D. Harold Turner fonds
0.6 m of textual records (2 boxes)
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).
The collection 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unpublished manuscripts such as "Red Alfgar's Son", "The Case of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". There 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.
Donated by Tim Worth, 1987