Fonds RBSC-ARC-1452 - Alfred Purdy fonds

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Alfred Purdy fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1452

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  • 1961, 1968 (Creation)
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    Purdy, Al

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43 p.

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(1918-2000)

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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 a manuscript of "Yeht the Raven and Other Creation Myths of the Haida" (ca. 1961) and letters (1968).

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Call Number: VF-98

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