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Accession Number: 98-011


Professor Joseph Wearing fonds. -- 1966-1978. -- 45 cm of textual materials.

Biography / History

Professor Joseph Wearing was a political studies professor at Trent University from 1967-1997. He was musical director of several Gilbert & Sullivan productions, director of the Coventry Singers of Peterborough, and chair of the Town and Gown Singers of Peterborough.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Professor Joseph Wearing before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of materials relating to Gilbert and Sullivan productions, the Coventry Singers of Peterborough, and the Town and Gown concerts of Peterborough. Also included are materials related to the Progressive Conservatives, the New Democratic Party, the 1975 election, and Peterborough voting patterns.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Professor Joseph Wearing.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

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Box 1


1: General correspondence, 1967-1977

2: Town and Gown Concerts: correspondence, etc., 1969-1976

3: Town and Gown Concerts: programmes, newspaper clippings

3: Theatre Trent: Patience production, 1969

4: Theatre Trent: The Mikado production, 1969-1970

5: Theatre Trent: Ruddigore production, 1970

6: Theatre Trent: Yeomen of the Guard production, 1971

7: Theatre Trent: Iolante production, 1973

8: Theatre Trent: The Gondoliers production, 1975

9: Theatre Trent: H.M.S. Pinafore production, 1976

10: The Coventry Singers of Peterborough: miscellaneous documents, correspondence and programmes, 1968-1974

11: Publicity re: Town and Gown concerts and The Coventry Singers of Peterborough, 1968-1976

12: Artistic: correspondence and documents re concerts, etc., 1969-1972

13: Same as above, 1972-1973

14: Same as above, 1973-1974

15: Same as above, 1975-1976

16: Miscellaneous notes re election, 1975

17: Miscellaneous correspondence re election, 1975

18: P.C. Priorities of Canada Conference: miscellaneous documents, October 1969

19: Progressive Conservative Association: miscellaneous documents, 1971

20: Peterborough's voting patterns: related documents and maps

Loose in the box: 3 notebooks

Box 2


1: NDP: Federal Convention, miscellaneous documents, 1967

2: NDP: miscellaneous documents, including newspaper clippings, correspondence

3: NDP: Federal Biennial Convention, October 1969

4: NDP: newspaper clippings, 1969