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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

Velma Beryl Kipp photograph fonds

  • AM1413
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1932

Fonds consists of studio portraits of Velma from birth to young adulthood as well as portraits of children who lived in her neighbourhood.

Kipp, Velma Beryl

Vera Noecker collection

  • AM242
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1945

The collection consists of a 1902 Telephone Inspector's Hand Book; a catalogue of the Third Annual Spring Dog Show held by the Terminal City Kennel Club, 1914, together with winner's ribbons, 1914-1917; Coronation 1937 souvenir booklet prepared by the Department of Education, Victoria; Studio Christmas Annual 1938; and a Radio City Music Hall Pictorial ca. 1945.

Victor E. Hall collection

  • AM900
  • Item
  • 1919

The collection consists of certificate of public appreciation issued in 1919 to Private Victor E. Hall by the City of Vancouver for his service in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in World War I.

Voight family fonds

  • AM183
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1905

The fonds consists of legal papers and a tracing paper map submitted to the courts as evidence to support the claim of Emil F. Voight and his wife Mary to certain mineral lands on Copper Mountain in the Similkameen.

Voight family

Volunteer Civilian Protection Committee collection

  • AM480
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1941

The collection contains two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings describing various civil defence activities undertaken in Vancouver in 1940 and 1941 by government agencies and by private organizations.

Volunteer Civilian Protection Committee

W.H. Malkin Company fonds

  • AM342
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1971

The fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, clippings and ledgers relating to the W.H. Malkin Company, as well as scrapbooks containing company labels and materials relating to the Carnival of Fun sponsored by W.H. Malkin Company in various towns and theatres throughout British Columbia.

W.H. Malkin Company

W.J. Goepel collection

  • AM521
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1913

The collection consists of a list of salaries of B.C. government officials, 1910-1913.

Goepel, W.J.

W.L. Inglis fonds

  • AM341
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930]-1979

The fonds consists of correspondence to Inglis as General Manager of the Vancouver International Airport and reports prepared on preliminary planning for a new passenger terminal, 1958-1960; design requirements, construction schedules and costs; and details of sale and transfer of the airport from the City to the Federal Government. The collection also includes information gathered on the history of the airport, publications, and scrapbooks, 1949-1978.
The fonds is arranged into 9 series: Airlines records, Boundary Bay Airport records, Historical records, Operational reports, Photographs, Preliminary planning for passenger terminal, Publications, Sale and transfer of airport from City of Vancouver to Federal Government, and Scrapbooks.

Inglis, William L.

Wade family fonds

  • AM44
  • Fonds
  • 1758-1960; predominant 1885-1960

The fonds consists of private and official correspondence, photographs and maps, and a large number of published items and clippings. There are papers concerning the Yukon (1893-1959) and Dawson (1879-1902), the Alaska Boundary case (1902-1956), the Canadian flag controversy (1907-1912), juvenile offenders and their protection (1894-1917), research for the federal case re: Point Grey Military Reserve (1911-1918), Vancouver municipal and public affairs (1912-1927), and miscellaneous papers (1887-1960). Published items include works by Wade as well as publications of the Canadian Club, government publications and political tracts. There are also two bound volumes, one containing correspondence, programmes and clippings re: General Wolfe and the dedication of the Canadian Memorial to Wolfe at Greenwich Park, the other containing photographs and prints of various portraits and statues of Wolfe.

Wade family

Walter A. Grecula collection

  • AM965
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1956

The records contain correspondence, invoices, blueprints and printed material.

Grecula, Walter A.

Walter Donald MacKinnon Sage collection

  • AM664
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1980

The collection consists of two typescript copies of Don Sage's recollections of his early life in the west side of Vancouver. "Memories of Old University Hill" (1979) and "Memories of Old West Point Grey" (1980) both describe the residents, homes and social life in these two areas between 1924 and 1940.

Sage, Walter Donald MacKinnon

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.

Walter Erwin collection

  • AM208
  • Item
  • 1911

The collection consists of a letter dated 21 March 1911 from the Mayor's secretary to Walter Erwin, requesting his attendance at City Council's meeting to receive a Long Service medal; the address, dated 27 March 1911, was signed and delivered by Louis D. Taylor on behalf of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries, at the presentation of the medal.

Walter F. Evans collection

  • AM230
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1919

The collection consists of an official program of the Victoria Theater, "The Opera Glass", Victoria, 24 August 1894; a program for the Juvenile Opera Co., Victoria, 21-22 August 1895; an invitation to the Dedicatory Services of the New Methodist Japanese Mission Church at Jackson and Powell, 7 December 1906; and a program for the Men's Musical Club concert at St. Andrew's Church on 5 May 1919.

Evans, Walter F.

Walter Hamilton fonds

  • AM589
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1961

The fonds consists of correspondence on several topics, particularly the development of a steel industry in B.C. As well, there are reports on milk supply, wood as a fuel, the financial history of West Vancouver and development of the Fraser River basin. A large quantity of clippings reflect Hamilton's interest in civic politics, mining, temperance, and the history and development of the Yukon. Also included are maps, postcards and photographs.

Hamilton, Walter Robert

Walter Moberly fonds

  • AM33
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1956; predominant 1898-1915

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, memoranda, speeches, maps, printed works, and clippings 1865-1956. They relate to Walter Moberly's continued interest in history, exploration, surveying, railway construction (both Transcontinental and Northern), and public works involving harbour improvement, power schemes, and exploitation of Canada's natural resources.

Moberly, Walter

Walter Simson collection

  • AM21
  • Fonds
  • 1832

Collection consists of a Burgess ticket, 2 November 1832, issued by the Magistrates and Council of Inverkeithing, Scotland, to Mr. Simson, a customs official.

Warnett Kennedy collection

  • AM1001
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1978

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

Kennedy, Warnett

Warren Sommer collection

  • AM840
  • Item
  • 1972

The collection consists of a photocopy of "Canadian Memorial Church: An Historical Investigation", a paper by Warren Sommer for Fine Arts 365 in 1972. [Page 8 is missing.] The Canadian Memorial Church, designed by the firm of Twizell and Twizell, was built in 1927-1928 at 1811 West 16th Avenue in memory of those who died in World War I.

Wesley Wheelwright collection

  • AM912
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1980

The collection consists of phonograph records of songs written by Wesley Wheelwright (Weeley Wright, Wheeley Wright).

Wheelwright, Wesley

Wesleyan Methodist Church collection

  • AM194
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1901, 1923

The fonds consists of roll books of the Nanaimo Methodist Sunday School class, 1863-1882; a copy of the "Institute," a church paper published in Vancouver (March 1889); and programmes for the services and activities of the Home Street Chapel in Vancouver.

Nanaimo Methodist Sunday School

West Grocery fonds

  • AM897
  • Fonds
  • 1950

The fonds consists of invoices of goods sold to West Grocery of Vancouver, B.C.

West Grocery (Vancouver, B.C.)

West Point Grey Lawn Bowling Club fonds

  • AM963
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1990

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, accounts, financial records, membership lists, records of competitions, constitutions and by-laws, photograph albums and plans.

West Point Grey Lawn Bowling Club

West Southlands Ratepayers Association fonds

  • AM1538
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2005

The fonds consists of textual records and photographs relating to the concerns and actions of the West Southlands Ratepayers Association. Minutes of annual general meetings as well as special meetings from 1981 to 2005 in rough and completed form. Also, portions of the minutes from the Fraser River Coalition in draft form are included. Full and partial membership lists over several years show that citizens were often members of both organizations. Brochures, pamphlets, notes and newspaper clippings are grouped into areas of interest or concern generally concerning environmental issues, zoning and land-use or wildlife within the area of Southlands such as: Deering Island, Vancouver International Airport, Musqueam Park, UBC, and Pacific Spirit Regional Park. West Southlands Ratepayers Association produced a community newsletter as well as brochures outlining these issues and concerns as well as providing a history of the area.
Correspondence to and from the association with the following: Point Grey Golf and Country Club, Vancouver City Development Permit Board, Vancouver Parks and Recreation, UBC Board of Govenors, Fish and Oceans Canada, Office of the City Clerk, Park Users Against Off-Leash Commercial Dog Groups and Lower Mainland Residents.
The photographs show land-use in Musqueam Park, Deering Island and the Celtic Slough as well as the naming ceremony of June's Pond in the Musqueam Park Wetland.

West Southlands Ratepayers Association

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

Western Art Circle fonds

  • AM1635
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2013

The fonds consists of administrative records, exhibition files, correspondence, minutes and reports documenting the operation of the Western Art Circle. The fonds also contains photographs, history files, and scrapbooks which were collected by the Association to preserve historical information of the Western Art Circle.

The fonds is arranged into the following series: Administrative files (1951-2012), Financial records (1994-2011), History records (1952-2013), Exhibition files (1961-2010) and Photograph albums (1962-2011).

Western Art Circle

Western Canadian Writers fonds

  • AM501
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1973

The fonds consists of minutes, 1962-1963; a ledger book, 1951; club newsletters, 1953-1973; and clippings of published articles by club members.

Western Canadian Writers

Western Sports Centre fonds

  • AM914
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1985

The fonds consists of membership registration forms, which give the name, address, occupation, name of seconder, date of application, and subsequent renewal; account books for purchases and sales of soft drinks, cigarettes, and similar items; and house rules posters.

Western Sports Centre

Whitford VanDusen fonds

  • AM710
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1977

The fonds consists of biographical material; a transcript of a 1969 interview with VanDusen by D. K. Coupar; correspondence and a share agreement between VanDusen and MacMillan; personal photographs and some clippings, 1962-1977.

VanDusen, Whitford Julian

Wilfred G. Harold railway history collection

  • AM1429
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1983

Collection consists of four files: "The BCE route" map (1970); news clippings (1963-1983); a list of Vancouver docks and the railways serving them (ca. 1965); "Condensation : report on Great Northern Railway Company" by Hayden, Stone & Company, stockbrokers (28 Aug. 1956); and a variety of reprints on railway history (1967-1970).

Harold, Wilfred G., collector

Will Koop fonds

  • AM1586
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1881-2008]

The fonds consists of reports written by Will Koop concerning the protection of forest and public drinking water sources of the Greater Vancouver watersheds. These include Greater Vancouver Regional District - GVRD (currently named Metro Vancouver Regional District) records of Water Committee minutes, Water and Waste Committee minutes, reports, legal records, and results of Freedom of Information requests. In addition to records from GVRD, records collected from various archives institutions including Library and Archives of Canada, BC Archives, UBC Special Collection, and the City of Vancouver Archives, are included. Records from other environmental organizations and activists are also represented in the fonds.

The fonds is arranged into the following series: Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) meeting minutes
(1968-2004), Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) and Will Koop reports [ca. 1931-2004], Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve files (1983-2003), Correspondence (1991-2004), Logging and water quality files (1915-2000), Mark Wareing files (1984-1996), General files on Greater Vancouver Watersheds and forest of British Columbia (1908-1995), Coquitlam watershed files (1893-2002), Forest Hydrology research files (1955-1998), SPEC Campaign and public input files (1988-2002).

Koop, Will

William Bartlett, collector

  • AM894
  • Item
  • 1985

The collection consists of a postal cover dated August 16, 1985, commemorating the first official airmail flight in Canada, 1918, dedicated to Capt. Brian A. Peck.

William Beveridge fonds

  • AM1149
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1939

The fonds consists of the birth certificate of Willam Beveridge, two last wills and testaments, a lease for property in California, two photographs and newsclippings.

Beveridge, William

William C. McKee collection

  • AM681
  • Item
  • 1976

The collection consists of a photocopy of a thesis entitled "A History of the Vancouver Park System, 1886-1929" submitted to the University of Victoria in 1976.

William Clark collection

  • AM1421
  • Item
  • 1945

Collection consists of completed rent control forms for the Wartime Prices and Trade Board for a property at 2014 East Pender Street. The forms contain details about the dimensions and layout of the house.

William Curtis Shelly fonds

  • AM163
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1928

The fonds consists of three scrapbooks containing correspondence, photographs, advertising material, certificates and clippings pertaining to Shelly's business and political life.

Shelly, William Curtis

William D. Kipp collection

  • AM6
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1911-1914

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

Kipp, William D.

William Donald M. Sage collection

  • AM896
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1968

The collection consists of manuscripts and published material relating to the Irish Fusiliers of Canada (The Vancouver Regiment) by Capt. W.D.M. Sage, Col. D.F. Spankie and Marcus Cunliffe. The Irish Fusiliers of Canada (The Vancouver Regiment), first known as the 11th Irish Fusiliers, was organized in 1913. Many members served in World War I and World War II. It ceased to be an active unit at the end of 1964. Also included is a nominal role of officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 29th Battalion, 1915.

William Drake fonds

  • AM206
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1914; 1928

The fonds consists of business letter received by William Drake. Letters include: communications from John McClary and other McClary Manufacturing Company officials; letters from various business contacts following the announcement of his resignation; and a letter of appreciation from the A.C. Leslie and Company.

Drake, William E.

William Eadington Graham fonds

  • AM1135
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1979

The fonds consists of Graham's slides of downtown Vancouver, Strathcona and False Creek prior to redevelopment, including before and after views of Gastown and Pacific Centre.

Graham, William Eadington

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

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.

William H. Sharp collection

  • AM297
  • Fonds
  • 1936

The collection consists of notes on the anniversary celebrations.

Sharp, William H.

William Hailstone fonds

  • AM119
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1908

The fonds consists of two price lists and maps showing lots owned by William Hailstone; an indenture between the C.P.R. and Hailstone; and copies of the wills of William Hailstone and his wife, Catherine.

Hailstone, William

William Henry Gallagher collection

  • AM161
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1901

The collection consists of a list of mortgages issued, 1890-1895; a letter to W.H. Gallagher re sewer connection, 1895; and a portion of a letter re the sale of a house, 1901.

Gallager, William Henry

William Henry Johnson collection

  • AM682
  • Item
  • 1908

The collection consists of the marriage certificate of William Henry Johnson (a partner in the Vancouver law firm of Wismer, McGeer and Johnson) and, Mary Ellen Kennedy (a charter member of the Vancouver Music Society).

William Henry Rowling collection

  • AM146
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1889

The collection consists of a poem written by W.H. Rowling in 1851 and a photocopy of his certificate of discharge. There is also the funeral notice of four young men who were killed on Rowling's farm in 1889.

Rowling, William

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