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Ethel Short collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 647 Accession 2006-04
  • Collection
  • 1923-1987

Collection comprises:

  • File 1: Family photographs: mainly of farm scenes such as haymaking, corn harvesting, steam traction engines, horses. Two individuals are identified: George Avery and Will Roblin.
  • File 2: Publications- newspaper clippings
  • File 3: Nostalgic items and publications, newspaper clippings
  • File 4: Miscellaneous publications and clippings
  • File 5: Material relating to Belleville's 1978 Centennial

Materials added to the Community Archives' newspaper holdings: Belleville Intelligencer recipe supplements, 1964-1987

Hastings County Historical Society photographic collection

  • Collection
  • 1957-2010

Collection comprises photographs, negatives and reproductions made and collected by the Hastings County Historical Society between 1957 and 2010. The contents cover a wide range of subjects, mostly of locations and individuals in Belleville and other communities in Hastings County, Ontario.

The Belleville Times newspaper collection

  • Collection
  • 1969-1970

Copies of The Belleville Times, a weekly newspaper, published on Wednesdays in Belleville, Ontario by Roger Worth in 1969 and 1970.

John Doran collection

  • CA ON00156 2016-22
  • Collection
  • [1950s]

15 images rescued from the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf in the 1980s. The images date from the early 1950s and are pasted on to card. They were used in teaching children at the school. They depict buildings in Belleville, Ontario: the Armouries; the Government Dock (printed image from a brochure); Deacon Brothers Ltd. (printed image of the Dundas Street site); postcard of Victoria Park and Belleville Harbour (taken from the City Hall tower); the Tabernacle United Church (b/w photograph); Belleville Public Works Department (b/w photograph); Belleville City Hall and Belleville City Council Chamber (2 b/w photographs); Shire Hall [demolished 1961] and Hastings County Council Chamber (2 b/w photographs); group of children standing behind Belleville Police Station, with Armouries in rear (b/w photograph); St. Thomas Church from the south (b/w photograph); Pump House (b/w photograph); Hastings County Registry Office (b/w photograph); the Baptist Church on Pinnacle Street/Victoria Avenue (b/w photograph).

The collection also includes a colour print of 'Keep BCI in the Picture' a reproduction of 'East Side, West Side' by Eve Lucy, printed by Market High as part of the campaign BCIVS 2000, commiteeted to keeping the Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School building as part of the Belleville landscape.

Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf

Belleville Fire Department collection

  • CA ON00156 2016-29
  • Collection
  • 1910-2015

Materials collected by the Belleville Fire Department from members and former members of the department. They include photographs, correspondence, press clippings and fire call logs.

Nick and Helma Mika collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 1
  • Collection
  • 1858-1986

The collection reflects the publishing interests of Nick and Helma Mika. It comprises four main series: photographic files, reference files, printing process files and other materials. The collection is strong in local history materials, particularly relating to the history of the United Empire Loyalists, railways, and the city of Belleville.

Thompson Collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 652
  • Collection
  • 1820-1964

The collection contains: Tweedsmuir history of a house for lot 26, wills belonging to Francis Van de Bogart House and farm leases, and quit claims ca. 1898-1912 for Lot 26 in Thurlow Agreement and sale of land documents ca. 1872-1932 Deeds and policiies ca. 1874-1932 Mortgage and accompanying douments ca. 1901 Mortgages and agreements survey plan for lot 25 Fire insurance policies ca. 1901 Discharge of mortgage document ca. 1872 Legal documents for Thurlow Township lots ca. 1880-1964 Mortgages and deeds from Thurlow Township ca. 1876-1931 High Court Justice documents ca. 1872-1886 Commissioner of Agriculture loans and receipts and statements ca. 1940's
*An original deed from June 22, 1820

Ralph Morton Collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 648
  • Collection
  • 1913-1990

The collection contains the following textual records:

  • Belleville High School Elevator yearbooks from ca. 1913-1926 (gaps)
  • BCIVS yearbooks from ca. 1929-1978 (gaps)
    *1972 yearbook from York Regional School of Nursing
  • Belleville Sports Hall of Fame program from Sept 12 1987
  • Program- Tribute to Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment at St. Thomas Church
  • A Flyer of Centennial House Tour May 13 1978
  • Historic buildings of downtown Belleville walking tour pamphlet
  • Heritage Belleville's Walking Tour pamphlet
  • Bell Telephone Co. Subscribers lists for 1883 reproduction
  • Official Telephone Directory 1900 reproduction pamphlet
  • The Ont. Mutual Life Assurance Co. reproduction pamphlet
  • Hastings County Historical Society "Outlook" Issue 88, November 1990
  • Belleville's What's Happening Magazine Nov/Dec 1974

Local recipe books collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 653
  • Collection
  • 1982-2005

Contains four recipe books including: 'Quinte Cuisine' by the Canadian Federation of Univeristy Women Belleville and District (2005), 'Chefs of the City' by the City of Belleville Staff (1999), 'Our Best to You' by the residents of Quinte Living Centre (1982), and 'Recipes from the Hearts of Canadians' compiled by Volunteers and Information Quinte (2000).

BCIVS 'Elevator' collection

  • CA ON00156 2016-39
  • Collection
  • 1953-1961, 1978

Seven volumes of the 'Elevator' publication of Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School, from: 1953-1954 1955-1956 1956-1957 1957-1958 1958-1959 1959-1960
*1960-1961

Also a list of prize winners and entrants into the 50th Anniversary juried Arts and Crafts Show at BCIVS in 1978.

Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School