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Signus Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM1168
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1992

The fonds consists of minutes, annual reports, financial records, newsletters (the "Signus Flier"), correspondence, scrapbooks, membership and executive lists, clippings and photographs. The records are organized into eight series and listed alphabetically by series title.

Signus Club of Vancouver

Sign and Pictorial Painters Union, Local 726 fonds

  • AM305
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1971

The fonds consists of minute books, 1929-1971; a membership roll call, 1964-1969; and financial records, 1929-1956.

Sign and Pictorial Painters Union. Local 726

Sidney Williams fonds

  • AM487
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1889

The fonds consists of a notebook kept by Sidney Williams between 1887 and 1889. There are six pages of a diary describing a train trip made from Halifax to Tacoma, a two page game list for nine months of 1888 and notes and drawings of various surveys, especially for Brockton Point in Stanley Park.

Williams, Sidney

Sidney C. Ells collection

  • AM616
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1967

The collection consists of seven Christmas cards which contain poetry and prose about Canadian history written by Ells.

Shipping Federation of British Columbia fonds

  • AM279
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1973

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Shipping Federation, arising from: organizational activities; financial transactions and business of the Shipping Federation Holdings Limited; transactions with Federation member companies, unions, government institutions, suppliers, and other individuals and organizations; and from everyday business activities and special Federation sponsored functions. Records include minutes, correspondence, financial records, reports, regulations, lists, agreements, forms, newsletters, technical drawings, and other records.
Fonds contains six series: 1) Minutes and related records; 2) Vancouver and District Waterfront Workers' Association transactions; 3) Shipping Federation Holdings Limited; 4) Business files; 5) Vessel assessments; and 6) Financial ledgers.

Shipping Federation of British Columbia

Sherwood and Evelyn Lett family fonds

  • AM361
  • Fonds
  • 1845, [ca. 1900]-1999

Fonds consists of records of Sherwood Lett including personal papers, 1908-1964, including diaries and correspondence, military papers, 1845, 1914-1965, covering service in World Wars I and II as well as peace-time associations; diplomatic papers, 1947-1955, covering the 1947 Canadian Mission to Japan and the 1954-1955 Canadian participation in the International Commission in Vietnam; judicial papers, 1955-1964, concerning the appointment as Chief Justice to the Supreme Court of B.C. 1955, and as Chief Justice to the B.C. Court of Appeal, 1963; university papers, 1951-1964, including Lett’s election as Chancellor in 1951. In addition, there are scrapbooks, clippings, and a collection of publications, 1916-1965. The fonds also includes photographs depicting the personal, professional, military and academic life of Sherwood Lett.

Fonds also includes records of Evelyn Lett, consisting of a small amount of letters of support for her nomination of the Order of Canada, 1997, a service award, 1998, news clippings and articles, 1975-1976, and a file related to family member Charles Plant.

Lett, Sherwood

Sheriff of the County of Westminster fonds

  • AM862
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1910

The fonds consists of a ledger of receipts and payments for marriage licences and maintenance of prisoners, kept by T. J. Armstrong, Sheriff of the County of Westminster.

County of Westminster. Sheriff

Shelly's Bakery Limited collection

  • AM962
  • Item
  • 1926

The collection consists of "The Romance of British Columbia", an album of advertising material written by Roy A. Hunter and illustrated by John Innes.

Sheila Neville collection

  • AM807
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1975

The collection consists of material pertaining to community theatre in Vancouver, specifically the Vancouver Little Theatre Association. Collection includes histories, play production records, lists of officers, notes, play scripts, and publications.

Vancouver Little Theatre Association

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.)

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

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.

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

Shakespeare Society of Vancouver fonds

  • AM1391
  • Fonds
  • 1993-1995

Fonds consists of newsletters dated 1993-1995. Arranged chronologically.

Shakespeare Society of Vancouver, 1993-

Sectional Map and Street Directory Company fonds

  • AM495
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1943

The fonds consists of the first seven editions of The Sectional Map and Street Directory of Vancouver (1932-1942), maps, and a notebook from the Sectional Map and Street Directory Company.

Sectional Map and Street Directory Company

Seagate Manor collection

  • AM560
  • Fonds
  • 1923

The collection consists of three architectural drawings of "Seagate" and six photographs of the exterior. The first two plans, one blueprint and one oilcloth, are identical drawings of the first and second floors of the house. A third item is a hand-drawn and coloured plan of the house and grounds by C.B. Fowler.

Seagate Manor

Sculptors' Society of British Columbia fonds

  • AM959
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1988

The fonds consists of correspondence, legal and financial records, minutes, newsletters, photographs (pertaining to City Shapes, and including photographs of previous work by the artists chosen), videos and films.

Sculptors' Society of British Columbia

Save Our Parks Collection

  • AM1436
  • Fonds
  • 2002

The collection consists of views of June's Pond in Musqueam Park, a small reconstituted wetland named in recognition of June Binkert by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.

Save Our Parklands Association fonds

  • AM638
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1988

The fonds consists of Save Our Parklands Association minutes, 1961-1988; minutes of the Citizens' Committee to Save Shaughnessy Golf Course, 1960-1961; membership lists; constitution and by-laws; correspondence, 1962-1988; and subject files, 1958-1983, which primarily relate to specific parks. The collection is divided into two series: administration files and subject files.

Save Our Parklands Association

Save Our Parkland Association fonds

  • AM1540
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2006

The fonds consists of textual materials and photographs related to the issues and concerns of the Save Our Parkland Association. Newspaper clippings, notes, pamphlets and brochures are grouped according to topic and are largely environmental and land-use in nature. Such topics include: Hastings Park, Fraser Ports, Greenways Vancouver, Fraser River Estuary, Stanley Park, Burns Bog, Burnaby Lake, UBC, Lions Gate Bridge and the Arbutus rail corridor. Minutes of monthly meetings are in draft and completed form as well as membership and director lists from 1970-2006.
Correspondence to and from the following: Ministry of Small Business, Tourism and Culture, Vancouver International Airport Authority, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Minister of Environment, Minister of Environment Lands and Parks, Minister of Municipal Affairs, City of Burnaby, the Fraser River Port Authority and Lower Mainland residents.
Photographs depicting events such as: Codd Island Regional Park designation, Deering Island Park Official opening, Margarett Piggott Park dedication, Kanaka Creek Park plaque unveiling and the memorial plaque placing for Phill Haddock as well as photos of various members of the association at meetings.

Save Our Parkland Association

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.

Samuel Hallander collection

  • AM167
  • Fonds
  • 1889

The collection consists of a certificate of competency as fourth class engineer which was presented to Samuel Hallander in January 1889, signed by Charles H. Tupper, Minister of Marine and Fisheries.

Hallander, Samuel Fitzof

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.

Samuel Greer fonds

  • AM17
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1893

The fonds consists of miscellaneous court records, 1887 - 1893, relating to Greer's fight with the CPR over title to some land at Kitsilano, including a map showing his house, barn and fences in relation to the CPR right-of-way. Also included is an agreement of sale to Dugal MacKenzie of Port Moody in 1886 of Lot 9, Block 3 of his land south of False Creek.

Greer, Samuel

Sam Kee Company fonds

  • AM571
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1935

The fonds consists of the correspondence and financial records of the Sam Kee Company and of related firms and operations. Fonds includes photographic portraits of Chinese families and individuals, school groups, and the Chang family. The records are organised into six series and organized by title: Account books; Correspondence; Miscellaneous papers and notebooks; Records and account books for related firmes; Wo Fung Company records and Photographs.

Sam Kee Company

Sam Brighouse fonds

  • AM111
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1926

The fonds consists of copies of drafts of Brighouse's will, as well as correspondence and other documents submitted to the Supreme Court of British Columbia between 1913-1926 in the course of the settlement of conflicting claims of his heirs.

Brighouse, Sam

Salsbury family fonds

  • AM140
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1936, 1961

The fonds includes two typed copies of letters written by W.F. Salsbury [Jr.?] to his wife Sarah describing his experiences on the first train to cross Canada from Montreal to Port Moody; letters to Frederick Salsbury; records pertaining to W.F. Salsbury's appointment as a Justice of the Peace; Masonic certificates; and a scrapbook of letters, invitations and other material relating to the Canadian rowing crew sent to the 1924 Olympic Games (Paris).

Salsbury family

S.W. Breffit collection

  • AM629
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1939

The collection consists of a certificate of registration and record of unemployment relief belonging to W. Breffit dated 1931, an envelope dated 1939 from the Castle Hotel addressed to S.W. Breffit and battalion orders and identification for the guard of honour for the 1939 Royal visit.

S.S. Alpha fonds

  • AM701
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1907

The fonds consists of a bound book, which lists the repairs and maintenance carried out for the Alpha between 1894 and 1900. In addition, a section of the volume records a household account covering 1906 and 1907.

Alpha (ship)

Rudyard Kipling collection

  • AM823
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1927

The collection consists of photocopies of land deeds and other documents pertaining to property owned by Kipling on the southeast corner of 11th Avenue and Fraser Street, Vancouver (Lots 1 and 2, Block 157E, D.L. 264A).

Kipling, Rudyard

Royal Visit, 1939 [collection]

  • AM553
  • Fonds
  • 1939

The collection consists of correspondence re security at City Hall during the visit, an employee identification and admittance card, 1939, an official guide re travel route, and photographs of the Royal couple. In addition there are photocopies of the Canadian Pacific Railway train order for the Royal Train.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Vancouver Branch fonds

  • AM1580
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2011

Fonds consists of records created and received by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Records include: various committee and board meeting minutes, correspondence, income statements, newsletters, event invitations, programmes, photographs and scrapbooks.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Vancouver Branch

Royal Needlework Guild of Vancouver fonds

  • AM654
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1953

The fonds consists of correspondence, 1936-1953; Director's Reports, 1907, 1910; President's addresses; a transcript from an interview with Mrs. G. Shane, 1943; annual reports from the Toronto branch, 1937, and the Montreal branch, 1938; clippings and pamphlets.

Royal Needlework Guild of Vancouver

Rotary Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM718
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1989

The fonds consists of records documenting the organization and activities of the Rotary Club of Vancouver. It has been arranged into the following series: Board of Directors' meetings minutes (1914-1970); Luncheon meetings minutes (1913-1970); Financial statements (1913-1970); Annual reports of committees (1924-1955); Ice Show committee reports (1925-1976); Ice Show programs (1923-1980); Administrative records (1913-1980); Publications and programs (1913-1989); Newsclippings and historian's notes (1922-1971); and Photographs (1913-1969).

Rotary Club of Vancouver

Ross Sandhu collection

  • AM354
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1914

The collection consists of photocopies of two publications, "The Aryan" (Victoria) and "The Hindustanee" (Vancouver) re the East Indian community in British Columbia. Location of originals unknown.

Ross Family collection

  • AM496
  • Item
  • 1935

The collection consists of a list of descendants of Marmaduke A. Ross, born in Westchester, New York, in 1782, and Elizabeth Foster of Gagetown, New Brunswick.

Ross A. Lort, Architect fonds

  • AM1015
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1950

The fonds consists of architectural drawings by the firm of Maclure & Fox, primarily of residences in Vancouver's Shaughnessy Heights and West End neighbourhoods. Includes work of the Maclure and Lort, and Ross A. Lort offices and one house by firm of Jones & Aspell. Arranged into files by name of firm.

Maclure, Samuel

Rosemary Phillips collection

  • AM832
  • Item
  • 1983

This collection consists of a research paper by Rosemary Phillips, "Frank Fredrickson (A Biographical Outline)".

Rosemary Club fonds

  • AM580
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1966

The fonds consists primarily of the minutes of the Club, 1931-1966, as well as correspondence, pamphlets and memorabilia.

Rosemary Club

Roll of Honour collection

  • AM528
  • Item
  • 1918

The collection consists of a photocopy of a list of people from the Municipality of South Vancouver who served in the armed forces during World War One. Names, rank and military number, where available, are given under the company with whom they served.

Rogers family fonds

  • AM1368
  • Fonds
  • 1806-2000

Fonds includes records documenting the business and family life of B.T. Rogers, his descendents and ancestor families.

Records contained in the fonds include: genealogical research done by descendants of B.T. Rogers; personal correspondence, diary excerpts and notebooks of members of the Rogers and related families; log books of the family yachts; photographs of family members, relatives and friends, company businesses; business records; family financial records; and correspondence and drawings pertaining to construction of the family's private residences.

Rogers family

Rod Snyder et. al. collection

  • AM838
  • Item
  • 1975

"A Study of Point Grey Municipality [1908-1929]", for U.B.C. History Course 404. Submitted by R. Snyder, M. Killam, G. Ingster, M. Nelson, M. Chamberlain, L. Gordon, B. Koehn. Emphasis on political history, disposal of C.P.R. land grant, architecture, and distribution of houses, Shaughnessy Heights planning and development; and public schools and recreational facilities.

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

Robin Hood Mills fonds

  • AM1424
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1926

Fonds consists of correspondence, dock construction contracts, insurance documents, tenders and proposals, reports of various kinds (e.g. tide details), lumber specifications, publications, and architectural drawings relating to the operations of the Robin Hood Mills, and the construction and operation of the Terminal Dock and Warehouse, located in the Vancouver Harbour, north end of Kamloops Street. Dates are: vol. 1 (Nov. 1919 - Aug. 1925); vol. 2 (July 1924 - Feb. 1926); vol. 3 (May 1924 - Feb. 1926). The manager of the Mill and Dock was K. A. McLellan. He corresponded primarily with: Robin Hood Mills head office in Minneapolis (as well as offices in Calgary and Moose Jaw); the International Milling Company, also in Minneapolis; Vancouver Harbour Commissioners; City Engineer's Office; E. J. Ryan Contracting Co. Ltd.; Armstrong, Morrison & Co. Limited Public Works Contractors; etc. All contents are pasted into three large scrapbooks (volume numbers have been assigned by Archives, each volume has stamped numbered pages).

Robin Hood Mills (Vancouver, B.C.)

Robin G. Keirstead collection

  • AM869
  • Item
  • 1984-1985

The collection consists of a research paper by Robin Keirstead entitled "Archives and the City of Vancouver. Major Matthews, City Hall and the Search for a Permanent Home". (Two versions, 1984-1985.)

Robertson and Company fonds

  • AM19
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1895

The fonds consists of real estate listings of lots for sale, rentals, and farmlands for sale.

Robertson and Company

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.)

Robert W. Jackson fonds

  • AM1662
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1970

The fonds consists of photographs by Jackson, depicting his homes in both Vancouver and Victoria, his family, friends and local scenery.

Jackson, Robert W.

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

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