Archives Publications

tremaine atlas

Tremaine's Map Of The County Of Elgin, 1864

Commemorative edition in celebration of the sesquicentennial of the County of Elgin, 1852 – 2002. Painstakingly reproduced from the original in atlas form on a township-by-township basis, it documents property owners and geographical landscapes of the time. This ground-breaking hardcover edition is fully indexed and includes numerous insets and views. Hardcover $20.00. Cheque/ money order payable to Elgin County Library.

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All the Girls Have Gone: Alma College, the Latter Years

A new history of Alma College, by award-winning author Susan Butlin. Copies of the second printing are now available for sale at the Elgin County Archives and Elgin County Museum. $30 cash or cheque made payable to Alma College International Alumnae. For mail orders, please contact the archives

scott sefton vol 1

The Scott-Sefton Collection: Elgin's History Through A Photographer's Lens

Over 200 pages of photographs with captions highlighting all aspects of community life, including sports and recreation, churches, businesses, built heritage, railways and schools. Hardcover $10.00. Softcover $10.00. Cash or cheque/ money order payable to Elgin County Library.

Harvest Memories

Harvest of Memories: Elgin's History Through a Photographer's Lens, Volume II

A pictorial tour of Elgin County featuring over 200 photographs selected from the holdings of the Elgin County Archives. Images of railway stations, streetscapes and historic buildings recall many of the forgotten villages of Elgin. Other views of farms, fishing, factories, and mills recall the many changes that have taken place over the last 100 years. Also includes a special section on the International Plowing Matches hosted by Elgin County since 1940. Available for $15.00 including HST at all Elgin County library branches and at the Elgin County Museum, 450 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas, 4th Floor, 519-631-1460 ext 160.

documenting roots

Documenting Our Roots: A Sesquicentennial History of the County of Elgin, 1852-2002

This publication focuses on significant documents in the County‚Äôs history, profiles “Clerk Emeritus” K.W. McKay, and includes a list of all County Councillors since 1852. Available on request.

visual heritage project elgin

Ontario Visual Heritage Project: Elgin

DVDs are available for $20.00 each and VHS videocassettes are available for $10.00 each or 2/$15.00. Cheque/ money order payable to Elgin County Archives.

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Alma College Centennial Book, 1877-1977

Now available to download in pdf format. Click on the links below to download specific sections. Depending on your connection speed, downloads may take a minute or more to complete. Once downloading is complete, you may save the file to your computer or a disk, and search the file using the “find” function.