Fonds RC0193 - Marvyne Jenoff fonds

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Marvyne Jenoff fonds

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  • 1949-2008 (Creation)

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2 m of textual records
11 audio cassettes
1 videocassette
22 photographs: col. slides
46 photographs: col. 16 computer disks

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Born in Winnipeg on 10 March, 1942, Marvyne Jenoff graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1964. She also studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem and the Sheridan College School of Design. She taught English as a second language from 1960 to 1996.

Her books include No Lingering Peace (1972), Hollandsong (1975), New Poet's Handbook (1984), The Orphan and the Stranger (1985), and The Emperor's Body (1995). She was the Fiction Editor of Waves from 1980 to 1985 and was a regular contributor to Montage, a MENSA newsletter from 1995 to 1998. Her poems and fiction have appeared in a variety of Canadian magazines.

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The fonds contains material that falls into the following catagories: poetry; prose; journals; audio visual & music; correspondence; publicity, promotion and contracts; reviews and interviews; and publications

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The first accrual (21-1999) was acquired in 1999; the second accrual (01-2008) in March 2008, both from Marvyne Jenoff.


There have been two accruals. The first accrual is organized into eight series: poetry; prose; journals; audio visual & music; correspondence; publicity, promotion and contracts; reviews and interviews; and publications.The second accrual contains poetry, prose, newsletters, and correspondence. This accrual also contains books which have been removed and catalogued for Research Collections.

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First Accrual: Finding Aid
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