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Shakespeare Society of Vancouver fonds

  • AM1391
  • Fonds
  • 1993-1995

Fonds consists of newsletters dated 1993-1995. Arranged chronologically.

Shakespeare Society of Vancouver, 1993-

Costain family fonds

  • AM1392
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1911

Fonds consists of a letter of recommendation for James Ernest Costain and a bound record book relating to the Dundas Methodist Church Sunday School. The record book also has entries relating to the Hastings Sunday School and Methodist Church.

Costain family

Fred Thurston fonds

  • AM1398
  • Fonds
  • 1890, 1909-1910

Fonds contains legal records pertaining to land purchased by Andrew Anderson in 1890 and sold to Fred Thurston in 1909. Fonds also includes a property tax assessment for the land for 1910. The land involved was D.L. 301, block 80, lots 16 and 17, located at the junction of New Westminster Road (now Kingsway), St. Catherine's Street and 18th Avenue.

Thurston, Fred

Townley, Matheson and Partners fonds

  • AM1399
  • Fonds
  • 1897-[ca. 1990]; predominant 1919-1974

The fonds consists of architectural drawings, photographs and textual materials related to the partnership's activities surrounding the design and implementation of architectural projects. The majority of the records are graphical in nature. Architectural drawing files specific to a particular project typically contain elevation and perspective drawings related to the design of an initial concept and proposal for the project, incorporations of revisions into the initial concept based on the clients input and practical considerations, detailed plans intended to guide construction work, and annotations and alterations to those plans made during construction. Some of the projects (approximately 1 in 10) did not receive approval to proceede, and contain material relating only to the initial proposal. Project photographs include pre-construction photos taken of the construction site used to assist in the initial planning, progress photographs used in the supervision of construction, as documentation of the techniques and practices used during construction and for reference purposes, and post construction photographs used to document the finished appearance of a project. Photographs were also incorporated into promotional material, as collections of albums shown to prospective clients, and in promotional publications.
The majority of the records relate to projects in the greater Vancouver area. Approximately 100 projects were undertaken on Vancouver Island, primarially in the Victoria region, but also in Duncan, Ladysmith, and Nanaimo.There are also records related to hospital projects in the Fraser Valley, several residences in the Okanagan, as well as two hospital projects in Lethbridge Alta.
Projects initiated between 1919 and 1966 were numbered sequentially as job no. 1 through 1047. Jobs located in Victoria (B.C.) worked on between 1929 and ca. 1932 were numbered sequentially as job no. V-1 through V-14. Two jobs done in Penticton (B.C.) in 1936 are numbered sequentially as job nos. M-1 and M-2. Begining in 1967, projects were assigned a 5 digit job number; the first 2 digits of the job number were the last 2 digits of the calendar year, followed by a hyphen and a 3 digit number (e.g. 67-014). Where known, job nos. have been incorporated into titles at the file and item levels.
The fonds consists of 3 series:
Architectural drawings. -- 1897-1977. ca. 5000 drawings (representing approx. 700 projects).
Miscellaneous records. -- 1919-[ca.1990]. 44 cm of textual and and other material.
Project photographs. -- [189-?]-[1971]. 653 photographs.

Townley, Matheson and Partners

Gladys Schwesinger fonds

  • AM14
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1960

The fonds consists of an unfinished typescript of an autobiography entitled "Beginnings of Wisdom," typescript essays on her early life in Mount Pleasant, and miscellaneous certificates and pamphlets. The Mount Pleasant essays have been published in a pamphlet entitled "Recollections of Early Vancouver in my Childhood, 1893-1912."

Schwesinger, Gladys C.

Salsbury family fonds

  • AM140
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1936, 1961

The fonds includes two typed copies of letters written by W.F. Salsbury [Jr.?] to his wife Sarah describing his experiences on the first train to cross Canada from Montreal to Port Moody; letters to Frederick Salsbury; records pertaining to W.F. Salsbury's appointment as a Justice of the Peace; Masonic certificates; and a scrapbook of letters, invitations and other material relating to the Canadian rowing crew sent to the 1924 Olympic Games (Paris).

Salsbury family

Amy Leigh fonds

  • AM1400
  • Fonds
  • 1921, 1938, 1941-1945, [2000 or 2001]

Fonds contains records pertaining to the Women's Ambulance Corps, including photographs, issues of the Corps' newsletter, newsclippings and a WAC broach. Fonds also includes an album of photographs taken on a trail ride to Tweedsmuir Park in 1938, two photographs of Stanley Park (1921), biographical information on Amy Leigh, and other materials.

Leigh, Amy

Lady Vancouver Club fonds

  • AM1401
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2004

Fonds includes constitution and by-laws, membership lists, presidents' reports, minutes of the annual general meetings, newsletters, miscellaneous records and a small trophy, the "Chimo Award to Lady Vancouver Club for outstanding contribution to Greater Vancouver Tourism September 1980", awarded by the Greater Vancouver Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

Lady Vancouver Club

Edwards family fonds

  • AM1403
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1901-1930]

Fonds contains correspondence, news clippings, photographes related to Edwards family.

Edwards family

Strathcona Residents' Association fonds

  • AM1409
  • Fonds
  • 1992-1996

Fonds consists of correspondence, newsclippings, photographs and a video documenting the Strathcona Front Porch Project.

Strathcona Residents' Association

Frank Elmer Hall collection

  • AM141
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1957

The collection consists of legal papers and maps pertaining to the land holdings of Charles and Rebecca Desormier, Samuel Gintzburger and George W. Fuller. The collection also contains legal papers pertaining to Rickard and Frith (G.F. Frith Co. Ltd.) and assorted legal papers. There are also the manuscripts of two stories by "E.O.R." and Leonard I. Bentley's memoir of Saturday night in Vancouver, 1901.

Hall, Frank Elmer

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

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

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

William McFarland fonds

  • AM1414
  • Fonds
  • 1947, 1970-1993

Fonds consists of publications, reports, proposals, memoranda and other records pertaining to child and family welfare in Vancouver.

McGarland, William D.

Charles Marega fonds

  • AM1416
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1996 [some copied 19--]

Fonds consists of materials gathered by Peggy Imredy in the course of her research on Charles Marega, including notes, articles and clippings on Marega's life and works; correspondence of both Imredy and Marega; photographs of Marega's work taken by Imredy, as well as some photographs of Marega himself; and ca. 25 original drawings and sketches by Marega.

Marega, Charles

Leonard Meyers fonds

  • AM1418
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930-2000]

Fonds contains correspondence, news clippings, photographes related to the writings of Leonard Meyers.

Leonard Meyers

Vancouver Arts and Crafts Association fonds

  • AM142
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1901

The fonds consists of a minute book (1900-1901), which includes membership lists; photographs of an exhibition of members' work in O'Brien Hall, 1900; and miscellaneous other material.

Vancouver Arts and Crafts Association

John Frederick Morgan collection

  • AM1420
  • Fonds
  • 1912, 1926, 1971

Collection consists of "Intercom : 1871-1971 centennial issue", published by B.C. Hydro and Power Authority; "The B.C. Electric employee's magazine : special review number", March, 1926; and a B.C. Electric Railway medallion, with the following inscription on the reverse: "Souvenir, first annual picnic, Hastings Park, Vancouver, July 24-25, 1912".

Morgan, John Frederick

Downtown South Residents' Rights Association fonds

  • AM1422
  • Fonds
  • 1998-2001

Fonds consists of the constitution and by-laws of the Downtown South Residents' Rights Association and correspondence and flyers created or received by the Association.

Downtown South Residents Rights Association

Keith Winterbottom fonds

  • AM1423
  • Fonds
  • 1886, [ca. 1938]

The fonds consists of an issue of the Vancouver Advertiser, v. 1 no. 51 (3 Nov. 1886) and 11 architectural plans relating to a proposed seaplane base at Jericho Beach Air Station. Keith Winterbottom may have participated in the development of the architectural drawings.

Winterbottom, Keith

Robin Hood Mills fonds

  • AM1424
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1926

Fonds consists of correspondence, dock construction contracts, insurance documents, tenders and proposals, reports of various kinds (e.g. tide details), lumber specifications, publications, and architectural drawings relating to the operations of the Robin Hood Mills, and the construction and operation of the Terminal Dock and Warehouse, located in the Vancouver Harbour, north end of Kamloops Street. Dates are: vol. 1 (Nov. 1919 - Aug. 1925); vol. 2 (July 1924 - Feb. 1926); vol. 3 (May 1924 - Feb. 1926). The manager of the Mill and Dock was K. A. McLellan. He corresponded primarily with: Robin Hood Mills head office in Minneapolis (as well as offices in Calgary and Moose Jaw); the International Milling Company, also in Minneapolis; Vancouver Harbour Commissioners; City Engineer's Office; E. J. Ryan Contracting Co. Ltd.; Armstrong, Morrison & Co. Limited Public Works Contractors; etc. All contents are pasted into three large scrapbooks (volume numbers have been assigned by Archives, each volume has stamped numbered pages).

Robin Hood Mills (Vancouver, B.C.)

Vancouver Regional Construction Association fonds

  • AM1425
  • Fonds
  • 1953-2001

The fonds consists mostly of administrative files of the Amalgamated Construction Association and the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, as well as publications, photographs and oral history interviews on audiocassettes. The publications include the ACA newsletter, ACA and VRCA annual reports, Directory and Buyers Guide, Construction Sightlines, and some published briefs and reports. The fonds is arranged into the following series: A.C.A. newsletter (1967-1974); Amalgamated Construction Association Board of Directors (1966-1988); Annual general meetings (1974-1991); Annual reports (1992-2000); Committees (1966-1991); Construction sightlines (1981-1984); Directories (1970-2001); Executive Committee (1966-1989); Miscellaneous files (1967-1992); Miscellaneous photographs (1960-2001); and Predecessor organizations (1953-1965).

Vancouver Regional Construction Association

John William Thomas Smith fonds

  • AM1427
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1934

Fonds consists of incoming letters from Smith's good friend Syd (Sidney Vernon) Harcourt relating primarily to Harcourt's adventures on his scrap gold buying and trading trips throughout Canada. The Harcourt family lived on Gilley Street in Burnaby during the 1920s and early 1930s.

Smith, John William Thomas

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

Howe Sound Hotel fonds

  • AM143
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1908

The fonds consists of the Howe Sound Hotel guest register.

Howe Sound Hotel

Mercer and Mercer Architects fonds

  • AM1431
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1970

Fonds contains photographs and drawings of buildings designed by Mercer & Mercer Architects. Fonds also includes a certificate of registration for Andrew Lamb Mercer from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.

Mercer and Mercer, Architects

Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Arts Society collection

  • AM1432
  • Fonds
  • [19--]

Collection includes a photograph of a street scene dated 1927, possibly taken in Vancouver; a B.C. Electric Electric Railway fare ticket, undated; a blank public opinion survey form on sexual health and education issues produced by the Greater Vancouver Health League and the Junior Board of Trade; a City Archivist's report for 1941; a program entitled "Service Unveiling the Memorial Plaque of the Rev. Charles Montgomery Tate", 1940; and a Christmas card by Rendell Tractor and Equipment Co. Ltd. containing a photograph of Coal Harbour (Burns, Miller, photographers) showing Deadman's Island and the North Shore mountains (193-?).

Herbert Arthur (Bert) Lowes fonds

  • AM1433
  • Fonds
  • [192-]-1996

The fonds consists of records documenting Lowes' involvement in boxing and his career as a coach and referee. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: personal records, subject files (boxing), miscellaneous subject files, and miscellaneous records.

Lowes, Herbert Arthur

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

Save Our Parks Collection

  • AM1436
  • Fonds
  • 2002

The collection consists of views of June's Pond in Musqueam Park, a small reconstituted wetland named in recognition of June Binkert by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.

Junior League of Greater Vancouver fonds

  • AM1439
  • Fonds
  • [192-]-2003

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records of the Junior League of Greater Vancouver, as well as collected items such as newspaper clippings. The records document the activities of the society from its beginnings until the society closed in 2003. The fonds is arranged in twelve series: Administrative records; Anniversaries, Celebrations and awards; Audiovisual records; Committee records; Community project records; Financial records; Fundraising records; Membership records; Minutes; Photographs; Publications; and Scrapbooks and newspaper clippings.

Junior League of Greater Vancouver

John Bell fonds

  • AM144
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1948

The fonds includes Bell's birth and baptismal certificates together with his timber scaler licence application and his memoirs; there are also pencil sketches and sketch maps to illustrate the memoirs. Included is a photograph of a diary page.

Bell, John Warren

Harry D. Bohart collection

  • AM1442
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-1983

The collection consists chiefly of photographs of Crystal Dairy and Palm Dairy collected by Harry Bohart. Fonds also includes miscellaneous printed material, including milk delivery schedules.

Palm Dairy Limited

John Gansner fonds

  • AM1443
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1958

Fonds consists six films made by Gansner. Titles on the containers are: "[Vancouver] Jubilee Parade" (1946, motorcycle escort, marching band, dignitaries in carriage, floats include Margaret McNeil's birthday cake, Veterans of the Boer War, Native Sons of BC Post no.2, Irish Fusiliers, City of Victoria, City of New Westminster, City of Nanaimo; buildings include Ailsa Lodge, 1020 Melville); "Shriners Parade" (1951, buildings in background include Purdy's, 675 Granville Street, Paradise Theatre, 851 Granville Street, Cunningham Drug, 901 Granville Street, possibly Drysdale Building, 577 Granville Street); "Empire Games Opening Ceremonies" (1954); "Empire Games Swimming Pool" [UBC Empire Pool] (1954); "Grey Cup Parade" (1955); "Grey Cup Parade" (1958).

Gansner, John

Peggy Perfitt fonds

  • AM1445
  • Fonds
  • [192-?] - [193-?]

Fonds consists of 40 photographs, mainly of unidentified individuals who may have been related to Peggy Perfitt or who worked at Gault Brothers Ltd., a local textiles manufacturing and sales firm. Some of the photographs were taken on board an unidentified vessel, possibly the Prince George, and some were taken at English Bay. Two photographs show the fire at C.P.R. pier D on July 27, 1938, and two photographs are of the ship Prince George.

Perfitt, Peggy

ARTS Club fonds

  • AM1447
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1993

The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing club memorabilia, composite photographs of club members, and photographs taken at club reunions. Photographs from the 1987 reunion have been arranged in a file entitled 1987 reunion snapshots. All other records have been arranged and described as discrete items.

ARTS Club

Gordon Price fonds

  • AM1449
  • Fonds
  • 1978-2002

The fonds consists of records relating to Gordon Price's work as a member of CROWE during the early 1980s, as well as his participation in the City's research, planning, and evaluation activities regarding transportation and urban development. It is arranged into three record series: Concerned residents of the West End (1978-1986); Freelance writing (1981-1983); and Transportation and city planning (1980-2002). Includes discussion papers, reports, correspondence, news clippings, draft bylaws and legislation, copies of journal articles, and development proposals.

Price, Gordon

James Inglis Reid, Ltd. fonds

  • AM1451
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1996

Fonds consists of records relating to the operation of James Inglis Reid, Ltd. The fonds includes business ledgers which reflect the daily commerce and production of the shop. Ledgers include extensive figures on sausage kitchen production, daily orders, sales, staff hours, and financial statements. The fonds also includes a several samples of invoices, receipts, and correspondence. The fonds contains six series: Sausage kitchen production records, Staff time books, Sales records, Accounts payable and expenses records, Daily order records, and Ephemera.

James Inglis Reid, Ltd.

Green and Huckvale Advertising Ltd. fonds

  • AM1453
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1985

The fonds consists of records relating to the agency's early advertising and public relations projects for various local clients. Includes account management records, correspondence, graphic and advertising copy development records, as well as sample project deliverables. Fonds is arranged into is four series: Client case files - textual and graphic materials (1975-1985); Client case files - sound recordings (1978-1980); Creative design development files (1978-1982); and Expo 86 project [ca. 1985].

Green and Huckvale Advertising

Harry Barratt fonds

  • AM1455
  • Fonds
  • 1924-[2004]; predominant 1941-1959

Fonds consists of records relating to Harry Barratt's architectural designs for buildings, primarily within Greater Vancouver but also across British Columbia. It is arranged in two record series: Architectural drawings (1924-1959) and Reference materials [2004]. Most of the 58 projects represented within this fonds were undertaken by Barratt's own architectural firm.

Barratt, Harry

Madill Garage Co. fonds

  • AM1457
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1942 ; predominant 1940-1942

The fonds consists of financial records in the form of electricity agreements, tax forms, rent receipts, accounts payable and receivable, balance sheets, bank statements, and ledgers. It also includes a form granting signing authority in August 1942 to W.E. Warren s wife, Edna.

Madill Garage Co.

Mon Alex Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM1458
  • Fonds
  • 1945-2003

The fonds include the history, by-laws, rules, accounting ledgers, women's auxiliary agendas and registers, correspondence, speeches, bulletins, banquet programs, certificates and stationery, photographs (many unidentified) and a video relating to children's social activities. The materials that comprise the Mon Alex Club of Vancouver fonds were not arranged in any particular order when they arrived at the Archives.

Mon Alex Club of Vancouver

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

David Engleman fonds

  • AM1461
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1976

Fonds consists of records documenting the musical career of David Engleman, as well as those of friends and associates.

The fonds includes recordings of performances by bands in which David Engleman was a member, including Brain Damage and Ridge Runner. The audio recordings were made at various locations in British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta.

Engleman, David

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