Primary Sources

Canadian Flag

Photographs

This fond contains images of flag designs that were submitted to replace the British Ensign. All of the images are free to use!

“National Flag of Canada Day,” Library and Archives Canada (Ottawa) Flickr.

How to cite: “Title of Picture,” Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN 2960974 (this number is different for every image and is listed in the description).


High Level Bridge

Photographs

For more photographs search for “High Level Bridge” in the Galt Archives. To request digital copies of photographs email archives@galtmuseum.com. The Galt will provide free digital copies for Heritage Fair projects.cts.



Christmas Holidays

P20120028001 - GA

P20120028001 - GA

Oral History Interviews and Artifacts

Linda Liptak recalls getting this doll as a Christmas gift in the 1950s.

Wendy Aitkens recalls getting a stuffed duck for Christmas in the 1950s.

Sears Christmas Book 1948, Pg. 140

Sears Christmas Book 1948, Pg. 140

Christmas Books

Christmas Books published by Sears between 1937 and 1991.


Japanese Canadian Internment during the Second World War

Joy Kogawa, The Knowledge Network

Joy Kogawa, The Knowledge Network

Oral History and Artifacts

Search for “Kogawa” in the Galt Collection to find hundreds of artifacts donated by Joy, many of which relate to her experiences as a child internee.

A screenshot of the Nikkei Tapestry website’s home page

A screenshot of the Nikkei Tapestry website’s home page

Nikkei Tapestry

Nikkei Tapestry: Japanese Canadians in Southern Alberta, Galt Museum and Archives and virtualmuseum.ca


First World War (1914-1918)

Sidney Brook to Isabelle Brook, October 9, 1916, Glenbow Archives, M-9076-15.

Sidney Brook to Isabelle Brook, October 9, 1916, Glenbow Archives, M-9076-15.

Letters

Letters sent between the Brook Family (from Craigmyle, Alberta) during the First World War. Glenbow Museum and Archives.

Letters sent between Canadian soldiers and their families. Canadian Letters and Images Project.

Fergus Mackain, P736159001 -GA

Fergus Mackain, P736159001 -GA

Cartoon Postcard

Postcards illustrated by Private Fergus Mackain and bought by many overseas soldiers. Galt Museum and Archives.

Daniel Redman, Attestation Papers, LAC, 1992-93/166, Box 8136 - 47

Daniel Redman, Attestation Papers, LAC, 1992-93/166, Box 8136 - 47

Personal Records

Search through this database to find records of CEF soldiers. Library and Archives Canada.



Second World War (1939-1945)

Catherine K. Drinkwater, Pier 21 Museum

Catherine K. Drinkwater, Pier 21 Museum

Autobiography

Staff Sgt. Catherine K. Drinkwater’s autobiography and photographs. Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

James McKie to Bill, September 19, 1942, Canadian Letters and Images Project.

James McKie to Bill, September 19, 1942, Canadian Letters and Images Project.

Letters

Letters sent between Canadian soldiers and their families. Canadian Letters and Images Project.

Molly Lamb Bobak, Library and Archives Canada, No. 1990-255-2

Molly Lamb Bobak, Library and Archives Canada, No. 1990-255-2

Diary

Molly Lamb Bobak’s Illustrated war diary. Molly was one of Canada’s official war artists. Library and Archives Canada.

Library and Archives Canada, PA-108175

Library and Archives Canada, PA-108175

Photographs

Photographs of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps. Library and Archives Canada.

Photographs of Canadian Forces in the Netherlands. Library and Archives Canada.

P19860040000-GA

P19860040000-GA

Military Uniforms

Search for “Military Uniform” in the Galt Collection.


Frank Slide, 1903

SOS! Canadian Disasters.

SOS! Canadian Disasters.

Online Exhibit

This online exhibit contains primary sources including photographs and newspapers articles. Library and Archives Canada. SOS! Canadian Disasters.


Truth and Reconciliation

TRC Cover.JPG

Reports issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee. National Center for Truth and Reconciliation

TRC map of schools.JPG

Primary sources and information about numerous residential schools in Canada. The Children Remembered: Residential School Archive Project.


Women’s Suffrage in Canada

Nellie McClung.JPG

This website contains many primary sources related to Nellie McClung and other members of the Famous Five. The Nellie McClung Foundation.