Fonds 00962 - Hamilton Poetry Centre fonds

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Hamilton Poetry Centre fonds

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CA ON00131 00962

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  • 1967; 1971-1972; 1976-1978; 1980-1997 (Creation)

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67 cm of textual records and other material
81 audio cassette tapes
2 b&w photographs

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The Hamilton Poetry Centre was established in 1983 as a not-for-profit, volunteer run organization in Hamilton, Ontario, for the purpose of promoting and furthering the appreciation of poetry writing in the city. The Centre conducts poetry writing workshops and hosts Canada Council-sponsored poetry and author readings within the community.

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Fonds consists of predominantly textual documents covering the daily operation and activities of the Hamilton Poetry Centre during the 1980s and 1990s. The fonds also consists of audio cassette tapes of recordings of poetry and author readings, as well as photographs.

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The material in the fonds is in good condition.

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Bucci, Kelly. Hamilton Poetry Centre Fonds. Hamilton Public Library Local History & Archives, 2015 (updated January 2017).

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The material donated by the Hamilton Poetry Centre included 94 books and poetry publications, but these items were pulled from this fonds and integrated into the Local History & Archives book collection.

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The fonds was processed in 2015 by Archives Technician Kelly Bucci, and updated January 2017.

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