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Watson Kirkconnell Papers
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CA UWA IN-17; 88-16
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1932 - 1977 (Creation)
- Kirkconnell, Watson
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5 cm of textual records.
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Watson Kirkconnell was a translator, poet, professor and university administrator.
From 1922 to 1930, he was a professor in the English department of Wesley College in Winnipeg, and from 1930 to 1940, he served as head of the classics department. From 1948 to 1964, he served as president of Acadia University.
The papers were donated to the University of Winnipeg Archives by Delza Longman in 1985.
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The papers are arranged into three series including publications, Christmas cards, and newspaper clippings and biography. The first series includes select journal articles Kirkconnell published in 1948, 1961 and from 1971 to 1977. The second series consists of Christmas cards sent by Kirkconnell and his wife, Hope Kirkconnell, from 1932 to 1977, which included poetry written by him. The third series consists of a collection of newspaper clippings and biographies about Kirkconnell and poems written by him.
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No notes on original order or archival interventions were created at time of accessioning.
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There are no restrictions on access.
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Researchers are permitted to photocopy and publish in accordance with standard copyright procedures.
A hard copy finding aid is available in the Archives Reading Room.
Related records are held at the Acadia University Archive and the University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections.
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July 11, 2012.