Jamaican Self-Help (Peterborough) fonds

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Jamaican Self-Help (Peterborough) fonds. -- 1977-2015. -- 1 m of textual records. -- ca. 85 photographs.

BIOGRAPHY / HISTORY

Jamaican Self-Help (Peterborough) was a registered charitable organization founded in Peterborough, Ontario in 1978 by teachers Rosemary and John Ganley. Registered in 1980, JSH (Peterborough) operated under the slogan "empowering people and building community” and was part of a larger organization of Canadians "working in solidarity to foster the development of healthy Jamaican communities through partnership based on mutual respect, understanding and a shared vision of self-determination; and foster an understanding of global forces North and South and their interconnectedness." (taken from: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/jamaican-self-help/). Over its 35-year history, JSH (Peterborough) was concerned with issues of racism, colonialism, etc. and addressed matters such as these through its educational activities; it had numerous ties to other local and international agencies and organizations and links to Trent University through faculty and students. JSH closed its Peterborough office in 2016.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Fonds is comprised of textual documents and photographs pertaining to Jamaican Self-Help (Peterborough). Included are student papers and Jamaican-generated research papers, mission statement, constitution and by-laws, manuals, tributes to John Ganley, Rosemary Ganley lectures, photographs, reports, policies, press clippings, research, correspondence, and papers relating to several partner developmental organizations.

NOTES

Custodial History: Fonds was in the custody of Jamaican Self-Help (Peterborough) before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2016.

Condition: Excellent

Immediate Source: Fonds acquired from Jamaican Self-Help (Peterborough) via Rosemary Ganley in 2016.

Restrictions: N

Finding Aid

Box 1

Folder

1.Letters Patent, bylaws, 1980
2. Constitution and bylaws, 1996-2010
3. Mission statements, 2001-2015
4. Partners – power transfer documents, 1990s
5. Board of directors policies, 1999-2013
6. Volunteer policies, 2006
7. Gender policies, 201-2009
8. Personnel policies, 1996
9. Annual reports, 1995-2012
10. Awareness trip progress markers, 2005
11. Global education, 1992-2002
12. Global education activities
13. Global education manual, 1997-2003
14. Celebration music forms, 1984
15. Sample letters of appreciation, 1990-1999
16. Student sponsorships, 1987-1992
17. Awareness trips (John Driscoll), 1995
18. East-Central Ontario Coalition of Internationally-Minded NGO’s (ECOSIN), 1995
19. Partner organizations, 1995-1997
20. Memorandum of agreement, 1997
21. Trent Centre, 2004
22. Spark photo festival, 35th anniversary, 2014
23. JSH 25th anniversary, 2005
24. JSH 35th anniversary, 2015
25. Music visits press, 2002-2010
26. Choir tours, 2004-2006
27. Co-op student program, 2008-2011
28. Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) RPT Year 1 Performance review, 2010; annual work plan, 2011; monitoring forms, 2010; Caribbean Festival, Peterborough, 2013
29. Ontario Council for International Cooperation / Canada’s Council for International Co-operation (OCIC/CCIC), 2012
30. Brunch, 1995-2012
31. Reframe film festival, 2008
32. Maps (Jamaica)
33. Photographs, ca. 85, 1985-2017
34. Newspaper clippings (local media coverage), 1983-2013
35. Newspaper clippings, 1977-1989
36. Newspaper clippings, 1990-1999
37. Newspaper clippings, 2000-2012

Box 2

Folder

1. Ganley lectures, 2005-2012
2. Tributes – John Ganley, 2013
3. JHS Brochures, 1992-2009
4. Jamaican Vibes Newsletter, 2011-2015
5. JHS Newsletters, 1980-1996
6. JHS Newsletters, 1996-2003
7. JHS Newsletters, 2003-2010
8. Retrospective, 1980-2005
9. Donation forms, 2006-2010
10. Research papers, Amalia Gentles, 2012, 2014
11. Research papers, Trent students
12. as above
13. Commissioned research reports
14. Assessment of community security, 2009
15. Reports by JSH affiliated Jamaicans
16. Information on Jamaica / sociological essays, 2009-2015
17. Trent Centre for Community Based Education (TCCBE) report “Jamaica, poverty and national poverty eradication program”, 2005
18. North-south youth dialogue program proposal
19. Outside research guiding
20. University of West Indies research

Box 3

Folder

1. CIDA contribution agreement reports, 1995-1997
2. CIDA application #1, 1979-1980
3. CIDA correspondence re budget, 2008-2013

Loose in box:

Program proposals and reports, 1992-2009
Award: Collin Lawrence Cureatz Memorial Award, Trinity College School, [2007]

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