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Al Palmer fonds

  • P084
  • Fonds
  • [19--] ; 1936-1971

The Al Palmer Fonds provides information on Montreal and other cities, as gathered by Al Palmer through his journalistic career between 1940 and 1971.

The fonds includes thematic files on people and topics that Al Palmer covered in his columns and police chronicles. It contains notes, copies of court records, clippings, programs, brochures, and photographs.

Palmer, Alan Douglas

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

François Brault fonds

  • P110
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1995

The fonds consists primarily of slides on liturgical art in Quebec. It includes slides on the production of films and books on art.

Brault, François

Grant Family fonds

  • F010
  • Fonds
  • 1796-1933

Fonds contains records relating to the Grant family’s everyday activities and occupations. The material includes bills, receipts, certificates, wills, policies, instructional documents, poetry, prescriptions, correspondence between friends and family in Ontario, Montreal, Scotland, and the United States, sermons, religious material, and records relating to the Victoria Toll Bar on Victoria Road.

The fonds has been divided into six series:
F010/A. Attestations, wills, and certificates
F010/B. Correspondence
F010/C. Financial records
F010/D. Instructional records
F010/E. Objects
F010/F. Victoria Toll Bar

Grant family

Jacques Cambay Collection

  • C019
  • Collection
  • [ca.1977-1988]

The Jacques Cambay Collection is the result of Jacques Cambay ‘s research into stained-glass in Quebec, and the contributions of artists working in stained-glass to the Province's artistic heritage. The collection documents stained-glass windows existing in Quebec churches during the 1970s and 1980s. It also includes information pertaining to select churches. In addition, the collection documents the works of a number of stained glass artists, including Guido Nincheri, Charles William Kelsey, and Flavien St. Pierre, and the stained-glass studio "Canadian Pittsburgh Industries Limited" (C.P.I.). Importantly, it contains oral history interviews conducted by Cambay with artists working in stained glass.

The Jacques Cambay collection is composed mostly of photographic materials in form of prints and slides, but also audio cassettes and textual records. As textual materials, the collection consists in pamphlets, newspaper clippings, correspondence, extracts from reference works, and handwritten notes. An index of Quebec churches with stained glass windows completes the collection.

Cambay, Jacques

John Douglas Borthwick collection

  • C021
  • Collection
  • 1897

The collection contains the manuscript titled "The Dark History of Montreal for 130 Years" by Reverend John Douglas Borthwick. the manuscript, dated 1897, appears to cover some of the same topics that are found in his book "History of Montreal, including the streets of Montreal" (1897).

Borthwick, John Douglas

Johnny Holmes fonds

  • P016
  • Fonds
  • [194-]-1986

The fonds provides information on jazz in Montreal, particularly on radio, during the 1950s and 1960s.

The fonds contains music that Johnny Holmes arranged and conducted, audiotapes of CBC radio broadcasts, photographs of performers, and press clippings.

Holmes, Johnny

Myron Sutton fonds

  • P019
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1945

The fonds provides an overview of Myron Sutton's musical career in the United States and Canada, particularly Montreal. It documents the careers of the various bands with which Myron Sutton was affiliated, and those he led, including the Royal Ambassadors and the Canadian Ambassadors. It also provides general information on the jazz music scene and Montreal night life during the 1930s.

The fonds consists of sound recordings and a scrapbook containing correspondence, contracts, programs, press clippings, and photographs.

Sutton, Myron

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

Peter Desbarats fonds

  • F009
  • Fonds
  • [196-?] – 1976

Fonds contains records relating to the research and writing of Peter Desbarats’ monograph René: A Canadian in Search of a Country. Material consists of transcripts, notes, manuscript and typed drafts and corrections, and correspondence between Desbarats and René Levesque and Desbarats and Dick Brown from Canadian Magazine.

The fonds is divided into three series:
F009/A Interviews
F009/B Manuscripts
F009/C Correspondence

Desbarats, Peter

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

Société du 5 avril fonds

  • P170
  • Fonds
  • 1990-1997

The fonds relates to the management and activities of the Société du 5 avril of Montreal, from its inception in 1990 through the cessation of operations in 1997. It primarily documents the Société's efforts to launch a self-managed artist's centre and the plan to acquire a building for that purpose.

The fonds is composed of feasibility studies, working files, correspondence, and promotional documents.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

P170/A Administration
P170/A,1 Founding documents and histories
P170/A,2 General meetings

P170/B Financial administration
P170/B,1 Fund-raising
P170/B,2 Accounting
P170/B,3 Banking
P170/B,4 Taxes
P170/B,5 Financial statements

P170/C Buildings, equipment and supplies
P170/C,1 Equipment and supplies
P170/C,2 Buildings

P170/D Communications and public relations

P170/E Feasibility studies
P170/E,1 Working documents
P170/E,2 Reference documentation
P170/E,3 Member files
P170/E,4 Lists of equipment required
P170/E,5 Reports

La Société du 5 avril

Taras Grescoe fonds

  • P223
  • Fonds
  • 1982-2005, predominant 1998-2004

Fonds consists of a record of the research Taras Grescoe conducted during the process of writing his books Sacré Blues, The Devil's Picnic, and The End of Elsewhere. They document Quebec Society, global tourism, and the prohibited food and substance business.

The records include sound recordings and transcripts of interviews, research materials, drafts of book chapters and articles, travel note books, and correspondence.

Grescoe, Taras