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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 80-006


Buckhorn Wilderness Centre fonds. -- 1966-1976. -- 61 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

The Buckhorn Wilderness Centre, established in 1966, was a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation of typical Canadian wilderness for the education and cultural enrichment of future generations. In 1971 responsibility for the Centre was transferred to the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority.

Custodial History

The fonds was previously in the custody of two owners: Dr. Bruno Morawetz of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, and Douglas Sadler.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of the records of the Buckhorn Wilderness Centre including: charter, minutes, correspondence, by-laws, membership and financial records.


Title based on the organization which created the fonds.

The fonds was donated by Dr. Morawetz via the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority and by Douglas Sadler.

The fonds is arranged in the two following series: A) Papers received from Dr. Morawetz, and B) Papers received from Douglas Sadler.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

For related records see: 90-002 and 95-016.

Finding Aid

SECTION A - Papers Received from Dr Morawetz

Box 1


1: Bound charter, by-laws, resolutions, minutes, etc

2: Minutes of Directors' Meetings, annual meetings, etc

3: Miscellaneous correspondence re: organization of the centre, etc 1966-1970

4: Land Committee records

5: files re: BWC Boundary, BWC Problems and Parking

6: files re: BWC Boundary, BWC Problems and Parking continued

7: files re: BWC Boundary, BWC Problems and Parking continued

8: BWC Correspondence

9: BWC Correspondence 

10: BWC Correspondence 

11: BWC: Concept Description

12: An Informative Brief on the Buckhorn Wilderness Centre, 1968 (2 copies)

13: SA Mathewson, Analysis of the Outdoor Education Potential of the Buckhorn Wilderness Centre, 9 Sept 1970 -Original and 2 copies

14: Roger Jones et al, Field Checklist of the Vascular Plants of the Buckhorn Wilderness Centre - Peterborough Orienteering Club, 1973, Orienteering in the Peterborough Area

15: BWC Newspaper Clippings

16: Call of the Wilderness, Spring 1968; Winter 1968-1969

17: BWC maps and plans and trails

18: Miscellaneous invitations to assorted Conservation Authorities' events

19: BWC sample letterhead, etc

Box 2


1-14: Financial material

15-24: Membership material

SECTION B - Papers Received from Mr Sadler

Box 3


1: BWC finances and appeals

2: BWC staff, including material on D. Sadler's appointment as Chief Naturalist and Acting Executive Director

3: BWC - Audubon: correspondence re: wildlife

4: BWC Annual Meeting, 1967-1968

5: BWC Land - reports, briefs, correspondence (committee)

6: BWC Biology

7: BWC Buildings

8: BWC Constitution - Includes "Summary of Detailed Proposed for a Multi-Use Kawartha Interpretation Centre"

9: Newsletters and reports

10: Photocopied and mimeographed articles on outdoor education, etc

11: BWC Publicity - brochure, drafts of articles, etc

12: BWC Support - correspondence, agency and individual liaison

13: 1968 "Informative Brief"; draft fundraising brief, May 1968