Fonds - Sharon Butala fonds

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Sharon Butala fonds

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  • 1981-1987 (Creation)

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54 cm of textual records

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Writer and teacher Sharon Butala was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan in 1940. She was educated in that province, and at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where she earned a B.A. and B.Ed. degrees. After working as a special education teacher for several years, she gave up teaching to become a novelist, short story writer and writer of creative non-fiction. Her work has appeared in numerous periodicals and she is the author of several books: 'The Garden of Eden' (1998); 'The Perfection of the Morning' (1994); 'The Gates of the Sun' (1994); 'The Fourth Archangel' (1992); 'Luna' (1988, 1994); and 'Fever' (1990), all published by Harper Collins. Butala received the Writers' Choice Award in 1986, the Canadian Authors Award for fiction in 1992, the Saskatchewan Book Award for non-fiction in 1994, and she has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (1991), and twice for the Governor General's Award (1994, 1986).

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Fonds consists of personal and literary papers of Saskatchewan writer Sharon Butala, 1981-1987. The records are arranged in three series: Correspondence with cultural organizations, government agencies, media, friends, writers, and others (1981-1987); Publications by Sharon Butala (1985); and Writings and Drafts (1982-1987). The latter contains various drafts and manuscripts of a number of unpublished and published works including 'Sweet Time' (Herren, 1985), 'Country of the Heart' (Fifth House, 1984), 'Luna' (Harper Collins, 1988), and 'From the Heart'.

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Original order of Accession 87-83 not deemed usable; new file titles and file order established by the Archives.

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Open for research. One file of correspondence with Gertrude Story is restricted.

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Donor retains copyright.

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Inventory available for 87-83.

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Related material: For additional Sharon Butala correspondence see the Joan Givner fonds.

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