Fonds MS-2-662 - Susan Kerslake fonds

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Susan Kerslake fonds

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  • [after 1943] - 1994 (Creation)
    Kerslake, Susan

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30 cm of textual records
5 photographs : 2 colour and 3 b&w ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm or smaller

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(1943 -)

Biographical history

Susan Kerslake was born in Chicago in 1943 and educated at the University of Montana and Beliot College, Wisconsin. In 1966 she emigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she established herself as a creative writer. Her published work includes Middlewatch (1976), short-listed for a Books in Canada First Novel Award; The Book of Fears (1984), shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for English-language fiction; Blind Date (1989); and Seasoning Fever (2002). Her short stories have appeared in The Fiddlehead, Canadian Fiction Magazine, Grain and The Antigonish Review.
Kerslake worked at Dalhousie Libraries and the Dalhousie Medical School Archives, at St Joseph’s Children’s Centre, and with Child Life at the IWK Grace Hospital for Women and Children. She is also a long-time volunteer with children with cystic fibrosis and editorial board member of The Dalhousie Review.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Susan Kerslake in two accessions: (1994-018) and (1994-019) in March 1994.

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Fonds contains records relating to Susan Kerslake's writing and personal life, including manuscripts of published and unpublished work; correspondence, early writing and schoolwork, photographs, awards, articles and books reviews, and materials from events she attended.

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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], Susan Kerslake fonds, MS-2-662, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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