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Carolyn Smith fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the provenance of the fonds.
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- Smith, Carolyn
Physical description area
3 cm of textual records
10 photographs : col. and b&w ; 18.7 x 23.8 cm or smaller
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Name of creator
Carolyn Smith was a bookstore owner and an acquaintance of Irving Layton. Smith frequently held poetry readings during the 1960s and 1970s at her bookstore, The Book Cellar on St. James Street in Hamilton and at the First Unitarian Church, also located in Hamilton. Among those who gave readings at the poetry events was Irving Layton.
Records were held by Roberta Barens, Carolyn Smith’s daughter and then donated to Concordia University Library.
Scope and content
Fonds contains records relating to Carolyn Smith as Irving Layton’s friend. Material consists of letters, postcards, photographs, poems, and newspaper clippings. The Carolyn Smith Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.
The fonds has been divided into 4 series:
Materials in good condition.
Immediate source of acquisition
Material was donated by Roberta Barens in 2009.
The original order of the material has been maintained.
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Reproduction for scholarly purposes is permitted.
Use of material in publications can only be done with written permission from the copyright holder.
Finding aid, item list, and box list available.
No further accruals expected.
Staples and paperclips were removed and documents were placed in acid free file folders and archival quality boxes. Photos and posters were put into archival envelopes and map folders.
Copyright held by creator.
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- Layton, Irving (Subject)
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