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Denys Nelson collection

  • AM441
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1927

The collection consists of notes, clippings, and correspondence relating to Nelson's research into the Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and Father Charles Pandosy. There are also clippings, notes, typescripts and photographs on British Columbia's early history and place names.

Gordon Hilker fonds

  • AM1683
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1980

Fonds consists of textual records related to Gordon Hilker's personal life and business.

Hilker, Gordon

Keith Winterbottom fonds

  • AM1423
  • Fonds
  • 1886, [ca. 1938]

The fonds consists of an issue of the Vancouver Advertiser, v. 1 no. 51 (3 Nov. 1886) and 11 architectural plans relating to a proposed seaplane base at Jericho Beach Air Station. Keith Winterbottom may have participated in the development of the architectural drawings.

Winterbottom, Keith

Elizabeth Walker fonds

  • AM1349
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2000

The fonds consists of Walker's photographs of examples of Vancouver architecture, background and research records for her book "Street Names of Vancouver", as well as a manuscript.

Walker, Elizabeth

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation fonds

  • VPK
  • Fonds
  • 1888-2008

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

Leonard Meyers fonds

  • AM1418
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930-2000]

Fonds contains correspondence, news clippings, photographes related to the writings of Leonard Meyers.

Leonard Meyers

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

Alfred Holmes fonds

  • AM810
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1963

The fonds consists of the papers of A. R. C. Holmes, including correspondence, school records, sketchbooks, drawings and cartoons, publications, greeting cards, and photographs of various regions in B.C. Also included are original cartoons by Al Beaton, Ernest Le Messurier, and Thursby.

Holmes, Alfred Robertson Casswell

City of Vancouver Archives pamphlet collection

  • AM1519
  • Fonds

Collection consists of published items collected by the City of Vancouver Archives. The items in this collection document many of the social and cultural events which have taken place in and around the City of Vancouver from 1860 to the present, and include: brochures, programs, advertising broadsheets, political commentaries, calling cards, menus and more.

William Drake fonds

  • AM206
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1914; 1928

The fonds consists of business letter received by William Drake. Letters include: communications from John McClary and other McClary Manufacturing Company officials; letters from various business contacts following the announcement of his resignation; and a letter of appreciation from the A.C. Leslie and Company.

Drake, William E.

King Edward High School collection

  • AM1010
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1983

The collection consists of King Edward High School yearbooks, publications, news clippings, and photographs. The collection also includes photographs and news clippings related to the Vancouver Community College King Edward Campus.

King Edward High School

H.A. Price collection

  • AM358
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880]-1993

The collection consists of correspondence, reports, letterbooks, and photographs of the Price family and of records relating to general merchants in Ashcroft, B.C, including Harvey Bailey and Company, to the planned extension to the Canadian Pacific Railway line, and to Henry J. Cambie.

Price family

British Columbia Telephone Company fonds

  • AM339
  • Fonds
  • 1871-1966

The fonds consists of a company history, 1870-1939; McMicking letterbooks, 1871-1911; financial records of various telephone companies, 1885-1960; engineers' field books, 1912-1966; newspaper clippings, 1891-1907; general records, 1903 -1954; commercial surveys 1929 -1950; and photographs, [ca. 1915] -1954.
The fonds is arranged into 8 series: British Columbia Telephone Company commercial survey, Engineers field books, Financial records of various telephone companies, General records, Historical records, Newspaper clippings, Robert Burns McMicking letterbooks, and photographs.

British Columbia Telephone Company

Vancouver Board of Trade fonds

  • AM300
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1988

The fonds consists of minute books, correspondence, subject files, briefs and reports, scrapbooks, pamphlets, books, tapes, photographs and slides, reference materials, etc. There are also files relating to the Pacific Northwest Trade Association and the B.C. International Trade Fair.

Vancouver Board of Trade

Vancouver Maritime Museum collection

  • AM335
  • Fonds
  • 1768, copied [19--] - 1987; predominant 1888-1980

The collection contains records pertaining to a wide variety of maritime subjects and includes log books and ships' plans, records pertaining to ships' crews, records pertaining to the Royal Commission on Pilotage held in the 1960s, drawings of harbours, records of the North Vancouver Ferry Company and records of the Point Atkinson Lightstation. The collection also includes records of the Board of Directors of the Maritime Museum from 1974 to 1987.

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Vancouver General Hospital fonds

  • AM320
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1992

Fonds consists of published annual reports for 1905, 1908 and 1912-1955; minutes of the Board of Directors, 1902-1958; minutes of the Medical Board, 1931-1965; general correspondence files (mainly of the chief administrator) 1906-1980; medical staff minutes, 1888-1920; minutes of various committees, 1902-1975; statistical reports, 1928-1949 and 1971-1975; miscellaneous items of historical interest from the Public Relations Department of the hospital, 1886-1977; and records regarding building and property development, 1937; 1979-1992.

Vancouver General Hospital

Vancouver Woman's Musical Club fonds

  • AM397
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1980; (predominant 1905 - 1977)

The fonds consists of minutes, reports, financial statements, correspondence, newsletters, programmes, scrapbooks of clippings and photographs from the periods 1905 to 1980.

Vancouver Women's Musical Club

Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association fonds

  • AM310
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1978, 1981

The fonds contains minutes, milk agreements, membership records, financial papers, published records, ledgers, a membership index, manuals of operation, pamphlets, historical manuscripts and ephemera, speeches by Dan Nicholson (President of the Association), papers relating to the British Columbia Royal Commission on Milk (1954-1955), and transcripts of interviews with pioneers. Also included are scrapbooks, audio tapes of annual meetings, and photographs. The fonds also includes records of Royal Dairies Limited (originally Young Hoy Limited). Photographs in the fonds depict the construction of the Burnaby plant (1962-1963) and various photographs pertaining to the Association and the Fraser Valley in general. The fonds is arranged into 23 series.

Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association

McGuigan family fonds

  • AM139
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1960

The fonds includes correspondence and other personal records; copies of reports (apparently from City of Vancouver records); Grouse Mountain Scenic Incline Railway Co. records, 1911-1935; miscellaneous maps and drawings; and photographs of the McGuigan family, civic functions, Jewish-owned retail stores, street scenes, and markets.

McGuigan family

Women's Canadian Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM437
  • Fonds
  • 1909-2005

Fonds consists of four series: minutes, 1909-2004; financial record books, 1909-1936; subject files, 1909-2005, pertaining to Club activities and interest such as annual reports, correspondence, membership, programs and other records; and scrapbooks and photographs, 1909-2004.

Women's Canadian Club of Vancouver

British Columbia Electric Railway Company fonds

  • AM321
  • Fonds
  • 1889-[ca.1897], 1923-1964

The fonds includes a general history, including organizational charts; appraisals of property; records pertaining to a public utilities commission inquiry into rates and property; reports on the mainland power system and financial reserves; drawings of street railway track details (1889-ca.1897); promotional materials on public transit; and photographs of motor and trolley buses, staff, and educational and promotional events of the B.C.E.R.

British Columbia Electric Railway Company

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

Hastings Sawmill Company fonds

  • AM27
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1905

The fonds consists of a letterbook (1870), including invoices, company store accounts receivable, statements of lumber shipped on various vessels and records of lumber sawn at the mill; agreement for sale of the B.C. and Vancouver Island Spar, Lumber and Sawmill Co., May 31, 1869; Journal of Vessels Loading/Foreign Orders, 1899-1905; summaries of tonnage; and a short history of B.C. Mills, Timber and Trading Company.

Hastings Saw Mill Company

Kitsilano Ratepayers Association fonds

  • AM125
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1987

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

Captain William Watts fonds

  • AM510
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1939

The fonds consists of a Vancouver Shipyards' ledger, 1892-95. Fonds also includes an account book for ships on Harrison Lake, 1898-1900, including some articles on marine engines.

Watts, William

Vancouver Typographical Union, Local 226 fonds

  • AM381
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1986

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, membership and financial records, photographs and publications of the Vancouver Typographical Union (V.T.U.), Local 226; as well as the Victoria, New Westminster, Kamloops and Vernon locals of the International Typographical Union. Records of the V.T.U.'s activities at the Province and Sun Chapel (labour associations of printing-offices), 1928-1958 are included. The fonds also includes some records of the New Westminster Trades and Labour Council for the years 1908-1914.

Vancouver Typographical Union. Local 226

Bushnell family fonds

  • AM360
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1959

The fonds consists of field notes (1912-1921); maps and blueprints from Bushnell's work, particularly the Lillooet Mining District, 1928-1943; bills and receipts; clippings, correspondence and material related to schooling and military service; records of surveying in the Vancouver area; material relating to the activities of the Corporation of Land Surveyors of the Province of British Columbia; plans of Bushnell residence; and subdivision plan of Shaughnessy Heights; and photographs of his family and friends and of his military life and surveying career, with views of Vancouver homes, harbour and docks.

Also present are the records of other members of the Bushnell family. Including Bushnell's daughter Christina Susan (Susie) Stenersen (nee Bushnell), son James Henry Oakes (Harry) Bushnell, and wife, Christina Frances Bushnell. Also present are records relating to Gunner Stenersen, Christina's husband. These include scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, school reports, diaries, and postcard albums.

Bushnell, James Henry

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, Local 280 fonds

  • AM251
  • Fonds
  • 1905-2002

The fonds consists of 22 minute books dating from 1905-1933, 1937-2002. There are also miscellaneous booklets, including the 1911 constitution and bylaws of the Vancouver Trades and Labour Council, the Sheet Metal Workers Constitution and Ritual for 1970, the 1972 bylaws of Local 280, and two working agreements of Local 280, 1972 and 1974.

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association. Local 280 (Vancouver, B.C.)

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

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

British Columbia Towboat Owners' Association fonds

  • AM317
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1974

Fonds consists of the constitution, by-laws, minutes between 1925 and 1968, subject files, circulars, agreements, financial records, maps, publications and reports of the British Columbia Towboat Owners' Association. Also included is correspondence, 1967 to 1968, dealing with labour disputes, federal agencies, and national ship ownership.

British Columbia Towboat Owners' Association

Howard Green fonds

  • AM903
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1989 ; predominant 1935-1965

The fonds consists of Green's personal records. The fonds is arranged into the following series: Family correspondence (1904-1983); Biographical materials (1965-1987); Election campaign materials (1935-1965); Speeches and columns (1935-1974); Progressive Conservative Association - B.C. Council (1946-1956); Personal papers (1905-1984); Foreign affairs subject files (1959-1966); and Political correspondence and newsclippings (1935-1989).

Green, Howard Charles

Vancouver Vagabonds' Club fonds

  • AM359
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1959

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, and papers presented by members, including poetry and short stories. A guest book of members and guests is also included.
The fonds is arranged into 4 series: Members' contributions and programs pamphlets, Organizational papers, Records of meetings, and Register of guests and members.

Vancouver Vagabonds' Club

J. Weston Collection

  • AM801
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1960

The collections consists of posters advertising Theatre Under the Stars music performances at the Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park. Theatre Under the Stars was established by the Parks Board of the City of Vancouver in 1939 and closed in 1963. The posters were located in the interior and exterior of street cars and advertise productions of: “Timber”, “Waltz in Old Vienna”, “The Red Mill”, The Wizard of Oz”, “Finian’s Rainbow”, “Kiss Me Kate”, “Rose Marie”, “The Desert Song”, “Song of Norway”, “Carousel”, “The New Moon”, “Sweethearts”, “Brigadoon”, “Oklahoma”, “Anything Goes”, “Music in the Air”, “The Great Waltz”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, “The Student Prince”, “The Pajama Game”, and “Kismet”.

Weston, J.

Paul Yee fonds

  • AM1523
  • Fonds
  • 1864-2007

The fonds consists of Paul Yee’s personal correspondence and records of academic achievement, writing and research files, subject files, photographs, and sound recordings, as well as publications and ephemera that he collected. These records relate to Yee's activities as a writer, historian, activist, and archivist in Vancouver and Toronto.

In addition, the fonds includes photographs, correspondence, and other records of some of Yee’s immediate family members, including his Aunt Lillian and Uncle Foon Wong, and their close friends. The fonds also contains textual records, publications, ephemera, and photographs relating to the activities of the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver and the Pender Guy Radio Co-operative, as well records relating to the functions of fraternal associations such as the Wong Kong Har Tong and Hoy Yin Association in Vancouver, and the Duncan, B.C., Branch of the Chinese Nationalist League (Kuo Min Tang).

Yee, Paul

Margery Wade collection

  • AM797
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1916

The collection consists of telegrams and letters from Walter Moberly to Margery Wade and Norton Griffiths concerning personal matters, the New Westminster fire (1898), and railway development; Wilfred Laurier to F. C. Wade concerning Liberal politics; Noel Robinson to F. C. Wade concerning Moberly. The collection also includes 95 original cartoon drawings by John Innis and James B. Fitzmaurice depicting provincial political figures and issues such as prohibition, and 4 black and white photographic reproductions of cartoon drawings by Fitzmaurice.

Wade, Margery

Mitchell family fonds

  • AM977
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1986

Fonds consists of correspondence, Mitchell family history records, certificates, invitations, Vancouver Pioneers' Association records and photographs.

Mitchell, Alex

Walter Moberly fonds

  • AM33
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1956; predominant 1898-1915

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, memoranda, speeches, maps, printed works, and clippings 1865-1956. They relate to Walter Moberly's continued interest in history, exploration, surveying, railway construction (both Transcontinental and Northern), and public works involving harbour improvement, power schemes, and exploitation of Canada's natural resources.

Moberly, Walter

Vancouver Historical Society fonds

  • AM478
  • Fonds
  • 1936-2019

The fonds consists of minutes 1936-2012; general and project operational records, 1936-2010; membership lists; and subject files on different activities. There are also newsletters and various Society publications.
The fonds is arranged into 4 series: Minutes, Newsletters and membership cards, Operational files, and Subject files.

Vancouver Historical Society

Women's Auxiliary to the Vancouver General Hospital fonds

  • AM452
  • Fonds
  • 1904-2002

The fonds consists of minutes, 1906-1965, 1999-2001; a letterbook, 1911-1922; notes and correspondence; annual reports, 1955-1964; financial records; clippings; and photographs. The fonds is arranged into 6 series: Minute books, News clippings, Photographs, Annual Family Fair records, Financial records, and General records.

Vancouver General Hospital. Women's Auxiliary

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

Society Promoting Environmental Conservation fonds

  • AM1556
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2009; predominant 1969-2005

Fonds consists of annual reports, budgets, meeting minutes, policies, correspondence, court records, proposals, research reports, publications, and subject files generated by SPEC in the course of carrying out its functions and activities. Arranged into the following series: administrative and financial records; board minutes and committee records; correspondence; court proceedings; directors files; projects, programs and events; reports, publications and newspapers; research and inquiry files; subject files and photographs.

Society Promoting Environmental Conservation

University Women's Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM872
  • Fonds
  • 1907-2014

The fonds consists of minutes, annual reports, financial statements, bulletins and newsletters, Canadian Federation of University Women Triennial Conference material and a small amount of memorabilia. Fonds also includes photographs depicting interior and exterior views of Hycroft, the club's headquarters, as well as other images of prominent buildings and streets in downtown Vancouver.

University Women's Club of Vancouver

Pacific Press fonds

  • AM1616
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1972

The fonds consists of news photographs of people featured in the Pacific Press newspapers the Vancouver Sun and the Province. The fonds also includes two cartoons.

Pacific Press

City of Vancouver Archives postcard collection

  • AM1052
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1864]-1986

Collection consists of postcards of families, individuals, street scenes, neighbourhoods, buildings, ceremonial occasions, social events, sports, business, transportation, and military subjects pertaining to mainly to Vancouver and other cities in Bristish Columbia and other provinces.

Hamber family fonds

  • AM1036
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1850-1987]

The fonds consists of records of the Hamber and Hendry families and of Eric Hamber including photographs, films, manuscripts and fine art. The photographs, 1880-1985, consist primarily of professional studio portraiture and the manuscript material consists primarily of souvenirs or memorabilia. Photographs depict the Hamber and Hendry families and Eric Hamber's life as an international financier, B.C. Lieutenant Governor, industrialist, athlete, and rancher. The films are primarily home movies that depict a range of social activities in which the Hamber family was involved. Two films are newsreel items documenting a polo game for BC Challenge Trophy and the visit of Governor General his excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Bessborough, PC, GCMC, and her excellency the Countess of Bessborough to the Britannia Mines on board of Eric Hamber's yacht.

Hamber family

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