Fonds IN-21; 88-12 - Ed Parker Papers

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Ed Parker Papers

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CA UWA IN-21; 88-12

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  • [198-] (Creation)
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    Parker, Ed

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4 cm of textual records.

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(1918-1988)

Biographical history

Ed Parker (1918-1988) graduated from Wesley College in 1939. During his long and varied career, Parker worked as a freelance journalist; worked for newspapers in Montreal, Ottawa and at the Winnipeg Tribune; founded the School of Journalism at Ryerson University; scripted CBC shows; worked as a publicist; and taught creative writing. His memoirs, I Didn’t Come Here To Stay, were published posthumously in 1993.

Custodial history

In 1987, the assistant chief librarian at the University of Winnipeg, Coreen Koz, donated the papers to the University of Winnipeg Archives. Koz likely received the papers directly from Parker in 1987.

Scope and content

The papers are arranged into one series, drafts of his memoirs. The series includes drafts of Parker’s memoirs detailing his childhood in Winnipeg, his years at Wesley College, his work as a journalist, his work for the government and the war years, and his time at Ryerson University. Some correspondence with the University of Winnipeg is also included.

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  • English

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Researchers are permitted to photocopy and publish in accordance with standard copyright procedures.

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A hard copy finding aid is available in the Archives Reading Room.

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Related records are held at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections and the Ryerson University Library and Archives (Edward Parker fonds).

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Final

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Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

July 16, 2012

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