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Prairie Immigration Experience: Per Holting fonds


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Institution: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Collection Identifier: MSS 55, PC 70, TC 47

Title: Per Holting fonds

Dates: 1957-1987

Extent: 0.8 m of textual records and other material

Biographical Sketch: Per (pronounced "Pier") Holting was born in Denmark, 1930. While travelling on a temporary U.S. visitor's visa he arrived in Canada in 1950 where he settled for the rest of his life. He worked as a researcher for a power company in Ontario before pursuing formal training in journalism. In 1956 he graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. He also became a Canadian citizen that year. Per worked for 30 years as a freelance journalist and broadcaster doing most of his work for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Many of his writing assignments were published in Macleans Reports. Per also enjoyed doing radio and television programs for children such as Vacation Time and Stop, Look and Listen.

Digitized Material: The digitized material from the Per Holting fonds consists of drafts of Holting's autobiography, including his immigration experience, and his Canadian citizenship papers.

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