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 Ottawa Valley Regiment Fonds contain material relating to the Ottawa Valley Regiment from the second half of the 18th century up until the late 20th century. The documents include copies of Militia General Orders from the late 1700s to the mid-1800s, officer lists, regimental returns, general correspondence and memorandum reports, maps, and newspaper and gazette excerpts.
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 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 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 Beach Fonds contain the papers, letters, photos, memoirs, and diaries of Professor Horace D. Beach from during and after the Second World War, including various papers on education, politics, relationships and sexuality.
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 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 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 Government Correspondence Fonds contains photocopied correspondence relating to the First World War, including " "precautions against raids in Western Canada" by Sir Robert Borden, J. G. Harvey, S. Brown, Edward Mayer, Karl Mayer, Major-General Gwatkin, John Hughes, A. Bowan Perry, A. R. Hamilton, A. Carnegie Ross, and Fred. Shibley, as well as correspondence by Maj. Gen E. L. M. Burns regarding POWs in Hong Kong during and after the Second World War.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.