Trent University Archives Newsletter


Trent University Archives News Number 58
It is nearing 100 years since artist Tom Thomson died under mysterious circumstances in Algonquin Park: this issue of Archives News focuses on materials located at Trent University Archives which pertain to the artist. In our Trent Treasures column, we highlight Beautiful Joe by Margaret (Marshall) Saunders; this publication, a copy of which is located in Special Collections, is regarded as the first Canadian book to sell more than one million copies.
Trent University Archives News Number 57
Recent news about a possible second discovery of a Viking site in Newfoundland has generated great interest around the world. In this issue of Archives News, we highlight a collection of research papers from our holdings which pertain to a 1930s search for Viking activity in the Great Lakes region. Also featured in this issue in our Trent Treasures column is a publication from Special Collections: The British American guide-book (1859).
Trent University Archives News Number 56
We feature a newly received collection of postcards in this issue of Archives News. The 7500-card collection pertains primarily to the former Victoria County (now City of Kawartha Lakes). Our Holm Collection of Children's Literature is the focus of the "Trent Treasures" column, with particular mention of a delightful volume of rhyming couplets titled Bob and Bill See Canada.
Trent University Archives News Number 55
Trent University Archives is the depository for the records of the Ontario Camping Association. This issue of Archives News focuses on the papers and their long relationship with the University. The Trent Treasures column highlights Walt Whitman's masterpiece, Leaves of Grass, many editions of which are located in Special Collections.
Trent University Archives News Number 54
Curator/Librarian Janice Millard has retired after 41 years of service at Trent University. We wish her a happy retirement! This issue of Archives News includes an overview of the history of the Trent University Art Collection over the past 50 years.


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