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Nick and Helma Mika collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 1
  • Collection
  • 1850-1999

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.

Mika, Helma

Slides of Belleville and Ontario scenes

  • CA ON00156 2021-041
  • Series
  • 1969-1971

Slides made by Rudolf Donninger during his time in Belleville, Ontario, working at Northern Electric. They include photographs of buildings in Belleville, rural scenes, cars, a parade and the Belleville Fair in 1970, winter scenes, Ottawa and Kingston views, and aircraft at the Trenton Air Show.

Donninger, Rudolf

Elias Wright collection

  • CA ON00156 2021-015
  • Collection
  • 1920-1982

Collection of materials relating to Elias Wright life in Tweed, Ontario:

  1. Photograph of children of Victoria School, Tweed, with list of names, 1920
  2. Postcard of the Foster's Dairy horse and wagon on their last trip, 28 April 1975
  3. Newspaper clippings relating to Tweed Village Council, 1976-1982
  4. Photographs of Elias Wright and other officials of Tweed Village Council, 1978-1982
  5. Memories of Tweed High School by Blenus Wright (son of Elias), 1983

Wright, Elias

Belleville Public Library History; Mecahnics' Institute

The file contains two papers on the history of the public library in Belleville. The first on titled "From Mechanics' Institute to Corby Public Library; The Development of library service in Belleville, 1851-1908", was prepared by Elizabeth Mitchell, Information Services Librarian, Belleville Public Library (date unknown). The second one titled "The Belleville Public Library; A History of Service" was prepared by Leona Hendry, Chief Librarian and presented March 17, 1992 at the Hastings County Historical Society.

Todd Cole collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2020.14
  • File
  • 1909-1970
  • Business card for Deseronto House Hotel
  • Postcards of Deseronto: Post Office; Bank of Montreal; hockey team of 1909; 'Greetings from Deseronto'
  • Postcard showing a 22 April 1918 aircraft crash into a building in Oshawa
    Newspapers:
  • Napanee Post-Express for 27 May 1954 and 22 November 1956
  • Deseronto Special Centennial Edition, 1967
  • Napanee Beaver, 25 November 1970

Herbert 'Burt' Rathbun glass negatives

  • CA ON00156 DA HBR
  • Series
  • c.1890-1897

A group of glass negatives associated with Herbert 'Burt' Rathbun (1861-1897) and his family.

Rathbun, Herbert

Photographs transferred from Deseronto Town Hall

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.13
  • Series
  • 1970s-2011

Photographs found in Deseronto Town Hall, dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs from the 1980s (some duplicates), photographs of Centennial and Rathbun Memorial Park, the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001, the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto, an Easter Parade from the early 2000s, a Santa Parade, the OPP handover (2007?), interior of the Home Hardware store in the Baker Block, 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, 2002 New Year’s Levee, the O’Connor House before demolition.

Some were taken by Tom Usher (donated by Irene Usher), others are of unknown provenance: probably taken by Town staff.

Town of Deseronto

Digital copies of photographs from Bev Boomhour

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.06
  • File
  • 1956-1982

Photographs:
1) Bev and Vern Boomhour on their wedding day, 28 July 1956
2-10) Quinte Classic boat races in Deseronto in 1980
11) Dignitaries at the entrance to Deseronto Town Hall for the Terry Fox Run in 1982

Canada Optical Company collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.10
  • Collection
  • 1947-1993

Collection of materials relating to the Canada Optical Company in Deseronto, Ontario, including:

  • Typescript catalogue of glasses frames, 1947
  • Postcard with drawing of outside of plant, c.1950
  • Visitor book with Polaroid photographs of visitors, 1969-1974
  • Photograph album of staff events and activities, c.1975-1990
  • Magazine and newspaper articles about the company, 1980-1993
  • Product information sheets, 1980s
  • Employee benefits book, 1986
  • 14 colour photographs of people and equipment at the plant, 1980s

The materials were collected by Don Simpson, former general manager of the Deseronto plant.

Canada Optical Company

Quinte Scanner newspaper

  • Fonds
  • 1968-1982

The Quinte Scanner was a newspaper published in Deseronto, Ontario, between 1968 and 1981.

Mohawk Nation Drummer

  • Fonds
  • 1997-2010

The Mohawk Nation Drummer was a newspaper published in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

Howard family collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2011.10
  • Collection
  • 1905-1976

1) Order of Service for the inauguration of the Foresters’ Orphanage on Foresters' Island, Deseronto, August 5, 1905
2) Scanned photograph of Herbert Joseph Howard (1864-1920), accountant at the Bank of Montreal, Deseronto between 1906/7-1920
3) Scanned photograph of Florence Ashworth, wife of John P. Ashworth, manager of the Bank of Montreal, Deseronto, 1903-1923 (c.1914)
4) Scanned photograph of John Brian Ashworth, son of John P. Ashworth, manager of the Bank of Montreal, Deseronto, 1903-1923 (c.1914)
5) ‘Souvenir and Programme’ of the 1929 Loyalist celebrations in Deseronto
6) Article on the history of the Layer Cake Hall in Bath, Ontario, by Muhammad Arif, Larry Pearson and Godfrey Spragge, September 1976

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