Don Parker:

An Inventory of His Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Derek Persson
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(September 1998)

Finding aid encoded by Julianna Trivers (October 2002)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - MSS 132 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2

Creator:
Don Parker

Title:
Don Parker fonds

Dates:
[ca. 1980s-1989]

Quantity:
48 cm of textual records

Identification:
MSS 132

Language
English.

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Biography of Don Parker

Don Parker was born in 1917 in Sanford, Manitoba, where he was raised by his parents, James and Rae Parker. After serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force from January 1940 to 1945, he became one-third partner in his father's Machine Agency and one-half owner of a farm near Sanford with his brother Douglas. He married Bernice in 1952, who had come in 1951 from the Carberry area to be assistant principal of Sanford High School. Don served on the Sanford-Ferndale History Committee and was instrumental in writing and in collecting historical information for the book Sanford-Ferndale, 1871-1987, a historical account of the area which was published in 1989. Don and Bernice had two daughters: Debra, who was born in 1957 and Heather, who was born in 1959 but who died soon after her birth.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

This fonds consists of short histories written and submitted by the families included in the aforementioned history, early drafts of various sections of the book, a publisher's draft of the book, and a binder of photostats of pictures and images to be published with the book.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 1 series

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access to this fonds.

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Restrictions on Use

Users must abide by relevant copyright legislation.

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Custodial History

Donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Don and Bernice Parker on 29 November 1995 (A.95-57).

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Don Parker fonds [ca. 1980s-1989]
BoxFolder
11 Submitted personal histories: Alcock - Cuddy
2 Submitted personal histories: Dack - Hunt
3 Submitted personal histories: Jaeger - Mauseth
4 Submitted personal histories: McDole - Ogston
5 Submitted personal histories: Parker - Rourke
6 Submitted personal histories: Parker - Rourke
7 Early drafts re: Education
BoxFolder
21 History outline
2 Early drafts re: Sports and Recreation
3 Early drafts re: Sports and Recreation
4 Early drafts re: Blythfield
5 Early drafts re: hardships
6 Early drafts re: Fairs
7 Early drafts re: Agriculture
8 Early drafts re: Farming/Agriculture
9 Early drafts re: Farming/Agriculture
10 Early drafts re: Churches
11 Early drafts re: Churches
12 Early drafts re: Churches
13 Early drafts re: Education
14 Early drafts re: Education
15 Early drafts re: Ferndale Community
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31 Early drafts re: Arts and Entertainment
2 Early drafts re: Arts and Entertainment
3 Early drafts re: Businesses
4 Early drafts re: Businesses
5 Early drafts re: Businesses
6 Early drafts re: Memories
7 Early drafts re: Transportation
8 Early drafts re: Transportation
9 Early drafts re: Health Care
10 Early drafts re: Health
11 Early drafts re: Health
12 Early drafts re: Municipality of MacDonald
13 Early drafts re: War Years
14 Early drafts re: War Years
BoxFolder
41 Publisher’s Draft of History
2 Publisher’s Draft of History
3 History Book Photostats
4 History Book Photostats
5 History Book Photostats

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