Accession 2023-030 - Accrual to the M.G. Vassanji fonds

Sunrise Singing Accession 2012-049

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Accrual to the M.G. Vassanji fonds

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  • Textual records
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  • 1969-2021 (Creation)

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  • 2.2 m of textual records
  • 3 photographs

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The accession consists of records pertaining to M.G. Vassanji’s literary career, including: full and partial draft manuscripts of novels, short stories and speeches; personal correspondence; royalty statements, professional correspondence pertaining to literary festivals, prizes, conferences, permission to use work in other publications, and invitations to events and speaking requests; media packets, clippings and reviews regarding Vassanji’s books and Giller prizes; and records pertaining to his education, subsequent honorary degrees, and his investiture into the Order of Canada. 

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Donated by M.G. Vassanji in 2023.


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  • English

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Restrictions on access

Access to these records requires prior written permission from M.G. Vassanji. Researchers seeking access must make a written application to Dr. Vassanji through the University Archivist, outlining their research project and their purpose in consulting these records. 

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2023/10/03 K.Kerr. Created.

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  • English


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