Fonds 1514 - Madawaska Club fonds

Identity area

Reference code

UTA 1514

Title

Madawaska Club fonds

Date(s)

  • 1898-1983 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

2.87 m of textual and graphic records (19 boxes + 1 oversized photograph)
3 audio cassette tapes

Context area

Name of creator

(1898-present)

Administrative history

Cottaging in the Go Home Bay area began in 1898 when The Madawaska Club was formed by a group associated with the University of Toronto who were interested in combining scientific research with recreation. The name was chosen because they originally hoped to acquire land along the Madawaska River south of Algonquin Park. Early activities focused around a clubhouse and research station, but over the next few decades members spread out and established private cottages, many of which still exist. For almost 100 years cottaging in the Go Home Bay area was restricted to people associated with the University of Toronto under the terms of the original Charter, but that restriction is gone and now all cottagers from The Hangdog to Indian Harbour are welcome to join The Madawaska Club at Go Home Bay. Many of the area cottagers are also shareholders in The Madawaska Club Limited which owns over 1600 acres of undeveloped land in the Go Home Bay area.

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Scope and content

Consists of records documenting the founding and early activities of the Madawaska Club of Go Home Bay, Ontario. See finding aid and/or accession-level description for further details.

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Accruals

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Open.

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Finding aids

Finding aid is arranged by type of material:
1. Textual records
2. Photographs
3. Sound recordings

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Alternative identifier(s)

Accession

B1974-0015

Accession

B1975-0016

Accession

B1976-0022

Accession

B1977-0030

Accession

B1977-0034

Accession

B1983-0021

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