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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  • Photo album, St. Catharines area, ca. 1913-1919 

    Unknown author (1913-1919)
    One photo album containing black and white photos. Many of the photos were taken in the St. Catharines area. Included are photos of Port Dalhousie, Port Weller, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharines. There ...
  • Niagara Region public notices collection, 1849-1958, n.d. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-08-10)
    The collection contains public notices and bylaws for cities and towns within the Niagara Region, including Grimsby, St. Catharines/Grantham, Thorold, and Welland.
  • Ambrotype of two men sitting on a bench at Table Rock near the Horseshoe Falls, ca. 1860. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-08-09)
    An ambrotype of two men sitting on a bench at Table Rock near the Horseshoe Falls, ca. 1860.
  • Ben Babelowsky Niagara print series, n.d. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-08-09)
    Contains 12 colour prints of Niagara scenery by Ben Babelowsky. Titles of the prints include Springtime, Upper Ball’s Falls near St. Catharines; DeCew Falls, St. Catharines; Winter in Niagara Wine Country along Lakeshore ...
  • Centennial Art print series, 1991 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-08-08)
    Contains 12 colour prints of historical highlights of life in St. Catharines during the last 100 years (1891-1991). Titles of prints include Muir Brothers Dry Docks, ca. 1891; Marketing Niagara’s harvest, ca. 1898; the ...
  • Welland Canal historical print series, 1984 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-08-08)
    Contains four colour prints of the Welland Canal. The prints were created by artist Anton (Tony) Akkerman and produced as an Ontario Bicentennial project by the St. Catharines Standard. The prints include the Lake Schooner ...
  • Proclamations by William Lyon Mackenzie and Sir Francis Bond Head, December 1837 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-08-04)
    Contains two proclamations concerning the Rebellion in Upper Canada in December 1837. The first proclamation was issued on December 7 by Sir Francis Bond Head, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, offering a reward for ...
  • The Rykert Scandal [broadside], ca. 1875 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-08-03)
    A broadside entitled “The Rykert Scandal”, containing excerpts from the report of the findings of the Select Committee on the charges against J.C. Rykert, Esq., M.P.P (Lincoln)., by the Honourable Archibald McKellar. ...
  • Base Company, 81st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, ca. 1916 [photograph] 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-08-03)
    A black and white panoramic photograph of the Base Company of the 81st Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force commanded by Lieut. H.M. Sampson. The photograph was taken sometime before they embarked for ...
  • Bonna E.G. Rouse prints collection, n.d. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-08-02)
    The collection contains 5 black and white prints of sketches of Niagara area landmarks by Bonna E.G. Rouse. The sketches include the Secord Cabin at Ball’s Falls; the Spanish Aerocar in Niagara Falls; the Ontario Hydro ...
  • Norbert Collins prints collection, n.d. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-08-02)
    The collection contains 7 black and white prints of sketches by Norbert Collins. The sketches are of Niagara area landmarks, including Rodman Hall in St. Catharines; the Thorold Tunnel (2 copies); the lift bridge over the ...
  • Niagara World of Words fonds, 1999-2003, n.d. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-08-01)
    The bulk of the fonds consists of material about the planning and promotion of the World of Words Festival in Niagara. The records include administrative material such as meeting minutes, correspondence and financial ...
  • Photo Album St. Catharines, 1938 

    Lightbown, R. Bruce (1938)
    An album of photographs that includes St. Catharines Collegiate, McKinnon Industries Ltd., the English Electric Co. of Canada Ltd., the Electric Rly. Co., the Court House, the Public Library, the Town Hall, Montebello Park, ...
  • Major John Richardson Collection, 1821-2013, n.d. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-07-25)
    The collection contains books and photocopied writings by Major John Richardson, as well as material about him and his writing. The books include various editions of novels by Richardson, including Wacousta, The Canadian ...
  • Cataract House 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    The card reads "Cataract House, from Goat Island, Winter".
  • The Burning Spring - 307 

    Barker, Geo. (n.d.)
    The card reads "307 - Niagara - The Burning Spring".
  • The Monteagle House 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    The reverse of the card reads "The Monteagle House, Suspension Bridge, Niagara Falls".
  • Man at Base of Niagara Falls 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    The image shows a man standing at the base of Niagara Falls.
  • Table Rock in 1862 

    Barker, Geo. (1862)
    The card reads "Table Rock in 1862 - Niagara. On Line of Canada Southern R.R."

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