Fonds MsC 164 - Bud Osborn fonds

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Bud Osborn fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • Sound recording

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MsC 164

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  • [198?]-2014 (Creation)
    Creator
    Osborn, Bud

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5.5 m of textual records and other material

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(1947-2014)

Biographical history

Bud Osborn was a poet, community organizer and activist in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. He was a founding member of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) and advocated for the creation of a legal supervised injection site. His poetry commented on poverty, addiction and homelessness in Vancouver, BC.

Custodial history

Records were in the custody of Osborn's sister until their acquisition by Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections and Rare Books in 2015.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of records created and received by Bud Osborn during his life and work as an activist, poet and community organizer in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Records include legal documents, reports, manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, royalty statements, sound recordings and research.

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  • English

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This fonds has not been processed. Restrictions on access may apply; please consult staff for more information.

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Works in this fonds are under copyright. Researchers are required to secure permission from the copyright holders for usage of this material, except for those covered by fair dealing.

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Created January 7, 2016. SS
Edited October 2017. MH

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