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Cooke fonds
CA ON00034 2012-004 · Fonds · 1855 - 2005

Fonds consists of material relating to J. Cooke Concrete and to William Jacob Cooke, and includes deeds and other legal documents relating to lands; correspondence; ephemera; news clippings; maps and plans; notes on biographical and administrative history; photographs; and artifacts.

Cooke family
David Hawe fonds
CA ON00047 F0034 · Fonds · 1986-2007

Fonds consist of professional freelance photography created by David Hawe.

Fonds consist primarily of 35mm black and white and colour negatives. Printed photography mainly consists of contact images of related negatives.

A large portion of the photography consists of freelance modeling photography and headshots.

Represented personalities include many Toronto-based drag performers, Salah Bachir, Kyle Rae, Ru Paul, Sky Gilbert, Keith Cole, Scott Thompson, Madonna, Enza the Supermodel, Chris Edwards, R.M. Vaughn, and Dini Petty. Many photographs of Woody’s (bar) staff are also included.

Fonds also include photography taken at many events, such as Toronto Pride, plays at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, events at Toronto bars and clubs, drag shows, Mr. Leather competitions, Casey House events, leather parties, coronation of Empress and Emperor of Toronto, Harbourfront Film Festival, Win a Date with a Bartender, Hooker of the Year, Priape Fashion Show, Judy Garland Memorial Bowling League party, Cabbagetown Group Softball League events, Much Music, Unity Party, Halloween at the Masonic Temple, "Cedars" campground opening, among others.

Fonds also include photography for advertisements for Toronto clubs and bars, such as Woody’s, Chaps, Boots, Ciao, Rock ‘n’ roll fag bar, Power (bar), Toolbox (bar), The Barn (bar), Bar 501, Bar 457, among others.

Fonds also include photography conducted for magazines and newspapers, including I.C.E. Magazine, FAB Magazine, XTRA!, Icon Magazine, Points, and Advocate.

Fonds also include photography taken at or for the promotion of fundraisers, such as People With AIDS, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre fundraiser, and MAC Viva Glam Fashion Cares.

Fonds also include some student photography conducted by Hawe during his studies at the Ontario College of Art (OCA).

Fonds also include some personal photography and correspondence with David Hawe’s friends and family.

David Hawe
William Stern fonds
CA ON00210 33 · Fonds · [ca. 1913]-1984

This fonds consists of photographs documenting the Stern and Rumianek families, individuals and organizations from the Hamilton and Toronto Jewish communities, as well as Bill Stern and his fellow servicemen during the Second World War.
The fonds has been arranged into the following series: Family photographs; Military photographs; Hamilton Jewish community photographs; Toronto Jewish community photographs; and Camp photographs. The photographs have been described at the item level and have been arranged chronologically. The textual material consists of two files containing records related to Bill Stern's professional and philanthropic career, as well as some family invitations.

Stern, William
Hoffman family fonds
CA ON00210 6 · Fonds · 1946-1981

Fonds consists of correspondence, ledgers, publications, home movies and architectural drawings relating to the family life, business and community activities of Max and Celia Hoffman. There are three series: Business Series, Community Activities Series and Personal Series.

Hoffman (family)
Newsletters series
CA ON00279 HF01-S001 · Series · 1960-2006

This series consists of newsletters produced by the Sisters of St. Joseph in the Hamilton diocese. These newsletters cover various topics and events, such as healthcare and pilgrimages, discussions about daily life including feast days and projects, messages from Sisters, as well as news about the surrounding geographical locale. A list of deceased Sisters and family members, information about ministries, memorial biographical sketches, and Chapter information are also topics included in the newsletters. These newsletters are important sources for gaining a better understanding of the Sisters’ daily lives and learning more about their charitable works and efforts. Sisters were very actively engaged in charitable work, with several projects occurring, such as hospital work, orphan care, and missions aiding Canadian Indigenous communities, as well as helping the poor in developing countries. Locations of Sisters’ missions and ministries include, but are not limited to, Fort St. James, Cape Croker, Kenilworth, Guelph, Jamaica, Kitchener, Hamilton, Guatemala, and Fort St. John.

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada (Hamilton, Ont.)
Jamaica Annals series
CA ON00279 HF01-S002 · Series · 1989-2011

These annals chronicle the daily lives of Sisters Ann Marshall, Katrina Rooney, and Nancy Sullivan while they performed charitable works in Annotto Bay, Jamaica. These records discuss their efforts in healthcare and education, including their donation to fix critical water problems in the Infirmary as well as setting up several educational programs to help children to learn and read. The annals also provide nuanced detail by describing the Sisters’ living quarters, thoughts about their works, and about the town itself. The sub-series also includes Katrina Rooney’s photographs. These images show Katrina Rooney teaching in school, posing with community members, and relaxing in her leisure time. These images offer a “snapshot” of life in Annotto Bay. A larger photo album along with a two folders of photographs also makes up this sub-series. The album’s images provide further examples of Annotto Bay life, and include photos of a trip to Jamaica made by Sisters Claudia and Francis Rossignoli. This sub-series also has records that detail the 2001 murder of Father Martin Royackers, who also lived and worked in Annotto Bay. He was a member of the Upper Canada Province of the Canadian Jesuits and had served Annotto Bay for six years. This news shocked and saddened the Congregation. They were upset to hear the news of the violent attack in a place they considered as a home. The Sisters set up a memorial liturgy in response to the news. The sub-series also includes several drawings from children to the Sisters.

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada (Hamilton, Ont.)
Guatemala Annals series
CA ON00279 HF01-S004 · Series · 1960-2005

This series contains written histories and recollections including annals, correspondence, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, publications, donation lists, financial reports, legal documents, class lists, photographs, negatives, and meeting minutes.

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada (Hamilton, Ont.)
Healthcare series
CA ON00279 HF01-S047 · Series · 1872-2012

This series contains seven subseries containing material related to the administrative operations of the healthcare facilities founded, owned, and operated by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Hamilton. The facilities concerned are St. Joseph’s Hospital, Brantford; St. Joseph’s Hospital, Guelph; St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener; St. Joseph’s Community Health Centre, Stoney Creek; and St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton. The records included are annals and histories, newsletters, news clippings, meeting minutes, financial records, property records, legal documents, annual reports, renovation and construction reports, photographs, material related to the estate and donations of Rev. E. P. Slaven, correspondence, bills, by-laws, and some records of events of the various nursing schools operated in connection with the hospitals. There are also records relating to the transfer of hospital administration.

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada (Hamilton, Ont.)
CA ON00279 HF01-SF01 · Sous-fonds · 1852-2015

This sous-contains fundraising documents pertaining to rural collections and the Orphans’ Festival which show that the Sisters needed support from the surrounding community in order to operate the orphanage. Articles, tickets, programmes, and receipts from the annual Orphans’ Festival show the importance the event held, not only to the Sisters but also to Hamilton citizens. Financial records further illustrate how much money was needed to care for the orphaned children. The account books detail the necessary items Sisters purchased to successfully run the orphanage. The fee books show how much parents paid to foster their children. These records also demonstrate the needs the Sisters had on outside resources, like government grants and surrounding community funding. Documents pertaining to regulatory compliance are also found, including the 1965 Children’s Institutions Act and Regulations which outlines the rules the orphanage had to follow in order to operate within the law. Correspondence on a variety of topics is also present in the collection, including finance, education, and daily operations. There are photographs which offer a “snapshot” into the life of the orphanage. These images depict Sisters working in the orphanage, the Orphans’ Festival, children’s communion celebrations, and the dining hall. The sous-fonds also contains records created by the Advisory Committee of Mount St. Joseph Orphanage. These records outline the types of work the committee did, including structural changes to the building. There are several summaries of the history of St. Mary’s Orphanage, and a brief summary of the history of Mount St. Carmel Infants’ Home. The registers offer significant information about the children who remained in the care of the orphanage. These list information such as the orphan’s name, date of birth, religious denomination, nationality, date of admission and discharge, date of death [if applicable], and who took the child after he or she was discharged. There are also registers that list information about children who stayed for day stays, as well as children who were moved into foster homes. The sous-fonds contains information about orphans who received their religious sacraments, as well as baptismal records. Also found personal folders and admission cards, which provide information about application and departure, correspondence and parental addresses and occupations.

St. Mary's Orphanage
CA ON00279 HF02 · Fonds · 1944-2010

This fonds contains records produced during the time the Sisters administered and worked at Mount St. Joseph Centre in Hamilton. It also consists of records which were produced by the Woodview Children’s Centre and Cool School in Burlington and Hamilton. These institutions grew out of Mount St. Joseph Centre after it ceased its functions. The records that encompass this collection are of historical importance because they offer a snapshot of special needs education during the latter half of the twentieth century. The fonds consists of bylaws and policies, correspondence, proposals and reports, a scrapbook, meeting minutes, financial records, newspaper clippings, photographs, publications, invitations, addresses, and legal documents.

Mount St. Joseph Centre
CA ON00340 F1202 · Fonds · 1849-1991

Fonds consists of Sunday School minutes/attendance record of Trinity Methodist Church, Hannon, 1849-1881; Ladies Aid minutes of Elfrida Methodist Church, 1915-1919; records, including baptismal/marriage/burial register, 1952-1985, of Trinity United Church, Hannon (includes Trinity Methodist Church and Barton Methodist Circuit), 1880-1985; records, including baptismal/marriage/burial register, 1960-1991, of Elfrida United Church (includes Elfrida Methodist Church),1923-1991.

Trinity United Church (Hannon, Ont.)
CA ON00340 F1230 · Fonds · 1906-1968

Fonds consists of records, including baptisms, 1908, 1918-1919, burials, 1908-1909, 1919, of Calvary Methodist Church, Hamilton, 1908-1919; records, including baptisms, marriages, burials, 1918-1968, of Calvary United Church, Hamilton (includes Calvary Methodist Church), 1906-1968.

Calvary United Church (Hamilton, Ont.)
CA ON00340 F1247 · Fonds · 1957-1990

Fonds consists of records, including marriages, 1958-1973, of St. Mark's United Church, Dundas, 1957-1990

St. Mark's United Church (Dundas, Ont.)
CA ON00340 F1249 · Fonds · 1876-1963

Fonds consists of records, including baptisms, 1890, marriages, 1896-1920, of Emerald Street Methodist Church, Hamilton, 1876-1925; and records, including baptisms, 1927-1963, marriages, 1920-1962, burials, 1926-1962, of Central United Church, Hamilton (includes Emerald Street Methodist Church), 1920-1963.

Central United Church (Hamilton, Ont.)
CA ON00340 F1252 · Fonds · 1881-1961

Fonds consists of records of Bowman Methodist Church, Ancaster Township, 1885-1922; and records of Bowman United Church, Ancaster Township (includes Bowman Methodist Church), 1881-1961.

Bowman United Church (Ancaster Township, Ont.)
CA ON00340 F1266 · Fonds · 1833-2012

Fonds consists of records of Sheffield Methodist Circuit, 1884-1925; records of Rockton Methodist Church, 1892-1918; communion roll and register of Branchton Presbyterian Church, 1910-1922; records, including marriages, 1901-1908, of Sheffield United Brethren in Christ Church, 1833-1916; records, including baptisms, 1901-1906, of Sheffield United Brethren Association of Congreagtional Churches (includes Freeport), 1887-1922; records, including baptisms, 1922-1966,1968-2008, marriages, 1898-2008, and burials, 1925-2009, of Sheffield Pastoral Charge, 1898-2009; records of baptisms 1932-1938, of Westover United Church 1932-1938; baptisms 1913-1968, marriages 1912-1965, and burials 1912-1968, of Branchton United Church, 1911-1971; records of Sheffield United Church, 1916-2012; and records of Rockton United church, 1916-2010.

Rockton - Sheffield Pastoral Charge (Ont.)
CA ON00340 F1283 · Fonds · 1955-1968

Fonds consists of minutes of Congregational Meetings, 1966-1968, general correspondence, 1961-1968, service bulletins, 1955-1968, financial records, 1965-1968 and annual reports, 1957-1968, of Japanese United Church, Hamilton.

Japanese United Church (Hamilton, Ont.)
CA ON00340 F1287 · Fonds · 1926-1965

Fonds consists of baptismal and marriage records, 1928-1964 and minutes of committees, women's and youth groups, of All People's United Church, Hamilton, 1926-1965.

All People's United Church (Hamilton, Ont.)
CA ON00340 F1304 · Fonds · 1832-1994

Fonds consists of circuit register of Barton Methodist Circuit, 1877-1886; records, including baptisms, 1842-1850, marriages, 1842-1843, burials, 1841-1843, of Barton Stone Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, 1832-1925; records, including baptisms, 1880-1983, marriages, 1926-1980, burials, 1933-1988, of Barton Stone United Church, Hamilton (includes Trinity Church, Hannon, Barton Stone Presbyterian Church), 1880-1981.

Barton Stone United Church (Hamilton, Ont.)