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Jeanne Lapointe fonds. - 1946-1990. - 15 cm of textual record and graphic material.

Biographical Sketch

Jeanne Lapointe, a professor at Université Laval, has acted as a literary critic, teacher and mentor for a number of Quebec writers, including Anne Hébert, Marie-Claire Blais and Gabrielle Roy. She played a significant role in the drafting of the Parent Report (Rapport de la Commission royale d'enquête sur l'enseignement dans la province de Québec, 1965-66).

Scope and Content

The Jeanne Lapointe fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence and original drawings. The correspondence, covering the period from 1946 to 1984, contains letters exchanged with some Quebec writers, including Marie-Claire Blais and Gabrielle Roy (ten letters) and those close to them (Mary Meigs, Barbara Deming); the fonds also includes correspondence received by Jeanne Lapointe (167 letters and some texts, written between 1946 and 1990) and a typescript of Alexandre Chenevert, caissier by Gabrielle Roy, annotated by Jeanne Lapointe and Gabrielle Roy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: the records in the Jeanne Lapointe fonds were deeded to the National Library in 1991. [1990-16]

Language: material in the fonds is in French.

Restrictions: some restrictions.

Finding Aid: finding aid available.

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