Title: Lorene Francis Milliken fonds.
Extent: 1 m of textual records.
Biographical sketch: Lorene Francis Milliken was born in Humbolt, Saskatchewan, as Lorene Francis Ritz. She moved to Winnipeg in 1915 and graduated with a B.A. in 1928. She then taught in rural schools in Manitoba and worked as a secretary-librarian for the Winnipeg Normal School. In 1932, she married David Milliken and they had two sons. Milliken began writing during the 1950s using the pen-name Sylvia Dawson. She published two books of prose, New Poems and Prose Pieces (1958) and Interludes (1957), and a novel entitled The Street of the Red Coat (1958). She also wrote a series of chapbooks entitled My Soul Sings, White Orchids, A Morning Mood, Manitoba Landscape, and Princess of Aune.
Custodial history: The fonds was donated by Lorene Francis Milliken to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1989.
Scope and content: The fonds consists of journals, correspondence, and manuscripts of Lorene Francis Milliken's prose and poetry. The journals contain poetry, prose, and drawings throughout the text. The fonds also contains such personal material as drawings, coffee party lists, newsclippings, and notebooks.
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.
Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room and an on-line finding aid is available at the link below: