Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00328 (Downsview Offsite) - Vincent Tovell Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00328 (Downsview Offsite)


Vincent Tovell Papers


  • 1958-1993 (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

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47 boxes

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Vincent Tovell, born in Toronto in 1922, is a writer and television producer. He created and produced the CBC show "Images of Canada" and authored numerous scripts for radio and TV documentaries.

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The collection consists of Tovell's scripts, research material, correspondence, photographs and other professional and personal material. The collection includes the research and scripts for his films on Glenn Gould and the Massey Family.

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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: Please note that this material requires 2 business days to retrieve.

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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