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Accession Number: 81-018


Dr. James Robbins Kidd fonds. -- 1954-1975. -- 19.5 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

James Robbins Kidd, born May 4, 1915 at Wapella, Saskatchewan, was the son of John Kidd and Muriel Robbins. He was educated at Sir George Williams University (B.A. 1938), McGill University (M.A. 1943), and Columbia Universtiy (Ed.D. 1947). Throughout his career he also received Honorary Degrees (LL.D) from the following institutions for his contributions in the field of continuing and adult education: University of British Columbia, Concordia University, Trent University, McGill University, Laurentian University, and York Universtiy. In 1941 he married Margaret Edith Easto and they had 5 children. From 1966 to his death in 1982, Kidd held the position of Chairman of the Adult Education Department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.). He is the author of several publications including: "Adult Education in the Canadian University," "Adult Education in the Caribbean," "Financing Continuing Education," and "Adult Learning: a Design for Development."

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Dr. James Robbins Kidd until it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of records of Dr. James Robbins Kidd pertaining to the founding and operation of the Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada (later to become the Canadian Assiociation in Support of Native Peoples). It includes correspondence, notes, memoranda, news clippings, minutes, transcripts of speeches, conference reports, and assorted government publications.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

The fonds was donated by Dr. James Robbins Kidd.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated materials are located at the Archives of Ontario.

For related records see: 75-015, 77-018, 78-003, 82-014, 94-009, 95-006, and 95-019.

Finding Aid

Box 1


1. Correspondence, notes, memoranda, clippings, minutes of meetings, (National Commission on the Indian Canadian), financial statements, 1954-59

2. Contents as per folder 1, including newsletters and transcripts of speeches, 1958-59

3. Conference papers and reports, assorted government and other publications, 1955-59

Box 2


1. Newsletter, conference reports and publications, correspondence, 1960-1966, 1975