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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

Joseph F. Bernard collection

  • P008
  • Collection
  • 1921 - 1984

The collection held by Concordia University Archives provides information on the Bernard Arctic Collection and on Captain Bernard's life, especially through his correspondence to Loyola College president William H. Hingston, S.J.

The collection includes a photograph of Captain Joseph Bernard and photocopies of:
The Loyola College file on the Bernard Arctic Collection, 1921-1947 (12 documents totalling 15 pp),
Joseph F. Bernard's correspondence to Edward Devine, S. J. and William H. Hingston, S. J, 1924-1959 (15 documents totalling 32 pp),
Bernard Eskimo Collection, a copy of a history attributed to William H. Hingston, S. J., ca. 1940 (9 pp),
Report on The Bernard Arctic Collection by Susan Moogk [for the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology], (16 pp) 1984.

Concordia University. Records Management and Archives

Jesuit Archives collection

  • P013
  • Collection
  • 1908 - 1968

In 1896 the Jesuits established Loyola College as the English-language branch of the classical college Collège Ste-Marie, founded in 1848. In 1974, Loyola College merged with Sir George Williams University to create Concordia University. The photographs in the collection document life at Loyola from 1908 onward. Subjects include classes, the Jesuit community, buildings (including aerial shots of the campus), sports teams, and special events. The other items in the collection relate to liturgical activities at the Loyola College chapel and include missals, lectionaries, printed prayers, patens, vestments, an altar stone, and other items.

Concordia University Records Management and Archives

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

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

Concordia University Archives Jazz collection

  • P078
  • Collection
  • [193-]-[196-]

Collection provides information on jazz music in Montreal from the 1930s through the 1960s. The collection complements other fonds and collections housed in the Concordia University Archives and Concordia University Library, Special Collections.

The collection includes swizzle sticks and other memorabilia from Montreal jazz night clubs such as Rockhead's Paradise, the Rainbow Bar Café, and Dinty Moore's. It also contains sound recordings, photographs of Rockhead's Paradise and owner Rufus Rockhead, sheet music, videotape copies of televisions shows on jazz musicians Oliver Jones, Paul Bley, and Oscar Peterson, and a copy of the book Montreal Confidential by Al Palmer.

Concordia University. Records Management and Archives

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

Kenneth S. Muer collection

  • P106
  • Collection
  • [190-]-[194-]

The collection consists of sheet music for a variety of musical styles.

Muer, Kenneth S.

Corridart collection

  • P119
  • Collection
  • 1976-1981

The collection consists of materials assembled by the plaintiffs' lawyers and deposited with the Quebec Superior Court in connection with the Corridart case. The collection documents the conception and execution of Corridart, as well as its abrupt dismantling and the legal proceedings that followed. There are materials related to the careers of the artists who participated in the court case, and information about related legal precedents.

The collection includes an inventory by Melvin Charney of the sites along Sherbrooke Street, explaining the conception of Corridart as a rue-musée qu'on visite à pied. There is also a comprehensive set of photographs of Corridart, documenting the common elements (the continuous assemblage), as well as the works exhibited along Sherbrooke Street, the panels of text, and the sites of activities. These photographs trace the entire Corridart route from east to west. There are photographs documenting the dismantling. Others show impounded works and several illustrate damage to works. The collection includes project proposals, planning documents, contracts between artists and COJO, correspondence, articles from legal journals, reports of meetings, blueprints, and sketches. There are also artists' curricula vitae, photographs, brochures, and other documents related to the artists' careers that were assembled to establish their status as professional artists.

The collection is arranged into the following two series:

P119/1 Textual and related documents
P119/2 Photographs of Corridart installations

Corridart dans la rue Sherbrooke

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

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