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Artifact Collection

  • Collection
  • 1879-2008

The collection consists of artifacts pertaining to the Canadian National Exhibition, Exhibition Place, and related events and bodies. Artifacts are predominantly Midway prizes, exhibitor promotional materials, and CNE souvenirs.

Biographical Photo Negative Collection

  • Collection
  • 1912-1980

Collection consists of over four hundred (400) glass and film negatives, depicting various personalities, figures, and events at the Canadian National Exhibition. There is a finding aid for this collection in Binder #5.

Blotter Collection

  • Collection
  • [between 1925-1950]

Collection consists of an assortment of blotters that were once handed out at the Canadian National Exhibition. Blotters are arranged by item, according to the sequence in which they were previously catalogued.

CNE Archives Photograph Collection

  • Collection
  • 1841-1995

The CNE Archives Photograph Collection, C 1, consists of approximately 4.5 m of photographic records, or 15,049 photographic images. The provenance and original order of the photographic images comprising this collection are unknown. This artifici...

CNE Art Catalogue Collection

  • Collection

The CNE Art Catalogue Collection consists of art exhibition catalogues spanning the years 1879 - 1974. The collection is arranged chronologically.Each catalogue includes information on the art and artists included in the exhibition, and often incl...

CNE Film Collection

  • Collection
  • 1927-1981

The CNE Film Collection, C 24, is arranged and described at the item level. The collection is comprised of 329 reels of 16mm and 35mm film. These moving images have been captured on black-and-white, and colour acetate and polyester film stocks, an...

CNE Official Badge Collection

  • Collection
  • 1879-2011

Collection consists of badges that were issued to staff, CNEA members, and judges through the course of the CNE's history. There is a finding aid for this collection in Binder 2.

CNE Ribbon Collection

  • Collection
  • 1879-2000

This collection contains prize ribbons won as part of various competitions held during the Canadian National Exhibition. They are arranged alphabetically by title of ribbon and by year.

Canapress Collection

  • Collection
  • 1986

The photos in this collection cover virtually all aspects of the 1986 CNE.

Galbraith Photo Company

  • Collection
  • 1903-1906

The prints and negatives in the collection cover the early years of the Canadian National Exhibition and document events, crowds and early exhibition buildings. Most of the images appear to be original prints but may be duplicates. Eight images ar...

Horton/Galbraith Collection

  • Collection
  • 1902-1914

The prints and negatives in the collection cover the early years of the Canadian National Exhibition and document events, crowds and early exhibition buildings.

James A. Coote Collection

  • Collection
  • 1914-1917

The negatives in this collection document Exhibition Camp during the First World War.

John Boyd Photographs

  • Collection
  • [c.1915-1929]

The prints in the collection cover the early years of the Canadian National Exhibition and document events, crowds and early exhibition buildings. Several were taken in the "off season" when the CNE was not in operation. The images appea...

Official Agricultural Programs and Catalogues Collection

  • Collection
  • 1883-1990

Series consists of official programs and catalogues for the Agriculture Department. Included are programs and catalogues for a variety of agricultural and livestock events and competitions, as well as catalogues for Livestock Auctions.Non-Program ...

Postcard Collection

  • Collection
  • 1879-2008

The Postcard Collection, C 25, consists of 56 files containing approximately 700 postcards. The file names are based on CNE or Exhibition Place building names or the names of shows and events that have taken place on the grounds over the years. Th...

Presidents' Portrait Collection

  • Collection
  • 1879-2008

Collection consists of copy negatives of portraits of past CNE presidents, and one vice president. The collection is organized chronologically, the date range indicating the years in which that president was in office.

Printed Material Collection

  • Collection
  • 1879-2008

The Printed Material Collection is an amalgamation from many sources, brought together from stray materials, through culling projects and from subsequent acquisitions. This artificial collection was created to make these materials accessible to re...

Prize List Collection

  • Collection
  • 1879-2008

The Prize List Collection consists of prize lists produced by the CNE for various departments, events and competitions. The collection is arranged chronologically, except where unavoidable.

Scrapbook Collection

  • Collection
  • 1954-1970

Collection consists of scrapbooks containing information on the Canadian National Exhibition, Exhibition Place, and a variety of events, particularly Stock Car Racing.The Collection is made up of two series: CNE Scrapbooks and Stock Car Racing Scr...

Sound Recording Collection

  • Collection
  • 1888-1991

The Sound Recording Collection, C 27, is arranged and described at the item level. This collection consists of 542 analog sound recordings captured on various formats. The formats included ¼" and 2"open reels, ¼" cassettes and NAB c...

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