We are pleased to give you a glimpse of some of the newest items in our collection.
We have acquired an autobiographical novel entitled Métis, by Michel Noël. The book is about a teenager looking back over the rather unconventional history of his Métis family in the middle of the last century. He describes life in Algonquin territory, at the time of the lumber camps, and sketches a striking portrait of the people in his daily surroundings.
We have also added documents to the League of Canadian Poets fonds. This accession of newsletters, correspondence, annual general meeting minutes and Living Archives Series material records the efforts by the Feminist Caucus of the League of Canadian Poets to encourage greater participation and recognition of women in Canadian poetry.
A sketchbook by Reverend George R.B. Kinney (1872–1961), based in British Columbia, recording his time as a stretcher-bearer in France in the First World War is now open for consultation in our archives. Kinney was a mountaineer, founding member of the Alpine Club of Canada, photographer and filmmaker (active circa 1926–1940).
Visit the What's new in the collection section for more information.
Until next year for the 2020 winter edition.