Fonds MSS 233 (A2004-079, A2005-090) - Lyall Powers fonds

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Lyall Powers fonds

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  • Textual record
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CA UMASC MSS 233 (A2004-079, A2005-090)

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  • 1926-2004 (Creation)
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    Powers, Lyall

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1.38 m of textual records, 72 photographs, 35 scans and 10 negatives.

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(1924-2018)

Biographical history

Powers was born July 13, 1924 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He served in the RCAF and Canadian Army from 1944-1945. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba in 1948. He attended the Sorbonne from 1948 to 1950. The following year he received his M.A. in English from the University of Manitoba. He returned to Paris in 1953 to 1954 to study as the recipient of a Royal Society of Canada Fellowship. In 1955, Powers received his Ph.D from the University of Indiana. He spent two years at the University of Wisconsin before joining the University of Michigan in 1958 where he continues to teach.

Powers has written extensively on Henry James and Leon Edel. Most recently, Powers has turned his attention to his classmate Margaret Laurence. In 2003, he published Alien Heart: The Life & Work of Margaret Laurence with the University of Manitoba Press.

Powers passed away on May 15, 2018.

Custodial history

The fonds were donated by Lyall Powers in two separate accessions in 2004 and 2005.

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The fonds is separated into five series. They include: Biographical information, research material, correspondence, drafts of his book on Margaret Laurence and photograph collection (P.C. 202)

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The collection arrived in two separate accruals. One in 2004 and 2005. It was decided that the material would be processed as one accession.

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A finding aid can be downloaded from the fonds-level description by clicking on the “Download’ link under “Finding Aid” on the right hand side of the screen.

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202

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Finding aid created and encoded by Jennifer Rutkair (July 2006). Converted by Justin Fuhr (July 2016).
Revised by N. Courrier (September 2019).

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