This page summarizes activities in the Archives in recent years.


Archives usage and activities in 2015

A key achievement this year has been the completion of the Quinte Scanner obituary project. Archives volunteer Dyan Bonter has transcribed nearly 500 obituaries from the newspaper between the years 1968 and 1982.

New accessions received: 25

These included:  Canada Optical Company photographs and brochures (2015.10); scanned First World War flying camp photos by Harry McBride (2015.20); Hill family materials (2015.19); portraits of Deseronto Town Council, 1967-2006 (2015.22);

Email/Facebook/Twitter queries answered: 81

Telephone queries answered: 24

Visits to the archives by researchers: 145

Images uploaded to www.flickr.com/deserontoarchives: 229

Total views on Flickr since 2008: 2,862,907

Events organized/attended:

Four Deseronto History Talks were held on summer Saturdays in 2015 May 23rd, June 20th, July 25th, September 26th
Conference, ‘New Directions in Active History: Institutions, Communication, and Technologies’, London, Ontario (talk presented) October 2nd-4th
History Walk, Deseronto (with Frances Itani) and author talk about Deafening October 17th

Blog posts published : 85

Views of the blog in 2015: 27,668

Facebook page fans: 379

Twitter followers: 470


Archives usage and activities in 2014

A highlight of 2014 was the shortlisting of the ‘Land that Supports our Feet’ Symposium for the Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Community Programming.

The Archives was also pleased to partner with Deseronto Public Library in hosting the launch of Frances Itani’s new book, Tell, in August. Tell is set in Deseronto in 1919 and uses a range of materials from the Archives to augment the story.

New accessions received: 25

These included: Cole family materials found in the wall of a house in Mill Street; research materials relating to match factories in Deseronto and photographs of the former Colp Block on the corner of St. George and Edmon Streets in Deseronto.

Email/Facebook/Twitter queries answered: 76

Telephone queries answered: 18

Visits to the archives by researchers: 107

Days the archives was open to the public: 42

Images uploaded to www.flickr.com/deserontoarchives: 98

Total views on Flickr since 2008: 2,095,842

Events organized/attended:

Archives Association of Ontario Conference, ‘Party with your Archives! Enhancing Collective Memory in Times of Celebration’,  Oshawa (paper presented) May 28th-30th
Association of Canadian Archivists’ Conference, ‘Archivatopia’, Victoria (paper presented) June 25th-28th
Book launch for Frances Itani’s Tell August 28th
Spirit Walk, Deseronto October 30th
Webinar for Canada’s History December 4th

 

Blog posts published : 25

Visitors to the blog in 2014: 22,008

Facebook page fans: 282

Twitter followers: 425


Archives usage and activities in 2013

New accessions received: 20

These included photographs of the local Royal Flying Corps camps taken during the First World War;  photographs of St. Mark’s Church; an audio recording of the Duncan brothers talking about their experiences of life in Deseronto as new immigrants in 1907; letters written to Reuben Cronk, Chief of Police, in 1881-1882; and some items which belonged to Cecil Argue, Mayor of Deseronto in 1929.

Email queries answered: 120

Telephone queries answered: 33

Visits to the archives by researchers: 132

Images uploaded to www.flickr.com/deserontoarchives190

Total views on Flickr since 2008: 1,081,313

Events organized/attended:

Democratising  or Privileging: the Future of Access to Archives, Dundee, Scotland (paper presented) April 25th-26th
Association of Canadian Archivists’ Conference, ‘Community as Archives, Archives as Community’, Winnipeg (paper presented) June 13th-15th
The Land that Supports Our Feet symposium, Belleville October 26th

Blog posts written : 16

Visitors to the blog in 2013: 18,505


Archives usage and activities in 2012

New accessions received: 16

These included a photograph of the Circle Six Orchestra, a scrapbook relating to the Deseronto United Church, a photograph album from an airman who trained at Camp Mohawk in World War One and a list of Deseronto voters from 1914.

Email queries answered: 63

Telephone queries answered: 25

Visits to the archives by researchers: 101

Images uploaded to www.flickr.com/deserontoarchives105

Events organized/attended:

Heritage Day competition, Deseronto Public School February 29th
History and Hauntings walk, Deseronto October 28th

Blog posts written : 17

Visitors to the blog in 2012: 15,293


Archives usage and activities in 2011

New accessions received: 28

Email queries answered: 47

Telephone queries answered: 12

Visits to the archives by researchers: 73

Images uploaded to www.flickr.com/deserontoarchives109

Events organized/attended:

Doors Open, Napanee/Deseronto/Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory May 28th
Archives Association of Ontario conference, Thunder Bay June 17th
Inter-agency Service Fair, Deseronto June 22nd
Waterfront Festival, Deseronto July 2nd
Deseronto Public Library 125th anniversary events October

Blog posts written : 17

Visitors to the blog in 2011: 13,058 (8,097 in 2010)

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