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Community Concert Association and Quinte Ballet Dance Centre

This series consists of textual records associated with the Community Concert Association and the Quinte Ballet Dance Centre.

The following textual records are from the Community Concert Association:

  • Correspondence ca.1946-1963 Glenn Gould Biography from a magazine Pamphlets, and programs on musicians ca. 1934-1973 Newspaper clippings on concerts and musicians ca. 1934-1970 Newspaper clippings on the foundation of the Community Concert Association Scrapbook pages of newspaper clippings of concerts ca. 1884 Leona Riggs' black notebook

The following textual records are from the Quinte Ballet Dance Centre.
*Pamphlets and brochures

  • Correspondence with Leona Riggs
  • Agendas ca. 1978-79 Financial documents ca. 1976-1977 Newspapar clippings ca. 1970-1980
    *Loose notes and papers

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.

Dr. Lester David Riggs

This series is composed of the following textual records and graphic materials created during the life of Dr. Lester David Riggs:
*University Medical College of Kansas records ca. 1900-1904

  • Cards, Business Cards, Invitations
    *Letters, and Correspondence
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Photographs and Postcards Receipts, and Tickets ca. 1902-1904 Records and Photographs of Mrs. Lester Riggs, Bertha
  • Obituary Notice and other related documents dating from 1963-1986

Riggs, Lester David

Hastings East District Women's Institutes Tweedsmuir Histories

Four volumes documenting the history of the Hastings East District Women's Institute and its constituent branches.

Volume 1: 1964-1990 Includes district history, lists of officers, history of each branch, district projects, special events, history book committee and accounts, autographs of 'outstanding visitors'
Volume 2: 1989-2005 Sections 1-5 includes district officers, branch statistics, biographies and special events
Volume 2: 1992-2002 [There is no volume 3] Sections 6-8, International Year of Older Persons, Education Days and District Annuals
Volume 4: 1901-2010 'Miscellaneous items'

Hastings East District Women's Institutes

Hastings East District Women's Institutes books of remembrance

Books of remembrance. One records the names and dates of death of Women's Institute members of the branches at: Roslin, Plainfield, Phillipston (Bethel) Zion, Quinte, Carmel, Cannifton, Melrose, Foxboro, Tyendinaga East, Moira, Chapman's, Parkdale, Lonsdale and Marlbank (1925-2013). The other is a scrapbook with photographs and brief biographies of men who had enlisted for the Second World War in the areas covered by the Women's Institute branches of: Melrose, Phillipston (Bethel) Zion, Plainfield, Quinte, Roslin and Tyendinaga East (May 1944).

Hastings East District Women's Institutes

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.

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.

July 2016 accession

Printed materials, Home for the Aged/Hastings Manor account books, County roads scrapbook, Hastings County directories, three bridge plaques.

Leo Bates Riggs

This series contains the following textual records and graphic material from the life of Leo Bates Riggs:

  • Documents, financial records, memberships ca. 1895-1956
  • Personal correspondence, business correspondence, Invitations, and Cardsca. 1901-1954
  • Pamphlets and Brochures ca. 1916, and 1952
  • Newspaper clippings dating from 1928-29, 1953, and 1956
  • Musical Notes, Documents, and Papers ca. 1911-17, and 1934
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbook

Riggs, Leo Bates

Leona Riggs Career and Correspondence

This series contains textual records and graphic material, primarily personal letters of correspondence and various documents relating to the career and activity of Leona Riggs in Belleville, Ontario.

  • Letters of Correspondence, and cards from 1927-1977
  • Newspaper Clippings 1924-1950 Photographs Music notes, Concert programs, musical documents, musical pamphlets from 1930's-1950's
  • Documents relating to Leona Riggs music teaching career
  • Financial documents, transactions, receipts, and memberships from 1927-1948

Riggs, Leona

Photographs of Remembrance Day parade

  • CA ON00156 2014-66
  • Series
  • 11 Nov 2014

20 colour photographs of the Remembrance Day parade in Belleville, Ontario.

Morris, Bobby-Jo

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.

Riggs Concerts and Programs

The Riggs Concerts and Programs series consists of concert programs and recital programs that have been organized by the group or organization that held the concerts and recitals.

  • Belleville conservatory of Music programs, and invitations ca. 1907
  • Albert College programs, and newspaper clippings ca. 1904-1906, ca. 1960
  • John St. United Church programs, newspaper clippings, and events ca. 134-1937 St. Agnes Manor programs, and notes ca. 1909-1911 City Hall programs, and recitals ca. 1897-1909 Belleville Churches programs, and recitals ca. 1896-1940 The Canadian Club programs ca.1911-1912 BCIVS programs, and newspaper clippings ca. 1934, 1978 The Canadian Club programs, events, and recitals ca.1890-1949 Misc. Ontario programs, and events ca.1899-1936 Confederation of Canada 50th Anniversary ca. 1917 Peter Smith piano recital ca. 1949 Quinte Ballet School programs, and misc.
    *U.S.A programs, biography of Leo Riggs, photograph of leo Riggs

Riggs, Leona

Riggs Family Miscellaneous

The series consists of the following miscellaneous textual records and graphic material created and accumulated by the Riggs family:

  • Financial records, Receipts,
  • Legal documents, land deed, leases, notices Personal correspondence, business correspondence Memberships, pamphlets, brochures
  • Riggs Motor buinsess records, documents, receipts, financial records Musical notes, cards, documents, cartoons, programs, recitals Dance cards School records, and documents Photographs

Riggs (family)