Fonds F004 - Veneranda Kreipans (McGrath) Wilson fonds

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Veneranda Kreipans (McGrath) Wilson fonds

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5 cm of textual records
10 photographs : b&w, col. and scanned ; 15.2 x 20.4 cm

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Veneranda Kreipans Wilson was born in Daugavpils, Latvia, on March 29, 1938. Her family fled from Latvia to Germany in 1944, and settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1948. Veneranda Kreipans attended Concordia University in the 1970s where she studied under Irving Layton and Wynne Francis. Wilson wrote her Master thesis in English literature on Irving Layton's poetry : “Love and Loathing: The Role of Woman in Irving Layton's Vision.” Wilson became good friends with Layton after she graduated and Layton was a frequent visitor at her parent’s house. Veneranda Kreipans married in 1970 and had a daughter. She worked from 1971 until her retirement in 2005 as an English and Drama teacher in senior high school in Dorval, Montreal. Veneranda Kreipans Wilson died on July 5th, 2019, in Montreal.

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Contains records relating to Veneranda Kreipans (McGrath) Wilson as Irving Layton’s friend. Material consists of typed and handwritten letters, postcards, photographs, poems, and newspaper clippings. The Veneranda Kreipans (McGrath) Wilson Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds has been divided into 3 series:
F004/A Correspondence
F004/B Poems
F004/C Photographs

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Material is in good condition.

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Material was donated by Veneranda Kreipans (McGrath) Wilson in 2007.


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  • English

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Reproduction for scholarly purposes is permitted.
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Certified Canadian Cultural Property.


Material has been unfolded and placed in acid free file folders or map folders. Photographs have been placed in photograph and negative envelops


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