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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.)

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

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

Hubert William Lovell fonds

  • AM1559
  • Fonds
  • 1923

The fonds consists of Lovell's photographs showing various Vancouver scenes, including downtown buildings, Stanley Park, West Vancouver and North Vancouver.

Lovell, Hubert William

End Legislated Poverty fonds

  • AM1579
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1987-2003]

Fonds consists of ELP newspapers, "The Long Haul"; publications developed and distributed by the organization and its affiliates; briefs to royal commissions; newsletters, action kits, photographs, membership lists, etc.

End Legislated Poverty

Edward Alexander Wilson fonds

  • AM1587
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1980

The fonds consists of journals, correspondence, vital events records, photographs, stocks and shares, personal documents, and collected publications. The journals document Mr. Wilson's travels to Canada, British Columbia, and the Yukon, his efforts to find daily employment, sustenance, and accommodations during the years of the Great Depression, leisure and recreational pursuits, his personal reflections on his health, well-being, and general situation, and observations of his daily surroundings. The correspondence reflects the concerns and daily lives of his immediate family (parents and siblings) back in Liverpool, and his relationships to them, as well as general reflections on world affairs, particularly World War II. The collected publications include two on the topic of transvestism.

Wilson, Edward Alexander

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

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

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.

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

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

Kwong Lee and Company collection

  • AM15
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1862

The collection consists of miscellaneous receipts and invoices issued at Fort Yale, Victoria and New Westminster. Included is a letter from Benjamin Wadsworth, Clerk of Colonel Moody.

Storey, Jean M.

Kenneth Waites fonds

  • AM180
  • Fonds
  • [19-?] -1954

The fonds includes a pamphlet on the history of Vancouver compiled by the Archivists Club; a draft copy of "50 Years of Secondary Education in Vancouver" and related notes; letters relating to research on early Vancouver schools; a radio script written by Waites; and four lantern slides depicting scenes from early Vancouver schools.

Waites, Kenneth A.

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

Kitsilano Community Forum fonds

  • AM998
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1978

The fonds consists of constitution and bylaws, minutes, reports, mailing lists, and letter of agreement of the Kitsilano Community Forum.

Kitsilano Community Forum

Kiwanis Club of West Point fonds

  • AM1291
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1968

Fonds consists of three scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs and programs of the Kiwanis Club of West Point.

Kiwanis Club of West Point

Kuo Kong Silk Company fonds

  • AM369
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1962

The fonds consists of the firm's correspondence, financial records, a catalogue of silk samples, and customer catalogues.
The fonds is arranged into 2 series: Business papers, and Proprietors' papers.

Kuo Kong Silk Company

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

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

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

Carnwath-Anderson family fonds

  • AM1335
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1972

Fonds consists mainly of photographs, ca. 1900 to 1966, of the C.H. Carnwath family and the W.S. Anderson family and their friends participating in various sporting and social activities. Also included are exteriors and interiors of houses, nurses at Vancouver General Hospital and group and invidual portraits. Other materials include correspondence, high school certificates, 1912-1921, property records,1920's, genealogies and newspaper clippings concerning family members.

Carnwath-Anderson family

Elek Imredy fonds

  • AM1371
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1994

The fonds consists of the records of the sculptor Elek Imredy. They document his life and work, focusing on the decades following his emigration to Canada. The fonds consists of the following series: personal records, correspondence, teaching activities, project files, subject files, artwork, scrapbooks, albums and photographs, and miscellaneous files.

Imredy, Elek

Evelyn MacKechnie fonds

  • AM1381
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1979

The records reflect Mrs. MacKechnie's involvement in saving the entrance to Stanley Park from encroachment by proposed development and in the revitalization of Gastown. Included are minutes, reports, briefs, news clippings, correspondence, financial documents, submissions to City Council, maps, plans, drawings, research notes, photographs, flyers, etc.

MacKechnie, Evelyn Catherine

Frederick Davies fonds

  • AM1389
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1958

Fonds consists of construction contracts (1931-1953), correspondence (1922, 1938), church building dedication programs (1927-1952), news clippings (1928-1958), and photographs (1890-1966), relating to Frederick Davies' construction projects and his family.

Davies, Frederick

Amy Leigh fonds

  • AM1400
  • Fonds
  • 1921, 1938, 1941-1945, [2000 or 2001]

Fonds contains records pertaining to the Women's Ambulance Corps, including photographs, issues of the Corps' newsletter, newsclippings and a WAC broach. Fonds also includes an album of photographs taken on a trail ride to Tweedsmuir Park in 1938, two photographs of Stanley Park (1921), biographical information on Amy Leigh, and other materials.

Leigh, Amy

Edwards family fonds

  • AM1403
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1901-1930]

Fonds contains correspondence, news clippings, photographes related to Edwards family.

Edwards family

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

Grippo family fonds

  • AM1269
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1959

Fonds consists mainly of official documents relating to the immigration and citizenship status of Giovanni Grippo and his son Theodore. Document types include immigration and naturalization documents, citizenship papers, one Italian passport, marriage certificates, and correspondence relating to company service and retirement benefits. Fonds also include photographs and two religious prints.

Grippo family

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

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