The City of Thunder Bay Archives has some collections that have been donated by other organizations or private individuals. These are also accessible to the public under the same conditions as City of Thunder Bay records.

Collections include:

  • Records of former Mayors and Councillors
  • Government of Ontario records
  • Individual donations
  • Jeux Canada Games 1981
  • 1995 Nordic World Games Committee
  • Forest Capital Development Association
  • Other organizations

Four categories for granting access to records:

  • (A) The records are available for everyone to view.
  • (A*) Some records might need special permission to view. Archives staff will perform a quick review upon request for access and may require you to file a formal request for some files or documents.
  • (RST) Records are restricted and require a formal request for access. Access to records may be denied based on restrictions in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. You may need to sign a research agreement before you can access these records.
  • (PIB) These records are a Personal Information Bank and may only be accessed by the person to whom the records relate, or that person's representative.

Series without a classification code have not yet been designated, but are also be subject to Freedom of Information/Privacy legislation.

Requests for records classified as Restricted may be redirected as formal requests under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. In any case, requests for access will be processed as quickly as possible but cannot be done on the spot.

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On most computers, you can search any of the finding aid PDF documents once opened by pressing CTRL-F or selecting "Find."

Records of former mayors and councillors

Series 206 - Sterling Lysnes Committee of the Whole and Council Agendas: 1970-1997 (A)

Series 207 - Sterling Lysnes In Camera Agendas: 1983-1996 (RST)

  • File list is not posted online due to privacy restrictions. Contact us for more information.

Series 208 - Shirley Trotter Committee of the Whole and Council Agendas: 1981-1983 (A)

Series 209 - Shirley Trotter In Camera Agendas: 1979-1982 (RST)

  • File list is not posted online due to privacy restrictions. Contact us for more information.

Series 233 - Shirley Trotter Information Booklets: 1978-1982 (A)

Series 287 - Walter Assef Fonds: 1964-1974 (A)

Series 356 - Charles W. Cox Fonds: 1932-1958 (A)

Series 405 - Saul Laskin Fonds: 1953-1995 (A)

Series 434 - John Oliver Booth Collection: [192-]-[197-] (A)

Government of Ontario

Series 276 - Abstract Indexes to Deeds: 1871-1966 (A)

Series 277 - Alphabetical Indexes to Deeds: 1872-1971 (A)

Series 278 - Copy Books: 1870-1961 (A)

Series 279 - Custody of Documents: 1953-1960 (A)

Series 280 - Debenture Registers: 1878-1964 (A)

Series 281 - Deposit Index Books: 1904-1963 (A)

Series 282 - Notices of Leases: 1956-1971 (A)

Series 283 - Alphabetical Index of Transferors / Owners: 1888-1916 (A)

Series 284 - Deposits: 1953-1956 (A)

Series 285 - General Registers: 1948-1956 (A)

Series 293 - Instruments: 1864-1958 (A)

Individual donations

Series 249 - Polhill Private Donation: Composite Photograph: 1930-1931 (A)

Series 250 - Fulton Private Donation: Photographs: 1927-1964 (A)

Series 329 - Oja Private Donation: Photographs: 1915-1925 (A)

Series 336 - Mekkoneu Private Donation: Map of Port Arthur and Fort William Harbours: 1928 (A)

Series 438 - Wingrove Private Donation: [192-?] - [197-] (A)

Series 461 - Culliford Private Donation: [190-?-1923?] (A)

Series 477 - Siciliano Private Donation, 1981 Jeux Canada Games Opening Ceremonies photographs: 1981(A)

Jeux Canada Games 1981

Fonds Description: Jeux Canada Games

Series 417 - Jeux Canada Games 1981: Administration: 1978-1982 (A*)

Series 418 - Jeux Canada Games 1981: Publications: 1970-1981 (A)

Series 419 - Jeux Canada Games 1981: Communications and Media Coverage: 1965-1982 (A*)

Series 420 - Jeux Canada Games 1981: Background Information to the Games: 1978-1982 (A)

Series 421 - Jeux Canada Games 1981: Information About Other Games: 1974-1981 (A)

Series 422 - Jeux Canada Games 1981: Preparations, Policies, and Procedures: 1974-1981 (A)

Series 423 - Jeux Canada Games 1981: Conferences and Seminars: 1975-1981 (A)

Series 424 - Jeux Canada Games 1981: Personnel Files: 1978-1982 (PIB)

Series 425 - Jeux Canada Games 1981: Finance: 1977-1982 (A)

Series 426 - Jeux Canada Games 1981: Committees and Minutes: 1978-1981 (A)

Series 427 - Jeux Canada Games 1981: Facilities: 1977-1982 (A)

Series 429 - Jeux Canada Games 1981: Fundraising: 1977-1981 (A)

1995 Nordic World Games Committee

Series 390 - Nordic World Ski Championships 1995 - Board of Directors: 1990-1997 (A)

Series 391 - Nordic World Ski Championships 1995 - CEO: 1990-1995 (A)

Series 392 - Nordic World Ski Championships 1995 - Management Committee: 1990-1995 (A)

Series 393 - Nordic World Ski Championships 1995 - Fundraising and Revenue Committee: 1990-1995 (A)

Series 394 - Nordic World Ski Championships 1995 - Sport and Venue Committee: 1990-1995 (A)

Series 395 - Nordic World Ski Championships 1995 - Administration, Protocol, and Ceremonies Committee: 1990-1995 (A)

Series 396 - Nordic World Ski Championships 1995 - Finance Committee: 1990-1995 (A)

Series 397 - Nordic World Ski Championships 1995 - Operations Committee: 1990-1995 (A)

Series 398 - Nordic World Ski Championships 1995 - Marketing, Promotion, and Media Committee: 1990-1995 (A)

Series 399 - Nordic World Ski Championships 1995 - Facilities Committee: 1990-1995 (A)

Series 400 - Nordic World Ski Championships 1995 - Cultural, Special Events, Community Programming Committee: 1990-1995 (A)

Forest Capital Development Association

Series 366 - Forest Capital Development Association - Administrative Files: 1998-2004 (A)

Series 367 - Forest Capital Development Association - Financial Records: 1999-2007 (A)

Series 368 - Forest Capital Development Association - Projects: 1998-2005 (A)

Series 369 - Forest Capital Development Association - Competitions and Contests: 1996-2000 (A)

Series 370 - Forest Capital Development Association - Fundraising: 1998-2004 (A)

Series 371 - Forest Capital Development Association - Youth Internship Initiative Program: 1999-2001 (A)

Series 372 - Forest Capital Development Association - Boreal Forest Website: 1999-2002 (A)

Series 373 - Forest Capital Development Association - Forest Capital of Canada 2000 Logo: 1999-2000 (A)

Series 374 - Forest Capital Development Association - Incorporation Records: 1998 (A)

Series 375 - Forest Capital Development Association - Achievements: 2000-2003 (A)

Series 376 - Forest Capital Development Association - Development, Thunder Bay: 1997 (A)

Series 377 - Forest Capital Development Association - Canada Millennium Partnership Program: 1998 (A)

Series 378 - Forest Capital Development Association - Articles: 2007 (A)

Series 379 - Forest Capital Development Association - Correspondence: 1997-2003 (A)

Series 380 - Forest Capital Development Association - Ephemera (A)

Series 381 - Forest Capital Development Association - Photographs, Negatives, Colour Slides (A)

Series 382 - Forest Capital Development Association - Films: 1998 (A)

Series 383 - Forest Capital Development Association - CDs, Floppy Disks, Zip Disks: 1999-2002 (A)

Other organizations

Series 262 - Northwestern Ontario Professional Recreation Society Fonds: 1950-1996 (A)

Series 237 - Airport Drawings

Series 364 - The Weekly Herald and Lake Superior Mining Journal: 1885-1890 (A)

Series 365 - The Weekly Herald and Algoma Miner: 1896-1901 (A)

Series 472 - Trees Thunder Bay: 2001-2012 (A*)

File titles and descriptions are listed as they appear in the original records and have not been edited. These file listings may therefore contain variant spellings, inaccuracies, or terms which are now considered offensive. They have been left in this original format for historical authenticity.

If you require a PDF in an accessible format, contact our Municipal Accessibility Specialist.

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