The fonds contains a Daily Cash Transactions sheet with a hand-drawn layout of the coal yards, an envelope with the company name "The Schuster Co. Limited", miscellaneous materials copied from original documents including newspaper clippings from 1954; pages 62-66 of the Canadian Fuel Marketer ca. 1878-1978 issues; Weaver Liquifuels pages 55-60, 2 envelopes of negatives, and 110 photographs of various everyday operations at the Bill Schuster Coal and Lumber Company, as well as photographs of Bill Schuster and possibly his family. One is an aerial photograph of the site of the company.
The file contains a photocopies of a newspaper article from the Standard, Montreal, dated 23-Nov-1946 titled "Ancient Art Dying Out" manufacturing the gold leaf used to make the names of law firms and banks stand out. Includes picture of 3 generaions of Gee Family, George, William and William Jr. and Ella Wannamaker.
The file contains a original building permit for the City of Belleville, dated 14 June 1951; 2 copies of photograph from the Royal Tour 1959 and notes about the Mead Johnson plant located at 231 Dundas Street East, Belleville.
The file contains a writing by Edgar S. Vandewater born in Sidney Township 1876, titled "Belleville as I remember it in the 1890's", dated 1953 and published in the Ontario Intelligencer 31-Oct-1953. There is also a letter from Richard Moran, great-nephew of Edgar with a brief genealogy.
The collection reflects the publishing interests of Nick and Helma Mika. It comprises four main series: photographic files, reference files, printing process files and other materials. The collection is strong in local history materials, particularly relating to the history of the United Empire Loyalists, railways, and the city of Belleville.
This fonds contains a variety of documents relating to the Belleville Fire Department which include official policies relating to health and safety, arbitration, indemnity agreements with surrounding communities, uniform specifications, certificates and cards, labour-related issues, scientific studies, records of the city of Belleville and the Belleville Professional Fire Fighters Association in addition to newspaper clippings related to the fire department dated from 1907 to 2001.
Three registers of Harbour Dues paid by ships offloading cargo at the Port of Belleville between 21 September 1939 and 5 December 1946. The registers record the date; the name of the ship; the quantity and nature of the cargo; the recipient; the dues owing and the date they were paid. Entries are signed by the harbour master: Joseph Waddell until 5 October 1945 and George Oliver Tice after that date.
The file contains a writing titled "The Girl From Kokomo; A Tale of Naylor's Theatre" written by Kenneth M. Brown. It contains several stories about Naylor's Theatre. Names included in the stories are: Lord George Wellesly, Louise Nesta Pamela Fitzgerald, Vernon Castle, Gwen Lazier, among others.
The file contains a publication "Kingston Rail - Eastern Ontario's Rail Magazine" Issue 126 March/April 2007 - Kingston Division of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association. Tweed Station Demolished.
Four receipts from Belleville businesses, 1950-1958
Three blotters, advertising: Belleville Public Utilities Commission; George J. Tustin, Conservative Candidate for Prince Edward Lennox ; George A. Lee House of Hobberlin store at 250 Front Street, Belleville
Saturday Evening Post magazine in memory of John F. Kennedy, 14 December 1963
Hastings County Board of Education report, 1969-1970
Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School