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Prince of Wales Secondary School collection

  • AM221
  • Fonds
  • 1919; 1960-1961

The collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by the school's Parent-Teacher Association to commemorate the school's move to its new building. The volume contains photographs, newspaper clippings, programmes, newsletters, and other items.

Prince of Wales Secondary School Parent-Teacher Association

Clarence Cunningham fonds

  • AM435
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1929

The fonds consists of three one-page payrolls from the Slocan region for mining operations at Pipeline, Wonderful Mine, Miller Creek, and Alamo Mill (1917-1920). There is also correspondence to Cunningham from the Van Roi Development Company, Silverton (1919) and from the C.C. Snowdon Oil Company, Calgary, Alberta (1923-1929).

Cunningham, Clarence

David Davies fonds

  • AM455
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1975

The fonds consists of Davies' working papers and notes for his article "English Bay Branch, C.P.R., Vancouver", and his proposal for a forestry museum "Woodsmoot".

Davies, David L.

Sheriff of the County of Westminster fonds

  • AM862
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1910

The fonds consists of a ledger of receipts and payments for marriage licences and maintenance of prisoners, kept by T. J. Armstrong, Sheriff of the County of Westminster.

County of Westminster. Sheriff

Richard Cousins fonds

  • AM864
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1912

The fonds consists of invoices from various suppliers to Cousins pertaining to his business.

Cousins, Richard

Warnett Kennedy collection

  • AM1001
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1978

The collection consists of essays relating to waterfront development in Vancouver.

Kennedy, Warnett

Richard F. Kennett collection

  • AM1003
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1985

The collection consists of historical meteorological notes.

Kennett, Richard F.

Norman Wright collection

  • AM1011
  • Fonds
  • 1909

The collection consists of a cheque signed by Robert Service drawn on the Canadian Bank of Commerce payable to Gault Brothers Ltd.

Women's Auxiliary to the Vancouver General Hospital fonds

  • AM452
  • Fonds
  • 1904-2002

The fonds consists of minutes, 1906-1965, 1999-2001; a letterbook, 1911-1922; notes and correspondence; annual reports, 1955-1964; financial records; clippings; and photographs.
The fonds is arranged into 6 series: Minute books, News clippings, Photographs, Annual Family Fair records, Financial records, and General records.

Vancouver General Hospital. Women's Auxiliary

Coast Grain & Feed Company Ltd. fonds

  • AM1034
  • Fonds
  • 1921 - 1937

Fonds includes a notebook from the Coast Grain and Feed Co. Ltd. containing mintues of meetings as well as documents which include the following: meeting notices, resolutions, financial statements, banking and borrowing bylaws (1921, 1925, 1928, 1929). fonds also includes a short biographical sketch of company owner Charles O. Stuart, prepared by his daughter, Sybil A. MacFarlane.

Coast Grain & Feed Co.

Emily E. Edwardes collection

  • AM175
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1916

The collection consists of a notebook containing references to medical matters, notes of lectures attended and a cartoon.

Edwardes, Emily E.

Workmen's Compensation Board of British Columbia fonds

  • AM327
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1975

The fonds consists of volumes of clippings and articles on the history of the Workmen's Compensation Board, Vancouver, 1919-1975.

Workmen's Compensation Board of British Columbia

Deadman's Island land use Privy Council records collection

  • AM202
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1911

Collection consists of records arising from various legal proceedings regarding land rights and land use on Deadman's Island. Records include proceedings of an appeal case between the federal and provincial governments before the Privy Council regarding Deadman's Island, a volume of maps presented as exhibits in this appeal, and a report of the Lords of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council regarding this appeal. Collection also includes a judgement of the Lords of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on the appeal of the City of Vancouver vs. the Vancouver Lumber Company (and Theodore Ludgate) and on an appeal from the Court of Appeal of British Columbia. Also included is a receipt for the forwarding of legal documents to the Registrar of the Privy Council in England and correspondence pertaining to the island's lease.

Great Britain. Privy Council

James Robison fonds

  • AM1002
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1976

The fonds consists of biographical files as well as reports and photographs documenting civic events and the activities of the Permits and Licenses Department of the City of Vancouver.

Robison, James

Skyline Toastmistress Club fonds

  • AM1004
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1984

The fonds consists of brochures, programmes, meeting notices, clippings and photographs of the Skyline Toastmistress Club.

Skyline Toastmistress Club

Central Lions CPR 374 Station Society collection

  • AM1378
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2000

Collection consists of two videos and associated papers of C.P.R. Locomotive 374, which pulled the first transcontinental passenger train into Vancouver on May 23, 1887. The Great Barrier video was filmed at Three-Valley Gap in 1937 to commemorate the 50th. anniversary of the arrival of the locomotive in Vancouver. The video 374, Hail the Conquering Hero, created in the late 1980s, documents the restoration of the locomotive and the community's involvement and attitudes towards it.

Vancouver Pioneers' Association fonds

  • AM112
  • Fonds
  • 1894-2009

The fonds consists of the membership rolls of the Vancouver Pioneers' Society and Vancouver Pioneers' Association; minutes; correspondence; accounts; circular letters; programmes of various V.P.A. social events, constitution and by-laws, guest book; photographs of pioneer reunions and portrait photographs of members. The membership rolls contain the dates of arrival in Vancouver of all members as well as information on age and occupation. Fonds also contains drafts manuscript material for their 2007 Anthology publication as well as a written history of the Association.

Vancouver Pioneers' Association

Vancouver Merchants' Exchange fonds

  • AM316
  • Fonds
  • 1871, 1909, 1913, 1920-1975

Fonds consists of the incorporation papers, minutes, constitution and by-laws, application for membership, correspondence, arbitration files, circulars, agreements, publications, statistical data, miscellaneous files, and blueprints. Fonds includes photographs of the presidents of the Exchange, various meetings, and marine vessels.

Vancouver Merchants' Exchange

Women's Auxiliary of the Vancouver Pioneer's Association fonds

  • AM371
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1987

The fonds consists of minute books, annual reports, membership records, financial records, photographs, and a scrapbook. Also present is a history of the association.

Women's Auxiliary of the Vancouver Pioneers' Association

Costain family fonds

  • AM1392
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1911

Fonds consists of a letter of recommendation for James Ernest Costain and a bound record book relating to the Dundas Methodist Church Sunday School. The record book also has entries relating to the Hastings Sunday School and Methodist Church.

Costain family

Henry Lyman Corey fonds

  • AM1268
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1946

The fonds consists of six scrapbooks that document Corey's time in office. Also present is an autograph book and a council minute book. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, invitations, announcements, and memorabilia.

Corey, Henry Lyman

Gordon Stevens fonds

  • AM1198
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1986

Fonds consists of 2 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings that relate to the Juvenile Court and the establishment of a BC Probation Officer’s Association. Also present are histories of the BC Juvenile Court, the BC Provincial Court, and Criminal Justice and Corrections in British Columbia.

Stevens, Gordon

The Garden Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM1179
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2001

The fonds consists of miscellaneous subject files, including administrative and operational records; newsletters; membership booklets; articles; and two photographs of the Roedde House Project.

Garden Club of Vancouver

Assessment rolls for New Westminster and Vancouver assessment districts

  • AM619
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1913

Collection consists of copies of microfilmed assessment records of provincially administered lands: those that were not part of an incorporated municipality.

Records document assessments from the New Westminster Land District (which between 1880 and 1896 included lands which currently make up the City of Vancouver) 1880-1898; the collection includes volumes 1-58 of those assessments. The province created a separate Vancouver Assessment District in 1896; the collection includes volumes 1-23 of those assessments.

More detailed description of the organisation of information in the volumes and reels may be found in the file-level descriptions for the individual reels.

British Columbia. Surveyor of Taxes

Chinese business accounts ledger fonds

  • AM853
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1925

Fonds consists of a accounts ledger book. The provenance is unknown. The accounts are recorded alphabetically in Chinese by name of client. The entries represent transactions for general merchandise including: sugar, soy sauce, rice, and tea.

unknown

Constance Brissenden collection

  • AM1410
  • Fonds
  • 1992

Fonds consists of a photograph, research notes, a resume, and a biography of sculptor Chung Hung. Brissenden was hired to produce a profile of sculptor Chung Hung. Chung was born in Canton in 1946 and arrived in Canada in 1969. He created several major works in Vancouver. He passed away in 1993.

Brissenden, Constance

Forwin Bogdan collection

  • AM993
  • Fonds
  • 1906 - 1990

The collection consists of programmes, brochures, newsletters, Christmas cards, certificates and photographs.

Bogdan, Forwin

Ladies' Orange Benevolent Association collection

  • AM176
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1967

The collection contains newsletters, reports of proceedings, correspondence and programmes. Also present are two histories: one of the R.W. Grand Lodge of B.C., May 1955 to May 1963; and the other of Miypah Lodge No. 200, 1918-1942.

Ladies' Orange Benevolent Association

Edward L. Affleck collection

  • AM1145
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1955

Fonds consists of programs, a scrapbook, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and playbills that relate to St. Helens/Point Grey Community Operatic Society. Also present is a typescript history of the Greater Vancouver Operatic Society. The photographs feature various productions that were staged by society.

Affleck, Edward L.

Vancouver Secondary Teachers' Association fonds

  • AM1009
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1988 [microfilmed 1989]

The fonds consists of minutes of the Association. The minutes for the 1970s and 1980s also include correspondence and other documents mentioned in the minutes. Also present is a transcript of an interview with Joan Sutherland.

Vancouver Secondary Teachers' Association

Hugh Ronald Kenvyn collection

  • AM432
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1948

The collection consists of nine scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, including Kenvyn's regular newspaper column on matters of maritime and shipping interest "Over the Foreyard" for 1934-1938. There are also clippings from 1935 to 1948 relating to maritime and wartime matters.

Kenvyn, Hugh Ronald

Eleanore Jane Rittenhouse fonds

  • AM1323
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1870]-1999

Fonds consists of records documenting the personal life of Jane Rittenhouse, her family, and her involvement in community affairs in Vancouver.

The fonds contains diaries, correspondence, and other writings of E. Jane Rittenhouse, as well as photos, genealogical information regarding her parents' families, and copies of television programs relating to community planning and development in Kitsilano.

Rittenhouse, Eleanore Jane

Nelson Bottling Works fonds

  • AM1387
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1939

Fonds consists of one financial ledger which records receipts and disbursements and expenses. Also contains balance sheets.

Nelson Bottling Works

City of Vancouver fonds

  • COV
  • Fonds
  • 1886-present

The fonds consists of records made or received by the City of Vancouver and its various departments and offices, including boards and agencies that report directly to the City, as well as the records of the Municipality of Point Grey and the Municipality of South Vancouver prior to the amalgamation of these municipalities into the City of Vancouver on Jan 1, 1929. The fonds does not include the records of the Vancouver Public Library, the Vancouver Police Department, or the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation (these records may be found in each board's respective fonds).

Vancouver (B.C.)

Hugh Pickett fonds

  • AM1674
  • Fonds
  • 1801-2006

Fonds consists of records related to the professional career and personal life of impresario Hugh Pickett, predominantly his role as manager and owner of Famous Artists Ltd.
The fonds contains records (primarily event files and promotional materials) documenting the administration and operations of Famous Artists Ltd., as well as the events and artists that visited Vancouver and Victoria arranged by Famous Artists Ltd. The fonds also includes records which document Pickett's early career, army involvement and life before his tenure with Famous Artists Ltd. The fonds includes publicity materials, news clippings, scrapbooks and photographs that demonstrate his passion for the entertainment industry and his interest in and relationships with celebrities and artists.
The fonds consists of a wide variety of records, such as correspondence, invoices, and financial reports; production records such as travel arrangements, artist requests and fees, stage layout designs and cast photographs; and promotional records, such as press releases, programs and press clippings.

Pickett, Hugh

Clarke family fonds

  • AM157
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1914

The fonds consists of 33 diaries covering the years 1867-1914; miscellaneous financial records, 1896-1901; and printed works, including a rate book published by the Mainland Fire Underwriters' Association annotated by William Nelson Clarke, son of J.A. Clarke and father of Mrs. E. Bunting.

Clarke family

McFarlane family fonds

  • AM79
  • Fonds
  • 1884, 1904-1912, 1945-1947

The fonds consists of a notebook containing university notes on various subjects, and student teacher notes. There are also examples of examination papers, report cards, and private correspondence.

McFarlane family

Robert Lyon collection

  • AM286
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1935

The collection consists of photocopies of an early theatre ticket from the "Globe Theatre" and an issue of the "Pacific Empress", a newspaper printed and published daily aboard C.P. steamships.

Lyon, Robert

Alex Black collection

  • AM288
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1825-1862

The collection consists of correspondence of the McGibbon family.

Black, Alex

John Kmetz fonds

  • AM290
  • Fonds
  • [194-?]; 1958-1965

The fonds consists of letters received by John Kmetz, written in Ukrainian, with accompanying envelopes. Also included are photocopies of the letters with some English translations, as well as two photographs of an elderly couple.

Kmetz, John

Jonathan Miller collection

  • AM291
  • Fonds

The collection consists of biographical data on Jonathan Miller.

Miller, Jonathan

New Westminster Agency of the Department of Lands and Works fonds

  • AM94
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1906

The fonds consists of notices, indentures and other legal documents from the files of the New Westminster Agency of the Department of Lands and Works. The majority of the documents are concerned with mining claims in the area of Texada Island.

British Columbia. Department of Lands and Works. New Westminster Agency

William Templeton collection

  • AM80
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1950

The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and programs, aviation and flying news 1930-1941, 1945-1947; three printed works by William Templeton: Touring the Wild and Woolly West by Air (1933); Vancouver Airport and Seaplane Harbour, plus a song by him "Vancouver Calls Me" (1947), and Memorandum of Vancouver International Airport with Recommendations for Future Development (1950).

Templeton, William

Archibald Douglas Darlington collection

  • AM86
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1938

The collection consists of articles A.D. Darlington published between 1913-1938 which have been collected into a scrapbook by his son, John Darlington, photographs and correspondence.

Darlington, Archibald Douglas

J.A. Byron collection

  • AM92
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1911

Collection consists of two scrapbooks compiled by Alfred Hood. The first is a child's school notebook dated 1839. The clippings are varied, a few dates, 1904-1905, 1911, are given. The second is a cashbook dated 1860. The clippings are largely of Toronto, Ottawa and Winnipeg dated 1895-1899.

Vancouver Bowling Club fonds

  • AM78
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1909, 1924-1927

The fonds consists of photographs and business correspondence, 1906-1909, and clippings and records of scores, 1924-1927.

Vancouver Bowling Club

Queen Charlotte Apartments fonds

  • AM1390
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1941

Fonds consists of: photocopy of "typical plan . . . Drawing no. 2" (Sept. 1927); a brochure ("Vancouver's finest furnished or unfurnished apartments : 1101 Nicola Street, corner Pendrell Street", includes illustrations, ca. 1930; a contact sheet of 4 frames of photographs by Campbell Studios (exterior and interiors), ca. 1935; a blank rental form, ca. 1940; and an "Interim Receipt" for purchase of the building, 6 Feb. 1941, signed by N. A. Larsen and the agents for the owner, Macaulay, Nicolls, Maitland & Co. City Council passed a by-law to designate 1101 Nicola Street as a heritage property in 1997 (by-law no. 7814). Arranged chronologically.

Queen Charlotte Apartments

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