Ontario Government Record Series RG 1-654

Records of the Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre


About these records

Title
Records of the Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre
Dates of Creation
1890-2004, Predominant 1945-2004
Dates of Accumulation

1945-2004

Physical Description

22.1 meters of textual records

163 volumes of textual records

5172 photographs : black and white prints

4533 photographs : black and white negatives

543 photographs : black and white slides

350 photographs : colour prints

740 photographs : colour negatives

16,783 photographs : colour slides

38 black and white film strips

26 colour filmstrips

56 photographs : black and white lantern slides

4 photographs : black and white transparencies

4 photographs : colour transparencies

4115 MB of photographs : colour, black and white (.tiff)

1697 maps

12 drawings

13 postcards

39 presentation panels

5 posters

5 plans

7 architectural drawings : colour pencil on paper

1 architectural drawing : watercolour on paper

2 architectural drawings : diazotype prints

4 architectural drawings : photomechanical reproductions

2 architectural drawings : blueprints

1 film reel (3 minutes ; 31 metres) : colour, positive, silent ; 16 mm

15 film reels (5 hours, 51 minutes ; 3,729 metres) : release prints, colour, optical sound, 16 mm

60 video cassettes (44 hours, 57 minutes) : colour, VHS

20 audio cassettes (19 hours, 16 minutes)

4 audio reels (50 minutes)

1 artifacts : seed collection,

1 vehicle decal (colour)

34 artifacts : button badges

20 artifacts : metal coat buttons

17 artifacts : badges

1 artifacts : matchbook

1 identification card : paper

1 database : 8-85 mb

Scope and Content

Series consists of the records of the Ontario Forest Ranger School, Ontario Forest Technical School and the Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre.

Series includes planning records, correspondence, photographs, maps, and architectural drawings documenting the establishment of the Ontario Forest Ranger School facility and programming in conjunction with the University of Toronto Faculty of Forestry. Later records document the reopening of the former school as the Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre, focused on outdoor education and recreation.

The series also includes records created by the Directors of the Ranger School and Frost Centre documenting their administration.

Series includes records documenting curriculum, training, educational programming and visitor services offered at the Ranger School and the Frost Centre.

Series includes records of the management of lands, waters, forests, trails, campsites and wildlife in and around the Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre. Also included are operational records and documentation of studies conducted on Frost Centre lands.

Series also includes records related to the planning and administration of the University of Toronto Forestry Program, which operated in partnership with the Department of Lands and Forests to establish and manage the Ontario Forest Ranger School.

Series also includes promotional and advertising materials for the programs and services offered at the Frost Centre. A small amount of promotional material exists from the Ontario Forest Ranger School.

Series also includes histories of the Ranger School and the Frost Centre, as well as histories of the Dorset and Haliburton areas. Also included are various materials related to the 50th anniversary celebration of the Frost Centre that took place in 1995.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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Ontario. Dept. of Lands and Forests

Ontario Forest Ranger School

Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources

Ontario. Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre
Restrictions on Access
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Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is held mainly by the Crown. Series 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 Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These records were acquired directly from the Ministry of Natural Resources in 2013 and 2017.
Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Finding Aid
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Agency or agencies that created these records

These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.

1945-1968 :

Department of Lands and Forests (AA52) Ontario Forest Ranger School (CA2287)

1974-2004 :

Ministry of Natural Resources (AA17) Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre (CA2288)

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Sub-series that make up this series

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Reference Code Sub-series Title
RG 1-654-1 Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre photographs
RG 1-654-2 Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre curriculum and education records
RG 1-654-3 Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre directors' records
RG 1-654-4 Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre student records
RG 1-654-5 Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre resources management and operations records
RG 1-654-6 Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre reports and publications
RG 1-654-7 University of Toronto Forest records
RG 1-654-8 Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre architectural drawings
RG 1-654-9 Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre publicity and promotion records
RG 1-654-10 Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre anniversary and historical records
RG 1-654-11 Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre awards and certificates
RG 1-654-12 Members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (MLA) tours of Northern Ontario photographs
RG 1-654-13 Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre artifacts