Fonds MG 639 - Dennis Walter Harley fonds

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Dennis Walter Harley fonds

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MG 639

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  • 1902-1991 (inclusive); 1950-1981 (predominant). (Creation)

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2.03 m cm of textual records, 7 photographs, 1,465 slides, 25 audio cassettes, 14 reel to reel audio tapes, 4 video tapes, 40 Super 8s, oversize (Q10), memorabilia and reference material.

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Dennis W. Harley was born in Lincoln Lines, England on the 23 March 1932. He received his early education in England, training at the Shoreditch College of Education, London University graduating with a Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate and a Diploma in Advanced Crafts. After teaching Crafts in England for three years he emigrated to Canada in 1957 with his wife Terry. He taught Industrial Arts in Regina for five years before moving to Saskatoon in 1962 joining the Industrial Arts Dept. (Elementary) teaching in various schools in the city. Mr. Harley earned a B. Ed. (1971) and a M.Ed (1975) from the University of Saskatchewan. He made many contributions to education in Saskatoon and the Province. He was instrumental in starting the Saskatchewan Industrial Education Association, serving as the Steering Committee Chairman in 1967. He also co-authored of three books and wrote several papers and mono-graphs on a variety of topics. For two summers he was on the staff of the Vocational and Technical Education Dept., Faculty of Education, McGill University, Montreal, Que. presenting courses in technical education and application of audio visual material in Industrial Education. In 1969 Mr. Harley was presented with the American Industrial Arts and Saskatchewan Industrial Education Association award ’Teacher of the Year’. He also produced audio visual material for use in the Industrial Arts Department (Elementary) of the Saskatoon Board of Education. Two of these productions won awards at the AMTEC Media Festivals of 1974 and 1982. Photography was another of Mr. Harley’s passions. He was member of the Saskatoon Camera Club serving for a time as president. He entered several of his works in local photographic competitions. He died in Saskatoon on June 8, 2017.

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This fonds documents the teaching career and private interests of Dennis W. Harley. It contains film, audio tapes, publications by Harley, reference material, correspondence, sketches and photographs.

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This fond is arranged in two separate accruals. There are no series for the first accession, and the second accession was arranged into the following:

Series 1: Alphabetical Subject-Nominal.
Series 2: A-V Projects.
Series 3: Memorabilia.

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