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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre COVID-19 Response

  • Fonds
  • 2020

Documents the public information-sharing of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic beginning March 2020. Daily updates relate to the hospital's readiness and operations, and testing and detection of COVID-19 in the Thunder Bay region. The records include text updates and video interviews with hospital leadership and others.

City of Thunder Bay COVID-19 Response

  • Fonds
  • 2020

Documents the public information-sharing of the City of Thunder Bay during the COVID-19 pandemic beginning March 2020. Videos include Community Addresses with Mayor Bill Mauro, and press events.

Age Friendly Giants fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2017-2019

Fonds consists of the records of the Age Friendly Giants project, initially conducted in 2017 through Age Friendly Thunder Bay and StoryCentre Canada. This project provided a digital storytelling workshop to 10 older adults, with a focus on neighbourhoods, communities, and aging at home. Results of the projects included 10 videos produced by the participants, posters and tip sheets, and several public events.

Phase II of Age Friendly Giants took place in 2019. Phase II included the development of an education kit to accompany the Phase I videos, Tea Talks held throughout the summer to develop community, the concluding Giants Castle event in October to share information about aging at home, and various media including cable television programs.

Phase I records include videos and handouts, as well as project documentation. Phase II records include project documentation, videos, and material produced for participants.

Douglas Fisher fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1957 - 2006

Douglas Fisher was a politician and journalist from Northwestern Ontario. He served as Member of Parliament for Port Arthur from 1957 to 1965, representing the CCF and then NDP.

These papers largely consist of correspondence from his time as MP, and cover a range of subjects, most notably including: transportation, shipbuilding, shipbuilding industries and the St. Lawrence Seaway; labour; House of Commons documentation; and Canadian Federal Politics in general.

Claude Garton Herbarium fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1935 - 2016

Records include:

  • Collection records and slides produced by Claude Garton
  • Site-specific information
  • Correspondence between the Herbarium, collectors, curators, and external groups

Nigel Juhtund fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1952 - 1985

Nigel Juhtund was a resident of Schreiber. He was a bachelor and worked in a lumber mill in Terrace Bay. He was originally from the Baltic region of Europe. Juhtund recorded all of his bird sightings for the Schreiber area from 1952 until 1985. The Federation of Ontario Naturalists honoured his work by granting him an award at their annual conference in 1990 held in Thunder Bay.

The fonds consists of bird observation data and summaries of the data. The fonds consists of the following series:

  1. North-Shore Bird Sightings
  2. Field List
  3. The Summary of North-Shore Birds
  4. Bird Nesting Period Summaries

Ruth Tye McKenzie fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1937 - 2011

The records document Ruth Tye McKenzie’s life and career as an exhibiting artist. They also reflect her career in business as owner of the Painted Turtle Art Shop.

Ruth Tye Mackenzie was born October 6, 1929, in Edmonton, the youngest of 3 children. She attended the Ontario College of Art, and graduated in 1952. She lived in Dundas, ON, for some time, exhibiting in Hamilton, St. Catherines, and other southern Ontario locations. 

In 1976 she moved to Thunder Bay with her family, and has become a key part of Thunder Bay's artistic community. She opened the Painted Turtle Art Shop in 1983, and ran it for 30 years until selling to new owners in 2003. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the province. 

Dr. Gerd Schroeter fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1951 - 1999

Teaching and research materials of Dr. Gerd Schroeter, professor of sociology at Lakehead University. His work focused on teaching sociology at Lakehead and at other institutions, and research into the history of sociology (particularly re Theodor Geiger and Max Weber). Records are divided into three series: Personal, Teaching, and Research.

John Rafferty fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1995 - 2019

John Rafferty (1953-2019) was an educator, broadcaster, and politician who served as NDP MP for Thunder Bay-Rainy River from 2008 to 2015.

The records reflect election campaigns between 1997 and 2018, and his time in the House of Commons including speeches, clippings, and correspondence with constituents.

Raija Warkentin fonds

  • Fonds

Records of an oral history project conducted with people who travelled to Soviet Karelia. Includes approved and unapproved transcripts, audio cassette recordings, agreements with researchers, and related documentation.

Many of the documents include information that interviewees wish to be kept private. Access will be restricted, except for approved transcripts, and when appropriate measures or agremeents are in place.

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