Fonds F 2076
11.4 metres of textual records
ca. 3000 photographs
2 audio cassettes (ca. 35 min.)
Fonds consists of the records created and collected by Alvin D. McCurdy. Fonds includes the personal correspondence and a genealogy of the McCurdy family. Fonds also includes material collected by McCurdy relating to: Amherstburg planning and conservation (1953-1983), Amerherstburg schools (1881-1987), Black churches (1852-1988), the Joiners and Carpenters Union (1950- 1989), and various black organisations such as the Amherstburg Citizen's Advancement Association (1887-1983). Fonds includes additional records relating to Freemasonry, and in particular to Lincoln Lodge no. 8 (Amherstburg).
Fonds also contains 12 scrapbooks, compiled between 1880-1989, of newspaper clippings regarding Amherstberg peoples and events.
Fonds also contains ca. 3000 photographs, 1850's-1989. Subjects include: Amherstberg church activities, Masons, newspaper clippings and soldiers. Families represented include: McCurdy, Adams, Banks, Holten, Kirtley, King, Munroe, Saunders, Thomas and Thompson families.
Fonds also includes 181 postcards, ca. 1905-1987, depicting scenes of southern Ontario and the northern United States.
Fonds also includes two oral history interviews, 1974-1976, regarding Ontario black settlers. Interviewees are: Sarah Estella Stokes and Charlie Duncan.
Alvin D. McCurdy (1916-1989) was a carpenter, historian, and collector of Black historical materials who lived in Amherstburg, Essex County, Ontario.
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Title based on contents of the fonds.
Accession Number: 24094
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|Reference Code||Series Title|
|F 2076-1||Alvin D. McCurdy family papers|
|F 2076-2||Alvin D. McCurdy scholarly and literary works|
|F 2076-3||Alvin D. McCurdy resource files|
|F 2076-4||Alvin D. McCurdy genealogical files|
|F 2076-5||Alvin D. McCurdy Prince Hall Freemasonry files|
|F 2076-6||Alvin D. McCurdy's papers of the Carpenters and Joiners Union|
|F 2076-7||Alvin D. McCurdy local planning and conservation files|
|F 2076-8||Alvin D. McCurdy's conveyancer papers|
|F 2076-9||Alvin D. McCurdy's papers of Black organizations|
|F 2076-10||Alvin D. McCurdy's records of Black churches|
|F 2076-11||Alvin D. McCurdy's records of Amherstburg schools|
|F 2076-12||George D. McCurdy papers|
|F 2076-13||Stokes family papers in the Alvin D. McCurdy fonds|
|F 2076-14||Alvin D. McCurdy's scrapbooks|
|F 2076-15||Alvin D. McCurdy's book collection|
|F 2076-16||Alvin D. McCurdy's photographs|
|F 2076-17||Alvin D. McCurdy oral history interviews|