Fonds 20-011 - William Lloyd (Moon) Wootton fonds

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William Lloyd (Moon) Wootton fonds

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  • ca.1940s–2009 (Creation)
    Wootton, William Lloyd (Moon)

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24 cm of textual materials
ca. 30 photographs
10 cassette tapes
2 computer disks
4 lapel pins

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William Lloyd (Moon) Wootton was a charter inductee in the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in Westminster, B.C. and a member of the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame and the Owen Sound Sports Hall of Fame. He became legendary in Peterborough in the 1940s and 1950s where he played goalie, breaking records and contributing to the winning of the prestigious Mann Cup for five consecutive years. Dozens of newspaper clippings published in Peterborough, Owen Sound and Westminster attest to the fame and popularity that Wootton achieved. The fonds reflects a grassroots Canadian story and is a significant historical record of mid-20th century lacrosse in Peterborough where the sport has gained widespread recognition that continues to the present day.

Custodial history

Fonds was in the custody of Donna Wootton, daughter of William Lloyd (Moon) Wootton, before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2020. The newspaper articles were collected by Florence Wootton, mother of Donna Wootton and wife of Moon Wootton.

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Fonds is comprised of research and manuscript material pertaining to the sports career of William Lloyd (Moon) Wootton. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, interview tapes with Moon and with local sports personalities, floppy discs, photographs and newspaper clippings. Also included is a copy of Donna Wootton’s book on her father, Moon Remembered: The Life of Lacrosse Goalie Lloyd “Moon” Wootton (The Ginger Press, 2009).

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Fonds acquired from Donna Wootton in 2020.


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The name “Wootton” sometimes appears in the papers as “Wooton.”

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Box 1


  1. Newspaper clippings re Moon Wootton, 1940s-1950s; 2007
  2. Photographs: Moon Wootton and teams he played lacrosse with; includes 1 CD of photographs
    3-6. Folders 3-6 include pages removed from a binder; the inside cover inscription of the binder read “Bob Wootton”: newspaper clippings and photographs, ca 1940s & 1950s; 1989
  3. Photographs (misc.): 3 large group photographs, 2 of which are by Arthur Wootton; also, 1 couple with children, ca. 1940s; one award presentation
  4. Research material re Moon Wootton; includes issues of “Thistlesforever’s Lacrosse History”, 1950-1957

Box 2


  1. Research material re Moon Wootton; includes copy of The First Man in My Life: Daughters Write About Their Fathers / ed. Sandra Martin, 2007
  2. Typescript: “Moon and Me”, a novel by Don Barrie
  3. Manuscript: “Moon Shines Brightly”, by Donna Wootton, 2007
  4. Correspondence, 2006-2009; includes 5 photographs
  5. Proposals to publishers, 2006-2007
  6. Newspaper clippings re Moon Remembered, 2009
  7. Miscellaneous materials: Mann Cup history, Ontario Arts Council application, lacrosse pins, etc.
  8. Cassettes and computer disks:
    • 1 audio cassette titled “Zoo sounds, J’s song, Interview with Moon”;
    • 9 microcassettes with titles such as “Peter Guerin,” “Art,” “Pat Baker,” “Lefty Doris,” “[ ] Fitzgerald July 2007,” “Muriel” – included is a Sanyo microcassette player
    • 2 micro floppy disks titled “Memoir revised” and “letter – text doc., Moon – text doc.”

Loose in box:

A copy of Moon Remembered: The Life of Lacrosse Goalie Lloyd “Moon” Wootton

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