Collection 08-016 - Brian Marsh McFadzen collection

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Brian Marsh McFadzen collection

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  • 1984-2006 (Creation)
    McFadzen, Brian Marsh

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5 cm of textual records
9 audio tape cassettes
1 C.D.

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Brian Marsh McFadzen was born in Sudbury Ontario in 1945. He was educated at Queen's University having a B.A. in Political Studies and Economics and a M.A. in Political Studies. Now retired, he taught at Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario from 1969 to 2000.

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This collection was created by and in the custody of Brian McFadzen until donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and content

Collection consists of 9 audio cassette records of individuals reminiscing about Leslie Frost and his brothers Cecil and Grenville. Tapes were made in 1984 and individuals interviewed include: William Davis, Richard Gorwill, Hugh Latimer, Clare Westcott, Alf Cole, Roland Michener, and Marjorie Porter. there are transcripts available. Also included in the collection is an illustrated paper presented by Brian McFadzen, 2006, entitled "The Frost Brothers in Lindsay." Also included is a CD of photographs reproduced from a Frost scrapbook and showing their homes and offices in Lindsay Ontario and also showing portraits of the Frost brothers.

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Collection acquired in 2006 from Brian McFadzen.


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Gorwill and Davis tapes are restricted until their deaths. Remaining 4 tapes may not be copied. Transcripts may not be copied.

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For related records see the Leslie M. Frost fonds (77-024) and Trent University Archives. Frost Taping Project (81-003).


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Box 1


  1. "The Frost Brothers in Lindsay" paper presented as the 2006 Marjorie Porter Lecture by Brian McFadzen
  2. Transcripts of interviews (see below) with William Davis, Richard Gorwill, Hugh Latimer, Clare Westcott, Alf Cole, Roland Michener, Marjorie Porter. Notes of a conversation with Malcolm Montgomery.

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9 taped interviews (audio cassette tapes):
Michener (1)
Porter (2)
Davis (1)
Cole (1)
Westcott (1)
Gorwill (2)
Latimer (1)

One C.D. "Selected images from the Leslie Frost and Cecil G. Frost Scrapbooks, vols. 1 and 2.

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