Melinda McCracken fonds, 1949-2002
MSS 141, PC 147, TC 93, (A.02-43)
5.84 m of textual records.-- 38 audiotapes.-- 199 photographs
Melinda McCracken was born on 1June 1940. She attended Riverview
School from 1946-1955 and Churchill High from 1955-1957. She received
her BA in Honors English from the University of Manitoba in 1961.
McCracken attended the Bynam Shaw School of drawing and painting
in Paris in 1962-1963. She attended the Hornsey College of Art in
London in 1963-1964, where she took silversmithing. McCracken returned
to Canada in 1964 and worked as a journalist in Montreal and Toronto.
A former Globe and Mail Staff writer, she is the author
of Memories Are Made of This, published by Lorimer in 1975.
Her articles and reviews have appeared in many Canadian newspapers
and magazines. She was Manitoba's contributing editor to the NeWest
Review, and in 1996 was Carman's Writer-in-Residence. She passed
away May 2002.
The fonds were donated by Melinda McCracken and her daughter
Molly to the Department of Archives & Special Collections in 1998
(A.98-35) MSS 141 and in 2002 (A.02-43)
The fonds consists of six series. The first series is Correspondence.
The second series involves McCracken's Literary Career. The third
series regards the years that McCracken worked at Manitoba Energy
and Mines. The fourth series had material from various Organizations
that she was or is involved with. The fifth series contains material
from McCracken's Academic Career. The final series is Miscellaneous.
There is also a Photograph Collection (PC 147) consisting of 69
photographs, and a Tape Collection (TC 93) consisting of 18 audio
tapes and 1 phono record
Title based on the contents of the fonds
There are several confidential folders of personal writings. There
are also several original letters that are water and mold damaged
and are unavailable in their original form to researchers, although
photocopies have been made available
Further accruals are possible
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