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Françoise Noël collection
CA ON00408 C004 · Collection · 1895-2012

Collection consists of records collected by Françoise Noël in the course of research for her book Nipissing: Historic Waterway, Wilderness Playground (Toronto: Dundurn Books, 2015), about the historical development of the tourism industry in the Nipissing District. The collection was assembled over approximately five years leading up to the book's publication. It contains maps, photographs, postcards, tourist guides and brochures, souvenir booklets, event programs, yearbooks, and other material relating to the history of North Bay and the Nipissing District, especially the tourist industry. The collection is arranged into five series based on documentary form.

Noël, Françoise
CA ON00408 C004-S01-0253-01 · Item · 1952
Part of Françoise Noël collection

Item is booklet published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Ontario Northland Railway/Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway. Booklet contains a history of the railway; photographs of its chairmen and facilities; and lists of personnel.

North Bay Old Home Week
CA ON00408 C004-S01-0282-06 · Item · 1925
Part of Françoise Noël collection

Item is a souvenir booklet commemorating North Bay Old Home Week. The booklet contains historical articles about North Bay, photos, poetry, and advertisements of local businesses.

North Bay and District
CA ON00408 C004-S02-0252-02 · Item · [193-]
Part of Françoise Noël collection

Item is a tourist map published by the North Bay Board of Trade that contains advertisements of local tourist outfitters, hotels, and other businesses.

CA ON00408 C004-S02-0281-12 · Item · [192-?]
Part of Françoise Noël collection

Item contains five maps of Grand Trunk Railway lines in parts of Ontario. Maps are titled: The Highlands of Ontario - Including Muskoka Lakes Dist[rict], Lake of Bays Dist[rict], Magnetawan River Dist[rict], 30,000 islands of Georgia Bay, Kawartha Lakes Dist[rict] ; Eastern section of Georgian Bay ; Huntsville and Lake of Bays, Muskoka District ; Kawartha Lakes District; Lake Nipissing District and Temagami Region.

CA ON00408 C004-S03 · Series · [190-]-[198-]
Part of Françoise Noël collection

Series consists of photographs and postcards, mostly of North Bay and the Nipissing District.

CA ON00408 C004-S03-0253-15 · File · [19--]-[198-]
Part of Françoise Noël collection

File contains postcards of North Bay and other locations in and near the Nipissing District including: the French River, Lake Nipissing, Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing, Sturgeon Falls, Mattawa, Nipissing, Callander, Lavigne, Bonfield, Monetville, Saint Charles and Port Loring. The postcards depict: tourist attractions (such as parks, lakes, beaches, rivers, and waterfalls), tourist accommodations (including hotels, cottages, resorts, and camps), city scenes and buildings (including schools, railway stations, churches, municipal buildings, hospitals, and factories), the Dionne Quintuplets, the Chief Commanda steam ship, and trains.

File also contains a few postcards of other places including Temagami, Timmins, Cobalt, Lake Superior, Pembroke, Haileybury, Owen Sound, and Prince Rupert, BC. File additionally includes several souvenir folders containing postcards of Ontario, North Bay, and humorous cartoons.

CA ON00408 C004-S03-0280-08 · File · [190-]-[192-]
Part of Françoise Noël collection

File contains a postcard collection that was created by the Conolly Family, a pioneering family in South River. The collection consists of a postcard album and loose postcards. Postcards include photographs of South River (including the chemical plant and the Conolly home [?]), Sundridge, Magnetawan, Trout Creek, Huntsville, Toronto, and Vegreville (Alberta), as well as holiday greeting postcards received by the family.

Ontario tourism booklets
CA ON00408 C004-S04-SS02-0281-01 · File · 1923-1959
Part of Françoise Noël collection

File contains Ontario tourism booklets published by the Ontario Department of Travel and Publicity and its predecessors, with titles like "Ontario - Canada's premier province - The Lake-land playground," "Happy holiday haunts in Ontario - The ideal vacation land," "Ontario - Variety vacationland." Booklets contain general tourist information about Ontario and photographs of tourist destinations.

CA ON00408 C004-S05 · Series · 1923-1972
Part of Françoise Noël collection

Series consists of yearbooks from North Bay schools including Scollard Hall, St. Joseph's Academy, and Mother St. Bride School.

CA ON00408 C004-S01 · Series · 1909-2007
Part of Françoise Noël collection

Series consists of programs and souvenir booklets from events organized by North Bay clubs, service organizations, churches, and schools including banquets, church services, memorial services, sporting events, art exhibitions, and anniversary celebrations. Series also contains souvenir booklets from civic anniversary celebrations in Powassan, Cobalt, and Renfrew.