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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 03-002


Professor John Marsh fonds. -- 1971-1999. -- .4 m of textual records. -- 4 photographs. -- 6 cassette tapes.

Biography / History

Professor John Marsh was a Professor of Geography at Trent University from 1972 to 2002. He obtained his Ph.D. from University of Calgary in 1972 and organised the first "Rails to Greenways" conference in 1993. He is also active in the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (formerly the National and Provincial Parks Association of Canada), and the Canadian Canoe Museum.

Custodial History

Fonds was created by and in the custody of Professor John Marsh before it was donated to Trent University Archives in December 2002.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of materials relating to conferences, colloquiums, and workshops in which Professor John Marsh was involved, and to courses taught by Professor Marsh at Trent University. Also included is miscellaneous correspondence, and reports, submissions, papers, articles, and books written by and edited by Professor Marsh. Included in the fonds are four photographs and six cassette tapes.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.
Fonds acquired in 2002 from Professor John Marsh.
Restrictions: N
For related records see: 86-002, 86-023, 93-016, 97-1010, 98-004, 99-009, and 01-014.


Box 1

Reports, submissions, papers, articles and books written by and edited by Professor John Marsh (includes Update of the Master Plan for Parks and Recreation for the City of Peterborough, 1989)

Note: The folders in Box 1 consist of materials related to conferences, symposiums, colloquiums, and workshops that Professor John Marsh was involved with
1. Conference 1987 - Literary Landscape and Geography and Literature
2. Conference 1989 - Recreation and Tourism at Historic Sites
3. Conference 1990 - Acting Locally: Environmental Networking
4. Symposium 1991: Greenways and Green Space on the Oak Ridges Moraine
5. Colloquium 1992 - Northern Studies
6. Workshop 1993 - Historic Watercraft Museums, Preservation, Interpretation (includes material related to The First Annual Workshop of the Canadian Canoe Museum and The Frost Centre)
7. Conference 1993 - Canadian Rails to Greenways
8. Colloquium 1993 - Northern and Polar Studies
9. Conference 1993 - Parks and Conservation Through Time
10. Colloquium 1994 - Northern and Polar Studies
11. Conference 1994 - Canada's River Heritage
12. Colloquium 1995 - Northern and Polar Studies
13. Conference 1995 - Proposed Landscape conference
14. Colloquium 1995-1996 - essays for CHDS 500)
15. Colloquium 1996 - Northern and Polar Studies
16. Workshop 1996 - Ontario Parks and Protected Areas
17. Conference and Annual General Meeting 1997 - Ontario Research Council on Leisure (ORCOL)
18. Colloquium 1997 - Northern and Polar Studies
Loose in Box: Conference (no date) - Managing Science in National Parks - 6 cassette tapes

Box 2

1. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Interpretive Services, 1973-1974 (includes related correspondence, etc.)
2. Historical Resources Management Studies/Heritage Management Studies, 1989 (program proposal for the Frost Centre)
3. Urban Wildlife Program, 1992 (survey of Peterborough residents)
4. Correspondence, miscellaneous proposals, submissions, reports, etc. 1971-1976
5. as above, 1980-1988
6. as above, 1989-1990
7. as above, 1991-1994
8. as above, 1995-1999
9. Photographs (4) and article about Professor Marsh (subjects in the photographs include John Marsh, David Glassco, John Wadland, Fred Helleiner, Kerry Cannon, Bruce Hodgson, John Milloy, Janet Friskney, and several unidentified)
10. Bibliographies related to Professor Marsh's research

Materials received October 2009:

11. World University Services of Canada (WUSC) correspondence, minutes, etc., 1983-1984

Materials received 2013:

12. Ad hoc Committee on Interpretive Services, 1973-1974

13. Heritage Interpretation Workshop, 1983

14. Parks Research Forum of Ontario, 1997-2006

Materials received 2014:

15. NPPAC/CPAWS: miscellaneous pamphlets, newsletters, correspondence, etc., 1984