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Founding documents, constitution, by-laws, histories

The series documents the founding, legislative and regulatory framework, and historical studies of the Metropolitan Montreal YMCA.

The series is arranged in sub-series:

P0145/01A Founding documents, constitution, by-laws.
P0145/01B Histories.

Family Correspondence

The series provides personal information on the members of the Hingston Family, through their personal correspondence.
The series contains correspondence between the members of the family and with other correspondents. The letters were received by Sir William, Lady Hingston and three of their children: Aileen, Basil and Harold. They were sent by members of the family: Sir William Hales Hingston, William Hingston, S.J., Harold Hingston and Aileen Hingston; and friends and relations.

Events

The series documents the events held or sponsored by the St. Patrick’s Society, including the annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon, the annual ball, testimonial dinners, Christmas parties, and its participation in some special projects, including the renovation of the Thomas D’Arcy McGee monument in the Côtedes-Neiges cemetery in 1949. The first annual luncheon was given on March 17th, 1834. The annual ball is given on the nearest Friday to March 17. The Society also sponsored the St. Patrick Development Foundation, a non-profit housing project for seniors that is now St. Patrick Square.

The series includes correspondence, invitations, programs, menus, press clippings, and photographs.

Business records

Series consists of materials concerning the town of Saint-Malachie and the O'Farrell Family's general store. Documents include a tax roll, 2 ledgers, correspondence, and notes. The tax roll for the town of Saint-Malachie, likely saved by James O'Farrell who served as the Secretary Treasurer for the town, documents the taxes paid on different parcels of land (information is organized by land parcel, or "rang"). 2 ledgers, notes, and correspondence document transactions at the O'Farrell Family's general store in Saint-Malachie. The ledgers, organized according to the name of individuals or families list purchases made, balances due, and how debts were paid. Correspondence, notes, and loose ledger pages also document the activities of the general store.

Branches, Buildings, Facilities

The series documents administrative activities relating to the buildings, branches, and facilities of the Quebec YMCA, between 1879 and 1981.

The records include construction contracts and estimates for the Quebec YMCA building, renovation specifications, leases and deeds for properties occupied by or owned by the Quebec YMCA, and early municipal tax assessment and utility bills.

The records also include 7 architectural drawings for the Quebec YMCA building, designed by Peachy & Dussault, Architects.

Annual and Special General Meetings

The series documents annual general meetings and special general meetings of members of the Metropolitan Montreal YMCA. Minute books include minutes of members' and other regular monthly meetings, meeting notices, clippings of press notices, attendance reply cards, agendas, committee reports, financial reports, audited financial reports, annual reports of activity, and copies of speeches to the general meetings by YMCA presidents and others, including invited keynote speakers.

In addition to official minute books, the sub-series includes materials assembled by YMCA personnel, including minutes and other documents related to the general meetings.

Professional staff

The materials in the series document senior managers of the Montreal YMCA, their training and professional development, and various organizations to which they belonged, such as the Association of Secretaries.

The materials are arranged as follows:

P0145/04A Individual senior employed officers.
P0145/04B Staff professional development.
P0145/04C Training for YMCA secretaryship (Fellowship Plan).
P0145/04D Managerial groups.
P0145/04D01 Meetings, conferences, administration.
P0145/04D02 Publications, studies.

Camping, outdoor programs

The series documents the camping and outdoor programs of the Montreal YMCA in the Laurentian region north of Montreal, from their founding through the twentieth century. Programs covered include boys, and later boys and girls, residential camping, family camping, and skiing. The records relate to planning, administration, land ownership, facilities, staff, campers, and activities. The series documents day camp programs that have taken place in Montreal. It includes records related to various camping associations to which the Montreal YMCA has belonged.

The series includes includes correspondence, reports, photographs, logs, maps, lists of campers and camp officials, application forms, architectural sketches and plans, building specifications, notes on activities, inventories, and financial records related to camp and outdoor planning and program, land, buildings, equipment, provisions, transportation, and campers.

The series is arranged according the following sub-series and sub-sub-series:

P0145/12A Committees.
P0145/12B Kamp Kanawana.
P0145/12B01 General administration.
P0145/12B02 Financial administration.
P0145/12B03 Land, facilities, equipment, supplies.
P0145/12B04 Communications.
P0145/12B05 Staff, counsellors.
P0145/12B06 Campers.
P0145/12B07 Program.
P0145/12C Camp Otoreke.
P0145/12C01 General administration.
P0145/12C02 Financial administration.
P0145/12C03 Land, facilities, equipment, supplies.
P0145/12C04 Communications.
P0145/12C05 Staff, counsellors.
P0145/12C06 Campers.
P0145/12C07 Program.
P0145/12D Camp Becsies.
P0145/12E Camp Dorval.
P0145/12F Camp Weredale.
P0145/12G Camp Perrot.
P0145/12H Ski lodge.
P0145/12I Camp Thunderbird.
P0145/12J Wilderness Survival Camp.
P0145/12K Les Voyageurs de la Vérendrye.
P0145/12L Lake St-Joseph/Camp Jubilee.
P0145/12M Day camp.
P0145/12N Camping associations.
P0145/12N01 American Camping Association.
P0145/12N02 Canadian Camping Association.
P0145/12N03 Quebec Section, Canadian Camping Association.
P0145/12N04 Quebec Camping Association/Association des camps du Québec.

Technique books, manuals, tutors, methods

In this series are music technique books, tutors, methods, and manuals. Topics covered include saxophone and clarinet performance, as well as arranging, harmony, chords, scoring, ad-libbing and improvising, sight-reading, ear training, conducting, recording and mixing, and performance of various genres such as blues and rock and roll, and others.

Personal records

Series consists of 4 diaries written by Mary Bridget O'Farrell. The diaries document the life of Mary Bridget O'Farrell, as well as that of the O'Farrell family.

Charter and Status

From the time of its foundation in 1896, Loyola College did not have a university charter and graduates of the parent institution, Collège Ste-Marie, and Loyola College received their Bachelor's degrees from Université Laval and, from 1920 onward, from the newly established Université de Montréal. The canonical relationship between Laval and Collège Ste-Marie was laid out in the 1889 papal decree Jamdudum, whose terms were extended to Loyola in 1899, the same year An Act to Incorporate Loyola College was passed by the Quebec legislature. Under Jamdudum, Loyola was granted the same autonomy as Collège Ste-Marie over curriculum, methodology, and graduation requirements. The series provides information on Loyola's struggle to maintain academic autonomy and its efforts to obtain recognition by the Government of Quebec as a university. There are also documents on a proposed federation of Canadian Jesuit colleges.

The series contains correspondence, news releases, clippings, minutes, publications, the Act of Incorporation, enrollment statistics, petitions, memoranda of agreement, legal fees, addresses, by-laws, an excerpt from Jamdudum, and other records.

Photographs

Series contains 364 photographs, many of which serve to document life in Montreal during the 1930s through to the 1970s.

The Adams family and Sur Rodney (Sur)’s personal life

The series documents Sur Rodney (Sur)’s childhood in Montreal and his family background, illustrating the life of a black family in Montreal in the second half of the 20th century. Most of the documents have been collected by Jean [Gertrude Peters] Gordon.
The series contains correspondence between Sur Rodney (Sur) and his parents, Desmond Adams and Jean Adams, and documents related to family members, namely Desmond Rupert Adams, Sur Rodney (Sur)’s grandmother Hazel Irene Pierce, and Rodney’s brother David Adams. Several photo albums illustrate Sur Rodney’s childhood and his larger family. This series also contains documents related to the Negro Community Centre (NCC) and Union United Church, which both were frequented by family members, as well as Expo 67 and the Watchtower Society. Furthermore, the series informs about Sur Rodney (Sur)’s name change and his marriage to Geoffrey Hendricks.

The series includes, but is not limited to, correspondence, photographs, leaflets, programs, flyers, forms, diploma, passports and other pieces of identification, artwork, postcards, brochures, newspaper clippings, a scrapbook and an autograph book.

Published and manuscript music

The series consists of the print and manuscript music library accumulated from various sources by Herb Johnson, as well as the hundreds of pieces of music he arranged and transcribed. The series documents Herb Johnson's professional activity as an instrumentalist; as a leader of quartets, nonettes, and other combos, as well as orchestras including the Herb Johnson Orchestra and the Senior Musicians' Orchestra; as an arranger and transcriber; and as a teacher.

The series includes lead sheets, chord charts, scores, sheet music, song books, song collections, and music folios, as well as play lists and notes. In addition to published music, the series includes manuscript music transcribed by Herb Johnson for the Louis Metcalfe International Band and other orchestras and combos, including his bebop arrangements. There are also signed manuscript arrangements by other arrangers.

Union United Church

Series contains photographs and textual records documenting the Union United Church and its members. Photographs show the interior and exterior of the church, as well as members of the choir, members of the Board of Stewarts and the Board of Sessions, Sunday school children, and Reverend Frank Gabourel. Textual records relate to the memorial service of Roy States, held on November 28, 1980.

Negro Community Centre

  • F027/A
  • Series
  • [19--] ; 1951-2014, predominantly [197-]-[198-]
  • Part of Graeme Clyke fonds

Series contains photographs and textual records documenting the Negro Community Centre (NCC). Photographs depict the interior and exterior of the NCC building at 2035 Coursol Street; programs and activities occurring at the NCC, including dance and music lessons, arts and crafts, wood working, sports, summer camps, and games; and NCC staff and members. Photographs also show the daycare and concern the Stanley Clyke Memorial Library. Textual records document the administration of the NCC and include information about activities, programs, and services. Documents pertaining to Annual General Meetings (1980; 1994; 1996; 1998) at the NCC include meeting minutes and agendas, financial statements (1997-1998), and annual reports (1995-1996). Other documents include a membership card (1974); correspondence (1982; 1987); an issue of Focus Umoja (1974); lists of Board members (1994) and nominations to the Board of Directors (1998-2000); proposed changes to NCC by-laws (1998); financial reports (1994-1995; 1995-1996); minutes from a meeting of the Little Burgundy Council (1973); a newsletter (1994); a list of acquisitions for the Stanley Clyke Memorial Library (1978); a report to the building committee (1988); an insurance claim regarding water damage (1994); biographical information related to Stanley Clyke and Emily Clyke; and newspaper clippings (1967; 1975; 2000; 2014). A newspaper concerning the boating tragedy also forms part of the series (1954).

Personal files

The series consists of materials related to Herb Johnson's ongoing professional development as a musician and his work in the music industry, as well as his other personal interests and his personal affairs.

The series includes articles on music and musicians and clippings of music scores and technical exercises clipped from Down Beat magazine and other sources, photographs, correspondence, price lists, concert and souvenir programs, notebooks, advertising sheets, contracts, lists of musicians, pamphlets, business and visiting cards, and publicity materials, as well as financial, tax, legal and other documents.

The series is arranged in the following sub-series:

P0088/2A Personal affairs and interests.
P0088/2B Music industry.
P0088/2C Music theory and technique.
P0088/2D Photographs.

Journalist

The series provides information on Brian McKenna's journalistic career, from its beginning as reporter for the Loyola News and his regular writings in The Montreal Star. It contains many files of his assignments, especially as parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa and on the coverage of Expo '67 in Montreal. It also contains articles McKenna contributed to magazines and The Canadian Encyclopedia, and book reviews, as well as research material and the manuscript for his book on Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau. The series contains mainly newspaper clippings, newspapers, and notes. The series is organized into the following subseries:

P0112/B1 Loyola News
P0112/B2 The Montreal Star
P0112/B3 Magazine and encyclopedia articles
P0112/B4 Drapeau Book

Buildings

The series documents the physical plant of Loyola College. It includes records on the Administration Building, Athletic Complex, Bryan Building, Campus Centre, Central Building, Drummond Science Building, Langley Hall, Loyola Chapel, skating rink, and Vanier Library.

The series includes quotations, specifications, tenders, building permits, memoranda of agreement, contracts, inspection reports, and certificates of valuation, and blueprints, drawings, maps, and photographs. The series also includes correspondence, agendas, minutes, advertising sheets, pamphlets, trade magazines, clippings, invitation cards, guest lists, and a speech. It includes such financial records as auditor's reports, financial statements, budget estimates, payroll lists, statements of accounts, and invoices.

Documents iconographiques

La série témoigne des différents documents que Lucien Desmarais a utilisé comme outils pédagogiques lors des conférences et cours qu’il a donnés. La série témoigne également de plusieurs de ses réalisations et de celles de certains artistes québécois et étrangers et de quelques-uns de ses étudiants. La série permet de connaître les différentes sources dont il s’est inspiré pour la réalisation de son oeuvre. Elle comprend des reproductions de ses réalisations et d’oeuvres de réputation internationale.

La série comprend des diapositives, des photographies, un fichier index, une liste de diapositives, des notes.

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