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Helen Potrebenko fonds
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Academic writing

Series consists of Potrebenko's Honours paper from Simon Fraser University, "Blessed are the Cynical: a clinical investigation of the function of the medical profession in Canada."

Correspondence and reviews related to publications

Series consists primarily of correspondence and reviews relating to Potrebenko's published works. Various publications, reports, and proceedings of conferences that used her work are also included. This series also contains an essay written by university student Nicola Vulpe on Potrebenko's book "Sometimes They Sang" (1986), and a contract between Potrebenko and Lazara Press regarding a work entitled "Running Uptown Downtown."

Helen Potrebenko fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1695
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 2010

Fonds consists primarily of correspondence, published materials, and other documentation related to Potrebenko's writing career and publications. Also included are materials she accumulated in relation to her involvement with local labour activism.

Potrebenko, Helen

Labour Activism

Series consists of pamphlets, brochures, posters, handbooks, illustrations, correspondence, and other documentation related to Potrebenko's involvement with unions and labour activism. Also included is a laminated SORWUC charter establishing Local #One.


Series consists of Potrebenko's manuscript for "No Streets of Gold," as well as several rejection letters from publishers and an an explanatory note by Potrebenko.

Writing publicity

Series consists of posters, brochures, and invitations for readings, workshops, performances, festivals, and other events. Readings of Potrebenko's work feature in many of them.