Kip Park fonds
Institution: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Collection Identifier: MSS 149, PC 157 (A.01-04)
Title: Kip Park fonds
Dates: 1904-1999; predominant 1980-1999
Extent: 9 m of textural records and other material
Biographical Sketch: Christopher "Kip" Park was born in 1939. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Urban Sociology and Urban Planning, and later, in 1985 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics. Park worked in the journalism and communications fields from the late-1960s until shortly before his death in 1999. The bulk of his life and career was based 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, and published regular articles in The Manitoba Co-operator and The Winnipeg Real Estate News. Aside from his journalism career, Park was an avid photographer. Many of his photographs accompanied his articles, especially in the fields of construction and real estate. Park also worked as a radio and television producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and was head of public education for the Manitoba Department of Mines, Resources and Environmental Management.
Digitized Material: The digitized material from the Kip Park fonds consists of nearly 1500 newspaper clippings, research notes, and photographs pertaining to articles Kip Park wrote on the topic of Winnipeg's architectural history.