Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library Archives

Bristol History Photograph Collection

Dublin Core




Bristol History Photograph Collection


The Local History Photo Binders Collection was compiled and mostly identified by Grundy Library volunteers Harold and Carol Mitchener, with a majority of the photo descriptions provided by these volunteers. The collection contains a selection of original photographs and some photocopies of originals that the library was allowed to make and use from donors unwilling to part with the originals. Though this is no longer practiced by the library, some of the photocopies have significant historical and informational value to the public despite the lack of originals that could not be tracked down. Due to the fact that the original ownership of some of these copies is unknown, any photocopied materials are not featured online in this collection as they could pose potential image rights issues. Photocopies can be viewed physically with the collections by appointment.

The Collection is organized by subject and labelled by collection number, binder number, then photograph number.




Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library


circa 1863 - 2017


Harold and Carol Mitchener, compiled and organized the photographs into the binders and identified most of the items.


Digitized versions of archival materials made available by The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library are intended for study, research, and scholarly purposes only with proper citation of the material. For inquiries regarding use permissions, please contact the Archivist directly at

Due to the nature of some legacy collections, we do not know the exact origin of copyright and/or intellectual property rights for some of our materials, and their publication is free and clear of infringement claims sought by copyright owners. To make our information more accurate, we are eager to hear from any rights owners who might know of certain collection items’ origins.





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