Fonds UBCA-ARC-1480 - Florence Ann McNeil fonds

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Florence Ann McNeil fonds

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  • Photographic material
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  • 1957-2018 (Creation)

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1.16m of textual records
4 photographs.
c. 20 3½" floppy disks
1 USB drive.

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([ca. 1940]-2013)

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Florence McNeil, a UBC graduate, successfully wrote poetry and fiction for adults and children. She won many awards for her work. In addition, some of her novels were translated into other languages and adapted for film. Perhaps her most well-known work was Breathing Each Other's Air. She also wrote for UBC's student newspaper "The Ubyssey" and the CBC radio program Canadian Short Stories. She also taught at a high school and three Universities Western Washington, Calgary, and UBC.

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The fonds contains correspondence, contracts and royalty information, reviews, research notes, drafts of various manuscripts and productions, and ephemera from speaking engagements. It consists of the following series: “General Correspondence, contractual information, publicity, and etc.,” “Novels,” “Plays,” “Radio Productions,” “Children’s Books,” “Multimedia”, and “Photographs".

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The contents of this fonds were donated from the estate of Florence McNeil by her husband David McNeal.


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The spelling of David McNeal’s last name is different from the spelling of Florence McNeil’s last name.

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