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Accession Number: 01-008


Journal of Canadian Studies fonds. Additions. -- 1997-2000. -- 1.1 m of textual records.

Biography / History

The Journal of Canadian Studies started off as an idea for a "Learned Journal" similar to the Queen's Quarterly but called the Trent Quarterly. As ideas were formulated by President T.H.B. Symons and others it came about that the need for a learned journal in Canadian Studies was necessary to the field of Canadian Studies. On June 1st, 1964 during the first meeting of the Committee of the Learned Journal it was decided to call the new journal "Journal of Canadian Studies". Professor S.G. Denis Smith was chair of the meeting and other members in attendence at the meeting were Dean M.G. Fry, Mr. J.D.P. Martin and Professor J.S. Pettigrew. In the press release on July 7, 1964 given by Trent University the Journal was to cover such Canadian topics as history, politics, anthropology, art, literature, theatre, economics and sociology. The Journal of Canadian Studies was first published in May 1966. It was, and still is, published quarterly in February, May, August and November by Trent University. The Journal solicits manuscripts ranging from 2 000 to 10 000 words in length, English or French, dealing with some aspect of Canadian Society or history and of general as well as specialized scholarly interest. The first editor of the Journal was Denis Smith and the associate editor was Bernard R. Blishen. A number of Trent faculty members, such as Kenneth E. Kidd, T.H.B. Symons as well as Ronald J. Thom, sat on the editorial and advisory boards. The Journal was "founded in the belief that the life and history of Canada, still largely unexamined, deserve[d] common study by persons of many approaches and attitudes." ("Journal of Canadian Studies" Vol. 1, page 2). The symbol used to represent the Journal of Canadian Studies is Samuel de Champlain's astrolabe which he had lost in 1613 while crossing a portage in the upper Ottawa River valley. The astrolabe now resides in the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Journal of Canadian Studies before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence, and working papers of the Journal of Canadian Studies, Volume 32, No.4 through Volume 35, No. 3.


Title based on the organization which created the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Journal of Canadian Studies.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

This fonds along with 88-015, 91-006, 92-011, 95-017, 96-009, 97-008, and 98-016 is an addition to 87-005.

For related records see: 89-009

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Box 1

Folder 1: Vol. 32, No. 4 Winter 1997-1998

Folder 2: Vol. 33, No. 1 Spring 1998

Folders 3-5: Vol. 33, No. 2 Summer 1998

Folder 6: Vol. 33, No. 3 Fall 1998

Folder 7: Vol. 33, No. 4 Winter 1998-1999

Box 2

Folders 1-2: Vol. 34, No. 1 Spring 1999

Folders 3-4: Vol. 34, No. 2 Summer 1999

Box 3

Folders 1-2: Vol. 34, No. 3 Fall 1999

Box 4

Folders 1-11: Vol. 34, No. 4 Winter 1999-2000

Folders 12-25: Vol. 35, No.1 Spring 2000

Folders 26-35: Vol. 35, No.2 Summer 2000

Box 5

Folders 1-12: Vol. 35, No. 3 Fall 2000

Box 6

Folders 1-10: Vol. 35, No. 3 Fall 2000 (continued)

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