Fonds AM93 - Yvonne Firkins fonds

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Yvonne Firkins fonds

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  • 0.2 m of textual records
  • 15 photographs

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Yvonne Firkins was born April 13, 1891 in England and came to Vancouver in 1920. She was a founding member of the Little Theatre and was active in theatrical circles, mainly as a director and administrator. She was president of the B.C. Drama Association, founder of the Vancouver Ballet Society and originator of the B.C. Dance Festival. She was also a member of Theatre Under the Stars. From 1939-1945 she was the production manager of service shows for Pacific Command. In 1964 she opened The Arts Club Theatre. Firkins died Jan. 7, 1966.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, largely personal; Firkins' writings, including poetry, plays, short stories, theatre anecdotes and history, and An Adjudicator's Note Book; poetry of Harold W. Jarrett; photographs; theatre programs; printed works; and clippings.

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Presented in 1971 by Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Perkins of Vancouver, and by Mr. Anthony Evans, Shropshire, through the courtesy of Mrs. Anne Maben of Vancouver.


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