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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.)

British Columbia Rugby Union fonds

  • AM742
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1958, 1889-1930 predominant

The fonds consists of minutes 1889-1930 and a souvenir programme 1958.

British Columbia Rugby Union

Anne Winkelmans fonds

  • AM1020
  • Fonds
  • 1989

Fonds consists of the 160 page typescript biography of Dadye Winkelmans, entitled "Dadye's Dance". The biography contains excerpts from Dadye's diary, which document her experiences while performing on tour in Europe and the U.S. It also documents the Vancouver area dance scene during the 1940's and 1950's when Dadye received her initial training in ballet and other various dance forms during her childhood.

Winkelmans, Anne

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.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation collection

  • AM892
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1985

The collection consists of programs and other information about concerts presented by C.B.C. Vancouver in cooperation with various musical groups and artists, including the C.B.C. Vancouver Orchestra, the Vancouver Society for Early Music, Vancouver Chamber Choir and others.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has been a broadcaster and promoter of music for many years. C.B.C. Vancouver Orchestra was formed in 1938. Its directors have included Ira Dilworth, the founder, John Eliot Gardiner, Mario Bernardi and John Avison, conductor.

Everett Crowley fonds

  • AM904
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1984

The fonds consists of papers, publications and photographs relating to various topics: the Vancouver Junior Board of Trade, the Rowell-Sirois Report, provincial-municipal relations, Vancouver City Planning Commission, discrimination and Vivian Engine Works Ltd.

Crowley, Everett

George Henry Cowan fonds

  • AM800
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1957

The fonds consists of correspondence, speeches and related notes, expense reports, certificates and publications pertaining to Cowan's personal life, political involvement and career and his legal career.

Cowan, George Henry

Alfred Holmes fonds

  • AM810
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1963

The fonds consists of the papers of A. R. C. Holmes, including correspondence, school records, sketchbooks, drawings and cartoons, publications, greeting cards, and photographs of various regions in B.C. Also included are original cartoons by Al Beaton, Ernest Le Messurier, and Thursby.

Holmes, Alfred Robertson Casswell

British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, Railway Division [collection]

  • AM824
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1981

The collection consists of a consultant's report "Kitsilano Railway Bridge - Assessment of the Steel Spans" prepared in 1981 by Buckland and Taylor Ltd. for B.C. Hydro. Plans and photographs are included in the report. In addition, there are engineering plans by J. Coughlan & Sons, and Waddell & Harrrington dated 1914, plans by various other firms dated 1900-1901 of the swing bridge over Columbia River, and a plan by the B.C. Electric Company Ltd. dated 1960 showing the swing span, fixed truss and old support and protection piers of the Kitsilano Bridge. The first C.P.R. Kitsilano trestle across False Creek was built in 1886. It was modified over the years and finally taken down in 1982. It was located between the Burrard Street Bridge and Granville Street Bridge.

Gladys Ridler fonds

  • AM851
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1983

The fonds consists of poems, short stories, correspondence, and a photograph of Gladys Ridler; letters, poems and other material concerning Captain Henry Larsen and the St. Roch; government publicity, package on the Canadian Constitution; and greeting cards.

Ridler, Gladys Lilian

Blue Heron Housing Cooperative Association fonds

  • AM854
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1984

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, newsletters, promotional material, clippings, and photographs.

Blue Heron Housing Cooperative Association

Arthur Morton collection

  • AM860
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1984

The collection consists of family history and genealogical material concerning the descendants of John Morton (b.1764); copy of a letter from John Morton (b.1834); copies of letters from Joseph Morton, Vancouver real estate broker, to Beaumont Morton, 1913-1926; photographs.

Morton, Arthur

Edward Lloyd fonds

  • AM875
  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1984 (originally created 1871-1921)

The fonds consists of correspondence sent to Lloyd's mother in England. Lloyd's various travels, business situations and domestic life are described in letters he and his wife sent home (1896-1921) and there is earlier correspondence from other family friends. There is also a typescript of Lloyd's travel journal for the Canadian North trip 1897- 1900, entitled "Wanderings in the Far North," transcribed by Lloyd's grandson, Griffin V. Lloyd

Lloyd, Edward

Greater Vancouver Weavers' and Spinners' Guild fonds

  • AM881
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2006

The fonds consists of scrapbooks, newsletters, minutes of executive and general meetings, special papers, photographs, and other ephemera.

Greater Vancouver Weavers' and Spinners' Guild

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

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.

Stuart Thomson fonds

  • AM1535
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1905]-1942

The fonds consists of Thomson's negatives depicting people, sporting events, business and industry, buildings, scenery, transportation and newsworthy events, such as royal visits, disasters and parades, mostly occuring in Vancouver and a series of oblique aerial photographs (CVA 1123).

Thomson, Stuart

Vancouver and District Trades and Labour Council fonds : 1889-1961

  • AM307
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The fonds consists of copies of minutes of the Trades and Labour Council, 1889-1961; minutes of the B.C. Federationist Limited, 1912 1922; minutes of the Vancouver Labour Temple Company, 1909-1920; correspondence and minutes from the One Big Union and the Oil Refinery Workers Union, 1918-1921; and copies of the B.C. Federationist, 1911-1920, and its successor, the Labour Statesman, 1924-1952.

Vancouver and District Trades and Labour Council

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

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

Vancouver Club fonds

  • AM306
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1975

The fonds consists of registers of shareholders and trustees, and candidates for members, rules, regulations and constitution, and annual reports.

Vancouver Club

Vancouver Committee for the Reception of their Majesties fonds

  • AM73
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1940

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records and other materials, photographs of the 1939 royal visit to Vancouver, and twelve volumes of press clippings. The fonds also contains a photographic copy of the bound address presented to King George VI by Mayor L. Telford.

Vancouver Committee for the Reception of their Majesties

Vancouver Courthouse collection

  • AM794
  • Fonds
  • 1907

The collection consists of photocopies of a foundation plan, elevation and sectional drawings to the Vancouver Courthouse, drawn by F.M. Rattenbury. The drawings are prints of the old courthouse that have been reproduced in a book "Francis Rattenbury and B.C.: Architecture and Challenge in the Imperial Age".

Vancouver Elementary School Teachers' Association fonds : 1914-1977

  • AM994
  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1988

The fonds consists of minutes of the executive meetings, general meetings and the Salary Subsidy Fund Committee. There are also copies of the Association's account books, 1926-1970.

Vancouver Elementary School Teachers' Association

Vancouver Foundation fonds

  • AM614
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1983

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, and subject files for various community and charitable organizations.

Vancouver Foundation

St. James' Church fonds

  • AM403
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1938

The fonds consists of records created and received by the St. James' Church. Records include: registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials; newsletters and histories of the church; and records of the St. Luke's Home, such as annual reports, minutes, registers, and accounts. Fonds contains three series: 1) Church registers ; 2) Miscellaneous church records; and 3) St. Luke's Home records.

St. James' Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Sigurdson Millwork Company fonds

  • AM1046
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1963

The fonds consists of 63 sheets of plans for an assortment of finishings for churches in B.C. Vancouver projects include millwork for Holy Rosary Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, and First United Church. Also included is 52 sheets of blueprints of architectural millwork for a number of CNR structures around the province, including 11 sheets pertaining to the Hotel Vancouver interior.

Sigurdson Millwork Company

Simson family fonds

  • AM170
  • Fonds
  • 1841-1956

The fonds includes private papers of William Chrow; a diary of Calvert Simson's trip from England; retail accounts; photographs; clippings; grocery accounts; published items dealing mainly with Vancouver's history; pilot charts of the oceans; miscellaneous notes relating to ships and shipping in early Vancouver; two logs kept by 3rd Officer R.V.A. Corbetts in 1925 and in 1927 on board SS Port Brisbane; and weather logs kept by Calvert Simson. Photographs depict views of Stanley Park, boats, Thomas Dunn and Company and a group portrait of those elected in Vancouver's first civic election.

Simson family

Sir George Bury fonds

  • AM979
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 1987

The fonds consists of correspondence, articles written by Bury, and photographs by Bury pertaining to the Russian Revolution.

Bury, George, Sir

Smith, Davidson and Wright Ltd. fonds

  • AM861
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1947

The fonds consists of accounting records of Smith, Davidson and Wright, Ltd., and a drawing by Edward Goodall.

Smith, Davidson and Wright Ltd.

Society Promoting Environmental Conservation fonds

  • AM1556
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2009; predominant 1969-2005

Fonds consists of annual reports, budgets, meeting minutes, policies, correspondence, court records, proposals, research reports, publications, and subject files generated by SPEC in the course of carrying out its functions and activities. Arranged into the following series: administrative and financial records; board minutes and committee records; correspondence; court proceedings; directors files; projects, programs and events; reports, publications and newspapers; research and inquiry files; subject files and photographs.

Society Promoting Environmental Conservation

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.

Vancouver Business and Professional Women's Club fonds

  • AM799
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1991

The fonds consists of minute books, (1922-1930, 1946-1989); scrapbooks and publications; miscellaneous correspondence; Alberta Peters' historical notes, (1977); and a 1991 pamphlet.

Vancouver Business and Professional Women's Club

Vancouver Centennial Commission fonds

  • AM1576
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1987, predominant 1979-1987

Fonds consists of subject files, project applications and other records documenting the activities of the Vancouver Centennial Commission and the various events and programs that took place during the Centennial year. Document types include correspondence, financial records, proposals, minutes, reports, agreements, publications, application forms, certificates, graphic material, photographs, sound recordings, audiovisual material and ephemera.
The fonds is arranged into the following three original series: Housekeeping subject files (1980-1987), Program subject files (1956-1987, predominent 1979-1987), and Centennial project applications (1982-1987 [microfilmed 1999], and three additional series established by the Archivist for material acquired by the Archives from various sources: Executive Director records (1981-1987), Commissioner Ann Yandle records (1983-1987), and Centennial program records collected by the Archives (1983-1987).

Vancouver Centennial Commission

Vancouver Poetry Writers' Group collection

  • AM344
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1925

The collection consists of two scrapbook anthologies, one anthology of "Verses from a Surgeon's Diary" by Lacklan Macmillan and five booklets containing poetry by members of the group.

Vancouver Poetry Writers' Group

Vancouver Public Aquarium Association fonds

  • AM757
  • Fonds
  • 1950 - 2000, predominant 1950 - 1989

The fonds consists of the association's minutes and financial reports, and notes, maps and photographs related to the Vancouver's Old Streams booklets published by the aquarium in 1978 and 1989. The fonds is divided into two series: Minutes and financial statements (1959-1988) and Vancouver's Old Streams notes and photographs (1978-2000, 1978-1989 predominant).

Vancouver Public Aquarium Association

Vancouver Regional Construction Association fonds

  • AM1425
  • Fonds
  • 1953-2001

The fonds consists mostly of administrative files of the Amalgamated Construction Association and the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, as well as publications, photographs and oral history interviews on audiocassettes. The publications include the ACA newsletter, ACA and VRCA annual reports, Directory and Buyers Guide, Construction Sightlines, and some published briefs and reports. The fonds is arranged into the following series: A.C.A. newsletter (1967-1974); Amalgamated Construction Association Board of Directors (1966-1988); Annual general meetings (1974-1991); Annual reports (1992-2000); Committees (1966-1991); Construction sightlines (1981-1984); Directories (1970-2001); Executive Committee (1966-1989); Miscellaneous files (1967-1992); Miscellaneous photographs (1960-2001); and Predecessor organizations (1953-1965).

Vancouver Regional Construction Association

Vancouver Typographical Union, Local 226 fonds

  • AM381
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1986

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, membership and financial records, photographs and publications of the Vancouver Typographical Union (V.T.U.), Local 226; as well as the Victoria, New Westminster, Kamloops and Vernon locals of the International Typographical Union. Records of the V.T.U.'s activities at the Province and Sun Chapel (labour associations of printing-offices), 1928-1958 are included. The fonds also includes some records of the New Westminster Trades and Labour Council for the years 1908-1914.

Vancouver Typographical Union. Local 226

Vancouver Natural History Society fonds

  • AM484
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2016

The fonds consists of minutes, memberships, financial records, publications, newsletters, maps, posters, and reports, including the Christmas Bird Census returns. Also included are records relating to the summer camps in 1971 (Chilcotin) and 1972 (Kootenays). Arranged into 14 series: Annual reports, Camps, Conservation Committee records, Constitutions, Financial records, Lectures and reports, Membership records, Minutes, Newsletters, Photographs and sketches, Program Committee records, Publications, Subject files, and Survey records.

Nature Vancouver

Vancouver Waterworks Company fonds

  • AM63
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1886] - 1892

The fonds consists of a share register, estimates register, engineering report, a memorandum, prospectus and vote list of the Vancouver Waterworks Company. The fonds also includes a by-law proposing that the City of Vancouver acquire the assets of the company.

Vancouver Waterworks Company

Vancouver Women's School for Citizenship fonds

  • AM466
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1959

The fonds consists of the School's constitution; annual reports, 1947-1957; minutes 1941-1957; membership lists; correspondence and reports, 1955-1959; programmes; and two scrapbooks, 1949-1952, 1952-1959.

Vancouver Women's School for Citizenship

Vancouver Yukoners' Association fonds

  • AM126
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1974

The fonds consists of minutes, 1928-1969; correspondence in, 1944-1972; correspondence out, 1928-1970; financial records, 1928-1972; programs and lists, 1930-1974; membership lists; publications; clippings; and photographs.

Vancouver Yukoners' Association

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

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