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MSS 55, PC 70, TC 47 (A.88-18, A.88-32)

Title: Per Holting fonds

Dates: 1957-1987

Extent: 0.8 m of textual records. -- 599 audio-cassettes.

Biographical Sketch: Per (pronounced "Pier") Bekmand Holting was born in Denmark in 1930. While travelling on a temporary U.S. visitor's visa he arrived in Canada in 1950 where he settled for the rest of his life. He worked as a researcher for a power company in Ontario before pursuing formal training in journalism. In 1956 he graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. He also became a Canadian citizen that year. Per worked for 30 years as a freelance journalist and broadcaster doing most of his work for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Many of his writing assignments were published in Macleans Reports. Per also enjoyed doing radio and television programs for children such as "Vacation Time" and "Stop, Look and Listen."

Custodial History: The fonds was donated by the estate of the late Per Holting to Archives & Special Collections in 1988.

Scope and Content: The collection consists of three parts: a manuscript collection; a photograph collection, and a tape collection. The manuscripts include correspondence, radio and television programme proposals, published articles, manuscripts and a personal file. The photograph collection features photographs from Cyprus, Egypt, rural Manitoba, Arctic Canada, Greenland and Germany. The tape collection consists of over 500 recorded interviews Holting conducted between 1957 and 1987. A major focus of his interviews is with the natives of Northern Manitoba and the Canadian Inuit. Also included are interviews with several Manitoba politicians and business people.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to this material.

Accruals: No further accruals to this fonds are expected.

Finding Aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room.