Fonds F0406 - Merle Shain fonds

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Merle Shain fonds

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0.46 m of textual records

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Merle Shain (1935-1989), author, was born and educated in Toronto (BA, BSW, University of Toronto, 1957, 1959), and employed as a feature writer by the 'Toronto telegram,' associate editor of 'Chatelaine' [magazine], and as a columnist by the 'Toronto sun'. She was a host of the CTV Network program, 'W5', and served for four years as a member of the board of the National Film Board of Canada. Shain was the author of 'Some men are more perfect than others,' (1973), 'When lovers are friends,' (1978) and 'Courage my love,' (1988).

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The fonds partially documents Merle Shain's activities as an author as well as her personal life.

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The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Personal, 1958-1981
'Courage my love,' 1985-1988
'Some men are more perfect than others,' 1971

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1989-029. Further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/08 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/08 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/05/06 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, scope & content, access restrictions.
2014/07/22 last updated
2018/03/29 KCP added GMD, finding aid note, arrangement note, and published
2020/03/26 KCP. Added Telegram name access point.

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