Fonds - Sonja Skarstedt fonds

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Sonja Skarstedt fonds

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  • 1926 - 2005 (Creation)

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6.11 m of textual records
5 cm of drawings
2 photographs

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Fonds consists of records from Skarstedts various writing and publishing activities, as well as her personal life. The records contained in this fonds span Skarstedt's years as a secondary student up until the end of her life in 2009. Fonds consists of one sous-fonds - the Zymergy fonds - which contains records that reflect Skarstedt's involvement with the Zymergy literary magazine. Fonds consists of six series: Correspondence (1926-2005), Diaries (1977-1999), Notebooks (1946 - 1987), Artwork (1980 - [after 1996]), Photographs (1973 - [ca. 1995]), Manuscripts and Poems (1975 - 2005). The fonds encompasses analog and written communication (printed off e-mails) from Skarstedt

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Material was donated by Sonja's widow, Geof Isherwood, to the Mount Saint Vincent University Archives in February, 2011.


Original order was maintained with most of the correspondence. Some of Skarstedt's manuscripts were incorporated into the Empyreal Press Fonds and Zymergy Fonds. Because Skarstedt self-published, layouts for her titles were kept with the Empyreal Press fonds.

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      Copyright is held by Geof Isherwood, for published and unpublished manuscripts series. No reproduction is permitted without consent from copyright holder.

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      Records pertaining to Skarstedt’s Empyreal Press activities can be found in the Empyreal Press Fonds, also held by the Mount Saint Vincent University Archives.

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