- 1894-1973, predominant 1914-1961
The collection consists of the personal papers of Celia File from first teaching days through post-secondary education, later years of teaching and into her retirement. Included are a small amount of personal correspondence and family mementos. A slim file contains a few letters from her brother, Wilber C. Vandervoort (1893-1915) who died at Sanctuary Wood. Later correspondence includes letters from Bernice Loft Winslow (1902- ). There is a collection of ephemera representing her interests, including the Lennox Horticultural Society, Navy League, Napanee Collegiate Players, Lennox and Addington Association for [Mental Health] and the Lennox and Addington County Hospital. Also in this fonds is some genealogical research into the File and Vandervoort families and a large number of essays written by Celia File’s Napanee students, mostly on history topics. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Early days and Vandervoort family memorabilia Queen's University, Class of 1929 Teaching and superannuation, 1929-1954 Family research, File and Vandervoort families Correspondence,1923-1973 Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Mental health research and reporter's steno pads, Hobbies and associations Scrapbook of Frances Roblin Vandervoort (died 1894) and History essays by students at Napanee Collegiate, 1939-1940.
Some files closed for privacy restriction, please contact the archivist for more information.
File, Celia B., 1887-1973