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A1998-035 consists of six series. The first series is Correspondence. This is further separated into professional and personal. The professional correspondence generally deals with the publication of McCracken's work, job applications, and grant information. There are also letters from several notable people including: Margaret Laurence, Eric Wilson, Timothy Findley, Peter C. Newman, Brian Mulroney, and David Suzuki. The personal correspondence includes letters from her father, brother and mother, and her friends: Sarah Yates-Howorth, David, Heather Robertson (see MSS 77), Joy Tataryn, and Myfwany Philips. As well, there is extensive correspondence with poet Coney Burns during the 1970s and 1980s, including samples of his poetry. The second series involves McCracken's Literary Career. It is divided into research, drafts, and published materials. There are newspaper clippings and book reviews regarding her literary work. As well, there is a small section of published work by other authors. The third series regards the years that McCracken worked at Manitoba Energy and Mines. This includes performance appraisals from 1986 and 1988, as well as speeches and other material that she produced during her years there. The fourth series has material from various Organizations that she was or is involved with. This organizations include The Writers' Union of Canada, Re:Visions, St. Norbert Arts and Cultural Centre, the Payment for Public Use/Book Committee, The Status of Women Writers Committee, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Manitoba Writers' Guild, Women and Words, the Manitoba Film Board, and The Canada Council. The fifth series contains material from McCracken's Academic Career. This includes a University of Manitoba transcript, English notes from Red River Community College, and material from Writers Who Teach Writing Roundtable 1997, and Artists in the School 1997. The final series is Miscellaneous. This includes ephemera from 1969, including tickets to see a newly formed band, Led Zepplin, as well as a receipt from a John Lennon/Yoko Ono concert in Toronto. There are also several folders of personal writings that include information on love, pregnancy, adoption, unemployment, and her college course, as well as other notes. These personal writings are considered confidential. There is also a Photograph Collection (PC 147) consisting of 69 photographs, and a Tape Collection (TC 93) consisting of 18 audio tapes and 1 record.
A2002-043 consists of biographical information, correspondence, personal journals, manuscripts, newspaper articles and clippings, personal files, photographs and audio and video tapes.