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A. E. Byerly fonds

  • CA ON00126 F7
  • Fonds
  • 1832-1961, predominant 1900-1950

The fonds consists of records generated, collected and maintained during the course of his work as a historian, a collector of historical records, and as a doctor. Also included are records related to his family.

The fonds is organized into five series.

Byerly, Alpheus E.

Albert Fish fonds

  • CA ON00126 F34
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1990

Fonds consists of records produced by Albert Fish in his capacity as a real estate developer. Included in this fonds are records related to specific properties developed by Albert Fish, real estate reports and studies collected by him and photographs of property and real estate of interest to Albert Fish. These records document Albert Fish's professional interests in real estate and property development in Guelph.

Fish, Albert, 1922-2006

Alex Moon collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C3
  • Collection
  • [1830?]-1935

The collection consists of various Canada Company land grants and deeds, some of which do not relate to Guelph or Wellington County. Also included in this collection are indentures for bargain and sale, newspaper clippings, petitions, memoranda, receipts, arrest warrants and correspondence, some of which relates to Guelph Barrister, Kenneth McLean. These records document the varied historical interests of Alex Moon.

Moon, Alex, 1926-1987

Alf Hales fonds

  • CA ON00126 F15
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880]-1994

This fonds consists of records created or accumulated by Alf Hales in his capacity as a Member of Parliament, a local politician, a Kiwanis Club President and member, and a Guelph business owner. The records document the federal elections in which Alf was a candidate, the financial and promotional activities of the Hales Meat Market, and various social functions that he participated in with the Guelph Kiwanis Club. A large part of the fonds is comprised of scrapbooks assembled by, or on behalf of, Alf Hales that contain newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs.

The fonds has been arranged into five series.

Hales, Alfred Dryden, 1909-1998

Allan McKeeman fonds

  • CA ON00126 F70
  • Fonds
  • 2002, 2006, 2009-2010, 2012 -2013, 2017

Fonds consists of photographs created or acquired by Allan McKeeman. The photographs offer a wide range of images covering various aspects of the City of Guelph and its history.

This fonds is organized into two series.

McKeeman, Allan

Architectural Plans Collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C18
  • Collection
  • 1966 - 1999

Collection consists of architectural plans of Guelph businesses, recreational facilities, and military instillations. They include the Stone Road Plaza, Knortigh Plaza, the Guelph Armoury and the branch libraries.

Archival photographs collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C6
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1850]-[ca. 1990]

This collection consists of photographs collected by the Guelph Public Library archives. The photographs offer a wide range of images covering various aspects of the City of Guelph and its history.

The collection is arranged sequentially by an old reference code (A). The item listings of these records found in the Archive's photographic database still retain this old reference code.

Guelph Public Library Archives

Audio visual collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C12
  • Collection
  • [196-?] - 2018

This collection consists of audio visual materials collected by the Guelph Public Library archives. These records cover a wide range of topics covering various aspects of the City of Guelph and its history. Included are materials created by Edward Johnson, the Guelph Light Opera Company, the Guelph Youth Orchestra, and Tamarack. Fonds also contains Roger's television episodes, the unveiling and dedication of a sculpture commemorating John Galt, the histories of Eden Mills, St. Joseph's Hospital, and Guelph's covered bridge.

Canadian Federation of University Women - Guelph fonds

  • CA ON00126 F4
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1991

The fonds consists of records generated by the Canadian Federation of University Women - Guelph in the course of the administration of the Chapter, and the operation of various programs and initiatives.

Canadian Federation of University Women-Guelph

Canadian Guernsey Breeders' Association fonds

  • CA ON00126 F6
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1988

The fonds consists of records generated in pursuit of the Canadian Guernsey Breeders' Association's mandate, and document the Associations' involvement within the dairy industry over time. Also included are records and published items related to a number of dairy organisations, including the Advanced Registry Board, Channel Islands Breeds Milk Producers' Association, Golden Guernsey Distributors, Joint Dairy Breeds Committee, Guernsey Cattle Breeders' Association of Ontario, and the Toronto Guernsey Breeders' Association.

The fonds is arranged into nine series.

Canadian Guernsey Breeders' Association

City directories collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C10
  • Collection
  • 1867 - 2013

Collection consists of city directories, which since 1875, have made up of two parts: an alphabetic listing of people’s last names giving their occupation and home address and of street names. The directories may also contain advertisements of local area businesses and brief facts on population and average household income. Earlier directories included communities other than Guelph such as Erin, Peel, Minto and Puslinch Townships.

The directories are arranged chronologically by year.

The Guelph Public Library does not have directories available for the years 1910, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1962, and 1965.

City of Guelph Board of Education fonds

  • CA ON00126 F40
  • Fonds
  • 1841-1989

These records consist of school registers, Superintendents' and Directors' reports, annual reports, Board minutes, examinations, assorted financial records, training manuals, yearbooks, and an assortment of records relating to the history of the Board and its schools. These records only document schools in the City of Guelph proper.

City of Guelph Board of Education

City of Guelph fonds

  • CA ON00126 F2
  • Fonds
  • 1851-2006

Fonds consists of the records created, accumulated and maintained by the Corporation of the City of Guelph, its Council, committees and departments in the course of providing legislative governance and services to the citizens of Guelph. Included in this fonds are minute books, reports, correspondence, and tax and assessment rolls. These records document the activities of the Corporation of the City of Guelph. The fonds is divided into twelve sous fonds. The sous fonds have been created based on the functional nature and organizational structure of the Corporation of the City of Guelph.

Guelph (Ont.)

Cookbooks collection Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C26
  • Collection
  • [196-?], 1977 - 2011

This collection consists of cookbooks collected by the Guelph Public Library archives. Some of the cookbooks include brief histories on the organizations that sponsored or created them. These records document the historical and or sociological aspects of food and nutrition in Guelph.

There is no further arrangement to this collection. The file listing has been arranged alphabetically by title for ease of use.

Couling building inventory collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C25
  • Collection
  • 1967, 1969, predominant 1970-1975

Collection consists of photographs and corresponding textual records for an inventory of homes built in Guelph before 1927. The inventory was created and/or accumulated by Gordon Couling, an artist and architectural expert.

Records are arranged alphabetically into series by street name and then generally by street number, often with even numbered buildings filed separately from odd numbered buildings.

Creative Arts Association fonds

  • CA ON00126 F43
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2000

This fonds consists of records created or accumulated by the Creative Arts Association including executive and annual general meeting minutes; newsletters and other promotional material; correspondence, advertisements, applications, and administrative records for projects and events hosted by the Association; and historical records doucmenting the development of the Association.

The fonds has been arranged into four series.

Creative Arts Association

Dennis Howard fonds

  • CA ON00126 F60
  • Fonds
  • 1846-1918

Fonds consists of deeds, mortgages, letters, last wills and testaments, and abstracts many associated with Guelph residents including James Goldie. Included are deeds issued by the Canada Company, the City of Guelph, and the James Goldie Company Limited. Other records describe lots or pertain to water levels at the “People’s Mill” in Guelph. There is no further arrangement to these records.

Howard, Dennis

Diane Bays collection - Guelph Public Library

  • Collection
  • 1932, 1938, 1946-1947, 1960-1961, 1980-1981, 1984, 1997

Collection consists of textual records pretaining to the life of John McCrae. Included are the publications Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae 1872-1918 Soldier, Poety, Physician, the McCraes of Guelph by A.E. Byerly, and a copy of The Torch which includes an inserted piece of paper pretaining to David McCrae's family. There are also newspaper clippings various newspapers about John McCrae.

Dorothy Huck fonds

  • CA ON00126 F72
  • Fonds
  • [194-?], 1951, 1959

Fonds consists of photographs, textual records and objects collected or accumulated by Dorothy Huck. Included are photographs of Dorothy Huck, and certificates from the Guelph Kiwanis Music Festival and the Stratford Music Festival, and a notebook marked Loretto Academy.

Huck, Dorothy

Dorothy Shoemaker Literary Award Contest fonds

  • CA ON00126 F39
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2009

This fonds consists of the annual publication, The Changing Image, released by the Dorothy Shoemaker Literary Award Contest to publish the winning entries for its literary award contest. The records are arranged chronologically by year.

Dorothy Shoemaker Literary Award Contest

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