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Peterborough Historical Atlas Foundation fonds
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- Textual record
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- 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.
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.
Scope and content
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.
Immediate source of acquisition
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.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Additions to the fonds include: 87-016 and 94-017.
For related records see: 83-1026 and 84-006.
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
applications for grants and related correspondence
contributors file-organization and direction
draft Ms: introduction and prehistory
draft Ms: forward and acknowledgements
draft Ms: prehistory
draft Ms: geology
draft Ms: early settlements
draft Ms: churches
draft Ms: education
draft Ms: writers
draft Ms: communication
draft Ms: forest industry
draft Ms: canoes
draft Ms: militia
draft Ms: county lists
Town of Peterborough
Town of Ashburnham
North Monaghan Twp
Belmont and Methuen Twps
Burleigh, Anstruther and Chandos Twps
Galway and Cavendish Twps
sample preparation for names maps and directory for Otonabee Township
correspondence between Newton-Frank and A.O.C. Cole, 1974-75
correspondence between Hunter-Rose - printers
general correspondence to Mrs. Jane W. Deyman, 1974-78
commendations on success of Atlas - 1975
deluxe and regular mailing lists and pick-up lists of numbered Atlases and names
merchandizing and promotion; news releases - Jean Murray Cole
marketing and promotion - Jane W. Deyman
marketing and promotion - A.O.C. Cole
invoices in marketing - Mel McIntyre
Heritage Day - receiving the communications award - Feb 1977 4 photos (12X17 cm) Jane Deyman, Jean Cole et al
Ontario Historical Society Seminar - re: Peterborough Atlas