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Louise Abbott fonds
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CA ETRC P146
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1904-2004, predominant [197-]-2004, 2020 (Creation)
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1,49 m of textual records. - 434 photographs : 427 b&w and 7 col. - 32 audio tape cassettes. - 4 audio discs. - 2 audio reels. - 4 videos (includes 1.11 GB of digital records).
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Louise Abbott was born in Montreal on 26 July 1950. She graduated from McGill University. Freelance writer, photographer, author and documentary filmmaker, she began her career in 1971. Many of her works are dedicated to cultural minorities - the English-speaking community in Quebec, the Inuit. She now lives in the Eastern Townships.
So far in her carreer, she has published many books and her photographs have also appeared in many other publications. She has been involved in many solo or group exhibitions. Well known public institutions, such as Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Musée du Québec include her photographs in their collections. She produced her first documentary in 1991.
Louise Abbott has been awarded many times for her work. In 1996, she won a Canada Council grant to write a book about the English-speaking community of the Eastern Townships.
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The fonds contains source material on the professional activities of Louise Abbott as a writer, photographer and documentary filmmaker from the 1970s to 2020. It consists largely of research files, press clippings, correspondence, publications, articles, photographs, oral interviews and video tape cassettes. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Research Projects ([17--?], reproduction-2004, 2020), Photography (1963-2003), Literary Work (1980-2002) and CBC Internal Radio Awards (2003).
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Further accruals are expected.
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Included among the photographs are 223 negatives (b&w, 35 mm).
For correspondence and descriptions from the fonds' creator regarding the documents, please see the Archivist.
The documents were donated in four accessions in 2004 and 2005 by Louise Abbott.
The documents are in English.
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Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
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28 janvier, 2016