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The collection consists of sound recordings mainly of interviews, poetry readings, memoirs, music, and recordings of CBC and BBC radio programs.

Dorothy Livesay fonds

The collection consists sound recordings mainly of interviews, poetry readings, memoirs, music, and recordings of CBC and BBC radio programs.

Livesay, Dorothy

Reel #1 - Dorothy Livesay

Side 1 : About her N. Rhodesia assignment; Poetry reading, IPS: 7 1/2 ends 3 3/4; Side 2: Interviews teachers in N. Rhodesia about system of education, IPS: 3 3/4

Reel #10

Sides 1&2: John Cage, John Cage as himself, Music by John Cage, Harry Sommers talks about his impressions of John Cage; IPS: 3 3/4

Reel #11

Side 1 : CBC(?)/ Radio Program,"Anthology" - Earle Birney reading, n.d.; Side 2 : Dorothy Livesay, in Edmonton - Personal musings about her father John Frederick Bligh Livesay and her childhood relationships with him (The last half of this side is unintelligible.), [1970?]; IPS: 3 3/4

Reel #12

Sides 1 & 2 : Recital of songs and piano music by Violet Archer at Knox Metropolitan United Church, Edmonton, Alberta, Feb.28 1978, June Hunt, mezzo-contralto, Albert Krywolt, pianist, Some texts by Dorothy Livesay: "My Hands" 1972; "Plainsongs" 1977; IPS: 7 1/2

Reel #14

Side 1 : Music by musicians from Rhodesia; Side 2 : Music, poetry, and discussion on English grammar; IPS: 3 3/4

Reel #15

Side 1 : "Sunday Supplement" - Bob Russel - Discussion on "games" (Last part is blank); Side 2 : Henri Chopin - Experimenting with resources of the voice (i.e., through the use of multiple recordings) (Last part is blank); IPS: 3 3/4

Reel #16 - Music

Side 1 : Mozart Quintet, Brandenburg Concerto, Renaissance Conzos; Side 2 : Rhapsody by Bela Bartok, Two Quartets by Haydn, Two Mazurkas by Chopin; IPS: 3 3/4

Reel #18

Side 1: Possibly traditional folk songs; Side 2: Possibly tranditional folk songs, Nursery Rhymes; IPS: 3 3/4

Reel #3

Side 1 : Conversations with Jean and Alan Crawley, Michael Crawley, and Dorothy Livesay. Followed by Dorothy Livesay reading from Call My People Home, 1964, Alan Crawley and Dorothy Livesay: About recent Canadian literature, 1965; IPS: 7 1/2; Side 2 : Blank

Reel #4

Side 1: Excerpt of conversation between between Dorothy Livesay and Alan Crawley, 1966, Alan Crawley on poetry in music and conversation with Dorothy Livesay, 1967, CBC, "Anthology" - Alan Crawley, editor of the magazine, Contemporary Verse, Nov. 30, 1968; Side 2: Blank; IPS: 7 1/2

Reel #6

Side 1: Bob McNutt - Interview with Dorothy Livesay, Dec. 18, 1967; Side 2: New Brunswick Teachers College, UNB, Poetry reading with John Gill, John Newlove, George Bowering, Alden Nowlan; IPS: 3 3/4

Reel #9

Side 1: Blank Side 2: Donald Cameron - Interview with Dorothy Livesay, IPS: 7 1/2

Tape #20

Side 1 : Donald Cameron - Visit with Dorothy Livesay Jan. 19, 1968?, Concludes with instrumental music; Side 2 : Instrumental music, Last part is blank

Tape #21

Side 1 : "Canadian Poets on Tape," produced by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Dorothy Livesay poetry reading; Side 2 : Gwendolyn MacEwen poetry reading

Tape #22

Side 1 : Dorothy Livesay - Lectures on the Thirties at the University of Victoria (for Rob McDougall's class?); Side 2 : Lecture continues, Interview. (Interviewer not identified)

Tape #23

Side 1 : Dorothy Livesay - Poetry reading for Mrs. Jenkins' class; Side 2 : Poetry reading continued, Phyllis Webb - Review of Dorothy Livesay's work for March 24 "Critics on Air," Radio broadcast, Vancouver

Tape #24

Side 1 : Dorothy Livesay - Conversation with Alan Crawley, May 12, [ca. 1973]; Side 2 : Recollections of her mother, Florence Randal Livesay

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