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Accession Number: 02-002


Joyce Beaton fonds. -- 1977-1989. -- 14 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

Joyce Beaton ([1932?]- ) was co-founder of Early Canadian Life, a Canadian heritage and history magazine, along with business partner, Janice Johnston. The magazine was published from 1976 to 1980 and Beaton was its editor. She also wrote for Milton, Ontario's weekly newspaper, Canadian Champion and freelanced for an arts and crafts publication. She has written articles for the Toronto Star and Hamilton Spectator and has published books, including When Lightning Strikes... The Life of Evelyn M. Kennedy 1890-1985. Beaton lives in Baysville, Ontario.

Custodial History

Fonds was created by and in the custody of Joyce Beaton before it was donated to Trent University Archives in February 2002, in memory of Peter Gzowski.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of issues of Early Canadian Life, 1977-1980, and a copy of When Lightning Strikes... The Life of Evelyn M. Kennedy 1890-1985, 1989, written by Joyce Beaton. Also included are newspaper clippings about Beaton and the magazine.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

Fonds acquired in February 2002 from Joyce Beaton.

Restrictions: N

Accruals are expected.

For related records see: 91-1010.

The following issues of Early Canadian Life are missing: December 1976 and January 1979. Previously listed missing issues, March and September 1978 and June 1980, were acquired from David Weeks.