Fonds 22-004 - James Neufeld fonds

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James Neufeld fonds

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  • [194-]-2019 (Creation)
    Neufeld, James

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1.2 m of textual records
2 photographs
1 floppy disk

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James Neufeld was a professor and author and a member of the Department of English Literature at Trent University from 1972-2010. He was the Principal of Traill College from 1982 to 1987, the Vice-President of University Services from 1990 to 1995, and head of the English Department from 2000 to 2005. Professor Neufeld was born in 1944 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. He received his Hons. B.A from the University of Toronto (1967), and his M.A in Theology and Literature (1969) and Ph.D. in Literature (1974) from the University of Chicago. He joined Trent University in 1972 and retired in 2009.

Professor Neufeld’s area of study is in the arts, namely ballet and music in Canada. He has written four books on ballet and one book on Canadian soprano, Lois Marshall (1925-1997). His academic honours and distinctions include the University of Chicago Fellowship (1968-1969), and the Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship (1969-1972).

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Fonds was in the custody of James Neufeld before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2022.

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Fonds is comprised of textual records related to the research and publishing activities of Professor James Neufeld. These papers include research notes, correspondence, interview notes, and background materials for four books: Power to Rise: The Story of The National Ballet of Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996), Lois Marshall: A Biography (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2010), Passion to Dance: The National Ballet of Canada (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2011), and Karen Kain: Artistic Director (2019). Also includes an archive of published articles by Professor Neufeld in various journals and magazines (1976-2012). Fonds is arranged into three series: Ballet in Canada research materials, Lois Marshall research materials, and Published articles.

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Fonds received via James Neufeld in 2022.


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  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Russian

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The majority of the files are in English. There are some articles written in Dutch, Russian, and French.

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Dates of material reflect the dates of the original material copied by Neufeld during his research.

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