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Accession Number: 98-007


Cole collection. -- 1898-1986. -- 6 cm of textual materials.

Biography / History

Jean Murray Cole (1927- ), former journalist, is a historian and writer with special interest in the history of Peterborough County and in the 19th century fur trade. She was formerly president of the Peterborough Historical Society and has published many books including Exile in Wilderness, and histories of several townships in Peterborough County such as The Loon Calls. Alfred O.C. Cole, husband of Jean Murray Cole, joined Trent University as Registrar and secretary of Senate in 1966. He was also a member of the history department and held the position of University Historian. He co-edited the Peterborough Historical Atlas, and in 1992, published "The Making of a University, 1957-1987". Alf Cole died in 1996.

Custodial History

This collection was created by and in the custody of Alf and Jean Cole before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials relating to Trent University's Morton Lecture Series, including the inaugural lecture with dinner hosted by the Governor General of Ontario in 1982. Also included is a report on the civil rights of the native population in Ontario (1954), a calendar of Victoria University (1989), a University of Toronto development publication, and correspondence, etc. of the Trent University .02 club.


Title based on the creators of the collection.

This collection was donated by Jean Murray Cole.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Finding Aid

Box 1


1: Miscellaneous documents regarding the inaugural lecture and dinner of the Morton Lecture Series, March 11, 1982

2: W.L. Morton University lectures: includes correspondence, financial documents, guidelines, etc., 1981 - 1986

3: Bowey, Mustard, Watts Commission on Options and Future for Ontario Universities, 1984

4: Trent University 0.2 Club: correspondence, 1970 - 1976

5: Report of the Select Committee Appointed of the Province of Ontario to Enquire Into Civil Liberties and Rights with Respect to the Indian Population of Ontario, and Matters Relevant Thereto (secretary: A. Cole), 1954

6: After Four Club: correspondence, 1968 - 1980

7: Calendar of Victoria University, 1989; University of Toronto development 1906/07 - 1912/13

Loose in the box: Interview with Alf Cole ( video recording) 1996