Fonds Mss 59 (A1989-047, A1989-066, A1991-027) - Henry Kreisel fonds

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Henry Kreisel fonds

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CA UMASC Mss 59 (A1989-047, A1989-066, A1991-027)

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  • [ca. 1940]-1990 (Creation)
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    Kreisel, Henry

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2 m of textual records.
7 photographs.
11 audio-cassettes.

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(1922-)

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Henry Kreisel was born in Vienna, Austria in 1922. He left for England in 1938 during the Nazi annexation of his country. In 1940, Kreisel was among the many Jews and alleged Nazi sympathizers sent from Britain to internment camps in New Brunswick and elsewhere in Canada. When released a year later, he studied English Literature at the University of Toronto where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1946 and a Master of Arts degree in 1947. Kreisel then joined the University of Alberta where he completed a Doctorate in 1954, became a full professor of English in 1959, and eventually became head of the Department of English in 1961. In 1970, Kreisel was named Vice-President (Academic) of the University of Alberta. Kreisel wrote two novels, The Rich Man (1948) and The Betrayal (1964). He also published a collection of short stories, The Almost Meeting (1981), and has written many essays and articles on immigration, literature, and culture. The University of Alberta awarded him the A.C. Rutherford Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1986 and the Government of Alberta awarded him the Sir Frederick Haultain Prize for significant contributions to the Fine Arts.

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The fonds was donated in instalments to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by the Kreisel family in 1989 and 1991.

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The fonds consists of Henry Kreisel's diaries, correspondence, literary manuscripts and notes. The correspondence includes letters to and from the Kreisel family, close friends and other writers. The business correspondence deals with publishers, editors, universities and a number of organizations. Many essays are also included, as are manuscripts of all of Kreisel's novels and short stories.

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Digitized Material:
Canadian Wartime Experience.

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Inventory prepared by Heinz Kattenfeld in 1990
Finding aid encoded by Julianna Trivers (July 2002)
Finding aid entered into Atom by Natalie Vielfaure (June 2017)

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