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Joan Sullivan fonds
CA ON00354 F 0183 · Fonds · 1940s - 2022; predominantly 1970s

This fonds contains personal, professional, and domestic records from the life of Joan Somers Sullivan in the later-20th and early-21st centuries. Series I (Personal Records) includes reminiscences about Joan, medical information, clippings related to community activitism (including traffic problems in Old Sandwich), and personal journals. Series II (Professional Records) features her resumé and qualifications, as well as administrative records, correspondence, public talks, research material, clippings, and publications connected with her pioneering effort to unionize legal secretaries in Windsor, Ontario during the 1970s. This includes talks for events held by the Faculties of Law at the University of Windsor and the University of Western Ontario, and articles published in the Windsor Woman women’s liberation newspaper and The Oyez Windsor law students’ newspaper. Series III (Domestic Records) contains recipes and household hints used in her later-life personal housekeeping, as well as lists of her annual Christmas baking.

CA ON00318 B 3 · Fonds · 1909-1969

The Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company fonds consists of legal records, financial statements, accounts, journals, order books, order sheets and files belonging to the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company. These are records of the business, inventory and financial aspects of the company.

William Gaspe Hall fonds
CA ON00354 F 0186 · Fonds · 1852

This fonds contains a single document, officially granting Lot 82 in Sandwich, Ontario (located near present-day Moy Avenue and Hall Avenue, abutting the Detroit River) to William Gaspe Hall in 1852.

CA ON00354 F 0187 · Fonds · ca. 1842 - 1861

This fonds consists of a single broadside advertising anti-slavery meetings sponsored by the Western Anti-Slavery Society. Spaces for the date, location, and names of the speakers are blank, to be filled in by hand. Strong abolitionist rhetoric is used throughout.

Ted Day fonds
CA ON00354 F 0013 · Fonds · 1800s; 1970s

This fonds contains documents and images related to nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European settlement in Essex and Kent counties. These include an Irish immigrant’s personal journal of settling in Essex County with his two sisters (1850). The journal primarily details Jasper Golden’s travels (Atlantic crossing, St. Lawrence River, Quebec, Kingston, Niagara, Buffalo, Detroit, Windsor) but also includes later details about time spent in Malden, Anderdon, and the now-lost port of Albertville (near Kingsville). There are also official records of infrastructure and property in Howard Township (1909), and organizational and research material related to an effort to preserve the Walker family’s rare fieldstone-clad Kent County farmhouse as a historic site. (David and Ann Walker were Scottish immigrants who settled in Harwich Township, Kent County in 1845, with their original grant of farmland remaining in the family until 1972.) The fonds also includes approximately 448 slides depicting pre-1900 homes, buildings, furnishings, objects, weapons, and equipment in Kent and Essex counties, from a Canada Council-funded project to document these artifacts. There is also a short history of Buxton, Ontario, and slides of a memorial to Shawnee chief Tecumseh.

Item · 1964-2002, nd.

The fonds consists of records related to the activities of the Blenheim Plowmen’s Association and are arranged into the following Series and Subseries:

Series 1: Minutes
Series 2: Financial
Series 3: Directors and Members
Series 4: Plowing Matches
Subseries A: Locations
Subseries B: judges
Subseries C: Questionnaires
Subseries D: Affidavits
Subseries E. Entry forms
Subseries F: score Cards
Subseries G: contests and winners
Series 5: Prize Lists
Subseries A: programmes
Subseries B: Entries
Series 6: Correspondence
Series 7: Insurance

Item · 1916-04-26 - 1919-03-25

The fonds consists of one minute book belonging to the 12th Line Red Cross Club.

Item · 1873-1963

The fonds consists of one ledger consisting of minutes and financial information of the Harrington Branch, Upper Canadian Bible Society dated 10 December 1873 – 5 May 1963.

Lanty S. Youngs
Item · 1831-1876, nd.

The fonds consists of records relating to Lanty Shannon Youngs, including property records, maps, and correspondence.

Ministers' Reports fonds
Item · 1839-1855

The fonds consists of mostly Marriage Records compiled by various ministers throughout the District of Brock (later Oxford County) and surrounding townships from 1838-1855, though it does also include some birth, baptism, death, and burial records.

Harold Bull fonds
CA ON00399 83 · Fonds · 1917-1920

Fonds consists of two letters written to Harold Bull when he was serving in the First Canadian Tank Battalion during World War I; printed material; and photographs primarily taken in Britain of Harold Bull, tanks, his fellow soldiers, their camp, and other military/tourist subjects; notebooks for classes taken by Bull when he attended Victoria College; and a Victoria pennant.

Town of Ingersoll fonds
CA ON00394 F 1719 · Fonds · 1856-1971

This fonds consists of the official records of Ingersoll, including Council Minutes, 1856-1959; By-laws, 1856-1954; Assessment and Collectors Rolls, 1880-1960; Financial Records, 1887-1952; and various minutes and reports relating to the administration of the municipality.

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Thamesford Mill fonds
Item · 1917-1923, 1933

The fonds consists of financial records related to the operations of the Oxford Mill in Thamesford.

Miriam Burland Fonds
CA ON00419 BUR · Fonds · 1924-1983

Fonds consists of correspondence, notes, drafts, publications, clippings photographs, educational aids (star map and constellation abbreviations), and other material from the academic, professional, and post-retirement career of Miriam Burland. University records include a scrapbook from a tour she took as an undergraduate, a graduation photograph, and notes taken from the astrophysics course given by A. V. Douglas at McGill University from 1926-1927. Records from her career at the Dominion Observatory include photographs as well as correspondence and texts she wrote as an astronomer and later as a public relations education officer. The fonds also contains materials related to her work with the Ottawa Centre section of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and with the National Museum of Science and Technology. The records are arranged in rough chronological order.

Mary Grey fonds
CA ON00419 GRE · Fonds · 1866 – 1977, predominant 1974-1992

Fonds primarily consists of material accumulated during Mary Grey’s career at the National Museum of Science and Technology (renamed in 1999 the Canada Science and Technology Museum). The fonds is arranged into three series: GRE-1) Astronomy Lantern Slides; GRE-2) Curatorial career files; and 3) Second World War memorabilia. GRE-1) consists of 524 lantern slides illustrating 23 different subjects. The slides were collected by Mary Grey over her career. Series GRE-2) Curatorial Career consists of slide shows, photographs and research material. The series primarily consists of her work on Haley’s comet. GRE-3) Second World War memorabilia consists of correspondence and ephemera related to several women during the war.

CA ON00419 DOC · Collection · 1903-1971

Fonds primarily consists of material on the history of the Dominion Observatory, and technical and graphic material covering its 15-inch telescope and lens. The fonds is arranged into two series: DOC-1) Textual records; and DOC-2) Photographs. Series DOC-1 consists of 12 files of textual records on the history of the Dominion Observatory, including original correspondence, programming, and research documents created by Observatory staff, as well as subject research files created by Museum staff. The files often contain a few photographs that relate directly to the textual material in their files. Series DOC-2 consists of photographs, slides and negatives illustrating the construction of the Dominion Observatory, the 15-inch telescope, staff, interior and exterior images of the building. The lantern slides in the series seem to have been used for public lectures and educational programs. There are also approximately 300 black and white 9.5 x 11.5 cm photographic prints that may be observational data.

Collection · 1930-1940

Fonds consists of records documenting Annie Louise James (nee Smith) personal life, education and work. Included in the archival unit are correspondence, news clippings, photographs, school examinations and other textual material. These records primarily illustrate James’ education in becoming a nurse and her experiences working at Hamilton General Hospital.

Item · 1855-1885

The fonds consists of three bound ledgers related to the day to day operations of the North Oxford and West Zorra Road Company between the years 1855 to 1885.

Fonds · 1930-1953

Fonds consists of scrapbook albums illustrating the history of the Girl Guiding movement in Burlington, Ontario between 1930 and 1953. The albums include reports from brownie and guide units and the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, lists of leaders and commissioners, photographs, correspondence, certificates, badges, postcards and copies of newspaper articles. Newspaper articles and photographs of the opening of the Trefoil Lodge and the Junior Band are included.