Marjorie Ruddy Negatives Collection
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  • St. James Anglican Church and Cemetery, c.1939
        A black and white negative a crowd gathered out front of St. James Anglican Church.
      A black and white negative a crowd gathered out front of St. ...
  • St. James Anglican Church and Cemetery, c.1939
        A black and white negative of St. James Anglican Church and cemetery located on Lot 2, Concession 4, Brock Township. View is of the cemetery and the back of the Church.
      A black and white negative of St. James Anglican Church and cemetery ...
  • St. James Anglican Church and Cemetery, c.1939
        A black and white negative of the interior of St. James Anglican Church located on Lot 2, Concession 4, Brock Township. In this view an unidentified woman is standing at the front of the church. An unidentified man is standing on the left of the pews and an unidentified woman ...
      A black and white negative of the interior of St. James Anglican ...
  • St. James Anglican Church and Cemetery, c.1939
        A black and white negative of the St. James Anglican cemetery located on Lot 2, Concession 4, Brock Township. In this view an unidentified woman and two unidentified children are walking towards the gravestones.
      A black and white negative of the St. James Anglican cemetery located ...
  • John and William Brant, December 1944
        A black and white medium format negative of John and William Brant taken in December of 1944. In this view both boys are sitting. The boy on the left is smiling and looking away from the photographer. The boy on the right is smiling and looking towards the photographer.
      A black and white medium format negative of John and William Brant ...
  • Gymnastics Demonstration at Cadet Inspection, 1939
        Black and white negative showing gymnastics demonstrations at Whitby Collegiate Institute during the Cadet Inspection.
      Black and white negative showing gymnastics demonstrations at Whitby Collegiate Institute during ...
  • Gymnastics Demonstration at Cadet Inspection, 1939
        Black and white negative showing gymnastics demonstrations at Whitby Collegiate Institute during the Cadet Inspection.
      Black and white negative showing gymnastics demonstrations at Whitby Collegiate Institute during ...
  • Huntley Family Portrait, September 14, 1947
        Envelope: H-18 Huntley family group Sun Sept. 14/47 (6)
      Envelope: H-18 Huntley family group Sun Sept. 14/47 (6)
  • Harding Family Portrait
        Envelope: H-19 Harding Family Whitby - 4 generations (1)
      Envelope: H-19 Harding Family Whitby - 4 generations (1)
  • Huntley Family Portrait, September 14, 1947
        Envelope: H-18 Huntley family group Sun Sept. 14/47 (6)
      Envelope: H-18 Huntley family group Sun Sept. 14/47 (6)
  • Harry Donald Garage (Image 3 of 5)
        Envelope: Harry Donald Garage Dec 27/48
      Envelope: Harry Donald Garage Dec 27/48
  • Harry Donald Garage (Image 2 of 5)
        Envelope: Harry Donald Garage Dec 27/48
      Envelope: Harry Donald Garage Dec 27/48
  • Harry Donald Garage (Image 1 of 5)
        Envelope: Harry Donald Garage Dec 27/48
      Envelope: Harry Donald Garage Dec 27/48
  • Gordon Campbell, 1947
        Envelope: Corp. Gordon Campbell Prov. Const. Whitby Nov 23/47
      Envelope: Corp. Gordon Campbell Prov. Const. Whitby Nov 23/47
  • Gordon Campbell, 1947
        Envelope: Corp. Gordon Campbell Prov. Const. Whitby Nov 23/47
      Envelope: Corp. Gordon Campbell Prov. Const. Whitby Nov 23/47
  • Harry Donald Motors, 1949
        Black and white negative showing the garage portion of Harry Donald Motors at 300 Dundas St. E.
      Black and white negative showing the garage portion of Harry Donald Motors ...
  • Harry Donald Garage (Image 4 of 5)
        Envelope: Harry Donald Garage Dec 27/48
      Envelope: Harry Donald Garage Dec 27/48
  • Woodland Products, 1946
        Black and white negative showing three unidentified men sitting outside of Woodland Products.
      Black and white negative showing three unidentified men sitting outside of Woodland ...
  • Woodland Products, 1946
        Black and white negative of an unidentified man assembling wooden boxes at Woodland Products.
      Black and white negative of an unidentified man assembling wooden boxes at ...
  • Children on a Beach, January 24, 1939
        A black and white negative of five unidentified children sitting on a blanket on a beach in Palm Beach, Florida. There is a woman holding a baby sitting in a chair behind the children. A large sun umbrella is beside the woman.
      A black and white negative of five unidentified children sitting on a ...
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Marjorie Ruddy Negatives Collection


Marjorie G. Ruddy was a photographer and newspaper reporter who came to Whitby in 1917 and attended Whitby High School and the Ontario Ladies College. She founded the first company of the Girl Guides in Whitby and enlisted in the Canadian Womens Army Corp. (C.W.A.C.) where she worked as X-ray dark room technician at Chorley Park Military Hospital and was later appointed press liaison officer at the Trinity Barracks on Harbord Street. She became the first female councilor in Whitby in 1949. She wrote for the Globe and Mail and had a photography studio in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.


This collection consists of photographs, negatives and scrapbooks that document a range of events and subjects mainly in the history of Whitby. Included are material collected in her capacity as a newspaper columnist, photographer and Girl Guide. These records also contain an assortment of newspaper stories and photographs of Whitby Modern Players. The photographs in this collection include pictures of homes, churches, construction projects, local landmarks and personalities.