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Accession Number: 14-015

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Professor Keith Walden fonds. Additions. -- 1970-2009. -- 1 m of textual records.

BIOGRAPHY / HISTORY

Professor Keith Walden was born in Montreal, Quebec. From 1966 to 1970 he was an undergraduate student at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He also received his Master's degree (1971) and Doctorate degree (1981) from Queen's University. Professor Walden joined the History Department of Trent University in 1977. His major historical research interest has been in the area of popular culture, particularly myth and symbolism. Professor Walden served for several years, until August 1990, as an editor of the journal Ontario History, and has published several articles and books. His books include Isaac Brock, man and myth: a study of the militia myth of the War of 1812 in Upper Canada, 1812-1912, 1971; The symbol and myth of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in some British, American and English Canadian popular literature, 1873-1973, 1980; Visions of order, 1982; Becoming modern in Toronto: the Industrial Exhibition and the shaping of a late Victorian culture, 1997; and The papers of Harry Cassidy and Beatrice Pearce: the courtship years, 1917-1925, 2009.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Fonds consists of research materials and correspondence pertaining to Professor Walden's writing and teaching career. Also included are folders of personal correspondence.

NOTES

Custodial History: This fonds was created by and in the custody of Professor Keith Walden before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2014.

Immediate Source: Fonds acquired from Professor Keith Walden in 2014.

Restrictions: Some of the correspondence in Boxes 4 and 5 is restricted: permission of Archivist required to access these boxes. Photocopied articles from books and journals not to reproduced or quoted directly without appropriate consent.

Accruals: This fonds is an addition to 91-002.

Outsized material located in Trent University Cabinet – Drawer 9.

FINDING AID

Boxes 1 & 2Research materials: handwritten research notes on index cards plus photocopied articles, some of which pertain to Professor Walden’s research for the articles “We Have Mist the Haze: Initiations at the University of Toronto, 1880-1925” and "Respectable Hooligans: Male Toronto College Students Celebrate Halloween, 1884-1910."
NOTE: Most of the photocopied articles are copied from published books and journals. This material may not be reproduced or quoted directly without appropriate consent.
Box 3Envelope:

Four micro-cassettes:
- two titled Michael and Maureen Cassidy interview, 23 August 2002
- one titled History 254, Lecture #1, Intro
- one untitled

Folder

1. Two essays by Keith Walden, 1970 & n.d.
2. Chapter titled “Display” by Keith Walden, 1993
3. Correspondence re revisions of “Desire, Anxiety, and Sore Feet: The Toronto Industrial Exhibition and the Making of the Late Victorian Urban Culture” by Keith Walden, 1995-1996; also some research material & photographic copies, negatives and slides of images used in the publication
4. “Cassidy volume”: The papers of Harry Cassidy and Beatrice Pearce: The courtship years, 1917-1925 by Keith Walden (published by the Champlain Society, Volume 70), 2009: correspondence, revisions, 2004-2009
5. “Hardly Fair: Small town attitudes and perceptions of Toronto and the Toronto Industrial Exhibition, 1879-1904” by Elizabeth Wilton, research assistant of Professor Walden, 1989
6. Correspondence re Toronto Industrial Exhibition, 1988
7. Correspondence titled “out of town research materials”, 1988 (re Toronto Industrial Exhibition)
Box 4 RESTRICTEDRestriction: Some of the correspondence in Boxes 4 and 5 is restricted: permission of Archivist required to access these boxes.

Correspondence
(Note: Box 5 Folder 15 contains a list prepared by Professor Walden titled "Notes on the Authors of Letters in my Papers")

Folder

1. Letters from students, 1978-1998
2. Letters from History Department colleagues, 1979-1999
3. Letters from Trent colleagues, 1980-1994
4. John and Katie Syrett correspondence, 1985-2006
5. Trent correspondence, miscellaneous, 1976-1980
6. Thelma Chuter correspondence, 1983-2005
7. Chantel Meister correspondence, 1980-1982
8. Lee-Anne Broadhead correspondence, 1983-2009
9. Nancy Christie correspondence, 1979-1982
10. Sue Fenwick, 1977-1978
11. Maureen Walsh, 1979-1981
12. David Boulding, 1981
13. Robert Baglier, 1980
14. Lisa Leighton, 1979-1981
15. Pat Jason, 1985-1991
16. George Rawlyk, 1977-1995
17. Kathy Corrigan, 1970s
18. Dorothy Quann, 1975-1976
19. Jane Lamb, 1972-1979
20. Jane Wilson, 1971-1975
21. Stan McRoberts and Kitty Slater, 1979; 1997
22. Janice McKinnon, 1972-1995
Box 5 RESTRICTEDRestriction: Some of the correspondence in Boxes 4 and 5 is restricted: permission of Archivist required to access these boxes.

Correspondence (cont’d)
(Note: Box 5 Folder 15 contains a list prepared by Professor Walden titled "Notes on the Authors of Letters in my Papers")

Folder

1. Judith Timson, 1973-1982
2. Debbie Boudreau, 1972-1974
3. Pam Johnson, 1994
4. University friends – Queens, 1971-1993
5. Grad student days, 1973-1976
6. Miscellaneous correspondence with Canadian historians, 1976-1996
7. “Becoming Modern” royalty statements, reviews, contracts, correspondence, publicity, 1995-2011
8. Materials relating to the Visions of Order, 1977-1994
9. Relating to the endowment of the Berna Theobold Prize in Comparative Development, 2001
10. Relating to invitation to deliver the James A. Jackson Memorial Lecture, University of Manitoba, 1998-1999
11. Toronto Board of Education talk, 1997
12. Woodson Museum talk, 1992
13-14. Dionne Quintuplets: manuscript titled “Displaying the Dionne Quintuplets”, agreements, correspondence, notes and research materials, 1998
15. List prepared by Professor Walden titled "Notes on the Authors of Letters in my Papers"

Trent University Cabinet – Drawer 9Posters advertising theatre performances at Trent University (these are mounted on cardboard and encapsulated in clear plastic):
“The Duck Variations” (performed at The Commoner)
“The Tempest” (performed at Wenjack Theatre)

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