Fonds MG 646 - Elizabeth Philips fonds

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Elizabeth Philips fonds

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MG 646

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  • 1978-2017 (inclusive) ; 1978-2000 (predominant) (Creation)

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2.02 meters of textual material; 14 photographs; 20 negatives; 7 slides; 6 Floppy disks; 1 cassette tape; 5 CD-Rs; 2 laptops; 1 OS box.

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Elizabeth Philips was born and went to elementary and high school in Manitoba. She moved to Saskatchewan to attend the University of Saskatchewan and graduated with a B.A. in 1985. She has published four books of poetry (Time in a Green Country, Beyond my Keeping, A Blue with Blood in it, Torch River), as well as the novelThe Afterlife of Birds. She has written articles for a variety of publications and has worked as the editor of Grainas well as other books of poetry and prose. In 2018 she was named Saskatoon Public Library’s Writer in Residence.

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This fonds contains mainly textual material relating to the writing of Elizabeth Philips. Much of it is notes, rough drafts, and copies of poems and some prose work. There is also correspondence which relates to the business side of writing and getting published as well as some personal correspondence that relates to every day life and also on writing, as she corresponded with other writers.

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Donated by Elizabeth Philips, 2018.


Documents which were found in folders were retained in that folder. If the folder was labeled the finding aid reflects that label, if the folder was unlabeled a title has been added in [brackets]. Some boxes contained loose papers, which have been retained in the order in which it was found, however the documents were put into folders based on changes in topic or context. Such as items on different types of paper from vastly different dates, or when poetry changed to prose. Items within folders have been left in the order they were found, and folders were left in the order they were found as much as possible, except to rearrange larger groups of folders to put them into different categories such as “personal” or “writing”. It has been arranged into the following:

  1. Personal
  2. Writing
  3. Media

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  • English

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