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Recounting Huronia Community Archive
Recounting Huronia Archive
About the Huronia Regional Centre
Speaking Back to the Record
Letters from Home
Inside the Institution
Artifact Room Items
Final Huronia Site Visit
On the Road with the Speakers Bureau
Workshopping Social Justice
Letters to Evelyn
All Too Brief
Tools of Violence
About this Site
Artifacts - Labour
Artifacts - Labour
This collection contains materials that relate to HRC resident labour programs
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Cheryl - Accident and Injury Report of a Pierced Finger
An accident and Injury report documenting an injury to Cheryl's finger (pierced during sewing). The report describes the testing and treatment she recieved.
Evelyn's Social History
This document is a social history written by a social services nurse. It outlines Evelyn's family history, her "behaviour" and the results of IQ testing. It diagnoses her as a "moron."
Straight Jacket Sewing Pattern
Cardboard with two lines of underlined cursive writing, in red: "St Jacket size 40."
Examination Chair and Tray, and Vintage Wheelchair
White metal dentist chair with black cushions. Metal medical table on casters. Cherry wood wheelchair. Suit and nursing uniforms in background.
Straight Jacket Sewing Patterns and Sewing Machine
Metal shelving with rolled up and piles of cardboard, and sewing machine beneath them.
Straight Jacket Sewing Pattern 2
Loose cardboard paper on a metal shelf. Asymmetrically cut cardboard pieces strung together, hanging from the shelf. One has underlined cursive writing, in red: "St Jacket size 40."
Roller Table and Ironing Board
A large stone wheel on a wooden table, connected to a handheld lever. Next to it, an ironing board with a tattered cover, on a single curved leg that can be bolted to the floor.
Black Singer sewing machine including wood table.
Sewing Machine 2
Black sewing machine with a wood base with its electrical cords loose on metal shelf.
Iron and Stamp
White hand holding a metal iron with thick wooden handle, beside a stamping machine.
Working in the Laundry Room
An audio clip of site visit discussions. Harold Dougall describes working in the laundry room while institutionalized at the HRC and explains the deep loneliness experienced by HRC residents due to being isolated from their families.
A vintage grindstone made from a round sandstone that sits inside a wooden stand with a wooden handle.
Antique Steel Bushel Basket
An antique weaved steel wire rectangular-shaped bushel basket.
Vintage Horse Harness
Vintage rusted metal and leather horse harness.
Vintage Hay Tongs and Cobbler Shoe
Vintage iron hay tongs surround a vintage cast iron cobblers shoe.
Antique Lug Wrench
An antique rusted metal L-shaped lug wrench
Vintage Scythe Blade
A curved rusted vintage iron scythe blade
Vintage Iron Brush Hook
A vintage rusted iron brush hook.
Sewing Machine Cover
Vintage ribbed cover with a handle and hole.
Vintage Farm Tools
Vintage butcher tools that include a small cleaver and a small center punch with wooden handles and cast iron hay tongs.
Weller Soldering Gun
A black case containing a Weller soldering gun
Vintage Grain Scoop
Vintage silver metal grain scoop.
Vintage Tire Inflator
Vintage tire inflator. A wrapped red hose hangs on a red metal hook attached to the front of the red metal gauge that sits on top of a blue stand.
Rusted metal shovel with worn wooden handle.
Burlap Potato Sack
Brown burlap potato sack. The word 'potatoes' is stenciled in red font and green, white, black and red lined detail along the bottom of the sack.
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