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Alan Sears fonds

  • F 0174
  • Fonds
  • 1945; 1977-2002

This fonds contains records related to Alan Sears’ personal thought and activism in socialist and 2SLGBTQIA+ circles during his early career, publications on those topics, and historical materials related to socialist politics in Windsor/Essex County.

Series I (Personal Files, 1982-1996) contains Sears’ personal notes, formal presentations, and article drafts, as well as agendas, membership lists, signed petitions, posters and flyers, a small amount of correspondence, and some research material in activist areas including socialism, labour, anti-racism and anti-apartheid, anti-war, Gay and Lesbian rights, AIDS, and funding for education. Most of the records relate to Windsor, with some Ottawa and Toronto items.

Series II (Publications, 1971-2002) contains periodicals and individual articles connected with Sears’ activist interests, and a history of Gay and Lesbian liberation written by Sears.

Series III (Scrapbooks & Ephemera, 1945; 1980s) includes two scrapbooks of press clippings from the 1945 Ontario provincial election, focused on the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) party and Essex County, and stickers from a 1980s job action by postal workers.

Series IV (Photographs) contains images of t-shirts owned by Sears, highlighting slogans and images used in various activist causes.

Sears, Alan

J. Clark Keith fonds

  • F 0006
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1973; predominantly 1920-1970

The J. Clark Keith papers contain a record of activities pursued by one of Windsor’s most eminent engineers during his career with the Essex Border Utilities Commission (1920-1935) and the subsequent Windsor Utilities Commission (1935-1957), largely in the form of personal correspondence and scrapbooks. Also included are numerous reports, subject files, a small number of engineering specifications, blueprints, contracts, and excerpts from Keith’s book The Windsor Utilities Commission and Its Antecedent Commissions, covering nearly seventy years of urban history in the Border Cities. The fonds provides detailed insight into projects such as the Wyandotte Street extension and construction of a filtration plant at Ford City, as well as broader issues of city planning and legislation. Hospitals and parks are also dealt with, thanks to the EBUC’s broad mandate. Collectively, the records provide an excellent survey of the diverse responsibilities shouldered by the utilities commission in Windsor’s development, and the central role J. Clark Keith played at its helm.

The fonds is arranged into seven sub-series: Sub-series A contains subject files; Sub-series B contains annual reports; Sub-series C contains other reports; Sub-series D contains financial reports; Sub-series E contains contracts; Sub-series F contains a diary; and Sub-series G contains scrapbooks.

Keith, J. Clark

Jules Robinet fonds

  • F 0042
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1942; 2018

This bilingual (French/English) fonds contains financial records, daily journals, and a short family history created by Jules Robinet over more than six decades of business, family, and community life in Sandwich and Tecumseh. Since Robinet employed and/or entered business partnerships with many family members and neighbours, the records document intertwined elements of both his personal and professional activities. The journals in particular capture elements of daily life within a large Franco-Ontarian family during an eventful half-century of war and economic depression. Also included is a book of biographies about notable men in Essex County, inscribed by the author to Robinet, and a modern article about Robinet’s local significance as a winemaker and Francophone community figure.

Robinet, Jules

Old Sandwich walking tours collection

  • F 0027
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1970s-1990s?

This fonds consists of a materials supporting two self-guided walking tours that highlight historic architecture and institutions in the former Town of Sandwich (now a part of Windsor, Ontario). Both are undated and do not indicate who created or distributed them. The first is a bilingual brochure entitled “A Walk Through Old Sandwich – Windsor, Ontario,” and is geared toward adults, possibly ca. 1980s-1990s. The second is a stapled 81/2 x 11 package entitled “A Field Study of Early Sandwich,” possibly ca. 1970s-1980s. This one is designed for teachers leading students, and includes teaching objectives, methods and preparation, the tour stops and suitable questions for each, extended activities, and further references.


Ontario Archaeological Society Windsor Chapter fonds

  • F 0125
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2001

This fonds contains the newsletter of the Windsor Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society, 1977-2001. Editor Peter Reid, professor of physical anthropology at the University of Windsor, normally produced six issues per year of what he soon entitled The Squirrel County Gazette. The newsletter contains administrative matters pertaining to the Chapter, summaries of Chapter events and meetings, news about local excavations and findings, updates on the state of archaeology in Ontario, and news of interesting archaeological discoveries around the world.

Ontario Archaeological Society Windsor Chapter

Walkerville Match Company collection

  • F 0178
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1905; 2021

This fonds consists of a single research file containing information about the Walkerville Match Company, ca. 1899-1905, collected by history enthusiast Edward S. Wright. The document draws together facts about the company from a variety of contemporary sources and includes images of a number of documents and artifacts relevant to the company’s history.

Walkerville Match Company

Windsor Maltese Community fonds

  • F 0139
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2019

This fonds consists of a single file containing five short histories (written 1969-2019) about aspects of the Maltese-Canadian community. As one of several significant settlement areas for Maltese immigrants in Canada, Windsor is featured prominently. Three of the items (including one early draft with handwritten corrections) are by Maltese-Canadian Windsorite Angelo Dougall; two are by Maltese-Canadian Dan Brock and originally appeared in a Maltese-Canadian newsletter.