ROOKE, LEON, 1934-
Leon Rooke fonds.
ca. 1955 - 1998.
20.8 m of textual records. - ca 400 photographs. - 19 audio cassettes. - 2 videocassettes.
and playwright. Born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, on September 11, 1934; moved to Canada in 1969. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 1014-1015.
Fonds consists of correspondence with editors, publishers, educators, authors and others; royalty statements and financial records; diaries; notebooks; interviews; photographs; manuscripts, ranging from rough drafts to final proofs and production scripts, of stage plays, short stories and novels; articles about L. Rooke; reviews; published work; and sound recordings of radio broadcasts featuring L. Rooke or his work, chiefly produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Acquired in several accessions between 1983 and 1999.
Text in English.
Some items restricted.
File level inventory available at repository.
Further accruals expected.
For additional archival material relating to Leon Rooke see the ECW Press
fonds (Accession 297/82.11, 382/86.4).
Acc 328/83.25, 427/88.8, 520/92.18, 648/99.5