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Thomas Townley fonds

  • AM28
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1918

The fonds consists of miscellaneous crown grants, conveyances and deeds relating to various lots on or near Burrard Inlet in Group One, New Westminster District. There are also papers touching on court cases and claims, political organizations, business ventures and investments, and copies of deeds, conveyances, mortgages, and miscellaneous real estate correspondence, municipal, provincial and federal. Also included is a photograph album presented to Townley by his fellow officers in 1897, and Townley's Governor General's Medal for mathematics and physical science, 1881, Trinity College.

Townley, Thomas O.

Tools for Peace fonds

  • AM1072
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings, printed material, and photographs documenting the activities of the office of the B.C. Coordinator, and the office of the National Coordinator. The records are organized into nine series and listed alphabetically by series title.

Tools for Peace

Urban Design Centre fonds

  • AM989
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1977; predominant 1971-1976

The fonds consists of subject and administrative files containing minutes, notes, memos, correspondence, reports and miscellaneous background information from other agencies, project files, project plans, drawings and sketches.

Urban Design Centre

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

Teddy Lyons fonds

  • AM500
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1955

The fonds consists of photographs of the observation car and its passengers 1925-1950; streetcar tickets and transfers; safe-driving certificates 1934-1946; posters; and Buzzer and magazine articles on Lyons, and Lyons' conductor badge.

Lyons, Teddy

The Vancouver Society of Change Ringers fonds

  • AM1021
  • Fonds
  • 1988

Fonds consists of a Bell Restoration Proposal prepared by the Bell Restoration Committee of the Vancouver Society of Change Ringers. Included in the proposal are an index, summary, history and background, information on committee members, the proposal proper, cost summary and conclusions, terms of reference, minutes of meetings, correspondence, and noise by-law materials.

Vancouver Society of Change Ringers

Voight family fonds

  • AM183
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1905

The fonds consists of legal papers and a tracing paper map submitted to the courts as evidence to support the claim of Emil F. Voight and his wife Mary to certain mineral lands on Copper Mountain in the Similkameen.

Voight family

Walter Donald MacKinnon Sage collection

  • AM664
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1980

The collection consists of two typescript copies of Don Sage's recollections of his early life in the west side of Vancouver. "Memories of Old University Hill" (1979) and "Memories of Old West Point Grey" (1980) both describe the residents, homes and social life in these two areas between 1924 and 1940.

Sage, Walter Donald MacKinnon

Samuel S. Magoffin fonds

  • AM1614
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1932

Fonds consists of ten films created by Samuel S. Magoffin in the 1920s and 1930s and two films created by George W. Goold in the 1960s. Subject matter of the Magoffin films includes the earth-moving activities of Magoffin’s company S.S. Magoffin & Co. Limited Railway Contractors during contracts with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in Prince Rupert, and along the harbour in North Vancouver. Films also include footage of downtown Prince Rupert; family, friends, and social activities; Vancouver area scenery and attractions, including Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, a parade downtown, a military parade and medals ceremony at Victory Square, and a rodeo at Hastings Park; Vancouver Fire Department vehicles; the Victoria, B.C. inner harbour; a dog show; a trip to Cuba; the 1930 Portland Rose Festival parade; the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles; as well as footage of the Magoffins’ home “Rockhaven,” its construction, and their golden retrievers. Goold family films consist of one film showing a childrens' performance and individuals exiting a church after a christening, and one film containing footage of a family trip to eastern Canada, including a visit to Expo '67 in Montreal, and various tourist attractions in South Dakota and Wyoming.

Magoffin, Samuel S.

Yip family and Yip Sang Ltd. fonds

  • AM1108
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1989

The fonds consists of the records of the Yip family, including those of Yip Sang, and of Yip Sang Ltd. and its predecessor, the Wing Sang Company. The fonds includes financial records (mainly account books, remittance stubs, receipts and invoices), correspondence, published material kept by the family, and Yip family photographs, including views of the business, Chinese organizations and schools.

Yip family

Yvonne Firkins fonds

  • AM93
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1962

The fonds consists of correspondence, largely personal; Firkins' writings, including poetry, plays, short stories, theatre anecdotes and history, and An Adjudicator's Note Book; poetry of Harold W. Jarrett; photographs; theatre programs; printed works; and clippings.

Firkins, Yvonne Millicent

Areta Sanders collection

  • AM402
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The collection consists of Mrs. Sanders' essay, "To Consider the Proposal to Amalgamate the City and District of North Vancouver and whether this has been proved an unworkable proposition", written for a local history course at Capilano College in 1976.

Baha'i Faith Group collection

  • AM534
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1975

The collection consists of a copy of the summary of the beginning of Baha'i faith on the Sunshine Coast, 1975.

British Columbia, Legislative Council collection

  • AM179
  • Fonds
  • 1865

The collection consists of a copy of No. 10. An Ordinance to amend the Dues leviable at the Port of New Westminster [18th March, 1865.]. It is signed by Charles Good, Clerk, Arthur N. Birch, Presiding Member, and Frederick Seymour, Governor.

William Pleming fonds

  • AM132
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900] - 1914

The fonds consists of Pleming's memoirs (published by the Mount Pleasant News in 1936); programmes of events Pleming participated in; and photographs of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners Labour Day Parade (ca. 1900), the South Vancouver School Board (1911), and the South Vancouver Float for the Vancouver Historical Pageant (12 June 1914).

Pleming, William

William Templeton collection

  • AM80
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1950

The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and programs, aviation and flying news 1930-1941, 1945-1947; three printed works by William Templeton: Touring the Wild and Woolly West by Air (1933); Vancouver Airport and Seaplane Harbour, plus a song by him "Vancouver Calls Me" (1947), and Memorandum of Vancouver International Airport with Recommendations for Future Development (1950).

Templeton, William

William Walker Fraser family fonds

  • AM1375
  • Fonds
  • 1828-1958

Fonds consists of vital records, correspondence, photographs, greeting cards and newspaper clippings of the William Walker Fraser family, including of grandparents who lived in Scotland.

Fraser, William Walker

William Griffiths Black collection

  • AM448
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1973

The collection consists of annual reports of Fairview Baptist Church 1971-1972, an historical sketch of the church and a program from the 50th anniversary.

William Henry Gallagher collection

  • AM161
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1901

The collection consists of a list of mortgages issued, 1890-1895; a letter to W.H. Gallagher re sewer connection, 1895; and a portion of a letter re the sale of a house, 1901.

Gallager, William Henry

William Keene fonds

  • AM250
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1942

The fonds consists of typewritten transcripts of William Keene's writings, entitled "The North Shore, Burrard Inlet," and "North Vancouver Early History 1871-1900." Fonds also includes photostat copies of some of his writings regarding Alert Bay.

Keene, William L.

William May Fraser collection

  • AM830
  • Fonds
  • 1911

The collection consists of steward, reception committee and judge ribbons for the Annual Scottish Games, 1911.

Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) fonds

  • AM1550
  • Fonds
  • 1995-2011; predominant 2002-2011

Fonds contains records documenting the planning and execution of the 2010 winter games. Records are related to the following functions and activities:

General administration and governance of VANOC, including finances, human resources, legal services, and meetings of VANOC's Board and committees.

Establishing requirements and designs for sporting and non-sporting venues, overseeing construction and of new venues and modification of existing venues for the games.

Providing required sporting infrastructure, including timing and scoring, information and communications systems, medical services, anti-doping testing and accreditation.

Recruiting and coordinating volunteers

Generating revenue through corporate sponsorships, licensing, merchandising, and event ticketing. Managing relations with sponsors and partner organizations, and monitoring for infringements of copyrights, trademarks, and other exclusive commercial rights.

Marketing and communications to establish to establish the overall "look and feel" of the games, manage relations with broadcasters, media, and the press, and the planning and execution of non-sporting events, including ceremonies, the Torch Relay, and the Cultural Olympiad programme.

Overseeing relations with partner governments (federal, provincial, municipal and First-Nations ) and National Olympic and Paralympic Committees.

Providing support services, including transportation, accommodations, food and beverages, cleaning, security, snow removal and similar services.

Note that not all of the records received from VANOC have been processed. Presently, the following series are available:

S01 - VANOC Central records

VANOC

Walter Moberly fonds

  • AM33
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1956; predominant 1898-1915

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, memoranda, speeches, maps, printed works, and clippings 1865-1956. They relate to Walter Moberly's continued interest in history, exploration, surveying, railway construction (both Transcontinental and Northern), and public works involving harbour improvement, power schemes, and exploitation of Canada's natural resources.

Moberly, Walter

Walter Simson collection

  • AM21
  • Fonds
  • 1832

Collection consists of a Burgess ticket, 2 November 1832, issued by the Magistrates and Council of Inverkeithing, Scotland, to Mr. Simson, a customs official.

Westcoast Transmission Company Ltd. fonds

  • AM1435
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1983

Fonds consists of photographs taken by or for the Westcoast Transmission Company Ltd. They include aerial views of Vancouver and photographs of the Vancouver Museum and Planetarium, the Vancouver Aquarium, MacMillan Bloedel Conservatory, Pacific National Exhibition buildings and prize homes, petroleum and gas industry exhibits at the Pacific National Exhibition, scenes from Gastown, the Westcoast Energy building, and other buildings and scenes in Vancouver. Fonds also include photographs showing the construction of the Westcoast Transmission building at 1333 West Georgia Street, including the various stages of the building and construction work; as well as a promotional pamphlet for the building.

Westcoast Transmission Company

William Eadington Graham fonds

  • AM1135
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1979

The fonds consists of Graham's slides of downtown Vancouver, Strathcona and False Creek prior to redevelopment, including before and after views of Gastown and Pacific Centre.

Graham, William Eadington

William Edgar Knowles Middleton fonds

  • AM1668
  • Fonds
  • 1957, 1971-1976

The fonds consists of two albums containing Middleton's photographs depicting Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver, the West End, Gastown, beaches, buildings, ships, docks, bridges and monuments. Middleton created edited prints and the fonds contains one edited print and the original unedited negative for nearly all of the photographs.

Middleton, W.E. Knowles

Workmen's Compensation Board of British Columbia fonds

  • AM327
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1975

The fonds consists of volumes of clippings and articles on the history of the Workmen's Compensation Board, Vancouver, 1919-1975.

Workmen's Compensation Board of British Columbia

Mitchell family fonds

  • AM977
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1986

Fonds consists of correspondence, Mitchell family history records, certificates, invitations, Vancouver Pioneers' Association records and photographs.

Mitchell, Alex

Ken Hiebert collection

  • AM1657
  • Fonds
  • [1965-2002]

Collection consists of handbills, leaflets, newsletters, pamphlets, posters, news clippings, correspondence, and some meeting materials including minutes, agendas, etc., The material documents Mr. Hiebert's involvements in local, national, and international activism causes, including the peace and anti-war movements, women's rights and access to abortion, the environment, free trade, labour unions, international solidarity, anti-racism, anti-facsism, etc.

Hiebert, Ken

William Reed Landscape Architect fonds

  • AM1655
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1994

Fonds consists of operational records of William Reed's landscape design career. The records document designs executed for clients, and press coverage of William Reed's design work.

The fonds is made up primarily of architectural drawings of Reed's landscape designs. The fonds also includes a small scrapbook containing clippings of press articles regarding Reed's design work.

William Reed Landscape Architect Inc.

Gordon Inglis collection

  • AM1651
  • Fonds
  • 1992-1996

Collection consists of television programs created by Gordon Inglis in an informal partnership with Alan Shiveral and Around the Bend Productions (Gordon Inglis, Jayne Akizuki, and Alan Shiveral).

The collection contains examples of Gordon Inglis and Alan Shiveral's early work together at the community television station Vancouver East NTV with the program “Free Wheelin' with Alan Shiveral,” as well as the CBC program it would evolve into with the formation of Around the Bend Productions, “Cycle!”. This program featured the talents of five-time Olympian Charmaine Crooks, cyclist Joan Jones, and reporter Winston Brown. Both shows are informational programs which educate viewers about cycling, including cycling technique, the mechanics of bicycles, the cycling community and lifestyle, cycling products, cycling safety, and popular cycling locations and events.

The collection also contains an example of Around the Bend Productions' forays into other subject matter with the pilot of “In Conversation with Charmaine,” which was to feature conversations with influential British Columbians and was hosted by Charmaine Crooks.

Harry Lin Chin fonds

  • AM1601
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1965

Fonds consists of records documenting the personal, family and professional life of Vancouver business and philanthropist Harry Lin Chin.

The fonds contains home movies predominantly documenting various family events: weddings, vacations, visits from friends and relatives, sights and events around Vancouver, and other family gatherings. The fonds also includes footage of Mr. Chin's business, Keefer Wholesale Florists.

Chin, Harry Lin

Gordon Stevens fonds

  • AM1198
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1986

Fonds consists of 2 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings that relate to the Juvenile Court and the establishment of a BC Probation Officer’s Association. Also present are histories of the BC Juvenile Court, the BC Provincial Court, and Criminal Justice and Corrections in British Columbia.

Stevens, Gordon

Chinese business accounts ledger fonds

  • AM853
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1925

Fonds consists of a accounts ledger book. The provenance is unknown. The accounts are recorded alphabetically in Chinese by name of client. The entries represent transactions for general merchandise including: sugar, soy sauce, rice, and tea.

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Henry Mole fonds

  • AM1676
  • Fonds
  • 1872, 1875-1896, 1898-1908, 1914

The fonds consist of 35 diaries written by Henry Mole from 1872 to 1914. These diaries chronicle the activities of Henry Mole as a pioneer, farmer and alderman. The diaries mainly document the descriptions of weather, family life, work was done on the farm, farm expenses, visitors, church involvement, and interaction with other pioneers. Many of the First Nations people were mentioned in the diaries as they were hired by Henry as farm workers. Additional documentation of Henry’s involvement in the Municipality of South Vancouver as an alderman is included in the diaries from 1894 to 1899. Some diaries include Henry’s cash account and balances. The fonds is arranged into files, with each diary comprising one file. The fonds is missing the diaries of 1873-1874, 1897, and 1909-1913.

Mole, Henry

Vancouver International Folk Dancers (VIFD) fonds

  • AM1677
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2015

The fonds consists primarily of records documenting the operation of the Vancouver International Folk Dancers (VIFD) from 1959 to 2015. Records reflect the major functions and activities involved in running the VIFD, including program planning and delivery, management of the group, internal and external communications, and financial management. Types of documentation include meeting minutes, correspondence, administrative files, financial reports and statements, program files, newsletters and photographs.

The fonds is arranged into the following series: Administrative files (1979-2015), Program files (1959-1999), Minutes and financial statements (1983-2004), Membership records (1969-2004), Newsletters ( 1979-2000) and Club files (1959-1983).

Vancouver International Folk Dancers

Charlesworth family collection

  • AM1673
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1996

Collection consists of a family photograph album, including a small amount of textual records relating to family history, photographs and textual records depicting employment at Spencer's Department Store, and records of Vera Charlesworth as a student at John Norquay and King Edward High School.

Edwards family fonds

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

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

Edwards family

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

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

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

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

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

Wilson family fonds

  • AM362
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1974

The fonds consists of personal papers and church records (including sermons) of George Halford Wilson, and papers (correspondence, reports, scrapbooks) from Halford David Wilson's business and political life. Fonds includes photographs of St. Michael's Anglican Church, civic activities of Halford David Wilson, and various neighbourhood and city scenes, including airport views.

Wilson family

Douglas Stewart Scott fonds

  • AM1591
  • Fonds
  • [1923-1955], predominant [1926-1939]

Fonds consists of films photographed and collected by Douglas Scott, predominantly documenting his time living in Hong Kong (China), Victoria (B.C.), and Kamloops (B.C.). The majority of the films document the life of an expatriate family in Hong Kong during the interwar period, rural and urban Hong Kong, and later life in Victoria. Subjects include Scott's first wife, Margaret Scott, and daughter, also named Margaret, as well as boats and ships, the ocean, gardens, and examples of the film medium. Some films appear to document Scott's work with the Texas Company (Texaco), the British America Paint Company (Bapco), the Far East Aviation Co., and his own photography supply business (Scott Camera Co.) in Victoria. The films capture a number of noteworthy events, such as the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Victoria in 1939, King George V's Silver Jubilee parade in Hong Kong in 1935, and construction of the Pattullo Bridge in New Westminster (B.C.).

Scott, Douglas Stewart

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