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Marie-Claire Daveluy fonds. - 1890-1967. - 7 m of textual record.

Biographical Sketch

Librarian, historian and writer of young people's literature, Marie-Claire Daveluy was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1880. She received a diploma in Library Science from McGill University in 1920 and subsequently worked as assistant librarian (1920-1943) and head of cataloguing (1930-1941) at the Bibliothèque municipale de Montréal. She was co-founder, with Aegidius Fauteux, of the École de bibliothécaires at the Université de Montréal, which she chaired for a number of years. From 1943 to 1948, she hosted weekly historical sketches on Radio-Canada. Her literary and historical studies were published in a number of periodicals such as La Bonne Parole, L'Action française, L'Oiseau bleu and La Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française. She was awarded the Prix David in 1924 for Aventures de Perrine et Charlot, a historical novel subsequently published in six volumes, and the Prix de l'Académie française in 1934 for Jeanne-Mance, 1606-1673. Her novels for young people combine romantic fiction with Canadian history. Her fairy tales include Le Filleul du roi Grolo, Sur les ailes de l'oiseau bleu and Une Révolte au pays des fées.

Scope and Content

The Marie-Claire Daveluy fonds contains correspondence, research notes, story treatments, plays and historical texts. It also includes library science course material, proofs and records from historical, literary and religious associations.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Régina Daveluy, sister of Marie-Claire Daveluy and from Hélène Ryan, niece of Marie-Claire Daveluy. [1967-09, 1999-04]

Language: material in the fonds is in French.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: preliminary inventory available.

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