Office files
Part of:
  • John Cresswell Parkin (archive creator)

Office files



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 8.2 l.m. textual documents

    38 notebooks
    28 photographic materials
    8 sound recordings
    7 drawings
    6 moving image recordings

    5 artefacts
Scope and content:
This series is made up of various correspondece files, promotional files, and topic files. Correspondence and promotional files relate to Parkin First Architects, Parkin Architects Planners, and John B. Parkin Associates. The correspondence documents several transportation projects including airports, projects for Marathon Realty Inc., stadium projects, the National Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, and the University of Ottawa. Promotional files give information on the firms, including design philosophy and the merger of John B. Parkin Associates and Smith Carter Searle.

Topic files mostly consist of newpaper clippings and articles on the topics of planning, management, some projects, John C. Parkin, and various files on architecture, such as architectural education and architecture criticism.

This series also contains a selection of invitations and Christmas cards as well as sound recordings and moving image recordings of interviews with the media, promotional recordings and recordings whose contents are unknown.
Reference number:


Materials in this series were compiled from different accessions.
Conditions governing reproduction:
  • Jennifer A.C. Parkin holds copyright for materials from accession AR1997:0021. Permission must be sought from the copyright holder before reproductions can be made.

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