Accession MS COLL 00049B - Frances Dafoe Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00049B

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Frances Dafoe Papers

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  • 1860-2013 (Creation)

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77 boxes (9.5 metres)

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Name of creator

(1929-2016)

Biographical history

Frances Helen Dafoe, born December 17, 1929, Toronto, graduate of Branksome Hall; studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York City; later costume designer with CBC. Has designed costumes for theatre, ballet, skating, variety shows and dramas, including Rich Little and the Wayne and Shuster Show. Recipient of the Order of Canada, 1991; former Olympic figure skating pairs champion (with partner, Norris 'Norrie' Bowden); costume designer. She outfitted the performers for the closing ceremony at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. She died in 2016.

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Gift of Francis Helen Dafoe, 2016

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This accession contains drafts of manuscripts; costume design sketches; design booklets; figure skating files; photographs; skating memorabilia; family records; skating-related tapes and CDs; and other materials relating to the life and work of Frances Dafoe.

1. Manuscript: Figure Skating and the Arts: Eight Centuries of Sport and Inspiration
2. Exhibition: Art Forms of Skating
3. Other Writing
4. Costume Design Files
5. Design Booklets
6. Figure Skating Files
7. Figure Skating Associations and Judges
8. Awards Photographs
9. Personal and work-related files
10. Press clippings
11. Skating images and memorabilia
12. Family records
13. Other files
14. Audiovisual materials

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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-form

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  • English

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