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Cookbooks collection Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C26
  • Collection
  • [196-?], 1977 - 2011

This collection consists of cookbooks collected by the Guelph Public Library archives. Some of the cookbooks include brief histories on the organizations that sponsored or created them. These records document the historical and or sociological aspects of food and nutrition in Guelph.

There is no further arrangement to this collection. The file listing has been arranged alphabetically by title for ease of use.

Couling building inventory collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C25
  • Collection
  • 1967, 1969, predominant 1970-1975

Collection consists of photographs and corresponding textual records for an inventory of homes built in Guelph before 1927. The inventory was created and/or accumulated by Gordon Couling, an artist and architectural expert.

Records are arranged alphabetically into series by street name and then generally by street number, often with even numbered buildings filed separately from odd numbered buildings.

Guelph Life collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C23
  • Collection
  • 2007-2016

This collection consists of periodicals collected by the Guelph Public Library Archives. Titles include His Guelph, Her Guelph and At Home in Guelph, My Guelph at Home, and Guelph Life. These magazines focus on the people and events in Guelph and Wellington County. Included are articles written about local writers, artists, entrepreneurs, public servants, and academics. Records are arranged chronologically by date.

Guelph Light Opera Programs collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C28
  • Collection
  • 1956 -[197-]

Collection consists of program guides listing the names of production staff, actors, and members of the orchestra. In some cases summaries of the play or of particular scenes are provided. These textual records document theatre in Guelph.

Jim G. Dempsey collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C22
  • Collection
  • [191-], [198-]

Collection consists of letters, photographs, and postcards received by way of correspondence between Linda Kearns, former archivist, and Jim G. Dempsey. The photographs and postcards are of soldiers in military dress or uniform. Included are pictures of William Pearson a Guelph native who died in the First World War. Other photographs include civilians, possibly relatives of Mr. Dempsey, and photographs of a pilgrimage he took to the battlefields of the First World War in the 1980s.

The textual components consist of three letters one written by William Pearson and another by a comrade who served with him. A third letter was addressed to Mrs. Pearson by an army chaplain. This letter provided news of her son’s death. Also of interest is a Guelph Evening Mercury Newspaper edition with an article about William Pearson’s death.

There is no further arrangement to these records.

Local Guelph newsletters collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C31
  • Collection
  • 1920, 1974-2020

This collection consists of local Guelph newsletters created by various organizations and collected by the Guelph Public Library Archives. Included are the newsletters Arts in Guelph, the Sentinel and newsletters produced by the Guelph Historical Society. These records document the various activities and programs offered by local area organizations.

This collection has been arranged into fifteen series.

Studio portraits photograph collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C24
  • Collection
  • [19-?]

This collection consists of photographs collected by the Guelph Public Library archives. The photographs are primarily studio portraits of unidentified persons mounted to cards of various sizes. Some of these photographs are full length portraits while others are only of an individual’s head and shoulders.

The photographs are examples of works by local photographers including Burgess and Son, P. Dobereiner, and W. Marshall. The cards include information pertaining to the photographer such as his address. On the reverse of some of the cards are unique designs likely used as a form of advertisement.

There is no further arrangement to these photographs.

Yearbooks from City of Guelph vocational institutes collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C27
  • Collection
  • 1928-2012

Collection consists of yearbooks from seven Guelph vocational institutes (high schools): Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute, John F. Ross Collegiate Institute, Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute, Central Senior Public School, and College Heights Vocational Institute and Our Lady of Lourdes High School.