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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
  • 1888-2008

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

Vancouver Police Department fonds

  • VPD
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1991

Fonds consists of the following record series relating to the administrative and operational aspects of local policing:
Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Police Commissioners
-Police Commissioners general files, 1903-1937, series 181
-Board of Police Commissioners minutes, 1886-1891, 1904-1968, series 180
-Police Commissioners received correspondence, 1940-1949, series 183
Vancouver (B.C.). Police Department
-Book of occurrences, 1889-1929, series 196
-Fire alarm box zoning map, ca. 1931, series 210
-Grey Cup games records, 1958-1966, series 338
-Information bulletins, 1960, series 201
-Lennie Investigation records, 1928, series 209
-McDonald Investigation records, 1936, series 207
-Photographs, 1894-1970, series 214
-Police Constable's reports, 1935, series 200
-Prisoners' record books, 1898-1917, series 202
-Public information displays, 1886-1970, series 212
-Royal visits records, 1939-1959, series 203
-Scrapbook, 1908-1909, series 204
-Special Constables' time sheets, 1935, series 205
-Stolen Car Bureau register, 1927-1929, series 206
-Subject files, 1929-1939, series 199
-Task Force on Prostitution records, 1986-1990, series 171
-Tucker report, 1936, series 208
-Wife Assault Coordination Project records, 1989-1991, series 172
Vancouver (B.C.). Police Department. Office of the Chief of Police
-General correspondence, 1935, series 197
-License Inspection correspondence, 1920-1936, series 211
Vancouver (B.C.). Police Court
-Health by-laws record book, 1900-1902, series 188
-Police Court court calendars, 1889-1929, series 182
-Police Court court calendars of indictable offences, 1929-1961, series 184
-Police Court court calendars of summary offences, 1929-1949, series 185
-Police Court court calendars of traffic violations, 1926-1950, series 186
-Police Court case files, 1930-1944, series 195
-Police Court charge books, 1897-1900, 1902, series 193
-Police Court drug and other offences register, 1921-1923, series 194
-Police Court maintenance payments registers, 1928-1939, 1945-1947, 1955-1957, series 189
-Police Court notices of appeal, information, summons, and convictions, 1904, 1906-1909, series 187
-Police Court outside summons book, 1937-1956, series 190
-Police Court summons book, 1945-1960, series 191
-Transcripts of Police Court cases, 1903-1923, series 192

Vancouver Police Department

Vancouver Public Library fonds

  • VPL
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2001, predominant 1887-1977

Fonds consists of the following record series, relating to the administration of Vancouver's public library system (and including one very early collected item, relating to Burrard Inlet's first library). Also included within the "Publications in City Publications collection" series are sundry publications of the Vancouver Public Library itself.
--Vancouver (B.C.). Library Board
----Annual reports, 1948-2001, 7 cm, series 612
----Board minutes and correspondence, 1868-1977, 38 cm, series 482
----Publications in City Publications Collection, 1948-1998, ca. 50 cm, series 611
--Vancouver (B.C.). Mechanics Institute Library (Moodyville, B.C.).
----Minutes, 1868-1884, 1 cm, series 622

Vancouver Public Library

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

Alfred D. Long fonds

  • AM107
  • Fonds
  • 1961

The fonds consists of letters, memoranda and circulars concerning the establishment of the Art, Historical and Scientific Association Archives of Aviation.

Long, Alfred D.

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

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

Privy Council (Canada) collection

  • AM127
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1893

Item is an extract of a report of a Committee of the Privy Council, dated 8 July 1893, regarding foreshore rights in Vancouver of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, with two accompanying maps. One map is in the file; the other one is catalogued as Map 648.

Boyd, Burns and Company fonds

  • AM129
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1904

The fonds consists of a ledger covering the period 1902-1904.

Boyd, Burns and Company

Canadian Pacific Navigation Company fonds

  • AM138
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1889

The fonds consists of receipts issued by the Canadian Pacific Navigation Company between 1887 and 1889.

Canadian Pacific Navigation Company

British Columbia Society of Artists fonds

  • AM171
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1968

The fonds includes records of the British Columbia Society of Fine Arts, including a minute book, 1917-1941, a list of visitors to the 1925 exhibition, business correspondence, 1939-1949, general correspondence, 1930-1949, and programmes of exhibitions, 1929-1967; the fonds also includes records of the British Columbia Society of Artists, including three minute books, 1947-1967, lists of exhibitors, 1919-1930, membership lists and expense accounts, 1955-1967, records of membership dues, 1957-1960, and correspondence, 1950-1967. There are also several histories of the society, clippings, letters and official notices of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and registration lists of attendance at art shows and public lectures.

British Columbia Society of Artists

Emily E. Edwardes collection

  • AM175
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1916

The collection consists of a notebook containing references to medical matters, notes of lectures attended and a cartoon.

Edwardes, Emily E.

British Columbia Centennial Committee fonds

  • AM178
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1959

The fonds consists of correspondence regarding the visit of H.R.H. Princess Margaret; correspondence and lists relating to pioneers; organizing correspondence for the visit of "The Navies of the World" and for ski jumping; certificates of incorporation of the Committee; correspondence relating to the Centennial Museum and St. Roch project and to the dedication of the Centennial Totem; sound recordings of the B.C. Centennial Searchlight Tattoo; and examples of the publicity material published by the Centennial Committee.

British Columbia Centennial Committee

Alexander Begg fonds

  • AM181
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1923

The fonds consists of miscellaneous personal papers, 1890-1940; correspondence and writings on the Crofter Immigration Scheme, 1887-1904; papers dealing with the writing of his History of British Columbia, 1893-1904; miscellaneous business papers pertaining to railway speculations and construction and other matters, 1896-1903; and printed items.

Begg, Alexander

Alexander J. Stuart collection

  • AM196
  • Fonds
  • 1905

The collection consists of a writ of Summons and two letters concerned with an attempt by Dr. Stuart to collect his fees for medical aid rendered to an injured employee of the Great Northern Railway.

Stuart, Alexander J.

County Court of New Westminster fonds

  • AM200
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1898

The fonds consists of a procedure book of the County Court of New Westminster (1886); a Summons to Juror (1892); papers concerning two cases: Barker vs. Boucher, 1891-1892, and Crosbie vs. Barker, 1892; and several letters addressed to A.E. Beck Esq., Registrar of the County Court, 1898.

British Columbia. County Court of New Westminster

Ethlyn Trapp fonds

  • AM211
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1971

The fonds consists of personal and professional correspondence. Fonds includes letters received and some copies of letters sent by Ethlyn Trapp. Correspondents include colleagues, friends, representatives from various organizations, and other individuals.

Trapp, Ethlyn

Charles H. Cates and Sons Limited fonds

  • AM212
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1951

The fonds consists of correspondence and financial records of the firm from 1919 to 1951.

Charles H. Cates and Sons

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

Fred Fisher collection

  • AM88
  • Fonds
  • 1971

Collection consists of two 45 rpm records of music composed by Fred Fisher for B.C.'s Centennial, and copies of the songs. There is also a list of the performers and a business card.

Canadian Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM95
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1986

The fonds consists of club minutes (1906-1986), records pertaining to addresses and speakers (1906-1981), yearbooks (1967-1982), records pertaining to events and projects (1966-1981), membership records (1906-1983), published items (1906-1976), and miscellaneous other materials.

Canadian Club of Vancouver

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.

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

Charles Montgomery Tate fonds

  • AM225
  • Fonds
  • [186-?]-1940

Fonds consists of an autobiography of Tate entitled "Life and Missionary Activities of Rev. Charles Montgomery Tate"; an address prepared by J.S. Matthews for the unveiling of a bronze tablet in honour of Rev. Tate at St. Andrews Wesley Church; and an album of photographs produced by Tate, including photographs of sites in England and of Native Indian groups and individuals from the Fraser Valley, the Coast of B.C., and from Vancouver Island.

Tate, Charles Montgomery, Reverend

Everett Crowley fonds

  • AM904
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1984

The fonds consists of papers, publications and photographs relating to various topics: the Vancouver Junior Board of Trade, the Rowell-Sirois Report, provincial-municipal relations, Vancouver City Planning Commission, discrimination and Vivian Engine Works Ltd.

Crowley, Everett

British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, Railway Division [collection]

  • AM824
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1981

The collection consists of a consultant's report "Kitsilano Railway Bridge - Assessment of the Steel Spans" prepared in 1981 by Buckland and Taylor Ltd. for B.C. Hydro. Plans and photographs are included in the report. In addition, there are engineering plans by J. Coughlan & Sons, and Waddell & Harrrington dated 1914, plans by various other firms dated 1900-1901 of the swing bridge over Columbia River, and a plan by the B.C. Electric Company Ltd. dated 1960 showing the swing span, fixed truss and old support and protection piers of the Kitsilano Bridge. The first C.P.R. Kitsilano trestle across False Creek was built in 1886. It was modified over the years and finally taken down in 1982. It was located between the Burrard Street Bridge and Granville Street Bridge.

Gladys Ridler fonds

  • AM851
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1983

The fonds consists of poems, short stories, correspondence, and a photograph of Gladys Ridler; letters, poems and other material concerning Captain Henry Larsen and the St. Roch; government publicity, package on the Canadian Constitution; and greeting cards.

Ridler, Gladys Lilian

Blue Heron Housing Cooperative Association fonds

  • AM854
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1984

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, newsletters, promotional material, clippings, and photographs.

Blue Heron Housing Cooperative Association

Arthur Morton collection

  • AM860
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1984

The collection consists of family history and genealogical material concerning the descendants of John Morton (b.1764); copy of a letter from John Morton (b.1834); copies of letters from Joseph Morton, Vancouver real estate broker, to Beaumont Morton, 1913-1926; photographs.

Morton, Arthur

Edward Lloyd fonds

  • AM875
  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1984 (originally created 1871-1921)

The fonds consists of correspondence sent to Lloyd's mother in England. Lloyd's various travels, business situations and domestic life are described in letters he and his wife sent home (1896-1921) and there is earlier correspondence from other family friends. There is also a typescript of Lloyd's travel journal for the Canadian North trip 1897- 1900, entitled "Wanderings in the Far North," transcribed by Lloyd's grandson, Griffin V. Lloyd

Lloyd, Edward

Greater Vancouver Weavers' and Spinners' Guild fonds

  • AM881
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2006

The fonds consists of scrapbooks, newsletters, minutes of executive and general meetings, special papers, photographs, and other ephemera.

Greater Vancouver Weavers' and Spinners' Guild

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation collection

  • AM892
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1985

The collection consists of programs and other information about concerts presented by C.B.C. Vancouver in cooperation with various musical groups and artists, including the C.B.C. Vancouver Orchestra, the Vancouver Society for Early Music, Vancouver Chamber Choir and others.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has been a broadcaster and promoter of music for many years. C.B.C. Vancouver Orchestra was formed in 1938. Its directors have included Ira Dilworth, the founder, John Eliot Gardiner, Mario Bernardi and John Avison, conductor.

British Columbia Rugby Union fonds

  • AM742
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1958, 1889-1930 predominant

The fonds consists of minutes 1889-1930 and a souvenir programme 1958.

British Columbia Rugby Union

Alexander Philip fonds

  • AM665
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1902

The fonds consists primarily of correspondence which reflects Philip's work of a real estate agent and other endeavours.

Philip, Alexander

Alan Lever fonds

  • AM768
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1974

The fonds consists of records of Alan Lever including constitutions, reports, minutes, correspondence, and financial records of boards and associations concerned with the development of a city museum, particularly the Vancouver Civic Museum Board; the Vancouver Maritime Museum, the Vancouver Railway Museum Association and the Discovery of Vancouver Society. Also included is a report on museum development by T. A. Heinrich and a study of a proposal to amalgamate Vancouver and Burnaby.

Lever, Alan

George Henry Cowan fonds

  • AM800
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1957

The fonds consists of correspondence, speeches and related notes, expense reports, certificates and publications pertaining to Cowan's personal life, political involvement and career and his legal career.

Cowan, George Henry

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

British Columbia Dentists' Wives' Association, Vancouver Branch fonds

  • AM602
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1977

The fonds consists of constitution and by-laws, minutes (1951-1968), agendas, executive and committee reports, membership and officers' lists, copies of the group's publication, "The Amalgamator" and two scrapbooks detailing the history of the Association, with clippings, certificates, photographs, invitations and newsletters.

British Columbia Dentists' Wives' Association. Vancouver Branch

Holy Trinity Cathedral fonds : 1860-1949

  • AM603
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1949 (microfilmed 1976)

The fonds consists of baptism, death, and marriage registers, 1862-1916, and parish registers and general papers, 1860-1949.

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Bernard Leitch Johnson fonds

  • AM607
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1977

The fonds consists of correspondence, clippings, notes, photographs and pamphlets relating to Johnson's education, career, writings and organizations in which he was involved. Fonds also includes a plan for the Leitch-Johnson log carriers.

Johnson, Bernard Dodds Leitch

C. Gardner Johnson Limited fonds

  • AM612
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1967

The fonds consists of the minute books of C. Gardner Johnson Limited from 1921-1925 and 1937-1951; annual reports for 1939-1943; and a recording of the opening of Centennial Pier in 1967.

C. Gardner Johnson Ltd.

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