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Howard H. Ward fonds [textual record, graphic material, object]. 



Place of creation


4.15 m of textual records.
77 photographs 66 b&w.
4 medals.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of textual records relating to curling-local, regional, 1866-1974, 1.03 m; curling-provincial, 1888-1974, 1.62 m; curling-national, international, 1924-1973, 36 cm; curling-general, 1909-1973, 31 cm; Ward-personal, 1882-1974, 15 cm; scrapbooks, 1914-1972, 68 cm. The fonds contains photographs relating to curling and to the activities of Howard Hyland Ward. This includes photos of the Macdonald Brier Curling Championship meets at Halifax, N.S., 1951 and Winnipeg, Man. 1952; and a copy of a portrait of the Scottish Curling Team which toured Canada, Winnipeg, Man., 1903, photo by Bryant Studio. Also included are three YMCA medals, 1906-1908; and The Trades and Labor Congress of Canada Golden Jubilee Delegate's Medal, 1934.

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Textual records
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Graphic (photo)
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Graphic (photo)
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Terms of use

Photographs: No restrictions. Various copyrights on selected photographs and items less than 50 years old. Copyright is expired on items more than 50 years old. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.
Medals: Must be consulted under close supervision for conservation reasons. Copyright expired. Credit: National Archives of Canada, Ottawa; Accession No. 1978-001.

Textual records The finding aid is a file list. MSS1052 90 (Electronic)

Medals: Item level, online description (Electronic)

Medals: Medal inventory numbers 4091 to 4094 (Paper)

Biography / Administrative history

Howard Hyland Ward (1904-1974), born at Arkona, Ont. moved with his family to Stratford, Ont. and received his education there from the Central Business College. He was active in the Stratford Y.M.C.A. participating in gymnastics, baseball, hockey and track and field.

Mr. Ward served as Deputy Minister of Labour for Canada from 1923 to 1934 when he retired due to ill health. He joined the Ottawa Curling Club in 1935 and remained active as both a player and club official (in various capacities) for the rest of his life. As Historian, he was responsible for the production of the club's Centenary History, 1851-1951. He also compiled and maintained club match records and was responsible for the trophies and the recording of final results.

The Ottawa Curling Club has been a member of the Canadian Branch since the Branch's founding in 1852. As a member of the Ottawa Club, Ward soon became involved in Branch activities. He was appointed Branch Historian in 1954. In his capacity as historian he not only compiled the records of the various Branch trophy competitions, but also aided in the production of the Branch Annual Reports. He also compiled histories of various Branch trophies and researched the history of the Branch itself, various member clubs and the game of curling in Canada.

Additional information

Textual records, medals, and some photographs received in 1976 from Allen P. Ward of Welland, Ont.

Subject heading

1. Howard Hyland Ward - Biography, 1940-1972 Ottawa Curling Club, 1866-1973.
2. Newspapers - Sections, columns, etc., 1952-1973 Curling Association of Ottawa, 1940-1946.
3. Sports - Canada, [1940-1972] Central Canada Bonspiel, 1897-1970.
4. Sports - Canada - History, [1940-1972] City of Ottawa Bonspiel, 1897-1970.
5. Historian, Canadian - Records and correspondence, [1940-1973] Canadian Branch, Royal Caledonian Curling Club, 1888-1974.
6. Curling - Canada, [1940-1973]
7. Curling - Ontario, [1940-1973]
8. Curling clubs, [1940-1973]
9. Curling - Contests - Canada, [1940-1973]
10. Scrapbooks.
11. Ottawa Valley Curling Association.


Other system control no.

Related control no.

1. 1973-130 NPC
2. 1975-249 NPC
3. 1978-001 MED
4. 1978-101 NPC