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Deseronto Archives subject files

  • CA ON00156 DA SF
  • Collection
  • 1881-2007

A series of files originally maintained as vertical files in the Deseronto Archives, covering a wide range of topics related to the history of Deseronto, Ontario, and the surrounding area.

Deseronto Archives

Twiddy family photographs and papers

  • CA ON00156 2012-20
  • Collection
  • 1890-c.1980

1) Publications, 1894-1979:
Carter’s Ink Company dictionary, c.1894
Reproduction of December 1900 Bell Telephone Directory for Belleville
‘The Original Egypt Dream Book’, 1924
History of Stone Church, Sidney Township, 1930
Belleville Centennial ‘What’s Happening’, July-August 1978
Belleville Centennial map and flyer, 1978
Cannifton-Corbyville Public School 70th anniversary booklet, c.1979
2) Two class diaries from Cedar Grove School in Cannifton, Ontario, 1907-1911
3) BHS/BCIVS Elevators, 1913-1947:
Easter 1913
June 1913
June 1915
Easter 1916
Christmas 1917
March 1918
April 1919
Christmas 1919
1946-1947
Program for official opening of Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School, 12 December 1928
4) Autograph books: Myrtle Archibald, 1915 and Clare Twiddy, 1935
5) 10 volumes of Avondale Neighbors Aid minutes compiled by Margaret Twiddy, with a newspaper clipping about the group’s activities, 1937-1970
6) File of postcards, 1913-c1920; In Memoriam cards for Wellington R. Fairman, 1917 and Mrs W. R. Fairman, 1928; leaflet about Belleville Aqua Vitae, 1939
7) Odd Fellows certificate for Alfred Francis, 1958
8) Canada Civil Defence publications, 1958-1960
Booklet: ‘Civil Defence Notebook’, 1958
Flyer: ‘Civil Defence and Your Life’,1958
Flyer: ‘Your Emergency Pack’, 1959
Typescript pages: Belleville Civil Defence Routine Orders No. 2, 15 August 1959
Flyer: ‘Who is Responsible for Civil Defence’, c.1959
Identification card for Clare H. Twiddy, Civil Defence Warden in Belleville, 1959
Booklet: ‘Your Basement Fallout Shelter’, Blueprint for Survival No. 1, 1960
Booklet: ‘Fallout on the Farm’, Blueprint for Survival No. 3, 1961
Booklet: ‘11 Steps to Survival Emergency Measures Organization’ Blueprint for Survival No. 4, 1961
Booklet: ‘Home Safe Home’ by Lakeland Natural Gas Limited, c.1960
9) Plan of lots for sale on Skootamatta Lake, Anglesea Township, Ontario, with prices (not dated, c.1960)
10) Genealogy of the Twiddy family, c.1980
11) File of photographs and company publications relating to Clare Twiddy’s retirement from Northern Telecom, 1985
12) Family snapshots and photograph albums, with Twiddy, Alcombrack and Archibald families represented.

Twiddy, Clare Harvard

Air Show poster and reproduction photographs of docks

  • CA ON00156 2019-121
  • Collection
  • 1911-1981

Collection comprises:
1) Four reproduction photographs annotated by Maurice Callaghan, showing the schooner Dundee, the old Grand Junction Railway dock as it appeared in 1911 (one photograph shows City Engineer William Lindsey) and a group of construction workers standing at the end of the government dock after its completion [1916].
2) Poster for the CFB Trenton 50th anniversary air show in 1981

Callaghan, Maurice

Belleville Centennial collection

  • CA ON00156 2019-114
  • Collection
  • 1978

Collection of items relating to the celebrations of Belleville's centennial as a city in 1978:
1) Calendar by the Belleville Art Association for March 1978 to June 1979, with drawings by local artists and photographs of the artists on the back page
2) Two paper place mats with April and May events around the border and a drawing of City Hall and the log cabin in the centre
3) Belleville Centennial Souvenir Guide, with listing of events from mid-April 1978
4) Poster for The Arts in the Park Picnic, 24 June 1978
5) Program for "Centennial! A Musical Tribute to Belleville's British Heritage", held at Bridge Street United Church in 1978
6) Decal with Belleville Centennial logo

Dack, William (Bill)

Collection of photographs

  • CA ON00156 2019-119
  • Collection
  • c.1890-2003

Collection of previously uncatalogued photographs, apparently from different sources. They include:
1) "Election day in Flinton", c.1890
2) Fragment of a photograph showing staff outside the Walker Foundry in Belleville, c.1890
3) Seven photographs of the Hewitt property and a church in Roslin, Ontario, with one photograph of the Bridge Street United Church in Belleville, c.1890-1920
4) "Dr & Mrs Stephens", c.1910
5) Photograph of the frame house at 358 Arthur Street in Tweed, Ontario, taken by T. Donohue, c.1910
6) Lucy Kleinsteuber (1915-2011) as a small child, c.1918
7) Colour photograph of Minnie Clarence (born Whiteman) of Albert Street, Belleville (1903-2007), 2003

Leo Arthur Young collection

  • CA ON00156 LAY
  • Collection
  • 1917-1940

Collection of photographs and albums relating to the Young family of Belleville, Ontario.

Young, Leo Arthur

Kellaway family records

  • CA ON00156 2012-43
  • Collection
  • 1931-2012

Collection of materials relating to the Kellaway family of Belleville, Ontario, including:
1) File of certificates and ration books relating to Kenneth Alfred Kellaway (1917-1998)
2) File of typescript notes on the history of the Kellaway family, 2012, and a calendar from Ed Kellaway's Belleville store, 1955

Sons of Jacob Synagogue and Belleville Centennial collections

  • CA ON00156 2019-110
  • Collection
  • 1956-2012

Collection includes:
1) Digital copy of Dedication Book to commemorate the opening of the Sons of Jacob Synagogue in Belleville, Ontario, 1956; Constitution and by-laws of the Sons of Jacob Congregation, c.1989; Nudnik newsletters from the Sons of Jacob congregation in Belleville, 2005-2012; flyers and programs for events, 2005-2010
2) materials relating to the 1978 Centennial celebrations in Belleville, Ontario and subsequent events: headed paper; map of locations for 1 July 1978 event; Quinte International Presentation Ball invitation, 1979; Quinte Ethnic Festival passport, 1982

Bochnek, Selma

Colleciton of Belleville-related materials

  • CA ON00156 2019-103
  • Collection
  • c.1980-2019

Collection comprises: three postcards with aerial views of Victoria Park in Belleville, Ontario, taken by Richard Lumbers; order of service for Remembrance Day ceremony in Belleville on 11 November 2019.

Lumbers, Richard

Collection of Belleville-related materials

  • CA ON00156 2019-096
  • Collection
  • 2001-2014

Collection comprises:
1) 56 colour photographs of the proposed route of the Riverfront Trail in Belleville, c.2001
2) Environmental Screening Report for the City of Belleville Riverfront Trail, July 2001
3) Moira River Fish Habitat Restoration Project Design Brief, August 2003
4) City of Belleville Structure Dedication Ceremony program for the dedication of: Bruce Faulds Track, Palmer Road; Wilbur C. Purcell Bridge, Dundas Street; Ben Corke Footbridge; Jean Smith Non-Profit Housing Complex, Brown Street; Tom Gavey Alemite Park, Pine Street; Putman Bridge, Cannifton Road North and Maitland Drive; Gerry Masterson Community Centre, Harmony Road, Thurlow, 25 October 2003
5) History, Customs, and Traditions, The Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment (26 pages), May 2014

City of Belleville

Canada Optical Company collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.10
  • Collection
  • 1947-1993

Collection of materials relating to the Canada Optical Company in Deseronto, Ontario, including:

  • Typescript catalogue of glasses frames, 1947
  • Postcard with drawing of outside of plant, c.1950
  • Visitor book with Polaroid photographs of visitors, 1969-1974
  • Photograph album of staff events and activities, c.1975-1990
  • Magazine and newspaper articles about the company, 1980-1993
  • Product information sheets, 1980s
  • Employee benefits book, 1986

The materials were collected by Don Simpson, former general manager of the Deseronto plant.

Canada Optical Company

Yardmen Arena collection

  • CA ON00156 2019-085
  • Collection
  • 1953-2003

Various Yardmen and Quinte Sports Centre items:
1) Photograph of Belleville Memos O.H.A. Senior men's hockey team, 1953-1954 with team members' names
2) Souvenir brochure about the Belleville McFarlands, 1959 (donated by Robert and Joyce Wallbridge)
3) Belleville Winter Carnival souvenir programmes, 1971 & 1974
4) Recruitment brochure and letterhead for The Yardmen Drum & Bugle Corps with constitution of the Red Carpet Senior Drum & Bugle Corps Association, c.1973
5) Hastings County Museum brochure and edition of the Belleville Advertiser with front page story on the opening of Glanmore National Historic Site, 18 July 1973
6) File of correspondence between Moira River Conservation Authority and Belleville Yardmen Benefit Fund concerning the purchase of the 1,153 acre Haley-Mellon Lake area in Sheffield Township, with brochures from the Nature Conservancy of Canada, 1973-1975
7) Belleville Yardment Benefit Fund blank stationery and cheques
8) Two photographs: four members of the Belleville Yardment Benefit Fund and the Belleville Yardmen hockey team, c.1976
9) Four Belleville Bobcats Junior Hockey Club souvenir programs, 1977-1978 and 1978-1979
10) Belleville Centennial calendar of events, 1978
11) List of manufacturing industries with addresses and name of person in charge, prepared by the Belleville Economic Development Commission, 1979
12) Quinte Sports Centre brochure and floor plan, c.1980
13) Flyer for two events at the Quinte Sports Centre: Al Martino in concert on 20 April 1980 and dancing to the Carlton Show Band on 3 May 1980
14) Invitation from the Belleville Yardmen Benefit Fund to the C.N.R. Great Lakes Region Ball and plaque unveiling on 10 May 1980
15) Directory of Services & Activities for Belleville Children, c.1980
16) Flyer for the 200th Wintario draw, held at the Quinte Sports Centre on 11 June 1981
17) Five colour photographs and two newspaper clippings about the opening of the Belleville Yardmen dam at West Riverside Park in Belleville on 4 October 1987
18) Flyer for the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, asking for donations for the Building Fund of the Navy League, Quinte, c.1987

Maps of Belleville, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 2018-115
  • Collection
  • 1947-1961

Two maps:
1) Plan of Belleville Harbour area, South Front Street, South Church Street, South John Street and South George Street, showing filled-in city dump area and former shoreline, by John T. Ransom, 1947
2) Plan of the mouth of the Moira river, showing the CPR railway bridge and filled-in land, by Tom Ransom, 1961

Ransom, John Thomas, P.L.S.

Century Place and Bell Telephone collection

  • CA ON00156 2019-066
  • Collection
  • 1976-1977

1) Newspaper clipping about the opening of Century Place in Belleville, Ontario, 26 March 1976
2) Brochure for Century Place, c.1976
3) Instructions for employees starting work in the Century Place building on 29 March 1976
4) Text of a talk on 'Hastings County & the Telephone' by R. W. Carleton, given to the Hastings County Historical Society on 15 February 1977

Records relating to downtown Belleville improvement groups

  • CA ON00156 2019-068
  • Collection
  • 2000-2006

Minutes, constitutions, correspondence and project documents of the Citizens for Downtown Belleville (2000-2003) and the Bridge to Bridge Committee (2004-2006). Both groups were concerned with the revitalization of the downtown area of Belleville, Ontario. The files were compiled by Mary Jane Throop, a member of both groups.

Northern Telecom publicity materials

  • CA ON00156 2019-075
  • Collection
  • 1983-1986

Promotional materials written by Ron Truman for Northern Telecom:
1) CompQuote (Montreal) Displayphone case study flyer
2) Slater Steels (Hamilton) Displayphone case study flyer
3) Health Care Telecommunications Meridian SL-1 flyer
4) The Canada Council Meridian SL-1 Application Report flyer
5) Meridian Report, Volume 1, Issue 1, December 1986

Nortel Networks

William M. Campbell collection

  • CA ON00156 2019-076
  • Collection
  • 1940-1953

Collection comprises:
1) Three photographs of Belleville Collegiate Institute cadet corps marching on Front Street, Belleville, c.1940
2) Printed 'Our Queen is Crowned' brochure published by George Weston Limited on the occasion of the coronation of Elizabeth II, 1953
3) Program of ceremonies and order of drum-head service for Belleville Coronation Day events, 1953 [2 copies]

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