Call Number: MSS 87, TC 62, PC 231 (A.97-79, A.98-23,
A.98-59, A.00-32, A.01-12, A.02-01, A.03-03, A.04-01, A.04-86, A.04-121,
A.05-15, A.05-69, A.06-01, A.06-24, A.07-01, A.08-03)
Title: Peter Warren fonds.
Extent: 23.82 m of textual records and other material.
Biographical sketch: Peter Warren was born in
London, England 1941. He attended Reigate Grammar School, Dulwich
College and Tooting and Mitcham School of Journalism. Warren started
his career in 1956 with the Sports Reporting Agency Inc. He wrote
for the Saint John, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal in 1958, for
the Boston Record, the Calgary Herald and the Hong Kong Star in
1966, and the Winnipeg Tribune in 1966. In 1968 he was made City
Editor of the Tribune. Warren is best known in Winnipeg for his
social action talk show on CJOB radio's "Action Line", that ran
from 1971-1998. In 1999 he relocated to Victoria, British Columbia
where he hosted a national radio program over CKNW. Peter Warren
resigned from his National Radio Program in March 2006 to turn to
investigations of cold-case murder files.
Custodial history: The fonds was donated to Archives
& Special Collections by Peter Warren in several instalments
beginning in 1987.
Scope and content: The collection contains correspondence
covering the years 1967 to 2006 including thousands of letters from
politicians, prominent organizations, and private citizens about
virtually every major social and political issue in Winnipeg history
over a 25 year period. There are news reports and private responses
to Warren regarding his radio program and his columns in the form
of clipping files. Two court cases are included as are Warren's
newspaper articles which begin in 1957 and continue through to 1986.
His Winnipeg Tribune and the Winnipeg Sun columns are complete collections
with the exception of the early Tribune "showcase", 1966 and 1967.
The collection also contains a large number of original tape recordings
of Warren's interviews with noted Manitobans as aired on CJOB's
"Where Are They Now" radio program for twenty years, research, subject
files and correspondence (including e-mail) from listeners of Peter
Warren's radio program, CJOB's "Action Line". The most
recent accession consists of Warren's editorial comments for his
National Radio show and letters from and occasionally to his listeners
for the years 2000 to 2007. The fonds also contains research material
sent to Warren to use on his show. Some correspondence dealing with
Thomas Sophonow and Betty Granger will be of particular interest
Restrictions: There are no restrictions. One folder
is marked confidential.
Accruals: Further accruals to this fonds are
Finding aid: Printed finding aids are available
in the Archives reading room and electronic finding aids are available
at the link below:
87, Tc 62 (A.97-79, A.98-23, A.98-59, A.00-32, A.01-12, A.02-01,
A.03-03, A.04-01, A.04-86, A.04-121)
87, Tc 62, PC 231 (A.05-15, A.05-69, A.06-01, A.06-24, A.07-01,
Link to website - Peter Warren