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F.F. Arnoldi collection

  • RC0849
  • Collection
  • 1918-1921

The collection consists of 110 photographs taken by Arndoli, a number letters received by him, including one from Sir Edmund Ironside, and other items related to the First World War. From the Second World War, there are five photographs.

Arnoldi, Frank Fauquier

Patrick Francis Cronin collection

  • RC0848
  • Collection
  • 1839-1919

The collection is mainly concerned with Blake's visit to Toronto in September and October of 1899 and Cronin's wish that the visit serve as expression of support for Irish Home Rule. Besides correspondence between Cronin and Blake, the collection contains a holograph copy of a letter from Lord John Russell (1792-1878) dated 16 October 1839 letters from Senator John O'Donohoe and various notes for speeches by Cronin, one dated as late as 30 May 1919.

Cronin, Patrick Francis

William Cole fonds

  • RC0848
  • Fonds
  • 1894-2005

The fonds consists of materials mainly relating to his acting and musical career. There are also materials relating to other family members: his parents, his daughter Valerie, the Philps, and the Hessenauers. Bill father’, Raymond, served in World War II, and the fonds contains his bombardier notes as well as some photographs taken in Europe. Bill’s, mother, Elaine hosted an interview programme on television in Kitchener and the fonds contains materials related to her career. His great great grandfather was a bandmaster. His son Trevor has his own fonds, although there are a few materials related to Trevor in this fonds. His great uncles, Herbert and Norman Philp who served in World War I, also have their own fonds.

Cole, William

World War, 1939-1945, Underground Resistance collection – Netherlands

  • RC0845
  • Collection
  • 1939-1945

Collection consists of books (1942-1945; 38 items in French, 3 items in Dutch); newspapers (4 titles; 1942, 1944); and other material (2 items) produced by or relating to the underground resistance in the Netherlands during the Second World War. Most of the documents are in French, while some are in Dutch.

World War, 1939-1945, Underground Resistance collection - Italy

  • RC0844
  • Collection
  • 1939-1945

To date, the collection consists of one item only, the newspaper La Voce De La Patria: Giornale Clandestino dei soldati italiani intelligent, February, 1945. This newspaper was also used as safe conduct for soldiers joining the partisans or the Allies.

World War, 1939-1945, Underground Resistance collection – France

  • RC0843
  • Collection
  • 1939-1945

Collection consists of newspapers and periodicals (114 titles, ca. 400 issues); broadsides (33 items); leaflets (341 items); and books and pamphlets (84 items) and other documents (27 items) produced by or relating to the underground resistance in France during the Second World War. Also included are related materials: ephemera from the pre-War and “Phony War” periods (15 items); Free French and other foreign publications (43 items); items related to the liberation of Paris (8 items) and to the period immediately after the liberation (45 items); autograph letters and manuscripts (20 items); and books inscribed by their authors (60 items). Most of the documents are in French, while some are in German or Yiddish.

World War, 1939-1945, Underground Resistance collection – Belgium

  • RC0842
  • Collection
  • 1939-1945

Collection consists of newspapers (85 titles, ca. 400 issues); broadsides (97 items); leaflets (130 items); and publications (30 items) produced by or relating to the underground resistance in Belgium during the Second World War. Most of the documents are in French, while some are in Flemish or German.

World War, 1939-1945, Propaganda Collection: Air Dropped and Shelled Leaflets and Periodicals.

  • RC0841
  • Collection
  • 1939-1945

Collection consists of over 1,000 air dropped and shelled leaflets and periodicals created and disseminated during the Second World War. The majority of items in this collection were printed by the Allies then air or container dropped, or fired by artillery shell over German occupied territory. Many leaflets and periodicals have original publication codes and were printed in over 10 languages. Only shelled leaflets, Germans to Allies (115 items), are in English.

World War, 1939-1945 poster collection

  • RC0840
  • Collection
  • 1939-1945

This collection contains posters issued by Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The posters have been numbered sequentially with prefixes of A, C, B, and U. Facsimiles and duplicates are noted in the finding aid. Subject matter varies: recruitment, Victory Bonds, activities on the Home Front to aid and protect the troops, gas attacks and bombs, ARP. Although this is mainly a collection of posters, there is one photograph (C24) and one calendar (C21).

World War, 1939-1945, Jewish Underground Resistance

  • RC0839
  • Collection
  • [1939-1945]

Collection consists of original documents collected by David Diamant over a period of approximately 30 years dealing primarily with the Jewish segment of the French underground resistance; many of the documents originate with communist groups, and some deal with Polish groups. Most of the documents are in French, while some are in Yiddish.

World War, 1939-1945, Group Photographs

  • RC0838
  • Collection
  • 1943-1945

This is a small collection of posed group photographs of military and civilian units, the majority of which are mounted on board and list the individuals in each photograph.

The Queen vs. William Rogers, Bill of Treason

  • RC0837
  • Item
  • 1838

The item is a Bill of Treason written on parchment against William Rogers. He is described as “not having the fear of God in his heart but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil”. It is stated he wished to “depose our said Lady the Queen … and to bring and put our said Lady the Queen to death.” He was specifically charged with offences that took place before, after and on 4 December [1837] in the Township of York. They included plotting an insurrection against the Queen, persuading others to join this insurrection, and assembling, with around fifty others, armed with guns, muskets, rifles, bullets, bayonets, swords, pikes and other weapons. The document is signed by the jury foreman, J. W. Gamble, and witnesses.

Rogers, William

North-West Rebellion Scrapbooks

  • RC0836
  • Collection
  • 1867-1951

The first was compiled and annotated by Theodore Henry James Charmbury, who was a photographer in Saskatchewan. It consists of clippings and 41 photographs. A detailed description of the scrapbook and the material found therein is included in the box.
The second scrapbook is a collection of contemporary newspaper clippings about the Rebellion, pasted over the account book of James McDowell, an agent of The Ontario Mutual Life Assurance Co., London. The material was pasted into the ledger sometime after 1883.

19th Battalion scrapbook

  • RC0835
  • Item
  • 1915-1964

The scrapbook contains approximately 55 black and white photos (approximately half are originals, the others are good quality reproductions), 3 colour photographs, news clippings, maps, and other material related to the Battalion.

19th Battalion (Central, Ontario), Canadian Expeditionary Force

McMaster University Centre for Peace Studies fonds

  • RC0834
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2007

The fonds consists of recordings of prominent speakers and theorists in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies. Many, but not all, of the recordings were done at McMaster University. The topics covered are wide-ranging, and there is enormous diversity within each series. A small selection of some of the more well-represented topics includes post-secondary education in El Salvador, the arms trade, violence in Sri Lanka, the Middle East, Central America, women and violence, nuclear disarmament, trade unionism in South Africa, and human rights in Guatemala. Some of the speakers are Noam Chomsky, Chief Ovide Mercredi, Ursula Franklin, Mubarak Awad, Helen Caldicott, Ramsey Clark, Joseph Rotblat, Gwynne Dyer and Gene Sharp.

McMaster University

Buck Engravings of England

  • RC0832
  • Collection
  • 1774-

The collection consists of fourteen engravings from the Bucks' series on England.

Samuel and Nathaniel Buck

Archivo General de Centro America fonds

  • RC0831
  • Fonds
  • 1544-1821

The microfilmed documents are arranged and were filmed by province (later country): Chiapas, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Within each geographical location, arrangement is by type of document: A1, Superior Gobierno (Central Government); A2, Capitania Generale (Judicial, Economic, and Military); A3 Real Hacienda (Exchequer, Court Documents, Accounts, and Taxation).

Archivo General de Centro América (Guatemala)

World War, 1914-1918 poster collection

  • RC0830
  • Collection
  • 1913-1921

The collection consists of posters issued by the following British organizations: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London; Parliamentary War Savings Committee; National War Savings Committee; Joint Labour Recruiting Committee; Ministry of National Service; Navy; Imperial Maritime League; City of London; and Blue Cross fund. The collection also contains posters issued by the governments of Canada (includes Canadian Victory Bonds), France, United States and Germany. There are a large number of posters from Louvain, Belgium. There are also several posters issued by the German occupying forces in France and Belgium and the British occupying forces in Germany.

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