Collection 10-154 - Carolyn Gammon collection

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Carolyn Gammon collection

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CA ON0034 10-154

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  • [198-] - [1995] (Creation)
    Gammon, Carolyn

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1.6 cm of textual records
1 object : sticker
100 objects : buttons
3 objects : 2 t-shirts, 1 sweatshirt
13 audiocassettes
1 object : trophy

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Carolyn Gammon is an author and activist, who was born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Her parents, Frances (Firth) Gammon and Donald Gammon were co-founders of The Fiddlehead magazine at the University of New Brunswick. She completed her MA in Literature and Creative Writing at Concordia University. She challenged the nomenclature of degree title, claiming a “Master” title was sexist. She garnered national attention and her graduation in 1994 was covered by CBC TV and she received the “Guinea Pig Award” for the most innovative contribution to Concordia University life. She was also the founder of the Lesbian Studies Coalition of Concordia in Montreal. She worked to link the struggle against heterosexism and lesbophobia.
She wrote “The Perfect Guest” dedicated to the fourteen women killed in the Montreal Massacre. She published her first book of poetry “Lesbians Ignited” in 1992. The book has become a classic in Canadian lesbian literature. In 1992, she was invited to Berlin as an author and continued to live in Germany. Carolyn Gammon’s poetry, prose, and essays have appeared in anthologies throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. In many readings and performances on three continents over three decades, she has presented her work in a political, humorous and engaging style.

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This collection contains items collected by Carolyn Gammon that reflect her interest in feminist issues and topics, particularly related to Lesbians.
Cette collection contient des objets collectés par Carolyn Gammon qui reflètent son intérêt pour les questions et les sujets féministes, en particulier en ce qui concerne le mouvement lesbien.

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Collection was acquired from Carolyn Gammon under Accession ACC-2006-22


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  • English

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