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Janice Tyrwhitt fonds
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1970-2004 predominant (Creation)
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6.8 m of textual records
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Name of creator
Janice Tyrwhitt (1928- ), author and editor, was born and educated in Canada, receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto (1950). She worked as fiction editor and staff writer at Maclean's magazine (1950-1958), as an editor at Macmillan (1958-1960), and as writer and senior editor at Reader's digest (1974-1992). She was an editor for the Royal Commission on the Status of Woman (1970), a researcher on the television series "The Pierre Berton show" for two seasons, and sold freelance articles to Maclean's, Saturday night, The Star weekly, and other publications. She researched and wrote the text for "Bartlett's Canada," "The mill," and other books. She was Perre Berton's editor for style and substance from 1976 until his death in 2004.
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The fonds consists of research notes and typescripts for Tyrwhitt's books "The mill," "Bartlett's Canada," "How the Depression hit the West," "The exodus of the Japanese," and "The sinking of the I'm alone"; typescripts, research and correspondence regarding for articles published in Maclean's, Reader's digest, Saturday night, The Star weekly, Canadian living, the Old farmer's almanac, and other magazines; typescripts, research, and correspondence for chapters published in "Alberta in the 20th century"; editorial appraisals for Pierre Berton's manuscripts; notes made as a researcher for "The Pierre Berton show"; reports on manuscripts for Macmillan's, McClelland and Stewart, Longman's, Oberon Press, and other Canadian book publishers; notes as an editor for the Royal Commission on the Status of Women; correspondence with writers (including Pierre Berton, Ernest Buckler, Mark Gayn, Robert Kroetsch, Yves Theriault, Adele Wiseman, Sean O'Faolain, George Ronald, and others), editors, and others.
Immediate source of acquisition
Acquired from Tyrwhitt in 1984, 1992, and 2013.
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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1984-017, 1992-011, 2013-011. Further accruals may be expected.
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- Berton, Pierre, 1920-2004. (Subject)
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2002/04/08 Jizi Chen:. (Creation)
2002/04/08 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/05/07 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, access restrictions.
2014/04/01 Dubeau. Updated description to include accession 2013-011. Donor has also removed restrictions on access.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2018/12/10 KCP, N. Roz. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Addition of GMD and accession numbers. Published description and generated finding aid.