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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.)

City of Vancouver Archives documentary art collection

  • AM1562
  • Fonds
  • 1822 - 2010

The City of Vancouver Archives documentary art collection consists of visual art works relating to the social, political, cultural and artistic history of Vancouver. Items in the collection include original works of art (acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings; drawings; cartoons; and illuminations), original prints, and sculptures.

The works in the City of Vancouver Archives documentary art collection are differentiated from other categories of art by their emphasis on factual, objective representation rather than conceptual or interpretive representation. Each item in the collection represents a notable person, site, or event.

Vancouver (B.C.). Archives

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.

Harold Scanlon Foley fonds

  • AM340
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1972

The fonds consists of Foley's personal papers as well as business correspondence of the Powell River Company Limited.

Foley, Harold Scanlon

Anne Winkelmans fonds

  • AM1020
  • Fonds
  • 1989

Fonds consists of the 160 page typescript biography of Dadye Winkelmans, entitled "Dadye's Dance". The biography contains excerpts from Dadye's diary, which document her experiences while performing on tour in Europe and the U.S. It also documents the Vancouver area dance scene during the 1940's and 1950's when Dadye received her initial training in ballet and other various dance forms during her childhood.

Winkelmans, Anne

Children's Hospital Society fonds

  • AM1066
  • Fonds
  • 1923 - 1989

The textual records present a richly detailed account of the development and evolution of the Children's Hospital over the course of fifty years. The records reflect the daily operations and long range plans of the hospital through reports and the minutes from meetings by the Board of Directors, the standing committees (Executive, Finance, Hospital, Clinic, Building, etc.), the Hospital Administrator, and Medical Staff. A substantial group of photographs is physically maintained in CVA 754. The records of the Children's Hospital Society compose the following series: 1) Resolutions and by-laws : Children's Hospital Society, 2) Minutes : Board of Directors : Children's Hospital Society, 3) Minutes : Board of Directors : New Children's Hospital Society, 4) Minutes : Advisory Medical Planning Committee : New Children's Hospital Society, 5) Minutes : Building Project Committee : New Children's Hospital Society, 6) Financial records: Children's Hospital, 7) History : Children's Hospital Society, and 8) Photographs : Children's Hospital Society (CVA 754).

Children's Hospital Society

Artona Studios fonds

  • AM1187
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1956

The fonds consists of photographs taken by local photography studio, Artona Studios, of exterior and interior views of Vancouver churches, homes, other buildings and businesses and Queen Elizabeth Park.

Artona Studios

Greater Vancouver Regional District fonds

  • AM1257
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1975

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, plans, and other documentation generated primarily by the above-mentioned predecessor bodies of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Arranged into the following series:

  • Hospital Advisory Committee minutes and reports
    from the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District:
  • Annual reports
  • Correspondence and other records
  • Minute books
  • Miscellaneous records
    from the Greater Vancouver Water District:
  • Chief engineer's daily journals
  • Commissioner's reports
  • Commissioner's yearbooks
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence files
  • Correspondence files
  • Engineering files
  • Minute books
  • Minute files
  • Miscellaneous correspondence
  • Miscellaneous publications
  • Miscellaneous reports
  • Reports
  • Reports received by the commissioner
    from the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board:
    • Clipping files
    • Correspondence files
    • Minute books

The fonds also includes two drawings made for the Greater Vancouver Water District.

Greater Vancouver Regional District

Hugh Ronald Kenvyn collection

  • AM432
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1948

The collection consists of nine scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, including Kenvyn's regular newspaper column on matters of maritime and shipping interest "Over the Foreyard" for 1934-1938. There are also clippings from 1935 to 1948 relating to maritime and wartime matters.

Kenvyn, Hugh Ronald

George Henry Keefer collection

  • AM443
  • Fonds
  • 1936

The collection consists of George Keefer's memoirs of his life and work in various British Columbia and American locations. The recollections were written in 1936.

Keefer, George Henry

David Davies fonds

  • AM455
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1975

The fonds consists of Davies' working papers and notes for his article "English Bay Branch, C.P.R., Vancouver", and his proposal for a forestry museum "Woodsmoot".

Davies, David L.

Albert H. Peppar collection

  • AM461
  • Fonds
  • 1937

The collection consists of Peppar's manuscript draft of "The Mysteries of Angling Revealed", which was published in 1937.

Peppar, Albert H.

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

Committee of Progressive Electors fonds

  • AM529
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The fonds consists of the constitution, policy statements, and miscellaneous electioneering materials regarding the 1976 election.

Committee of Progressive Electors

C.B. Boardman fonds

  • AM531
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1975

The fonds consists of the unpublished poems of H. Bromley Coleman, a member of the Vagabonds Club around 1920; radio script by C.B. Boardman, 1922; miscellaneous papers including the newspaper The Hook, 1923-1924; publications; Prospectus of the Alexandrian Charter School, ca.1930; and The Square, 1922-1924.

Boardman, C. B.

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
  • 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.

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

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.

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 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

Colonel Victor Spencer family fonds

  • AM1470
  • Fonds
  • [1925?]-[1964?]

Fonds includes family films shot by various members of the Spencer family, including Col. Victor Spencer, his wife Gertrude, and their children Isabell Louise and Victor Vance Spencer. The films document the family at their homes in British Columbia. Locations include Aberthau in Vancouver, homes in West Vancouver, and some of the family ranches: Earlscourt Ranch in Lytton, Douglas Lake Ranch in Nicola Valley, Pavillion Ranch on Pavillion Mountain, and the Circle S Ranch at Dog Creek. The films document significant family events, holidays, family recreation, and family vacations.

Colonel Victor Spencer family

Beatrix Caple fonds

  • AM1080
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1977

The fonds consists of records both generated and acquired by Bice Caple. Included are personal correspondence and ephemera; records, general information and production programs of the Dominion Drama Festival, Playhouse Theatre Centre, Canadian Conference of the Arts, Vancouver International Festival and the Vancouver Children's Theatre; photographs of various performance casts; and clippings relating to reviews of productions in which Bice Caple acted. The records are organized into nine series and listed alphabetically by series title.

Caple, Beatrix

Edith Low-Beer fonds

  • AM1081
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1968

The fonds consists of personal correspondence, minutes, invitation and clippings pertaining to the planning phase of the Centennial Museum (now called the Vancouver Museum).

Low-Beer, Edith

Alpen Holdings Limited fonds

  • AM1116
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1981

The fonds consists of minutes, annual reports, financial statements and correspondence regarding the transfer of shares of Alpen Holdings Limited.

Alpen Holdings Limited

Eric (Sandy) Sanderson collection

  • AM1522
  • Fonds
  • [1938?]-1988

The fonds consists of correspondence, notes, published items, newspaper clippings, association minutes, financial statements, and photographs. Records were collected and created by Sandy Sanderson for his interest and work in the hospitality industry. The majority of the fonds are published items and reference materials, with a large percentage of newspaper clippings.
The fonds is arranged into five series: Subject files; Newsmen's Club; British Columbia Chefs' Association Newsletter - notes; Business papers; and Published items and reference material.

Sanderson, Sandy

Herbert Arthur (Bert) Lowes fonds

  • AM1433
  • Fonds
  • [192-]-1996

The fonds consists of records documenting Lowes' involvement in boxing and his career as a coach and referee. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: personal records, subject files (boxing), miscellaneous subject files, and miscellaneous records.

Lowes, Herbert Arthur

ARTS Club fonds

  • AM1447
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1993

The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing club memorabilia, composite photographs of club members, and photographs taken at club reunions. Photographs from the 1987 reunion have been arranged in a file entitled 1987 reunion snapshots. All other records have been arranged and described as discrete items.

ARTS Club

Vancouver Club fonds

  • AM306
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1975

The fonds consists of registers of shareholders and trustees, and candidates for members, rules, regulations and constitution, and annual reports.

Vancouver Club

Vancouver Committee for the Reception of their Majesties fonds

  • AM73
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1940

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records and other materials, photographs of the 1939 royal visit to Vancouver, and twelve volumes of press clippings. The fonds also contains a photographic copy of the bound address presented to King George VI by Mayor L. Telford.

Vancouver Committee for the Reception of their Majesties

Vancouver Natural History Society fonds

  • AM484
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2016

The fonds consists of minutes, memberships, financial records, publications, newsletters, maps, posters, and reports, including the Christmas Bird Census returns, 1960-1891. Also included are records relating to the summer camps in 1971 (Chilcotin) and 1972 (Kootenays). Arranged into 14 series: Annual reports, Camps, Conservation Committee records, Constitutions, Financial records, Lectures and reports, Membership records, Minutes, Newsletters, Photographs and sketches, Program Committee records, Publications, Subject files, and Survey records.

Nature Vancouver

Vancouver Military Rifle Association fonds

  • AM53
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1914

The fonds consists of one volume of minutes, 1896-1907, and two score registers, 1896-1914.

Vancouver Military Rifle Association

Shakespeare Society of Vancouver fonds

  • AM1391
  • Fonds
  • 1993-1995

Fonds consists of newsletters dated 1993-1995. Arranged chronologically.

Shakespeare Society of Vancouver, 1993-

Shannon Park area collection

  • AM1324
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1977

The collection consists of two files of correspondence, petitions and newsclippings documenting efforts to preserve Shannon Park as a community park. The first file pertains to work carried out by the Shannon Park Area Improvement Association (1941-1949) and the second covers efforts of area residents (1977).

Shannon Park Area Improvement Association

Sharon O'Krane collection

  • AM873
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1904

The collection consists of medical prescriptions issued by Vancouver physicians and institutions and filled by an unidentified druggist in Vancouver. In the days before the development of the modern pharmaceutical industry, doctors and druggists had greater freedom to devise medications and to tailor them to the perceived needs of a patient.

Shaughnessy Heights Golf Club fonds

  • AM308
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1949

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, miscellaneous files, cartoons, photographs, maps and plans.

Shaughnessy Heights Golf Club

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.)

Sheriff of the County of Westminster fonds

  • AM862
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1910

The fonds consists of a ledger of receipts and payments for marriage licences and maintenance of prisoners, kept by T. J. Armstrong, Sheriff of the County of Westminster.

County of Westminster. Sheriff

Sue Wheeler cooperatives collection

  • AM961
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1987

The collection consists of minutes, organizational records, and newsletters documenting the development of cooperatives in Vancouver during the 1970s. Collection includes records of the Mountain Equipment Co-operative, Vancouver Co-operative Radio, Collective Resource and Services Workers' Co-operative, Agora Co-operative Food Association, Isadora's and Fed-Up Co-operative Wholesale Association.

Wheeler, Sue, collector

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