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Dorothy Rath fonds
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- Multiple media
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the provenance of the fonds.
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- Rath, Dorothy
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48 cm of textual material
61 audio cassettes
2 audio reels
3 audio discs
4 video cassettes
2 photo albums
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Name of creator
The Canadian poet Dorothy Rath was born in Barrie, Ontario, in 1922, where she lived until her death on May 12, 2011. She was married to John Rath. She was a devoted admirer of the Canadian poet Irving Layton. In 1963, Rath wrote a letter to Layton to which Layton sent a reply, marking the beginning of a thirty year friendship. The Layton-Rath correspondence was published in An Unlikely Affair in 1980 by Mosaic Press.
Rath published two works of poetry: All My World Away: Poems, published in 1997, and The Slender Thread, published in 1973.
Scope and content
Dorothy Rath Fonds consist of records relating to Dorothy Rath as Layton’s friend. Records include correspondence between Rath and Layton, photographs of Dorothy Rath, Irving Layton, and friends, audio recordings of Layton’s public readings, video clips of Layton’s television appearances and book readings, newspaper clippings relating to Layton’s works, and promotional and publicity material regarding Layton’s appearances. The Dorothy Rath Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.
The fonds is divided into 8 series:
F007/A Audio recordings
F007/F Promotional Material
F007/H Video recordings
Newspaper clippings are yellowing and fragile, clippings pasted into scrapbooks are coming unglued. Glued photographs cannot be removed from album without damaging the material.
Immediate source of acquisition
Records were transferred directly from Dorothy Rath in 1994.
The original order of the material has been maintained.
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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Reproduction for scholarly purposes is permitted.
Use of material in publications can only be done with written permission from the copyright holder.
Finding aid 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 the creator(s).
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- Layton, Irving (Subject)
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