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Martha Ann Kidd fonds
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CA ON00334 F90
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- Kidd, Martha Ann, 1917-2012
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11.3 metres of historical documents, maps, and photographs
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Martha Ann Kidd (nee Maurer) was born October 15, 1917 and resided in Peterborough, Ontario until her death on July 30, 2012. She married Kenneth E. Kidd (late Trent University Professor) in October 1943. She was a well-known and respected local historian. As well, she was known for her talents as an author and artist. She was an authority on architecture, particularly the architecture of the Peterborough region. Martha Ann Kidd was a member of the Peterborough Historical Society and of the Friends of the Bata Library. In the past she was also the chair of the Old Buildings Committee of the Peterborough Historical Society and a member of Peterborough's Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee.
Papers also include research notes and publications by Martha’s late husband Kenneth Kidd, a former professor of Anthropology at Trent University.
Collection was donated by Martha Anne Kidd in July 2003.
Scope and content
Research collection of Martha Anne Kidd, local Peterborough historian, relating to her work with Peterborough Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (PACAC), Peterborough Historical Society, Peterborough Planning Committee, as well as numerous research notes and papers on the preservation of historic buildings, the Ontario Heritage Act, and Heritage Canada..
Series A Historical Preservation in Ontario (Files 1-101), 1932, 1967-1991
Series B Heritage Planning in Peterborough (Files 102-166), 1962-1991
Series C Heritage Tourism and Promotion (Files 167-230), 1968-1978
Includes brochures for many committees promoting heritage and tourism, particularly in Central and Eastern Ontario; documents related to the Roy Studio Collection promotion(1996-1998); original sketches and planning with Tim Jackson (1984); Heritage Peterborough (1985-1987); Jackson Park Pagoda Project (1987) including historical research from the 1890s.
Series D Historic Properties (Files 231-300)
Photographs, historical research and materials relating to streetscapes and identified houses and buildings in Peterborough and surrounding areas; includes information from CIHB and HABS, c. 1970; PACAC bylaws (1974-1986)
Series E Peterborough Biographies (Files 301-400)
Historical research on Peterborough individuals, (including all architects) and families as well as records relating to the Peterborough Historical Society.
Series F Mixed Items (Files 401-461)
Highlights include: Dobbin Index to Industries (1913), Dr. Hutchison Register of Births (1817), Langton Letters (1834-35), Prime Time Profiles.
Series G Peterborough Despatch (Files 462-564)
Copies of news articles (1848-1860) on subjects such as: Peterborough Town Council, bylaws, elections, politics, Peterborough people, agriculture, amusements, businesses, organizations, fires and fire brigade, military, religion, sports, transportation; births, marriages, deaths
Series H Ashburnham Maps and Plans (Files 565-580), 1850-1903
Series I Peterborough Fire Insurance Plans (Files 581-600), 1882, 1889, 1911, 1929
Also includes Peterborough County and Town maps
Series J Martha Ann Kidd and the Heritage Movement (Files 601-657)
News features on Martha Ann Kidd, correspondence; papers relating to her husband, Kenneth Kidd, a professor of Archaeology at Trent University.
Series K Ashburnham and Peterborough City Collector’s Rolls and Directories (Files 658-702)
Copies of Ashburnham Collector Rolls (1861-62), copies of Ashburnham Directories (1858, 1864, 1865-66, 1870, 1876, 1883-84, 1894-95, 1897, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914), copies of Ashburnham Assessment Rolls (1874, 1882, 1889, 1899, 1900), copies of Ashburnham Voter’s Lists (1863, 1878), copies of Peterborough City Directories (1851, 1858, 1870-71, 1876, 1883, 1888, 1895, 1897, 1913).
Series L Peterborough Street Index (Files 703-772) Photographs and descriptions to various properties.
Series M Peter J. Stokes Photographs (Files 773-779), 1969
Photographs and negatives relating to the downtown district of Peterborough.
Series N Photographs and Postcards (Files 780-834)
A vast photograph and postcard collection depicting residents, properties, and events in Peterborough townships including Lakefield, Chandos, Harvey, Otonabee/Keene, Asphodel, Dummer, Douro, Smith/Ennismore as well as Stoney Lake. Materials relating to surrounding counties such as Victoria and Northumberland should also be mentioned.
Series O Negatives (Files 835-924)
Series P Street Series (Files 925-1407), 1970s
Collection includes historic summaries of various street names in downtown Peterborough, as well as a detailed street by street pre-1890 building inventory featuring many photographs of Peterborough properties as well as owner history.
Series Q Canadian Inventory of Historic Buildings (CIHB) Reports (Files 1408-2863)
Series R Mixed Items (Files 2864-)
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Open to researchers.
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Available on site.
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- Kidd, Kenneth E., 1906-1994 (Subject)
- Peterborough Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (Subject)
- Stokes, Peter John, 1926- (Subject)
- Peterborough Historical Society (Subject)