Donating to the Archives of Ontario - Recent Donors

What Kinds of Private Records Does the Archives of Ontario Collect?


Daniel G. Hill at home with family
Daniel G. Hill at home with family [ca. 1958]
Daniel G. Hill photographic files
Black and white print
Reference code: F 2130-9-2-11
Archives of Ontario, I0027965



The Archives of Ontario holds the records of over 2600 private individuals, businesses, clubs and associations, and labour and political organizations that have significance in the history of the province.

Families and Individuals


For a family or individual, your donation might include:

  • correspondence
  • letters and diaries
  • photographs
  • albums
  • documentary art
  • emails
  • sound and moving images
  • digital photographs and documents
  • maps and plans
  • scrapbooks
or other records documenting people’s life and work.

Examples already in our collection include:

Businesses, Associations and Organizations


For a business, association or organization, your donation might include:

  • articles of incorporation
  • executive board and committee minutes
  • by-laws
  • correspondence and memoranda
  • planning documents
  • summary financial documents
  • reports
  • emails
  • maps and plans
  • sound and moving images
  • digital photographs and documents
  • documentary art
  • newsletters
  • directories
  • databases
  • photographs
  • press releases
  • staff files and more

Examples already in our collection include: