The No Price Too High Collection is a body of documents and items brought together during the production of the television mini-series of the same name. This series was produced in response to the 1992 CBC mini-series The Valour and the Horror. Many veterans and members of the historical community felt that the CBC’s series presented an unfair depiction of Canada’s contribution to the Second World War, with its dubious treatment of documentary evidence, and lack of understanding as to what some veterans may have actually experienced. The response was a mini-series produced using primary documents of various sorts, donated to the production crew by veterans or family members of veterans in the hopes of their story being used to present a more positive depiction of Canada in the Second World War.
This collection contains material relating to the experiences of Canadian veterans and their families during the Second World War. Other materials besides textual records include audio cassettes, video cassettes, original and copied photographs, newspaper clippings, photocopied newspaper clippings, and physical objects such as a soldiers ‘dog tags’ (personal identification tag).
The Naval Fonds contain material relating primarily to British, French, and American navies ranging from 1700 to the 1980s. The documents include ship lists and registers, naval statistics, photographs, booklets, and notes on correspondence.
Fonds contain material relating to operational military research from the second half of the 20th century. The documents are multi-disciplinary in nature, providing scientific, mathematical and historical perspectives of the same topic. Many documents originally come from the Public Records Office UK (PRO), now known as The National Archives (TNA). In such cases, original archival references will be provided, and potential researchers are encouraged to cite these whenever possible. For more information on these Fonds or on Ronnie Shephard, please visit http://lmharchive.ca/the-ronnie-shephard-fonds/.
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.
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/.
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.
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.
The Stewart Fonds contain army, small arms, gas, and map reading training pamphlets from the Second World War. Collection includes Educational Aid Booklets about the Principles of Radio and Service Jobs after the war published by the Canadian Legion Educational Services as well as handwritten training and education notes by M. D. Stewart.
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.
The Presbyterian Church Fonds contains Volumes LVIII-LXVII (1933-1942) of "The Presbyterian Record: The Official Monthly Record of the Presbyterian Church in Canada" (copies of which belonged to John N. McLeod), and a few volumes of "The Earnest Worker: A Help to Bible Study in the Sabbath School and Home," "The Westminster Teacher," and "The Teacher," all published by the The Board of Sabbath People's Societies of the Presbyterian Church in Canada or the Presbyterian Committee of Publication in Richmond, Virginia.
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.
The Schafer Fonds consist of materials collection by Stuart F. Schafer during his Second World War service, and includes hundreds of Associated Press, International News, ACME, and Canadian Army Photographs from the war in Europe and the Pacific. These Fonds also include Stuart Schafer’s personal notebook, papers, and diaries, as well as Plane Packet Flashcards.
Please note that the archival code of #-#-# in these Fonds corresponds with Folder-Volume-File.
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.
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.
The Nichols Fonds includes correspondence from soldiers to the Home Front in 1918 as well as the Christmas 1918 edition of The O.PIP, the magazine of the 57th Battery, CFA, published quarterly, “wind, weather, and war permitting.”
The Personal Histories Fonds contain wartime diaries, documents, interviews, articles, postcards, photographs, and histories from various First and Second World War veterans. Included also is a paper by Sidney Allinson about Canada's First Victoria Cross recipient Lt. Alexander Dunn, who received the VC by being apart of the Light Brigade at Balaclava in 1854.
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.