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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.

Elizabeth Flaherty fonds

  • AM18
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1964

The fonds consists of miscellaneous records, newspaper clippings and pamphlets, including pilot's licence and an Air Pilotage Work Book; includes photographs of Flaherty.

Flaherty, Elizabeth

William D. Kipp collection

  • AM6
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1911-1914

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

Kipp, William D.

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

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.

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

Robert Kerr fonds

  • AM35
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1885

The fonds consists of the ship's log, which includes entries from Liverpool to Panama, Panama to Victoria, Victoria to Burrard's Inlet, and San Juan Island.

Robert Kerr (Ship)

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.)

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.)

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

Eva Matsuzaki collection

  • AM833
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1974

Collection consists of records documenting the early study phase of the project to re-purpose the old provincial court house which eventually resulted in creation of the present home of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Records consist of a photographic survey of the interior and exterior prior to renovations, a two-part feasibility report prepared for the City in 1974, and architectural drawings of the courthouse from original construction through a number of additions and renovations to the early 1970s.

Matsuzaki, Eva

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

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

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.

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

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

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

British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

  • AM322
  • Fonds
  • 1974

The collection consists of a brief history and also outlines electric rates, gas service, passenger transportation, financing and organization.

British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

British Columbia Telephone Company fonds

  • AM339
  • Fonds
  • 1871-1966

The fonds consists of a company history, 1870-1939; McMicking letterbooks, 1871-1911; financial records of various telephone companies, 1885-1960; engineers' field books, 1912-1966; newspaper clippings, 1891-1907; general records, 1903 -1954; commercial surveys 1929 -1950; and photographs, [ca. 1915] -1954.
The fonds is arranged into 8 series: British Columbia Telephone Company commercial survey, Engineers field books, Financial records of various telephone companies, General records, Historical records, Newspaper clippings, Robert Burns McMicking letterbooks, and photographs.

British Columbia Telephone Company

Badminton Hotel fonds

  • AM395
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1898

The fonds consists of the guest register (1897-1898) of the Badminton Hotel.

Badminton Hotel (Vancouver, B.C.)

Placer Development Limited fonds

  • AM575
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1973

The fonds consists of minutes from various inactive mining companies associated with Placer Development Limited including American Placers Inc., 1937-1951; Asnazu Gold Dredging Limited, 1934-1952; Birkett Creek Mine Operations Ltd., 1958-1963; Centennial Mines Ltd., 1956 1962; Nechi Consolidated Dredging Limited, 1936-1955; and insurance analyses of Placer Development Limited, subsidiary and associated companies, 1962, and Canadian Exploration Limited, 1954. Additional records show share allotments and issuance of Bulolo Gold Dredging Ltd. of New Guinea, 1930 1952. Also included are minutes styled W. A. Freeman (predating Placer's incorporation) 1926-1931; and minutes 1931-1973, and 1937-1943.

Placer Development

Ralph Dorland collection

  • AM266
  • Item
  • 1858

The collection consists of a copy of the certificate of marriage issued 26 October 1858 to Stephen Henry Dorland and Mary Jane Greene of Prince Edward County, Ontario.

Stephen Golder collection

  • AM265
  • Item
  • 1928

The collection consists of a letter written to Stephen Golder by Will Ferris in November 1928 containing information about the S.S. "Beaver".

Eric Chown fonds

  • AM422
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1968

The fonds consists of four scrapbooks assembled by Chown. Two of them cover his tenure with the Citizenship Court (1960-1968), another deals with the War Savings Committee (1940-1942), and the last contains certificates of distinction presented to Chown as well as clippings, programs, photographs (of Kiwanis Club activities and Barbara Ann Scott) relating to the Chown family, Samuel Dwight Chown, and the United Church.

Chown, Eric Vickers

Marpole Baptist Church collection

  • AM355
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1973

The collection consists of excerpts from organizational meetings for the establishment of a Baptist Church at Eburne, 1910-1911, history of the church, 1911-1961, general information and photographs.

Marpole Baptist Church

C.B.K. Van Norman fonds

  • AM755
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1955

The fonds consists of over 500 sets of architectural drawings executed between the years 1930 and 1955. The majority of the plans are for buildings in the Greater Vancouver area. The fonds is arranged by job.

C.B.K. Van Norman, Architect

Robert Barker collection

  • AM357
  • Item
  • 1890

Collection consists of a certificate naming Robert Barker as Public Notary, Vancouver.

Mrs. C.T. Major collection

  • AM352
  • Item
  • 1909-1955

The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings re Vancouver pioneer families. It includes several articles on individuals connected with the fishing industry - Robert Draney, George Alexander, William Henry Barker, John Rowan and Charles Splan, and a list of B.C. salmon packed, 1897.

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.

Dorothy Burnett collection

  • AM348
  • Item
  • 1905

The collection consists of an Agreeement of Sale for the north half of Lot 1 of Block 5 of District Lot 185.

A.J. Ingram collection

  • AM347
  • Fonds
  • 1917

The collection consists of photocopies of two newsclippings and a letter relating to the sinking of the British transport "Cameronia" in the Mediterranean in April 1917.

Ingram, A.J.

Simon Mackenzie fonds

  • AM345
  • Fonds
  • 1915

The fonds consists of correspondence, 1915, relating to designs for portable housing and an anti-submarine boom utilizing B.C. cedar, which S.F. Mackenzie was offering to the Imperial forces.

Mackenzie, Simon F.

Vancouver Poetry Writers' Group collection

  • AM344
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1925

The collection consists of two scrapbook anthologies, one anthology of "Verses from a Surgeon's Diary" by Lacklan Macmillan and five booklets containing poetry by members of the group.

Vancouver Poetry Writers' Group

John E. Walker collection

  • AM346
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1966

The collection consists of photocopies of a memoir written by Dr. John E. Walker about J.A.R. Homer and a scrapbook.

Walker, John E.

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