Fonds MS-14-25 - Peter Sanger fonds

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Peter Sanger fonds

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  • 1875-1905, 2005-2007 (Creation)
    Sanger, Peter

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2 cm of textual records
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Biographical history

Peter Sanger is a Nova Scotia poet and literary critic who taught at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) from 1972-1998. Born in 1943 in Bewdley, England, he immigrated to Canada in 1953. He received his BA in history from the University of Melbourne, MA in history from the University of Victoria, and BEd from Acadia University. He taught in Ontario, British Columbia and Newfoundland before joining the Humanities Department at NSAC, teaching English literature, technical writing, and agricultural and scientific history, retiring as the head of the department and professor emeritus. In 2012 he received an honorary doctorate from Dalhousie University.

Sanger’s literary career includes poetry, essays and biographies. His first published book, The America Reel (Pottersfield Press, 1983), was followed by early poetry collections Earth Moth (Gooselane Editions, 1991), The Third Hand (Anchorage Press, 1994), and After Monteverdi (Harrier Editions, 1997). His most recent collection is Odysseus Asleep: Uncollected Sequences, 1994-2019 (Gaspereau Press, 2019). He was a long-serving poetry editor for The Antigonish Review and was instrumental in establishing and developing the Agricola Archival Collection.

Custodial history

Materials were donated to the Agricola Archives in several acquisitions from 2016-2018 (accession numbers A2016-005, A2016-006, A2016-075, A2018-037, A2018-046, A2018-092)

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Fonds contains materials created and collected by Peter Sanger. Records consists of poetry books, photocopies of news articles, and correspondence. Fonds also contains a walking wheel.

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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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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Peter Sanger fonds, MS-14-25, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Agricola Archives, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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