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Call Number: Mss 246, Pc 212, Tc 122 (A.07-04)

Title: William P. Thompson fonds.

Dates: 1965-2005.

Extent: 7.1 m. of textual records & other material.

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 of fonds.

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).