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Oral History-Montreal Studies collection

  • P007
  • Collection
  • 1941 - 1999

The purpose of the Oral History-Montreal Studies program is to document the history of the Montreal metropolitan area. Sponsored by Shell Canada, the program funds projects which make accessible the oral history of Greater Montreal, through systematic interviewing of leaders and witnesses of the labour, industrial, cultural, social, religious, and ethnic scene since World War II. The project is administered by the Concordia University Library.

The collection provides information on the history of Greater Montreal. It consists of recorded interviews of individuals as well as some transcripts and application forms for some of the projects. The projects are:

Little Burgundy / La Petite Bourgogne
A Comparison of the Influence of Anne Savage and Arthur Lismer
Hugh Percival Illsley, Architect: 1896-198-
Rabbi Lavy Becker: Social Worker, Businessman, and Father-in-law
Interviews with John Bland
The Dutch of Quebec
The Montreal Chinese Community
The Children's Theatre in Montreal
Women and War Work in Montreal
The Montreal Art Community
Omer Heroux: French Canadian Journalist
Norma Springford
Black Montrealers: A Piece of the Multicultural Mosaic
The Rise of Consulting Engineering in Montreal
Women Scientists in Montreal, 1920-1960
The Contribution of Holocaust Survivors to the Cultural and Social Institutions of Montreal
Véhicule Art (Montreal) Inc. 1972-1983
Alfred Pinsky: Analysis of Great Works of Art (ART 460 course)
Female Academics at Concordia University (Sir George Williams and Loyola College): The First Generation, 1940-1975.

Concordia University. Records Management and Archives

Overdale collection

  • P169
  • Collection
  • 1986-1988

The collection documents the events which occurred in 1987 and 1988 in the Overdale neighbourhood. It witnesses to the efforts made not only by the local residents but also architects, planners, and others to influence the City of Montreal to avoid demolishing historic buildings and established neighborhoods, and to preserve the city’s built heritage.

The collection includes photographs, moving images, sound recordings, press releases, clippings, meeting notices, correspondence, reports, newsletters and statements on the Overdale resistance prepared by former residents.

Overdale

Paul Monty collection

  • C023
  • Collection
  • 1968-2018

The Paul Monty collection contains documents related to the history and decisions of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) dating from its inception on April 1, 1968 until 2019. Documents are filed by topic and issue to facilitate research on the history of Canadian broadcasting policy and regulation.

The collection contains analog and digital materials concerning broadcasting; broadcasting distribution undertakings; radio; television and telecommunications; and discretionary services. Documents include annual reports and other reports; official publications; acts, regulations, and decisions; policy statements and policies; bibliographies; lists; newspaper articles; and speeches, among other materials.

Monty, Paul

Quinn collection

  • C001
  • Collection
  • 1931-1985

The Quinn Collection was gathered by Herbert Furlong Quinn from the 1930s to the 1970s in order to support his research.
It is principally composed of Canadian political pamphlets and newspapers covering the period from the 1930's to the beginning of the 1980s. The pamphlets present the platforms and agendas of a dozen Canadian political parties as well as several foreign parties. Political parties in Canada include: Quebec Liberal Party, Liberal Party of Canada, New Democratic Party, Labor-Progressive Party, Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Progressive Conservative Party, Confédération des travailleurs catholiques du Canada, Union Nationale, Social Credit Party of Canada, Bloc Populaire, Canadian Student Assembly, among others. Foreign parties covered by the collection are primarily the German party Christlich Demokratische Union (CDU/ CSU), but also the US-American Socialist Labor Party and League for Industrial Democracy as well as the Republicans and Democrats during the American Presidential Campaign 1964. Furthermore, the collection includes several years of the “Bulletin” (English version), published by the government of Western Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) as well as pamphlets from the Portuguese government from the 1930s.
The collection also includes ancillary materials : First, there are articles and publications written by Herbert F. Quinn related to multiple political topics, including a manuscript of Quinn's book "The Union Nationale : Quebec Nationalism from Duplessis to Lévesque" (1979). Second, there is a selection of Canadian newspapers and newspaper clippings, covering the Canadian Federal Election Campaign of 1949 on the one hand, and the fascist movement worldwide during the 1930s on the other.
Finally, the collection includes court transcripts relating to the occupation of the Sir George Williams Computer Center in 1969, known as the Sir George Williams Affair.

The Quinn Collection contains pamphlets, brochures, statements, newsletters, addresses, policy statements, transcripts, manifestos, newspapers, and newspaper clippings. An index of the pamphlets is available.

The collection is organized in the following series:

C001/A Political Pamphlet Collection

C001/B Politics in the Media

C001/C Publications by Herbert F. Quinn

C001/D Sir George Williams Affair

Quinn, Herbert Furlong

Ralph Whims collection

  • C012
  • Collection
  • [19--] ; 1928-2017

The Ralph Whims Collection contains documentation concerning Black History in Montreal; the Negro Community Centre; Union United Church, the Coloured Women’s Club; The Red Feather and the Welfare Federation; Railway Porters; the Elks; the documentary film Show Girls; and Jazz in Montreal. The collection is comprised of articles and clippings; photographs; posters, brochures, and programs; books and magazines; and a videocassette.

The Ralph Whims Collection is divided into 4 series:
C012/A Textual records
C012/B Photographs
C012/C Books
C012/D Moving images

Whims, Ralph

Raymond Souster and Cid Corman collection

  • C013
  • Collection
  • 1952 – 1965

Collection is composed of letters from Cid Corman to Raymond Souster. The letters were written in France, Japan, and Italy and include poems and conversation about poets including Irving Layton, poetry, notes about the content of the publication Origins, information about poetry readings, and about the different locations Corman has visited.

Corman, Cid

S. A. Rochlin collection of South African political and trade union organizations

  • C009
  • Collection
  • 1912-1960, predominant 1920-1950

This collection contains documents collected by S.A. Rochlin in the course of his activities as a historian, archivist, and researcher. The documents in this collection were mainly created in South Africa between 1912 and 1960. This collection contains the documents of communist and labor organizations active in South Africa during the 1920s through the 1940s, including the Communist Party of South Africa, United Communist Party, South African Labour Party, Industrial Socialist League, South African Trades Union Congress, and South African Association of Employees Organizations. This collection also contains the papers of Cecil Frank Glass, a member of the Industrial Socialist League in Cape Town and the Communist Party of South Africa. C.F. Glass’s documents were given to Rochlin around 1939 by Glass’ first wife Fanny Klenerman.

Collection consists of 607 documents, including 90 pamphlets, 46 newspaper or periodical titles, and folders containing 471 miscellaneous documents, including minutes, accounts, flyers, news clippings, correspondence, and handbills. Many of the documents in this collection are unique. As a result of their ephemeral nature it is unlikely that they are to be found elsewhere.

This collection is organized according to the following series:
C009/A Pamphlets
C009/B Periodicals and newspapers
C009/C Folders
C009/D Microfilm reels

Sir George Williams Family collection

  • P048
  • Collection
  • [19--]-ca. 1998

The collection provides visual information on Sir George Williams and his family.

The collection consists of photographs of paintings of Sir George Williams, photographs of Sir George Williams, photographs of the church he attended, photographs of his tombstone with his great-granddaughters Pamela Williams-Demetriade and Rosalie Williams Sinclair, and a biography of Sir George Williams by J.E. Hodder.

Sir George Williams Family

The Gazette collection

  • P076
  • Collection
  • [194-]-1945

The collection provides visual information on World War II. The pictures were taken in Europe, Japan, China, the Philippines, and the Arctic. The collection also includes National Film Board photojournalism on uranium mining for nuclear power in Canada, and other topics.

The collection consists of pictures, many of them produced under the auspices of the War Records Office of International News Agencies. The Collection contains news service photographs as well as photographs from the Canadian Armed Forces. Also included are original identifying captions that accompanied their transmission by news media wire services. Most of the photographers remain unidentified. They made their photographs while on assignment for international news agencies or the War Records Office for distribution to the news media.

Montreal Gazette

Thomas D’Arcy McGee collection

  • P030
  • Collection
  • 1844-1968

The collection provides information on Thomas D'Arcy McGee's history and his relation with his family.

It consists mainly of documents copied from a variety of archival sources by Timothy Slattery for The Assassination of D'Arcy McGee, published in 1968.

The collection includes about 50 original letters exchanged between Thomas D'Arcy McGee and members of his family. The collection includes several photographs, including a portrait of McGee by William Notman. The collection is also composed of newspaper clippings and objects.

McGee, Thomas D'Arcy

Victoria Stanton and Vincent Tinguely Collection

  • C029
  • Collection
  • [19--] ; [20--] ; 1971-2014, predominant 1997-2001

The Victoria Stanton and Vincent Tinguely collection contains materials concerning the theory, practice, and history of spoken word poetry. It also thoroughly documents the history of the spoken word scene in Montreal from the 1960s until 2001. Significantly, the collection documents the writing and publication of Victoria Stanton and Vincent Tinguely’s Impure: Reinventing the Word (conundrum press, 2001).

The Victoria Stanton and Vincent Tinguely contains interviews conducted by Stanton and Tinguely with 75 French and English poets, authors, artists, and performers, including Heather O'Neill, Jonathan Goldstein, Michel Garneau, John Giorno, Zoe Whittall, Jean-Paul Daoust, Simon Dardick, Catherine Kidd, Geneviève Letarte, Naila Keleta-Mae, Hélène Monette, Trish Salah, Anne Stone, Todd Swift, and Debbie Young, among many others. The collection also includes, 52 CDs, 12 mini-CDs, 4 LPs, 8 cassettes, and 5 VHS and beta of spoken word and poetry released between 1971 and 2014; newspaper clippings; notes and working papers; manuscript drafts and translations; galley proofs; correspondence; and research materials, among other documents. Materials concerning Montreal literary festivals, including Blue Metropolis and the Festival Voix d’Amériques, can be found throughout.

Stanton, Victoria

Wilson Griffith McConnell collection

  • P103
  • Collection
  • [1910]-[195-]

Consists mainly of musical sound recordings. Most are jazz, but other styles of music are also represented. The collection is completed by some photographs, especially showing John Wilson McConnell, and a microphone.

McConnell, Wilson Griffith

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