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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.)

Lady Vancouver Club fonds

  • AM1401
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2004

Fonds includes constitution and by-laws, membership lists, presidents' reports, minutes of the annual general meetings, newsletters, miscellaneous records and a small trophy, the "Chimo Award to Lady Vancouver Club for outstanding contribution to Greater Vancouver Tourism September 1980", awarded by the Greater Vancouver Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

Lady Vancouver Club

Leo Leavy fonds

  • AM1665
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1937

The fonds consists of Leavy's albums containing photographs of jockeys and horse-racing activities in Vancouver. The albums were created by Leavy in his early teenage years and contain drawings and acrostics using various jockeys names. Fonds also contains a few loose photographs pertaining to horse racing.

Leavy, Leo

Littler and Sons fonds

  • AM158
  • Fonds
  • 1932

The fonds consists of a volume of accounts.

Littler and Sons

Lois Kerr fonds

  • AM890
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1986

The fonds consists of: the published musical score of "Mountain by the sea : a British Columbia Ski-ing Song" (1957), words and music by Lois Kerr; photocopy of text and music to "Vancouver : a musical and historical revue in praise of the city of Vancouver, for performance by elementary school students" by Lois Kerr (30 Jan. 1984); photocopy of words and music of "374", also by Lois Kerr. Also includes sound recording of "Vancouver Song" sung by Cait Carson (LEG2065.33) and a sound recording of "374" (LEG2065.34).

Kerr, Lois

Lorna Makepeace fonds

  • AM732
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1970, predominant 1940-1956

The fonds consists of correspondence, invoices, theatre programs, coronation of George VI pamphlets, a 1919 peace celebration songbook, certificates, postcards, military papers including paybooks, ration cards, travel authority warrants, and photographs.

Makepeace, Lorna May

Mabel Kirk fonds

  • AM193
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1936

The fonds consists of letters from Charlotte Pedley, 1917-1934, and from her son, Jim Pedley, 1935; copies of letters from Mrs. Kirk regarding the Women's Canadian Club, 1935, and the Victorian Order of Nurses, 1947; and a scroll presented to Mrs. Kirk in 1936 by the Advisory Board and General Committee of Vancouver's Golden Jubilee Committee.

Kirk, Mabel S.

Madill Garage Co. fonds

  • AM1457
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1942 ; predominant 1940-1942

The fonds consists of financial records in the form of electricity agreements, tax forms, rent receipts, accounts payable and receivable, balance sheets, bank statements, and ledgers. It also includes a form granting signing authority in August 1942 to W.E. Warren s wife, Edna.

Madill Garage Co.

Men's Musical Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM191
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1929

The fonds includes a combined minute book-scrapbook, which also contains financial statements and a membership list. There are also programmes for concerts (1919-1929) and photographs of the members.

Men's Musical Club of Vancouver

Nelson's Drug Store fonds

  • AM613
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1902

The fonds consists of a single volume of prescriptions from 1901 to 1902.

Nelson's Drug Store

Nelsons Laundries fonds

  • AM13
  • Fonds
  • 1959, 1963-1975

The fonds includes minutes of NELCO (Nelsons Lower Mainland Consultative Committee, a labour relations organization), some union and personnel records, advertising brochures, annual reports and other administrative records.

Nelsons Laundries Limited

Netta Turnbull fonds

  • AM380
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1955

The fonds consists of Turnbull's school papers, notebooks on Vancouver's Scottish organizations and ephemera.

Turnbull, Netta

New Westminster Board of Trade fonds : 1883-1961

  • AM440
  • Fonds
  • 1975

The fonds consists of minutes, 1906-1961; letterbooks 1888-1909; financial records 1883-1917 for membership; annual reports 1897, 1949-1974; and clippings 1923-1925.

New Westminster Board of Trade

Olga Jenkinson Bell fonds

  • AM624
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1969

The fonds consists of scrapbooks and photo albums documenting her work with various clubs and organizations, as well as her travels to Europe in the 1930's. Fonds also contain reports from the British Columbia Electric Railway Company.

Bell, Olga Jenkinson

Michael Huculak fonds

  • AM442
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1896, 1947-1984

The fonds consists of research notes and correspondence relating to the publication, When Russia Was in America, 1965-1975; biographies, memoirs and correspondence regarding the 50th Anniversary Committee (participants in the November 1, 1918 resurgence in the Western Ukraine); correspondence regarding Ukrainian folk art exhibit in Vancouver and donations to Museums, 1968-1970; family correspondence, memoirs and correspondence regarding British Columbia and Ukrainians. Also included is a manuscript "Ukrainians in British Columbia and their Contribution to the Cultural Life of the Province" translation, 1984.
The fonds is arranged into 6 series: 50th Anniversary, 1918-1968-Western Ukrainian resurgence; 150th Anniversary of the establishment of Canada's western boundary; British Columbia and Ukrainian research documents; Michael Huculak's correspondence and miscellaneous papers; Research notes; and Ukrainian folk art.

Huculak, Michael

Miller family fonds

  • AM819
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1983

The fonds consists of photocopies of various histories, notes, correspondence, photographs and genealogical information on the Miller and Springer families to 1983.

Miller family

Mitchell-Dwelly family fonds

  • AM504
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1960

The fonds consists of minutes of the Lynn Valley Institute, 1913-31; correspondence, 1917-1948; World War II memorabilia; postcards, 1935-38; certificate, 1883; unemployment insurance card, 1950; income tax return, 1949; hospitalization and insurance claims, 1948-50; membership cards, 1920; and clippings, ca. 1952. The fonds also includes some of Elizabeth Aston's correspondence with her sister in England during World War I.

Mitchell-Dwelly family

Mountaineers' Terpsichorean Club fonds

  • AM264
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1905, 1929

The fonds consists of records produced by the Mountaineers' Terpsichorean Club. Records include programmes of dances, a photo of the Mount Pleasant Quadrille Club, and a minute book of the Mountaineers' Terpsichorean Club. The minutebook contains minutes of Club meetings, lists of members, as well as three reports of the operations of the Fire Department of the City of Vancouver, No. 5 Fire Company.

Mountaineers' Terpsichorean Club

Murchie family fonds

  • AM1292
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1915]-1925

The fonds consists of a pen and ink sketchbook, transcripts of letters and of articles from newspapers and a photomechanical copy of a photograph of the Murchie family.

Murchie, Archibald

Murray Newman fonds

  • AM1287
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2012

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Dr. Newman's professional life as Director of the Vancouver Aquarium with personal notes and correspondence. It is comprised of eight series: correspondence, newspaper articles, Aquarium newsletters, manuscript notes, transcripts of oral histories, consultant reports, awards and scrapbooks as well as two bound unpublished manuscripts written by Newman chronicling his time during World War II and later traveling to various island locations in the Pacific Ocean, such as Australia, Guam, and the Trobriand Islands. For detailed listing see the file listing attached.

Newman, Murray A.

Native Sons of British Columbia fonds

  • AM463
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1975

The fonds consists of the minutes and correspondence of the Grand Post, as well as membership records, photographs, publications, and clippings.

Native Sons of British Columbia. Grand Post

Native Sons of British Columbia, MacMillan Post No. 9 fonds

  • AM600
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1963

The fonds consists of correspondence relating to the social and organizational activities; minutes and membership lists; and notices of meetings from Vancouver Post No. 2 and New Westminster Post No. 4. In addition, there is information on the Fort Langley historic site and oriental exclusion. Also included are clippings and information on local sports events, Christmas cards and other published items.

Native Sons of British Columbia. MacMillan Post No. 9

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.)

St. James' Church fonds

  • AM403
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1938

The fonds consists of records created and received by the St. James' Church. Records include: registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials; newsletters and histories of the church; and records of the St. Luke's Home, such as annual reports, minutes, registers, and accounts. Fonds contains three series: 1) Church registers ; 2) Miscellaneous church records; and 3) St. Luke's Home records.

St. James' Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Stuart Thomson fonds

  • AM1535
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1905]-1942

The fonds consists of Thomson's negatives depicting people, sporting events, business and industry, buildings, scenery, transportation and newsworthy events, such as royal visits, disasters and parades, mostly occuring in Vancouver and a series of oblique aerial photographs (CVA 1123).

Thomson, Stuart

Vancouver Business and Professional Women's Club fonds

  • AM799
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1991

The fonds consists of minute books, (1922-1930, 1946-1989); scrapbooks and publications; miscellaneous correspondence; Alberta Peters' historical notes, (1977); and a 1991 pamphlet.

Vancouver Business and Professional Women's Club

Vancouver Centennial Commission fonds

  • AM1576
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1987, predominant 1979-1987

Fonds consists of subject files, project applications and other records documenting the activities of the Vancouver Centennial Commission and the various events and programs that took place during the Centennial year. Document types include correspondence, financial records, proposals, minutes, reports, agreements, publications, application forms, certificates, graphic material, photographs, sound recordings, audiovisual material and ephemera.
The fonds is arranged into the following three original series: Housekeeping subject files (1980-1987), Program subject files (1956-1987, predominent 1979-1987), and Centennial project applications (1982-1987 [microfilmed 1999], and three additional series established by the Archivist for material acquired by the Archives from various sources: Executive Director records (1981-1987), Commissioner Ann Yandle records (1983-1987), and Centennial program records collected by the Archives (1983-1987).

Vancouver Centennial Commission

Vancouver and District Trades and Labour Council fonds : 1889-1961

  • AM307
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The fonds consists of copies of minutes of the Trades and Labour Council, 1889-1961; minutes of the B.C. Federationist Limited, 1912 1922; minutes of the Vancouver Labour Temple Company, 1909-1920; correspondence and minutes from the One Big Union and the Oil Refinery Workers Union, 1918-1921; and copies of the B.C. Federationist, 1911-1920, and its successor, the Labour Statesman, 1924-1952.

Vancouver and District Trades and Labour Council

Vancouver Board of Trade fonds

  • AM300
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1988

The fonds consists of minute books, correspondence, subject files, briefs and reports, scrapbooks, pamphlets, books, tapes, photographs and slides, reference materials, etc. There are also files relating to the Pacific Northwest Trade Association and the B.C. International Trade Fair.

Vancouver Board of Trade

Pacific Press fonds

  • AM1616
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1972

The fonds consists of news photographs of people featured in the Pacific Press newspapers the Vancouver Sun and the Province. The fonds also includes two cartoons.

Pacific Press

Richard M. Steele fonds

  • AM954
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1985

The fonds consists of research notes, correspondence, and other materials related to Steele's book "The Stanley Park Explorer" (1985).

Steele, Richard Michael

Robert Henry fonds

  • AM1245
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1988

The fonds consists of Henry's correspondence (pertaining mainly to his employment by the City of Vancouver), letters of appreciation, programs and invitations to civic events, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous photographs and other records.

Henry, Robert

Robert Kerr fonds

  • AM35
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1885

The fonds consists of the ship's log, which includes entries from Liverpool to Panama, Panama to Victoria, Victoria to Burrard's Inlet, and San Juan Island.

Robert Kerr (Ship)

Robert Lyon collection

  • AM286
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1935

The collection consists of photocopies of an early theatre ticket from the "Globe Theatre" and an issue of the "Pacific Empress", a newspaper printed and published daily aboard C.P. steamships.

Lyon, Robert

Robert Norris Manning fonds

  • AM970
  • Fonds
  • 1900, 1914-1942, 1959-1990

The fonds consists of family photographs, marriage certificates, and correspondence of Robert Norris Manning. Includes an American $2 bill (1976) and $1 coin (1979).

Manning, Robert Norris

Robert Twizell fonds

  • AM166
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1956

The fonds consists of notebooks, photographs, architectural drawings, Indian ink drawings, pencil sketches and certificates relating to his career and work. Arranged by the archivist into four series: architectural drawings; certificates, writings and drawings; notebooks and photographs.

Twizell, Robert Percival Sterling

Robertson Presbyterian Church fonds

  • AM721
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1935, 1958

The fonds consists of a minute book, 1908-1935, and a pamphlet celebrating the church's golden jubilee, 1958.

Robertson Presbyterian Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Robin Ward fonds

  • AM1341
  • Fonds
  • 1988-1998

Fonds consists of original drawings (1988-1998) and drawing reproductions(1988-1998) in the form of photographs and photocopies. Many of the drawings represented are published in Robin Ward's Vancouver (Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, 1990) and Robin Ward's Heritage West Coast (Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, 1993).

Ward, Robin

Samuel H. Logan fonds

  • AM1641
  • Fonds
  • 1914-[ca. 1919]

The fonds consists of Logan's photographs of scenery, streetscapes, and waterfront scenes in Vancouver and North Vancouver.

Logan, Samuel H.

Randall Family collection

  • AM218
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1884

The collection consists of two letters written by C.J. Randall of Waldo, Oregon, to his children in Moodyville, B.C., on 8 August 1883 and 13 January 1884.

Randall family

Rebecca Watson fonds

  • AM338
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1975

The fonds consists of correspondence, memos and reports reflecting Rebecca Watson's civic and political concerns while serving on various committees, including TEAM, the Progressive Conservative Party of British Columbia, the Vancouver Resources Board, the Community Resources Board, the West End Community Association, the False Creek Development, the Parks Board, and the Board of Trade.
The fonds is arranged into 13 series: Civic affairs-Park Board records, Civic affairs-proposals on zoo's planning, Civic affairs-recommendations on False Creek development, Civic affairs-Vancouver Board of Trade records, Civic affairs-Vancouver Civic Museum Board records, Civic affairs-Vancouver Resources Board records, Civic affairs-various concerns, Civic affairs-Volunteer Bureau of Greater Vancouver records, Civic affairs-West End Community Association records, Civic affairs- West End Community Resources Board records, Civic politics-The Electors' Acton Movement records, Personal papers, and Provincial and federal politics -Progressive Conservative Party records.

Watson, Rebecca Bell

Reginald Ritchie fonds

  • AM876
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1985, predominant 1903-1918

The fonds consists of portions of a manuscript about Ritchie's early days in the west and Alaska; personal and business correspondence; mementos of World War I; and photographs.

Ritchie, Frederick Arthur Reginald

Reinhard Hoffmeister fonds

  • AM516
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1898

The fonds consists of letters of patent for an electric gold mining machine, including diagrams, 1898, and a combined brake and footrest for bicycles, 1898.

Hoffmeister, Reinhard

Richard Cousins fonds

  • AM864
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1912

The fonds consists of invoices from various suppliers to Cousins pertaining to his business.

Cousins, Richard

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