Bibliographic Sources

Sources on Log Cabins

* Clemson, Donovan. Living with Logs. Saanichton, B.C.: Hancock House Publishers, 1974.

* Dunfield, John D. Log Cabin Construction. Ottawa: John D. Dunfield, 1974.

* Editorial Staff, Sunset Books. Cabins and Vacation Homes. Toronto: General Publishing Company, Ltd., 1961.

* Gage, S.R. A Few Rustic Huts: Ranger Cabins and Logging Camp Buildings of Algonquin Park. New York: Mosaic Press, 1985.

* Gowans, Alan. "Diverse Forms of Comfortable Building", in The Comfortable House. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1989.

* Mackie, Allan. Building with Logs. Prince George, B.C.: Log HousePublishing Co. Ltd., 1976.

Log House Plans. Prince George, B.C.: Log House Publishing Co. Ltd., 1979

* Peter, Christopher. Log Houses: Canadian Classics. Erin, Ontario: The Boston Mills Press, 1995.

* Upton, Dell. "Traditional Timber Framing", in Material Culture of the Wooden Age, ed. Brooke Hindle. New York: Sleepy Hollow Press, 1981.

* Weslager, C.A. The Log Cabin in America. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1969.

Sources on Haliburton history

* Cummings, H.R. Early Days in Haliburton. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1962.

* Dobrzensky, Leopolda. Fragments of a Dream. Haliburton: Municipality of Dysart, 1985.

* Dunford, Charlie.

Mr. Charlie Dunford in a resident of Harcourt and member of the Indian River Hunt Club, operating out of the Kennaway Schoolhouse. He is very knowledgable of the local history of the area.

* Mumford, Ron

Mr. Ron Mumford is a longtime resident of the town of Harcourt (closest to the site of the Kennaway settlement). As a result of many years in several businesses such as lumbering, law enforcement and through other activities in the area, Ron Mumford is known as a local expert in the history and geography of the Harcourt township.

* Pope, Richard. Me 'N Len: Life in the Haliburton Bush, 1900 - 1940. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1985.

Richard Pope has written a very interesting account of his exploring and travelling experiences with Len, a resident of the Haliburton area. The importance of this work is in its historical look at the region during the early part of this century. Pope discusses aspects of farming, logging, cabin making and living conditions during the time when the Kennaway village existed. This is a very important area-specific source for a study of Kennaway, and Pope has presented the material in a way that clearly demonstrates many aspects of the "culture" of cottage country living, by incorporating a significant amount of the "oral traditions" of the residents. These kinds of studies provide valuable information where there is little documentary evidence for the social history of the area (such as Haliburton).

Sources on Material Culture

* Prown, Jules. "On the "Art" in Artifacts", in Living in a Material World. Ed. G. Pocius. St. John's: Institute of Social and Economic Research, 1991. p.144-155.

Prown has written widely on material culture and in this work provides an example of his three step analysis model. His steps of "description", "deductions" and "emotional response" has offered a unique feature to my research strategy: that of accounting for feelings and intuitions generated by the object. The concept of "feigning innocence" is one not often found in research models and allows for an additional dimension to my study that otherwise may have been absent. This will be important in defining appropriate questions that may be answered by the Kennaway structures.

* Pocius, G. "Researching Artifacts in Canada, Institutional Power and Levels of Dislogue", in Living in a Material World. Ed. G. Pocius. St. John's: Institute of Social and Economic Research, 1991. p.241-252.

Pocius is another important contemporary scholar of material culture and charts the progress of the discipline. Pocius' three steps in analyzing material culture (collection, description and interpretation) are important to any study of objects and will form the basis of my research model for the Kennaway village.

* Herman, Bernard. "The Objects of Discourse: Evidence and Method in Material Culture Study and Agricultural History", in Living in a Material World. Ed. G. Pocius. St. John's: Institute of Social and Economic Research, 1991. p.31-54.

Herman has produced an excellent study in which he researches barns in the state of Delaware. Characteristics such as clustering and patterning over the landscape, building materials and uses the structures are put to are important in his research. He considers these both spatially and temporally, and for these reasons his approach will be very important to my own. Both in his focus on "settlement pattern" and the noting of trends over time are significant to a study of a village community. His incorporation of statistical and graphic data offer further insight to the nature of the differences between barn structures in different areas of the state.

* Gordon, R. "The Interpretation of Artifacts in the History of Technology", History from Things: Essays on Material Culture. Ed. S. Lubar & K.W. David. Washington: Smithsonian Press, 1993. p.74-94.

Gordon's model is interesting in its divisions between the objects' structural characteristics and its "linkage" components (the materials and resources that contributed to it and the uses it was put to). He studies primarily technological artifacts such as tools and machines, but his model is equally appropriate to structures since buildings can be considered a kind of "tool" (but not exclusively). Gordon's insight works very well in the examples he gives in his paper, and seems to include a large number of foci for study. It is close to a "total" model of analysis and because of the perspectives it offers, it is integral to the study of an object where the object's past and history are important.

* Glassie, H. Folk Housing in Middle Virginia. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1975.

Glassie is among the foremost scholars in the field of Folklore, and has presented a landmark analysis of house structures in the state of Virginia. He outlines complex guidelines of "Rules of Competence" that characterize structure styles in the area and he tests them with samples of historic houses. Many of his guidelines will form a major component of my analysis of the Kennaway village, as it will be some of these rules of competence that the village structures may reflect. Glassie's work is the most topic specific to a study of built form and is therefore integral to my research.

* Trigger, Bruce. A History of Archaeological Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

"Monumental Architecture: a Thermodynamic Explanation of Symbolic Behaviour", World Archaeology 22(2): 119-129, 1990.

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