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Collection Société d’histoire de Coaticook
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Religion

File presents information on religious practices and churches in the Coaticook region from 1905 and 1966. It consists of a communion souvenir certificate for Rosa Nadeau (1905) and a programme for the dedication St. Paul’s Chapel, Anglican church, in Dixville (1966).

Music and theatre

File presents information on arts and culture in Coaticook from 1930 to 1950. It consists of a souvenir programme for "Dolly (I love you)" (1930), sheet music and a souvenir programme for “Lolita” (1934), a souvenir programme for “Le Trouvère” (1935), sheet music for “Chant de ralliement” (1950), and poems by Victor Péloquin/Victor de Grand-Pré ([195-?]).

Commerce and industries

File presents information on the economic history of the Coaticook region from 1875 to 2014. It consists of an account book for James Williamson for R.C. Baldwin’s store (1875), a poster for J.H. Knapp’s ambulance and funeral service ([192-?]), an article “Scientific fish culture in Quebec since 1945” by Louis-Roch Séguin (1957), an article “Étude d’un important projet pour la promotion touristique de la Station Piscicole du Lac Lyster” (1957), a brochure “Eastern Townships Fish Hatchery/Station piscicole des Cantons de l’Est” (1958), a brochure for Camping Piskiart at Lake Lyster (1960s), a promotional poster for Michael Élias & Co. (ca. 1964), an article “Trout rearing with the minimum of fresh make-up water possible/Élévage de truites avec le minimum d’eau fraîche de compensation possible” by Louis-Roch Séguin, Benoit Dion and Raymond Charbonneau (1978), a commemorative photo album and medallion celebrating Niedner's 100 years in Coaticook (2014), and a cabinetry catalogue from Cabico (2014).

Military

File presents information on men from the Coaticook area that served in the military from 1917, 1969 and the 1990s. It consists of a discharge certificate for Private John J. Forest, enlisted with the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, and a service certificate for Sergeant J.P. G.E. Géurin, and a list of men who died in action during World War I (WWI) and World War II (WWII).

Education

File presents information on education in Coaticook from 1940 to 1971. It consists of correspondence with Romuald Dumont during his role in the planning committee for the Academie du Sacré-Coeur reunion (“l’amicale”) in 1940 and statistics (school census) for the Commission scolaire de Coaticook from 1960 to 1971.

People

File contains information of individuals in the Coaticook area from 1917 to 2008. It consists of a newspaper article and copy of a letter on Léon Dupéré (1917, 1994), a biographical sketch of Reverent Albert L’Heureux/Père Alphonse ([1947?]), a burial certificate for Joséphine Giroux (1979), and an obituary and newspaper articles on Winnifred Bertrand (2007), and recollections of Gonzague Côté (traveler and twin of Omer Côté) by Normand Côté, including two images (2008).

History of Coaticook and region

File contains information on the general history of Coaticook and surrounding region from 1888 to 2003. It consists of a charter for the Town of Coaticook (1888), a programme and souvenir book for Old Home Week (1914), a typed copy of “The Early History of Coaticook from its foundation to 1902” by B.N. Robinson and annotated by Mgr Prosper Durand (1993), historical articles by Romauld Dumond (1964), a description of the Exchange Censeau-Coaticook project ([1972?]), and an article by Ivy Hatch titled “History of the N-word River” (2003).

Collection Société d’histoire de Coaticook

  • CA SHC C032
  • Collection
  • [183-?]-2014

Collection presents information on the educational institutions, community, cultural events, religious institutions, businesses, industries, and history of Coaticook from about 1830 to 2014. It consists largely of programmes, historical articles, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, maps, certificates, and correspondence. The collection is composed of the following series: Textual documents, Iconographic documents, Cartographic documents, and Scrapbooks.

People

File contains images of members of the community in the Coaticook region from about the 1920s to 1950. It consists of an album of family photographs (largely unidentified), a photo postcard of Lucille Fournier, two portraits of an unidentified bride and groom, and the reproduction of a photograph of the Christmas party employees of Bell Telephone from 1950.

Iconographic documents

Series presents people, schools, activities, businesses, and town scenes from the Coaticook region from 1885 to 1959. It consist of photographs. The series is composed of the following files: Education, Views of Coaticook, Events, Religion, People, Military, Industry and commerce, and Transportation.

Education

File contains images of schools and students in Coaticook from the 1910s to 1959. It consists of photographs of the École Gendreau elementary school, the playground at École St-Michel elementary school, and students (largely identified) of École Gendreau, École St-Michel, École Marie-Rivier St-Marc, and the students and teacher (Myrtle Glidden) in front of a one-room schoolhouse in Martinville.

Industry and commerce

File contains images of businesses and industries in Coaticook from 1934 to about the 1950s. It consists of photographs of the the employees of Penman’s, the employees of Belding-Corticelli, and a photograph of the interior of an unidentified factory.

Osias Dupuis

Item is a reproduced photograph of Osias Dupuis with an unidentified soldier in his military uniform from about 1918. Osias Dupuis enlisted with the 2nd Depot Battalion, 2nd Quebec Regiment and served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. Later on, he became the first janitor of the Académie Sacre-Coeur in Coaticook in 1943.

Military

File contains images of soldiers from the Coaticook area from about 1918. It consists of a reproduced photograph of two soldiers, one identified as Osias Dupuis (enlisted with the 2nd Depot Battalion, 2nd Quebec Regiment).

Bell Telephone Christmas party, Coaticook

Item is a photograph reproduction of the employee Christmas party of Bell Telephone in Coaticook in 1949 or 1950. Pictured in the photograph are Lucille Meunier (5th from right), Marie Blanche (2nd from right), Madeleine Brulotte (1st on left), Lorraine Brulotte, Jeanne Bédard (black dress, in front), Leatrice Dresser (kneeling at left), and unknown Fortin (light-coloured dress).

Religion

File contains images of churches and religious activities in Coaticook from about 1900 to 1925. It consists of photographs of an unidentified church interior, the interior of St-Jean-Évangéliste, and two of the Coaticook zouaves.

Coaticook fire brigade

Item is a photograph of the Coaticook fire brigade, including equipment, in front of Weaver's Cash Store from 1885. The photograph was taken in an unknown location. Among those pictured are: Aaron Hall, Joseph Meade, Robert Ackhurst, Proctor Otis, George Haw, George Fletcher, unknown Johnson, Harry Andrews, Thomas Pickett, Henry Edwards, Captain Samuel Moyle, Bert Morgan, Theo Edwards, Fred Varney, Alfred Smith, Daniel Doyle, Dennis Rainville, Charles Ladd, John Keenan, Allan Moyle, Fred Brown, Del Ellis, and Ajutor/Adjetor Paré.

Parade, Coaticook

Item is a photograph of a parade with the fire brigade, including equipment, on St-Jean-Baptiste Street in Coaticook around the 1890s with the Casino Theatre (later the Rivoli Theatre) and Dionne store.

Events

File contains images of parades in Coaticook from about 1885 to 1925. It consists of photographs of parades in the streets of the town of Coaticook, including some showing the fire department. Streets pictured are Chartier, St-Jean-Baptiste, Gérin-Lajoie, and Cutting.

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