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.

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Recent Submissions

  • Letter from W.A. Wilcox to James Wilcox, November 16, 1910 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-09-22)
    A letter addressed to James Wilcox, Niagara Falls South, Ontario, from W.A. Wilcox, dated at Anniston, Alabama, November 16, 1910. The letterhead on the stationary reads “The Bishop of Alabama, Anniston”. The letter ...
  • Niagara Falls Postcards collection, 1906, n.d. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-09-20)
    Contains 4 postcards featuring scenes of Niagara Falls. Illustrations include the Horseshoe Falls from Goat Island, the Restaurant at Victoria Park, the Upper Steel Arch Bridge from the Canadian side, and Oakes Garden ...
  • Hermes Club Program, Invitation and Article, March 1940 

    Unknown author (1940-03-05)
    There is an invitation/advertisement for the concert of Harold Bradley on March 5th, 1940 St. Patrick's Hall in Niagara Falls. Also included is a program and a newspaper article describing the evening in March. The article ...
  • Manuscript - The Pre-School Age Child 

    Bradley, Harold (n.d.)
    The manuscript discusses the program offered at the Bradley Institute for young children. The manuscript reads: "The child comes into the world compounded of the softest, most malleable of materials physical, mental, and ...
  • Draft Pamphlet for Teachers 

    Bradley, Harold (n.d.)
    A draft copy of a pamphlet created for teachers. One portion of the draft reads "Within the music programs the teacher will see the work of psychologists, physiologists, scientists, psychiatrists and distinguished musicians, ...
  • Musical Truth - A Heritage of Artistic Integrity 

    Bradley, Harold (n.d.)
    A handwritten document outlining the "story of the Bradley Organization" and "the story of the history of music teaching, which, for practical purposes, began with Frederic Chopin who deeded this legacy to his pupil Mathias, ...
  • One dollar bill of Confederate currency, 1862 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-09-20)
    A one dollar bank note issued by the Confederate States of America, December 2, 1862. The note features a portrait of Clement Claiborne Clay, a spy for the Confederate War Department whose work to coordinate the activities ...
  • Pamphlet - Bradley Organization: Specialists in Music Education 

    Bradley Organization (n.d.)
    A pamphlet for the Bradley Organization. The Advisory Board is listed as: Norman R. Gibson, Richard L. Hearn, W. S. Martin, Howard T. Saperston. There is also a list of Directors: Harold Bradley, John Corigliano, Grace ...
  • Description of Work at Bradley Institute 

    Bradley, Harold (n.d.)
    Typewritten notes on the work done at the Bradley Institute. The first part of the document discusses the work of Isidor Philipp and his early career. As the document continues, Bradley begins to discuss the kinds of ...
  • Manuscript - For Parents "The Evil of Music Lessons" 

    Bradley, Harold (n.d.)
    A manuscript by Harold Bradley that discusses the types of musical education and focuses on the practice of having children take music lessons. For example, Bradley states "You do not want your child to be a musician. ...
  • Autobiography Harold Bradley 

    Bradley, Harold (n.d.)
    Three pages of Bradley's autobiographical manuscript. The document describes from his early education, undergraduate work, studies with Philipp, to the Bradley Institute for Music Education Research.
  • Letter - Isidor Philipp to Grace Barnes, 1957 

    Philipp, Isidor (1957-12-22)
    A letter to Grace Barnes from Isidor Philipp. In the letter Philipp discusses a student coming from Hungary, "It is excellent for Harold to have an interesting pupil coming from Hungary from where many talented are coming ...
  • Photograph - Sir Ernest McMillan, Ed Mitchinson, Franklin Miller, Charles Daley, Harold Bradley 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    A photograph of Sir Ernest McMillan, Ed Mitchinson, Franklin Miller, Charles Daley, Harold Bradley.
  • Photograph - Harold Bradley 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    A photograph of Harold Bradley.
  • Photograph - Isidor Philipp and Harold Bradley 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    A photograph of Harold Bradley and Isidor Philipp.
  • Photograph - Isidor Philipp and Harold Bradley, 1956 

    Unknown author (1956)
    A photograph of Isidor Philipp seated at the piano with Harold Bradley leaning against the piano. Both have signed the photograph and it is dated 1956.
  • Manuscript - "I began University at the age of Sixteen" 

    Bradley, Harold (n.d.)
    The manuscript focuses on the early University education of Harold Bradley. It discusses his time studying with Isidor Philipp and the many other influences in his early music education. He remarks on the connection ...
  • Constitution and By-laws, Ontario Baseball Amateur Association, 1932-1938 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-09-15)
    Contains the Constitution and By-laws of the Ontario Baseball Amateur Association for 1932 and 1935, as well as the Constitution and By-laws of the Ontario Baseball Association for 1938.
  • More Menial than Housemaids? Racialized and Gendered Labour in the Fruit and Vegetable Industry of Canada’s Niagara Region, 1880-1945 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-09-14)
    An article by Carmela Patrias entitled More Menial than Housemaids? Racialized and Gendered Labour in the Fruit and Vegetable Industry of Canada’s Niagara Region, 1880-1945.
  • St. George’s Anglican Church cemetery photographs, n.d. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2017-09-13)
    Contains 32 black and white photographs of tombstones from St. George’s Anglican Church cemetery in St. Catharines, Ontario. Some of the tombstones may be from other local cemeteries. Names on the tombstones include ...

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