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Professor David Macmillan collection

  • 05-003 (revised)
  • Collection
  • 1680-1920

This collection is comprised of disparate documents collected by Professor David Macmillan. The scope of the papers is primarily North America, 1680 to 1920.

David Macmillan

Gerald Cantello collection

  • 05-007
  • Collection
  • 1960-2002

Collection consists of reports and documents relating to Canadian General Electric Nuclear Division, Peterborough, Ontario, collected by Gerald Cantello in the course of research for his M.A. thesis at Trent University entitled "The Roles Played by Canadian General Electric Company's Atomic Power Department in Canada's Nuclear Power Program...", 2003.

Gerald Cantello

Jean Shearman fonds

  • 05-013
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1840 - 2004

Fonds consists of research materials relating to early nineteenth-century Irish immigrants, Thomas Alexander Stewart and Frances Browne Stewart, of Douro Township, County of Peterborough in Ontario. Included in the research materials are photographs (including 3 daguerreotypes), genealogical family charts, and articles and papers relating to Stewart family descendents and other Peterborough settler families. Also included is the personal correspondence of Jean Shearman.

Jean Shearman

Miscellaneous photographs collection

  • 05-1000
  • Collection
  • [188-?]-[197-?]

Collection consists of photographs of Peterborough Lift Lock, members of the Hugh MacMillan family, Premier Leslie Frost, the Roosevelts visit to Ottawa, and numerous unidentified men and women.

Miscellaneous photographs

C.W. Hedley diary

  • 05-1001
  • Item
  • Photocopied 1989

Item consists of a multi-page photocopy of the 1895-1896 diary of C.W. Hedley.

C.W. Hedley

Miscellaneous interviews collection

  • 05-1002
  • Collection
  • 1981; 1984

Collection consists of an audio cassette tape and transcript of an interview with William G. Towns of Douro, Ontario, conducted by Professor Alan Brunger on 27 October 1981. Also included is an audio cassette tape of an interview with William Telford of Smith Township, Ontario, on local recreation history, conducted by Elaine Boothman for Professor John Marsh's geography 334 course in October 1984.

Miscellaneous interviews

George Stevens advertisements

  • 05-1007
  • Fonds
  • 194?

Items include two George Stevens flyers and one envelope that advertise the export of Canadian unleached hardwood ashes, to be used as plant food.

George Stevens

Spencer J. Harrison fonds. Additions

  • 06-001
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2005

Fonds consists of two boxes of materials related to the life and times of Spencer J. Harrison, artist and gay activist.

Spencer J. Harrison

John Pierce historical survey collection

  • 07-001
  • Collection
  • 1824-1975

Collection consists of correspondence, surveys, notes, plans, and maps of Peterborough area surveyors John Huston, John Reid, Alfred J. Cameron, and John W. Pierce. Also included are speeches, newspaper clippings, biographical accounts of various local surveyors, miscellaneous published items re Peterborough, and documents and photographs relating to Pierce's survey of the Ontario-Manitoba border in 1921.

John Pierce historical survey collection

Preceptor Psi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi fonds

  • 07-005
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2007

This fonds consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, membership records, scrapbooks, photographs, and issues of Hi Phi Record.

Preceptor Psi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

Marlow Banks fonds. Additions

  • 07-006
  • Fonds
  • 1983-2007

This addition to the fonds consists primarily of programs, newspaper clippings, and magazines relating to the Peterborough Petes Junior hockey team and the Ontario Hockey League. Also included are photographs (photocopies only) of Peterborough buildings taken by Marlow Banks between 1940 and 1997 and published as a series in the Peterborough Examiner.

Marlow Banks

Peterborough Community Concert Association fonds. Additions

  • 08-001
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2007

Fonds consists of administrative and promotional material, meeting minutes, budgetary records, programs, artist contracts, membership lists, and correspondence relating to the Peterborough Concert Association.

Peterborough Community Concert Association

Professor Alan Brunger fonds

  • 08-004
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1992

Fonds consists of Professor Alan Brunger's research material pertaining to the historical geography of Bon Echo Provincial Park and Algonquin Provincial Park. Included in the Algonquin materials are aerial photographs and photographs of the Dennison Farm property. Also included is historical geography research material and microfilm reels relating to the Peter Robinson Irish emigration to the Peterborough area.

Alan Brunger

Jean Murray Cole fonds. Additions.

  • 08-007
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2006

Fonds consists of manuscripts and research materials pertaining to Jean Murray Cole's biography of Chief Factor Archibald McDonald, entitled Exile in the Wilderness, and her published compilation of Archibald McDonald's letters, entitled This Blessed Wilderness. Also included are extensive research materials on Ranald McDonald (son of Archibald McDonald). Other research relates to Peterborough area settlers including the Strickland family (Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie), Frances Stewart, and Sandford Fleming. Materials encompass all aspects of research, correspondence with descendants, papers given by Cole, newspaper and magazine articles, maps, and photographs. The fonds also contains Cole's files on "Edwardian Peterborough" (a conference held in May 2005).

Jean Murray Cole

Elaine Goselin collection

  • 08-019
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1992

This collection is a series of 25 scrapbooks. Twenty-three of the books chronicle the history of Arbor theatre and 2 relate to the youth theatre company Acorn. The collection was amassed by Ms. Elaine Goselin, longtime volunteer with Arbor. Goselin collected all play bills, donor and membership material, newspaper clippings, play reviews, biographies of performers and so forth. Arbor theatre Company was started in Peterborough Ontario in 1976. John Plank was the first Artistic director.

Elaine Goselin

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough fonds. Additions.

  • 09-004
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2009

Fonds consists of minutes, programs, newsletters and annual reports of the Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club. Also included are newsletters, annual reports, action papers, and directories of the CFUW national office.

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough

Fern Rahmel fonds. Additions

  • 10-002
  • Fonds
  • 1887-2009

Fonds consists of diaries, photographs, correspondence, certificates, play scripts and playbills, research material, speeches, short stories, reviews and critiques, genealogies, newspaper clippings and greeting cards related to the life of Fern Rahmel. Also included is a panoramic photograph entitled Sirmilik Hoodoos Panorama by Dr. Roberta Bondar, framed and presented to Rahmel by Trent University.

Fern Rahmel

Xi-Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi fonds

  • 10-003
  • Fonds
  • 1987-1998

Fonds consists of five photograph albums related to the activities of the Peterborough area Xi-Iota Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi. The albums are dated 1987-1988, 1988-1989, 1995-1996, 1997, and 1997-1998.

Xi-Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

Community Counselling & Resource Centre fonds.

  • 10-004
  • Fonds
  • 1965-2003

Fonds consists of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and handbooks of community services pertaining to the Community Counselling & Resource Centre of Peterborough, Ontario.

Community Counselling & Resource Centre

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough fonds. Additions.

  • 10-006
  • Fonds
  • 1967-2010

Fonds consists of research materials and photographs pertaining to the 70th anniversary history publication of the CFUW Peterborough Club. Also included are materials relating to earlier anniversaries, the awards fund, various projects taken on by the CFUW Peterborough Club, policies, and the IFUW dinner held at the Canadian Canoe Museum in 2001.

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough

Peterborough Teachers' College fonds

  • 10-007
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1885; 1908-1973

Forty-seven volumes and eight boxes of records relating to Peterborough Teachers' College. Includes sessional reports, training registers, practice teaching records, 1908 to 1968; also registration and record cards, 1946 to 1973. Also included is a Public School Daily Register for Bobcaygeon, 1883-1885.

Peterborough Teachers' College

Beta Sigma Phi (Peterborough, Ontario) fonds

  • 10-008
  • Fonds
  • 1943-2007

Fonds consists of records related to the Beta Sigma Phi of Peterborough, Ontario. Correspondence, minutes, notes, membership lists, treasurer reports, photographs, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the Area Council, the Laureate Delta Beta chapter, the Delta Chi chapter, the Epsilon Mu chapter, and the Xi Iota chapter are included. Also included are 13 photographs of inaugural activities of the Peterborough Beta Sigma Phi in the 1940s.

Beta Sigma Phi (Peterborough, Ontario)

Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough fonds. Additions

  • 10-009
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2017

This fonds consists of programmes, rules and regulations, membership records, annual reports, minutes, photographs, correspondence and research material of the Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough.

Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough

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