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Eileen Sykes fonds, 1907-2002

MSS 107, TC 71, (A.02-30)

51 cm of textual records.-- 49 photographs.-- 8 tapes

Eileen Sykes was raised on a farm in La Vallee, Ontario, but spent most of her adult life in Winnipeg. Her farm childhood is credited as the source of her fantasies of forest animals and the world of nature. Her imagination, when coupled with her literary abilities, led her to publish several short but fairly popular books of children's literature including The Gay Garland (1954) and Fanella and the Forest Folk (1978). She has also written short stories and poetry. Eileen Sykes passed away on 27 January 2002 at the age of 94.

Donated by Mrs. Sykes between 1984 and 1991. Donated by Heather Birtles and Arlene Draffin Jones in 2002

The collection consists of literary manuscripts to her books, poems, tape recordings of her interviews, and some scattered correspondence. As a participant in Dr. T. Glendenning Hamilton's experiments on parapsychology, Syke's few notes on those studies are included here

There are no restrictions on this fonds

No further accruals expected

Finding aid available