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Thomas Wicks fonds

  • AM236
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1854-1947]

The fonds consists of correspondence and personal papers, relating to farming ventures, 1931-1947; a letter concerning the Alert Bay Mission Church, 1913; a letter to Wicks from MacKenzie King, 1946; the manuscript of Wicks autobiography; several photographs of members of the Wicks family and Ned Fregonne.

Wicks, Thomas P.

Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) fonds

  • AM1264
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2022

The fonds consists of the records of the Coalition of Progressive Electors. The records cover the period 1951-2022, predominantly 1961-2022. The majority of the records are textual and consist of correspondence, minutes, election and campaign materials, brochures, financial records, and photographs. The fonds is arranged into six series including: Election campaign files, Meeting minutes, Administrative and financial records, Subject files, Event files and Issue files.

Coalition of Progressive Electors

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

Townley, Matheson and Partners fonds

  • AM1399
  • Fonds
  • 1897-[ca. 1990]; predominant 1919-1974

The fonds consists of architectural drawings, photographs and textual materials related to the partnership's activities surrounding the design and implementation of architectural projects. The majority of the records are graphical in nature. Architectural drawing files specific to a particular project typically contain elevation and perspective drawings related to the design of an initial concept and proposal for the project, incorporations of revisions into the initial concept based on the clients input and practical considerations, detailed plans intended to guide construction work, and annotations and alterations to those plans made during construction. Some of the projects (approximately 1 in 10) did not receive approval to proceede, and contain material relating only to the initial proposal. Project photographs include pre-construction photos taken of the construction site used to assist in the initial planning, progress photographs used in the supervision of construction, as documentation of the techniques and practices used during construction and for reference purposes, and post construction photographs used to document the finished appearance of a project. Photographs were also incorporated into promotional material, as collections of albums shown to prospective clients, and in promotional publications.
The majority of the records relate to projects in the greater Vancouver area. Approximately 100 projects were undertaken on Vancouver Island, primarially in the Victoria region, but also in Duncan, Ladysmith, and Nanaimo.There are also records related to hospital projects in the Fraser Valley, several residences in the Okanagan, as well as two hospital projects in Lethbridge Alta.
Projects initiated between 1919 and 1966 were numbered sequentially as job no. 1 through 1047. Jobs located in Victoria (B.C.) worked on between 1929 and ca. 1932 were numbered sequentially as job no. V-1 through V-14. Two jobs done in Penticton (B.C.) in 1936 are numbered sequentially as job nos. M-1 and M-2. Begining in 1967, projects were assigned a 5 digit job number; the first 2 digits of the job number were the last 2 digits of the calendar year, followed by a hyphen and a 3 digit number (e.g. 67-014). Where known, job nos. have been incorporated into titles at the file and item levels.
The fonds consists of 3 series:
Architectural drawings. -- 1897-1977. ca. 5000 drawings (representing approx. 700 projects).
Miscellaneous records. -- 1919-[ca.1990]. 44 cm of textual and and other material.
Project photographs. -- [189-?]-[1971]. 653 photographs.

Townley & Matheson, Architects

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

George Maxwell fonds

  • AM81
  • Fonds
  • 1861-[ca. 1900]

The fonds consists of Maxwell's essays and sermons along with photographs of the Synod of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, taken in 1861, and a photograph of Maxwell taken at a church picnic in the 1890s.

Maxwell, George Ritchie

Vancouver Bowling Club fonds

  • AM78
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1909, 1924-1927

The fonds consists of photographs and business correspondence, 1906-1909, and clippings and records of scores, 1924-1927.

Vancouver Bowling 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

British Columbia Aviation Council fonds

  • AM70
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1965

The fonds includes minutes, financial records and annual reports of the Council for the period 1948-1965. The fonds also contains a brief concerning the clearing of artificial lakes, two photographs, and aviation maps of air facilities in B.C.

British Columbia Aviation Council

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

Mercantile Mortgage Company fonds

  • AM123
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1988; 1908-1985 predominant

The fonds consists of textual records, including architectural plans and sketches, and photographs relating to the administration and operation of Mercantile Mortgage Company Limited, Estates Investment Limited and the other Thomson family corporate holdings.
Incorporation and capitalization documents and correspondence from 1908 and 1919 exist for both Mercantile Mortgage Company and Estates Investment Limited, respectively. Administrative and operational records include financial statements, operating statements and working papers for both companies, and Argyll House Limited, dating from their inception to the late 1980s, as well as company and Unit Holder audits from the same time period. Unit holder lists, registers, stock certificates and correspondence give investment and investor details from 1908 to 1988. Trustee Company Limited, Mercantile Mortgage Company Limited and Estates Investment Limited Minute Books detail the administration and operation of the companies from their inception in 1908 and 1919 to 1983.
A large number of records detail the property and real estate holdings and mortgage loans held by Mercantile Mortgage Company and Estates Investment Limited. These include building files for each of the significant Vancouver and New Westminster properties which include deeds, photographs, architectural plans and sketches, correspondence with building trades companies in the respective cities, permits for construction in each building and some lease and tenant information. Many of these files date to the late 19th Century or first decade of the 20th century. In addition, a number of building files detail modern upgrades to the buildings including elevator and sprinkler system installation and general upgrades from the 1950s through the 1970s. Some files contain lease and tenant information as well as operating statements and general property management information. Tax assessments and property valuations from the 1970s and 1980s are related to sale agreements for each of the properties. In addition, a number of dockets dating from 1896 to 1921 contain mortgages, agreements of sale, property deeds, real unit property deeds and transfers, and other indentures and contracts related to real estate investments and mortgage loans.
Photographs and colour slides of Gastown and New Westminster buildings and streets detail the development of the buildings and their respective cities and neighbourhoods through the 20th Century.

Mercantile Mortgage Company Limited

Rebecca Dayton fonds

  • AM117
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1945

The fonds consists of photographs and assorted genealogical material, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, correspondence and a Dayton genealogy manuscript.

Dayton, Rebecca

Catherine C. Hodgson fonds

  • AM115
  • Fonds
  • 1811-1962

The fonds consists of photographs; the correspondence of Reverend W. Lashley Hall, F.W. Haggman and Catherine Hodgson; Hodgson's poetry; and miscellaneous pamphlets related to church activities and other matters.

Hodgson, Catherine C.

Leonard Dobbin fonds

  • AM106
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1937

The fonds consists of correspondence, accounts and legal papers pertaining to Dominion Airways and Yarrows Aircraft Corporation, as well as material on aircraft and aeronautics in general. The fonds also contains the Royal Air Force records of Henry C.W. Dobbin.

Dobbin, Leonard Alexander

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

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

Vancouver Photographic Club fonds

  • AM1098
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1991

Fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, and member lists of the Vancouver Photographic Club.

Vancouver Photographic Club

Mountain View [Cemetery] tombstone inscriptions (alphabetical) : 1887-1983

  • AM1377
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1983; Transcribed 1978-1983. Microfilmed Aug. 1986

Fonds consists of filmed index cards which indicate tombstone inscriptions, section location of tombstones, and name cross references, where relevant. Tombstone inscriptions vary, where indicated the birth and death dates of the buried individual(s), etc. Arranged alphabetically.

British Columbia Genealogical Society

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

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

Clive L. Justice and Harry J. Webb collections

  • AM1194
  • Fonds
  • 1874 - 1990 predominant 1954 - 1986

Collection consists of the records of a continuum of landscape architectural practices and their partners beginning with that of G. Desmond Muirhead, Landscape Architect ca. 1950 and ending with Clive L. Justice, Landscape Architect in 1987. The majority of records are administrative and operational records of the partnerships, though both Justice and Webb's donations include personal records and professional records not associated with the partnerships at that time.

The records include administrative records of the firms, reference files on plants and building materials, records relating to professional associations and project records. The bulk of the fonds consists of core operational records of the firms: job files; including correspondence and other textual records, landscape architecture drawings and photographs.

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

Vancouver Secondary Teachers' Association fonds

  • AM1009
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1988 [microfilmed 1989]

The fonds primarily consists of microfilm copies of the Association's minutes, 1935-1988. Minutes for the 1970s and 1980s also include correspondence and other documents referred to in the minutes. Also part of the fonds is a transcript of an interview with Joan Sutherland, 1989.

Vancouver Secondary Teachers' Association

The Electors' Action Movement fonds

  • AM666
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1987

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

Marpole-Oakridge Community Association fonds

  • AM1682
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1918-2015] ; predominant 1944-2015

Fonds consists of records relating to the operation of the Marpole-Oakridge Community Association. Record types include incorporation certificates, newspaper clippings, photographs, annual reports, financial statements, board meeting minutes and standing committee minutes.

The fonds has been organized into the following series: Meeting minutes and reports (1944-2015), Administrative files (1944-2005), Program and event files (ca. 1946-2014), History files (ca. 1930-2011), Photographs (ca. 1918-1985), and Marpole Residents Coalition records (1978-1984, 2012-2014).

Marpole-Oakridge Community Association

William Malkin fonds

  • AM237
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1870]-1959

The fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, and legal papers relating to W.H. Malkin and Company of Vancouver, as well as scrap books containing material relating to W.H. Malkin's interests, political career and speeches.Fonds includes photographs depicting the Malkin family, W.H. Malkin at various public functions during his term as Mayor, and travel views.

Malkin, William Harold

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

Reginald Ritchie fonds

  • AM876
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1985, predominant 1903-1918

The fonds consists of portions of a manuscript about Ritchie's early days in the west and Alaska; personal and business correspondence; mementos of World War I; and photographs.

Ritchie, Frederick Arthur Reginald

Helen Dawe fonds

  • AM557
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1983

The fonds consists of a scrapbook pertaining to the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, 1942-45; photograph album of Miss Dawe's naval service, 1943-45; publications relating to the WRCNS, 1943-45; and clippings and notes relating to the history of Sechelt.

Dawe, Helen

Vancouver Golden Jubilee Society fonds

  • AM177
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1938

The fonds consists of minutes; correspondence; newspaper clippings; an album of photographs; a bound volume of minutes for the City Council Meeting of August 20, 1936; a visitors' register; records of the Women's Division of the Jubilee Committee; programmes and menus; and other material.

Vancouver Golden Jubilee Society

Douglas Honeyman fonds

  • AM814
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1968; predominant 1915-1919

The fonds consists of diaries written in trenches, correspondence regarding 29th Battalion activities, photographs, and miscellaneous publications from World War I.

Honeyman, Douglas Ramsey

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

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

Expo 86 collection

  • AM1006
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1986

The collection consists of microfilmed copies of Expo 86 site plans. These include specification books and tender inquiries. Specific EXPO sites include: International Pavilion, Monorail Stations, and the Expo Theatre. An index is provided.

Expo 86 Corporation

Greater Vancouver Regional District fonds

  • AM1257
  • Fonds
  • 1859-[197-]

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, plans, and other documentation generated primarily by the above-mentioned predecessor bodies of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Arranged into the following series:

  • Hospital Advisory Committee minutes and reports
    from the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District:
  • Annual reports
  • Correspondence and other records
  • Minute books
  • Miscellaneous records
    from the Greater Vancouver Water District:
  • Chief engineer's daily journals
  • Commissioner's reports
  • Commissioner's yearbooks
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence files
  • Correspondence files
  • Engineering files
  • Minute books
  • Minute files
  • Miscellaneous correspondence
  • Miscellaneous publications
  • Miscellaneous reports
  • Reports
  • Reports received by the commissioner
    from the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board:
    • Clipping files
    • Correspondence files
    • Minute books

The fonds also includes two drawings made for the Greater Vancouver Water District.

Greater Vancouver Regional District

First Lutheran Church fonds

  • AM749
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1952

The fonds includes the congregational minute book, 1900 1952; register of Baptisms etc., 1892-1953; minute book of youth group 1909 1913; and the constitution and account book of Ladies Aid, 1899-1930.

First Lutheran Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

James J. Sutherland fonds

  • AM457
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1939 ; predominate 1879-1888

The fonds consists of indentures, conveyances, and other legal documents relating to land transfers in Port Moody, New Westminster, Hope, and Vancouver, 1870-1906. Many items deal with the Canadian Pacific Railway. There are also miscellaneous notes and notices relating to the bankruptcy of National Silver Mines Limited in 1937.

Sutherland, James J.

Wade family fonds

  • AM44
  • Fonds
  • 1758-1960; predominant 1885-1960

The fonds consists of private and official correspondence, photographs and maps, and a large number of published items and clippings. There are papers concerning the Yukon (1893-1959) and Dawson (1879-1902), the Alaska Boundary case (1902-1956), the Canadian flag controversy (1907-1912), juvenile offenders and their protection (1894-1917), research for the federal case re: Point Grey Military Reserve (1911-1918), Vancouver municipal and public affairs (1912-1927), and miscellaneous papers (1887-1960). Published items include works by Wade as well as publications of the Canadian Club, government publications and political tracts. There are also two bound volumes, one containing correspondence, programmes and clippings re: General Wolfe and the dedication of the Canadian Memorial to Wolfe at Greenwich Park, the other containing photographs and prints of various portraits and statues of Wolfe.

Wade family

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

Graveley family fonds

  • AM147
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1941

The fonds includes the undated, typewritten memoirs of Walter E. Graveley (covering the period ca. 1870 to ca. 1901); his real estate price book and business correspondence, 1884-1931; legal records; receipts dating from March 1886 for land bought from the CPR; agreements made with Robert S. Day and Son Ltd. (Insurance) in 1923 and 1931; two scrapbooks containing photographs, clippings, and written materials concerning the Graveley family and yachting; the minute book (1920-1924) of the General Leckie Chapter I.O.D.E. (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire); and a number of family photographs.

Graveley family

Commonwealth Construction Company fonds

  • AM1027
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1930

Fonds consists of operational records of Carter-Hall-Aldinger Co., the predecessor company of Commonwealth Construction. The records document projects in Vancouver and Victoria in which Carter-Hall-Aldinger acted as general contractors.

Records include design drawings, shop drawings, and project specifications.

Commonwealth Construction Company

Vancouver Merchants' Exchange fonds

  • AM316
  • Fonds
  • 1871, 1909, 1913, 1920-1975

Fonds consists of the incorporation papers, minutes, constitution and by-laws, application for membership, correspondence, arbitration files, circulars, agreements, publications, statistical data, miscellaneous files, and blueprints. Fonds includes photographs of the presidents of the Exchange, various meetings, and marine vessels.

Vancouver Merchants' Exchange

Henri Evariste Langis fonds

  • AM16
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1904

The fonds includes daybooks and accounts recording his practice from 1885-1891, 1893-1894, 1900, 1903-1904 (Volumes 1-10) and other miscellaneous records.

Langis, Henri Evariste

Paul B. Ohannesian fonds

  • AM1383
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1990 ; predominant 1987-1990

Fonds contains files on: the "RS-1 Regulations Review" including follow up (1982-1989); "New Democratic Party caucus correspondence on housing" (1989); and "Georgia Medical Dental Building 1929-1989" (1989-1990). The photographs of housing, 1987, were taken for the resulting reports (10 x 15 cm col. photographs + 35 mm negatives). Also included are news clippings on urban issues (1990).

Ohannesian, Paul B.

Harry Rankin fonds

  • AM1691
  • Fonds
  • 1939-2016, predominant 1950-2002

Series consists of correspondence, newsclippings and articles, legal case files and reports regarding Rankin’s life as a lawyer, a politician and social activist. Fonds is arranged into 6 series: RCMP surveillance reports, Personal and family records, Commentary and columns, Records of municipal affairs, Politics and social justice files, and Legal case files.

Rankin, Harry

City of Vancouver Archives pamphlet collection

  • AM1519
  • Fonds

Collection consists of published items collected by the City of Vancouver Archives. The items in this collection document many of the social and cultural events which have taken place in and around the City of Vancouver from 1860 to the present, and include: brochures, programs, advertising broadsheets, political commentaries, calling cards, menus and more.

Denys Nelson collection

  • AM441
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1927

The collection consists of notes, clippings, and correspondence relating to Nelson's research into the Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and Father Charles Pandosy. There are also clippings, notes, typescripts and photographs on British Columbia's early history and place names.

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