Fonds F019 - Dora Pleet fonds

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Dora Pleet fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on provenance of the fonds.

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  • 1955-2001 (Creation)
    Pleet, Dora

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8 cm of textual records
2 posters

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([19--] - August 19,1999)

Biographical history

Dora Pleet, sister of the Canadian poet Irving Layton, was born as Dora Lazarovitch. She was the daughter of Moishe and Keine Lazarovitch. She was married to Penny Pleet. Dora Pleet died on August 19, 1999 in Montreal.

Custodial history

After Pleet’s death, custody of the material passed to her son (name unknown), who then donated the fonds to the Jewish Public Library. The Jewish Public Library donated the materials to Concordia University Libraries in 2013.

Scope and content

The fonds documents Dora Pleet’s relationship with Irving Layton. It further contains material about Layton collected by Pleet. Material consists of correspondence, magazine and newspaper clippings, periodicals, a leaflet, a pamphlet, posters, and copies of various poems by Irving Layton. The Dora Pleet fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds is divided into five series:
F019 / A. Correspondence
F019 / B. Clippings
F019 / C. Periodicals
F019 / D. Poems
F019 / E. Promotional material

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Physical condition

Newspaper clippings are yellowed and fragile.

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The documents were donated to Concordia University Libraries in 2013 by the Jewish Public Library.


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  • English

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Reproduction for scholarly purposes is permitted.
Use of material in a publication may only be done with consent of the copyright owner.

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Documents were placed in acid-free file folders and archival quality boxes.


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  • English

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F019, Dora Pleet fonds, “Postcards,” File F019-36-07, Concordia University Libraries, Montreal, QC, Canada.

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