Series MS-2456 - A.D. "Cowboy" Kean papers

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A.D. "Cowboy" Kean papers

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  • 1921-1960 (Creation)

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Originals, 70 cm

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Correspondence, newspaper cuttings, typescripts, and production memoranda relating to the life and career of A.D. "Cowboy" Kean. Many of the documents in this collection pertain to the making of "Policing the Plains" (1924-27), a dramatic silent film about the exploits of the North West Mounted Police. The collection also includes newsprint copies of Kean's popular yarns on cowboy and ranch life which appeared in the Toronto STAR WEEKLY (1929-1936), and scripts of some of Kean's radio plays about his experiences in western Canada.

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Received from A.D. Kean's son Fraser D. Kean (Willowdale, Ontario), and daughter, Beverly Nicholson (Thornhill, Ontario), June, 1987.


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Accession number(s): 87-053

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Photographs which accompanied the collection have been transferred to Visual Records accession 198706-001.

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