Fonds consists of a scrapbook compiled during the Second World War. It includes a great range of Canadian newspaper clippings concerning airmen in South East Asia, notably in Burma, India, Saudi Arabia, Ceylon, Japan, etc. Arranged in chronological order, the clippings include examples of victories, defeats and historical accounts of events concerning Canadian airmen in South East Asia. Also, it includes photographs of airmen regarding their stories, medals, uniforms, customs, etc.
Fonds consists of files dealing only with the period when No. 442 Squadron was overseas during the Second World War. It includes a list of flying accidents along with a list of officers and/or aircrafts that went missing or died during the Squadron's overseas operations. Also included in are daily operational reports "Opreps", combat reports, weekly changes in strength of operational aircrafts, monthly flying times and monthly returns of officer and airmen pilots.
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force. Squadron, No. 442
Fonds consists of the weekly newspaper “The Mercury” published by the 4th Canadian Armoured Divisional Signals in 1945. 13 issues of the publication are included from Sept. to Dec. 1945. The newspaper was published by the unit while it was in Almelo and Hilversum, Netherlands. Articles concern topics in unit life such as entertainment, sports, recruitments and departures, unit personnel, opinions and upcoming events. The pages also include photographs and satirical cartoons.
Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Armoured Divisional Signals, 4th
Fonds consists of files regarding the organization and administration of 664 Squadron during the Second World War. Progress reports, squadron routine orders (parades, details of duties, guards, disciplines, recreation, etc.), monthly security reports, air ministry return serials, personnel occurrence reports [for officers and airmen], and strength return RCAF personnel reports are all included in the fonds. The fonds also includes Squadron routine orders and reports regarding monthly flying times and flying accidents.
Fonds consists of files regarding a court of inquiry, activities, progress reports, transport work tickets, delivery returns, photographs, injury reports, as well as both flying and road accidents of 666 Squadron during 1945. The fonds also contains a file on the final disbandment of the Squadron.
Fonds consists of materials documenting A. Fortescue Duguid's activities in the preparation of the "Official History of the Canadian Forces in the Great War 1914-1919" and his interest in military history. Also includes documents regarding the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915, military history publications, and various other subjects of a military nature. Includes correspondence, reports, articles, and various other documents. There are 6 series: I. Papers relating to official histories (1921-1947) II. Papers relating to the parts of "Official History of the Canadian Forces in the Great War" (1915-1947) III. Correspondence regarding military history publications (1922-1947) IV. Publications, reprints, narratives, etc. (1921-1962) V. The Second Battle of Ypres, 1915 (1921-1936) VI. Miscellaneous (1919-1962)
Duguid, A. Fortescue (Archer Fortescue), 1887-1976
This fonds contains 22 folders. It consists of A. McLean Haig's biographical data which includes a brief summary of his life. The second folder contains his incoming correspondence which includes letters from: Assistant Deputy Minister of national Defence James A. Sharpe; a copy of a letter forwarded to Haig from C.C. Wimperly of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to Mr. A.B. Sprague; two letters between Wimperly and Haig, one with statistics concerning Northumberland and Durham Counties, the communities of Campbellford and Seymour, and the former District of Newcastle; one from A.R. Wilson, the Belleville Superintendent of the Canadian National Railway; one telegram and one business card congratulating Mayor Haig on his election in 1962 from Quebec Premiere Jean Lesage – in the telegram, it is interesting to note that Lesage is spelled Lesarge; a letter from Trans-Canada Air Lines and Air Canada Vice President Howard Cotterell with a small picture sent from Cotterell to Haig from the air carrier's annual report; a letter from CNR Rideau Manager Keith Hunt that had a piece of the rail-track from Pinnacle Street in Belleville enclosed with it after the line had been pulled from the ground in 1964; and three Christmas cards received from constituents.
The are also pieces of Haig's outgoing correspondence including: four pieces of correspondence to CNR the St. Lawrence Region Vice President, W.H. Kyle and Belleville Superintendent A.R. Wilson respectively; and a letter thanking Premiere Lesage – again spelled Lesarge, for his congratulations on winning the 1962 Belleville municipal election.
There is a folder of his municipal papers consisting of: newspaper clippings; a press release from Postmaster M.A. Murray; a program from the opening of the new wing of the Belleville General Hospital in 1956; and a report on major accomplishments achieved by the Haig administration between 1960 and 1963 prepared by City Manager J.R. Reynolds. Additional folders in this fonds include: one folder of federal government papers, nine folders containing copies of his addresses and speeches; one folder of speeches given by other people that the Mayor kept; a folder with copies of the report of the Willmott Royal Commission which looked into the McFarlands hockey team scandal; one folder of military related documents; one folder with items pertaining to the history of Belleville and Thurlow; a file with printed jokes and other items that Haig found humourous; one folder labeled miscellaneous by the original record keeper; and two volumes of scrapbooks.
Collection consists of material relating to the professional career of Air Vice Marshal Albert Earl Godfrey. Material consists of: newspaper clippings; biographical sketches; a paper written by AVM Godfrey relating to his experiences in the First World War; a transcript of interview conducted by S.F.Wise, W.A.B. Douglas, R.V. Dodds, F.H. Hatch, and B. Greenhous; records of service; black and white photographs; and other miscellaneous material.
Photocopied [19-]; Microfilmed [19-], 1969, 1971; and translated [19-], 1985-1987 (originally created 1930-1975; predominant dates 1939-1945)
Collection consists of documents in the German language which originated in Germany during the Second World War. Many are translated into English. They also include: documents relating to research on specific aspects of the First World War; lists of documents held in other archives; and some secondary published material about German military history in general. In addition to individual files, there are also series of files with finding aids. These include: I. Steiger Items and Sets of Notes (SGR I 196) II. Developments and Employment of the German Anti-Aircraft Artillery and of the Air Defence Organization in the First World War (SGR II 140) III. Erhard Milch Papers (SGR II 217) IV. Operations Division, German Naval Staff War Diary (SGR II 261) V. Air Ministry, Air Historical Branch Translations of German Historical Studies (SGR II 264) VI. German Language Staff and Historical Studies on the Air War (1939-1945) (SGR II 265) VII. The German Air Force in Defence and Defeat: The Western Theatre of Operations (SGR II 320) VIII. German Naval Commands and Surface Vessels War Diaries and Other Documents (SGR II 340)
Fonds consists of a British Admiralty publication that is part of the Confidential Reference Books (CB) series and is entitled “The Technical History and Index: A Serial History of Technical Problems Dealt with By Admiralty Departments Volume 3 Part 37 Inception and Development of the Northern Base.” The document was created in response to a request for an account of technical developments relating to the establishment and reduction of the Northern Base. The Northern Base was located at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom. The base was used as Great Britain’s primary Northern Naval Base during the First and Second World Wars. This includes reports regarding communication throughout the islands; fuel and water supply; dockyard work; fleet repair work; and provisions required for the base and its ships.
Great Britain. Admiralty. Technical History Section
The fonds consists of minute and cash books , microfilmed copies of the Tweedsmuir history books and a programme pertaining to the activities of the Adolphustown Women’s Institute. Notes: Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Minutes Series 2: Tweedsmuir history Series 3: Programmes
Records consist of photographs created by Streetsville resident Al Betts during his time as a professional photographer. Betts worked professionally as a photographer from ca. 1965 to ca. 1983.
Included are wedding portraits, passport portraits, photographs of various industrial and commercial properties, confirmation (first communion) photographs, and photographs taken for the Streetsville Review newspaper. The geographic coverage of the material is not limited to Streetsville or Toronto Township; Betts travelled throughout Ontario while working for clients, and as a result photographs of other locales are present (including Burlington, Etobicoke, and Toronto). One of Betts’ major commercial clients was the Toronto-based foundry and engineering company John T. Hepburn Ltd. and they sent him to document their projects throughout Ontario.
Fonds consists of a variety of records relating to peacekeeping and collected by Alan James for research as well as teaching purposes. A large number of Alan James’ publications, generally journal articles from 1957 to 1998, United Nations (UN) and NATO records, as well as information on the Falkland Island’s War are contained in the series. Some of Alan James peacekeeping records are arranged generally, or chronologically, but the majority of records, consisting of United Nations (U.N.) records and newspaper clippings relating to peacekeeping, are arranged according to the country. These records concern peacekeeping in forty-three countries and are arranged into the following 25 series:
Interviews with Alan James
Meetings and Conferences Attended and Travels
United Nations Records
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Records
Records of the Falkland Islands War
Peacekeeping Records: General
Peacekeeping Records: Chronological
Peacekeeping Records in Africa
Peacekeeping Records in Central America
Peacekeeping Records in Europe
Peacekeeping Records in the Caribbean
Peacekeeping Records in India and Pakistan
Peacekeeping Records in the Middle East
Peacekeeping Records in Sri Lanka
Peacekeeping Records in Asia and Asia Pacific
Peacekeeping Records in the Soviet Union and former Soviet States
Photocopied [1999-] (originally created 1940-1945)
Fonds consists of correspondence dealing with a variety of topics during the Second World War period (1940-1945). Topics include: Mediterranean operations; actions and appointments made by the First Sea Lord; shipping; and coastal forces.
Fonds consists of material documenting Alexander Ross' activities as the Financial Superintendent at the Canadian Military Headquarters. The files cover every aspect of Canadian expenditures in the United Kingdom. Includes the Deputy Minister's working papers on a variety of subjects, including the many committees in which Ross was involved, as well as the Deputy Minister's files related to the settlement of overseas finances after the Second World War. Topics under negotiation included mutual aid, accommodation, supplies, equipment, services and currency rates. Also includes miscellaneous documents concerning the First World War, and working files produced in the preparation of the annual budget from the 1920s to the early 1950s. Fonds is comprised of the following series: I. Miscellaneous documents concerning the First World War and non-budgetary matters ([ca. 1862]-1951) II. Dept. of National Defence Budget Files (1923-1951) III. Financial Superintendent Personal Files (1940-1950) IV. Deputy Minister's Personal Files (1925-1948) V. Deputy Minister's Files, Overseas Finances (1942-1949)
Fonds consists of material regarding a projected communications service in the Mackenzie River Basin to Herschel Island in the Arctic, which was planned in 1920 and cancelled in March 1921. Also includes flying logbooks documenting A.W. Carter's service with the Royal Naval Air Services and the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the First World War, and with the RAF and the Air Board following the war until 1922. There is also a transcript of a taped interview concerning his employment with the Air Board and his involvement with the Air Cadets, some correspondence, publications and forms. There are five series: I: Correspondence (1921, 1963, 1970) II: Mackenzie River Basin expedition records (1920-1921, n.d.) III: Publications and Forms (1919-1920, n.d.) IV: Flying Logbooks (1916-1922) V: Transcript of Interview (1976)
The fonds consists primarily of administrative correspondence, but also includes forms, applications, maps, meeting minutes, permits, athlete vouchers, programs, building blueprints, memos, news bulletins, club directories, amateur athlete cards, receipts, nominations for trophies, petitions, and financial records (including statements of accounts and cancelled cheques). Fonds is comprised of the following series: Zone 1 correspondence and other materials Zone 2 correspondence and other materials Zone 3 correspondence and other materials Zone 4 correspondence and other materials South-western Ontario Branch correspondence and other materials