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Theresa Burke fonds
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Theresa Burke fonds

  • F0556
  • Fonds
  • 1928-2012, predominant 1959-2011

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s by Theresa Burke. These records document Burke's research, production and investigative work for "The fifth estate" documentaries airing from 1994 to 2012. Many of these records pertain to the following documentaries: "The trouble with Evan" (1994), "His word against history" (2000), "Terror" (2001), "Nightmare drug" (2002), "A state of denial : the Bill Sampson story" (2002), "Deathrow.com" (2003), "Death of a beauty queen" (2004), "The big break" (2005), "The Steven Truscott story: moment of truth" (2005), "You be the judge" (2005), "The lady vanishes" (2007), "The girl in Saskatoon" (2008), "Someone got away with murder" (2009), "Broken heroes" (2009), "The legacy of Brendan Burke" (2010), "The devil you know" (2011), "A question of innocence" (2011), "Diagnosis murder" (2012). Also included are research materials and manuscripts pertaining to Julian Sher's book, "Until you are dead: Steven Truscott's long ride into history" (2001), on which Burke worked as a research associate, as well as manuscripts and other materials relating to Ty Conn and Burke's book, "Who killed Ty Conn" (2000), co-authored with Linden MacIntyre. Records created and accumulated by Burke in the course of her research about the National Parole Board, the subject of witness protection, and the murder conviction of Mason Jenkins are also part of the fonds, as are a number of files relating to other miscellaneous research projects. Records pertaining to Burke's early career in public relations and marketing at Alliance Entertainment and Norstar Entertainment are included in this fonds, as are administrative records and training materials from the CBC, as well as Burke's personal journals, notebooks, letters and university essays. Records in this fonds are predominantly textual records and audiovisual materials arranged by project. These records include correspondence, interview transcripts, memoranda, copies of court transcripts and documents, copies of medical reports, journal articles, notes and notebooks, production materials, newspaper articles, contact lists, copies of police reports, prisoner records and legal documents, video cassettes (in multiple formats), audio cassettes, as well as computer disks and photographs.

Burke, Theresa, 1956-

Alexandra Wiwcharuk documentaries

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Theresa Burke in her capacity as a producer of two CBC Fifth Estate documentaries pertaining to the 1962 murder of Alexandra Wiwcharuk: "Death of a beauty queen" (2004) and "The girl in Saskatoon" (2008). These records document Burke's process of conducting research, locating and interviewing subjects, editing scripts, and producing location shoots. The records in this series include correspondence, interview transcripts, notes, newspaper clippings, school yearbooks, copies of prison records, production materials, notebooks, audio and video cassettes, optical disks, DVDs and photographs.

Andy Rose documentary

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Theresa Burke in her capacity as a producer for a 2009 CBC Fifth Estate documentary titled "Someone got away with murder," about Andy Rose, a Canadian man convicted of the 1983 murder of German tourists Bernd Goericke and Andrea Scherp. These records document both Burke's research, interview and production work for the documentary as well as the details of Rose's two murder trials and his involvement in a "Mr. Big" police sting operation. The records in this series include correspondence, memoranda, transcripts, court documents, newspaper articles, scripts, travel itineraries, journal articles, notes, photographs, audio and video cassettes, identity cards, a poster, a CD-R, and DVD-Rs.

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Photographs in this file are crime scene photos and other photos used in Rose's trials.

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