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Accession Number: 03-007


Paul Wilson fonds. -- 1966-2001. -- 20 cm of textual records and other materials.

Biography / History

Paul Wilson was born in England in 1939. He held the position of Director of Athletics at Trent University from 1966 until his retirement in 2002, and served as Town Ward for the City of Peterborough from 1985 to 1997. He is a strong and vocal supporter of Trent and the City of Peterborough, and is an athlete and sports leader, widely known for his involvement in rugby and squash. Wilson served on the Board of Governors at Trent University and on several athletic associations at various levels throughout Canada, and is the recipient of Trent's Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Board of Governors Eminent Service Award. He is also an inductee of the Peterborough Sports Hall of Fame.

Custodial History

Fonds was in the custody of Paul Wilson before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2002.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, compact disks, publications, and other materials related to Paul Wilson's association with Trent University as athletic director, and as municipal politician in the City of Peterborough, Ontario.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.
Includes 2 compact disks, 1 computer disk, and 12 photographs.
Fonds received from Paul Wilson in 2002.
Restrictions: N

Finding Aid

Box 1

1. Correspondence relating to Trent University and Wilson's role as municipal politician, 1966-1998
2. Correspondence and documents related to Wilson's role as Ontario Universities Athletic Association rugby convener, 1994-2001 (includes 2 compact disks)
3. Caleb Smith manuscript re Trent rugby, 1997
4. "The Athletic Complex: Strategic Recommendations" by students Chris Mahy, Andrew Theilmann, Keeley Gentles, and Alfred Chan, n.d.
5. Athletic Awards Ceremony, Trent University, 2001
6. Personal: 12 photographs (all include Paul Wilson, except one which is of a rugby team); Trent alumni magazine issue with article re Wilson, 1996; newspaper articles, unidentified computer disk

Box 2

Awards and certificates, 1979-1999

Canadian Association of University Athletic Directors Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1989
A Discussion Paper: Female Participation in Sport: The Issue of Integration Versus Separate-But-Equal, 1984
Ontario Directory of University Athletics Intercollegiate Edition: issues 1975-1976 through 1983-1984
Peterborough Canada Summer Games Bid, 2001
Canadian Champions, St. Catharines, 1975 (Rowing)
University of Toronto Directory 1966 (directory of First Colour athletes, of which Wilson was one)

Material added 2019:

Program, 26 January 2019: "PSB Wilson: Ideas That Change the World, in Celebration of Paul's 80th Birthday"