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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

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 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

Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association fonds

  • AM310
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1978, 1981

The fonds contains minutes, milk agreements, membership records, financial papers, published records, ledgers, a membership index, manuals of operation, pamphlets, historical manuscripts and ephemera, speeches by Dan Nicholson (President of the Association), papers relating to the British Columbia Royal Commission on Milk (1954-1955), and transcripts of interviews with pioneers. Also included are scrapbooks, audio tapes of annual meetings, and photographs. The fonds also includes records of Royal Dairies Limited (originally Young Hoy Limited). Photographs in the fonds depict the construction of the Burnaby plant (1962-1963) and various photographs pertaining to the Association and the Fraser Valley in general. The fonds is arranged into 23 series.

Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association

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

Community Arts Council of Vancouver fonds

  • AM301
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2012

The fonds consists of the records pertaining to a consultation visit to the Community Arts Council (the Comer Report), 1949; constitution and by-laws; minutes and reports; correspondence, financial and fundraising documents; program and exhibition files; and photographs, publications, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, newsletters, promotional materials and similar items.

Community Arts Council of Vancouver

James Alexander Bonson fonds

  • AM224
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1914

The fonds consists of a notebook of bridge reports for the Maple Ridge municipality. The notebook contains daily entries detailing the weather, the work undertaken, the number of men employed, the meals prepared, and financial transactions.

Bonson, James Alexander

James Hamilton collection

  • AM444
  • Fonds
  • 1932

The collection consists of carbon copies of a typescript draft of Hamilton's "Western Shores", which was a collection of stories and recollections of events relating to B.C. maritime history.

Hamilton, James

City of Vancouver Archives library collection

  • Fonds

The City of Vancouver Archives library collection is meant to complement our archival holdings. The collection's primary purpose is to support research at the Archives by staff and patrons. It contains books on British Columbia history especially those that focus on the history of the Greater Vancouver area and the people who live and work there. Special topics in the collection include books on forestry and fishing and other books that explore the economic history of the City of Vancouver. The collection also includes current Archival practical and academic resources as well as more than five hundred monographs collected and annotated by the first City Archivist, Major James Skitt Matthews.

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

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

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

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

The fonds consists of baptism, marriage and burial registers, and parish administration records.

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

Gammage Family collection

  • AM329
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1906

The collection consists of a wedding invitation, letter of sympathy from the Fernie Liberal Association, and appointment of Mrs. Martha Gammage as postmaster.

Gammage family

International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Local 501 fonds

  • AM332
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1970

The fonds consists of minutes and other records of the Canadian Waterfront Workers' Association, and minutes, correspondence, charters, agreements, general office files, bulletins and circulars of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Locals 501 and 500.

International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 501

Gordon Brown fonds

  • AM376
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1984

The fonds consists of biographical information, correspondence, clippings, a minute book of the Greater Vancouver Communities Council, minutes of the Beach Avenue Memorial Association, a scrapbook, cake tops, maps, publications, tapes and photographs. Photographs depict Brown Bros. Bakery, family, friends, and scenery of Vancouver.

Brown, Stephen Gordon

Aubrey Roberts fonds

  • AM379
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1966

The fonds consists of legal and financial records of the Vancouver Times Publishing Limited, minutes of meetings, notes, and correspondence, and clippings.

Roberts, Aubrey Frederick

Fred Hancock collection

  • AM384
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1974

The collection consists of two planning studies written by Fred Hancock.

Hancock, Fred

C. Edward McDonnell collection

  • AM391
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The collection consists of photocopies of Dr. McDonnell's manuscript entitled "The Era of Unorganized Medicine in Vancouver, 1862-1900" and "The Vancouver Medical Association, 1900-1950".

McDonnell, C. Edward

Hilda Pinder-Moss fonds

  • AM392
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1967

The fonds consists of notes and correspondence from the Mayor's office (ca. 1930-1939), a copy of the report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Invasion of Privacy, and clippings.

Pinder-Moss, Hilda

Badminton Hotel fonds

  • AM395
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1898

The fonds consists of the guest register (1897-1898) of the Badminton Hotel.

Badminton Hotel (Vancouver, B.C.)

Canadian Women's Press Club fonds

  • AM396
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1969

The fonds contains the Club's constitution, membership lists, minute books, correspondence, triennial reports and publications. There are also six scrapbooks 1912-1927 (volume 2), 1930-1969 (volumes 3-7) which contain reports, photographs, profiles of members, and accounts and souvenirs of the club's activities.

Canadian Women's Press Club

Gault Brothers fonds

  • AM372
  • Fonds
  • 1899-[ca. 197-?]

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, stock records, and ledgers of the Gault Brothers as well as the minutes of the Caribou Shipping Company and Caribou Brand Catalogues.
The fonds is arranged into 6 series: Biographical and historical files of Gault Brothers Limited, Caribou Shipping Company Limited records, Financial records of Gault Brothers Limited, Gault Brothers Limited publications and news clippings, Gault Brothers Limited stock ownership records,and Organizational papers of Gault Brothers Limited.

Gault Brothers

Harold Merilees fonds

  • AM426
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1972

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, photographs, clippings, and pamphlets relating to Merilees public relations work on various projects and relating to Merilees' position in the Provincial Legislature. Photographs depict Merilees' professional activities with the B.C. Electric Railway Company and the Vancouver Board of Trade as well as views pertaining to victory bond drives and the 1958 B.C. centennial celebrations.

Merilees, Harold James

James Thomas Hughes collection

  • AM99
  • Fonds
  • 1942

Collection consists of clippings and a poem entitled "Here and There", a jingling rhyme, written by Mr. Hughes in July 1942 for his wife's birthday, reminiscent of their life together in Wales and Canada.

Hughes, James Thomas

Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia collection

  • AM471
  • Fonds
  • 1971

The collection contains a photocopy of the script to a slide show presentation entitled "Jewish Pioneers in British Columbia" prepared by Cyril E. Leonoff of the Jewish Historical Society of B.C., in September 1971, a photocopied newsclipping history of the Jewish community in Vancouver written by Julius Shore in 1971 and published in "The Bulletin", and miscellaneous clippings on Jack Beder.

John Bell fonds

  • AM144
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1948

The fonds includes Bell's birth and baptismal certificates together with his timber scaler licence application and his memoirs; there are also pencil sketches and sketch maps to illustrate the memoirs. Included is a photograph of a diary page.

Bell, John Warren

John Davidson fonds

  • AM505
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1978

The fonds consists of typescripts and notes to public addresses delivered by Davidson on a number of topics, 1912-1951; scientific notes on botany; religious notes on Davidson's work with the Baptist Church, 1934-1945; typescript essays; correspondence; scrapbooks of clippings 1897- 1975; and photographs.

Davidson, John

John E. Walker collection

  • AM346
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1966

The collection consists of photocopies of a memoir written by Dr. John E. Walker about J.A.R. Homer and a scrapbook.

Walker, John E.

John Frederick Morgan collection

  • AM1420
  • Fonds
  • 1912, 1926, 1971

Collection consists of "Intercom : 1871-1971 centennial issue", published by B.C. Hydro and Power Authority; "The B.C. Electric employee's magazine : special review number", March, 1926; and a B.C. Electric Railway medallion, with the following inscription on the reverse: "Souvenir, first annual picnic, Hastings Park, Vancouver, July 24-25, 1912".

Morgan, John Frederick

John Gansner fonds

  • AM1443
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1958

Fonds consists six films made by Gansner. Titles on the containers are: "[Vancouver] Jubilee Parade" (1946, motorcycle escort, marching band, dignitaries in carriage, floats include Margaret McNeil's birthday cake, Veterans of the Boer War, Native Sons of BC Post no.2, Irish Fusiliers, City of Victoria, City of New Westminster, City of Nanaimo; buildings include Ailsa Lodge, 1020 Melville); "Shriners Parade" (1951, buildings in background include Purdy's, 675 Granville Street, Paradise Theatre, 851 Granville Street, Cunningham Drug, 901 Granville Street, possibly Drysdale Building, 577 Granville Street); "Empire Games Opening Ceremonies" (1954); "Empire Games Swimming Pool" [UBC Empire Pool] (1954); "Grey Cup Parade" (1955); "Grey Cup Parade" (1958).

Gansner, John

John P. Matheson and Son fonds

  • AM491
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1913

The fonds consists of architectural plans of J.P. Matheson and Son for churches, residences, a rooming house and a commercial building.

J.P. Matheson and Son

Jonathan Miller collection

  • AM291
  • Fonds

The collection consists of biographical data on Jonathan Miller.

Miller, Jonathan

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

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

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
  • 1940-1948, 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). The fonds also includes family and business correspondence of her husband, Max Low-Beer.

Low-Beer, Edith

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