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Accession Number: 15-004

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The Honourable James K. Bartleman fonds. -- 2002-2010. -- 14 m of textual records and related materials. -- ca. 13,000 photographs. -- ca. 20 compact disks. -- 1 computer disk.

BIOGRAPHY / HISTORY

The Honourable James K. Bartleman was born in Orillia, Ontario in 1939. From 1966 to 2002, he served as a diplomat in Canada’s foreign service and, from 2002 to 2007, as Ontario’s 27th Lieutenant Governor. Mr. Bartleman is a member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation and was Ontario’s first Aboriginal vice regal representative, devoting much of his time to promoting literacy among Indigenous children and combating the stigma associated with mental illness. He is an author, having written five books of non-fiction, including two which won the Joseph Brant award on multicultural history, and two novels with social justice themes relating to the condition of Indigenous people. Titles include Out of Muskoka (2002); On six continents: a life in Canada’s foreign service, 1966-2002 (2004); Rollercoaster: my hectic years as Jean Chretien’s diplomatic advisor, 1994-1998 (2005); As long as the rivers flow (2011); and The redemption of Oscar Wolf (2013). Citing his connection to the Peterborough area and his recognition of Trent University’s “outstanding native studies program,” Mr. Bartleman offered his papers to Trent University Archives in 2013. (Taken from correspondence received from The Honourable James K. Bartleman, 2013).

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Fonds is comprised of correspondence, photographs, daily schedules, notes for remarks and speeches, brochures and pamphlets, and other documents pertaining to The Honourable James K. Bartleman.

NOTES

Custodial History: Fonds was in the custody of The Honourable James K. Bartleman before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2013.

Immediate Source: Fonds acquired from The Honourable James K. Bartleman in 2013.

Fonds Arrangement: Many items were received in binders embossed with the following label on the covers: "Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario/Bureau de Lieutenant-Gouveneur de L'Ontario". The binders also are labelled "Daily Activity", "Media Clippings", etc. and hold plastic sleeves into which the documents were inserted. In processing the fonds, this original arrangement and the Binder and Folder labels were maintained.

Restrictions: Some of the documents in this fonds are restricted. Access is governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Requests for access to the restricted records 100 years old or less must be submitted in writing.

Accruals: Further accruals are expected.

Associated material located at Archives of Ontario.

General Notes:

Correspondence and speeches are found throughout the entire fonds, both in the binders and in specifically labelled folders. When conducting a search, researchers should consult the entire finding aid.

Boxes 44 and 45 are located in the Vault.

FINDING AID

Box 1

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #1: 5 March 2002 – April 2002
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #2: May 2002 – 21 June 2002
Box 2

Daily Activity Binder: Volume 3: 22 June 2002 – September 2002
Daily Activity Binder: Volume 4: October 2002

Box 3

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #5: November 2002 – December 2002
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #6: January 2003 – March 2003

Box 4

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #7: April 2003 – 13 May 2003
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #8: 14 May 2003 – 6 June 2003
Binder of published articles which reference James Bartleman

Box 5

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #9: 7 June 2003 – 30 June 2003
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #10: July 2003 – September 2003

Box 6

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #11: October 2003 – 11 November 2003
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #12: 12 November 2003 – 30 November 2003
Photo Album: Throne Speech, 20 November 2003

Box 7

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #13: December 2003 – 4 January 2004
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #14: 5 January 2004 – 25 February 2004

Box 8

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #15: 1 March 2004 – 6 May 2004
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #16: 7 May 2004 – 8 June 2004

Box 9

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #17: 9 June 2004 – August 2004
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #18: September 2004 – 14 August 2004

Box 10

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #19:15 October 2004 – 15 November 2004
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #20: 16 November 2004 – 10 December 2004

Box 11

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #21: 11 December 2004 – 22 February 2005
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #22: 23 February 2005 – 11 April 2005

Box 12

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #23: 12 April 2005 – May 2005
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #24: 1 June 2005 – 15 June 2005

Box 13

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #25: 16 June 2005 – 30 June 2005
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #26: 1 July 2005 – 25 July 2005

Box 14

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #27: 26 July 2005 – 10 September 2005
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #28: 11 September 2005 – 11 October 2005

Box 15

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #29: 12 October 2005 – 31 October 2005
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #30: November 2005

Box 16

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #31: December 2005 – 11 January 2006
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #32: 12 January 2006 – 12 February 2006

Box 17

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #33: 13 February 2006 – 21 February 2006
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #34: 22 February 2006 – April 2006

Box 18

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #35: 12 April 2006 – 26 May 2006
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #36: 27 May 2006 – 10 June 2006 (Note: binder itself is missing)

Box 19

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #37: 11 June 2006 – 9 August 2006
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #38: 10 August 2006 – 22 September 2006

Box 20

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #39: 23 September 2006 – 19 October 2006
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #40: 20 October 2006 – 14 November 2006

Box 21

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #41: 15 November 2006 – 6 December 2006
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #42: 7 December 2006 – January 2007

Box 22

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #43: February 2007 – March 2007
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #44: April 2007 – 15 May 2007

Box 23

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #45: 16 May 2007 – 7 June 2007
Daily Activity Binder: Volume #46: 8 June 2007 – 30 June 2007

Box 24

Daily Activity Binder: Volume #47: July 2007 – 4 September 2007

Box 25

Volume #48 (post-term): 7 September 2007 – 31 July 2009
Volume #49: Events attended by Her Honour Madame Marie-Jeanne Bartleman
Photograph album: “Swami Shreeji”, Chicago, 9 August 2004 (40 photographs)
Binder of correspondence, brochures, 2008-2009

Box 26

Volume #50: Literacy initiatives photographs (ca. 500)
Binder: Thank you letters and photographs
Binder: Northern Book Drive news articles

Note: Volumes #51 - #53 not received.

Box 27

Volume #54 and Volume #55: Congratulation Letters and Replies

Box 28

Volume #56: Christmas Greetings 2002- 2004
Volume #57: Christmas Greetings 2005- 2006
(includes Royal Christmas Cards)

Box 29

Binder: Miscellaneous articles, 2002-2005
Binder: Media releases and advisories, 2002-2006
Binder: Media releases, 2004-2006
Binder: Post-term news articles, 2008-2010
[Volume #1] Media Clippings: Book program phase 1, 2004 (Note: binder itself is missing)
Volume #2 Media Clippings: Aboriginal Bridge Building and literary initiatives phase 2, 2005

Box 30

Volume #3 Media Clippings: January – May 2002
Volume #4 Media Clippings: June - October 2002

Box 31

Volume #5 Media Clippings: November 2002 - May 2003
Volume #6 Media Clippings: May - September 2003

Box 32

Volume #7 Media Clippings: October - December 2003
Volume #8 Media Clippings: January - May 2004
Also: Canadian Heraldic Authority Registration for Flag of Office of Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, 1981

Box 33

Volume #9 Media Clippings: June - December 2004
Volume #10 Media Clippings: January - May 2005

Box 34

Volume #11 Media Clippings: June - August 2005
Volume #12 Media Clippings: September - December 2005

Box 35

Volume #13 Media Clippings: January - May 2006
Volume #14 Media Clippings: May - June 2006

Box 36

Volume #15 Media Clippings: July - November 2006
Volume #16 Media Clippings: December 2006 - February 2007
Folder titled “Personal appointments of Mrs. Marie-Jeanne Bartleman,” 2004-2007

Box 37

Volume #17 Media Clippings: March – June 2007
Volume #18 Media Clippings: Miscellaneous

Box 38

Loose newspaper articles (See also Box 43)

Box 39

Literacy Program articles

Box 40

Folders

Correspondence
1-40: Correspondence Q-Z, 2002-2007
(Note: Folders specifically designated ‘Correspondence A-P’ not received)
41: Correspondence 2002-2009
42. Correspondence sent (miscellaneous), 2007-2010

Speeches
43: Notes for speeches
44: Speeches
45: Mental Health Speeches

Box 41

Speeches (cont’d)
Volumes 1-4: selected speeches, research and reference materials;
also binder of handwritten speeches and speaking notes

Box 42

Folder
Books by James Bartleman
(Note: Folders 1-4 include speeches, notes, research, and reference materials pertaining to books written by James Bartleman):
1. Out of Muskoka, 2002
2. On Six Continents, 2004 (includes computer disc)
3. Roller Coaster, 2003-2005
4: Raisin Wine in Muskoka, 2007

Box 43

Folder
Invitations
1-15. Invitations, 2008
16. Invitations, 2010

Awards
17. “James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award,” 2009
18. as above, 2008-2009
19. The Hon. J.K. Bartleman Creative Writing Award
20. Bartleman Awards, 2008

News Clippings (see also Box 38):
21. The Red Road: Toronto Sun Series on Urban Aboriginals, 2008
22. as above
23. Toronto Star article “Life Among the Sauvages,” 30 November 2008; also related articles from The Globe and Mail, 2008
24. re First Nations, 2006-2009

Various
25. Minister Bryant (Club Amick, 2008)
26. Truth and Reconciliation Conference, Calgary, 2007
27. Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada meeting, Ottawa, 2009
28. Articles, contacts, 2009-2011
29. Official photograph
30. Harbourfront – Honorary Chair
31. Travel information, 2002-2003
32. Travel information, 2004
33. Writing workshops and seminars, Ryerson College
34. Humber Writer’s Workshop, 2003

Boxes 44 & 45

Boxes 44 & 45 are located in the vault.

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