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Oxford, County of Community life
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Admiral Vansittart IODE fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903 - 2011

The fonds consist of various materials related to the activities of the Admiral Vansittart Chapter of the IODE and is arranged into the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Administration
Subseries A: Minute Books
Subseries B: Annual Reports
Subseries C: Financial Records
Subseries D: Membership
Subseries E: Constitution and History

Series 2: Citizenship Ceremonies

Series 3: Captain Andrew Drew Junior Chapter

Series 4: Sponsorship Programs
Subseries A: Old Crow, Yukon
Subseries B: Westwood High School, Stewart Town, Jamaica

Series 5: Opportunity Shop
Subseries A: Operations
Subseries B: Finances
Subseries C: Opportunity Tea and Coffee + One Party
Subseries D: Shop Schedules

Series 6: Special Events
Subseries A: Meetings
Subseries B: Anniversaries
Subseries C: IODE Week
Subseries D: Chapter Teas
Subseries E; Honor Student Dinners
Subseries F: Centennial Fashion Show
Subseries G: Founders Day / Old St. Paul’s
Subseries H: Scrapbooks
Subseries I: Miscellaneous

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Admiral Vansittart Chapter

Brooksdale Women's Institute and Tweedsmuir fonds

  • Item
  • 1922-2018

The fonds consists of records related to the history and development of the Brookdale Women’s Institute. Additionally, the fonds contains information and records pertaining to the communities in Southern Oxford County.

It is arranged into the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Brooksdale Tweedsmuir Volumes 1-5 (1820-2011)

Series 2: Women’s Institute Miscellaneous (1909, 1918, 1920, 1923-2017)

  • Subseries A – Quilts
  • Subseries B – Programs

Series 3: Scrapbooks (1984-2000)

Series 4: Tweedsmuir History (2001-2017)

  • Subseries A – 2001-2002
  • Subseries B – 2003-2004
  • Subseries C – 2005-2007
  • Subseries D – 2008-2009
  • Subseries E – 2010
  • Subseries F – 2011-2012
  • Subseries G – 2013-2014
  • Subseries H – 2015-2016
  • Subseries I - 2017

Series 5: Brooksdale Minute Books (1922-2018)

Brooksdale Women's Institute, Oxford District, Southern Area

Brownsville Optimist Club fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974-1995

The fonds consists of records related to the history and activities of the Brownsville Optimist Club formerly located in Brownsville, Ontario. They are arranged into the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Charter Banquet, 1 June 1974

Series 2: Executive Officers’ Photographs
File 1: 1974 - 1980
File 2: 1980 - 1990
File 3: 1990 - 1995

Brownsville Optimist Club

Canadian Federation of University Women – Woodstock Branch fonds

  • 1955-1999

The fonds consist of various materials related to the activities of the Woodstock Branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women and is arranged into the following series and subseries:

Series 1 – Constitution, By-laws, Pamphlets, Historical Notes (1955-1999)

Series 2 - Membership

a) General Membership (1956-1999)
b) Executive (1965-1999)

Series 3 – Reports: Financial and Committee (30 April 1956 – 8 December 1999)

Series 4 – Correspondence
a) General Correspondence (7 March 1957 – 30 September 1987)
b) General Correspondence (4 October 1987 – 13 December 2000)
c) Scholarship Correspondence (24 October 1986 – 19 May 1999)
d) Scholarship Correspondence (7 June 1999 – 8 October 1999)

Series 5 – Report (September 1967 – September 1998)

Series 6 - Bingo/Lottery Licenses (31 December 1992 – 8 December 1999)

Series 7 – Bulletins (September 1966 – December 1984)

Series 8 – Disbandment (28 April 1999 – 4 June 1999)

Canadian Federation of University Women – Woodstock Branch

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.

Crawford Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1800 - 2007

The fonds consist of records related to the history of the Crawford family. They are arranged into the following series and subseries:
Series 1: Diaries
Subseries A: Benjamin Benedict Crawford (1800, 1810-1859)

  • This Series consists primarily of diaries of Benjamin B. Crawford. These include a diary of a trip to Upper Canada in 1800, as well as yearly diaries from 1810 to 1859. Diary entries relate to; the weather; farm activities; social events in the community; births, marriages and deaths of his family and his neighbours; experiments with crops and prices of supplies and produce; Kings County court sessions; the Rebellion of 1837; elections; and services in the Anglican church in the Ingersoll area. Daniel Nathan Crawford, the eleventh child of Benjamin Benedict Crawford, continued his father’s diary during the latter’s final illness, and after his death for the remainder of 1859.
  • This subseries also includes transcripts of a majority of the diaries, made by Blanche Crawford, in 1938.

Subseries B: James Augustus Crawford (1865-1882)

  • The diaries of James Augustus Crawford, a son of Benjamin Benedict Crawford, note farm duties, and family and community activities.

Subseries C: Leeman Wallace Crawford (1877)

  • The diary of Leeman Wallace Crawford (son of James Augustus Crawford, and a carriage- maker at London), contain entries describing his work, with some references to politics, and family and community affairs.

Subseries D: Charles W.A. Crawford (1848-1875)

  • The diaries of Charles W.A. Crawford contain description of his daily work, including purchases, sales, and debts related to his farming businesses. These diaries have been transcribed by a member of the Crawford family.

Subseries E: Eliza Georgina Crawford Nichols (1930-1945)

  • The diaries of Eliza Georgina Crawford continue daily musings of people and events.

Series 2: Correspondence [18-- ] – [1995] (not inclusive)

  • Includes correspondence of various members of the Crawford family concerning personal and family matters. Letters also include correspondence to/from Ruth (nee Crawford) Ellis regarding family genealogy.

Series 3: Writings of Christopher Colin Crawford (ca. 1880s)

  • Includes unpublished manuscript writings (poetry and prose). Tiles are as follows:
    Battle of Queenston Heights
    India’s Golden Gate
    The Lamb
    Lines Written on the death of late Mrs. H. Guppy
    The Metis
    The Rockies
    The Shanly Boy
    Along the Bow
    Camp Life on the Bow River
    Chinook Winds
    A Frontier Town
    Latest Mining News from British Columbia
    On Leaving Silver City
    The Serpent
    A Visit to Morley
    Winter, 1885-1886
    A Word about the Provincial Agricultural Exhibition of Asaboia

Series 4: Genealogy ([18-- ] – 2007)

  • A very complete and detailed genealogy of the generations of the Crawford family in North America beginning with John and Jane Henderson Crawford, whom arrived in Connecticut, United States from Ireland. It contains dates and places of birth, marriages and deaths; details on families into which Crawfords married; and often a description of the individuals the early genealogy was prepared in 1927 by Mrs. Olive Arnold Crawford of Ingersoll, Ontario, with the assistance of certain relatives, while the later and more complete family history was completed by Ruth Ellis.
  • Includes research papers and notes, newspaper clippings, and photographs, as well as a copy of “The Crawford Family” by Ruth Ellis.

Series 5: Almanacs (1761, 1814-1853)

  • Contains New Brunswick, New England, Maine, Canada West Farmer’s Almanacs, and several Medical Almanacs. These are arranged alphabetically according to the locality for which they were calculated. Occasionally, a diary was bound into an Almanac, and these volumes have been stored with the diaries.

Members of the Crawford family

Dereham Centre Lodge No. 179, Canadian Order of Odd Fellows, fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1934

The fonds consists of records related to the operations of Loyal Dereham Centre Lodge No. 179, between 1925 and 1934. It is arranged into the following series and subseries:

    Series 1: Minutes
Series 2: Finances
Subseries A: Financial Statements
Subseries B: Receipts
Series 3: Correspondence
Series 4: Membership

Dereham Centre Lodge No. 179

East Nissouri Jr. Women's Institute fonds

  • Item
  • 1950 - 1955

The fonds consists of records related to the East Nissouri Jr. Institute and include minutes as well as miscellaneous items related to their activities.

East Nissouri Jr. Women's Institute

George A. Calder Research Collection: Vansittart Family and Early History of Woodstock

  • 1830s-1990s

The collection consists of various materials relating to the Vansittart family (specifically Vice Admiral Henry Vansittart) and to the early history of Woodstock. It includes newspaper clippings, land documents, wills and other legal style documents, photographs, booklets and essays as well as a framed miniature portrait and military cross. Subject Files are as follows:

  • Admiral Henry Vansittart
  • Vansittart Family
  • John George Vansittart
  • George Henry Vansittart
  • Vansittart Legal Documents
  • Land Documents (Lot 15, Concession 1, Township of Blandford)
  • Vansittart Homes (Eastwood Park and Bysham Park)
  • Old St. Paul’s Church
  • Andrew Drew
  • Vansittart Avenue
  • Miscellaneous Local History (including the Old Stage Road)
  • Correspondence of George A. Calder

Calder, George

George A. Calder Scrapbooks fonds

  • 1971-1978, 1997

The collection consists of 11 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings related to:

File 1: Utting-McKinney Northgate Towers High Rise, Woodstock. – 1971-1974.
File 2: Goff High Rise Application Huron Street, Woodstock. – 1971-1975.
File 3: Happening ’73, Woodstock. – 1973.
File 4: Ingersoll Avenue Reconstruction, Woodstock. – 1973-1978.
File 5: Devonshire Avenue Subdivision, Woodstock. – 1974-1975.
File 6: Woodstock District Chamber of Commerce. – 31 January – 31 December 1974. (includes Happening ’74)
File 7: “Save the Golf Course”, Woodstock Golf Club. – 1974-1977.
File 8: Admiral Riddell Development Limited Condominiums – Northgate Towers, Woodstock. – 1976.
File 9: Woodstock District Chamber of Commerce. – 1975-1976. (includes Happening ’75)
File 10: Goff Application for Zoning By-law change on Huron Street, Woodstock. – 1976.
File 11: Innerkip Area Ratepayers Association. – 1977-1978, 1997.

Calder, George

Grace Patterson Women's Institute fonds

  • Series
  • 1946 - 1989

The fonds consists of records related to the Grace Patterson Women's Institute and include minutes and scrapbooks. The fonds consists of the following series:

Series 1: Minutes
Series 2: Finance
Series 3: Tweedsmuirs and Scrapbooks
Series 4: Programmes
Series 5: Miscellaneous

Grace Patterson Women's Institute

Hayden I.O.O.F. Lodge 152 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1874-1990

The fonds consists of the following series:

Series 1: Membership Records

Series 2: Financial Records

Series 3: Death Cards for Members

Hayden Lodge No. 152 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.)

Ingersoll Probus Club fonds

  • Item
  • 1999-2015

The fonds consist of various materials related to the activities of the Ingersoll Probus Club and is arranged into the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Administration
Subseries A: Minute Books
Subseries B: Financial
Subseries C: Membership
Subseries D: History and Governance

Series 2: Functions, Events and Activities
Subseries A: Correspondence
Subseries B: Newsletters
Subseries C: Social Gatherings
Subseries D: Photographs
Subseries E: Miscellaneous

*More recent Financial Records of the Ingersoll Probus Club have been kept by the Archives for tax purposes. They may be destroyed after 2023.

Ingersoll Probus Club

Innerkip Area Ratepayers Association fonds

  • 1977-1985

The fonds consists of various materials relating to the establishment and administration of the Innerkip Ratepayers Association. Such materials include:

Application for Facilities Rental - 1985

By-laws and Resolutions – 1977

Correspondence from G.A. Calder, Barrister & Solicitor - 1984

Directors’ Register – 1977-1984

Expenditures and Receipts – 1977-1984

Letters Patent – 1977

List of Members – 1977, 1980-1982

Minutes of Meetings – 1977-1984

Innerkip Area Ratepayers Association

Innerkip Centennial Celebrations fonds

  • 1953, 1978 and 2003

The fonds consists of various materials related to the centennial celebrations of the Village of Innerkip: 1953 Centennial, 1978 Silver Centennial and 2003 Homecoming Weekend. Such materials include:

1953 Centennial:
Programme for the Melrose Presbyterian Church Centennial Services

Souvenir Programme entitled Innerkip Centenary (two copies)

Guest Book/Scrapbook

1978 Silver Centennial:
Bumper sticker

Correspondence and schedule of events

Financial records

Guest/Register Books

Newspaper clippings

Photographs (b/w and colour)

Programme for Innerkip’s Silver Centennial

Souvenir Booklet

2003 Homecoming Weekend
Articles and schedule of events published in What’s On Woodstock Magazine


Souvenir Booklet (two copies)

Innerkip Centennial Celebrations

Innerkip Community fonds

  • 1854-1994, nd.

The fonds consists of various materials related to the history of the Village of Innerkip. Such materials include:

Brochure entitled “Take a walk through time” A walking tour of homes and historic buildings. – ca. 1991.

Correspondence. – 1870, 1898, 1940

Front roll card for St. John Sunday School. – 1910.

Ladies Aid Birthday Calendar, Presbyterian Church. – 1948.

Local History Books:
“A History of Blandford Township” by George Oliver. – 1966.
“The Early Days of Innerkip District” by Zella M. Hotson. – 1952.
“History of the Village and neighbourhood of Innerkip” by Zella M. Hotson. – nd.

Topographic Map of Woodstock and Area. Original survey 1908; revised 1935.
Whiteprint map of Oxford County. - ca 1950s

Membership card for the United Church Women, Innerkip United Church. – 1962.

The story of an old house, lot 15, Vincent Survey – Innerkip. – 1962.
List of former residents of Innerkip. – nd.
List of teachers and students of S.S. No. 10 East Zorra. – nd.

Newspaper clippings. – 1854, 1967, 1978, nd.

Photographs. – 1909, 1955-6, 1959, 1963, 1967-9, 1978, 1989, 1991, nd.

Presbyterian Ladies’ Aid programme booklet. – 1944.

Prize List for the Annual School Fair for East Zorra Township. – 1932.

Innerkip Annual Decoration & Memorial Service. – 1990.
Innerkip Cemetery Decoration and Memorial Service. – 1994.
Innerkip Centennial and Old Boys’ Reunion. – ca. 1967.
Innerkip Centennial Celebrations. – 14-16 July 1967.
Innerkip Presbyterian Women’s Missionary Society, 90th Anniversary. – 1991.
27th Annual Innerkip Cemetery and C.O.F. Decoration Service. – 2 August ?

Scrapbook for the Innerkip Unit of the Red Cross. – 1939-1946.

Township of Blandford Minutes of the Meetings of Blandford Council. – 1961.

Innerkip Community

Innerkip West 4-H Club fonds

  • ca. 1972-1992

The fonds consists of a Treasurer’s Book (ca. 1972-1992) and a Scrapbook of various materials related to the operation and activities of the Innerkip West 4-H Club between the years 1980-1982. Such materials include:

Attendance sheets

Awards Programmes

Minutes of the Meetings (or Secretary Reports) of the Innerkip West 4-H including such groups as the Homemaking Club, Munchkins, “Breadwinners”, Quilting Club, Etiquette for the 80’s, Social Recreation, etc.

Newspaper clippings

Photographs including the Innerkip 4H Club “What shall I wear” group

Treasurer’s Book – ca. 1972-1992

Innerkip West 4-H Club

John Gruszka fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1890 - 1967

The fonds consists of records related to local businesses and built heritage in Woodstock, Ontario. It is arranged into the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Photographs & Postcards
Sub-series A: Postcards
Sub-series B: Souvenir Postcard Booklet

Series 2: Businesses
Sub-series A: Woodstock
Sub-series B: Ingersoll

Series 3: Ephemera

Series 4: Stamp Collection

Kintore Women’s Institute Tweedsmuir fonds

  • 1903-2003

The fonds consists of records related to The Kintore Women’s Institute and history of Kintore. It is arranged into 6 scrapbooks and 1 binder of the history of the Women’s Institute and history of Kintore.

Kintore Women's Institute

Lakeside Women's Institute fonds

  • Item
  • ca. 1856 - 2011

The fonds consists of records related to events held by the Women’s Institute and local news in Lakeside. It is arranged into the following series:

Series 1: Lakeside Women’s Institute Tweedsmuirs
Series 2: Lakeside Lark newsletters

Lakeside Women's Institute

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