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MSS SC 74, MSS SC 76

Title: Kenneth Hughes fonds

Dates: 1981

Extent: 17 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch: Born in 1932, Kenneth James Hughes has published numerous essays, articles and reviews. Hughes is perhaps best known for his biographies of Canadian artists Jackson Beardy and Kelly Clark. He lives in Winnipeg and is now retired from teaching English at St. John's College of the University of Manitoba.

Custodial History: The fonds was donated by Kenneth J. Hughes in 1981. The McCleary Drope manuscript was initially placed in a separate fonds entitled McCleary Drope fonds, MSS SC 74. Due to its provenance it was added to the Kenneth J. Hughes fonds, MSS SC 76, in February 2002. However, it can still be found under its old location number, MSS SC 74.

Scope and Content: The fonds consists of a biographical scrapbook of Manitoba artist Tony Tascona, a photocopy of an unpublished compilation on the life of Tony Tascona, Tascona In Context: A Documentary History and Source Book by Kenneth James Hughes (Winnipeg: 1981), and an unpublished literary manuscript entitled McCleary Drope. The Tascona scrapbook includes copies of numerous newspaper clippings about Tascona, as well as copies of Tascona's personal documents such as sketches, correspondence, military service records, etc.

Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.