Fonds 10-021 - Emma Joy (Reeves) Crone fonds

Beadle, Gert, Rising Selected poems Beadle, Gert, "True Gert: Crone Musings"

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Emma Joy (Reeves) Crone fonds

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CA ON0034 10-021

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  • 1980-2002 (Creation)

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5 cm of textual records

8 photographs

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Emma Joy Reeves was born in January 1928 in Manchester, England, to a working class family. From 1943 to 1945 she received secretarial and business training from the College of Commerce in Manchester. For more than 30 years, she worked as a medical secretary in different doctors' offices. From 1957 to 1961, she trained as a Hospital Welfare Worker and then became a Geriatric Social Worker. In 1965, following a divorce after 12 years of marriage, she moved to Germany and in 1968 emigrated to New York. A year later, Joy Reeves moved to San Francisco and became involved in the feminist movement. Joy Reeves had been involved with her former husband in the protest against Nuclear Warfare since the end of the Second World War. In 1973, she moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. In Canada, she is better known under the pen name Emma Joy Crone, a feminist writer and lesbian. She published “The common woman” in August 2005. She has also published articles and poetry in many magazines such as Herspectives.

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The documents were donated to the Archives and Special collections in 2006 (See acquisition file 10-021 for the Deed of Gift) and described in 2015.

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The fonds consists of documents related to the friendship between Emma Joy Crone and the writer and feminist Gert Beadle, whom Crone considered as a mentor. It contains poetry and draft texts by Gert Beadle, personal correspondence, and photographs.

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These documents were donated by Emma Joy (Reeves) Crone to the Archives and Special Collections in 2006.


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Other documents about Emma Joy Crone can be found at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives in Toronto.

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Revised in February 2016

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  • English

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