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City of Vancouver fonds

  • COV
  • Fonds
  • 1886-present

The fonds consists of records made or received by the City of Vancouver and its various departments and offices, including boards and agencies that report directly to the City, as well as the records of the Municipality of Point Grey and the Municipality of South Vancouver prior to the amalgamation of these municipalities into the City of Vancouver on Jan 1, 1929. The fonds does not include the records of the Vancouver Public Library, the Vancouver Police Department, or the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation (these records may be found in each board's respective fonds).

Vancouver (B.C.)

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

Samuel S. Magoffin fonds

  • AM1614
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1932

Fonds consists of ten films created by Samuel S. Magoffin in the 1920s and 1930s and two films created by George W. Goold in the 1960s. Subject matter of the Magoffin films includes the earth-moving activities of Magoffin’s company S.S. Magoffin & Co. Limited Railway Contractors during contracts with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in Prince Rupert, and along the harbour in North Vancouver. Films also include footage of downtown Prince Rupert; family, friends, and social activities; Vancouver area scenery and attractions, including Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, a parade downtown, a military parade and medals ceremony at Victory Square, and a rodeo at Hastings Park; Vancouver Fire Department vehicles; the Victoria, B.C. inner harbour; a dog show; a trip to Cuba; the 1930 Portland Rose Festival parade; the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles; as well as footage of the Magoffins’ home “Rockhaven,” its construction, and their golden retrievers. Goold family films consist of one film showing a childrens' performance and individuals exiting a church after a christening, and one film containing footage of a family trip to eastern Canada, including a visit to Expo '67 in Montreal, and various tourist attractions in South Dakota and Wyoming.

Magoffin, Samuel S.

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

Wilson family fonds

  • AM362
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1974

The fonds consists of personal papers and church records (including sermons) of George Halford Wilson, and papers (correspondence, reports, scrapbooks) from Halford David Wilson's business and political life. Fonds includes photographs of St. Michael's Anglican Church, civic activities of Halford David Wilson, and various neighbourhood and city scenes, including airport views.

Wilson family

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

Yvonne Firkins fonds

  • AM93
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1962

The fonds consists of correspondence, largely personal; Firkins' writings, including poetry, plays, short stories, theatre anecdotes and history, and An Adjudicator's Note Book; poetry of Harold W. Jarrett; photographs; theatre programs; printed works; and clippings.

Firkins, Yvonne Millicent

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.

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.

Burrard Drydock Co. Ltd. wartime production list

  • AM507
  • Item
  • 1941-1944

The collection consists of a list of the wartime vessels built by Burrard Drydock Co. Ltd., 1941-1944, including date keel laid, launch, trials for North Sands and Victory ships.

Emily Pauline Johnson collection (II)

  • AM650
  • Item
  • 1912 [copied 19--]

The collection consists of a letter written by Pauline Johnson to a Mr. Fleming on 8 December 1912 from a Bute Street hospital. The letter deals with business matters. There is also an autograph.

Fraser Mills collection

  • AM312
  • Item
  • 1910

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

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.

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.

Jean F. Tener collection

  • AM477
  • File
  • 1863-1945

The scrapbook contains chiefly newspaper clippings on poetry, Chester B. Macneill, a prominent Vancouver lawyer, and on Vancouver's social circle in the 1940s. There are miscellaneous letters and notes relating to poetry and C.B. Macneill.

Jung Boo Sum collection

  • AM871
  • Item
  • 1918-1932

The collection consists of a Chinese immigration certificate issued to Sum Jung Boo by the Immigration Branch, Department of the Interior, 1918, with subsequent stampings to 1932; includes photograph. The control of immigration of Asians into Canada has a long history in British Columbia. This certificate notes that "it is not an admission, that the party to whom it is issued, was ever legally admitted into Canada ...".

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

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.

Robert Baird collection

  • AM865
  • Item

The collection consists of a photocopy of Robert Baird's reminiscences, from 1815 to 1868, including a description of his travels on Vancouver Island and in the Lower Mainland, ca. 1859 (see pages 25-30).

Rosemary Phillips collection

  • AM832
  • Item
  • 1983

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

Shelly's Bakery Limited collection

  • AM962
  • Item
  • 1926

The collection consists of "The Romance of British Columbia", an album of advertising material written by Roy A. Hunter and illustrated by John Innes.

Tempest DeWolf collection

  • AM388
  • Item
  • 1973

The collection consists of a reminiscence composed in 1973 by Tempest DeWolf.

DeWolf, Tempest

The Hon. Denis Murphy collection

  • AM231
  • Item
  • 1946

The collection consists of the manuscript of the Hon. Mr. Justice Murphy's articles, "Judges of Ye Olden Time" written in 1946.

Tommy Howard collection

  • AM863
  • Item

The collection consists of a poem written by Tommy Howard (b. 1879, d. 1962) entitled "My Homeland Calling", about Vancouver, ca. 1950.

Vancouver Opera House collection

  • AM677
  • Item
  • 1909-1911

The collection consists of a large scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating primarily to the Vancouver Opera House. The clippings are advertisements for shows and theatre sections from various Vancouver papers describing the events held in the Opera House.

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.

William C. McKee collection

  • AM681
  • Item
  • 1976

The collection consists of a photocopy of a thesis entitled "A History of the Vancouver Park System, 1886-1929" submitted to the University of Victoria in 1976.

William Henry Johnson collection

  • AM682
  • Item
  • 1908

The collection consists of the marriage certificate of William Henry Johnson (a partner in the Vancouver law firm of Wismer, McGeer and Johnson) and, Mary Ellen Kennedy (a charter member of the Vancouver Music Society).

H.W. Parr collection

  • AM260
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1971

The collection consists of two copies of "Romance of Vancouver" published in 1936 by the Native Sons of B.C., a typescript copy of "Memories of the Past" by Reuben Hamilton, and a handwritten copy of "My Recollections of Early Vancouver" by Gertrude Gow 1968, copied in 1971 by H.W. Parr.

Parr, H.W.

Aileen Campbell collection

  • AM273
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1972

The collection consists of two photocopies of Aileen Campbell's articles and a typescript of her notes during one of the interviews.

Campbell, Aileen

Jack Boothe fonds

  • AM276
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1973

The fonds consists of records created and received by Jack Boothe in relation to his career as a cartoonist. Records include correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, cartoons, cartoon scrap books, published books on cartoons and other materials.

Boothe, John William D.

Gammage Family collection

  • AM329
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1906

The collection consists of a wedding invitation, letter of sympathy from the Fernie Liberal Association, and appointment of Mrs. Martha Gammage as postmaster.

Gammage family

International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Local 501 fonds

  • AM332
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1970

The fonds consists of minutes and other records of the Canadian Waterfront Workers' Association, and minutes, correspondence, charters, agreements, general office files, bulletins and circulars of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Locals 501 and 500.

International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 501

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

Community Arts Council of Vancouver fonds

  • AM301
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1996

The fonds consists of the records pertaining to a consultation visit to the Community Arts Council (the Comer Report), 1949; constitution and by-laws; minutes and reports; correspondence, financial and fundraising documents; program and exhibition files; and photographs, publications, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, newsletters, promotional materials and similar items.

Community Arts Council of Vancouver

Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Company Limited fonds

  • AM280
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1963

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Company Limited, regarding its mining operations and operation of the Wells Townsite Company Limited. Records include: minutes of meetings, correspondence, journals, plans and reports, scrapbooks, newspapers, and other materials.
Fonds contains three series:

  1. Cariboo Gold Quartz mining records;
  2. Scrapbooks and newspapers; and
  3. Wells Townsite Company records.

Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Company Limited

City publications collection

  • PUB
  • Fonds

Collection consists of published items issued by the City of Vancouver, including items issued by its other agencies and predecessors - i.e., the Municipality of Point Grey, the Municipality of South Vancouver, the Park Board, the Vancouver Police Department, the Vancouver Public Library, and the Vancouver School Board. The collection also includes items published by external bodies where the City contributed content, or the publication was commissioned by the City.

Campbell Sweeny fonds

  • AM22
  • Fonds
  • 1841-1938

The fonds consists of miscellaneous personal papers, 1884 1928, including notes concerning his daily activities 1888-1909, together with several printed bills and letters relating to banking and currency reform in the Province of Canada, 1841-1849.

Sweeny, Campbell

Cornelius Bryant fonds

  • AM24
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1884

The fonds consists of diaries, 1855-1856 and 1878-1882. The latter includes miscellaneous lists of letters sent 1880-1881 and 1883-1884. Also included is a portion of a letter written to his parents shortly after his arrival in Nanaimo in 1857.

Bryant, Cornelius

First Presbyterian Church fonds

  • AM29
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1918

The fonds consists of original and photostat versions of a baptismal register, 1885-1918. There is a gap between April 1908 and July 1911.

First Presbyterian Church

F.C. Innes and Company fonds

  • AM38
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1899

The fonds consists of business correspondence, largely involving real estate transactions and inquiries. There are copies of several mortgages drawn up by the firm, and replies from Eastern Canada, the United States and Britain to various real estate advertisements place by the F.C. Innes Co. There are also deeds for property sold by the Company.

F.C. Innes and Company

Dominion Day Celebration Committee fonds

  • AM47
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1904

The fonds contains four volumes of minutes of the Dominion Day Celebration Committee, 1890-1900; included with the minutes are financial statements, reports of the sub-committees, and programme discussions. Relevant clippings are also attached throughout the volumes. The fonds also includes invitations (1887, 1888), programmes (1887-1904), a statement of account held with the Empire Wine Company (1887), and a bank book (1904).

Dominion Day Celebration Committee

Alexander Maitland Stephen collection

  • AM56
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1942

The scrapbook contains material relating to A.M. Stephen's literary, political and social activities, 1928-1942. Included are newspaper clippings of reviews of his books and recital tours, from Vancouver to Halifax. There are brochures advertising his works, copies of "Lords of the Air", and three published essays. Christmas cards from his friends as well as A.M. Stephen's own cards are in the scrapbook. There are pamphlets on the Spanish civil war, one by Dr. Norman Bethune, pamphlets and photographs on the war between China and Japan in the 1930s, and pamphlets on fascism in general. A.M. Stephen wrote a pamphlet on the war in China (1939). A report on The Pacific Northwest Embargo Conference held in Vancouver in April 1939 is included. There is a copy of a photograph of The Child Welfare Association of B.C., 1919-1920, showing Stephen as first vice-president. The proceedings of the second annual conference of The Child Welfare Association held in October 1919 are also included. There is a complete copy of an issue of "The Western Tribune", dated 19 October 1929. Material is arranged chronologically in the scrapbook with loose items in an accompanying box.

Stephen, Alexander Maitland

Archibald Douglas Darlington collection

  • AM86
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1938

The collection consists of articles A.D. Darlington published between 1913-1938 which have been collected into a scrapbook by his son, John Darlington, photographs and correspondence.

Darlington, Archibald Douglas

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