Don Parker fonds
Call Number: Mss 132 (A.95-57)

Title: Don Parker fonds.

Dates: 1980-1989.

Extent: 0.48 m of textual records.

Biographical sketch: Don Parker was born in 1917 in Sanford, Manitoba, where he was raised by his parents, James and Rae Parker. After serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force from January 1940 to 1945, he became one-third partner in his father's Machine Agency and one-half owner of a farm near Sanford with his brother, Douglas. He married Bernice in 1952, who had come in 1951 from the Carberry area to be 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 which was 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.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Don and Bernice Parker on November 29, 1995.

Scope and content: The 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.

Source of supplied title: Title based on contents of fonds.

Retrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room and an on-line finding aid is available at the link below:

MSS 132 (A.95-57).