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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.

Waterville dam

Item is a photograph of two men fishing in a river, probably in Waterville though some sources identify it as Dixville, with a box factory and saw mill on either side. In the background a waterfall and wooden bridge are visible.

W. Gillies Ross fonds

  • CA ETRC P233
  • Fonds
  • 1767 [Photocopied]-2006

The fonds contains of research done by W. Gillies Ross on the following subjects: the mines at Eustis, Capelton and Albert Mines, asbestos mining at Asbestos, the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic, and the Stanstead granite industry. It consists largely of research notes, research documents, photographs, and oral histories. The fonds is organized i the following series: Interviews (1944-1996), Harvard’s Baker Library Trip and Research (1887-1996), Jo Cooper (1977-1987), Newspaper Index (1971-1975), National Archive of Canada Research (1903-1921), Publications (1890-1938), Granite Project (1898-1900, 1976), Copper / Pyrite Mining Studies (1867 [Photocopied] -1996), Asbestos Mining and Landscape Research (1897 [Photocopied]-1965), Spanish Flu Research (1918 [Photocopied] -2006), Photographs (1888-1972), Maps and Plans (1767 [Photocopied] - 1979), Asbestos Mining (1950-2004), Mining Study – Correspondence (1883 [Photocopied]-2005), Book Translation (1995) and Cookshire (1979).

Ross, W. Gillies (1931-2019)

Union Twist Drill Co., Butterfield Division

The item is a photograph of the employees of the Butterfield factory in Rock Island in May 1936. Pictured in the photograph are: (front row, l-r) John Distefano, William Higgins, Cecil Whiteman, Joseph Carbonneau, Herman Sisco, unknown, Stanley Miller/Hiller, Fred LaRocque, "Pansy" Lavers, William Abbott, George Holland (General Manager), Lawrence Laythe (Office Manager), Clifford White (General Superintendent), Hugh Bell, Stanley Holland, William Hebert, Beulah Stevenson, Florence Warren Davis, Alice Ayer Merriman, Jeanne Menard McCullen, Dorothy Cosgrove Washington, Ruth McGaffey Bliss, Elaine Mallard, Dorothy Woodward Beach, Margaret Bell, Olive Brown Bliss, Merilla Bullock Farman, Katherine Farman, ? Foss, Edna Woodward Mason, Laura Neveu, Jean Robinson Kelly, Gerard Boisvert, Alfred Cote, ? Davis, Walter Curtis, Edward Redden, Wayne "Lefty" Hitchcock, Ronald "Pit" Young, Angus Barlow, Frank Maheux, Rudolph Bean, Cyril Cargill.
(second row standing, l-r): Henry P. Crawford, Jack Anderson, Leslie Ellis, Fred Ellis, Oscar Beaudin, Francis Distenfano, Arsene Cloutier, Carlton Joyce, George Tuckey, Wildred Dumas, Edison Lebaron/Labaron, Richard Middleton, Albert Michaud, Early McMullen, Armand Rondeau, Reginald Couture, William Smith, Frank Pepin, Arthur "Sparky" Jenkerson, Napoleon "Poly" Gagnon, Clarence Copp, William Denney, Joseph Maheux, Harold Hall/Houle, unknown, Harold Farman, Stuart Edgar, Harry Dolloff, Edward Garceau, Sidney Hall, Elbert Embury, Wallace Marley, Freddie Richer jr., Archie "Sliver" Webb, Roland Rondeau, Wilfred Bolduc, Thomas McCune, Joseph Barlow, Lawrence "Bus" Laythe, Jack Washington, Frank Washington, "Jee" Seguin, Earl Courser, Joseph Rondeau, Wilson Howe.
(3rd row, l-r): Jack Crawford, William Alexander, Joseph Wallace, Lee Webster, Jean Gratton, Frank Caron, Joseph Cote, Lorenzo Dion, Kenneth Brown, "Pete" Perron, Fay Hill, Edard Bushnell, Joseph Rever, "Lett" Mosher, Walter Simmoneau, Niel McMullen, Alton Hull, David Richer, ? Sargent, Harry Kelly, Fred Suitor, James Murphy, Hubert Pepin.
(4th row, l-r): Henry Gilbert, Antoine "Pete" Rodrigue, Gilman Dorman, Charles Merriman, Oswald Sisco, Grayden Watson, William Hull, Wilfred Lariviere, Howard Wells, Donald Holden, Charles Bennett, Mervin Standish, Lionel Cote, John Watson jr., Leewood Labaree, Eugene Moulton, Albert Farrow, Joseph Couture, Ernest "Fat" Nason, Harold Bacon, Edward Sicard?, ? Holden, John Piatti, Denis Daviau, Hubert Pepin, Carroll Aldrich, Bert Hamilton, Frank Leblanc, Homer Brainerd, Joe Breault, Arthur Poulin, Elias Gagnon, unknown, Leon Mosher, Edward Malouin, Lawrence Clapper, Edward Eaton Jr., Douglas Farrow, Fred May, Harold "Foxy" Wells, Henry Farrow, William Greer, Hollis Clapper, Emerson Peavy.
(back row, l-r): ? Seguin, ? Seguin, John Watson sr., Charles Clark, Lawrence Candlish, unknown, Raymond Wheelock, Maurice Heatherington, unknown, George Winter jr., Sidney Farrow, Charles Ellis, George Suprenant, Tom Richer, Eugene Wells, Damien Michaud.

Security certificates, Canadian Celanese

The item is a photograph of the recipients of security certificates at the Canadian Celanese in Coaticook in 1968. Pictured in the photograph are: Paul Pelletier, John Shay, Jacques Dassylva, Leo Dupont, Eugène Devost, Fernand Lebel, Alphonse Fournier, and Armand Roy.

Rock Island

Item is a photograph of the town of Rock Island with a covered bridge and Austin Foster building, which was an overall factory, visible.

Reunion of employees of the Coaticook Celanese

Series illustrates the organization of the reunion of former employees of the Canadian Celanese de Coaticook in 2005. It consists of correspondence, a guest book, a pin with the Celanese logo, rental agreements, and financial statements. The series consists of the following files: Organization, Rental agreements, and Financial Resources.

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.

Procedures

Series illustrates production procedures at the Canadian Celanese in Coaticook from 1973 to 1978. It consists of an instruction manual for textile machine setters, setting instructions for Draper looms, lists of abbrevations for production defects, and documents on a firefighter training day.

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 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.

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.

Le Syndicat des salariés de Celanese de Coaticook

Series illustrates the labour relations between the Syndicat des salariés de Celanese de Coaticook and the Canadian Celanese of Coaticook from 1956 to 2000. It consists largely of collective agreements, credit union annual reports, and press clippings. The series is composed of the following files: Collective agreements, Credit union, Other documents, and Scrapbooks.

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.

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.

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.

Human resources

Series presents information on the personnel and human resources pertaining to Canadian Celanese in Coaticook from 1957 to 1983. It consists of time sheets, evaluation grids, a memo, and employee lists. The series is composed of the following files: Time sheets and Personnel.

History

Series illustrates the history of the activities, employees, and production at the Canadian Celanese in Coaticook from he 1940s to the 1980s. It consists of photographs (largely reproduced) and scrapbooks. The series is composed of the following files: Photo albums (reproductions), Photo albums (originals), Other photographs, and General documents.

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