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Collection Société d’histoire de Coaticook
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Scrapbooks

Series consists of scrapbooks on Coaticook history and activities of the Oeuvre des Terrains de Jeux (O.T.J.) from 1953 to 1982. It consists of a scrapbook compiled by Dora Ackhurst of newspaper articles on Coaticook history and genealogy from 1953 to 1982 and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and photographs on the O.T.J. in Coaticook from 1982.

Cartographic documents

Series consists of maps of Coaticook and an the surrounding areas of the Eastern Townships from the 1830s to the 1880s. It consists of the following maps: “Map showing the different railways by which the Eastern Townships can be reached” (J.H. Buffords, ca. 1880), “Map of the Eastern Townships of Lower Canada” (Dean & Mundy, ca. 1835), and sections of the “Map of the District of St. Francis, Canada East” (Putnam & Gray, 1863).

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.

Textual documents

Series presents information on various aspects of Coaticook history from 1875 to 2014. It consists of programmes, historical articles, newspaper clippings, maps, certificates, and correspondence. The series is composed of the following files: History of Coaticook and region, People, Military, Music and theatre, Religion, Commerce and industries, Education, Property and land, and Ephemera.

Ephemera

File presents aspects of the history of the Coaticook region from 1845 to the 1980s. It consists of a commercial gasoline ration coupon booklet (1945), a car care information book distributed the Texaco in Coaticook (1974), and patches for Baldwin and Étoile de l’Est snowmobile clubs ([198-?]).

Property and land

File presents information on property and land transactions in Coaticook from 1913 to 2014. It consists of register of land searches and certificates (1913-1961), a catalogue of properties for sale by Nunns & Moulton ([194-?]), and copies of acts relating to the property of the Frères des Écoles Chrétienne in Compton ([copied 2014]).

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.

Education

File presents information on education in Coaticook in 1940. 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.

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).

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), and a cabinetry catalogue from Cabico (2014).

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).

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.

Music and theatre

File presents information on arts and culture in Coaticook from 1934 to 1950. It consists of 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-?]).

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.

Military

File presents information on men from the Coaticook area that served in the military from 1917 and 1969. 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.

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.

People

File contains information of individuals in the Coaticook area from 1917 to 2007. 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).

Views of Coaticook

File contains views of the town of Coaticook from about the 1940s. It consists of photographs views of buildings and streets in Coaticook, including the Cameron store, properties belonging to Davila Poulin, Pierre Rodrigue, Émile Faucher, and Antonio Tremblay, and Gendreau, St-Jacques, and St-Marc Streets. Photographs include some views of farming scenes.

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.

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 Nigger River” (2003).

Collection Société d’histoire de Coaticook

  • CA SHC 2-1-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.

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).

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