Fonds RC0013 - Arnold Edinborough

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Arnold Edinborough

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  • 1946-1990 (Creation)

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14.2 m of textual records, graphic material, and sound recordings.

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Edinborough, Arnold (1922-2006)

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Born in Donington, England on 2 August 1922, Edinborough was educated St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, B.A. 1947, M.A. (Hons. English) 1949, received Hon. LL.D. from Guelph University, 1969, and was appointed Hon. Fellow of St. John's [Anglican] College, Winnipeg, 1975. He was a writer, broadcaster, and "man of the arts". Academic career postings have included: Visiting Lecturer at the University of Lausanne, in 1947; Asst. Professor of English, 1949-1954, Queen's University, Kingston, Ont.; Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia, 1962-1963. From 1954 until 1970 he took on a variety of journalism roles: editor, Saturday Night, 1958-1962; purchased Saturday Night, and served as both President and Publisher, 1963-1970; contributing editor on culture to the Financial Post, 1970-1990; contributor to the Canadian Churchman, 1960-1989. His books include: Some Camel, Some Needle (1974); The Festivals of Canada (1981); Arnold Edinborough: an Autobiography (1991). He was an active producer of radio and television shows through EDIN Productions. In addition, he was involved in a wide variety of art and religious organizations. Edinborough died on 2 June 2006.

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The fonds consists of Edinborough's professional writing, correspondence, and personal materials.

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The first accrual was acquired from Arnold Edinborough in April 1991. The second accrual was acquired in 1995.


There have been two accruals (22-1991 and 55-1995). They have been combined and arranged into 21 series: Saturday Night; speeches; radio & television; manuscripts; Queen's University; Kingston-Whig Standard; broadcasting; Saturday Night addendum; Canadian Churchman; Financial Post; special projects and associations; religion; John Howard Society; festivals; pornography; diaries; miscellanies; publications; recordings; manuscripts addendum; correspondence.

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Further accruals are expected.

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