Fondo BF 22 - Dennis Gruending fonds

Área de título y declaración de responsabilidad

Título apropiado

Dennis Gruending fonds

Tipo general de material

  • Documento textual
  • Material gráfico
  • Registro sonoro
  • Moviendo imágenes

Título paralelo

Description type

Título declaración de responsabilidad

Título notas

Nivel de descripción


Institución archivística

Código de referencia

BF 22

Área de edición

Declaración de edición

Declaración de responsabilidad de edición

Área de detalles específicos de la clase de material

Mención de la escala (cartográfica)

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Mención de la escala (arquitectónica)

Jurisdicción de emisión y denominación (filatélico)

Área de fechas de creación


  • 1971-2019 (Acumulación)
  • [190-?], [192-?], 1945-2019 (predominant: 1971-2019) (Creación)
    Gruending, Dennis, 1948-

Área de descripción física

Descripción física

4.847m of textual records
10.22 MB of textual records: .pdf
212 audio cassettes (193 hr. 8 min. 6 sec.)
2 audio reels (53 min. 15 sec.)
21.1 MB of sound recordings (52 min. 53 sec.): .mp3
3 moving images on DVD (33 min. 12 sec.);
5 videocassettes: Beta-SP (26 min. 12 sec.); VHS (4 hr. 34 min. 32 sec.)
784 MB of moving images (36 min. 12 sec.): .bup, .ifo, .vob
41.1 GB of moving images (52 min. 24 sec.): .mov, .mp4
152 photographs: prints, b&w and col., 7.5 x 12.5 cm to 20 x 24.5 cm
7 maps
2 prints : b&w

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Título apropiado de las series del editor

Títulos paralelos de serie editorial

Otra información de título de las series editoriales

Declaración de responsabilidad relativa a las series editoriales

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Nota en las series editoriales

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Historia biográfica

Historial de custodia

Alcance y contenido

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Dennis Gruending, in his career as a writer and researcher, journalist, radio host and producer, television reporter, graduate student, federal political candidate and New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for the Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar constituency. Much of the material in the fonds relates to his work in Saskatchewan, as well as his graduate studies and career in Ottawa, Ontario.

Contents include research notes, general correspondence, transcripts, interview question sheets, sound recordings of interviews, photographs, manuscript drafts, speeches, radio broadcasts, editor and reviewer correspondence, video and audio footage of talks, interviews and appearances by Gruending on radio and television shows. Records principally relate to Gruending's books: Gringo: Poems and Journals from Latin America (Coteau Books, 1983); Emmett Hall: Establishment Radical (Macmillan of Canada, 1985 ed.); Promises to Keep: A Political Biography of Allan Blakeney (Western Producer Prairie Books, 1990); The Middle of Nowhere: Rediscovering Saskatchewan (Fifth House, 1996); Great Canadian Speeches (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2004); Truth to Power: The Journalism of a Benedictine Monk (Kingsley Publishing, 2010); Pulpit and Politics: Competing Religious Ideologies in Canadian Public Life (Kingsley, 2011); and Speeches that Changed Canada (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2018).

Also included is material related to Gruending's work with CBC radio and television, his freelance journalism in Saskatchewan, and a range of other research, writing and communications projects he has undertaken for various public officials and organizations.

The records described in 1992 consist of seven series: Emmett Hall: Establishment Radical; Promises to Keep: A Political Biography of Allan Blakeney; Speeches and Workshops; Organizations; Writing; Radio and Television Journalism; Miscellaneous. An Addendum series including CBC radio material, speeches and workshop material and poetry readings was added in 1993. Five further series were added in 2021: Graduate Studies; Political Activities; Additional Publications; Other Employment and Projects; and Photographs.

The sound recordings and photographs described in 2002 and 2003 relate to the earlier material in the fonds. A list and transcripts to interviews conducted for Promises to Keep has been added at File II.54.

Área de notas

Condiciones físicas

Records are in good physical condition.

Origen del ingreso

Dennis Gruending donated these records to the Regina office, Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, in five accessions between 1992 and 2019: R92-285 (November 4, 1992); R92-302 (November 26, 1992); R93-013 (January 29, 1993); 2018-083 (July 27, 2018); and 2019-095 (August 1, 2019).


Arrangement of Hall and Blakeney material reflects order imposed by research assistants under direction of donor. Remaining material arranged in chronological order by donor. Lists to textual records, sound recordings and transcripts provided by donor at time of transfer to archival custody.

Map has been retained in File II.32 to preserve context.

Idioma del material

  • inglés

Escritura del material

Ubicación de los originales

Disponibilidad de otros formatos

Sound recordings also available on CD.

Content of DVDs was copied to digital storage. The original carriers have been retained.

Restricciones de acceso

Records are open for research use.

Condiciones de uso, reproducción, y publicación

Use, publication and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms of an agreement with the donor dated 14 October 1992 and the conditions of the Copyright Act. Copyright to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation material resides with the CBC. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.

Instrumentos de descripción

SAFA 34 (old guide GR 510, R-1379) consists of fonds and series level descriptions, file level descriptions of textual records and item level descriptions of sound recordings and photographs. The electronic finding aid consists of item level listings in the Sound Recordings database and in the Historical Photographs database.

Uploaded finding aid

Materiales asociados

Related material: Sound Recordings: Radical Traditions in Prairie Politics Conference, Tape R-3469 to Tape R-3477.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: Interviews, news reports and programs produced by Dennis Gruending for CBC Television and Radio in Saskatchewan, Tapes R-12291 to R-12321 and VT R-5392 to R-5394.

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Further accruals are expected.


Restriction record identifier: 1987

Restriction record created: 2015-08-24 by KMAJOR

Status of records review:
Access to records open. Records review conclusion based on information about the accession, fonds, series, or collection.

Restrictions information:
Determination date: 2015-08-24
Expiry date: 1992-10-14

Path to rights/restrictions documentation: J:\Restrict_Rights_Assoc_Doc\Gruending_Dennis.pdf


Preservation copies of sound recordings made in 2002.

Designaciones alfanuméricas

Textual records: old guide GR 510 (R-1379)
Sound Recordings: Tape R-15423 to Tape R-15614, Tape R-15617 to Tape R-15638
Photographs: R-A32340 to R-A32343, R-B14155 to R-B14162
Videocassettes: MI-13533 to MI-13538
DVDs: MI-13539 to MI-13541

Identificador/es alternativo(os)

Original ID

BF 22

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Número estándar

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso por materia

Puntos de acceso por lugar

Puntos de acceso por autoridad

Tipo de puntos de acceso

Área de control

Identificador de registro de descripción

BF 22

Identificador de la institución

Reglas o convenciones

Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.

Estado de elaboración


Nivel de detalle

Idioma de descripción

  • inglés

Escritura de la descripción

  • latín


Content of fonds.
Old guide and introduction to GR 510
Donor agreement file

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