Fonds F006 - Wynne Francis fonds

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Wynne Francis fonds

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Fonds

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F006

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  • 1950-1997 (Creation)
    Creator
    Francis, Wynne

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89.5 cm of textual records
10 prints
13 photographs
7 audio reels
1 microfilm

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(September 2, 1918-August 2, 2000)

Biographical history

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.

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Scope and content

Fonds contains records documenting Wynne Francis’ friendship with Irving Layton. Material consists of letters, audio 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 Audio Recordings
F006/B Clippings
F006/C Correspondence
F006/D Manuscripts, Articles, and Drafts
F006/E Photographs
F006/F Poems
F006/G Promotional Material
F006/H Research Material
F006/I Teaching Material

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Physical condition

Newspaper clippings are yellowing and fragile.

Immediate source of acquisition

Material was donated by John Francis in 2002.

Arrangement

The original order of the material has been maintained.

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  • English

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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.

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Finding aid and box list available.

Associated materials

Concordia University Records Management and Archives Department holds the Wynne Francis Fonds (P043), which is composed of materials related to Wynne Francis' teaching activities and her writings on Canadian literature.

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No further accruals expected.

General note

Certified Canadian Cultural Property.

Conservation

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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Copyright held by the creator(s).

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Final

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Full

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