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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.)

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

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

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

Leslie F. Sheraton fonds

  • AM1517
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1980

Fonds consists of photographs taken by Sheraton of Vancouver. In addition to city views of Vancouver his subjects include the Football games and parades, Stanley Park, and activities taking place in and around Vancouver. Photographs are arranged into a single series of photogrpahs.

Sheraton, Leslie F.

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.

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

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.

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

King Edward High School collection

  • AM1010
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1976

The collection consists of yearbooks, newsletters, a few newsclippings, photograph albums, and additional photographs. The yearbooks are dated 1912-1962, quite a complete set with the following years not represented: 1914, 1915, 1919, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1956. The newsletters include: "The Stranger" (Feb. 1912); "The High School Argus" (Nov. 1913); and "Blue and White" (1937-1960), as well as a golden anniversary reunion program dated 1960. Newsclippings are dated 1972-1976. The photographs (not yet described, CVA 664) include a set five albums, each of which contains identified portraits of graduates (1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, shelved at CVA 664 box 1). Another album contains miscellaneous photographs used in the 1960 yearbook (also CVA 664 box 1).

King Edward High School

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.

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

Malkin family fonds

  • AM674
  • Fonds
  • 1840-1979

The fonds consists of family correspondence, notes, diaries, notebooks, legal documents, photographs, and genealogical charts.

Malkin family

Margaret Bulman fonds

  • AM910
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1927

The fonds consists of Bulman's account books and correspondence.

Bulman, Margaret

Margaret Mitchell fonds

  • AM1380
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1993

Fonds contains records pertaining to community development and urban living issues in Vancouver.

Mitchell, Margaret A.

Margaret Rushton fonds

  • AM137
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1955

The fonds consists of correspondence, radio scripts, programmes and photographs pertaining the activities of the Parent-Teacher Association.

Rushton, Margaret E.

Marguerite Ford fonds

  • AM706
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2005; predominant 1973-1990

The fonds consist of records created and accumulated by Marguerite Ford during her work with the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Resources Board, the Point Grey Community Resources Board and other civic organizations. The files include committee minutes, correspondence, subject files, publications, financial records and personal correspondence

Ford, Marguerite

Mary Pack fonds

  • AM1018
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1986

Fonds consists of letters, cards, invitations, awards, photographs, speeches, notes, newsclippings, and other similar material documenting Pack's personal involvements with C.A.R.S. and other related organizations.

Pack, Mary

McCleery family fonds

  • AM114
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1959

The fonds includes a notebook belonging to Robert Wood (his sister Mary married F. McCleery in 1873); business and personal correspondence; clippings; publications; financial records and ledgers; diaries of William Wood, Fitzgerald McCleery, Samuel McCleery and Theodora Logan (daughter of Fitzgerald and Mary McCleery); photographs; mementos and letters of the Wood family; and school records.

McCleery family

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

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

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
  • Microfilmed 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

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

Peter A. Watson collection

  • AM982
  • Fonds
  • 1982

The collection consists of a photocopy of the essay "Gower Point 1916-1923. Twenty miles to Paradise" by John Watson and photocopies of photographs. The essay recalls the time the author spent with his family at Gower Point.

Phoebe Smith fonds

  • AM57
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1957

The fonds consists of correspondence and papers relating to Smith's career as an actress, director, adjudicator and writer, 1934 -1957; various photographs of productions; scripts; programmes, 1929-1957; clippings; and two audio tapes of Sidney Risk (copies).

Smith, Phoebe

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

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 F.

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

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