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Gerry Boyce records Series
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Research materials

Records of Gerry Boyce's research on a number of published and unpublished subjects relating to the local history of Belleville and Hastings County. Research for published books include:

  • Hutton of Hastings
  • St. Andrew's Chronicles
  • Eldorado: Ontario's First Gold Rush
  • Sidney Township, 1790-1990
  • Historic Hastings
  • Belleville: Birth of a City
  • Belleville: A Popular History
  • Belleville City Hall


Texts of talks on historical subjects by Gerry Boyce.

Community life

This series contains a range of materials covering local cultural, sporting and community activities, including theatre, heritage open days, 1978's Belleville Centennial events, Canada Day celebrations, local authors, the Belleville McFarlands and Belleville Bulls hockey teams.


Records relating to Gerry Boyce's time as a Councillor for the City of Belleville in the 1990s, including campaign materials, reports, correspondence, clippings, and meeting minutes. The series also holds records relating to the political career of Egerton Boyce, Gerry's son, also a City of Belleville Councillor, and to political activities of Gerry and Bev Boyce from the 1970s to 1990s.

Personal records

This series contains Gerry Boyce's personal financial records and items reflecting his personal life, such as daily logs for the period 1955-1960 and awards for running. Includes a résumé from 2009.


These records document Gerry Boyce's personal education. It covers the period from his elementary school at Adelaide Hoodless Elementary School in Hamilton, through his secondary education at Hamilton Central Collegiate and on to his post secondary. This included an undergraduate degree at McMaster University, a Master's Degree at the University of Manitoba and education at the Ontario College of Education.

Work and career

This series deals with Gerry's working career. It covers his time as a summer student at CJBQ radio (1953-1956) as well as his entire teaching career as a high school teacher (at Moira, Bayside, Quinte, Centennial and Belleville Collegiate and Vocational Institute), principal, session instructor at Loyalist College and an Adult Education instructor.

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