The Archives & Special Collections house some of the more unique, rare and valuable collections in the Brock University Library with particular attention to resources highlighting the Niagara area, autism, United Empire Loyalists, and Freemasonry.

Sub-communities within this community

Recent Submissions

  • Description of the Grand Central Hotel and Sanitorium Company Property, n.d.

    2024-02-21
    Description of the Grand Central Hotel and Sanitorium Company property on St. Paul Street. Includes a map and sketch showing the footprint of area bounded by St. Paul Street, Chestnut Street and Head Street and includes the Central Fire Hall. There is no date indicated on the sketches or description.
  • Letters Patent Changing Names from the Grand Central Hotel and Sanitorium Company of St. Catharines Limited to Lincoln Hotel Company Limited, 8 March 1928

    1928-03-08
    Letters patent, for the purpose of changing names from the Grand Central Hotel and Sanitorium Company of St. Catharines Limited, to Lincoln Hotel Company Limited, 8 March 1928.
  • Bill of Sale - John S. Campbell to Elizabeth Oille, 16 September 1889

    1889-09-16
    Bill of Sale, John S. Campbell to Elizabeth Oille, 16 September 1889. The bill of sale includes a detailed list of household contents to be settled on Elizabeth (Bessie) Oille on the event of her marriage to John S. Campbell. The contents form the interior furnishing and effects of the home at 92 Queen Street, St. Catharines.
  • Probate, Last Will and Testament of Lucius Sterne Oille, 24 September 1903

    1903-09-24
    Lucius Sterne Oille names his niece, Elizabeth Oille Campbell, executrix. He names Elizabeth Campbell and niece Elizabeth Oille, daughter of Ezra Oille beneficiaries. Dr. Oille also expressed his wishes for a Masonic burial at Victoria Lawn and a burial service of the Church of England.
  • Last Will and Testament of George N. Oille, 23 May 1883

    1883-05-23
    A three page last will and testament of George N. Oille, 23 May 1883. The document states that Jerome B. Oille and Lucius S. Oille are named as executors and Harriet Oille and Jerome B. Oille are beneficiaries.
  • Abstract of Title Town Lot Number 5, North side of Queenston Street, at Calvin Street, 1844-1905

    1844-1905
    An abstract of title for town Lot Number 5, north side of Queenston Street, at Calvin Street in St. Catharines, Ontario. The list covers from 1844 to 1905.
  • Deed - James B. Clendennan to John Ker, 32 Perches, St. Catharines, No. 12959, 8 June 1840

    1840-06-08
    A deed between James B. Clendennan to John Ker for 32 Perches in St. Catharines, Ontario, Lot 18, 6th Concession.
  • Crown grant to Nicholas Oill, (handwritten facsimile), 1797

    1797
    A handwritten facsimile of a Crown grant to Nicholas Oill, 1797.
  • Photograph - Basement (laundry) at 32 Church Street, 13 June 1954

    Sinclair, Don (1954-06-13)
    A black and white photograph of the basement laundry area at 32 Church Street in St. Catharines, Ontario. The image shows a large utility sink, a furnace, some furniture and two windows with bars.
  • Photograph - Basement (main area) at 32 Church Street, 13 June 1954

    Sinclair, Don (1954-06-13)
    A black and white photograph of the basement main area at 32 Church Street in St. Catharines, Ontario. The basement shows some brick footings and the joists for the floor above. There are a few pieces of furniture against one wall and a filing cabinet on another wall.
  • Photograph - Sewing Room at 32 Church Street, 13 June 1954

    Sinclair, Don (1954-06-13)
    A black and white photograph of the sewing room at 32 Church Street in St. Catharines, Ontario. The room contains a few chairs, a light hanging from the ceiling, and a sewing machine on a table.
  • Photograph - Washroom at 32 Church Street, 13 June 1954

    Sinclair, Don (1954-06-13)
    A black and white photograph of the washroom at 32 Church Street in St. Catharines, Ontario. The image shows a sink on a small counter, stool, chair, radiator, and a bathtub. There is wainscoting around the room and a large window with curtains.
  • Photograph - Personal Bedroom, 13 June 1954

    Sinclair, Don (1954-06-13)
    A black and white photograph of a personal bedroom at 32 Church Street (Campbell family home) in St. Catharines, Ontario. The room includes a single bed, a few chairs, a desk, and small side table.
  • Photograph - Guest Room at 32 Church Street, 13 June 1954

    Sinclair, Don (1954-06-13)
    A black and white photograph of the guest bedroom at 32 Church Street (Campbell family home) in St. Catharines, Ontario. The room shows a dresser with attached mirror, a bed, chair, and rugs along a wood floor.
  • American Reports on the War of 1812, 1813-1817

    Cameron, Chantal (2024-02-14)
    Assorted published American reports on the War of 1812. One set of reports is bound with missing covers.
  • Lou Cahill interview transcripts by Peter Johansen, 1998

    Cameron, Chantal (2024-02-14)
    Two typewritten interview transcripts of an interview with Lou Cahill by Peter Johansen of Carleton University. The first transcript is 27 pages and is dated March 16, 1998. The second transcript is 20 pages and is dated May 1, 1998. Also included is a copy of Peter Johansen’s article published in Journalism Studies and titled Professionalism, Building Respectability, and the Birth of the Canadian Public Relations Society. The abstract notes that the paper draws “upon selected aspects of Macdonald’s model of professionalism, this paper traces the emergence of public relations in Canada in the years following World War II and, in particular, the role of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) in that process. A brief sketch of pre-war public relations history is provided; selected explanations for post-war growth are advanced. The paper’s primary aim, however, is to outline some steps that CPRS took to establish the respectability of the emerging profession and its claims for expertise…”
  • Railway Employees’ Time Book Guide and Directory, 1938-1940

    Cameron, Chantal (2024-02-14)
    A completed Railway Employees’ Time Book Guide and Directory. The identity of the booklet’s owner is unknown but the pages record the day; straight time; overtime; total hours, days or miles; overtime rate; time left; time arrived; time of register; and amount. The book also contains many advertisements for local businesses in Niagara Falls, Bridgeburg, Ridgeway, Port Colborne, Fort Erie, Stevensville, and Welland.
  • Niagara Region 10-year published review, 1980

    Cameron, Chantal (2024-02-14)
    A newspaper-style 10-year published review of the Niagara Region titled Niagara The Regional Municipality of Niagara Ten Years of Service for You. The review was published in October 1980 and contains articles on early municipal history and formation of regional government; municipal government basic relationships; community services; basic organization of regional Niagara; the Regional Planning’s role in community development; amalgamation of essential services for tax savings; a plan to burn garbage to produce electricity; Public Works; Social Services Department; Senior Citizens Department; Niagara Regional Health Unit; Niagara Children’s Services Committee; Family and Children’s Services; Niagara Regional Police Force; Tourism; and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.

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