Fonds BF 22 - Dennis Gruending fonds

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Dennis Gruending fonds

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BF 22

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Date(s)

  • 1971-2019 (Accumulation)
  • [190-?], [192-?], 1945-2019 (predominant: 1971-2019) (Production)
    Producteur
    Gruending, Dennis, 1948-

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Description matérielle

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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Nom du producteur

(1948-)

Notice biographique

Dennis Henry Stephen Gruending was born in St. Benedict, Saskatchewan on May 18, 1948. Educated locally and at St. Peter's College, Muenster, Gruending earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English from the University of Saskatchewan (1970, 1984) and a Masters in Journalism from Carleton University (1996).

From 1971 to 1989 Gruending worked as a journalist in print, radio and television primarily in Saskatchewan. In this period he also worked as a freelance contributor (Five Nights, Capital Report) radio host (Wheels; CBC Morning Edition), radio producer (Saskatchewan Today), and television reporter (24 Hours) for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Between 1979 and 1981 he also worked for the social action department of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina. Gruending toured extensively in Central and South America in the late 1970s and was a member of the 1982 Saskatchewan Trade Union Tour to Nicaragua.

Leaving radio broadcasting to pursue freelance writing interests in 1989, Gruending moved to Ontario where he spent four years as director of information for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in the mid-1990s. He settled in Ottawa.

Elected to federal Parliament as the New Democratic Party (NDP) member for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar in a 1999 by-election, Gruending served as NDP critic for International Development and the Environment. He lost his seat in the federal election of 2000 and ran unsuccessfully in 2004.

Gruending maintained ties in Saskatoon and Ottawa. He has held membership in the Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA); Amnesty International; The Writers' Union of Canada (National Council); the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild; PEN International (English-Canadian Section) and the Committee for Investigative Journalism, Saskatchewan Branch. Gruending received the City of Regina Writers' Award (1980), the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild Award for Non-Fiction (1981) and national awards for farm writing and religious journalism.

Dennis Gruending married Martha Wiebe and has two daughters: Maria and Anna. Currently (2006) Gruending is involved in writing, research and communications planning in Ottawa, Ontario.

Primarily a writer of non-fiction, Gruending has also written poetry and short fiction. He is the author of numerous articles, stories and poems appearing in NeWest Review, The Canadian Forum, New Internationalist, Maclean's, This Magazine and Reader's Digest and has contributed to many anthologies. His books include: Gringo: Poems and Journals from Latin America (Coteau Books, 1983); Emmett Hall: Establishment Radical (Macmillan of Canada, 1985; revised and updated: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2005); 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); Pulpit and Politics: Competing Religious Ideologies in Canadian Public Life (Kingsley, 2011); and Speeches that Changed Canada (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2018).

Historique de la conservation

Portée et contenu

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.

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État de conservation

Records are in good physical condition.

Source immédiate d'acquisition

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).

Classement

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.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

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Disponibilité d'autres formats

Sound recordings also available on CD.

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

Restrictions d'accès

Records are open for research use.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

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.

Instruments de recherche

SAFA 34
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.

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Éléments associés

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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Accroissements

Further accruals are expected.

Droits

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

Conservation

Preservation copies of sound recordings made in 2002.

Désignations alphanumériques

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

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BF 22

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Mots-clés - Sujets

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Identifiant de la description du document

BF 22

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles ou conventions

Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.

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Langue de la description

  • anglais

Langage d'écriture de la description

  • latin

Sources

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

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