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Newspaper clippings

Subseries contains newspaper clippings which reflect Kennedy's interest in urban planning and in Vancouver's civic political scene.

Personal files

Subseries consists of correspondence and personal essays, as well as photographs, correspondence, notes and reviews related to his books "Vancouver Tomorrow" and "Vancouver - Fight For It or Lose It". Arranged alphabetically.

Subject files

Subseries consists of correspondence, notes and briefs on the third crossing, development in the downtown area and the West End, as well as civic and provincial elections.

Subject files

Subseries includes correspondence, reports, memos, briefs, notices and minutes of meetings relating to Pendakur's career as alderman. Many files highlight his special areas of interest including the waterfront, transportation, False Creek, G...

Blocks 42/52 development

Subseries consists of correspondence and reports re the 1967 proposal by Eaton's and the Fairview Corporation to develop Blocks 42 and 52 in the downtown area. Arranged by subject and chronologically within each subject.

Christ Church Cathedral redevelopment plan

Subseries consists of correspondence, briefs and reports re the 1972 proposal to demolish Christ Church Cathedral and redevelop the property. Arranged by subject and chronologically within each subject.

Special Committee papers

Subseries contains papers on Arbutus and 25th shopping centre, Centennial Project and Gastown/Chinatown development correspondence. Arranged alphabetically.

Subject files

Subseries contains information re blocks 42/52, C.P.R., Fairview Slopes, False Creek, etc. Arranged alphabetically.

Correspondence files

Subseries consists of files which document Sandra Wilking's involvement with multiculturalism and race relations. Arranged chronologically.

Subject files

Subseries consists of files which document Sandra Wilking's involvement with various concerns, specifically multiculturalism, race relations, Chinatown area development, taxes and transit. Arranged alphabetically.


This subseries includes only one piece of correspondence, from Major J. S. Matthews to Woodside thanking him for a recent donation of Woodside's records.


This subseries includes miscellaneous pamphlets and booklet souvenirs collected by Woodside. One interesting item is an election broadside for Louis D. Taylor, former Mayor of Vancouver 1936.


The invitations in this subseries were received by Woodside both in his capacity as alderman and later as a prominent public figure. They range from invitations to community events to state dinners, such as the Civic Luncheon given by City Counci...

Subject files

These records are files compiled by Woodside in his capacity as chairman of the Bridges and Railways Committee and as alderman. The material in the Bridges and Railways Committee files contains information on the construction of the Georgia Viadu...

Vancouver Centennial congratulatory messages

Subseries consists of congratulatory messages from 41 cities and proclamations from 10 cities regarding the Vancouver Centennial. Arranged into two categories: congratulatory messages and proclamations, and in no apparent order within each division.

Administrative files

Subseries consists of notes on banner themes and artists, correspondence, media kits, three reference albums of color photostats of photographs of the banners on city streets and reference slides of banners held in the Archives.


Subseries consists of original banners designed for the Summer Street Banner Program and two banners for the 1997 APEC conference. There are gaps in the sets and in the years covered.

Photographs of banners

Subseries consists of closeup and distant views of banners hanging on posts along West Georgia Street, the Georgia Viaduct, Burrard Street and Burrard Street Bridge and Granville Street and Granville Street Bridge. 1981 and 1982 shots also feature...

Miscellaneous traffic management photographs

Subseries consists of photographs of streets in Downtown (Pender, Beatty, Granville, West Georgia, Robson, Seymour, Nelson), Strathcona (East Hastings, Hawks), Hastings Sunrise (Slocan Street), South Granville and Arbutus Ridge (Eddington Drive, P...

Consultant's data forms with photographs

Subseries consists of records documenting the Second Shaughnessy and Third Shaughnessy photographic inventories conducted by students working for Robert G. Lemon Architects.Records consist of data sheets which include information on the style, arc...

Planning Department photographs

Subseries consists of records documenting the Planning Department's continuation of the Shaughnessy landscape and architectural inventory initiated by Robert. G. Lemon Architecture and Preservation for the Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners ...

Business license case files

Subseries consists of letters of appeal, correspondence with the City Clerk, and relevant excerpts from Council "in camera" minutes, all relating to Council's "in camera" function as the appeal body to the business licensi...

Meeting files

Subseries contains a chronological file of correspondence and other items associated with Council "in camera" meetings.

Subject files

Subseries contains files on issues requiring budgetary approval by Council, including personnel and labour matters. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Aerial survey photographs

Subseries consists of 25 x 25cm b&w photographs, each showing a perpendicular view along the False Creek area of Vancouver. Printed by Lockwood Survey Corporation, Ltd., and Sierra Survey Corporation, Ltd.. Job number 73-126; items 69420-69463...

Civic administration

Subseries consists of records relating to administrative matters of the City at large, including general administration (e.g. organization and structure), Council chamber and personnel matters, civic and non-civic celebratory events (including sis...

Property development

Subseries relates to two types of property: City owned property (its own real estate holdings) and all non-City owned property in Vancouver (as considered through the city planning functions). These files document City Council decision-making on...

Streets, transportation and utilities

Subseries consists of Council reports and other records relating to the following Engineering Department functions: street and highway planning, building and maintenance; traffic engineering (including the planning and street building that went in...

Trade and industry

Subseries consists of records relating to inter-departmental and Council involvement in promoting economic development in Vancouver, further to the increased profile of the city during Expo 86. (In 1977 the Industrial Development Office was estab...

Civic finance

Subseries consists of Council packages (minutes, Manager's reports, budgets, etc.), and a small volume of submissions from internal departments and external organizations, all relating to City Council financial decision-making. Subseries is ...

Civic grants and loans

Subseries consists of documents relating to City Council decision-making on the City's grants to social services organizations, cultural organizations, recreational organizations, and others. Included with some applications are submissions f...

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