Dr. Kate Stevens (August 4, 1927 - April 30, 2016)
May 18, 2016
Dear CHINOPERLers and Colleagues,
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Dr. Kate Stevens passed away quietly on April 30, 2016. Kate was one of the Founding Members of CHINOPERL. She will be missed.
Please find attached a copy of the obituary of Dr. Kate Stevens, as it appeared in the local paper the Victoria Times Colonist this week and is appearing in the weekend edition (May 21-22) of the Toronto Globe and Mail.
Do any of you have information on where the recordings she made and related transcriptions are currently held? See the attached list from the 1974 issue of CHINOPERL. We are thinking about how best to help preserve her legacy. Please check the holdings at your university and let us know if you have any information. You may email to David Rolston, Margaret Wan, Marjorie Chan or me.
CHINOPERL had an honorary issue for Kate Stevens, No. 27 (2007) with the editors Vibeke Bordahl and Kathryn Lowry: http://www.chinoperl.org/journal/back-volumes-2001-2010.html
Times Colonist Orbituary: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?pid=180015890 -- Guest Book (open until 17 May 2017)
- Archive copy here: Kate-Stevens-Obituary_The-Times-Colonist_17-18-May-2016.pdf
Kate Stevens' recordings and transcriptions listed in the 1974 issue of CHINOPERL: Stevens_1974.pdf
Kate Stevens' Life: https://storysave.wordpress.com/kate-stevens/ (includes excerpts from her (2002) 3-CD set: StorySave: Kate Stevens - Traditional Chinese Tales)