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Gene Telpner fonds, 1920-

1944-1984

(A. 91-28)

1.5 m of textual records

Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Telpner was entertainment editor, daily feature columnist and chief critic of the Winnipeg Tribune until the paper ceased publication in August of 1980. Previously he was a feature writer for the Omaha World Herald, writer for the "Arthur Godfrey Show", and daily columnist, feature writer, and entertainment editor for the Winnipeg Free Press. Telpner studied Journalism at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He won several awards including the National Newspaper Award and the Western Writers' Award and made several appearances on television. In private life he was president and founder of the Variety Club, Manitoba Chapter, a fund-raising organization for children's charities. In his youth he was a captain in the U.S. Air Force serving overseas in Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Brazil, England, and North Africa. He was shot down over Germany in 1944 and held as a prisoner of war for thirteen months.

Donated by Gene Telpner, 1991

The collection contains very little on Telpner's personal life but does include an extensive collection of his columns and articles written for the Tribune

Unprocessed collection

Preliminary inventory available