Grimsby Historical Society Archives

Identity area

Identifier

ON00112

Authorized form of name

Grimsby Historical Society Archives

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Type

  • Non-Profit
  • Historical Society

Contact area

Type

Address

Street address

Carnegie Building
25 Adelaide Street

Locality

Grimsby

Region

Ontario

Country name

Postal code

L3M-1X2

Telephone

905-309-0796

Fax

Note

Description area

History

The Grimsby Historical Society (GHS) was founded in 1913 with the key objective of promoting interest in and study of matters of local historical interest. In 1999, the GHS Archives committee was established to organize and preserve the material collected by the GHS and make it accessible to the public. Since 1999, a dedicated group of volunteers have been collecting, managing, promoting and expanding the Archives collection.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

The GHS Archives consists of 10 dedicated volunteers, including two of the founding volunteers, Dorothy Turcotte and Lyndsay Dobson. New volunteers are always welcome.

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

The GHS Archives can be found on the main level of the Carnegie Building located at 25 Adelaide Street in Grimsby, Ontario.

Holdings

The collections held by the GHS Archives are a rich resource for the study of the history, places and people of Grimsby. The Archives maintains an expanding collection of books pertaining to items of regional interest. The selection of books is keeping with the GHS approach in its earliest works The Annals of the Forty. The Annals documents the patterns and times of generations of Loyalists and settlers as they located in Grimsby and the surrounding newly surveyed districts. The Annals are known as a “go-to” source for researchers.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

The GHS Archives is open at the following times: Monday – 9:00am-3:00pm, Wednesday – 9:00am-3:00pm, Friday – 9:00am-noon and every third Saturday of the month from 9:00am-noon.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

The GHS Archives is located in a fully accessible facility.

Services area

Research services

All available research and reproduction services are outlined in the Grimsby Historical Society website.

Reproduction services

Copies can be made for personal use and research purposes. Restrictions may apply based on a number of reasons including: fragility of records, donation agreements, applicable copyright and privacy legislation. All reproductions for publication purposes must go through archives staff.

Public areas

Research space is available at the Carnegie Building.

Control area

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Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Carnegie Building 25 Adelaide Street
Grimsby, Ontario L3M-1X2