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.

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  • First Field Artillery Brigade Observer, 1 July 1918 

    Unknown author (1918-07-01)
    The report mentions that General Pershing presented Distinguished Service Crosses to soldiers in the First Field Artillery Brigade. It also describes a Sergeant and 3 men finding an enemy soldier asleep with a machine ...
  • First Field Artillery Brigade Observer, 22 June 1918 

    Unknown author (1918-06-22)
    An issue of the First Field Artillery Brigade Observer, 22 June 1918, no.5. The report describes several raids, including "the Austrians, under orders from the Kaiser and with the object of putting new enthusiasm into ...
  • Care and Preservation of Artillery Material, 1917 

    Unknown author (1917-10)
    A manual instructing on the "Care and Preservation of Artillery Material" from the Field Artillery School of Instruction (Saumur). The name of Arthur A. Schmon is handwritten across the front cover.
  • School of the Battery Commander, November 1917 

    Unknown author (1917-11)
    A book from the School of Battery Commander which is an instruction manual for field artillery. The chapters are titled: Chapter 1 - Definitions, Chapter 2 - The Trajectory, Chapter 3 - Dispersion, Chapter 4 - Use of the ...
  • Invitation - Presentation Party in the Garden of Buckingham Palace, 1953 

    Unknown author (1953-05-28)
    An invitation to an "Afternoon Presentation Party in the Garden of Buckingham Palace on Thursday 28th May 1953 from 4 to 6 o'clock". The invitation is to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schmon and lists dress attire for ladies and gentlemen.
  • Letter - The Ontario Paper Co. Limited to Mr. Arthur A. Schmon, 1949 

    The Ontario Paper Company (1949-08-15)
    A letter from The Ontario Paper Co., Limited of Thorold, Ontario. The letter, dated 15 August 1949, celebrates the Thirtieth Anniversary of association between Arthur A. Schmon and the paper company. The letter praises ...
  • Report of Operations in Mouzon Area, 1918 

    Unknown author (1918-11-26)
    A report on the operations in Mouzon starting October 12 through November 6th. The attack took place November 6th according to the report. Also included is a list of prisoners from enemy units.
  • Photograph - Arthur A. Schmon receives Honourary Doctorate, 1952 

    Unknown author (1952-09-22)
    A photograph of Arthur A. Schmon receiving an Honourary Doctorate of Science Degree from Laval University. The reverse of the photo describes the event: "Laval University - Quebec City - September 22, 1952. Arthur A. ...
  • Photograph - Arthur A. Schmon, Eleanore Celeste Schmon and crowd 

    Unknown author
    A photograph of Arthur A. Schmon with Eleanore Celeste Schmon with a crowd gathered around. The reverse of the picture is stamped "Editorial Associates Ltd. Montreal - Toronto"
  • Menu - Hotel des Reservoirs Versailles 

    Hotel des Reservoirs ()
    A menu from the Hotel Des Reservoirs with the date 9 June. There are some handwritten comments that include "Versailles" and "Note: One wing of this hotel occupied by German delegates to Peace Conference".
  • Photograph - Arthur A. Schmon 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
  • Ticket for The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 

    Unknown author (1953-06-02)
    A ticket to attend the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953. The ticket is for Mrs. Arthur Schmon for seat no. C29.
  • Receipt, The Robert Simpson Company 1935 

    Unknown author (1935-11-21)
    A receipt from The Robert Simpson Company limited for four comforters. The receipt is Mrs. A. Schmon's of 30 Yates Street in St. Catharines.
  • General Orders No. 61, 24 September 1918 

    Thornton, S.G. (1918-09-24)
    General Orders, dated 24 September 1918, includes telegram messages received by the Corps Commander. The telegrams quoted include one from Woodrow Wilson and Major General Summerall. Both are messages of congratulations ...
  • The Van-Guard (poem) 

    Calley, Donald M. (1918-08)
    A poem "written at the front in memory of comrades fallen in action while fighting with the First Battalion of the 5th Field Artillery". The final verse of the poem reads, "But the van-guard on before you, who you ...
  • General Orders, 28 February 1919 

    Pershing, General John J. (1919-02-28)
    A letter from General John J. Pershing to his "fellow soldiers" as service comes to an end. He thanks the soldiers for their "splendid service to the army and to the nation".
  • Map - Plan of Attack of a Iagdkommaudo west of Cantigny, 27 May 1918 

    Unknown author (1918-05-27)
    A map titled "Plan of Attack of a Iagdkommaudo west of Cantigny on 27 May 1918. There are two sketches and the legend indicates that sketch no. 1 is "Firing until 7A.M." and sketch no. 2 is "Firing after 7A.M."
  • Interrogation of Prisoner - Heaquarters 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces, 27 May 1918 

    Unknown author (1918-05-27)
    A prisoner interrogation report dated 27 May 1918. The report reads: "I. PRISONER X. 1st. Battalion, 272 Res. Rogt., 82d Res. 1. CIRCUMSTANCES OF CAPTURE; Captured, while attempting to raid our trenches, at point 1719 ...
  • Journal of Cantigny Operations, 28 May 1918 

    Unknown author (1918-05)
    A "journal of Cantigny operations" starting at 12:15 a.m. May 28th through May 30th. The final entry reads: "May 30th: Colonel Holbrook reports that the Germans started another Counter Attack about 3:30A.M. that the first ...
  • Memorandum - Report on operations of 1st Division against St. Mihiel Salient, 1918 

    King, Campbell; Summerall, Major General (1918-09-21)
    A memorandum describing the days leading up to the Battle of Saint-Mihiel. The document describes 1. Statement of Operation, 2. Character of Terrain, 3. Initial Dispositions, 4. Suitability of Formations, 5. How such ...

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