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Description found in Archives

P.K. (Patricia Kathleen) Page fonds [textual record, graphic material, sound recording] 


ca. 1948-2005, predominant 1997-2005

Place of creation

Various places

531 photographs : col and b&w.
19 sound recordings.
4.28 m of textual records.
2 prints: serigraph
2 drawings: pencil
22 posters.

Scope and content

The accession consists of records documenting the life and career of P.K. Page and includes the following: correspondence, mainly arranged in general alphabetical files, with a few miscellaneous files and a few nominal files as well, birthday and Christmas cards and letters of condolence on the death of Arthur Irwin; subject files, including files on P.K. Page's publications, with correspondence and other documentation on her own books as well as on anthologies, journals, broadsides, performances on stage and radio, film adaptation, translation and other aspects of her work as well as files on publishers, agents, writers' associations and organizations, festivals, academic studies and honours and awards, files relating to the exhibition of her artwork and files of clippings; literary manuscripts relating to P.K. Page's drafts of her collection of prose, A Kind of Fiction and her collaboration with Philip Stratford, And Once More Saw the Stars, manuscripts relating to her adaptation of her travel journals, files of miscellaneous poetry and prose drafts, a few manuscript notebooks and a commonplace book with notes on poetry and the imagination; manuscripts by others including a handmade book containing a manuscript transcription of T.S. Eliot presented to P.K. Page by Jay Macpherson in 1948; personal and family material, including correspondence from the Irwin and Page families, files relating to family history and genealogy and a file on the Arthur Irwin Prize; personal journals, including journals documenting Page's time in Australia, Brazil and Mexico between 1953 and 1964, and others recording reading tours, writers' festivals, trips and a few manuscript notebooks containing a few journal entries among poetry and prose manuscripts; photographs, including formal portraits of P.K. Page receiving honours and awards, photographs of Page's participation at various literary events, travel snapshots, family photographs (found among the family correspondence) and photos sent by friends and colleagues (found among the correspondence and subject files); and sound recordings, consisting of audio cassettes of interviews with P.K. Page, Alan Crawley and Floris McLaren, of readings by P.K. Page, of radio programmes featuring Page as well as of recorded letters sent to Page by Florence Bird and an audio cassette sent to Page by Oscar Peterson regarding a Nunavut anthem project.

Graphic (photo)
99: Closed pending processing
Textual records
99: Closed pending processing
Graphic (art)
Restrictions not set
Sound recordings
99: Closed pending processing
from 1 to 2
99: Closed pending processing
BAN no.

Additional information

Records received from P.K. Page, Victoria, B.C., in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.