Fonds RG 30 - Canadian Studies Department fonds

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Canadian Studies Department fonds

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RG 30

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  • 1971-2005 (Creation)
    Trent University. Canadian Studies Department

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2.3 m (10 boxes)

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The Canadian Studies department at Trent University was founded in 1972. Professor Alan Wilson was founding Chair of the department serving until 1984. John Wadland was Acting Chair from 1979-1980 and became Chair in 1984 until succeeded by Christl Verduyn in 1993. Jim Struthers became Acting Chair in 1997. For further information about the Department and its leadership over the years, see A.O.C. Cole, Trent: The Making of a University, pp. 126-129; D'Arcy Jenish, Trent University: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence, 2014; and the course calendars (available in the Archives Reading Room).

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Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by the Canadian Studies Department at Trent University.

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Box 1

  • Correspondence, 1972-1985

Box 2

  • Correspondence, 1985-1993

Box 3

  • Correspondence, 1993-1995

Box 4

  • History and early development of Canadian Studies, files 1-3

Box 5

  • Canadian Studies – Trent and Carleton Ph.D. program: proposal, development, and external appraisal (4 folders & 4 bound volumes), 1994-2000
  • Diploma program, 1983-1988
  • Canadian Studies pilot seminars in French, 1987
  • Operation Raleigh, 1985-1988
  • Appraisal of program by Alan Artibise, 1986-1987

Box 6

  • Temagami field trips, 1979-2001

Box 7

  • Elizabeth Orsten conference, 1992 (International Association of University Professors of English)
  • Anti-nuclear symposium, 1984-1988
  • Canadian Images, 1980-1981
  • Durham conference, 1989
  • Price of Progress conference, 1985
  • Conference on New Economics, 1987
  • Conference on Publishing, 1975
  • John Wadland Tribute, 1993
  • W.L. Morton lecture – history and development, 1980-1989
  • [Margaret Laurence Tribute material removed to Trent Vertical Files]

Box 8

Box added in January, 2007:

Photographs of the Wanapitei/Temagami Trips, 1989-2003. Other photographs received at the same time were added to the Trent University Photograph Collection, i.e. Alan Wilson retirement as Chair of Canadian Studies; Windy Pine

Box 9

Box added February, 2007:

  • Minutes of the Canadian Studies Program, 1971-1993
  • Journal of Canadian Studies
  • Temagami Field Trip
  • Aboriginal Education Council
  • Trent/Soviet Union Exchange
  • Room Bookings (re Conference Avancer File)
  • Traill Studies
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants, pre-2003
  • Course Packs and Final Reports for Summer Explorations in Canadian Cultures (SSEC) - (co-sponsored by Canadian Studies, Frost Centre and Part-Time Studies) 1999-2005

Box 10

Box of Summer Explorations in Canadian Cultures (SSEC) materials added February, 2012:


  1. Promotional material, 1998-2001
  2. Testimonials, thank-you notes, correspondence, newspapers clippings, etc., 1998-2001
  3. Photographic slides, 1998-2001
  4. Program review, 1998
  5. Funding support proposal, 2003
  6. Program proposal, 1994-1998


  1. Photographs, 1998-2001
  2. Photographic negatives, 1998-2001

Loose in Box:

  • Slides: Summer Exploration in Canadian Culture
  • Tape: master copy Trent Radio 2003
  • Tape: SECC 2003 Trent Radio
  • Video Cassette: Chex Television 5:30 News, July 2 nd , 2002: Summer Explorations (3 segments)
  • Video Cassette: SECC 2005 – Newswatch at 6:00
  • Floppy disk: SECC presentation PowerPoint
  • Floppy disk: 2002 Participants Communication: Bjorn Jacobson, Dr. Pabby, Dr. Vukenie, Dr. Emilio Rodriguez
  • Floppy disk: Polar essay/PSTU outline
  • Floppy disk: Orientation package 2002: Canada for first time visitors – What to pack?
  • Floppy disks: Untitled (4)

Container of 9 floppy disks:

  • Office management 2002

  • Budget 2002

  • Final report 2002

  • Details 2002

  • Community Day 2002

  • Program schedule

  • Registration packages

  • Orientation

  • Container of 11 floppy disks: Summer Exploration in Canadian Culture 2004

Container of 12 floppy disks:

  • Speakers 2002
  • Web site 2002
  • Community day 2002
  • Canadian folk music night

Container of 13 floppy disks: final external report

Container of 12 floppy disks:

  • Grants 2002
  • Communications 2002
  • Participant communication 2002

Box of 15 floppy disks: Summer Exploration in Canadian Culture 1998-2001 files

Pack of 9 CDs:

  • Summer Explorations in Canadian Culture (2)
  • Summer Explorations in Canadian Culture web site July 25th
  • Summer Explorations in Canadian Culture PowerPoint 2003
  • Summer Explorations in Canadian Culture PowerPoint 2004
  • Summer Explorations in Canadian Culture photos 2004
  • Summer Explorations in Canadian Culture 2005
  • Summer Explorations in Canadian Culture 2005 1
  • Summer Explorations in Canadian Culture 2005 2

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