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History

Series presents some of the history of Belding-Corticelli in Coaticook from 1951 to 1995. It consists of a letter and book on the history of Belding-Corticelli from 1951, a humourous review of the Belding-Corticelli company and its operations probably produced in the 1980s, and two letters with a photograph regarding a Corticelli Spool Silk lapboard preserved in a London museum collection dated 1995.

Fonds Belding-Corticelli

  • CA SHC F033
  • Fonds
  • 1945-2001

Fonds illustrates the operations, personnel, municipal relations, and the properties of the Belding-Corticelli factories in Coaticook from 1945 to 2001. It consists largely of correspondence, photographs, and collective agreements. The fonds is composed of the following series: Personnel, Correspondence, Photographs, Production, and History.

Belding Corticelli Limited. Coaticook

Production

Series presents product information from Belding-Corticelli in Coaticook from 1968 to about the 1980s. It consists of correspondence regarding textile imports, and 10 braid design diagrams and samples.

Immoveable property

File presents information on the properties owned by Belding-Corticelli in Coaticook from 1957 to 1984. It consists of a correspondence regarding the possible sale of the Cutting Street plant and land rented from the Town of Coaticook, as well as lot descriptions and a plan.

Photographs

Series illustrates the employees and methods of production of Belding-Corticelli from 1938 to 2001. It consists of two photographs of employees on the occasion of Belding-Corticelli's diamond jubilee in 1938, a photograph of the Child Street plant, and numerous photographs of employees at work in the factory from 1983 to 2001. Among those pictured in the photographs are: Thérèse Breault, Guy Dupont, Jacques Bouchet, and Émile Viens.

Municipal arena

File presents Belding-Corticelli's contribution to the construction of a muncipal area in Coaticook from 1967 to 1971. It consists largely of correspondence between Belding-Corticelli and the Town of Coaticook but also includes a few budgets and newspaper clippings. The file is also a source of some informtion on the sale of the Border Arena in Rock Island.

Municipal relations

File presents the relationship between Belding-Corticelli and the Town of Coaticook from 1945 to 1974. It consists of correspondence regarding damage caused to the plant's building during explosive blasts during dam operations, town referendums concerning taxes and municipal works and noise complaints from residents against the plant, as well as a speech made by a Belding-Corticelli manager to Coaticook's mayor and councillors.

Child Street plant retaining wall

File presents Belding-Corticelli's interest in the replacement of the Child Street retaining wall in Coaticook from 1955 to 1969. It consists of correspondence between Belding-Coricelli's managers, expressing concern over the state of the retaining wall, and the muncipality, as well as newspaper clippings.

Alarm system and fire protection

File illustrates the establishment of a direct alarm from the Belding-Corticelli plant in Coaticook to the town's emergency services department and subsequent fees for this service from 1965 to 1977. It consists of correspondance between Belding-Corticelli and the Town of Coaticook.

Hydroelectric power plant

File presents Belding-Corticelli's opinion on the matter of the sale of the Town of Coaticook's hydroelectric power plant to Southern Canada Power in 1952. It consists of correspondence between the Coaticook office and the head office in Montreal.

Correspondence

Series demonstrates aspects of the operations, municipal relations, and properties of the Belding-Corticelli factories in Coaticook from 1945 to 1984. It consists primarily of correspondence. The series if composed of the following files: Hydroelectric power plant, Alarm system and fire protection, municipal relations, Child Street plant retaining wall, Municipal arena, and Immoveable property.

Collective agreements

File presents information on employee rights and the union at Belding-Corticelli in Coaticook from 1947 to 1985. It consists of collective agreements.

Workforce

File presents information on the employees and work hours of Belding-Corticelli in Coaticook in 1953 and 1972. It consists of a list of permit and a list of foremen and department heads.

Personnel

Series presents information on the employees and labour force of Belding-Corticelli in Coaticook from 1947 to 1985. It consists of collective agreements, a permit, and a list of foremen.