Fonds - Lloyd Dennis fonds

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Lloyd Dennis fonds

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  • 1965 - 1969 (Creation)

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2m of textual records; approximately 50 photographs

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The records were donated by Lloyd Dennis to Lakehead University at the Orillia Campus in 2010. They are currently available at the Library at Heritage Place.

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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.

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  • Committee documents and hearings
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  • 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.

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Records are currently as arranged by the records creator in preparation for donation. Further arrangement will be performed at a later date.

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  • English
  • French

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Primarily English, with some documents in French.

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Records are not fully processed. Two folders are restricted access as they contain personal legal & financial information; the rest has no restrictions.

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An interim inventory can be made available on request.

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