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Allison Mitcham fonds
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4.19 metres of textual records
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Allison Mitcham was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan on 9 June 1932. She earned degrees at the University of Saskatchewan (BA 1952) and the University of New Brunswick (MA 1954, PhD (1972). A professor of English and Comparative Canadian Literature, she taught at Mount Allison University from 1968-1989, and upon her retirement was awarded the distinction of Professor Emeritus. She is a best-selling author, and has written numerous fiction and non-fiction books, as well as poetry, children's literature, and academic articles.
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This fonds includes extensive correspondence with family and colleagues, as well as materials relating to Dr. Mitcham's career as an academic and an author. It also contains manuscript drafts, research notes, and related materials regarding her books "The Last Utopia," "Taku," "Island Keepers," "Grey Owl's Favorite Wilderness," and "Ivan Hicks," among others; as well as biographical material.
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Primarily English; contains materials in French.
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Family correspondence and all diaries/journals are restricted for a period of 10 years.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Dr. Mitcham retains copyright privileges during her lifetime for all of her published and unpublished poetry and manuscripts, both fiction and non-fiction. Two works are closed. Other than these, researchers may copy up to 10% of the whole for manuscripts; for copying requests above 10%, written permission from Dr. Mitcham must be obtained.
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