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Village of Newburgh fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1858 - 1979

Fonds consists of legal, administrative, and financial records of the incorporated Village of Newburgh. The fonds is divided into two distinct sections. Those records belonging to the Village Council and those records accumulated and used by the Clerks and Treasurers of the Village. The fonds contains the following series: Council Records, and Clerk’s and Treasurer’s Records.

The fonds contains the following subseries: Council Minutes, By-laws, Court of Revision, Declarations and Oaths, Voter’s Lists, Elections, Vital Statistics, Municipal Returns, Selection of Jurors, Railway, Statute Labour - Roads, Bonds, Licenses, Weights and Scales, Assessment Rolls, Collector’s Rolls, Correspondence and Accounts, Auditor’s reports, Financial Accounts, Treasurer’s Correspondence, Financial Statements, Timesheets, Direct Relief, and Municipal Taxes.

Fonds contains the following sub-subseries: Birth, Marriage, Death Registers, Birth, Marriage, Death Certificates of Registration, and Birth, Marriage, Death Returns.

Village of Newburgh

Varpu Lindström fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0558
  • Fonds
  • 1887-2012

Fonds consists of Lindstrom's professorial and scholarly research files throughout her career, as well as records documenting her academic activities. Research files pertain to her publications and monographs such as "Defiant Sisters : A Social History of Finnish Immigrant Women in Canada, 1890-1930" (both the English and Finnish editions), and "From Heroes to Enemies : Finns in Canada, 1937-1947," as well as book chapters, articles, papers, presentations and lectures, and her involvement with the National Film Board production "Letters from Karelia," and subsequent research. The research files span the activities of Finnish and Finnish-Canadian organizations across the political spectrum, such as the Finnish Organization of Canada (left wing), and Loyal Finns in Canada (right wing). Records include oral history interviews (audio cassettes and transcripts), research notes, clippings, a significant and extensive number of photograph and letter collections passed down through generations of Finnish Canadians, diaries, correspondence, publication drafts, academic and professorial notes, microfilm of Finnish language newspapers published in Canada and archival records, financial records of Finnish-Canadian organizations such as newspapers and post-World War II relief funding bodies, scrapbooks, photocopies of rare and unusual documents such as two volumes of a Soviet register of Finnish War Crimes, a list of persons found in the mass grave at Karhumaki, and Soviet lists of North American Finns who journeyed to Karelia to help build a socialist utopia there, academic and professorial files, publicity files, files pertaining to her work with the School of Women's Studies, and her own papers as a university student. The fonds also includes letters written by Lindstrom as a newly-arrived teenaged immigrant to Canada to her best friend in Finland; many of these letters were published in Finnish with English translation in 'Letters from an immigrant teenager' in 2012.

Lindström, Varpu

District of Brock fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1839 - 1849

The fonds consists of one of the most complete collections of early municipal material to have been preserved in the Province of Ontario. It includes petitions, ledgers, reports, receipts, statements and correspondence. It also contains original motions and rough minutes, which are generally not kept, original by-laws (as well as some drafts and copies), summarized collectors rolls, assessment lists , and a school monies account book. The fonds provide a detailed account of activities of the newly established District Council of Brock, and its administrative and legislative powers. It also reflects very closely the primary concerns and needs of individual citizens. The social, economic and political issues confronting a municipal government during this period are also documented.

The District of Brock fonds is divided into the following series:

Series 1 – Quarter Sessions of Peace
A) Clerk of the Peace
B) Treasurer
C) Surveyor

Series 2 – District Council
A) Minutes
B) By-laws
C) Finance
C1 – Treasurer
C2 – Auditor
D) Warden
E) Clerk
F) Council
F1 – Committee Reports
F2 – Correspondence
F3 – Miscellaneous

Series 3 – Sheriff
A) Court
B) Gaol

Series 4 – Public Improvements
A) Surveyor
A1 – Accounts
A2 – Correspondence
A3 – Maps and Plans
B) Roads and Bridges
B1 – Reports
C) Indentures
D) Court House and Gaol
E) Registry Office

Series 5 – Common Schools
A) School Section Meetings (divided by Townships)
B) Financial
B1 – Trustees
B2 – Teachers
C) Reports (divided by Townships)
D) Correspondence

Series 6 – Petitions
A) Council
B) Finance
C) Public Improvements
D) Common Schools
E) Miscellaneous

District of Brock

District Council

This series consists of the administrative and legislative records of the District of Brock which replaced the administrative powers of the magistrates of the Quarter Sessions. The series is divided into the following subseries:
A) Minutes
B) By-laws
C) Finance
C1 – Treasurer
C2 – Auditor
D) Warden
E) Clerk
F) Council

The first subseries consists of the Minutes of the District Council, which are divided into three volumes. A part of this series includes motions and rough minutes.

The second subseries contains the hand-written by-laws of the District Council, and loose drafts and copies of by-laws.

The third subseries includes letters, assessment lists and statements that provide an excellent picture of the raising and expenditure of monies as well as provides information on some of the County’s earliest settlers. This subseries is divided into two sub-subseries: Treasurer and Auditor. The Treasurer's (H.C. Barwick, 1842-1853) records consist of general correspondence, assessment lists, and a variety of financial statements and accounts. Correspondence includes requests from individuals for reassessment of their property taxes whereas Assessment records include lists of lands returned by the assessors of several townships in the District of Brock. These lists include the name of the Township and the description of the portion of each lot, concession and acreage. In addition, there are eleven bound volumes which give assessment information from all of the townships except Burford. Financial statements cover a number of areas such as receipts and disbursements of taxes arising out of Wild Land taxes, statements of the County House and Gaol Fund and statements related to Public Improvements and the School Fund. Accounts include general accounts for services provided as well as a School monies account ledger. The Auditors records consist of audited accounts, statements, reports, and applications for the office of the Auditor.

The fourth subseries contains the Warden’s files, 1842-1849. The first Warden of the new District Council appointed by the Governor was Peter Boyle de Blaquire, the standing local member of the Provincial legislative council.

The fifth subseries consists of the Clerk’s files. It contains miscellaneous correspondence and copies of proceedings of public meetings. The appointed clerk of the District of Brock was William Lapenotiere, a son of a post captain at the battle of Trafalgar.

The last subseries, Council files, presents a detailed account of the structure of the District Council; such topics include building of roads and bridges and the provision of education.

District of Brock

Petitions

This series contains a variety of petitions expressing concerns of councillors and inhabitants of the Brock District. This series is divided into the following subseries:

A) Council
B) Finance
C) Public Improvements
D) Common Schools
E) Miscellaneous

The first subseries includes petitions from Council to the Legislature and provide an excellent source of information on a variety of topics including taxation and the separation of certain portions of land from the District of Brock. Of particular interest is an agricultural petition which expressed that the concerns of the rural farmer seem secondary to the Government’s concerns for the merchants of Ontario.

The second subseries includes petitions from individuals relating to financial disputes, such as assessment, taxation, and payment for work completed.

The third subseries contains petitions referred to the Committee on Public Improvements and typically contains the name of an individual or freeholder, or a list of names of individuals requesting that road or bridge be built, or compensation made for land taken.

The fourth subseries contains petitions to the Committee of Common Schools and indicate the progression from the need expressed for the establishment of a new school section in 1845, through to the levying of taxes for teachers' salaries and the building of schools in 1847-1849.

The last subseries of petitions includes a number of concerns such as a request for an Inn license, the unfairness of the 1847 election, the moral and religious character of the works in the prison library, and the improper taxation for a dog which did not exist.

District of Brock

Vansittart Area Association Inc.

  • 1969 - 1981

The fonds consist of a wide spectrum of documents that relate to the reconstruction of Vansittart Avenue and the formation, and subsequent activities of, the Vansittart Area Association Inc. Records range from the local, provincial and national level and include such topics as the road width, provincial government subsidy, street parking and lighting, tree preservation along the street and flower planting in the boulevard in Vansittart Park. The fonds also touches on the Association’s input into the possibility of a truck by-pass in Woodstock, the creation of the Oxford County Official Plan (specifically the section on historical buildings and sites), the selling of St. Joseph’s Academy building on Vansittart Avenue to Timard Properties, train noise within city limits, and the condition of 53 Vansittart Avenue. Materials included within the fonds include correspondence, newspaper clippings, agendas, and reports as well as maps and drawings.

Vansittart Area Association Inc.

Beachville Community fonds

  • 1922-1955

The fonds consists of various materials related to the history of the Community of Beachville and include the following series:

Series 1: Police Village of Beachville
A: Minutes – 1922 – 1955

Series 2: Beachville Hydro Electric System
A: Minutes – 1917-1980
B: Financial – 1912-1960
C: Meter Registers – ca. 1950s – 1983

Series 3: South-West Oxford Public Utility Commission (P.U.C.)
A: Minutes – 1980-1995

Trustees of the Police Village of Beachville

Corporation of the Village of Victoria Harbour fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1875-1993

Fonds consists Village of Victoria Harbour municipal records.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:

Administration
Council and By-Laws
Development and Planning
Environmental Services
Finance and Accounting
Human Resources
Legal Affairs
Media and Public Relations
Recreation and Culture
Social and Health Care Services
Transportation
Non-Municipal Records

Victoria Harbour (Ont.)

Corporation of the Village of Port McNicoll fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-1993

Fonds consists of Village of Port McNicoll municipal records.

Fonds is arranged in the following series:

Council and By-Laws
Finance and Accounting
Legal Affairs

Port McNicoll (Ont.)

George A. Calder Scrapbooks fonds

  • 1971-1978, 1997

The collection consists of 11 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings related to:

File 1: Utting-McKinney Northgate Towers High Rise, Woodstock. – 1971-1974.
File 2: Goff High Rise Application Huron Street, Woodstock. – 1971-1975.
File 3: Happening ’73, Woodstock. – 1973.
File 4: Ingersoll Avenue Reconstruction, Woodstock. – 1973-1978.
File 5: Devonshire Avenue Subdivision, Woodstock. – 1974-1975.
File 6: Woodstock District Chamber of Commerce. – 31 January – 31 December 1974. (includes Happening ’74)
File 7: “Save the Golf Course”, Woodstock Golf Club. – 1974-1977.
File 8: Admiral Riddell Development Limited Condominiums – Northgate Towers, Woodstock. – 1976.
File 9: Woodstock District Chamber of Commerce. – 1975-1976. (includes Happening ’75)
File 10: Goff Application for Zoning By-law change on Huron Street, Woodstock. – 1976.
File 11: Innerkip Area Ratepayers Association. – 1977-1978, 1997.

Calder, George

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Fonds

  • Series
  • 1920-2000

Series consist of records received by Corporate Records Archives from other business areas. They are historical documents and include newspaper articles, photographs, and original foundational documents.

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