- ON00009 F 4331
- 1964-1985, predominate 1980-1985
Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by John Black Aird.
The majority of the records document Aird's activities as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1980 to 1985. These records include: 32 scrapbooks documenting official visits and ceremonies. Of these, 27 scrapbooks contain a chronological compilation of newspaper clippings. Later clippings are carefully marked as to the source newspaper and date, whereas earlier ones are not consistently labelled. Interspersed throughout these scrapbooks are photographs, some of which appear in the newspaper clippings. Four (4) other scrapbooks contain photographs, not all of which are identified. In many instances the photographer is unknown, although some photographs are marked or have an accompanying letter identifying the photographer. The last scrapbook is entitled A Royal Celebration and documents the visit of the Queen to Ontario in 1984.
The remaining records document Aird's activities as Senator (1964-1974), Chancellor at Wilfred Laurier University, Chairman of the Institute for Research on Public Policy, and meeting of the Permanent Joint Board on Defence (PJBD). These include: 2 photo albums, and 2 scrapbooks of which one contains the Debates of the Senate which documents speeches made by Aird as a member of the Senate.