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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 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

Robert Fuhland Donley collection

  • AM249
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1959

The collection consists of a published manuscript history of Pender Harbour, B.C., written in 1957 and revised in the author's hand in 1959. The collection also consists of photographs (including one of Portuguese Joe Gonsalves aged 75, with his daughter, Tillie, and one on her wedding day with husband Steve Dames), three negatives of Pender Harbour and a postcard of the Hotel Malaspina in Nanaimo dated 1938.

Donley, Robert Fuhland

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

Mrs. B.T. Rogers collection

  • AM198
  • Fonds
  • [192-?]

The collection consists of a copy of the personal reminiscences, made in the early 1920s, of Mrs. B.T. Rogers of early Vancouver.

Richard W. Pollay collection

  • AM1656
  • Fonds
  • [1983-1986?]

Collection, curated by UBC Professor Emeritus Richard W. Pollay, is composed of marketing materials produced for Expo '86 held in Vancouver (B.C.). The collection is primarily composed of brochures, pamphlets, and bookets pertaining to Expo '86, travel, and tourism. The collection also includes ephemera, a media and advertising plan brief, and an audio cassette and videocassette pertaining to Expo '86 advertising.

Thomas H. Mawson collection

  • AM886
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1914

The collection consists of a photographic reproduction of design plan "Accepted Scheme for Coal Harbour, Stanley Park; drawings of scheme for the improvement of Brockton Point, Stanley Park, 1914; guide map of the city of Vancouver, 1910; drawings, plans and other material, including display reproduction of "Proposed Subdivision of Property near Wascana Lake, Regina" and "Proposed Subdivision of Property and Layout of Grounds for Lieutenant Governor's Residence, Regina, Saskatchewan", for a display on the life and works of Thomas H. Mawson.

Mawson, Thomas Hayton

Vancouver Town (musical score)

  • AM234
  • Item
  • 1913

The collection consists of sheet music, with lyrics, for the song "Vancouver Town". Words and music by Harry L. Stone, published by W.G. Carruthers and Co., Vancouver, copyright 1913.

Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association fonds

  • AM336
  • Fonds
  • 1610-1988, 1995-1997; predominant 1920-1970

Fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association.
Fonds includes constitutions and bylaws; minutes of meetings; financial records such as financial statements, budgets, and membership fee receipts; annual reports; correspondence and memoranda; guest books; records of the President and of the Director, including reports, policy statements, contracts, budgets, correspondence; and items collected by the Association, such as newspapers and clippings, pamphlets, photographs, manuscripts and books, and other materials.
As a result of the close relationship between the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association and the Vancouver Museum, some records relating to the Vancouver Museum are contained within this fonds. This is the case especially for records created before 1958, during which time the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association was responsible for the everyday management of the Vancouver Museum.
Fonds consists of nine series: 1) Constitutions, agreements, and other legal establishment records; 2) Minutes; 3) Financial records; 4) Annual reports; 5) Correspondence; 6) Guest and scrap books; 7) President's and Director's records; 8) Collected items; and 9) Collected photographs.

Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association

Charles F. Smith fonds

  • AM1642
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1912

The fonds consists of Smith's photographs of Vancouver scenery and buildings, including scenes of Bowen Island, Lynn Canyon and Stanley Park.

Smith, Charles F.

Charles Marega fonds

  • AM1416
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1996 [some copied 19--]

Fonds consists of materials gathered by Peggy Imredy in the course of her research on Charles Marega, including notes, articles and clippings on Marega's life and works; correspondence of both Imredy and Marega; photographs of Marega's work taken by Imredy, as well as some photographs of Marega himself; and ca. 25 original drawings and sketches by Marega.

Marega, Charles

United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada Vancouver Branch fonds

  • AM1597
  • Fonds
  • 1812, 1914, 1932-2019

Fonds consists of administrative, operational and executive records of the Vancouver Branch of the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada (UELAC). The records document the social and organisational activities of the Branch, and its relations with other UELAC Branches and Dominion head office.

The fonds contains by-laws, policy documents, correspondence, minutes, reports, membership lists and case files, newsletters, speeches, research guides, notes, event programmes and pamphlets, photographs of social and Branch events, and a proclamation of the establishment of the Vancouver Branch.

United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada. Vancouver Branch

St. Mary the Virgin (Anglican) Church fonds

  • AM744
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1974

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records of St. Mary the Virgin church and parish, including the New Westminster Rural Deanery. The records include minutes, parish registers, financial papers, parish magazines, and clippings files.

St. Mary the Virgin (Anglican) Church

St. John the Evangelist (Anglican) Church fonds

  • AM745
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1974 (microfilmed 1975

The fonds consists of administrative and operations records of St. John the Evangelist and parish, the parish Women's Auxilairy, and the affiliated St. John's Boy Scouts troop. Records include minutes, vestry books, parish registers of various types, correspondence, annual reports, publications and architectural drawings of the church.

St. John the Evangelist (Anglican) Church (North Vancouver, B.C.)

St. Barnabas' (Anglican) Church fonds

  • AM746
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1975 (microfilmed 1975)

The fonds consists of records of St. Barnabas' parish, including the Women's Auxiliary and the St. James Mission. Records includes minutes, various operational records of the church, and parish administrative records and publications.

St. Barnabas' Church (New Westminster, B.C.)

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

Holy Trinity Cathedral fonds

  • AM603
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1949 (microfilmed 1976)

The fonds consists of baptism, marriage and burial registers, and parish administration records.

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Captain Barney Leitch Johnson fonds

  • AM581
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1968

The fonds consists of logbooks, 1910, 1918; towage rates book, 1930; address books for miscellaneous notes, 1910-1930; photographs; memorabilia; clipping and memoirs.

Johnson, Barney Leitch

Peter Thorne fonds

  • AM1687
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2018

Fonds consists of 48 personal diaries of Peter Thorne as well as one sketchbook. Entries document his daily life and his areas of interest including geology, fossils, and astronomy. Portions of entries are written in shorthand (Pitman?) script. Photograph prints are also incorporated into the diaries. Most diaries contain photographs showing views of the West End or downtown Vancouver, as well as shots of geological formations or fossils taken by Thorne either locally or during regular trips to various sites around the British Columbia or Washington State. Besides geological subject matter, photographs also generally show self portraits, family and friends, local landscapes, downtown, Stanley Park and West End streets. Diaries created later in life more predominantly consist of photographs rather than handwritten or typed entries. Each diary volume also includes a small amount of loose material such as postcards, stamps, correspondence, cards, clippings and other ephemera.

Thorne, Peter

George Small fonds

  • AM373
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1948

Fonds consists of family photographs depicting numerous locations in the Lower Mainland. New Westminster features prominently with photographs of Queens Park, The Woodlands Asylum, and the Small residence. Also present are photographs of Vancouver and Crescent Beach, Surrey. Also includes Christmas cards and memorials of Arthur Small's funeral in 1933 and George's in 1936.

Small, George

The Electors' Action Movement fonds

  • AM666
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1980

The fonds consists of minutes, membership lists, publications, notes and correspondence on party policy and election campaigns, as well as some financial records and photographs (portraits of candidates and publicity photographs from various sites around Vancouver.).

The Electors' Action Movement

Yucho Chow Community Archive collection

  • AM1688
  • Fonds
  • 2011-Sept. 2021

Collection consists of records collected and created by Catherine Clement throughout her ten-year research project on Yucho Chow and Yucho Chow Studio, which led to the 2019 exhibition Chinatown Through a Wide Lens: The Hidden Photographs of Yucho Chow, and the 2020 book of the same title. The collection includes 510 photographs contributed by diverse communities, 75 family photographs contributed by Yucho Chow’s descendants, news clippings, studio graphic design work and ephemera, media stories, and project records.

Chow, Yucho

Helen Gregory MacGill collection

  • AM270
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1950

The collection consists of the original copies, with some amendments, of articles written by Helen Gregory MacGill as well as biographical radio programs about MacGill, as well as photographs.

MacGill, Helen Gregory

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 includes photographs showing the various stages of construction of the Westcoast Transmission building at 1333 West Georgia Street, as well as a promotional pamphlet for the building.

Westcoast Transmission Company

Mercer and Mercer Architects fonds

  • AM1431
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1970, predominantly 1940-1970

Fonds contains photographs and drawings of buildings designed by Mercer & Mercer Architects as well as a certificate of registration for Andrew Lamb Mercer from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.

Also included in the fonds are photographs from six albums showing buildings of various clientele of Mercer & Mercer Architects as well as projects by the predecessor firm, Gardiner and Mercer. Sites include breweries, hospitals, schools, fire halls, banks and other businesses primarily located in Vancouver but also other parts of the province.

Mercer and Mercer, Architects

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

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd. fonds

  • AM416
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1972

The fonds consists of two scrapbooks containing legal agreements, financial statements and corporate data concerning the pre amalgamation firms; typescripts, reports, and speeches on the history and operation of the firm 1944-1968; organizational charts; and correspondence for 1945. Printed items include company newsletters 1942-1944; advertising brochures; clippings; magazine articles, and photographs.

Canadian Pacific Air Lines

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

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

Vancouver Woman's Musical Club fonds

  • AM397
  • Fonds
  • 1905-2009

The fonds consists of minutes, reports, financial statements, correspondence, newsletters, programmes, scrapbooks of clippings and photographs.

Vancouver Woman's Musical Club

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

Willson E. Knowlton collection

  • AM350
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1884

The collection consists of miscellaneous papers, primarily agreements and financial papers, relating to the Chinese on the west coast of North America from 1858-1884. The donor also included notes on the collection.

Knowlton, Willson E.

Klondike Steamer collection

  • AM1142
  • Item
  • ca. 19--

Collection consists of a single plan depicting structural details of the vessel.

Jessie Richardson Award Society fonds

  • AM1624
  • Fonds
  • 1983-2009

Fonds illustrates the annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, including its' creation, as well as its' marketing and production. Records include: photographs, posters, correspondence, programs, minutes, statements, lists, and other materials. Textual records are arranged in two series: operational records and marketing and publicity. The photograph series is arranged by anniversary, except in the case of the winner group portraits, promotional stills, headshots, and slides.

The Jessie Richardson Award Society

Vancouver Los Angeles Sister City Society fonds

  • AM1654
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2009

Fonds consists of records relating to the operation of Vancouver Los Angeles Sister City Society. Record types include correspondence, financial records, legal documents, certificates, newspaper clippings, reports, newsletters, meeting minutes, and event files.

The fonds has been organized into the following series: Correspondence, Administrative files and Event files.

Vancouver Los Angeles Sister City Society

11th Machine Gun Battalion fonds

  • AM67
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1954

The fonds consists of the bound records, correspondence, orders, photographs and historical documents of the 11th Machine Gun Battalion, as well as maps, papers and correspondence pertaining to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, C.E.F., and a typescript history of the 11th Machine Gun Battalion written by Lt. Col. Francis Layton in 1954.

Canada. Canadian Army. Machine Gun Battalion, 11th

Community Arts Council of Vancouver fonds

  • AM301
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2012

The fonds consists of the records pertaining to a consultation visit to the Community Arts Council (the Comer Report), 1949; constitution and by-laws; minutes and reports; correspondence, financial and fundraising documents; program and exhibition files; and photographs, publications, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, newsletters, promotional materials and similar items.

Community Arts Council of Vancouver

Gordon Hilker fonds

  • AM1683
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1980

Fonds illustrates Gordon Hilker's life following his time with Vancouver's Theatre Under the Stars. His records are arranged into two series and include: correspondence, reports, programs, newsletters, and clippings.

Hilker, Gordon

Henry Herbert Stevens fonds

  • AM69
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1935, 1966, 1968

The fonds consists of correspondence and other materials on East Indian immigration, 1912-1916; the Komagata Maru incident, 1914 and 1916; immigration matters other than East Indian, 1912-1925; Vancouver port facilities, 1913-1916; the drug problem in Vancouver, 1921-1922; provincial politics in B.C., 1921-1923; the Grain Inquiry, 1918 and 1923-1924; and the Salmon Fisheries Treaty with the U.S.A., 1929. The fonds also includes clippings, scrapbooks, photographs (showing logging by the Aeroplane Spruce Company and various mills on the B.C. coast), and published items.

Stevens, Henry Herbert

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

Chuck Davis fonds

  • AM1600
  • Fonds
  • 1931-2012

The fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, research files, manuscripts, radio-plays, drafts of publications, and photographs. The records relate to Davis' activities as an author, historian, newspaper columnist, and freelance researcher and writer in Vancouver.

Davis, Chuck

BC Gay and Lesbian Archives

  • AM1675
  • Fonds
  • 1976-Feb. 2018

Collection consists of textual records (primarily textual ephemera), periodicals, photographs, posters, and audiovisual materials pertaining to LGBTQ2+ communities in Vancouver and British Columbia.

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.

unknown

Bertram Emery fonds

  • AM303
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1897]-1971

The fonds consists of personal papers, 1897-1971; pharmaceutical items; narcotics registers, 1937-1971; references to community, especially Kitsilano, business, 1935-1969; photographs of interiors and exteriors of drugstores in Vancouver and Victoria, scenery in Stanley Park, and various civic-related events, including Kitsilano Days; texts of C-FUN City Hall reports, 1963-1965; records pertaining to Park Board activities, 1948-1950, 1962 1964; City Council minutes, correspondence, special references, 1960-1965. The records have been arranged into two subseries: Private papers and Civic papers.

Emery, Bertram

Sweeney Cooperage Ltd. fonds

  • AM1033
  • Fonds
  • 1899 - 1989; (predominant 1928 - 1960)

Fonds consists of a selection of mainly business and some personal records. Business records are contained in an alphabetical subject file which was kept for reference in the manufacturing, marketing, sale, and distribution of barrels. Some administrative functions, including employee relations, are also reflected. Records from a legal dispute between Sweeney Cooperage and B.C. Place are also represented. Personal records show M. Leo Sweeney's family connections and involvement in community activities. Also included are publicity items on both the Sweeney family and the cooperage business.

Sweeney Cooperage

Gordon Price fonds

  • AM1449
  • Fonds
  • 1978-2002

The fonds consists of records relating to Gordon Price's work as a member of CROWE during the early 1980s, as well as his participation in the City's research, planning, and evaluation activities regarding transportation and urban development. It is arranged into three record series: Concerned residents of the West End (1978-1986); Freelance writing (1981-1983); and Transportation and city planning (1980-2002). Includes discussion papers, reports, correspondence, news clippings, draft bylaws and legislation, copies of journal articles, and development proposals.

Price, Gordon

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