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GIBSON, SHIRLEY, 1927-1997

Shirley Gibson fonds. - 1970-1974. - 5 cm of textual record.

Biographical Sketch

Poet and publisher, Shirley Gibson was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1927. She left school in Grade 10 and worked at a variety of jobs including at the London (Ontario) Art Gallery and Museum. She was married to Graeme Gibson and had two children. She worked for Artscanada magazine in 1967, then joined House of Anansi Press in 1969 (where she became managing editor (1971) and later president (1972).) She continued to be an activist for the arts in her position as executive director of Playwrights Canada president of the Association of Cultural Directives, vice-president of the International Theatre Institure and producer at CJRT radio.

Scope and Content

The Shirley Gibson fonds consists of documents and correspondence relating to Gibson's career at House of Anansi Press and complements the official fonds acquired from the press.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Shirley Gibson in 1996. [1996-08]

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: some restrictions on access.

Finding Aid: preliminary listing available.

Related Records Different Fonds: House of Anansi Press0150 [1988-13, 1989-16].

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