Fonds MSS 497 - Donald Dunklee fonds

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Donald Dunklee fonds

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.063m. of textual material

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Donald Dunklee was born in New York City on October 5, 1907. He obtained a diploma from Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Fountainbleau, France in 1932. He was an Instructor at New York University in the School of Architecture from 1938-1940. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Architecture from New York University in 1940, he became an Instructor in the Department of Household Art, New York State College at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. From 1941-1945 he served with 1635th Engineer Construction Battalion in the U.S. Army. Following his discharge he worked in the Store Planning Division of Raymond Loewy & Associates, New York from 1945-1947 & in the Store Planning Division of the Amos Parrish Corp. New York, 1947-1948. In 148 he moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba to become an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at the University of Manitoba. A position he held until his death in 1972.

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The fonds were given to Robert Lemon Architect Inc. by George Fuller in 1991. They were in turn donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 2016.

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The fonds consist of three series. Biographical Information, a manuscript of Decoration Moderne Dans L'Interieur by Henry Delacroix Architecte with sketches by Donald Dunklee & an oversized copy of Dunklee's Diploma from Ecole Des Beaux Arts.

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Lewis St. George Stubbs 2017.

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