Fonds F01690 - Peter Heriot Watson fonds

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Peter Heriot Watson fonds

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CA ON00239 F01690

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  • 1959-1989 (Creation)
    Watson, Peter Heriot

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1.2 m of textual records, 42 photographs, 4 videocassettes

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Peter Heriot Watson was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1932. He graduated from Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, British Columbia in 1952 and then returned to Central Canada where he attended the University of Toronto, receiving an Honours B.A. in 1955. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. While in the service he taught history and mathematics, as well as attending Acadia University at Wolfville, Nova Scotia, from where he received an M.A. in History in 1957. Following his retirement from the Navy, with the rank of Lieutenant-Commander, in 1959, he returned to the University of Toronto where he received his B.ED. For the next nine years he taught with the Etobicoke Board of Education. In 1968 he accepted a teaching position with the Faculty of Education at Queen's University. Mr. Watson was also active politically being deeply involved with both the Liberal Party of Canada and the Liberal Party of Ontario.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, course outlines, material relating to various conferences, workshops, projects and committees pertaining to history and social science curricula; correspondence, minutes, speeches, campaign material regarding his time as a school board trustee; campaign material for several federal and provincial elections. There is also a small collection of videocassettes which Mr. Watson produced as part of his Faculty of Education course titled, 'History and Contemporary Studies', which focussed on role playing and was for use by intermediate students and their teachers; and several episodes of his local Kingston talk show, which aired on CKWS Television.

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Donated by Peter H. Watson - 1989


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  • English

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MI 83

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  • Shelf: 5051
  • Shelf: MI 83