Inventory of the
Merle Shain fonds

Inventory #F0406

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0406
Title:Merle Shain fonds
Extent:0.46 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Merle Shain (1935-1989), author, was born and educated in Toronto (BA, BSW, University of Toronto, 1957, 1959), and employed as a feature writer by the 'Toronto telegram,' associate editor of 'Chatelaine' [magazine], and as a columnist by the 'Toronto sun'. She was a host of the CTV Network program, 'W5', and served for four years as a member of the board of the National Film Board of Canada. Shain was the author of 'Some men are more perfect than others,' (1973), 'When lovers are friends,' (1978) and 'Courage my love,' (1988).
Scope and Content:

The fonds partially documents Merle Shain's activities as an author as well as her personal life.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:

Personal, 1958-1981
'Courage my love,' 1985-1988
'Some men are more perfect than others,' 1971
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000406.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1989-029. Further accruals are expected.
Provenance Access Points:Shain, Merle, 1935-1989

Date of creation: 2002/04/08
Date of last revision: 2003/05/06
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