Fonds AM1533 - Dunbar History Project fonds

"Dunbar in Bloom" garden tour "Farewell to Brill" two Brills [Brill trolley buses] westbound on 41st at Dunbar "Golfing" cartoon series by [William 'Miki'] Seivewright 25 King Edward St. bus, eastbound on King Edward at Dunbar 7 at 10th and Alma 7 streetcar on Dunbar 7 streetcar on Dunbar 1949 Brill trolleybus #2174 southbound on Dunbar at 21st in snow 3379 West 22nd Ave. 3379 West 22nd Ave. 3379 West 22nd Ave. 3379 West 22nd Ave. 3379 West 22nd Avenue 3379 West 22nd Ave. Mark Mount Sr. and Mr. McCraf 3379 West 22nd Ave. Mark Mount Sr., Mr. McCraf and another man. 3492 West 34th 3492 West 34th [Avenue] 3500 block at 29th and Dunbar 50th Anniversary celebration at Dunbar Heights United [A woman and two men standing on a fallen log in a forest] [Aerial photograph of University of British Columbia Endowment Land area, showing some farm land] [Artist with his work] [Boy] receiving flowers [Cathay Cafe] on Dunbar. [This is the site of the]  first home of Dunbar Evangelical Lutheran Chu... [Children in costumes on a lawn in front of a house] [Children playing with blocks] [Children playing with blocks] [Children seated on bench] [Church] [Dunbar Heights Realty] West 41st Avenue looking east toward West Boulevard [Dunbar vacuum ltd. with sports car out front. Dunbar Days event] [Farm] [Houses] [Interior of Heather's Handy Store] [Man and woman near river looking out together] [Man and woman working field near log house] [Man in police uniform in front of house] [Man loading container with junk] [Man with #7 Fraser streetcar] [Playhouse under construction] [Police on motobikes driving down street] [Queen of Dunbar and West Point Grey] float, approaching Crown St. on 16th with Lord Byng School ... [The Bardsley family] [Three boys sitting on a toy airplane] [Three boys standing on fallen logs covered in snow] [Two boys on a beach with a dog and a net] [Two women in a kitchen, churning butter] [Woman seated outside log house] [Woman with sheep]
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Dunbar History Project fonds

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1.06 m textual records and other material

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The Dunbar History Project began as a committee of the Dunbar Residents Association in early 1999. The original name of the committee was, Documenting Dunbar, and its goal was to document the history of Dunbar and perhaps publish the results of their labour. The first meeting of the Dunbar History Project committee set the standards and ambitions high for the project as a whole. At that meeting much was accomplished; a timeline was sketched for the project, it was decided what to study, the boundaries of Dunbar were defined, Chapter Team Leaders and their projects were determined, the tone of the publication was decided on, and plans for acquiring funding were made.
Over the years many dedicated volunteers laboured to ensure the completion of a product they, and the Dunbar Residents Association, would be proud of. Original research was carried out through interviews with Dunbar residence, in local libraries, institutions, and archives.
May 1, 2007 the book launch for "The Story of Dunbar: Voices of a Vancouver Neighbourhood" was held at the Dunbar Community Centre. The initial print run was for 5000 copies instead of the originally planned 2000; the book was an overall success.

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All records were in possession of the creator, the Dunbar History Project, until time of donation by Jo Pleshakov on behalf of the donor.

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Fonds consists of records created by the Dunbar Historical Society in the process of writing a book: "The Story of Dunbar: Voices of a Vancouver Neighbourhood" (2006).

Records include audio tapes of interviews, some transcriptions of the interviews, notes and other information gathered at the time of the interviews, organizational records of the Dunbar History Project, other research carried out for the purpose of writing the book, photographs gathered from interviewees, as well as other research sources used for the writing of the book.

The fonds is divided into two series following the arrangement used by the creators; the Administration records and Research records. Each series is further organized into subseries:

Administration records:
-History committee records
-Fundraising records

Research records:
-History resources subject files
-Interview tapes
-Interview worksheets and transcriptions

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See also "The Story of Dunbar: Voices of a Vancouver Neighbourhood" in the City of Vancouver Archives library, call number FC 3847.52 S865 2006.

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Includes ca. 800 photographs, 322 audio tapes, and 82 MB audio files.

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