Accession MS COLL 00190 - Jim Christy Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00190

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Jim Christy Papers

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  • 1918-2017 (Creation)

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42 boxes (7 metres)

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(1945-)

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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.

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Gift of Virginia Dixon, 2017

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Includes drafts, notes, research, photographs, early personal material and other material related to the life and work of author, artist and adventurer Jim Christy. Includes drafts, research, reviews and other material for: Sweet Assorted, Strange Sites, “Scalawags” columns in NUVO, art exhibitions, The Castle Stories, and various other works

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No restrictions on 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-form

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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