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President's Office (Nipissing University) fonds File
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A proposal for structural change in the university system of northeastern Ontario, and critique

File contains the proposal prepared by A. N. Bourns, chairman and consultant on Northeastern Ontario to the Ontario Council on University Affairs, as well as a paper by professor Allan G. Reynolds entitled "A critique of Dr. A. N. Bourns' 'Proposal for structural change in the university systems of northeastern Ontario' and some suggested alternatives."

Application for a charter

File contains parts of the charter application, including correspondence and a petition for degree-granting powers with appendices and supporting documents (including the 1988-89 academic calendar and a draft of the Nipissing University Act).


File contains correspondence, memoranda, a brief on the charter application, minutes of the Board of Governors Charter Advisory Committee and administrative staff meetings regarding the charter application, university business plans and forecasts, revenue estimates, and notes.


File documents preparations for the fact-finding visit by the Ontario Council on University Affairs in November 1990. File contains memoranda, schedules, letters of support for the charter application, and graphs of student applications and enrollment.


File relates to the drafting and introduction of a private member's bill to grant a university charter to Nipissing University College. File contains news clippings and a transcript of the debate regarding the bill, drafts of the Nipissing University Act, procedures for applying for private legislation, correspondence, notes, and enrollment projections and charts.

Charter hearings

File documents preparations for the fact-finding visit by the Ontario Council on University Affairs' subcommittee responsible for assessing Nipissing University College's charter application. File contains schedules, reports, Charter Advisory Committee minutes and meeting attendance lists, enrollment graphs, memoranda, presentations, requisition forms, faculty lists, and notes.

Charter request - File #1

File documents President Anthony Blackbourn's work to solicit support for the charter application. File contains correspondence (much of it with the Ontario Council on University Affairs and the presidents of other Ontario universities), memoranda, charter progress reports, petitions, minutes and reports of the Board of Governors and its Charter Advisory Committee, and news clippings.

Charter request - File #2

File contains correspondence, news clipping, timetables for hearings, reports, memoranda, copies of the petition for degree-granting powers, presentations and responses to OCUA, minutes of Charter Advisory Committee meetings, and enrollment statistics.

Charter speeches and presentations

File contains speeches by President Dave Marshall and others during celebrations of the university charter, convocation, and Nipissing's 25th anniversary. File also contains a copy of the "President's presentation to the Subcommittee on the Ontario Council on University Affairs regarding Nipissing University College's application for degree-granting status," and a summary of arguments for and against the charter.

Charter to 1991 - #4

File contains memoranda, correspondence, minutes (of meetings of the Charter Advisory Committee, Academic Planning Committee, and administrative staff meetings), agendas, news clippings, Senate attendance records, reports, notes, organizational charts, and copies of the "Submission to the Ontario Council on University Affairs requesting degree granting powers" (1990) and "Nipissing University College's Capital Facilities Plan 1989-94."

City of North Bay brief in support of charter application

File contains correspondence, "A brief to the chairman and members of the Ontario Council on University Affairs - Ministry of Colleges and Universities in support of an application by Nipissing University College for an undergraduate degree granting charter" by the Council of the Corporation of the City of North Bay, and a "Submission requesting degree granting powers" by Nipissing University College.

College Education Centre - Student residence

File documents the design and administration of the student residence at the College Education Centre. File contains surveys, reports, correspondence, statistics, maps, brochures and information packages for conferences or workshops, booking schedules, lists of residence occupants, fee schedules,minutes, floor plans, budgets, and an indenture.

Dept. of Education - Teacher education

File contains correspondence, memoranda, news releases, and statements about the integration of North Bay Teachers' College with Nipissing College. File also contains a double-page spread (likely from a magazine) of the North Bay Teachers' College building at 168 First Avenue.

Desmond Anthony

File contains records collected by Susan Robineau after Anthony's death in 2005. File contains correspondence, reports, news clippings, a curriculum vitae, and funeral programs .

Dr. John Daniel, President - 1984-

File documents arrangements for a visit to North Bay by Dr. John Daniel, President Designate of Laurentian University, in June 1984. File contains correspondence, memoranda, an itinerary of Daniel's visit, his curriculum vitae, as well as a letter to OCUA from 1988 about Nipissing University College's bid for a university charter.

Draft university act

File documents the writing of a draft Nipissing University Act by President Anthony Blackbourn and the Board of Governors' Charter Advisory Committee. File contains drafts of the act, memoranda, examples of other university acts, and drafts of the charter application.

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