Fonds F0104 - Bruce Powe fonds

Accession 1995-028

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Bruce Powe fonds

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  • Graphic material
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  • Textual record

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6.53 m of textual records
624 photographs : b&w and col. ; 25 x 25 cm or smaller
72 photographs : b&w and col. negatives ; 4.5 x 7 cm or smaller
172 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
6 computer disks ; 9 x 9 cm
6 drawings ; 31 x 45.5 cm
3 posters ; 57.5 x 44.4 cm or smaller
3 videocassettes : VHS
2 compact discs
1 audio disk ; 15 cm
1 name plate
1 pin

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Bruce Allen Powe, writer and publicist, was born in Edmonton, Alberta in June 1925. He received an MA in economics from the University of Alberta in 1951. His public relations career included working for the Government of Canada, Imperial Oil, the Ontario Liberal Association, Baker Advertising, and Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association. He has published works of fiction, articles, and book reviews.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of records documenting Bruce Allen Powe's work as a writer of fiction, reviews and articles, his work as Executive Director for the Ontario Liberal Association, and his public relations career and freelance work for Powe Communications. Records include journals, day planners, notebooks, correspondence and e-mail, research files, scrapbooks, manuscripts and other draft writing, and career-related memorabilia. Also included in the fonds are family photographs and personal memorabilia; Powe's M.A. diploma, thesis and related research files; files, memorabilia and photographs pertaining to his World War II military service; and photographs, memorabilia and other records pertaining to Powe's trip to Ghana in March 1957 as associate private secretary to the Canadian Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys.

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Donated by Bruce Powe in 1995 and 2017.


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  • English

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1995-028, 2017-041. Further accruals are not expected.

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A detailed biographical history can be found in the attached document written by Powe.

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2002/04/08 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/08 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2002/10/10 Shannon MacDonald. Update wording in Biographical sketch, scope and content, restrictions and accruals notes.
2002/10/17 Shannon MacDonald. Update wording in Access restrictions and accruals.
2002/10/22 Shannon MacDonald. Update wording in biographical sketch.
2003/04/02 Shannon MacDonald. Add URL for online finding aid.
2008/10/01 Dubeau. Corrected fonds title to use Canadiana Name Authority. Corrected date span. Added source of immediate acquisition. Clarified the scope and content note.
2018/03/13 J. Grant. Addition of accession 2017-041 and update to fonds-level description.

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