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Boxes and trunks.

Sir Gilbert Parker

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 03:18 PM

The Community Archives received a significant new accession this month in the form of a large shipment of records relating to author, politician and former Belleville resident,...

Newspaper article about moving day at the Belleville Post Office in 1960.

The camera never lies

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 01:56 PM

One of the largest collections in the Community Archives is the series of negatives produced by staff members of The Intelligencer, Belleville's daily newspaper. The negatives...

By-Law text and seal.

The records we lost

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017 12:24 PM

Sometimes the surviving records of an organization give us tantalizing glimpses of the materials that were not so carefully preserved. A recent addition to the Community Archives...

Fire hall and firemen.

Harry, the last Fire Hall horse

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:47 AM

In 2015 the Community Archives lost one of its regular volunteers, Al Cleary. 2016 would have marked Al's fifth year of volunteering in the Archives, and in memory of him...

Ad for Philip H. Hambly bakery.

Death of a Salesman

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 09:29 AM

The Daily Intelligencer of September 23, 1873 gave the following report:

On Sunday morning last (September 21), at about 8 o'clock, the dead body of a man...