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Leyton, Elliott
TitleLeyton, Elliott
Scope and Content of FondsThis collection contains the literary and academic papers of Elliott Leyton. At the beginning of his - career, Leyton researched and wrote - about subjects that his academic discipline dictated were worthy of study. Over the years, he has eased - his way into areas that held more of a - personal interest for him. Through this collection, a researcher can trace Leyton's growth from his - academic beginnings in the anthropological - research of an Irish village, through his research of a Newfoundland village of Irish descendants and - subsequent publications on industrial - disease, on through to his interest in juvenile delinquency and then to mass murderers and children who - murder their families. During the 1970s - when he was writing about industrial disease and its affect on two Newfoundland communities and about - juvenile delinquency, theatre groups all - across Canada were writing and performing plays based on just such community-based issues. Leyton - collaborated with the Mummers Troupe - to dramatize his book "Dying Hard". (See Coll-126.) He later collaborated with Codco to - produce "We're No Match for No One, " (see Coll-125) - based on The Myth of Delinquency. - - - - In most instances there are field notes, transcriptions of interviews, working notes, several drafts, - manuscripts and revisions. There are some - audio and video tapes. There is also a rich collection of correspondence with friends, colleagues, agents - and publishers, which gives insight into - the development of the books and the influences on the writer. This collection would be of interest to - students of sociology, anthropology, - criminology, drama and writing.
Resource TypeFinding Aid
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
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