Collection - Estella Burkett collection

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Estella Burkett collection


  • 1955-2004 (Creation)

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25 black and white photographs
64 colour slides
10cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Estella Burkett was born September 26, 1913 in Maynooth, Ontario, the child of Patrick and Agnes (Shields) Burkett. She trained as a teacher, working in Deseronto and in Germany (from 1955 to 1957). She retired from teaching in 1974 and died on October 12, 2010 in Belleville, Ontario.

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Donated to the Deseronto Archives by Estella Burkett in July 2004. Transferred to the Community Archives in September 2016.

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Items collected by Estella Burkett, including:

  • 25 photographs of a trip to East Berlin, 1955
  • Letter describing a trip to the Near East, 18 May 1960
  • Letter from Roberta Sarty entitled 'Easter with the Reds in Yugoslavia', 6 June 1961
  • Notes by Estella Burkett on 'The Victorians'
  • 64 colour slides of a trip to Hawaii, 1982
  • Itinerary and notes for a slide show about Hawaiian trip, 1982
  • Travel brochures for various European locations
  • Intelligencer article about the demolition of Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School, with an interview with Estella Burkett and photograph of her, 2004

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Some of the photographs of East Berlin have been scanned and are online at

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