Fonds uofa-1036 - Edgar Allardyce "Kerry" Wood fonds

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Edgar Allardyce "Kerry" Wood fonds

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UOFA uofa-1036

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  • 1927-1987 (Creation)
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    Wood, Edgar Allardyce "Kerry

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3.54 m of textual records and other material

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Author, Naturalist, 1907- . Kerry Wood, also known as Nobby, began his writing career as a contributor to Edmonton and Red Deer newspapers. He has since produced 19 books; thousands of short stories, columns and articles; and hundreds of radio and televison programs. He has won Governor General's Awards for Juvenile Fiction for his books The Map-Maker (1955) and The Great Chief (1957) and was awarded the first Vicky Metcalf Award in 1963 for his sustained contribution to Canadian juvenile literature. He has also been recognized for his work as a naturalist, for helping to create 26 wildlife sanctuaries in Western Canada. The University of Alberta granted him an honorary doctorate of laws in 1969.

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Fonds consists of these series: I Book manuscripts (1951-1975). Includes Outdoor Yarns for Young Folks, Wild Winter, The Queen's Cowboy, Samson's Long Ride, and seven other works. II Correspondence (1927-1980). III Fiction and non-fiction for publication (1932-1978). Material produced for magazines and newspapers. IV Miscellaneous writing (1945-1980). Includes plays; poetry; speeches. V Personal (1928-1980). Includes clippings; correspondence; notes; programs. VI Photographs (1931-1980). Illustrations for publications; research; family activities (181 images). VII Published books and pamphlets (1945-1987). Includes Three Mile Bend, Birds and Animals in the Rockies, A Nature Guide for Farmers, The Magpie Menace, and 18 other works. VIII Radio and television scripts (1934-1973). Includes stories; talks. IX Reference material ([19þ]). Relates to historical events; human interest; natural history; people; places. X Scrapbooks and clippings (1927-1976). Includes or relates to biographical material; book reviews; published fiction and non-fiction.

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