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Klondike Steamer collection

  • AM1142
  • Item
  • ca. 19--

Collection consists of a single plan depicting structural details of the vessel.

Marjorie C. Moore collection

  • AM587
  • Item
  • 1977

The manuscript is a study of prostitution in Vancouver using primarily the Police Court calendars and Board of Health minutes.

McNair-Fraser Lumber Company collection

  • AM842
  • Item
  • 1976

The collection consists of a manuscript containing a history of the McNair-Fraser Lumber Company, Vancouver, by David M. Rees-Thomas. In 1906, the McNair Timber Company was incorporated in Vancouver. The timber limits were located in what is now the British Properties of West Vancouver. In 1907, a logging railway was begun by the company and during the same year a partnership was entered into with Russell L. Fraser and the new corporation was known as the McNair-Fraser Lumber Company Ltd. By 1918, the company was out of existence. Robert McNair continued to work in the industry as president of Robert McNair Shingle Company Ltd.

Michael Levenston collection

  • AM924
  • Item
  • 1985

The collection consists of "A Century in Western Canada", a family history of the Izen, Katz, Koenigsberg and related families, by Michael Levenston. The Izen family moved to Vancouver in 1888 and after great struggles opened a fruit store on Canada Street. Etta Izen married Maurice Koenigsberg. There are several descendants living in the Vancouver area.

Morgan Family collection

  • AM197
  • Item
  • 1946

The collection consists of a portion of "Account of a trip taken by Owen Livingstone, 20 June to 11 August, 1946". The portion covers 27 June to 24 July. Owen Livingstone was a relative of J.R. Morgan, who travelled through B.C. to the Queen Charlotte logging camp of J.R. Morgan.

Gordon Mullins collection

  • AM268
  • Item
  • 1935-1939

The collection consists of an account book showing details of clearing brush and burning under contract to City of Vancouver, June to October 1939, and details of some piece-work, June 1935.

Reverend Robert J. Staines collection

  • AM145
  • Item
  • 1853

The collection consists of a letter written on 7 April 1853 to a clergyman in England, probably the Rev. J. Haldane Stewart. It contains references to the Hudson's Bay Company, to company rule, the land grant, and Oregon.

Robert McKay Fripp collection

  • AM228
  • Item
  • 1890

The collection consists of a manuscript account by R.M. Fripp entitled "A Short Expedition in B.C.", detailing the journey to the source of Capilano Creek, 1890.

Fripp, Robert McKay

Robin G. Keirstead collection

  • AM869
  • Item
  • 1984-1985

The collection consists of a research paper by Robin Keirstead entitled "Archives and the City of Vancouver. Major Matthews, City Hall and the Search for a Permanent Home". (Two versions, 1984-1985.)

Rod Snyder et. al. collection

  • AM838
  • Item
  • 1975

"A Study of Point Grey Municipality [1908-1929]", for U.B.C. History Course 404. Submitted by R. Snyder, M. Killam, G. Ingster, M. Nelson, M. Chamberlain, L. Gordon, B. Koehn. Emphasis on political history, disposal of C.P.R. land grant, architecture, and distribution of houses, Shaughnessy Heights planning and development; and public schools and recreational facilities.

Ross Family collection

  • AM496
  • Item
  • 1935

The collection consists of a list of descendants of Marmaduke A. Ross, born in Westchester, New York, in 1782, and Elizabeth Foster of Gagetown, New Brunswick.

Sven (Swain) Sherdahl collection

  • AM532
  • Item
  • 1841-1926

The collection consists of a typescript re Mr. Sherdahl's pioneer days in Kansas and later in Vancouver.

Thomas Charles Hilton collection

  • AM906
  • Item
  • 1877

The collection consists of a commission from James Dunsmuir, Lieutenant-Governor, appointing Thomas Charles Hilton as Notary Public. Contains a wax impression of the Lieutenant-Governor's seal.

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

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.

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.

Willson E. Wintemote collection

  • AM454
  • Item
  • 1960

The collection consists of a one-page history of the development of the ship chandlery business in Vancouver, 1893-1940.

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

Richard H. Pollay collection

  • AM1656
  • Fonds
  • [1983-1986?]

Collection, curated by UBC Professor Emeritus Richard W. Pollay, is composed of marketing materials produced for Expo '86 held in Vancouver (B.C.). The collection is primarily composed of brochures, pamphlets, and bookets pertaining to Expo '86, travel, and tourism. The collection also includes ephemera, a media and advertising plan brief, and an audio cassette and videocassette pertaining to Expo '86 advertising.

Leopold Bentley family fonds

  • AM1636
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1939-1960]

Fonds consists of 92 colour slides showing Bentley family members, the house and garden at 1402 McRae Avenue, the Eburne sawmill site, Vancouver views, house at 1537 Matthews Avenue and homes on 32nd Avenue. Fonds also contains four film reels showing the house at garden at 1402 McRae Avenue, driving cars in Shaughnessy, and men shooting rifles.

Bentley (Bloch-Bauer), Leopold Lionel Garrick

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

Rex Weyler fonds

  • AM1638
  • Fonds
  • June 1972 - October 1973

The fonds consists of photographs taken by Rex Weyler in and around Steveston, B.C., a fishing town on the mouth of the Fraser River. The photographs mostly portray the Japanese Canadian fishing community and include fishermen and their boats, cannery houses and workers, local shops, and the Steves' family home.

Flora M. Thompson fonds

  • AM1603
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2003

Fonds consists of photographs primarily showing the decorative wrought iron hand rails at the entrances of houses in the Marpole neighbourhood. Taken at different periods from 1995-2003, Thompson took these photographs specifically to document the wrought iron detailing and many of these buildings have now been demolished. Other photographs included in this fonds show houses on Beach Avenue downtown boarded up for demolition, Kitsilano Showboat performances, and scenes at Vanier Park in winter.

Thompson, Flora M.

Ray Michal fonds

  • AM1560
  • Fonds
  • 1960, 1966-1991

Fonds documents the professional career of Ray Michal, predominantly his role as managing director of the City Stage Theatre Centre.

The fonds contains records documenting the administration and operations of City Stage, including choosing and developing projects, managing the theatre's facilities, obtaining grant funding from public and private bodies, promoting productions, liaison with the press and other production companies, and production of plays. The fonds also includes records which document Michal's career before and after City Stage, some of which are inter-filed with City Stage records.

The fonds includes a wide variety of business records, such as leases, correspondence, and financial reports; production records such as annotated copies of scripts, prop lists, stage layout designs, and cast photographs; and promotional records, such as press releases and press clippings.

Where it is possible to clearly identify City Stage business and production records, these have been arranged into their own series, seperate from Michal's non-City Stage records.

Michal, Ray

Willson E. Knowlton collection

  • AM350
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1884

The collection consists of miscellaneous papers, primarily agreements and financial papers, relating to the Chinese on the west coast of North America from 1858-1884. The donor also included notes on the collection.

Knowlton, Willson E.

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

William Pierce fonds

  • AM922
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1985

The fonds consists of a biography and reminiscences of William Pierce, and papers relating to his candidacy for Park Commissioner in 1958.

Pierce, William James Gibbs

William Ralph collection

  • AM311
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1895

The collection consists of tax assessments and receipts for property in Kamloops.

Ralph, William

William Taylor fonds

  • AM159
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1952

The fonds consists of two diaries kept mainly while Taylor was in an Australian military hospital. The majority of the entries are for the year 1917, but there are entries as late as January of 1952. Also included is a chronological table of his war service.

Taylor, William Alfred

William Turner fonds

  • AM583
  • Fonds
  • 1907, 1923-1956

The fonds consists primarily of photographs. There is also an account book, 1923-1935; a certificate of inspection for the ship Lorna Doone, 1907; and clippings.

Turner, William Harold

Vancouver County Loyal Orange Lodge No.1 fonds

  • AM1485
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1996

The fonds consists of administrative records, reports, correspondence, minutes, membership registers and publications documenting the operation of the Vancouver County Loyal Orange Lodge No.1. The fonds also contains records created by the affiliated primary lodges and organizations, as well as records of the Grand Orange Lodge of British Columbia.

The fonds is arranged into the following series: Vancouver County Loyal Orange Lodge No. 1 records (1921-1995), Primary lodges of Vancouver County records (1905-1996), Vancouver Royal Black Preceptory No. 802 records (1902-1996), Non-affiliated lodges records (1899-1986), Grand Orange Lodge of British Columbia records (1903-1993), Reports and publications (1928-1996), Certificates and Photographs (1889-1990).

Vancouver County Loyal Orange Lodge No. 1

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

Edward L. Affleck collection

  • AM1145
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1955

Fonds consists of programs, a scrapbook, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and playbills that relate to St. Helens/Point Grey Community Operatic Society. Also present is a typescript history of the Greater Vancouver Operatic Society. The photographs feature various productions that were staged by society.

Affleck, Edward L.

Forwin Bogdan collection

  • AM993
  • Fonds
  • 1906 - 1990

The collection consists of programmes, brochures, newsletters, Christmas cards, certificates and photographs.

Bogdan, Forwin

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

Constance Brissenden collection

  • AM1410
  • Fonds
  • 1992

Fonds consists of a photograph, research notes, a resume, and a biography of sculptor Chung Hung. Brissenden was hired to produce a profile of sculptor Chung Hung. Chung was born in Canton in 1946 and arrived in Canada in 1969. He created several major works in Vancouver. He passed away in 1993.

Brissenden, Constance

Expo 86 collection

  • AM1006
  • Fonds
  • 1985

The collection consists of microfilmed copies of Expo 86 site plans. These include specification books and tender inquiries. Specific EXPO sites include: International Pavilion, Monorail Stations, and the Expo Theatre. An index is provided.

British Columbia Enterprise Corporation

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

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