Series - Correspondence

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  • 1990 - 2020 (Creation)

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13.2 cm of textual records

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Scope and content

Series consists of various correspondences received by Father Donovan between 1990 and 2020, largely pertaining to the Donovan Art Collection. Correspondences include cards, printed emails, and notes sent from students, St. Michael's College faculty, collection visitors, artists, curators, and more. Some files include photographs and other printed material sent to Father Donovan as enclosures, as well as texts created by Father Donovan for different art events and lectures. In some instances, a copy of Father Donovan's typed response is also included in the file.

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Archivist has arranged files by year in consultation with Father Donovan, apart from several files that appear to have been organized separately from other correspondences by the creator.

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Language of material

  • English
  • French
  • German

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Majority of letters are written in English, with only a few written in French and German.


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Correspondent list available.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by V Tywonek-Sobota, February 2024.


  • English



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