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Emmanuel United Church (Cowansville) fonds

  • CA ETRC UC031
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1999

The fonds contains source material on the management of the church, on the congregation's affairs, on the history of the church from its beginning, and on the activities of the church's organizations and societies for Emmaunuel United Church in Cowansville from 1843 to 1999. It consists mainly of minutes, correspondence, reports, building plans, registers of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, membership lists, historical sketches, press clippings, and photographs. It also includes information on the Sweetsburg Cemetery. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1877-1986), Buildings and Property (1843-1997), Financial Resources (1910-1959), Annual Reports (1962-1965), Guest Books (1991-1999), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1856-1968), Funds (1923), Membership (1939-1999), Historical (1863-1992), Organizations (1887-[199-]), Prints, Paintings, Drawings ([195-?]), Photographs ([192-?]-[195-?], [197-?], 1984), and Miscellaneous ([19--?]-1990).

Emmanuel United Church (Cowansville, Que.)

The Blast

This photo is the second in a group demonstrating a blast in a mine. In this picture, the blast is happening.

Before the Blast

This photo is the first of a group demonstrating a blasting in a mine. A man is visible making the final preparation before the blast.


This series contains primary source information about the Canadian Johns-Manville Company activities, mostly centering around Val-Des-Source (formerly Asbestos), Quebec. The photographs are dated from 1890 to 1970, and include pictures of the asbestos mining and refining process, machinery, the mine itself, workers, buildings in Val-Des-Sources, leisure activities, company workers, mine out buildings, and trains. The series is divided into two subseries, Canadian John-Manville Co. Albums (1890-1970), and Group Photographs (1900-1904).

Oversized photographs

This series contains photographs taken between around 1920-1938. The photographs depicts mines, the ore extraction processes, and industrial buildings.

William G Clark

This series contains primary and secondary source information about the life of William G. Clark, dated from around 1970 to 2003. The documents include architectural drawings, town maps, Asbestos town histories, and information about the Asbestos Mineral Museum.

William G. Clark collection

  • CA ETRC P031
  • Collection
  • 1890-2003

The collection contains source material on the history of the Asbestos region and on the development of the asbestos industry in the 19th and 20th centuries; it is also a source of information on the Johns-Manville Corporation, the life of William G. Clark, and includes an architectural sketch of the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Asbestos from 1945. Among the materials are memoirs written by William G. Clark on his life and the town of Asbestos. The collection is comprised of the following series: Le Citoyen Historical Sections (1971-1980), Periodicals (The Asbestos Producer and Johns-Manville News Pictorial) (1948-1976), Photographs ([1897?]-1981), Miscellaneous Documents (1940-1971), and William G. Clark ([197-?]-2003).

Clark, William G., 1902-1999

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