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Borthywick Schools Collection

  • Collection
  • 1873 - 1961

Letters, minutes, reports, and other documents regarding schools at the Lakehead: early Port Arthur, Fort William, and the region.

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

Lloyd Dennis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 1969

Lloyd Arthur Dennis (1923-2012) served as Co-Chair for the Provincial Committee on Aims and Objectives of Education in the Schools of Ontario (1965-1968) and was the co-author of the report “Living and Learning," commonly referred to as the Hall-Dennis Report. The fonds consists largely of records related to the Committee; the research, development, and writing of the Report; and responses after the Report's publication.

The records include:

  • Committee documents and hearings
  • Committee correspondence
  • Research & reference documents
  • Preparing the Report
  • Responses to the Report

Dennis was born in 1923 in Aspdin, ON. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces 1942-1946, and earned a B.A. and B.Ed. from the University of Toronto. He began teaching elementary school in 1948, and worked as Principal at several schools from 1957-1965.

Dennis joined the Provincial Committee on Aims and Objectives of Education in the Province of Ontario first as Secretary and Research Director, and became Co-Chair with Justice Emmett Hall in 1967. After the Report's publication in 1968, he was responsible for public interpretation, and gave many speeches and presentations across the province.

Dean J. Angus

File contains reports to the Appraisal Committee, O.C.G.S., on the Proposed Master of Education Programs at Lakehead University, plus a confidential Addendum to the Report, a draft and report on Graduate Studies in Education in the Province of Ontario plus Appendix A and a conference address entitled "Teacher education at Lakehead University "Achievements and Aspirations" given by James T. Angus

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.

Development of the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University

Series consists of the formation of the Faculty of Education records made and received by the Dean of the Faculty of Education in the course of administering its programs and operations. Activities documented include legal agreements, revised constitutions, bylaws and memorandum of understanding. Records also include policy, administrative and teaching decisions, degree and staffing structure, curriculum and programmes, budgets and correspondence with various universities. Also included are articles and papers on graduate studies in education in the province of Ontario; Teachers’ College and universities assuming responsibility for teacher education and Teachers’ College affiliation with universities; the MacLeod Report is frequently mentioned. Proposals include: reorganization of the student teaching programmes in elementary education; proposed organization of the Faculty of Education. Policy statements include: OCUFA (Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations) statement on amalgamation of Elementary Teachers’ College with the universities.

Includes:
Transcribed conversation between Dean Angus and President of Lakehead University, December 29, 1969.
An address to the A.P.E.N.W.O conference, Thunder Bay, Ontario, February 21. 1974 entitled Achievements and aspiration: teacher education at Lakehead University

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.

Canadian Federation of University Women, Thunder Bay Chapter fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1932 - 2003

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, membership lists, newsletters, photographs and slides, and other various records associated with the activities of the club. Arranged into the following series:

  1. Constitution and Policies
  2. Minutes and Agendas
  3. Reports and Notes
  4. Background Information
  5. Newsletters
  6. Cash Books and Membership Lists
  7. Study Groups
  8. Correspondence
  9. Conferences
  10. Special Projects and Events
  11. Founders Memorial Trust Bursary
  12. Enrichment Nursery School Project
  13. CFUW – National Chapter
  14. CFUW – Ontario Council
  15. Ephemera
  16. Images

Fred Gilbert papers

Fred Gilbert was President of Lakehead University from 1998 to 2010. Significant developments during this time include the founding of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and the creation of the Orillia campus.

Records include some administrative documents, photographs, and information about public events.

Brian Stevenson papers

Dr. Brian Stevenson served as sixth President of Lakehead University, from August 2010 to December 2017.

Significant changes during this time include: the founding of the Faculty of Law, a significant increase in the number of international students, and renovations and new construction.

Municipal Elections 2018 Web Collection

  • Collection
  • 2018

Web material related to the 2018 municipal elections in municipalities across Northwestern Ontario.

Sites crawled include those of municipalities, candidates, news sources, and third party groups making endorsements or recommendations.

Claude Liman fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1961 - 2020

Personal and professional writing of Dr. Claude Liman, professor of English at Lakehead University. His work focused on teaching American Literature, poetry and creative writing at Lakehead.

The contents of his journals include daily life, and reflections on teaching and his career. The letters chronicle his private and professional life, and include correspondence both sent and received.The records also reflect his involvement in sports, particularly skiing, but also golf, cycling, and running.

Records have been arranged into four series: Journals, Letters, Writing, and Teaching.

Dr. Penny Petrone fonds

  • Fonds

Dr. Penny Serafina Petrone (1925-2005) taught at Lakehead University's Faculty of Education. She was also an author, researcher, and traveller. The records reflect her research on Indigenous literature and culture and on the history of education in Canada; her writings including memoirs, personal records, and records of travel.

The records are divided into series as follows:

  • First Nations Literature and Culture (First People First Voices, 1983; Native Literature in Canada, 1990)
  • Inuit and Arctic Literature and Culture (Northern Voices, 1988)
  • Isabella Valancy Crawford (research supporting thesis)
  • Memoirs, biographical, and family materials (Breaking the Mould, 1995; Embracing Serafina 2000)
  • Travels (Europe, USSR, Asia, South America, North America)
  • Speeches, reviews, articles, and lectures
  • Education & teaching
  • Canadian writers
  • Travels (Uganda, China)

Lakehead University fonds

  • Fonds

Lakehead University evolved from the Lakehead Technical Institute (LTI), which was established in 1946. From LTI, Lakehead became the Lakehead College of Arts, Science and Technology in 1956. The Lakehead University Act was given Royal Assent by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in 1965, and Lakehead University was established. The first degrees granted by Lakehead University were in Arts and Science in 1965.

The Lakehead University fonds includes records of administrative offices and former administrators.