Fonds A1995-057 - Don Parker fonds

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Don Parker fonds

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CA UMASC A1995-057

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  • [ca. 1980-1989] (Creation)
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    Don Parker

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48 cm of textual records

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(1917-2003)

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Don Parker was born in 1917 in Sanford, Manitoba, where he was raised by his parents, James and Rae Parker. Don served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from January 1940 to 1945. After the war, he joined his brother Doug in farming near Sanford and they also joined their father as partners in an International Harvester Dealership, which later became Parker Brothers. In 1952, he married Bernice Olmstead who was the 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 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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Donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Don and Bernice Parker on November 29, 1995

Scope and content

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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132

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Draft

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Partial

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Inventory prepared by Derek Persson (September 1998). Finding aid encoded by Julianna Trivers (October 2002). Finding aid converted by Justin Fuhr (July 2016). July 26, 2005 - MSS 132 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15). Revised by N.Courrier (September 2018). Revised by M. Horodyski (November 2018).

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