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Vancouver and Districts Joint Sewerage and Drainage Board

  • AM323
  • Item
  • 1913

Folder contains two versions of the same report; one is typescript and the other a bound published book. The published version is described here. "Vancouver and Districts Joint Sewerage and Drainage Board" [1913] prepared by R. S. Lea, consulting engineer. Contents listed are: Letter of Transmittal; Summary of Statistics and Proposed Works; Topographical; Acreage of Drainage Areas; Meterological; Population; Existing Sewer Areas; Disposal and Collection of Sewage; Studies of Waters in and Around Peninsula; Description of Proposed Works; Estimates; Construction and Control of Works; Representation; Assessment, Interest and Sinking Fund Charges; Duties of Board. Appended maps include: "Burrard Penninsula topographical plan"; "Plan of Burrard Peninsula : Drainage Areas Outfalls & Trunk Sewers".

Vancouver and Districts Joint Sewerage and Drainage Board

First Baptist Church collection

  • AM331
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1937

The collection consists of a typed history, accompanied by photographs and pamphlets, including one documenting the opening of West Point Grey Baptist Church, April 16th, 1961.

First Baptist Church

Gammage Family collection

  • AM329
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1906

The collection consists of a wedding invitation, letter of sympathy from the Fernie Liberal Association, and appointment of Mrs. Martha Gammage as postmaster.

Gammage family

Rev. A. E. Green fonds

  • AM330
  • Fonds
  • Mar. - July 1912

The fonds consists of correspondence related to the operation and regulations of various residential schools at Port Alberni, Knight Inlet, Alert Bay, Koksilah, and Kuper [Penelakut] Island.

Green, A. E.

Alexander Begg fonds

  • AM181
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1923

The fonds consists of miscellaneous personal papers, 1890-1940; correspondence and writings on the Crofter Immigration Scheme, 1887-1904; papers dealing with the writing of his History of British Columbia, 1893-1904; miscellaneous business papers pertaining to railway speculations and construction and other matters, 1896-1903; and printed items.

Begg, Alexander

Neil Gilchrist fonds

  • AM1481
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1975

The fonds consists of 65 diaries written by Neil Gilchrist from 1910-1975. Neil was 16 in 1910 and wrote an entry every day until he died in 1975. There are two diaries for the year 1918 and includes time he spent in the army. The entries reflect Neil's personal and business life while living in Vancouver. The first half of the diaries include his will. Most of the latter half include a retrospect of the year. Some diaries include a "forward glance" for the upcoming year. The majority of the diaries, especially the later ones, include his cash accounts and balances.

The fonds also includes correspondence, 1910-1942, and other textual records related to the School of Ophthalmology and Optometry in Los Angeles, as well as a photographs, 1886-1924, showing family, friends, scenes around Vancouver and British Columbia as well as a travel album from around the world.

Gilchrist, Neil

Marguerite Britton fonds

  • AM686
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1979

The fonds consists of photocopies of research notes, clippings and articles on painters Charles Hatch and Victor Long, and a short history of Knox United Church and its chancel stained glass window.

Britton, Marguerite

United Nations Conference on Human Settlements fonds

  • AM337
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1976

The fonds consists mainly of records relating to the Conference, but also contains some pertaining to Habitat Forum (mainly newsclippings and publications). It includes planning papers, miscellaneous official publications, reports of individual countries, reports of international organizations, planning papers for the conference from the Vancouver City Clerk's Department, delegate information, photographs of delegates, newspaper clippings, originals of entries submitted to a Habitat poster competition, and conference banners.

United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (1976 : Vancouver, B.C.)

Habitat Forum photographs

  • AM1671
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1976

Fonds consists of photographs documenting the Habitat Forum conference. Most of the photographs were taken by Erol Baykal. The photographs show the Forum site, the interior and exterior of the Hangars, site construction, sawmill and lumber salvaging, creation and placement of banners and textiles, crew members, visiting delegates, tours, performers, presenters, and various other conference activities.

Habitat Forum (1976 : Vancouver, B.C.)

Location composites

  • AM1330
  • Fonds
  • 1994-1997

File contains folders on: (1) Morgue - Vancouver Police Museum (Oct. 1994, 11 photographs); (2) Pacific Press Building, 2250 Granville Street (June 1997, 18 photographs).

Paramount Pictures. The Sentinel

Anglo-British Columbia Packing Company fonds

  • AM870
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1972

The fonds consists of business records from the Anglo-British Columbia Packing Company and its American subsidiaries. Most of the records span the time 1891 to 1968. The majority of the records from the ABC Packing Company fall into three series: annual records, Advisory Board minutes and legal records. The records of the Fidalgo Island Packing Company are represented by three minute books covering the period from 1895 to 1964. There is also one bound minute book which documents five U.S. fishing companies which were owned by the Fidalgo Island Packing Company from 1910 to 1927.

Anglo-British Columbia Packing Company

John Warden fonds

  • AM58
  • Fonds
  • 1836, 1907 - 1942

The fonds includes personal papers and correspondence covering Warden's war service, the Russian Intervention and his post war activities with the West Coast Lumber Association, veterans groups and the Essex County Gaol; a file of newspaper clippings; five notebooks (1905-1919); an army paybook; rifle range notes; typed manuscripts based on his diary; and a notebook of rules he drew up for the Essex County Gaol. The photographs cover the period ca. 1883- ca. 1920, with the majority documenting his wartime service.

Warden, John Weightman

Burrard Literary Club fonds

  • AM257
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1904

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Burrard Literary Club. Records include the club's constitution, membership lists, correspondence, receipts, and minutes of meetings. Minutes list topics of debate, including: women's suffrage, Asian labour in Canada, socialism, phrenology, capital punishment, local political and economic issues, and other topics.

Burrard Literary Club

Committee of Progressive Electors fonds

  • AM529
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The fonds consists of the constitution, policy statements, and miscellaneous electioneering materials regarding the 1976 election.

Committee of Progressive Electors

Edward Alexander Wilson fonds

  • AM1587
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1980

The fonds consists of journals, correspondence, vital events records, photographs, stocks and shares, personal documents, and collected publications. The journals document Mr. Wilson's travels to Canada, British Columbia, and the Yukon, his efforts to find daily employment, sustenance, and accommodations during the years of the Great Depression, leisure and recreational pursuits, his personal reflections on his health, well-being, and general situation, and observations of his daily surroundings. The correspondence reflects the concerns and daily lives of his immediate family (parents and siblings) back in Liverpool, and his relationships to them, as well as general reflections on world affairs, particularly World War II. The collected publications include two on the topic of transvestism.

Wilson, Edward Alexander

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Vancouver Branch fonds

  • AM1580
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2011

Fonds consists of records created and received by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Records include: various committee and board meeting minutes, correspondence, income statements, newsletters, event invitations, programmes, photographs and scrapbooks.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Vancouver Branch

David Mackenzie fonds

  • AM8
  • Fonds
  • 1831-1833

The fonds consists of Mackenzie's account books and a diary of a voyage from Dundee to Quebec 8 August - 28 September[?], 1833.

Mackenzie, David

Findlay, Durham and Brodie collection

  • AM31
  • Fonds
  • 1882

Collection consists of a letter dated 13 October 1882 and a telegram dated 9 December 1882 from J.L. Raymur of the Burrard Inlet Fishing Company regarding insurance and salt supplies. Access copies in file.

Findlay, Durham and Brodie

Robertson and Company fonds

  • AM19
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1895

The fonds consists of real estate listings of lots for sale, rentals, and farmlands for sale.

Robertson and Company

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

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.

Ancient Order of United Workmen fonds

  • AM2
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1888

The fonds consists of a letterbook of Granville Lodge No. 29. Most of the correspondence deals with payment of dues and insurance claims involving Lodge 29 and the Grand Recorder in the Lodge at Portland, Oregon.

Ancient Order of United Workmen. Granville Lodge, No. 29

Edmund Spillman fonds

  • AM3
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1895

The fonds consists of an account, tender and specifications book, 1892-1895, for work done and proposed in various buildings, including the First Presbyterian Church, the Hudson's Bay Company Store, the Bank of B.N.A., the Garden Residence, St. Charles Hotel, Hotel Vancouver, Court House and the YMCA.

Spillman, Edmund

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.

Elida Bell collection

  • AM5
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1887

Essays written at the Hastings Sawmill School, 22 November, 1886, and at the Oppenheimer Street School, 26 January, 1887, by Elida Bell, with annotations by Major J.S. Matthews.

Bell, Elida

William D. Kipp collection

  • AM6
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1911-1914

Blank plumbing tender and contract book, ca. 1911-1914.

Kipp, William D.

Jean M. Storey collection

  • AM9
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1939

The collection consists of an annotated scrapbook compiled by Kaye MacPhail of newspaper editorials principally dealing with the beginning of World War II, 11 September 1939-11 December 1939, and an agreement between the Telegram Publishing and Printing Company of Vancouver and John M. Hay concerning street sales of the Telegram, 1891. Copies of eight newspapers 1891-1899: Daily World (Vancouver), 13 April 1891; Nanaimo Free Press, 15 February 1892; Victoria Daily Colonist, 17 July 1892; The Daily News (Victoria), 17 July 1892; Daily World, 8 April, 1893; Daily World, 13 December 1893; Rossland Weekly Miner, 28 January 1897; The Mail and Empire (Toronto), 6 February 1899.

Eberhard Schwartz fonds

  • AM10
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1965

The fonds consists of a personal scrapbook, 1943-1965, including documents and photographs from the period of his service at Farnham.

Schwartz, Eberhard

C.T.W. Piper fonds

  • AM30
  • Fonds
  • 1889, 1898-1899

The fonds consists of Piper's wage book for his contracting business, 7 June 1889 and 20 May 1898 - 24 November 1899, showing wages paid to several workmen, principally carpenters on building projects. The 1889 accounts refer to St. Levan Road buildings, Plymouth[?], England, and the remainder are mainly housing projects in Vancouver's West End.

Piper, C.T.W.

McRoberts family fonds

  • AM26
  • Fonds
  • 1860-[1914]

The fonds consists of family records, including a diary of Hugh McRoberts, 1883, miscellaneous correspondence, and other records, including those of Charles Edward Bunting and Maude E. Bunting, and a floral album of poems and autographs addressed to Jennie (McRoberts) Bunting between 1862-1901.

McRoberts family

Kwong Lee and Company collection

  • AM15
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1862

The collection consists of miscellaneous receipts and invoices issued at Fort Yale, Victoria and New Westminster. Included is a letter from Benjamin Wadsworth, Clerk of Colonel Moody.

Storey, Jean M.

Cornelius Bryant fonds

  • AM24
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1884

The fonds consists of diaries, 1855-1856 and 1878-1882. The latter includes miscellaneous lists of letters sent 1880-1881 and 1883-1884. Also included is a portion of a letter written to his parents shortly after his arrival in Nanaimo in 1857.

Bryant, Cornelius

Excelsior Gold Mining Company fonds

  • AM25
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1899

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings of the directors, 10 May 1897 - 9 May 1899.

Excelsior Gold Mining Company

First Presbyterian Church fonds

  • AM29
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1918

The fonds consists of original and photostat versions of a baptismal register, 1885-1918. There is a gap between April 1908 and July 1911.

First Presbyterian Church

Vancouver Opera House collection

  • AM677
  • Item
  • 1909-1911

The collection consists of a large scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating primarily to the Vancouver Opera House. The clippings are advertisements for shows and theatre sections from various Vancouver papers describing the events held in the Opera House.

Yale and New Westminster Pilotage Authority fonds

  • AM36
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1920

The fonds consists of a minute book containing full records of the membership and all the meetings of the Board of the Yale and New Westminster Pilotage Authority, 1879-1904, and of the Vancouver Pilotage Authority, 1904-1920. There are also papers inserted in the book: printed pilotage bylaws, clippings, correspondence, a copy of a memorial to the Governor General, bank statements, printed Notice of Mariners re: B.C. Pilotage (1919, Ottawa), printed Order in Council re: establishment of Pilotage District of B.C. (1919, Ottawa), and a photograph of the Commissioners and Pilot of the Vancouver Pilotage District, 1879-1916.

Yale and New Westminster Pilotage Authority

The Hub Limited fonds

  • AM398
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1960

The fonds consists of correspondence (1958-1960), catalogues, and various labour and ethnic publications in which the firm placed advertisements. There is also a report "Vancouver Shopping Habit Survey" and a scrapbook of clippings for 1929-1931.

The Hub

Vancouver Military Rifle Association fonds

  • AM53
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1914

The fonds consists of one volume of minutes, 1896-1907, and two score registers, 1896-1914.

Vancouver Military Rifle Association

Boyd, Burns and Company fonds

  • AM129
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1904

The fonds consists of a ledger covering the period 1902-1904.

Boyd, Burns and Company

British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals fonds

  • AM65
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1942

The fonds consists of the minutes of the Society, 1896-1912, 1941-1942; the Society's constitution, 1895, together with additions and amendments; statements regarding the Society's establishment of branches throughout B.C.; annual reports; and clippings.

British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Vancouver Stock Exchange fonds

  • AM470
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1965

The fonds consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1929-1930, 1948, 1952; a copy of "Vancouver Stock Exchange By-laws" 1907; a copy of "The Stock Exchange and Blue Sky Legislation" 1923; a copy of "The Vancouver Stock Exchange 1907-1947"; and photographs 1921, 1927, 1928,1952, 1965.

Vancouver Stock Exchange

British Columbia Registrar of Voters fonds

  • AM636
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1900

The fonds consists of three Voters' Lists covering the Vancouver Electoral district of the province. The three bound volumes, 1889 1890, 1890-1893 and 1900, are handwritten and alphabetically record names, addresses, occupations and dates of registration for each registered voter in the city.

British Columbia. Registrar of Voters

Anne Winkelmans fonds

  • AM1020
  • Fonds
  • 1989

Fonds consists of the 160 page typescript biography of Dadye Winkelmans, entitled "Dadye's Dance". The biography contains excerpts from Dadye's diary, which document her experiences while performing on tour in Europe and the U.S. It also documents the Vancouver area dance scene during the 1940's and 1950's when Dadye received her initial training in ballet and other various dance forms during her childhood.

Winkelmans, Anne

Friends of Chamber Music fonds

  • AM278
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2012

The fonds consists of minutes; financial statements; annual reports, including those of Presidents and Committee Chairmen; correspondence; membership lists; list of programmes, typescript, all concerts; accommodation, booking and seating; brochures; programmes; programmes, Young Musicians; scrapbook; and three copies of Friends of Chamber Music, A History of Twenty-Five Years, Vancouver 1973, by Rachel Giese.

Friends of Chamber Music

Women's Canadian Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM437
  • Fonds
  • 1909-2005

Fonds consists of four series: minutes, 1909-2004; financial record books, 1909-1936; subject files, 1909-2005, pertaining to Club activities and interest such as annual reports, correspondence, membership, programs and other records; and scrapbooks and photographs, 1909-2004.

Women's Canadian Club of Vancouver

Vancouver Regional Construction Association fonds

  • AM1425
  • Fonds
  • 1953-2001

The fonds consists mostly of administrative files of the Amalgamated Construction Association and the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, as well as publications, photographs and oral history interviews on audiocassettes. The publications include the ACA newsletter, ACA and VRCA annual reports, Directory and Buyers Guide, Construction Sightlines, and some published briefs and reports. The fonds is arranged into the following series: A.C.A. newsletter (1967-1974); Amalgamated Construction Association Board of Directors (1966-1988); Annual general meetings (1974-1991); Annual reports (1992-2000); Committees (1966-1991); Construction sightlines (1981-1984); Directories (1970-2001); Executive Committee (1966-1989); Miscellaneous files (1967-1992); Miscellaneous photographs (1960-2001); and Predecessor organizations (1953-1965).

Vancouver Regional Construction Association

Yip family and Yip Sang Ltd. fonds

  • AM1108
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1989

The fonds consists of the records of the Yip family, including those of Yip Sang, and of Yip Sang Ltd. and its predecessor, the Wing Sang Company. The fonds includes financial records (mainly account books, remittance stubs, receipts and invoices), correspondence, published material kept by the family, and Yip family photographs, including views of the business, Chinese organizations and schools.

Yip family

Westcoast Transmission Company Ltd. fonds

  • AM1435
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1983

Fonds consists of photographs taken by or for the Westcoast Transmission Company Ltd. They include aerial views of Vancouver and photographs of the Vancouver Museum and Planetarium, the Vancouver Aquarium, MacMillan Bloedel Conservatory, Pacific National Exhibition buildings and prize homes, petroleum and gas industry exhibits at the Pacific National Exhibition, scenes from Gastown, the Westcoast Energy building, and other buildings and scenes in Vancouver. Fonds also include photographs showing the construction of the Westcoast Transmission building at 1333 West Georgia Street, including the various stages of the building and construction work; as well as a promotional pamphlet for the building.

Westcoast Transmission Company

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, Local 280 fonds

  • AM251
  • Fonds
  • 1905-2002

The fonds consists of 22 minute books dating from 1905-1933, 1937-2002. There are also miscellaneous booklets, including the 1911 constitution and bylaws of the Vancouver Trades and Labour Council, the Sheet Metal Workers Constitution and Ritual for 1970, the 1972 bylaws of Local 280, and two working agreements of Local 280, 1972 and 1974.

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association. Local 280 (Vancouver, B.C.)

Greater Vancouver Weavers' and Spinners' Guild fonds

  • AM881
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2006

The fonds consists of scrapbooks, newsletters, minutes of executive and general meetings, special papers, photographs, and other ephemera.

Greater Vancouver Weavers' and Spinners' Guild

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