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E.A. McCourt fonds
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1940-1972 (inclusive) ; 1946-1962 (predominant) (Creation)
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2.79 m of textual records
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Name of creator
Edward Alexander McCourt was born in Mullingar, Ireland, on 10 October 1907. He received a BA from the University of Alberta in 1932 and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, receiving both a BA (1934) and an MA (1937). He taught at various institutions, including Upper Canada College, Queen's University, and the University of New Brunswick prior to joining the University of Saskatchewan as Professor of English in 1944. McCourt was the author of several books, including "Remembering Butler," "Music at the Close," "The Flaming Hour," and "The Canadian West in Fiction," and won the Ryerson Fiction Award in 1947. He also contributed extensively to various journals, and had several plays produced by CBC radio. He has been described as one of Canada's most distinguished writers. Professor McCourt died in Saskatoon on 6 January 1972 at the age of 64.
Scope and content
This fonds contains several files concerning U of S committees, Department of English examinations, faculty minutes, and graduate work, as well as lecture notes for creative writing, American and Celtic literature, Chaucer, Thomas Hardy, the romantics, and "Modern Literature and Christianity." Most of the collection consists of manuscripts of articles, stories, reviews, and books, as well as radio plays, research notes, and manuscripts for McCourt's unpublished and "in-progress" works.
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Files are arranged alphabetically by subject within each series.
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Restrictions are under review.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright on all published and unpublished manuscripts is retained by the McCourt family until 2022, under the terms of the Copyright Act.
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Related material: See also Faculty Biographies, Faculty Publications series.
Associated material: Main Library,