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CA ON00159 P149 · Fonds · 1928-2009 (originals 1928-[1952?]) (predominant 1943-1947)

The records of the Florence Isabella Craig fonds attest to her career as journalist, editor, and author. Moreover, they document the period of WWII and of the contributions of women in the labour force.

Many of the research notes and typed articles are scripts or background information for Claire Wallace’s radio programs and cover various subjects such as weather phenomenon, birth control, history of well-known Canadian families, medical issues, fashion, mine sites, and even finger prints and ‘Black Magic.’

The scrapbooks contain clippings of articles written by Craig for the Toronto Star, the Sudbury Star, and Fore Sight, but also publicity images mostly depicting the role of women in the labour force during WWII.

The fonds also includes research notes, drafts, and different proofs of the book Craig wrote with Claire Wallace, as well as for other books she worked on. There are also notebooks with her poetry.

CA ON00420 HS · Fonds · 1945-1979

Fonds consists of photographic negatives and films that show the work A.V. Roe Canada Limited’s Aircraft and Gas Turbine divisions for the period 1945-1955, the subsidiaries Avro Aircraft Limited and Orenda Engines Limited for the period 1955-1962, and Hawker Siddeley Canada’s Orenda Engines Limited subsidiary, 1962-1979. The photographic negatives from two series, the Numeric and E series, document work at the plants in Malton and Nobel, Ontario. The third negative series, the PR series, appears to be a public relations series with images used for company advertising and publications, such as newsletters. The series of films by A.V. Roe Canada were copied or accumulated by the Museum over time.

Burlington Post Archives
Collection · 1968-2008

The collection consists of large bound ledger books and photographic negatives capturing Burlington’s history as documented by The Burlington Post covering local news from the late 20th century to the dawn of the new millennium.

Fritz Lehmann fonds
CA ON00419 LEH · Fonds · 1824-2012, predominant 1965-1994

The fonds reflects Lehmann’s research on Canadian railway development and its sources of locomotives. He conducted research on companies that built locomotives in Halifax, Saint John, Montreal, Toronto, and Hamilton, but there is also an entire series of research files on the succession of companies in Kingston, including particularly the Canadian Locomotive Company. The fonds is arranged into the following nine series: LEH-1) Articles and Talks (1965-1994); LEH-2) Canadian Locomotive Builders Project (1969-1994) on his book project; LEH-3) Canadian Locomotive Builders (1824-1990) LEH-4) Canadian Railway Shops (1859-1900); LEH-5) Canadian Locomotive Co. (1845-1991); LEH-6) Miscellaneous reference files (1858-1985); LEH-7) Locomotives and Railways, Articles and Books (1876-2000); LEH-8) Photos and Slides (1852-1987); et LEH-9) Additional Material (1884-1999). The last series, LEH-9, includes all the material transferred in the 2023 accrual.

CA ON00279 F01-SF10 · Sous-fonds · 1941-2014

This sous-fonds contains records pertaining to Sister Margaret Ferris’s education, professional career, artistic endeavors, personal life, and travels. Sister Margaret Ferris was an avid academic and eventually became an instructor. There are various records from her academic pursuits present here, including her many degrees and certificates, research notes, papers, theses, report cards, transcripts, photographs, a scrapbook, and regalia from her Doctorate commencement ceremony. Based on her areas of interest in her studies, she wrote and published a book in 1993 called Compassioning: Basic Counselling Skills for Christian Care-Givers which was translated into Chinese in 2010. Drafts, correspondence with publishers, English and Chinese editions of the book, and material from the book launching party are included. There are also records from when she was teaching. These records are primarily concerned with her career as an instructor at St. Peter’s Seminary and the adaptations of Compassioning: Basic Counselling Skills for Christian Care-Givers as course books for classes at the University of Western Ontario, but there is also a speech by Sister Margaret and her Stewards in Catholic Education Award.

Sister Margaret was an artist, and she created the design for the cards and pamphlets of the congregation’s 2004 Jubilee celebration, which was her Golden Jubilee. Original artworks, preliminary sketches, and replicas are included in this sous-fonds. She was also an avid traveler and photographs, travel diaries, a scrapbook, and ephemera from these trips are present. She made trips to Yellowknife, Quebec, Peru, Florida, California, Rome, and a pilgrimage to France. On the trip to Rome, she acted as a correspondent for the Catholic News Times. There are also personal memorabilia, such as photographs, scrapbooks, a papal blessing, a yearbook from St. Patrick’s High School where she was principal, and an invitation to the 1976 Opening of the Ontario Legislature reception.

Woodstock C.O.C.F. fonds
Item · 1902-1905

The fonds consists of one minute book belonging to Woodstock C.O.C.F. Council No. 82 between the years 1902 and 1905.

CA ON00279 F01-SF05 · Sous-fonds · 1943-2006

This sous-fonds contains material created and amassed by Sister Marie Angela Aubert. Sister Marie Angela Aubert was a writer of poetry, articles, poems and more and much of that material is included here. The scripts, records, and correspondence about the over 140 plays she wrote inspired by the Bible are present. A notable inclusion is The Great Adventure, a play written and produced by Sister Marie Angela Aubert for the 125th Anniversary of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of London. There is also correspondence with the Bishops of London granting her plays Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat, which means that the content of the plays was found to be in keeping with the teachings of the Church, are of good quality, and can be published. Her work was also included in Fine Lines: 1997 Anthology and Fine Lines II: 1998 Anthology by London & Area Writers. Both books are within this sous-fonds. In addition, there are various serial publications and clippings present which feature Sister Marie Angela Aubert’s poems, plays, reflections on her life and religious experiences, articles on education, and Letters to the Editor. There is also a research paper she wrote on the impact of Christianity in a detention centre. Sister Marie Angela Aubert was the Coordinator of R.C. [Roman Catholic] Jail Ministry Volunteers and the scripts for communion services at Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre are present here, too. The sous-fond also includes certificates, diplomas, transcripts, and teaching licenses presented to and earned by Sister Marie Angela Aubert, including her B.A. diploma from the University of Windsor and B.Ed. diploma from the University of Alberta. Sister Marie Angela Aubert spent much of her life as a teacher. While working at O'Leary High School she got the students involved in the Junior Achievements Program and at Catholic Central High School she supervised the CCH Business Club. Newsletters, administrative documents, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and an article written by her from these two programs are included in this sous-fonds. There are also invitations, awards lists, and thank-you notes from Sister Marie Angela Aubert’s time at these schools.

CA ON00279 F01-S120 · Series · 1961-1964

This series contains records concerning the involvement of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the London diocese in education in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. There are three yearbooks from St. Patrick’s School where the Sisters worked as principals, teachers, and librarians. The yearbooks contain photographs and information on the students, staff, school activities, St. Patrick’s Church, St. Joseph’s Convent, Norman Byrne’s (chairman of the Separate School Board) reception of the Bene Merenti Medal, and advertisements from local businesses. The school began a mining course for high school seniors in the 1961-1962 school year and it is highlighted in two of the yearbooks. Since mining was so important to the community, with two gold mines located in Yellowknife at the time, one of the yearbooks is titled Au-197 as “Au” is the Latin abbreviation of gold and 197 is gold’s atomic composition by weight.

John D. Evans fonds
CA ON00159 P218 · Fonds · 1890

The John D. Evans fonds consists of a transcript of Evans’ 1890 diary. The diary informs us on his daily activities in Trenton but also in Copper Cliff at the Canadian Copper Company. Not only do the notes report on his activities as engineer and manager at the CCC and the development of the mining sites in the area, but they also document his interest and findings on insects, and his involvement in the development of the city.

CA ON00419 CPS · Fonds · 1880 - 1998

The fonds consists of archives related to Canadian Pacific Steamships Limited’s promotion and operation of passenger, freight, and cruise lines. The records date from just before the creation of Canadian Pacific’s steamship services in 1883 to the late 1990s. The fonds includes records showing the management of the CPS and its precursors, but also reports from individual voyages of different vessels over time. There is a large series of records that appear to have been compiled together by Canadian Pacific historian George Musk. The fonds is arranged into five series: CPS-1) Business and Operations; CPS-2) Promotional Materials; CPS-3) Voyage Reports and Immigration Records; CPS-4) Musk Collection and CPS-5) Ledgers and Movement Books.

CA ON00159 P030 · Fonds · 1986-1996

The records from the Victims of Mining Environment (VOME) fonds include their constitution, correspondence, minutes, testimonies, photographs and newspaper clippings. The documents are directly related to the organization of VOME, and the campaigns of the group.

The documents inform researchers about all the campaigns and activities of VOME, and also about health-related work conditions on mine sites. This fonds highlights the determination of a group of women, mostly widowed, who fought on behalf of the widows and families of miners who died from industrial-related diseases and had not received any compensation. The fonds contains records that provide information about the leadership of Jeanne Larcher, who was instrumental in building this grassroots group. The records document the role of VOME in pressuring the Workers' Compensation Board to broaden the recognition of job-related diseases, and allowed for compensation to be awarded to surviving spouses and families. VOME's close working relationship with the Steelworkers Union and the Provincial NDP Party, and their contributions to the Ham Enquiry, the Minister of Labour, and the Workers' Compensation Board are also well documented.

Norman D. Stephen fonds
CA ON00159 P054 · Fonds · 1959-1975 (predominant 1966-1969)

The Norman D. Stephen fonds, consisting of handwritten correspondence, agendas, minutes and financial reports, as well as contract negotiations and agreements, bulletins, and press releases, attests to Norman Stephen’s duties and obligations as a financial secretary with the International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW). The fonds also reflects some of the processes of union fund management and includes submissions on housing and Workmen’s Compensation Board issues, as well as wage concerns, dues structures and pension funds. The 1967 merger of the IUMMSW with United Steelworkers of America (USWA) is also documented.

Gordon Hurley fonds
CA ON00159 P052 · Fonds · 1954-1980

The Gordon Hurley fonds consists of correspondence, personal notes, minutes, contract proposals, photographs, and personal artefacts in the form of buttons and delegate convention ribbons. It also contains issues of the 1968 strike bulletin The Picket Bugler and clippings. Most of the records address issues of health, safety and inspection protocols of work sites. Minutes of the Operating, Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) Committee meetings (1977-80) are included, along with summaries of injuries sustained at Levack mine (1977). It also contains handwritten notes regarding meetings and grievances related to health and safety. Financial statements, constitutional reports, and convention summaries from the United Steelworkers of America (USWA), the Ontario Federation of Labour, and the Canadian Labour Congress document some of the official positions of these organizations for the period 1964-77.

The fonds is arranged into 15 series: Series I: USWA and INCO contract proposals; Series II: Miscellaneous USWA activities; Series III: Minutes; Series IV: Correspondence; Series V: Proceedings; Series VI: Injury reports; Series VII: Employee grievances; Series VIII: USWA publications; Series IX: AFL Publications; Series X: Newspaper clippings; Series XI: Trade Skill Development Series XII: Personal notebooks; Series XIII: Union scrapbook; Series XIV: Miscellaneous documents and Series XV: Memorabilia.

James L. Kidd fonds
CA ON00159 P051 · Fonds · 1935-1999, predominant 1946-1959

This fonds consists of correspondence, an unpublished manuscript, photographs, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings. The correspondence is mainly with his brother Cleve, with regard to the Northern Ontario mining labour movement in general, between the years 1945-1975, and specifically to James Kidd’s activities within both the Mine Mill, Local 598 and Steelworkers, Local 6500. The manuscript written by Mr. Kidd is entitled “The Organizer” and is described by him as a “manual for labour relations.” The photographs include the Steel Raids of 1961, and Mr. Kidd’s 1977 retirement celebration.

The involvement of James Kidd in the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), his position within the union structure, his anti-communist sentiments and his philosophy regarding union organization and strategy are outlined both within his unpublished manuscript and in letters to his brother Cleve. Events surrounding the 1956 trial and dismissal of both Mr. Kidd and 53 other union members from the Mine Mill are also detailed. The material would be of note to researchers interested in the labour movement and the factionalism which characterized union activity in Sudbury during the years 1942-1967.

The six series of this fonds are: Series I: Correspondence with brother Cleve.; Series II: Photographs; Series III: Steelworkers correspondence; Series IV: Miscellaneous; Series V: Trial history and Series VI: Scrapbook.

CA ON00159 P220 · Fonds · 1912-1971 (predominant 1930-1966)

The Benjamin and Mary Avery fonds contains textual records, photographs, maps and documentation mostly relating to Benjamin Avery’s accomplishments as a Forester and administrator. While some of the photographs depict his stay at Yale and his participation in sports, most are of meetings with administrators of different pulp and paper companies. The newspaper clippings and correspondence pay tribute and document his different roles and achievements in the sector of forestry.

Birth certificate, certificate of Naturalization, and US Army records with diaries documenting 5 years of Mr. Avery’s daily life offer insight into his private life.

The personal and public tributes after his death and the naming of the Benjamin F. Avery Physical Education building at Laurentian University are also well documented and outline his role and the recognition of his significant contribution to Forestry and the population of Northern Ontario.

CA ON00159 P122 · Fonds · 1992-2005

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, financial reports, press conferences, news clippings, and photographs. The entire process of creating a memorial from the fundraising, choosing a sculptor and sculpture, site location, to the unveiling ceremony and maintenance of the sculpture is well documented. The community involvement with the project is also documented.

James Scanlon fonds
CA ON00159 P212 · Fonds · [200-?]-2008

The James Scanlon fonds consists of the manuscript version as well as the published version of his book A Different Time Among the Northern Cree. The book is a memoir of his life and times amongst the First Nations’ of Northern Quebec and James Bay from 1953 into the 1990’s. The manuscript version, written under the title Some Anglicans and Indians- A Moosonee Memoir is the unedited version and contains more details.

Denison Mines fonds
CA ON00159 P007 · Fonds · 1956-1991

The Denison Mines fonds consists of correspondence, union-management agreements, contracts, maintenance files, security files, health and safety files, accounting and shipping files, personnel records, housing plans, and development files. It also contains maps and engineering diagrams, photographs, and a complete series of Denison Mines publication “Nucleus.”

Although not all level of operations are documented, and despite there being gaps for different years, the records of this fonds inform us on the Denison Mines administrative and business activities. Files on shipping of extracted minerals are included in the fonds. Their role in the development of the city of Elliot Lake, as well as the closing of the mine site in Elliot Lake and its implication for the city, are documented.

George Hill fonds
CA ON00159 P225 · Fonds · 1940-2019 (predominant 1940-1962)

The George Hill fonds documents a period of 20 years of the Dominion Tar and Chemical Company Canada Creosoting Division, Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) creosote plant in Sudbury. Composed of photographs, a notebook of memorabilia with a preamble, records from the plant, and maps relating to the CPR Creosote plant in Sudbury, the fonds provides an overview of the operations and the workflow involved, but also illustrates the layout of the plant, including the different buildings and machinery. The preamble, consisting of comments and explanations by Hill, provides an understanding not only of the set up required to process creosote, but also of the different steps involved. Moreover, an engineering blueprint of the layout of the plant with references to photographs and annotations by George Hill offers a visualization of the plant and the machinery.

Sheets of wages, lists of employees and their roles at the plant, and a grievance on the work conditions complete this comprehensive presentation on the CPR creosote plant.

James McNiece Austin fonds
CA ON00159 P219 · Fonds · 1892-2010

The James McNiece Austin fonds consists of records documenting the founding and subsequent history of Austin Nicholson Lumber Company and the various communities where it operated, as well as Austin’s own professional career. It also contains records of individuals that worked for the company.

Legal documents regarding land titles, contracts and correspondence with the CPR, and financial records provide insights into the company, and many photographs illustrate the facilities and equipment of the company at its different locations. A 2010 research paper on the presence of the company in Alberta sheds light on Austin’s western operations.

There are also newspaper clippings, articles, photographs and publications regarding the different communities where the Austin Nicholson Lumber Company had mills. As well, documentation on Sultan, Dalton Mill, Chapleau, the first settlers’ families, and the history of the Austin Nicholson logging company can be found in the fonds.

Some documents and articles relating to Eddy Forest products and its history are also included in the fonds, as well as personal documents and correspondence of George Natsuik, former employee.

This fonds has been divided into two series: Series I: Business Records; Series II: Personal Records.