Inventory of the
Linda McQuaig fonds

Inventory #F0203

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0203
Title:Linda McQuaig fonds
Extent:3.9 m of textual records
26 photographs
99 audio cassettes
1 audio reel
6 video cassettes
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Linda McQuaig, journalist and author, was born in Toronto in 1951 and educated at the University of Toronto where she received her B.A. in 1974. Her articles have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and Maclean's magazine. She has also worked as a columnist and producer for CBC Radio and as a columnist for The National Post. She is the author of several books dealing with the political economy of Canada including 'The wealthy banker's wife : the assault on equality in Canada' (1993), 'The cult of impotence : selling the myth of powerlessness in the global economy' (1998), 'All you can eat : greed, lust and the new capitalism' (2001), and 'It's the crude, dude : war, big oil and the fight for the planet' (2004). In 1989 she was awarded the National Newspaper Award for her work on the Patti Starr affair, and in 1991, an Atkinson Fellowship for Journalism in Public Policy to study the social-welfare systems in Europe and North America.
Scope and Content:

The fonds mainly consists of personal and business correspondence, clippings, reviews, research notebooks, audio and video cassettes, copies of articles written by McQuaig, manuscript and typescript drafts of her works including 'The cult of impotence', 'The quick and the dead', 'All you can eat', 'It's the crude, dude', and 'Holding the bully's coat' as well as copies of essays and papers written while she was a student at the University of Toronto.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Correspondence with Noam Chomsky is closed until after his death, or unless written permission is obtained from Linda McQuaig. Requests must be directed via the University Archivist. Other files are open.
Finding Aid: File lists available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2000-023, 2002-001, 2005-002, 2007-051. Further accruals may be expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Linda McQuaig in 2000, 2002, 2005 and 2007.
Subject Access Points:McQuaig, Linda, 1951-
Provenance Access Points:McQuaig, Linda, 1951-

Date of creation: 2003/01/20
Date of last revision: 2008/02/22
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