Fonds 63 - Earle Toppings fonds

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CA ON00399 63


Earle Toppings fonds


  • predominant 1965-1971 (Creation)
  • 1958-2008 (Creation)

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72 cm of textual records
1 audio cassette
1 video cassette
8 compact discs

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Earle Toppings was an editor at The Ryerson Press, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and CBC Radio Drama. He was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1931, and grew up near Kipling. After attaining a B.A. at the University of British Columbia he graduated from the Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto. Beyond his editing career he also worked as a newscaster and program director at CBC and other radio stations, and taught in Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University, before becoming an Art advisor (Toppings Art). He and his wife Iris reside in Toronto.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acquired from Earle Toppings, 2008 and 2009.

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Scope and content

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Typescripts, proofs and other records, 1958-2008 Series 2: Correspondence with Canadian Writers, 1962-2001 Series 3: Records relating to "Canadian Writers on Tape" and "Canadian Poets on Tape", 1969-1971, 2008.

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No further accruals are expected.

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