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The Heritage of Lobo Fonds
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- Multiple media
- Textual record
Lobo Township Book
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Lobo Township Historical Society
Level of description
Published in 1990.
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- Lobo Township Historical Society
- Lobo, Township of
Physical description area
The Fonds includes approximately 3500 negatives and two cubit feet of textual records relating to the research and creation of A History of Lobo published in 1990. Textual material includes copies of the reference material used in the book as well as copies of the chapters before publication and administrative documents relating to the project.
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Archival description area
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On 31 March 1987, a group of 35 to 40 people interested in the history of Lobo Township met to discuss the role they could have in preserving the history of Lobo Township. From the discussion it was agreed to form the Lobo Township Historical Society. It was suggested that if there was enough interest and funding available a committee would be created for the purpose of publish a Lobo Township history book.
The history book committee was comprised of senior citizens who could then apply for the New Horizons Program under the Department of Health and Welfare. The application for the New Horizons grant was submitted on 15 June 1988. A ten-thousand-dollar grant was obtained, and the work started. According to a history written by Carol Small, volunteer and Executive Member of the Book Committee, “The Lobo Township Heritage Group had two goals which were:
To publish a book about Lobo Township history of the highest caliber so that municipalities in Middlesex County would also take part in the project; and
- to establish an archives for all the materials that were copied and saved from the project. “ (Small)
The book entitled The Heritage of Lobo 1820-1990 was officially launched in December 1990.
"On January 20, 1999 Lobo Township Historical Society amended its constitution to include the three former townships of Lobo, London and Delaware. It expanded Historical Society was renamed Middlesex Centre Historical Society.
In 2013 the Middlesex Centre Archives was established with the support of the Municipality of Middlesex Centre. Residual profits from the sales of the Heritage of Lobo were transferred to the Middlesex Centre Archives in June 2013 bringing the goals of the Group to fruition." (Small)
The records were used by members of the Lobo Township Heritage Group. Originally the records were stored in the home of one of the committee members. Upon completion of the book, a local historian, who was also part of the committee, held them in his . residence. Upon his death the records were transferred to a friend and eventually donated to the Archives in 2015.
Scope and content
The records include the following series:
3500 negatives of images taken to be used in the book now digitized.
Chapters of the book including the rough research and the submitted chapters to the book.
Copies of photographs .
Administrative records relating to the book's publication.
The negatives are in excellent shape. However, some of the original images photographed were blurred or damaged resulting in poor or reduced quality of the digital image.
Immediate source of acquisition
The records were received from various members of the Lobo Heritage Group. The majority of the negatives were donated to the Middlesex Centre Archives by the family of Maxwell McLean.
The negatives are stored as a series by film and negative number. An item level finding aid has been created in-house. Other records are by series.
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Middlesex Centre Archives
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Internal finding aid with Inventory directing researchers to appropriate digital images.
Generated finding aid
Some of the original chapter notes and proofs are missing. It is hoped that these will be found and donated to MCA.
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Dates of creation, revision and deletion
8 April 2020
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Minutes from Lobo Historical Society
Small, Carol. "History of Middlesex Centre Historical Society In the Beginning". n.d.