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William Drake fonds

  • AM206
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1914; 1928

The fonds consists of business letter received by William Drake. Letters include: communications from John McClary and other McClary Manufacturing Company officials; letters from various business contacts following the announcement of his resignation; and a letter of appreciation from the A.C. Leslie and Company.

Drake, William E.

William Donald M. Sage collection

  • AM896
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1968

The collection consists of manuscripts and published material relating to the Irish Fusiliers of Canada (The Vancouver Regiment) by Capt. W.D.M. Sage, Col. D.F. Spankie and Marcus Cunliffe. The Irish Fusiliers of Canada (The Vancouver Regiment), first known as the 11th Irish Fusiliers, was organized in 1913. Many members served in World War I and World War II. It ceased to be an active unit at the end of 1964. Also included is a nominal role of officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 29th Battalion, 1915.

William H. Sharp collection

  • AM297
  • Fonds
  • 1936

The collection consists of notes on the anniversary celebrations.

Sharp, William H.

William Keene fonds

  • AM250
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1942

The fonds consists of typewritten transcripts of William Keene's writings, entitled "The North Shore, Burrard Inlet," and "North Vancouver Early History 1871-1900." Fonds also includes photostat copies of some of his writings regarding Alert Bay.

Keene, William L.

William Malkin fonds

  • AM237
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1870]-1959

The fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, and legal papers relating to W.H. Malkin and Company of Vancouver, as well as scrap books containing material relating to W.H. Malkin's interests, political career and speeches.Fonds includes photographs depicting the Malkin family, W.H. Malkin at various public functions during his term as Mayor, and travel views.

Malkin, William Harold

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.

William McNeill fonds

  • AM46
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1918

The fonds consists largely of correspondence with John Hendry and includes related materials such as reports, maps, brochures, and legal and financial records; the fonds also includes correspondence with employees, lawyers, bankers, and federal and provincial government officials.

McNeill, William

William Orson Banfield fonds

  • AM427
  • Fonds
  • 1834-1982

The fonds consists of business records of the Banfield family's insurance companies, papers from Banfield's university days, and papers relating to his volunteer activities, especially with the Vancouver General Hospital. There are also scrapbooks, photographs and clippings. Photographs depict family life, travels and Banfield's public life as a Rotarian, a civic official and a trustee at Vancouver General Hospital.
The fonds is arranged into 8 series: Business records, Certificates and company posters, Civic and personal matters, Photographs, Publications relating to Vancouver General Hospital, Scrapbooks and news clippings, University papers, and Vancouver General Hospital Records.

Banfield, William Orson

William Ralph collection

  • AM311
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1895

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

Ralph, William

William Walker Fraser family fonds

  • AM1375
  • Fonds
  • 1828-1958

Fonds consists of vital records, correspondence, photographs, greeting cards and newspaper clippings of the William Walker Fraser family, including of grandparents who lived in Scotland.

Fraser, William Walker

Wilson family fonds

  • AM362
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1974

The fonds consists of personal papers and church records (including sermons) of George Halford Wilson, and papers (correspondence, reports, scrapbooks) from Halford David Wilson's business and political life. Fonds includes photographs of St. Michael's Anglican Church, civic activities of Halford David Wilson, and various neighbourhood and city scenes, including airport views.

Wilson family

Women's Christian Temperance Union, Uneeda Branch fonds

  • AM764
  • Fonds
  • 1902, 1929-1962

The fonds consists of a letter to Mrs. S.H. Brown (1902), minute books, financial records and clipping books. The clipping books contain mainly newspaper clippings but also include some other items, such as membership directories, convention programs, stickers and photographs. Most of the books are also annotated with hand-written quotations and comments.

Women's Christian Temperance Union. Uneeda Branch

Women's Committee of the Vancouver Symphony Society fonds

  • AM1112
  • Fonds
  • [1947]-1988

The fonds consists of the records of the Women's Committee and document its activities in support of the society. It contains minutes, financial records, annual reports, membership records, newsletters, fund-raising and social event records, photographs and scrapbooks.

Women's Committee of the Vancouver Symphony Society

Yamamoto family fonds

  • AM103
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1922-1925]

The fonds consists of bills and invoices of the Yamashima Cafe and a school notebook of Bunjiro Yamamoto.

Yamamoto family

Grippo family fonds

  • AM1269
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1959

Fonds consists mainly of official documents relating to the immigration and citizenship status of Giovanni Grippo and his son Theodore. Document types include immigration and naturalization documents, citizenship papers, one Italian passport, marriage certificates, and correspondence relating to company service and retirement benefits. Fonds also include photographs and two religious prints.

Grippo family

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation fonds

  • VPK
  • Fonds
  • 1888-2001

Fonds consists of the following record series, all related to parks and recreation administration functions and listed by creating offices to the divisional level.
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation
----Accounting ledgers, 1958-1969, series 67
----Analysis ledgers, 1912-1952, series 91
----Annual reports, 1911-2001, series 609
----Architectural and landscape plans, 1912-1988, series 98
----Board minutes, 1888-1987, series 76
----Board minutes indexes, 1892-1913, 1928-1975, series 77
----Buildings and insurance record, 1933, series 96
----Central Registry files, 1973-1987, series 93
----City parks: plans and development, 193-?, series 497
----Committee minutes, 1912-1961, series 64
----Comptroller's subject files, 1924-1980, series 84
----Correspondence, 1904-1967, series 81
----Correspondence registers, 1915-1918, 1964-1972, series 80
----Detail ledgers, 1952-1959, series 90
----Disbursement ledgers, 1913-1930, series 92
----General ledgers, 1910-1970, series 89
----Journals, 1912-1948, series 100
----Legal agreements and expense reports, 1896-1958, series 88
----Miscellaneous ledgers, 1912-1963, series 173
----Miscellaneous personnel records, 1913-1932, series 99
----Moving images, 1930-1980, series 652
----Newsclippings and photographs, 1911-1957, series 97
----Notes to Board minutes, 1916-1965, series 78
----Payroll files, 1930-1951, series 94
----Photographs, ca.1910-1972, series 625
----Publications in City Publications Collection, 1915-1997, series 608
----Receipt book, 1929-1974, series 68
----Records of Park Board police badges, 1929-1934, series 95
----Safety Committee minutes, 1970-1972, series 66
----Site subject files, 1913, 1950-1971, series 65
----Supervisor of City Beaches and Pools' subject files, 1945-1970, series 83
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Administrative and Revenue Services Division
----Director's Board meeting agendas, 1964-1974, series 79
----Director's operational subject files, 1979-1986, series 18
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Operations and Maintenance Division
----Director's subject files, 1967-1976, series 87
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Planning Division
----Facilities development photograph albums, 1985-1989, series 624
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Recreation Division
----Director's subject files, 1970-1976, series 86
----Slides, 1950-198-?, series 281
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Superintendent
----Outward correspondence, 1937-1940, series 85
----Subject files, 1970-1976, series 82

Vancouver Park Board

Adrian Hamel collection

  • AM844
  • Fonds
  • 1973

The collection consists of selections from the research paper on Vancouver buildings, including the Medical-Dental Building, the old and new Federal Building, the Customs and Excise Warehouse, Holy Rosary Church, Hotel Vancouver and the Winch Building.

Andrea B. Smith collection

  • AM405
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1976

The collection consists copies of essays written by Smith on the origins of the Non Partisan Association civic political party, and the history of Mount Pleasant.

Areta Sanders collection

  • AM402
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The collection consists of Mrs. Sanders' essay, "To Consider the Proposal to Amalgamate the City and District of North Vancouver and whether this has been proved an unworkable proposition", written for a local history course at Capilano College in 1976.

August Jack Khahtsahlano collection

  • AM102
  • Fonds
  • 1938

Collection consists of a declaration made on 6 August, 1938, in the presence of John Burling Roberts, Barrister and Notary Public, at the City Hall, and signed by August Jack Khahtsahlano.

Baha'i Faith Group collection

  • AM534
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1975

The collection consists of a copy of the summary of the beginning of Baha'i faith on the Sunshine Coast, 1975.

British Columbia, Legislative Council collection

  • AM179
  • Fonds
  • 1865

The collection consists of a copy of No. 10. An Ordinance to amend the Dues leviable at the Port of New Westminster [18th March, 1865.]. It is signed by Charles Good, Clerk, Arthur N. Birch, Presiding Member, and Frederick Seymour, Governor.

C.H. Coolidge collection

  • AM475
  • Fonds
  • 1912

The collection consists of a photocopy of H.S. Palmer's "Our Men of Affairs", cartoon portraits of Vancouver's leading businessmen in 1912.

Helen Alexander fonds

  • AM1325
  • Fonds
  • 1986-1989

Fonds consists of photographs by Helen Alexander documenting Vancouver's "Walks for Peace" (also called "Peace Walks" and "Peace Marches") of 1986, 1987 and 1989. The 1986 photographs show the participants gathering at B.C. Place Stadium and the rally at Sunset Beach (including a view from the Burrard Street Bridge). The 1987 photographs show the crowd gathering at Kitsilano Beach (including a closeup of a group of individuals with "Veterans Against Nuclear Arms"). The 1989 photographs show the "End the Arms Race" banner at the front of the parade (on Cornwall Avenue at Cypress Street), and show the following organizational banners among crowds: "Veterans Against Nuclear Arms", "Esperanto por paco: world language for peace", "Christ Church Cathedral", "Shaughnessy Heights United [Church]", "Greenpeace", "Association of United Ukrainian Canadians", "Workers Benevolent Association", "South Surrey White Rock Peace Education Group", "Quakers", "The Vancouver Folk Song Society", "Students Peace Activist Movement", and numerous others. Fonds also includes two 1988 Remembrance Day photographs showing veterans showing Norman Hoye (former Air Force Colonel) and Thomas Dryden Stewart (Army Sergeant), among others.

Alexander, Helen

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

Bloomfield [Blomfield] family fonds

  • AM973
  • Fonds
  • 1847-1985

The fonds consists of the papers and artworks of James Blomfield, as well as extensive research notes and other papers relating to him; the papers and artworks of Edgar Bloomfield, which include some information relating to the Interior Land Syndicate and the Canada Power Generating Machine Co. Ltd.; records of Joan Bloomfield, including her recollections of her childhood and family life, as well as extensive papers on her work during World War II, and files relating to her postwar search for employment and career, including work on the Kemano project. The fonds also contains extensive research records on James Blomfield compiled by Doris Munroe. The fonds also contains lantern slides depicting family events, Bloomfield at work, and examples of stained glass. The fonds is arranged in 6 series: James Blomfield papers; Emily Caroline "Cara" Tompson collection; Books; Doris Munroe research files; Joan Bloomfield collection and Artworks.

Bloomfield family

British Columbia Electric Railway Company fonds

  • AM321
  • Fonds
  • 1889-[ca.1897], 1923-1964

The fonds includes a general history, including organizational charts; appraisals of property; records pertaining to a public utilities commission inquiry into rates and property; reports on the mainland power system and financial reserves; drawings of street railway track details (1889-ca.1897); promotional materials on public transit; and photographs of motor and trolley buses, staff, and educational and promotional events of the B.C.E.R.

British Columbia Electric Railway Company

George Vancouver collection : 1790-1795

  • AM747
  • Fonds
  • 1790-1795

The collection consists of copies of records held at the British Library, London, England relating to the voyage of Captain George Vancouver's Discovery and the tender Chatham, 1791-1795. Included in the collection are papers, journals and logbooks.

Chatham (Ship)

29th (Vancouver) Battalion Association fonds

  • AM483
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919, 1981, 1992

The fonds consists of 29th official war diary, postmaster's register, nominal rolls, personal diaries of Joseph Falconer, Fred Hinchcliffe (P.O.W.) and John F. Frost (stretcher-bearer) and miscellaneous papers and photographs. Also included is a list of 29th Battalion members compiled in 1981.

Canada. Canadian Armed Forces. Battalion, 29th

Arthur Morton collection

  • AM860
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1984

The collection consists of family history and genealogical material concerning the descendants of John Morton (b.1764); copy of a letter from John Morton (b.1834); copies of letters from Joseph Morton, Vancouver real estate broker, to Beaumont Morton, 1913-1926; photographs.

Morton, Arthur

Amy Edwards collection

  • AM378
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1931

The collection consists of various issues of "Store Topics", the internal employees' publication of David Spencer Limited.

Edwards, Amy

Fred Hancock collection

  • AM384
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1974

The collection consists of two planning studies written by Fred Hancock.

Hancock, Fred

Gillian Roberts collection

  • AM401
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1976

The collection consists of two student essays, "The Point Atkinson Lighthouse" and "The Burrard Inlet Pilotage 1879-1920 and the Caulfeild Pilot Station". There is also a photocopy of an indenture transferring Caulfeild lands in 1912.

Roberts, Gillian

Granville Townsite collection

  • AM839
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1905

The collection consists of copies of documents concerning Granville townsite, and subsequent contention between the City of Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia, and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. The documents may have been presented in an action before the Supreme Court in 1905.

Ernest Whitaker collection

  • AM997
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1970

The collection consists of price lists and the text of the Pelagic Sealing Treaty (1911).

Whitaker, Ernest

Elisabeth Rogers collection

  • AM439
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1916

The collection consists of two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings. One deals with the Women's Canadian Club of Vancouver, 1909-1917 and the other with local and business issues, 1914-1916.

Rogers, Elisabeth

Mary Horner collection

  • AM254
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1958

The collection consists of miscellaneous material on the Kitsilano area: the yearbook for 1929 of St. Mark's Church, the obituary of John Hood, a Kitsilano pioneer, his photograph, and a newspaper photograph of Kitsilano beach in the early days. In addition, there is a 1958 federal voters' list for Kitsilano.

Horner, Mary

Sheila Neville collection

  • AM807
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1975

The collection consists of material pertaining to community theatre in Vancouver, specifically the Vancouver Little Theatre Association. Collection includes histories, play production records, lists of officers, notes, play scripts, and publications.

Vancouver Little Theatre Association

Caple family collection

  • AM535
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1940

The collection consists of a school letter from Norman Caple to his mother in 1873, a Kitsilano Co-operative Society passbook, 1938-1944 re Edith Caple's transactions in the Co-op, and newsclippings re Caple family, 1934 and 1940.

Caple family

Gow Family collection

  • AM195
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1837-1889

The collection consists of a scrapbook of clippings, notes and pictures concerned, for the most part, with Methodism in the United Kingdom, ca. 1837-ca. 1870, which appears to have been compiled by S.A. Redshaw of Bourne, Lincolnshire. There are also two certificates issued by the Guelph Public Schools to Alexander Gow and Walter Gow.

Gow family

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.

Jamison Family collection

  • AM184
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1901

The collection consists of photocopies of legal papers and letters submitted as evidence in the case of Smith vs. Jamison, heard at the Vancouver Assize on 20 November 1919.

Jamison family, James

Bruce Russell collection

  • AM836
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1975; predominant 1967-1972

The collection consists of correspondence, studies, reports, clippings and other material on diverse topics related to city planning and citizens action groups in the Kitsilano, Jericho, Point Grey and University of British Columbia areas of Vancouver.

Russell, Bruce

Alexander J. Stuart collection

  • AM196
  • Fonds
  • 1905

The collection consists of a writ of Summons and two letters concerned with an attempt by Dr. Stuart to collect his fees for medical aid rendered to an injured employee of the Great Northern Railway.

Stuart, Alexander J.

G.H. Moyls collection

  • AM1031
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1950

Fonds consists of 13 scrapbooks of press clippings of Vancouver amateur sporting events for the period 1940 to 1950 and one scrapbook of press clippings, pamphlets, etc. of the coronation of King George VI, 1937.

Moyls, G.H.

George Henry Keefer collection

  • AM443
  • Fonds
  • 1936

The collection consists of George Keefer's memoirs of his life and work in various British Columbia and American locations. The recollections were written in 1936.

Keefer, George Henry

Grace Melville Green collection

  • AM445
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1954

The collection consists of ticket stubs and miscellaneous letters relating to the Vancouver Horse Show 1908, 1909, 1926.

Frank Archibald Haines collection

  • AM899
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1945

The collection consists of a discharge certificate, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1919; discharge certificate, Canadian Army, 1945; tradesmen's qualifications certificate; and document case.

Haines, Frank Archibald

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