Fonds F 2076

Alvin D. McCurdy fonds

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Alvin D. McCurdy fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

11.4 metres of textual records

ca. 3000 photographs

2 audio cassettes (ca. 35 min.)

1 locket

Scope and Content

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.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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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McCurdy, Alvin D., 1916-1989

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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds was purchased by the Archives of Ontario in 1990 from the estate of Alvin D. McCurdy.

Title based on contents of the fonds.

Former Codes

Accession Number: 24094

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Records series that make up this fonds

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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