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Historical Hospital Santa Visit

Material consists of 9 black and white photographs of an unknown individual dressed as Santa Claus visiting children in the hospital, Christmas 1935.

Historical Hospital Santa Visit

Material consists of one black and white photograph of a historical hospital visit with the following writing, "Ted Eager, Hugo as Santa, Fred Johnson, Christmas 1935."

Photographs

Series consists of photographs of Jimmy Lomax, his wife Susan and his son, Ryan, as well as various individuals and events pertaining to the fundraising of his Operation Santa Claus project. This series begins with some historical photographs of ...

Jimmy Lomax fonds

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  • 1935-2010

The material in the fonds consists of predominantly textual and graphic materials and includes 17 objects. The fonds contains 7 series including, correspondence, newspaper clippings, publicity, artwork, photographs, scrapbooks, and awards and rec...

Lomax, James William

Dr. Nix

Material consists of 2 black and white photographs of Santa Claus visiting a child in the hospital, 1936.

Mary Elizabeth Blackwood

Material consists of 1 black and white photograph of Nurse Mary Elizabeth Blackwood, also known as "Blackie," 1940s.

Blackie, Santa and M. Payne

Material consists of 1 black and white photograph of nurse Mary Elizabeth Blackwood and nurse M. Payne standing outside the hospital with Santa, 1943.

Newspaper Clippings

Series consists of newspaper clippings from various newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Hamilton Mountain News, the Dundas Star Journal, the Stoney creek News and the Hamilton Journal, pertaining ...

This Is How It All Started

Material consists of 1 black and white photograph of Jimmy Lomax in the hospital as a young child being visited by Santa Claus, Harold Alkerton. Photograph taken by Gordon Hampson, Hamilton Spectator Photographer, 1950.

Correspondence

Series consists of letters of appreciation from various organizations, agencies and individuals such as hospitals, nursing homes, shelters and grateful parents, for Jimmy Lomax’s Santa visits and his distribution of toys and items from Operation S...

Historical Hosptial Santa Visit

Material consists of 9 black and white photographs of Santa Claus [Vleic?] Wirtz, at the CWI children's party, 1955.

The Beginning of Santa Claus

Material consists of 7 black and white photographs of Jimmy Lomax as a teenager playing Santa for various individuals, 1957-1958.

Historical Hospital Santa Visit

Material consists of 1 black and white photograph of children in the hospital. Writing on reverse side says, "Mrs. Grafton's entertainers - Sunshine Variety Troupe - Mrs. Dutton - Head Nurse, Joanne [Absolam?], Wayne McGuire out front, ...

The Beginning of Santa Claus

Material consists of 1 black and white photograph of Jimmy Lomax as a teenager playing Santa Claus for two unidentified women, 1959.

The Beginning of Santa Claus

The material consists of 1 coloured photograph of Jimmy Lomax in his early twenties dressed as Santa Claus and visiting children, 1964.

The Beginning of Santa Claus

Material consists of 2 black and white photographs of Jimmy Lomax in his early twenties playing Santa Claus for a few children, 1964.

The Beginning of Santa Claus

The material consists of 3 black and white photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus holding a baby, 1965.

The Beginning of Santa Claus

The material consists of 2 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax lounging on a sleigh with a cigarette in his hand, 1967.

The Beginning of Santa Claus

The material consists of 1 coloured photograph of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus posing with Santa's elf and a small child, 1967.

The Beginning of Santa Claus

Material consists of 4 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax dressed as Santa Claus and making a Santa visit, 1967.

Santa's Castle at the Centre

Material consists of 11 black and white photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus at Santa's Castle at the Centre, 1968.

The Beginning of Santa Claus

Material consists of 2 black and white photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus, with Harold Alkerton (also dressed as Santa), who played Santa Claus and visited Jimmy in the hospital when he was a boy, 1968.

Santa's Workshop

Material consists of 4 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus posing with various individuals at Santa's Workshop, December 1969.

The Beginning of Santa Claus

Material consists of 1 black and white photograph of Jimmy Lomax dressed as Santa Claus with two unidentified individuals, 1969.

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 8 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus making a Santa visit, 1969. Some photographs have writing on the reverse side identifying individuals.

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 2 coloured photographs of Debra Thora Link. Writing on the photograph says, "Debbie's Last Christmas," 1970.

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 2 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus making a Santa visit, 1970.

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 1 black and white photograph of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus visiting the Lambert family, 1970.

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 3 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus making a Santa visit, 1970s. Individuals are unidentified.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus

Material consists of 1 coloured photograph of Jimmy and Susan Lomax dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Claus, 1971.

Santa with various individuals

Material consists of 1 coloured photograph of Curt, with Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus. Writing on the reverse says, "Best wishes, Curt, Santa, 1972."

Work Parties

Material consists of 2 coloured photographs of the Children's Aid Society Christmas Party, 1972.

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 6 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus visiting the Simpson family, 1973-1984. Writing on reverse side of the photographs.

Publicity

Series consists of publicity for fundraisers for Operation Santa Claus such as flyers, newspaper advertisement inserts, and general notices. The series also consists of magazine publications featuring biographical information on Jimmy, as well as...

Operation Santa Claus Fundraiser

Material consists of 1 black and white photograph with the caption, "Jimmy Lomax displays some of the gifts from Empress Farah." Photograph taken by the Hamilton Spectator, December 23, 1976.

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 1 coloured photograph of Melanie Chojaz and Santa (Jimmy Lomax), Christmas, 1977. Writing on reverse says, "the late Melanie Chojaz (aged one year), in who's name the shower got started."

Awards and Recognition

Series consists of certificates and letters of recognition and congratulations from prominent politicians for receiving various awards such as the Order of Canada, the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship, the Outstanding Hamiltonian of the Year awa...

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 9 photographs of Jimmy Lomax and company making a Santa visit to 58 East Avenue South, 1978. Some photographs have writing on the reverse side identifying individuals.

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 7 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus, and Susan and Ryan Lomax, making a Santa visit to the O' Neill family, Christmas 1979.

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 7 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus making a Santa visit, 1979. Individuals are unidentified.

Awards and Recognition

Material consists of 2 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax posing with a bouquet of flowers received from "Edith and Staff," for winning the Outstanding Young Hamiltonian Award, 1979.

Lomax Family

Material consists of 1 coloured photograph of Susan Lomax in the hospital with her husband Jimmy Lomax (dressed as Santa), and her son Ryan Lomax (dressed as Santa Junior), December 6, 1980.

Lomax Family

Material consists of 1 coloured photograph of Ryan Lomax and Santa (Jimmy Lomax), 1980s.

Work Parties

Material consists of 15 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus at Boilers Restaurant holiday work party, 1980s.

Santa with various individuals

Material consists of 7 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus with Stevie Townsend and the Townsend family, 1980s.

Awards and Recognition

Material consists of 14 coloured photographs of the Lomax family accepting their award for a trip to Disney World given to them by the Hamilton business community, 1980.

Awards and Recognition

Material consists of 2 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax along with other individuals receiving the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship, 1980.

Awards and Recognition

Material consists of 1 coloured photograph of Premier William (Bill) Davis presenting Jimmy Lomax with the certificate and medal for Good Citizenship, 1980. Photograph is signed, "Best Wishes Jack, Bill Davis."

Scrapbooks

Series consists of two scrapbooks containing correspondence such as letters and certificates of appreciation, letters of donation, thank you cards and cards of congratulations, newspaper clippings, as well as some photographs, all pertaining to Op...

Lomax Family

Material consists of 4 coloured photographs of Susan and Jimmy Lomax, 1980s.

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 1 black and white photograph with the caption, "Beaming with Joy, Debbie Caillier watches her children embrace Santa (Jimmy Lomax)." Photograph taken by Hamilton Spectator photographer Jim Fish, Friday, December 19,...

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 3 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus visiting a family, 1980s. Individuals are unidentified.

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 7 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus making a Santa visit, 1980s.

Operation Santa Claus Fundraiser

Material consists of 4 coloured photographs of Jimmy and Susan Lomax at an Operation Santa Claus fundraiser, November 1980.

Santa with various individuals

Material consists of 6 coloured photographs of Stevie Townsend with Susan, Ryan and Jimmy Lomax, Christmas 1980.

Awards and Recognition

Material consists of 2 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax receiving the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship, 1980.

Lomax Family

Material consists of 2 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax with Laura Louise and Gregory Lomax, 1980.

Operation Santa Claus Fundraiser

Material consists of 1 black and white photograph of Jimmy Lomax riding with the participants of the Ladies' Great Ride for Cancer. Photograph taken by Randolph Rhodes, 1980s.

Awards and Recognition

Material consists of 13 coloured photographs of the Lomax family accepting their award for a trip to Disney World given to them by the Hamilton business community, 1980.

Awards and Recognition

Material consists of 1 black and white photograph of Jimmy Lomax holding his medal for good citizenship, with wife Susan smiling and looking on. Photograph taken by the Hamilton Spectator, 1980.

Santa and Minnie Mouse

Material consists of 1 coloured photograph of Santa (Jimmy Lomax), with Minnie Mouse. Caption reads, "Minnie Mouse tells Santa, that he'll vacation at Disney World in Florida," Hamilton Spectator photograph and caption taken by Bob...

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 24 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus making a Santa visit in Brantford, Ontario, 1980s. Individuals are unidentified.

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 3 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa Claus visiting a family, 1980s. Individuals are unidentified.

Awards and Recognition

Material consists of 2 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax receiving the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship from the Honourable Pauline Mills McGibbon, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, as well as Premier William (Bill) Davis, 1980. The lieutenant ...

Santa Van

Material consists of 4 coloured photographs of Santa's Van, 1980s.

Santa Visits to Families

Material consists of 2 coloured photographs of Jimmy Lomax as Santa visiting the Mays house, 1981.

Take Off

Material consists of 1 black and white photograph entitled, "Take Off," featuring the Lomax family (Jimmy, Susan and Ryan), packing for their trip to Disney World. Photograph taken by the Hamilton Spectator, January 9, 1981.

Family Trip to Disney World

Material consists of 2 coloured photographs of Jimmy, Susan and Ryan Lomax posing with Disney characters, Disney World, Florida, U.S.A. Photographs taken by the Hamilton Spectator, 1981.

Awards and Recognition

Material consists of 1 black and white photograph with the caption, "Jimmy Lomax fights back tears as Mayor Bill Powell pins on his award." The photograph was taken by Ron Pozzer of the Hamilton Spectator, January 5, 1981.

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