The fonds mainly provides visual information on some Sir George Williams College social and cultural activities at the beginning of the 1940s. For instance, there are images of the preview performance of the March 1942 Giorgantics (the SGW Annual musical review), held in Brownsburg (now Brownsburg-Chatham) in the Laurentians area. There are also photos of friends, a few in Ste. Agathe, and photos in Saint-Hubert and Dorval airports. The photos subjects include SGW Georgiantics, SGW Winter carnival, SGW sports; SGW students and Staff, as well as aircrafts and radio equipment.Sans titre
The fonds provides information on The Georgian and the Georgiantics during the late 1930s and 1940s, and the Alumni Association during the 1960s and 1970s.
The fonds consists of clippings, event programs, lists of participants, working rules, correspondence, and photographs of Georgiantics scenes and performers and of alumni events.Sans titre
Montreal Mayor J. Adhemar Raynault is greeted at the door of Victoria Hall as he arrives to attend the Georgiantics '42 tribute to the city's Tercentenary--the only celebration of the 300th birthday in the light of wartime austerity. SGW Registrar Ted Sheffield, an "usherette" (?), Mrs. K.E. Norris (the Principal's wife), and Betty Robson
"1867" or "That Ain't the Way I Heerd it. . ." From left to right: Bill Haymovitch (Common Man). Members of the House (The Singing Chorus): Lois Bishop, Norma Carrick, Irene Cohen, Mariln Cohen, Hilda Dalfen, Roslyn Gurberg (Second Member from Chicoutimi) (first line, at right, behind Murray Fainer), Yona Kremalowsky, Blanche Michlin, Hilaire South, Thelma spelling, Lucille Stern (Third Member from Chicoutimi), Marion Styles. Murray Fainer (First Member from Chicoutimi). Dick Henthorn (Prime Minister). Arthur Simmons (Sergeant-at-arms). In the orchestra pit: Herschel Darwin (violinist)
The fonds consists mainly of correspondence received by Sir William Hales Hingston and a few letters received by Mrs. Hingston and their sons William, Donald, and Harold.
There are also photographs, press clippings, brochures, invitations, manuscripts of Sir William's writings, business cards, maps and objects. The fonds includes a scrapbook of press clippings relating to Sir William Hingston's political and professional life, an official document appointing him to the Ottawa Improvement Commission in 1902, the original letters patent related to Sir William's knighthood, and a circa 1889 photograph of Sir William. Also included is an album containing 92 wedding and travel photographs of the Hingston family.
The fonds is organized into the following series:
P0134/A Sir William Hales Hingston
P0134/B Family correspondence
P0134/C Family history