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

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Ed Parker Papers

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  • Textual record

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CA UWA IN-21; 88-12

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  • [198-] (Creation)
    Parker, Ed

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4 cm of textual records.

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Edward Parker was a journalist and public relations officer born in Winnipeg in 1918.

Harold Parker, Edward’s father was the owner of The Israelite Press. Ed Parker attended Machray School, St. John’s High School and Wesley/United College. Parker worked for the Winnipeg Tribune and The Manitoban while attending college. Parker later worked for the Montreal Star, Toronto Star, Ottawa Journal and the Vancouver paper Contact. Parker’s work in public relations including work with the Ottawa Civil Service Recreation Association, Saskatchewan Recreational Movement, Ryerson Technical Institute and Technical Mines Consultants.

Edward Parker married Ilene Vlhov with whom he had four children: Tia, Josh, Ara Rose and Ivor. Parker died in Winnipeg in 1988.

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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No notes on arrangement or archival intervention were made at the time of accessioning.

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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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July 16, 2012

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