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United Steelworkers of America District 6 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1918 - 1999

Records relate to the United Steelworkers of Amercia's (USWA or U.S.W.A.) District 6, Northwestern Ontario, and industries, sites, and companies where Union members worked.

Files include: collective agreements between the union and various companies, correspondence between various company and mine representatives (notably Henry Gareau), as well as presidents of the local unions and officials at different levels of government.

Thunder Cape Bird Observatory fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2009 - 2016

The records consist of daily logs and banding data for birds observed at the Thunder Cape Bird Observatory.

Thunder Cape Bird Observatory (TCBO) is a joint project of the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources - Wildlife Assessment Program (OMNR-WAP), and Bird Studies Canada, working in partnership with Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, and the Canadian Coast Guard. (TBFN)

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.

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists' Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1933 - 1990

The fonds consists of minutes, membership lists, newsletters, correspondence, a photograph and four negatives, bird census data, and other records associated with the activities of the club. The fonds consists of the following series:

  1. Constitution and Bylaws
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurer
  4. Club History
  5. Membership Lists
  6. Newsletter
  7. Research and Information
  8. Lobbying
  9. Conferences
  10. 50th Anniversary
  11. Ephemera

Thunder Bay Co-Operative Dairy Ltd fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1928-09-24 - 1972-05-18

Records of the Thunder Bay Co-Operative Dairy, Ltd, which operated from 1928 to 1969.

The records include: the Board of Directors' meeting minutes, which provide detailed accounts of the Dairy's management and operation from its founding in 1928 through its eventual liquidation in 1972; a time book listing employee wages and deductions; a financial journal outlining the Co-Op's final years in production; and a folder containing various news clippings and written notes.

School of Library Technology fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1966 - 2000

The School of Library Technology at Lakehead University operated from 1966 until 2002, administratively part of the Faculty of University Schools. It was one of only two university-based Library Technology programs in Canada.

Students enrolled in either a 2-year diploma program, or a post-graduate diploma program that could often be completed within 1 year. In the late 1980s, amid concerns that non-degree programs might no longer be funded by the Ontario government, there was a proposal to create a 3-year Bachelor of Arts in Library and Information Studies.

The records consist of:

School Administration: Includes reports, plans and proposals, newsletters, and reference material spanning the year of the School's operation.

Student Experience: Includes yearbooks, photographs, and scrapbooks of students and graduates of the program.

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. 

Robert Bennett fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2009 - 2016

Records relate to the creation and development of the Orillia Campus.

Rev. Toivo Pajala fonds

  • Fonds

Records of Rev Toivo Pajala, minister of Saalem Pentecostal Church.

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.

Port Arthur Constituency Liberal Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1934 - 1967

Minute books, memberships, and other records of the Port Arthur Constituency Liberal Association, Port Arthur Women's Liberal Association, and related organizations.

Pigeon River Lumber Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1929 - 1947

Correspondence and papers of the Pigeon River Lumber Company, primarily in the 1930s and 1940s. Includes the original Letters Patent. Many of the records relate to lands in the Township of Pardee.

Peter Fergus-Moore fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1990 - 2002

Records consist of interviews between Peter Fergus-Moore and various individuals, recorded as part of his work as a freelance journalist. Interviewees include:

Biljana Baker, artist (1 tape)
Confederation College film students, multiple interviews (1 tape)
Roy Coran, musician (1 tape)
Gloria Dowton, Magnus Theatre (1 tape)
GAMI, youth arts collective associated with Definitely Superior Art Gallery (1 tape)
Jorma Halonen, history of socialist bookstore in Port Arthur (2 tapes)
Dusty Miller, former mayor (1 tape): https://static.scholarsportal.info/lakehead-permafrost/8bf4/b130/4e56/458e/952f/b457/7bad/a0af/PeterFergusMoore-96a4f6b9-8db6-44c5-8634-8891c7211291/objects/3dbed0bc-42fb-47ec-b72a-4c43185f2014-Tape_5b_Dusty_Miller.mp3
Diane Potts, Magnus Theatre (1 tape)
Sleeping Giant Folk Society (1 tape)
Norman Sponchia, artist (1 tape)
Brad Stephenson, filmmaker (1 tape)
Charles Wilkins, author (1 tape)

Northwestern Ontario Prospectors’ Association Interviews:
Moe Lavigne, geologist (2 tapes)
Northwestern Ontario Prospectors’ Association Symposium (1 tape)
Ruth Petrunka, widow of prospector Dave Petrunka (2 tapes)
Stares brothers (3 tapes)
Mel Stewart, prospector (2 tapes)

Paul McRae fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974 - 1984

The correspondence, government employment program material, reports, and minutes for Paul McRae's years as Liberal MP for Fort William and then Thunder Bay-Atikokan. The records cover both national and local issues.

McRae was first elected in 1972, and served four terms in Parliament until 1984.

Oscar Styffe fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1929 - 1969

A prominent businessman who operated a timber firm as well as Gravel and Lake Services Ltd in Port Arthur. The collection consists of correspondence, ledgers, scrapbooks, pamphlets and photographs primarily related to the timber industry.

Records are arranged into the following series:
Camps
Correspondence
Ledgers
Scrapbooks
Photographs

Northwestern Ontario Regional Child Care Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974 - 1996

The Northwestern Ontario Regional Day Care Committee / Child Care Committee operated from the 1970s to the 1990s. The Committee was a grassroots organization made up of child care workers, administrators, parents, and others concerned with the provision of child care in the region. The Committee was engaged in advocacy work, as well as supporting the work of child care centres and professionals.

Records of the Committee include reports, newsletters, minutes, correspondence, lobbying documents, and more.

Northwestern Ontario Development Association fonds

  • Fonds

The records of Alexander Phillips, Manager of the Northwestern Ontario Development Association, relating to business and industrial development and policy throughout the region.

Northern Woman's Bookstore

  • Fonds
  • 1976 - 2016

Correspondence, business documentation, staff resources, photographs, and Literacy Group documents, kept by Margaret Phillips of the Northern Woman's Bookstore, of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The store opened in 1984 and had locations on Bay St. and Court Street, before having to close its physical location in 2016.

Northern Woman Journal

  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 1997

Northern Woman Journal began as a newsletter covering feminist issues for readers in Northwestern Ontario, and developed into a journal featuring political stories at the location, provincial, national, and international level, fiction and artwork, personal stories, letters and opinions, and information on local events.

The Journal's creation was closely linked to the community of feminists including Margaret Phillips and the management of the Northern Woman Bookstore.

The records include:
A complete run of the Journal from 1973 to 1995
Administrative records, including meeting minutes, correspondence, and accounting
Editorial records, including graphics and submitted pieces
Other related publications

North of Superior Tourism Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 1999

The fonds consists primarily of images created, collected, and used by the North of Superior Tourism Association in promoting tourism and supporting local businesses from approximately the 1970s to late 1990s.

The records also include Executive, Board, and AGM minutes, agendas, and notices, and two 16mm promotional films.

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

Morris Zaslow fonds

  • Fonds

The research notes, draft articles, correspondence, and course materials of Dr. Morris Zaslow, a professor of history at the University of Western Ontario and prominent author specializing in the history of Northern Canada.

Moira Davidson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1991-2018

Records relate to the operations and management of Technical Services within the library, strategic and operational planning Lakehead University strategic planning, and conditions of work at the library including through Lakehead University Faculty Association (LUFA) documents.

Mel Bartley fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1892 - 1984

The fonds consists of 357 file folders of Mel Bartley’s personal files. The files range from mining reports, publications, and claims. There is also an index for the reports, and a mining publications index.

The entire fonds is arranged alphabetically, as one series.

Marshall Dean family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1868 - 2000

Marshall Blanchard Dean was an early physician in Fort William; his son Marshall Macdougall Dean had a career with the Canadian Coast Guard and a lifelong interest in history and genealogy. Collection includes correspondence, photographs, and research materials.

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