Fonds MG - Fonds Maurice Gagnon

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Fonds Maurice Gagnon

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CA ON00402 MG

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  • 1955-1969 (Creation)
    Gagnon, Maurice
    Mattice-Val Côté, Township of

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Physical description

0.13 m of textual records and other.

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Biographical history

Born in 1904, Napoléon Gagnon arrived in Mattice in 1928, where he established, soon afterwards, the Napoléon Gagnon Company, a small lumber company that became Mattice Lumber. Its lumber site was located north of Mattice, on the western and then on the eastern side of the Missinaïbi River. In 1969, the company was sold to Lévesque Lumber of Hearst.

The donor, Maurice Gagnon, Napoléon Gagnon’s son, occupied a variety of positions within his father’s company for many years. He was a trucker, organizer of the lumber camps, office clerk and administrator.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of textual and photographic records related to the donor's family and the activities of the Mattice Lumber Company Limited created by Napoléon Gagnon.

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Immediate source of acquisition

The Centre d'archives de la Grande Zone argileuse acquired the fonds from Maurice Gagnon in 2008.


The records were organized by the archivist once acquired. The original photographs were returned to the donor.

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  • English
  • French

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Digitized copies of the photographs exist. These documents are not available online.

Restrictions on access

A sub-series contains personal information and cannot be accessed as long as privacy laws apply.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright Act applies. Reproduction permitted depending on the condition of the documents.

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A research tool and a detailed inventory of the textual and photographic records are available.

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No further accruals expected.

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  • English
  • French

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