Fonds MSS 197 - David Arnason fonds

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David Arnason fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 197

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  • 1925-1997 (Production)
    Producteur
    Arnason, David

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Description matérielle

4.9 m. of textual records and 5 photographs

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Nom du producteur

(1940-)

Notice biographique

David Arnason was born in Gimli, Manitoba, on 23 May 1940, to Baldwin and Gudrun Arnason. He received a Bachelor's degree (1961), a Certificate in Education (1963), and a Master's degree (1969) from the University of Manitoba, and a Ph.D. from the University of New Brunswick (1983-1984). He began lecturing at the University of Manitoba in 1973. He is currently the chair of both the Icelandic and the English departments with a full professorship. His many accomplishments include acting as founder and editor of The Journal of Canadian Fiction, general editor of the MacMillan Themes in Canadian Literature series, editor of Turnstone Press, and member of the advisory board of Anansi Press. Arnason also began working for the CBC in the early 1970s as a book and theatre reviewer. His work included radio adaptations of books, such as including Frederick Philip Grove's Settlers of the Marsh. Arnason has been and continues to be a prolific writer of short stories, poetry, and novels. His most recent book is Baldur's Song: A Saga (published in 2010 by Turnstone Press). Arnason is married to Carol Dahlstrom and has three children. Arnason is the author of several publications including poetry books Marsh Burning and Skragg and the non-fiction works The Icelanders and The New Icelanders. His works of fiction include: 50 Stories and a Piece of Advice, The Circus Performer's Bar, The Happiest Man in the World, The Pagan Wall, The Dragon and the Drygoods Princess, If Pigs Could Fly, King Jerry, and The Demon Lover. Arnason's plays include Section 23/L'article 23, Welcome to Hard Times, The Hard Life Cabaret and Dewline. He is a frequent contributor to CBC Radio working on adaptations of Tom Jones, The Tin Drum and Settlers of the Marsh. Arnason was the editor of Dorothy Livesay's Right Hand, Left Hand.

Historique de la conservation

The collection was donated to the Archives & Special Collections in 1998

Portée et contenu

A portion of the fonds (MSS SC 171) consists of Arnason's Ph.D. thesis titled, The Development of the Prairie Realism: Robert J.C. Stead, Douglas Durkin, Martha Ostenso and Frederick Philip Grove (1980). Included are four copies of a transcript of Arnason's interview with author Martha Ostenso's younger brother, Barry Ostenso, who was 84 years old at the time. It was conducted in Brainerd, Minnesota on August 16, 1977. One transcript includes additional notes by Arnason on the interview. The fonds also consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings pertaining to Douglas Durkin and Martha Ostenso during the Second World War and between 1960 and 1969. The fonds includes maps of the rural area west of Lake Manitoba, Oeland and Gare Farm. Photocopies of photographs of actors acting out scenes included in Ostenso's book Wild Geese (1926) and a copy of Ostenso's story The Storm from The American-Scandinavian Review are included. Letters regarding the transfer of Martha Ostenso's papers to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections from 1991-1993 are also included.

MSS 197 is divided into 12 series including: CBC material, correspondence, Dorothy Livesay material, Arnason manuscripts, manuscripts by others, academic material, reviews & publicity for books, Arnason's articles, articles by others, Arnason's poetry, songs & stories, miscellaneous and photographs.

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This collection is arranged by series but follows the order provided by the donor.

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  • anglais

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No restriction

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No restrictions

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Photograph Collection

PC 183

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Inventory prepared by Jackie Nadiger (April 2005)
Finding aid prepared by Lewis St. George Stubbs (April 2005)
Edited by Natalie Vielfaure (February 2018)

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