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Biography

This series contains a variety of records from all aspects of Livesay's life, including records relating to her political and social activities with Amnesty International, the League of Canadian Poets, and the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies. Other associations included are the Association of Canadian University Teachers of English, the Canada Council, the Canada-USSR Association, and the Canadian Authors Association. The series also contains records about Livesay's working career. Also of interest are miscellaneous family documents, such as report cards and certificates and materials relating to her mother Florence Randal Livesay, her father John Frederick Bligh Livesay and her husband Duncan Cameron Macnair. Also included are Dorothy Livesay's theses written for the Sorbonne and the University of British Columbia.

Dorothy Livesay fonds

The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, drafts, and versions of Livesay's writings of all genres. Over half of the Livesay collection consists of papers that are strictly non-literary yet directly related to her life and work. This material is divided into five categories: autobiographical, biographical, bibliographical, business papers regarding her writing and her personal business papers. The remainder of the manuscript collection consists of plays, reviews, poems, short stories, essays, talks and addresses, and memoirs.

Livesay, Dorothy

Autobiography

This series has 4 subseries:

  1. Interviews with Dorothy Livesay and her autobiographical statements and essays
  2. Journal entries in note form
  3. Calendars, diaries and schedules
  4. Dorothy Livesay's notes to herself
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