Since 1938-1939, the school has published its own yearbook, initially called “The Echo” and later called “Re-Echo”.
Donated by Travis MacLeod, Editor, and Kathy Rajsic, Advisor, who were encouraged to do so by the head of the English Department, Arnold McIntyre in 1995. In 2014, Doug Collins donated his copies of the 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967 yearbooks. In April 2016, Diane Brearley donated several copies including 1994, 1995, 1996 filling gaps in the series.
Scope and Content
Series consists of Re-Echo Yearbooks:
(1962 and1963 yearbooks were not printed)
Series also consists of 4 copies of The Echo (typewritten copy of March 16, 1938 and 3 printed copies--February 1940, June 1940, June 1944, 1946).
Minute books reveal issues facing the Town that required resolution by the passage of bylaws. Dates of volumes may overlap due to reports included within certain minute books. Minutes of Council are public record, therefore all records are Open.
Volume 1, April 2, 1888 to December 31, 1897 (plus statement of Municipal & school trustee elections for 1898) D12
Volume 2, January 10, 1898 to June 6, 1902 - D12
Volume 3, July 4, 1902 to May 26, 1902 - D12
Volume 4, June 4, 1906 to May 27, 1910 - D12
Volume 5, June 1910 to September 1913 - D12
Volume 6, October 1913 to December 1917 (contains list of nominees for 1916 Municipal election) - D12
Volume 7, December 1917 to December 1922 - D12
Volume 8, January 8, 1923 to December 28, 1925 - D12
Volume 9, January 25, 1926 to December 28, 1928 - D12
Volume 10, January 1929 to 1952 (Front Minutes) - D12
The vital statistics from 1896 to 1928 were digitized in August 2009. Please use digitized version on common drive and not the originals.
Birth, Marriage & Death Returns (2002 accession)Received Birth records 1949-1959 (rolled pages) from Clerk in June 2014.
Scope and Content
This series contains Birth Marriage and Death Registers (Bound Volumes) from 1896 -1970 and Birth Marriage and Death Returns (cards) from 1897 - 1919. These records are subject to Provincial freedom of information and protection of privacy legislation: records of Birth are closed for 104 years, records of Marriage are closed for 80 years and records of Death are closed for 70 years. Researchers will only have access to Open records within volumes that contain both Open and Closed records. There are gaps in this series of records.
Sub-series: Birth, Marriage & Death Registers D10 and D12
Sub-series: Birth, Marriage & Death Returns D12.1 to D12.4
These records are filed according to date of return. If a birth occurred late in December of 1899 for instance, the Birth record is filed in the 1900 returns if the physician sent in the registration in the new year.
Births: Schedule A D12.1
1897 - 1898
1901 (two records)
1902 - 1904
1913 (one record)
Marriages: Schedule B D12.2
1894 (one record)
1898 - 1899
1902 - 1904
1914 - 1916
Deaths: Schedule C D12.3
1888 - 1896
1901 - 1904
Miscellaneous List compiled from fragments which have now been destroyed.
Please use digitized version rather than orginal.
Records of Birth are closed for 104 years, records of Marriage are closed for 80 years and records of Death are closed for 70 years.
- Petitions to Arnprior Council for Local Improvements 1900, 1912-1952 E 17.2
(Sidewalks, Sewers, Roads etc.)
Sub-Series: Promotional Material
- The Town and the Mill;  5 x 16 mm Colour release print
- “Arnprior - A Good Place to Live & Work” poster (undated)
- Arnprior 2000 Millenium Calendar featuring many archival images and a calendar of events to celebrate the millenium. D17.3 (posters D16.9)
- Arnprior 150 promotional materials including posters, pins, bookmarks, commemorative booklet, events passport, newspaper insert published in the EMC and a collection of writing submitted by Arnprior residents entitled "Write-on, Arnprior, Reflections - Past, Present & Future of a town in celebration of its anniversary". D17.3
- Town of Arnprior Newsletter, 1998 D 17.3
The Town of Arnprior launched its first issue in June 1998. It provides useful information on who’s who at the Town Hall and Council and what services the Town provides for its residents.
Relief Ledger 1936-1943 Closed D 17.7
Bail Book 1954 - 1972 Closed
Town of Arnprior Veteran Street Names D16.7
- publication produced by Ad Hoc Committee in 2005. Includes documentation up to 2009 for Moe Robillard Street, Allan Bond Court, Bev Shaw Parkway, and Edward "Vince" Evans Court.
The first provincial census in what is now Ontario took place in May 1842. Government bodies responsible for returns have been the Department of Agriculture in the 1800’s, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics in the 1900’s, and Statistics Canada in the 1960’s.
The census returns were copied by the Arnprior & District Archives from Microfilm copies at the Library & Archives Canada in 1995.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 4 census returns, 1842 McNab Township (includes people in Arnprior & Braeside); 1851-1852 and 1861 McNab Twp. (includes Braeside) & Arnprior (Arnprior enumerated separately because by this time, it was a town); 1901 McNab Township and Arnprior.
Census Returns list every member of each family for McNab Township for 1851-1852; 1861 and 1901. The 1842 census lists only the head of each household; however, it does include many columns of statistical information about all of its members. The returns were done by district or county (made up of municipalities, townships, and villages) by an assessment officer who swore an oath that the information collected was accurate and true. The returns give age, occupation, birthplace (usually country or province) and religion. If person not home that day, then person enumerated elsewhere; if person born outside Canada, only name of country is given (not town, village, or city in that country). The returns are done by concession and lot nos. for country addresses done and by streets for city address done. Braeside enumerated separately once it became a village in 1921; in 1901, 2 types of returns were done: 1. individual--Schedule 1 and 2. property--Schedule 2; use the lot and concession nos. to connect the 2 schedules; see nos. in far left columns.
Abbreviations, spellings & definitions found on the returns include:
Range = Lot
W = Wooden
B = Brick
S = Stone
Dom = Domestic
Galiek = Gaelic
C.S. = Church of Scotland
F.C. = Free Church
W.M. + Wesleyan Methodist
R.C. = Roman Catholic
E.C. = Episcopal Church (Church of England)
Some population stats:
1842 700 Twp. of McNab
1901 8,000 Twp. of McNab + Arnprior
1995 12,000 winter Twp. of McNab
24,000 summer Twp. of McNab
See also File Folders “Census information” and “Voters’ Lists” in Peter Hessel collection Accession #1994 0021.