Fonds sosaka - Stan Osaka collection

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Stan Osaka collection

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  • Architectural drawing
  • Textual record

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CA WAF sosaka

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Physical description

105 rolls of architectural drawings
10 cm of textual records

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Custodial history

Records donated to WAF by the Osaka family, December 2018. Unclear origin of copies of other firms, originals of architect Dennis Carter’s academic projects.

Scope and content

Collection includes architectural drawings created by Stan Osaka in the course of his career, including his independent career and during the course of his work as a partner at IKOY; reports written by Osaka on space allocation at the University of Manitoba; and records of Osaka’s work history. Copies of drawings from local firms, presumably received in connection to renovation projects Osaka worked on, are also found in this collection. This collection also includes originals of the academic projects of architect Dennis Carter.

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Physical condition

Mostly good condition, with some discoloured rolls. Many edges of rolls have minor tears.

Immediate source of acquisition

Andrew Kawahara (on behalf of the estate of Stan Osaka)


Materials were donated to WAF with no discernable arrangement by creator. Archivist arranged architectural drawings chronologically, culling duplicate copies and extraneous materials.

Language of material

  • English
  • Japanese

Script of material

  • Latin

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Restrictions on access

There are no restrictions on access to these materials.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Researchers are responsible for observing copyright legislation. Permission may be required for any form of publication or exhibition where records are not in the public domain.

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Item-level finding aid for architectural drawings is available.

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No further accruals are expected.

General note

The arrangement, description, and digitization of this fonds was made possible in part by funding received from Library and Archives Canada.

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Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created: April 2022 [LEG]
Revised: 9 Aug 2022 [LEG]

Language of description

  • English

Script of description

  • Latin


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