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Grubbe family fonds

  • ON00009 F 299
  • Fonds
  • 1818-1869, 1957

Fonds consists of records related to the Grubb (or Grubbe) family, who immigrated from Edinburgh, Scotland in 1833 and settled in the village of Weston, Ontario (now part of Toronto).

Most records pertain to the activities of family patriarch John Grubb including a letterbook, correspondence with the editor of the Examiner newspaper and a receipt for shares of capital stock in the Weston Road Company.

Additional records include receipt for shares of capital stock in the Albion Plank Road Company, an account book, an advertisement for a sale of lots near Weston, a photograph of Ontario Premier Sir Oliver Mowat (an uncle of Mrs. Talbot Grubbe) and a history of the Grubb family written by Talbot Page Grubbe, John's descendant.

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Allan Grossman fonds

  • ON00009 F 4371
  • Fonds
  • [188-]-1985

Fonds consists of material created and/or accumulated by Allan Grossman that documents his personal life and political career. It includes pins, buttons and membership cards related to his association with the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, scrapbooks and clippings that document his work as a Member of Provincial Parliament and testimonials from numerous friends and colleagues regarding his public service.

Included are numerous photographs that document his personal life including photographs of travel and vacations with friends and family. There are also numerous photographs of his political career including his trade mission to China in 1972.

Also included are the Province of Ontario Letters Patent incorporating the Junior Conservative Association of Ontario, a poster entitled "General rules and orders to be observed and obeyed by the prisoners in the gaol of the United Counties of York and Peel," 1905, and a panoramic photograph of the group of individuals attending the Conservative Forum held at Trinity College, Port Hope, Ontario, 1942.

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Fred W. Hotson fonds

  • ON00009 F 4531
  • Fonds
  • 1920-2000

Fonds consists of the records created and accumulated by Fred W. Hotson for the research and writing of two books on the history of de Havilland Canada: The de Havilland Canada Story (1983) and de Havilland in Canada (1999).

Hotson's research materials include newspaper clippings and photocopies of articles, photographs, de Havilland histories, motion picture films, chronologies, and facts and statistics, as well as de Havilland publications, such as the de Havilland Gazette, the de Havilland Mosquito, and aircraft catalogues. Due to Hotson's close affiliation with de Havilland Canada, he procured a number of original corporate records, which are also included in this fonds.

Specific aircraft documented in this fonds include all eight of the aircraft types designed and built by de Havilland Canada: the DHC-1 Chipmunk, DHC-2 Beaver and Turbo Beaver, DHC-3 Otter, DHC-4 Caribou, DHC-5 Buffalo, DCH-6 Twin Otter, DHC-7 Dash 7, DHC-8 Dash 8; some of the de Havilland England aircraft represented in the fonds include many in the Moth series, including the Cirrus Moth, Puss Moth, Tiger Moth, Fox Moth, Hornet Moth, and Moth Minor. Other de Havilland England aircraft documented in the fonds are the D.H.84 Dragon, D.H.90 Dragonfly, D.H.98 Mosquito, and D.H.100 Vampire.

Records relating to specific aircraft created or imported by de Havilland Canada may include newspaper clippings, interior photographs of cockpits and exterior photographs of the aircraft, catalogues, technical data and specifications, outline drawings, pilot's notes and operating instructions, pilot training guides, model specifications, design analyses, aircrafts' business histories and performance summaries, and Hotson's handwritten research notes.

Nearly all of the photographs in this fonds are professional photographs, taken for public relations or advertising purposes; there are very few amateur snapshots included in this fonds. Similarly, photograph albums are presentation albums created by de Havilland Canada, showcasing aircraft and de Havilland operations.

In addition to photographs of aircraft, there are also photographs showing de Havilland Canada staff, including pilots, engineers, directors, and female personnel working on production during the Second World War. Additional photographs documenting special events, such as actress Joan Fontaine's visit to de Havilland Canada, Air Marshall W.A. “Billy” Bishop's visit, Family Day, and the opening of the new cafeteria are also included. Photographs of de Havilland Canada facilities at Mount Dennis, Malton, Shepperd Avenue, and Downsview are all included; photographs show aircraft production inside the plants, exterior shots of the hangars, and aerial views of the grounds.

De Havilland Canada's extensive work during the Second World War is well documented in the photographs, particularly in the Mosquito images. These show military grounds crews loading Mosquitos with bombs and shells, Mosquito attacks on an automotive factory in France, Mosquito attacks on a U-Boat Supply Depot, among others. Textual records regarding the Mosquito are similarly extensive.

Records documenting de Havilland Canada's experimental or special projects are included in this fonds, such as the design of FHE 400 HMCS Bras D'Or, an Antisubmarine Warfare hydrofoil ship; and the design of STEM (Storable Extendable Tubular Member), a self-erecting antenna designed for Canadian and American space programs.

The films depict various de Havilland Canada aircrafts including the Puss Moth, Gypsy Moth, Caribou, Mosquito, and the Dash 7. The films also show the production and launch of the Canadian Hydrofoil, footage of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Minefinders' Airline, and the building of the DEW and Mid-Canada lines. Additionally, there is footage of the first trans-Canada flight by RCAF squadron leader Earl Godfrey and James Dalzell McKee in 1926 and a film entitled "Res-X Airlift" that consists of footage showing the transport of equipment from Frobisher Bay to Resolution Island in the Arctic.

Arrangement is based on Fred W. Hotson's original order.

This fonds consists of 30 series.

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Eldon family fonds

  • ON00009 F 4597
  • Fonds
  • 1725-2009, predominant 1767-1975

Fonds consists of records created or accumulated by members of the Eldon (formerly spelled Elden) family in Ireland and Ontario (initially Canada West), and includes originals and copies of text, photographs, certificates, testimonials, newspaper clippings, artifacts, and maps.

Records are predominantly associated with John Elden (ca. 1711-1785), Joseph Elden (1760-1846), Robert Eldon (1821-1894), Robert Henry Eldon (1861-1945), Frank Irving Eldon (1895-1969), and W. Donald R. Eldon (Don) (1926- ).

Material in this fonds relates to the personal and professional lives of the Elden / Eldon family including birth, marriage and death records; family photographs; land records including a 1767 Irish deed as well as copies of a registry map and land transfers for a Muskoka cottage; current Eldon Arms and Crest records; letters; education records including a yearbook and degree; work related records such as a linen seal (1802) and penmanship book (1725); and professional recognition including the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal (1935) and various certificates and testimonials.

Many of the records were used to illustrate a book prepared by Don Eldon for the Eldon family titled: New Lands, New Hopes: Emigrations of the Eldon Family (2009). Two other books by Don titled: War Poems of Frank I. Eldon: Reflections at the Front and after World War I (2008) and The Eldon Family Bibles (2003) are also part of this fonds. Don Eldon was editor of the War Poems book.

Most of the copies of photographs and text were made by the donor in recent years.

Fonds includes records relating to Frank I. Eldon and mostly his involvement in WW I.

The fonds is arranged into five series based on donor-assigned categories. Files are arranged essentially in the same order as the donor arranged them, with minor changes made by the archivist.

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Miro Klement fonds

  • ON00009 F 4602
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1992, 1994

Fonds consists of records reflecting Klement's career as a professional photographer, documenting completed building projects built by structural architects or architectural firms in Ontario.

The fonds includes photographs in various formats as a result of Klement's work with structural architects in selecting images that would serve to illustrate completed building projects. The photographs are of well known projects such as Metropolitan Toronto Police Headquarters on College Street and the IKEA store in Scarborough; and represent the work of several well-known architects or architectural firms, such as Zeidler Roberts Partnership Architects, Planners, Yip and Risdale Architects, and Roger DuToit, DuToit, Alsop & Hillier Architects.

Included also is an album of photographs created by Klement of buildings in southern Ontario, used to illustrate Marion MacRae and Anthony Adamson's book Cornerstones of Order (1983).

The fonds is arranged into two series.

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Ontario Council for Exceptional Children fonds

  • ON00009 F 4615
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2010

Fonds consists of records created or acquired by the Ontario branch of the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) in support of their mandate to provide services, professional standards and advocacy for children with special education needs. Records include those of the Ontario branch of the Council for Exceptional Children, an international organization, as well as those of many local branches throughout the province and various special interest groups within the organizations.

Records from the provincial organization include meeting minutes, publications, constitutions and bylaws and correspondence. Local branch records mostly concern advocacy and professional development at the local school board level.

Films, videos and sound records consist of educational resources produced by the CEC for teachers and others involved in special education.

Photographs depict conferences, award ceremonies and team-building activities.

Most of the textual records were arranged by the CEC archivists by year or local branch name.

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David Secord fonds

  • ON00009 F 4632
  • Fonds
  • 1788-1898

Fonds consists of records created and obtained by Major David Secord during his time in Lincoln County, 1788-1844, as well as by other Secord family members.

The majority of the records are petitions for compensation to the Province of Upper Canada for damages to David Secord's property in St. Davids during the War of 1812. Some petitions go into detail as to how the Secord family arrived in Lincoln County and the battles Secord participated in, and some petitions briefly describe his family's loyalty to Britain. An inventory list of damaged property with estimated values is also included in the fonds.

The fonds contains a family Bible with signatures of family members; David Secord's appointments to Major and Lieutenant; an early version of his will; a land grant; the American citizenship certificate of James Bradley, a grandson of Major David Secord through marriage, and a petition for compensation from Daniel Secord, likely a cousin of David.

Also included are copies of obituaries, a bookmark and greeting card which were originally laid in the bible.

A majority of the items have a “Thom J. Armstrong” rubber stamp imprint. He was a grandson of David Secord.

Files are in rough chronological order.

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Howard Vernon Hearst audio interview

  • ON00009 F 4636
  • Item
  • ca. 1975

Item is a single reel-to-reel audio recording of an interview with Howard Vernon Hearst, conducted by his great-nephew Doug Davey around 1975.

Subjects covered in the interview include the Hearst family early history in Ontario. Also recorded are remarks on the life of William H. Hearst: his family activities; his law training and his early law practice; his entry into political life including his years as Minister of Lands, Forests and Mines, and his time as Prime Minister (Premier) of Ontario; and his life after his political career ended.

A majority of the interview focuses on the life and experiences of Howard Vernon Hearst including his early family life, education and school social life at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall, employment, service in the First World War and as a member of Canada's Siberian Expedition, and meeting and marrying his first wife.

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Alan Bulman collection of sound and moving image records

  • ON00009 F 4631
  • Collection
  • [192-?]-1969, predominant [192-?]-1949

The collection consists of sound and moving image records accumulated by Alan Bulman from 1965 to 1994. The films relate to Ontario locales including North Bay, Fenelon Falls, and Stratford. Other subject matter in the film footage includes: gold production in Ontario; the University of Toronto; Steep Rock Iron Mines Limited; a school bus in Ridgetown, Ontario; aviation in Toronto in the 1920s; a strike at the General Motors of Canada plant in Oshawa, Ontario; the 1930s Hi-Li game craze (a popular game in the 1930s); Red Cross emergency relief work; men from the Eglinton Hunt Club participating in a fox hunt; and the jitterbug dance. Also included is footage of Ontario troops in WWII.

Two audio cassettes contain interviews conducted by Alan Bulman and Greg Hoy with George Patton in February of 1969. George Patton, former Director of the Ontario Motion Picture Bureau (OMPB), discusses his work with the OMPB, Father Joseph Gravelle's purchase of the OMPB's collection of 28 mm films, the OMPB theatre at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), and getting fired from the OMPB in 1934. Patton also discusses his involvement in facilitating the purchase of 28 mm film projectors for every agricultural representative in Ontario, as well as his three month trip to England in 1930, where he made twenty films. In the interview, Bulman also discusses with Patton the content of an OMPB catalogue of films.

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Ontario Lumber Manufacturers' Association fonds

  • ON00009 F 4628
  • Fonds
  • 1965-2010

Fonds consists of a nearly complete run of minutes and related documentation for various committees of the Ontario Lumber Manufacturers' Association (OLMA) for the years 1966 to 2010. Included are meeting records of the board of directors, the Forestry Committee and to OLMA annual general membership meetings.

Also included are the OLMA articles of incorporation, letters patent, supplementary letters patent and by-laws. The fonds also includes annual budgets and financial statements for the years 1986 to 2009.

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