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Kip Park fonds, 11904-1999

MSS 149, PC 157 (A.01-04)

9 m of textural records.---2898 photographs.--- 893 negative strips.---415 slides.--- 2 photographic proof sheets.---2 VHS tapes.--- 3 Hi8 cassettes

Christopher "Kip" Park was born in 1939 and died in 1999. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1968 with a BA (honours) in Urban Sociology and Urban Planning, and later, in 1985 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics. Park has worked in the journalism and communications fields from the late 1960s until shortly before his death. Most of his career and life was in Winnipeg, where he worked as a freelance journalist as well as formed a home business, Write Works Inc. As a journalist, Park worked for The Winnipeg Tribune, The Manitoban, The Manitoba Co-operator, and The Winnipeg Real Estate News. He published regular articles in The Manitoba Co-operator and The Winnipeg Real Estate News and various magazines. Aside from his journalistic career, Park was an avid photographer in which many of his photographs have accompanied his articles, especially in the fields of construction and real estate. Other employment included radio and television producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Company and head of public education for the Manitoba Department of Mines, Resources and Environmental Management. In addition to his professional career, Park enjoyed the Arts including pottery, drawing and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Donated by Sylvia Mouflier in 2001

Fonds consists of material relating to Kip Park's writing career including correspondence, handwritten and typed notes, newspaper and magazine clippings, drafts, manuscripts, videocassettes, photographs and personal artwork. The research material and files contain information relating to his research on Winnipeg and Manitoba businesses, districts and heritage architecture

Open to all researchers

No further accruals are expected

Finding aids available:

MSS 149 (A.01-04)

PC 157