Fonds TC 135 (A2008-009, A2009-060) - Catherine Thexton

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Catherine Thexton

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CA UMASC TC 135 (A2008-009, A2009-060)

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  • 1975-2004 (Creation)
    Thexton, Catherine

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2 m. of audio & other material including .25 m. of textual records & 134 micro cassettes, 62 data tapes, 21 reel to reel audio tapes , 4 vinyl discs, 206 CDS, 7 audio cassettes.

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Catherine Thexton was born in Balmoral, Manitoba in 1921. She and her husband George farmed in the area for over 45 years.She graduated from the Provincial Normal School in 1939 and taught school for twenty years. In 1944 -1945 she studied conservation in Ontario. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Manitoba in 1966. She obtained her Bachelor of Education in 1973 & an Master of Education in 1978. In 1977-1978 she taught the first full course in ecology in a secondary school at St. John's High School.

A lifelong devotee of nature has been recording bird calls and songs since the mid 1970s. She has produced eight commercial recordings. They include: In Praise of Spring in album format in1981, Meadowlark Music & Other Nature Sounds in album format in 1983, Let Nature Sing in album format in 1987, Songs & Sounds in audiocassette in 1989, Dusk to Dawn Nature Sounds in audiocassette in 1992, Just Birds in CD & cassette in 1995, Sounds from Fields & Woods in CD & cassette in 1997 & Bird Song with Ambient Sound in CD 2003.

Thexton passed away on February 27, 2019.

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The fonds were donated by Catherine Thexton in 2008 & 2009.

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The fonds are divided into seven series. They include: Biographical information, lists of bird calls, bird calls audio tapes & CDs, commericially produced CDs, vinyl discs, & audio cassettes & CDs produced by other people

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Finding aid created and encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (August 2009). Revised by N. Courrier (October 2019).

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