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Birds of Elgin County: A Century of Change

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives124572
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2004
Accession Number
2013-14
Storage Location
REF 13
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Creator
Naturalist of Elgin County
Coordinating Committee: Harold Lancaster, Chris Leys, Dave Martin, George Prieksaitis & Marjorie Prieksaitis
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2013-14
Storage Room
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
REF 13
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2004
Publication
Aylmer, Ontario: Aylmer Express, 2004.
Physical Description
1 volume
Scope and Content
Part One: The Community, Present Library Service, Future Trends.
Part Two: A New Library Building for St. Thomas.
Name Access
West Elgin Nature Club
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club
Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
Subject Access
Bird Watching
Natural History
Conservation
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Birds of Elgin County, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives46803
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1954
Accession Number
2010-09
Storage Location
R2 S5 Sh3 B3 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club fonds
Creator
Author: R.C Brooman
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2010-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R2 S5 Sh3 B3 F8
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1954
Publication
St. Thomas: The Gilbert Press, 1954
Series
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club fonds- Publications series
Physical Description
1 volume
Custodial History
Accession #8. Acquired by the St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club on March 1, 1980.
Name Access
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club
Subject Access
Conservation
Environment
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"Birds of Elgin County, Ontario"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives8565
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1954
Storage Location
REF 10
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Creator
Author: R.C. Brooman
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
REF 10
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1954
Publication
St. Thomas: The Gilbert Press, 1954
Physical Description
1 volume, 41 p.
Subject Access
Natural History
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Bookplate for cover of "Birds of Elgin County, Ontario" by R.C. Brooman

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives46850
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
objects
Date Range
ca. 1954
Accession Number
2010-09
Storage Location
R2 S5 Sh3 B5 F22
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2010-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R2 S5 Sh3 B5 F22
GMD
objects
Date Range
ca. 1954
Series
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club fonds- Publications series
Physical Description
1 bookplate
Custodial History
Accession #49. Acquired by the St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club on March 16, 1980.
Name Access
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club
Subject Access
Conservation
Environment
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Elgin County Museum - Eggs and Birds Display

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives59073
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1966
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C9 Sh1 B1 F10 35
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C9 Sh1 B1 F10 35
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1966
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Elgin County Museum file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 13.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published February 12, 1966 with caption: "New Room - A former storage room at the Elgin County Pioneer Museum has been renovated and now displays the large selection of eggs and birds formerly owned by the late R. W. Johnson of St. Thomas. The donation to the Museum was made by his son, Robert. W. Johnson, also of St. Thomas. Marshall Field and Norman Scott donated their time in refinishing the room and arranging the items. Part of the room can be seen in the photograph."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Museum
Elgin County Pioneer Museum
Subject Access
Newspapers
Museums
Images
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Fruit Growing, Elgin County - Cherry Crop Suffering Due to Birds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives115601
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1974
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh2 B3 F7 9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh2 B3 F7 9
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1974
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Fruit Growing, Elgin County file
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 19 x 16 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Three black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published July 23, 1974 with captions:
" As shown by these cherry tree branches, the birds this season have taken their toll on the sour cherry yield as John Wall, of RR 1, Port Burwell, will witness. One method of prevention he and other farmers have tried is an electronic bird scarer (modern scare crow), shown above. He said, however, it is not keeping the birds out of his 700 sour cherry trees. Controlled by an electric eye, the device ampifies high frequency sounds through the speakers on top, The orchard is attacked by flocks of 500 birds, the cherry farmer said." (9a)
9b shares a caption with 9a. This picture shows the branches of the cherry trees where the birds have eaten the cherries.
9c shares a caption with 9a. This pictures shows cherry farmer John Wall holding the seeds of cherries at his orchard eaten by the birds.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Fruit
Images
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List of Birds of Elgin County

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives193026
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1970s
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S2 Sh7 B3 F31
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S2 Sh7 B3 F31
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1970s
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Elgin County Local History series
Physical Description
0.1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
A document written by F.L. Farley titled "A List of the Birds of Elgin County", based on his personal observations and with the assitance of local Ornithologists, B.P. Wintermute, William Doog and Orville Foster.
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Original Manuscript: A List of the Birds of Elgin County, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives46802
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
January 1954
Accession Number
2010-09
Storage Location
R2 S5 Sh3 B3 F7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club fonds
Creator
Author: R.C Brooman
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2010-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R2 S5 Sh3 B3 F7
GMD
textual records
Date Range
January 1954
Series
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club fonds- Publications series
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Custodial History
Accession #7. Acquired by the St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club on March 1, 1980.
Name Access
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club
Subject Access
Conservation
Environment
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Records relating to the publication "Birds of Elgin County: A Century of Change"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives48266
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2004
Accession Number
2010-14
Storage Location
C13 Sh3 B4 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2010-14
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C13 Sh3 B4 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2004
Series
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club fonds- Publications series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
-Newspaper articles about the publication of the book "Bird of Elgin County: A Century of Change", compiled and written by Naturalists of Elgin County.
-An invitation to the official launch of the book, that was held on April 16, 2004 at the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre.
Name Access
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club
Subject Access
Conservation
Environment
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Some Recent Additions to the Breeding Birds of Elgin County, by Willian J. Rayner

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives47799
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1990
Accession Number
2010-09
Storage Location
R2 S5 Sh2 B7 F6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2010-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R2 S5 Sh2 B7 F6
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1990
Series
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club fonds- Publications series
Physical Description
0.1 cm of textual records
Custodial History
Accession #216. Acquired by the St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club in April 1994.
Name Access
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club
Subject Access
Conservation
Environment
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Elgin County House of Industry/ Elgin Manor fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives379
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County House of Industry/ Elgin Manor fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
moving images
cartographic material
Date Range
1876-2004
Accession Number
2001-04
2003-27
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh2
R4 S1 Sh3 B1
W6 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County House of Industry/ Elgin Manor fonds
Creator
Elgin County House of Industry
Elgin Manor
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2001-04
2003-27
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh2
R4 S1 Sh3 B1
W6 B2
GMD
textual records
graphic material
moving images
cartographic material
Date Range
1876-2004
Physical Description
1.2 m of textual records
174 photographs : b&w and col.
33 photographs : col. slides
2 maps
1 videocassette
History / Biographical
In accordance with the provisions of By-Law Number 269 enacted June 18, 1875, Elgin County Council authorized the purchase for $3,000 of fifty acres of land in Lot 39 North on Talbot Road East, two miles west of St. Thomas in the Township of Southwold from John Cole for the purpose of establishing an "industrial farm" and "House of Industry and Refuge." By-Law Number 276, enacted December 30, 1875, appointed the following officers to administer the House of Industry and Refuge: William McKay, County Clerk, Inspector; Michael Hunsberger and his wife Sarah Ann Hunsberger, respectively Keeper and Matron; Leonard Luton, Physician. By-Law Number 276 also established rules for inmates, including provisions forbidding passage "beyond the limits of the Industrial Farm unless by the permission of the Keeper" and authorizing "punishment", including "solitary confinement" for rules violations. Attendance by inmates at Sunday religious services was compulsory: those absent without permission were subject to "prompt and severe punishment." The House of Industry and Refuge for the County of Elgin opened in February, 1876, making Elgin one of the first counties in Ontario to establish such a facility. The original building was enlarged in 1891 with the construction of a third wing, which was used to house the female inmates. Initially the facility housed 32 inmates, increasing to 50 by 1903 when an additional 50 acres of adjoining land were purchased at a cost of $4,250. Residence in the County of Elgin was usually required for admission, but "transients requiring immediate attention" were occasionally committed as well. Admissions were subject to the approval of the Inspector and a committee of three appointed annually by County Council. Inmates were committed for various reasons, including "idiocy", destitution, sickness, old age, physical disabilites such as paralysis and blindness, "intemperance" (drunkenness), homelessness (vagrancy), and pregnancy out of wedlock. Orphans and children whose parents were in jail or had abandoned them were also admitted. Inmates participated in maintaining the building, working the land, and making most of their own clothing and bedding. Expenses were partially offset by the sale of farm produce. In 1903, the farm produced, among other crops, 24 bushels of wheat, 50 tons of hay, 510 bushels of oats, 266 bushels of barley, 70 barrels of apples, 40 hogs, 22 turkeys, 100 chickens and 1,249 pounds of butter. In 1946 the facility was renamed the Elgin County Home. By 1954 the facility was a provincially certified home for the aged known as Elgin Manor. In 1962, it became apparent that the 86-year-old building was obsolete. In January 1963, Elgin County Council approved plans to build a new 90-bed facility on the same site, at an estimated cost of $650,000. Following the demolition of the original building, construction began on July 17th, 1963, and residents were transferred to the new 90-bed capacity Elgin Manor on May 26, 1964. Elgin Manor was enlarged by the construction of a 60-bed addition, which opened in October 1969. The 1964 building was replaced by a new facility, also on the same site, in August 2003.
Custodial History
Most of the fonds was transferred directly from Elgin Manor.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records relating to the operation of the Elgin County House of Industry and Elgin Manor Home for the Aged. Elgin County House of Industry records include visitors' registers, 1876-1964; registers of inmates, 1876-1947; time books, 1894-1945; physician's books, 1890-1953; photographs of the building; and miscellaneous documents including a commitment certificate. Elgin Manor records include visitors' registers, 1964-1989; daily journals, 1984; records of staff and committee meetings, 1980-1989; 25th Anniversary material, 1989; photographs and slides of the building and staff; and copies of the facility's newsletter. Fonds is organized into the following series: 1. Elgin County House of Industry 2. Elgin Manor
Name Access
Elgin County House of Industry
Elgin Manor
Subject Access
Homes for the Aged
Access Restriction
Access to records identifying patients/inmates is restricted subject to provisions of the Ontario Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Ontario Personal Health Information Protection Act.
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Archival Sources: Treasures from Ontario's Archives: Elgin County Library fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives56830
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2011
Storage Location
Box 152, File 9
R10 S3 Sh3 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 152, File 9
R10 S3 Sh3 B2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2011
Publication
The Ontario Historical Society, 2011
Physical Description
1 volume
Scope and Content
A description of the Elgin County Library fonds, from the journal "Ontario History: The Ontario Historical Society", Autumn 2011 issue.
Name Access
Elgin County Library
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County of Elgin fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives1575
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
County of Elgin fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Storage Location
R3-R4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
County of Elgin fonds
Creator
County of Elgin
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R3-R4
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Physical Description
ca. 40 metres of textual records
ca. 300 photographs
History / Biographical
The Corporation of the County of Elgin was established as a "provisional" county of the County of Middlesex in April 1852. It became a completely separate county by November of 1853. The county was initially comprised of the following constituent municipalities as part of a two-tier system of local government: Townships of Aldborough, Dunwich, Southwold, Yarmouth, Malahide, South Dorchester and Bayham; Villages of St. Thomas and Vienna. St. Thomas separated from the county to become a stand-alone municipality in 1861. Other incorporated villages gained representation on County Council in the following order: Aylmer (1871), Port Stanley (1875), Springfield (1878), Dutton (1891), West Lorne (1908), Rodney (1908), Port Burwell (1949) and Belmont (1961).
Effective January 1st, 1998, local restructuring created the following seven following municipalities within the county: Municipalities of West Elgin, Dutton-Dunwich, Central Elgin and Bayham; Townships of Southwold and Malahide; Town of Aylmer.
The county has held a wide range of powers common to upper-tier municipalities under the terms of the Municipal Act. This has included (and in many cases still includes) a system of roads and bridges, court administration, school supervision, library services, homes for the aged, a house of industry, financial services, civic addressing, emergency measures, land division, a museum and archives. Planning is not done at the county-level but is instead a responsibility of the local municipalities. County Council is chaired by a Warden who is elected on an annual basis by secret ballot from the existing members of Council.
The County's administrative offices have had three principle locations over time: The former Yarmouth Township hall in St. Thomas from 1852 to 1854; the Elgin County Courthouse in St. Thomas from 1854 to 1985; and the Elgin County Administration Building just south of St. Thomas (originally built as the nurses’ residence for the Ontario Psychiatric Hospital), 1985 to the present day.
Custodial History
Records were originally stored in the basement of the Elgin County Courthouse in St. Thomas. Elgin County Council authorized a transfer agreement with the Regional Collection at the University of Western Ontario in late 1969. Records were subsequently arranged and catalogued by staff at Regional Collection. In 1988, the records were transferred back to the County of Elgin and stored on the fourth floor of the County's "new" accomodations at the Elgin County Administration Building just south of St. Thomas (the former nurses' residence for the Ontario Psychiatric Hospital). Records were subsequently transferred to the Elgin County Archives within the same building in 2002. A project is on-going to re-box and re-house the records from the original containers provided by the university. A re-description project is also on-going.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records of all departments from the County's incorporation in 1852 until 2002. The fonds is subdivided into the following sous-fonds: County Council County Clerk/Administrative Services Treasurer/Financial Services Homes for the Aged/Long-Term Care Engineering Services Library Services Human Resources Many departmental records are incorporated into the County Clerk sous-fonds given that office's traditional role as keeper of corporate records and its role in supporting County Council's proceedings. This is especially true for the period prior to the 1970's. As a result, approximately eighty per cent of the fonds was filed and maintained by this one office, although the records document all aspects of the corporation. The proceedings of County Council are also well documented. This includes Council minutes and by-laws beginning in 1852, as well as minutes and reports of standing and ad hoc committees.
Name Access
Elgin (Ont.: County)
Related Material
House of Industry / Elgin Manor fonds
Terrace Lodge fonds
Bobier Villa fonds
County of Elgin Soldiers' Aid Commission fonds
County of Elgin Sesquicentennial fonds
Elgin County Clerk fonds
Elgin County Council fonds
Arrangement
Chronological within a central filing system for all departments until ca. 1970; filing system by department or committee from the 1970's to the present day.
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County of Elgin Sesquicentennial fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives138
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
County of Elgin Sesquicentennial fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
2002
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh1 B5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
County of Elgin Sesquicentennial fonds
Creator
County of Elgin
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh1 B5
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
2002
Publication
Published on Facebook: March 5, 2021.
Physical Description
ca. 200 photographs / negatives : col.
2 photographs : b&w
8 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Fonds was compiled by the County Archivist as events took place.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the County of Elgin's Sesquicentennial celebrations in 2002, including photographs and textual records pertaining to the following events:
Commemoration of the first meeting of Elgin County Council, April 15th 1852 (took place April 15th, 2002).
The Provincial Town Crier's contest and Sesquicentennial Ball (August 2002).
Elgin County Archives' grand opening (November 2002).
The County Archivist's Warden's Banquet-- the speaking notes provide an overview of the year's events (November 2002). Also included are the following records:
Letters of greeting from Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson, Gar Knutson, M.P., and Steve Peters, M.P.P., on the occasion of the Elgin County Sesquicentennial celebrations (2002).
Photographs of Gar Knutson and Steve Peters.
St. Thomas Times-Journal 150th Anniversary Special Edition (2002).
The Northern Scot newspaper - October 25th, 2002 edition. The paper contains an article regarding a delegation that attended the Roman Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations, part of which took place just south of St. Thomas in July 2002. A delegation from the City of Elgin, District Moray, Scotland participated in a cultural exchange with the Warden during these festivities.
File R4 S1 Sh1 B5 F1 contains colour photograph taken August 3, 2002, with caption "Representing 150 Years of Democracy in Elgin County", showing, seated, Ronald K. McNeil; standing, left to right, John R. Wilson, sesquicentennial Warden of Elgin County; Steve Peters, MPP; Peter Ostojic, Mayor, City of St. Thomas; Gar Knutson, MP.
File R4 S1 Sh1 B5 F2 contains photograph taken November 15, 2002 at the County of Elgin Sesquicentennial held at John Wilson's Warden's Banquet at the Springfield Lions Community Hall, showing past wardens of Elgin County: first row, left to right, K.C. Emerson 1963, J.R. Wilson 2002, R.K. McNeil 1952, C.D. Phillips 1962, R.N. Johnston 1973; second row, left to right, R.J. Lavereau 1985; J.C. Wise 1969, H.J. Mezenberg 1996-1997, R. Vandierendonck 1993, A.B. McCallum 1968, A.K. Ford 1989, R. VanBrenk 1999, H.F. Lyle 1992; third row, left to right, R.L. Lake 1974, E.H. Marr 1993-1994, M.A. Schafer 1976, D.J. McPhail 2000-2001, K.E. Monteith 1981, L.J. Shaw 1982, R.F. Purcell 1986-1987, D.K. Cook 1977.
Name Access
McNeil, Ron
Wise, John
Monteith, Ken
Peters, Steve
Subject Access
Municipal Officials
Elgin County Council
Elgin County Municipal Officials
Arrangement
Chronologicial
Images
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County of Elgin Soldiers' Aid Commission fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives95
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
County of Elgin Soldiers' Aid Commission fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1917-1919
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh1 B4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
County of Elgin Soldiers' Aid Commission fonds
Creator
County of Elgin Soldiers' Aid Commission
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh1 B4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1917-1919
Physical Description
2 volumes (bound)
History / Biographical
The Soldiers' Aid Commission was established by the Province of Ontario through Order-in-Council in 1915 to provide emergency financial assistance to Ontario veterans and/or dependents of the First World War. The Soldiers' Aid Commission Act of 1916 subsequently established a series of local boards under the administration of the Department of the Attorney General to review applications and disburse funds. The County of Elgin administered one of these local boards.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of alphabetical registers listing the name, rank, address, place of enlistment, battalion, areas of service, wounds and date of return to Canada. These registers were compiled for the purposes of determining eligibility for assistance for returning soldiers from the First World War. Details of amounts received or particulars of individual applications are not included in these registers. Residents of both the County of Elgin and the City of St. Thomas are listed. An alphabetical index exists at the front of each register.
Name Access
County of Elgin Soldiers' Aid Commission
Subject Access
First World War
Soldiers
Veterans
Access Restriction
Blanket access restricted under the terms of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Requests for access to specific individuals will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Access will be permitted to individuals deceased more than 30 years.
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Elgin County 4-H Association fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives158687
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1947-2015
Accession Number
2013-08
2014-21
2016-07
2017-26
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B1-6
W4 Sh2 B 1-3
W5 Sh1 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2013-08
2014-21
2016-07
2017-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B1-6
W4 Sh2 B 1-3
W5 Sh1 B3
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1947-2015
Physical Description
1.52 m of textual records ; 3 volumes ; 80 photographs, col.
Extent
1.52 m of textual records ; 3 volumes
History / Biographical
The Elgin County 4-H Association is a regional division of 4-H Ontario. They are responsible for running selected clubs throughout the county, and each club focuses on completing a specific project over the course of at least 12 hours of instruction. Originally, clubs were focused on either homemaking or agriculture, but in modern times the clubs have expanded to include other projects, such as finances and job searches, in order to foster the personal development and responsibility of youth. At its height, Elgin County 4-H offered many clubs throughout the county, often with regional markers to distinguish them from identically-named clubs in other parts of the county (such as the West Elgin Dairy Club and the East Elgin Dairy Club), but reduced membership in modern times lead to consolidation into single, county-wide clubs. The 4-H Program arose from agricultural roots. The idea began in the United States: in 1901, President Orwell of the Farmer’s Institute of Macoupin County, Missouri, offered a bag of seed corn to local boys with the hope of encouraging youth leadership in agriculture. 500 boys signed up for that project with the intention of displaying their produce at the 1903 St. Louis Fair. The project drew praise from educators and agricultural leaders alike The idea came to Canada in 1913, when the Department of Agriculture donated one dozen poultry eggs, potatoes, and seed to the youth of Roland, Manitoba, with the intent of having them plant, raise, and grow them over many months. During this time they would be guided by leaders who would teach them the best ways for raising their livestock and crops. This established the basic framework used by 4-H today, which is the completion of a project by youth of a certain age, under the supervision of a leader. These were originally dubbed Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs, and were headed by the Department of Agriculture. The first recognized club in Ontario was founded by Stanley Knapp of Waterloo in 1915, and spread from there. In Elgin County, the first recorded clubs date to 1935, alongside the newly founded Homemaking division of the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs. Both Homemaking and Agriculture were well represented in Elgin County. In 1952, the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs were renamed to 4-H Canada (head, heart, hands, and health), and under this new moniker, the focus began to shift from goal-oriented pursuits, such as completion of projects, to the personal development of its’ members. Starting 1985, the Homemaking and Agricultural divisions, previously separate, merged to become one entity, with John R. Lyle as president. In 1988, 4-H Ontario separated from the provincial Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs to become an independent organization.
Custodial History
Fonds is a collection of four separate accessions: 2017-26, 2016-07, 2013-08, and 2014-21. 2016-07 and 2013-08 were gifted by Roberta Gillard, Treasurer for the Elgin County 4-H. 2014-21 was donated by Cathy Cocchio. 2017-26 was donated by Cheryl Gauthier to the Elgin County Museum on August 23, 2017, and was transferred to the Elgin County Archives on the same day.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and maintained by both the Elgin County 4-H Association and individuals within the 4-H program. It includes the 4-H Constitution, annual reports, minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence, lists of members, project records and workbooks done by 4-H members, newsletters, and scrapbooks. The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Administration
Members
Projects
Name Access
Elgin County 4-H Club
Subject Access
4-H Clubs
Agriculture
Youth
Arrangement
Alphabetically; Projects series is arranged chronologically
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Elgin County 4-H Association fonds - Administration series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives158737
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2003-2015
Accession Number
2016-07
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Creator
Elgin County 4-H Association
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2016-07
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2003-2015
Physical Description
5.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This series consists of administrative records created and maintained by the 4-H Association for internal use. It is comprised of the following records:
Annual Reports, 2004-2014
Constitution, c. 2003
Correspondence, 2007-2015
Minutes, 2006-2015
Newsletters, 2006-2013
Treasurer files, 2006-2015
Name Access
Elgin (Ont. : County)
Elgin County 4-H Club
Subject Access
Agriculture
4-H Clubs
Youth
Arrangement
Series is arranged alphabetically
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Elgin County 4-H Association fonds - Members series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives158750
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1960-2009
Accession Number
2013-08
2016-07
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B2-4
W4 Sh2 B2-3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Creator
Elgin County 4-H Association
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2013-08
2016-07
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B2-4
W4 Sh2 B2-3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1960-2009
Physical Description
1.03 m. of textual records
History / Biographical
Prior to 1985, Homemaking and Agriculture were separate streams within 4-H. This divide was noted in the member records, with leaders and members being written under cards labelled ‘4-H Homemaking’. In cases where members participated in both agricultural and homemaking clubs, separate cards were issued for each. Post 1985, the records were all filed alphabetically, without any separation between Homemaking and Agriculture, but index cards from older years were still kept in circulation.
Scope and Content
This series consists of membership records of leaders (older members and aults tasked with running individual clubs) and members of the Elgin County 4-H Association ranging from the 1960s to 2009. It is comprised of the following records:
Leader rolls, 2003-2009
Leaders, Homemaking, c. 1970
Members, Agriculture, c. 1970-1980
Members, mixed (Homemaking and Agriculture), c. 1985
Name Access
Elgin (Ont. : County)
Elgin County 4-H Club
Subject Access
Agriculture
4-H Clubs
Youth
Arrangement
Series is arranged alphabetically
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Elgin County 4-H Association fonds - Projects series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives158751
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1963-1977
Accession Number
2014-21
2016-07
2017-26
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B5-6
W4 Sh2 B1
W5 Sh1 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2014-21
2016-07
2017-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B5-6
W4 Sh2 B1
W5 Sh1 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1963-1977
Physical Description
41.2 cm. of textual records ; 1 volume
History / Biographical
Members of 4-H participated in individual clubs, which were centred around a particular theme. The members would each attempt to finish an assigned project (such as raising a dairy calf, or sewing a dress), and would be graded for their efforts. Clubs were lead by two leaders, adult participants that taught younger members the skills needed to complete a project; on occasion, older members would also serve as assistant leaders. At the end, those who successfully completed a club would present their result at an achievement day. Members could be in multiple clubs simultaneously, and after 1985, would receive recognition after 6, 12, 18, and 24 projects completed. In their final year of 4-H, which was age 21, they would receive a graduation certificate. In 4-H Agriculture, members focused on a variety of topics, but some of the more common ones included raising livestock (beef, dairy, dairy goats, and horses are examples), and growing crops. In 4-H Homemaking, the clubs would give themselves names, and a requirement of each project was that each member would produce and update a workbook, which contained minutes of meetings, lists of members (who would also make up the club executives), lessons, homework, clippings, and other things relating to their project. These workbooks were required to be aesthetically pleasing and creative.
Scope and Content
This series consists of workbooks, ledgers, and other records concerning projects completed by members of the Elgin County 4-H Association, both in Homemaking and Agriculture. It consists of the following records:
Agriculture Project Records, 1963-1969
Homemaking Projects, 19641977
Name Access
Elgin (Ont. : County)
Elgin County 4-H Club
Subject Access
Agriculture
4-H Clubs
Youth
Arrangement
Series is arranged chronologically
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Elgin County Archives fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives172046
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Archives fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1967-2019
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B6-7
C11 Sh2 B1-3
C11 Sh3 B5
W1 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Archives fonds
Creator
Elgin County Archives
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B6-7
C11 Sh2 B1-3
C11 Sh3 B5
W1 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1967-2019
Physical Description
70 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and maintained by the Elgin County Archives and is arranged into the following series:
-Accession Records series, 2001-2018
-Researcher Records series, 2004-2019
Fonds also contains digitized material related to commemorations of the fiftieth and sixtieth anniversaries of Vimy Ridge in 1967 and 1977.
Name Access
Elgin County Archives
Access Restriction
Access to some records is restricted to Archives staff.
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