Fonds MG 378 - Herbert Berry fonds

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Herbert Berry fonds

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MG 378

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  • 1954-1990 (inclusive); 1965-1980 (predominant) (Creation)

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3 m of textual records
18 photographs
1 negative

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Herbert Berry was a Professor of English and Associate in Drama at the University of Saskatchewan. He joined the University in 1967 as a tenured professor, having previously taught at the University of Western Ontario and several American universities. Berry received his BA from Furman University in 1947; his MA from the University of Nebraska in 194; and his PhD from the University of Nebraska in 1953. He specialized in the literature of the English Renaissance and particularly, the history of the Elizabethan stage. His publications include The Boar's Head Playhouse; The First Public Playhouse : the Theatre in Shoreditch, 1576-1598; and Shakespeare's Playhouses. When he retired in 1989 he was named Professor Emeritus. He died on 11 March 2006 at age 83. The 2006 edition of the journal Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England was dedicated in his memory (along with one other scholar), and this edition included a posthumous article by Berry.

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The material in this fonds documents Berry’s research, writing and teaching career at the University of Western Ontario and University of Saskatchewan, as well as work undertaken on behalf of their Faculty Associations.

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This fonds has been organized into 6 series:

  1. Committees and Associations - External
  2. Department of English
  3. Faculty Association
  4. Personal
  5. Research and Publications
  6. Teaching

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