Inventory of the
Donna Davey fonds

Inventory #F0506

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0506
Title:Donna Davey fonds
Extent:1.92 m of textual records
422 video cassettes
34 audio cassettes
9 film reels
ca. 500 photographs
1 compact disc
2 digital video discs
1 audio reel
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Donna Davey, writer, director, and producer, was born in Toronto on 22 July 1940. She was educated at the University of Toronto and studied theatre and acting at the Ken Gass Theatre Lab in 1961-1962. She worked in advertising from 1963 to 1967 before beginning her career in film as a field producer/director with the CBC in 1970 and was a production assistant and assistant director for TV Ontario from 1970 to 1973. Davey created her own company, Preece Productions, in 1974, which was later renamed Davey Productions after her maiden name. She has written, directed and produced numerous programs that have aired on VISION TV, CBC, TVO and other stations. Among her productions, "Helen Lucas ... her journey - our journey," was awarded the Gold Plaque for Best Documentary at the Chicago International Film Festival while "Locked in - locked out" won the Golden Sheaf in Canada and Special Jury Award from Women in the Director's Chair, Chicago. Her other productions include "Michele Landsberg ... iron in her soul" and "The story of Job & family business," among others.
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of material that documents Davey's career as a writer, director and producer. It includes film proposals, scripts, contracts, research, interview transcripts, photographs, publicity material, productions files, financial records, audio-visual records and other material related to the productions "Locked in - locked out," "Investing in yourself : women, money and self-esteem," "Helen Lucas ... her journey - our journey" and "Michele Landsberg ... iron in her soul," among others.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
To be determined
Finding Aid: File list available.
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 2006-052. Further accruals may be expected.
Related Records: Additional material may be found in the Helen Lucas fonds (F0100).
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Donna Davey in 2008.
Provenance Access Points:Davey, Donna

Date of creation: 2006/12/18
Date of last revision: 2009/01/15
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