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Yucho Chow Community Archive collection

  • AM1688
  • Fonds
  • 2011-Sept. 2021

Collection consists of records collected and created by Catherine Clement throughout her ten-year research project on Yucho Chow and Yucho Chow Studio, which led to the 2019 exhibition Chinatown Through a Wide Lens: The Hidden Photographs of Yucho Chow, and the 2020 book of the same title. The collection includes 510 photographs contributed by diverse communities, 75 family photographs contributed by Yucho Chow’s descendants, news clippings, studio graphic design work and ephemera, media stories, and project records.

Chow, Yucho

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.

PEERS Vancouver Resource Society fonds

  • AM1608
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2011

The fonds consists of meeting minutes, constitution, financial records, program files and reference files documenting the operation of the Society. The fonds has been organized into the following series: Administrative files, Program files and Reference files.

PEERS Vancouver Resource Society

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

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

Jane Wolsak fonds

  • AM1681
  • Fonds
  • 1998-2010

The fonds consists of fifteen sketchbooks containing courtroom illustrations done by Jane Wolsak. The sketches depict participants in civil and criminal proceedings in both provincial and federal courts held in the greater Vancouver region between 1998 and 2010. Some of the sketches were licensed to newspapers and television news broadcasters for inclusion in their reporting.
Wolsak covered many high profile trials during this period, including the trials of Kelly Ellard and Warren Glowatski for the murder of Reena Kirk; Ajaib Singh Bagri, Ripudaman Singh Malik and Inderjit Singh Reyat for the Air India bombings; and Robert ‘Willie’ Picton for the murders of twenty-seven women. Complete listings of the covered trials are included in the respective descriptions for the individual sketchbooks.

Wolsak, Jane

Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation fonds

  • AM1581
  • Fonds
  • 1996 - 2004

Fonds contains records relating to the operation of Vancouver Whistler Bid Society, which became the Vancouver Whistler 2010 Bid Corporation. Records consist of minutes, correspondence, policy documents, reports, studies, plans, advertising materials, financial statements, agreements, contracts, event materials, etc.

The fonds has been organized into the following sixteen broad series, based on existing organizational categories or business units: Administration, Athlete and Sport Development, Bid Candidature Plan, Bid Society, Board Secretariat, Communications and Media Relations, Community Relations and Volunteers, Culture and Youth, Finance and Procurement, Fundraising Sales and Services, Government Support and Services, International Relations, OCOG Planning, Sport Relations, Sports and Venues, and Villages and Operations.

Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation

Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) fonds

  • AM1550
  • Fonds
  • 1995-2011; predominant 2002-2011

Fonds contains records documenting the planning and execution of the 2010 winter games. Records are related to the following functions and activities:

General administration and governance of VANOC, including finances, human resources, legal services, and meetings of VANOC's Board and committees.

Establishing requirements and designs for sporting and non-sporting venues, overseeing construction and of new venues and modification of existing venues for the games.

Providing required sporting infrastructure, including timing and scoring, information and communications systems, medical services, anti-doping testing and accreditation.

Recruiting and coordinating volunteers

Generating revenue through corporate sponsorships, licensing, merchandising, and event ticketing. Managing relations with sponsors and partner organizations, and monitoring for infringements of copyrights, trademarks, and other exclusive commercial rights.

Marketing and communications to establish to establish the overall "look and feel" of the games, manage relations with broadcasters, media, and the press, and the planning and execution of non-sporting events, including ceremonies, the Torch Relay, and the Cultural Olympiad programme.

Overseeing relations with partner governments (federal, provincial, municipal and First-Nations ) and National Olympic and Paralympic Committees.

Providing support services, including transportation, accommodations, food and beverages, cleaning, security, snow removal and similar services.

Note that not all of the records received from VANOC have been processed. Presently, the following series are available:

S01 - VANOC Central records

VANOC

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

Shakespeare Society of Vancouver fonds

  • AM1391
  • Fonds
  • 1993-1995

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

Shakespeare Society of Vancouver, 1993-

Gordon Inglis collection

  • AM1651
  • Fonds
  • 1992-1996

Collection consists of television programs created by Gordon Inglis in an informal partnership with Alan Shiveral and Around the Bend Productions (Gordon Inglis, Jayne Akizuki, and Alan Shiveral).

The collection contains examples of Gordon Inglis and Alan Shiveral's early work together at the community television station Vancouver East NTV with the program “Free Wheelin' with Alan Shiveral,” as well as the CBC program it would evolve into with the formation of Around the Bend Productions, “Cycle!”. This program featured the talents of five-time Olympian Charmaine Crooks, cyclist Joan Jones, and reporter Winston Brown. Both shows are informational programs which educate viewers about cycling, including cycling technique, the mechanics of bicycles, the cycling community and lifestyle, cycling products, cycling safety, and popular cycling locations and events.

The collection also contains an example of Around the Bend Productions' forays into other subject matter with the pilot of “In Conversation with Charmaine,” which was to feature conversations with influential British Columbians and was hosted by Charmaine Crooks.

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

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

Anne Winkelmans fonds

  • AM1020
  • Fonds
  • 1989

Fonds consists of the 160 page typescript biography of Dadye Winkelmans, entitled "Dadye's Dance". The biography contains excerpts from Dadye's diary, which document her experiences while performing on tour in Europe and the U.S. It also documents the Vancouver area dance scene during the 1940's and 1950's when Dadye received her initial training in ballet and other various dance forms during her childhood.

Winkelmans, Anne

Robin Ward fonds

  • AM1341
  • Fonds
  • 1988-1998

Fonds consists of original drawings (1988-1998) and drawing reproductions(1988-1998) in the form of photographs and photocopies. Many of the drawings represented are published in Robin Ward's Vancouver (Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, 1990) and Robin Ward's Heritage West Coast (Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, 1993).

Ward, Robin

The Vancouver Society of Change Ringers fonds

  • AM1021
  • Fonds
  • 1988

Fonds consists of a Bell Restoration Proposal prepared by the Bell Restoration Committee of the Vancouver Society of Change Ringers. Included in the proposal are an index, summary, history and background, information on committee members, the proposal proper, cost summary and conclusions, terms of reference, minutes of meetings, correspondence, and noise by-law materials.

Vancouver Society of Change Ringers

Graham Tudor Architect fonds

  • AM1320
  • Fonds
  • 1987-1988

Fonds consists of architectural drawings of Price Waterhouse Centre Pavilion Place and Franks for the Memory Restaurant, 601 West Cordova Street. There are elevations, sections and floor plans.

Tudor, Graham

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

Vancouver Los Angeles Sister City Society fonds

  • AM1654
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2009

Fonds consists of records relating to the operation of Vancouver Los Angeles Sister City Society. Record types include correspondence, financial records, legal documents, certificates, newspaper clippings, reports, newsletters, meeting minutes, and event files.

The fonds has been organized into the following series: Correspondence, Administrative files and Event files.

Vancouver Los Angeles Sister City Society

R.M. Strang collection

  • AM946
  • Fonds
  • 1986

The collection consists of informal notes assembled for guides conducting tours through Stanley Park. The notes focus on the history of the park forest: species of trees found, the nature of logging in the park and forestry programs.

End Legislated Poverty fonds

  • AM1579
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1987-2003]

Fonds consists of ELP newspapers, "The Long Haul"; publications developed and distributed by the organization and its affiliates; briefs to royal commissions; newsletters, action kits, photographs, membership lists, etc.

End Legislated Poverty

Vancouver Civic New Democrats fonds

  • AM1561
  • Fonds
  • 1985-2003, predominant 1986 - 1992

The fonds consists of meeting minutes, constitutions, election planning files, candidate files, correspondence, member kits and financial records documenting the operation of the organization. The fonds has been organized into the following series: Administrative records, and election campaign files.

Vancouver Civic New Democrats

William Bartlett, collector

  • AM894
  • Item
  • 1985

The collection consists of a postal cover dated August 16, 1985, commemorating the first official airmail flight in Canada, 1918, dedicated to Capt. Brian A. Peck.

Michael Levenston collection

  • AM924
  • Item
  • 1985

The collection consists of "A Century in Western Canada", a family history of the Izen, Katz, Koenigsberg and related families, by Michael Levenston. The Izen family moved to Vancouver in 1888 and after great struggles opened a fruit store on Canada Street. Etta Izen married Maurice Koenigsberg. There are several descendants living in the Vancouver area.

Expo 86 collection

  • AM1006
  • Fonds
  • 1985

The collection consists of microfilmed copies of Expo 86 site plans. These include specification books and tender inquiries. Specific EXPO sites include: International Pavilion, Monorail Stations, and the Expo Theatre. An index is provided.

British Columbia Enterprise Corporation

Richard M. Steele fonds

  • AM954
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1985

The fonds consists of research notes, correspondence, and other materials related to Steele's book "The Stanley Park Explorer" (1985).

Steele, Richard Michael

Southlands Citizen's Planning Committee fonds

  • AM1501
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2006

The fonds consists of textual materials related to the interests and actions of the Southlands Citizens Planning Committee. The majority of the records are minutes of the monthly meetings of the committee from 1984-2006 as well as excerpts of minutes from the Vancouver City Council meetings which relate to the geographical area of interest to the Southlands Citizen's Committee. Newspaper clippings from a variety of Lower Mainland newspapers on a number of themes all relating to the Southlands area. There is also correspondence from the committee to citizens within the Southlands area informing them of their issues and concerns. As well, there is correspondence from and to various city representativers inlcuding: the Planning Department, Parks Board, City Clerk, as well as various Mayors and Alderman. Copies of draft letters are also included within the records.
One copy of the Southland Plan: Southland Citizens Planning Committee Plan is also included.

Southlands Citizen's Planning Committee

Robin G. Keirstead collection

  • AM869
  • Item
  • 1984-1985

The collection consists of a research paper by Robin Keirstead entitled "Archives and the City of Vancouver. Major Matthews, City Hall and the Search for a Permanent Home". (Two versions, 1984-1985.)

Rosemary Phillips collection

  • AM832
  • Item
  • 1983

This collection consists of a research paper by Rosemary Phillips, "Frank Fredrickson (A Biographical Outline)".

Marpole Business Association collection

  • AM817
  • Fonds
  • 1983

The collection consists of three letters from entrants to the Marpole Pioneer Days Historical Information Contest: Eleanor Zelma (Clarke) Bunting, Lilace (Churchill) Thompson, and Florence (Hird) Foulkes. The letters contain genealogical and historical information about pioneers and pioneer life.

Marpole Business Association

Jessie Richardson Award Society fonds

  • AM1624
  • Fonds
  • 1983-2009

Fonds illustrates the annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, including its' creation, as well as its' marketing and production. Records include: photographs, posters, correspondence, programs, minutes, statements, lists, and other materials. Textual records are arranged in two series: operational records and marketing and publicity. The photograph series is arranged by anniversary, except in the case of the winner group portraits, promotional stills, headshots, and slides.

The Jessie Richardson Award Society

Clarence Sihoe collection

  • AM813
  • Fonds
  • 1983

The collection consists of two volumes, including photographs and slides, "Vancouver's Heritage Tree Inventory. A Collection of Great Trees in the City". The first volume, dated February 1983, is by Clarence Sihoe. The second volume, dated September 1983, is by Elisabeth Whitelaw and Clarence Sihoe.

Sihoe, Clarence

Richard W. Pollay collection

  • AM1656
  • Fonds
  • [1983-1986?]

Collection, curated by UBC Professor Emeritus Richard W. Pollay, is composed of marketing materials produced for Expo '86 held in Vancouver (B.C.). The collection is primarily composed of brochures, pamphlets, and bookets pertaining to Expo '86, travel, and tourism. The collection also includes ephemera, a media and advertising plan brief, and an audio cassette and videocassette pertaining to Expo '86 advertising.

Peter A. Watson collection

  • AM982
  • Fonds
  • 1982

The collection consists of a photocopy of the essay "Gower Point 1916-1923. Twenty miles to Paradise" by John Watson and photocopies of photographs. The essay recalls the time the author spent with his family at Gower Point.

Tools for Peace fonds

  • AM1072
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings, printed material, and photographs documenting the activities of the office of the B.C. Coordinator, and the office of the National Coordinator. The records are organized into nine series and listed alphabetically by series title.

Tools for Peace

Paul B. Ohannesian fonds

  • AM1383
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1990 ; predominant 1987-1990

Fonds contains files on: the "RS-1 Regulations Review" including follow up (1982-1989); "New Democratic Party caucus correspondence on housing" (1989); and "Georgia Medical Dental Building 1929-1989" (1989-1990). The photographs of housing, 1987, were taken for the resulting reports (10 x 15 cm col. photographs + 35 mm negatives). Also included are news clippings on urban issues (1990).

Ohannesian, Paul B.

Heritage '82 Project fonds

  • AM1252
  • Fonds
  • 1982

The fonds consists of project progress documentation, working papers, reports and photographs of Yaletown factories and warehouses.

Heritage '82 Project

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.

Barbara Wilson fonds

  • AM1354
  • Fonds
  • 1982 - 1985

Fonds consists of 16 pencil drawings of Vancouver buildings and houses.

Wilson, Barbara Elizabeth

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

West Southlands Ratepayers Association fonds

  • AM1538
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2005

The fonds consists of textual records and photographs relating to the concerns and actions of the West Southlands Ratepayers Association. Minutes of annual general meetings as well as special meetings from 1981 to 2005 in rough and completed form. Also, portions of the minutes from the Fraser River Coalition in draft form are included. Full and partial membership lists over several years show that citizens were often members of both organizations. Brochures, pamphlets, notes and newspaper clippings are grouped into areas of interest or concern generally concerning environmental issues, zoning and land-use or wildlife within the area of Southlands such as: Deering Island, Vancouver International Airport, Musqueam Park, UBC, and Pacific Spirit Regional Park. West Southlands Ratepayers Association produced a community newsletter as well as brochures outlining these issues and concerns as well as providing a history of the area.
Correspondence to and from the association with the following: Point Grey Golf and Country Club, Vancouver City Development Permit Board, Vancouver Parks and Recreation, UBC Board of Govenors, Fish and Oceans Canada, Office of the City Clerk, Park Users Against Off-Leash Commercial Dog Groups and Lower Mainland Residents.
The photographs show land-use in Musqueam Park, Deering Island and the Celtic Slough as well as the naming ceremony of June's Pond in the Musqueam Park Wetland.

West Southlands Ratepayers Association

Ken Pedlow collection

  • AM856
  • Item
  • 1981

The collection consists of a research paper "The C.P.R. Drake Street Roundhouse and Shops, A Documentary History", prepared for Heritage Conservation Branch by Ken Pedlow. The C.P.R. Drake Street Roundhouse on the north shore of False Creek was begun in 1887 and was added onto several times between then and 1950.

Graham Edis collection

  • AM784
  • Item
  • 1981

The collection consists of the manuscript "The Spark & Gasoline Club", a history of the British Columbia Automobile Association.

Blue Heron Housing Cooperative Association fonds

  • AM854
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1984

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, newsletters, promotional material, clippings, and photographs.

Blue Heron Housing Cooperative Association

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

Robertson Presbyterian Church fonds

  • AM721
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1935, 1958

The fonds consists of a minute book, 1908-1935, and a pamphlet celebrating the church's golden jubilee, 1958.

Robertson Presbyterian Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Richard B. Gilman collection

  • AM713
  • Fonds
  • 1980

The collection consists of two photocopies of typescripts describing the history of Philip Gilman and the building of Brock House.

Gilman, Richard B.

A.C. Carder collection

  • AM450
  • Fonds
  • 1980

The collection consists of a photocopy of a 25 page typescript entitled "The Cary Fir Story", which examines the development of this local tall tale.

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