Leo Kennedy fonds [textual record, graphic material]

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    Textual material, Photographs
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    • Leo Kennedy fonds
      Leo Kennedy fonds
  • Fonds includes:
    7 lower level description(s)
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    Place of creation:
    No place, unknown, or undetermined
    25 cm of textual records.
    8 photographs b&w.
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    Scope and content:
    Fonds consists of correspondence, n.d., 1942-1975, poetry manuscripts, n.d., 1930-1964; short story and essay manuscripts, 1938-1970; book review manuscripts, 1946-1962; notes, 1939-1974; miscellaneous, n.d., 1946-1975; clippings, n.d., 1927-1970. The fonds also contains photographs depicting the activities of Leo Kennedy and his relatives in Verdun, Que,; Chicago, Ill.; and Norwalk, Conn., 1929-1950
    Biography/Administrative history:
    Kennedy, Leo, 1907-2000: Leo Kennedy, poet and journalist, was born in Liverpool, England. He immigrated to Montreal with his family in 1912. He attended the University of Montreal, 1926-1928, and was associated with the Montreal group of poets including A.M. Klein, F.R. Scott and A.J.M. Smith. He co-founded and co-edited the Canadian Mercury, 1928-1929, and contributed to various periodicals, such as the Canadian Forum and McGill Fortnightly Review. His book of poetry, The Shrouding, reprinted in 1975, was first published in 1933. Kennedy left Montreal for Toronto in the 1930s, where he worked in advertizing while contributing to the socialist journal New Frontier. He then moved to Chicago where he continued to work in the advertizing business and contributed book reviews to the Chicago Sun. Kennedy eventually settled in New England, where he had a long career as a staff writer for Reader's Digest. He returned to Montreal in his retirement, but then moved to California, where he died.
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    Additional information:
    General Note:
    Received in 1975-1976.
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    Other system control no.:
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    1976-221 NPC
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    Terms of use:
    Photographs: No restrictions. Various copyright on items less than 50 years old. Copyright expired on items more than 50 years old. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.

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