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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Edie
dc.descriptionThe Lincoln County Historical Council began meeting December 17,1960 under the advisement of the Publicity, Planning and Development Committee of Lincoln County. The group was composed of three members appointed from each of the four existing historical societies: one member appointed from the executive of the Women’s Institute, one member from Lincoln County Council, the Deputy-Clerk and Treasurer of the County and a member from the Niagara Editorial Bureau. The Welland County Historical Council was soon formed after this along the same lines. In the early 1960’s the Lincoln and Welland County historical councils began work on an inventory of historic buildings with the intent to emphasize the historical significance of this area. The information gathered by volunteers and a professional photographer and an architect was used to present a “brief” to the federal government in 1962 and the provincial government in 1963. This brief, An Area of Historical Interest in the Counties of Lincoln and Welland, Ontario was published in 1962 and revised and distributed to schools and libraries in the area in 1965. The Ontario Buildings Inventory Project became a provincial initiative spearheaded by the Department of Public Records and Archives, a branch of the Department of Tourism and Information, ca. 1966. Volunteers collected and photographed buildings of historical interest in Lincoln and Welland counties. This information was recorded on standardized survey forms for every township in the Niagara region. Niagara Regional Historical Council was created with the merger of Lincoln County Historical Council and Welland County Historical Council, at the time of the formation of Niagara Regional Government in 1970. The first meeting of the new council was held January 1970.en_US
dc.description.abstractFonds consists of correspondence, minutes, photographs with negatives, surveys of historical buildings of interest, and a scrapbook of the Niagara Regional Historical Council and its predecessor, the Lincoln County Historical Council.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;RG 67
dc.subjectHistoric buildingsen_US
dc.subjectLincoln County -- Historyen_US
dc.subjectLincloln County Historical Councilen_US
dc.subjectNiagara Regional Historical Councilen_US
dc.subjectGrantham Townshipen_US
dc.subjectLouth Townshipen_US
dc.subjectNiagara Township -- Historyen_US
dc.subjectClinton Townshipen_US
dc.subjectCaistor Townshipen_US
dc.subjectGainsborough Township -- Historyen_US
dc.subjectSurvey of historical landmarksen_US
dc.titleNiagara Regional Historical Council fonds, 1960-1989en_US

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