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Agora Magazine

  • Collection
  • 1988 - 2005

Agora was the monthly newsletter/magazine published by Lakehead University's faculty and staff. It was published by the external relations office, and read by many in the university community.

Borthywick Schools Collection

  • Collection
  • 1873 - 1961

Letters, minutes, reports, and other documents regarding schools at the Lakehead: early Port Arthur, Fort William, and the region.

C.D. Howe Collection

  • Collection
  • 1945 - 1966

This collection is of recordings, photographs, and ephemera related to C.D. Howe, the engineer, contractor, and long-time Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister. It includes:

  • Recorded broadcast of Howe interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Association in 1955
  • Recordings of a documentary on Howe's life
  • Letters and clippings on the Howe Committee after Howe's death

Donald F Parrott Collection

  • Collection
  • 1920 - 1940

Photographs of mining and transportation in Northwestern Ontario in the first part of the twentieth century.

Includes:

  • Photographs of Zenmac Zinc Mine near Schreiber
  • Photographs of Root River Marine Portage and mining equipment supplies transported

Einar Nordstrom collection

  • Collection

Pamphlets, photographs, newspapers, magazines, account books, ledgers, membership books, and manuscripts for the Scandinavian Workers Club of Port Arthur.

Federal Election 2021 Web Collection

  • Collection
  • 2021

Web material related to the 2021 Federal Election in three northwestern Ontario ridings: Kenora, Thunder Bay-Rainy River, and Thunder Bay-Superior North. Candidate sites and social media were captured regularly throughout the election period.

Finlandia Club collection

  • Collection
  • 1903 - 1965

Collection is organized into the following series:
I. Hoito Restaurant
II. Port Arthur Workingmen’s Association: Imatra no. 9
III. C.T.K.L. (Canadian Industrial Unions: Port Arthur’s Finnish Association)
IV. C.U.T. (Canadian News Service) and C.T.K.L.
V. Finlandia Club
VI. Finnish Socialist Local no. 6: Port Arthur
VII. Lumber Workers’ Industrial Union of the One Big Union
VIII. New Attempt Temperance Society
IX. Finnish Athletic Club: Nahjus
X. Finnish Building Company
XI. Miscellaneous

Finnish Radio Tapes

  • Collection

Recordings of radio programs produced in Finnish.

Forestry Booklets

  • Collection
  • 1945 - 1946

Two instructional booklets written by A. Koroleff:
"Forest Conservation: Practical Pointers to Woods Workers," published by the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, 1945
"Practical Woodlot Management: How To Use The Forest Soundly and Profitably," published by the Canadian Forestry Association, 1946

Gary Genosko collection

  • Collection

Materials related to the architectural history of Lakehead University, as presented at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

General Archives collection

  • Collection

Many individual items and small collections have been described as part of the General Archives.

J P Bertrand Collection

  • Collection
  • 1878 - 1957

Consists of photographs of particularly mining development in Northwestern Ontario in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as the waterfront and shipping, local scenery, and notable figures. Also includes some correspondence; railway construction plans.

James Whalen collection

  • Collection
  • 1896 - 1990

The collection consists of photo albums, photographs, newspaper clippings, assets, agreements, stocks, bonds, certificates, correspondence, miscellaneous items, and two videos with the same recording. The collection is composed of three sous-fonds:
-James Whalen
-Laurel Conmee and James Conmee
-Thunder Bay Hydro

Ken Armson slides

  • Collection
  • 1952 - 1995

Photographic slides of various archaeological digs from around the world and in Northwestern Ontario. Slides of various forestry field studies in several regions from 1952-1995. Includes images of trees, equipment, erosion, fire damage, forest management audits, land use, geology, and genetics and tree improvement.

Armson, Ken

Labour Temple Time Capsule

  • Collection
  • 1909

This time capsule reflects the intentions of the builders of the Labour Temple at the start of construction. It demonstrates an awareness of posterity and their hopes for the cultural significance of the building. The documents clearly reflect the socialist beliefs of the builders.

  • Copper box, damaged during retrieval in 2022.
  • Printed text of a speech given by Moses Hahl during the dedication.
  • Minutes of the Executive of the Finnish Building Company, October 25, 1909.
  • Two copies of Työkansa newspaper (Port Arthur), October 21, 1909. One printed on paper and the other on silk.
  • One copy of Työmies newspaper (Hancock, Michigan), October 16, 1909.

Lakehead University Alumni Association collection

  • Collection
  • 1957 - 2018

The Alumni Association of Lakehead University Collection consists of records, photographs, ephemera and objects donated by alumni over the years, demonstrating the history of Lakehead University and its students and alumni.

The administrative files contain Alumni Association minutes and reports, membership lists, budgeting information and events files. The news clippings and releases contain newspaper clippings and news/press releases from Lakehead University and the Alumni Association. Publications include items such as the Agora paper that was released by Lakehead University and other publications that were used and acquired by students, staff or alumni of Lakehead University. The photographs and negatives also include contact sheets and slides from Lakehead University. The photographs and negatives series include a number of different items from the campus, student and faculty, events, and sports. The Artifacts and Ephemera include presentation poster board materials and information as well as promotional materials that were distributed by Lakehead University.

Lakehead University Alumni Magazines

  • Collection
  • 1968 - 2007

Lakehead's Alumni Association Magazines: Alumni Magazine, Nor'Wester Magazine, Lakehead University Magazine, Lakehead University Alumni Magazine.

Lakehead University Convocation Programs

  • Collection
  • 1965 - 2017

Programs for Lakehead University Convocation, scanned as PDF. Programs include lists of graduates, as well as information on honorees and ceremonies.

Lakehead University Web Collection

  • Collection
  • 2017 - 2019

Sites crawled include the web and social media presence of Lakehead University, and associated organizations (including students, faculty, and alumni groups.)

The Argus
Bora Laskin Faculty of Law
Lakehead Athletics
Lakehead University
Lakehead University Alumni Association
Lakehead University Archives
Lakehead University Bookstore
Lakehead University Campus Recreation
Lakehead University Faculty Association
Lakehead University Library
Lakehead University Student Union
LU Radio
Thunderwolves Hockey

Lands for Life/Living Legacy Trust

  • Collection
  • 1971 - 2009

The Ontario government's planning process for forestry and land management through the late 1990s and early 2000s, represented in the records of the Boreal West Round Table, Lands for Life planning process, and Living Legacy Trust.

Lands for Life was a comprehensive land-use planning process that also considered environmental protection in Ontario. It was announced in February, 1997 by the Minister of Natural Resources. The goal was to address the increasing demands for access to the province's natural resources. It was designed for all areas of the Precambrian shield south of 51 degrees latitude.

The project created three "Round Tables" made up of citizens with knowledge of the land, or who were involved with resource based businesses. The Round Tables were: Boreal West (Northwestern Ontario), Boreal East (Eastern Ontario), and Great Lakes - St. Lawrence (Southern Ontario).

As the Lands for Life project concluded, the Province designated the Living Legacy Trust fund to support land use planning and natural resources and environmental management. This fund ran from 1999 to 2004.

Municipal Elections 2018 Web Collection

  • Collection
  • 2018

Web material related to the 2018 municipal elections in municipalities across Northwestern Ontario.

Sites crawled include those of municipalities, candidates, news sources, and third party groups making endorsements or recommendations.

Orillia University Committee collection

  • Collection
  • 1965 - 1971

The collection consists of newspapers (primarily the Orillia Daily Packet and Times) with stories related to the proposal to establish a campus of the Waterloo Lutheran University in Orillia.

The proposal made by the Orillia University Committee in September 1965 to Simcoe County Council to establish funding for the new university campus was approved, and $600,000 allocated. Fundraising commenced, but was halted in 1968 by the Ontario Ministry of University Affairs.

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