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Accession Number: 97-1031


Peter Adams fonds. -- 1976-1990. -- 6 items.

Biography / History

William Peter Adams was born in the United Kingdom in 1936, earned his B.A. at the University of Sheffield, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at McGill University. He is married, has four children, and lives in Peterborough. He was founder of the Department of Geography at Trent University. He was chair in that Department from 1968-1977 and remained a professor while also serving as Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Dean of Science, Associate Vice-President, 1977-1987. He was elected M.P.P. for Peterborough, 1987-1990, and elected to the House of Commons in 1993 where he is currently serving. He has published numerous articles on the Canadian Arctic, on the environment and other geographical topics, and has written and co-authored books in the same field. He has also been significantly involved in health issues, sports and athletics.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Peter Adams before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of three papers written by Peter Adams (one with B.F. Findlay and B.E. Goodison) concerning snow. It also includes his speech notes for a Peterborough Social Planning Council meeting, and two annual reports written in his capacity as M.P.P.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Peter Adams.

Restrictions: N

For related records see: 80-019, 82-017, 82-018, 85-002, and 97-006.

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