Category Archives: DRAAG Information

Archives Awareness Week 2021

Spring is here and what a fabulous way to celebrate the new season than by celebrating the amazing archival collections in our communities. The Archives Association of Ontario has designated this week, April 5th to 9th, as Archives Awareness Week … Continue reading

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Implicit Bias and the Oshawa Museum’s Archival Collection

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist This post was originally published on the Oshawa Museum’s Blog, December 4, 2020. What is implicit bias?  The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State  University defines it as such: also known … Continue reading

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Canadian Nursing Sister in WWI – Nursing Sister Emsley

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist at the Oshawa Museum Throughout history, women have always played a role in warfare generally working to nurse the wounded.  In Canada, nurses had served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps since the 1885 Northwest Rebellion … Continue reading

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Porches of Northumberland County

By Abigail Miller, Archivist at Northumberland County Archives and Museum Northumberland County Archives and Museum has been officially closed to the public since Thursday, March 12, 2020. Katie and I are fortunate to be able to continue working from home … Continue reading

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Online Heritage Collections at the Oshawa Public Libraries

By Nicole Adams, Local History and Genealogy Librarian at the Oshawa Public Library Exploring history from home has never been easier. We have been building our online collections for years and are always looking for new ways to engage the … Continue reading

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Connecting the Past with the Future

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist at the Oshawa Museum What a surreal time we are currently living through. In the not to distant future, historians will study this time and those of us who collect history can help those future historians … Continue reading

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Archives Awareness Week 2020

Social distancing and self-isolation mean that Archives Awareness Week celebrations will look a little different this year.  DRAAG thought this would be a great time to celebrate archives online and the many ways we can still access archival records and … Continue reading

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Who Was John Baker?

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist – Oshawa Museum This article was originally posted on the Oshawa Museum Blog in honour of Black History Month, January 25, 2019. John Baker is an important part of Oshawa’s history, even thought it is entirely … Continue reading

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General Motors of Canada – Oshawa

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist, Oshawa Museum This month marks the end of an industrial era in Oshawa. By the end of day on Friday, December 20, 2019 the last vehicle will have rolled off the assembly line at General Motors. … Continue reading

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Christmas Wishes From Overseas

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist, Oshawa MuseumThis article originally appeared in the Oshawa Express, Dec 21, 2011 In 2011, the archives acquired four Christmas cards sent from an Oshawa man serving overseas during WWII. Pte. Earl Hann was overseas serving as a … Continue reading

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