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Accession Number: 04-018

Title

Trent University sound and video recordings collection. -- 1966-2007.

Biography / History

Trent University was formally created in 1963 by the Ontario Legislature. Located in Peterborough, Ontario, Trent opened its doors to its first students in 1964.

Custodial History

This collection was artificially created as items were acquired from various Trent University personnel.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of recordings of lectures given at Trent University by faculty and guests.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the collection.
This collection was acquired from several Trent University personnel and from the Audio-Visual Department.
Restrictions: Reels and cassettes may not be copied.

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Box 1

1966 (7 reels)

  • [Champlain Lectures. Lecture #1 Series #3 – Dr. Gordon Roper. “Peterborough Writers and Canadian Literature”.]
  • Champlain Lectures. Series 1 #1. Prof. Donald Creighton. Intro by Prof. Alan Wilson. November 4
  • Champlain Lectures. Creighton. November 4
  • Champlain Lectures. Donald Creighton. November 4
  • Champlain lectures. W.L. Morton. Confederation 1870-1876. November 9
  • Champlain lecture – Claude Ryan. The Historic Position of Quebec in Confederation. November 16
  • Champlain Lectures – Claude Ryan Series 1 #3

1971 (1 cassette)

  • A tape of Don Harron – given to the Archives by Jim English (he found it in his desk). Great Hall.

1973 (1 reel)

  • Don Harron Presentation in Great Hall Champlain College. April 10.

1974 (1 reel)

  • Japan Series. Philip [Kaplean]. Zen. November 21. Wenjack Theatre

1981 (1 reel)

  • Prof. White. Guest Lecturer from England. Wenjack Lecture. December 7

1982 (1 reel)

  • Prof. White. Wednesday March 17

1983 (5 reels)

  • Gloria Jones. CCLT Tape 2. Thursday March 10
  • Gloria Jones. CCLT Tape 1. Thursday March 10
  • Prof. Gordon Johnston. November 9
  • [F. Helleigner]
  • Fred Helleigner. LLH 9AM. February 17

1985 (1 reel)

  • Stephen Lewis #1. TIP Colloquium: The Future of the United Nations, Stephen Lewis, Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations, 3:30PM in Wenjack Theatre. March 29

1988 (1 reel)

  • Fred Helleigner. 12:30PM October 25

1993 (1 cassette)

  • Free Trade for J Wadland by Gordon Reachie. March

1994 (2 cassettes)

  • The Suburbs are Passe. John Sewall. Thursday February 3
  • Shirley Williams. LECLH. April 29

Box 2

1981 (3 reels)

•    Women In Irish Legend and Literature. March 19 12 30 PM/4PM. Wenjack

•    Mary Midgley. Human Nature and Human Wickedness. Art and Science in the Psychology of Motive. Thursday November 19th

•    Mary Midgley. Human Nature and Human Wickedness. Fates, Causes and Freewill. Wednesday November 18th

1984 (1 reel and 1 VHS)

•    Lecture Given by Dr. David Suzuki. Intro to Planet for the Taking. Friday October 12 2PM. VHS

•    Dr. David Suzuki. October 12 8PM. Wenjack Theatre. Reel

1988 (1 reel)

•    Public Lecture Given on AIDS. Moderator: Prof. Lynn Neufeld. Speakers: Dr. Richard Smith, Mr. James Orbinski, Mr. Paul Marshall. November 25

1987 (1 cassette and 1 reel)

  • Politics lecture. Prof. V. Lyon. September 5. Cassette
  • Prof. V Lyon Lecture given Friday September 25. Reel

1989 (1 VHS)

•    Imperial Oil Lecture. Robert Fulford. March 30

1991 (1 cassette and 1 reel)

  • Professor Doctor Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn’s. October 18. Wenjack. Cassette
  • Professor Doctor Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn’s “Research and Development to Promote Sustainable Development” October 18. Wenjack. Reel.

1998 (1 VHS)

  • James Winter Lecture. Thursday March 5.

2001 (1 cassette)

  • Dyer lecture. October 30

2002 (1 cassette)

  • Bob McDonald. February 5

2004 (2 cassettes, 2 mini cassettes, and 1 VHS)

  • John Ralston Saul. February 6. Mini cassette
  • John Ralston Saul. February 6. Mini cassette
  • Rick Mercer at Trent. VHS
  • Don Tapscott Lecture. March 3. Tape 1. Cassette
  • Don Tapscott Lecture. March 3. Tape 2. Cassette

Box 3

No date (3 reels)

•    Buckstein Lecture #1

•    Buckstein Lecture #2

•    Buckstein Lecture #3

1980 (3 reels)

•    Rachel and Herschel Memorial Lectures (Fourth). Speaker: Professor Emil L. Fackenheim, University of Toronto. Lectures on Jewish Thought: “On being a Jew today – History”. Wednesday 26th November. 1 of 3.

•    Rachel and Herschel Memorial Lectures (Fourth). Speaker: Professor Emil L. Fackenheim, University of Toronto. Lectures on Jewish Thought: “On being a Jew today – Auschwitz”. Wednesday 3rd December. 2 of 3.

•    Rachel and Herschel Memorial Lectures (Fourth). Speaker: Professor Emil L. Fackenheim, University of Toronto. Lectures on Jewish Thought: “On being a Jew today – Jerusalem”. Wednesday 10th December. 3 of 3.

1986 (1 reel)

•    Sociology speaker series. Bob Gallagher. W.T. November 3.

1988 (1 reel)

•    Sociology Colloquium: Sorting Out Myths From Reality by Margrit Eichler (Toronto). January 30.

1997 (2 cassettes)

•    W.O. Morton lecture. 1 of 2.

•    W.O. Morton lecture. 2 of 2.

Gilbert Ryle Lectures (Boxes 4 & 5)

Box 4 (Ryle Lectures)

1980 (10 reels)

Prof. R.P. Wolff (Wolfe), University of Massachusetts. The Language of Marxian Economics.

  • Unknown date, #1
  • Unknown date, #2
  • Unknown date, #3
  • Unknown date, #4
  • Unknown date, Marxian Economics- “Language and Being”
  • March 20, Marxian Economics - Labour power as a produced Commodity: Steps toward recon. Of Marx’s Polit. Econ

Prof. Richard Taylor, University of Rochester. Directions of Moral Philosophy

  • November 17, The Beginning: Pre-Christian Ethics
  • November 18, Rational Man
  • November 19, The Christian Commandment of Love
  • November 20, The Failure of Modern Synthesis

1983 (4 reels)

Prof. Donald Munro. Images of Human Nature.

  • March 21, reel 1

[Prof. Donald Munro. Images of Human Nature.]

  • March 22, CCLT 8PM to 10PM reel 2
  • March 23, CCLT 8PM to 10PM reel 3
  • March 24, CCLH reel 4

1984 (9 objects: 4 reels and 5 cassettes)

[Errol Harris. Time and the World.]

  • March 19, reel 1, Champlain Lecture Hall
  • March 20, reel 2, Champlain Lecture Hall
  • March 21, reel 3, Champlain Lecture Hall
  • March 22, reel 4, Champlain Lecture Hall

Errol Harris. Time and the World.

  • March, cassette 1, Metaphysical
  • March, cassette 2, Metaphysical
  • March, cassette 3, Evolution
  • March, cassette 4, Historical
  • March, cassette 6

1985 (5 objects: 1 reel and 4 cassettes)

[Bernard Williams. Social Justice.]

  • March 19, reel 1
  • March 18, cassette 1
  • March 19, cassette 2
  • March 20, cassette 3
  • March 21, cassette 4

1986 (8 reels and 3 cassettes)

[David Kaplan. Word and Belief.]

  • March 10, reel 1
  • March 11, Words, reel 2
  • March 12, reel 3
  • March 14, reel 4

Prof. [David] Gallop. Ruminations.

  • November 10, Dream lecture Series (Hugh MacLellan), reel 1
  • November 11, Dream lecture Series (V. Taylor), reel 2
  • November 12, reel 3
  • November 13, “Dreams…” reel 4

[unknown speaker. [1986]]

  • [assuming 1986], “Ryle #1”, cassette 1
  • [assuming 1986], “Ryle #2”, cassette 2
  • “Ryle lecture ‘86”, cassette 2

1988 (4 reels)

[Tom Regan. Individualism Reconsidered.]

  • March 7, reel 1, Wenjack
  • March 8, reel 2, Wenjack
  • March 9, reel 3, CCLT
  • March 10, reel 4, CCLT

1989 (12 objects: 8 reels and 4 cassettes)

Daniel J. O’Connor. Time and Free Will.

  • March 13, reel 1, CCLT
  • March 14, reel 2, CCLT
  • March 15, reel 3, CCLT
  • March 16, reel 4, CCLT

Martha Nussbaum. Aristotelian Politics- Human Functioning and Social Structure.

  • November 6-November 7, reel 1- November 6/89: “The priority of the good and the task of politics” Recorded in the Bata Library Film Theatre / November 7/89: “The Human Being: Practical Reason and Affiliation”
  • November 7, reel 2
  • November 8, reel 3
  • November 9, reel 4

[Martha Nussbaum. Aristotelian Politics- Human Functioning and Social Structure.]

  • November 6, cassette 1
  • November 7, cassette 2
  • November 8, cassette 3
  • November 9, cassette 4

1992 (4 cassettes)

[Jonathan Glover. Ethics: Lessons from the Nazi Period.]

  • March 2, Cassette 1
  • March 3, Cassette 2
  • March 4, Cassette 3
  • March 5, Cassette 4

1993 (4 cassettes)

[William Newton-Smith. The Nature of Rationality.]

  • February 15, cassette 1 CCLT 8PM
  • February 16, cassette 2 CCLH 8PM
  • February 17, cassette 3 CCLH 8PM
  • February 18, cassette 4 CCLH 8PM

1995 (5 cassettes)

Prof. Calvin O. Schrag. The Portrait of Self—After Postmodernity.

  • March 13, Cassette 1
  • March 14, Cassette 1 of 2
  • March 14, Cassette 2 of 2
  • March 15, Cassette 1 of 2
  • March 15, Cassette 2 of 2

Box 5 (Ryle Lectures)

1997 (4 cassettes)

[Kenneth Schmitz. The Recovery of Wonder – Unmakable Things and the New.]

  • February 3, Cassette 1
  • February 4, Cassette 2
  • February 5, Cassette 3
  • February 6, Cassette 4

1998 (4 VHS)

[Thomas] P. Kasulis. A Cultural Philosophy of Relationship—Intimacy vs. Integrity.

  • February 9, VHS 1Part 1
  • February 10, VHS 2 Part 2
  • February 11, VHS 3 Part 3
  • February 12, VHS 4 Part 4

1999 (4 cassettes)

[Paul Churchland. New Light on Some Old Philosophical Problems: How Computational Neuroscience Illuminates Mind, Meaning, and Morals.]

  • February 2, Cassette 1 of 2
  • February 2, Cassette 2 of 2
  • February 3, Cassette 3
  • February 4, Cassette 4

2000 (5 cassettes)

[Susan Haack. Defending Science – Within Reason.]

  • March 13, Cassette 1
  • March 14, Cassette 1 of 2
  • March 14, Cassette 2 of 2

Susan Haack. Defending Science – Within Reason.

  • March 15, cassette 1 “The Sociology of Science: The Sensible Program”
  • March 16, cassette 2 Susan Haack

2001 (8 cassettes)

[G.A. Cohen. Rescuing Justice from Constructivism.]

  • March 7, cassette 1 “Justice & Construction”

[Dennis Dutton. Art and Human Evolution.]

  • October 15, Cassette 1 of 2
  • October 15, Cassette 2 of 2
  • October 16, Session 2: Oct 16 Cassette 1
  • October 16-October 17, Session 2: Oct 16 Cassette 2 Side A / Session 3: Oct 17 Cassette 1 Side B
  • October 17, cassette 1 Session 3
  • October 18, Session 4 Cassette 1
  • October 18, Session 4 Cassette 2

2007 (3 cassettes)

[Nancy Fraser. Abnormal Justice.]

  • March 26, Cassette 1
  • March 28, Cassette 2
  • March 29, Cassette 3

Box 6

Margaret Laurence: reading at Traill College, April 1984 (1 cassette)

Margaret Laurence’s My Final Hour

1984 (1 VHS and 2 reels)

  • Tuesday October 2, 1984. 20th Anniversary of Trent University Public Lecture given by Dr. Margaret Laurence. Title: “My Final Hour”, VHS
  • “My Final Hour”,  2 reels

Margaret Laurence Tribute Lectures at Trent University

Unknown date (1 reel; 1 cassette)

  • “Margaret Laurence Tribute”, CBC Broadcast, reel
  • “Margaret Laurence Tribute”, cassette

1982 (1 reel)

  • W.L. Morton Lecture Series Inaugural Address by Gov. General Ed Schryer

1987 (1 reel and 1 cassette)

  • February 2 8PM, Margaret Laurence Tribute, Wenjack Theatre, reel
  • February 2, Margaret Laurence: Memorial Tribute Music, cassette

[1987] (2 cassettes)

  • Margaret Laurence Tribute cassette master
  • Margaret Laurence Tribute

1988 (3 reels and 12 VHS)

  • March 10, Margaret Laurence Tribute First Annual Lecture: Adele Wiseman, reel
  • March 10, Margaret Laurence, Wenjack (audio only), VHS
  • March 10 8PM Wenjack, Margaret Laurence, VHS
  • March 11, Readings in Wenjack. Moderator: Peter Gzowski. 1) Alice Munro, 2) Miriam Waddington, 3) Timothy Findley, VHS
  • March 11, Margaret Laurence (P. Gzowski; A. Munro; M. Waddington) 8:30-10:30pm. A. VHS
  • March 11, Margaret Laurence (T.Findley). B. VHS
  • March 12, Afternoon Wenjack Readings. Moderator: Clara Thomas. 1. Roo Borson. 2. Sylvia Fraser. 3. Robert Kroetsch. 4. Adele Wiseman. Reel
  • March 12, Margaret Laurence (C. Thomas; R. Borson; S. Fraser; R. Kroetsch) 2:30PM, VHS
  • March 12, Margaret Laurence (A. Wiseman) 2:30PM, VHS
  • March 12, Margaret Laurence Tribute, Saturday Evening, Wenjack. VHS
  • March 12, Saturday afternoon readings, VHS
  • March 12, Margaret Laurence 8PM (R. Weaver; H. Maclennan; P.K. Page), VHS
  • March 12, Margaret Laurence (W.O. Mitchell) 8PM, VHS
  • November 12, W.O. Mitchell Readings Ladybug, Ladybug, etc., reel
  • November 12, W.O. Mitchell Lecture Part 1, VHS
  • November 12, W.O. Mitchell Lecture Part 2, VHS

1997 (3 VHS)

  • October 17, Timothy Findley, Wenjack Theatre
  • October 18, Findley Weekend
  • October 18, Wenjack. Timothy Findley, Katherine Govier, Terry Jordan, Catherine Hunter, Terence McCartney-Filgate, Timothy Findley, Lorna Crozier, Ann-Marie MacDonald

Box 7

Miscellaneous A/V at Trent University

No Date (6 reels, 1 cassette, and 1 VHS)

  • David Glassco. reel
  • Fred Wheatley and Christie Thomson. Native Studies 490. Ojibwe Language Dialogues. Dialogues #1 and 2 (final dialogues). Reel
  • Fred Wheatley and Christie Thomson. Native Studies 490. Ojibwe Language Dialogues. Dialogues #3-10. Reel
  • Unknown. reel
  • Play – Landscape by Harold Pinter. Interview by [Tyron]. reel
  • Marat Sade. The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade. reel
  • “The Fugitive President” or “From the Frying Pan into the Fire” written by Gordon Johnston, David Gallop and James Neufeld. Performed by Gordon Johnston, James Neufeld and Gillian Wilson. Narrated by Peter Gzowski. Pianist Danny (Diana) McLeod. cassette
  • Bonnie Patterson First Take with Dan Carter. VHS

1968 (1 reel)

  • UN lecture. December 4

1969 (5 reels)

  • Ignatieff Public Lecture. January 17
  • Ignatieff Public Lecture. January 17
  • Rene Levesque I. February 6
  • Rene Levesque II. February 6
  • President’s statement to CHEX. February 6. Additional documents included

1971 (1 reel)

  • TURS-Archives. 1. Trent Poets Part I. 2. “” II. 3. Play Prod. Niel Rodgers April 4.

1972 (2 reels)

  • #1 Wright Report
  • #2 Wright Report

1973 (1 reel)

  • Tape of a conversation with Mr. [Donald] Cameron, of Trent’s Board of Governors re: his years as Deputy Minister of National Health and Welfare. Interviewer: A.M. Nicholson. Fall 1973. Additional documents included.

1978 (1 cassette)

  • Interview with Mrs. V. Linsey at Traill College, Retired May/’78. Alumni Association Records – J. Doyle

1979 (1 reel)

  • Al Purdy. Readings from his poetry. On occasion of Publication of “Moths in the Iron Curtain”. Otonabee College SCR. April 9

1980 (4 reels)

  • English 105 lecture. October 1
  • Harvey McCaul. Native studies lecture. Wenjack Theatre. Monday December 8 2:30-4:30
  • English 105. October 15
  • English 105. [Orm] Mitchell. September 24.

1981 (3 reels)

  • English 265 Lecture. 2:30PM. January 21
  • Seminar “Criticism”. Wenjack. Reel 1 of 2. 8PM March 13
  • Seminar “Criticism”. Wenjack. Reel 2 of 2. 8PM March 13

1982 (1 cassette)

  • W. Evans. Radio noon CBC. March 23

1985 (1 reel)

  • David Glassco reading W.A. Yeats “Poems from the Wind Among the Reeds”. January 29

1986 (1 reel)

  • Gregory Sorbara, Minister of Colleges and Universities. March 25

1987 (2 reels and 7 cassettes)

  • Death Penalty Forum. April 14. Reel
  • Death Penalty Forum Tape 2. April 14. Cassette
  • Death Penalty Forum Tape 1. April 14. Cassette
  • Death Penalty Forum Tape 2. Cassette
  • Death Penalty Forum Tape 1. Cassette
  • Death Penalty Forum Tape 1. April 14. Cassette
  • Death Penalty Forum Tape 2. April 14. Cassette
  • Master Poems and Music. T.A. Noriega’s Poems from Gandela Viva and Duende de Noche. November 3. Cassette
  • Comprehensive Space Study. Wednesday January 21. Reel.

1988 (2 reels and 1 cassette)

  • CC PDR. For Robinette. March 24. Reel.
  • Freddie Hagar Retirement. September 30. Reel
  • Freddie Hagar Retirement. [September 30]. Cassette

1989 (1 reel)

  • Robert Mortgan. Guest lecture with P. Raymont Cultural Studies 235. February 6

1991 (1 cassette)

  • Morningside CBC. John and Theresa Topic. May 29

1992 (1 VHS)

  • Adjusting Our Focus, Plenary Session. February 28

1993 (1 cassette)

  • John Stubbs. Peterborough Side A, Toronto Side B

1995 (1 VHS)

  • CCCC Jim McAdam Mock Trial. Friday March 24

1999 (1 cassette)

  • Michael Treadwell: A Teacher Remembered. Saturday November 13

2001 (2 cassettes)

  • Chancellor’s dialogues #1. Water. September 11
  • Chancellor’s dialogues #2. Water. September 11

2003 (2 mini cassettes and 1 VHS)

  • Chancellor’s dialogues. Tape #1. February 4. Mini cassette
  • Chancellor’s dialogues. Tape #2. February 4. Mini cassette
  • Chancellor’s dialogues. VHS

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