Fred F. Parkinson fonds, 1911-1966
25 cm of textual records. -- 6 photographs
MSS 97, PC 94 (A.93-86)
Fred Freeman Parkinson was born in Roland, Manitoba in the early
1890s. Parkinson started Badger school at the age of seven before
attending the Manitoba Agricultural College from 1911 to 1916. "Parkie",
as he was known to his classmates, participated in track events,
skating, snowshoeing, basketball, and football while attending M.A.C.
He was also an avid baseball and lacrosse player while back home
in Roland. Parkinson demonstrated his agricultural abilities through
various competitions. While in college, Parkinson won a cup for
stock judging and was awarded a cup for plowing in Roland. He spent
the summer of 1915 as a chief mechanic at the Brandon Agricultural
Farm before graduating with his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
degree from the University of Manitoba in 1916. Following his graduation,
Parkinson became an assistant in the Extension Section of the school.
Parkinson later moved to Alberta where he became an agricultural
engineer for the provincial Department of Agriculture while residing
The material was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives
& Special Collections by Mary M. Smith in 1993.
The fonds consists of subject notes from 1911-1916, a list of M.A.C.
graduates from 1908-1955, M.A.C. and Faculty of Agriculture publications,
as well as mementos from the Agricultural Colleges' Golden Jubilee
1956 and the Diamond Jubilee of the Faculty of Agriculture in 1966.
Photographs from Parkinson's time at the Manitoba Agricultural College
dating 1911-1916 are included in the Photograph Collection.
Title based on contents of the fonds
There are no restrictions on this material
No further accruals are expected