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Leonard White fonds
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- White, Leonard
- Whittaker, Herbert
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.06 m of textual records
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Leonard White is a former actor/film director who lives in England. He is a friend of Herbert Whittaker.
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"Distinguished critic born in Montreal, Quebec ... He was the first national chairman of the Canadian Theatre Critics Association and founding chairman of the Toronto Drama Bench.
He studied at the École des beaux arts before becoming a stage designer. He soon was directing, particularly for the Montreal Repertory Theatre and Crest Theatre. He was appointed to the executive of the Dominion Drama Festival. ...He began as radio editor and then was film, dance and theatre critic for The Montreal Gazette (1935-49) before he was invited to take the same post at The Globe and Mail (1949). By 1952 he was concentrating his critical attention more on theatre until his retirement in 1975. However, after retirement and as critic emeritus, he continued to cover theatre for the Globe and Mail from New York and London and as he travelled to Russia, Greece, Israel, France, China and Australia." (Source: http://www.canadiantheatre.com/dict.pl?term=Whittaker%2C%20Herbert)
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Fonds consists of letters from Herbert Whittaker to Leonard White and his wife, Margaret.
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No restrictions on access.
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No commercial use without permission. Contact the University Archivist, York University for more information.
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Generated finding aid
See Herbert Whittaker fonds (F0453) for related material.
The fonds comprises the following accession: 1996-011. 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
2002/10/10 Shannon MacDonald. Update wording in Scope and content, Accruals and Access restrictions notes.
2003/04/02 Shannon MacDonald. Add URL for online finding aid; make corrections to access points.
2014-07-22: last updated
2018-04-03 KCP: Added GMD and finding aid note.