Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00101 - Canadian Authors Association Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00101

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Canadian Authors Association Papers

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  • 1921-1954 (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

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3 boxes

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(1921-)

Administrative history

Founded in 1921 by Stephen Leacock, Pelham Edgar, B.K. Sandwell, John Murray Gibbon (who became its first president), and other prominent writers of the time, to lobby for the protection of authors’ rights, the Canadian Authors Association has continued to pursue this objective to this day. Instrumental in the 1924 copyright legislation, the Association began pressing for a new Copyright Act in the 1980s.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Dr. H. Lawrence, 1992.

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The bulk of the collection concerns the Toronto branch of the Association and is comprised mainly of correspondence, reports of meetings and conventions, membership lists, minutes of executive meetings, newspaper clippings, poetry, bills, receipts, financial statements, and programs.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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