Personal records

Title: Personal records
Dates of Material:
36 cm of textual records
Scope and content

Series consists of correspondence, printed material and other records, 1937–2014, relating primarily to Eva Kushner’s education and activities, as well as to her academic achievements and other interests.



Box 3
33 School assignments and class notes1945-1947
34 Notes re camps and meetings1945-1947
35 Notes for abandoned thesis topic–Poesie: le sens de l’histoire chez les poètes1953
36 Notes for thesis “Le mythe d’Orphée dans la literature française contemporaire”1954-1955
Box 12
123 Dissertations françaises1942-1945
Box 14
146 Royal Order of Canada1997-2001
Box 16
1610 Old Testament paper for R.B.Y. Scott1948-1949
1611 Sermons given at various churches and from Homiletics class1948-1954
1612 Material about Eva Kushner1962-2000
Box 1
19 Correspondence (includes Hubert Aquin, Charles Dutoit, Jean Cayrol)1959-1996
110 Premier T.C. Douglas’s notes for nomination speech for national Leadership of the New Party, 19611961
Box 1
14 Student Christian Movement1945-1954
15 Correspondence (includes Claire Martin, Annie Joly-Segalen, Raymond Klibansky)1954-1992
16 “Ode a la Terre Prochaine” poem by Yves-Gabriel Brunet1972
17 Clippings, programmes from convocations/installations1972-1996
18 Ontario Coalition of Senior Citizen Organizations (OCSCO)2004
Box 1
141 School notebook1937-1939
142 Various occasions and events1955-1996
143 Incoming correspondence (includes Rina Lasnier, R.B.Y. Scott, Rene Wellek, Jane Jacobs)1957-2001
144 Incoming correspondence (includes Ted Rogers, A. B. B. Moore, invitation to Northrop Frye’s wedding)1964-1998
Box 1
11 Doctoral thesis titled “Le mythe d’Orphée dans la literature française contemporaine”1956

Clippings are articles about Kushner   

13Memorabilia–passports, programmes and other printed material1950-1991

Includes programme for The Royal Society of Canada (Eva Kushner new fellow 1982) and programme for the Investiture of The Order of Canada as well as programmes from various convocations/installations. 

14Incoming correspondence (includes Jean Ethien Blais, R.B.Y. Scott, Laure Rièse)1963-1999
17Material related to Tony Kushner2000-2009

Tony Kushner is a playwright and relative of Eva Kushner.

Box 1
11French Protestant Hymn Book1940-1945

Hymn book from Kushner's time in Cognac, France.

12Song book1941-1945

Kushner's song book from when she was a Protestant Girl Guide in France.

13New Testament received at the Église Réformée de France in Cognac1943

Received on the occasion of Kushner's first communion.

14Writing and notes in the equivalent of Grade 11 in Cognac, Franceca. 1945


16Memorabilia 1960s1961-1968,1996

Includes a McGill University French Summer School brochure, news clippings, a review of Chants de Bohême, an article on becoming a member of the Order of Canada, a letter congratulating Kushner on being an Officer of l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (1996), and a biographical sketch of Alain Grandbois.

17Articles by or about Eva1961-2014

Also includes articles about Donn Kushner, a certificate of appreciation from CARE Canada, and a review of Actes du Colloque international: Renouvellements dans la théorie de l’histoire littéraire.

18Beginnings of my life in Canada, mostly Montreal, preceded by a few months in Prague at the French high schoolca. 1946-1953

Title taken from the file. Includes daily calendar notes, letters, and pages torn from journals.

19[Scholarly records from Cognac, France]1940-1945

Title based on contents of the file. Originally titled “Lived in Cognac-occupied France, a summer of escape in the country, 1940-1945”.

Includes a Université de Poitiers Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire certificate, an Académie de Poitiers Livret Scolaire [report book], scholarly notebooks, and handwritten notes from school.

110Eva, public life1966-1998

Includes news clippings, articles, correspondence, promotional material, and programs and brochures.

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22David Johnston - All Years1958-2013

David Johnston was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University from 1979-1994 and Governor General of Canada from 2010-2017. File includes letters and holiday cards from David and his wife Sharon, and letters from David's mother, Dorothy.

29[Records primarily from Eva Kushner's youth]1946-2005

Title based on contents of the file. Originally titled “Invitations, Participations – All Years”.

Includes pages from Kushner's Canadian passport, marriage certificate from R.B.Y. Scott the Minister of Religion at McGill, news clippings, letters from the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, certificate of Canadian citizenship, school notes, program for installation as President and Vice Chancellor at Vic, letters from McGill University, Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire, and Kushner's contract with Presses Universitaires de France for her book Histoire des Poetiques.

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