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Ken Hiebert collection

  • AM1657
  • Fonds
  • [1965-2002]

Collection consists of handbills, leaflets, newsletters, pamphlets, posters, news clippings, correspondence, and some meeting materials including minutes, agendas, etc., The material documents Mr. Hiebert's involvements in local, national, and international activism causes, including the peace and anti-war movements, women's rights and access to abortion, the environment, free trade, labour unions, international solidarity, anti-racism, anti-facsism, etc.

Hiebert, Ken

Jack Lindsay Ltd. Photographers fonds

  • AM1184
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1986, predominant 1942-1980

Fonds includes photographs and textual records produced by Lindsay during the course of his varied career. The photographs cover a wide variety of subjects including important events, views of the city, advertising, industries, parades, and businesses. Three series have currently been described: Vancouver News-Herald photographs (1940-1949); Commercial photographs (1940-1959); and, Pageant Productions photographs (1960-1961). The textual records include client cards and negative record books.

Lindsay, Jack

Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) fonds

  • AM1264
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1994

The fonds consists of the records of the Coalition of Progressive Electors. The records cover the period 1951-1993, predominantly 1968-1993. The majority of the records are textual and consist of correspondence, minutes, election and campaign materials, brochures, financial records, and photographs.

Coalition of Progressive Electors

Nathaniel Rolph fonds

  • AM155
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1931

The fonds consists of correspondence and various notes dating largely from World War I. There are also various official documents belonging to Rolph, as well as photographs, postcards and souvenir pamphlets.

Rolph, Nathaniel

Frederick Ramsey fonds

  • AM670
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1969

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports to Council, some minutes of the Special Joint Committee on Skid Row Problems and the sub committees; technical reports and briefs, minutes of the Downtown Eastside Clergy; and other reference papers.

Ramsey, Frederick A., Reverend Canon

The Hon. Joseph Martin collection

  • AM232
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1914

The collection consists of annotated newspaper clippings reflecting Joseph Martin's achievement and his interests, 1900-1914.

Martin, Joseph

Grandview Sheet Metal Works Limited collection

  • AM262
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1931

Collection consists of a certificate of membership issued to the Grandview Sheet Metal Works Limited by the Canadian Manufacturers Association, and five photographs of displays exhibited by the company.

Grandview Sheet Metal Works Limited

Vancouver Women's School for Citizenship fonds

  • AM466
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1959

The fonds consists of the School's constitution; annual reports, 1947-1957; minutes 1941-1957; membership lists; correspondence and reports, 1955-1959; programmes; and two scrapbooks, 1949-1952, 1952-1959.

Vancouver Women's School for Citizenship

Knowlton's Drug Store fonds

  • AM563
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1937

The fonds consists of ten volumes of prescription books, 1902-1915, 1931-1937. Each prescription is entered by date and lists the patient, the ingredients and the dosage.

Knowlton's Drug Store

James Williams fonds

  • AM574
  • Fonds
  • 1914-[ca. 1935]

The fonds consists of a legal precedent book, 1921-1935 and two case notebooks, 1914-1920.

Williams, James Barclay

British Columbia Dentists' Wives' Association, Vancouver Branch fonds

  • AM602
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1977

The fonds consists of constitution and by-laws, minutes (1951-1968), agendas, executive and committee reports, membership and officers' lists, copies of the group's publication, "The Amalgamator" and two scrapbooks detailing the history of the Association, with clippings, certificates, photographs, invitations and newsletters.

British Columbia Dentists' Wives' Association. Vancouver Branch

C. Gardner Johnson Limited fonds

  • AM612
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1967

The fonds consists of the minute books of C. Gardner Johnson Limited from 1921-1925 and 1937-1951; annual reports for 1939-1943; and a recording of the opening of Centennial Pier in 1967.

C. Gardner Johnson Ltd.

Ladies' Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion West End Branch 187 fonds

  • AM611
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1965

The fonds consists of brochures and photographs of various provincial and national conventions and photographs and a brochure from the Miss English Bay Beauty Contest, an annual event sponsored by the Auxiliary.

British Empire Service League. Royal Canadian Legion. West End Branch 187. Ladies' Auxiliary

Adrien Mansvelt collection

  • AM247
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1975

Collection consists of information acquired by Adrien Mansvelt, the Consul General of the Netherlands stationed in Vancouver in the early 1970s. The records were largely collected on behalf of the City of Vancouver Archives in agreement with the City Archivist at the time, and therefore do not form a personal collection. The records relate to the ancestors of George Vancouver and his family connection to the van Coeverden family of the town of Coevorden in the Netherlands.

The collection consists of photographs, prints, magazine articles, pamphlets, maps and plans. Most of the material has been reproduced from various repositories in Europe.

E.H. Lukin Johnston fonds

  • AM758
  • Fonds
  • 1923

The fonds consists of a scrapbook of the articles written by Johnston during the Harding tour. There are also a considerable number of photographs taken during the tour.

Johnston, E.H. Lukin

Alexander Maitland Stephen collection

  • AM56
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1942

The scrapbook contains material relating to A.M. Stephen's literary, political and social activities, 1928-1942. Included are newspaper clippings of reviews of his books and recital tours, from Vancouver to Halifax. There are brochures advertising his works, copies of "Lords of the Air", and three published essays. Christmas cards from his friends as well as A.M. Stephen's own cards are in the scrapbook. There are pamphlets on the Spanish civil war, one by Dr. Norman Bethune, pamphlets and photographs on the war between China and Japan in the 1930s, and pamphlets on fascism in general. A.M. Stephen wrote a pamphlet on the war in China (1939). A report on The Pacific Northwest Embargo Conference held in Vancouver in April 1939 is included. There is a copy of a photograph of The Child Welfare Association of B.C., 1919-1920, showing Stephen as first vice-president. The proceedings of the second annual conference of The Child Welfare Association held in October 1919 are also included. There is a complete copy of an issue of "The Western Tribune", dated 19 October 1929. Material is arranged chronologically in the scrapbook with loose items in an accompanying box.

Stephen, Alexander Maitland

A. Stewart McMorran 29th (Vancouver) Battalion collection

  • AM953
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1985

The collection consists of the papers of James H. Humphries, Frank Hubert Matthews, Henry Seymour Tobin, Charles J. Garrett, Edmund Taylor, and Henry Cecil Royle concerning World War I, the 29th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, and the 29th (Vancouver) Battalion Association: letters, newsletters, nominal rolls, minutes, reports of annual meetings, financial and general records, newsclippings, artifacts, photographs (including group portrait of various companies and views of various events in the Battalion's history) and printed materials.

McMorran, A. Stewart

Thomas Wicks fonds

  • AM236
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1854-1947]

The fonds consists of correspondence and personal papers, relating to farming ventures, 1931-1947; a letter concerning the Alert Bay Mission Church, 1913; a letter to Wicks from MacKenzie King, 1946; the manuscript of Wicks autobiography; several photographs of members of the Wicks family and Ned Fregonne.

Wicks, Thomas P.

Bentley family fonds

  • AM151
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1920

The fonds consists largely of correspondence, including personal letters written by members of Mrs. Bentley's family and professional letters written to and by Dr. Bentley. Includes Bentley's resignation letter following a report on patient conditions at the provincial Asylum for the Insane. There are also two marriage certificates of Kathleen Violet, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Bentley, 1908 and 1920.

Bentley family

Mountain View [Cemetery] tombstone inscriptions (alphabetical) : 1887-1983

  • AM1377
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1983; Transcribed 1978-1983. Microfilmed Aug. 1986

Fonds consists of filmed index cards which indicate tombstone inscriptions, section location of tombstones, and name cross references, where relevant. Tombstone inscriptions vary, where indicated the birth and death dates of the buried individual(s), etc. Arranged alphabetically.

British Columbia Genealogical Society

Vancouver Express fonds

  • AM1667
  • Fonds
  • 1970

The fonds consists of the entire publication run and associated photographs from the Vancouver Express newspaper.

Vancouver Express

R.M. Martin collection

  • AM282
  • Fonds
  • 1936

The collection consists of correspondence and two maps related to Mr. Martin's plans.

Martin, R.M.

Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC fonds

  • AM1575
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2008 (predominant 2001-2008)

Fonds consists of records relating to the operation of the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC. Record types include correspondence, agreements and legal documents, certificates, newspaper clippings, reports, agendas, newsletters, meeting minutes, and program files.

The fonds has been organized into the following series: Administrative files, Program files, and President files.

Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia

C.F. Chapman fonds

  • AM1679
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1909

The fonds consists of Chapman's photographs of friends in the bookbinding and publishing business, as well as Vancouver scenery.

Chapman, Charles Frederick

Margaret Rushton fonds

  • AM137
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1955

The fonds consists of correspondence, radio scripts, programmes and photographs pertaining the activities of the Parent-Teacher Association.

Rushton, Margaret E.

Henry Mowatt fonds

  • AM136
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1940

The fonds consists of personal papers, 1846-1940, including family records, a family portrait album, personal letters, private business correspondence and records pertaining to investments and business ventures; extensive records of ship's specifications and tests, material that passed through Captain Mowatt's hands when he worked for the C.P.R., 1900-1918; photographs of C.P.R. steamships; official C.P.R. correspondence, 1892-1924; papers, 1919-1923, relating to Captain Mowatt's duties as Port Warden with the Department of Marine and Fisheries at Vancouver; and printed works, 1839-1911.

Mowatt, Henry

Richard H. Trueman fonds

  • AM1589
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1911

The collection consists of photographs by Trueman of scenes on the Canadian Pacific Railway route, the Yoho Valley, Banff, Lake Louise, Blackfeet Indians, the Northwest Territories, Steveston, Vancouver and Victoria.

Trueman, Richard Henry

Neelands Bros. photograph collection

  • AM1639
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]

The collection consists of photographs by Neelands Brothers of Nelson, B.C. of the Canadian Pacific Railway route in B.C. and Nelson.

Neelands Bros.

Archie McDiarmid fonds

  • AM934
  • Fonds
  • 1891, 1910-[ca. 1940]

The fonds consists of photographs of McDiarmid in various sports events and group pictures of Vancouver Fire Department personnel. Includes McDiarmid's certificate of participation in the 1920 Olympic Games at Antwerp, Belgium.

McDiarmid, Archie

Annie Chiffence fonds

  • AM503
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]-1963

The fonds consists of an annual report of the Alliance Tabernacle in Vancouver, 1957; correspondence, 1962; diary, 1957-1963; a marriage certificate for Annie Chiffence and Neil Kirkbride; postcards (contained within the photograph albums); family photographs, ca. 1920-1959; and other materials.

Chiffence, Annie

Robert W. Jackson fonds

  • AM1662
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1970

The fonds consists of photographs by Jackson, depicting his homes in both Vancouver and Victoria, his family, friends and local scenery.

Jackson, Robert W.

Samuel Greer fonds

  • AM17
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1893

The fonds consists of miscellaneous court records, 1887 - 1893, relating to Greer's fight with the CPR over title to some land at Kitsilano, including a map showing his house, barn and fences in relation to the CPR right-of-way. Also included is an agreement of sale to Dugal MacKenzie of Port Moody in 1886 of Lot 9, Block 3 of his land south of False Creek.

Greer, Samuel

Walter E. Frost fonds

  • AM1506
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1885] -1976; predominant 1919-1976

The fonds consists of family photographs and Frost's photographs of Vancouver city scenes; steam and diesel locomotives and other railway scenes; and ships in Vancouver harbours and docked at various Vancouver piers and wharves.

Frost, Walter E.

BC Gay and Lesbian Archives

  • AM1675
  • Fonds
  • 1976-Feb. 2018

Collection consists of textual records (primarily textual ephemera), periodicals, photographs, posters, and audiovisual materials pertaining to LGBTQ2+ communities in Vancouver and British Columbia.

Bushnell family fonds

  • AM360
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1959

The fonds consists of field notes (1912-1921); maps and blueprints from Bushnell's work, particularly the Lillooet Mining District, 1928-1943; bills and receipts; clippings, correspondence and material related to schooling and military service; records of surveying in the Vancouver area; material relating to the activities of the Corporation of Land Surveyors of the Province of British Columbia; plans of Bushnell residence; and subdivision plan of Shaughnessy Heights; and photographs of his family and friends and of his military life and surveying career, with views of Vancouver homes, harbour and docks.

Also present are the records of other members of the Bushnell family. Including Bushnell's daughter Christina Susan (Susie) Stenersen (nee Bushnell), son James Henry Oakes (Harry) Bushnell, and wife, Christina Frances Bushnell. Also present are records relating to Gunner Stenersen, Christina's husband. These include scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, school reports, diaries, and postcard albums.

Bushnell, James Henry

Henry Whittaker fonds

  • AM315
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1971

The fonds consists of correspondence, including a section on stamp collecting, medical records, personal documentation, and clippings.

Whittaker, Henry

Brock House Society fonds

  • AM1555
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880]-2012

Fonds consists of records relating to the operation of Brock House Society. Record types include correspondence, financial records, agreements and legal documents, certificates, newspaper clippings, reports, agendas, memorandums, newsletters, meeting minutes, and case files attached to specific committees. There are procedural manuals, permits and licenses, invitations, a constitution, application forms for grants and nominees for the B.C. Senior Award, which include resumes or curricula vitae and letters of recommendation.

The fonds has been organized into the following series: Brock minutes and records of the committees, Records of Brock House Restaurant and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, B.C. Senior Award records, General Correspondence, Photographs and pieces of art work, Facilities maintenance papers, Publications and Brock House history, and Fundraising records.

Brock House Society

Michael Huculak fonds

  • AM442
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1896, 1947-1984

The fonds consists of research notes and correspondence relating to the publication, When Russia Was in America, 1965-1975; biographies, memoirs and correspondence regarding the 50th Anniversary Committee (participants in the November 1, 1918 resurgence in the Western Ukraine); correspondence regarding Ukrainian folk art exhibit in Vancouver and donations to Museums, 1968-1970; family correspondence, memoirs and correspondence regarding British Columbia and Ukrainians. Also included is a manuscript "Ukrainians in British Columbia and their Contribution to the Cultural Life of the Province" translation, 1984.
The fonds is arranged into 6 series: 50th Anniversary, 1918-1968-Western Ukrainian resurgence; 150th Anniversary of the establishment of Canada's western boundary; British Columbia and Ukrainian research documents; Michael Huculak's correspondence and miscellaneous papers; Research notes; and Ukrainian folk art.

Huculak, Michael

Grouse Mountain Highway and Scenic Resort fonds

  • AM76
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1935

The fonds consists of four volumes of survey notes of G.P. Stirrett, 1926-1927; photographs of Grouse Mountain, the chalet and highway, and views of Vancouver, 1925-1926 ; Chinook Days by Tom MacInness, 1926, a book of stories published to mark the opening of the resort; the prospectus, 1925, and publicity materials, 1925-1933; business correspondence, 1924-1935; financial statements, 1925 - 1935; a record of toll-free passes, 1933-1935; and a visitor's book, 1933.

Grouse Mountain Highway and Scenic Resort

Mabel Payne fonds

  • AM364
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1953

The fonds consists of drafts of plays written for children, two unpublished novels, poetry and correspondence. As well, there are papers, clippings, musical scores, and albums of Payne's uncle, C.F. Abdy Williams.

Payne, Mabel

St. Andrew's-Wesley Church fonds

  • AM419
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1975

The fonds consists of Sunday bulletins 1943-1974; annual reports 1946-1973; newsletters 1957-1974; Ministers' Christmas greeting cards 1957-1970; membership lists of Church boards 1947-1973; Woman's Association and Woman's Missionary Society programs 1949-1968; miscellaneous correspondence and notes 1944-1975; lists of new members; and clippings.

St. Andrew's Wesley Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Vancouver Police Department fonds

  • VPD
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1991

Fonds consists of the following record series relating to the administrative and operational aspects of local policing:
Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Police Commissioners
-Police Commissioners general files, 1903-1937, series 181
-Board of Police Commissioners minutes, 1886-1891, 1904-1968, series 180
-Police Commissioners received correspondence, 1940-1949, series 183
Vancouver (B.C.). Police Department
-Book of occurrences, 1889-1929, series 196
-Fire alarm box zoning map, ca. 1931, series 210
-Grey Cup games records, 1958-1966, series 338
-Information bulletins, 1960, series 201
-Lennie Investigation records, 1928, series 209
-McDonald Investigation records, 1936, series 207
-Photographs, 1894-1970, series 214
-Police Constable's reports, 1935, series 200
-Prisoners' record books, 1898-1917, series 202
-Public information displays, 1886-1970, series 212
-Royal visits records, 1939-1959, series 203
-Scrapbook, 1908-1909, series 204
-Special Constables' time sheets, 1935, series 205
-Stolen Car Bureau register, 1927-1929, series 206
-Subject files, 1929-1939, series 199
-Task Force on Prostitution records, 1986-1990, series 171
-Tucker report, 1936, series 208
-Wife Assault Coordination Project records, 1989-1991, series 172
Vancouver (B.C.). Police Department. Office of the Chief of Police
-General correspondence, 1935, series 197
-License Inspection correspondence, 1920-1936, series 211
Vancouver (B.C.). Police Court
-Health by-laws record book, 1900-1902, series 188
-Police Court court calendars, 1889-1929, series 182
-Police Court court calendars of indictable offences, 1929-1961, series 184
-Police Court court calendars of summary offences, 1929-1949, series 185
-Police Court court calendars of traffic violations, 1926-1950, series 186
-Police Court case files, 1930-1944, series 195
-Police Court charge books, 1897-1900, 1902, series 193
-Police Court drug and other offences register, 1921-1923, series 194
-Police Court maintenance payments registers, 1928-1939, 1945-1947, 1955-1957, series 189
-Police Court notices of appeal, information, summons, and convictions, 1904, 1906-1909, series 187
-Police Court outside summons book, 1937-1956, series 190
-Police Court summons book, 1945-1960, series 191
-Transcripts of Police Court cases, 1903-1923, series 192

Vancouver Police Department

Vancouver Natural History Society fonds

  • AM484
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2016

The fonds consists of minutes, memberships, financial records, publications, newsletters, maps, posters, and reports, including the Christmas Bird Census returns, 1960-1891. Also included are records relating to the summer camps in 1971 (Chilcotin) and 1972 (Kootenays). Arranged into 14 series: Annual reports, Camps, Conservation Committee records, Constitutions, Financial records, Lectures and reports, Membership records, Minutes, Newsletters, Photographs and sketches, Program Committee records, Publications, Subject files, and Survey records.

Nature Vancouver

Howe Sound Hotel fonds

  • AM143
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1908

The fonds consists of the Howe Sound Hotel guest register.

Howe Sound Hotel

Marguerite Ford fonds

  • AM706
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2005; predominant 1973-1990

The fonds consist of records created and accumulated by Marguerite Ford during her work with the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Resources Board, the Point Grey Community Resources Board and other civic organizations. The files include committee minutes, correspondence, subject files, publications, financial records and personal correspondence

Ford, Marguerite

Vancouver Vagabonds' Club fonds

  • AM359
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1959

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, and papers presented by members, including poetry and short stories. A guest book of members and guests is also included.
The fonds is arranged into 4 series: Members' contributions and programs pamphlets, Organizational papers, Records of meetings, and Register of guests and members.

Vancouver Vagabonds' Club

Malcolm F. Crane Pride Archives

  • AM1229
  • Fonds
  • 1946 - 1993

This fonds is a chronologically-ordered body of records from the personal and work life of Malcolm F. Crane; it also represents a significant sub-group of the records of certain organizations such as SEARCH, PFA, and PCF. Personal papers include correspondence, school assignments, certificates, yearbooks, memorabilia from travels, photographs, and a variety of mostly unpublished literary and academic works including poems, short stories, plays, novels, and essays. Some of these works explore the theme of homosexuality. Records dating from after Crane's death include health records, documents relating to his funeral service and memorial bench, obituaries and tributes, and news coverage of his death (video).
Work papers reflect Crane's involvement in a variety of human rights and gay/lesbian organizations. Larger bodies of records include: correspondence, minutes, reports, briefs, and newsletters from SEARCH (Society for Education Action Research and Counselling on Homosexuality), 1974 - 1983; correspondence, minutes, memos, reports, and conference papers (especially relating to "Coalition on Children" and "Conference on the Family") from SPARC (Social Planning and Review Council of B.C.), 1976 - 1981; records of the PFA (Pride Festival Association) relating to the organization and running of the annual festival including minutes, financial statements, speeches, artists' contracts, event registrations, publicity, plans, photographs etc., 1984 - 1990; and records of the PCF (Pride Community Foundation - an umbrella organization, and the PFA's successor), including both festival records and those related to other programs such as the Witness Assistance Program and the television show "Prism", 1991 - 1993. Also in this category are papers of the IAL / GPC (International Association of Lesbian / Gay Pride Co-ordinators), particularly those relating to the organization of the 1989 conference ("Interpride '89") in Vancouver, which was hosted by the PFA.
Smaller bodies of records include correspondence, minutes, financial statements, constitution, and newsletters from the GLL (The Gay Leisure Link), 1979 - 1993; festival-related records from the PWCC (Pride Week Co-ordinating Committee, predecessor to the PFA), 1984; correspondence, notes, and clippings from the P/GLC (Police / Gay Liaison Committee), 1982 - 1993; minutes and reports of the Outreach Committee, Ryerson United Church, 1976 - 1977; correspondence, minutes, reports, financial statements, and newsletters of the VGCC (Vancouver Gay Community Centre), 1979 - 1993; and various other organizations.
The fonds also contains publications on general social issues (including government publications and works published by SPARC), and publications on gay / lesbian issues and interests. In addition to photographs, non-textual materials include festival buttons, video cassettes (notably episodes of "Prism", a gay / lesbian community affairs program, news coverage of the Pride Festival, and home videos), and audiocassettes on various topics.

Crane, Malcolm Francis

Kitsilano Ratepayers Association fonds

  • AM125
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1970

The fonds consists of minutes and related records; circular letters; correspondence; a 50th Anniversary dinner guest book; meeting attendance and membership records, and a photograph of an Association meeting. Fonds also includes some minutes of the Kitsilano Citizens Planning Committee minutes.

Kitsilano Ratepayers' Association

Vancouver Historical Society fonds

  • AM478
  • Fonds
  • 1936-2009

The fonds consists of minutes 1936-1950, 1963-2009 (incomplete); general and project operational records, 1936-1972, 1987-2009; membership lists; and subject files on different activities. There are also newsletters and various Society publications.
The fonds is arranged into 4 series: Minutes, Newsletters and membership cards, Operational files, and Subject files.

Vancouver Historical Society

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