Series S00181 - Correspondence and subject files

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Correspondence and subject files

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  • 1982-2017 (Creation)

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2.97 m of textual records
18 DVDs
23 videocassettes : VHS
5 videocassettes : MiniDV
9 photographs : col. ; 28 x 21.5 cm or smaller
4 compact discs
3 audio cassettes
2 film reels
2 computer disks ; 9 x 9 cm
1 key
1 poster ; 42.5 x 27.5 mounted on board

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The series consists of personal and professional correspondence including manuscript and typescript copies of letters received by Powe, copies of letters written by Powe, as well as printed copies of incoming and outgoing e-mail. It includes correspondence with friends, students, publishers, fellow writers and academics, among them R. Murray Shafer, Don DeLillo, Gary Geddes, Susan Swan, John Ralston Saul, Joe Keogh, John Robert Colombo, Eric McLuhan and Pierre Trudeau. Series also consists of subject files containing clippings, publicity material, audio recordings, video cassettes, photographs, brochures, notes and other material pertaining to speaking engagements, conferences such as the "Trudeau Era Conference" and "Rethinking McLuhan", and York University's Living Literacies Initiative, Foundation and Endeavour (LLIFE).

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Files 2010-049/001(01), 2010-049/001(02), and 2010-049/001(03) are closed until B.W. Powe's death. Files 1995-018/003(01), 1995-018/003(02), 1995-018/004(07), 2017-002/002(23) are subject to access restrictions.

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2002/04/08 Jizi Chen:. (Creation)

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