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Cockfield, Brown and Company Limited collection

  • AM754
  • Item
  • 1934

The collection consists of a report on Traffic and Earnings of Proposed First Narrows Bridge which was prepared in March 1934 and sent to Robinson and Steinman, Consulting Engineers of New York the following month.

Col. Thomas H. Tracy collection

  • AM960
  • Item
  • 1896

The collection consists of a letter of appreciation from the Chinese Merchants' Exchange.

Collingwood Free Library and Bursill Institute collection

  • AM128
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1911-1928

The collection consists of two scrapbooks containing letters, clippings and photographs relating to the Collingwood Free Library and Bursill Institute ca. 1911-1928.

Collingwood Free Library and Bursill Institute

Collingwood Public Library Association collection

  • AM91
  • Fonds
  • 1920

Collection consists of a declaration, dated 26 July, 1920, signed by several residents of Collingwood East, that they intend to form an association to establish and maintain a public library, and a certificate of incorporation of "The Collingwood Public Library Association" issued in Victoria, dated 28 July, 1920.

Colonel Victor Spencer family fonds

  • AM1470
  • Fonds
  • [1925?]-[1964?]

Fonds includes family films shot by various members of the Spencer family, including Col. Victor Spencer, his wife Gertrude, and their children Isabell Louise and Victor Vance Spencer. The films document the family at their homes in British Columbia. Locations include Aberthau in Vancouver, homes in West Vancouver, and some of the family ranches: Earlscourt Ranch in Lytton, Douglas Lake Ranch in Nicola Valley, Pavillion Ranch on Pavillion Mountain, and the Circle S Ranch at Dog Creek. The films document significant family events, holidays, family recreation, and family vacations.

Colonel Victor Spencer family

Comitas Club fonds

  • AM1300
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1997

Fonds consists of minutes and annual reports; Presidents' Council minutes and annual reports; membership data; constitution, by-laws and amendments; members' handbooks; miscellaneous correspondence; press clippings; and memorabilia. Omissions and/or duplications for some time periods do occur.

Comitas Club

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

Common Good Cooperative Association fonds

  • AM62
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1940

The fonds consists of a minute book, organizational correspondence and financial records, reports, printed works, clippings, and a memoir written by Alfred Bingham.

Common Good Co-operative Association

Commonwealth Historic Resource Management Ltd. fonds

  • AM957
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1976

The fonds consists of correspondence, research notes, newsclippings, sketches, photographs and photograph worksheets relating to historic buildings in Vancouver, B.C.

Commonwealth Historic Resource Management

Community Arts Council of Vancouver fonds

  • AM301
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1996

The fonds consists of the records pertaining to a consultation visit to the Community Arts Council (the Comer Report), 1949; constitution and by-laws; minutes and reports; correspondence, financial and fundraising documents; program and exhibition files; and photographs, publications, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, newsletters, promotional materials and similar items.

Community Arts Council of Vancouver

Community Forum on Airport Development fonds

  • AM1541
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2006

The fonds consists of textual material relating to the proposal to build a third runway at Vancouver International Airport and the formation of the Community Forum on Airport Development as a response to the proposed development. Minutes and notes from the Airport Planning Committee from 1973-1976 which included the following attendees: City of Vancouver, GVRD, Municipality of Richmond, Ministry of Transportation and the Fraser River Coalition. Minutes of meetings from the Vancouver International Airport Authority which includes attendees from the following organizations: Environment Canada, Transport Canada, City of Richmond, Fraser River Coalition, City of Vancouver, GVRD Strategic Planning and the Canadian Wildlife Service from 1992-1996. Extensive newspaper clippings regarding the proposed third runway, airport land-use, noise pollution and wildlife management in and around Vancouver International Airport. A variety of publications regarding the proposed expansion including: Transport Canada Information Releases, a GVRD Noise Survey, Environment Canada Bulletins, and Environmental Assessments both provincial and national.
Correspondence to and from the following: Minister of Environment Canada, Minister of Transportation, Office of the Mayor, Fraser River Coalition, Fisheries and Environment Canada, the Sierra Club, Greater Vancouver Citizen's Committee for Noise Abatement and the Ministry of International Business and Immigration as well as form letter.
The Community Forum on Airport Development also produced An Overview of the Contribution made by the Community Forum on Airport Development in Regards to the Proposed Expansion to the Federal Environmental Assessment and Review Panel.

Community Forum on Airport Development

Community Planning Association of Canada, British Columbia Division fonds

  • AM683
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1978

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, reports and financial statements of the Division. Also included are regional conference proceedings, documentation from educational programs, the Action Habitat workshops, and the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board.

Community Planning Association of Canada. British Columbia Division

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

Cornelius Bryant fonds

  • AM24
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1884

The fonds consists of diaries, 1855-1856 and 1878-1882. The latter includes miscellaneous lists of letters sent 1880-1881 and 1883-1884. Also included is a portion of a letter written to his parents shortly after his arrival in Nanaimo in 1857.

Bryant, Cornelius

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

County Court of New Westminster fonds

  • AM200
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1898

The fonds consists of a procedure book of the County Court of New Westminster (1886); a Summons to Juror (1892); papers concerning two cases: Barker vs. Boucher, 1891-1892, and Crosbie vs. Barker, 1892; and several letters addressed to A.E. Beck Esq., Registrar of the County Court, 1898.

British Columbia. County Court of New Westminster

Cpl. W.E. Roonie collection

  • AM539
  • Fonds
  • 1918

The collection consists of a handwritten letter [mechanical?] from King George V re convalescence, an envelope marked "A Message to You from the King", and a fragment from the "Canadian Daily Record" dated 11 October 1918.

W.E. Roonie, Corporal

Crickmay and Bermingham fonds

  • AM164
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1909

The fonds consists of a ledger listing goods in bonded warehouses.

Crickmay and Bermingham

Dal Richards fonds

  • AM1205
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1997; predominant 1970-1986

The fonds is made up of three series: Personal (1923-1986); Music (1933-1997); and Hotel Management (1973-1985). The Personal series contains materials related to Richards' personal life and that of his wife and daughter, including junior high school yearbooks and newspaper clippings. The Music series contains the bulk of the fonds and consists of newspaper clippings, promotional materials, correspondence, awards, photographs, and audio recordings related to Richards music career, covering his time with the Kitsilano Boys Band, the Panorama Roof, the B.C. Lions, and onward. The Hotel Management series contains materials related to Richards career in hotel management and includes certificates and newspaper clippings.

Richards, Dallas Murray

Daniel Chowne collection

  • AM772
  • Item
  • 1982

The paper "The Case for Police Reform: Vancouver 1982" was researched and written for a University of British Columbia history course.

Daniel Gilbert fonds

  • AM816
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1936

The fonds consists of correspondence concerning Gilbert's participation in the 1936 Vimy Ridge pilgrimage, and two books.

Gilbert, Daniel R.

David Davies fonds

  • AM455
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1975

The fonds consists of Davies' working papers and notes for his article "English Bay Branch, C.P.R., Vancouver", and his proposal for a forestry museum "Woodsmoot".

Davies, David L.

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

David Gibson collection

  • AM867
  • Item
  • 1977

The collection consists of an analysis of the 1930 Voters' List by ward and poll, compiled by David Gibson.

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

David Salmond Malcolm Mitchell collection

  • AM120
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1953

Collection contains a program of a concert given by the Central School on 31 October 1899 at the Imperial Opera House; a letter written by David Mitchell in 1949 to Mr. E.B. MacMaster, Secretary, Vancouver Pioneers' Association, commenting on the program; copies of photographs of David Mitchell in 1889 and 1894; and a newspaper clipping dated March 1953 about the 1899 concert.

Mitchell, David Salmond Malcolm

Deadman's Island land use Privy Council records collection

  • AM202
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1911

Collection consists of records arising from various legal proceedings regarding land rights and land use on Deadman's Island. Records include proceedings of an appeal case between the federal and provincial governments before the Privy Council regarding Deadman's Island, a volume of maps presented as exhibits in this appeal, and a report of the Lords of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council regarding this appeal. Collection also includes a judgement of the Lords of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on the appeal of the City of Vancouver vs. the Vancouver Lumber Company (and Theodore Ludgate) and on an appeal from the Court of Appeal of British Columbia. Also included is a receipt for the forwarding of legal documents to the Registrar of the Privy Council in England and correspondence pertaining to the island's lease.

Great Britain. Privy Council

Denys Nelson collection

  • AM441
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1927

The collection consists of notes, clippings, and correspondence relating to Nelson's research into the Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and Father Charles Pandosy. There are also clippings, notes, typescripts and photographs on British Columbia's early history and place names.

Diane Louise Matters collection

  • AM406
  • Item
  • 1973

The collection consists of a photocopy of Diane Matters' graduating essay entitled "The Development of Public Welfare Institutions in Vancouver, 1910-1920", submitted for the Honours History Program at the University of Victoria in 1973.

District One of the Vancouver Conservative Association fonds

  • AM239
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1931

The fonds consists of correspondence, draft constitutions, by-laws for the 1930 Constitution of the Vancouver Conservative Association (District One), and a list of members of the Association as of October 1929.

Vancouver Conservative Association. District One

Dominion Day Celebration Committee fonds

  • AM47
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1904

The fonds contains four volumes of minutes of the Dominion Day Celebration Committee, 1890-1900; included with the minutes are financial statements, reports of the sub-committees, and programme discussions. Relevant clippings are also attached throughout the volumes. The fonds also includes invitations (1887, 1888), programmes (1887-1904), a statement of account held with the Empire Wine Company (1887), and a bank book (1904).

Dominion Day Celebration Committee

Dominion Express Company fonds

  • AM204
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1916; 1965-1967

Fonds consists of various records of the Dominion Express Company. Fonds includes receipt books, a rate book, a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence, and miscellaneous letterhead, envelopes, receipt stubs, ledger sheets, brochures, and other items.

Dominion Express Company

Dominion Map and Blueprint Company fonds

  • AM738
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1976

This fonds consists of three files: miscellaneous correspondence and notes; Sectional Map and Street Directory for 1954, 1957, 1958; Street Index for Maps, Sectional Map and Street Directory for 1958, 1963, 1965, 1966; as well as a large number of maps, in draft and published forms.

Dominion Map Limited (Vancouver, B.C.)

Donald Anderson McGregor collection

  • AM737
  • Item
  • 1961

The collection consists of a 24-page typescript of an address given by McGregor to the B.C. Historical Association, Vancouver Branch, in 1961.

Donald Charleson fonds

  • AM708
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1889

The fonds consists primarily of correspondence and an indenture concerning the awarding of Charleson's first land clearing contract with the CPR in 1889. There is also a birth certificate for Charleson and a letter from Alexander Mackenzie.

Charleson, Donald Brims

Donald Gutstein collection

  • AM562
  • Fonds
  • 1977

The collection consists of a letter and photocopied manuscript entitled "Notes Towards a History of the Ward System in Vancouver".

Gutstein, Donald

Donald J. Henfrey fonds

  • AM880
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1982

The fonds consists of reports, inventories and legal records of Henfrey pertaining to his activities as receiver of Vancouver Safety Deposit Vaults.

Henfrey, Donald J.

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.

Douglas Honeyman fonds

  • AM814
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1968; predominant 1915-1919

The fonds consists of diaries written in trenches, correspondence regarding 29th Battalion activities, photographs, and miscellaneous publications from World War I.

Honeyman, Douglas Ramsey

Douglas Stewart Scott fonds

  • AM1591
  • Fonds
  • [1923-1955], predominant [1926-1939]

Fonds consists of films photographed and collected by Douglas Scott, predominantly documenting his time living in Hong Kong (China), Victoria (B.C.), and Kamloops (B.C.). The majority of the films document the life of an expatriate family in Hong Kong during the interwar period, rural and urban Hong Kong, and later life in Victoria. Subjects include Scott's first wife, Margaret Scott, and daughter, also named Margaret, as well as boats and ships, the ocean, gardens, and examples of the film medium. Some films appear to document Scott's work with the Texas Company (Texaco), the British America Paint Company (Bapco), the Far East Aviation Co., and his own photography supply business (Scott Camera Co.) in Victoria. The films capture a number of noteworthy events, such as the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Victoria in 1939, King George V's Silver Jubilee parade in Hong Kong in 1935, and construction of the Pattullo Bridge in New Westminster (B.C.).

Scott, Douglas Stewart

Downtown Business Association fonds

  • AM374
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1973

The fonds consists of minutes (1940-1970), general files (1946-1968), and files including correspondence, finance, taxes, meetings, committees, membership, publications, liaison with Vancouver organizations, liaison with other organizations (outside of Vancouver), transportation, downtown development, parking, planning, projects, and newsletters (1969 1971).
The fonds is arranged into 3 series: General files, General files with index, and Minutes.

Downtown Business Association

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre collection

  • AM412
  • Item
  • 1979

The collection consists of one paper entitled "An Ordinary Life : Life Histories of Women in the Urban Core", a report by Norma Jean McCallan and Katherine Roback of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. "[11] Chinese, Native and Caucasian senior women from Vancouver's urban core were asked to give their life stories on tape. The histories that emerged tell of immigration experiences, hardship of war, poverty, disability, and hard work." Divided into categories such as "historical events", "Immigration", "Work", "Disabilities", "Women's Conditions", "Government", "Perceptions of Downtown Eastside". The paper is an edited compilation of interviews conducted in the summer of 1978.

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

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

Dr. Edward E. Harper collection

  • AM90
  • Fonds
  • 1919

Collection consists of a copy of a song, "Here's How! Vancouver!!", composed and published by Dr. Edward E. Harper of Vancouver.

Dr. Frank C. McTavish collection

  • AM537
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1940

The collection consists of correspondence re condolences on Dr. McTavish's death in 1936; St. John Ambulance Association honourary life membership, 1909; annual reports of the Women's Institute's Hospital Association for Crippled Children, 1925 and 1926; an annual report for the Crippled Children's Hospital, 1939; a postcard; an unpublished biography, 1940; and a copy of the Vancouver Sun dated 30 November 1929 re the Crippled Children's Hospital.

McTavish, Dr. Frank C.

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

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

E. Herberts collection

  • AM1051
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1933]-1937

Collection consists of one plan of an addition to the Yale Hotel (corner of Granville Street and Drake Street) for James C.C. De Biddle Cope Esq., by W.T. Whiteway, Architect; and three electrical plans of the Bottling Room of Vancouver Breweries Ltd., Gardiner & Mercer, Architects.

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