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Thornhill (Ont.) Agriculture
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Dora and George Snider collection [Textual record]

  • CA CoV Archives M013.41
  • Collection
  • 1912-1998

Collection consists of various historical write-ups on villages (Edgeley, Sherwood, Langstaff, Maple, Coleraine, Purpleville, Elder's Mills, Woodbridge, Vellore, Carrville, Concord, Hope, Kleinburg, Patterson, Pine Grove, Teston), genealogical histories (Stong, Jackson), and issues of The York Pioneer and Canadian-German Folklore.

Jim Cameron fonds [Textual records and other material]

  • CA CoV Archives MG 31
  • Fonds
  • 1934-2001, predominant 1950-1990

Fonds consists of plans, reports, studies, correspondence, published materials, essays, and newspaper clippings which document the planning and development of Vaughan. Specific Vaughan topics within the fonds include the Maple dump, the Maple theme park, the Woodbridge annexation, and the building of the Vaughan industrial park, to name but a few. Moreover, official plans and studies for Thornhill, Maple, Kleinburg, Nashville, and Woodbridge provide invaluable evidence as to the evolutionary development of these communities.

Norberta O'Rourke fonds [Textual record and other material]

  • CA CoV Archives MG 45
  • Fonds
  • 1828-2002, predominant 1900-1980

Fonds consists of family histories and genealogical material, histories of schools and churches in Pine Grove and Woodbridge as well as the communities themselves, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, architectural drawings of the St. Margaret Mary School, diplomas, report cards, invitations, certificates, awards, programs, maps, correspondence, newspaper ad layouts, newspaper clippings, and commemorative coins from the 1991 inauguration of the City of Vaughan. Also includes County of York uniform promotion examination certificate documenting promotion of Mary O'Rourke of the Pine Grove School and an indenture between Alfred and Harriet Gooderham, grantors, and Michael O'Rourke, grantee. Also contains "1833 it was -- a trading post and granary 1989 it is -- a house of the 20th century", an unpublished essay by Norberta O'Rourke which details the history of the Elliot Trading Post and surrounding area, originally constructed on Lot 11, Concession 8, Vaughan Township in 1833.

Page family fonds

  • CA CoV Archives MG 2
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1984

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs. Transcripts of reminiscences of Marjorie Page, 1989; map of Vaughan Township, 1924; educational records; Stewart Page's 4th year thesis (1924) at the Ontario Agricultural College re: the agricultural history of Vaughan Township, including area's settlement patterns, ethnic configuration, transportation development, social life, topography, agricultural products raised, revenue derived therefrom, etc.; photoprints of Page property and family including series depicting Stewart Page as a serviceman with the Canadian Forces overseas in WW I.

Society for the Preservation of Thornhill (SPOHT) PhotoGraphic material Collection : [ca. 1870-1960]

  • CA CoV Archives M997.4
  • Collection
  • Compiled [ca. 1980]

Collection consists of images copied by SPOHT to act as reference tools for the organization in the execution of its functions and attendant activities. Index card-mounted images were classified by subject and fully described by the collection compiler, with subject cross references provided. Subjects devised by SPOHT include artists, children, churches, cemeteries, clubs and groups, families, farms, festivals, hotels and taverns, houses, old swimming hole, people, radial cars, recreation areas, schools, sports, stores, streetscapes, transportation,village doctor, village undertaker, women's group's, Yonge Street families.

Some of Vaughan's Pictorial Past / by Hugh Cook

  • CA CoV Archives MG 47
  • File
  • 2011

File consists of three copies of a pictorial book with text depicting a wide range of structures throughout Vaughan including schools, churches, stores, farms, houses, and mills.

Thoreau MacDonald fonds [Graphic material and other material]

  • CA CoV Archives MG 40
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1957

Fonds consists of 29 book plates, 100 black and white photographs (including images of Yonge St, Arnold Ave, Elizabeth St, Centre St, Bathurst St, Hwy 7 and Seager farm and other agricultural scenes in Thornhill) 41 sketches done in pencil, and several write-ups on Thoreau Macdonald.

Thornhill Women's Institute Fonds

  • CA CoV Archives MG 35
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1997 Microfilmed, [ca. 1983]

Fonds consists of minute books from 1977 to 1997 which record the decisions of executive and district annual meetings, membership lists, lists of meetings held, cash expenditures, financial statements, records of attendance, and lists of officers and directors. Fonds also contains six Tweedsmuir Village Histories which consist of photos, biographies, newspaper clippings, stories and first-hand accounts, a history of the Thornhill Women

Vaughan Historical Reference Files [Textual record material]

  • CA CoV Archives Ref. 15
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1800-2011]

Collection consists of general reference files containing histories on many of Vaughan's communities as well as brief histories on a variety of historic structures and buildings throughout Vaughan.