Discover the Archives

An image of the archives reference room, with tables and chairs, and a map on the wall. The text on the wall reads "C.E. Clare Crozier Reference Room".

We welcome you to visit us in the C.E. (Clare) Crozier Reference Room and learn more about the history of your community using our archives!

The Archives are available by appointment only.

  1. Please e-mail archivist Kelsey Haas at to schedule an appointment.
  2. Requested archival materials will be retrieved for your appointment from their climate-controlled storage for use in the Reference Room. Please handle all materials with care. No food or drink is permitted in the Reference Room.

Archives Mandate

The mission of the Archives is to identify, collect, preserve and make available archival material which documents the history, growth and development of the community of Dundas and the immediate area.

Archives Collection

The Archival Collections consist of nearly 300 metres of original, one-of-a-kind documentary material. They include textual records, photographic material, maps, plans, audio-visual records, and books. Search our collection database here!

Textual Records

The records created and maintained by Dundas citizens, families, organizations, and businesses form the archival collections of the Museum. Descriptions of the records can be found on the Archives Association of Ontario’s database of archival descriptions: Archeion

The Museum is pleased to be the custodian of the Town of Dundas records which consist of archival records created and maintained by the Town of Dundas from 1847 to 2000. These records include assessment rolls, Town Council proceedings, records of departments and committees, and other historically significant records related to the Town of Dundas.


Photographic Materials

The Dundas Museum and Archives holds thousands of photographic prints & negatives, slides, and postcards. We are in the process of uploading items from the Photograph Collection as well as other images to our searchable Visual Database. You can also search our Collections Database!

Reference Collection

The Reference Collection consists of files and books which have been assembled to assist researchers in their discovery of Dundas’s history. The most significant is the Woodhouse Family History Collection which provides information about thousands of Dundas citizens over the years. We also have House Histories files which give historical information about some houses in Dundas, and Subject Files, which include files on organizations, businesses, and events in Dundas.



Prints of our archival images are available! Visit our Popular Prints page to view a selection of favourites or our Visual Database and new Collections Database to browse more photos.

Digital copies of archival images are also available!

  • 5.00/image from a scanned image
  • 15.00/image from an unscanned image

Fees for Use

Please note that the fees below are in addition to the reproduction charges listed above.

  • Commercial Use (publications, brochures, calendars, films, posters, souvenir items):  20.00-50.00/image
  • Non-profit/Personal Use/Research Purposes:   No charge

The image must also be accompanied by the following credit line: Courtesy of the Dundas Museum & Archives.

Copyright Statement

The Dundas Museum & Archives provides copies of images and written materials for research purposes only. We do not assume responsibility for copyright infringement by researchers. The researcher is responsible for determining whether the material is subject to copyright and for identifying the copyright holder, as well as including credit where required.

The Dundas Museum & Archives reserves the right to change our fee schedule as necessary and without notice, although notice will be given when possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Have a question? Ask the Archivist!

Archives Research Service

We encourage researchers to visit the Archives in person to conduct their own research whenever possible.

Please e-mail Archivist Kelsey Haas to schedule an appointment.

At no charge, staff will assist researchers in identifying sources and retrieving material for their use.

Staff will also undertake 30 minutes of research at no charge when responding to requests by mail, email, and phone.

More extensive research can be undertaken at a charge of 25.00/hour.

Payment may be made by cash, cheque, debit, Visa or MasterCard.

Friends of the Museum receive 25% off all services!

Archives Donations

The Dundas Museum & Archives welcomes donations of archival material that fall within our collection mandate. Our current collections have been built over the years through generous donations from members of the public. To read more about the types of materials we’re interested in, as well as the process of making a donation, please visit our Guide to Donating to the Collection. You can also submit your photos online here!

Monetary donations to the Archives are also gratefully accepted, and support the continued preservation of our materials and access to them. You can make a donation online here, through the mail using a cheque, or in person at the Museum using cash, card or cheque. You can also support us by becoming a Friend of the Museum.