Inventory of the
Norman Levine fonds

Inventory #F0345

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0345
Title:Norman Levine fonds
Extent:17.79 m of textual records
ca. 350 photographs : b&w and col. ; 30 x 25 cm or smaller
7 audio tape cassettes
2 video cassettes
1 audio disc
6 paintings
1 drawing
15 posters
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Norman Albert Levine was a novelist, short-story writer, and essayist. He was born in Ottawa on 23 October 1923, and was educated at McGill University (MA, 1949). He emigrated to England in that year and eventually settled in St. Ives, Cornwall. Levine wrote numerous short stories, novels, and collections including, "Canada made me" (1958), "I Don't Want to Know Anyone too Well" (1971), "Thin Ice" (1979), "Something happened here" (1991), and "By a Frozen River" (2000). His work appeared in several anthologies of Canadian writing and was translated into German and other languages. Both the Canadian and British Broadcasting Corporations have produced documentaries about Levine. He died on 14 June 2005.
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of material that documents Levine's career as a writer and includes literary manuscripts, promotional material, personal and professional correspondence, diaries, calendars, and notebooks, financial and legal records, photographs and collected memorabilia. The fonds is arranged in the following series:

S00225Literary Manuscripts
S00226Promotional Material
S00228Notebooks, Appointment Books, Diaries
S00229Legal and Financial Records
S00230Photographs, Memorabilia and Collected Ephemera
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Access is restricted. Written permission to view the material must be obtained from through the University Archivist.
Finding Aid: Series-level descriptions with corresponding file lists are complete at this time. Individual accession file lists are available separately; see accruals note. Some of the early accessions (1971-006 and 1975-009), have detailed file lists prepared by Levine. Accession 1989-034 contains detailed file listings, complete with notations by Levine in Box 7, files 126-127.
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Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1971-006, 1973-007, 1975-009, 1983-004, 1986-004, 1988-027, 1989-034, 1990-002, 1991-001, 1994-028, 1996-031, 2001-020, 2002-058, 2003-004. No further accruals are expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Acquired from Norman Levine in 1971, 1973, 1975, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2002, and 2003.
Provenance Access Points:Levine, Norman, 1923-.

Date of creation: 2002/04/05
Date of last revision: 2010/09/21
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