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1 · Series · 1961-1974
Part of Lightbody family fonds

Series consists of Trent University and student records, including programs, invitations, list of visitors for Trent University’s official opening ceremonies, course materials and information for students, various student records, convocation photos, student directories from Traill College and Eta Delta Sigma Fraternity, and registration cards. Also included are Trent University documents from Robert’s student days, newspaper articles about Trent University, and documents regarding the first Trent Student Affairs seminar (September 12-14, 1966). Lastly, historical records pertaining to the history of the former occupants of 751 George Street, which include James Kendry, James R. Stratton, Richard Sheehy and family, who played a pivotal role in Peterborough’s early development.

10 · Series · 1964-1967, 2014
Part of Lightbody family fonds

Series includes prints from David Lasenby titled “North Wing, Otonabee College” (no. 100/350); “Sadlier House, Peter Robinson College” (no. 140/350); “Master’s Lodge, Champlain College” (no. 195/350), the building is now called the Alumni House; “North Wing, Lady Eaton College” (no. 140/350), and “Scott House, Catharine Parr Traill College” (no. 160/350). Series also consists of newspaper issues and clippings from the Peterborough Examiner, Globe & Mail, Trent Trends, The Telegram, and After Four newspaper clippings to do with Trent University. Also includes one flyer announcing the reopening of Sadlier House (2004).

11 · Series · 2014-2015
Part of Lightbody family fonds

Series consists of a newsletter and pamphlet created by the Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough (CFUW). They both have an advertisement of the speech Margie Lightbody gave at one of their programs to celebrate Trent’s 50th anniversary which was called “Memories of Trent University”. Series also includes the speech notes for Margie’s presentation.

2 · Series · 1964-1967
Part of Lightbody family fonds

Series consists of records related to Trent University student governance, including the Canadian Union of Students (CUS), a union of 40 student councils across Canada. Material includes correspondence, meeting minutes, Robert’s personal notes, and a mission statement. Also included are key student governance reports, titled “External Affairs: background paper for discussion at the first Trent seminar on ‘student affairs.’” Also included is correspondence with Canadian Premier Life and the World University Service of Canada. Additionally, Peter Robinson College Committee and College Cabinet meeting minutes, Traill College meeting minutes, and correspondence regarding the trademark of Trent University colours and symbols.

2 · Series · [197-]-2023 [originally created 1794-2023]
Part of Dawn Bell Logan collection on Thomas Need

Series consists of other resources used by Dawn Logan while researching Thomas Need. Files include correspondence, research notes, newspaper articles, genealogical resources, and biographical information on contemporaries of Thomas Need and his family members, including a family tree. Files on Need cover both his time in Canada and England. Files also include references to other settler families living in Bobcaygeon, Ontario (Verulam Township), and the surrounding area, including Cobourg, Colbourne, and the Bobcaygeon locks. Other families or contemporaries mentioned include the Boyds, Langtons, Nicol Hugh Baird and Thomas Stewart. Series also consists of biographical information for Thomas Need, Reverand William Welfitt, and the Robertson and Junkin families, including wills, newspaper clippings, and correspondence. Series also consists of excerpts of manuscripts and books used to research Thomas Need. The manuscripts are on the topics of Bobcaygeon, Ontario and on the Bick family.

Dawn Logan correspondence
3 · Series · 1976-2002
Part of Dawn Bell Logan collection on Thomas Need

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence written by Dawn Bell Logan to Need and Sawer family members while researching Thomas Need. Files also include newspaper clippings, and correspondence written to the Dictionary of Canadian biography as well as historians, libraries, and archives in Canada and England. Files also include several draft biographies of Thomas Need written by Dawn Bell Logan. Files also include photographs of some Need family members taken in Surrey, United Kingdom.

4 · Series · [198-]-2023 [originally created 1838-2023]
Part of Dawn Bell Logan collection on Thomas Need

Series consists of documents pertaining to the publication of Thomas Need: a settler in the backwoods of Upper Canada, including publisher letters, correspondence, publication invoices, and photographs used in the book. Series also consists of research materials on Thomas Need. These materials were used to write articles about him in different publications including the Kawartha Sun newspaper and the Dictionary of Canadian biography. These files include photocopied book excerpts from different publications, the will of Elizabeth Welfitt, and photocopied historical correspondence.

Course materials
3 · Series · 1964-1969
Part of Lightbody family fonds

Series consists of Trent University course materials, including materials from Trent University’s Introductory Seminar such as program schedules, event organizing correspondence, and general correspondence. Additionally included are course lecture and seminar notes, and course Syllabi and information for Economics, English, Math, Physics and Psychology.

University development
4 · Series · 1963-2000
Part of Lightbody family fonds

Series consists of records related to Trent University development, including the final report on Trent University’s founding fund, documents related to the Trent University development fund, a report to the Board of Governors at Trent University on the establishment of a development program, and correspondence and information records regarding the Trent University Foundation.

Athletics building
5 · Series · 1968-1975
Part of Lightbody family fonds

Series consists of material related to the building and planning of Trent University’s Athletics Building, including briefs to the Architect for the Physical Training building and Athletic facility, and correspondence about planning the proposed Athletic facility.

6 · Series · 1967-2014
Part of Lightbody family fonds

Series consists of materials related to the Alumni Association at Trent University, including correspondence, the Alumni newsletter, meeting minutes and agendas, and letters from the Alumni letter-writing program. Also included are newspaper clippings about Trent University’s first graduation class, correspondence about the 30th reunion class, and the 50th anniversary of Trent.

7 · Series · 1979-1987
Part of Lightbody family fonds

Series consists of Property Committee minutes, correspondence, project proposals, maps, and property documents. Series also includes meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports of the Physical Planning and Development Committee.

Bagnani Endowment
8 · Series · 1987-2016
Part of Lightbody family fonds

Series consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, documents and project proposals to do with the administration of the Bagnani Endowment fund at Trent University. Robert was a trustee of the endowment from 2003-2016.

9 · Series · 1960-2014
Part of Lightbody family fonds

Series consists of unidentified photographs taken of or submitted to Margie and Robert Lightbody. Most of the photographs appear to have been taken at a house party in 1989 and at an Alumni reunion organized by the Lightbody’s in Fall 1994. Series also consists of a scrapbook of the 1994 reunion which contains letters from Trent alumni, photographs of alumni which were taken while they were at the reunion week as well as when they were students in the 1960’s. There are also thank you notes addressed to the Lightbody’s for their efforts organizing the reunion. Series also consists of some photographs of Margie and Robert Lightbody taken at Trent events or on the Symons Campus. Other photographs include early construction shots of Champlain College, and of Sadlier House and Peter Robinson College.