Fonds MG 641 - Evelyn Rogers and Lilja Stefansson fonds

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Evelyn Rogers and Lilja Stefansson fonds

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MG 641

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  • 1959-2016 (Creation)

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.8 m of textual records; 86 photographs; 3 VHS tapes

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Custodial history

Materials in this collection were given to Neil Richards, who was going to collect more documents then donate it all together. When Neil Richards passed the items were in this collection were found amoung his person materials that were donated to the archives.

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This collection contains material relating to the life of Lilja Stefansson, mainly her life with Evelyn Rogers. A lot of writing by Lilja as well as Evelyn which documents their lives, as well as clippings, correspondence and other documents. Also documents relating to lesbianism, Lilja’s involvement in Intercultural Grandmothers, her work at SGI, and involvement with the Senior’s Education Centre at the U of R.

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From the estate of Neil Richards.

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This material arrived in no particular order, as it came in along with material which was donated by the estate of Neil Richards after he passed away. Neil had been collecting the material from Evelyn in order to pass it along to the U of S archives before he passed. Documents which were clearly kept together either in files or binders were maintained in the group and order they were found in. Other loose material was arranged by the archivist and was grouped into these 8 series:

1. Personal/Biographical
2. Correspondence
3. Binders
4. Writing
5. Publications
6. Yearbooks
7. Activism/Participation
8. Miscellaneous

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Files marked as RESTRICTED require vetting by the archivist prior to release. All restrictions are applied as per privacy legislation. Copyright restrictions also apply.

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