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Neil McPhater collection

  • AM888
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1984

The collection consists of a genealogy and family history of the McPhater/Patton family, compiled by Neil McPhater, and a burial permit for Arch McPhater, 1892. The genealogy traces members of the McPhater family from ca. 1780. The McPhaters, who emigrated to Canada, changed their name to Patton. Donald Patton owned a ships chandlery in Vancouver around 1890. There are other descendants in the Vancouver area. Ronald Reagan also is included in the genealogy.

Nellie McCay fonds

  • AM66
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1954, 1970

The fonds consists of scrapbooks, notes, letters and photographs pertaining to the Vancouver Folk Festival, and material relevant to McCay's personal life.

McKay, J.T. Nellie

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

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

Nelsons Laundries fonds

  • AM13
  • Fonds
  • 1959, 1963-1975

The fonds includes minutes of NELCO (Nelsons Lower Mainland Consultative Committee, a labour relations organization), some union and personnel records, advertising brochures, annual reports and other administrative records.

Nelsons Laundries Limited

Netta Turnbull fonds

  • AM380
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1955

The fonds consists of Turnbull's school papers, notebooks on Vancouver's Scottish organizations and ephemera.

Turnbull, Netta

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

New Westminster Board of Trade fonds : 1883-1961

  • AM440
  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1975

The fonds consists of minutes, 1906-1961; letterbooks 1888-1909; financial records 1883-1917 for membership; annual reports 1897, 1949-1974; and clippings 1923-1925.

New Westminster Board of Trade

New Westminster Public Schools collection

  • AM4
  • Fonds
  • 1894

Copies of the midsummer promotion examination of 1894, Senior IV class, in composition, Canadian and English history, anatomy and geography.

Nicholas Russell fonds

  • AM1348
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1969

The fonds consists of Nicholas Russell's photographs of houses and buildings in the West End.

Russell, Nicholas

Nightingale family fonds

  • AM680
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1938

The fonds consists of legal documents, 1909, 1940; an annual report from the British Columbia Amateur Basketball Association, 1933; correspondence, 1938; and a wedding and anniversary scrapbook, 1896 1923; and a Christmas card.

Nightingale family, John P.

Noelle A.C. Woods collection

  • AM898
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1985

The collection consists of a genealogy of the Woods family compiled by Noelle A.C. Woods and documents relating to the Haggman, Hutton, Dunsmuir and other families. The Woods family is widely ramified and several of them were born in Vancouver.

Norah Kathleen Bole collection

  • AM472
  • Item
  • 1977

The collection consists of a one-page typescript memoir written in 1977 by Mrs. Bole about her father, John McAllister.

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.

O.B. Allan Ltd. fonds

  • AM1385
  • Fonds
  • [18-?] - 1965, 1971

The fonds consists of 42 photographs and negatives, mainly of the O.B. Allan store.

Allan, Oscar Bruce

O.E. and Dora Ozburn fonds

  • AM815
  • Fonds
  • 1922

The fonds consists of student notebooks of O. E. and Dora Ozburn at the Provincial Normal School, Vancouver, on handwork, drawing, penmanship, nature and weaving.

Ozburn, O.E.

Old Contemptibles Association in Canada collection

  • AM921
  • Fonds
  • 1928

The collection consists of letters patent, under the seal of Fernand Rinfret, Secretary of State of Canada, incorporating the Old Contemptibles Association in Canada.

Old Contemptibles Association in Canada

Olga Jenkinson Bell fonds

  • AM624
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1969

The fonds consists of scrapbooks and photo albums documenting her work with various clubs and organizations, as well as her travels to Europe in the 1930's. Fonds also contain reports from the British Columbia Electric Railway Company.

Bell, Olga Jenkinson

Olof Seaholm collection

  • AM689
  • Item
  • 1977

The collection consists of a typescript entitled "Sweden's Contribution to Canada". The volume is about 100 pages. The writing consists of biographical and historical entries about people, buildings and clubs who were part of the Swedish community in B.C.

Oppenheimer family fonds

  • AM108
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1915, 1931

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, legal records, published items and two scrapbooks containing correspondence, clippings, and photographs.

Oppenheimer family

Otto Nordling fonds

  • AM383
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1974 ; Photocopied [197-]

The fonds consists of photocopies of Nordling's correspondence with federal officials, and his notes on the Swedish Folk Society of British Columbia and Yukon Personality Peter Hurley.

Nordling, Otto

Pacific National Exhibition fonds

  • AM281
  • Fonds
  • [1900?], 1907-1985

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Pacific National Exhibition (P.N.E.). Records include: minutes of various committee meetings; correspondence; financial records, contracts, and other legal records; public relations and advertising records; records regarding exhibit spaces and parking; administration records; subject files; reports, studies, and surveys; programmes, prize lists, and brochures from fairs; guest books; photographs; and other records.

Pacific National Exhibition

Pacific Press fonds

  • AM1616
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1972

The fonds consists of news photographs of people featured in the Pacific Press newspapers the Vancouver Sun and the Province. The fonds also includes two cartoons.

Pacific Press

Paul B. Ohannesian fonds

  • AM1383
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1990 ; predominant 1987-1990

Fonds contains files on: the "RS-1 Regulations Review" including follow up (1982-1989); "New Democratic Party caucus correspondence on housing" (1989); and "Georgia Medical Dental Building 1929-1989" (1989-1990). The photographs of housing, 1987, were taken for the resulting reports (10 x 15 cm col. photographs + 35 mm negatives). Also included are news clippings on urban issues (1990).

Ohannesian, Paul B.

Paul Yee fonds

  • AM1523
  • Fonds
  • 1864-2007

The fonds consists of Paul Yee’s personal correspondence and records of academic achievement, writing and research files, subject files, photographs, and sound recordings, as well as publications and ephemera that he collected. These records relate to Yee's activities as a writer, historian, activist, and archivist in Vancouver and Toronto.

In addition, the fonds includes photographs, correspondence, and other records of some of Yee’s immediate family members, including his Aunt Lillian and Uncle Foon Wong, and their close friends. The fonds also contains textual records, publications, ephemera, and photographs relating to the activities of the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver and the Pender Guy Radio Co-operative, as well records relating to the functions of fraternal associations such as the Wong Kong Har Tong and Hoy Yin Association in Vancouver, and the Duncan, B.C., Branch of the Chinese Nationalist League (Kuo Min Tang).

Yee, Paul

Pearl Steen fonds

  • AM272
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1973 ; predominant 1937-1973

The fonds consists of papers, including photographs, booklets, newspapers, and seven taped interviews.

Steen, Hattie Pearl

Peggy Perfitt fonds

  • AM1445
  • Fonds
  • [192-?] - [193-?]

Fonds consists of 40 photographs, mainly of unidentified individuals who may have been related to Peggy Perfitt or who worked at Gault Brothers Ltd., a local textiles manufacturing and sales firm. Some of the photographs were taken on board an unidentified vessel, possibly the Prince George, and some were taken at English Bay. Two photographs show the fire at C.P.R. pier D on July 27, 1938, and two photographs are of the ship Prince George.

Perfitt, Peggy

Percy Bartlett fonds

  • AM497
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1926

The fonds consists of deeds, mortgage agreements, tax notices and documents relating to real estate transactions in the Vancouver area and in B.C. handled by Bartlett, particularly on behalf of Louis Erichson, a Norwegian businessman. There are also building plans for bungalows drawn up for construction on Point Grey and Kerrisdale sites.

Bartlett, Percy Reginald

Peter A. Watson collection

  • AM982
  • Fonds
  • 1982

The collection consists of a photocopy of the essay "Gower Point 1916-1923. Twenty miles to Paradise" by John Watson and photocopies of photographs. The essay recalls the time the author spent with his family at Gower Point.

Peter Young fonds

  • AM1511
  • Fonds
  • 1957-[ca. 1980]

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Peter Young’s work on productions at Panorama Studios, records of Panorama Studios and Panorama Productions Ltd., and records of Peter Young and other Panorama affiliates’ film industry advocacy work.

Young, Peter

Petition for [a] Bill to Incorporate the "City of Vancouver"

  • AM651
  • Item
  • Feb 15, 1886

The item is the original petition addressed to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia asking that the village of Granville be incorporated as the City of Vancouver. There are also accompanying extracts from the Legislative Journal relating to the passage of the Act.

British Columbia. Legislative Assembly

Phoebe Smith fonds

  • AM57
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1957

The fonds consists of correspondence and papers relating to Smith's career as an actress, director, adjudicator and writer, 1934 -1957; various photographs of productions; scripts; programmes, 1929-1957; clippings; and two audio tapes of Sidney Risk (copies).

Smith, Phoebe

Phyllis Ross fonds

  • AM902
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1988

The fonds consists of personal correspondence, speeches and addresses, and working drafts and papers from the Tariff Board and Wartime Prices and Trade Board, 1933-1944, and Government House social and business affairs in Victoria, 1955-1960; papers relating to charitable work and foundations; personal papers of Frank Mackenzie Ross; and over 500 photographs of various members of the family, Government House, and royal visits.

Ross, Phyllis Gregory

Phyllis Salter fonds

  • AM1058
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1970

The fonds includes photographs, biographical pamphlets, concert programmes and posters, certificates, photographs, and newsclippings relating to Phyllis Salter's career as a concert pianist. The fonds also includes photographs of the Salter family and the family home, as well as documents pertaining to the career of Phyllis Salter's father, Percy John Salter, who worked as the president and general manager of the Vancouver Sun.

Salter, Phyllis

Placer Development Limited fonds

  • AM575
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1973

The fonds consists of minutes from various inactive mining companies associated with Placer Development Limited including American Placers Inc., 1937-1951; Asnazu Gold Dredging Limited, 1934-1952; Birkett Creek Mine Operations Ltd., 1958-1963; Centennial Mines Ltd., 1956 1962; Nechi Consolidated Dredging Limited, 1936-1955; and insurance analyses of Placer Development Limited, subsidiary and associated companies, 1962, and Canadian Exploration Limited, 1954. Additional records show share allotments and issuance of Bulolo Gold Dredging Ltd. of New Guinea, 1930 1952. Also included are minutes styled W. A. Freeman (predating Placer's incorporation) 1926-1931; and minutes 1931-1973, and 1937-1943.

Placer Development

Playhouse Centre of British Columbia fonds

  • AM1032
  • Fonds
  • 1954-2001; (predominant 1967-2001)

The fonds consists of Board of Directors records (minutes and correspondence), 1965-1986; operational records (correspondence outwards, subject files and administration files), 1965-1986; public relations records (general files, invitations, publicity for individual plays) 1962-1989; productions (notes, correspondence and contracts) 1963-1988; production scripts; personnel records, 1955-1975; and publications 1963-1989. Included within the fonds are programs, handbills, posters, scripts, photographs and plans. There is also material from Playhouse Holiday Theatre, the children's wing of the theatre. The records are organized into 29 series and listed alphabetically by series title.

Playhouse Centre of British Columbia

Point Atkinson Lighthouse fonds

  • AM37
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1931

The fonds consists of a diary kept by Walter Erwin, 1889, 1896, and 1900, and four volumes of logbooks kept by Thomas D. Grafton, 1910 - 1931.

Department of Marine-Lighthouse Service, Canada. Point Atkinson Lighthouse

Pollay Family fonds

  • AM160
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1931

The fonds consists of correspondence of the Pollay family pertaining to the Vancouver library and the death of George Pollay, and a photograph of Janet Pollay.

Pollay family

Poster portrait of Queen Victoria from first CPR train

  • : 1980-252.1
  • Item
  • 1887

Item consists of the portrait which adorned the headlight of C.P.R. 374, a 44 x 57 cm coloured poster of Queen Victoria, bordered with scenes depicting aspects of her reign. On May 23, 1887 - the eve of Queen Victoria's birthday in the Golden Jubilee year of her reign - the first trans-Canada passenger train from Montreal made its entrance into Vancouver. The locomotive - C.P.R. 374 - was decorated with flowers, legends and this portrait of Queen Victoria.

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

Privy Council (Canada) collection

  • AM127
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1893

Item is an extract of a report of a Committee of the Privy Council, dated 8 July 1893, regarding foreshore rights in Vancouver of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, with two accompanying maps. One map is in the file; the other one is catalogued as Map 648.

Pro-choice records

  • AM1486
  • Fonds
  • [1960-2007]

The fonds consists of correspondence, notes, published items, audio cassettes and photographs all related to the pro-choice movement. Correspondence and notes pertain to various pro-choice groups and organizations. Published items include newspapers, newspaper clippings, magazines, newsletters, posters, pamphlets, leaflets, and articles. Audio cassettes pertain to the Everywoman's Health Centre which is an abortion clinic in Vancouver. Photographs depict various marches, rallies, and organizations put on by pro-choice groups. The majority of the fonds is reference materials, with a large percentage of newspaper clippings.
The fonds is arranged into 5 series: News, views, and actions of the pro-choice movement; Pro-choice groups; Anti-abortionists; Dr. Henry Morgentaler; and Audio cassettes.

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

Queen Mary's Coronation Hostel fonds

  • AM55
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1954

The fonds consists of early organizational letters, Hostel correspondence, letters of introduction, and monthly reports, 1910-1939; financial statements, 1921-1954; published items, 1913-1932; a registration book, 1912-1936; a voucher journal which records the running expenses of the Hostel, 1912-1928; and 7 photographs, 1903-ca.1947.

Queen Mary's Coronation Hostel

Queen Sinclair collection

  • AM385
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1975

The collection consists of a biographical note on Marion Ray and the Primrose Club of Vancouver, as well as the Constitution of the Marion Ray Primrose Conservative Club.

Sinclair, Queen

Queenie Nightingale collection

  • AM1411
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1951

The collection consists of photographs, newsclippings, a pamphlet on the Westminster Regiment, a military registration receipt, and postcards.

Nightingale, Queenie

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