Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0170 - Carol Cooper's hostelling collection
ACU GBA C0170
Carol Cooper's hostelling collection
- 1952-2002 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
6 cm of textual records. -- 4 photographs. -- 79 slides. -- 10 audio cassettes. -- 4 watercolours
Name of creator
Carol Cooper of Aurora, Ontario was interested in the history of Hostelling International Canada, formerly the Canadian Hostelling Association, formerly Canadian Youth Hostels Association, an organization which operates a national system of hostels for inexpensive vacationing. She embarked on a project to collect and record the reminiscences of members of the Great Lakes Region of the organization who had enjoyed hostelling vacations in the 1940s and 1950s.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Tony Roberts, 2001, Carol Cooper, 2002, Rod Sykes, 2003, and Doris Barnfield, 2004.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of reminiscences and memorabilia from members who had enjoyed hostelling vacations in the Canadian Rockies and in Ontario in the 1940s and 1950s. Includes photographs from Peggy Love; written reminiscences from Violet and Joe Newell, Ken and Mary Jamieson, Tony Roberts, and Bill Tutte; recorded interviews with Willie Dougall, Kathleen McAdam, Vi Newell, Jack Poste, Muriel Poste, Peggy Love, Al Shaw, and Doug Stewart; a series of slides of hostelling in the Canadian Rockies by Ken Purvis accompanied by a recorded commentary; a few newsletters from affiliated hostelling associations; watercolours by Rod Sykes depicting the Dagmar Youth Hostel in the Toronto Region and the Happy Valley Hostel at Collingwood, Ontario; and the guest register of The Coach House Hostel in Woodstock, Ontario (1952-1954).
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.