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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.

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.

Meeting files

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

Yee family photographs

Subseries consists of photographs of Gum May Yee and Gordon Yee, their children, and some of their friends and acquaintances in the area of Naicam, Saskatchewan.

Banners

Subseries consists of original banners designed for the Summer Street Banner Program and two banners for the 1997 APEC conference. There are gaps in the sets and in the years covered.

Centennial program prints, photographs, and congratulatory messages

Subseries consists of prints, photographs, and congratulatory messages sent to Mayor Harcourt and the City of Vancouver from other North American cities in response to a letter inviting cities to take part in the Vancouver Centennial. The idea was proposed by the Vancouver Centennial Commission and sponsored by Federal Express Co. as their gift to the city.

Series 2

Subseries consists of photographs of ships visiting Vancouver's harbour.

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 Council for H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, 1919.

Incoming correspondence (additional)

Subseries consists of correspondence which was found subsequent to the processing of the incoming correspondence subseries. Arranged chronologically (alphabetically by author for all undated correspondence).

Diaries

Subseries consists of 10 diaries that contain daily entries of Major Matthews' activities and thoughts. The bulk of the diaries were written between 1946 and 1969; one diary was written in 1931 and records the genesis of the archives in City Hall.

Housing

Subseries consists of records documenting policy development, regulation, and funding of the non-commercial housing sector (subsidized and special needs housing), as well as the regulation of unusual housing (e.g. live-aboards, strata title development, etc.) and rental controls, as the foregoing came before City Council for decision-making. Subseries divided into the following filing system subdivisions:
Housing ("policy and procedure", "general", etc.);
Legislation / building regulations;
Residential funding;
Residential housing; and
Transient accommodation.
Arranged by file title and therein by start year.

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 additional outside bodies in which the City retains membership or representation (e.g. Metropolitan Board of Health), and the supporting documents of Council's special committees. Records consist primarily of minutes, correspondence, and reports. Subseries is divided into the following filing system subdivisions:
City committees, boards, commissions and task forces;
Greater Vancouver Regional District;
Outside committees, boards and commissions;
Special committees of Council; and
Standing committees of Council (1975-1978 only).
Arranged by file title and therein by start year.

[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.

Hoy Yin Association records

Subseries consists of records relating to the functions of the Hoy Yin Association, a benevolent association that was active in Vancouver in the 20th century and that appears to have ceased its operations in the 1970s. The subseries includes records of donations, Association elections, and Association membership; publications of other benevolent associations and community organizations; personal correspondence and photographs sent to or from various men living in Vancouver, who may have been members of the Hoy Yin Association, and their families, friends, and associates; and two C.I.36 certificates.

Foon and Lillian Wong textual records

Subseries consists of records relating to the personal, educational, and professional activities of Foon and Lillian Ho Wong and their family members, including correspondence, birth and naturalization certificates, and creative writing exercises. The subseries also includes publications and posters that the Wongs collected, as well as three drawings of Lillian Ho Wong as a young woman.

Wong, Lillian Ho

Interview tapes

Subseries consists of the audio recordings of the interviews conducted as part of the research for the book, "The Story of Dunbar: Voices of a Vancouver neighbourhood." Tapes are named according to the last name of the interviewee or the event that was recorded. Please see the Interview worksheets and transcriptions subseries for related materials.

Series 1

Subseries consists of photographs of ships visiting Vancouver's harbour.

Miscellaneous

Subseries consists of photographs of ships (freight, battleships, destroyers and American, Japanese and British warships) in Vancouver harbours.

Northern Pacific Railway

Subseries consists of photographs of Northern Pacific Railway steam, diesel, road and yard locomotives, switchers and assorted cars.

Miscellaneous

Subseries consists of photographs of diesel locomotives, switchers, passenger cars and assorted cars for the following companies: National Harbours Board, Alaska Railroad, B.C. Hydro, Canadian Pacific Railway, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific, Burlington Northern Railway, Columbia Cellulose, MacMillan Bloedel, Canadian Forest Products, Michel, Fernie & Morrisey, Vancouver Wharves, White Pass and Yukon, New York Central, Union Pacific, Spokane, Portland and Seattle.

Great Northern Railway

Subseries consists of photographs of Great Northern Railway steam, diesel, electric, passenger, switcher, yard, freight and mallet locomotives and assorted cars (dome cars and cabooses).

Canadian Pacific Railway

Subseries consists of photographs of Canadian Pacific Railway steam, diesel, passenger, yard and freight locomotives and assorted cars.

Canadian National Railway

Subseries consists of photographs of Canadian National Railway steam, diesel, passenger, yard and freight locomotives and assorted cars (cabooses, heat cars and coaches).

Boxcars

Subseries consists of photographs of boxcars for 146 railway companies.

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.

Board of Trustees minutes

Subseries consists of records arising from meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association.
Series includes minutes and agendas, as well as supplementary materials such as reports, financial statements, budgets, correspondence, memoranda, lists and directories of members, and other records.

Executive Committee minutes

Subseries consists of records arising from the meetings of the Executive Committee of the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association.
Subseries includes minutes and agendas, as well as supplementary materials such as reports, financial statements, correspondence, memoranda, and other records.

Invoices, early Vancouver

Subseries consists of records relating to the financial aspect of materiel and personnel management for the City of Vancouver. Includes invoices for supplies and services, some of which relate to the city's first election.

Communism

Subseries consists of reports, articles, and correspondence relating to alleged communist activities. Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Miscellaneous

Subseries consists of correspondence, photographs, leaflets, newspapers, and reports regarding labour and unemployment. Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Exhibits

Subseries consists of correspondence, reports, and lists which served as exhibits for an enquiry into bootlegging.

Foon and Lillian Wong photographs

Subseries consists of photographs of Lillian and Foon Wong, Vernon and Paul Yee, Gum May Yee, and the Wongs’ family, friends, and associates in Vancouver, Hong Kong, China, and various cities in Canada and the United States.

Wong, Lillian Ho

General

Subseries consists primarily of correspondence on a variety of subjects and includes invitations, letters of appreciation, complaints, requests for information, records pertaining to the Fire Department Band, and records pertaining to visits by other Fire Departments.

Meetings

Subseries consists of agendas and minutes of meetings of senior staff of the department and a number of committees, boards and other bodies, both within and outside of the Fire Department.

W.J. Moore Cirkut negatives

Subseries consists of negatives created by W.J. Moore during his career as a commercial photographer specializing in panoramic photography. He worked under his own name and Canadian Photo Company. Photograph subjects include: industries (lumber, sawmills, shipping, ship building, pulp and paper, fishing, canneries, mining and agriculture), transportation (railways, ships and automobiles), landscapes and ocean views, waterfronts, harbours and docks, views, houses, buildings, group portraits (military, police, associations, conventions, employees, and social groups), sports and recreation. Geographic areas represented include: Vancouver, Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley, British Columbia and Alberta.

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