Fonds 84-005 - Peterborough Historical Atlas Foundation fonds

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Peterborough Historical Atlas Foundation fonds

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  • 1974-1978 (Creation)
    Peterborough Historical Atlas Foundation

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35 m of textual records and other material.

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The Peterborough Historical Atlas was created by the Peterborough Historical Atlas Foundation which started in 1974. The Foundation was formed to produce and to publish an Illustrated Historical Atlas of Peterborough County 1825-1875 in the 19th century manner in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Peter Robinson settlers. The Foundation was chaired by Jane Deyman and A.O.C. Cole was the general editor. Jean Murray Cole was a co-editor. Professors Alan Brunger, Bruce Hodgins, R.B. Johnston, Elwood Jones and Gordon Roper, all of Trent University, helped to write various parts of the Atlas. When the Atlas was published in 1975 it received a number of awards such as a communications award from Heritage Canada; a local histories award from the Canadian Historical Association; and a local societies award from the Ontario Historical Society. The Foundation donated a number of copies of the Atlas to schools and, from the proceeds of the sale of the Atlas, the Foundation was able to give a number of gifts. The Foundation gave financial gifts to Hutchinson House, the Peterborough Historical Society, the Peterborough Public Library, Lang Pioneer Village, the Journal for Canadian Studies and Trent University. Trent also received an endowment fund called the Peterborough Historical Atlas prize which an undergraduate student would be able to win with the best written paper or project on a Canadian topic. The prize was to be awarded in Canadian Reference books. Not only did the Foundation publish the Atlas but it helped publish Kawartha Heritage in 1981. The Foundation wound up its activities in 1985.

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This fonds was created by and in the custody of the members of the Peterborough Historical Atlas Foundation before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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This fonds contains galley proofs, correspondence, art work, page proofs, boards for deluxe copy and cover, clippings, press releases and research data collected prior to the publication of the Peterborough Historical Atlas.

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This fonds was donated by Jane W. Deyman, President of the Peterborough Historical Atlas Foundation.


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Permission from the Clerk of the County of Peterborough is required for access.

Copyright for the Peterborough Historical Atlas was turned over to the County of Peterborough.

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Additions to the fonds include: 87-016 and 94-017.

For related records see: 83-1026 and 84-006.

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Over-sized items located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 28.


Map Cabinet: Drawer 8

Cheese factories of Peterborough County before 1930 104 cm X 16 cm, scale 1:100,000

Box 1


  1. applications for grants and related correspondence

  2. contributors file-organization and direction

  3. draft Ms: introduction and prehistory

  4. draft Ms: forward and acknowledgements

  5. draft Ms: prehistory

  6. draft Ms: geology

  7. draft Ms: early settlements

  8. draft Ms: churches

  9. draft Ms: education

  10. draft Ms: writers

  11. draft Ms: communication

  12. draft Ms: forest industry

  13. draft Ms: canoes

  14. draft Ms: militia

  15. draft Ms: county lists

  16. Town of Peterborough

  17. Town of Ashburnham

  18. Otonabee Twp

  19. Asphodel Twp

  20. Smith Twp

  21. North Monaghan Twp

  22. Ennismore Twp

  23. Douro Twp

  24. Dummer Twp

  25. Harvey Twp

  26. Belmont and Methuen Twps

  27. Burleigh, Anstruther and Chandos Twps

  28. Galway and Cavendish Twps

  29. bibliography

  30. art work

  31. sample preparation for names maps and directory for Otonabee Township

  32. production miscellany

  33. galley proofs

  34. authors' proofs

  35. correspondence between Newton-Frank and A.O.C. Cole, 1974-75

  36. correspondence between Hunter-Rose - printers

  37. general correspondence to Mrs. Jane W. Deyman, 1974-78

  38. commendations on success of Atlas - 1975

  39. deluxe and regular mailing lists and pick-up lists of numbered Atlases and names

  40. merchandizing and promotion; news releases - Jean Murray Cole

  41. marketing and promotion - Jane W. Deyman

  42. marketing and promotion - A.O.C. Cole

  43. invoices in marketing - Mel McIntyre

  44. Heritage Day - receiving the communications award - Feb 1977 4 photos (12X17 cm) Jane Deyman, Jean Cole et al

  45. Ontario Historical Society Seminar - re: Peterborough Atlas

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