Inventory of the
Mira Friedlander fonds

Inventory #F0205

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0205
Title:Mira Friedlander fonds
Extent:2.85 m of textual records
16 audio cassettes
4 video cassettes
ca. 400 photographs
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Mira Friedlander was a theatre critic and writer. She was born in Jaffna, Israel in 1944 and graduated from York University with a B.A. in Theatre History and Criticism in 1975. As a regular contributor, features writer or critic, she wrote for numerous publications including The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Financial Post, Seniors, Performing Arts in Canada, Canadian Theatre Review, Scene Changes and American Variety. She championed Canadian theatre drawing attention, notably, to the work 2 Pianos, 4 Hands. Friedlander was the winner of the Canadian Theatre Criticsí Associationís Nathan Cohen Award twice and served as the Associationís president for 1998-1999, in addition to being a member of numerous theatre or arts organizations. She also reported for CBC Radio. Friedlander was filmed for the Barbra Amesí documentary, íWars: Dispatches From the Frontí during Friedlanderís treatment for breast cancer. She died on 10 May 2000 in Toronto, Canada.
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of material which documents Friedlanderís career as a theatre critic and writer. It includes selected clippings, research material, interview transcripts, yearbooks, personal papers, press photographs, and other materials related to her lifeís work. The fonds is organized into the following series:

S00189Correspondence and subject files
S00190Theatre Club files
S00192Clipping files
S00193Press photographs
S00194Curt Borchardt material
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
To be determined.
Finding Aid: Series descriptions and file lists available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/submissions/fonds/ON00370-f0000205.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 2000-026. Further accruals may be expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mira Friedlanderís husband, Wayne Fairhead, in 2000.
Subject Access Points:Friedlander, Mira, 1944-2000
Borchardt, Curt
Provenance Access Points:Friedlander, Mira, 1944-2000

Date of creation: 2003/01/20
Date of last revision: 2003/04/08
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