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No.: PR1906
TITLE: Roland Bonvalet fonds
CREATOR: Roland Bonvalet
DATE RANGE: 1953-1961
EXTENT: 0.01 m of textual records.
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Roland Bonvalet was born in France in 1925. During the German occupation in France, he passed his baccalaureate examinations, but losing any hope of returning to the Sorbonne University in Paris, he moved to western Canada. Roland worked as a journalist for CFNS in Saskatoon and CBC/SRC (International, Vancouver, and Edmonton). He returned to his studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 1959. He then earned a Masters of Arts degree University of California in Los Angeles in 1963. Later, he wrote his thesis on Canada at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, being granted his Doctorate in1976. From 1967 until his death in 1980, he was a professor in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. After his death, his widow created the Bonvalet Memorial Scholarship, an academic scholarship for students registered in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Alberta.
CUSTODIAL HISTORY:The records were given to the Provincial Archives of Alberta by Dr. Nicole Mallet, who was married to Roland Bonvalet.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The fonds consists of correspondence and writings created by Roland Bonvalet as a journalist for CFNS Saskatoon and CBC/SRC (Edmonton, Saskatoon, and International).
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: The Provincial Archives of Alberta holds regional records of the Société Radio-Canada/Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
GENERAL NOTE: Information for the biographical sketch was taken from the records and from Dictionnaire des artistes et des auteurs francophones de l'Ouest canadien by Gamila Morcos, Presses de l'Université Laval, 1998, p.31.
RELATED FONDS: SL1906 (Fonds Roland Bonvalet)
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