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Tony German fonds [textual record, graphic material, cartographic material]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

4.5 m of textual records and other material.

Scope and content

German's papers include diaries and research materials, such as photographs and maps, which he used as a basis for his fiction. Fonds also includes his research and manuscripts for works of non-fiction.

Graphic (photo)
18: Restricted by creator/donor
Cartographic material
18: Restricted by creator/donor
Textual records
18: Restricted by creator/donor
LMS container
from 1 to 31
18: Restricted by creator/donor
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.
Other accession no.
1992-19 LMS

Terms of use

Copyright varies. The recipient of copies is responsible for determining whether material is subject to copyright and whether use of it does or does not constitute an infringement of copyright under the Copyright Act. Credit Library and Archives Canada.

Textual records; photographs; cartographic material Finding aid consists of file contents listings. Consult archivist. 90 (Paper)

Biography / Administrative history

Historian and writer of books for children, Tony German was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1924. His historical adventure novels successfully combine an extensive knowledge of history with personal narrative, introducing young people to the richness of Canada's history through interesting reading. The Tom Penny series, in particular, has brought him much praise. His novels have been translated widely and adapted for film. German received The Ottawa Citizen Award for non-fiction in 1991 for his history of the Canadian Navy, "The Sea Is at Our Gates". German's active participation in Ottawa's literary scene - in particular, his volunteer work for associations and events such as the Ottawa Valley Book Festival - has earned him a reputation as a key figure in Ottawa's literary community.

Additional information

Restrictions on access note
Some restrictions on correspondence.

Subject heading

1. Littérature de jeunesse Archives.
2. Children Literature Archives.