Fonds F0135 - Hallvard Dahlie fonds.

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Hallvard Dahlie fonds.


  • 1951-2002 (Creation)

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1.63 m of textual records and other material.

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Canadian author and educator Hallvard Dahlie was born in Norway, February 14, 1925, and emigrated to Canada in 1929. Received his elementary and secondary education in Alberta and British Columbia and served in Royal Canadian Navy in W.W. II. Pursued post-secondary education at University of British Columbia and University of Washington. Taught in British Columbia secondary schools (1951-1964) and at the University of Calgary (1967-1990), serving as head of the English Department from 1974-1979. Author of critical works on Brian Moore, Alice Munro and Frederick Philip Grove and co-editor of The Literary Half-Yearly, July 1972, The New Land as Literary Theme, 1978 and Ariel, October 1982.

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Donated by Hallvard Dahlie in 2000, 2002 and 2007.

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Fonds consists of research material on Brian Moore and Alice Munro including correspondence, articles, reviews, interviews, as well as newspaper clippings about many other Canadian writers; correspondence with publishers; manuscripts of critical works; lecture notes; material relating to H. Dahlie's career including M.A. and Ph.D. essays, professional correspondence, reviews, articles and papers; photographs of H. Dahlie and other writers including Brian Moore, Alice Munro and Mavis Gallant; and H. Dahlie's book Memoirs of a young immigrant : Norway to the Balkley Valley, 1929-1942 (Sundre : Peak Printing, 2002). Accession 815/07.5 includes 5 sound recordings of interviews of various writers including B. Moore, A. Munro, Mavis Gallant and Robert Kroetsch.

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Text in English.

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Includes 56 photographs and 5 sound recordings.


Further accruals expected.

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