Fonds F 896 - James Bartleman fonds

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James Bartleman fonds

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F 896

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  • 2002-2005 (Creation)
    Bartleman, James

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3 books
Less than 0.5 cm of textual records

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James K. Bartleman (1939- ) grew up in the Muskoka town of Port Carling and is a member of the Mnjikaning First Nation. He was a career diplomat prior to being installed as the Twenty-Seventh Lieutenant Governor of Ontario on 7 March 2002. His term in this office ended in September 2007. The Honourable James Bartleman received an honorary degree from Ryerson University in Novermber 2005.
During his term as Lieutenant-Governor, he initiated a book drives for northern Ontario's indigenous communities and lliteracy programs. President Levy accompanied him on a visit to a remote first nations settlement. Later, Bartleman returned to campus for a book reading and signing with Drew Hayden Taylor on 22 March 2011 under the sponsorship of the Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services (RASS).

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The fonds consists of three books that Bartleman wrote and donated to the university.

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Some of the biographical information is from the entry in, and some from Schofield, John, "Lieutenant-Governor's: Literacy Programs," Education Today (20:2 summer 2008). URL:

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