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Argyll Chapter IODE materials

  • CA ON00156 2013-39
  • Collection
  • 1980-2000

Collection comprises:
1) Typewritten history of the Argyll Chapter, IODE, printed in 1980 for the organization's 70th anniversary
2) Menu and program for 90th anniversary dinner held on 10 November 2000
3) Undated newspaper clipping on plans for a military ball on 19 November
4) Printed history of the Argyll Chapter, updating the 1980 edition to mark the closure of the group in 2000

Argyll Chapter IODE

Audio recordings of oral history interviews

  • CA ON00156 2017-63
  • Collection
  • 2016

Digital audio recordings of oral history interviews with five owners of businesses in downtown Belleville, Ontario: Bob Barber, Don Leslie, Gerry Bongard, John O'Connor and Terry Barratt. The recordings were enabled by a grant from the Belleville Community Arts and Culture Fund.

Fraiberg, Gerry

Belleville Fire Department collection

  • CA ON00156 2016-29
  • Collection
  • 1910-2015

Materials collected by the Belleville Fire Department from members and former members of the department. They include photographs, correspondence, press clippings and fire call logs.

Belleville Fire Department

Belleville Fire Department photographs

  • CA ON00156 2018-100
  • Collection
  • c.1920-1990

Photographs of Belleville Fire Department activities and personnel.

Belleville Fire Department

Belleville Yardmen Benefit Fund materials

  • CA ON00156 2018-124
  • Collection
  • 1977

Belleville Yardmen Benefit Fund lottery ticket, photograph of six members of the Board of the Fund and fifteen colour slides of the Quinte Sports Centre under construction.

Belleville Yardmen Benefit Fund

Bill Hunt collection

  • CA ON00156 2019-040
  • Collection
  • 1940-2013

Research files compiled by Bill Hunt.

Hunt, C. W. (Claude William)

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

Deseronto Archives photographic collection

  • Collection
  • 1860-

The photographs are arranged by subject matter and cover activities in and around the town of Deseronto, Ontario. The majority date from the late nineteenth century and many depict the lumber-related industries of the Rathbun Company in Deseronto. There are also photographs of school groups, churches, railways, First World War airfields and portraits of Deseronto citizens.

Deseronto Town Hall photograph collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.13
  • Collection
  • 1970s-2011

Photographs of Deseronto, Ontario dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs of the town from the 1980s; the interior of the former Home Hardware store in the Baker Block on Main Street; the O’Connor House on Main Street before its demolition; the 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, photographs of Centennial Park and Rathbun Memorial Park; the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001; the Ontario Provincial Police handover ceremony in 2001; an Easter Parade from the early 2000s; a Santa Parade; the 2002 New Year’s Levee; and the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto.

Most of the photographs appear to have been taken by Town staff. One envelope was donated to the Town by Irene Usher and contains photographs taken by her late husband, Tom.

Dorothy Bowes collection

  • CA ON00156 2016-81
  • Collection
  • 1936

Typewritten list of names residents of Tweed, Ontario,1902-1920, with their professions, four photographs of the Belleville, Ontario, flood of 1936 and two newsclippings from April 1999 about the Belleville Choral Society.

Bowes, Dorothy

Ephemera collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 642
  • Collection
  • 2006-2010

Collection of ephemeral materials from Belleville and Hastings County, Ontario.

Hastings County Historical Society

Fraternity materials connected with John R. Delderfield of Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2018-138
  • Collection
  • 1925-1932

This collection consists of:
1) Photograph of attendees at the Mooseheart Legion of the World first annual convention in Jacksonville, Florida, January 1929
2) Mooseheart Legion membership certificate in the name of John Delderfield, 14 July 1925
3) Life Membership Certificate in the Loyal Order of Moose for J. R. Delderfield, 31 December 1931
4) Certificate of membership in the Moira Lodge No. 11 of the Freemasons, 4 July 1931

Delderfield, John Robert

George Bruce Airhart materials

  • CA ON00156 2017-01
  • Collection
  • 1911, 1926

Sunday school attendance register for Marmora Methodist Church, Marmora, Ontario, including a printed page with an image of the late Canon C. M. Harris, 1854-1923, Rector at Marmora. Also banquet invitation and menu for an event held at the Hotel Quinte for Hastings County councillors on 10th December 1926.

Airhart, George Bruce

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

J. Clarence Waddell photographs

  • Collection
  • 1913-1918

Photographs of scenes in and around Belleville, Ontario, including a circus parade, Lincoln Beachey's aircraft, the talc mine at Madoc and military groups.

Waddell, J. Clarence

Lewis Zandbergen collection

  • CA ON00156 2016-34
  • Collection
  • 1898-2007

Materials collected by Lewis Zandbergen, including many editions of the Stirling News Argus and Community Press newspapers, some Belleville school yearbooks, a collection of photographs and materials relating to the history of Stirling and to Stirling Public Library.

Zandbergen, Lewis

Local recipe books collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 653
  • Collection
  • 1982-2005

Contains four recipe books including: 'Quinte Cuisine' by the Canadian Federation of Univeristy Women Belleville and District (2005), 'Chefs of the City' by the City of Belleville Staff (1999), 'Our Best to You' by the residents of Quinte Living Centre (1982), and 'Recipes from the Hearts of Canadians' compiled by Volunteers and Information Quinte (2000).

Mackenzie Bowell and Moira Lodge materials

  • CA ON00156 2013-20
  • Collection
  • 1982-2005

Materials include:
1) Transcription by Lois Foster of an interview from the Daily Intelligencer of 21 November 1903 with Arthur McGinnis, Moira Lodge historian, on 'The Fraternal Societies of Belleville', focusing on the Freemasons
2) Biographical information compiled by the Historical Committee [of Hastings County Historical Society?] in 1982, and introduction to Betsy Boyce's book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', 2000
3) Newspaper clippings relating to Mackenzie Bowell, 1982-2005
4) Correspondence, research materials and speech by Gerry Boyce in relation to the Ontario Heritage Foundation plaque on Mackenzie Bowell's former home at 194 William Street, Belleville, 1982-1984

Foster, Lois

Mary Chambers Sills collection

  • CA ON00156 2018-101
  • Collection
  • c.1950-1960

Two scrapbooks, one containing news clippings of poems, the other with Stirling, Ontario, area births, marriages and death announcements. 23 photographs of young people in the Stirling area, many with names.

Sills, Mary

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