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George Fitch fonds

  • AM1088
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1950

The fonds includes photographs, correspondence and clippings which provide an outline of Fitch's enterprises. Photographs depict Fitch's World War 1 service, his employment as private secretary to the Mayor of Vancouver, and his career as a wrestling promoter for the Vancouver Boxing Commission.

Fitch, George

Munro family fonds

  • AM109
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1950

The fonds consists of correspondence received by J.R. Munro and D.G. Munro; blueprints and advertising material received by J.R. Munro in connection with his contracting business; a blueprint of a building for the Automobile Club of British Columbia on the Pacific Highway, 1927; maps of Surrey and Burnaby; a pioneer's certificate issued to J.R. Munro by the Vancouver Province in 1929; a copy of the United Farmer for 1 August 1920; and an instruction pamphlet for Liberal Party workers in the 1930 election.

Munro family

Thomas Edwards fonds : 1928-1938

  • AM1090
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied [199-?]

The fonds consists of drafts of annual balance sheets which include property lists and values.

Edwards, Thomas

International Typographical Union collection

  • AM110
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1948

Collection consists of copies of the programs issued for the 85th Convention of the I.T.U., held at Vancouver 16-23 August 1941, the proceedings of the meeting of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the I.T.U., held at Vancouver 18-23 August 1941, and an outline history of Union No. 226 by Mr. George Bartley. The collection also contains copies of "Typo Times", a weekly news sheet issued by the Union during the Vancouver Province strike of 1946-1948. In addition, there are broadsheets issued at the time of the 1946-1948 strike and the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Union, as well as invitation cards issued on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the I.T.U. No. 226.

International Typographical Union

Vancouver Museum fonds

  • AM1102
  • Fonds
  • 1829-1990; predominant 1975-1990

Fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Vancouver Museum, such as meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver Museum Association, and exhibitions staged by the Museum. Fonds also contains general administrative records, as well as materials collected by the Vancouver Museum. Records include minutes of meetings, supplementary material for meetings, reports, correspondence, memoranda, budgets, invitations and brochures, lists, forms, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, publications, and other records.
Fonds contains five series: 1) Board of Trustees records; 2) Director's records; 3) Education Officer's records; 4) E. Pauline Johnson collection; and 5) Thomas Ainsworth's files

Museum of Vancouver

Yip family and Yip Sang Ltd. fonds

  • AM1108
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1989

The fonds consists of the records of the Yip family, including those of Yip Sang, and of Yip Sang Ltd. and its predecessor, the Wing Sang Company. The fonds includes financial records (mainly account books, remittance stubs, receipts and invoices), correspondence, published material kept by the family, and Yip family photographs, including views of the business, Chinese organizations and schools.

Yip family

Sam Brighouse fonds

  • AM111
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1926

The fonds consists of copies of drafts of Brighouse's will, as well as correspondence and other documents submitted to the Supreme Court of British Columbia between 1913-1926 in the course of the settlement of conflicting claims of his heirs.

Brighouse, Sam

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

Kiwanis Club of Kerrisdale fonds

  • AM1114
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1992

The fonds consists of the records of the Kiwanis Club of Point Grey and the Kiwanis Club of Kerrisdale. The majority of the files are of the Kerrisdale club. They comprise some agenda and minutes, correspondence, scrapbooks, news bulletins, documentation on their dog shows, information relating to their presentations of scholarships, information on their 50th. Anniversary celebration and photographs. Arranged into 11 series by the archivist and listed chronologically.

Kiwanis Club of Kerrisdale

B.C. Mainland Branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society fonds

  • AM1115
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1992

The fonds consists of the society's records documenting the activities of the society. It consists of minutes, newsletters, invitations and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings.

B.C. Mainland Branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society

Alpen Holdings Limited fonds

  • AM1116
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1981

The fonds consists of minutes, annual reports, financial statements and correspondence regarding the transfer of shares of Alpen Holdings Limited.

Alpen Holdings Limited

Vancouver Pioneers' Association fonds

  • AM112
  • Fonds
  • 1894-2009

The fonds consists of the membership rolls of the Vancouver Pioneers' Society and Vancouver Pioneers' Association; minutes; correspondence; accounts; circular letters; programmes of various V.P.A. social events, constitution and by-laws, guest book; photographs of pioneer reunions and portrait photographs of members. The membership rolls contain the dates of arrival in Vancouver of all members as well as information on age and occupation. Fonds also contains drafts manuscript material for their 2007 Anthology publication as well as a written history of the Association.

Vancouver Pioneers' Association

Southcott family fonds

  • AM113
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1933

The fonds consists of family photographs; correspondence relating to the death of Private Charles Caldwell (nephew of Annie Southcott); legal papers relating to J.J. Southcott's apprenticeship in 1863; J.J. Southcott's Masonic certificate; miscellaneous pamphlets; and two prints and one painting.

Southcott family

William Eadington Graham fonds

  • AM1135
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1979

The fonds consists of Graham's slides of downtown Vancouver, Strathcona and False Creek prior to redevelopment, including before and after views of Gastown and Pacific Centre.

Graham, William Eadington

Andrew Blackley fonds

  • AM1139
  • Fonds
  • 1922

The fonds consists of drawings of the Old Mill Amusement Pavilion at Hastings Park drawn by Andrew Blackley, specifications for the mill and a building permit for the pavilion.

Blackley, Andrew

McCleery family fonds

  • AM114
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1959

The fonds includes a notebook belonging to Robert Wood (his sister Mary married F. McCleery in 1873); business and personal correspondence; clippings; publications; financial records and ledgers; diaries of William Wood, Fitzgerald McCleery, Samuel McCleery and Theodora Logan (daughter of Fitzgerald and Mary McCleery); photographs; mementos and letters of the Wood family; and school records.

McCleery family

Klondike Steamer collection

  • AM1142
  • Item
  • ca. 19--

Collection consists of a single plan depicting structural details of the vessel.

Edward L. Affleck collection

  • AM1145
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1955

Fonds consists of programs, a scrapbook, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and playbills that relate to St. Helens/Point Grey Community Operatic Society. Also present is a typescript history of the Greater Vancouver Operatic Society. The photographs feature various productions that were staged by society.

Affleck, Edward L.

Silas Herbert Allen fonds

  • AM1146
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1907, 1921

The fonds consists of a marriage certificate, invoices for funeral services and photographs.

Allen, Silas Herbert

William Beveridge fonds

  • AM1149
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1939

The fonds consists of the birth certificate of Willam Beveridge, two last wills and testaments, a lease for property in California, two photographs and newsclippings.

Beveridge, William

Catherine C. Hodgson fonds

  • AM115
  • Fonds
  • 1811-1962

The fonds consists of photographs; the correspondence of Reverend W. Lashley Hall, F.W. Haggman and Catherine Hodgson; Hodgson's poetry; and miscellaneous pamphlets related to church activities and other matters.

Hodgson, Catherine C.

Annie Yates (nee Ansell) collection

  • AM116
  • Fonds
  • 1836-1907

Collection consists of three volumes. The first is a diary, "The Newcastle Memorandum-Book and Register of the Northern Counties", 1836, which contains various entries, made later, by William Yates, and referring to his work on the railroad in the U.S. and Canada 1892, 1902. The second volume is a collection of "Rhymes & Sketches to illustrate the Cleveland Dialect" by Mrs. G.M. Tweddell, 1875. The third volume is an "International Official Souvenir, Tenth Biennial Convention, Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America", 1907.

Yates, Annie

Signus Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM1168
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1992

The fonds consists of minutes, annual reports, financial records, newsletters (the "Signus Flier"), correspondence, scrapbooks, membership and executive lists, clippings and photographs. The records are organized into eight series and listed alphabetically by series title.

Signus Club of Vancouver

Rebecca Dayton fonds

  • AM117
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1945

The fonds consists of photographs and assorted genealogical material, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, correspondence and a Dayton genealogy manuscript.

Dayton, Rebecca

The Garden Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM1179
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2001

The fonds consists of miscellaneous subject files, including administrative and operational records; newsletters; membership booklets; articles; and two photographs of the Roedde House Project.

Garden Club of Vancouver

British Columbia Centennial '71 Committee fonds

  • AM118
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1971

The fonds consists of business correspondence, 1970-1971, a financial statement, 1971, guest lists, an invitation, scripts, and a programme.

British Columbia Centennial '71 Committee

Jack Lindsay Ltd. Photographers fonds

  • AM1184
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1986, predominant 1942-1980

Fonds includes photographs and textual records produced by Lindsay during the course of his varied career. The photographs cover a wide variety of subjects including important events, views of the city, advertising, industries, parades, and businesses. Three series have currently been described: Vancouver News-Herald photographs (1940-1949); Commercial photographs (1940-1959); and, Pageant Productions photographs (1960-1961). The textual records include client cards and negative record books.

Lindsay, Jack

Ian C. Nicholson fonds

  • AM1185
  • Fonds
  • 1970

Fonds consists of two copies of a 37 page autobiography, entitled "My father's boyhood in Vancouver," and relating to the early childhood and adolescent experiences of Ian C. Nicholson. Manuscript was written by Ian in 1970, at the age of 71, and covers the period 1905 to the end of World War I. Manuscript includes considerable detail on turn of the century life in Kitsilano point. Topics covered include his education experiences, playing on the Kitsilano Indian Reserve, fish canneries and fishing industry along the south shores of English Bay, and early Vancouver companies and landmarks. Manuscript also covers the business activities - primarily printing and a movie theatre - of his father James C. Nicholson.

Nicholson, Ian C.

Artona Studios fonds

  • AM1187
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1956

The fonds consists of photographs taken by local photography studio, Artona Studios, of exterior and interior views of Vancouver churches, homes, other buildings and businesses and Queen Elizabeth Park.

Artona Studios

William Hailstone fonds

  • AM119
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1908

The fonds consists of two price lists and maps showing lots owned by William Hailstone; an indenture between the C.P.R. and Hailstone; and copies of the wills of William Hailstone and his wife, Catherine.

Hailstone, William

Justice, Webb & Vincent Landscape Architects Ltd. fonds

  • AM1194
  • Fonds
  • 1874 - 1990 predominant 1954 - 1987

Fonds consists of the following series: articles and plant material information; client files; correspondence; financial year ends; general office files; landscape architecture associations; landscape architecture drawings; personal files; photographs and standard specifications.

Justice, Webb & Vincent Landscape Architects

Gordon Stevens fonds

  • AM1198
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1986

Fonds consists of 2 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings that relate to the Juvenile Court and the establishment of a BC Probation Officer’s Association. Also present are histories of the BC Juvenile Court, the BC Provincial Court, and Criminal Justice and Corrections in British Columbia.

Stevens, Gordon

Garden, Hermon and Burwell fonds

  • AM12
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1910

The fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda, specifications, drawings, and support documents concerning the construction of the Vancouver Street Railway in 1889-1890; receipts and invoices 1893-1899; 1910 correspondence between the Property Owners of Hastings Townsite and the Provincial Health Department relating to proposed location of the Isolation Hospital; and a copy, 1910, of an agreement between property holders and promoters of an electric tramway.

Garden, Hermon and Burwell, Provincial Land Surveyors

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

Murrin family fonds

  • AM1202
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930-1950]

The fonds consists of photographs of "The Gables", the Murrin family home and gardens in Vancouver. The fonds also includes an etching of the Murrin family garden.

Murrin family

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

Chief Capilano collection

  • AM121
  • Fonds
  • 1890

The collection consists of a receipt for $15.00 signed (by mark) by Chief Capilano, a Chief of the Capilano Band Squamish Tribe, on 16 June 1890.

John Francis Bursill fonds

  • AM122
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1959

The fonds consists of Bursill's writings, including The Gold Stripe No. 2, 1919, and The Book of the Pageant of Vancouver, 1914; clippings, 1906-1951; correspondence and articles related to the Collingwood Institute Library; memoranda, 1912-1928; and photographs.

Bursill, John Francis

Malcolm F. Crane Pride Archives

  • AM1229
  • Fonds
  • 1946 - 1993

This fonds is a chronologically-ordered body of records from the personal and work life of Malcolm F. Crane; it also represents a significant sub-group of the records of certain organizations such as SEARCH, PFA, and PCF. Personal papers include correspondence, school assignments, certificates, yearbooks, memorabilia from travels, photographs, and a variety of mostly unpublished literary and academic works including poems, short stories, plays, novels, and essays. Some of these works explore the theme of homosexuality. Records dating from after Crane's death include health records, documents relating to his funeral service and memorial bench, obituaries and tributes, and news coverage of his death (video).
Work papers reflect Crane's involvement in a variety of human rights and gay/lesbian organizations. Larger bodies of records include: correspondence, minutes, reports, briefs, and newsletters from SEARCH (Society for Education Action Research and Counselling on Homosexuality), 1974 - 1983; correspondence, minutes, memos, reports, and conference papers (especially relating to "Coalition on Children" and "Conference on the Family") from SPARC (Social Planning and Review Council of B.C.), 1976 - 1981; records of the PFA (Pride Festival Association) relating to the organization and running of the annual festival including minutes, financial statements, speeches, artists' contracts, event registrations, publicity, plans, photographs etc., 1984 - 1990; and records of the PCF (Pride Community Foundation - an umbrella organization, and the PFA's successor), including both festival records and those related to other programs such as the Witness Assistance Program and the television show "Prism", 1991 - 1993. Also in this category are papers of the IAL / GPC (International Association of Lesbian / Gay Pride Co-ordinators), particularly those relating to the organization of the 1989 conference ("Interpride '89") in Vancouver, which was hosted by the PFA.
Smaller bodies of records include correspondence, minutes, financial statements, constitution, and newsletters from the GLL (The Gay Leisure Link), 1979 - 1993; festival-related records from the PWCC (Pride Week Co-ordinating Committee, predecessor to the PFA), 1984; correspondence, notes, and clippings from the P/GLC (Police / Gay Liaison Committee), 1982 - 1993; minutes and reports of the Outreach Committee, Ryerson United Church, 1976 - 1977; correspondence, minutes, reports, financial statements, and newsletters of the VGCC (Vancouver Gay Community Centre), 1979 - 1993; and various other organizations.
The fonds also contains publications on general social issues (including government publications and works published by SPARC), and publications on gay / lesbian issues and interests. In addition to photographs, non-textual materials include festival buttons, video cassettes (notably episodes of "Prism", a gay / lesbian community affairs program, news coverage of the Pride Festival, and home videos), and audiocassettes on various topics.

Crane, Malcolm Francis

Mercantile Mortgage Company fonds

  • AM123
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1988; 1908-1985 predominant

The fonds consists of textual records, including architectural plans and sketches, and photographs relating to the administration and operation of Mercantile Mortgage Company Limited, Estates Investment Limited and the other Thomson family corporate holdings.
Incorporation and capitalization documents and correspondence from 1908 and 1919 exist for both Mercantile Mortgage Company and Estates Investment Limited, respectively. Administrative and operational records include financial statements, operating statements and working papers for both companies, and Argyll House Limited, dating from their inception to the late 1980s, as well as company and Unit Holder audits from the same time period. Unit holder lists, registers, stock certificates and correspondence give investment and investor details from 1908 to 1988. Trustee Company Limited, Mercantile Mortgage Company Limited and Estates Investment Limited Minute Books detail the administration and operation of the companies from their inception in 1908 and 1919 to 1983.
A large number of records detail the property and real estate holdings and mortgage loans held by Mercantile Mortgage Company and Estates Investment Limited. These include building files for each of the significant Vancouver and New Westminster properties which include deeds, photographs, architectural plans and sketches, correspondence with building trades companies in the respective cities, permits for construction in each building and some lease and tenant information. Many of these files date to the late 19th Century or first decade of the 20th century. In addition, a number of building files detail modern upgrades to the buildings including elevator and sprinkler system installation and general upgrades from the 1950s through the 1970s. Some files contain lease and tenant information as well as operating statements and general property management information. Tax assessments and property valuations from the 1970s and 1980s are related to sale agreements for each of the properties. In addition, a number of dockets dating from 1896 to 1921 contain mortgages, agreements of sale, property deeds, real unit property deeds and transfers, and other indentures and contracts related to real estate investments and mortgage loans.
Photographs and colour slides of Gastown and New Westminster buildings and streets detail the development of the buildings and their respective cities and neighbourhoods through the 20th Century.

Mercantile Mortgage Company Limited

Vancouver City Creche fonds

  • AM124
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1932

The fonds consists of 7 record books and ledgers of the Vancouver City Creche.

Vancouver City Creche

Robert Henry fonds

  • AM1245
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1988

The fonds consists of Henry's correspondence (pertaining mainly to his employment by the City of Vancouver), letters of appreciation, programs and invitations to civic events, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous photographs and other records.

Henry, Robert

Kitsilano Ratepayers Association fonds

  • AM125
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1970

The fonds consists of minutes and related records; circular letters; correspondence; a 50th Anniversary dinner guest book; meeting attendance and membership records, and a photograph of an Association meeting. Fonds also includes some minutes of the Kitsilano Citizens Planning Committee minutes.

Kitsilano Ratepayers' Association

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

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

Vancouver Yukoners' Association fonds

  • AM126
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1974

The fonds consists of minutes, 1928-1969; correspondence in, 1944-1972; correspondence out, 1928-1970; financial records, 1928-1972; programs and lists, 1930-1974; membership lists; publications; clippings; and photographs.

Vancouver Yukoners' Association

Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) fonds

  • AM1264
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1994

The fonds consists of the records of the Coalition of Progressive Electors. The records cover the period 1951-1993, predominantly 1968-1993. The majority of the records are textual and consist of correspondence, minutes, election and campaign materials, brochures, financial records, and photographs.

Coalition of Progressive Electors

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