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Vimy Pilgrimage collection

  • RC0469
  • Coleção
  • 1936

There have been two accruals. The first accrual consists of a telegram, programmes, menus, newspapers, post cards, and a commemorative medal. The second accrual consists of a passport, guidebooks, and a postcard of the Vimy Memorial.

War Songs from the first half of the twentieth century collection

  • RC0583
  • Coleção
  • 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.

William Windridge collection

  • RC0548
  • Coleção
  • 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

World War, 1914-1918 collection

  • RC0309
  • Coleção
  • 1761-1968

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, post cards, maps, manuscripts, typescripts, orders and other official documents, diagrams, programmes, souvenirs, song-sheets, artwork, leaflets, sound recordings and moving images, and printed materials.

World War, 1914-1918 poster collection

  • RC0830
  • Coleção
  • 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.

World War, 1914-1918 trench map and aerial photograph collection

  • RC0306
  • Coleção
  • 1914-1918

The collection consists of trench maps and aerial photographs created during the First World War. The majority of the maps were created by the British Ordnance Survey for the Allied forces, although a few German, French and other maps purchased privately by officers exist within the collection. As the collection is almost exclusively made up of British mapping, coverage is limited to the British sector of the Western Front extending from the English Channel in the north to the vicinity of Reims in the south.

The aerial photographs were produced by the [British] Royal Flying Corps (renamed Royal Air Force when it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service in 1918). However, a few French and German examples exist within the collection. Approximately 350 photographs in the collection have hand annotations ranging from simple circles indicating the location of important features on the recto to full, textual descriptions on the verso. Approximately 90 additional photographs are mounted in an Album acquired from the University of Alberta.

Young Men's Christian Association of Canada

  • RC0566
  • Coleção
  • 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

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

  • RC0583
  • Coleção
  • 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.

Canadian student social and political organizations collection

  • RC0217
  • Coleção
  • [ca.1968]-[1977]

The collection consists of printed materials issued by a large number of organizations, mainly student groups, although organized labour and women's groups are also represented in the collection. There is only a small amount of material for each organization, usually one file. The collection is supplemented by an uncatalogued pamphlet collection which also includes some international pamphlets. There are also a small number of button badges and some posters. Note: student organizations at McMaster University are part of the McMaster University fonds.

James E. Anderson collection

  • RC0502
  • Coleção
  • 1961-1995

The collection is divided into two series: Archaeological Sites and Research and Teaching Materials.

Anderson, James E.

Canadian railway labour negotiation collection

  • RC0326
  • Coleção
  • 1919-1961

The collection consists of materials concerning rules, disputes and labour negotiations with unions of the the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canadian National Railway and the Grand Trunk Railway system. Some of the unions involved include: Locomotive Engineers, Locomotive Firemen, Conductors, Baggagemen and Brakemen, Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Yardmasters, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. There is one photograph (Accession 08-1999).

First Nations Collection

  • RC0414
  • Coleção
  • 1859-1970

The first accrual relates to the land claims of the Potawatomi. The second accrual is a photograph of the Six Nations chiefs c. 1887. The third accrual relates to the sale of lands on Manitoulin Island.

Cigar label collection

  • RC0226
  • Coleção
  • 1889-2007

This collection consists primarily of illustrative labels from cigar boxes manufactured by cigar companies in the United States in the last decade of the nineteenth century when cigar companies became aware of the importance of advertising their products to a large number of discriminating cigar smokers. The major companies were: Geo. S. Harris & Sons, Lith. Phila.; L.E. Neumann & Co.; Schumacher & Ettinger N.Y.; and Schmidt & Co. With regard to Canadian cigar companies, Adam Beck. London Ont. is represented, and there is also a box lid from Joseph Winterhalt of Berlin (now Kitchener), Ont. The labels were lithographed with original designs and often patriotic motifs: young women, historical figures, heroes of battles, native people, sports and leisure, Cuba and the Caribbean, and events of the day. For more information on the manufacture of cigar labels and their collecting, see Mark Trout’s “Essential Background Information for the Collector of Cigar-Label Art” in the 2007 edition of The Price Guide Book of Cigar Label Art.

Circuses and Wild West Shows collection

  • RC0815
  • Coleção
  • 1902-1957

The collection consists of posters advertising shows by a variety of circuses and Wild West shows including Cole Brothers and Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey. There have been two accruals. The first accrual has 36 posters. The second accrual has five posters, including one in German.

Marjorie Freeman Campbell collection

  • RC0247
  • Coleção
  • 1833-1962

The collection consists of research materials concerning Hamilton hospitals, health and santitation, as well as notes taken from City Council minutes, and biographical notes on Hamilton families.

Campbell, Marjorie Freeman

Advertising collection

  • RC0304
  • Coleção
  • 1867-1991

There have been three accruals. The collection consists of Canadian, American, and British advertisements for products, services and businesses. It includes pamphlets, leaflets, posters, calendars, display cards, trade cards, photographs and proofs.

Plates for the appendix to the Third Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons upon the Improvement of the Port of London

  • RC0903
  • Coleção
  • 1800

The twenty-one plates were issued unbound and accompanied by a listing of the plates. This listing divides the plates to match the reports they accompanied:
Appendix to Mr. Mylne’s Report (Plate I)
Mr. Dodd’s Designs (Plate II-VII)
Mr. Wilson’s Design (Plate VIII)
Messers Telford and Douglass’s Designs (Plate IX-XII)
Mr. Dance’s Designs (Plate XIII-XIX)
Mr. Jessop’s Section of the River Thames (Plate XX)
Copy of Sir Christopher Wren’s plans after 1666 (Plate XXI)

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