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D. Harold Turner fonds

0.6 m of textual records (2 boxes)

MSS 110

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 Also included are several unpublished manuscripts such as "Red Alfgar's Son", "The Case of the Unwanted Diamond", "The Peacemakers", "Wild Rice", "Lets Throw Dust in Their Eyes", and "Out O'Port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

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