Fondo - Joan Givner fonds

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  • [ca. 1950s]-1995 (Criação)

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4.57 m of textual records
ca. 30 photographs
1 audio cassette

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The daughter of Thomas Short and Elizabeth Parker Short, Joan Givner was born in Manchester, England on September 5, 1936. She was educated at the Bolton School (1948-1955) and the University of London where she received a B.A. (Hons.) in 1958. She moved to the United States where she lectured at Port Huron Junior College in Michigan (1960-1965), and earned an M.A. in 1962 from Washington University in St. Louis. In 1965 she commenced her association with the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus, working initially as a lecturer in the Department of English. Following her return to the University of London where she attained a Ph.D. in 1972, Dr. Givner was appointed assistant professor. She reached the rank of full professor in 1982 with what had by then become the University of Regina. Upon her retirement in 1995 she moved to Victoria, British Columbia. During her career Joan Givner published several books, articles, reviews, poems, and short stories. She received several Canada Council grants for writing, and in 1977-78 she was awarded the prestigious United States National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. Her most notable publication is the biographical work 'Katherine Ann Porter: A Life' (Simon and Shuster, 1982). Joan Givner was married to David Givner in 1965 and they have two daughters, Emily Jane and Jessie Louise.

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Fonds consists of personal, professional, and literary papers of English professor and writer Joan Givner, [ca. 1950s]-1995). Although the fonds has been only partially processed, and arrangement differs among the various accessions, in general the records fall into the following series: Biographical (1978); Clippings (1979-1985); Correspondence (1958-19895); Writings by Joan Givner ([ca. 1950s]-1995, largely undated); Publications (1967-1990); Personal Files (1969-1985); Photographs (19__-1981); Professional and Research Files (1971-1995); and Writings and Speeches by Others (1950-1984). Of particular interest are extensive correspondence, photographs, research materials, clippings, drafts, manuscripts, publicity materials, and reviews relating to the researching, writing, and publication of 'Katherine Anne Porter': A Life', as well as drafts of numerous short stories, plays, and essays by Givner. Also noteworthy is a large quantity of personal and professional correspondence with family, friends, acquaintances, academic and professional colleagues, university departments, publishers and booksellers, students, and writers. Family photographs and biographical material are also present in the fonds, as well as small amounts of teaching materials.

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One file of correspondence with Sharon Butala in Accession 90-93 is restricted.

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Inventories are available for 85-92, 86-61, 87-84, 88-13, and 90-93.

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Related material: Additional Joan Givner papers may be found in the Ron Robbins collection, Accession 84-4.

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Include 2 oversize items.

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