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Accession Number: 97-021


Heritage Peterborough fonds. Additions. -- 1983-1987. -- 6.5 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

Heritage Peterborough was first organized May 11, 1984 in the Board Room of Peterborough and Kawartha Tourist and Convention Bureau. The Peterborough and Kawartha Tourist and Convention Bureau, the Peterborough Historical Society and the Peterborough Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee joined together to form Heritage Peterborough out of a concern due to the lack of interest and publicity for Peterborough's heritage. Their aim was to encourage wide interest, research and awareness of 150 years of historical growth of the city and county. They did this through developing projects that would advertise Peterborough City and County to tourists and citizens. Projects such as a "lure piece" or glossy brochure with a map and small write-ups on various historical sites; calendars, placemats and walking and driving tours were developed to aid in the advertising. Funding for the projects came from the New Horizons programme, Health and Welfare Canada and the Peterborough City and County councils.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Marlow Banks before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of various Heritage Peterborough administrative documents including minutes, a manual, statements, budgets, etc. Also included are various materials and correspondence relating to historical sights in and around Peterborough.


Title based on the contents of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Marlow Banks.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

This fonds is an addition to 88-002.

For related records see: 74-1002 and 95-004.

Finding Aid

Box 1


1: Minutes of meetings, May 1984 - Oct. 1986

2: Budgets and other miscellaneous financial documents, 1985 - 1987

3: Typescript of " By Lake and Lock " - a guide to historical sites and tours of the City and County of Peterborough, edited by Alan Brunger; Heritage Peterborough pamphlet as well as descriptions of tours

4: New Horizons Program: miscellaneous documents, 1986

5: Administrative documents including constitution, list of directors, etc.

6: Correspondence