The GVHS Text Bank was initiated by Linda Bardell, following her donation of many Cross family clippings and documents. Another significant early source for the Text Bank was Sterling Brown's donation of his family scrapbooks. These scrapbooks contained newspaper clippings, collected over several decades, of many local births, marriages, deaths and other Gatineau Valley events. In addition to newspaper clippings, the Text Bank includes some scanned documents of local interest, including poems by a number of local residents such as Stanley Cross, Preston Wilson, and Walter Cross. The Text Bank currently holds more than 5000 clippings.