Fonds MSS 246 (A2007-004) - William P. Thompson fonds

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William P. Thompson fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 246 (A2007-004)

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  • 1963-2005 (Creation)
    Thompson, William P.

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7.1 m of textual and other material

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William P. Thompson was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey on October 11, 1942. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1965. He obtained an M.A. in Architectural History from Cornell University in 1967. Ten years later he received his PHD in Architecture & Urban Planning from Cornell.

Thompson taught at the University of Kansas as an Assistant Professor from 1967-1969. In the fall of 1969 he joined the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, where he taught for the next 33 years. In 1975 he published Winnipeg Architecture, 100 Years for Queenston House of Winnipeg. In 1992 he was a recipient of the prestigious Canada 125 Medal. In 1996 he won the University of Manitoba Outreach Award for outstanding achievements in neighborhood conservation. Thompson died December 24, 2006

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The fonds were donated to the Archives & Special Collections in 2007 by Evelyn McFarland

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The Thompson fonds are divided into 23 series. They include: biographical information, academic research, PHD material, articles & lectures, conferences, unpublished manuscript Guide to Manitoba Architecture drafts, University of Manitoba material, course outlines, Legacy Project, Lake of the Woods cottages research, miscellaneous research material, revitalizing old homes course, heritage & historic buildings, heritage projects, conservation & preservation, Thompson's restoration projects, Manitoba Historical Society, correspondence, student essays, oversize material, photographs, videocassettes & tape collection.

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Box 8 Folder 2
Box 9 Folder 8 and 9
Box 24, Folder 5 and 6
Box 42 Folder 1 and 3
Box 43 Folder 1 and 2
Box 44 Folder 1-3

PC 212 Box 4, Folder 1-9

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A finding aid can be downloaded from the fonds-level description by clicking on the “Download’ link under “Finding Aid” on the right hand side of the screen.

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Finding aid created and encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (November 2007).
Revised by N. Courrier (December 2019).

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