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Accession Number: 93-013

Title

Professor Bruce Hodgins fonds. -- 1966-1990. -- 74 cm of textual records. -- 4 audio reels.

Biography / History

Bruce Hodgins was born in 1931. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario; his Master's degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and his Doctoral degree from Duke University in North Carolina. Before he became a professor at Trent University he was a history professor for 3 years at the University of Western Ontario. He taught at Prince of Wales College at Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. While he was in Charlottetown he met Carol, his future wife. By 1963 they had two sons. In 1965 he joined the faculty of Trent University and he taught Canadian Politics. From January to June of 1979 he was an Acting College Head. From 1980 to 1984 he was the Department and Program Head of History and from 1986 to 1992, and 1995, he was Director of the Leslie M. Frost Centre. Bruce's parents established the Wanapitei Wilderness Camp on Temagami. He became the camp's director in 1971 and played a major role in running and developing it. Bruce is an active member in a canoeing organization in Peterborough that also includes other members of the Trent and Wanapitei communities.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Professor Bruce Hodgins before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of Professor Bruce Hodgins' speeches, student files and records relating to the Frost Centre at Trent University.

Notes

Title based on creator of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Professor Bruce Hodgins.

Restrictions: Student recommendation files closed.

Finding aids: Y

For related records see: 92-008.

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Box 1

Folder

1 Frost Centre-Establishment 1977-86 correspondence (original and 3rd party), proposals, reports and statements; includes the first proposal for a Wilderness Institute at Trent, the presentation of the umbrella M.A. programme and specifics on the functioning of the Frost Centre

2 Frost Centre Board-Correspondence, Agendas and Minutes 1982-86 correspondence (original and 3rd party), agendas and minutes of Board meetings; includes some notes by Board members

3 Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS) 1983-84 correspondence (original and 3rd party), application and supporting documents for M.A. programme

4 Ontario Council on University Affairs (OCUA) 1985-86 correspondence (original and 3rd party), application and supporting documents for new M.A. programme funding

5 Progress Reports 1982-85 correspondence (original and 3rd party) and reports; includes report of the Ad Hoc Committee on M.A. in Social Sciences and Humanities and 3 evaluations of the Frost Centre proposal for Canadian Heritage and Development Studies

6 Director Search Committee 1984-85 correspondence (original and 3rd party) of Search Committee for the Director of the Frost Centre; includes report of the Search Committee

7 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Research Funding 1985 correspondence (original and 3rd party) re. SSHRC five-year plan

8 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Aid to Small Universities 1981-86 correspondence (original and 3rd party), application and supporting documents for SSHRC programme of assistance to small universities in research and graduate training    

9 Funding 1982-84 correspondence (original and 3rd party) re funding sources (Secretary of State, Laidlaw Foundation, Shell Canada Limited, Fund for Excellence); includes Frost Centre proposal to Laidlaw Foundation and company report

10 Northern Chair Committee 1984-86 correspondence (original and 3rd party) re. Northern Chair (Tom Berger and Terence Armstrong); includes proposal to Secretary of State Fund for Endowment of Academic Chair in Northern Studies at Trent University

11 Native Management and Economic Development Programme 1984-85 correspondence (original and 3rd party), proposal for Integrated Approach to Native Socio-Economic Developmental Planning, Evaluation and Training Programmes proposal to Senate and Board of Governors

12 Application Inquiries 1984-85 correspondence (original and 3rd party) re. inquiries for information and/or application forms for the Canadian Heritage and Development Studies M.A. Program; includes correspondence referred from other departments (Geography, Native Studies, History, Environmental and Resource Studies, Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, Politics, English)

13 Application Inquiries 1986 correspondence (original and 3rd party) re. inquiries for information and/or application forms for the Canadian Heritage and Development Studies M.A. Program; includes correspondence referred from other departments (Geography, Native Studies, History, Environmental and Resource Studies, Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, Politics, English)

14 Application Inquiries 1987 correspondence (original and 3rd party) re. inquiries for information and/or application forms for the Canadian Heritage and Development Studies M.A. Program; includes correspondence referred from other departments (Geography, Native Studies, History, Environmental and Resource Studies, Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, Politics, English) and information request cards

15 Application Inquiries 1988 correspondence (original and 3rd party) re. inquiries for information and/or application forms for the Canadian Heritage and Development Studies M.A. Program; includes correspondence referred from other departments (Geography, Native Studies, History, Environmental and Resource Studies, Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, Politics, English) and information request cards  

16 Application Inquiries 1989-90 correspondence (original and 3rd party) re. inquiries for information and/or application forms for the Canadian Heritage and Development Studies M.A. Program; includes correspondence referred from other departments (Geography, Native Studies, History, Environmental and Resource Studies, Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, Politics, English) and information request cards

17 Budget 1983-86 correspondence (original and 3rd party) and budget reports re. Frost Centre budgetary matters

18 Frost Centre-General Correspondence 1982-88 correspondence (original and 3rd party) including requests for Frost Centre support for various events and information and update requests on Frost Centre situation  

19 Dictionary of Canadian Biography 1968-81 correspondence (original and 3rd party) and research works

20 Prentice Hall 1971-73 correspondence (original and 3rd party) and contracts

21 Prentice Hall 1974-83 correspondence (original and 3rd party), contracts and royalty statements

22 Irwin Dorsey Limited correspondence (original and 3rd party) 1968-87, royalty statements and publication agreements 1968-83  

Box 2

Folder

1 Book Reviews 1969-82 book reviews and correspondence (original and 3rd party)

2 Chronologies and Bibliographies chronologies: Federalism and the Land in Eastern and Central Canada; Major Arctic Voyages 1819-1860; Far Northern Voyages 1860-1918; Clerical Corporatism, Groulx, Christian Democrats and the Triumph of Duplessis 1920-45; Second British Empire-basic dates; Canadian Federalism Early Subsidy System for the Provinces; Administration of the Canadian North; bibliographies: The Coppermine River Northwest Territories; Canoeing and the Canadian Wilderness

3 Speeches 1973-1980 speeches delivered by Bruce Hodgins at the Canadian Interpreters' Workshop-Dorset and University of Western Ontario-London

4 John Sandfield MacDonald parts I, II and III of the manuscript on John Sandfield MacDonald

5 Writings-Various I The Ontario and Quebec Experiments in Forest Reserves 1883-1930 (with J. Benidickson and P. Gillis) Memo Regarding Closed Seminar on 'The New Provincialism: The West and Confederation in the '80s' Disagreement at the Commencement: Divergent Ontarian Views of Federalism 1867- 1871 Resource Management Conflict in the Temagami Forest 1898-1914 (with J. Benidickson) Nationalism, Decentralism and the Left The War Measures Act Rushton Canoes Notes The Temagami Indians and Canadian Federalism 1867-1943 La Revolution Tranquille (lecture) Waterways and Wild Rivers Northeastern Ontario: Background Information and Approach to Policy: Strategic Land Use Planning Process The Bankruptcy of Consensus Politics in Canada The Ogdensburg Agreement: American Relations with Canada Leading to the Establishment of the Permanent Joint Board on Defence Keewaydin Notes

6 Writings-Various II A Progress Note on Some Historiographic Problems Connected with Recreational Canoe Tripping The Temagami Deer Hunt in the 1950s New Impressions Relating to Pine Cutting in the Temagami Forest Reserve to 1940 1837: To Temagami by Canoe from Near Toronto Sault Ste. Marie to Wawa: Kandalore Norwesters Metagami to Rupert House (with C. Hodgins and M. Bruce) The Meaning of the North in Canada (with J. Benidickson) Unconventional Priest of the North: Charles Paradis 1848-1926 Burleigh, Anstruther and Chandos The Plans of Mice and Men: The Social Basis of Change in Early Canadian and Australian Federalism The Nature of Confederation Canoeing Organizations: An Introductory, Subjective Note John Sandfield MacDonald and the Crisis of 1863 A Whimsical History ---

7 Adventure by Canoe and Snowshoe 1981-83 correspondence (original and 3rd party) and articles re. Adventure by Canoe and Snowshoe: Non Commercial Travel in the Canadian North Before 1950 edited by Bruce Hodgins and Margaret Hobbs

8 Federalism in Canada and Australia 1984-89 correspondence (original and 3rd party) re. Federalism in Canada and Australia: Comparative Historical Evolution edited by B. Hodgins, J. Eddy and S. Grant

9 Maritime Articles series of articles by various authors dealing with aspects of Maritime social, economic and political life

10 Canadian Historical Association Northern Studies Group correspondence (original and 3rd party) 1981-84 and newsletters 1977-84

11 Canadian Studies Programme correspondence (original and 3rd party) 1979-82, course syllabi 1980-84 and development reports 1972-75

12 Trent Northern Studies Committee 1982 correspondence (original and 3rd party) and report of the Trent University Presidential Advisory Committee on Northern Studies

13 Association of the Teaching Staff (ATS) correspondence (original and 3rd party) 1975-81, notices and agendas of meetings 1975-79, newsletters 1978-79

14 Malcolm Montgomery 1979-82 correspondence (original and 3rd party) re. Malcolm Montgomery's graduate studies at Trent University

15 Cheryl Rielly 1978-81 correspondence (original and 3rd party) re. Cheryl Rielly's graduate studies at Trent University

16 Margaret Sanders 1979 correspondence (original and 3rd party) re. Margaret Sanders' graduate studies at Trent University

17 John Horgan 1982-84 correspondence (original and 3rd party) re. former student John Horgan

18 Canadian History Theses 1974-80 lists of these relating to Canadian history in the Trent University Bata Library

19 Canadian History Articles 1966-79 selective lists of articles on Canadian History

20 Master's Programme in Social Sciences and Humanities 1981 correspondence (original and 3rd party) re. proposal for a new master's programme in social sciences and humanities

21 Maps-Richard Szudy maps of Northern Quebec and Northwest Territories prepared by Richard Szudy for Bruce Hodgins

22 Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies 1983-85 correspondence (original and 3rd party)

23 Ptarmigan Club 1979-81 correspondence (original and 3rd party) and newsletters

24 Hugh Wallace 1976-80 correspondence (original and 3rd party) re. search for King cache on Montreal Island

25 Camp Wanapitei 1975-79 correspondence (original and 3rd party), reports, bulletins and articles

26 Tape Recordings three reel tapes re. trips in the late 1920s  

Box 3

Folder

1 Recommendations-Students I

2 Recommendations-Students II

3 Recommendations-Faculty

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