Our Collections

Major Collections and Fonds: The Archives has several large collections of the personal and research files of a number of  local individuals and families. Finding aids are available for some of these collections.

Photograph Collection: This is the largest collection in the Archives and includes thousands of photographs relating to Burlington families, properties, events, houses, schools, etc. A large proportion of this collection is available for viewing on Burlington Images, the web site maintained jointly by The Burlington Historical Society and Burlington Public Library.

Biography Collection: We maintain a collection of biographical files consisting maily of newspaper clippings but also including the results of past research, e.g.  census data and personal memoirs. Please contact us for further information.

Family Histories: From time to time the Archives receives donations of family histories and genealogies compiled by members of families with an association with Burlington. They form an important part of our collection.

Military Collection: The Archives maintains a small collection relating to various branches of the military from the time of the American Revolution to the Korean War.

Churches and Cemeteries Collection: This large collection contains information about Burlington's historic churches and denominations including those no longer in existence. Included are OGA cemetery lists for local pioneer cemeteris, some registers of births, deaths and marriages. Please contact us for further information.

LACAC/Heritage Burlington Fonds: The Burlington Historical Society has been involved for many years in efforts to protect heritage properties. We maintain a large collection of reports and inventories regarding local heritage properties. Please contact us for further information.

Historical Properties Collection: In addition to the LACAC/Heritage Burlington fonds, we collect clippings, photographs and memoires about Burlington's historic homes, properties and businesses.

Schools Collection: Many people are interested in the schools they or their parents and grandparents attended in this area. We have received a number of donations of primary school and high school (both public and separate) materials including year books, scrapbooks, and a large number of photographs. Please contact us for further information.

City of Burlington Collection: The Archives maintains a small collection of materials relating to the present City of Burlington, especially the centennial in 1973. For more detailed information contact the Archives of the City of Bulington and Burlington Central Library.

Subject Files: Many topics do not lend themselves to large collections. Generally, these have little more than newspaper clippings to remind us. Clippings and small leaflets relating to such topics are kept in our subject files.