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RG 33

Extent: 60 cm

Access: Restricted.


The position of Vice-President (Development) was developed in 1988 with Susan Mackle as the first incumbent. The position had primary responsibility for fundraising (the campaign at the time was Fund for Excellence). Mackle took over from John Leishman, Executive Vice-President (External and Board Relations) and served in this position until 1994. From 1995 to 2005, Mackle served as Vice-President (Advancement). Don Cumming served as Acting Vice-President (Advancement) from December 2005 to February 2006, at which time Dianne Lister became Vice-President (Advancement and External Relations), a position she held until 2011. Don Cumming served as Acting Vice-President (Advancement and External Relations) for part of 2011. Julie Davis was appointed Vice President (External Relations and Advancement) on October 31, 2011.

Boxes 1 & 2

Note: Permission to access Boxes 1 & 2 required from the Vice-President External Relations and Advancement.

Materials received 2014 from D'Arcy Jenish via Sue Robinson and Julie Davis, Vice-President External Relations & Advancement, Trent University
Materials pertaining to Trent University’s 50th anniversary publication, Trent University: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence, by D’Arcy Jenish. Boxes are comprised of 18 binders and two folders of research; materials include meeting minutes of the Book Committee; contract correspondence; interview notes and tracking records; submissions from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and administrators; research documents (primarily photocopies; one CD); correspondence; consent forms; reviewers’ edits; and publishing records. Also included are four USB sticks which hold copies of research materials, interviews, images of documents and photographs, and manuscript drafts.
Note: These records have been maintained as received; the binders and folders were labelled before being transferred to the Archives.

New RG numbering system begins here

2015-2 (RG 33)

Box 1

Materials received via Alumni Office, 2014 
Folders 1-4: Trent University - 40th Anniversary, 2004
Correspondence, publicity material, organizational documents, etc. 
 Folders 5-6: Trent University - 50th Anniversary, 2014
5. Correspondence, publicity material, organizational documents, research material, etc.
6. Alumni Reunion Weekend, August 7-10, 2014: 1 folder of publicity material and 7 CDs relating to the "Ideas That Change the World Symposium" held at Trent, 8-9 August 2014; includes some organizational documents (Note: see also "50th Anniversary" box in Reading Room)
Materials received via Sue Robinson, 2015
Folder 7: "Hike for Hundreds" research material: pertains to a Walk which took place in 1968, beginning at Trent University and ending at Curve Lake First Nation. President T.H.B. Symons, Stephen Stohn, Maggie Edmison, Chief Dalton Jacobs, and others participated in this fundraising initiative.

Materials received via Sarah Gallen, 2015

Boxes 2 and 3: Trent University 50th anniversary, 2015-2015

Box 2


1. Letter to President Groarke from Peterborough Historical Society announcing that Trent is the winner of the J. Hampden Burnham Award, 23 March 2015

2. Heritage plaques and Heritage Committee Notes (plaques unveiled May 2, 2015 on Symons Campus)

3. “Thank you You are the Heart of Trent” posters; CD titled "The Heart of Trent, Thurs. April 30, 2015, 50th Appreciation Event"; CD titled "Photobooth photos, April 30, 2015, Thank You, You are the Heart of Trent, Faculty, staff, retiree appreciation event"

4. Gala arrangements, correspondence

5. Doors Open Peterborough 2015 pamphlets: "Nassau: The Waterway"; "Trent University: Samuel de Champlain" / by Alan Brunger and Peter Adams; Faryon Bridge information


50th anniversary Program Committee Meeting Minutes

50th anniversary Book Committee Meeting Minutes

50th anniversary Curve Lake and Trent University Initiatives & Events

50th anniversary Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

Doors Open Peterborough Committee: Meeting Agendas & Minutes (event held 1-2 May 2015 at Trent University)

Box 3

Binders (cont'd)

50th anniversary publicity materials

50th anniversary Marketing and Communications Committee Meeting Minutes

50th anniversary Information Communiques

Hard drive containing raw video footage of Alumni Affairs reunion weekend, August 2014

NOTE: Posters pertaining to 50th anniversary are located in the Trent University Cabinet – drawer 7.

Trent brochure titled "Your Trent Student Symposium: Proceedings from January 2015"



Endowment Funds agreements


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