Fonds MSS 311 (A2009-014) - Rudy Wiebe fonds

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Rudy Wiebe fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 311 (A2009-014)

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  • 1985-1997 (Creation)
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    Wiebe, Rudy

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48 cm of textual records

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(1934-)

Biographical history

Rudy Wiebe, is a Canadian Mennonite writer and former member of the Board of Directors for NeWest Press. Wiebe was born on October 4, 1934 in Speedwell, Saskatchewan. He received his BA (1956) from the University of Alberta and Bachelor of Theology degree from the Mennonite Brethren Bible College in Winnipeg (1962). While an editor of the Winnipeg Mennonite Brethren College Herald, he published his first novel Peace Shall Destroy Many. In 1967 he began teaching creative writing at the University of Alberta. He has published numerous articles, reviews, essays, anthologies, film and television scripts. Wiebe's novels include: First and Vital Candle (1966); Temptations of Big Bear (1973); and A Discovery of Strangers (1994). For his literary work, he received two Governor General Awards (1973, 1994) and the Order of Canada (2000). In 2007, Wiebe received the Charles Taylor Prize for his memoir of childhood titled: Of This Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest.

During 1985-1997, Rudy Wiebe served on the Board of Directors for NeWest Publishing Company. He was a president and a chairman from 1991-1997. NeWest Press is one of the most important literary presses in Canada.

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The fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Rudy Wiebe in 2009.

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This fonds consists of NeWest Press correspondence, executive meetings, minutes, financial statements, catalogues, press releases, and various announcements.

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This collection is arranged into one series: NeWest Press. The series is arranged in chronological order.

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Rudy Wiebe fonds at the University of Calgary Archives & Special Collections https://searcharchives.ucalgary.ca/rudy-wiebe-fonds

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Finding aid created and encoded by V. Zvonik (2010. Revised by N. Courrier (September 2019). Revised by M. Horodyski (March 2020).

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