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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.

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 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, 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, 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, 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 - 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 – 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.

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

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

Hannah Street Methodist Church Hamilton (Ont.)

  • RC0850
  • Item
  • 29 June 1893

The two items are contained in leather covers with the name “Rev. Hugh S. Dougall, B.A.” in gold letters on the front cover. Inside is a water-colour of Hannah St. Methodist Church in Hamilton as well as a letter of thanks for Dougall’s service as pastor at the church. The letter is from the Quarterly and Trustee Boards and written by calligrapher. It is signed for the Boards by both the secretary-treasurer and the chairman.

Hannah Street Methodist Church Hamilton (Ont.)

George M. Kennedy

  • RC0851
  • Item
  • 1912-1916

This album was given to Kennedy, who lived in Collingwood, Ont., for Christmas 1912. The album contains b&w photographs that depict life there as well as trips to Wasaga Beach and the Nottawasaga River, Peterborough, Niagara Falls and Port Dalhousie, and Porcupine. The album arrived unbound so the order of the pages may not be correct. Notable photographs include Wahnapitae Camp, the 1912 flood, lakes ships such as the Turret Chief, the City of Midland and Dalhousie City, as well as the Bank of Ottawa in Porcupine. Some of Kennedy’s friends or family are identified in the album : various members of the Beasley family, Leila Ironside, Nettie McLeod, Leon Bosdet, V. Fitzgerald., Grace Stubbs, Miss Whalen, O.W. Wylde, Miss Richardson, Dorothy Mair, MacKay family, and Josephine White. Presumably it is Kennedy who appears with the caption “And now I wear the kilts”; there is another photograph where he is with V. Fitzgerald. Most photographs are not captioned.

British military in Halifax, N.S. collection

  • RC0852
  • Collection
  • 1893-1894

The collection consists of 10 sepia photographs pasted on board. Most of the photographs are captioned with the names of the men in the photographs. Col. Leach, V.C. is identified as being in one of the photographs. This is surely General Sir Edward Pemberton Leach (1847-1913) who won his V.C. in 1879 and rose of the rank of General with the Royal Engineers. One of them has “Notman Studio” printed on the photograph. There is a photograph of the Wellington Barracks.

Labour unions' name tags collection

  • RC0853
  • Collection
  • 1937-1962

The collection consists of labour union name tags, mostly from conventions in Canada and the United States. Several of the name tags belonged to Claude Jodoin (1913-1975), the first president of the Canadian Labour Congress from 1956 to 1966 and to William Dodge, Executive Vice-President of the CLC. Unions include the Seafarers International, the International Ladies Garment Workers, International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the Employees International Union, the Journeymen Barbers International Union and the International Wood Workers of America. There is one tag from the Second World Congress of the Confederazione Internazionale Sindacati Liberi (International Confederation of Free Unions) held in Milan. Most of the tags are labour ones. However, there are three tags (staff, delegate, and guest) to the founding convention of the New Democratic Party. Most of the tags are ribbons attached to pins. There are also three metal plaques: two of the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada (French and English) and one for Montreal, 1947-50, with the city’s motto “Concordia salus” and crest. The tags were originally stapled, pinned or glued to a polystyrene foam board. The board was photographed by archival staff before the tags were removed.

Samuel Matthews fonds

  • RC0854
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1883

The fonds consists of a notebook compiled by Matthews containing the following:

  1. Minutes, 1878-1879, of the Richmond Branch of the Alymer Blue Ribbon Club, whose members were temperance advocates. The minutes of 30 September 1878 note that 236 people had signed the pledge.
  2. Day book, containing financial account, 1879-1882
  3. Farm contracts, 4 April 1882-5 April 1883
  4. List of stock bought, April-August 1883
  5. Other financial accounts, 1883-1884

Matthews, Samuel

Maintenance Log Book for M-Class Destroyers in the British Royal Navy

  • RC0855
  • Item
  • 1917

Bound log book titled “Information concerning P.V. Gear in 13th Flotilla”. There is an index of the 26 ships listed in the log: Medway, Moresby, Narborough, Nepean, Nictator, Nereus, Norseman, Obdurate, Octavia, Oracle, Onslow, Oriana, Orpheus, Oriole, Orsis, Oberon, Pelican, Paladin, Penn, Petard, Pigeon, Paisley, Pylades (all Admiralty M-Class); Nerissa and Rival (Yarrow M-Class) and Patrician (Thornycroft M-Class). Following the index, beginning on page 100 are entries about each ship. Paravanes (P.V.) are devices towed behind a vessel at a regulated depth, so that the cable to which it is attached can cut the moorings of submerged mines. It was a new weapon in World War I. In addition to information about the paravanes, the log also contains maintenance and circuit test notes. Two of the destroyers, Oracle (p. 149) and Pasley (p. 169) had collisions with submarines.

Montréal tricentenary collection

  • RC0856
  • Item
  • 1942

The collection consists of an album of b&w photographs taken inside and outside the Oratory The album, bound in leather, was inscribed and presented to Adhémar Raynault, the mayor of Montreal by the committee. The photographs were taken by F.E. Marsan.

Cullen and John Perry collection

  • RC0857
  • Collection
  • 1890-1941

The papers in this collection consists mainly of material from the First World War relating to Lieut. Cullen Perry and Lieut. John Ham Perry of Whitby, Ontario. The Perry brothers came from a family tradition of military service dating from the Loyalist Oliver Hazard Perry, who fought in the War of 1812 (Battle of Lake Erie). Both volunteered when the war began in 1914. The archive consists of letters, photographs, ephemera, and other service material: Military Service Record book, diary, flight log, and other items. Additionally, there is a scrap book kept by John, following the war.

Perry, Cullen Hay

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