Fonds RC0706 - Trevor Cole fonds

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Trevor Cole fonds

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  • 1960-2012 (Creation)

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5 m of textual records, graphic material, and sound recordings

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Trevor Cole is a writer. He was born on 15 February 1960 to William and Hilda Cole. He graduated from Conestoga College in 1982 He began his career working as a copywriter in advertising for three radio station: in Simcoe, Ont. in 1982, then moving on to Cornwall, Ont., and ending in Ottawa in 1985. He became Associate Editor of the Ottawa Magazine where he stayed until 1987. In 1990 he joined the Globe and Mail, working in various capacities on many of their specialty publications.

He has won numerous awards for his journalism and continues to publish in magazines. His first novel Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life was published in 2004. His most recent novel is Practical Jean (2010). His journalism and his novels have been nominated for several awards; Practical Jean won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. He has also won several National Magazine Awards.

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The fonds consists mainly of his writing including manuscripts, computer prints, sound recordings and transcripts of interviews and awards won. There is also a small amount of photographs and correspondence.

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The fonds (17-2012) was acquired from Trevor Cole in May 2012.


The fonds has been arranged into two series: writing; and correspondence, photographs, personal documents.

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Access restrictions: Access to Series 2, Correspondence, photographs, personal documents (box 27) is restricted for 20 years from the date the archive became publicly available (2013). It will be open for research on January 1, 2034.

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There are also some materials relating to Trevor in his father’s fonds. See William Cole fonds.

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