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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

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 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

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

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

Materials relating to Santa's Village, Belleville, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 2016-79
  • Collection
  • 1987-1993

Two photographs, a colouring book, a Quinte Weekly News newspaper of 22 December 1987 and 'What's Happening' magazine November/December 1993. The publications have features on the 'Santa's Village' Christmas display of Bruce and Marjorie Nickle of Marsh Street, Belleville, Ontario, set up in memory of Billy Foster. One photograph shows a snow-covered toadstool house and two gnomes, the other shows the 'Santa's Workshop' structure made by students of the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf.

Nickle (family)

Minute book of Canadian Order of Foresters, Court Quinte No. 1

  • CA ON00156 2016-88
  • Item
  • 1893-1906

Minute book of the Canadian Order of Foresters, Court Quinte No. 1. The fraternal society met in Deseronto, Ontario. The minutes record applications for membership of the society, payments of bills and notes of people who addressed the group. There are some loose papers inside the volume, mainly applications for admission, with reports of character committees on the back.

Canadian Order of Foresters, Court Quinte No. 1

Orland French photographs

  • CA ON00156 2019-009
  • Collection
  • 2017-2018

Photographs of people and places in Belleville, Ontario:
1) Crowds enter Yardmen Arena for Senators first home game, Nov. 1, 2017
2) Gerry Boyce, Mr. History, January 1, 2018
3) Belleville Harbour, June, 2018
4) Chisholm’s Mills with millpond, August 2018
5) & 6) Unveiling of a commemorative boulder at Mount St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Stanley Street Belleville, Sept. 16, 2018
7) Porchfest: Male choir on porch of 246 Albert Street, Porchfest, Sept. 29, 2018
8) Demolition of former Stephens-Adamson property, fall 2018

French, Orland

Prize draw ticket for Belleville Fair

  • CA ON00156 2011-50
  • Item
  • 1939

Draw ticket for a Nash-Lafayette four door sedan from Riggs Motor Sales, Belleville, sold at the Belleville Fair in August 1939.

Promotional materials relating to the Unlock the Archives Capital Campaign

  • CA ON00156 2011-54
  • File
  • 2011

Materials relating to the Hastings County Historical Society's fundraising campaign to build an archives facility in Belleville, Ontario. Includes an 'Unlock the Archives!' flyer, press release, and introductory words by Peter C. Newman

Hastings County Historical Society

Quinte Skating Club Ice Show program

  • CA ON00156 2013-64
  • Item
  • February 1947

Program for an ice show held on 21 February 1947 at the Memorial/Hume Arena in Belleville, Ontario, with advertisements from local businesses.

Quinte Skating Club

Roy Wardle photographs

  • CA ON00156 2013-55
  • Collection
  • 1954-1964

Six digital reproductions of photographs relating to Roy Wardle's time in the Belleville Fire Department, Belleville, Ontario.

Thelma Joyce photographs from Deseronto and Napanee

  • CA ON00156 2019-072
  • Collection
  • 1927-1931

Three photographs, formerly in the possession of Thelma Joyce:
1) Students and staff of Deseronto High School, 1927-1928, taken by E. J. Powell of Hamilton [photograph has names on reverse]
2) Members of the United Empire Loyalist Pageant in Deseronto, 1929, taken by Marrison of Kingston
3) Students and staff of Napanee Collegiate Institute and Vocational School, 1930-1931, taken by E. J. Powell of Hamilton

Joyce, Thelma

Victoria Chronicle and Daily Ontario editorial scrapbooks

  • CA ON00156 2019-067
  • Collection
  • 1845, 1910-1920

Edition of the Victoria Chronicle for 6 March 1845 and 12 volumes of editorial articles published in the Daily Ontario between 1910 and 1920 (the editor at the time was J. O. Herity).

Daily Ontario