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National and Provincial Parks Association of Canada fonds. Additions.

  • 01-014
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2000

Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, memos, publications, and financial and administrative records of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. Also included are materials relating to campaigns, donors, etc.

National and Provincial Parks Association of Canada

Ontario Camping Association fonds. Additions

  • 01-018
  • Fonds
  • 1978-2001

Fonds consists of original textual materials and photographs relating to various camps (Brown Bag Program), camp songbooks, three VHS tapes, one of a speech by John Jorgenson, one entitled "Choosing a Suitable Camp", and one, "Camping in Ontario (Our First Century)". Also included are annual reports and slides from Moorelands Camp, conference and international congress materials, OCA constitution and by-laws, and administrative records, correspondence, and minutes of the various committees and board of governors of the Ontario Camping Association. Included also are articles written by Charles Plewman on the subjects of Tom Thomson, Taylor Statten, and the formation of the OCA.

Ontario Camps Association

W.T.C. Boyd fonds

  • 01-019
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1917

Fonds consists of 27 diaries of William Thornton Cust Boyd dated 1878 through 1917. Five of the diaries, 1884-1888, include financial records. The diaries recount the private and public life of Boyd, and include references to his wife, Meta, and their children, and social activities with family and friends including boating excursions and picnics. He refers throughout to Richard Birdsall Rogers (1857-1927), superintending engineer of the Peterborough Lift Lock, in social and business terms, and the two often conduct business relating to the Trent Valley Canal. Activities which Boyd participated in regularly include yachting and boating (on the "Calumet", "Ogemah", and "Ajax"), curling, hunting, gardening, tree planting, playing cards, skating, canoeing, and attending the theatre. He recounts details of the illnesses, deaths and funerals of acquaintances and family members, including his step-brother, Mossom (Mossie) Martin Boyd. Boyd recounts in detail the building of his house by John E. Belcher ([184-]-1915), architect, civil engineer, and surveyor. This house is now operated as Case Manor Nursing Home. The diaries speak of local and federal politics, World War I, and the activities of the church. They also detail the activities of the Lindsay, Bobcaygeon and Pontypool Railway Company, the Trent Valley Navigation Steamship Company, and the day-to-day operation of the family lumbering and cattle/buffalo enterprises.

Boyd, W.T.C.

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

Ontario Camping Association fonds. Additions

  • 02-015
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2002

Fonds consists of camping-related materials such as Brown Bag Program deposits, and song books, photographs, correspondence, reports, 4 VHS tapes, and one movie film.

Ontario Camps Association

John Marsh fonds

  • 03-002
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1999

Fonds consists of materials relating to conferences, colloquiums, and workshops in which Professor John Marsh was involved, and to courses taught by Professor Marsh at Trent University. Also included is miscellaneous correspondence, and reports, submissions, papers, articles, and books written by and edited by Professor Marsh. Included in the fonds are four photographs and six cassette tapes.

Marsh, John

Janet Adamson fonds

  • 03-006
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2002

Fonds consists of correspondence and records, procedure manuals, publicity materials, brochures, and physical plant records pertaining to Camp Gay Venture, a girls' residential camp located in Haliburton, Ontario.

Adamson, Janet

Paul Wilson fonds

  • 03-007
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2001

Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, compact disks, publications, and other materials related to Paul Wilson's association with Trent University as athletic director, and as municipal politician in the City of Peterborough, Ontario.

Wilson, Paul S.B.

Mary F. Williamson fonds

  • 03-008
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1944; plus items photocopied and scanned 2003

Fonds consists of photocopies of 90 letters written by Mary Williamson home to her parents from summer camp between 1940 and 1951. The camps attended were Camp Cedarnook and Camp Tanamakoon. Also included are camp badges; one group photograph taken at Camp Cedarnook ca.1943; and ca.160

Materials added in 2020: 8 photographs pertaining to Camp Woapak, 1940s. Mary Williamson's brother, J. Peter Williamson, and their mother, Marie Williamson, are identified in a few of the photographs. Further information about the family is available in Just a Larger Family (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier U.P., 2011); this book is comprised of the wartime letters of Marie Williamson and was edited by Mary F. Williamson.

Mary F. Williamson

Claire Muller fonds

  • 03-010
  • Fonds
  • 1974-2003

Fonds consists of a complete set of the Wilderness Canoe Association periodical. The periodical was first named Beaverdamn (1974), then The Wilderness Canoeist (1975-1981), followed by Nastawgan (1982-current). Also included are miscellaneous records related to the Wilderness Canoe Association, i.e., membership list 1989, brochures, letterhead, by-laws, minutes of one meeting (2002), and 33 photo contact prints.

Claire Muller

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

Hodgins - Wanapitei fonds. Additions

  • 04-001
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1996

Fonds consists of correspondence, canoe trip reports, minutes and agendas, board of governors reports, brochures, staff lists, etc.

Hodgins - Wanapitei

Ted Brock fonds

  • 04-020
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1978

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs of Camp Tonakela, Madras, India which was sponsored by Taylor Statten Camps, Canada.

Brock, Ted

Ontario Camping Association fonds. Additions

  • 04-022
  • Fonds
  • 2002-2004

Fonds consists of textual materials and photographs, slides, cds and video tapes relating to various Ontario Camping Association member camps, as collected via the Brown Bag Program. Included are samples of letterhead, brochures, camper registration packages, forms, staff manuals, staff training schedules, sample camper file sheets, promotion videos, sample menus, special events and program lists, lists of awards and prizes, and site maps. Also included are death notices for Adele Ebbs (1909-2003), Madelene Allen (?-2003) and John Latimer (1930-2003), and materials relating to the 2002 Salute to Kirk Wipper.

Ontario Camps Association

Golden City steamer advertisement

  • 04-1011
  • Fonds
  • [after 1887]

Item is an advertisement for the Golden City steamer which operated between Lakefield, Ontario, and Mount Julian, and Katchawanooka, Clear, and Stony Lakes near the end of the 19th century.

Young Women's Christian Association fonds. Additions

  • 05-001
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1991

Fonds consists of financial records, annual reports, minutes of Board meetings, 2 photographs, and printed programs relating to the Peterborough Women's Christian Association (YWCA).

Young Women's Christian Association

Hodgins - Wanapitei fonds. Additions

  • 05-015
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1999

Fonds consists of personal and Trent University-related correspondence, and correspondence related to Camp Wanapitei, Ontario Camping Association, Society of Camp Directors, and the Canadian Canoe Museum.

Hodgins - Wanapitei

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

Mark Robinson letter

  • 05-1005
  • Item
  • [Photocopied after 1953]

Item is a photocopy of a letter written 10 December 1953 by Mark Robinson, Superintendent and Ranger of Algonquin Park, to Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Statten, parents of Taylor Statten of Camp Ahmek.

Mark Robinson

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

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

Ontario Camping Association fonds. Additions

  • 08-008
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1930-2007

Fonds consists of Ontario Camping Association administrative records, minutes, surveys, newsletters and correspondence. Also included are textual records, photographs, slides, CDs and videos relating to various Ontario Camping Association member camps, including extensive material on the Bark Lake Camp.

Ontario Camps Association

Canadian Camping Association fonds. Additions.

  • 08-010
  • Fonds
  • 1949, 1979-2018

Fonds consists of annual reports, correspondence, policies, financial statements, membership data, meeting minutes, manuals, surveys, and related materials of the Canadian Camping Association.

Canadian Camping Association

Ontario Camping Association fonds. Additions

  • 12-001
  • Fonds
  • 2000-2010

Fonds consists of Brown Bag materials relating to camps associated with the Ontario Camping Association. Materials include pamphlets, photographs, film and other digital media.

Ontario Camps Association

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