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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

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

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

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society fonds

  • AM1068
  • Fonds
  • 1981-[2009]

Fonds consists of the following records:

S1 - Records of the Administration Committee
S2 - Records of the Board of Trustees
S3 - Records of the Building Committee
S4 - Records of the Documentation Committee
S5 - Records of the Education Committee
S6 - Records of the Executive Director's Office,
S7 - Records of the Finance Committee
S8 - Records of the Fundraising Committee
S9 - Records of the Garden Committee
S10 - Records of the Gift Shop
S11 - Records of the Government Relations Committee
S12 - Records of the Landscape Committee
S13 - Records of the Maintenance and Repairs Committee
S14 - Records of the Membership Committee
S15 - Records of the Nominations Committee
S16 - Records of the Public Programs/Newsletter Committee
S17 - Records of the Public Relations Committee
S18 - Records of the Volunteer Committee
S19 - Architectural drawings

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society

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

Jane Wolsak fonds

  • AM1681
  • Fonds
  • 1998-2010

The fonds consists of fifteen sketchbooks containing courtroom illustrations done by Jane Wolsak. The sketches depict participants in civil and criminal proceedings in both provincial and federal courts held in the greater Vancouver region between 1998 and 2010. Some of the sketches were licensed to newspapers and television news broadcasters for inclusion in their reporting.
Wolsak covered many high profile trials during this period, including the trials of Kelly Ellard and Warren Glowatski for the murder of Reena Kirk; Ajaib Singh Bagri, Ripudaman Singh Malik and Inderjit Singh Reyat for the Air India bombings; and Robert ‘Willie’ Picton for the murders of twenty-seven women. Complete listings of the covered trials are included in the respective descriptions for the individual sketchbooks.

Wolsak, Jane

Richard Dopson fonds

  • AM1572
  • Fonds
  • 1980-[2010?]

Fonds consists of records documenting Richard Dopson's involvement in gay athletics and other community activities in Vancouver. The records document his work as a leader in groups within Vancouver's gay community and as one of the principal organisers of Gay Games III, held in Vancouver in 1990. The records were acquired and created by Richard Dopson through his work with the Metropolitan Vancouver Athletics and Arts Association, the Vancouver Gay Volleyball Association, the Federation of Gay Games, and Team Vancouver, and document the administration and operations of these associations.

The fonds includes a variety of types of textual records, photographs, posters, and sound and moving image recordings.

Dopson, Richard

City of Vancouver Archives documentary art collection

  • AM1562
  • Fonds
  • 1822 - 2010

The City of Vancouver Archives documentary art collection consists of visual art works relating to the social, political, cultural and artistic history of Vancouver. Items in the collection include original works of art (acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings; drawings; cartoons; and illuminations), original prints, and sculptures.

The works in the City of Vancouver Archives documentary art collection are differentiated from other categories of art by their emphasis on factual, objective representation rather than conceptual or interpretive representation. Each item in the collection represents a notable person, site, or event.

Vancouver (B.C.). Archives

Yaletown Productions Inc. fonds

  • AM1553
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2010

Fonds consists of completed films, raw footage, textual records, and other materials related to the production of films produced by the various film production companies that Collier has been involved with throughout his film career. Fonds is organized into eight sousfonds according to creator. Each sousfonds, is in turn organized into series according to production project.
-Michael Collier personal records sousfonds
-Tommy Tompkins Wildlife Films sousfonds
-New Horizon Films Ltd. sousfonds
-North Wind Films Ltd. sousfonds
-Yaletown Productions Inc. sousfonds
-Yaletown Entertainment Corp. sousfonds
-Urban Safari Films Inc. sousfonds
-Post Digital Works Inc. sousfonds

Yaletown Productions Inc.

Dunbar History Project fonds

  • AM1533
  • Fonds
  • 1998-2010

Fonds consists of records created by the Dunbar Historical Society in the process of writing a book: "The Story of Dunbar: Voices of a Vancouver Neighbourhood" (2006).

Records include audio tapes of interviews, some transcriptions of the interviews, notes and other information gathered at the time of the interviews, organizational records of the Dunbar History Project, other research carried out for the purpose of writing the book, photographs gathered from interviewees, as well as other research sources used for the writing of the book.

The fonds is divided into two series following the arrangement used by the creators; the Administration records and Research records. Each series is further organized into subseries:

Administration records:
-History committee records
-Fundraising records

Research records:
-History resources subject files
-Interview tapes
-Interview worksheets and transcriptions
-Photographs

Dunbar History Project

Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) fonds

  • AM1550
  • Fonds
  • 1995-2011; predominant 2002-2011

Fonds contains records documenting the planning and execution of the 2010 winter games. Records are related to the following functions and activities:

General administration and governance of VANOC, including finances, human resources, legal services, and meetings of VANOC's Board and committees.

Establishing requirements and designs for sporting and non-sporting venues, overseeing construction and of new venues and modification of existing venues for the games.

Providing required sporting infrastructure, including timing and scoring, information and communications systems, medical services, anti-doping testing and accreditation.

Recruiting and coordinating volunteers

Generating revenue through corporate sponsorships, licensing, merchandising, and event ticketing. Managing relations with sponsors and partner organizations, and monitoring for infringements of copyrights, trademarks, and other exclusive commercial rights.

Marketing and communications to establish to establish the overall "look and feel" of the games, manage relations with broadcasters, media, and the press, and the planning and execution of non-sporting events, including ceremonies, the Torch Relay, and the Cultural Olympiad programme.

Overseeing relations with partner governments (federal, provincial, municipal and First-Nations ) and National Olympic and Paralympic Committees.

Providing support services, including transportation, accommodations, food and beverages, cleaning, security, snow removal and similar services.

Note that not all of the records received from VANOC have been processed. Presently, the following series are available:

S01 - VANOC Central records

VANOC

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

The British Columbia Sugar Refining Company fonds

  • AM1592
  • Fonds
  • 1657-2011 (predominant 1890-1999)

Fonds consists of records which document a wide range of functions and activities of The British Columbia Sugar Refining Company, Limited, its holding company, BC Sugar Refinery, Limited, and various subsidiaries. The functions and activities include: corporate governance and capitalization; shareholder relations; acquisition, management and oversight of subsidiaries and other investments; liaison with stakeholders, including other sugar manufacturers; research on sugar beet production and sugar refining; international sugar trading; development and maintenance of production facilities; promotion of sugar use by consumers; and financial, human resources, and other administrative activities that supported the operations of the Company.

The records include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, a variety of types of financial records, laboratory analysis and refining records, photographs of staff and facilities, marketing artwork, publications, and technical and architectural plans of various refineries and mills. Much of the audio visual material documents the sugar industry, with emphasis on refineries and sugar plantations owned by BC Sugar and its subsidiaries.

The British Columbia Sugar Refining Company, Limited

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

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

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

Vancouver International Folk Dancers (VIFD) fonds

  • AM1677
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2015

The fonds consists primarily of records documenting the operation of the Vancouver International Folk Dancers (VIFD) from 1959 to 2015. Records reflect the major functions and activities involved in running the VIFD, including program planning and delivery, management of the group, internal and external communications, and financial management. Types of documentation include meeting minutes, correspondence, administrative files, financial reports and statements, program files, newsletters and photographs.

The fonds is arranged into the following series: Administrative files (1979-2015), Program files (1959-1999), Minutes and financial statements (1983-2004), Membership records (1969-2004), Newsletters ( 1979-2000) and Club files (1959-1983).

Vancouver International Folk Dancers

Records of Councillor Bruce Yorke

  • S713
  • Series
  • 1964-2015

Series consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and reports pertaining to Yorke’s work and interests as a City of Vancouver Councillor. Also included are records relating to the 1967 Fishermen’s Strike in Prince Rupert, the Vancouver Tenant’s Association, and records that document the advent of COPE.

Yorke, Bruce

Toni Cavelti fonds

  • AM1670
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2016

Fonds consists of design materials and drawings, promotional materials, correspondence related to the design of a necklace for Queen Elizabeth, a copy of a CBC documentary about Cavelti and a short unpublished autobiography. These records relate to Cavelti's activities as a jeweler and business owner in Vancouver, as well as his personal life.

Cavelti, Toni

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.

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.)

City publications collection

  • PUB
  • Fonds

Collection consists of published items issued by the City of Vancouver, including items issued by its other agencies and predecessors - i.e., the Municipality of Point Grey, the Municipality of South Vancouver, the Park Board, the Vancouver Police Department, the Vancouver Public Library, and the Vancouver School Board. The collection also includes items published by external bodies where the City contributed content, or the publication was commissioned by the City.

City of Vancouver Archives library collection

  • Fonds

The City of Vancouver Archives library collection is meant to complement our archival holdings. The collection's primary purpose is to support research at the Archives by staff and patrons. It contains books on British Columbia history especially those that focus on the history of the Greater Vancouver area and the people who live and work there. Special topics in the collection include books on forestry and fishing and other books that explore the economic history of the City of Vancouver. The collection also includes current Archival practical and academic resources as well as more than five hundred monographs collected and annotated by the first City Archivist, Major James Skitt Matthews.

Jonathan Miller collection

  • AM291
  • Fonds

The collection consists of biographical data on Jonathan Miller.

Miller, Jonathan

Robert Baird collection

  • AM865
  • Item

The collection consists of a photocopy of Robert Baird's reminiscences, from 1815 to 1868, including a description of his travels on Vancouver Island and in the Lower Mainland, ca. 1859 (see pages 25-30).

Tommy Howard collection

  • AM863
  • Item

The collection consists of a poem written by Tommy Howard (b. 1879, d. 1962) entitled "My Homeland Calling", about Vancouver, ca. 1950.

John Kirkhope collection

  • AM714
  • Item

The collection consists of a transcript by John Kirkhope, detailing the history of the choir.

City of Vancouver Archives pamphlet collection

  • AM1519
  • Fonds

Collection consists of published items collected by the City of Vancouver Archives. The items in this collection document many of the social and cultural events which have taken place in and around the City of Vancouver from 1860 to the present, and include: brochures, programs, advertising broadsheets, political commentaries, calling cards, menus and more.

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