WWI Resources


Visit the Archives of Ontario 2014 WWI centenary web exhibit

  • Using the wartime letters between young soldier Harry Mason and his sweetheart, Sadie Arbuckle, "Dear Sadie" tells the moving, bittersweet story of their relationship. It also explores the shattering reality of war, both on the front lines and the home front.
  • The Archives of Ontario commemorates Remembrance Day 2014 by showcasing the contributions made by the T. Eaton Company and its employees to the war effort during World War I in a new online exhibit – Eaton’s Goes To War.
  • The Archives of Ontario web exhibit includes a resource page that lists WWI web resources available from other archives, museums and cultural institutions.

Resources from archives across Ontario

 Institution  Resources
CBC Digital Archives War & Conflict: First World War resources
Deseronto Archives

Blog posts about the First World War in Deseronto, including one about Roswell Murray MacTavish pictured above.
Diocese of London

 WW1 Virtual Exhibition
Elgin County Archives
91st B Company page

Elgin's Great War
Great War Centenary Association
We Remember: WWI Records Search
University of Guelph John McCrae Collection and more.
Law Society of Upper Canada Archives
law society

These Laid the World Away online exhibition.
McMaster University (William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections)
grid57b 092ww1map

Oshawa Community Museum and Archives
private-condolences oshawa community museum and archives

Garrow Collection - Letters from the Trenches

Includes letter dated June 8, 1916 pictured above. 
Oxford Remembers

There will be 100 special events and programs hosted throughout Oxford County between 2014 and 2018 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War One.

Events and programs will be organized and implemented by staff and volunteers of the Museums, Archives, Libraries and Historical Societies along with any and all interested partners.

This project will raise awareness of the past achievements and sacrifices made by Oxford’s citizens on both the home front and the war front during “the War to End all Wars” WWI.
Port Hope Archives

Book of Remembrance - created by the (former)
Town of Port Hope in 1919 to honour those killed
in action during the conflict.
Queen's University Archives
tn V23-Can-Individuals-2

WW1 Thunder Bay Centennial Project

The World War One - Thunder Bay Centennial Project is a four year cooperative community partnership (2014-2018) to document the centennial of World War One.

Over the next four years, the World War One - Thunder Bay Centennial Project will commemorate this time in history (1914-1918) through stories, displays, exhibits,
and more.

It is a work in progress and some pages of the site will have more content than others, with new material added on a regular basis. Community involvement in this project is always welcomed in order to add valuable personal context to the collections and resources. 

This initiative is a partnership project between the following local organizations:
Click here to view the World War One – Thunder Bay Centennial Project.
University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services

We Will Do Our Share - a video tour of the University of Toronto's efforts during the First World War. Guided by UofT Archivist, Loryl MacDonald.
City of Vaughan Archives

In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the First World War and the 75th Anniversary of the Second World War, the City of Vaughan Archives has released a virtual exhibit in honour of the men and women from Vaughan (Vaughan Township and the Village of Woodbridge) who served and sacrificed in two of history’s greatest conflicts. Released in time for Remembrance Day, this exhibit encouraged residents of Vaughan to bring forward family photos, documents and stories from two of history’s greatest conflicts.
Western University Archives and Research Collections Centre

Most of these can be located via the Shared Library Catalogue.

Whitby Archives

Whitby Remembers: The First World War Centennial 

Early Canadiana Online
eco canadiana

In addition to the Canadian War Pictorial, search for archives from across Canada in Early Canadiana Online using keywords such as: military / world war, 1914-1918 / militia / battle* / infantry / campaign* / army / armed forces / war --
and narrow the date range from 1914 on for items such as:

militia lists

trench journals

honour rolls

victory loans

If your archives institution has any WW1 records to share, please contact the AAO Office (info below).

Address: 411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5A 3S5

Phone: 647-343-3334 | Email: aao@aao-archivists.ca


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software