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Vancouver Poetry Society fonds

  • AM294
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1916]-1974

The fonds consists of records generated in the 58 years of the Society's existence, and of material related to poetry collected by them. The fonds is organized into the following series: Constitution, by-laws, motions (1916-1956); Minutes (1916-1974); President's reports (1932-1965); Secretary's reports (1929-1973); Treasurer's reports (1931-1973); Programme reports (1944-1963); Poetry workshop reports (1962-1966); Library Reports and lists (1955-1972); Membership (1922-1974); Historical notes (1916-1957); Correspondence (1921-1974); Biographical notes; Unpublished work of members (1916-1974); Material collected by M. Nasmith; "Book of Days" manuscript; Published works of members (1918-1959); Programmes (1918-1972); "Full Tide" (1936-1974), including administration and production and a complete set of all issues published; Non-VPS published works; Newspapers; 1967 Award; and Photographs.

Vancouver Poetry Society

Eva Matsuzaki collection

  • AM833
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1974

Collection consists of records documenting the early study phase of the project to re-purpose the old provincial court house which eventually resulted in creation of the present home of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Records consist of a photographic survey of the interior and exterior prior to renovations, a two-part feasibility report prepared for the City in 1974, and architectural drawings of the courthouse from original construction through a number of additions and renovations to the early 1970s.

Matsuzaki, Eva

Major Matthews collection

  • AM54
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860]-1974

The collection consists of Major Matthews' private papers and records gathered by Matthews relating to the history of Vancouver when he was City Archivist. It includes numerous military records; collected photographs, [186-?]-1968; correspondence and pamphlets relating to Vancouver's water supply; examples of letter-heads, business stationery, tickets, notices and so on used in Vancouver in the 1880s; records of the planning and building of the First Narrows Bridge, Vancouver; an obituary book of clippings from newspapers; correspondence and clippings relating to unemployment and relief in Vancouver, 1931-1939; clippings relating to mayors of Vancouver, 1932-1971; clippings, photographs and menus relating to the visit of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, 1951; clippings relating to distinguished visitors to Vancouver 1928-1953; a scrapbook of clippings relating to pioneer Vancouver aviator, William Stark, 1912; genealogical records relating to the family of J.S. Matthews; numerous topical and categorical files relating to a wide variety of subjects; and a series of index cards describing the history of street and place names in Greater Vancouver.

Matthews, James Skitt, Major

Otto Nordling fonds

  • AM383
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1974 ; Photocopied [197-]

The fonds consists of photocopies of Nordling's correspondence with federal officials, and his notes on the Swedish Folk Society of British Columbia and Yukon Personality Peter Hurley.

Nordling, Otto

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.

C.B. Boardman fonds

  • AM531
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1975

The fonds consists of the unpublished poems of H. Bromley Coleman, a member of the Vagabonds Club around 1920; radio script by C.B. Boardman, 1922; miscellaneous papers including the newspaper The Hook, 1923-1924; publications; Prospectus of the Alexandrian Charter School, ca.1930; and The Square, 1922-1924.

Boardman, C. B.

Greater Vancouver Regional District fonds

  • AM1257
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1975

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, plans, and other documentation generated primarily by the above-mentioned predecessor bodies of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Arranged into the following series:

  • Hospital Advisory Committee minutes and reports
    from the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District:
  • Annual reports
  • Correspondence and other records
  • Minute books
  • Miscellaneous records
    from the Greater Vancouver Water District:
  • Chief engineer's daily journals
  • Commissioner's reports
  • Commissioner's yearbooks
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence files
  • Correspondence files
  • Engineering files
  • Minute books
  • Minute files
  • Miscellaneous correspondence
  • Miscellaneous publications
  • Miscellaneous reports
  • Reports
  • Reports received by the commissioner
    from the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board:
    • Clipping files
    • Correspondence files
    • Minute books

The fonds also includes two drawings made for the Greater Vancouver Water District.

Greater Vancouver Regional District

Rebecca Watson fonds

  • AM338
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1975

The fonds consists of correspondence, memos and reports reflecting Rebecca Watson's civic and political concerns while serving on various committees, including TEAM, the Progressive Conservative Party of British Columbia, the Vancouver Resources Board, the Community Resources Board, the West End Community Association, the False Creek Development, the Parks Board, and the Board of Trade.
The fonds is arranged into 13 series: Civic affairs-Park Board records, Civic affairs-proposals on zoo's planning, Civic affairs-recommendations on False Creek development, Civic affairs-Vancouver Board of Trade records, Civic affairs-Vancouver Civic Museum Board records, Civic affairs-Vancouver Resources Board records, Civic affairs-various concerns, Civic affairs-Volunteer Bureau of Greater Vancouver records, Civic affairs-West End Community Association records, Civic affairs- West End Community Resources Board records, Civic politics-The Electors' Acton Movement records, Personal papers, and Provincial and federal politics -Progressive Conservative Party records.

Watson, Rebecca Bell

Nelsons Laundries fonds

  • AM13
  • Fonds
  • 1959, 1963-1975

The fonds includes minutes of NELCO (Nelsons Lower Mainland Consultative Committee, a labour relations organization), some union and personnel records, advertising brochures, annual reports and other administrative records.

Nelsons Laundries Limited

Native Sons of British Columbia fonds

  • AM463
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1975

The fonds consists of the minutes and correspondence of the Grand Post, as well as membership records, photographs, publications, and clippings.

Native Sons of British Columbia. Grand Post

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.

Workmen's Compensation Board of British Columbia fonds

  • AM327
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1975

The fonds consists of volumes of clippings and articles on the history of the Workmen's Compensation Board, Vancouver, 1919-1975.

Workmen's Compensation Board of British Columbia

Vancouver Club fonds

  • AM306
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1975

The fonds consists of registers of shareholders and trustees, and candidates for members, rules, regulations and constitution, and annual reports.

Vancouver Club

British Columbia Wharf Operators' Association fonds

  • AM324
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1975

Fonds consists of the constitution, bylaws, minutes, correspondence, circulars and other records of the British Columbia Wharf Operators' Association.

British Columbia Wharf Operators' Association

St. Barnabas' (Anglican) Church fonds : 1894-1975

  • AM746
  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1975

The fonds consists of St. Barnabas' minutes, 1894-1958, 1957-1975; St. James Mission minutes, 1948-1955; Women's Auxiliary minutes, 1900-1960; vestry books, 1892-1971; parish registers 1894-1969; financial records 1891-1916, 1925-1949; miscellaneous papers 1915-1921, 1949-1960; and parish magazines, 1900-1911, 1916.

St. Barnabas' Church (New Westminster, B.C.)

Anonymous collection (I)

  • AM506
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1975

The collection consists of four scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings on a variety of topics relating to Vancouver, including First Nations, parks, Gastown, the Pacific National Exhibition, etc.

King Edward Alumni Association fonds

  • AM855
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1975

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, newspaper clippings, publications, and photographs concerning King Edward High School, the Alumni Association, and the Alumni Committee; Vancouver Community College publications; a history of Vancouver high schools; and a clipping book concerning World War I.

King Edward Alumni Association (Vancouver, B.C.)

Elizabeth Walsh collection

  • AM597
  • Fonds
  • 1975

The collection consists of the two manuscripts titled "Board of Parks and Public Recreation" and "Shaughnessy".

Walsh, Elizabeth

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

St. Andrew's-Wesley Church fonds

  • AM419
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1975

The fonds consists of Sunday bulletins 1943-1974; annual reports 1946-1973; newsletters 1957-1974; Ministers' Christmas greeting cards 1957-1970; membership lists of Church boards 1947-1973; Woman's Association and Woman's Missionary Society programs 1949-1968; miscellaneous correspondence and notes 1944-1975; lists of new members; and clippings.

St. Andrew's Wesley Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Neil Gilchrist fonds

  • AM1481
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1975

The fonds consists of 65 diaries written by Neil Gilchrist from 1910-1975. Neil was 16 in 1910 and wrote an entry every day until he died in 1975. There are two diaries for the year 1918 and includes time he spent in the army. The entries reflect Neil's personal and business life while living in Vancouver. The first half of the diaries include his will. Most of the latter half include a retrospect of the year. Some diaries include a "forward glance" for the upcoming year. The majority of the diaries, especially the later ones, include his cash accounts and balances.

The fonds also includes correspondence, 1910-1942, and other textual records related to the School of Ophthalmology and Optometry in Los Angeles, as well as a photographs, 1886-1924, showing family, friends, scenes around Vancouver and British Columbia as well as a travel album from around the world.

Gilchrist, Neil

Vancouver Opera Association fonds

  • AM464
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1975

The fonds consists of minutes, 1959-1969; correspondence, 1961-1970; promotional materials, 1960-1975; financial records, 1958-1969; and photographs of opera productions.
The fonds is arranged into 8 series: Contracts and agreements, Correspondence and operations, Correspondence re: Hansel and Gretel, Financial records, Minutes, Photographs, Program files and publications, and Promotional materials.

Vancouver Opera Association

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

Vancouver Merchants' Exchange fonds

  • AM316
  • Fonds
  • 1871, 1909, 1913, 1920-1975

Fonds consists of the incorporation papers, minutes, constitution and by-laws, application for membership, correspondence, arbitration files, circulars, agreements, publications, statistical data, miscellaneous files, and blueprints. Fonds includes photographs of the presidents of the Exchange, various meetings, and marine vessels.

Vancouver Merchants' Exchange

United Services Institute fonds

  • AM153
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1975

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, membership applications and lists, financial statements, annual reports, notices and newsletters.

United Services Institute

Brian Wilson fonds

  • AM494
  • Fonds
  • 1975

The fonds consists of minutes, reports and correspondence relating to the management of the museums-planetarium complex during the year 1975.

Wilson, Brian G.

Gastown Merchants' Association fonds

  • AM565
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1975

The fonds consists of minutes, newsletters, notices of meetings, posters and other promotional brochures for the Gastown Merchants' Association; correspondence, mostly between the city government, the United Fruit Growers and Al Bowen; and plans.

Gastown Merchants' Association

Adrien Mansvelt collection

  • AM247
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1975

Collection consists of information acquired by Adrien Mansvelt, the Consul General of the Netherlands stationed in Vancouver in the early 1970s. The records were largely collected on behalf of the City of Vancouver Archives in agreement with the City Archivist at the time, and therefore do not form a personal collection. The records relate to the ancestors of George Vancouver and his family connection to the van Coeverden family of the town of Coevorden in the Netherlands.

The collection consists of photographs, prints, magazine articles, pamphlets, maps and plans. Most of the material has been reproduced from various repositories in Europe.

Queen Sinclair collection

  • AM385
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1975

The collection consists of a biographical note on Marion Ray and the Primrose Club of Vancouver, as well as the Constitution of the Marion Ray Primrose Conservative Club.

Sinclair, Queen

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

C. Edward McDonnell collection

  • AM391
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The collection consists of photocopies of Dr. McDonnell's manuscript entitled "The Era of Unorganized Medicine in Vancouver, 1862-1900" and "The Vancouver Medical Association, 1900-1950".

McDonnell, C. Edward

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.

William Edgar Knowles Middleton fonds

  • AM1668
  • Fonds
  • 1957, 1971-1976

The fonds consists of two albums containing Middleton's photographs depicting Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver, the West End, Gastown, beaches, buildings, ships, docks, bridges and monuments. Middleton created edited prints and the fonds contains one edited print and the original unedited negative for nearly all of the photographs.

Middleton, W.E. Knowles

James Robison fonds

  • AM1002
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1976

The fonds consists of biographical files as well as reports and photographs documenting civic events and the activities of the Permits and Licenses Department of the City of Vancouver.

Robison, James

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

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

Gisela Behm fonds

  • AM630
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1976

The fonds consists of newspaper and magazine articles on Garibaldi Park and the Diamond Head chalet, and correspondence with various government agencies about preserving the chalet and activities in the area.

Behm, Gisela

Municipal History Society fonds

  • AM715
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1976

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, notes and published items. There are papers from J.T. Cork relating to Cassiar and Hastings-Sunrise area issues; records from the Lower Mainland Metro Council of Ratepayers; notes and correspondence of Mrs. Alice Mackenzie documenting her protests over property assessment practices; records of the Vancouver Central Council of Ratepayers; and cassette tape recordings of interviews.

Municipal History Society (Vancouver, B.C.)

Vancouver Area Council of the New Democratic Party fonds

  • AM999
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1976

The fonds consists of partial series of VAC committee minutes, plus subject files on issues relating to political issues at the civic level. Included are reports from other agencies, clippings and other material used by the VAC in formulating their plans and policy.

New Democratic Party. Vancouver Area Council

Habitat Forum photographs

  • AM1671
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1976

Fonds consists of photographs documenting the Habitat Forum conference. Most of the photographs were taken by Erol Baykal. The photographs show the Forum site, the interior and exterior of the Hangars, site construction, sawmill and lumber salvaging, creation and placement of banners and textiles, crew members, visiting delegates, tours, performers, presenters, and various other conference activities.

Habitat Forum (1976 : Vancouver, B.C.)

Tom Grant fonds

  • AM1659
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1976

Fonds consists of photographs showing primarily views of downtown Vancouver including prominent buildings, aerial views, commercial and residential properties, as well as the Larwill Park area, and the phases of construction for the former Westcoast Transmission building at 1333 West Georgia Street. The fonds also includes a few photographs from over Vancouver locations, including along Broadway and aerial views of different parts of the city.

Hector McArthur collection

  • AM400
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1976

The collection consists of McArthur's manuscript, "West of the Rockies", and another essay "The Depression and the Midland-Pacific Grain Terminal".

McArthur, Hector

Kitsilano Information Centre Society fonds

  • AM642
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1976

The fonds consists of administrative and information records for various groups associated with the Centre. These include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, newsletters, agendas, and photographs.

Kitsilano Information Centre Society

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.

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

Vancouver Metal Trades Council fonds

  • AM558
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1976

The fonds consists of minutes from 1911-1950 and 1960- 1973; collective agreements with Burrard Dry Dock, 1968-1976; and minutes and constitution of the Metal Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, 1966.

Vancouver Metal Trades Council

United Nations Conference on Human Settlements fonds

  • AM337
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1976

The fonds consists mainly of records relating to the Conference, but also contains some pertaining to Habitat Forum (mainly newsclippings and publications). It includes planning papers, miscellaneous official publications, reports of individual countries, reports of international organizations, planning papers for the conference from the Vancouver City Clerk's Department, delegate information, photographs of delegates, newspaper clippings, originals of entries submitted to a Habitat poster competition, and conference banners.

United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (1976 : Vancouver, B.C.)

Walter E. Frost fonds

  • AM1506
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1885] -1976; predominant 1919-1976

The fonds consists of family photographs and Frost's photographs of Vancouver city scenes; steam and diesel locomotives and other railway scenes; and ships in Vancouver harbours and docked at various Vancouver piers and wharves.

Frost, Walter E.

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