Fonds UBCA-ARC-1512 - Moses Wolfe Steinberg fonds

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Moses Wolfe Steinberg fonds

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3 m textual records
12 rolls of microfilm
1 photograph

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Moses "Mo" Steinberg (February 16, 1918 - April 30, 2011). Born in Ottawa, he attended Queen's University (BA, MA) and Toronto (Ph.D.). From 1946 until his retirement, a total of 52 years, he taught in the English Department at the University of British Columbia, where he was twice honoured as a UBC Master Teacher. In addition to his teaching, Steinberg served on numerous committees within the English Department and on the UBC Senate, Board of Governors, and as an Executive Member of the Faculty committee. Much of Steinberg's work focused on the renowned Canadian-Jewish poet and writer A.M. Klein, publishing several volumes of his collected works. He authored numerous articles on various topics and was the editor of an anthology entitled Aspects of Modern Drama. Outside the University, he was an active member of Vancouver's Jewish community, where he served as president of the Pacific Region of the Canadian Jewish Congress.

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Fonds includes materials related to Steinberg’s work as at the University of British Columbia, some early work from his own university days, and materials pertaining to his work with the local Jewish community. Includes correspondence, research materials, drafts, manuscripts, and other materials.

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Researchers are strongly advised to check with the University Archives regarding permission to publish or otherwise use materials from this fonds.

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Biography sources: Vancouver Sun obituary May 6-9, 2011.

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