Collection MG 1 - Nick and Helma Mika collection

Finding aid to Mika photographs boxes 1 and 2 Index of people in Mika photographs Logs in the Moira River Victoria Harbour, Belleville Ontario Hydro Building on Dundas Street East Four Seasons Hotel, later Ramada Inn Wilson Concrete Procter & Gamble Inc. Allied Chemical Grand Trunk Station, Belleville Belleville CJBQ Station, South Front Street House on Bridge Street East, north side House at northeast corner of Bridge Street East and Macdonald Avenue House on Dundas Street East, south side House at 110 Bridge Street West Roof detail at northeast corner of Bridge and Albert Streets Roof detail at northeast corner of Bridge and Albert Streets Roof detail Architectural details on house on northeast corner of Charles and Bridge Streets Architectural details
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CA ON00156 MG 1


Nick and Helma Mika collection


  • 1850-1999 (Creation)

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6.5m of photographic and textual records

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The collection was donated to the Hastings County Historical Society by Mika Publishing on December 29th, 1995 and January 9th, 1997. Part of it (MG 1.1.2) came to the Society via the Belleville Public Library. Materials relating to other Ontario municipalities were distributed to collecting institutions in those areas in 2000.

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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.

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Wherever possible, the Mikas' filing system was preserved. Newspapers were incorporated into the Historical Society's newspaper collection.

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  • English



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