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 Lieutenant Colonel W. Lochead Fonds contain the personal papers of William Merton Overton Lochead, as well as, files on the 118th Battalion. These papers were acquired in the mid-1990s by the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies’ LMH Archive, and cover the 118th Battalion’s existence from 1915 to 1917. Fore more information on these Fonds or on Lieutenant Colonel W. Lochead, visit http://lmharchive.ca/lochead-fonds/.
The Map Fonds contain over 3100 Topographical and Going Maps with Defence, Engineer, Flooding, and Geological Overprints, ranging from the 1910s to the 1990s. While the majority of the maps focus on Western Europe (France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands) during the Second World War, the collection also includes maps of North America, Italy, and China. The majority of the maps were created under GSGS (Geographical Section, General Staff, also known as MI 4), which operated under the Director of Military Operations and Intelligence in the British War Office during the Second World War. The GSGS collected data on foreign survey networks and provided training, supplied maps, and prepared survey data for the Allied forces.
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 War Memory Fonds contain material relating to the remembrance of Allied military activity from 1914 to 1945. The material includes books, magazines, articles, newsletters, pamphlets, museum guides, maps, correspondence, and photographs which primarily discuss Allied involvement in the First and Second World Wars, including general histories, individual accounts, and battlefield maps.
The War Memory Fonds represents hundreds of individual donations bequeathed to Professor Terry Copp over the past several decades. They deal primarily with the Second World War, but some earlier material exists. Professor Copp has used many records from this collection to write on various aspects of the Canadian Army during the Second World War.
The Insignia Fonds contain various cap, shoulder, and collar badges, pins, tags, medals, and buttons from various Canadian battalions and divisions from the 1840s through until the 1950s. Insignia includes material from the North West Rebellion and the First and Second World Wars.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 MacCorkindale Fonds includes a collection of Florence Chandler’s letters, diaries, photos, and drawings from the First World War. Included also is a photo album from Catherine Mae MacCorkindale (1923-2012), John and Florence’s daughter, which depicts her service in the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service in the Second World War. Catherine would marry RCAF Flight Lieutenant Allan Harold Bartlett (1922-2005).
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 Barrie Fonds contain material relating to the Canadian Militia from 1914 to 1945. The documents include fields booklets and pamphlets, photographs, maps, diaries, journals, and newspaper clippings pertaining to both the First and Second World War.
The Barker Fonds contain material relating to the Canadian Militia from 1939 to 1945. The documents include fields booklets and pamphlets, photographs, maps, diaries, journals, and newspaper clippings from the personal collection of Mr. Barker.
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.