Brock University Library


01 - DSL Demo Site - Cozy Theme

A demo site to show how blocks and images are displayed in the Cozy Theme

02 - DSL Demo Site - Center Row Theme

A demo site to show how blocks and images are displayed in the Center Row Theme

03 - DSL Demo Site - The Daily Theme

A demo site to show how blocks and images are displayed in The Daily Theme

04 - DSL Demo Site - Default Theme

A demo site to show how blocks and images are displayed in the Default Theme

05 - DSL Demo Site - Foundation

A demo site to show how blocks and images are displayed in the Foundation Theme

A Journey through Niagara and beyond in 1850

This exhibit examines the travel journals of Stephens Baker (1791-1883), a silversmith from Beverly, Massachusetts. Baker travelled through Niagara in 1850. He noted the sites that he visited and his impressions of Niagara in his travel journals. This exhibit traces his journey as outlined in his travel journal with a focus on his stops in Niagara.

A Legendary Career in Advertising

A look at the exemplary career of Terry O'Malley in commercial advertising.

A Snapshot of St. Catharines in 1938

This exhibit is based on a photo album of St. Catharines from 1938. It provides a glimpse of the city of St. Catharines as it looked before World War II, featuring schools, electric railways, public and municipal buildings, industry and businesses.

Agnes Ethelwyn Wetherald

A biographical exhibit that tells the life story of writer Agnes Ethelwyn Wetherald.

Alexander Hamilton

This exhibit examines the life and accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton (1790-1839). Hamilton came from a prominent family and was an important businessman and public servant in Upper Canada. His most notable positions were Postmaster at Queenston and Sheriff of the Niagara District.

apart we were together

Faculty Exhibit September 2021

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

Arthur A. Schmon

Arthur Albert Schmon was born in 1895 in Newark, New Jersey. During his studies at Barringer High School in Newark, he met Eleanore Celeste Reynolds who was to become his wife in August of 1919. Mr. Schmon studied English literature at Princeton and graduated with honours in 1917. That same year, Mr. Schmon joined the United States Army where he served under Colonel McCormick as an adjutant in field artillery in World War I. In 1919, he was discharged as a captain. Colonel McCormick (editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune) offered Schmon a job in his Shelter Bay pulpwood operations. Mr. Schmon accepted the challenge of working at this lonely outpost on the lower St. Lawrence River. Schmon was promoted to Woodlands Manager in 1923. In 1930, he became the General Manager. This was expected to be a seasonal operation but the construction of the mill led to the building of a town (Baie Comeau) and its power development. All of this was accomplished under Schmon’s leadership. In 1933, he was elected the President and General Manager of the Ontario Paper Company. He later became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Arthur Schmon made his home in St. Catharines where he played an active role in the community. Schmon was a member of the Founders’ Committee at Brock University and he was a primary force behind the establishment of a University in the Niagara Region. The Brock University Tower is named after him. He also served as Chairman of the St. Catharines Hospital Board of Governors for over 15 years, and was responsible for guiding the hospital through a 3 million dollar expansion program. He was a Governor of Ridley College and an Honorary Governor of McMaster University in Hamilton. Mr. Schmon died of lung cancer on March 18, 1964.

Battle of Lundy's Lane

This exhibit examines the Battle of Lundy's Lane during the War of 1812, using material from Brock University's Archives and Special Collections.

Battle of Queenston Heights

This exhibit tells the story of the Battle of Queenston Heights using material from Brock University's Archives and Special Collections.

Bradley Institute of Music

Niagara Falls school of music owned by Harold Bradley

Brock's Monument

Brock's monument stands as a tribute to fallen hero, General Isaac Brock. This site traces the monument from its inception to present day. The monument has had an incredible history and is the resting place of General Brock and John Macdonell.

Canadian Niagara Power Company

This exhibit provides a brief history of the Canadian Niagara Power Company, from its founding in 1892 to the present day.

Canadian Shredded Wheat Company

In 1904, the Canadian Shredded Wheat factory was opened in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The factory was popular as a tourist attraction as well as a manufacturer. In 1928, the company was sold to The National Biscuit Company and the product name changed to Nabisco Shredded Wheat. The name of the plant was changed to Nabisco Foods in 1956 to reflect the variety of foods that were being produced at that time. In 1985, Nabisco was purchased by J.R. Reynolds thus forming RJR Nabisco. In 1994, RJR sold its breakfast cereal business to Kraft Foods and the international licenses to General Mills. Shredded Wheat is now integrated into the Post Foods portfolio and remains in Niagara Falls, Canada.


This exhibit explores the history of the Clifton area of Niagara Falls, Ontario, using material found in Archives and Special Collections, Brock University.

CODA: VISA 4F06 Honours Exhibition

Virtual Exhibit for VISA 4F06

Crystal Beach

Crystal Beach evokes memories. Golden summer days, thrilling rides, dancing to the big bands and the sights and smells of the midway will forever remain part of Crystal Beach’s history. People still mourn the demise of the park. The park shared its legacy with Buffalo, New York and was often referred to as “Buffalo’s Coney Island”. The stars of the park were the roller coasters. Some dared to ride while others preferred to watch. Everybody who went to Crystal Beach has a story to tell. It would be almost impossible to list all the rides and attractions that came and went over the years but here is a glimpse of the legend that was Crystal Beach Park. The story is not complete without mentioning the town, transportation and businesses that were part of Crystal Beach’s evolution.

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.

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