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Frederick O. Robinson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1937 - 1963

Frederick O. Robinson was born in Port Arthur, Ontario on Aug. 2, 1903. He attended public and high school in Port Arthur and then served his apprenticeship to the machinist trade in the C.N.R. shops. He worked for 25 years as a skilled machinist in the Port Arthur shops of the C.N.R. until his election to the Ontario legislature in 1943. He continued to work as a C.N.R. machinist between sessions of the legislature, and after his election to the office of mayor, he worked in the C.N.R. shops on weekends.

He entered public life in January 1943 when he was elected to the Port Arthur Board of Education. In August of the same year he was elected to the Ontario legislature as C.C.F. member for Port Arthur. He was M.L.A. for Port Arthur until his defeat in 1951. In civic affairs, he remained on the Board of Education until 1946 when he was elected as alderman. In 1949, he became Mayor of Port Arthur; he remained in this post except for 1952 when he was defeated until 1955 when he resigned to become personnel manager for the Public Utilities Commission. He left active political life at this time. He resigned from the Public Utilities Commission in 1966 because of ill health. In July, 1969, he died.

The Frederick O. Robinson fonds comprises 7 feet of correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, articles and other material and is contained in seventeen transfer cases. The folder titles in the main are those designated by Mr. Robinson. Some re-arrangement of the material has been effected in order to comply with the folder titles. Since the folders themselves were in no apparent order when .they were donated to the university, the following arrangement was thought to be most suitable for research purposes:
I. Pre-1943 Period
II. Political Affairs (relating to the C.C.F.)
III. The Ontario Legislature and Provincial Affairs, 1943-51
IV. Provincial and Local Affairs.
V. Local and Municipal Affairs.
VI. General
VII. Miscellaneous

Dr. Harold S. Braun fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 1971

Correspondence, reports, and minutes regarding logging and forest conservation in Quetico Provincial Park collected by Dr. Harold S. Braun of Lakehead University.

Dr. R.A. Ross Papers

Dr. R.A. Ross was a Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the Faculty of Science. These papers largely relate to proposals for new programs in the Faculty of Science: a PhD program in Materials Science, a B.Sc. in Energy and Fuel Science, and an Area-oriented Research Centre in Applied Sciences.

Mothersill Papers

Personnel records, public relations correspondence, departmental records, student records, Building and equipment records, budgets, collected by Dr. John Mothersill, former Dean of Science and professor of geology.

Dr. James T. Angus fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1966 - 1985

Dr. James T. Angus was the first Dean of Education for Lakehead University.

The fonds consist of Dr Angus’s copies of correspondence, reports, memos, agenda and minutes, and printed material related to the integration of Lakehead Teachers’ College into Lakehead University; establishment of the Faculty of Education; graduate programs in education; program for training Indigenous teachers for First Nations schools in Northwestern Ontario. Activities documented include policy, procedures and programme development, budget planning, proposals, appraisals and surveys; evolution of the faculty’s administrative structure; development of curriculum and delivery of courses.

Claude Garton fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1908 - 1989

Claude Garton was a teacher and botanist. He amassed a collection of over 10,000 plant specimens, which were donated to form the Herbarium at Lakehead University. These records relate largely to his plant observations and collections.

A Northern Vision (2-5)

This work was commissioned by the Department of Music and the Centre for Northern Studies, Lakehead University. The premiere took place at the official opening of the Centre on November 26, 1989.

Printed full score and parts.

Canada Sea-to-Sea: Alexander Mackenzie Bicentennial Expeditions fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1988 - 1994

Records detailing the planning and execution of the Canada Sea-to-Sea Alexander Mackenzie Bicentennial Expeditions, 1989-1993, to celebrate the bicentennial of the voyages of Alexander Mackenzie, who was the first European person to cross Canada and reach the Pacific Ocean. Expedition leader was Dr. Jim Smithers, of Lakehead's School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism.

Students traced Mackenzie's routes travelling by canoe and overland, and held events in communities along the way.

1989: from Fort McMurray, Alberta to Kendall Island on the Beaufort Sea
1990-1991: development of educational materials and full plan
1991: Lachine, Quebec, to Winnipeg, Manitoba
1992: Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Peace River, Alberta
1993: Peace River, Alberta, to Mackenzie Rock, British Columbia

Records include planning documents, brochures, sponsorship information, route maps, and reports.

Ernie Epp fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1931 - 1995

Records relate to Ernie Epp's work as a professor at Lakehead University, and as an MP and member of the NDP. Includes a significant amount of local and national news clippings, CCF/NDP documents, and House of Commons records.

Dr. Pradip Sarbadhikari fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1967 - 1995

Teaching and research materials of Dr. Pradip Sarbadhikari, professor of political science at Lakehead University.

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