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MSS 170 (A.01-15)

Title: Ed Kleiman fonds

Dates: 1957-1998

Extent: 1.13 m of textual records

Biographical Sketch: Ed Kleiman graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1953. Six years later he received an M.A. from the University of Toronto with Northrop Frye as his thesis supervisor. In 1961 he returned to Winnipeg and started as a lecturer with the English Department of the University of Manitoba. He was an Associate Professor at the time of his retirement in 1996. Beyond his academic career, Kleiman found time to write three books of short stories and numerous articles. His first book The Immortals, published by Newest Press in 1980, delves into the lives of families living in Winnipeg's ethnic and culturally diverse North End. Eight years later A New-Found Ecstasy was published by Newest Press and in 1998 The World Beaters was published by Thistledown Press.

Custodial History: The fonds was donated to Archives & Special Collections by Ed Kleiman in 2000.

Scope and Content: The fonds consist of personal correspondence, including letters from friends Adele Wiseman, James Reaney, and Fredelle Maynard. There are various drafts of his manuscripts and articles. Also included are Kleiman's teaching notes accrued over his thirty-seven year career.

Source of Supplied Title: Title based upon content of the fonds

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to this material.

Accruals: Further accruals to this fonds are expected.

Finding Aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room.