Collection WA2011-01 - May Irwin collection

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May Irwin collection

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  • Multiple media

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ON00329 WA2011-01

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  • 1884-2005, predominant 1884-1938 (Collection)
    Whitby Archives

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Physical description

31cm of textual records. -- 8 books. -- 37 photographs:b&w. -- 1 cylinder recording. -- 3 audio discs. 1 audio compact disc. -- 1 film reel.

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Custodial history

These records have been accumulated over a period of 25 years from a variety of sources. Individual items were transferred to the Whitby Archives infrequently and only when they became available to collectors. Some records were obtained through and inter-personal relationships.

Scope and content

Collection consists of a variety of material relating to the professional and private lives of May Irwin and her sister Flora collected over a period of 25 years by the Whitby Archives. Records include articles, photographs, sheet music, playbills, books, newspaper clippings, tourist publications, films, and sound recordings.Collection is composed of the following series: Published Material, Sheet Music, Programs and Playbills, Photographs and Images, Material Related to the Thousand Islands and Clayton, NY, Books on May Irwin, Audio/Visual Material.

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Sources vary.


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  • English

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Location of originals

Whitby Archives Reading Room.

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For digital images and postcards see:

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No restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright for many records has expired. Where copyright still exists, materials cannot be published without permission from the copyright holder.

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Further accruals expected.

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Some records contain racially offensive language and images.

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Created: March 30, 2012
Revised: April 2, 2012

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