As you may have guessed, I am a collector of all things local history!
I have a big collection of photographs, books, articles and miscellaneous items I have collected over the last 15-20 years, but I am always looking for more.
If you have any older items that you would be willing to share, especially photographs, I am interested! Even if it is just to make copies of it, that's good enough for me.
I am especially interested in the following:
* Any old phone books or Ottawa city directory books (pre-1980)
* Any old school yearbooks from any of the high schools in this area, such as Nepean High School, Champlain High School, Highland Park, Fisher, etc.
* Any old documents, files, letters, etc. to do with anything from the Kitchissippi area
* Especially any old photographs taken anywhere in the Kitchissippi area, particularly of houses, businesses, streets, etc. These things are especially invaluable to me in my research, and always come in handy when researching neighbouring homes, the history of a street, etc. The older the better, particularly if you have old family albums that date back to the early 1900s and which contain photos of family members in front of a house, or in the street, or posing in front of a business, these types of photos are always so useful to me, and I would love to acquire a copy (or scan your originals).
If you have any items that you feel might be of interest, please do get in touch with me. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to hear from you. (If you prefer they not be published/shared on the blog, that's ok, I'm happy to acquire them just for my own research purposes too).
Thanks so much.