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Accession Number: 98-004


National and Provincial Parks Association of Canada fonds. Additions. -- 1968-1985. -- 24 cm of textual materials. -- 1 map.

Biography / History

The National and Provincial Parks Association of Canada (NPPAC) was founded in 1963 and is dedicated to preserving Canada's natural heritage. It is an educational non-profit organization and provides the public with information regarding the status of Canada's parks. It is specifically involved with park and wildland protection. In 1986, NPPAC underwent a name change and became the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS).

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Professor John Marsh before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of the administrative records of the National and Provincial Parks Association of Canada (NPPAC), as well as correspondence, reports, and newsletters. Also included are materials relating to various national parks in Canada.


Title based on the contents of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Professor John Marsh.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

This fonds along with 86-023, is an addition to 86-002.

For related records see: 80-017, 84-014, and 93-012.

Finding Aid

Box 1


1. Miscellaneous administrative documents: Letter of Incorporation; Constitution; Terms and Conditions of Contract between National and Provincial Parks Association of Canada (NPPAC) and Parks Canada; Cooperative Association agreement between NPPAC and Parks Canada; Recommendations to the National Parks Act; letterhead of NPPAC; etc.

2. Miscellaneous reports and position papers: Park and Tourism; Status of the "Wild River" park concept in Canada; Northern National Parks; etc.

3. Minutes; Trustee updates, 1979-1984

4. Miscellaneous Newsletters

5. Miscellaneous documents regarding memberships

6. Harkin Award

7. Notes, undated correspondence

8. General correspondence, March 1976 - January 1982

Box 2


1. General correspondence, February 1982 - July 1985

2. Miscellaneous documents re: National Parks in Canada: Map of Thousand Island Heritage Area; Glacier National Park; Pacific Rim National Park; Otonabee Region Conservation Foundation; Stout Lake; Woodland Caribou/Atikaki; Aulneau Peninsula; Whitewater/Ogoki - Albany; Lady Evelyn - Smoothwater; Kesagami Lake; Prince Albert; South Moresby; B.C. Parks; Atlantic Provinces parks

3. The Algonquin Wildlands League: fiscal statements, 1979 - 1986

4. The Algonquin Wildlands League: minutes, 1980 - 1984

5. The Algonquin Wildlands League: miscellaneous reports and administrative documents: Algonquin Park at One Hundred; master plan; AWL merger

6. Typescript of Snow War: An illustrated history of Rogers Pass

Loose in the box: 3 cassette recordings of AWL symposium (for written materials refer to 98-004 Box 2 folder 5)