MSS SC 170
Title: Dieter Roger fonds
Extent: 1 cm of textual records
Biographical Sketch: Dieter Roger was born in
1927 and has published several books on a variety of topics. His
works are primarily concerned with German immigrants and their adaptation
and contributions to Canadian life. In 2000, Roger published Eckhardt-Gramatte
Gedenkschrift fur das Familiengrab in Berlin-Wilhelmhagen,
a monograph detailing the pre-immigration life of the Eckhardt-
Grammate family of Winnipeg and their familial gravesite in Germany.
Roger has served as president of the Manitoba chapter of the German-Canadian
Historical Association and has published books and articles in both
English and German.
Custodial History: The fonds was donated to the
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Dieter
Roger in 2000.
Scope and Content: The collection consists of
two folders. Folder 1 contains three photocopied articles and the
preface from A Chorus of Different Voices: German Canadian Identities,
edited by Angelika E. Sauer & Matthias Zimmer, New York: Peter
Lang, 1998. A Chorus of Different Voices was based on a
workshop that took place in Edmonton in October 1996 with the support
of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German-Canadian
Studies Foundation, Winnipeg, the University of Alberta's Faculty
of Arts, and the German-Canadian Business and Professional Association
of Alberta. The articles are "Deconstructing German-Canadian Identity"
by Matthias Zimmer, "As I Experienced Them Myself: The Autobiographical
German-language Immigrant Woman in Prairie Canada, 1874- 1910" by
Royden Loewen, and "The 'Ideal German Canadian': Politics, Academics
and the Historiographical Construction of German-Canadian Identity"
by Angelika E. Sauer. All three articles chronicle the German-Canadian
immigrant experience, and particularly how the new immigrants attempted
to negotiate a position with the host Canadian society. The second
folder contains a German newspaper article from the Kanada Kurier,
dated 30, September 1999. The article, written in German, is entitled
"Denkmalschutz und Ehrengrab: Dr. F. Eckhardts Familien-grabmal
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance
Restrictions: Open to all researchers.
Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.