Fonds MsC-227 - Lisa Hobbs Birnie fonds

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Lisa Hobbs Birnie fonds

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  • Textual records
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  • 1964-2002 (Creation)
    Birnie, Lisa Hobbs

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.82 m of textual records and photographic material

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Lisa (Hobbs) Birnie’s career as a journalist and author has spanned six decades and three continents. She is the author of nine books of nonfiction, including The Death and Life of Sue Rodriguez, and I Saw Red China, which hit the New York Times best-seller list. She has interviewed Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Woody Allen, Clare Boothe Luce, William Shatner, Joan Crawford, Burt Lancaster and Timothy Leary. In Mania’s Memory, the interwoven stories of two women, one a Jewish child in Auschwitz, the other a female Nazi guard, whose lives miraculously reconnect years later, was published in 2010.

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Records were in the custody of Lisa Hobbs Birnie prior to their acquisition by Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections and Rare Books in 2011.

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Fonds consists of records relating to Birnie's trip to China in the 60s and her career as a journalist, including correspondence, telegrams, photographs, newspaper clippings, magazines, photocopied news articles, scrapbooks, and awards.

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  • English

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Works in this fonds are under copyright. Researchers are required to secure permission from the copyright holders for usage of this material, except for those covered by fair dealing.

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Created December 21, 2015. SS

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