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Finding Aids In The Military History Research Centre

The finding aids available from the Military History Research Centre (MHRC) are inventories or guides to specific collections of archival material or historical documents that are held in either the George Metcalf Archival Collection or the Hartland Molson Library. Each finding aid includes a description of the scope and content of a collection, notes on its arrangement, and a detailed inventory of the collection in order to assist researchers in locating relevant material.


Researchers interested in consulting materials outlined in the finding aids are required to make an appointment to allow adequate time for the retrieval of material. Please contact the MHRC three (3) working days in advance of your visit to book an appointment, and provide at that time a list of the materials you would like to consult during your visit.

To book an appointment please call 819-776-8652 or email us at

Please note that finding aids have been created for only a small number of the MHRC’s collections. Researchers are encouraged to search the MHRC’s complete holdings via the Online Catalogue. Also, not all of the MHRC’s finding aids are available in electronic format. For information on the guides that exist only in paper form, please contact . All of the finding aids are in the process of being translated; 10 of the 30 guides are currently available in English and French.

Private Ernest Percival Bartlett Collection (paper only)

Brigadier General Clayton Ernest Beattie Collection (paper only)

Boucher-Harvie Collection (William Robert Boucher and Captain Douglas Andrew Harvie (paper only)

Canadian Battlefields Foundation Collection (paper only)

Canadian Expeditionary Force Official Photographs (paper only)

Major Kenneth Edgar Clayton-Kennedy Collection (paper only)

Herbert Gordon Clemens Collection (paper only)

Lieutenant Colonel Waring Gerald Cosbie Collection (paper only)

General Sir Arthur Currie Collection (PDF file, 156 KB)

Captain Joseph Greenblatt Collection  (PDF file, 103 KB)

Hendershot Family Collection ( Second Lieutenant Charles Cecil Hendershot & Squadron Leader Warren Francis Hendershot) (paper only)

Arthur Edward Cleeve Horne Collection (PDF file, 77 KB)

Major Earl Davies Hubbell Collection (PDF file, 24 KB)

Flight Officer Thomas Reid Jones Collection (paper only)

Ludwig Kosche Collection (PDF file, 72 KB)

William Wright Marriner Collection (PDF file, 21 KB)

John Griffith McConnell Collection (paper only)

Air Vice Marshal Clifford Mackay McEwen Collection (paper only)

Pilot Officer George Dicker McKiel Collection (PDF file, 184 KB)

John McLatchie Collection (PDF file, 99 KB)

Oral History Collection (paper only)

General William Dillon Otter Collection (paper only)
LGen Maurice A. Pope Collection (PDF file, 157 KB)

RCAF Radar Officers Collection (paper only)

Dr. Alfred Hardisty Sellers Collection (PDF file, 31KB)

Sheet music collection (paper only)

Jane Snailham Collection (PDF file, 41 KB)

Trench newspapers of the First World War (PDF file, 105 KB)

Thomas Earl Walker (paper only)

General William J. Yost Collection (PDF file, 35 KB)

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