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Telephone Pioneers of America scrapbooks

  • CA ON00156 2015-41
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2000

Two scrapbooks of photographs and programs recording the activities of the Mohawk Loyalist Council (1970-1994) and the Belleville Life Member Club (1988-2000) of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Telephone Pioneers of America: Mohawk Loyalist Council

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

Wharf Street Debating Club scrapbook

  • CA ON00156 2019-115
  • Item
  • 1914-1997

Scrapbook with photocopies of newspaper clippings from the Intelligencer newspaper on the topic of the Wharf Street Debating Club of Belleville, Ontario.

Hunt, C. W. (Claude William)

Records of Belleville Beta Sigma Phi chapters

  • CA ON00156 2018-008
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2000

Scrapbooks created by members of the Belleville, Ontario, Chapters of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, documenting the groups' activities and press coverage.

Bay of Quinte Area Council
1) Memory Book, 1973
2) File including minutes and notes, 1981-2000

Scrapbooks are included for the following Chapters:
Alpha Lambda
3) 1975-1976
4) 1978-1979

Gamma Mu
5) 1961-1965
6) 1966-1967
7) 1967-1968
8) 1969-1970
9) 1970-1971
10) 1971-1972
11) 1980-1981
12) 1981-1982
13) 1988-1989
14) 1989-1990
15) 1991-1992
16) 1992-1993
17) 1994-1995

Preceptor Alpha Beta
18) 1978-1981
19) 1981-1982
20) 1982-1984
21) 1984-1985
22) 1986-1987
23) 1987-1988
24) 1991-1992

Xi Alpha Mu
25) 1959-1967
26) 1977-1980
27) 1980-1981
28) 1981-1982
29) 1983-1984
30) 1986-1987
31) 1991-1992
31a) 1993-1994 (this volume transferred from Belleville Public Library in April 2019)
32) 1996-1997

Xi Beta Zeta
33) 1972-1974
34) 1975-1976
35) 1976-1977
36) 1977-1978
37) 1978-1979
38) 1979-1980
39) 1980-1981
40) 1981-1982
41) 1983-1984
42) 1984-1985
43) 1986-1987
44) 1987-1988
45) 1988-1989
46) 1989-1990
47) 1990-1991
48) 1991-1992
49) 1992-1993
50) 1993-1994
51) 1995-1996
52) 1997-1998

One file of loose items.
Poster celebrating 50 years of Beta Sigma Phi, prepared by Gwen Aubin, 1981.
Poster with titles of officers of Beta Sigma Phi Chapters, c.1980.

Additional materials received as 2018-137 in November 2018:

  • Minutes of the Laureate Sigma Chapter, 1978-1984
  • Minutes of the Laureate Alpha Eta Chapter, 1982-2011
  • Minutes of Belleville City Council of Beta Sigma Phi, 2016
  • Ten issues of 'The Torch' magazine, 1999-2018

Additional materials received as 2019-111 in November 2019. Members of this chapter included: Geraldine Bertin; Margaret Bowes; Janet Bowland; Donna Bruce; Patricia Clayton; Sharon Dracup; Phyllis Etter; Joyce Foster; Dianne Fritz; Susan Jordan; Patricia Meens; Shirley Newton; Lana Reid; Mary Rowland; Diane Turrall, Shirley Wasson.

1) Minutes of the Laureate Sigma Chapter, 1994-2013
2) Scrapbook of Laureate Sigma Chapter, 1996-1999
3) Photographs of the Laureate Sigma Chapter, c.1996-2010
4) Issue of 'The Torch' magazine, November 2000

Beta Sigma Phi (Bay of Quinte Area Council)

Scrapbook - Unknown Owner

The file contains numerous photocopies of new of newspaper clippings taken from a scrapbook circa 1880. Some of the information contained in the file: Obituary for Hammiette Lyon wife of Dr. J.R. Jaques; Program for Art Exhibition of Woman's Christian Association held June 1884; Newspaper clipping dated September 26, 1884 titled "The New Hospital and Home" Belleville; Obituary for Rev. S.D. Rice; Newspaper clipping dated July 30, 1885 titled "Home Again. Belleville's Welcome to the Heroes of Batoche; Newspaper clipping dated January 7, 1886 (with picture) titled "Destroyed by Fire. Bridge Street Methodist Church Consumed"; Programme for Dedication of the Sunday School Rooms of Bridge Street Methodist Church, Sunday, December 12, 1886; Programme of the Opening Services of the new Bridge Street Methodist Church May 1887; Wedding announcement Ella (Nellie) Bancroft Jonesto Mr. W.H. Holden; newspaper clipping about the "Strickland" family (May 1887); obituary Rev. Dr. Nelles (Samuel Sobieski Nelles); Programme for Grand Farewell Concert and Presentation "Organ Committee Bridge St. Methodist Church"; wedding announcement Florence Howard to Lewis Wallbridge; obituary Mrs. Billa Flint (Phoebe Sawyer Clement); obituary Mr. George C. Holton, Mrs. Geo. Meudell, Catherine Elizabeth Staring, Frederic Rous.

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

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.

Midland District Hastings County Report on Roads, Crt. of Quarter Sess. 1810-30

This file contains a ledger recording roads passed in the Midland District in the County of Hastings from 1810 to 1830. Allan McLean Esq. was acting as Clerk of the Peace of the District. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_McLean_(Upper_Canada_politician)
these were recorded by James Nichollas, Clerk of the Peace, Midland District.

Movie Theatre 1950s

File contains newspaper clippings about the closing of a Belleville movie theatre for renovations, report on the first Elvis Presley movie being shown in Belleville c.1956, and a report on whether TV will make movies obsolete.

Girl Guides in Belleville collection

  • CA ON00156 2012-38
  • Collection
  • 1963-2001

Collection comprises:
1) Copy of printed notes on the history of the Girl Guide movement in Belleville, c.1963
2) Photocopies of newspaper obituaries and articles about Nan Branscombe, 1971 (and undated)
3) Typed and handwritten notes on Annie E. 'Nan' (Paterson) Branscombe, 1881-1971, founder of the Guides in Belleville, written by Charlotte Kuntze, 2001

Roslin Women's Institute programme

  • CA ON00156 2012-08
  • Item
  • 1957-1958

Programme of events and list of officers for the Roslin branch of the East Hastings Women's Institutes.

Roslin Women's Institute

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