Title: D. Harold Turner fonds.
Extent: 0.6 m of textual records.
Biographical sketch: Born and educated in Winnipeg, D. Harold Turner taught speech, drama, and children's literature in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. He was active in the Manitoba Festival of Arts as a committee chairman and adjudicator, the Manitoba Historical Society, and Drama League. For his contribution to drama in the Manitoba community, he received the Centennial Medal, but it was for his contribution to children's literature that D. Harold Turner will be remembered. His first publication, To Hang A Rebel, was a Children's Book Centre choice in 1978. He later published Quips and Cranks of George Ashton (1978) and Atomic Archers: Target Terror (1983).
Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Tim Worth in 1987.
Scope and content: The fonds contains typescript copies of Atomic Archers and Quips and Cranks and sketches, diagrams, brochures, and correspondence relating to his books. Also included are several unpublished manuscripts such as Red Alfgar's Son, The Case of the Unwanted Diamond, The Peacemakers, Wild Rice, Lets Throw Dust in Their Eyes, and Out O'Port O'Narvik. Also included are two short stories titled "His Twelfth Birthday" and "The Great Computer Syndrome". Aside from a pilot study of the historical resources of Manitoba by Transportation and Communication, and seventeen play summaries on cards, there is less on his career as a professor of education.
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.
Accruals: No further accuals are expected.
Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room and an on-line finding aid is availabele at the link below: