Description of File or Item:

Interviews with Arthur Downes
Dates of Creation
Apr. 2004 - Oct. 2004
Physical Description
2 files of textual records (includes 9 audio cassettes (ca. 425 minutes))
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.


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

File/Item Ref. Code
C 81-4-0-125
File or Item Forms a Part of

This file or item forms a part of the following group of records:

C 81-4 Osgoode Society Oral History Programme - Special Projects interview files

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File or Item Restriction
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
Location and Ordering Information
Textual records are located in container B437268; sound recordings are located in container B437267 Note this information for retrieval of this item.To help you find what you need, also note the File/Item Ref. Code and/or the Creator Ref. shown above.