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Jean Mason Pell fonds
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- Pell, Jean
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4 m of textual records
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Records were donated by Jean Pell to NSAC Agricola collection in the MacRae library in 1994. Original accession no. A1994-001 (or 94.1).
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Fonds contains Jean Mason Pell's broadcast scripts for The Gillans, a dramatic radio serial about a farming family produced for the Maritime version of CBC's Farm Family, which aired from 1941-1971. It was written by Norman Creighton and Kay Hill until 1949, when Jean Pell took over as the scriptwriter until the serial's final season in 1971. Scripts for the program, which aired every weekday, are arranged in chronological order; the occurrence of "emergency scripts," which were substituted when one or more characters were unable to perform, resulted in some episode numbers being skipped or numbered out of order.
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The Agricola Archives imposed thematic and chronological order during archival processing.
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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.
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Further accruals are not expected.
Formerly known as the The Gillans Radio Transcripts Collection, or the Jean Pell fonds
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Jean Mason Pell fonds, MS-14-3, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Agricola Archives, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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