Canadian geologist, professor, minerals prospector, artist, Rockies explorer, backwoods canoeist, world traveller, scientist, popular lecturer, museum administrator, memoirist. Coleman was one of Canada’s most beloved scientists. "Geology was at once his vocation, his avocation and his recreation." (J.B. Tyrrell) There was always another mountain to climb; rock, clay and glacial till to examine.
This virtual exhibit presents a thematic introduction to A.P. Coleman’s life and work by presenting a representative sampling of the materials in the A.P. Coleman Archive, Victoria University Library (Toronto). The exhibit also draws on the Royal Ontario Museum Archives' A.P. Coleman Collection of photographs, and specimen and period instruments from the Royal Ontario Museum’s Department of Natural History collections.
The project has received funding from the Canadian Council of Archives, Archival Community Digitization Project.