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Directories

Certain archives have been indexed and a catalog produced. These catalogs can be consulted via the following links :

Fonds Station de ski Mont-Sutton

Fonds Station de ski Mont-Sutton

The opening of a ski centre by the Boulanger family in 1960 has profoundly influenced Sutton’s evolution. When the ski centre was sold in 2017, the old and new owners agreed to hand over its archives to Héritage Sutton. These were indexed by professional archivists with funds from BanQ. The catalog describes 5,000 photographs, 8 metres of text documents, some 350 maps and drawings and some one hundred audio documents and videos.

The documents can be consulted by appointment made via heritagesutton@gmail.com.

At the same time that the Boulanger family handed over the ski centre archives to Héritage Sutton, it handed over documents relative to other businesses the family once operated in Sutton; they are found in the following archives:

Fonds Produits laitiers Sutton

Fonds Produits laitiers Sutton

Before founding the Mont-Sutton Ski Centre, the Boulanger family operated les Produits laitiers Sutton, a company bought in 1945 from local entrepreneurs. For 35 years, PLS exported to the Canadian and American markets dairy products supplied by local farmers. Notably, they produced powdered milk, butter and chocolate milk.

The documents can be consulted by appointment made via heritagesutton@gmail.com.

Fonds Canada Art and Creative Arts

Fonds Canada Art and Creative Arts

The Boulanger family bought back two existing industries: in 1955, Sutcliffe Angora which made fashion accessories and in 1966 a furniture and children’s toys factory which Line Bros had run since 1953. It then added the fabrication of rocking-chairs that found their way to many of the region’s homes. Both enterprises remained active until the mid-1980s.

The documents can be consulted by appointment made via heritagesutton@gmail.com.

Fonds Ameublement Boulanger

Fonds Ameublement Boulanger

This small appliance business was started in the 1970s by Robert Boulanger. It was located at 14, rue Principale Sud in a building owned by his family.

The documents can be consulted by appointment made via heritagesutton@gmail.com.

Fonds Famille Boulanger

Fonds Famille Boulanger

Harold Boulanger owned a butter factory in Lambton. In 1945 he became a Sutton resident where he ran Les Produits laitiers Sutton. A second project took shape in 1960: the development of a ski center owned by the Boulanger family for more than 56 years. This fund contains 264 photographs.

The documents can be consulted by appointment made via heritagesutton@gmail.com.

Research Reports

Héritage Sutton has also published three research reports concerning burial sites in Sutton Township and one on the presence of the Filtex mill in Sutton.

PDF copies of those reports can be ordered from our online store.

Les cimetières du Canton de Sutton (In French)

Les cimetières du Canton de Sutton (in French)

Signed by bioarchaeologist Robert Larocque, this report presents an overview of Sutton's funerary heritage, offers a guided tour of 15 burial sites and makes recommendations for their preservation.

Le patrimoine funéraire de Sutton, Reflet de l’histoire des gens de Sutton - Phase 1. Novembre 2013 (In French)

Le patrimoine funéraire de Sutton, Reflet de l’histoire des gens de Sutton - Phase 1. Novembre 2013

Volume I – Résultats de la recherche.

Recherche historique : Jeanne Morazain et Rose Lewis
Recherche sur le terrain : Robert Larocque et Claude F. Gagnon
Rédaction : Jeanne Morazain et Robert Larocque
Supervision de la mise en pages : Dominic Duffaud

Ce rapport comprend une recherche historique sur les pionniers anglophones de Sutton, sur les premières familles canadiennes-françaises à s'y établir, ainsi que sur les militaires de Sutton qui ont combattu lors des deux Guerres mondiales. Il inclut un inventaire sur le terrain des sections les plus anciennes des cimetières Fairmount et Grace et du cimetière de la Légion. Il comporte également une réflexion sur les sépultures du plus ancien cimetière de Sutton Flats, qui avait été aménagé à l'emplacement de l'actuel Parc commémoratif de la rue Maple, face à l’église Olivet. De plus, dans un second volet, nous avions réalisé un historique et un inventaire sur le terrain de quatre petits cimetières : Bennett, Grimes, Morse et Mudgett.

Le patrimoine funéraire de Sutton, Reflet de l’histoire des gens de Sutton - Phase 2. Janvier 2016 (In French)

Le patrimoine funéraire de Sutton, Reflet de l’histoire des gens de Sutton - Phase 2. Janvier 2016

Recherche historique : Jeanne Morazain
Recherche sur le terrain : Robert Larocque et Claude F. Gagnon
Rédaction : Jeanne Morazain et Robert Larocque
Mise en page : Robert Larocque

Volume I – Résultats de la recherche

Field inventory of the Strong, South Sweet, Westover, Pettes-Aseltine, Vieux Saint-André, Burnett and Stowe cemeteries.

Rapport de recherche sur l’implantation de la Filtex au coeur du village de Sutton (In French)

Rapport de recherche sur l’implantation de la Filtex au coeur du village de Sutton

Harpin, Louise, Morazain, Jeanne, décembre 2018.

This abundantly illustrated report situates this textile mill in relation to the railway station area that it took over bit by bit, traces the stages and the different actors in this implementation and describes the working conditions via the testimonies of those who worked there.

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