Fonds RG 40 - Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies fonds

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Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies fonds

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    RG 40

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    • 1980-2011 (Creation)
      Trent University. Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies

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    42 cm

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    The Frost Centre for Canadian Heritage and Development Studies was established to promote interdisciplinary research on many aspects of Canadian society. The first class of graduate students was enrolled in 1985 in the interdisciplinary MA program. The program was first introduced under the name Canadian Heritage and Connectional Studies. The first Chair was Prof. Sandy Lockhart of the Sociology Department. The next Chair was Robert Page (1985-1986), then Bruce Hodgins, John Marsh, and, in 1996, John Wadland, in 2000 Joan Sangster, in 2006 Jim Struthers, in 2009 Julia Harrison, etc. The department has undergone name changes. For further information about the department and its administration, 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 annual course calendars (available in the Archives Reading Room).

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    Fonds consists of administrative records and materials relating to the development of the Frost Centre.

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        Box 1

        Conferences (programs, correspondence, local arrangements, speakers)

        • Business History Conference, 1983
        • Durham Conference, 1989
        • Refiguring Wilderness, 1996
        • Heritage & Trails, 1996
        • Canexus, 1996
        • Meta Incognita, 1997
        • Laurier IV, 1997
        • Timothy Findley, 1997
        • Endangered Traces – John Mulvaney, 1997
        • Changing Parks, 1998
        • Blockades and Resistance, 1999
        • Acoustic Ecology, 2000

        External Evaluations - OCGS

        • 1981
        • 1984
        • 1994


        • One folder gleaned from records received from the Canadian Studies Department giving the history of the Frost Centre.

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        Beginnings and Early History of the Frost Centre

        • MASSH – meeting minutes & other correspondence, 1980-1981
        • MASSH - meeting minutes & other correspondence, 1981-1982
        • Frost Centre - meeting minutes & other correspondence, 1983
        • Frost Centre - meeting minutes & other correspondence, 1984
        • Frost Centre - meeting minutes & other correspondence, 1985
        • Frost Centre - meeting minutes & other correspondence, 1985
        • History of Frost Centre, 1990


        • Frost Centre - correspondence, 1980s (Lockhart, Page - directors)
        • Frost Centre - correspondence, 1990s (Marsh, Hodgins, Wadland – directors)

        Administrative Records

        • Frost Centre, Board, 1984-1998
        • Frost Centre – name change, 1999
        • Frost Centre – File, 1990-1995
        • Frost Centre – Student Liaison Committee, 1993-1996
        • Frost Centre – research, 1986-1990
        • Frost Centre – Roots Endowment, 1997-1998
        • Frost Centre – Native Studies cluster – reports, correspondence, 1985-1993
        • Frost Centre – CHDS 500 colloquium, 1986-2001
        • Frost Centre – CHDS 5101, 1988-1995
        • Frost Centre – CHDS 520, 1985-1992
        • Frost Centre – CHDS 530, 1985-1992
        • The Canadian Institute of Heritage Conservation: synopsis of Steering Committee meetings to establish the CIHC, 1995

        Materials added 2010:

        A copy of Dr. Alan Wilson's speech delivered November 13, 2009 at Trent University upon the receipt of an $800,000 gift to Trent to establish the Alan Wilson Graduate Entrance Scholarships “in support of Trent graduate students in the Canadian Studies Ph.D., History M.A., and Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies M.A. graduate programs.” Also, lists of dissertations completed in the Canadian Studies Ph.D. program and the Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies M.A. program (to 2009).

        Materials added 2011:

        "Continuing the Conversations": Celebrating Ten Years of Canadian Studies PHD Program; includes publicity material and one CD of proceedings of the tenth anniversary conference, May 14, 2011

        Material added 2015 (1 folder, received from Professor John Marsh):

        Science in Parks Conference, October 1992

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        Materials added 2014:

        • Trent University/Carleton University: Brief for the Periodic Appraisal of the Joint Ph.D. Program in Canadian Studies, 2012 (Volume 1a and Volume 1b)
        • CDNS 6900 / Canadian Studies 6000 Carleton-Trent/Trent-Carleton Ph.D. Seminar, 2011-2012
        • Curriculum Vitae, Frost Centre faculty, 2011; 2012

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