Fonds MSS SC 95 (A.85-30, A.87-18) - Ed Parker fonds

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Ed Parker fonds

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CA UMASC MSS SC 95 (A.85-30, A.87-18)

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0.02 m of textual records

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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.

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The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Ed Parker in two separate accessions in 1985 and 1987.

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The fonds consists of memoirs and letters from Ed Parker to Molly Rogers Brickman. He reminisces about growing up in Winnipeg's North End, attendance at Machray School and Wesley College, friends and fellow students who went on to have important careers, and being a Jewish student in a Protestant setting. The fonds also includes his memoirs relating to his time as a student at Wesley College and his tenure at the Winnipeg Tribune.

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Related records are held at the University of Winnipeg Archives (Ed Parker papers) and the Ryerson University Library and Archives (Edward Parker fonds).

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