Front cover of Kilties photo album.

Around the world in 318 photographs

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:26 AM

In 1908 a Belleville-based band embarked on a bold tour of the Earth, performing more than 1,000 concerts, covering 70,000 miles (112,600km) and spending some $60,000 on transportation....

Wanted notice for Dorothy Cherris

Crime after crime

Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017 08:40 AM

Archivists are guided by collecting policies, also called acquisition policies, when it comes to deciding what to add to our collections. These might be determined by the geographical...

Fire insurance map detail of St. Michael's church

Fire insurance maps online

Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 11:24 AM

The fire insurance maps produced in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are a valuable resource for researching the history of settlements and buildings. They show...

Lorna Garbutt with City representatives.

Senior of the Year!

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 01:10 PM

Yesterday evening, the Council of the City of Belleville made Lorna Garbutt its Senior of the Year for 2017. Lorna has been volunteering in the Community Archives since 2009 and...

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,...