Northumberland County Archives

Identity area

Identifier

ON00246

Authorized form of name

Northumberland County Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Municipal

Contact area

Type

Address

Street address

200 Ontario Street

Locality

Cobourg

Region

Ontario

Country name

Canada

Postal code

K9A 5P4

Telephone

During operating hours: 905-372-0677, Outside of operating hours: 905-372-3329 ext. 2242

Fax

Find us on Facebook @northumberlandcountyarchives

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Mailing address

Type

Address

Street address

555 Courthouse Road

Locality

Cobourg

Region

Ontario

Country name

Canada

Postal code

K9A 5J6

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Description area

History

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

As the official repository for the municipalities of Alnwick/Haldimand, Brighton, Cobourg, and Cramahe, we hold government records from the past 200 years, including:
• Bylaws
• Council and committee minutes
• Assessment rolls
• Collectors rolls
• Birth, marriage, and death registrations
• Land abstracts and deeds
• Architectural plans
• Maps

Over 300 individuals and organizations have donated items dating from the early 19th century to the present day. Each record enriches the story of the social, political, economic and built evolution of our County. We have collections from the private sector ranging in type:
• Letters, diaries, journals
• Scrapbooks
• Photographs
• Business and organizational records and correspondence
• Newspapers
• Military maps, notebooks, publications, medals
• Artwork
• Furniture
• Clothing

We are working towards having as many of our items digitized as possible. This is a large task so please be patient with us as we move our images and information into our new collection management program.

We want to develop an inclusive and diverse collection that tells the history of communities from all across Northumberland County. We prioritize the collection of materials from currently under-represented municipalities, groups and subjects including:
• Trent Hills
• Brighton
• Cramahe
• Alnwick/Haldimand
• ethnic cultures, families, and individuals
• immigration

Buildings

Holdings

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

The Northumberland County Archives is open to the public for research, tours, and educational programming. We collect, care for and provide access to archival materials that represent the stories of the people, places and development of Northumberland County.

Hours of operation
Year-Round: Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
June-August: Monday to Thursday 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Closure dates
The Archives is closed on all statutory holidays.

We are in the C. Gordon King Centre in Cobourg, a short walk from downtown and the waterfront, sharing a building space with the Cobourg Public Library.

We are constructing a new Northumberland County Archives facility in Cobourg, scheduled to open in 2022. Our Archives will share an innovative new building space with the County’s long-term care facility. We will have an expanded reading room, program space, storage rooms, and conservation lab. We are excited to collaborate with our community partners to ensure a future for our past.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

200 Ontario Street
Cobourg, Ontario
CA K9A 5P4