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Charles Bradbury collection

  • AM430
  • Item
  • 1651

The collection consists of a warrant from the "Committee of Plundered Ministers" directing the payment of six pounds [sterling] to Gabriel Wilkinson, minister of the Parish Church at Woobourne, Bucks., dated 23 March 1651.

Charles E. Arnott collection

  • AM458
  • Item
  • 1940-1973

The collection consists of photocopies of a typescript "Collected Poems of C.E. Arnott: 1940-1973".

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.

Diane Louise Matters collection

  • AM406
  • Item
  • 1973

The collection consists of a photocopy of Diane Matters' graduating essay entitled "The Development of Public Welfare Institutions in Vancouver, 1910-1920", submitted for the Honours History Program at the University of Victoria in 1973.

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre collection

  • AM412
  • Item
  • 1979

The collection consists of one paper entitled "An Ordinary Life : Life Histories of Women in the Urban Core", a report by Norma Jean McCallan and Katherine Roback of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. "[11] Chinese, Native and Caucasian senior women from Vancouver's urban core were asked to give their life stories on tape. The histories that emerged tell of immigration experiences, hardship of war, poverty, disability, and hard work." Divided into categories such as "historical events", "Immigration", "Work", "Disabilities", "Women's Conditions", "Government", "Perceptions of Downtown Eastside". The paper is an edited compilation of interviews conducted in the summer of 1978.

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Eastern Townships Bank collection

  • AM207
  • Item
  • 1910

The collection consists of a petition to establish a branch of the Eastern Townships Bank, a list of some 150 signatures dated 23 May 1910. The Eastern Townships Bank was petitioned and established a branch in Kitsilano in 1910 at 4th Avenue and Yew Street. In 1912 the bank was absorbed by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.

Emily Adams collection

  • AM203
  • Item
  • 1857

The collection consists of a letter written by Thomas Drury of West Essa in Upper Canada to his sister Emily of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. It contains comments on economic and social conditions, railway speculation, and personal family matters. It seems that Thomas Drury was a merchant who had business dealings with local farmers.

Adams, Emily

Fraser Mills collection

  • AM312
  • Item
  • 1910

The collection consists of a census book of Fraser Mills dated 1910.

George J. McInnis collection

  • AM456
  • Item
  • 1920-1955

The collection consists of photocopies of a manuscript index to the Canadian Merchant Service Guild annuals, 1920-1955.

George Robertson Gordon collection

  • AM436
  • Item
  • 1862-1905

The collection consists of a diary kept between 1862 and 1905 by an unidentified person, who travelled extensively around the world working at various jobs, including gold mining, prospecting and farming. This person worked in South Africa, California and the Pacific Northwest.

Gray Scrimgeour collection

  • AM476
  • Item
  • ca. 1960

The collection consists of a photocopied roster assembled by Ernie Plant on the streetcars of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company. The roster gives the streetcar number, the builder's name, date of construction and details regarding dimensions, weight and motor type.

James B. Hoffar collection

  • AM233
  • Item
  • 1916-1941

The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, which relate to aviation and to airplanes in Vancouver 1915-1919, 1941.

James Bates collection

  • AM697
  • Item
  • 1979

The collection consists of a leaflet prepared for the 1979 Coal Harbour Reunion by Raincoast Chronicles and Joe Simson. The contents are the reminiscenses of Jim Campbell about his life and work in Coal Harbour.

James B. Thomson collection

  • AM632
  • Item
  • 1913

The collection consists of a police court summons for automobile speeding at 10 m.p.h., 20 September 1913. A photograph of the vehicle is attached.

John Robson collection

  • AM517
  • Item
  • 1865

The collection consists of a copy of a letter re distribution of the "British Columbia" newspaper in the interior from John Robson, 1865.

Jude Fuller collection

  • AM413
  • Item
  • 1966

The collection consists of photocopies of a "List of Shipping Casualties Resulting in Total Loss in British Columbia Coastal Waters since 1897" (to 1966).

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.

Klondike Steamer collection

  • AM1142
  • Item
  • ca. 19--

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

Letter from J.S. Matthews to Mary Hankey

  • AM1419
  • Item
  • 20 Apr. 1959

Item is a letter thanking Ms. Hankey for a donation to the Archives of records pertaining to the Empress of India. The letter contains Matthew's reminiscences about passenger vessels in British Columbia. Accompanying the letter is a photograph of the Empress of India (a reprint of Bo P8 N20).

Madeline Roedde collection

  • AM460
  • Item
  • 1860-1900

The collection consists of photocopies of the Roedde family register taken from the family Bible.

Margaret Andrews collection

  • AM404
  • Item
  • 1976

The collection consists of Margaret Andrews' essay entitled "Boosterism and Makeshift Government: Vancouver's Public Health Services 1886-1888", which was presented to a graduate history seminar at U.B.C. in April 1976.

Andrews, Margaret

McNair-Fraser Lumber Company collection

  • AM842
  • Item
  • 1976

The collection consists of a manuscript containing a history of the McNair-Fraser Lumber Company, Vancouver, by David M. Rees-Thomas. In 1906, the McNair Timber Company was incorporated in Vancouver. The timber limits were located in what is now the British Properties of West Vancouver. In 1907, a logging railway was begun by the company and during the same year a partnership was entered into with Russell L. Fraser and the new corporation was known as the McNair-Fraser Lumber Company Ltd. By 1918, the company was out of existence. Robert McNair continued to work in the industry as president of Robert McNair Shingle Company Ltd.

Morgan Family collection

  • AM197
  • Item
  • 1946

The collection consists of a portion of "Account of a trip taken by Owen Livingstone, 20 June to 11 August, 1946". The portion covers 27 June to 24 July. Owen Livingstone was a relative of J.R. Morgan, who travelled through B.C. to the Queen Charlotte logging camp of J.R. Morgan.

Mrs. F.E. Scott collection

  • AM481
  • Item
  • 1910

The collection consists of a scrapbook of magazine clippings, mostly images of local Vancouver sites. A few photographs of early Vancouver are included, as are salmon can labels (3 large + 1 narrow in file 4).

Norah Kathleen Bole collection

  • AM472
  • Item
  • 1977

The collection consists of a one-page typescript memoir written in 1977 by Mrs. Bole about her father, John McAllister.

Olof Seaholm collection

  • AM689
  • Item
  • 1977

The collection consists of a typescript entitled "Sweden's Contribution to Canada". The volume is about 100 pages. The writing consists of biographical and historical entries about people, buildings and clubs who were part of the Swedish community in B.C.

Rosemary Phillips collection

  • AM832
  • Item
  • 1983

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

Roll of Honour collection

  • AM528
  • Item
  • 1918

The collection consists of a photocopy of a list of people from the Municipality of South Vancouver who served in the armed forces during World War One. Names, rank and military number, where available, are given under the company with whom they served.

Sven (Swain) Sherdahl collection

  • AM532
  • Item
  • 1841-1926

The collection consists of a typescript re Mr. Sherdahl's pioneer days in Kansas and later in Vancouver.

Vancouver Pipers' Society collection

  • AM662
  • Item
  • ca. 1908

The collection consists of a photocopy of a certificate dated 1909 raising the subscription fee for the membership in the society to $3. It was drawn by W. Hutchison.

Vancouver Town (musical score)

  • AM234
  • Item
  • 1913

The collection consists of a song, words and music by Harry L. Stone, published by W.G. Carruthers and Co., Vancouver, copyright 1913.

Victor E. Hall collection

  • AM900
  • Item
  • 1919

The collection consists of certificate of public appreciation issued in 1919 to Private Victor E. Hall by the City of Vancouver for his service in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in World War I.

Warren Sommer collection

  • AM840
  • Item
  • 1972

The collection consists of a photocopy of "Canadian Memorial Church: An Historical Investigation", a paper by Warren Sommer for Fine Arts 365 in 1972. [Page 8 is missing.] The Canadian Memorial Church, designed by the firm of Twizell and Twizell, was built in 1927-1928 at 1811 West 16th Avenue in memory of those who died in World War I.

Walter Erwin collection

  • AM208
  • Item
  • 1911

The collection consists of a letter dated 21 March 1911 from the Mayor's secretary to Walter Erwin, requesting his attendance at City Council's meeting to receive a Long Service medal; the address, dated 27 March 1911, was signed and delivered by Louis D. Taylor on behalf of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries, at the presentation of the medal.

William Clark collection

  • AM1421
  • Item
  • 1945

Collection consists of completed rent control forms for the Wartime Prices and Trade Board for a property at 2014 East Pender Street. The forms contain details about the dimensions and layout of the house.

Willson E. Wintemote collection

  • AM454
  • Item
  • 1960

The collection consists of a one-page history of the development of the ship chandlery business in Vancouver, 1893-1940.

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation fonds

  • VPK
  • Fonds
  • 1888-2001

Fonds consists of the following record series, all related to parks and recreation administration functions and listed by creating offices to the divisional level.
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation
----Accounting ledgers, 1958-1969, series 67
----Analysis ledgers, 1912-1952, series 91
----Annual reports, 1911-2001, series 609
----Architectural and landscape plans, 1912-1988, series 98
----Board minutes, 1888-1987, series 76
----Board minutes indexes, 1892-1913, 1928-1975, series 77
----Buildings and insurance record, 1933, series 96
----Central Registry files, 1973-1987, series 93
----City parks: plans and development, 193-?, series 497
----Committee minutes, 1912-1961, series 64
----Comptroller's subject files, 1924-1980, series 84
----Correspondence, 1904-1967, series 81
----Correspondence registers, 1915-1918, 1964-1972, series 80
----Detail ledgers, 1952-1959, series 90
----Disbursement ledgers, 1913-1930, series 92
----General ledgers, 1910-1970, series 89
----Journals, 1912-1948, series 100
----Legal agreements and expense reports, 1896-1958, series 88
----Miscellaneous ledgers, 1912-1963, series 173
----Miscellaneous personnel records, 1913-1932, series 99
----Moving images, 1930-1980, series 652
----Newsclippings and photographs, 1911-1957, series 97
----Notes to Board minutes, 1916-1965, series 78
----Payroll files, 1930-1951, series 94
----Photographs, ca.1910-1972, series 625
----Publications in City Publications Collection, 1915-1997, series 608
----Receipt book, 1929-1974, series 68
----Records of Park Board police badges, 1929-1934, series 95
----Safety Committee minutes, 1970-1972, series 66
----Site subject files, 1913, 1950-1971, series 65
----Supervisor of City Beaches and Pools' subject files, 1945-1970, series 83
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Administrative and Revenue Services Division
----Director's Board meeting agendas, 1964-1974, series 79
----Director's operational subject files, 1979-1986, series 18
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Operations and Maintenance Division
----Director's subject files, 1967-1976, series 87
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Planning Division
----Facilities development photograph albums, 1985-1989, series 624
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Recreation Division
----Director's subject files, 1970-1976, series 86
----Slides, 1950-198-?, series 281
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Superintendent
----Outward correspondence, 1937-1940, series 85
----Subject files, 1970-1976, series 82

Vancouver Park Board

Adrian Hamel collection

  • AM844
  • Fonds
  • 1973

The collection consists of selections from the research paper on Vancouver buildings, including the Medical-Dental Building, the old and new Federal Building, the Customs and Excise Warehouse, Holy Rosary Church, Hotel Vancouver and the Winch Building.

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.

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.

August Jack Khahtsahlano collection

  • AM102
  • Fonds
  • 1938

Collection consists of a declaration made on 6 August, 1938, in the presence of John Burling Roberts, Barrister and Notary Public, at the City Hall, and signed by August Jack Khahtsahlano.

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.

British Columbia, Legislative Council collection

  • AM179
  • Fonds
  • 1865

The collection consists of a copy of No. 10. An Ordinance to amend the Dues leviable at the Port of New Westminster [18th March, 1865.]. It is signed by Charles Good, Clerk, Arthur N. Birch, Presiding Member, and Frederick Seymour, Governor.

C.H. Coolidge collection

  • AM475
  • Fonds
  • 1912

The collection consists of a photocopy of H.S. Palmer's "Our Men of Affairs", cartoon portraits of Vancouver's leading businessmen in 1912.

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

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