Catherine Thexton:

An Inventory of her audio tapes & CDs at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Lewis St. George Stubbs
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
334 Elizabeth Dafoe Library Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
(August 2009)

Finding aid encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (August 2009)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
334 Elizabeth Dafoe LibraryWinnipeg, Manitoba

Creator:
Catherine Thexton

Title:
Catherine Thexton fonds

Dates:
1975-2004

Quantity:
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.

Identification:
TC 135, A.08-09, A.09-60

English

Return to Top


Biography of Catherine Thexton

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.

Return to Top


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.

Return to Top


Scope and Contents of the Collection

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

Return to Top


Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access

Return to Top


Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on use

Return to Top


Custodial History

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

Return to Top


Detailed Description of the Collection

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION [ 1970-2008 ]

BoxFolder
11 Biographical information 1970-2008

Return to Top


LISTS of BIRD CALLS 1979-1994
BoxFolder
12 Lists of Bird calls 1980-1994
3 List of Bird Calls 1975-1994

Return to Top


BIRD CALL AUDIO TAPES & CDS 1975-1994
BoxFolder
1A1 Includes 10 mid sized tapes & 15 CDs including three from the Feb. 26, 1979 eclipse of the sun. 1975-1981
BoxFolder
1B1 Includes 10 small audio tapes, 8 mid sized tapes & 12 CDs 1975-1981
BoxFolder
21 Includes 8 small tapes, 8 mid size tapes & 17 CDS 1982
BoxFolder
31 Includes 6 small tapes, 6 mid size & 12 CDS 1983
BoxFolder
41 6 small tapes, 7 mid size & 14 CDS 1984
BoxFolder
51 11 small tapes, 9 mid size & 22 CDS 1985
BoxFolder
61 8 small tapes, 8 mid size tapes & 14 CDS 1986-1987
BoxFolder
71 18 small tapes, 7 mid sized tapes & 25 CDS 1988-1989
BoxFolder
81 43 small tapes & 37 CDS 1990-1992
BoxFolder
91 24 small tapes & 28 CDS 1993-1994
BoxFolder
101 5 reel to reel tapes 1 of Robins et al. 1987, 2 of In Praise of Spring 1984 & 2 of Let Nature Sing 1987 1984-1987
BoxFolder
111 3 reel to reel tapes of Prairie Sounds 1989
BoxFolder
121 2 reel to reel tapes of Meadow Lark Music 1984 & 2 reel to reel tapes of Nature Sounds 1992 1984-1992
BoxFolder
131 Let Nature Sing 2 reel to reel tapes (1987) Meadowlark Music 2 reel to reel tapes (1983) 1 unidentified data tape 1983-187

Return to Top


COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED CDS & AUDIO CASSETTES 1983-2002
BoxFolder
132 Bird Song with Ambient Sound 5CDs (2002) Just Birds A Selection of Sounds 1 CD (1995) Sounds from Fields & Woods 1CD (1997) Let Nature Sing 1CD (1987) Meadowlark Music 1CD (1983) 1983-2002
3 Songs & Sounds 1 audio cassette, Dawn to Dusk 1 audio cassette, Sounds from Fields & Woods 1 audio cassette, Just Birds 1 audio cassette, In Praise of Spring 1 audio cassettes, Let Nature Sing 1 audio cassette & Meadowlark Music 1 audio cassette 1983-1995
BoxFolder
141 4 reel to reel tapes 1 CD In Praise of Spring (1981 & 1987) 1981-1987

Return to Top


VINYL DISCS 1981-1987
BoxFolder
151 2 albums In Praise of Spring, 1 Meadowlark Music & 1 Let Nature Sing 1981-1987

Return to Top


CDS PRODUCED BY OTHER PEOPLE 2004
BoxFolder
152 Birds of Minnesota by Stan Tekiela 2 CDs (2004) Birds of Wisconsin by Stan Tekiela 2CDs (2004) Bird Songs of the Arctic by John Neville 2004

Return to Top