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Photographs

Subseries consists of photographs and negatives documenting both the activities and the staff members of the Health Department. Included are photographs of graphs portraying birth and birth mortality rates.

Subject files

These records are files compiled by Woodside in his capacity as chairman of the Bridges and Railways Committee and as alderman. The material in the Bridges and Railways Committee files contains information on the construction of the Georgia Viadu...

[Rain and snow fall registers]

Series consists of bound volumes containing daily measurements of precipitation at different locations in Vancouver, including City Hall, from 1913 to 1955. They are collected by month, usually one volume per year. Measurements are given in inches...

Invitations

The invitations in this subseries were received by Woodside both in his capacity as alderman and later as a prominent public figure. They range from invitations to community events to state dinners, such as the Civic Luncheon given by City Counci...

Operational location case files

This subseries is the most substantial and significant of the series. It includes correspondence, architectural plans, building specifications, reports and surveys, tenders, consultants' reports, and minutes of meetings. Case files relate ...

Ephemera

This subseries includes miscellaneous pamphlets and booklet souvenirs collected by Woodside. One interesting item is an election broadside for Louis D. Taylor, former Mayor of Vancouver 1936.

Correspondence, housing

Subseries consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence. Incoming correspondence consists of requests of citizens for investigation into their complaints. The outgoing correspondence consists of copies of the response to these requests for ins...

General Services files

Subseries contains files pertaining to the delivery of services by the City Analyst's Laboratory; Mountain View Cemetery; and homemakers, volunteers and nursing liaison services. Subseries also includes files pertaining to student training, h...

Tipping bucket gauge registers

Series consists of bound volumes containing daily measurements of precipitation in Vancouver. The measurements were taken by a tipping bucket gauge at City Hall and are given in inches, to 100ths of an inch. Brief comments on weather conditions, s...

Miscellaneous traffic management photographs

Subseries consists of photographs of streets in Downtown (Pender, Beatty, Granville, West Georgia, Robson, Seymour, Nelson), Strathcona (East Hastings, Hawks), Hastings Sunrise (Slocan Street), South Granville and Arbutus Ridge (Eddington Drive, P...

Operational subjects

Series contains information on many properties outside the jurisdiction of the divisions and on societies and organizations associated with the properties within their jurisdiction. Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Health inspection cards

Subseries consists of cards arranged alphabetically by street name. A one line entry registers the date of inspection and the Inspector's remarks on the condition of the premises. The series is available on microfilm only. Dates are approx...

Microfiche copies - local areas set

Series includes microfiche copies of plans, maps and other records for the following local areas: Hastings-Sunrise, Kensington Cedar Cottage, Kerrisdale, Killarney, Kitsilano, Marpole, Mount Pleasant, Oakridge, Renfrew Collingwood, Riley Park, Sha...

Correspondence

This subseries includes only one piece of correspondence, from Major J. S. Matthews to Woodside thanking him for a recent donation of Woodside's records.

Photographs of banners

Subseries consists of closeup and distant views of banners hanging on posts along West Georgia Street, the Georgia Viaduct, Burrard Street and Burrard Street Bridge and Granville Street and Granville Street Bridge. 1981 and 1982 shots also feature...

Miscellaneous

In addition to health-related regulations and blueprints, this subseries includes dental and public health photographs and negatives, miscellaneous statistics (1953-1963), and health inspection report forms (June 1973).

Subject files

Subseries contains files on issues requiring budgetary approval by Council, including personnel and labour matters. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Committees, boards and commissions

Subseries consists of the working files of City committees, boards, commissions and task forces, reference files pertaining to the City's involvement in the governing of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, reference files relating to add...

Subject files

Subseries contains information re blocks 42/52, C.P.R., Fairview Slopes, False Creek, etc. Arranged alphabetically.

Civic administration

Subseries consists of records relating to administrative matters of the City at large, including general administration (e.g. organization and structure), Council chamber and personnel matters, civic and non-civic celebratory events (including sis...

Administrative files

This subseries contains correspondence and subject files dealing with building maintenance personnel and supplies, agendas for weekly divisional meetings, and outward correspondence. Arranged chronologically.

Meeting files

Subseries contains a chronological file of correspondence and other items associated with Council "in camera" meetings.

Business license case files

Subseries consists of letters of appeal, correspondence with the City Clerk, and relevant excerpts from Council "in camera" minutes, all relating to Council's "in camera" function as the appeal body to the business licensi...

Blocks 42/52 development

Subseries consists of correspondence and reports re the 1967 proposal by Eaton's and the Fairview Corporation to develop Blocks 42 and 52 in the downtown area. Arranged by subject and chronologically within each subject.

Special Committee papers

Subseries contains papers on Arbutus and 25th shopping centre, Centennial Project and Gastown/Chinatown development correspondence. Arranged alphabetically.

Streets, transportation and utilities

Subseries consists of Council reports and other records relating to the following Engineering Department functions: street and highway planning, building and maintenance; traffic engineering (including the planning and street building that went in...

Legislated Program Area (Environmental Health) files

Subseries contains records pertaining to services provided in compliance with provincial health legislation, including health inspections, community care facilities licensing, communicable disease control, pollution control and other community and...

Swimming pools

Subseries is divided into two categories: correspondence, plans and reports pertaining to specific swimming pools; and correspondence regulations and reports pertaining to swimming pools in general.

Property development

Subseries relates to two types of property: City owned property (its own real estate holdings) and all non-City owned property in Vancouver (as considered through the city planning functions). These files document City Council decision-making on...

Civic finance

Subseries consists of Council packages (minutes, Manager's reports, budgets, etc.), and a small volume of submissions from internal departments and external organizations, all relating to City Council financial decision-making. Subseries is ...

Bunton project records

Subseries consists of records from a research project conducted by Dr. Perter Bunton at the City of Vancouver Health Department. The research was intended to test the hypothesis "that children born out-of-wedlock have a poorer prognosis in te...

[Social service grants data cards]

Subseries consists of information cards about organizations receiving grants. The information on the cards includes the name of the organization, its address and contact person, and a box containing recommended and issued grant amounts for several...

Subject files

Subseries includes correspondence, reports, memos, briefs, notices and minutes of meetings relating to Pendakur's career as alderman. Many files highlight his special areas of interest including the waterfront, transportation, False Creek, G...

Culture, health and recreation

Subseries consists of records relating to functional units of the City including the Health Department, the Board of Parks and Recreation, the Vancouver Public Library, the Civic Theatres Department, and the general issues associated with these fu...

Subject files

Subseries consists of correspondence, notes and briefs on the third crossing, development in the downtown area and the West End, as well as civic and provincial elections.

Christ Church Cathedral redevelopment plan

Subseries consists of correspondence, briefs and reports re the 1972 proposal to demolish Christ Church Cathedral and redevelop the property. Arranged by subject and chronologically within each subject.

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