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Balloon Barrage Reunion Club Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0032
  • Fonds
  • 1939-2016

The Balloon Barrage Reunion Club Fonds contains various photographs, books, club histories, membership lists, and newsletters regarding The Balloon Barrage Reunion Club, which was founded in 1945 following the Second World War.

Barker Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0008
  • Fonds
  • 1939-2004

The Barker Fonds contain material relating to the Canadian Militia from 1939 to 1945. The documents include fields booklets and pamphlets, photographs, maps, diaries, journals, and newspaper clippings from the personal collection of Mr. Barker.

Edward Earle Barker

Barrie Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0010
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1901-2002

The Barrie Fonds contain material relating to the Canadian Militia from 1914 to 1945. The documents include fields booklets and pamphlets, photographs, maps, diaries, journals, and newspaper clippings pertaining to both the First and Second World War.

Douglas Barrie

Beach Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0019
  • Fonds
  • 1903-2010

The Beach Fonds contain the papers, letters, photos, memoirs, and diaries of Professor Horace D. Beach from during and after the Second World War, including various papers on education, politics, relationships and sexuality.

Horace D. Beach

Brown Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0006
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1996

The Brown Fonds contain material relating to Veterans Affairs Canada from 1939 to the late 1990s. The documents include notes, chapters, drafts, minutes, articles, correspondence, and memoranda reports pertaining to the Department of Pensions and National Health, which would split after the Second World War and become Health Canada and Veterans Affairs Canada.

Dr. Shaun Brown

Canadian Military History Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0016
  • Fonds
  • 1992-2015

The Canadian Military History Fonds contain the published issues of the Canadian Military History Journal from 1992-2015. These journals were collected by LCMSDS over the past twenty years. The Canadian Military History Fonds contain the published issues of the Canadian Military History Journal from 1992-2015. These journals were collected by LCMSDS over the past twenty years. All subsequent issues of the CMH Journal are in digital format only and can be found at http://scholars.wlu.ca/cmh/.

Diggory Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0023
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1951

The Diggory Fonds contain various personal papers, logbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, telegrams, correspondence, and service records of Flying Officer Thomas J. Diggory during the Second World War. These Fonds also contain various artifacts, including pilot glasses, a British flag, an Ebel wristwatch, an ink well, cap badges, wings, stripes, dog tags, war medals, RAF buttons, an Air Force Doll, and an RAF Winter Navigator Helmet with radio and oxygen equipment.

Thomas James Diggory

Eccles Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0014
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1916-1979

The Eccles Fonds contain typed bulletins (“Battery Banter”), newspaper clippings, correspondence, and nominal rolls pertaining to the 67th Varsity Battery Association, a Canadian artillery unit in the First World War that consisted largely of students and graduates of the University of Toronto. The collection also contains personal correspondence letters from 1916-1918.

George Lindsey Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0005
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1939-2011

This Fonds consists of materials written and collected by Lindsey during and after his career at DND. Inside forty-five boxes of records are departmental reports, personal correspondence, lectures, newspaper clippings, magazines, papers, conference proceedings, and government and non-government publications on a variety of topics related to Canada’s security and defence policy between 1945 and 2005. The fonds was acquired directly from the widow of George Lindsey shortly after his death in September, 2011.

Lindsey, George

Government Correspondence Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0030
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1951

The Government Correspondence Fonds contains photocopied correspondence relating to the First World War, including " "precautions against raids in Western Canada" by Sir Robert Borden, J. G. Harvey, S. Brown, Edward Mayer, Karl Mayer, Major-General Gwatkin, John Hughes, A. Bowan Perry, A. R. Hamilton, A. Carnegie Ross, and Fred. Shibley, as well as correspondence by Maj. Gen E. L. M. Burns regarding POWs in Hong Kong during and after the Second World War.

Handbooks and Reports Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0018
  • Fonds
  • 1908-2011

The Handbooks and Reports Fonds contain various documents from the First and Second World Wars, including various training manuals, war diaries, vessel registries and ship descriptions, German wartime administration, and award recommendations.

Insignia Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0033
  • Fonds
  • 1848-1953

The Insignia Fonds contain various cap, shoulder, and collar badges, pins, tags, medals, and buttons from various Canadian battalions and divisions from the 1840s through until the 1950s. Insignia includes material from the North West Rebellion and the First and Second World Wars.

LCMSDS Publications Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0035
  • Fonds
  • 1994-2015

The LCMSDS Publications Fonds contains the books published by Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, The Canadian Battle of Normandy Foundation, and/or Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Lochead Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0001
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 1917

The Lieutenant Colonel W. Lochead Fonds contain the personal papers of William Merton Overton Lochead, as well as, files on the 118th Battalion. These papers were acquired in the mid-1990s by the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies’ LMH Archive, and cover the 118th Battalion’s existence from 1915 to 1917. Fore more information on these Fonds or on Lieutenant Colonel W. Lochead, visit http://lmharchive.ca/lochead-fonds/.

Lochead, William Merton Overton

MacCorkindale Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0022
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1945

The MacCorkindale Fonds includes a collection of Florence Chandler’s letters, diaries, photos, and drawings from the First World War. Included also is a photo album from Catherine Mae MacCorkindale (1923-2012), John and Florence’s daughter, which depicts her service in the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service in the Second World War. Catherine would marry RCAF Flight Lieutenant Allan Harold Bartlett (1922-2005).

Florence Mae MacCorkindale

Manuscripts Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0017
  • Fonds
  • 1946 - 2014

The Manuscripts Fonds is a collection of works pertaining to the Great War, the inter-war years, and the Second World War. The collection consists of memoirs, unofficial regimental histories, and graduate dissertations. The documents themselves cover a wide range of topics, including, military monographs, the development of jet and rocket airplanes, interwar British foreign policy, primary documents relating to the Battle of Buron (1944), the Belgian Adegem Canadian War Cemetery registry, and diaries. The manuscripts range in length from 15 pages to 900 pages.

Manuscripts

Map Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0036
  • Fonds
  • c. 1910s-1990s

The Map Fonds contain over 3100 Topographical and Going Maps with Defence, Engineer, Flooding, and Geological Overprints, ranging from the 1910s to the 1990s. While the majority of the maps focus on Western Europe (France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands) during the Second World War, the collection also includes maps of North America, Italy, and China. The majority of the maps were created under GSGS (Geographical Section, General Staff, also known as MI 4), which operated under the Director of Military Operations and Intelligence in the British War Office during the Second World War. The GSGS collected data on foreign survey networks and provided training, supplied maps, and prepared survey data for the Allied forces.

To download the finding aid for this collection, click on the first item (LMH Map Fonds Finding Aid August 2017)) To download map guides for each G.S.G.S. Map Series, see McMaster University's WWII Topographical map guides (https://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/ww2/ww2_topos_home), or visit http://lmharchive.ca/the-map-fonds/.

Medical Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0028
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2011

The Medical Fonds contains various medical war diaries and appendixes, articles on Spinal Cord Injuries and Battle Exhaustion, as well as histories of the German Medical Unit (Sanitatsbericht) from both the First and Second World Wars.

Mendes Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0024
  • Fonds
  • 1939-2017

The Mendes Fonds contain various printed and media material related to the research into the development and manufacture of Canadian Army Type Anti-Aircraft Radars from 1939-1946. The Fonds also contain correspondence, research notes, and articles relating to the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the War Diary of No. 1 Canadian Radio Location Unit, various Anti-Aircraft and Radar histories, and various issues of "Radar Reflections," the newsletter of the Canadian Army Radar Association.

Brian Mendes

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