Town of Mount Royal Archives

90 Roosevelt Avenue
Mount Royal, QC H3R 1Z5
Organizational Type: 
Archive / Library / Museum

Organizational fonds

  • Interviews conducted since about 1985 with long-time residents as
    part of an ongoing project initiated by the Town and carried out
    by university students (Urban Studies). This historical material
    gives an overview of life in a new "small town", a suburb of
    Montreal, which came into being as a result of a tunnel built
    under Mount Royal and opened for regular train service in 1918.
    Some of those interviewed were children in the 1920s, some were
    newly-married couples, some have been actively involved in
    municipal politics, as Alderman or Mayor, and some are former
    employees. Includes an interview with R.J.P. Dawson, who was
    mayor for 36 years, from the 1950s to the 1980s. When this
    project is completed it will give a good idea of what Mount Royal
    was like from the 1920s on, sociologically, environmentally, etc.

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