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Ontario Government Record Series RG 17-20

Archives of Ontario historical research files

About these records

Archives of Ontario historical research files
Dates of Creation
Dates of Accumulation


Physical Description

1.5 metres of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of files pertaining to Ontario's local and provincial history, as well as Canadian history, for use by Archives of Ontario staff when responding to reference inquiries. The files may contain correspondence between archivists and researchers, memoranda, notes, newspaper clippings, brochures, as well as copies of newspaper clippings, press clippings, and archival documents.

Some files were lost before or during the transfer of the series to archival custody, including all files numbered 700 and over.

Restrictions on Access
Access to these records is governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Requests for access to records 100 years old or less must be submitted in writing to the Information and Privacy Unit of the Archives of Ontario.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction, however permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These records were transferred to archival custody by the Archives of Ontario in 1990.

The records in this series are filed according to subject. In the early 1980s, the files were arranged in alphabetical order and then numbered. New files created thereafter were numbered sequentially, and the files are now in numerical order. Files for some categories of peoples or organizations are filed under a general title.

Finding Aid
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Agency or agencies that created these records

These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.

[196-]-1988 :

Archives of Ontario (BA1)

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