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Belleville Fire Department collection

  • CA ON00156 2016-29
  • Collection
  • 1910-2015

Materials collected by the Belleville Fire Department from members and former members of the department. They include photographs, correspondence, press clippings and fire call logs.

Canada Optical Company collection

  • CA ON00397 2015.10
  • Collection
  • 1947-1992

Collection of materials relating to the Canada Optical Company in Deseronto, Ontario, including photographs, promotional materials, newspaper and magazine articles and summary of employee benefits.

The materials were collected by Don Simpson, former general manager of the Deseronto plant.

Canada Optical Company

Canadian Flower Societies Collection

  • Collection
  • 1926-2008

This collection consists of correspondence, reports, lists, ballots, newsletters, and publications created by Canadian flower societies.

Canadian Garden Clubs Collection

  • Collection
  • 1919-2012

This collection consists of bulletins; newsletters; yearbooks; correspondence; articles; pamphlets; registries; annual reports; member lists; judge list; officer list; newspaper clippings; constitutions and by-laws; application forms; board of directors documents; and a flower show programme.

Canadian Horticultural Education Collection

  • Collection
  • 1904-2017

This collection consists of textbooks; correspondence; articles; pamphlets; newspaper articles; bulletins; guidebooks; booklets; registration forms; maps; master plans; inventories; indexes; publications; slides; reports; conference and symposium programmes; speaker biographies; mailing lists; business cards; hand-written notes; photocopied articles and appendices; presentations; and reference lists created by Canadian conference organizers and their participants with a focus on horticulture, landscape, garden history, and historical farms and museums.

Canadian Horticultural Societies Collection

  • Collection
  • 1857-2011

This collection consists of yearbooks; annual reports; newsletters, handbooks; prize lists; constitutions and by-laws; board of director information; lists of presidents; correspondence; a newspaper clipping; programmes; show announcements; booklets; emblems; publications; hand-written notes; a petition; rules and regulations; proceedings of an annual convention; show books; bulletins; pamphlets; articles; a presentation; and member lists.

Charles Taws Collection

  • CA ON00154 2008.23
  • Collection
  • 1873-1960

Collection consists of various historic Port Hope materials, 1873-1960. Please refer to series, file, and item-level descriptions for more detailed information.

Collection NorAct

  • CA ON00402 NACT
  • Collection
  • 1979-1983

The collection contains the 19 issues published between January 1979 and November 1983. The newsletter examined the economic, environmental, political and social challenges then facing Northern Ontario communities.

NorAct

Deseronto Archives photographic collection

  • Collection
  • 1860-

The photographs are arranged by subject matter and cover activities in and around the town of Deseronto, Ontario. The majority date from the late nineteenth century and many depict the lumber-related industries of the Rathbun Company in Deseronto. There are also photographs of school groups, churches, railways, First World War airfields and portraits of Deseronto citizens.

Deseronto Town Hall photograph collection

  • CA ON00397 2015.13
  • Collection
  • 1970s-2011

Photographs of Deseronto, Ontario dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs of the town from the 1980s; the interior of the former Home Hardware store in the Baker Block on Main Street; the O’Connor House on Main Street before its demolition; the 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, photographs of Centennial Park and Rathbun Memorial Park; the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001; the Ontario Provincial Police handover ceremony in 2001; an Easter Parade from the early 2000s; a Santa Parade; the 2002 New Year’s Levee; and the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto.

Most of the photographs appear to have been taken by Town staff. One envelope was donated to the Town by Irene Usher and contains photographs taken by her late husband, Tom.

Doherty Collection

  • CA ON00154 2014.74
  • Collection

Fonds consists of various materials created and collected by donor over the course of growing up, volunteering and working in Port Hope; including material from the Boy Scouts of Canada. Please refer to series, file, and item-level descriptions for more detailed information.

Ganaraska Valley Probus Club Newsletters

  • CA ON00154 2015.53
  • Collection
  • 2008-2015

Series consists of the complete run of newsletters of the Ganaraska Valley Probus Club, "Ganaraska Currents," 2008-2015. The newsletters contain: events calendars, photographs of Probus events, jokes, prize winners, local interest articles written by club members, and a listing of current board members.

Ganaraska Valley Probus Club

Horticultural Nursery Trade Seed Catalogue Collection

  • Collection
  • 1852-2017

This collection consists of catalogues; price lists; flyers; correspondence; envelopes, product information booklets; CDs; line drawings; seed packets, trade cards, and photographs.

Krista Taylor Collection

  • CA ON00154 2003.56
  • Collection
  • 1894-2009

Collection consists of various materials and documents related to the history of Port Hope, c1910-1985. Please refer to file and item-level descriptions for more detailed information.

Lewis Zandbergen collection

  • CA ON00156 2016-34
  • Collection
  • 1898-2006

Materials collected by Lewis Zandbergen, including many editions of the Stirling News Argus and Community Press newspapers, some Belleville school yearbooks and a small collection of photographs.

Local recipe books collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 653
  • Collection
  • 1982-2005

Contains four recipe books including: 'Quinte Cuisine' by the Canadian Federation of Univeristy Women Belleville and District (2005), 'Chefs of the City' by the City of Belleville Staff (1999), 'Our Best to You' by the residents of Quinte Living Centre (1982), and 'Recipes from the Hearts of Canadians' compiled by Volunteers and Information Quinte (2000).

Long Family Collection of Olde Tyme Christmas

  • CA ON00154 2014.79
  • Collection
  • 1970-1980

Collection consists of various papers and publicity materials developed during the course of running Olde Tyme Christmas, c1970-1980. For more detailed information, see item-level descriptions.

Olde Tyme Christmas Committee

Marielle Lambert Collection

  • CA ON00154 2011.10
  • Collection
  • 1900-2016

Collection consists of various documents and objects related to the history of Port Hope, c1900-2016. Please refer to series, file, or item-level descriptions for more detailed information.

Michael Wladyka Collection

  • CA ON00154 994.2
  • Collection
  • 1850-2002

Collection consists of a large amount of information on Port Hope, the former Township of Hope (Hope Township), and surrounding area. Some of the subjects covered are family histories, churches, hydro power, organizations, clubs and societies, floods, Port Hope harbour, historical information on the town and area, houses, public buildings, industry and small businesses, railways, viaducts and bridges along with original newspapers reflecting on the history of Port Hope as well as information on municipal matters and various government reports. The historical information covers a period from the mid-19th century to 2000. The fonds also consists of a large number of photographs. It also consists of a number of newspaper editions including special editions.
It has been arranged into twelve (12) series: (1) Family Histories; (2) Churches; (3) Hydro Power (Eldorado; Port Hope Hydro); (4) Organizations / Clubs / Societies; (5) Floods and Flood Control (Port Hope Floods; Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority; Corbett's Pond and Dam; Port Hope Harbour); (6) Historical Information on Port Hope and Hope Township (General Historical Information on Port Hope; Historical Information on Port Hope Houses; Historical Information on Port Hope Public Buildings); (7) Railways / Viaducts / Bridges; (8) Industry and Small Businesses; (9) Municipal Matters in Port Hope / Government Reports; (10) Books, Posters, Maps and Glass Negatives; (11) Newspapers; (12) Photographs. (*Series' are adapted from various accession numbers in the fonds)

Wladyka, Michael

Nick and Helma Mika collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 1
  • Collection
  • 1858-1986

The collection reflects the publishing interests of Nick and Helma Mika. It comprises four main series: photographic files, reference files, printing process files and other materials. The collection is strong in local history materials, particularly relating to the history of the United Empire Loyalists, railways, and the city of Belleville.

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