Fonds F 4618

J. Kelvin "Kel" Crossley fonds

About these records

J. Kelvin "Kel" Crossley fonds
Dates of Creation
1915, 1923, 1945-2008
Dates of Accumulation


Physical Description

3.6 metres of textual records

69 photographs

5 maps

1 nail and nail fragments

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, minutes, reports, journals, draft manuscripts, press clippings and other records related to Kel Crossley's activities as an educator, educational administrator, consultant, software developer and private citizen in Ontario in the 20th and 21st centuries.

The records are arranged into eight series. The arrangement is roughly chronogical.

Efforts were made to respect the original order of the records as much as possible. In some cases, and especially in series F 4618-8, unrelated material has been retained within certain files.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

J. Kelvin "Kel" Crossley was an educator, educational administrator, consultant and software designer in Ontario in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

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Crossley, J. Kelvin, 1927-2015

Provincial Committee on Aims and Objectives of Education in the Schools of Ontario
Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright has been transferred to the Archives of Ontario by the donor. Fonds also contains material owned by various other copyright owners. To find out more about the copyright status of the particular material you wish to use, consult a Reference Archivist. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were donated to the Archives by Kelvin Crossley in 2008. The donation was facilitated by Kurt Clausen of Nipissing University, who had access to these records before they were transferred.
Associated Material

Computer software created by Crossley and collected by him can be located at the Personal Computer Museum in Brantford, Ontario.

Related Material

See series descriptions for related material. In general, related material can be found in RG 2-81 (Department of Education curriculum files)


Material in other languages is present. See series descriptions for further information.


No further accruals are expected.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 4618-1 J. Kelvin Crossley teacher's records
F 4618-2 J. Kelvin Crossley School Inspector records
F 4618-3 J. Kelvin Crossley Department and Ministry of Education records
F 4618-4 J. Kelvin Crossley Hall-Dennis Commission records
F 4618-5 J. Kelvin Crossley International education project records
F 4618-6 J. Kelvin Crossley computers in education records
F 4618-7 J. Kelvin Crossley's post-retirement educational issues records
F 4618-8 J. Kelvin Crossley's personal records