Fonds P197 - May Cutler fonds

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May Cutler fonds

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P197

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  • 1977-1979, 1991 (Production)
    Producteur
    Cutler, May E.

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7 cm of textual documents

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(1923-2011)

Notice biographique

May Ebbitt Cutler was a Canadian writer and publisher.

She was born as May Ebbitt in Montreal, Quebec, on September 4, 1923 as the daughter of Irish immigrants. In 1952, she married the labour lawyer Phil Cutler. They had four sons : Keir, Adam, Michael and Roger. May Cutler died March 3, 2011 at the age of 87 in Montreal.

May Cutler received a master’s degree in arts from McGill in 1945, and a MA in journalism from Colombia University, New York City. She worked as a journalist for newspapers like the Montreal Herald and the Montreal Standard. She also wrote several books, especially for children, and plays. In 1967, she founded Tundra Books, a publisher's house for children's books in Montreal, thus being the first female publisher of children's books in Canada. Cutler ran Tundra Books until it was sold to McClelland and Stewart in 1995.
In 1987, May Cutler became the first female mayor of Westmount for a four-year period. She also was member of the Council on the Arts of the Montreal Urbain Community.

Historique de la conservation

The fonds was transferred from Concordia University's Records Management and Archives Department to Concordia University Libraries' Special Collections March 16, 2016.

Portée et contenu

The fonds relates to language and cultural policy in Quebec. First, it provides information on the implementation of bill 101, also known as Charter of the French Language, and the reactions of Anglophone publishers. Second, it provides information on the protest against the so-called Arpin-report, published 1991 under the title “Une politique de la culture et des arts”.

The fonds includes without limitation correspondence, newspaper clippings, government publications, newsletters, court documents

The fonds is organized into the following series:

P197/A Quebec Publisher fight against Bill 101
P197/B Fight against Arpin Report

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Source immédiate d'acquisition

The materials were donated to Enn Rausepp, Acting Director of the
Concordia University Journalism Department, in August 1997. They were transferred to the Concordia University Archives in July 2005.

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Reproduction for research or private study is permitted in most cases. Use of material in publications cannot be done without permission of the copyright holder.

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