Fonds 81-003 - Trent University Archives. Frost Taping Project

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Trent University Archives. Frost Taping Project

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  • 1978 (Creation)

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13 cm of textual records
6 audio cassettes

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The Frost Taping Project was created by the Trent University Archives in 1978, with the assistance of a grant from the Ontario Historical Studies Series. Jamie Benidickson, a graduate of Trent in 1967, was the interviewer.

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The fonds consists of 6 oral history tapes on cassettes; photocopies and original drafts of interviews; and final transcripts of interviews by Jamie Benidickson on the subject of Leslie M. Frost. Interviewees include Malcolm Montgomery, Dorothy Swallow, Marjorie Porter, Jack and Eileen Beal, and Bill Leishman.

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This fonds was acquired from Trent University Archives.


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The original master tape is held by the Ontario Historical Studies Series in Toronto, Ontario.

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For related records see: 77-024 and 77-027.


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  1. Cassettes (2) and photocopied transcripts of interviews with Malcolm Montgomery, Q.C.

  2. Cassette (1) and photocopied transcript of interview with Miss Dorothy Swallow

  3. Cassette (1) and photocopied transcript of interview with Mrs. Marjorie Porter

  4. Cassettes (2) and original transcript of interview with Jack and Eileen Beal, joined in the later stages by Bill Leishman

  5. Carbon copy of Beal/Leishman interview transcript

  6. Photocopy of draft transcript of Beal/Leishman interview, as edited by Jack Beal

  7. Working draft transcripts of interviews

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