Title and statement of responsibility area
Professor Mary F. Williamson fonds
General material designation
- Textual record
- Graphic material
- Multiple media
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the creator of the fonds.
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Dates of creation area
1940-1944; plus items photocopied and scanned 2003 (Creation)
- Mary F. Williamson
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6 cm of textual records
ca. 160 photographs
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Name of creator
Professor Mary F. Williamson was born in Toronto in 1933 and earned her M.A. at University of Toronto. Her area of research is early literature of Canadian art, early printmaking in Canada, and art librarianship, teaching the latter at graduate schools in North America. Williamson has written articles for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography and The Canadian Encyclopaedia, has published articles relating to art librarianship, and is co-author of Art and Architecture in Canada and The Art and Pictorial Press.
Fonds was in the custody of Professor Mary F. Williamson until copied and donated to Trent University Archives in 2003.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of photocopies of 90 letters written by Mary Williamson home to her parents from summer camp between 1940 and 1951. The camps attended were Camp Cedarnook and Camp Tanamakoon. Also included are camp badges; one group photograph taken at Camp Cedarnook ca.1943; and ca.160
Materials added in 2020: 8 photographs pertaining to Camp Woapak, 1940s. Mary Williamson's brother, J. Peter Williamson, and their mother, Marie Williamson, are identified in a few of the photographs. Further information about the family is available in Just a Larger Family (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier U.P., 2011); this book is comprised of the wartime letters of Marie Williamson and was edited by Mary F. Williamson.
Immediate source of acquisition
Fonds acquired from Professor Mary F. Williamson in 2003.
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Script of material
Location of originals
Originals located at York University Archives.
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Associated materials located at York University Archives.
For related records see: 03-1000, plus all camping records.