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Grand River Conservation Authority fonds. Series
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Incorporation : Acts and Bills

Series consists of records relating to the incorporation and organization of the Grand River Conservation Authority and its predecessors, the Grand River Conservation Commission and the Grand Valley Conservation Authority. Includes originals and photocopies of acts, bills, and letters patent.

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Administration : Financial Files

Series consists of sundry records relating to financial administration and operation of the GRCA and its predecessors. Includes assessment information, financial statements, an audit report and an insurance survey.

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Administration : Flood Warning System

Series consists of materials relating to the planning and procedures and operation of the Grand River Conservation Authority Flood Warning System. Includes correspondence, reports, minutes of planning meetings, and flood warning messages and bulletins.

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Administration : Flood Inquiry, 1974

Series consists of ts. (photocopies) of transcripts of the Ontario Royal Commission Inquiry into the Grand River Flood hearings, July 9, 1974 to November 14, 1974, held at various venues throughout the Region of Waterloo and the Grand River Watershed.

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Administration : Summer Student Employment Programs

Series consists of reports of projects undertaken by students hired by the Grand River Conservation Authority under federal and provincial employment programs. The reports were submitted in fulfilment of requirements by the various federal and provincial ministries who funded or subsidized the students' employment.

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Organization and Administration

Series consists of miscellaneous records concerning the organizational structure and functions of the Grand River Conservation Authority and its predecessors, the Grand River Conservation Commission and the Grand Valley Conservation Authority. Includes minutes of meetings, organizational charts and reports.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Organization and Administration

Series consists of records concerning the organizational structure and functions of the Grand River Conservation Authority and its predecessors, the Grand River Conservation Commission and the Grand Valley Conservation Authority. Includes lists of organization members.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Operations : Division : Forestry and Wildlife Branch

Series consists of materials relating to the Forestry and Wildlife Division of the GRCA, including materials created by the GRCA and submitted to the GRCA. Includes a report on a tree planting machine and an Annual Report submitted to the GRCA from the Department of Lands and Forests, Lake Huron District.

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Operations : Divisions : Forestry and Wildlife Branch

Series consists of annual reports of the Forestry and Wildlife Branch of the Grand River Conservation Authority. The reports contain information regarding reforestation programs, wildlife management and control and maintenance of nursery stocks. Some of the annual reports from the 1970s include black and white and colour photographs of the Forestry and Wildlife Branch operations, which have been pasted or otherwise affixed to the reports.

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Publicity : Clippings : Originals : Large Scrapbooks 1932-1971

Series consists of spiral-bound volumes and scrapbooks of original and photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to the activities of the Grand River Conservation Commission, Grand Valley Conservation Authority and Grand River Conservation Authority. The materials are organized chronologically; scrapbooks of clippings devoted to particular events such as floods on the Grand River are present.

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Publicity : Clippings : Originals : Small Scrapbooks 1961-1974

Series consists of spiral-bound volumes and scrapbooks of original and photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to the activities of the Grand River Conservation Commission, Grand Valley Conservation Authority and Grand River Conservation Authority. The materials are organized chronologically; scrapbooks of clippings devoted to particular events such as floods on the Grand River are present.

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Publicity : Clippings : Originals : Loose 1936-1987

Series consists of spiral-bound volumes and scrapbooks of original and photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to the activities of the Grand River Conservation Commission, Grand Valley Conservation Authority and Grand River Conservation Authority. The materials are organized chronologically; scrapbooks of clippings devoted to particular events such as floods on the Grand River are present.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Publicity : Clippings : Originals : Photocopies 1953-2002

Series consists of spiral-bound volumes and scrapbooks of original and photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to the activities of the Grand River Conservation Commission, Grand Valley Conservation Authority and Grand River Conservation Authority. The materials are organized chronologically; scrapbooks of clippings devoted to particular events such as floods on the Grand River are present.

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Publicity : Articles and Essays 1936-1988

Series consists of spiral-bound volumes and scrapbooks of original and photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to the activities of the Grand River Conservation Commission, Grand Valley Conservation Authority and Grand River Conservation Authority. The materials are organized chronologically; scrapbooks of clippings devoted to particular events such as floods on the Grand River are present.

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Publications

Series consists of records relating to the planning, history and accomplishments of conservation work on the Grand River watershed. Includes publication files and a working file for a publication issued by the GRCC and the GRCA between 1936 and 1989.

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Resources : GRCA Library

Contents Works in the GRCA library deemed to be "unpublished". Topics include Watershed Studies (01), Channel Improvements (02), Dykes (03), Erosion Control (04, Stream Flow Data (05), Water Quality (06), Reservoirs (07), Conservation Areas (11), Master Plans and Studies (13), Recreation (16), Floodline Studies (21), Special Events (32), Nature Centres (33), Meetings (42), Water Resources Planning and Management (W01), Engineering Reports (W02), Environmental Studies (W04), Reference Books (W08), Land Resources Planning and Management (W09).

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Visual : Moving Images : Films

Series consists of 8mm and 16mm films accumulated by, and produced for the Grand River Conservation Authority. The majority of these films have been transferred to videocassette and DVD, which are also found in the GRCA fonds. Also contains masters and working prints of a number of films produced for the Grand River Conservation Authority by Summit Film Productions. These films depict scenes along the Lower, Mid and Upper Grand; dam construction outside Guelph, Ontario; GRCA conservation areas; and also contain footage of Grand River flooding.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Visual : Moving Images : Films

Series consists of 8mm and 16mm films accumulate by, and produced for the Grand River Conservation Authority. The majority of these films have been transferred to DVD and can be found in series 54. Includes films of the Elora Gorge, Conestogo, flooding, Grand Valley ice jams, Brantford ice jams, GRCA dams, Luther Marsh, etc.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Visual : Moving Images : Films : Hugh Templin

Series consists of films acquired from Hugh Templin, GRCA Commissioner and editor of the Fergus News Record, which depict various stages of the Shand Dam construction as well as footage from Elora, Belwood and Fergus, Ontario during the 1940s and 1950s.

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Visual : Moving Images : Videocassettes : Transfers from Film

Consists of videocassette transfers from original films, several of which were acquired by the GRCA from donors. Includes transfers of original films made by Hugh Templin, a GRCA commissioner. During the 1940s, Templin took footage of the construction phases of the Shand Dam, near Belwood, Ont. and its subsequent opening and early operation.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Visual : Moving Images : DVDs

Series consists of DVD transfers from original films and videocassettes, several of which were acquired by the GRCA from donors. Includes transfers of original films made by Hugh Templin, a GRCA commissioner. During the 1940s, Templin took footage of the construction phases of the Shand Dam, near Belwood, Ont. and its subsequent opening and early operation. DVD transfers of slide-show presentations of Grand River Conservation Authority Annual Reports, and Special Recognition Awards.

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Visual : Negatives

Series consists of binders of negatives and contact strips: 14 numbered volumes contain 596 pages, each page holding seven 6-frame strips of 35 mm negatives. On the front of each sleeve is taped the corresponding 35 mm contact strip (page 596 contains only 1 strip). One unnumbered volume contains negatives in a variety of sizes. Includes an index maintained on rolodex cards.

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Visual : Photographs : Corporate

Series consists of photographs depicting GRCA corporate activities, events and personnel. Many of these had originally been located in other series; they were pulled by GRCA personnel from other files and grouped in new folders for an undetermined purpose.

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Board Minutes : Grand Valley Conservation Authority

Series consists of minutes of the general meetings of the Grand Valley Conservation Authority (GVCA) together with minutes of the GVCA Executive Committee. Includes minutes of the Grand Valley Conservation Authority Advisory Boards, whose number and official names varied over time. The name order of these bodies also varied, e.g. the Advisory Board on Recreation also appears as the Recreation Advisory Board.

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Visual : Photographs : Reference Prints in Hanging Folders

Series consists primarily of copy prints of images originally taken between 1883 and 2001, maintained in hanging folders for corporate use: reference, publicity, etc. The series is organized numerically with each number representing a category assigned by the GRCA. Includes a "file guide" consisting of a key to the numbering system.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Visual : Slides : Donations : Violet Fair Collection

Series consists of slides donated to the GRCA by Violet Fair: Ontario badlands (5); Wilkes Dam sunsets (21); other Wilkes Dam area snapshots (22); other Grand River snaps in Brantford Area (46); Grand River in Glen Morris area (4); Grand River watershed areas (54); photo essay: "A dam for all seasons" (34); large trees in Grand River watershed (20); Elmira Sugar Festival, 1970 (9); Kitchener Farmer's Market, 1972 (20).

Grand River Conservation Authority

Visual : Slides : Donations : Bill Miller Slide Collection.

Series consists of slides organized topically, originally housed in metal slide tray cases. Includes slides of Luther Marsh and its environs, and a collection of wildflower slides. According to the original GRCA the slides were taken by Bill Miller. Identifications are provided on ms. lists included on the interior lid of each tray. Some of the slides listed are not present.

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Visual : Slides : Historic :"Archival Slides"

Series consists of two metal cases of "Archival" slides belonging to the the Grand River Conservation Authority which illustrate the history of the management of the Grand River Watershed including water management and conservation efforts primarily during the 1950s and 1960s.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Visual : Slides : Historic : GRCC 1957-1966

Consists of "historic" original and duplicate slides belonging to the Grand River Conservation Commission, that depict various aspects of its operations including reforestation, flood regulation, general maintenance, nursery, and parks and recreation. A lined notebook with ms. entries listing the title and date of each slide by topic is included in the series.

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Board Minutes : Grand River Conservation Authority

Series consists of minutes of the Board of Directors of the Grand River Conservation Authority, as well as minutes of various advisory boards and committees including the Planning and Operations Committee, as well as the Administration, Finance and Personnel Committees.

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Board Minutes : Grand River Conservation Authority

Series consists of the following : Grand River Conservation Authority Board of Directors : minutes of meetings; General Membership : minutes of meetings, which also occurs under the name, General Meetings : minutes, and includes the minutes of the Annual Meetings of the Grand River Conservation Authority; Executive Committee : minutes of meeting.

Also present are minutes of meetings of various advisory boards and miscellaneous committees whose names vary over time. Since 1995, the minutes of meetings of the Planning and Operations Committee, and Administration, Finance and Personnel Committee, respectively, are included.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Visual : Slides by Category : Conservation Areas

Series consists of categorized hanging pages and boxes of slides primarily concerned with natural features, buildings and programs associated with Grand River Conservation Authority conservation areas. Also contains slides relating to GRCA water management and land use programs and general topics such as conservation techniques, educational programs and the Grand Valley Conservation Foundation.

The slides are organized topically in hanging pages. A ts. listing of the slide collection by topic including alphabetical codes to the storage system is included. The slides are in no particular order within each topical section; some of the slides are not present.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Visual : Slides by Category : Nature Centres.

Series consists of categorized hanging pages and boxes of slides primarily concerned with natural features, buildings and programs associated with Grand River Conservation Authority conservation areas. Also contains slides relating to GRCA water management and land use programs and general topics such as conservation techniques, educational programs and the Grand Valley Conservation Foundation.

The slides are organized topically in hanging pages. A ts. listing of the slide collection by topic including alphabetical codes to the storage system is included. The slides are in no particular order within each topical section; some of the slides are not present.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Visual : Slides by Category : General

Series consists of categorized hanging pages and boxes of slides primarily concerned with natural features, buildings and programs associated with Grand River Conservation Authority conservation areas. Also contains slides relating to GRCA water management and land use programs and general topics such as conservation techniques, educational programs and the Grand Valley Conservation Foundation.

The slides are organized topically in hanging pages. A ts. listing of the slide collection by topic including alphabetical codes to the storage system is included. The slides are in no particular order within each topical section; some of the slides are not present.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Visual : Slides by Category : Water Management

Series consists of categorized hanging pages and boxes of slides primarily concerned with natural features, buildings and programs associated with Grand River Conservation Authority conservation areas. Also contains slides relating to GRCA water management and land use programs and general topics such as conservation techniques, educational programs and the Grand Valley Conservation Foundation.

The slides are organized topically in hanging pages. A ts. listing of the slide collection by topic including alphabetical codes to the storage system is included. The slides are in no particular order within each topical section; some of the slides are not present.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Visual : Slides by Category : Land Use

Series consists of categorized hanging pages and boxes of slides primarily concerned with natural features, buildings and programs associated with Grand River Conservation Authority conservation areas. Also contains slides relating to GRCA water management and land use programs and general topics such as conservation techniques, educational programs and the Grand Valley Conservation Foundation.

The slides are organized topically in hanging pages. A ts. listing of the slide collection by topic including alphabetical codes to the storage system is included. The slides are in no particular order within each topical section; some of the slides are not present.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Visual : Uncategorized Slides in Folders

Series consists of categorized hanging pages and boxes of slides primarily concerned with natural features, buildings and programs associated with Grand River Conservation Authority conservation areas. Also contains slides relating to GRCA water management and land use programs and general topics such as conservation techniques, educational programs and the Grand Valley Conservation Foundation.

The slides are organized topically in hanging pages. A ts. listing of the slide collection by topic including alphabetical codes to the storage system is included. The slides are in no particular order within each topical section; some of the slides are not present.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Visual : Uncategorized Slides in Boxes

Series consists of categorized hanging pages and boxes of slides primarily concerned with natural features, buildings and programs associated with Grand River Conservation Authority conservation areas. Also contains slides relating to GRCA water management and land use programs and general topics such as conservation techniques, educational programs and the Grand Valley Conservation Foundation.

The slides are organized topically in hanging pages. A ts. listing of the slide collection by topic including alphabetical codes to the storage system is included. The slides are in no particular order within each topical section; some of the slides are not present.

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Sound Recordings : Audio Reels

Series consists of sound recordings produced for internal and external use, for development, education and promotion, some meant to accompany slide shows. Also includes recordings of annual reports.

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Annual Meetings : Budget Information Packages

Series consists of budget information for the Annual Meeting of the Grand River Conservation Authority appended to the agenda and GRCA membership list. This information does not appear to be included in the bound volumes of minutes. The bound volumes appear to contain only the minutes and resolutions, not the agendas and supporting documents.

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Maps and Plans

File consists of maps created by, or relevant to, the GRCA. Includes an historic conservation map, as well as a historic watershed act.

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Artifacts

Series consists of discrete items, including the first river flow recording gauge used by the GRCA, the GVCA banner and several engraving plates of GRCA logos.

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