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Herbert S. Weil fonds: MSS SC 185 (A2003-52)

Herbert S. Weil:

An Inventory of his papers at University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Finding aid encoded by Lewis St. G. Stubbs (July 2005)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).

Collection Summary

University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library Winnipeg, Manitoba
Herbert S. Weil
Herbert S. Weil
25 cm of textual records
MSS SC 185 (A2003-52)

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Biography of Herbert S. Weil

Herbert S. Weil Jr. was born January 3, 1933, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Yale University in 1950-1951 before obtaining an B.A. from Tulane University of Louisiana in 1954. The following year he did graduate study at the University of Paris and the University of Lille. Weil received his M.A. in 1961 and PHD in 1964 from Stanford University. In 1961 he married Judith Richardson an English Professor.

Dr. Weil taught English at the University of Connecticut from 1962-1978. In 1978 he joined the University of Manitoba as head of the English Department. His wife joined the English Department in 1980. Both Herbert & Judith Weil were made senior scholars upon their retirement in 2002.

Dr. Weil has published extensively with articles on Shakespeare's plays, Sophocles, modern drama, Alice Munro and Carol Shields. He is the author of Reading Writing and Rewriting , Lippincott, 1964; Discussions of Shakespeare's Romantic Comedy , Heath, 1966 and The Cambridge Edition of Henry IV Part One , with Judith Weil in 1997.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The fonds contains material generated while Dr. Weil was a member of the English Department at the University of Manitoba from 1978-2002. There are also two drafts of his book Henry IV Part One.

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access.

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Custodial History

The fonds was donated by Dr. Weil in 2003.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Herbert S. Weil 1966-2002
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1 1 Articles by and about Dr. Weil with some correspondence 1974-2002
  2 Correspondence Re: Academic concerns and community activities 1979-2000
  3 Correspondence Re: conferences 1979-1981
  4 Correspondence Re: conferences & Shakespeare research 1979-1996
  5 Departmental correspondence 1981-1997
  6 Correspondence Re: administration & academic programs 1986-2001
  7 Course material - Shakespeare syllabus & exams 1979-2001
  8 Course material - Syllabus & exams for the short novel 1989-1991
  9 Course material - Tragedy syllabus & exams 1992-1993
  10 Course material - Shakespeare & Film syllabus & exams 1987-1996
  11 Course material - grad course Shakespeare syllabus & exams 1987-2001
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2 1 Essays, conference papers & articles 1966-2002
  2 Commentary and Gibbons corrections on Henry IV includes notes 1988-1991
  3 Character list for New Cambridge King Henry IV 1991
  4 Notes on composing the "Commentary" for King Henry IV Part One with editor suggestions 1991-1994
  5 Penultimate version of King Henry IV Part One 1996
  6 Final proof of King Henry IV Part One 1996

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