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Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
215 East "C" Street
Ontario, California 91764-4111
Phone: (909) 395-2206
Email: localhistory@ontarioca.gov
Collections with online items: 1
Physical collections: 22
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All States Picnic, Inc. Collection

This collection consists of 8 scrapbooks documenting the Ontario All States Picnic and Parade, held annually in Ontario each July. The scrapbooks were created by the All States Picnic, Inc., which was responsible for planning the event. The scrapbooks consist...

American Association of University Women

The Local Ontario-Upland-Rancho Cucamonga Branch of the American Association of University Women was founded in 1955. This collection consists of five scrapbooks of newspaper articles, photographs, programs and several awards/proclamations that chart the history of this Branch to date.

Armstrong (John S.) and Clemens (Earle R.) Papers

The Armstrong-Clemens papers is a small collection containing correspondence between Earle R. Clemens and John S. Armstrong in 1915, concerning sales of olive and other trees.

Armstrong (John S.) Nursery Collection

The collection is a multi-media archive of the Armstrong Nurseries, Inc., with records dating from 1889 to 1984. Holdings include company records and marketing materials, approximately 14,000 photographs and negatives, motion picture films, sound recordings, and approximately 40 rolled sheets...

Chaffey Community Show Band Collection

This collection consists primarily of video recordings on DVD of band performances between 1986 and 2000. The video recordings were produced by Larry Dean, the donor of this collection. Some of the recordings are accompanied by printed materials such as...

Christmas on Euclid Avenue Committee Collection

The Christmas on Euclid Avenue Committee collection contains the agendas, minutes, and correspondence of the committee. The collection also includes newspaper clippings, Christmas cards and invoices from sculptor Rudolf Vargas.

Doucette (Forrest E.) Collection

The Forrest E. Doucette collection contains materials related to the life and career of Forrest Doucette, editor and publisher of the Ontario Herald and other California newspapers. The collection contains photographic materials, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and approximately 3 cubic feet...

Eastman (Harry A.) Ranch Collection

The Harry A. Eastman Ranch collection contains the business records of the Eastman Ranch Company along with a miscellany of personal papers, photos and memorabilia.

Frankish (Charles Goodwin and Adele Serio)

The collection consists of 305 items, primarily postcards, also includes a limited number of cards, announcements, and photographs. The collection documents the personal relationships and acquaintances of Charles and Adele Frankish, both before and after marrying. Also their travels are...

Friday Afternoon Club Collection

The Friday Afternoon Club collection contains club documents such as programs, minutes, constitution and by-laws as well as photograph albums of luncheons and events, presentations, and newspaper clippings.

General Electric Ontario Hotpoint Works Collection

Earl H. Richardson was a meter reader for the Ontario Power Company in the early 1900’s. In his spare time, he experimented with electrifying flat irons. Designing a small, lighter weight model (flatirons could weigh 5-10 pounds each), he convinced...

Hamilton (A.T.) Family Papers

Archibald T. Hamilton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1860. A merchant in ill health, he decided to emigrate to Southern California in 1887 in hopes of regaining his strength. He bought 105 acres from Charles Frankish’s Ontario Land and...

Holcomb (Billy) Chapter of the E Clampus Vitus Order

This small collection contains primarily ephemera items from the Billy Holcomb Chapter's various events and other memorabilia items created or collected by members of this local chapter of the E Clampus Vitus order.

Kingery (Ralph T.) Collection

This small collection consists of nine folders of military records, three books, and a military flag which was presented to the family at Mr. Kingery's funeral.

Medlin (Beecher) Artifact Collection

The Beecher Medlin Artifact Collection consists of 2 record boxes of 3-dimensional objects belonging to the late Ontario City Councilmember Beecher Medlin.

Meewis (Adrian) Collection

This collection consists of materials relating to community activist Adrian Meewis' 35 year battle with the Los Angeles Department of Airports over airport noise generated by Ontario International Airport.

Model Colony Audio-visual Collection

The Model Colony Audio-visual collection consists of a variety of items pertaining to the history of Ontario and the area, its social life and customs, and significant people of the West End of San Bernardino County. Also included in this...

Nielsen (Berger) Collection

This collection contains photos, correspondence, personal business papers, papers from Mr. Nielsen’s Army career, and scrapbooks, documents, photos, correspondence and miscellaneous items from his career as Executive Director of various Chambers of Commerce including those of Montclair and Ontario.

Ontario Business and Professional Women's Club Collection

The Ontario Business and Professional Women's Club Collection consists primarily of scrapbooks created by the club as well as correspondence and club directories.

Ontario Motor Speedway Collection

The Ontario Motor Speedway (the Big “O”) was designed as a replica of the 2.5 mile racetrack at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It also had an infield road course and a drag strip to maximize racing events. Designed by Walter...

Ontario Mutual Water Companies Collection

This collection contains the business records of the Ontario Mutual Water Company and the South Side Mutual Water Company.

Sheppard (Bessie) Collection

This collection contains materials belonging to the Sheppard family of Ontario, who were early pioneers. The bulk of the collection belonged to Elizabeth "Bessie" Sheppard, daughter of Dr. Christopher Sheppard. Included in this collection are family photos, correspondence, financial and...