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Wynne Francis fonds
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- Multiple media
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- Francis, Wynne
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89.5 cm of textual records
7 audio reels
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Wynne Francis was born on September 2, 1918 and died on August 2, 2000 in Montreal, QC at age 81. Francis obtained her BA in English from Sir George Williams University in 1942 and an MA in English from McGill University in 1963 with a specialization in Canadian Literature. She began her career in 1942 teaching at Sir George Williams University (SGW) in the English and Humanities department. In 1967 she became a full professor in the department of English at SGW and continued teaching after the merger in 1974 between Sir George Williams University and Loyola College at Concordia University until her retirement in 1991.
Francis’ legacy is maintained and her name honoured with the annual Wynne Francis Award for Graduate Study in Canadian Poetry.
Scope and content
The fonds documents Wynne Francis’ friendship with Irving Layton. It consists of letters, sound recordings, research material and notes for Francis’ unfinished biography of Irving Layton, photographs, promotional material, written works, poems, and teaching notes. The Wynne Francis Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.
The fonds has been divided into 9 series:
F006/A Sound Recordings
F006/D Manuscripts, Articles, and Drafts
F006/G Promotional Material
F006/H Research Material
F006/I Teaching Material
Newspaper clippings are yellowing and fragile.
Immediate source of acquisition
Material was donated by John Francis in 2002.
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 and box list available.
Concordia University Records Management and Archives Department holds the Wynne Francis Fonds (P0043), which is composed of materials related to Wynne Francis' teaching activities and her writings on Canadian literature.
University of Alberta - Bruce Peel Special Collections hold the David McKnight fonds (PS 8237 M6 D38),which contains, among others, Wynne Francis' research collections and correspondence.
No further accruals expected.
Certified Canadian Cultural Property.
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.
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- Layton, Irving (Subject)
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