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Collection Société d’histoire de Coaticook
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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.

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).

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Map showing the different railways by which the Eastern Townships of Canada East may be reached

Item is a reproduced map showing the railway lines of the Eastern Townships, southern Quebec and the northern part of New England in about the 1880s. The railways lines included are those of the Grand Trunk Railway, St. John's & Montreal Railway, Otttawa & Prescott Railway, Stanstead Shefford & Chambly Railway as well as some American railroads.

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.

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).

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.

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-?]).

Students of École St-Michel elementary school, Coaticook

Item consists of photographs of students from the École St-Michel elementary school, Coaticook from 15 April 1987. Pictured in the photographs are: Lise Cloutier, Lorraine Lebel, Mariette Leblanc, Ginette Lajeunesse, Jacqueline Jubinville, Francince Gauthier, Pauline Bouchard, Diane Bédard, Lise Lamoureux, Jacqueline Lamoureux, Diane Tremblay, Françoise Lavertue, Lucie Guimond, Nicole Boutin, and Lise Tremblay.

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.

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.

Lolita programme

Item is a souvenir programme for the musical performance of "Lolita" by the Société Musicale de Coaticook (Coaticook Musical Society) in 1934, on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the founding of Coaticook. Included in the programme are advertisements for local businesses and an historical sketch of the Société Musicale de Coaticook.

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.

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