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Elizabeth Abbott fonds

  • AM753
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1967

The fonds consists of four letters written by William Hart-McHarg, the law partner of J.L.G. Abott, to Elizabeth Abbott; clippings and newspapers covering the wars; and photographs of McHarg in uniform. Fonds also consists of two photograph albums containing family photographs and commercial Edward Bros. photographs.

Abbott, Elizabeth Scott

Leo Leavy fonds

  • AM1665
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1937

The fonds consists of Leavy's albums containing photographs of jockeys and horse-racing activities in Vancouver. The albums were created by Leavy in his early teenage years and contain drawings and acrostics using various jockeys names. Fonds also contains a few loose photographs pertaining to horse racing.

Leavy, Leo

William Edgar Knowles Middleton fonds

  • AM1668
  • Fonds
  • 1957, 1971-1976

The fonds consists of two albums containing Middleton's photographs depicting Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver, the West End, Gastown, beaches, buildings, ships, docks, bridges and monuments. Middleton created edited prints and the fonds contains one edited print and the original unedited negative for nearly all of the photographs.

Middleton, W.E. Knowles

Imperial Oil Company fonds

  • AM1669
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1924

The fonds consists of photographs of the Imperial Oil Company depicting construction activities, storage facilities, gas stations in Vancouver and substations throughout British Columbia.

Imperial Oil Company

Thomas Guns fonds

  • AM407
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1940

The fonds consists of bylaws for B.C. pilotages, 1893-1956, an undated pilotage rate book, year-end reports for the Vancouver Pilotage Authority, 1919, pilot licences, 1916-1935, and other personal papers, 1916-1940.

Guns, Thomas Salter

Leopold Bentley family fonds

  • AM1636
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1939-1960]

Fonds consists of 92 colour slides showing Bentley family members, the house and garden at 1402 McRae Avenue, the Eburne sawmill site, Vancouver views, house at 1537 Matthews Avenue and homes on 32nd Avenue. Fonds also contains four film reels showing the house at garden at 1402 McRae Avenue, driving cars in Shaughnessy, and men shooting rifles.

Bentley (Bloch-Bauer), Leopold Lionel Garrick

Clarence Sihoe collection

  • AM813
  • Fonds
  • 1983

The collection consists of two volumes, including photographs and slides, "Vancouver's Heritage Tree Inventory. A Collection of Great Trees in the City". The first volume, dated February 1983, is by Clarence Sihoe. The second volume, dated September 1983, is by Elisabeth Whitelaw and Clarence Sihoe.

Sihoe, Clarence

Union Steamship Company of British Columbia fonds

  • AM75
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1958

The fonds consists of minute books, financial records, advertising materials, newspaper clippings, schedules, a typescript history of the company by Jessie M. Van der Burg, postcards, and an extensive photograph collection. Photographs depict Union Steamship Company vessels, personnel, facilities, resort properties, and miscellaneous other subjects.

Union Steamship Company of British Columbia

Vancouver Courthouse collection

  • AM794
  • Fonds
  • 1907

The collection consists of photocopies of a foundation plan, elevation and sectional drawings to the Vancouver Courthouse, drawn by F.M. Rattenbury. The drawings are prints of the old courthouse that have been reproduced in a book "Francis Rattenbury and B.C.: Architecture and Challenge in the Imperial Age".

Vancouver Rowing Club fonds

  • AM604
  • Fonds
  • 1888 - 1985

The fonds consists of annual general and executive meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, reference material from associated organizations such as the Rowing Committee of the British Empire and Commonwealth Games Society (1954), memorabilia, publications, scrapbooks and photographs. The Vancouver Rowing Club deliberately documented its activities and its members' participation in sporting events as well as their contribution to the larger community, creating historical notes and statistics, as well as the scrapbook collections of newspaper clippings. The fonds includes transcriptions of original material made by John Arthur Carver for his book "The Vancouver Rowing Club: A History 1886-1980", Vancouver: A.F. Roberts, 1980 (available for viewing in C.V.A. Book Collection, call number GV 798.C37).
The fonds is arranged in 9 series: Minutes of meetings (1899-1975); Incorporation and by-law records (1915); Correspondence (1965-1985); Annual summary reports (1899-1955); Subject files (1890-1981); Yachting Section records (1980-1985); Publications (1937-1985); Scrapbooks (1913-1979); and Photographs (ca. 1890-1981).

Vancouver Rowing Club

Samuel H. Logan fonds

  • AM1641
  • Fonds
  • 1914-[ca. 1919]

The fonds consists of Logan's photographs of scenery, streetscapes, and waterfront scenes in Vancouver and North Vancouver.

Logan, Samuel H.

Rebecca Watson fonds

  • AM338
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1975

The fonds consists of correspondence, memos and reports reflecting Rebecca Watson's civic and political concerns while serving on various committees, including TEAM, the Progressive Conservative Party of British Columbia, the Vancouver Resources Board, the Community Resources Board, the West End Community Association, the False Creek Development, the Parks Board, and the Board of Trade.
The fonds is arranged into 13 series: Civic affairs-Park Board records, Civic affairs-proposals on zoo's planning, Civic affairs-recommendations on False Creek development, Civic affairs-Vancouver Board of Trade records, Civic affairs-Vancouver Civic Museum Board records, Civic affairs-Vancouver Resources Board records, Civic affairs-various concerns, Civic affairs-Volunteer Bureau of Greater Vancouver records, Civic affairs-West End Community Association records, Civic affairs- West End Community Resources Board records, Civic politics-The Electors' Acton Movement records, Personal papers, and Provincial and federal politics -Progressive Conservative Party records.

Watson, Rebecca Bell

A.W. Phair fonds

  • AM1630
  • Fonds
  • 1886, 1902

The fonds consists of Phair's photographs of scenery in Lillooet.

Phair, Arthur William Armit

Harold D. Kalman fonds

  • AM363
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1998, predominant 1969-1975

The fonds contains standardized field sheets, architectural surveys, notes, correspondence, newspaper articles and other material related to the research and architectural conservation work of Harold Kalman in Vancouver during the 1970's; recordings of Kalman's interviews with British Columbia architects and their relatives; and drawings by G.L.T. Sharp, a British Columbia architect, which Kalman purchased for his private collection.

Kalman, Harold D.

British Columbia Centennial Committee fonds

  • AM178
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1959

The fonds consists of correspondence regarding the visit of H.R.H. Princess Margaret; correspondence and lists relating to pioneers; organizing correspondence for the visit of "The Navies of the World" and for ski jumping; certificates of incorporation of the Committee; correspondence relating to the Centennial Museum and St. Roch project and to the dedication of the Centennial Totem; sound recordings of the B.C. Centennial Searchlight Tattoo; and examples of the publicity material published by the Centennial Committee.

British Columbia Centennial Committee

Charles Thompson fonds

  • AM812
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1964

The fonds consists of a scrapbook (1934-1936) on the campaign and election of Gerry McGeer kept by Thompson; two presentation scrolls by artist J. Roy Ogston, an audio disc of Vancouver City Council final session, and photographs of Thompson and various public functions, views of City Hall, and autographed portraits of prime ministers.

Thompson, Charles Edwin

George Thompson fonds

  • AM1590
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1980

The fonds consists of Thompson's photographs of various military parades held in Vancouver during the Second World War as well as family and other films created by Thompson between 1926 and 1980.

Harry D. Bohart collection

  • AM1442
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-1983

The collection consists chiefly of photographs of Crystal Dairy and Palm Dairy collected by Harry Bohart. Fonds also includes miscellaneous printed material, including milk delivery schedules.

Palm Dairy Limited

Grimmett family photograph collection

  • AM1666
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1924, 1953

The fonds consists of photographs of the Grimmett family, depicting family events, local scenery, high school sports, and employees of W.H. Malkin Company.

Grimmett family

Douglas Stewart Scott fonds

  • AM1591
  • Fonds
  • [1923-1955], predominant [1926-1939]

Fonds consists of films photographed and collected by Douglas Scott, predominantly documenting his time living in Hong Kong (China), Victoria (B.C.), and Kamloops (B.C.). The majority of the films document the life of an expatriate family in Hong Kong during the interwar period, rural and urban Hong Kong, and later life in Victoria. Subjects include Scott's first wife, Margaret Scott, and daughter, also named Margaret, as well as boats and ships, the ocean, gardens, and examples of the film medium. Some films appear to document Scott's work with the Texas Company (Texaco), the British America Paint Company (Bapco), the Far East Aviation Co., and his own photography supply business (Scott Camera Co.) in Victoria. The films capture a number of noteworthy events, such as the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Victoria in 1939, King George V's Silver Jubilee parade in Hong Kong in 1935, and construction of the Pattullo Bridge in New Westminster (B.C.).

Scott, Douglas Stewart

Henry A. Tabbers fonds

  • CVA 344
  • Fonds
  • 1970

The fonds consists of Tabbers' photographs of scenic views of coastal mountains and inlets.

Tabbers, Henry A.

Save Our Parkland Association fonds

  • AM1540
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2006

The fonds consists of textual materials and photographs related to the issues and concerns of the Save Our Parkland Association. Newspaper clippings, notes, pamphlets and brochures are grouped according to topic and are largely environmental and land-use in nature. Such topics include: Hastings Park, Fraser Ports, Greenways Vancouver, Fraser River Estuary, Stanley Park, Burns Bog, Burnaby Lake, UBC, Lions Gate Bridge and the Arbutus rail corridor. Minutes of monthly meetings are in draft and completed form as well as membership and director lists from 1970-2006.
Correspondence to and from the following: Ministry of Small Business, Tourism and Culture, Vancouver International Airport Authority, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Minister of Environment, Minister of Environment Lands and Parks, Minister of Municipal Affairs, City of Burnaby, the Fraser River Port Authority and Lower Mainland residents.
Photographs depicting events such as: Codd Island Regional Park designation, Deering Island Park Official opening, Margarett Piggott Park dedication, Kanaka Creek Park plaque unveiling and the memorial plaque placing for Phill Haddock as well as photos of various members of the association at meetings.

Save Our Parkland Association

Alfred Marmaduke Wastell collection

  • AM459
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1952

The collection consists of reminiscences composed by Wastell dealing with 19th century logging in B.C., First Nations peoples of Alert Bay and various place names on Vancouver Island.

Marmaduke Wastell, Alfred

Art Grice fonds

  • AM1536
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1973

The fonds consists of Grice's photographs of interiors and exteriors of Vancouver buildings, focussing on architectural features of various buildings.

Grice, Art

Mitchell family fonds

  • AM977
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1986

Fonds consists of correspondence, Mitchell family history records, certificates, invitations, Vancouver Pioneers' Association records and photographs.

Mitchell, Alex

Toni Cavelti fonds

  • AM1670
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2016

Fonds consists of design materials and drawings, promotional materials, correspondence related to the design of a necklace for Queen Elizabeth, a copy of a CBC documentary about Cavelti and a short unpublished autobiography. These records relate to Cavelti's activities as a jeweler and business owner in Vancouver, as well as his personal life.

Cavelti, Toni

Vaudeville photograph collection

  • AM1645
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1901]-1920

The collection consists of photographs of vaudeville performers Alfred T. Layne and Daisy D'Avara at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, as well as other performers.

D'Avara, Daisy

Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation fonds

  • AM1581
  • Fonds
  • 1996 - 2004

Fonds contains records relating to the operation of Vancouver Whistler Bid Society, which became the Vancouver Whistler 2010 Bid Corporation. Records consist of minutes, correspondence, policy documents, reports, studies, plans, advertising materials, financial statements, agreements, contracts, event materials, etc.

The fonds has been organized into the following sixteen broad series, based on existing organizational categories or business units: Administration, Athlete and Sport Development, Bid Candidature Plan, Bid Society, Board Secretariat, Communications and Media Relations, Community Relations and Volunteers, Culture and Youth, Finance and Procurement, Fundraising Sales and Services, Government Support and Services, International Relations, OCOG Planning, Sport Relations, Sports and Venues, and Villages and Operations.

Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation

H.R. Macmillan Planetarium and Southam Observatory fonds

  • AM1313
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1987

Fonds consists of records produced by the H.R. Macmillan Planetarium and Southam Observatory.
Fonds includes meeting minutes, agendas, financial statements, reports, correspondence, memoranda, agreements, publications, and other records.
Fonds contains two series: 1) Board of Directors records; and 2) Observatory records.

H.R. Macmillan Planetarium and Southam Observatory

Reginald Atherton fonds

  • AM424
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1968

The fonds consists of correspondence, notes, and reports dealing with matters of civic administration and government for the years 1957-1965.

Atherton, Reginald

Hill family fonds

  • AM292
  • Fonds
  • 1821-1972

The fonds consists of miscellaneous personal papers and business correspondence of A. J. and A. E. Hill and other family members, 1821-1972. It includes maps, photographs, scrapbooks, printed materials, and books.

Hill family

Stuart Thomson fonds

  • AM1535
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1905]-1942

The fonds consists of Thomson's negatives depicting people, sporting events, business and industry, buildings, scenery, transportation and newsworthy events, such as royal visits, disasters and parades, mostly occuring in Vancouver and a series of oblique aerial photographs (CVA 1123).

Thomson, Stuart

Gordon Inglis collection

  • AM1651
  • Fonds
  • 1992-1996

Collection consists of television programs created by Gordon Inglis in an informal partnership with Alan Shiveral and Around the Bend Productions (Gordon Inglis, Jayne Akizuki, and Alan Shiveral).

The collection contains examples of Gordon Inglis and Alan Shiveral's early work together at the community television station Vancouver East NTV with the program “Free Wheelin' with Alan Shiveral,” as well as the CBC program it would evolve into with the formation of Around the Bend Productions, “Cycle!”. This program featured the talents of five-time Olympian Charmaine Crooks, cyclist Joan Jones, and reporter Winston Brown. Both shows are informational programs which educate viewers about cycling, including cycling technique, the mechanics of bicycles, the cycling community and lifestyle, cycling products, cycling safety, and popular cycling locations and events.

The collection also contains an example of Around the Bend Productions' forays into other subject matter with the pilot of “In Conversation with Charmaine,” which was to feature conversations with influential British Columbians and was hosted by Charmaine Crooks.

Dunbar History Project fonds

  • AM1533
  • Fonds
  • 1998-2010

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
-Photographs

Dunbar History Project

Richard H. Pollay collection

  • AM1656
  • Fonds
  • [1983-1986?]

Collection, curated by UBC Professor Emeritus Richard W. Pollay, is composed of marketing materials produced for Expo '86 held in Vancouver (B.C.). The collection is primarily composed of brochures, pamphlets, and bookets pertaining to Expo '86, travel, and tourism. The collection also includes ephemera, a media and advertising plan brief, and an audio cassette and videocassette pertaining to Expo '86 advertising.

British Columbia Rugby Union fonds

  • AM742
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1958, 1889-1930 predominant

The fonds consists of minutes 1889-1930 and a souvenir programme 1958.

British Columbia Rugby Union

University Women's Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM872
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1990; predominant 1907-1980

The fonds consists of minutes, annual reports, financial statements, bulletins, Canadian Federation of University Women Triennial Conference material and a small amount of memorabilia from the years 1907-1964. Fonds also includes photographs depicting interior and exterior views of Hycroft, the club's headquarters, as well as other images of prominent buildings and streets in downtown Vancouver.

University Women's Club of Vancouver

Seagate Manor collection

  • AM560
  • Fonds
  • 1923

The collection consists of three architectural drawings of "Seagate" and six photographs of the exterior. The first two plans, one blueprint and one oilcloth, are identical drawings of the first and second floors of the house. A third item is a hand-drawn and coloured plan of the house and grounds by C.B. Fowler.

Seagate Manor

Terminal City Club fonds

  • AM309
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1937

The fonds consists of minutes, records of membership, by-laws, annual reports, a history of the club and photographs of A.G. Ferguson, the first President, the Metropolitan Building and A.G. Ferguson's house, 1887.

Terminal City Club

Fred Fisher collection

  • AM88
  • Fonds
  • 1971

Collection consists of two 45 rpm records of music composed by Fred Fisher for B.C.'s Centennial, and copies of the songs. There is also a list of the performers and a business card.

Inquest papers of Vancouver fire, June 13, 1886

  • AM187
  • Fonds
  • 1886

The collection consists of one volume containing "Inquest Papers of Vancouver Fire, June 13, 1886. Presented to City of Vancouver by the Vancouver Daily Province, June 13, 1951"; these records are the Coroner's Precept, the Inquisition, and records of evidence submitted. The inquest was held on 14 June 1886, summoned by J.C. Hughes, Coroner, and conducted before twelve jurors. The victims were John Craswell and others.

Vancouver Opera Association fonds

  • AM464
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1975

The fonds consists of minutes, 1959-1969; correspondence, 1961-1970; promotional materials, 1960-1975; financial records, 1958-1969; and photographs of opera productions.
The fonds is arranged into 8 series: Contracts and agreements, Correspondence and operations, Correspondence re: Hansel and Gretel, Financial records, Minutes, Photographs, Program files and publications, and Promotional materials.

Vancouver Opera Association

Wolverton and Company fonds

  • AM366
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1956

The fonds consists of three ledgers from Wolverton and Company, showing customer accounts for the period 1946-1956.

Wolverton and Company (Vancouver, B.C.)

Murray Newman fonds

  • AM1287
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2012

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Dr. Newman's professional life as Director of the Vancouver Aquarium with personal notes and correspondence. It is comprised of eight series: correspondence, newspaper articles, Aquarium newsletters, manuscript notes, transcripts of oral histories, consultant reports, awards and scrapbooks as well as two bound unpublished manuscripts written by Newman chronicling his time during World War II and later traveling to various island locations in the Pacific Ocean, such as Australia, Guam, and the Trobriand Islands. For detailed listing see the file listing attached.

Newman, Murray

Borough of King's Lynn collection

  • AM446
  • Fonds
  • 1957

The collection consists of extracts taken from the Corporation Hall Books of King's Lynn which have reference to John Vancouver, 1748-1774. The manuscript was commissioned by the Borough Council of King's Lynn.

Borough of King's Lynn

William Griffiths Black collection

  • AM448
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1973

The collection consists of annual reports of Fairview Baptist Church 1971-1972, an historical sketch of the church and a program from the 50th anniversary.

A.C. Carder collection

  • AM450
  • Fonds
  • 1980

The collection consists of a photocopy of a 25 page typescript entitled "The Cary Fir Story", which examines the development of this local tall tale.

Nelson's Drug Store fonds

  • AM613
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1902

The fonds consists of a single volume of prescriptions from 1901 to 1902.

Nelson's Drug Store

Janet Bingham collection

  • AM314
  • Fonds
  • 1972

The collection consists of architectural and historical essays on "Aberthau" and "Shannon".

Bingham, Janet

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