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Barbara Verity fonds
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[18 - -], [197-?]-2012 (Creation)
- Verity, Barbara
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5 film reels, 3407 photographs (3356 35mm negatives, 6 8cm X 14cm negatives), 24 posters and 7 CDs.
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Barbara Verity, born in Montreal to Norman Verity (d. 1984) and Christena Bennet (d. 1991), has been deeply involved in the world of photo-journalism throughout her enduring career. Not only has Barbara's work appeared in multiple English newspapers, her dedication to this field extends beyond writing and photography, as shown by her editorial roles at the Sherbrooke Record from 1974 to 1977 and her subsequent editorship at the Townships Sun starting in 1988.
Barbara and Ken Stevenson are parents to one son, Gregory, who participated in the 1974 Summer Olympics as a rower.
Graduating with a Master of Arts from Concordia’s Department of Communication Studies in 1989, Barbara has been author and co-author of several notable books. These include titles such as "Quality Education: A Way of Life at Bishop's" (1986), "A Community with Deep Roots Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Volume of Townshippers' Association" (1989), "35 Places to Cross-Country Ski in the Eastern Townships" (1996), "On the Move: An Outdoor Guide to the Eastern Townships" (1999), and "Even the Owl is Not Heard: David Thompson’s 1834 Journals in the Eastern Townships of Quebec" (2011).
Beyond her professional accomplishments, Barbara remains an active and committed member of her community, notably serving as a longstanding member of the Townshippers' Association.
Scope and content
The fonds contains information on various articles and projects realized by Barbara Verity from [197-?] to 2008. It consists primarily of newspaper articles wrote by Verity, joined with photographs on negatives she took; of posters regarding the life and voyages of David Thompson and her research on covered bridges. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Articles ([197-?]-1992); Poster Project (2008); Researches (1987-1989); Reels ([1977?]), CDs (2008), and Photographs ([1937 and 1947, reproduced], [197-?]-[199-?]).
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Fonds donated by Barbara Verity in 2019, 2020, 2022, and 2023.
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