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City of Vancouver fonds Subseries
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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 terms of psychosocial development than children born to comparable mohters and raised in the context of a stable home." The project was a longitudinal survey to the age of 30 months of a cohort of illegitimate babies born in Vancouver between August 14 1972 and February 14 1973. Results were compared to a control group of babies born into two-parent families during the same time period.
Records include research proposals, correspondence, computer printouts of research data, subject case files, and final report.

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 licensing decisions made by the License Inspector. Arranged alphabetically by name of appellant.

Aerial survey photographs

Subseries consists of 25 x 25cm b&w photographs, each showing a perpendicular view along the False Creek area of Vancouver. Printed by Lockwood Survey Corporation, Ltd., and Sierra Survey Corporation, Ltd.. Job number 73-126; items 69420-69463 (incomplete set). Likely used as an initial survey for the False Creek Development Project in the 1970s.

Newspaper clippings

Subseries contains newspaper clippings which reflect Kennedy's interest in urban planning and in Vancouver's civic political scene.

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.

City departments

Subseries consists of correspondence, memos and minutes pertaining to other City departments, both generated and received by the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chiefs.

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.

Consultant's data forms with photographs

Subseries consists of records documenting the Second Shaughnessy and Third Shaughnessy photographic inventories conducted by students working for Robert G. Lemon Architects.

Records consist of data sheets which include information on the style, architect, date of construction, heritage classification, number of storeys, and accessory buildings for various properties, as well as a photograph. Photographs taken by Robert Lemon and assistants. The area documented is from King Edward Avenue to 41st Avenue between Maple Street and Oak Street.

[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 consecutive years. Arranged, in principle, according to 'the last year in which a grant was received', however, the principle does not prevail throughout the subseries.

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 sister city liaison), and administrative functional areas of the City including Personnel, Law, and Communications. Subseries is divided into the following filing system subdivisions:
Civic administration ("policy and procedure", "general", etc);
Civic flag, emblems, etc.;
Civic recognition and functions;
Information;
Legal matters;
Mayor and Council;
Personnel; and
Sister cities.
Arranged alphabetically by file title and therein by start year.

Vancouver Centennial congratulatory messages

Subseries consists of congratulatory messages from 41 cities and proclamations from 10 cities regarding the Vancouver Centennial. Arranged into two categories: congratulatory messages and proclamations, and in no apparent order within each division.

Correspondence files

Subseries includes correspondence 1977-1985, inquiries 1983-1986, and invitations 1981-1986. Arranged chronologically.

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.

Survey 1 - buildings

Subseries consists of 75 rolls of film, arranged by roll number; a contact print of each roll; and the photographer's list of images for each roll.

Supplementary paperwork

Subseries contains the original Engineering slide inventory of 1973 - 1986 and cross-reference lists for photographs described in the Engineering Slide collection. The lists cross-reference the Engineering slide number with the CVA photograph reference number.

Administrative files

Subseries consists of notes on banner themes and artists, correspondence, media kits, three reference albums of color photostats of photographs of the banners on city streets and reference slides of banners held in the Archives.

Correspondence files

Subseries consists of files which document Sandra Wilking's involvement with multiculturalism and race relations. Arranged chronologically.

[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, to 100ths of an inch. Brief comments on weather conditions, such as "sunny" and "overcast - mild", are also often given.

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 the property related issues brought before it. The work of the Properties Division (later Housing and Properties Department, and later still, the Real Estate Division) is represented in the "City property" sections, while the work of the Planning Department is represented in broad planning issues (e.g. commericial, industrial, and waterfront), as well as the more specific "historical preservation", "local area planning", and "zoning" functions. Properties activities were generally supported by opinions from Engineering and Finance, while Planning activities also involved Engineering, Finance, and Social Planning Departments, as applicable. The subseries is divided into the following filing system subdivisions:
Beautification and historical preservation;
City property;
City property use;
Commercial and industrial development;
Harbour and waterfront development;
Historical preservation and heritage designation;
Local area planning (includes "zoning and rezoning"); and
Property development ("policy and procedure", "general",
and "Property Endowment Fund").
Arranged by file title and therein by start year.

Organizations

Subseries consists of correspondence, newsletters, amendments to constitutions and bylaws, and other records pertaining to external organizations.

Personnel

Subseries consists primarily of correspondence regarding staffing issues, including job competitions and training.

Working files

Subseries consists of records pertaining to administrative matters and includes departmental directives and ciculars, seniority lists, miscellaneous correspondence and working files on Fire Department tours.

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 into Skytrain station areas); public transportation planning and monitoring (buses, Seabus, Skytrain, West Coast Express, bicycle transportation, etc.); street naming; local improvements planning and execution; and sewer and water system planning, construction and maintenance. Subseries is divided into the following filing system subdivisions (which are further subdivided):
Light rapid transit (including Skytrain issues);
Mass transit (category used to 1981 only, thereafter
files called "Transit (except LRT)");
Parking;
Pedestrian matters;
Street names;
Streets and traffic;
Streets, transportation and utilities ("policy and
procedure", "general", etc.);
Transit (except LRT); and
Works and utilities.
Arranged by file title and therein by start year.

Trade and industry

Subseries consists of records relating to inter-departmental and Council involvement in promoting economic development in Vancouver, further to the increased profile of the city during Expo 86. (In 1977 the Industrial Development Office was established (it was soon called the Economic Development Office, and in 1978 the Business Advisory Board (later called the Vancouver Economic Advisory Commission) began meeting; see the related records field below.) Subseries is divided into the following filing system subdivisions (which are further subdivided):
Investments;
Small business;
Tourism; and
Trade and industry ("policy and procedure", "general", etc.)
Arranged by file title and therein by start year.

Planning Department photographs

Subseries consists of records documenting the Planning Department's continuation of the Shaughnessy landscape and architectural inventory initiated by Robert. G. Lemon Architecture and Preservation for the Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners Association.

The records consist of ca. 4,000 photographs on 4"x 6" index cards showing exterior frontal views of houses, arranged alphabetically by street name, followed by numbered avenues in numerical order. Contact sheets and negatives are also included. Documented is the area from 33rd Avenue to 57th Avenue between East Boulevard and Oak Street.

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, Paton, Haggart and Puget Streets), taken by Engineering and outside photographers (including W.J. Moore) for traffic analysis purposes (e.g. left turn lanes, crosswalks, parking, school crossings, etc.). Incidentally, traffic signals, houses, stores, hotels, restaurants, steambaths, theatres, churches and schools are also depicted. Arranged chronologically.

Divisions

Subseries consists of correspondence, memos and reports to and from the various Fire Department divisions, either created or received by the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chiefs, or copied to them by the divisions.

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, Gastown, human rights and the P.N.E. Arranged alphabetically.

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