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Douglas Lochhead poetry collection
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- Lochhead, Douglas
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Douglas Lochhead was a poet, academic librarian, bibliographer and university professor who published more than 30 collections of poetry over five decades. Born on 25 March 1922 in Guelph, Ontario, he was raised in Ottawa and received his BA from McGill University in 1943. After serving overseas as an infantryman in the Canadian Armed Forces, he earned his MA at the University of Toronto in 1947 and a further degree in Library Science at McGill In 1951. He was hired by the University of Victoria as their first librarian before taking employment at York University, then Dalhousie, then Toronto's Masse College Library. In 1975 he moved to Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, where in 1987 he became Davidson Professor of Canadian Studies and Writer in Residence. He was vice-chairman of the League of Canadian Poets from 1967-1971, and in 2002 was named Poet Laureate of Sackville, New Brunswick. He died on 15 March 2011.
Records were donated to the Agricola Archives by Peter Sanger around 2009 (accession A2017-189).
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Collection contains 28 volumes of poetry written by Douglas Lochhead between 1959 and 2009. There are manuscripts and published poems.
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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 MacRae Library. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
Further accruals are not expected.
Most volumes are signed by the author and have an inscription to Peter and Mary Sanger. Mr. Sanger and Mr. Lochhead were colleagues and close friends.
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Douglas Lochhead poetry collection, MS-14-45, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Agricola Archives, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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