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Canada Optical Company collection

  • CA ON00397 2015.10
  • Collection
  • 1947-1992

Collection of materials relating to the Canada Optical Company in Deseronto, Ontario, including photographs, promotional materials, newspaper and magazine articles and summary of employee benefits.

The materials were collected by Don Simpson, former general manager of the Deseronto plant.

Canada Optical Company

Deseronto Town Hall photograph collection

  • CA ON00397 2015.13
  • Collection
  • 1970s-2011

Photographs of Deseronto, Ontario dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs of the town from the 1980s; the interior of the former Home Hardware store in the Baker Block on Main Street; the O’Connor House on Main Street before its demolition; the 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, photographs of Centennial Park and Rathbun Memorial Park; the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001; the Ontario Provincial Police handover ceremony in 2001; an Easter Parade from the early 2000s; a Santa Parade; the 2002 New Year’s Levee; and the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto.

Most of the photographs appear to have been taken by Town staff. One envelope was donated to the Town by Irene Usher and contains photographs taken by her late husband, Tom.

Institute of Community Studies and Oral History fonds

  • CA ON00408 F046
  • Fonds
  • 1886-2009, predominant 2003-2009

Fonds consists of local history materials about North Bay and the Near North area that were collected or created by the Institute for Community Studies and Oral History (ICSOH) including: oral history recordings, student projects, archival records, publications, and ephemera. The fonds also documents some of the ICSOH's activities as a research institute including outreach, the organization of conferences and other events, and its administration.

Fonds is arranged into four sub-series: Events and outreach, minutes, oral and community history research collection, and student projects.

Nipissing University. Institute for Community Studies and Oral History

King Hiram Royal Black Preceptory No. 762 fonds

  • CA ON00408 F018
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1994

Fonds reflects the administration of King Hiram Royal Black Preceptory No. 762, particularly its meetings, membership, and finances. Records are arranged into three series: Attendance books; Finances and membership; and Minute books. The fonds also contains records that are not part of any series, including two photographs, lists of preceptors, and annual returns.

King Hiram Royal Black Preceptory No. 762

Lady Patricia Ladies Orange Benevolent Association No. 256 fonds

  • CA ON00408 F014
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1954

Fonds reflects the administration of Lady Patricia Ladies Orange Benevolent Association No. 256, particularly its membership, finances, and meetings. Records are arranged into two series: Dues books and membership rolls, and Minute books. The fonds also contains 2 photographs and a treasurer book that are not part of any series.

Lady Patricia Ladies Orange Benevolent Association No. 256

Loyal Orange Lodge No. 876 (North Bay) fonds

  • CA ON00408 F012
  • Fonds
  • 1888, 1905-1999

Fonds reflects the administration of Loyal Orange Lodge No. 876, particularly its membership, finances, and meetings. Records are arranged into two series, one containing dues books and membership rolls, the other containing minute books. The fonds also contains records that are not part of any series, including the Lodge's warrant, lists of past masters, and Orange Order-related prints.

Loyal Orange Lodge No. 876 (North Bay)

North Bay Community Concert Association fonds

  • CA ON00408 F011
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1986

Fonds reflects the North Bay Community Concert Association's organization and sponsorship of musical concert series in North Bay, and also contains records pertaining to the Association's governance and administration. Records span the entirety of the Association's existence from 1943 to 1984, and slightly beyond it. Records are arranged into three series based on function or documentary type. Textual records in the fonds consist of annual reports, by-laws, membership lists, concert programs, promotional material, correspondence (primarily with booking agencies, grants agencies, and local community groups), meeting minutes, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings about concerts and events. The fonds also contains promotional photographs and other publicity material regarding concert performers, which was provided by the booking agency.

North Bay Community Concert Association

Whit-Knit Club fonds

  • CA ON00329 F07
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1946

Fonds consists of records generated by the members of the Whitby Knitting Club. Records represent club operations associated with fundraising, knitting, distributing packages overseas, and the resulting incoming and outgoing correspondence. Fonds consists of two series: Administrative records and Correspondence.

Whitby Knitting Club