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About durhamregionareaarchivesgroup

DRAAG is the professional group for archives and repositories of the local history of Durham Region and surrounding areas.

Meet the Local History Librarian – Eva Saether, Oshawa Public Library

Up next is Eva Saether, Local History and Genealogy Librarian for the Oshawa Public Library. What do you do at Oshawa Public Libraries? I am the Local History and Genealogy Librarian for Oshawa Public Libraries. The purpose of the local … Continue reading

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Meet the Curator – Earl Wotton, Ontario Regiment Museum

Today we have the opportunity to learn a bit more about a very unique site in Durham Region, the Ontario Regiment Museum.  Up until 2015, this amazing site had been run entirely by dedicated volunteers like Earl Wotton. These passionate … Continue reading

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Meet the Curator – Sonya Jones, The RMG

As we welcome the first full week of April with a spring in our step, we also celebrate Archives Awareness Week!  Once again this year, we begin our celebrations by introducing you to some of the amazing people, and their … Continue reading

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Archives Awareness Week

Once again this year, DRAAG is celebrating Archives Awareness Week.  Throughout the week of April 4th until the 8th we will be putting the spotlight on those who care for our documentary history throughout the Region and beyond!  Visit here … Continue reading

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This Month’s Header

The header this month shows a group of Oshawa residents dressed for the cold weather and heading out on their cutter.  The photograph was part of a collection donated to the Oshawa Community Museum in 1971. A971.39.16

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Meet the Archivist – Erin Walsh, Port Hope Archives

It is April and along with those April showers it also brings with it Archives Awareness Week.  We thought it was be interesting to once again learn more about our members and the various institutions that make up DRAAG! Today … Continue reading

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My Favourite Collection – Megan Pugh, Whitby Archives

Cullen Hay Perry Letters One of my favourite collections at the Whitby Archives is the Cullen Hay Perry Letters from the First World War. Cullen Hay Perry was born in Whitby, Ontario on August 15, 1893 to John Ham Perry … Continue reading

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My Favourite Collection – Sarah Ferencz, Whitby Archives

Whitby Knitting Club Fonds The Whitby Knitting Club fonds is small enough to fit into one box but the story behind the club and its activities never cease to inspire me. Originally known as the Ten Monday Nighters, the club … Continue reading

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My Favourite Collection – Jennifer Weymark, Oshawa Museum

Up until the summer of 2013, my answer to this question would have been clear cut “My favourite collection is the Garrow Collection”.  This is a collection of letter written by an Oshawa resident from the Western Front during World … Continue reading

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My Favourite Collection – Erin Walsh, Port Hope Archives

It was Valentine’s Day 2013, when one of the most vibrant and interesting collections at the Port Hope Archives came through our door: the Capitol Theatre Poster Collection (PHA#2013.5). The collection consists of 14 hand-painted posters created by staff at … Continue reading

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