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C.R. Judd was a key figure at Capreol school

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Ninety years ago, Chester Roy Judd (1896-1969) began teaching in Capreol. Thirty-eight years later, he retired from Capreol Public School and moved to southern Ontario, taking his school records with him. About 50 years later, those lost lesson plans were found in a room full of records by the Thames Valley District School Board and now these lesson plans are available to researchers at the City of Greater Sudbury Archives.

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Long missing episode found

Sunday, February 14, 2016

"Today on Memories and Music we will be talking with "¦ Albert Rawlyk who will be remembered by the boys at the mill in Copper Cliff where he had worked for many years before retiring in 1976."

And so begins a new episode of the local radio program Memories and Music, which aired on Sundays at noon from 1974 to 1982. This newly acquired episode (originally broadcast on Jan. 16, 1977) is available to the public, along with more than 300 other episodes, on the City of Greater Sudbury Archives website.

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Preserving Sudbury's Slovakian history

Sunday, February 1, 2015

On April 11, 1937, 21 Slovak-Canadians in Creighton Mine came together and founded a group term life benefit plan to help members and their families during times of need. In December 1946, members of this group, along with many other similar Slovak-Canadian organizations across Canada, voted for the creation of The Canadian Slovak Benefit Society. Now these local records, both the Creighton Mine Branch 21 and the Sudbury Youth Branch 43, are available for the first time to the public for research in both Slovak and English.

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Do you know these people?

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Did you know Xstrata Nickel (now Glencore) donated its former office building, known as the Thomas Edison building in 2007 to the city for use as an archives building?

The Archives serves the entire population of the City of Greater Sudbury and its institutions by acquiring, preserving and providing access to records of enduring value, which show evidence of the activities of the City of Greater Sudbury and its predecessors.

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Royal visit as a home movie

Sunday, December 20, 2015

This December, while gathering with friends and family, why not do something a little different such as watching a film of the 1939 Royal Visit in Sudbury?

On June 5, 1939, while King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II's parents) were visiting Sudbury, amateur filmmaker Ernest "Herbert" Rose recorded the event in colour.

(Rose worked professionally as Inco's concentrator superintendent at Copper Cliff Mine, but started filming home movies as a hobby in 1936.)

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Negatives capture a bit of Sudbury's history

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A new homeowner in southern Ontario was renovating his 19th century brick house when eight glass negatives were discovered in the attic. The negatives were inside their original glass photographic negative box and six of the negatives were stored within labelled paper envelopes.

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Sudbury history buffs celebrate vital books saved from destruction

AUDIO CBC Radio, Oct 22, 2014

A group of historians in Sudbury is celebrating the preservation of historic land registry documents for the city.

The documents, known as the Land Abstract Index Registers, are the key to finding other documents related to properties in Sudbury, said the chair of the Sudbury District Archives Interest Group. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE AND LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW.


Check out a piece of Sudbury's history tonight

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff, Oct 22, 2014

The Sudbury District Archives Interest Group recently made a very important acquisition — the Land Abstract Index Registers for Sudbury and District.

"These documents are of the most significant records within a Local Land Registry Office," a press release from the group said. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


The Worthingtons key Sudbury pioneers

Saturday, August 9, 2014, Shanna Fraser, For The Sudbury Star
Many Greater Sudburians pride themselves in knowing Sudbury was named by Canadian Pacific Railway Construction superintendent James Worthington, after the hometown of his wife (Sudbury, Suffolk, England). CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.


Star donates 50,000 images to city's archives 

Friday, April 11, 2014

David Kilgour, middle, publisher of The Sudbury Star, examines Sudbury Star negatives from the 1939 to 1971 time period, as Shanna Fraser, archivist with the City of Greater Sudbury, and Brian MacLeod, managing editor of The Star, look on.

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Reeling back Sudbury's history 

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff, Feb 19, 2014

City archivist Shanna Fraser (left) and Sudbury District Archives Interest Group chair Tracey Sanders show off a microfilm reel containing century-old copies of a local newspaper. The archives interest group donated 10 of the microfilm reels, with a value of $1,200.

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MorningNorth, Donation to the Sudbury Archives

Wednesday February 19, 2014

The Sudbury District Archives Interest Group made a new donation to the Greater Sudbury Archives. It's a set of microfilms of the Sudbury Star from 1911 to 1923. Radio-Canada's Yvon Theriault spoke with Tracy Sanders, the chair of the Sudbury District Archives Interest Group, and city archivist Shanna Fraser about the donation.

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Discovering Sudbury's history

Nancy Vaillancourt, SUDBURY STAR, Saturday, March 23, 2013

Over the course of doing genealogy research, I've come across a number of interesting sites that pertain to local history.

Although not a native Sudburian, I was adopted by the city more than 40 years ago. I don't pretend to be an historian. However, through involvement with the Sudbury District Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society...CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.


City opens archive building in Falconbridge

A treasure trove of historical documents is now available to local historians.

On Thursday, officials opened the City of Greater Sudbury Archives, located in Falconbridge.

The facility, which is open to residents by appointment, houses both municipal and privately donated records such as letters, journals, minutes and photographs.

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After ten long years and lots of support and dedication from many history enthusiasts the Grand Opening has finally arrived May 3, 2012.


Capturing the city's history, digitally

Saturday, March 20, 2010

What do accident victims, striking local Steelworkers, young dancing ballerinas, the Sudbury Wolves, former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, Bishop Alexander Carter and a sleeping cheetah have in common? They were all photographed by Bob Keir, and these images will -- in the future -- be available at an archives near you.

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Gordon Watts Reports GlobalGenealogy.com
Column published: 30 June 2010
By: Gordon A. Watts Biography & Archived Articles
Federal Government Destroys Value of Future Census


Steel working to recover files

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hundreds of filing cabinets full of documents were destroyed in the Steelworkers Hall and now the city's archivist is literally trying to freeze the few records that remain.

Nearly 10 filing cabinets were salvaged from the top floor offices, the documents inside soaked from the nearly 1,000,000 gallons of water fire fighters used to douse the flames.

Shanna Fraser contacted the Steelworkers when she heard some documents may be intact and offered help in restoring them.

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