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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.)

Harold Scanlon Foley fonds

  • AM340
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1972

The fonds consists of Foley's personal papers as well as business correspondence of the Powell River Company Limited.

Foley, Harold Scanlon

Gammage Family collection

  • AM329
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1906

The collection consists of a wedding invitation, letter of sympathy from the Fernie Liberal Association, and appointment of Mrs. Martha Gammage as postmaster.

Gammage family

International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Local 501 fonds

  • AM332
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1970

The fonds consists of minutes and other records of the Canadian Waterfront Workers' Association, and minutes, correspondence, charters, agreements, general office files, bulletins and circulars of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Locals 501 and 500.

International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 501

Gault Brothers fonds

  • AM372
  • Fonds
  • 1899-[ca. 197-?]

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, stock records, and ledgers of the Gault Brothers as well as the minutes of the Caribou Shipping Company and Caribou Brand Catalogues.
The fonds is arranged into 6 series: Biographical and historical files of Gault Brothers Limited, Caribou Shipping Company Limited records, Financial records of Gault Brothers Limited, Gault Brothers Limited publications and news clippings, Gault Brothers Limited stock ownership records,and Organizational papers of Gault Brothers Limited.

Gault Brothers

City publications collection

  • PUB
  • Fonds

Collection consists of published items issued by the City of Vancouver, including items issued by its other agencies and predecessors - i.e., the Municipality of Point Grey, the Municipality of South Vancouver, the Park Board, the Vancouver Police Department, the Vancouver Public Library, and the Vancouver School Board. The collection also includes items published by external bodies where the City contributed content, or the publication was commissioned by the City.

Archibald Douglas Darlington collection

  • AM86
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1938

The collection consists of articles A.D. Darlington published between 1913-1938 which have been collected into a scrapbook by his son, John Darlington, photographs and correspondence.

Darlington, Archibald Douglas

Fred Fisher collection

  • AM88
  • Fonds
  • 1971

Collection consists of two 45 rpm records of music composed by Fred Fisher for B.C.'s Centennial, and copies of the songs. There is also a list of the performers and a business card.

Canadian Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM95
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1986

The fonds consists of club minutes (1906-1986), records pertaining to addresses and speakers (1906-1981), yearbooks (1967-1982), records pertaining to events and projects (1966-1981), membership records (1906-1983), published items (1906-1976), and miscellaneous other materials.

Canadian Club of Vancouver

Alfred D. Long fonds

  • AM107
  • Fonds
  • 1961

The fonds consists of letters, memoranda and circulars concerning the establishment of the Art, Historical and Scientific Association Archives of Aviation.

Long, Alfred D.

International Typographical Union collection

  • AM110
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1948

Collection consists of copies of the programs issued for the 85th Convention of the I.T.U., held at Vancouver 16-23 August 1941, the proceedings of the meeting of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the I.T.U., held at Vancouver 18-23 August 1941, and an outline history of Union No. 226 by Mr. George Bartley. The collection also contains copies of "Typo Times", a weekly news sheet issued by the Union during the Vancouver Province strike of 1946-1948. In addition, there are broadsheets issued at the time of the 1946-1948 strike and the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Union, as well as invitation cards issued on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the I.T.U. No. 226.

International Typographical Union

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.

Annie Yates (nee Ansell) collection

  • AM116
  • Fonds
  • 1836-1907

Collection consists of three volumes. The first is a diary, "The Newcastle Memorandum-Book and Register of the Northern Counties", 1836, which contains various entries, made later, by William Yates, and referring to his work on the railroad in the U.S. and Canada 1892, 1902. The second volume is a collection of "Rhymes & Sketches to illustrate the Cleveland Dialect" by Mrs. G.M. Tweddell, 1875. The third volume is an "International Official Souvenir, Tenth Biennial Convention, Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America", 1907.

Yates, Annie

Privy Council (Canada) collection

  • AM127
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1893

Item is an extract of a report of a Committee of the Privy Council, dated 8 July 1893, regarding foreshore rights in Vancouver of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, with two accompanying maps. One map is in the file; the other one is catalogued as Map 648.

Boyd, Burns and Company fonds

  • AM129
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1904

The fonds consists of a ledger covering the period 1902-1904.

Boyd, Burns and Company

Canadian Pacific Navigation Company fonds

  • AM138
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1889

The fonds consists of receipts issued by the Canadian Pacific Navigation Company between 1887 and 1889.

Canadian Pacific Navigation Company

British Columbia Society of Artists fonds

  • AM171
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1968

The fonds includes records of the British Columbia Society of Fine Arts, including a minute book, 1917-1941, a list of visitors to the 1925 exhibition, business correspondence, 1939-1949, general correspondence, 1930-1949, and programmes of exhibitions, 1929-1967; the fonds also includes records of the British Columbia Society of Artists, including three minute books, 1947-1967, lists of exhibitors, 1919-1930, membership lists and expense accounts, 1955-1967, records of membership dues, 1957-1960, and correspondence, 1950-1967. There are also several histories of the society, clippings, letters and official notices of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and registration lists of attendance at art shows and public lectures.

British Columbia Society of Artists

Emily E. Edwardes collection

  • AM175
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1916

The collection consists of a notebook containing references to medical matters, notes of lectures attended and a cartoon.

Edwardes, Emily E.

British Columbia Centennial Committee fonds

  • AM178
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1959

The fonds consists of correspondence regarding the visit of H.R.H. Princess Margaret; correspondence and lists relating to pioneers; organizing correspondence for the visit of "The Navies of the World" and for ski jumping; certificates of incorporation of the Committee; correspondence relating to the Centennial Museum and St. Roch project and to the dedication of the Centennial Totem; sound recordings of the B.C. Centennial Searchlight Tattoo; and examples of the publicity material published by the Centennial Committee.

British Columbia Centennial Committee

Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association fonds

  • AM310
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1978, 1981

The fonds contains minutes, milk agreements, membership records, financial papers, published records, ledgers, a membership index, manuals of operation, pamphlets, historical manuscripts and ephemera, speeches by Dan Nicholson (President of the Association), papers relating to the British Columbia Royal Commission on Milk (1954-1955), and transcripts of interviews with pioneers. Also included are scrapbooks, audio tapes of annual meetings, and photographs. The fonds also includes records of Royal Dairies Limited (originally Young Hoy Limited). Photographs in the fonds depict the construction of the Burnaby plant (1962-1963) and various photographs pertaining to the Association and the Fraser Valley in general. The fonds is arranged into 23 series.

Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association

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.

Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Company Limited fonds

  • AM280
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1963

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Company Limited, regarding its mining operations and operation of the Wells Townsite Company Limited. Records include: minutes of meetings, correspondence, journals, plans and reports, scrapbooks, newspapers, and other materials.
Fonds contains three series:

  1. Cariboo Gold Quartz mining records;
  2. Scrapbooks and newspapers; and
  3. Wells Townsite Company records.

Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Company Limited

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

Alexander Begg fonds

  • AM181
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1923

The fonds consists of miscellaneous personal papers, 1890-1940; correspondence and writings on the Crofter Immigration Scheme, 1887-1904; papers dealing with the writing of his History of British Columbia, 1893-1904; miscellaneous business papers pertaining to railway speculations and construction and other matters, 1896-1903; and printed items.

Begg, Alexander

Alexander J. Stuart collection

  • AM196
  • Fonds
  • 1905

The collection consists of a writ of Summons and two letters concerned with an attempt by Dr. Stuart to collect his fees for medical aid rendered to an injured employee of the Great Northern Railway.

Stuart, Alexander J.

County Court of New Westminster fonds

  • AM200
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1898

The fonds consists of a procedure book of the County Court of New Westminster (1886); a Summons to Juror (1892); papers concerning two cases: Barker vs. Boucher, 1891-1892, and Crosbie vs. Barker, 1892; and several letters addressed to A.E. Beck Esq., Registrar of the County Court, 1898.

British Columbia. County Court of New Westminster

Ethlyn Trapp fonds

  • AM211
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1971

The fonds consists of personal and professional correspondence. Fonds includes letters received and some copies of letters sent by Ethlyn Trapp. Correspondents include colleagues, friends, representatives from various organizations, and other individuals.

Trapp, Ethlyn

Charles H. Cates and Sons Limited fonds

  • AM212
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1951

The fonds consists of correspondence and financial records of the firm from 1919 to 1951.

Charles H. Cates and Sons

Charles Montgomery Tate fonds

  • AM225
  • Fonds
  • [186-?]-1940

Fonds consists of an autobiography of Tate entitled "Life and Missionary Activities of Rev. Charles Montgomery Tate"; an address prepared by J.S. Matthews for the unveiling of a bronze tablet in honour of Rev. Tate at St. Andrews Wesley Church; and an album of photographs produced by Tate, including photographs of sites in England and of Native Indian groups and individuals from the Fraser Valley, the Coast of B.C., and from Vancouver Island.

Tate, Charles Montgomery, Reverend

Colonel Victor Spencer family fonds

  • AM1470
  • Fonds
  • [1925?]-[1964?]

Fonds includes family films shot by various members of the Spencer family, including Col. Victor Spencer, his wife Gertrude, and their children Isabell Louise and Victor Vance Spencer. The films document the family at their homes in British Columbia. Locations include Aberthau in Vancouver, homes in West Vancouver, and some of the family ranches: Earlscourt Ranch in Lytton, Douglas Lake Ranch in Nicola Valley, Pavillion Ranch on Pavillion Mountain, and the Circle S Ranch at Dog Creek. The films document significant family events, holidays, family recreation, and family vacations.

Colonel Victor Spencer family

Eric (Sandy) Sanderson collection

  • AM1522
  • Fonds
  • [1938?]-1988

The fonds consists of correspondence, notes, published items, newspaper clippings, association minutes, financial statements, and photographs. Records were collected and created by Sandy Sanderson for his interest and work in the hospitality industry. The majority of the fonds are published items and reference materials, with a large percentage of newspaper clippings.
The fonds is arranged into five series: Subject files; Newsmen's Club; British Columbia Chefs' Association Newsletter - notes; Business papers; and Published items and reference material.

Sanderson, Sandy

ARTS Club fonds

  • AM1447
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1993

The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing club memorabilia, composite photographs of club members, and photographs taken at club reunions. Photographs from the 1987 reunion have been arranged in a file entitled 1987 reunion snapshots. All other records have been arranged and described as discrete items.

ARTS Club

Campbell Sweeny fonds

  • AM22
  • Fonds
  • 1841-1938

The fonds consists of miscellaneous personal papers, 1884 1928, including notes concerning his daily activities 1888-1909, together with several printed bills and letters relating to banking and currency reform in the Province of Canada, 1841-1849.

Sweeny, Campbell

City of Vancouver Archives library collection

  • Fonds

The City of Vancouver Archives library collection is meant to complement our archival holdings. The collection's primary purpose is to support research at the Archives by staff and patrons. It contains books on British Columbia history especially those that focus on the history of the Greater Vancouver area and the people who live and work there. Special topics in the collection include books on forestry and fishing and other books that explore the economic history of the City of Vancouver. The collection also includes current Archival practical and academic resources as well as more than five hundred monographs collected and annotated by the first City Archivist, Major James Skitt Matthews.

Cornelius Bryant fonds

  • AM24
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1884

The fonds consists of diaries, 1855-1856 and 1878-1882. The latter includes miscellaneous lists of letters sent 1880-1881 and 1883-1884. Also included is a portion of a letter written to his parents shortly after his arrival in Nanaimo in 1857.

Bryant, Cornelius

First Presbyterian Church fonds

  • AM29
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1918

The fonds consists of original and photostat versions of a baptismal register, 1885-1918. There is a gap between April 1908 and July 1911.

First Presbyterian Church

F.C. Innes and Company fonds

  • AM38
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1899

The fonds consists of business correspondence, largely involving real estate transactions and inquiries. There are copies of several mortgages drawn up by the firm, and replies from Eastern Canada, the United States and Britain to various real estate advertisements place by the F.C. Innes Co. There are also deeds for property sold by the Company.

F.C. Innes and Company

Dominion Day Celebration Committee fonds

  • AM47
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1904

The fonds contains four volumes of minutes of the Dominion Day Celebration Committee, 1890-1900; included with the minutes are financial statements, reports of the sub-committees, and programme discussions. Relevant clippings are also attached throughout the volumes. The fonds also includes invitations (1887, 1888), programmes (1887-1904), a statement of account held with the Empire Wine Company (1887), and a bank book (1904).

Dominion Day Celebration Committee

Alexander Maitland Stephen collection

  • AM56
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1942

The scrapbook contains material relating to A.M. Stephen's literary, political and social activities, 1928-1942. Included are newspaper clippings of reviews of his books and recital tours, from Vancouver to Halifax. There are brochures advertising his works, copies of "Lords of the Air", and three published essays. Christmas cards from his friends as well as A.M. Stephen's own cards are in the scrapbook. There are pamphlets on the Spanish civil war, one by Dr. Norman Bethune, pamphlets and photographs on the war between China and Japan in the 1930s, and pamphlets on fascism in general. A.M. Stephen wrote a pamphlet on the war in China (1939). A report on The Pacific Northwest Embargo Conference held in Vancouver in April 1939 is included. There is a copy of a photograph of The Child Welfare Association of B.C., 1919-1920, showing Stephen as first vice-president. The proceedings of the second annual conference of The Child Welfare Association held in October 1919 are also included. There is a complete copy of an issue of "The Western Tribune", dated 19 October 1929. Material is arranged chronologically in the scrapbook with loose items in an accompanying box.

Stephen, Alexander Maitland

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

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

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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