Series - Travel Records

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Travel Records

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  • 1959-1986; predominant 1967-1968 (Creation)

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26 cm of textual records
9 photographs
1 dictabelt record

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The series contains records created or collected during Simons’ travels, especially from 1967-1968. Simons’ experiences while traveling were deeply influential in her literary works, particularly her dramatic works of the 1970s. Simons took three major trips in her life: a two-year tour of Europe, including England and France, from 1959-1961; a ten-week trip to Japan, Hong Kong, and India from 1967-1968, achieved with funding from a Canada Council travel grant; and several weeks in Hong Kong, Burma, India, and Japan in 1986. While abroad, Simons attended many plays, as well as several conferences and art shows. Simons collected programs from these events and generated some correspondence and notes during this period.

Records related to Simons’ travels have been grouped physically and in this finding aid. Files are ordered chronologically, and each contains programs and correspondence from a specific trip or country (e.g. Europe in 1960; Japan in 1967). Record types include programs, photographs, and personal and professional correspondence.

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Description created by Gillian Dunks in June 2017.

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