Fonds Add. MSS. 93 - Yvonne Firkins fonds

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Yvonne Firkins fonds

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CA CVAN Add. MSS. 93

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  • 1918-1962 (Creation)
    Firkins, Yvonne, d. 1966

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20 cm of textual records;15 photographs

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Yvonne Ferkins was born in England and came to Vancouver in 1920. She was a founding member of the Little Theatre and was active in theatrical circles, mainly as a director and administrator. She was president of the B.C. Drama Association, founder of the Vancouver Ballet Society and originator of the B.C. Dance Festival. She was also a member of Theatre Under the Stars. From 1939-1945 she was the production manager of service shows for Pacific Command. In 1964 she opened The Arts Club Theatre. Firkins died in May 1966.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, largely personal; Firkin's writings, including poetry, plays, short stories, theatre anecdotes and history, and An Adjudicator's Note Book; poetry of Harold W. Jarrett; photographs; theatre programs; printed works; and clippings.

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BCAUL control number: CVAN-64

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