Collection 30-028 - Mary Bishop Collection

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Mary Bishop Collection

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CA ON0034 30-028

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  • 1975-2020 (Creation)
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    Mary Bishop

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92 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Mary Bishop is a retired CPA representative. She lived in Toronto from 1970 to 1984, until she moved to Ottawa. She started attending the theatre on a regular basis in the 70s. During that time, she attended many performances in Toronto, Stratford, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ottawa, and other locations. She saved most of the programs to the plays she attended. In 2020, she moved in northern Ontario and decided to give her collection to the Archives and special collection.

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In 2020, Mary Bishop moved in northern Ontario and decided to give her collection to the Archives and special collection.

Scope and content

The collection consists of more than 450 theatre programs, season calendars, visitor guides, ticket stubs and magazines from 1977 to the present. Over more than 50 years, Canadian actors as Martha Henry, Sandra Oh, Shirley Douglas, Keifer Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, Richard Monette, Brent Carver, Maggie Smith, Heath Lamberts, Brian Bedford, William Hutt, but also major Canadian director and playwrights are represented in this collection.

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  • English
  • French

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  • Latin

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Open

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