Fonds 156

Fonds Number: 156

Title: Clive Naismith fonds

Creator: Clive Naismith

Dates of Material: 1961-1962

Physical Description: 5 cm

Scope and Contents:
Newspaper articles from the Peterborough Examiner covering all aspects of the bank robbery in Havelock, Ontario, 31 August 1961, and of the subsequent manhunt and of the trial, March 1962.

Access Conditions:
Open to researchers.

None expected.

Custodial History:
Clive Naismith lent these files to Grace Barker while she was writing her book on the Bad Luck Bank Robbers: the 1961 Havelock Bank Robbery (Cobourg, Dawn Publishing, 2006). They were donated to the Trent Valley Archives through the agency of Grace Barker, July 2006.

Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History
Clive Naismith, a former OPP policeman, while stationed in Peterborough in 1961 was assigned to be a member of the search team hunting for the Havelock bank robbers in the late summer of 1961. He kept a complete set of articles related to the excellent coverage by the Peterborough Examiner and also shared his memories.

Access Points:

Havelock, Ontario
Toronto Dominion Bank
Havelock bank robbery, 1961
Ontario Provincial Police
Barker, Grace

File listing:

TVA     F156     1     Examiner 31 August 1961
TVA     F156     2     Examiner 31 August 1961 xerox
TVA     F156     3     Examiner 1 September 1961
TVA     F156     4     Examiner 1 September 1961 xerox
TVA     F156     5     Examiner 2 September 1961
TVA     F156     6     Examiner 2 September 1961 xerox
TVA     F156     7     Examiner 5 September 1961
TVA     F156     8     Examiner 5 September 1961 xerox
TVA     F156     9     Examiner 1 March 1962
TVA     F156     10   Examiner 1 March 1962 xerox
TVA     F156     11   Examiner 2 March 1962
TVA     F156     12   Examiner 2 March 1962 xerox
TVA     F156     13   Examiner 3 March 1962
TVA     F156     14   Examiner 3 March 1962 xerox
TVA     F156     15   Examiner 5 March 1962
TVA     F156     16   Examiner 5 March 1962 xerox