Trent University Archives Newsletter


Trent University Archives News Number 53
Canadian Studies is the focus of this issue of Archives News, a timely topic, given the upcoming international "Contesting Canada's Future" conference, to be held at Trent in May. Our Trent Treasures column reflects on the Great Depression in Canada and the responses to the social injustices of that period. Also, Doors Open Peterborough 2015 will be held entirely at Trent, also in May, and the Archives is a host site; details are available in the newsletter.
Trent University Archives News Number 52
his issue focuses on Education in the Archives and points to several fonds in our holdings which are not normally associated with education. Our Trent Treasures column highlights T.E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1935) located in Special Collections.
Trent University Archives News Number 51
In celebration of Trent's 50th anniversary, we are planning to participate in the "50 Years of Trent Archaeology" exhibit to be launched at Bata Library October 20-26; the focus of this issue of Archives News is about our archaeological holdings. Our "Trent Treasures" column features the Captain John Franklin publications located in our Special Collections; these first edition copies are about his initial two voyages to the Arctic. Also included is an article about a new acquisition of historical papers: the Standen-McQueen family fonds.
Trent University Archives News Number 50
This issue focuses on the maps in our collection and their functions as both science and art. We also commemorate the centenary of World War I by highlighting records in our holdings which provide glimpses of the war experience of local residents. Our Trent Treasures column features John McCrae and his iconic war poem, In Flanders Fields.
Trent University Archives News Number 49
In this issue we feature three newly acquired fonds: the Bird family fonds; the Birdsall family fonds; and the Wallis family fonds. Our "Trent Treasures" feature is about an 1873 "how-to" book for women, published with "subjects connected with the interests of every family."
Trent University Archives News Number 48
This issue focuses on a new accession of 18th and 19th century Wallis family papers. Katherine E. Wallis, whose papers were donated to the Archives in 1969, is a member of this Wallis family. The "Trent Treasures" section focuses on small private presses and specifically highlights the works of Charles Bukowski.
Trent University Archives News Number 47
In celebration of Halloween, we've featured Dorothy Herriman Choate's poem "Caterwaul" in this issue of Archives News. You'll also find information about two important new acquisitions and see a story originating from our Special Collections, about Ernest Thompson Seton and his paw print signature. Curator Janice Millard also shares her findings about one of the earliest European visitors to our local area, Sydney Bellingham.
Trent University Archives News Number 46
This issue focuses on the "WE: Peterborough World Emergency Centre for Assertive Non-Violence" collection and related materials in the Archives which pertain to the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th, 1945. The "Trent Treasures" column features Charles Dickens' Bleak House, published in 1853; a first-edition copy of this publication is located in Special Collections and Rare Books.
Trent University Archives News Number 45
Nursing is the focus of this issue of Archives News. We highlight the papers of nursing sisters Helen Fowlds and Agnes Campbell Neill, both from the Peterborough area. Our "Trent Treasures" column features an important work first published in 1724 during an era of intense philosophical investigation: Isaac Watts' Logick: or, The Right Use of Reason; our edition, located in Special Collections and Rare Books, was published in 1792.
Trent University Archives News Number 44
Hockey in the Archives is the focus of this newsletter. We also highlight a new acquisition of papers, the Joyce C. Lewis fonds, and introduce our first "Trent Treasures" column, featuring a book from Special Collections, Travels Through the States of North America and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada During the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797 by Isaac Weld.
Trent University Archives News Number 43
This newsletter includes an article about two new sculptures by David James which have recently been acquired by the Trent University Art Collection. We also remember Martha Ann Kidd, a long-time friend of the Archives who died on July 30th of this year, and highlight a few of Trent's earliest documents as Trent prepares for its 50th anniversary in 2014.
Trent University Archives News Number 42
This newsletter covers a variety of topics. We highlight important changes that have taken place in the archival profession across Canada over the past few months, and draw attention to several items from our holdings which have been digitized through Internet Archive. We also take the opportunity to extend congratulations to playwright Dave Carley on winning a significant award, and remember a friend of the Archives, Joyce C. Lewis, who died in April of this year.


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