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Alan Hustak fonds

  • P191
  • Fonds
  • 1829-2005

The fonds is related to Alan Hustak’s work as a journalist and author.
It consists mostly of research material on the Quebec physician and Montreal mayor of Irish origin Sir William Hales Hingston, (1829-1907). The material was collected by Alan Hustak in preparation of his book Sir William Hingston : Montreal Mayor, Surgeon and Banker, published in 2004.
The research material and articles on pilot Albert Mah (1920-2005) and Canadian broadcaster Jimmy Tapp (1918-2004) give an insight in Hustak’s work as a journalist. The fonds also includes photographs of singer Norma Hutton.

The fonds includes without limitations correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, brochures, manuscripts, book chapters and personal documents. Most documents are reproductions, made in the 1990s or later.

The fonds is organized into the following series:
P191/A. Research material on Sir William Hale Hingston
P191/B. Hustaks journalistic work

Hustak, Alan

Bellelle Guerin fonds

  • F029
  • Fonds
  • [1847?]-1972, predominant 1875-1920

The Bellelle Guerin fonds documents life and work of the Guerin family. Most significantly, the materials contained in the fonds pertain to the careers of John Edmund Guerin and Bellelle Guerin. The fonds also contains materials concerning other members of the Guerin family. Two scrapbooks document John Edmund Guerin’s political career as mayor of Montreal from his election in 1910 until 1912. These scrapbooks also contain materials concerning important events occurring during his mandate, including the International Eucharist Congress; the visits of Earl Grey and the duke and duchess of Connaught; and the death of King Edward 7th, among others. A third scrapbook contains information pertaining to the 1917 election and the Catholic Women’s League of Canada. Some documents are also related to Thomas or Mary Carroll Guerin. The fourth scrapbook contains clippings of newspaper articles, most of which were written by Thomas Guerin, Bellelle’s father. These articles concern Thomas Guerin's work as a civil engineer in Montreal in the 1870s and 1880s, and document a number of his concerns, including sewerage problems and floods in Montreal.

The Bellelle Guerin fonds is composed of 4 scrapbooks containing clippings and memorabilia, and a pin given to James John Edmund Guerin during the Eucharist Congress in 1910.

Guerin, Bellelle

Irish Canadian Heritage Society fonds

  • P123
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1973

The fonds document the activities of the Irish Canadian Heritage Society, located in Montreal, from the foundation of the organization in 1965 until 1973. It reflects the needs and interests of Montreal citizens of Irish descent in the culture of their country of origin. It also contains information on other organizations related to Irish communities in North America, especially the Irish American Heritage Society, but also Action for Irish Distress and others.

The fonds consists of copies of the society’s constitution, meeting minutes, financial statements, annual reports, correspondence, invitations, announcements of events, speeches, photographs, membership forms, newspaper clippings, leaflets, newsletters, booklets and a rubber stamp.

Irish Canadian Heritage Society

John Joseph Curran fonds

  • P108
  • Fonds
  • 1882

The fonds consists of a gold watch inscribed J.J. Curran Q.C.L.L.D. on his 40th birthday by the Irishmen of Montreal, February 22, 1882.

Curran, John Joseph

John Loye fonds

  • P072
  • Fonds
  • 1819-1949

The fonds provides information on the Irish community of Montreal in the 19th and early 20th century, and its view of Ireland and Irish culture. Some documents relate to the United Irish Societies (U.I.S.) of Montreal and the Saint Patrick’s Society of Montreal, as well as to Thomas d’Arcy McGee and John Loye, whereas others are standing in connection to James McAran, a Montreal merchant. The fonds also gives information on the Irish Question and reactions to it in Canada, through an album of newspaper clippings collected by James Albert Whittaker during 1920 to 1923, augmented by correspondence and small brochures from the same time period.

The fonds consists of four albums and several separate documents. The albums contain collections of greeting cards, Irish songs and poetry, family photographs, and newspaper clippings on the Irish Question. Furthermore, the fonds includes without limitations newspapers, sheet music, brochures, correspondence, a map of Ireland, drawings (including original artwork for the United Irish Societies of Montreal logo), and the text of an address on Irish-Canadian history given at the St. Patrick's Society Ball in 1872 by John O'Farrell, president of the Hibernian Benevolent Society of Quebec.

Loye, John

Mary Mahon fonds

  • P189
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1943

The materials in the fonds document the political and religious life of an Irish immigrant living in Montreal in the early 20th century.

The fonds includes correspondence, flags, and various memorabilia.

Mahon, Mary

Maura McKeon fonds

  • P212
  • Fonds
  • 1918, 1935-1963

The fonds illustrates theatre life in Montreal from 1918 to 1963, in particular the presentations at His Majesty’s Theatre, later Her Majesty’s Theatre, in Montreal, Quebec.

The fonds consists of theatre programs from the His Majesty’s Theatre, later known as Her Majesty’s Theatre, Montreal.

McKeon, Maura

McCorkill Family fonds

  • P188
  • Fonds
  • 1821-1928, 1995

The fonds illustrates life of an Irish immigrant family in the eastern Townships in the 19th century, and gives information on the decendants of John McCorkill.

The fonds consists of letters, accounting records, legal documents, and genealogical information on the McCorkill family.

McCorkill Family

Montreal Irish TV fonds

  • P187
  • Fonds

The description of this fonds is not available. Please contact Concordia University Libraries Special Collections for more information.

Patricia Burns fonds

  • P204
  • Fonds
  • 1990-1992

The fonds documents an oral history project of the Irish of Montreal made by Patricia Burns on behalf of the St. Patrick's Society of Montreal between 1990 and 1992. The materials were used by Patricia Burns for her book The Shamrock and the Shield.

The fonds mainly composed of sound recordings and transcriptions of 54 interviews conducted by Patricia Burns and some by Kevin O'Donnell.

Burns, Patricia

Saint Patrick’s Society of Montreal fonds

  • P026
  • Fonds
  • 1856-2007, predominant 1950-2000

The fonds provides information on the Irish community in Montreal and on the history, activities, and operations of the St. Patrick's Society. There are no original records before 1863; they were most likely destroyed in the 1872 fire in St. Patrick’s Hall. The fonds mainly contains administrative records, minutes, correspondence, financial records, programs, photographs, press clippings, and printed materials.

The fonds is organized in the following series:
P026/A Administrative records
P026/B Membership
P026/C Financial records
P026/D Events
P026/E Printed records
P026/F Objects

St. Patrick's Society of Montreal

Saint Patrick’s Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society Fonds

  • P109
  • Fonds
  • 1868-1903

The fonds provides information on the activities of the St. Patrick's Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society.

The fonds contains proceedings of the St. Patrick's Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society.

St. Patrick’s Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society

St. Ann's Young Men's Society fonds

  • F023
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1974, predominant 1896-1944

The St. Ann's Young Men's Society fonds contains records relating to the activities and functions of the St. Ann's Young Men's Society. Materials in this fonds document the Society's programs in athletics, drama, debating, and theater. Records also concern the general operation and administration of the Society.

Documents include, but are not limited to, correspondence, reports (annual reports, treasurer reports, secretary reports, librarian reports, meeting reports, and activity reports), flyers, calendars of events, programs, contracts, lists of participants, financial statements, newspaper clippings, receipts, and a ledger.

St. Ann's Young Men's Society

The Cathespian Guild fonds

  • P142
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1954

The fonds provides information on the annual Catholic Drama Festival organized by the Guild between 1940 and 1953.

The fonds contains some handouts on the Cathespian Guild and a few programs and photographs of some of the annual Catholic Drama Festivals. It also contains the Drama Festival award book entitled Award for Distinguished Achievement in Catholic Theatre.

Cathespian Guild

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