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Fonds C 88

McLaughlin family fonds


About these records

Title
McLaughlin family fonds
Dates of Creation
1878-1971
Physical Description

2 reels of microfilm (textual and photographic records)

71 film reels

12 centimetres of textual records

ca. 1500 photographs

2 medals

2 posters

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of photographs and personal memorabilia relating to the McLaughlin family of Oshawa from 1878-1971, as assembled by C. Ewart McLaughlin and Mary Hare. Included are photographs of members of the McLaughlin family and textual documents relating to their charity work in the community. This fonds also contains home movies produced mainly by Ewart McLaughlin, documenting four generations of the McLaughlin family, including George McLaughlin, Ewart McLaughlin, Ewart's children, Dick and Mary, and their children, from 1925 to 1967. Leisure activities such as travel and family events are the subject of most of these films.

This fonds also contains a small amount of business records and photographs of the McLaughlin Carriage Company and its successors, McLaughlin-Buick and the General Motors Company of Canada in Oshawa. It also contains two medals won by the McLaughlin Carriage Company for its work.

This fonds also contains copy negatives and prints of most of the photographs and some of the publications in this fonds. These records were created by the National Archives when they borrowed the records on copy loan in 1971. The records were transferred from the National Archives of Canada in 2000 when the Archives of Ontario acquired the original documents from the McLaughlin family. See series description for C 88-3 for more information.

The fonds has been described in three series.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

The McLaughlin family was a prominent family in Oshawa, Ontario. Robert McLaughlin, the father, founded the McLaughlin Carriage Company, which later became General Motors of Canada.

Robert McLaughlin (1836-1921) was an Oshawa business man who founded the McLaughlin Carriage Company which later became General Motors of Canada.

George McLaughlin (1869-1942) was an Ontario businessman who was Vice-President of General Motors of Canada and its predecessor companies the McLaughlin Motor Car Company and Chevrolet Motor Company.

Clarence Ewart McLaughlin (1898-1968) was the son of George W. McLaughlin, and grandson of Robert McLaughlin, founder of the McLaughlin Carriage Company and the McLaughlin Motor Car Company, which became General Motors of Canada.

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McLaughlin (family)

McLaughlin, Robert, 1836-1921

McLaughlin, C. Ewart, 1898-1968

McLaughlin, George W., 1869-1942
Restrictions on Access
Original film material is closed for conservation purposes. Video reference copies of most films are available for consultation. There are no access restrictions on the photographs. There are no access restrictions on the textual material.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
For motion picture films less than 50 years old, copyright is held by creator. Motion picture films cannot be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. For sound and moving image material older than 50 years old, copyright has expired. In either case submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form to the Archives of Ontario. For the photographic material, copyright has expired. These materials cannot be published without permission of the Archives of Ontario. Submit a Permission to Publish Request form. For textual records, copyright is held by the creator. There are no restrictions on reproduction. If you wish to publish any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form to the Archives of Ontario.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This fonds was acquired by the Archives of Ontario in 1983, 1999 and 2000 from Mary Hare, great grand-daughter of Robert McLaughlin. The copy negatives and prints were acquired by direct transfer from the National Archives of Canada in 2000.
Availability of Other Formats

Many of the textual records are also available on microfilm: MS 674, reels 1 and 2.

Most of the motion picture films are available on video.
Notes

The Archives of Ontario borrowed and microfilmed textual and photographic records in this fonds that were in the possession of Mary Hare in 1983. Many of these records were later donated to the Archives of Ontario by in the original by Mary Hare in 1999 and 2000.

The National Archives of Canada borrowed and copied textual and photographic records in this fonds that were in the possession of the McLaughlin family in 1971.

Former Codes

Accession Numbers 15808, 37787, 41195.

Finding Aid
Series and sub-series descriptions and item listings are available.

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For copy negatives and prints, order C 88-3, container A 2948 (barcode B378927).

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By Microfilm Interloan
This material is not available through Interloan.

Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
C 88-1 McLaughlin family personal records
C 88-2 McLaughlin family business records
C 88-3 McLaughlin records available in other formats