Fonds S714 - Clara Bernhardt fonds

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CA ON00362 S714

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Clara Bernhardt fonds

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  • 1928-1991 (Creation)

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1.38 m of textual records
8 photographs : b&w

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Name of creator

(1911 - 1993)

Biographical history

Clara Bernhardt (1911-1993) was a poet, novelist, composer, and columnist, who lived in Cambridge, Ontario. At the age of eleven she was stricken with polio and confined to a wheelchair. Although she was unable to pursue more that a Grade 8 education, Bernhardt wrote poetry, articles, and stories. Her newspaper columns circulated in Canada and the United States for more than sixty years, and she was a columnist for the Preston Times Herald (now the Cambridge Times) for thirty years. She published three volumes of poetry, two novels, and a book of songs. In 1991 Clara Bernhardt was presented with the Order of Ontario.

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Fonds acquired from Clara Bernhardt in 1985.

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Fonds consists of publications, manuscripts, scrapbooks, personal and business papers, and other materials produced and collected by Clara Bernhardt. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Biographical; Prose; Poetry; Reviews; Music; Personal papers; Business papers; Publications.

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Related material can be found in the A.M. Hedderick fonds.

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