CA OTUTF MS COLL 00472
Jim Christy Papers
- 1953-2005 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
33 boxes (6 metres)
Name of creator
Born in Richmond, Virginia on July 14, 1945, Jim Christy grew up in South Philadelphia, a tough area featured in his autobiographical novel Streethearts. He first came to Vancouver in December of 1981 to promote his novel Streethearts, and he has remained on the West Coast, adopting Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast as his home base. He is an artist, gardener, prolific freelance journalist and an ex-regular on American Bandstand.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Virginia Lawson, 2006.
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Scope and content
A complete archive demonstrating the variety of activities in the life of Jim Christy. It includes holograph notebooks, manuscript drafts of his work, correspondence with numerous writers, doodles, sketches, collages and material related to the United States Vietnam War draft and anti-war movement.
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Conditions governing access
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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