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Joyce Coldwell fonds
2.4 m of textual records
Joyce Ione Harrington (1931-1980) was born in Hampton, New Brunswick and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from King’s College in Halifax in 1952 and a Master of Arts degree from Dalhousie University in 1954 with a study on the classical ballad entitled Barbara Allen, its provenance, history and variations. From 1954-1961 she was employed in the broadcasting industry in Nova Scotia as a television production assistant and script writer. She received a Bachelor of Education degree From Dalhousie in 1964 after which she taught English at Sidney Stephen High School in Nova Scotia and at Dalhousie University before joining the English department of Memorial University in 1965. After meeting Dr. Herbert Halpert and Gerald Thomas, she developed an interest in the discipline of Folklore and became a doctoral candidate in the Folklore department, receiving her degree in 1977. Much of her professional work in the 1970s pertained to the connections between English Literature and Folklore. She was married to Kenneth R. Coldwell.
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Accession Numbers: SC 1.1; 81-029A-C
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