Fonds F0381 - Harry Pollock fonds

1991-015 1991-032 1992-027 1999-035

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Harry Pollock fonds

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7.3 m of textual records
164 audio tape reels (164 hrs.) : 19 cm/sec and 9.75 cm/sec
ca. 615 slides : col and b&w ; 5 x 5 cm

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Harry J. Pollock (1920- ) is an advertising executive, writer and teacher. He developed an interest in the work of James Joyce and established the James Joyce Society in Toronto in 1964. Pollock has written and staged several plays that were adaptations of Joyce's works, including 'Yes, I will yes,' 'Night boat from Dublin,' and 'Giacomo de Trieste,'. Pollock has delivered talks at Joyce symposia in Canada, Ireland and Italy, as well as co-editing proceedings from some of these Joyce conferences. He has also written a novel ('Gabriel,') and some poetry. In addition, Pollock has written and produced several television programmes and radio documentaries. In 1969 Pollock became a Fellow of Stong College, York University and offered college tutorials on Joyce and creative writing there until 1995. He received an honourary D.Litt in 1995 from York University. He also served as the curator of the Anglo-Irish collection at McMaster University in Hamilton, 1970-1972.

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The fonds consists of records of Harry J. Pollock pertaining to his interest and involvement in theatre and to his research on James Joyce. The fonds includes correspondence and clippings, manuscripts, audio tapes, photographic materials, video cassettes, graphic and cartographic materials.

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Donated by Harry Pollock in 1991, 1992, and 1999.


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File lists for each accession available as PDF documents.

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1991-015, 1991-032, 1992-027, and 1999-035. Further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/09 Marie-Josee Levesque:. WordPefect (Creation)
2002/04/09 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/05/06 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2018/03/23 KCP. Added GMD and published.
2019/04/18 KCP. Added 1992-027 and 1999-035 accrual note, manually migrated series level descriptions, and uploaded legacy finding aids as PDFs.
2020/03/26 KCP, N. Somerset. Added subject access points.

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