer-in-residence at the University of Western Ontario.

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Fonds consists of a collection containing manuscripts, typescripts and printed copies of poems by Margaret Avison; correspondence between Margaret Avison and Margaret Clarkson; and periodicals containing works of or about Margaret Avison.

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No restrictions on access.

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No copying is allowed without the permission of the copyright holder. Letter of permission should be directed to the Archivist, York University.

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1990-021, 1992-007. Further accruals are expected.

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