Lorene Francis Milliken fonds, 1907-1989
1 m of textual records
Lorene Francis Milliken was born in Humbolt, Saskatchewan, as
Lorene Francis Ritz. She moved to Winnipeg in 1915 and graduated
with her BA in 1928. She then taught in rural schools in Manitoba
and worked as a secretary-librarian for the Winnipeg Normal School.
In 1932 she married David Milliken and they had two sons. Milliken
began writing during the 1950s using the pen-name Sylvia Dawson.
She published two books of prose, New Poems and Prose Pieces
(1958) and Interludes (1957), and a novel entitled The
Street of the Red Coat (1958). She also wrote a series of chapbooks
entitled "My Soul Sings", "White Orchids", "A Morning Mood", "Manitoba
Landscape" and "Princess of Aune".
Donated by Lorene Francis Milliken, 1989
The collection consists of journals, correspondence, and manuscripts
of her prose and poetry. The journals contain poetry, prose, and
drawings throughout the text. The collection also contains such
personal material as drawings, coffee party lists, newsclippings,
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