The Archival Collection is comprised of the primary records of individuals, families and organizations typically from the local area and working in support of our Niagara Book Collection. These records can include diaries, correspondence, photographs, legal documents, original maps, sketches, reports and much more ranging from the earliest settlement of the Peninsula to the present time.

Collections in this community

Recent Submissions

  • Four Seasons Hotel (Sheraton) records, 1974 – 1976, n.d. 

    Adams, Anne (2015-05-01)
    Administrative records and publications pertaining to the Four Seasons Sheraton Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
  • Hedges & Butler Advertisement 

    Unknown author (1891-06-27)
    An advertisement for Hedges & Butler, Wine Merchants to the Queen, in London, England. The advertisement lists the prices for: Sherries, Ports, Clarets, Champagnes, Burgundies, and Madeiras.
  • The Vintage in France: Bordeaux and the Claret Districts 

    Unknown author (1854-10-21)
    An article about the wine culture in France and the many districts known for their quality wine. The article focuses on Bordeaux wine making and includes illustrations of the city of Bordeaux and The Chateau Lafitte, ...
  • The Vineyards of Champagne 

    Unknown author (1889-12-07)
    An article with illustrations that discusses the vineyards of Champagne. The article remarks on the history of wine, regions where the grapes are grown, and the types of wines produced by the vineyards. There are sixteen ...
  • Illustration - "Grape Culture - A new Source of Canadian Wealth" 

    Unknown author (1879-10-25)
    An illustration from the "Canadian Illustrated News" that shows a group of individuals "gathering the fruit" and then a "scene in the vineyard".
  • The Wine and Food Society Presents: Le diner de Noel Des Pape Clement V 

    The Wine and Food Society (1940)
    A menu from the event "le Diner de Noel Des Pape Clement V to be held at St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California. The menu includes several varieties of wine, all highlighted in red ink.
  • L'Encyclopedie Contemporaine - Les Eaux-De-Vie Des Charentes 

    Unknown author (1898-04-10)
    An article, in french, about the history and richness of Cognac.
  • Article - Chardonnay 

    Olmo, Harold P. (Wine Advisory Board, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 1971)
    An article published by the Wine Advisory Board in California, that discusses the history, culture and process of making Chardonnay.
  • Temperance Poster - Alcohol Education Week 

    Ontario Temperance Federation ()
    A poster advertising "Alcohol Education Week...in Galt, Preston, Hespeler Schools, Churches, Service Clubs, Industry. A Community Study of Alcohol Problems". In the top right corner is a picture of an individual, W. Gray ...
  • Temperance Poster - "Teen-Age Turn-Out" Cornwall, Ontario 

    Ontario Temperance Federation ()
    A poster produced by "A Provincial Educational Project of the Ontario Temperance Federation" for an event called "Teen-Age Turn-Out". The event is to take place at Cornwall Armouries.
  • Temperance Poster - Teen Age Turnout 

    Ontario Temperance Federation ()
    A poster for two days of events in Lindsay, Ontario. The poster is by the Ontario Temperance Federation and offers a "Teen Age Turnout" on Saturday November 14th and an assembly on Sunday November 15th featuring Dr. Wm. ...
  • Music Score - The Drunkard's Home, As it was Temperance Song and As it is Chorus 

    Howard, Frank (W.W. Whitney, 111 Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio, 1868)
    A music score called "The Drunkard's Home" by Frank Howard. The front cover of the score has an illustration of two different experiences. One side of the illustration appears to be a family sitting by the fire as the ...
  • Central Europe Labels 

    Unknown author ()
    A selection of European alcohol labels, including: Grandezza Dansk Frugivinsfabrikat, Max and Moritz Perlwein, Gumpoldskirchner Konigswein Neuburger, Jisenski Biser.
  • Photograph - The Home of Bacardi, Santiago de Cuba 

    Bonani (1928-10)
    A photograph of "The Home of Bacardi - Santiago de Cuba" from a folder containing six photograph in total. The package was created by Bacardi and contains photographs of historical places at Santiago de Cuba.
  • Buffalo Liquor Store 

    Unknown author (1900-1920)
    A photograph of two men standing behind the counter of a liquor store. The reverse of the photo has a handwritten description that reads "Buffalo Liquor Store 1900-1920".
  • The Making of Corks - Slides 

    Unknown author ()
    A selection of slides displaying the process of cork making. There are seven slides displayed, but the collection is forty three in total.
  • Slides - Rum Running 

    Unknown author (circa 1930)
    A selection of slides that appeared in the book "Rum Across the Border" by Allan Seymour Everest. The slides show Overton's Corners Border Station and the large volume of traffic that was inspected, a popular Canadian ...
  • Hiram Walker Labels 

    Unknown author ()
    Six labels from the Hiram Walker Company, established 1858. The labels are from Gold Crest Canadian Whiskey, Crystal London Dry Gin, Peppermint Schnapps Liqueur, Creme de Menthe, Crystal Vodka Distilled, and Canadian Club ...
  • Gooderham's Labels 

    Unknown author ()
    A collection of Gooderham's labels that include: Bonded Stock Canadian Whisky, London Dry Gin, Big Brown Jug Canadian Rye Whiskey, and Rich and Rare Canadian Whiskey. The labels indicate the distillery was established ...
  • Sir Robert Burnett Labels 

    Unknown author ()
    A collection of Sir Robert Burnett labels. The company was established in England in 1770, but these labels read "Distilled and Bottled according to the Original Formula of Sir Robert Burnett Co., Ltd. London W.I., England ...

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