Fonds SC420 - Al Purdy fonds

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Al Purdy fonds

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  • 1972-1999 (Creation)
    Purdy, Al, 1918-2000

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1 cm of textual records

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Born near Wooler, Ontario, Alfred Purdy moved to Trenton, Ontario in 1920. He left high school and then worked at various occupations: in a factory, in the RCAF (1940-1945), as a store clerk, at Simon Fraser University as a visiting professor and at the Banff School of Fine Arts as a creative writing teacher (1971-1973). In 1940 Purdy published his first book, The Enchanted Echo. Purdy has also published short stories and fifteen plays and has produced radio and television programs for the CBC.

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The fonds consists of correspondence from Lorna Crozier, William Deverell, Kuldip Gill, Martin Gray, Eldon Grier, George Johnston, Peter Trower, Miriam Waddington, George Woodcock and William New. Signed manuscript of Purdy's poem "Winter at Roblin Lake".

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Authors, Canadian--20th century--Correspondence; Canadian literature (English)--20th century; Canadian literature--20th century; Purdy, Al, 1918-2000. Winter at Roblin Lake

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Revised by JF, March 11, 2013.

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