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Vancouver Jubilee Time Capsule Collection
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File consists of various correspondence submitted to the Vancouver Jubilee Time Capsule, newspaper clippings, a photograph, envelopes, clippings relating to the International Order of the Kings Daughters and Sons. The correspondence includes letters from Billy Waddell, John Dumsmuir, Archie Abernathy, Annie Willey, Miriam Renwick, Hilda Ruchings. Betty Caldwell, Herbert Sallans and usigned correspondence to the Mayor of Vancouver. The file includes a newspaper clipping from Violet Barlow, Vancouver's Jubilee Queen, Notice of Assessment Office Hearing for M. L. Eastham, and an issue of stamps submitted by Mr. & Mrs. A. T. Hewer.

Correspondence to Russell Cumming

File consisting of correspondence from fellow students of Lord Nelson Elementary School to Russell Cumming, who was in England at the time. Correspondence includes letters from Jack Baillie, Doreen Beale, Doreen Black, Stanley Boast, Mavis Botwright, Tommy Bradley, Billie Chambers, Winnie M. Chambers, Edward Dallamore, Florence, Catherine Fraser, Lloyd Hamilton, June Hasagawa, Jeanette, Jimmy Imlach, Esther McAnges, Joy McCullough, Kenneth McKay, Jean MacMillan, Mitsu Ohara, Doris Oldaker, Johan Peens, Bobby Peigh, Donnie Upham, Ulva Rennie, Jean Robertson, Hector Sanderson, Joan Scrimgeour, Dick Smith, June Sproul, Ray Takeuchi, Andrew Valente, Bobby Wilson, Hazel Wilson, and Ralph Wilson.

David Spencer Department Store Journals and Catalogues

File consists of Spencer Department Store's in-house journal, catalogues and advertising clippings. including, December 1925 Christmas Number Store Topics, April 1927 Store Topics, June 1927 Store Topics, October-November 1927 Store Topics, October 1928 Store Topics
Spencer's Home Maker's Bungalow brochure, 1936 Spencer's Fall and Winter Catalogue and 5 doubled sided pages of advertising for Universal products

Mixed Items

File consists of cardboard note explaining the contents and purpose of Vancouver Jubilee Time Capsule, cardboard note handwritten by Pearson McAllister explaining the opening of the chest in 1951 and an image of Violet Barlow, Vancouver's Jubilee Queen.


File consists of various newspaper clippings including April 25, 1936 edition of the Vancouver May 21, 1936 edition of the Vancouver Daily Province with a Golden Jubilee Supplement, June 30, 1936 special pull-out section of the Vancouver Sun, July 27, 1936 Daily Telegraph pull out section titled The King's Tribute to Canadian Valour on Vimy Ridge from Mr. Noble of Capilano sent by Miss Hawksworth-Wheeler of Folkestone, England, November 14, 1936 edition of the Sunday Sun section of the Vancouver May 27, 1939 edition of the Vancouver Sun honouring visit by King and Queen.

Oldest members of David Spencer Limited staff - Taken on occassion of Store's Diamond Jubilee

Professionally taken group protrait of oldest employees of David Spencer Ltd. Photograph shows from L-R, 4th row: P.G. Williams, A. Troke, H. White, H. Dredge, J. Dennis, W. Taylor, P. Fourchalk, W.T. Cain, C. Urwin, E.W. Veitch, P. Greenlees, F. Heller 3rd row: T. Dinsmore, W. Poulter, A.T. Battersby, L. Thirkell, J. Sharp, L. Burham, F. Fennings, C. Read, A. Craigie, E. Allan 2nd row: Mrs. F. Roberts, Miss E. Laughton, Miss J. Pennington, Mrs. I McGechaen, Miss L. Huddlestone, Miss K. Clarke, Miss A. Lasky, Mrs. M. Elliott, Miss N. Littlewood, Mrs. E. Kinley, Mr. W. Hudson 1st row: W. Steele, A. Stevenson, H. Hemer, A. Battersby, T. Jeremy, W. Downing, D. Sutherland, W. Wolfe, E. Goodspeed.

Opening of City Hall

File consisting of official programme of the December 4, 1936 opening ceremony of the new City Hall, Radio Station C.K.W.X cue sheet and script, August 19, 1936 invitation from the Mayor and Mrs. G. G. McGeer, August 20, 1936 invitation from the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.


File consists of report of the Traffic Safety Committee of The Vancouver Junior Chamber of Civic Affairs, August 22, 1936 copy of Radio Week, 1936 copy of The Eucharistic Congress, 1936 copy of the Official Souvenir Book, British Columbia Coast Guide, September 1936 Province single page edition of Business Conditions in British Columbia , Corporation of the City of Vancouver British Columbia Financial Statements and Annual Reports for the year ended December 31st, 1935, Six This Week in Vancouver, (covering July-October, 1936), 1936 edition of 1000 Facts about Vancouver, British Columbia, travel folder guide for the Queen Mary, three May 1936 editions of the Ocean Times, 1933 Annual Report for the Port of Vancouver and flyer for Chrysler Motors De Soto Six car.

Vancouver Golden Jubilee souvenirs

File consists of various souvenirs including The Jubilee March official song, Vancouver Jubilee giant poster, brochure for exhibit of replicas of the Crown Jewels of England at Spencer's, June 28, 1936 Vancouver Golden Jubilee Service program, Official Souvenir Program,
Kiwanis Jubilee song sheet, Golden Jubilee Official Pictorial Souvenir Programme, a book of photographs, (Souvenir of Golden Jubilee Year 1936), P. O. Pot-Pourri Souvenir Number (Post Office Publication).

Vancouver Jubilee Time Capsule Collection

  • AM1495
  • Fonds
  • 1936

Collection consists of correspondence, souvenirs, journals, catalogues, newspapers, various photographs and other textual materials donated to David Spencer's Department store for the Vancouver's Jubilee time capsule. Arranged into the following files:
Correspondence to Russell Cumming
Spencer's Journals and Catalogues
The Opening of City Hall
Vancouver Golden Jubilee Souveirs
Vancouver Pioneers Association
Women's Division, Vancouver Jubilee Committee
Mixed Items

David Spencer Limited

Vancouver Pioneers Association

File consists of constitution and by-laws of the Vancouver Pioneers Association includes various lists, speeches, photographs and biographical sketches of executive members. The textual and photographic material from the Vancouver Pioneers Association Archives was deposited by Judge J. A. Forin, Historian with written instructions: Deposited with D. Spencer Coy for the Chest to be opened in 1986, J. A. Forin, archivist of Pioneers Association .

Vancouver South Junior Band Official Golden Jubilee Band

Photograph shows Vancouver South Junior Band marching in a parade. Photograph shows Joseph B. Olson, Bandmaster, Esther Puffer, Drum Major, Members from L-R: Wilfrid Olson, Jean Fuller, Mona Warhurton, Ethel Olson, Wilard Drake, Gordon Olson, Al Sandgrin, Jack Whent, Ross McKessock, Bryce Drake, Gordon Beckham, Rosalie Arnold, Lynne Gibles, Jim Mattinson, Shirley Fraleigh, Pearl Clarke, Jackqueline Smith, Barbara Smith, Margaret Thomas, George Davidson, Vernie Gordon, Bert Hirschfield, Gordon Moore, Lillian Whent, Gordon Drake, Iola Ingerson, Donald Fessenden, Gus Jantz, Joe Milton, Marvin Hollingshead, Mabel Olson Daryl Hollingshead, Gordon Penevill, Gilbert Bromley, Gladys Neelands, Bob Arnold, Al Lawrence, Carl Boeur, Wallace McDonald, Tom Ritchie, Lucille Greenbank.

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