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Series consists of cartoons produced by Jack Boothe. Series includes original drawings, as well as newsprint copies of cartoons, and photographs of cartoons.

Photographs of Council meetings and special events

Series consists of selected photographs and negatives which relate to Council presentations and internal City events. Events photographed include: Council presentations to retirees, Civic Merit awards, Freedom of the City, Citizen Peace awards, 25 years service awards, Inaugural Council, Mayor and Council photographs, visiting dignitaries, Engineering retirement parties, plaque honoring employees who gave their lives at work presentation, Tree Canada Foundation presentation, International Day to Eliminate Racial Discrimination, Civic recognitions and civic awards. Engineering staff Jack Bell, Roger Kwan, Barb Stetski, and Jeannette Black served as City photographers and attended these events at the request of the City Clerk or department managers. Arranged chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Downtown street scenes photographs

Series consists of photographs of downtown, Gastown, and Robson Street by Social Planner Ernie Fladell, to document pedestrians and their activities on these streets. Also documented are waterfront views of the west harbour (from Stanley Park) and a view north from Queen Elizabeth Park (i.e. downtown and points south). The exact purpose of the photographs is not known.

Vancouver (B.C.). Social Planning Department

Concerned Residents of the West End

Series consists of records relating to Gordon Price s activities as a member of CROWE (Concerned Residents of the West End). Records were generated through research, communications and presentations, monitoring of legislation and city bylaw development, meetings of the CROWE steering committee, and Price's liaison with similar organizations in various jurisdictions.

Document types include position papers, commissioned reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, copies of articles, new clippings, presentation slides, photographs, surveys, copies of draft legislation and bylaws, news releases, television and radio interview transcripts, and correspondence with politicians and concerned citizens.

Public hearings - Council zoning supporting documents

Series consists of the supporting documents to the Special Council meeting minutes, those pertaining to public hearings held to provide for an adjudication process to any applications for change to the comprehensive and detailed Zoning and Development By-law, which regulates building requirements.

The series is related to the zoning and rezoning process called for by the British Columbia Town Planning Act of 1925, which required that amendments to zoning by-laws called for by citizens be heard by local councils in the format of a public hearing. In Vancouver, the Town Planning Commission was established in 1926, and the first Zoning By-law was passed in 1928. Now called the Zoning and Development By-law, it has been amended hundreds of times over the years. The 1925 Town Planning Act (and subsequently the Vancouver Charter) also called for the establishment of an appeal body subsequent to the decisions of the public hearings, called the Zoning By-law Board of Appeal (later called the Zoning Board of Appeal, and later still, the Board of Variance), which consisted of representatives appointed by the Province's Lieutenant-Governor and the City of Vancouver.

Records include additional copies of relevant Council minutes (official copies filed in series 31, Council minutes), departmental submissions, citizens' petitions and letters, lists of citizens wishing to speak at public hearings, public response summaries, etc. Arranged chronologically by hearing date.

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk


Series documents the production of maps by Dominion Map Limited through maps in both draft and published form, as well as, maps by other map-making companies used as reference materials sometimes with annotations by Dominion Map Limited.

Civic grants files

Series consists of three subseries, all of which are now discontinued (see related records note below):
Civic grants administration files, 62 cm, 1969-1982;
Civic grants case files, 26 cm, 1967-1989 predominantly 1970-1977; and
Social service grants data cards, 9 cm, 1971-1986.
The series relates to the Social Planning Department's function as the City's administrator in the allocation of social, cultural, recreational, and other grants to local organizations. The administration files are primarily compilations of data on the various applications by grant type, the case files are by organization (some of the more significant grant applications have been retained), and the social services grants data cards give grant figures for consecutive years by organization. The first two subseries are arranged by file title.

Vancouver (B.C.). Social Planning Department

Election campaign files

Series consists of candidate files, newsclippings, publications and social issue files related to the Party's formulation on municipal election strategy and election platforms.

Subject files

Series consists of correspondence and associated materials of the Society and Section groups, including biographical information on executive members, code of conduct, awards, programming, Christmas Bird Count Surveys and other topics.

Photographs and sketches

Series consists of photographs primarily showing camp outings, 1926-1983, from around British Columbia as well as Alberta and the United States. Many trips were taken to the same sites or parks year after year, such as Garibaldi Provincial Park. Photographs of camping trips include views of group portraits, campsites, trekking, landscapes, and plant and animal life observed on trips. Other photographs in series also shows Society members and events.

Business records

Series consists of correspondence, bills, notes, sketchbooks, and stencils.

Personal records

Series consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, notebooks, awards, certificates, and publications, as well as materials related to the Girvan's residence.

Books and publications

Series consists of design and decoration related reference material in the form of books, publications, and clippings.


Series consists of drawings and paintings depicting people, landscapes, and buildings.

Design renderings

Series consists of drawings and paintings of suggested decoration for interior and exterior designs.


Series consists of photographs depicting the Girvan family and of commissions by Girvan Studios. Some photographs were used to create design renderings.


Series consists of photographs showing SPEC activities, staff, volunteers and building. Events include protest demonstrations, workshops, press conferences for various campaigns as well as SPEC meetings and anniversaries.


Series consists of ca. 20 photographs of Davis attending various functions, most related to book promotions.

Top Dog research files

Series consists of Davis' extensive research for his book Top Dog : A Fifty Year History of CKNW, B.C.'s Most Listened to Radio Station (1993).

Radio-play scripts

Series consists of radio-play scripts that were authored by Davis in the early part of his career. 2.8 was broadcast on the CBC on June 29 , 1966.

Personal Correspondence

Series consists of Davis' personal correspondence. Also present are invitations and the outlines of talks delivered.

Subject files

Series consists of subject files on a variety of topics. Files include research that Davis completed in his role as a freelance writer and researcher.

ExpoPulse! newsletters

Series consists of weekly newsletters on the people and events of Expo 86. Published by Chuck Davis Features Ltd. Issues # 1-119.

The Vancouver Book records

The series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding the The Vancouver Book (1976). Also included are promotional materials and project files.

The Greater Vancouver Book records

Series contains edits and drafts of essays that would become chapters in the Greater Vancouver Book (1997). In addition, the records contain correspondence with commentary on the progression of the book.

Joseph Selsey records

The Joseph Selsey records series contains 178 photographs, textual records, graphic material and object related to the life of Joseph Selsey. The series includes identification cards, membership cards, correspondence, promotional materials and photographs show automobiles, vacations and the beach. The photographs depict Selsey, family and friends.

Photographs, portraits and films

Series consists of photographs of Rogers family members, relatives and friends; Rogers family yachts; family gravesites; the Planter's Sugar Refining Co.; the B.C. Sugar Refinery; and the family residence at Shannon. The series also contains a small amount of clippings related to some of the photographs and three film reels containing the Rogers family film "Bastard Love".

Civic awards, addresses and memorials

Series consists of addresses, various greetings to and from the City of Vancouver, awards, and certificates Addresses include those from Eilat, South Israel, with regard to opening ceremonies of the Hadassah exposition in 1958; and from Lord Mayor and Council, City of London in 1936. Certificates of merit include those regarding Housing Cooperation and Victory Loan campaign. Also included in this series are the proclamation of Archives week signed by Mayor Volrich, November 1979, a carved wooden plaque presented to the City of Vancouver by the Odessa City Council during a Sister City visit, a photograph of the Official Vancouver Summit scroll signed by Prime Minister Mulroney, President Clinton and President Yeltsin on April 3, 1993, and a Certificate of Thank-You from Prime Minister Jean Chretien for service, APEC '97, November 19-25, 1997. The series also includes one subseries, which consists of congratulatory messages and proclamations sent to the City of Vancouver in 1986 in recognition of the City's centennial.

Arranged by subject and in no apparent order.

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the Mayor


Series consists of photographs of Ladner's forbears, Ladner as a child, a young man and in his later years. Shots include him at work and play as well as being presented awards at UBC. Other images include signed portraits of vaious politicians.


This series consists of photographs of various performances collected by Caple; a few photographs of Bice Caple in various plays; and photographs of Bice Caple's trip to Expo '67 and Newfoundland.


Series consists of photographs (glass plate negatives and vintage prints) taken by John Davidson. Photographs show a variety of subjects and locations including street and district/community scenes of Vancouver, the B.C. Mountaineering Club, the Davidson family, the interior of B.C., the Garibaldi Distirict, the Okanagan, the southwest coast of B.C., Point Grey, the U.B.C. botanical gardens, Scotland and plants

Park Board central registry files

Series consists of records created by several divisions of the Park Board and maintained by the Board's central registry. Series contains various committee records, including minutes; administrative and financial records; files relating to specific parks (Operational location files series); and subject files pertaining to property acquisition and development, recreational facilities, beaches and marinas, and sports and other recreational programs. Arranged into four subseries: Housekeeping subject files, Operational location files, Operational subject files and Reports to the Board of Parks and Recreation files.

Vancouver Park Board

Water supply development records

Series consists of maps, plans and profiles of the Vancouver water supply system and the area which supplies the system. Included are detailed technical drawings of pipes, joints and the mechanical systems. There are also a number of maps of the North Vancouver creeks which supply the water system. A third group are linen drawings of tenders, submitted for pipes and other materials in the system. Lastly, there are engineering profiles of the creeks involved in the system.

Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department

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