Whitby Archives

Identity area

Identifier

ON00329

Authorized form of name

Whitby Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Whitby Public Library
  • Whitby Public Library

Type

  • Community
  • Library

Contact area

Type

Address

Street address

405 Dundas Street West

Locality

Whitby

Region

Ontario

Country name

Postal code

Telephone

Fax

905-668-7445

Email

URL

www.ourontario.ca/whitby

Note

Description area

History

The Whitby Archives was established in 1968 by the Whitby Historical Society. It consisted of a small collection of documents and photographs that were stored in a closet in Whitby's Centennial Building, formerly the Ontario County Courthouse. Although no longer affiliated with the Whitby Historical Society, over the years the Archives has grown to include 10000 photographs, 1000 metres of textual records, over 4000 family histories, maps, plans, films, and musical recordings. In 2005, the Archives moved to the Whitby Public Library’s new building at 405 Dundas St. W and is now part of the WPL family. Visit us for information about Whitby’s history and its people — including the village of Brooklin and the hamlets of Myrtle, Myrtle Station, and Ashburn.

Geographical and cultural context

Located just east of Toronto, the Town of Whitby is situated centrally in the Regional Municipality of Durham, formerly known as Ontario County. Whitby was incorporated as a Town in 1855 and served as the political and administrative hub of Ontario County until 1974 when Durham Region was formed.

Mandates/Sources of authority

The mandate of the Whitby Archives is to acquire, preserve, interpret, and make available, through a comprehensive archival collection, unpublished records of historical or cultural significance essential to the understanding of the heritage of Whitby and its people.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:00pm or by appointment

Access conditions and requirements

Scheduled appointments preferred

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Photocopies: $0.50
Archival photographic prints: $8.00
Digital images on CD/DVD/email: $5.00/5 images, $2/additional images

Public areas

Free WIFI

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created: 27 March 2012
Updated: 2 July 2013

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

405 Dundas Street West
Whitby, Ontario