Materials related to the African Diaspora and Canada. Types of materials include photographs, interviews, maps, official and personal documents.


  • The Harriet Tubman Resource Centre (The Harriet Tubman Institute)

Items in the Canada Collection

Added: Nov 4, 2010
Buxton resident, William Hooper, originally from Kentucky, enlisted as a substitute for one year in November 1864 in Toledo, Ohio. He served with the 14th USCT.

Added: Nov 9, 2010
The British Methodist Episcopal Church was the centre of spiritual and social activities for newly arrived Blacks in Ontario in the 1800’s. Built in 1836 at Portage Road and Murray Hill, it was moved to its present site on Peer Street in 1890.…

Added: Nov 10, 2010
Plaque Text: In 1829 a group of fugitive Negro slaves in Cincinnati decided to seek a more secure refuge in Canada. In 1830, with the help of Quakers in Oberlin, Ohio, they purchased 325 ha of land in this vicinity from the Canada Company. A…

Added: Nov 11, 2010
Facsimile. Imprint of original London : Jas. Wyld, 1838. Size of original 57 x 87 cm.

Compiled from the original documents in the Surveyor General's Office.

Added: Nov 11, 2010
"The Elgin Settlement, also known as Buxton, was one of four organized black settlements to be developed in Canada. The black population of Canada West and Chatham was already high due to the area's proximity to the United States. The land was…