Fonds consists of local history materials about North Bay and the Near North area that were collected or created by the Institute for Community Studies and Oral History (ICSOH) including: oral history recordings, student projects, archival records, publications, and ephemera. The fonds also documents some of the ICSOH's activities as a research institute including outreach, the organization of conferences and other events, and its administration.
Fonds is arranged into four sub-series: Events and outreach, minutes, oral and community history research collection, and student projects.
Nipissing University. Institute for Community Studies and Oral History
Fonds reflects the administration of Loyal Orange Lodge No. 876, particularly its membership, finances, and meetings. Records are arranged into two series, one containing dues books and membership rolls, the other containing minute books. The fonds also contains records that are not part of any series, including the Lodge's warrant, lists of past masters, and Orange Order-related prints.
Fonds consists of records generated by North Bay Teachers' College while carrying out activities relating to the provision of post-secondary teacher education in North Bay. The fonds documents activities such as administration (including human resources and property management), admissions, and grading of students. The fonds also documents student life through yearbooks, event programs, and student magazines, as well as class reunions of college alumni. Most of the records were created or accumulated during the years of the college's existence (1909-1973), although some records (such as the alumni class reunion booklets) appear to have been added at a later date because they relate to the the college.
The fonds is arranged into six series according to documentary form or activity. Several files and items are not part of any series, as they do not relate to a common activity or share a documentary form. Records are mostly textual and principle documentary forms include registers of admissions and grades, yearbooks, academic calendars, and alumni class reunion booklets.
Fonds reflects the administration of King Hiram Royal Black Preceptory No. 762, particularly its meetings, membership, and finances. Records are arranged into three series: Attendance books; Finances and membership; and Minute books. The fonds also contains records that are not part of any series, including two photographs, lists of preceptors, and annual returns.
Fonds documents Surtees' work as a Professor of History at Nipissing University. Fonds contains one series documenting Surtees' research for his book "The Northern Connection: Ontario Northland Since 1902," a history of the Ontario Northland Railway/Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway. Other records in the fonds reflect Surtees' academic activities and research interests, including First Nations and northern Ontario history.
Fonds reflects Thorn's work as a Professor of Education at Nipissing University. Arranged into two series, the fonds contains publications that Thorn authored, co-authored, or contributed to; videocassettes of her lectures and awards ceremonies; and children's books that she collected.
Fonds reflects the administration of Lady Patricia Ladies Orange Benevolent Association No. 256, particularly its membership, finances, and meetings. Records are arranged into two series: Dues books and membership rolls, and Minute books. The fonds also contains 2 photographs and a treasurer book that are not part of any series.
Lady Patricia Ladies Orange Benevolent Association No. 256
Fonds documents the North Bay Teachers' College branch's involvement in a Junior Red Cross program in which branches around the world created and exchanged portfolios (scrapbooks) in order to foster international understanding. Each scrapbook contains information about the branch that created it, its home country, city, and institution. The scrapbooks include photographs, drawings, paintings, handicraft samples, newspaper clippings, essays, and descriptions.
Fonds reflects Gould's bird watching activities in the North Bay area over the course of nearly forty years. The fonds consists of records documenting his daily birding observations from 1941 to 1979, with some interruptions in 1954-1957. Records include monthly reports of sightings, annual statistics, bird and mammal species occurrence records, and lists of species sighted. The majority of Gould's observations were made in "a rectangle which extends roughly thirty miles east and west and twelve miles north and south of North Bay." Some of his usual observation places within this area included his home on McIntyre Street, Peninsula Road on Trout Lake, the shore of Lake Nipissing west of the Government Wharf, and Eloy's Farm. He also frequently carried out observations while on walks, drives, and boat rides in and around North Bay.
Fonds reflects the North Bay Community Concert Association's organization and sponsorship of musical concert series in North Bay, and also contains records pertaining to the Association's governance and administration. Records span the entirety of the Association's existence from 1943 to 1984, and slightly beyond it. Records are arranged into three series based on function or documentary type. Textual records in the fonds consist of annual reports, by-laws, membership lists, concert programs, promotional material, correspondence (primarily with booking agencies, grants agencies, and local community groups), meeting minutes, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings about concerts and events. The fonds also contains promotional photographs and other publicity material regarding concert performers, which was provided by the booking agency.
Fonds reflects J.W. Trusler's work as Chairman of the Executive Council of the Northeastern University Committee (1959-1960) and as Chairman of the Executive Council of Northeastern University (1960-1967), specifically documenting his leadership in the campaign to establish a university in North Bay that eventually led to the founding of Nipissing College. To a lesser extent, the fonds also documents Trusler's work from 1967 to 1971 as Chairman of Nipissing College's Board of Governors.
Fonds contains one series and consists mostly of correspondence, minutes, agendas, memoranda, reports, programs, media clippings, speeches, and presentations.
Fonds reflects Herb Brown's work as a member of the Executive Councils of the Northeastern University Committee and Northeastern University, and as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of Nipissing College. Fonds contains one file.