Fonds UBCA-ARC-1433 - Ellen Stephen, Order of St. Helena (OSH) fonds

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Ellen Stephen, Order of St. Helena (OSH) fonds

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7 cm of textual records

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Ellen Stephen was born in Manhattan and moved to New Orleans when she was 12 years old. She graduated with degrees in writing from Mills College and Stanford University. She joined the Order of St. Helena in the Episcopal Church in 1964 after completing her MA in Creative Writing. She has published several poetry collections as well as spirituality titles. An experienced spiritual director, she travels extensively as a speaker about religious life. In addition, she serves as a consultant for religious communities. Ellen Stephen still lives in a convent where she is working on her third full-length play.

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The correspondence between Ellen Stephen OSH and Jane Rule came into the possession of the UBC Archives by the donation of Ellen Stephen, OSH.

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The fonds consists of textual records, both typewritten and handwritten, as well as CDs and newsprint.

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The correspondence between Ellen Stephen OSH and Jane Rule came into the possession of the UBC Archives by the donation of Ellen Stephen OSH.


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