Lambton County Archives Blog
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 12:00 AM
[IMAGE] Walnut Street, Alvinston. 1911.
The inconspicuous and ordinary material you encounter in your everyday life may be surprisingly relevant for the archives of the future.
Only a small portion of printed material created is actually intended for preservation in a collection. As it turns out, often the most captivating and fascinating pieces of a collection are made up of material that was never meant to be retained. It is referred to as ephemera, derived from the Greek ephemeros, "lasting...
Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 12:00 AM
Sometimes our archive receives donations that hint at Lambton County's connections with the rest of Canada and even extend internationally in scope. The Brown family travel documents are an excellent example.
Floyd Albert Brown lived in Forest from 1893 until his death on March 23, 2009. A native of Windsor, Brown was an intrepid pharmacist who, in his own words, "closed my pharmacy in Windsor [in 1973] and embarked on a two and a half year round the world odyssey with my family to study world pharmacy...
Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011 12:00 AM
The Lambton Room is excited to present its new blog, a place where you can experience some of the interesting pieces of history I encounter as an archivist. My name is Dana Johnson, and I am the voice behind this blog and the Lambton Room Historian. Join me as I investigate thought-provoking documents from our collection, and stop by to learn more about the history of the County of Lambton.
The traces left by the past are sometimes confusing, often fragmented, and ultimately fascinating footprints...