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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.

Justice, Webb & Vincent Landscape Architects Ltd. fonds

  • AM1194
  • Fonds
  • 1874 - 1990 predominant 1954 - 1987

Fonds consists of the operational business records of the landscape architecture firm Justice, Webb and Vincent, and collected records of previous partnerships. Fonds also includes professional records of Clive Justice not specifically related to the activities of the firm.

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

Justice, Webb & Vincent Landscape Architects

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.

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

Harold D. Kalman fonds

  • AM363
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1998, predominant 1969-1975

The fonds contains standardized field sheets, architectural surveys, notes, correspondence, newspaper articles and other material related to the research and architectural conservation work of Harold Kalman in Vancouver during the 1970's; recordings of Kalman's interviews with British Columbia architects and their relatives; and drawings by G.L.T. Sharp, a British Columbia architect, which Kalman purchased for his private collection.

Kalman, Harold D.

Vancouver School Board fonds

  • VSB
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1999 ; predominant 1892-1966

Fonds consists of the following record series relating to the governance of Vancouver's public school district.
--Vancouver (B.C.). School Board
----Annual financial reports, 1952-1956, 2 cm, series 127
----Annual reports, 1903-1999, 53 cm, series 322
----Annual reports of the public schools, 1892-1945, 40 cm, series 334
----Annual reports working papers, 1931-1950, 13 cm, series 126
----Board minutes, 1892-1974, 8.7 m, series 123
----Board minutes index, 1913, 2 cm, series 122
----By-laws, reports, contracts and minutes, 1924-1972, 1.77 m, series 323
----Cash books, 1930-1950, 30 cm, series 328
----Coronation correspondence, 1952-1953, 13 cm, series 316
----Emergency cash books, 1926-1951, 30 cm, series 329
----Ledgers, 1928-1945, 4.73 m, series 327
----Minutes of Cadet instructors' meetings, 1913-1946, 13 cm, series 337
----Minutes of school prinicipals' meetings, 1912-1974, 50 cm, series 312
----Miscellaneous published items, 1913-1947, 25 cm, series 333
----Miscellaneous registers, minutes, and photographs, 1892-1972, 60 cm, series 336
----Moving Images, 1958-1961, 3 films, series 668
----Newsclipping scrapbooks, 1939-1964, 3 m, series 332
----Payrolls, 1895-1955, 55 cm, series 330
----Personnel and Research subject files, 1945-1965, 1 m, series 325
----Principals' annual reports, 1956-1963, 52 cm, series 313
----Publications in City Publications Collection, 1903-1996, ca. 3 m, series 610
----Registers of attendance and expenditures, 1897-1952, 20 cm, series 335
----Salary negotiations, 1952-1966, 1.3 m, series 324
----School sites, 1913-1961, 72 cm, series 317
----Secretary Treasurer's correspondence, 1912-1947, 52 cm, series 320
----Special committees' correspondence and reports, 1918-1964, 1.06 m, series 125
----Standing and special committee minutes, 1910-1926, 30 cm, series 124
----Statements of expenditures and receipts, 1931-1952, 26 cm, series 331
--Vancouver (B.C.). School Board. Superintendent
----Circulars to principals, 1933-1963, 60 cm, series 326
----Report collection, 1937-1951, 13 cm, series 319
----School histories, 1886-1952, 7 cm, series 315
----Subject files, 1936-1963, 1.6 m, series 318
----War files, 1939-1947, 91 cm, series 314

Vancouver School Board

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

Irma Gordon fonds

  • AM1366
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1886] - 1911 and 1961

The fonds consists of correspondence, a Christmas card and photographs.

Gordon, Irma

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.)

The Electors' Action Movement fonds

  • AM666
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1986

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

Robert Bruce fonds

  • AM985
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1985

The fonds consists of biographical records, family photographs, military service records and clippings of Robert Bruce. Photographs include boats, Bruce working on boats, family portraits, trips to White Rock 1919, and others.

Bruce, Robert

Letter

  • AM165
  • Item
  • 1883

The collection consists of an incomplete letter written to "Fanny" by an unidentified correspondent from New Westminster, 11 May 1883, describing May Day and a picnic. (The original pencil has been written over ca. 1940 by the donor.)

Texas Lake Ice and Cold Storage Company fonds

  • AM162
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1894

The fonds consists of a route book, Route No. 1, for 1892-1894, listing names of customers and amounts of ice purchased.

Texas Lake Ice and Cold Storage Company

The Hub Limited fonds

  • AM398
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1960

The fonds consists of correspondence (1958-1960), catalogues, and various labour and ethnic publications in which the firm placed advertisements. There is also a report "Vancouver Shopping Habit Survey", a scrapbook of clippings for 1929-1931, and a 1947-48 Chinese directory of Greater Victoria & Nanaimo.

The Hub

United Nations Conference on Human Settlements fonds

  • AM337
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1976

The fonds consists mainly of records relating to the Conference, but also contains some pertaining to Habitat Forum (mainly newsclippings and publications). It includes planning papers, miscellaneous official publications, reports of individual countries, reports of international organizations, planning papers for the conference from the Vancouver City Clerk's Department, delegate information, photographs of delegates, newspaper clippings, originals of entries submitted to a Habitat poster competition, and conference banners.

United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (1976 : Vancouver, B.C.)

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

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

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

James Inglis Reid, Ltd. fonds

  • AM1451
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1996

Fonds consists of records relating to the operation of James Inglis Reid, Ltd. The fonds includes business ledgers which reflect the daily commerce and production of the shop. Ledgers include extensive figures on sausage kitchen production, daily orders, sales, staff hours, and financial statements. The fonds also includes meeting minutes of the company shareholders, annual financial records, several samples of invoices, receipts, and correspondence. The fonds contains eight series: Sausage kitchen production records, Staff time books, Sales records, Accounts payable and expenses records, Daily order records, Ephemera, Minutes and Financial statements.

James Inglis Reid, Ltd.

Max Baker fonds

  • AM1692
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1990

Fonds consists of six photo albums depicting Baker’s personal life as a gay man living in the West End and many of his friends, as well as Pride festivals from the 1980s and other local events. Albums dating from 1990 include photographs apparently taken after Baker’s death and may have been added by another person, possibly Gary Gilbertson. Album pages include labels identifying events and people. Some album pages also have names of persons identified with sticky notes, which were applied by guests during the 2019 exhibition at the Mole Hill Community Housing Society. The fonds also includes two photographs of Max Baker provided to the Mole Hill Community Housing Society by Baker’s cousin.

Max Baker

George Fitch fonds

  • AM1088
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1950

The fonds includes photographs, correspondence and clippings which provide an outline of Fitch's enterprises. Photographs depict Fitch's World War 1 service, his employment as private secretary to the Mayor of Vancouver, and his career as a wrestling promoter for the Vancouver Boxing Commission.

Fitch, George

Friends of Chamber Music fonds

  • AM278
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2012

The fonds consists of minutes; financial statements; annual reports, including those of Presidents and Committee Chairmen; correspondence; membership lists; list of programmes, typescript, all concerts; accommodation, booking and seating; brochures; programmes; programmes, Young Musicians; scrapbook; and three copies of Friends of Chamber Music, A History of Twenty-Five Years, Vancouver 1973, by Rachel Giese.

Friends of Chamber Music

Jack Wasserman fonds

  • AM1514
  • Fonds
  • [1929]-1977; predominant 1954-1977

Fonds consists of records created by Jack Wasserman during the course of his journalism career at the Vancouver Sun and personal records created during and before that time. Consists of four series: Clippings, comprised of Jack Wasserman's columns and clippings scrapbooks; Columns index, comprised of cross-references for Wasserman's columns 1969-1977; Personal files, comprised of business and personal correspondence and miscellaneous documents; and Photographs, gathered for personal and business purposes.

Jack Wasserman

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

Grandview-Woodland Park Area Council fonds

  • AM981
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1977

The fonds consists of reports, surveys, and minutes of the Grandview-Woodland Park Area Council, and records relating to the United Community Services, the City of Vancouver Department of Social Planning and Development and affiliated social planning and community development agencies.

Grandview-Woodland Park Area Council

Vancouver Vagabonds' Club fonds

  • AM359
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1959

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, and papers presented by members, including poetry and short stories. A guest book of members and guests is also included.
The fonds is arranged into 4 series: Members' contributions and programs pamphlets, Organizational papers, Records of meetings, and Register of guests and members.

Vancouver Vagabonds' Club

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

Chinese Students' Athletic Association fonds

  • AM1028
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1935

Fonds consists of a receipt book for the Chinese Students' Athletic Association's soccer club and 15 miscellaneous invoices, statements, receipts, etc.

Chinese Students' Athletic Association

Henry Mowatt fonds

  • AM136
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1940

The fonds consists of personal papers, 1846-1940, including family records, a family portrait album, personal letters, private business correspondence and records pertaining to investments and business ventures; extensive records of ship's specifications and tests, material that passed through Captain Mowatt's hands when he worked for the C.P.R., 1900-1918; photographs of C.P.R. steamships; official C.P.R. correspondence, 1892-1924; papers, 1919-1923, relating to Captain Mowatt's duties as Port Warden with the Department of Marine and Fisheries at Vancouver; and printed works, 1839-1911.

Mowatt, John Henry

Mary Aubrey Spillman collection

  • AM964
  • Fonds
  • 1889

Fonds consists of a single sheet for the Pioneer's Certificate roll of honour from the Vancouver Daily Province.

Spillman, Mary Aubrey

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

Pacific National Exhibition fonds

  • AM281
  • Fonds
  • [1900?], 1907-1985

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Pacific National Exhibition (P.N.E.). Records include: minutes of various committee meetings; correspondence; financial records, contracts, and other legal records; public relations and advertising records; records regarding exhibit spaces and parking; administration records; subject files; reports, studies, and surveys; programmes, prize lists, and brochures from fairs; guest books; photographs; and other records.

Pacific National Exhibition

Vancouver Cricket Club fonds

  • AM1689
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1914

Fonds consists of a minute book documenting the clubs activities from 1899 to 1911 and several cricket fixture cards dating 1912-1914.

Vancouver Cricket Club

Harold Merilees fonds

  • AM426
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1972

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, photographs, clippings, and pamphlets relating to Merilees public relations work on various projects and relating to Merilees' position in the Provincial Legislature. Photographs depict Merilees' professional activities with the B.C. Electric Railway Company and the Vancouver Board of Trade as well as views pertaining to victory bond drives and the 1958 B.C. centennial celebrations.

Merilees, Harold James

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.)

Advisory Committee on Japanese Properties in Greater Vancouver fonds

  • AM199
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1947

Fonds consists of minutes of weekly Advisory Committee meetings, listings of property forcibly seized by the government and the history of their disposal, policy regarding sale of property, a copy of the Report of the Advisory Committee on Japanese Properties in Greater Vancouver (June 1945), printed catalogues of unsold property and news clippings. The fonds also includes correspondence consisting of inquiries regarding property for sale, individual reactions to the confiscation of property, as well as correspondence from the Department of the Secretary of State.

Canada. Advisory Committee on Japanese Properties in Greater Vancouver

University Women's Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM872
  • Fonds
  • 1907-2014

The fonds consists of minutes, annual reports, financial statements, bulletins and newsletters, Canadian Federation of University Women Triennial Conference material and a small amount of memorabilia. Fonds also includes photographs depicting interior and exterior views of Hycroft, the club's headquarters, as well as other images of prominent buildings and streets in downtown Vancouver.

University Women's Club of Vancouver

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

George Cran fonds

  • AM889
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1981

The fonds consists of personal memoirs and papers, business correspondence, scripts of speeches, clippings and photographs.

Cran, George A.

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