Fonds MS-2-692 - Allan Cooper fonds

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Allan Cooper fonds

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  • 1974 - 1993 (Creation)

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11 cm of textual records
2 photographs ; b&w : 18 x 12.5 cm and smaller
6 volumes ; 18 x 23.5 x 1 cm and smaller

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(1954 -)

Biographical history

Allan Cooper was born 15 March 1954 in Moncton, New Brunswick. He attended Mount Allison University in Sackville, where he was active in music and poetry circles. In 1982 he took over editing the poetry magazine Germination from Harry Thurston, and between 1982-1990 he published work by Canadian poets such as Jan Conn, Douglas Burnet Smith and Leigh Faulkner. In 1983, Cooper was elected president of the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick, and in 1986 he founded Owl's Head Press. Cooper has published over a dozen poetry collections, twice won the Alfred G. Bailey Award, and received the Peter Gzowski Award in 1994.

Custodial history

Records were donated to Dalhousie University Archives by Allan Cooper in accession (69-95) in 1995.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, financial papers, and grant applications for the journal Germination, papers from the Tribune Press (Sackville, New Brunswick) relating to Owl's Head Press, and publications and pamphlets.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Allan Cooper fonds, MS-2-692, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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