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"A state of expectancy," by Gerard Bessette

  • CA ON00239 F00303
  • Discrete Item
  • 1968

Original title, Grossesse. Talk translated by Glen Shortliffe, broadcast on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1968.

Bessette, Gérard

A.A. Chesterfield fonds

  • CA ON00239 F01400
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1935

The fonds consist of photographs depicting life in Chesterfield's postings within the Hudson Bay district, such as Moosefactory, Fort George, Great Whale River, and Rigolet on the Labrador coast. Included also are images depicting Montreal buildings, agricultural scenes from the area, various public events which took place, such as government announcements. There are photographs of the Ile d'Orléans, where Chesterfield felt there had been a return to "simpler" times. Also he took various photographs of tourist attractions around Canada, such as Hamilton Falls, Ontario and Montreal winter scenes, and images of maple syrup being made. There are also some selected images he took while he worked as a general press photographer of important events, such as the visit of the Prince of Wales to Canada in 1923. Included in the collection are [portrait] photographs of Inuit and Cree, he took these as both an observer of tradition and as fur trapper. In one of his albums there are images of Canadians preparing for WWI featuring various government officials, and many different battalions from Ontario and Montreal. There are also photographs of Mr. Chesterfield himself. The fonds also contain manuscripts written himself describing life as a fur trader, the various cultures he encountered and his interactions with different peoples as well as his opinions of them, and personal comments and descriptions of some of his photographs.

Chesterfield, Albert Alexander

A.B. Copp fonds

  • CA ON00239 F00673
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1916

The fonds consists of a ledger relating to his law firm.

Copp, A.B.

Abe Usher collection

  • CA ON00239 F02669
  • Collection
  • 1928-1934

Collection consists of two volumes of advertising copy for The Victor Talking Machine Company, later RCA Victor, compiled at the company offices in Montreal, Quebec.

Usher, Abe

Abigail Elsworth fonds

  • CA ON00239 F00699
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1882

Notebook of holograph poems, written or transcribed by Elsworth.

Elsworth, Abigail Penrose

Abitibi Canyon

  • CA ON00239 F02283
  • Discrete Item
  • [1933]

This film relates the process of constructing the dam at Abitibi Canyon. The viewer is shown scenic shots of the Abitibi River, waterfalls and portages through unspoiled forest while a voice-over praises the grandeur of Canadian natural resources which have only recently begun to be put to good use. A map of northern Ontario shows the exact location of the Abitibi River and proposed dam. The viewer is then shown images of the early stages of construction: a construction town; the river whose power is to be harnessed; and, land surveyors examining the terrain. The project's progress is illustrated by animation, live action shots and the narrator. The viewer is shown workers drilling rock, the installation of railway tracks and equipment, the river being diverted, blasting and rock removal. The narrator expresses admiration for the scale of the task and its careful organization. The rock is taken to a crusher where it is prepared for concrete; enormous piles of sand are needed for the same purpose. The concrete is shown being mixed, transported and finally dumped into place. At noon, the workers are shown marching to lunch, and then dining. The narrator describes the care that has been taken to look out for the welfare of the workers by providing good food, a hospital, recreation, and a school for their children. After lunch, the work resumes on the spillway and training wall. A group of engineers discuss the progress. Finally, the dam is completed and the viewer is shown the first trickle of water going down the spillway, as the engineers and executives look on. Soon, the water is shown surging through, and the transformed landscape is shown by aerial photography. Lord Bessborough, the Governor General, and Lady Bessborough visit the dam and tour the spillway and power generators. As the narrator describes the significance of the new source of power, his comments are illustrated by shots of mills, mines, factories, and kitchens. The viewer is shown permanent houses which have replaced the construction town, and a monument to 'Sons of Martha,' workers who 'sacrificed their lives to the project.' The film ends with shots of the still river illuminated by the moon.

Dominion Construction Company

Aboriginal Council of Queen's University fonds

  • CA ON00239 F02151
  • Fonds
  • 1992-2000

The fonds consists of recorded proceedings of Aboriginal Council meetings and proposals submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Aboriginal Council of Queen's University

Accommodation Bank

  • CA ON00239 F00528
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1836]

Contains nineteen articles for constitution of the bank as approved by the directors. It appears from an article in the British Whig that the bank commenced operations in 1836.

Accommodation Bank

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