Fonds 16-003 - Diane Forrest fonds

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Diane Forrest fonds

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16-003

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  • ca. 1977-2004 (Creation)
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    Diane Forrest

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2.6 m of textual records

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Diane Forrest was born in 1955 in Mississauga and grew up in Lorne Park and Toronto. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 1977 with a 4-year arts degree. She worked primarily as a freelance writer in the magazine industry, winning three gold National Magazine Awards, three silvers and numerous honourable mentions, along with many other awards for her writing. Most of her work was in “service journalism,” providing information and education on a variety of issues, from how to pack a suitcase to land claims. Her most frequent clients were Maclean’s, Cottage Life, and Moneywise/Financial Post Magazine. She also wrote, edited, and contributed to a number of short books. In 2004, she switched to financial services, writing and editing in the marketing field. Forrest also wrote and produced a number of short plays for the Toronto Fringe Festival and the Alumnae Theatre Company, a women’s community theatre. At Alumnae she worked in programming, dramaturgy, marketing, training and development, and founded the Write Now playwriting event and the New Play Development Group.

Custodial history

Fonds was in the custody of Diane Forrest before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2015.

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Fonds includes manuscript drafts, interview notes, correspondence with editors and clients, writing contracts, and research materials pertaining to the writing career of Diane Forrest.

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Fonds acquired in 2015 from Diane Forrest.

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Original category names, folder headings, and folder order have been maintained as received. Folder headings often correspond to the title of an article written by Forrest.

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Diane Forrest retains copyright to all materials written by her. Permission of the donor required to access this fonds until the year 2020.

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Box 1

“Mutual Funds” (Re Forrest's Coles Notes publication)

(Note: Box 1 pertains to Forrest’s Coles Notes publication on the subject of mutual funds: Your guide to -- investing in mutual funds: how to choose equity bonds & foreign funds, designing a portfolio, RRSPs & tax tips, 1998)

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  1. Whistle Blowing, 1986
  2. Financial Post Story – Charitable Donations, 1988
  3. Marriage, 1990
  4. Kingsley Ward, 1989-1991
  5. Dressage, 1992
  6. The Inner Entrepreneur, 1993
  7. Where the Jobs Are, 1994
  8. Faculty of Music, 1998
    9-10. Canadian Opera Stars, 1999
  9. Maclean’s Y2K, 1999
    12-13. Maclean’s Personal Finance’99 Assignments, 1999
  10. Charities, 1999
  11. Top Charities, 1999
  12. Maclean’s Personal Finance Q & A’s, 1999
  13. Health Info Issues, Chatelaine Online, 2000
  14. Kid’s Health on the Internet, 2000
  15. Money, Chatelaine Online, 2000
  16. Entertainment, Chatelaine Online, 2000
  17. Bond Funds, 2000
  18. Maclean’s Exchange Traded Funds, 20001
  19. Maclean’s PF 2001 Clippings, 2001
  20. Personal Finance 2001 Planning, 2001
  21. Multiple Sclerosis Attacks, 2002
  22. Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue, 2002
  23. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Guide, 2002
  24. Open House, date unknown

Box 2

“Ford/Tourism” [Cottage Life - Ford Canada advertorial campaign/Ontario Tourism]

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  1. Canadian Heritage Rivers System, 1994
  2. Ontario East, 1996
  3. Ottawa Valley, 1997
  4. Grey Bruce, 1997
  5. Parry Sound, Georgian Bay, 1997
  6. Haliburton, 1997
  7. Land O’ Lakes, 1997
  8. Kawarthas, 1997
  9. Ford Advertising, 1997
  10. Lanark County, 1997
  11. Bancroft District, 1997
  12. Parks Canada, 1997
  13. Ontario Canada Tourism, 1998
  14. Canoe & Kayak, 1998
  15. X-Country, 1998
  16. Studio Tours, 1998
  17. Theatre, 1998
  18. Museums, 1998
  19. Ontario Tourism (miscellaneous cities)
  20. Boating and Canals (date unknown)

“E-Rights Material, Volvo, Coles, Philippine Prostitution”

  1. Philippines, 1986
  2. Philippine Prostitution, 1988
    23-24. Freelance Writers, Class Action, 1995, 1996
  3. Publishers: various, 1995-1996
  4. Freelance forms, 1996
  5. Licensing, 1996
  6. Maclean Hunter, 1996
  7. Globe & Mail, 1996
  8. “Concerned Writers” Correspondence, 1996
  9. Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC), 1996
  10. Electronic Copyright, 1996
  11. Canadian Creators Coalition, 1996
  12. Financial Post, 1996
  13. Telemedia Contract, 1995
  14. Australia – Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA), 1996

Box 3

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  1. Investment Charts, etc., 1998
  2. Ford Canada advertising in Cottage Life, 1998
  3. Writers’ Lawsuit: Fundraising, 1999
  4. Coles Notes - Mutual Funds, 1997-2000
  5. Coles Notes - Draft, 1997-2000
  6. Coles Notes - Research, 1997-2000
  7. Coles Notes - Draft with Notes, 1997-2000
  8. Coles Notes - Final Draft, 1997-2000
  9. Coles Notes with added notes, 1997-2000
    10-11. Volvo – Alaska, 1997-1999 (includes 5 photographs; 30 slides)
  10. “Concerned Writers” – lists, etc.
  11. Clippings and correspondence re copyright and writers’ rights, ca. 1996

“Pathways, Imperial Oil Limited, National Film Board”

  1. “Studio D”, 1983
    15-16. National Film Board, 1988-1989
  2. National Film Board - 50 Years, 1989
  3. National Film Board - Notes, 1989
  4. Research Grants, 1991
  5. Volunteering, 1992, 1993
  6. Meditation, 1993

Box 4

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  1. Imperial Oil Limited – Chemicals, 1994
  2. Imperial Oil Limited – Bruce Trail, 1995
  3. Pathways, 1990-1999
  4. The Golden Years, date unknown
  5. French Program, date unknown
  6. Distribution, date unknown
  7. The Difficult Years, date unknown
  8. Challenge for Change, date unknown
  9. McLaren & Animation, date unknown
  10. Founding of the National Film Board, date unknown
  11. The War Years, date unknown
  12. Short Histories/Brochures, date unknown

Box 5

“Personal Finance, Writing – Maclean’s, Canadian Business, Freelance Fight”

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  1. CBC Open House, re program Rating Corporate Ethics, 1987
  2. Maclean’s - Mutual Fund Rankings, 1996-1997
  3. Maclean’s - Mutual Fund Rankings, 1997-1998
  4. Canadian Society of Magazine Editors [CSME] Lunch – Writer/Editor Relationship, 1997
  5. Maclean’s – Turning Around the Battleship, 1997
  6. Maclean’s - Mutual Fund Fees, 1998
  7. Maclean’s - Winners and Losers, 1998
  8. Compilation Stories, 1999
  9. Maclean’s - Redesign, 1999
  10. Cheap S.O.B.’s, 1999
  11. Cottage Prices, 1999
  12. Mutual Fund Round Up, 1999
  13. Maclean’s – Internet Bubble, 1999
  14. Maclean’s – Best & Worst, 1999
  15. Maclean’s Mutual Funds, The Lemming Factor, 2000
  16. University of Montreal, 2000
  17. Investment Fund Institute of Canada (IFIC) Supplement, 2000
  18. CB Mutual Funds, 2003
  19. CB Mutual Funds, 2003
  20. CB Mutual Funds, 2004
  21. CB Mutual Funds, 2004
  22. CB Wealth Management, 2000

Box 6

“Alzheimer’s Project, Indian Business Newsletter, Albert Rock Video, Rob Traveller Items, Maclean’s Born to Read”

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  1. Maclean’s – Literacy, 1995
  2. Rob Traveller – Required Reading, 1995
  3. Killer Viruses, 1995
  4. Westin Service Express, 1995
  5. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) - Winds of Change, background, 1997
  6. CIBC - Winds of Change, Winter 1997
  7. CIBC - Winds of Change, Autumn 1997
  8. Alzheimer’s, background, 1997
  9. Alzheimer Disease
  10. Alzheimer Society of Canada, 1997
  11. Alzheimer’s Disease Care, 1997
  12. Management of Alzheimer’s Disease, 1997
    Loose in box: VHS titled ““Racing Logger” Albert Rock, first broadcast Saturday, December 30th, 1995 on the national Canadian Broadcasting Corporation”

“Boating Supplement, Land Claims”

  1. Saugeen Bruce, 1994
  2. West Ipperwash (date unknown)
  3. Blind River (date unknown)
  4. Golden Lake (date unknown)
  5. General correspondence, notes, re land claims, etc.– 1994
  6. Gibson - Wahta, 1994
  7. Leases, land claims, date unknown
  8. Cottage Life - Boating – Invus, etc., 1997-1998
  9. Invus – Common Sense (date unknown)

Box 7

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  1. Cottage Life - Waterfront, 1995
  2. MacMillan – Perfect Boat/Motor, 1997-1998
  3. Boating, 1997-1998
  4. Cottage Life - Martin – Tying Up, 1997-1998
  5. Cottages and land claims, 1994
  6. Skerryvore, 1995
  7. MacMillan, Poker Runs, 1997
  8. Pratt – Zebra Mussels, 1997

Box 8

“Life Fashion, Canadian Living, Modern Women, Chatelaine”

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  1. Fighting, 1996
  2. Compulsive Cheaters, 1993
  3. Deadbeat Dads, 1993-1994
  4. Shingles, 1990
  5. Disabled Etiquette, 1991
  6. Surviving the Recession, 1989-1990
  7. Care for the Caregiver, 1990-1991
  8. Thyroid, 1990-1991
  9. Grandparents at the Home, 1991
  10. Financial Planning Calendar, 1994
  11. Christmas, 1995
  12. Credit Cards, 1989-1991
  13. Rich Women, 1996
  14. Cost of University, 1995
  15. Women & Finance, 1994-1997

“Old Writing Bits”

  1. Marital Mergers, 1985
  2. Tax Audits, 1988
  3. Wild & Crazy Accountants, 1990

Box 9

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  1. Green Finance, 1990
  2. Unjust Dismissal, 1991
  3. Secretaries, 1991
  4. RSP – Experts & Individuals, 1994
  5. Environment Canada, 1997
  6. Environment Canada, 1998
  7. Bank of Canada, 1999

“Cottage Detective”

  1. Column #1: Log Cabin, 1994
  2. Column #2: Sandy Beach, 1994
  3. Column #3: [ ], 1994
  4. Column #4: The Compound, 1994
  5. Column #5: Dream Cottage, 1994
  6. Column #6: Winter Cottage, 1995
  7. Column #7: No Motor Lake, 1995
  8. Column #8: Cheap Cottage, 1995
  9. Column #9: Fishing Cabin, 1995
  10. Column #10: Boating Cottage, 1995

Box 10

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  1. Column #11: Wasaga, 1995
  2. Column #12: Quebec, 1996
  3. Column #13: Fixer Upper, 1996
  4. Column #14: Stone Cottage, 1996
  5. Column #15: Big Water, 1996
  6. Column #16: United States, 1996
  7. Column #17: Classic Cottage, 1996
  8. Bernard Lake, 1997
  9. Stokes Bay, 1997
  10. Round Lake, 1997
  11. Sturgeon Lake, 1998
  12. New Real Estate column, 1995-1997
  13. Cottage Detective, 1996

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