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University of Regina Archives & Special Collections Givner, Joan, 1936-
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Ron Robbins journalism collection

  • Fonds
  • [194-?]-1982

Collection consists of an eclectic assortment of papers assembled by Ron Robbins, former head of the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Regina, and intended to serve as a research base for students in the program. Included are drafts, corrections, galleys, proofs, reviews, research materials, correspondence, and other records created by, and relating to works by, writers Joan Givner, Lyn Harrington, Ross Munro, Eleanor Wright Pelrine, and Tom White, William Stevenson, and Maggie Siggins. Titles covered are: Givner's 'Katherine Anne Porter - A Life' (1982); Harrington's 'Syllables of Recorded Time: A History of the Canadian Authors Association' (1981) and 'The Shaman's Evil Eye' (1979); Munro's 'Gauntlet to Overlord' (1945, 1972), Stevenson's 'The Bormann Brotherhood' (1973), 'A Man Called Intrepid' (1976), and 'The Ghosts of Africa' (1980), and White's 'Saskatchewan Cougar - Elusive Cat' (1982); as well as Pelrine's biography (and related TV script) of Dr. Henry Morgentaler (1975) and Siggins' biography of John Bassett (1979) and her research material relating to the closure of the 'Toronto Telegram' (ca. 1971). The collection also contains issues of the 'Saskatchewan Journalist' (1975-1978), the Saskatchewan Journalists Association 'Newsletter' (1975), and the Canadian Parliamentary Guide' (1975-1980), as well as CBC guide books for federal and provincial elections, 1971-1981. The latter, which were contributed to the collection by Pierre Paquet, includes the Montreal municipal election of 1978.

Robbins, Ronald Cynewulf