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Excelsior Gold Mining Company fonds

  • AM25
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1899

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings of the directors, 10 May 1897 - 9 May 1899.

Excelsior Gold Mining Company

Eburne Ratepayers Association fonds

  • AM64
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1910

The fonds consists of a minutebook of the Eburne Ratepayers Association. It reflects the interests and development of the Eburne District, 1907-1910, such as the dredging of the North Arm to improve navigation, incorporation of the Municipality of Point Grey, and the improvement of telephone and transportation services.

Eburne Ratepayers Association

Clare Rhead fonds

  • AM74
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1927 - ca. 1939]

The fonds consists of materials compiled by Clare Rhead during the years 1935-1939, which were used in part in the preparation of Short History of Vancouver, a published book sponsored by the Archives Club of Templeton Junior High School. The fonds includes clippings, pamphlets, typescript articles and other materials.

Rhead, Clare

72nd. Battalion Seaforth Highlanders of Canada collection

  • AM84
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1918

The collection consists of clipping books recording the war records of the members of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada on overseas service with the C.E.F. in 1914-1918.

72nd. Battalion Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

David Salmond Malcolm Mitchell collection

  • AM120
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1953

Collection contains a program of a concert given by the Central School on 31 October 1899 at the Imperial Opera House; a letter written by David Mitchell in 1949 to Mr. E.B. MacMaster, Secretary, Vancouver Pioneers' Association, commenting on the program; copies of photographs of David Mitchell in 1889 and 1894; and a newspaper clipping dated March 1953 about the 1899 concert.

Mitchell, David Salmond Malcolm

Chief Capilano collection

  • AM121
  • Fonds
  • 1890

The collection consists of a receipt for $15.00 signed (by mark) by Chief Capilano, a Chief of the Capilano Band Squamish Tribe, on 16 June 1890.

Collingwood Free Library and Bursill Institute collection

  • AM128
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1911-1928

The collection consists of two scrapbooks containing letters, clippings and photographs relating to the Collingwood Free Library and Bursill Institute ca. 1911-1928.

Collingwood Free Library and Bursill Institute

Henry Mowatt fonds

  • AM136
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1940

The fonds consists of personal papers, 1846-1940, including family records, a family portrait album, personal letters, private business correspondence and records pertaining to investments and business ventures; extensive records of ship's specifications and tests, material that passed through Captain Mowatt's hands when he worked for the C.P.R., 1900-1918; photographs of C.P.R. steamships; official C.P.R. correspondence, 1892-1924; papers, 1919-1923, relating to Captain Mowatt's duties as Port Warden with the Department of Marine and Fisheries at Vancouver; and printed works, 1839-1911.

Mowatt, Henry

J. Wyatt-Vaughan collection

  • AM150
  • Fonds
  • 1911

The collection consists of surveyor notes and map for lot pre-empted by Kenneth McDonald.

Wyatt Vaughan, Josephus

B.C. Art League fonds

  • AM168
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1931

The fonds consists of minutes, 1920-1931; an attendance book, 1926-1931; a scrapbook of clippings, 1921-1930; and a book of reproductions of woodcuts.

British Columbia Art League

C.F. Chapman fonds

  • AM1679
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1909

The fonds consists of Chapman's photographs of friends in the bookbinding and publishing business, as well as Vancouver scenery.

Chapman, Charles Frederick

Deadman's Island land use Privy Council records collection

  • AM202
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1911

Collection consists of records arising from various legal proceedings regarding land rights and land use on Deadman's Island. Records include proceedings of an appeal case between the federal and provincial governments before the Privy Council regarding Deadman's Island, a volume of maps presented as exhibits in this appeal, and a report of the Lords of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council regarding this appeal. Collection also includes a judgement of the Lords of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on the appeal of the City of Vancouver vs. the Vancouver Lumber Company (and Theodore Ludgate) and on an appeal from the Court of Appeal of British Columbia. Also included is a receipt for the forwarding of legal documents to the Registrar of the Privy Council in England and correspondence pertaining to the island's lease.

Great Britain. Privy Council

Dominion Express Company fonds

  • AM204
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1916; 1965-1967

Fonds consists of various records of the Dominion Express Company. Fonds includes receipt books, a rate book, a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence, and miscellaneous letterhead, envelopes, receipt stubs, ledger sheets, brochures, and other items.

Dominion Express Company

Ja-go-ben Boys Club fonds

  • AM243
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1951

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Ja-go-ben Boys Club. Records include minutes of meetings (executive and general meetings), correspondence, lists of members, newsletters, newspaper clippings (including clippings from the South Hill News), photographs, club crests, and other materials.

Ja-go-ben Boys Club

Alex Black collection

  • AM288
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1825-1862

The collection consists of correspondence of the McGibbon family.

Black, Alex

Bell-Irving family collection

  • AM1
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1980, 1861-1968 predominant

The fonds consists of primarily of the records of Henry Ogle Bell-Irving, including his diaries (1889-1930), a deed book (1887-1894), address books, scrapbooks (1903-1931), a file of loose clippings which includes a copy of schedule of sundry personal assets and property of H. Bell-Irving (1930), letter-books (1861-1930), and business records of various Bell-Irving firms, including audited accounts and annual reports, A.B.C. Packing Co. Ltd. Vancouver and London (1891-1911), minute books and annual financial reports of the Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd., (1920-1973), clippings (1920-1931), and the Pacific Fisherman Yearbook (1935).

Also included are three scrapbooks of salmon can labels, summary statistics on company canneries and on the B.C. salmon canning industry, and an H. Bell-Irving and Co. Private Cipher Code (1912) and annual financial reports. There is also material relating to the management of the estate of Henry Bell Irving in Scotland. This includes document copy books, financial reports, a journal, a ledger and a cash book. Also included is a family tree compiled in ca. 1980 and a logbook dated 1907-1909 from the "Beatrice". Photographs depict workers and a group portrait of industry businessmen. Other photographs pertain primarily to Duncan Bell-Irving's aviation career during World War 1 and to the wartime experiences of his brothers Malcolm (Mick), Roderick and Richard who were also officers, and sister Isabel, a volunteer nurse in a London military hospital.

Bell-Irving family

Bertram Emery fonds

  • AM303
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1897]-1971

The fonds consists of personal papers, 1897-1971; pharmaceutical items; narcotics registers, 1937-1971; references to community, especially Kitsilano, business, 1935-1969; photographs of interiors and exteriors of drugstores in Vancouver and Victoria, scenery in Stanley Park, and various civic-related events, including Kitsilano Days; texts of C-FUN City Hall reports, 1963-1965; records pertaining to Park Board activities, 1948-1950, 1962 1964; City Council minutes, correspondence, special references, 1960-1965. The records have been arranged into two subseries: Private papers and Civic papers.

Emery, Bertram

C. M. Oliver and Company fonds

  • AM333
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1971

The fonds consists of minutes, reports, and ledgers of C.M. Oliver and Company Limited, by-laws, shareholders, register of shareholders, directors and transfers of the Oliver Investment Company Limited, financial records, annual reports, agreements and rental statements from Kennedy Investment Limited, and agreements and sale of claims from the Saddle Mining Syndicate.

C. M. Oliver and Company

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

British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

  • AM322
  • Fonds
  • 1974

The collection consists of a brief history and also outlines electric rates, gas service, passenger transportation, financing and organization.

British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

Malcolm F. Crane Pride Archives

  • AM1229
  • Fonds
  • 1946 - 1993

This fonds is a chronologically-ordered body of records from the personal and work life of Malcolm F. Crane; it also represents a significant sub-group of the records of certain organizations such as SEARCH, PFA, and PCF. Personal papers include correspondence, school assignments, certificates, yearbooks, memorabilia from travels, photographs, and a variety of mostly unpublished literary and academic works including poems, short stories, plays, novels, and essays. Some of these works explore the theme of homosexuality. Records dating from after Crane's death include health records, documents relating to his funeral service and memorial bench, obituaries and tributes, and news coverage of his death (video).
Work papers reflect Crane's involvement in a variety of human rights and gay/lesbian organizations. Larger bodies of records include: correspondence, minutes, reports, briefs, and newsletters from SEARCH (Society for Education Action Research and Counselling on Homosexuality), 1974 - 1983; correspondence, minutes, memos, reports, and conference papers (especially relating to "Coalition on Children" and "Conference on the Family") from SPARC (Social Planning and Review Council of B.C.), 1976 - 1981; records of the PFA (Pride Festival Association) relating to the organization and running of the annual festival including minutes, financial statements, speeches, artists' contracts, event registrations, publicity, plans, photographs etc., 1984 - 1990; and records of the PCF (Pride Community Foundation - an umbrella organization, and the PFA's successor), including both festival records and those related to other programs such as the Witness Assistance Program and the television show "Prism", 1991 - 1993. Also in this category are papers of the IAL / GPC (International Association of Lesbian / Gay Pride Co-ordinators), particularly those relating to the organization of the 1989 conference ("Interpride '89") in Vancouver, which was hosted by the PFA.
Smaller bodies of records include correspondence, minutes, financial statements, constitution, and newsletters from the GLL (The Gay Leisure Link), 1979 - 1993; festival-related records from the PWCC (Pride Week Co-ordinating Committee, predecessor to the PFA), 1984; correspondence, notes, and clippings from the P/GLC (Police / Gay Liaison Committee), 1982 - 1993; minutes and reports of the Outreach Committee, Ryerson United Church, 1976 - 1977; correspondence, minutes, reports, financial statements, and newsletters of the VGCC (Vancouver Gay Community Centre), 1979 - 1993; and various other organizations.
The fonds also contains publications on general social issues (including government publications and works published by SPARC), and publications on gay / lesbian issues and interests. In addition to photographs, non-textual materials include festival buttons, video cassettes (notably episodes of "Prism", a gay / lesbian community affairs program, news coverage of the Pride Festival, and home videos), and audiocassettes on various topics.

Crane, Malcolm Francis

Pearl Steen fonds

  • AM272
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1973 ; predominant 1937-1973

The fonds consists of papers, including photographs, booklets, newspapers, and seven taped interviews.

Steen, Hattie Pearl

Percy Bartlett fonds

  • AM497
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1926

The fonds consists of deeds, mortgage agreements, tax notices and documents relating to real estate transactions in the Vancouver area and in B.C. handled by Bartlett, particularly on behalf of Louis Erichson, a Norwegian businessman. There are also building plans for bungalows drawn up for construction on Point Grey and Kerrisdale sites.

Bartlett, Percy Reginald

Placer Development Limited fonds

  • AM575
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1973

The fonds consists of minutes from various inactive mining companies associated with Placer Development Limited including American Placers Inc., 1937-1951; Asnazu Gold Dredging Limited, 1934-1952; Birkett Creek Mine Operations Ltd., 1958-1963; Centennial Mines Ltd., 1956 1962; Nechi Consolidated Dredging Limited, 1936-1955; and insurance analyses of Placer Development Limited, subsidiary and associated companies, 1962, and Canadian Exploration Limited, 1954. Additional records show share allotments and issuance of Bulolo Gold Dredging Ltd. of New Guinea, 1930 1952. Also included are minutes styled W. A. Freeman (predating Placer's incorporation) 1926-1931; and minutes 1931-1973, and 1937-1943.

Placer Development

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

Elizabeth Flaherty fonds

  • AM18
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1964

The fonds consists of miscellaneous records, newspaper clippings and pamphlets, including pilot's licence and an Air Pilotage Work Book; includes photographs of Flaherty.

Flaherty, Elizabeth

Beatrice Williscroft fonds

  • AM820
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1990

The fonds consists of genealogical material on the Williscroft and McKenzie families; the daily journal of Christina Williscroft (1893-1894); correspondence, clippings, certificates, and other papers of Beatrice Williscroft.

Williscroft, Beatrice Rebecca Irene

Chippendale family fonds

  • AM822
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1992

The fonds consists of records of Thomas Chippendale V, Barbara Chippendale, Sheyla Chippendale, and others; correspondence, genealogical material, clipping books, and photographs. Fonds also includes research material and correspondence concerning Thomas Chippendale V by Charles M. Rice.

Chippendale family

Bruce Russell collection

  • AM836
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1975; predominant 1967-1972

The collection consists of correspondence, studies, reports, clippings and other material on diverse topics related to city planning and citizens action groups in the Kitsilano, Jericho, Point Grey and University of British Columbia areas of Vancouver.

Russell, Bruce

Granville Townsite collection

  • AM839
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1905

The collection consists of copies of documents concerning Granville townsite, and subsequent contention between the City of Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia, and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. The documents may have been presented in an action before the Supreme Court in 1905.

Edward Arthur Morris collection

  • AM887
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1900-1930

The collection consists of material pertaining to E.A. Morris: biographical notes, letterhead and photographs.

Morris, Edward Arthur

Eustace Smith Ltd. fonds

  • AM893
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1966

The fonds consists of timber estimates by Eustace Smith and others, including cruise reports, correspondence, tables, and maps for many coastal areas of British Columbia and a few interior areas.

Eustace Smith Ltd.

The Garden Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM1179
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2001

The fonds consists of miscellaneous subject files, including administrative and operational records; newsletters; membership booklets; articles; and two photographs of the Roedde House Project.

Garden Club of Vancouver

Dal Richards fonds

  • AM1205
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1997; predominant 1970-1986

The fonds is made up of three series: Personal (1923-1986); Music (1933-1997); and Hotel Management (1973-1985). The Personal series contains materials related to Richards' personal life and that of his wife and daughter, including junior high school yearbooks and newspaper clippings. The Music series contains the bulk of the fonds and consists of newspaper clippings, promotional materials, correspondence, awards, photographs, and audio recordings related to Richards music career, covering his time with the Kitsilano Boys Band, the Panorama Roof, the B.C. Lions, and onward. The Hotel Management series contains materials related to Richards career in hotel management and includes certificates and newspaper clippings.

Richards, Dallas Murray

Harold D. Kalman fonds

  • AM363
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1998, predominant 1969-1975

The fonds contains standardized field sheets, architectural surveys, notes, correspondence, newspaper articles and other material related to the research and architectural conservation work of Harold Kalman in Vancouver during the 1970's; recordings of Kalman's interviews with British Columbia architects and their relatives; and drawings by G.L.T. Sharp, a British Columbia architect, which Kalman purchased for his private collection.

Kalman, Harold D.

Grandview Chamber of Commerce fonds

  • AM368
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1969

The fonds consists of the Chamber's minutes, membership lists and correspondence. There are also assorted receipts and clippings.

Grandview Chamber of Commerce

Archie McDiarmid fonds

  • AM934
  • Fonds
  • 1891, 1910-[ca. 1940]

The fonds consists of photographs of McDiarmid in various sports events and group pictures of Vancouver Fire Department personnel. Includes McDiarmid's certificate of participation in the 1920 Olympic Games at Antwerp, Belgium.

McDiarmid, Archie

Frank Archibald Haines collection

  • AM899
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1945

The collection consists of a discharge certificate, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1919; discharge certificate, Canadian Army, 1945; tradesmen's qualifications certificate; and document case.

Haines, Frank Archibald

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

Cecil N. Akrigg collection

  • AM909
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1947

The collection consists of 52 British Columbia Electric Railway Company weekly car and bus passes.

Ivy Weatherup postcard collection

  • AM913
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1900-1920

The collection consists of a postcard collection from several different areas of the world, including Vancouver, British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon and Alaska.

Elizabeth B. Murray fonds

  • AM915
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1960, 1973

The fonds consists of Murray's records including the constitution and by-laws, duties of the executive committee, financial report, and other material relating to the Telephone Employees' Camera Club.

Murray, Elizabeth B.

First Shaughnessy Planning Study Citizens' Working Committee fonds

  • AM917
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1986

The fonds consists of the papers of the First Shaughnessy Planning Study Citizens' Working Committee. It also includes consultants reports and papers of other planning agencies relating to the development of the First Shaughnessy Plan.

First Shaughnessy Planning Study Citizens' Working Committee

Children's Foundation fonds

  • AM927
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1962

The fonds consists of constitution and by-laws, minutes, correspondence, briefs, reports, memoranda, budgets, and financial statements.

Children's Foundation

C.M. Pallard fonds

  • AM809
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1921]

The fonds consists of examinations, answer sheets, and notes for lessons for various courses at Vancouver Technical School, including physics, mechanics and woodwork.

Pallard, C.M.

Harry Barratt fonds

  • AM1455
  • Fonds
  • 1924-[2004]; predominant 1941-1959

Fonds consists of records relating to Harry Barratt's architectural designs for buildings, primarily within Greater Vancouver but also across British Columbia. It is arranged in two record series: Architectural drawings (1924-1959) and Reference materials [2004]. Most of the 58 projects represented within this fonds were undertaken by Barratt's own architectural firm.

Barratt, Harry

David Engleman fonds

  • AM1461
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1976

Fonds consists of records documenting the musical career of David Engleman, as well as those of friends and associates.

The fonds includes recordings of performances by bands in which David Engleman was a member, including Brain Damage and Ridge Runner. The audio recordings were made at various locations in British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta.

Engleman, David

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