Interviews with Arthur Downes

Reference Code: File - C 81-4-0-125
Title: Interviews with Arthur Downes
Date of Creation: Apr. 2004 - Oct. 2004
Physical Description:

2 files of textual records (includes 9 audio cassettes (ca. 425 minutes))

Forms Part of: C 81-4 - Osgoode Society Oral History Programme - Special Projects interview files
Scope and Content:

Files consist of oral history records documenting the life and career of Arthur Downes (b. 1927), Justice of the Peace (1978-). Interview topics include: early life, education and career; Justice of the Peace (1978-); bail courts (1980); levels of Justices of the Peace; Provincial Offences Act (1979); kinds of cases; non-presiding work; Justice of the Peace Association; lawyers as Justices of the Peace. Interview conducted by Christine J.N. Kates. File includes eight audio cassette recordings from a series of five interviews, a transcript with index (238 p.), and a copy of a release form.

Restrictions on Access:

Open provided that judgement is applied on the part of Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History and Archives of Ontario with respect to the access request


Interview conducted as part of the Justice of the Peace Project.

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Location and Ordering Information: Textual records are located in container B437268; sound recordings are located in container B437267
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