Fonds F0389 - Wayne Ray fonds

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Wayne Ray fonds

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  • 1873-1993, predominant 1952-1987 (Creation)
    Ray, Wayne

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3.5 m of textual records
3 sound recordings

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Wayne Scott Ray (1950- ), poet, was born in Alabama, United States and grew up in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Woodstock, Ontario. He is the founder of HMS Press, a book distribution company. He has served as secretary/treasurer of the Canadian Poetry Association (1985-1988) and was a co-chairman of the League of Canadian Poets. He served as the curator of the Field horticultural photographic collection. In 1988 he established the London chapter of the Canadian Poetry Association and in the following year he was recipient of the Editors' Prize, 'Canadian author and bookman', for best poet published in 1989.

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The fonds consists of records relating to the Canadian Poetry Association, League of Canadian Poets and the HMS Press, as well as personal papers and manuscripts of Wayne Scott Ray.

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Some access restrictions apply. Consult the University Archives for details. Restriction on Accession 1990-009, Box 2 file 31, and Box 7 file 121.

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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.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2018/03/28 KCP. added GMD, published description.
2020/03/26 KCP, N. Somerset. Added subject access points.
2021/11/02 jrh added accrual accession numbers

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