Sports and Recreation

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  • The Archives preserves many collections related to sports in the Peterborough area.
  • Especially notable are records of the Peterborough Cricket Club. Our most prolific group of papers, however, pertains to the history of organized youth camping. We are the depository for the records of the Ontario Camping Association, the Canadian Camping Association and the Society of Camp Directors. Associated with the camping records is a collection of promotional brochures issued by various camps, and numerous pamphlets and books. These items are all located in the Archives. The books have been catalogued as a Special Collection and appear in OMNI, the library catalogue, with the designation "CP". We also preserve a complete collection of OCAsional News and Canadian Camping Magazine.

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          148 Archival description results for Sports and Recreation

          54 results directly related Exclude narrower terms
          Addison family fonds
          97-011 · Fonds · 1908-1941

          This fonds consists of diaries and enclosed documents of Mark Robinson, Ranger and Superintendent of Algonquin Park from 1907-1936.

          Box 1 contains diaries for the years 1908-1930. Box 2 contains diaries for the years 1931-1941.

          Addison family
          80-014 · Fonds · 1909-1978

          The fonds consists of the personal records of Adele and Harry Ebbs relating to Camp Ahmek, Camp Wapameo, Algonquin Park Advisory Committee, Camp Tonakela (Madras, India) and camps in North Carolina, U.S.A. Also included are photographs as well as textual records which relate to the Ontario and Canadian Camping Associations.

          Ebbs, Adele and J. Harry
          Adele Ebbs fonds
          97-009 · Fonds · [1930]-1990

          This fonds consists of documents and correspondence relating to the presentation of Trent University honorary degrees to Dr. J. Harry Ebbs and Mary Northway. The fonds also contains documents relating to Mary's death and her bequest of two million dollars to Trent University, various documents relating to Ontario camps and to the Brora Centre, and miscellaneous photographs.

          Ebbs, Adele
          Anne Innis Dagg fonds
          03-1000 · Fonds · [photocopied 2003]

          Fonds consists of four photocopied letters written by Professor Anne Innis (Dagg) in 1949 from Camp Tanamakoon to her mother. A further original letter was added in June 2004.

          Dagg, Anne Innis
          76-1007 · Item · 1913-1915

          This item is a small notebook containing local baseball scores and list of team members, 1913-1915. Arthur Bailey was the catcher for the Mount Pleasant team. There are also records of the Ontario Hockey Association and professional hockey, 1914-1915, including lists of players, game summaries and scores.

          Bailey, Arthur B.
          81-020 · Fonds · 1910-1958

          The fonds consists of original photographs taken and collected by the Bark family. It includes: a photograph album of Lieutenant George S. Gray depicting World War I aircraft training scenes; pictures of area in and around Meaford and Collingwood, Ontario; photographs of "Lingerlonger Lodge" located south of Minden, Ontario, on Moore Lake; Sea scout and military photographs; and photographs of a road survey crew north of Dorset, Ontario (field work students from the School of Practical Science, University of Toronto.)

          Folder contents are as follows:

          1. Flight Lieutenant Geo S Gray's album, n.d., 1916 -Gray learned to fly before the war in Dayton, Ohio
          2. Cottage photos from family album, 1910- 1958
          3. Contents as per folder 2, including typed description of Lingerlonger Lodge, by CE Potter -includes Sea Scout and military photos, n.d., 1915-1925
          4. Assorted loose photos
          5. Mounted photos on oversize sheets mostly of road survey crew north of Dorset, pre 1915 (Field work of students from the School of Practical Science, University of Toronto)
          Bark family
          IMC-145 · File · 1964-2010
          Part of Isolated manuscripts collection

          File contains a binder assembled by Alf Griggs relating to his time at Bark Lake Leadership Camp, first as a Leader-in-Training in 1964 and then as a Resource Counselor from 1984-1995. The first half of the binder contains staff directories, messages from camp staff and campers about their time at Bark Lake Leadership Camp, camp rules and regulations, schedules, songs and sayings, and maps of Bark Lake, all circa 1964. The second half contains similar contents relating to Grigg's time as a Resource Counselor from 1984-1995 along with photographs of exterior shots of camp buildings and Bark Lake, taken in 1981 and 2010.

          IMC-146 · File · 1930-1945, 1975, 2023
          Part of Isolated manuscripts collection

          File contains a binder assembled by Alf Griggs relating to his time at Camp Norval as Camp Director. Within the binder are photographs of plaques dedicated to Camp Norval, taken in 2023, exterior shots of the camp, campers participating in camp activities, taken in 1975. Also contained are information newsletters about the camp, reviews from news outlets, information for staff and a letter from Griggs relating to his personal thoughts about his time at Camp Norval.

          80-006 · Fonds · 1966-1976

          The fonds consists of the records of the Buckhorn Wilderness Centre including: charter, minutes, correspondence, by-laws, membership and financial records. The fonds is arranged in the two following series: 1) Papers received from Dr. Morawetz, and 2) Papers received from Douglas Sadler.

          Buckhorn Wilderness Centre
          Camp Illahee fonds
          78-1003 · Fonds · 1961-1963

          The fonds consists of minutes, reports, budgets, correspondence and other records relating to the administration of Camp Illahee.

          Camp Illahee
          Camp Inawendawin fonds
          98-017 · Fonds · 1936-1992

          Experiences at Camp Inawendawin. Also included are photographs, correspondence, programmes, a song book, and various camp brochures.

          Camp Inawendawin
          Camp Kawabi fonds
          85-004 · Fonds · 1956-1977

          This fonds consists of books, correspondence, invoices, receipts and legal papers relating to Camp Kawabi on Big Hawk Lake, Ontario.

          Camp Kawabi
          Camp pamphlet collection
          Collection · 1928-2002

          A collection of pamphlets pertaining to camps and camping

          Camp Pine Crest fonds
          78-009 · Fonds · 1940-1968

          The fonds consists of minutes, 1941-1961; reports, 1940-1961; food costs sheets; clippings and brochures relating to Camp Pine Crest.

          Camp Pine Crest
          82-013 · Fonds · 1948-1952

          This addition to the fonds consists of 46 glass slides depicting a variety of camp scenes: people and activities, waterfront programme, visitors, sports day and other events. All of the slides were taken at Camp Pine Crest.

          Camp Pine Crest
          Camp Richildaca fonds
          02-005 · Fonds · 1957-1999

          Fonds consists of photographs and slides, staff manuals, outdoor education manuals, and resource material related to Camp Richildaca.

          Camp Richiladaca
          Camp Robin Hood fonds
          13-005 · Fonds · 1960-1989

          Fonds consists of manuals, correspondence, surveys, minutes, reports, forms, financial statements, and programs pertaining to Camp Robin Hood.

          Camp Robin Hood
          Camp Tamarack fonds
          95-020 · Fonds · 1942-1972

          This fonds consists of records of a Jewish Boy Scout Camp called Camp Tamarack. The fonds has minutes of the Tamarack Association, correspondence, form letters, bulletins, photographs, financial statements, inventories, accounts, reports, camp programmes, menus, brochures, insurance policies, construction proposals, Public Health Department licenses and reports, minutes of the Camp Services Co-operative and other information regarding school camping and the Boy Scouts of Canada.

          Camp Tamarack
          Camp Tanamakoon fonds
          08-005 · Fonds · 1925-2006

          Fonds consists of Camp Tanamakoon correspondence, manuals, brochures, photographs, songs, and legal documents. Also included is research material for the book entitled Tanamakoon: Where We Will Never Grow Old by Catherine Ross.

          Camp Tanamakoon
          IMC-109 · File · 1925
          Part of Isolated manuscripts collection

          File includes a scenic panoramic titled "Camp Tanamakoon, Summer Camp for Girls, Operated by Miss Mary Hamilton, Algonquin Park Station, Ontario Can." (photographer: P.E. McDonald, ca. 1925). Also includes a photograph album dated 1925 containing approximately 75 photographs of Camp Tanamkoon. The photographs were taken or gathered by Sheila Playfair McGillivray, a senior camper in 1925; a few pertain to logging in Algonquin Park.

          74-007 · Fonds · 1936-1965
          Part of Canadian Camping Association fonds

          This fonds consists of the personal papers of F.M Van Wagner of Montreal, relating to his activities in the Canadian Camping Association from its founding in 1936 to 1965. He was at one time a president of the association. The papers consist of memos, correspondence, minutes, drafts of constitutions, and various materials on other provincial associations on camping standards and other topics.

          Canadian Camping Association