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Date
1972-1976
Collection/Fonds
Arnprior & District Arts & Crafts Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
photograph album; photographs; CD
Date
1972-1976
Format
photographic
sound recordings
Collection/Fonds
Arnprior & District Arts & Crafts Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
photograph album; photographs; CD
History / Biography
Mrs. Gay Kerr was involved with the Arnpior Arts & Crafts Club in the 1970's when there were shows held at the Arnprior mall and the Christian Education Centre.
Acquisition Source
Donated in 2013 by Mrs. Gay Kerr
Scope and Content
This small donation consists of a photograph album from 1972 to 1976 which contains b&w and colour photographs depicting members at craft shows. Various members are identified including Barb Baker, Joyce Dawson, Bernie Laderoute, Muriel Saunders, Helen Anglin, Dub Juby, Edith Vermette, Eleanor Hodges, Betty Darraugh, Ruth Seguin, Norma Moore, Delia Burns, Irene Smith and Gay Kerr.
The album also contains several images of the burnt remains of the Arnprior Beamish store which burned in April 1975.
Notes
Location of CD is currently unknown. (22 August 2022)
Accession No.
2013-0313
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Arnprior and District Historical Society fonds

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Date
1958 - 1994
Collection/Fonds
Arnprior and District Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
60 cm of text
approximately 50 photographs; b&w and col.
2 VHS cassette
24 audio cassettes
Date
1958 - 1994
Format
textual records
photographic
moving images
sound recordings
Collection/Fonds
Arnprior and District Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
60 cm of text
approximately 50 photographs; b&w and col.
2 VHS cassette
24 audio cassettes
History / Biography
The Arnprior and District Historical Society (ADHS) was formed in 1978 to disseminate historical information and awaken interest in the past by publishing historical material in the newspapers and otherwise, by holding meetings with exhibits, addresses, lectures, papers and discussions, by marking historical buildings, sites and roads, and by using the media to encourage public interest.
Acquisition Source
Donated by the Arnprior and District Historical Society, 1993 (Peter Hessel, President) and Kay Rogers 2000.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of the following 7 Series:
ADHS Series 1: Scrap Books. -- 1958-1994. -- 20 cm of textual records. -- approximately 50 photographs; b&w and col.
Series consists of seven scrapbooks (unbound), loose clippings, photographs, and a signature book, pertaining to the activities of the local historical society.
Scrapbooks Photos: H12.2
Photos Description Year
1 b&w, 1 col. 5 members of historical society 1981
1 col. Royal Oak no date
1 b&w Grace St. Andrews United Church on John St. 1936
3 col. Christmas gathering of society members 1970's
1 col. Plaque on "Opeongo Road" no date
2 col. “Flaming Leaf” bus tour no date
8 col. White Lake Historical Day 1992
(festivities, buildings, period costumes)
8 col. Royal Oak Plaque Unveiling no date
1 b&w Executive members 1982-1983
27 col. Society dinners. Names of people in 1982-1984
pictures attached
3 col. Leo Lavoie book signing no date
1 col. Roy MacGregor, Ottawa Citizen columnist 1992
7 col. Bus trip to Athens, Delta (Beverly) Sept. 26, 1992
and Smiths Falls
1 col. Arnprior Town Crest no date
1 col. Edna Carey, President of Society no date
3 col. Aileen Emard, Helen Anglin and Edna Carey
in Victorian period dress no date
3 col. Sean Conway, guest speaker no date
8 col. Local dignitaries, members of
Society and M.P. Len Hopkins
at banquet no date
ADHS Series 2: Administrative Records. -- 1979-2000-- 6 cm of textual records.
Series contains Constitution & Bylaws, Minutes, Agendas, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Administrative records (includes notes regarding trips, activities, reports etc. by Norma Hall), Archives Committee.
ADHS Series 3: Programs & Projects -- 1978-1996 -- 4 cm of textual records. Series consists of material related to various programs and projects undertaken by the Historical Society including: Museum & Library Centennial Project (1963-1967), Exploring our Heritage: The Ottawa Valley Experience (1978), Canadian Pacific Railway Station (1978), House Tour (1979), Heritage Dinners (1985-1996 with gaps), Friends of Heritage Award; Ernest B. Wolff (1985), Speeches by Norma Hall (1986-1988), Presentation of Clan McNab Artifacts (1986) Royal Oak Plaque (1988), the Heritage of Ontario Cemeteries workshop (1989), Governor General's Visit (1991) Miscellaneous Programming (1979-1996), Awards.
Norma Hall's speeches covered the following topics:
Edgewood Estate, McNab settlers, Van Courtland (Van Cortland) connection with Arnprior, Daniel McLachlin in Arnprior, Early Arnprior Houses, Lombardy Place (McLachlin residence - later hospital), The Hill.
ADHS Series 4: Financial Records & Grants. --1980-1995--4 cm of textual records.
Series contains financial records from 1980-1993 and Grants 1984-1995
ADHS Series 5: Publications.--1979-1994--4 cm textual records.
Series contains documentation for publications produced by the Arnprior & District Historical Society including: First Newsletter 1979, The Arnprior Story by Leo Lavoie 1984, Reprint of 1892 Saturday Globe (featuring Arnprior) 1992, Mighty Fine Bread and Fancy Pastries by Peter Hessel 1994, Miscellaneous Pamphlets
ADHS Series 6: Newsclippings and Miscellaneous Historical Research-- 1982-1996--2 cm textual records
Series contains news clippings about the ADHS programs as well as topics of historical interest to the area from various newspapers.
ADHS Series 7: Recordings --1977-1990-- 24 audio cassettes, 2 VHS video cassettes H12.1
Series contains oral history recordings of members of the Arnprior community and recordings of guest speakers at Historical Society dinners. The audiocassettes were recorded by Philip Powell in 1977-1978. Also contained in this series are two videocassettes with CJOH newscoverage of the last Ottawa River log run in 1990.
Interviews 1977
1. Mr. S. Graham, Mrs. Cunningham
2. Jack Murphy
3. Alex Staye, John Hough
Interviews 1978
1. Mr. & Mrs. Belsher
2. Mr. & Mrs. Belsher
3. Miss Mary Blair
4. Harry Buder
5. Tony Deschenes
6. Evan Farmer (case empty)
7. Jean Finnie
8. Hubert Gardner
9. Miss M. Hanson
10. Miss Flora McNab
11. Andrew McNab
12. Mrs. Mansfield
13. Jack Murphy
14. Jack Murphy
15. R. J. Taylor
Miscellaneous Recordings:
2 cassettes of 1930's music
Mrs. Banister about Archives (poor quality recording)
Show & Tell April 1988
2 unidentified cassette tapes
Notes
CJOH footage may NOT be reproduced without permission from station.
Accession No.
1993-0006
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LP Record Collection of Ottawa Valley Music

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Date
1950-1970
Collection/Fonds
Doug Collins fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
8 vinyl records; electronic photographs
Date
1950-1970
Format
sound recordings
electronic records
Collection/Fonds
Doug Collins fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
8 vinyl records; electronic photographs
Physical Condition
scratches and dust on most records
Acquisition Source
Items donated from donor's private collection.
Scope and Content
Collection of 8 recordings of Ottawa Valley musicians playing traditional music featuring Mac Beattie, Reg Hill and the Ottawa Valley Melodiers. Titles include:
The Wilno Express - All Over the Tracks
Ottawa Valley Hoedown - Reg Hill
Ottawa Valley Hoedown #2 - Reg Hill
Mr. Ottawa Valley - Mac Beattie and the Ottawa Valley Melodiers
Reg Hill & the Ottawa Valley Melodiers - 14 Great Fiddle Favourites
Bonnie & Mac Beattie & the Ottawa Valley Melodiers
This Ottawa Valley of Mine - Mac Beattie & His Melodiers
A Visit to the Ottawa Valley with Mac Beattie and the Ottawa Valley Melodiers
In July 2014, donor brought in a milk jug from Rafter's Dairy of Arnprior which was photographed and returned. Rafter's Dairy was located just on the outskirts of Arnprior (Duncan Drive) and operated during the 1940's and 1950's before it merged with Merryside Dairy. See item level descriptions.
Notes
Reg Hill and Mac Beattie albums produced by Banff Records Ltd.
Access Restriction
Recordings need to be transfered to Digital files for reference purposes
Reproduction Restriction
MAY NOT BE COPIED DUE TO COPYRIGHT
Accruals
Doug Collins also donated three high school year books (1964, 1965, 1967) which were added to the year book collection held in the Arnprior District High School fonds.
Related Material
Museum Collection also contains LP of Mr. Ottawa Valley Mac Beattie and the Ottawa Valley Melodiers F0.1
Accession No.
2012-0289
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