The Niagara Collection was established in 1967. The collection covers all aspects of life on the Niagara Peninsula from the earliest geological formations to the present. Subjects covered include: settlement history, geography, environment, military history, economics, agriculture, urban renewal, literature, arts and more. The collection holds extensive materials on the War of 1812, the Welland Canal, and early travellers’ journals.
The Niagara Collection is comprised of both primary and secondary resources to strengthen the depth of the collection. Thus, a researcher will find correspondence, diaries, maps, photos, and other archival records among the published works about Niagara.