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Date
1895 -1992
Collection/Fonds
Arnprior Public Library fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
10cm textual records; photograph album; 6 motion picture films.
Date
1895 -1992
Format
textual records
photographic
moving images
Collection/Fonds
Arnprior Public Library fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
10cm textual records; photograph album; 6 motion picture films.
History / Biography
The Board of Management and Directors of the Arnprior Mechanic’s Institute petitioned the Council of the Town of Arnprior in October 1895 to become the Arnprior Public Library under “the Act respecting Mechanic’s Institutes and Arts Schools”. Books and book cases valued at $600.00 were moved into the Town hall and turned over to the new Library Board of Management consisting of R.G. Moles (chairman), Dr. W. H. Steele, John Tierney and George E. Neilson (Secretary and Librarian). Articles regarding Dr. Steele’s efforts to establish the library appeared in the Arnprior Chronicle (page 6, November 13, 1930) and the Ottawa Citizen [1930].
Acquisition Source
Mrs. Judy Barker, chief Librarian of the Arnprior Public Library donated these records in October 1996 and May 2000.
Scope and Content
Four minute books and a photograph album from 1896 to 1992 record the business and development of the Arnprior Public Library over almost one hundred years. Motion picture films donated by members of the community and those withdrawn from circulation are also contained in this fonds. In August 2003, the Library donated 4 miscellaneous publications from their subject files which were no longer of value to the Library and a letter to Miss M. Gaudette from R. S. McLaughlin of General Motors of Canada regarding his autobiography.
The collection consists of the following:
Minutes Books:
1) 1895-1935 (Includes audited financial statements)
2) 1935-1951
3) 1952-1966
4) 1966-1979
Photograph album:
The Construction, relocation of books and opening of the New Arnprior Public Library 1992-1993 is documented in 143 colour photographs.
Miscellaneous Records:
a) Two copies of a market value appraisal of the Library & Museum building by Crawford, Humphrey and Associates Ltd. of Ottawa which was conducted in 1986.
b) Copy of 1933 revised plans of Library & Museum building which was then used as the Post Office, Customs and Inland Revenue Offices showing first floor plan, second floor plan, attic plan, roof plan and basement plan.
c) photocopy of handwritten financial statement May 31, 1966.
d) Emigration to Canada - “A narrative of a Voyage to Quebec and journey from thence to New Lanark in Upper Canada by John McDonald 1823.”
e)11th Annual Eastern Ontario Regional Games for the Physically Disabled program.
f) Sketches of Early Ottawa and District (from the Ottawa Journal 1963)- containing articles from Harry J. Walker and Lucien Brault.
g) Arnprior Public Library Annual Reports 2012, 2013
h) International Writers Festival - Arnprior Expressions poster which took place September 28 2013 at the Arnprior Public Library featuring Phil Hall, Sandra Ridley, David O'Meara, Phil Jenkins. Map Cabinet 3, Dwr 7.
i) Welcome to the Arnprior Public Library (4 page newsletter January 2015) outlines the history of the Public Library from 1895 to 2015.
Motion Picture Films: The following films cannot be viewed until transferred to VHS format for preservation reasons:
1) Two Related Industries [1940] Produced by Caravel Films, presented by Huyck and sons. 2 x 16mm B&W composite release print.
This film examines the relationship between developments in felt manufacturing and improvements in the paper making industry. A dramatization of hand paper-making in the pre-industrial era is shown while the narrorator traces the develpment of felts in papermaking. Hi-speed “modern” newsprint and paper manufacturing machines are shown while the function of felts is explained. Numerous shots of Kenwood mills laboratory employees testing felts for durability, openness and finish are shown throughout the film.
2) The Town and the Mill [1948] 5 x 16 mm Colour composite release prints; 1/2 inch video tape copy.
The Town and the Mill was produced by Crawley Films Ltd. of Ottawa for Kenwood Mills Ltd. It portrays the Town of Arnprior as "a fine place to live" with "plenty of opportunity right here at home". The film includes shots of Harrington Street, fishing at the Arnprior wharf, the lighthouse, Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways, highschool graduation ceremony, post office exteriors, hospital exterior, lumber yards, construction work on the Stewartville dam, the Kenwood Mill sign and water tower, Kenwood products and display, shift change at the mill, the Arnprior Golf Course, hunting, fishing, tobogganing, skating, Gardiner's store front and the Arnprior Curling Club. For copies contact Library & Archives Canada, Crawley Collection.
Notes
A detailed description of the motion picture films is available in collection file.
Accruals
Accruals are expected.
Related Material
See also: Scapbook Story of Arnprior and Arnprior Bylaw 57 as well as Town of Arnprior Minutes 3 June 1895 and 7 October 1895
Accession No.
1996-0074
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Date
1953-1998
Collection/Fonds
Playtex Ltd. fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1,811 photographs; 10 cm textual records; artifact; VHS video tapes; open reel audio tapes
Date
1953-1998
Format
photographic
textual records
moving images
sound recordings
Collection/Fonds
Playtex Ltd. fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1,811 photographs; 10 cm textual records; artifact; VHS video tapes; open reel audio tapes
History / Biography
The Playtex Ltd. plant in Arnprior opened in September of 1953 as the first expansion plant of International Playtex Corporation which had its head office in Dover, Delaware. Playtex was founded in 1921 by A. N. Spanel in Rochester, New York. In June 1967, a distribution centre was added at Malton, Ontario. In 1973, a plant started operation in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Playtex in Arnprior was a major employer with around 400 employees by 1967, manufacturing at first latex products such as girdles, gloves and infant's wear. The manufacturing facility of over 90 thousand square feet was built by Sullivan & Son Ltd. of Arnprior. In the 1970's fabric girdles, panties and brassieres as well as tampons and swim caps were manufactured here. Around 1978, the sewing and cutting departments moved to the former RCA Victor plant in Renfrew Ontario. Several employees started in 1953 and were still part of the organization in 1971; Taylor Fitzpatrick (Plant Manager), E. A. Murdoch (Purchasing Manager), Ted Oelsner (Production Engineer), Bill Meek (Automatic Glove Machine), Frances Sales, Marion Watson, Lucy Schnob (Sewing Machine Operators) Bernice Greeley and Garnet Gunn (Shipping), Gladys Schlievert (Inspection). Playtex President, Joe Bellmeyer, started with the plant in 1953, went to Scotland to establish a plant there and returned to Arnprior. In 1967 he left for a position in New York. While several attempts were made by outside forces in the 1970's to establish a union at the Arnprior and later Renfrew plant, they were never successful. Meetings were held outside the plant which later resulted in one-on-one meetings between those who attended and management. In the end, Playtex offered the same terms to its employees as the union sympathisers were asking for and an "inside" union was established. The employees were very happy with this arrangement because they were very well treated by the company and they did not have to pay union dues. In 1983, Playtex celebrated it's 30th anniversary. Social activities were a large part of the life of the plant including annual family picnics, sports teams, dances, contests etc. A company newsletter called "the Supporter" was started in 1975 that covered all kinds of social news, corporate news and general interest stories. Awards for perfect attendance and service were also an important aspect of the Playtex company life. Each June employees received recognition for years of service starting at 5 years. The Arnprior plant closed in 2006 following several years of corporate changes including ISO certification. By then, various lines had already been moved off-shore or back to the mother plant in Dover.
Acquisition Source
Records were transferred to Archives in January 6 2006, upon closure of the plant.
Scope and Content
The Playtex fonds consists of three series: Photographs, Newsletters & News Clippings and Miscellaneous items.
Series 1: Colour and B&W Photographs (some have been identified)
The photographs have been arranged according to subject matter into the following sub-series:
1. Personnel: Box 1 & 2
Box 1 contains approximately 280 small b&w photos of Playtex employees taken for personnel file circa 1950-1980.
Box 2 contains 4 slides boxes and 1 CD with approximately 150 slides of people working at various jobs in administration and on the plant floor as well as at social events; dates unknown. CD contains "Playtex Memories" including Early Years 1 & 2, and Final Banquet produced from slides in 2005.
Box 2 also contains negatives (unsorted) from which prints in fonds were made.
2. Corporate: Box 3
Envelope 1 contains 2 b&w photos of construction of Playtex building 1952
Envelope 2 contains 2 colour photos of Arnprior plant circa 1980's
Envelope 3 contains 5 b&w photos of office staff including Joe Bellemeyer 1950-1960
Envelope 4 contains 7 b&w photos of miscellaneous speakers at various events 1980's
Envelope 5 contains 16 b&w photos of groups on special occassions 1950-1970
Envelope 6 contains 14 colour photos of Amherst plant November 13 1975
Envelope 7 contains 11 colour photos of Arnprior and Renfrew playtex buildings
Envelope 8 contains 2 colour photos of Malton Playtex building
Envelope 9 contains 16 colour photos of opening of Malton plant in 1967
3. Tours: Box 3
Envelope 1 contains 46 b&w and 6 col photos of Tours and Open House events 1957-1990
Envelope 2 contains 10 colour shots of scenes of Renfrew including McDougall Mill circa 1980
Envelope 3 contains 13 colour and 2 b&w shots of scenes of Arnprior circa 1980
4. Office Staff: Box 3
Envelope 1 contains 48 b&w photos of Playtex office staff circa 1980-1990
Envelope 2 contains 49 col photos of Playtex office staff circa 1960-1980
Folder contains b&w photos of "Crazy Legs" contest showing legs (and matching tops) of George Buffam, Taylor Fitzpatrick, Vern Kitchen, Tom Mitton, Bruce Richardson, Bernie Sloan, Roy Turton and another photo of several of the same men wearing bathing caps circa 1960's.
5. Plant/Floor/Production: Box 3
Envelope 1 contains 32 colour photos, 3 b&w of Intimate Apparell in Sewing, Cutting, Molding & Packaging Depts circa 1980-1990
Envelope 2 contains 35 b&w Intimate Apparell in Sewing, Cutting, Molding & Packaging Depts circa 1950-1980
Envelope 3 contains 6 colour labelled photos of silk screening process for baby bottles circa 1970
Envelope 4 contains 18 photos of production of baby products
Envelope 5 contains 7 photos of the lab
Envelope 6 contains 22 col photos of Christmas on the floor
Envelope 7 contains 14 photos of Misc. factory outlet, warehouse, product display, rework, cafeteria
Envelope 8 contains 3 photos of First Aid Training
Envelope 9 contains 39 photos of Glove Production
Envelope 10 contains 22 photos of Tampon Production
Envelope 11 contains 10 b&w photos of Girdle Production 1950's
6. Awards: Box 3
Awards for perfect attendance and service awards were given on a regular basis.
Folder containing approximately 20 colour photos of various groups of employees which are identified. Some of these photos might have been published in various issues of 'The Supporter' newsletter in 1986.
Envelope 1 contains 20 colour photos and 2 b&w photos.
Envelope 2 contains 16 b&w photos 1970's.
Envelope 3 contains 5 b&w photos including Mr. Bellmeyer, Sybil McCann, Doris Murray, Blanch Greeley, Bill Meek, and Gladys Schlievert.
Envelope 4 contains photo of Eunice Burton and Gladys Schlievert circa 1961.
Envelope 5 - 21 contain approx. 137 photos from 1975 to 1998 (with gaps).
Envelope 22 contains 5 Achievement awards photos circa 1980.
Envelope 23 shows Scholarship photo with Ann Kargus and two recipients.
Envelope 24 contains Santa Claus float award with recipients circa 1990's.
Envelope 25 contains Safety Committee awards of various dates.
Envelope 26 contains 36 Miscellaneous awards
Envelope 27 contains 5 Service Awards 1976
Envelope 28 contains 2 Cost Improvement Award photos1960's.
Envelope 29 contains approx 56 Retirement photos for Earl Murdoch, Frances Stevens, G. Thompson, Joan Brown, Jean Yuck, Winnie Reed, J. Gelineau, H. Brodmann, C. Kelly, J. MacMillan, Irene Beaudoin, Marion Watson, R. Jump
Envelope 30 contains approx. 50 miscellaneous Retirement photos (unidentified).
7. Social Events (retirement parties, picnics, Christmas parties, Halloween parties, dances etc.): Box 3
Envelope 1 contains 50 colour photos of Miscellaneous Events 1950 - 1980
Envelope 2 contains 80 b&w photos of Miscellaneous Events 1950-1980
Envelope 3 contains 74 b&w photos of Picnics 1980's
Envelope 4 contains 13 colour photos of Picnics (Arnprior) 1950-1960
Envelope 5 contains 23 colour photos of Picnics (Renfrew) 1980's
Envelope 6 contains 52 b&w photos of dances and Parties 1950-1980
Envelope 7 contains 22 colour and 42 b&w photos of Christmas staff parties, dances and children's parties 1960-1980
Envelope 8 contains 6 b&w photos of goodbye party for Joseph Bellmeyer 1967
Envelope 9 contains 1 b&w photo of the Social Committee circa 1960 with Echo Strutt, Walter Coulas, Gloria Jordan, Marion Brunette, Jacqueline MacDonald, Frances Sales, Esther Kopetoski, Florence Greeley.
Envelope 10 contains 5 colour and 5 b&w photos of Halloween parties circa 1960-1980
Envelope 11 contains 2 b&w photos of Robbie Burns Day circa 1970's
Envelope 12 contains 6 b&w photos and 5 colour photos of Christmas float 1950-1980
Envelope 13 contains 6 b&w photos of Arnprior Centennial activities 1962
Envelope 14 contains 30 colour photos of Silver Dollar Dinner 1981 held at Arnprior Golf Club
8. Sports and Recreation: Box 3
Approximately 10 softball, 21 bowling,14 broomball (one is 1966-67 Silver Dollar Broomball Champs), 13 golf, 1 curling, 4 hockey, (one is of a boys team sponsored by Playtex coached by Jack Robillard).
Series 2: The "Supporter" Newsletter 1975-1985: Box 4
The "Supporter" newsletter was created by several Playtex employees and published two or three times per year. People involved with its creation in the mid 1970's included Fergie Ferguson, Marion Enright, Gladys Schlievert, Vern Kitchen, Bob Brady, Denise Monette. Issues of the "Supporter" covered Sports, Announcements, Community News, Recipes, Joke Corner and Comic Strip, Household Hints, Contests, Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Business, Letters to the Editor, Safety and Coming Events. The collection includes issues from September 1975 to November 1985 with gaps and one file of administrative material related to the production of the newsletter.
Series includes approximately 200 b&w contact sheets of social, plant floor and corporate events prepared by Tom Hanson Photography or Peter Turton for the staff of the Supporter to choose from. Also included are contact sheets of Playtex employees taken for personnel files by Tom Hanson Photography. Some sheets have date stamp. Contact sheets stored in Box 3.
Series 2: News Clippings 1959-1982: Box 4
File contains numerous, dated and undated newsclippings from the local papers. Coverage includes social and corporate news items between the late 1950's and early 1980's with gaps.
Series 3: Miscellaneous Items Box 4
1. Package of Nylon Hosiery (circa 1950's)
2. Playtex Living Girdle package (tube circa 1950's) donated by Noreem Melema, daughter of employee William Meek.
3. Platex Benefit Plan 1981
4. 7 plans showing details of changes to plant 1952 - 1973 (one undated)
5. Audio and Video Training and promotional materials (not described) Box 5 & 6
Notes
1. The Town of Arnprior entered into an agreement with Playtex under By-law 1541 on July 25, 1952. 2. Information regarding union activity was provided by several former employees. 3. Processing and identification of photographs assisted by former employees Diane Bresson, Mildred Schlievert and Carol Timmons thoughout the winter and spring of 2013.
Reproduction Restriction
Tom Hanson photography holds copyright to many images.
Accession No.
2006-0196
Less detail
Date
1840-1962
Collection/Fonds
Donna Symington fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date
1840-1962
Format
textual records
moving images
Collection/Fonds
Donna Symington fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Acquisition Source
Land records were transferred by Donna Symington from the law office of John Cooke in Renfrew to the Archives in 2013.
Scope and Content
This small fonds consists of land records pertaining to various properties in Renfrew County between 1840 and 1930 and one copy of a 1962 parade celebrating the Centennial of Arnprior which was transferred from 8 mm motion picture film to DVD. It contains no sound track.
Crown Land Documents:
1. 1840 Crown Grant to Peter McIntyre of Horton Township for the East half and West half of Lot 7 Concession 1
2. 1883 Crown Grant to Julia May Leckie (widow of David Leckie) of Bagot Township for the West half of Lot 6 Concession 1
3. 1930 Crown Sale to Donald Farquharson of Renfrew for West half Lot 10 Concession 7, Township of Admaston.
McNab Township Documents:
1. 1879 Deed of Assignment from Proper Gireaux of Portage-du-Fort to Duncan Stewart of Sand Point for the North half of Lot 27 Concession 10 McNab.
2. Two copies of 1881 Deed from George Rochester and wife Marion Rochester to the Trustees of Presbyterian Church (Burnstown) John McLachlan, Donald McRae, Andrew Forrest and Thomas Fruid [Frood], Township of McNab
3. 1881 Deed from George Rochester and his wife Marion Rochester to Donald McCrae for part of Lots 17 & 18 Concession 2 in McNab Township.
4. 1881 Deed from George Rochester and his wife Marion Rochester to David Taylor, James Campbell and Edwin Crane, Trustees of the Union School Section 2 McNab Township and part of 4 Bagot Township.
5. 1890 Deed from David Taylor, Robert Robertson and John McNevin, Trustees of Union School Section 2 McNab and part of 4 Bagot to Nelson Garvey.
6. 1894 Deed from Archibald Leckie and his wife Margaret Leckie to Donald McCrae for the North East part of Lot 18 Concession 1, McNab.
7. 1897 Deed from Agnes McRae to Farquhar McRae McLeod for Part Lot 18 Concession 1 and West half of Lot 6 Concession 1, McNab with provision for Agnes McRae to live on estate.
Bagot Township Document:
1. 1883 Deed from Julia M. Leckie to Donald McRae for the West half Lot 6 Concession 1, Bagot Township.
Horton Township Documents:
1. 1892 Deed from Hugh Frederick McLachlin and Claude McLachlan of Arnprior and wives Mary and Mabel to George Shaw of Horton for East half Lot 5 Concession 9, Township of Horton (with exceptions)
2. 1892 Mortgage for $750 between George and Margaret Shaw and Hugh Frederick McLachlin and Claude McLachlin for land described above.
Notes
Most documents in this fonds are duplicates to those in the Renfrew County Land Records Collection in the Archives with the exception of the Crown Grants of 1840 and 1883.
Related Material
Renfrew County Land Records 2003-0161
Accession No.
2013-0311
Less detail
Date
1842 - 1997
Collection/Fonds
Bernard V. Bedore fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 metres textual records, photographs and audio visual recordings
Date
1842 - 1997
Format
textual records
photographic
sound recordings
moving images
Collection/Fonds
Bernard V. Bedore fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 metres textual records, photographs and audio visual recordings
History / Biography
Bernard Vance Bedore was born at Crow Lake, Ontario, in 1923 and grew up in the Ottawa Valley. He served in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm and worked in the tourism field in Ontario for 23 years. As a writer, he created the mythical character Joe Mufferaw, in honour of Joseph Montferrand (1802-1864), one of Canada's most famous lumberjacks and atheletes. He is also the author of Big Pine published in 1963 and other tales such as Yonder Lies the Valley. He was also involved in trying to establish a theme park called "Timbertown" in the 1970's and worked with the committee to build the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior. Bernie Bedore passed away in Arnprior in 2008. Bernard V. Bedore received his Certificate in Sanitary Inspection (Canada), CSI(C) number 687 in 1950 in Arnprior, Ontario. He was the first Editor of the new association's publication and L.B. Killoran was the Assistant Editor. They were Sanitary Inspectors with the “Arnprior Ontario Health Department”. The first issue in Feb. 1955 was titled “Newsletter”. The second issue in June was titled “News Letter” and the 4th issue in December 55 was “The Newsletter”, (3rd is missing). After some discussion amongst the members of the association and official approval, their 6th issue in June 1956 was titled “The Canadian Sanitarian”. The name was subsequently changed in 1971 to the Environmental Health Review to keep up with the times. Bernie and Lawrence were the Editors from February 1955 to March 1957 during which time they produced 7 or 8 issues.
Acquisition Source
Bernie Bedore donated this collection of photographs, textual and audio-visual records in 2001.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the following:
Box I 8.1
Letters Patent, Bylaws & Minutes of the Diamond Park Mineral Water Co.of Arnprior Ltd. also known as Sanitaris Ltd. 1898 - 1931
Fitzroy Township Minute and Bylaw book 1850 - 1914
Fitzroy Township Minute Book 1893 - 1910
Fitzroy Township Bylaws Book 1893 - 1907
Photo Album (Kimberley family) containing late 19th century - early 20th century portraits
Unidentified family photo album (found in Central Hotel in 1930’s) containing albumen and tin type portraits
15 twentieth century photographs (including portrait of Mary Margaret Coghlan who married Tom Hanson of Sandy Hook and various photographs of logging)
Upper Ottawa Improvement Co. Ltd. 1946 Charter, general acts and list of shareholders dated 1946
Presbyterian Record, October 1901
Death announcement for Elizabeth Lindsay, Feb 13, 1903
1882 Advertisement for Carter’s Little Liver Pills etc.
Box I 8.2
Audio Visual material (3/4” video cassettes, audio tapes, LP’s etc.)
Item level descriptions not available
Box I 7.1
(File level description)
1. B. V. Bedore - personal (contains newspaper coverage, biography and photos)
2. Correspondence
3. Tall Tales of Upper Ottawa (file 1 of 2)
4. Tall Tales of Upper Ottawa (file 2 of 2)
5. Yonder Lies the Valley Act I draft
6. Yonder Lies the Valley Act II draft
7. Yonder Lies the Valley Act III draft
8. Yonder Lies the Valley early version
9. Yonder Lies the Valley final version
10. Yonder Lies the Valley - notes
11. Story of Joseph Montferrand
12. Tall Tales of Mufferaw Joe (file 1 of 2)
13. Tall Tales of Mufferaw Joe (file 2 of 2)
14. Joe Mufferaw Copyright (Stompin Tom and Joan Finnegan)
15. Joe Mufferaw - clippings and photographs
Box I 7.2
1. Preliminary Notes on Tourism Development in Renfrew County - 1972
2. Historical Notes and Photographs of Ottawa Vally Destinations
3. Special Events in Ontario (Draft) - undated
4. Ottawa and Madawaska Valley Regional Tourist Council - 1972
5. Opportunity Square Proposal (Arnprior) - 1972
6. Arnprior Sports Plex - 1975
7. Environmental Health Review
8. Mufferawland Travel Complex (Arnprior) - 1971 1 of 2
9. Mufferawland Travel Complex (Arnprior) - 1971 2 of 2
10. Big Pine Country Association - Minutes and Constitution 1979
11. Big Pine Country Committee - Minutes (1973 - 1976) and Financial Reports (1973)
12. Big Pine Country Committee - Correspondence 1972-1976
13. Big Pine Country Committee - Development Proposals & Reports 1973-1974
14. Big Pine Country Committee - News Clippings
15. Big Pine Country - Notes by B. Bedore
16. Timbertown Incorporation - 1979
17. Timbertown Board of Directors - 1972 - 1982
18. Timbertown Proposals - 1973-1978
19. Timbertown Financial Records - 1982-1985
20. Timbertown Shares and Shareholders - 1981-1985
21. Timbertown Correspondence - 1980-1986
22. Timbertown Reports - 1979, 1981-1983
23. Timbertown Promotional Material
24. Sale of Timbertown to Logos Land 1985
25. Timbertown Minutes - 1986
Box I7.2
Publications:
Yonder Lies The Valley
45 rpm recording (1) Along the Opeongo (2) Fiery Kate and Dickory Dan
Tall Tales of Mufferaw Joe in Booty bag
Tall Tales of Joe Mufferaw with illustrations by Yuksel Hassan (Two copies)
Mythical Mufferaw with illustrations by Allen Lutes
The Mufferaw Catfish
Scotty the Pike
The Broad Valley of the Ottawa
The Broad Valley of the Ottawa (Renfrew Welcome to Editors from the USA)
The Big Pine (two copies)
Come Smile with Me - Ottawa Valley Yarns written by Bernie Bedore and Wanda Lynn Butler
Appleseed Quarterly Fall 1997
The Outdoorsmen Magazine 1964-65
The Outdoorsmen Magazine 1964
Wonder Things
The Environmental Health Review
Shelf I 7.2 (top of boxes I 7.1 7 I 7.2)
Lions Hotel Register 1895
Central Hotel Register 1935 - 1942
Shelf I 7.3
"Chambers' Edinburgh Journal" 1842 - 1843
Unidentified Printer’s Account Book 1899 - 1914
Related Material
See also Robert A. Stewart fonds 1999-0113 for material related to Big Pine Country Association. Library & Archives Canada has copies of 4 photographs received from Bernie Bedore in 1959. Please refer to PA-004630 to PA-004633.
Accession No.
2001-0143
Less detail
Date
1951-2000
Collection/Fonds
Johnston-May Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 Bound volumes ; 6 duotangs ; 2 scrap books ; 1 notebook ; 2 binders ; 1 file; CD
Date
1951-2000
Format
textual records
photographic
moving images
electronic records
Collection/Fonds
Johnston-May Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Location
Please use the electronic copy in RESOURCES file.
Physical Description
4 Bound volumes ; 6 duotangs ; 2 scrap books ; 1 notebook ; 2 binders ; 1 file; CD
History / Biography
A new branch of the Women's Institute was formed in the west corner of Fitzroy Township on Wednesday January 19th 1951. Forty women met at the home of Mrs. W. Needham who was elected President at the first meeting. Originally, the name chosen for the Branch was the "Maple Leaf" but the second choice was accepted by the Institute Branch of the Ontario Department of Agriculture. The name Johnston-May was chosen to honour two local boys who served in WWI and WWII. Private D. Wesley Johnston served in WWI and returned to marry Hazel Duncan of Pakenham. Private Robert Storie May served with the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. He was killed in April 1945 and is buried in the Holten Canadian War Cemetery in Holland. Both men were related to members of the Johnston-May Institute.
Acquisition Source
Mrs. Carol Bradley 5397 Madawaska Blvd. Arnprior ON K7S 3G1
Custodial History
Deposited in the Archives by Carol Bradley on behalf of the Johnston-May WI Branch in May 2016 which disbanded in May 2014.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of records created by the Johnston-May Women's Institute Branch including Minutes Books (1966-1985) and (1991-2000), Membership Book (1951-1992) and the following Tweedsmuir Histories: Vol 1. (1951-1970) Vol 2. (1952-1969) Vol 3. (1973-1975) Vol 4. (1975-1988) Tweedsmuir histories contain news clippings about topics of local interest covering Pakenham, Fitzroy, Huntley and Arnprior. Family and farm histories and profiles of various individuals are included as well as Women's Institute activities are included in the four scrap books. The Tweedsmuir Histories do not contain an index. Fonds also includes a folder containing a small amount of miscellaneous display material and items intended for next Tweedsmuir History (1988-2014) and a Video 8 Cassette Recording of the District Annual meeting of May 23 1991.
Notes
Gap in minutes which are still held at a member's home.
Some display material was digitized in 2019 and is now available online through the FWIO Virtual Archive. Tweedsmuirs are currently being vetted for privacy concerns before being uploaded to the virtual archive.
Access Restriction
Family history material in the Tweedsmuir histories may contain information of living individuals and will be subject to privacy restrictions.
Reproduction Restriction
Copyright is held by the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario (FWIO).
Accession No.
2016-0358
Less detail