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Sunset Mills Limited fonds

  • AM367
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1950

The fonds consists of minute books, financial statements, correspondence, and shareholders records of the company.

Sunset Mills

Thomas D. Kilpatrick collection

  • AM610
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1978

The collection consists of three scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, 1909-1910, relating to the railroads, ships, agriculture and the development in B.C. communities. There are also photocopies of a seniority list of C.P.R. engineers, 1908; pages from "The Geographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America" 1906; a photograph of the C.P.R. Western Lines officers 1906; a 1972 manuscript by William Sharp on the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; extracts from the minutes of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Div. 320, 1888-1898; and other C.P.R. staff information.

Thomas McNair fonds

  • AM901
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1936

The fonds consists of miscellaneous records of Thomas and Mary Vida McNair, including tourist information; records relating to Mary McNair's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McMillan, including commissions and returns as Deputy Returning Officer.

McNair, Thomas S.

Susan Allison fonds

  • AM433
  • Fonds
  • 1930

The fonds consists of Allison's manuscript recollections of life in the B.C. interior, 1860-1890.

Allison, Susan Louisa

T. Matsumoto Company fonds : 1900-1910

  • AM473
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied [ca. 1975]

The fonds consists of notebook, receipts and bills of the T. Matsumoto Company.

T. Matsumoto Company

Texas Lake Ice and Cold Storage Company fonds

  • AM162
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1894

The fonds consists of a route book, Route No. 1, for 1892-1894, listing names of customers and amounts of ice purchased.

Texas Lake Ice and Cold Storage Company

The Hon. Joseph Martin collection

  • AM232
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1914

The collection consists of annotated newspaper clippings reflecting Joseph Martin's achievement and his interests, 1900-1914.

Martin, Joseph

Union local certificates collection

  • AM60
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1958

The papers consist of thirteen charters granted to Vancouver union organizations:
1) Feb. 1891 - Journeymen Stone Cutters' Association of North America;
2) May 1891 - International Association of Machinists;
3) Apr. 1903 - International Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees;
4) Mar. 1904 - The Grand Lodge of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen;
5) Dec. 1916 - Boot and Shoe Workers' Union;
6) Jan. 1916 - United Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees and Railway Shop Labourers;
7) Jan. 1928 - Union Label Trades Department;
8) Oct. 1928 - International Brotherhood of Firemen, Oilers, Helpers, Round House and Railroad Shop Labourers;
9) May 1929 - Federated Association of Letter Carriers of the Dominion of Canada;
10) Dec. 1935 - The Trade and Labour Congress of Canada to the Dyers, Cleaners, Pressers Union;
11) Sept. 1944 - American Federation of Labour to Radio Station Employees' Union;
12) Apr. 1945 - Distillery, Rectifying and Wine Workers;
13) Mar. 1958 - The National Union of Public Employees to Metropolitan District Council of Public Employees.

Union Steamship Company of British Columbia fonds

  • AM75
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1958

The fonds consists of minute books, financial records, advertising materials, newspaper clippings, schedules, a typescript history of the company by Jessie M. Van der Burg, postcards, and an extensive photograph collection. Photographs depict Union Steamship Company vessels, personnel, facilities, resort properties, and miscellaneous other subjects.

Union Steamship Company of British Columbia

Vancouver Harbour Commissioners fonds

  • AM434
  • Fonds
  • 1929

The collection consists of mementos of the official opening of the Terminal Railway Subway in North Vancouver on 24 April 1929.

Vancouver Harbour Commissioners

Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation fonds

  • AM1581
  • Fonds
  • 1996 - 2004

Fonds contains records relating to the operation of Vancouver Whistler Bid Society, which became the Vancouver Whistler 2010 Bid Corporation. Records consist of minutes, correspondence, policy documents, reports, studies, plans, advertising materials, financial statements, agreements, contracts, event materials, etc.

The fonds has been organized into the following sixteen broad series, based on existing organizational categories or business units: Administration, Athlete and Sport Development, Bid Candidature Plan, Bid Society, Board Secretariat, Communications and Media Relations, Community Relations and Volunteers, Culture and Youth, Finance and Procurement, Fundraising Sales and Services, Government Support and Services, International Relations, OCOG Planning, Sport Relations, Sports and Venues, and Villages and Operations.

Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation

United Commercial Travellers, Vancouver Council #284 [collection]

  • AM711
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1989

Collection consists of items pertaining to the United Commercial Travellers and the Vancouver Council of Travellers. Included are a history of the Vancouver Council delivered at the Council's 75th anniversary, copies of "The Sample Case", the U.C.T. magazine, a membership list and obituary and memorial service notices for members. Also includes a copy of the historical review with a special reference to Past Supreme Counseler Edward Blake McMaster of Vancouver Council #284. Photographs are: AM 711 #1, E. B. McMaster, Grand Councillor of the Vancouver Council of Travellers [1915?]; AM 711 #2, United Commercial Travellers, Concert Party and Glee Club, [all individuals identified], 23 Mar. 1924.

United Commercial Travellers, Vancouver Council #284

United Nations Conference on Human Settlements fonds

  • AM337
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1976

The fonds consists mainly of records relating to the Conference, but also contains some pertaining to Habitat Forum (mainly newsclippings and publications). It includes planning papers, miscellaneous official publications, reports of individual countries, reports of international organizations, planning papers for the conference from the Vancouver City Clerk's Department, delegate information, photographs of delegates, newspaper clippings, originals of entries submitted to a Habitat poster competition, and conference banners.

United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (1976 : Vancouver, B.C.)

United Services Institute fonds

  • AM153
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1975

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, membership applications and lists, financial statements, annual reports, notices and newsletters.

United Services Institute

Vancouver Grain Exchange fonds

  • AM318
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1973

The fonds consists of minutes of the Grain Exchange, 1924-1972, and its predecessor body, the Grain Section of the Vancouver Merchants' Exchange (1921-1924). Also included is correspondence relating to the operation of the grain trade in Vancouver and minutes, correspondence, reports and clippings relating to the Rapeseed Association of Canada. Also included are records from the Grain Clearing Association, The Grain Exporters' Association, and the B.C. Terminal Operators' Association, as well as subject files, by-laws, circulars, and applications for membership in the Vancouver Grain Exchange.

Vancouver Grain Exchange

Vancouver Little Theatre Association fonds

  • AM41
  • Fonds
  • [1933] - 1986

The fonds includes the following series: Administrative records (1931-1986), which includes minutes, financial records, general correspondence, and related materials; Bulletins, newsletters, histories and promotional materials (1924-1985); Dominion Drama Festival (1933-1971), which includes correspondence, minutes, reports, programmes and other records pertaining to the Festival; Newspaper clippings; Other theatres and associations (1833-1983), including records pertaining to various British Columbian drama festivals, the Metropolitan Theatre Society, the Vancouver Shakespeare Festival Society and other festivals and organizations; Photographs, including publicity portraits, cast photographs and production photographs; Productions (1966-1974), including administrative and other records arranged by individual productions; Programmes (1921-1977); Scrapbooks (1907-1964); and Scripts.

Vancouver Little Theatre Association

Vancouver Museum fonds

  • AM1102
  • Fonds
  • 1811-1990; predominant 1975-1990

Fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Vancouver Museum, such as meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver Museum Association, and exhibitions staged by the Museum. Fonds also contains general administrative records, as well as materials collected by the Vancouver Museum. Records include minutes of meetings, supplementary material for meetings, reports, correspondence, memoranda, budgets, invitations and brochures, lists, forms, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, publications, and other records.
Fonds contains five series: 1) Board of Trustees records; 2) Director's records; 3) Education Officer's records; 4) E. Pauline Johnson collection; and 5) Thomas Ainsworth's files

Museum of Vancouver

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 Citizens' Diamond Jubilee Committee fonds

  • AM226
  • Fonds
  • 1946

Fonds consists of records created by the Vancouver Citizen's Diamond Jubilee Committee. Records include scrapbooks, correspondence, programmes, handbooks, and scripts for the Jubilee Show.

Vancouver Citizens' Diamond Jubilee Committee

Vancouver City Creche fonds

  • AM124
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1932

The fonds consists of 7 record books and ledgers of the Vancouver City Creche.

Vancouver City Creche

Vancouver Express fonds

  • AM1667
  • Fonds
  • 1970

The fonds consists of the entire publication run and associated photographs from the Vancouver Express newspaper.

Vancouver Express

Vancouver Festival Society fonds

  • AM328
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1967

The fonds consists of four volumes of minute books, 1955-1964, two with indexes; programs from 1958 to 1963; a script by Lister Sinclair; and nine scrapbooks of newsclippings covering the activities from 1955-1967.

Vancouver Festival Society

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 Museums and Planetarium Association fonds

  • AM336
  • Fonds
  • 1610-1988, 1995-1997; predominant 1920-1970

Fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association.
Fonds includes constitutions and bylaws; minutes of meetings; financial records such as financial statements, budgets, and membership fee receipts; annual reports; correspondence and memoranda; guest books; records of the President and of the Director, including reports, policy statements, contracts, budgets, correspondence; and items collected by the Association, such as newspapers and clippings, pamphlets, photographs, manuscripts and books, and other materials.
As a result of the close relationship between the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association and the Vancouver Museum, some records relating to the Vancouver Museum are contained within this fonds. This is the case especially for records created before 1958, during which time the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association was responsible for the everyday management of the Vancouver Museum.
Fonds consists of nine series: 1) Constitutions, agreements, and other legal establishment records; 2) Minutes; 3) Financial records; 4) Annual reports; 5) Correspondence; 6) Guest and scrap books; 7) President's and Director's records; 8) Collected items; and 9) Collected photographs.

Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association

Vancouver Poetry Society fonds

  • AM294
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1916]-1974

The fonds consists of records generated in the 58 years of the Society's existence, and of material related to poetry collected by them. The fonds is organized into the following series: Constitution, by-laws, motions (1916-1956); Minutes (1916-1974); President's reports (1932-1965); Secretary's reports (1929-1973); Treasurer's reports (1931-1973); Programme reports (1944-1963); Poetry workshop reports (1962-1966); Library Reports and lists (1955-1972); Membership (1922-1974); Historical notes (1916-1957); Correspondence (1921-1974); Biographical notes; Unpublished work of members (1916-1974); Material collected by M. Nasmith; "Book of Days" manuscript; Published works of members (1918-1959); Programmes (1918-1972); "Full Tide" (1936-1974), including administration and production and a complete set of all issues published; Non-VPS published works; Newspapers; 1967 Award; and Photographs.

Vancouver Poetry Society

Vaudeville photograph collection

  • AM1645
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1901]-1920

The collection consists of photographs of vaudeville performers Alfred T. Layne and Daisy D'Avara at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, as well as other performers.

D'Avara, Daisy

Vancouver School Board fonds

  • VSB
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1999 ; predominant 1892-1966

Fonds consists of the following record series relating to the governance of Vancouver's public school district.
--Vancouver (B.C.). School Board
----Annual financial reports, 1952-1956, 2 cm, series 127
----Annual reports, 1903-1999, 53 cm, series 322
----Annual reports of the public schools, 1892-1945, 40 cm, series 334
----Annual reports working papers, 1931-1950, 13 cm, series 126
----Board minutes, 1892-1974, 8.7 m, series 123
----Board minutes index, 1913, 2 cm, series 122
----By-laws, reports, contracts and minutes, 1924-1972, 1.77 m, series 323
----Cash books, 1930-1950, 30 cm, series 328
----Coronation correspondence, 1952-1953, 13 cm, series 316
----Emergency cash books, 1926-1951, 30 cm, series 329
----Ledgers, 1928-1945, 4.73 m, series 327
----Minutes of Cadet instructors' meetings, 1913-1946, 13 cm, series 337
----Minutes of school prinicipals' meetings, 1912-1974, 50 cm, series 312
----Miscellaneous published items, 1913-1947, 25 cm, series 333
----Miscellaneous registers, minutes, and photographs, 1892-1972, 60 cm, series 336
----Moving Images, 1958-1961, 3 films, series 668
----Newsclipping scrapbooks, 1939-1964, 3 m, series 332
----Payrolls, 1895-1955, 55 cm, series 330
----Personnel and Research subject files, 1945-1965, 1 m, series 325
----Principals' annual reports, 1956-1963, 52 cm, series 313
----Publications in City Publications Collection, 1903-1996, ca. 3 m, series 610
----Registers of attendance and expenditures, 1897-1952, 20 cm, series 335
----Salary negotiations, 1952-1966, 1.3 m, series 324
----School sites, 1913-1961, 72 cm, series 317
----Secretary Treasurer's correspondence, 1912-1947, 52 cm, series 320
----Special committees' correspondence and reports, 1918-1964, 1.06 m, series 125
----Standing and special committee minutes, 1910-1926, 30 cm, series 124
----Statements of expenditures and receipts, 1931-1952, 26 cm, series 331
--Vancouver (B.C.). School Board. Superintendent
----Circulars to principals, 1933-1963, 60 cm, series 326
----Report collection, 1937-1951, 13 cm, series 319
----School histories, 1886-1952, 7 cm, series 315
----Subject files, 1936-1963, 1.6 m, series 318
----War files, 1939-1947, 91 cm, series 314

Vancouver School Board

Charles Bates fonds

  • AM365
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1942

The fonds consists of correspondence from Bates' work with the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, notebooks, including monthly records of expenses, daily records of work, employees' accounts, inspections lists and survey notes and drawings, specimen CPR plans, and miscellaneous brochures.

Bates, Charles L.

Harmony Service Club fonds

  • AM451
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1973

The fonds consists of a scrapbook of clippings, photographs, and correspondence relating to the club's activities, 1923 1973.

Harmony Service Club

29th (Vancouver) Battalion Association fonds

  • AM483
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919, 1981, 1992

The fonds consists of 29th official war diary, postmaster's register, nominal rolls, personal diaries of Joseph Falconer, Fred Hinchcliffe (P.O.W.) and John F. Frost (stretcher-bearer) and miscellaneous papers and photographs. Also included is a list of 29th Battalion members compiled in 1981.

Canada. Canadian Armed Forces. Battalion, 29th

Brian Wilson fonds

  • AM494
  • Fonds
  • 1975

The fonds consists of minutes, reports and correspondence relating to the management of the museums-planetarium complex during the year 1975.

Wilson, Brian G.

Annie Chiffence fonds

  • AM503
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]-1963

The fonds consists of an annual report of the Alliance Tabernacle in Vancouver, 1957; correspondence, 1962; diary, 1957-1963; a marriage certificate for Annie Chiffence and Neil Kirkbride; postcards (contained within the photograph albums); family photographs, ca. 1920-1959; and other materials.

Chiffence, Annie

Gastown Merchants' Association fonds

  • AM565
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1975

The fonds consists of minutes, newsletters, notices of meetings, posters and other promotional brochures for the Gastown Merchants' Association; correspondence, mostly between the city government, the United Fruit Growers and Al Bowen; and plans.

Gastown Merchants' Association

Alfred Birch collection

  • AM590
  • Fonds
  • 1914

The material consists of photocopies of a certificate of payment, specifications of work and materials to be used, and a plan of the housing showing seven views.

Birch, Alfred

Gerald Harris collection

  • AM594
  • Fonds
  • 1977

The collection consists of these three bulletins and the related notes and references. A photograph of salmon gaffed in 1911 from China Creek is located in the photograph collection under CVA 588.

Harris, Gerald

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

Downtown Business Association fonds

  • AM374
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1973

The fonds consists of minutes (1940-1970), general files (1946-1968), and files including correspondence, finance, taxes, meetings, committees, membership, publications, liaison with Vancouver organizations, liaison with other organizations (outside of Vancouver), transportation, downtown development, parking, planning, projects, and newsletters (1969 1971).
The fonds is arranged into 3 series: General files, General files with index, and Minutes.

Downtown Business Association

Amy Edwards collection

  • AM378
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1931

The collection consists of various issues of "Store Topics", the internal employees' publication of David Spencer Limited.

Edwards, Amy

Imperial Oil Company fonds

  • AM1669
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1924

The fonds consists of photographs of the Imperial Oil Company depicting construction activities, storage facilities, gas stations in Vancouver and substations throughout British Columbia.

Imperial Oil Company

Elida Bell collection

  • AM5
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1887

Essays written at the Hastings Sawmill School, 22 November, 1886, and at the Oppenheimer Street School, 26 January, 1887, by Elida Bell, with annotations by Major J.S. Matthews.

Bell, Elida

Eberhard Schwartz fonds

  • AM10
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1965

The fonds consists of a personal scrapbook, 1943-1965, including documents and photographs from the period of his service at Farnham.

Schwartz, Eberhard

Beach family fonds

  • AM20
  • Fonds
  • 1776-1889

The fonds consists of family documents, including various deeds and certificates of the Beach family and associated families of Morris County, New Jersey and Johnston County, Upper Canada. The fonds also contains the minutes of the Crystal Fountain Temple No. 18 of South Gower, Grenville County, Ontario from 1872 to 1875.

Beach family

Goepel family fonds

  • AM23
  • Fonds
  • 1811-1875

The fonds consists of miscellaneous family records relating mostly to land and financial matters.

Goepel family

C.T.W. Piper fonds

  • AM30
  • Fonds
  • 1889, 1898-1899

The fonds consists of Piper's wage book for his contracting business, 7 June 1889 and 20 May 1898 - 24 November 1899, showing wages paid to several workmen, principally carpenters on building projects. The 1889 accounts refer to St. Levan Road buildings, Plymouth[?], England, and the remainder are mainly housing projects in Vancouver's West End.

Piper, C.T.W.

11th Regiment (Irish Fusiliers of Canada) fonds

  • AM51
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1925

The fonds consists of correspondence and orders, 1913-1925; personal records of Private Robert Francis Morrison; and a crime report on Private C. LePoidevin.

Canada. Militia. Irish Fusiliers of Canada, 11th

Canada, Army Military District Number Eleven collection

  • AM52
  • Fonds
  • 1917

The collection consists of Major-General R.G.E. Leckie's orders for the district for 1917. M.D. No. 11, comprising all of B.C., was created by Militia General Order dated 16 October 1871. The supervision of the militia and the defence of the province has been carried out within the framework of M.D. No. 11 since that time.

Canada. Army Military District Number Eleven

British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals fonds

  • AM65
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1942

The fonds consists of the minutes of the Society, 1896-1912, 1941-1942; the Society's constitution, 1895, together with additions and amendments; statements regarding the Society's establishment of branches throughout B.C.; annual reports; and clippings.

British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Henry Alan Bulwer fonds

  • AM71
  • Fonds
  • 1887, 1932-1955

The fonds consists of correspondence between Bulwer and his father and between Mr. and Mrs. Bulwer.

Bulwer, Henry Alan

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