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D.C. Kerr fonds
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1940?-2002 (inclusive) ; 1965-1993 (predominant) (Creation)
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32.6 m of textual records
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Name of creator
Donald Cameron Kerr was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1936 and educated at St. Joseph's School, Nutana Collegiate and the University of Saskatchewan where he received an Honours B.A. in English in 1958. He earned an M.A. in English at the University of Toronto in 1960. Kerr taught at the U of S from 1960 to 1962 and, after two years in London, U.K., from 1964 to 1997. During his tenure at the University of Saskatchewan, Kerr has been promoted from Instructor to Lecturer (1965), Assistant Professor (1966), Associate Professor (1976) and Professor (1983). In addition to serving as acting Chair of the department of English in 1985-86, Kerr has served on a number of departmental, college and University committees. He was married to Mildred McNamee in 1961 and they have three sons, David, Robert and William.
Scope and content
This fonds reflects Kerr's vocational and avocational interests. His academic activities include not only his own writing in a variety of genres but also his editing, assessment and review of the contributions of others to prose, poetry, drama and film. His service to the community external to the University is primarily evident in the political, arts and heritage fields.
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There is some duplication of parts of individual works within the Drama, Poetry and Prose series which reflect Kerr's tendency to use ideas, phrases, etc in more than one genre.
This fonds has been organized into twelve series:
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Files marked as restricted must be reviewed by archivist prior to release.
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Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.
Finding aid available: by series and file titles with descriptions.
Further accruals are expected.