Fonds F39 - Dorothy Shoemaker Literary Award Contest fonds

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Dorothy Shoemaker Literary Award Contest fonds

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CA ON00126 F39

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  • 1972-2009 (Creation)

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39 cm of textual records

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The Dorothy Shoemaker Literary Award Contest was created in 1972 by the Kitchener Public Library Board to recognize the creative writing of children, adolescents, and adults. The contest is run annually. The Kitchener Public Library Board named the contest after Dorothy Shoemaker. Ms. Shoemaker was born in 1906 and was chief librarian of the Kitchener Public Library from 1944 to 1971, president of the Ontario Library Association, president of the Kitchener-Waterloo Branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women, and member of the Kitchener Waterloo Art Board. In July 1996, the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation received an anonymous gift of an endowment fund, to administer on behalf of the contest.

Custodial history

The Kitchener Public Library had unbroken custody of these records before donating to the Guelph Public Library Archives.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of the annual publication, The Changing Image, released by the Dorothy Shoemaker Literary Award Contest to publish the winning entries for its literary award contest. The records are arranged chronologically by year.

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The Kitchener Public Library holds copyright for records in this fonds. While the Guelph Public Library will make one copy available for research and private study only, researchers should contact the Kitchener Public Library if they intend to publish, display, or exhibit any records from this fonds. Contact the Guelph Public Library archivist for more details.

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To view records dating 1971-1983, please order Dorothy Shoemaker Literary Award Contest fonds, Box 1 from the Guelph Public Library Archivist. To view records dating 1984-2002, please order Box 2. To view records dating 2003-2009, please order Box 3.

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Revised April 2012

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