Fonds 1173 - Beatrice Marion Hayes Corrigan fonds

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CA UTA 1173

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Beatrice Marion Hayes Corrigan fonds

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  • 1903-1977 (Creation)

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3.17 m of textual and graphic records (21 boxes)

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Beatrice Marion Corrigan was born in Toronto in 1903 and remained there for the greater part of her life. After attending elementary school at Branksome Hall, she went on to a B.A. (Toronto, 1927) and an M.A. (Toronto, 1929), finally attaining a doctorate in 1932, the first to be conferred in Romance Languages at the University of Toronto.

In 1946, Corrigan joined the staff of the Italian Department, having spent the intervening years elsewhere, and for the next thirty years, was deeply involved in the teaching of Italian language and literature.

Upon retirement in 1971, she was named Professor Emeritus and appointed Co-ordinating Editor of the Works of Erasmus in Translation. The volumes published before hr death on January 4, 1977 were universally praised.

Many honours were bestowed upon Professor Corrigan; a Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada (1964), a D. Litt. from the University of Waterloo (1966) and an honorary doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1972 were the top honours in a long list.

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Fonds consists of 3 accessions

B1980-0023: Correspondence, greeting cards, pamphlets, book reviews, photographs, and postcards belonging to Beatrice Corrigan, Professor in the Department of Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. (1 box, 1946-1975)

B1981-0007: Postcards (some annotated) of France and Italy (6 boxes, 1906-1970).

B1981-0030: Personal files of Beatrice Corrigan, Professor of Italian, including elementary school reports, photographs, a scrapbook, and certificates for honours and degrees conferred; professional correspondence, lecture notes; notes for and drafts of articles; notes, correspondence and programmes relating to conferences and symposia; correspondence regarding and drafts of festschrift From Petrarch to Pirandello; research notes; offprints (14 boxes, 1903-1977).

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Professor Corrigan's personal records are also to be found in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

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B1980-0023

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B1981-0007

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B1981-0030

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