Call Number: Mss 246, Pc 212, Tc 122 (A.07-04)
Title: William P. Thompson fonds.
Extent: 7.1 m. of textual records & other
Biographical sketch: William P. Thompsons was
born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey on October 11, 1942. He graduated
with a Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of
Design in 1965. He obtained an M.A. in Architectural History from
Cornell University in 1967. Ten years later he received his PHD
in Architecture & Urban Planning from Cornell.
Thompson taught at the University of Kansas as an Assistant Professor
from 1967-1969. In the fall of 1969 he joined the Faculty of Architecture
at the University of Manitoba, where he taught for 33 years. In
1975 he wrote Winnipeg Architecture 100 Years, that was
published by Queenston House of Winnipeg. In 1992 he was the recipient
of a Canada 125 medal. In 1996 he won the the University of Manitoba
Outreach Award for outstanding achievements in neighborhood conservation.
Thompson died December 24, 2006.
Custodial history: The fonds was donated by Evelyn
McFarland in 2007.
Scope and content: The fonds consists of 23 series.
They include: biographical information, academic research, PHD dissertation,
articles & lectures, conferences, Guide to Manitoba Architecture
drafts, University of Manitoba material, course outlines, Legacy
Project, Lake of the Woods camp research, miscellaneous research,
revitalizing old homes course, heritage & historic buildings,
heritage projects, Thompson's restoration projects, Manitoba Historical
Society, correspondence, student essays, oversize material, photograph
collection (that includes: 1589 photos, 623 negatives, 218 slides,
20 contact sheets, & 64 videocassettes), tape collection ( that
includes 43 audio-cassettes & 2 reel to reel tapes).
Source of supplied title: Title based on provenance
Restrictions: Student papers have been restricted.
Finding aid: Printed finding aid is available
& online finding aid is available at the link below:
Mss 246, Pc 212
, Tc 122 (A.07-04).