Series - Correspondence

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the series.

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Dates of creation area


  • 1950 - 2015 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

50 cm of textual records

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Archival description area

Name of creator


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Scope and content

Series documents Kogawa’s social and business activities as a writer, consisting of personal and business correspondence with publishers, associations, readers, and greeting cards from friends and family. Associations represented in the records include the Holy Cross Japanese Canadian Anglican Church, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Writer’s Union of Canada, and American Biographical Institutes, Inc., among others. Correspondence is from Japan and across Canada, mainly from Toronto and B.C. Correspondence is occasionally interleaved with pamphlets of her work, publications related to her participation in literary, cultural and public events. Miscellaneous records include newspaper clippings, donation slips and some notes. The arrangement reflects the creator’s original order.

Notes area

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Immediate source of acquisition

Files in this series were acquired from Joy Kogawa.


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Restrictions on access

All files in this series are restricted from access without written consent from Joy Kogawa until 20 years after her passing.

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Files in this series can be found both in this database entry and in the attached PDF.

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