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Varennes house

A house at Varennes that has been taken down ; a photograph can be found in "The French Canadians"

Varennes house

A house at Varennes that has been taken down ; a photograph can be found in "The French Canadians"

Taras Grescoe fonds

  • P0223
  • 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

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

Quinn collection

  • C001
  • Collection
  • 1931-1985

The Quinn collection was gathered by Herbert Furlong Quinn between the 1930s and 1970s to support his research of political sciences.
The collection mainly presents a dozen Canadian political parties as well as several foreign parties using brochures and political newspapers covering the period from the 1930s to the early 1980s. The Canadian political parties represented are the Parti libéral du Québec, the Liberal Party of Canada, the New Democratic Party, the Progressive Labor Union, the Commonwealth Co-operative Federation, the Progressive Conservative Party, the Confederation of Catholic Workers in Canada, the National Union, the Social Credit Party of Canada, the Bloc Populaire, the Canadian Student Assembly, among others. The foreign parties covered by the collection are mainly the German Christlich Demokratische Union (CDU / CSU), but also the Socialist Workers' Party of America and the League for Industrial Democracy as well as the Republicans and Democrats during the American presidential campaign of 1964. In addition, the collection includes several years of the "Bulletin" (English version), published by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as brochures of the Portuguese government of the 1930s.
The collection also includes complementary material: First, there are articles and publications written by Herbert F. Quinn on multiple political subjects, including a manuscript of the book "L'Union nationale: le nationalisme québécois de Duplessis à Lévesque", published in 1979. Second, there is a selection of Canadian newspapers and clippings, covering the 1949 Canadian federal election campaign on the one hand, and the fascist movement around the world during the 1930s on the other.
Finally, the collection includes court transcripts relating to the occupation of the Sir George Williams University Computer Center in 1969, known as the Sir George Williams Affair.

The Quinn collection contains pamphlets, brochures, statements, newsletters, addresses, policy statements, transcripts, manifests, newspapers and newspaper clippings. An index of brochures 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

Quebec YMCA fonds

  • P0202
  • Fonds
  • 1858 - 2001

The fonds documents the mission, structure, administration, programs, activities, facilities, and evolution of the Quebec YMCA (as of 2009, Le Y du Québec) from its founding in 1854 to the late 20th century.

The records include founding documents, annual reports, committee minutes, financial statements and other financial records, employee files, files on buildings and facilities, and administrative files and correspondence relating to programs such as summer camps and courses.

The fonds also includes architectural drawings, scrapbooks of press clippings, brochures, and other promotional materials, photographs of Quebec YMCA events and activities from the late 19th century until the late 20th century, and objects such as flags, signs, plaques, pins and medals.

The fonds is organized in the following series:

P0202/1 Founding Documents, Constitution, By-Laws, Histories
P0202/2 Reports and Minutes
P0202/3 Financial Administration
P0202/4 Human Resources Administration
P0202/5 Branches, Buildings, Facilities
P0202/6 Programs
P0202/7 External Relations
P0202/8 Photographs

Quebec YMCA

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

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

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

Mary-Jacques Cambay Collection

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

The Mary-Jacques Cambay Collection is the result of Mary-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 Mary-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, Mary-Jacques

Loyola College Jesuit Community

Jesuit Community of Loyola College, 68 Drummond Street, Montreal. Included: Brother John Clancy, J. B. Plante, A. Fontaine, Father Martin Fox, Father John Cox, Brother Richard Beazley, Joseph Primeau, Lawrence Drummond, William Hingston, Father Joseph McCarthy, Henry Cormier, Moses Malone, Father V. Hudon, Father Isodore Kavanagh, Father Alexander Gagnieur (Rector), Father F. Wafer Doyle (Minister), Father Nicholas Quirk.

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