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Al Carfagnini fonds

  • CA ON00408 F055
  • Fonds
  • 1990-1993

Fonds documents Al Carfagnini's work as Chair of Nipissing University's 25th Anniversary Committee, which was responsible for the planning of anniversary celebrations that were held in 1992.

Carfagnini, Al

Anthony Blackbourn fonds

  • CA ON00408 F056
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2002

Fonds reflects Anthony Blackbourn's work as President of Nipissing University and as a Professor of Geography, including his involvement with the Nipissing Research Institute Advisory Board.

Blackbourn, Anthony

Apron

  • CA ON00428 2021.50
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a linen apron. Sometimes called a waitress apron or a maid apron, it features delicate embroidered details, two pockets and a scalloped hem. The item likely dates to the early 20th century.

Barker Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0008
  • Fonds
  • 1939-2004

The Barker Fonds contain material relating to the Canadian Militia from 1939 to 1945. The documents include fields booklets and pamphlets, photographs, maps, diaries, journals, and newspaper clippings from the personal collection of Mr. Barker.

Edward Earle Barker

Barrie Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0010
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1901-2002

The Barrie Fonds contain material relating to the Canadian Militia from 1914 to 1945. The documents include fields booklets and pamphlets, photographs, maps, diaries, journals, and newspaper clippings pertaining to both the First and Second World War.

Douglas Barrie

Beach Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0019
  • Fonds
  • 1903-2010

The Beach Fonds contain the papers, letters, photos, memoirs, and diaries of Professor Horace D. Beach from during and after the Second World War, including various papers on education, politics, relationships and sexuality.

Horace D. Beach

Bed warmer

  • CA ON00428 2021.25
  • Discrete Item
  • ca. 1920

Item is a ceramic bed warmer or foot warmer. Originally, bed warmers used hot coals from a fire to warm the bed before use. This example, however, could stay in the bed as the user slept and would be filled with hot water.

The warmer is designed to replicate a small Gladstone bag and features faux stitching patterns along the seams. The original handle has been replaced with a leather tie, but the item still has the original wooden stopper.

Bourne Denby

Bickle fire extinguisher

  • CA ON00428 2021.35
  • Discrete Item
  • ca. 1940

Item is one tin fire extinguisher. It was filled with sodium bicarbonate which would be thrown onto the base of a fire to smother it.

Board of Governors (Nipissing University) fonds

  • CA ON00408 F009
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2013

Fonds documents the functions and activities of the Board of Governors, including its standing and special committees, and the Board's predecessor, the Executive Council of Northeastern University.

Fonds is arranged into series based on committee or documentary type. A number of files and items are not part of any series. Fonds predominantly contains minutes, agendas, correspondence, memoranda, reports, budgets, speeches, membership lists, and financial statements.

Nipissing University. Board of Governors

Bob Surtees fonds

  • CA ON00408 F033
  • Fonds
  • 1910-2001

Fonds documents Surtees' work as a Professor of History at Nipissing University. Fonds contains one series documenting Surtees' research for his book "The Northern Connection: Ontario Northland Since 1902," a history of the Ontario Northland Railway/Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway. Other records in the fonds reflect Surtees' academic activities and research interests, including First Nations and northern Ontario history.

Surtees, Bob

Boudoir cap

  • CA ON00428 2021.44
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item contains one crochet boudoir cap, or sleeping cap. The pink thread is crocheted in a small net pattern with a scalloped edge. Boudoir caps became popular in the 19th century as a sort of hairnet to protect the user’s hairstyle as they slept. By the early 1900s, caps like this lace example became popular for their femininity.

Boudoir cap

  • CA ON00428 2021.45
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item contains one boudoir cap, or sleeping cap. It features crocheted ecru lace and a pink, silk panel. Boudoir caps became popular in the 19th century as a sort of hairnet to protect the user’s hairstyle as they slept. By the early 1900s, caps like this silk and lace example became popular for their femininity.

Brian Nettlefold fonds

  • CA ON00408 F053
  • Fonds
  • 1989-2011

Fonds documents Brian Nettlefold's work as the Executive Director of Library Services at Nipissing University, particularly his involvement with Nipissing University's Academic Senate and executive academic staff unit, as well as the Learning Library Campaign and the planning of the Harris Learning Library.

Fonds contains three series: Academic Senate; executive administration; Harris Learning Library planning.

Nettlefold, Brian

Brian Nettlefold fonds

  • CA ON00408 F053
  • Fonds
  • 1989-2011

Fonds documents Brian Nettlefold's work as the Executive Director of Library Services at Nipissing University, particularly his involvement with Nipissing University's Academic Senate and executive academic staff unit, as well as the Learning Library Campaign and the planning of the Harris Learning Library.

Fonds contains three series: Academic Senate; executive administration; Harris Learning Library planning.

Nettlefold, Brian

Cambrian College (North Bay Campus) fonds

  • CA ON00408 F039
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1973

Fonds contains photographs, news clippings, publications, and ephemera created or received by Cambrian College's North Bay Campus during the five years of its existence. Fonds is arranged into two series.

Cambrian College. North Bay Campus

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 Military History Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0016
  • Fonds
  • 1992-2015

The Canadian Military History Fonds contain the published issues of the Canadian Military History Journal from 1992-2015. These journals were collected by LCMSDS over the past twenty years. The Canadian Military History Fonds contain the published issues of the Canadian Military History Journal from 1992-2015. These journals were collected by LCMSDS over the past twenty years. All subsequent issues of the CMH Journal are in digital format only and can be found at http://scholars.wlu.ca/cmh/.

Certificate of Master Sailor 1884

  • CA ON00154 2019.13.2
  • Item
  • 1884
  • this object is a "Master Sailor Certificate" on vellum.
  • the certifiacte is made out to William Wakely, dated Feb. 22, 1884. It has been signed by William Smith, Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries and A. W. McLelan Minister of Marine and Fisheries.
  • this certificate allows the bearer, W. Wakely to sail a fore and aft rigged sailing vessel in the inland waters.

Will Wakely

Chamber pot

  • CA ON00428 2013.04
  • Discrete Item
  • ca. 1902 - ca. 1926

Item is one chamber pot, or portable toilet, with lid and handle. Produced by Dudson Wilcox & Till Ltd. It features embossing and the floral "clio" print from their range of transferware patterns. The pot itself has a green design, whereas the design on the lid is in dark blue and the floral pattern differs slightly. This may suggests the lid is not the original.

Chamber pots were often kept under a bed or in a nightstand. They remained a common household item until the mid twentieth century, but variations of the chamber pot are still in use today.

Child's dress

  • CA ON00428 2021.24
  • Discrete Item
  • ca. 1800 - 1900

Item is one machine sewn child's dress. It features lace detailing on the collar and sleeves.

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