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Gerry Boyce records
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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.

Gerry Boyce records

  • CA ON00156 GB
  • Fonds
  • 1939-2015

This group of records documents the educational, personal, political, research, and cultural activities of Gerry Boyce from his schooldays onward.

Boyce, Gerry

Political posters

Large political campaign posters for federal, provincial and local candidates, including Robin Jeffrey, Bill Davis, Robert Stanfield. One of the posters is a hand-drawn cartoon of Pierre Trudeau with a lipstick mark on his forehead.

Historical news

News clippings from the Belleville Intelligencer, report on the news of previous decades. The clippings cover the years 1886-1958 and have been transcribed.

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Records of Gerry Boyce's research on a number of published and unpublished subjects relating to the local history of Belleville and Hastings County.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 The Covered Bridge at Trenton Eldorado: Ontario's First Gold Rush Sidney Township, 1790-1990 Historic Hastings Belleville: Birth of a City Belleville: A Popular History
*Belleville City Hall

Subjects covered in Gerry's research for unpublished projects include: local cemeteries and religious organizations medicine and disease crime and punishment (including a publication on the history of Belleville police) history of education in Ontario (especially Hastings County and Belleville) supernatural phenomena (compiled for ghost walks in Belleville) genealogy Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School local Indigenous peoples, (principally the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte)
*famous local people (the Aylwards, Sir Mackenzie Bowell, William Canniff, Susannah Moodie

This series also contains notes on talks given by Gerry Boyce and correspondence relating to them.

Historical organizations

Records reflecting Gerry Boyce's long involvement with the Hastings County Historical Society, from its founding in 1957, including reports, projects, research requests, publications and by-laws. This series also contains records relating to the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee Quinte Branch (Heritage Belleville) and to the Hastings County Museum (now Glanmore National Historic Site), as well as materials representing Gerry's involvement with a number of other heritage organizations.

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.

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.


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.