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Eastern Townships Research Centre Special Media collection
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Oral History of Eastern Townships Anglophone Women during World War II

The file contains source material on the lives and experiences of Eastern Townships Women during World War II. It consists of recorded oral history interviews, interview transcriptions and research material. Included in the research material are photocopies of newspaper clippings, advertisements, a Red Cross publication titled "Knitting instructions for War Work" dated 1940 and photocopies of the minute book and list of members for the Officers' Wives Association of the Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment, also known as the Women's Committee of the Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment and the Women's Committee of the 27th Canadian Armoured Regiment, dated from 1940 to 1945. The file is comprised of the following series: Project Description, Administration and Results (1991-1995) Interviews (1991), and Research Material (1940-[1945], 1991).

Included among the interviewees are:
Barrie, Kay
Beattie, Lyla
Beattie, Norma
Beers, Mary
Booth, Joyce
Brand, Muriel
Draper, Pauline
Drennan, Beverly
Dunsmore, Artha
Elliot, Enid
Hall, Shirley
Hewitt, Bernice
Hurd, Lionnel
Jackson, Madeline
Legette, Laura
Matthews, Eileen
McKelvey, Doris (Thayer)
Nichols, Bertha
Pearton, Jean
Putney, Ruth
Rand, Fay
Robinson, Wilda
Sherrer, Lorraine (Williams)
Taylor, Eleanor
Thomson, Joan
Thorpe, Jean
Vriesendorp, Jocye
Waldron, Mildred
Walker, Laurie
Woodward, Irma (Lebaron).

Eastern Townships Research Centre Special Media collection

  • CA ETRC P995
  • Fonds
  • [191-?]-2004

The collection contains source material on various topics related to the Eastern Townships in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries such as towns, military, settlement, agriculture, life, artitst and oral histories. It consists of audio tape cassettes, videos, artefacts, textual records, photographs, and an engineering and technical drawing.

Eastern Townships Research Centre Special Media (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Podcast on H.S. Taylor's steam buggy

The file contains primary and secondary source information on Henry Seth Taylor and his invention of the steam buggy in Stanstead in the 1860s, collected and created by Randy Piercey for the production of a podcast. It consists of research, interviews, photographs, and supporting recordings as well as a completed version of the podcast.

Soeurs Ursulines de Stanstead

The file contains primary and secondary source information on the documentary project on the Soeurs Ursulines (nuns) convent and school in Stanstead, created by Stéphane Tremblay in 2004. It consists of original digital and copied photographs of the convent, the personnel, the students, and their activities from about the 1880s to 2004. The file also includes interviews with the nuns and various community members.

Tommy Garside interview

The item is an interview of Thomas Hilton Garside, ARCA, (1906-1980) in Montreal by Gerald Stevens. Garside painted a number of Quebec scenes and the interview contains information on his development as an artist, the influence of F.S. Coburn on his development and his professional experiences.

Knights with Wings, R.C.A.F. flight school, Windsor Mills, Quebec

Item consists of a digitized copy of a film, titled "Knights with Wings", produced by J. Gordon MacCormack in 1941. The film depicts the Royal Canadian Air Force Elementary Flying Training School at Windsor Mills, Quebec. Appearing in the flying and ground sequences are Paul David, Louis Cochand, Mackenzie Hume, Russ Cowans, Russ Chambers, Philippe Bernier, Sidney Dyke, Jerry Tenhope, Tom Wrathal, Allan Byers, Kingsley Brown, Charles Forbell, Jack Garner, Bill Finnie, Edward Merhige and Gordon Rankin.

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