Brock University Library


Archival Appetizers

Brief stories inspired by materials found in the Brock University Archives.

Archival Oddities

This is a collection of unusual or just interesting material that is housed within Archives and Special Collections, Brock University Library

Brock University Course Calendars

This site contains all of the Brock University course calendars produced from 1964 to the present. These are available as PDF files and are keyword searchable.

Documenting COVID-19 in Niagara

This website will collect records from the Niagara community that will help document the COVID-19 pandemic in the Niagara Region in 2020.

Documenting Louis Shickluna and his shipyard

This site contains records found in the Brock University Archives & Special Collections that pertain to the Shickluna Shipyard (1838 - 1891) of St. Catharines.

James A. Gibson, Brock University's Founding President

This is an exhibit highlighting the man who became Brock University's founding president, James A. Gibson

Lachlan McCallum

This exhibit explores the highlights of the life and career of Lachlan McCallum (1823-1903), a Canadian politician who served as a Member of Parliament and Senator. Some political issues of the time are examined in a series of correspondence between himself and Prime Minister Sir John A. MacDonald.

Niagara Falls Stereo Cards

This exhibit showcases stereo cards featuring Niagara Falls and the Niagara River, including the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, rapids, whirlpool, Table Rock, Prospect Point, and suspension bridge. Some related tourist attractions are also featured. These include the Maid of the Mist, burning spring, and a tight rope walker.

Reconstructing Port Dalhousie

Port Dalhousie, today, is popular for its beaches, the carousel and the colourful Lakeside Park. “Reconstructing Port Dalhousie” will focus on Port Dalhousie as an important shipping harbor as well as how it became known for its recreation. This online exhibit features collections that date back to the 18th century and are from Brock University Archives, St. Catharines Museum, and Ontario Archives.

Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff (1894-1918)

Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff went off to World War One in 1916. He was killed in action on the July 13, 1918 as a member of the 116th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). His grave is in Wailly Orchard Cemetery. Wailly is a village about six kilometers south-west of Arras in France.

Sean O'Sullivan

This exhibit examines the highlights of the political career of Sean O'Sullivan (1952-1989), who entered public life at age twenty. The influence that Canadian Prime Minster John Diefenbaker had on O'Sullivan's political aspirations and career is also explored.

The friends and relations of George and Elizabeth Mary (Smith) Field

The George Field fonds in the Archives at Brock University Library contains a great assortment of photographs from the mid to late 19th century. Who were these individuals and what and how are they connected to George and Elizabeth Field? Some questions may be answered and others will remain forever a mystery.

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