Series A - Chronological files

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  • 1972-1989 (Creation)

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0.60 m of textual records
1 photograph
36 postcards
1 poster

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This series consists of correspondence between Thesen and other poets, writers, professors, and personal acquaintances from 1972-1989. The letters range from business to personal matters. The records feature correspondence from prominent writers like Michael Ondaatje, Phyllis Webb, Judith Fitzgerald, Ken Norris, etc. Within the letters are poems, articles, newspaper clippings, and various other items.

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The records were arranged in chronological order by an archivist following the donation by Thesen. Within the files themselves, the letters are arranged chronologically by date.

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