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Canadian Federated Council of Employees collection

  • RC0527
  • Collection
  • 1942

The collection consists of two printed documents: the constitution of the organization and a memorandum addressed to the Ontario Legislature. There is also one letter from Peter Tully, the president of the Council, to Norman W. Byrne, Chromium Mining and Smelting Corp. outlining the plans for the organization’s future.

Canadian Federated Council of Employees

Opal L. Nations collection

  • RC0528
  • Collection
  • 1974-1975

The collection consists of letters written by Nations to Beth Jankola when Nations was living in Vancouver and running Strange Faeces. There are three letters, 1974-75, with enclosures. The enclosures consist of printed notices re poetry and other readings. Also in the collection: a play “Patients, Patients” by Dannnie Loreno and two printed poems by Brad Chisholm, 1975.

Nations, Opal L.

Niagara Falls Suspension bridge collection

  • RC0529
  • Collection
  • 1848-1872

The collection consists of three letters from the Great Western Railway Co. to J.W. Fisher, Superintendant of the bridge, 1854-55. There are also two letters, 1862, addressed to William G. Swan, Suspension Bridge, Clifton, Ont. and one invoice from Wood & Leggatt, 1873. Finally there is a letter to C. Strut, 1848, with regard to the lumber contract for the bridge.

Selkirk family collection

  • RC0531
  • Collection
  • [18??]

The collection consists of four photographs pasted onto board and one partial news clipping dated 25 December 1896. All photographs have captions in pen. Two of the photographs are of “the old mansion at St. Mary’s Isle, the seat of Lord Selkirk”. One is of “the Selkirk family burial-ground at Galtway”. Finally there is a photograph of a bust by Lord Selkirk by Canova. Antonio Canova (1757-1822) was an Italian sculptor. The news clipping concerns the building of a new mansion at St. Mary’s Isle by Capt. Hope “very nearly on the same spot which the old mansion stood” in 1896.

Selkirk, Thomas Douglas

Elizabeth Simcoe collection

  • RC0534
  • Collection
  • [1850]-[19--]

The collection consists of: an original photograph, the Simcoe family estate in Wolford, England, with a woman, possibly Mrs. Simcoe, on the front lawn; a handwritten copy of a letter from her daughter, Sophia Simcoe, originally written in June 1835, mentioning her mother and Mrs. Scadding; a typewritten extract from an article by Henry Crawford Scadding commenting on an event in Mrs. Simcoe's diary. The dates of creation of the latter two items are not known.

Simcoe, Elizabeth

Sir Sidney Waterlow and Katina Paxinou collection

  • RC0535
  • Collection
  • 1938-1939

The collection consists of approximately 200 pages of love letters exchanged between Katina Paxinou and Sir Sydney Waterlow between 1938 and 1939. There are 45 letters written by Paxinou, 30 by Waterlow. The letters are written in French with occasional sections in Greek and English.

Paxinou, Katina

Colin McMichael collection

  • RC0539
  • Collection
  • 1849-1898

There have been two accruals. The first accrual consists of prints pertaining to Canada from a variety of nineteenth-century journals. Subjects include the railway, visits of the royal family, sports, ship building, the search for Franklin, Niagara Falls, and various communities and cities. The second accrual consists of photocopies of two photograph albums containing pictures of McMichael uncles and aunts. There is also one photograph of McMichael uncles. The photograph is a reproduction done in 1995 from a nineteenth century photograph. There is a list identifying the uncles.

McMichael, Colin

Canadian sheet music collection

  • RC0540
  • Collection
  • 1850-1986

There have been six accruals. The first accrual consists mainly of sheet music. There are also programmes, books and pamphlets in the first accrual as well as puzzles and games, time blocks, wooden notes -- all of these used to teach children music by the Fletcher music method. The second accrual consists mainly of books although there is some sheet music. The third and fourth accruals (26-2007; 50-2008) are sheet music, as are the fifth and sixth accruals. Many of the books in the second accrual are published in the United States and Britain. Eventually the books from both accruals will be catalogued either for Research Collections or the general library stacks. There are still several boxes of sheet music that have not yet been unpacked. There are also three copies of a poster, "'Cello, Otto Joachim, Kinderspiel", n.d.

Arthur Garner collection

  • RC0546
  • Collection
  • 1918-1974

The collection consists of Garner’s war medals, a Sapper’s Association pin, a copy of his discharge papers and a letter regarding the headstone for his grave from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Garner, Arthur

William Windridge collection

  • RC0548
  • Collection
  • 1918-2004

The collection consists of Windridge’s war medals and various military and civilian pins and badges, various service records and discharge papers and a couple of photographs. Included is a matchbox, with a holder made by Windridge with a small Scottie dog figurine, which must have been a good luck charm for him. There is also correspondence mostly from Windridge and his wife to his daughter during the period of the Second World War.

Windridge, William Eric

John Lavery Tibbs photograph collection

  • RC0564
  • Collection
  • 1943-1945

This collection is the personal photographs and material Tibbs collected during the war. It consists of one large scrapbook containing photographs, postcards, clippings, money, and other ephemera and sixteen small snapshot albums. The snapshot albums feature soldiers at rest, European cities and damage done to them, as well as planes, ships, and other sites. It covers the trip from England to the Continent through to the conclusion of the war and finally to his return to Halifax.

Tibbs, John Lavery

Canadian military photograph collection

  • RC0565
  • Collection
  • 1916-1918

The collection consists of four photographs:
173th Battalion (Highlanders), Camp Borden, 1916 (oversize)
Mounted Rifles, Eastern Canada, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Hamilton, Ont., 25 January 1916 (oversize)
Lieut. Col. A.B. Carey and officers of the 54th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Belgium 1918
Canadian solider and officer holding unidentified flag.

Young Men's Christian Association of Canada

  • RC0566
  • Collection
  • 1917

The photographs have been pasted into a scrapbook. Some of the subject matter of the photographs is as follows: dugouts at Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, and other locations, wounded soldiers being assisted, Trump-Line, Maple Leaf Concert Party, athletic events including a horse show, baseball, track and field, boxing, tug-of-war, General Currie, Little Theatre in London, and Khaki University of Canada (London Branch).

Young Men's Christian Association of Canada

Canadian 54th Battalion collection

  • RC0579
  • Collection
  • 1919

The collection consists of 3 b&w group photographs. They are part of a sequence of photographs, numbered in the top left: 71, 73, 77, 54th Canadians. One photograph is labelled on the bottom: 4th Division Football Champions, 1919; a second is labelled 4th Division, Indoor Baseball Champions, 1919; the third is labelled on the top right, Band. Also in the collection is a card issued by the Food Controller of Canada.

Canadian Army. 4th Division, 11th Brigade, 54th Battalion.

Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force collection

  • RC0580
  • Collection
  • 1918

The collection consists of two photographs taken by S. Thomson of Vancouver, BC:

  1. 16th Field Co[mpan]y. C.E. at New Westminster, B.C. en route to Siberia. 16.11.18.
  2. C.A.S.C. C.E.F.[Canadian Army Service Corps., Canadian Expeditionary Force] en route to Siberia, New Westminster, B.C., Dec. 9th 1918.

Canadian Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force (Siberia)

War Songs from the first half of the twentieth century collection

  • RC0583
  • Collection
  • 1898-1944

The focal point of this collection of sheet music is the First World War. These songs do not reflect the idea of war as it is commonly thought of in popular imagination: battlefields, trenches and heroic charges. These songs were not, for the most part, written for the soldiers. Instead, they reflect the daily experience of the Canadians who remained at home during the war and the way people thought about the effect the war was having on their lives and on their country. They do not address changes in society explicitly; instead they go deeper, preserving the visceral responses of Canadians to the war as it was happening. This sheet music offers an intimate picture of the conditions out of which post-war Canada grew.

World War, 1939-1945, German Concentration Camps and Prisons collection

  • RC0583
  • Collection
  • 1939-1945

Collection consists of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II. Most of the collection consists of letters written or received by prisoners, but also includes receipts for parcels, money orders and personal effects; paper currency; and realia, including Star of David badges that Jews were forced to wear.

World War, 1914-1918, communications collection

  • RC0587
  • Collection
  • 1914-1918

The collection consists of two collections of communications used during World War I. One collection is labelled “postal history”; the other is called “soldiers correspondence”. Both collections contain post cards of various types including official ones. The postal history collection is mounted on nine numbered sheets, and contains explanatory text typed on the bottom. It also has one letter. It may have been compiled by Keith Powell of the Guilford Philosophy Society, as his name is written on the back of each sheet. The soldiers correspondence collection is mounted on eleven sheets which are not numbered; it also has a title page. Explanatory text appears on each page; the text has been printed from a computer.

Rolf, Serviceman

  • RC0588
  • Collection
  • 1946

This small collection consists of two long and detailed letters, and 34 photographs. The letters are written by an American serviceman to his mother relating what he has seen at Buchenwald following the war and during one of the trials at Nuremburg. He is only identified by his first name, Rolf. The photographs document the state of the places he was travelling: downed aircraft, troop movements, the countryside etc. In his letter about Buchenwald he references specific photographs, but these were not included as part of the archive.

Rolf, United States Serviceman

Lloyd J. Montgomery diary

  • RC0589
  • Collection
  • 1945

The collection contains a diary. Included with the diary is a small black and white photograph, presumably of Montgomery. There is also some background information on the HMCS Iroquois, the Murmansk run, and a hand-written transcript of the diary’s contents.

Montgomery, Lloyd J.

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