• Founding Figures

      1963
      Pictured here from left to right are: Premier John Robarts, Mrs. Grover Egertor of the Allanburg Women's Institute, the woman who first came up with the idea of forming a University in the Niagara Region, Mrs. Bearss, the former chairwoman of the Women's Institute when the project was proposed, and Dr. Arthur A. Schmon, chairman of the Founder's Committee. This photo was taken at a dinner in Niagara Falls in 1963 that marked the official launch of the Brock University Project.
    • Decew Site Tour

      1963-06-05
      Members of Brock University's Founders Committee and the Ontario Advisory Committee on University Affairs tour the Decew site along with Premier John Robarts on June 5, 1963. Premier Robarts had just announced provincial assistance totalling $393,000 for the Brock University project. Pictured here from left to right are Dr. Deeks, Brock University Vice President; Premier Robarts; and James Allan, Provincial Treasurer.
    • Arthur Schmon Congratulates James A. Gibson on President Appointment

      1963-09
      A special meeting of several Founders Committee members took place at Arthur A. Schmon's House in Niagara on the Lake immediately after the announcement in September of 1963 that Dr. James Alexander Gibson would be the first president of Brock University as of January 1964. Pictured here from left to right are: Dr. Gibson, Dr. Schmon, Dr. Deeks, and Mr. Willmot.
    • President Chosen

      1963-09
      A special meeting of several Founders Committee members took place at Arthur A. Schmon's House in Niagara on the Lake immediately after the announcement in September of 1963 that Dr. James Alexander Gibson would be the first president of Brock University as of January 1964. Pictured here from left to right are: Mr. Willmot, Dr. Gibson, Dr. Schmon, and Dr. Deeks.
    • Founders Committee Chooses President

      1963-09
      A special meeting of several Founders Committee members took place at Arthur A. Schmon's House in Niagara on the Lake immediately after the announcement in September of 1963 that Dr. James Alexander Gibson would be the first president of Brock University as of January 1964. Pictured here from left to right are: Mr. W. B. C. Burgoyne, Mr. D. G. Willmot, Dr. J. A. Gibson, Dr. A. A. Schmon, Mr. E. J. Barbeau, Dr. S. H. Deeks, and Mr. C. W. Morehead.
    • The Story of Brock University to date

      Mitchelson, Edward E. (1964)
      A paper that describes "the developments that have led up to the founding of an institution of higher learning for the Niagara Peninsula to be known as 'Brock University'..."
    • Coat of Arms Designs

      1964-02
      Dr. Gibson was truly involved in nearly every aspect of the formation of Brock University. Pictured here is Dr. Gibson's preliminary design sketches and ideas for the Brock Coat of Arms.
    • Dr. Deeks and Dr. Gibson at Decew Campus Site

      1964-03
      Dr. Deeks and Dr. Gibson touring the recently acquired Decew Campus site along a stretch of Merrittville Highway in early 1964. The Sanatorium can be seen in the background.
    • Glenridge Campus Site

      1964-03
      Dr. Deeks and Dr. Gibson admiring the Brock University sign at the Glenrdige Campus. Renovations to the old refrigerator factory were only just underway at this time.
    • Decew Campus Site Sign

      1964-03
      Dr. Deeks and Dr. Gibson examining the sign at the Decew Campus site along the stretch of Merrittville Highway just north of St. Davids Road. This photo was taken in March of 1964.
    • Brock Sign

      ca 1963
      View of the site of the Glenridge Campus on Lockhart Drive and possibly the first sign to announce Brock University's future presence. This phototograph is ca. 1963, and it appears that it may have been taken in the fall of 1963, shortly after the University acquired the land.
    • Dr. Arthur A. Schmon

      n.d.
      Chairman of the Founders Committee.
    • Allanburg Women’s Institute Members Reading Brochures

      n.d.
      Allanburg women standing and reading brochures. The Allanburg Women's Institute initiated a petition to the provincial government for a university in the Niagara region.
    • Allanburg Women’s Institute Having Tea

      n.d.
      Allanburg Women's Institute members standing and having tea.
    • Allanburg Women’s Institute Members Studying Large Document

      n.d.
      Members of the Allanburg Women's Institute sitting around a table covered in a large paper.
    • Allanburg Women’s Institute Members Sitting on Couch

      n.d.
      Members of the Allanburg Women's Institute sitting on a couch.
    • Allanburg Women's Institute Members

      n.d.
      Members of the Allanburg Women's Institute pose for a photograph.
    • Coat of Arms Final Sketch

      n.d.
      The final sketch for the Brock University Coat of Arms. The actual Coat of Arms was based off of this sketch.
    • Founders Committee

      n.d.
      The photo caption reads: "These are the men who contribute their abilities and time to the development of Brock University. Members of the Founders' Committee, they are pictured clockwise: R. L. Hearn, Queenston; W. J. Freeman, Port Colborne; M. A. Chown, St. Catharines; M. L. Swart, Thorold; C. Bruce Hill, Thorold; C. B. Slemon, Niagara Falls; Dr. James A. Gibson, St. Catharines; D. G. Willmot, St. Catharines; J .M. Trott, Welland; A. C. Rae, Fonthill; W. B. C. Burgoyne, St. Catharines; E. S. Howard, Fort Erie; L. R. Williams, Welland; S. J. Leishman, Thorold; E. J. Barbeau, St. Catharines; and E. R. Davey, Niagara Falls. Missing from the photo were: W. B. Gunning, W. S. Martin, C. W. Morehead, and B. P. R. Newman.