Fonds F0430 - Lauretta Thistle fonds

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Lauretta Thistle fonds

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0.91 m of textual records

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Lauretta Thistle (1917- ) journalist, was born in Nova Scotia and educated at Mount Allison University (BA). She moved to Ottawa and was employed in government departments during World War II prior to joining the 'Ottawa citizen' as assistant music and drama critic in 1947. Two years later she became music and drama editor, and chief critic for the paper. She took an interest in other art forms and by 1960 was concentrating solely on dance reviewing, both for the 'Citizen,' and as a regular contributor to 'Dance news'. In the 1970s she began writing for 'Dance in Canada,' covered dance events for the Southam newspaper chain, and contributed to 'Dance encyclopedia,' and a German annual on dance.

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The fonds documents Lauretta Thistle's activities as a journalist and dance reviewer for the period, 1961-1982.

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Lauretta Thistle's music material have been deposited in the Music Division of the National Library of Canada.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1988-013. Further accruals may be expected.

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2002/04/08 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (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 extent, accruals, access restrictions.
2014/07/22 Last updated.
2018/04/03 KCP. Added GMD and published.
2018/11/15 KCP. Uploaded legacy finding aid.

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