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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.)

Vancouver Public Library fonds

  • VPL
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2001, predominant 1887-1977

Fonds consists of the following record series, relating to the administration of Vancouver's public library system (and including one very early collected item, relating to Burrard Inlet's first library). Also included within the "Publications in City Publications collection" series are sundry publications of the Vancouver Public Library itself.
--Vancouver (B.C.). Library Board
----Annual reports, 1948-2001, 7 cm, series 612
----Board minutes and correspondence, 1868-1977, 38 cm, series 482
----Publications in City Publications Collection, 1948-1998, ca. 50 cm, series 611
--Vancouver (B.C.). Mechanics Institute Library (Moodyville, B.C.).
----Minutes, 1868-1884, 1 cm, series 622

Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation fonds

  • VPK
  • Fonds
  • 1888-2008

Fonds consists of the following record series, all related to parks and recreation administration functions and listed by creating offices to the divisional level.
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation
----Accounting ledgers, 1958-1969, series 67
----Analysis ledgers, 1912-1952, series 91
----Annual reports, 1911-2001, series 609
----Architectural and landscape plans, 1912-1988, series 98
----Board minutes, 1888-1987, series 76
----Board minutes indexes, 1892-1913, 1928-1975, series 77
----Buildings and insurance record, 1933, series 96
----Central Registry files, 1973-1987, series 93
----City parks: plans and development, 193-?, series 497
----Committee minutes, 1912-1961, series 64
----Comptroller's subject files, 1924-1980, series 84
----Correspondence, 1904-1967, series 81
----Correspondence registers, 1915-1918, 1964-1972, series 80
----Detail ledgers, 1952-1959, series 90
----Disbursement ledgers, 1913-1930, series 92
----General ledgers, 1910-1970, series 89
----Journals, 1912-1948, series 100
----Legal agreements and expense reports, 1896-1958, series 88
----Miscellaneous ledgers, 1912-1963, series 173
----Miscellaneous personnel records, 1913-1932, series 99
----Moving images, 1930-1980, series 652
----Newsclippings and photographs, 1911-1957, series 97
----Notes to Board minutes, 1916-1965, series 78
----Payroll files, 1930-1951, series 94
----Photographs, ca.1910-1972, series 625
----Publications in City Publications Collection, 1915-1997, series 608
----Receipt book, 1929-1974, series 68
----Records of Park Board police badges, 1929-1934, series 95
----Safety Committee minutes, 1970-1972, series 66
----Site subject files, 1913, 1950-1971, series 65
----Supervisor of City Beaches and Pools' subject files, 1945-1970, series 83
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Administrative and Revenue Services Division
----Director's Board meeting agendas, 1964-1974, series 79
----Director's operational subject files, 1979-1986, series 18
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Operations and Maintenance Division
----Director's subject files, 1967-1976, series 87
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Planning Division
----Facilities development photograph albums, 1985-1989, series 624
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Recreation Division
----Director's subject files, 1970-1976, series 86
----Slides, 1950-198-?, series 281
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Superintendent
----Outward correspondence, 1937-1940, series 85
----Subject files, 1970-1976, series 82

Vancouver Park Board

Vancouver Police Department fonds

  • VPD
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1991

Fonds consists of the following record series relating to the administrative and operational aspects of local policing:
Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Police Commissioners
-Police Commissioners general files, 1903-1937, series 181
-Board of Police Commissioners minutes, 1886-1891, 1904-1968, series 180
-Police Commissioners received correspondence, 1940-1949, series 183
Vancouver (B.C.). Police Department
-Book of occurrences, 1889-1929, series 196
-Fire alarm box zoning map, ca. 1931, series 210
-Grey Cup games records, 1958-1966, series 338
-Information bulletins, 1960, series 201
-Lennie Investigation records, 1928, series 209
-McDonald Investigation records, 1936, series 207
-Photographs, 1894-1970, series 214
-Police Constable's reports, 1935, series 200
-Prisoners' record books, 1898-1917, series 202
-Public information displays, 1886-1970, series 212
-Royal visits records, 1939-1959, series 203
-Scrapbook, 1908-1909, series 204
-Special Constables' time sheets, 1935, series 205
-Stolen Car Bureau register, 1927-1929, series 206
-Subject files, 1929-1939, series 199
-Task Force on Prostitution records, 1986-1990, series 171
-Tucker report, 1936, series 208
-Wife Assault Coordination Project records, 1989-1991, series 172
Vancouver (B.C.). Police Department. Office of the Chief of Police
-General correspondence, 1935, series 197
-License Inspection correspondence, 1920-1936, series 211
Vancouver (B.C.). Police Court
-Health by-laws record book, 1900-1902, series 188
-Police Court court calendars, 1889-1929, series 182
-Police Court court calendars of indictable offences, 1929-1961, series 184
-Police Court court calendars of summary offences, 1929-1949, series 185
-Police Court court calendars of traffic violations, 1926-1950, series 186
-Police Court case files, 1930-1944, series 195
-Police Court charge books, 1897-1900, 1902, series 193
-Police Court drug and other offences register, 1921-1923, series 194
-Police Court maintenance payments registers, 1928-1939, 1945-1947, 1955-1957, series 189
-Police Court notices of appeal, information, summons, and convictions, 1904, 1906-1909, series 187
-Police Court outside summons book, 1937-1956, series 190
-Police Court summons book, 1945-1960, series 191
-Transcripts of Police Court cases, 1903-1923, series 192

Vancouver Police Department

Ken Hiebert collection

  • AM1657
  • Fonds
  • [1965-2002]

Collection consists of handbills, leaflets, newsletters, pamphlets, posters, news clippings, correspondence, and some meeting materials including minutes, agendas, etc., The material documents Mr. Hiebert's involvements in local, national, and international activism causes, including the peace and anti-war movements, women's rights and access to abortion, the environment, free trade, labour unions, international solidarity, anti-racism, anti-facsism, etc.

Hiebert, Ken

William Reed Landscape Architect fonds

  • AM1655
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1994

Fonds consists of operational records of William Reed's landscape design career. The records document designs executed for clients, and press coverage of William Reed's design work.

The fonds is made up primarily of architectural drawings of Reed's landscape designs. The fonds also includes a small scrapbook containing clippings of press articles regarding Reed's design work.

William Reed Landscape Architect Inc.

Randall Family collection

  • AM218
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1884

The collection consists of two letters written by C.J. Randall of Waldo, Oregon, to his children in Moodyville, B.C., on 8 August 1883 and 13 January 1884.

Randall family

Rebecca Watson fonds

  • AM338
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1975

The fonds consists of correspondence, memos and reports reflecting Rebecca Watson's civic and political concerns while serving on various committees, including TEAM, the Progressive Conservative Party of British Columbia, the Vancouver Resources Board, the Community Resources Board, the West End Community Association, the False Creek Development, the Parks Board, and the Board of Trade.
The fonds is arranged into 13 series: Civic affairs-Park Board records, Civic affairs-proposals on zoo's planning, Civic affairs-recommendations on False Creek development, Civic affairs-Vancouver Board of Trade records, Civic affairs-Vancouver Civic Museum Board records, Civic affairs-Vancouver Resources Board records, Civic affairs-various concerns, Civic affairs-Volunteer Bureau of Greater Vancouver records, Civic affairs-West End Community Association records, Civic affairs- West End Community Resources Board records, Civic politics-The Electors' Acton Movement records, Personal papers, and Provincial and federal politics -Progressive Conservative Party records.

Watson, Rebecca Bell

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

Reinhard Hoffmeister fonds

  • AM516
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1898

The fonds consists of letters of patent for an electric gold mining machine, including diagrams, 1898, and a combined brake and footrest for bicycles, 1898.

Hoffmeister, Reinhard

Richard Cousins fonds

  • AM864
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1912

The fonds consists of invoices from various suppliers to Cousins pertaining to his business.

Cousins, Richard

Peter A. Watson collection

  • AM982
  • Fonds
  • 1982

The collection consists of a photocopy of the essay "Gower Point 1916-1923. Twenty miles to Paradise" by John Watson and photocopies of photographs. The essay recalls the time the author spent with his family at Gower Point.

Phoebe Smith fonds

  • AM57
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1957

The fonds consists of correspondence and papers relating to Smith's career as an actress, director, adjudicator and writer, 1934 -1957; various photographs of productions; scripts; programmes, 1929-1957; clippings; and two audio tapes of Sidney Risk (copies).

Smith, Phoebe

Sue Wheeler cooperatives collection

  • AM961
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1987

The collection consists of minutes, organizational records, and newsletters documenting the development of cooperatives in Vancouver during the 1970s. Collection includes records of the Mountain Equipment Co-operative, Vancouver Co-operative Radio, Collective Resource and Services Workers' Co-operative, Agora Co-operative Food Association, Isadora's and Fed-Up Co-operative Wholesale Association.

Wheeler, Sue, collector

Teddy Lyons fonds

  • AM500
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1955

The fonds consists of photographs of the observation car and its passengers 1925-1950; streetcar tickets and transfers; safe-driving certificates 1934-1946; posters; and Buzzer and magazine articles on Lyons, and Lyons' conductor badge.

Lyons, Teddy

The Vancouver Society of Change Ringers fonds

  • AM1021
  • Fonds
  • 1988

Fonds consists of a Bell Restoration Proposal prepared by the Bell Restoration Committee of the Vancouver Society of Change Ringers. Included in the proposal are an index, summary, history and background, information on committee members, the proposal proper, cost summary and conclusions, terms of reference, minutes of meetings, correspondence, and noise by-law materials.

Vancouver Society of Change Ringers

Thomas Edwards fonds : 1928-1938

  • AM1090
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied [199-?]

The fonds consists of drafts of annual balance sheets which include property lists and values.

Edwards, Thomas

Thomas Guns fonds

  • AM407
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1940

The fonds consists of bylaws for B.C. pilotages, 1893-1956, an undated pilotage rate book, year-end reports for the Vancouver Pilotage Authority, 1919, pilot licences, 1916-1935, and other personal papers, 1916-1940.

Guns, Thomas Salter

Thomas Hart collection

  • AM911
  • Fonds
  • 1913

The collection consists of an invoice and receipt issued by Mack Brothers, Undertakers, to Thomas Hart for the funeral of Henry Hart. The Mack Brothers (Robert A. and William A.) were undertakers with their business located at 2398 Granville.

Thomas Kilpatrick fonds

  • AM293
  • Fonds
  • 1903; 1909; reproduced [1973?]

The fonds consists of photocopies of records created and received by Thomas Kilpatrick as a result of his work in fundraising for the Hector Memorial project. Records include: correspondence, lists, accounts, a copy of the monument's inscription, and a letter from Kilpatrick's son, Thomas Donald Kilpatrick, describing his father's involvement in the Hector Memorial.

Kilpatrick, Thomas

Thomas Logie fonds

  • AM1019
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1912

Fonds consists of a Deed of Land conveying title of a property purchased in 1911 by Eric Hamber from Thomas Logie, 23 cheques drawn on the Bank of Vancouver by Mr. Logie, and one British Columbia Electric Railway Co. electric light bill.

Logie, Thomas

Thomas Sentell fonds

  • AM275
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1993

Fonds consists of incoming correspondence from Thomas Braidwood of B.C. Drugs Limited writing to the overseas Sentell who was serving in the Royal Canadian Engineers (1942-1945) and J.S. Matthews (1938-1964). Also included news clippings (1946-1993), records (1936, 1986), and copies of Sentell's drawings (1937-1938).

Sentell, Thomas Frederick

Thomas Townley fonds

  • AM28
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1918

The fonds consists of miscellaneous crown grants, conveyances and deeds relating to various lots on or near Burrard Inlet in Group One, New Westminster District. There are also papers touching on court cases and claims, political organizations, business ventures and investments, and copies of deeds, conveyances, mortgages, and miscellaneous real estate correspondence, municipal, provincial and federal. Also included is a photograph album presented to Townley by his fellow officers in 1897, and Townley's Governor General's Medal for mathematics and physical science, 1881, Trinity College.

Townley, Thomas O.

Tools for Peace fonds

  • AM1072
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings, printed material, and photographs documenting the activities of the office of the B.C. Coordinator, and the office of the National Coordinator. The records are organized into nine series and listed alphabetically by series title.

Tools for Peace

Shakespeare Society of Vancouver fonds

  • AM1391
  • Fonds
  • 1993-1995

Fonds consists of newsletters dated 1993-1995. Arranged chronologically.

Shakespeare Society of Vancouver, 1993-

Shannon Park area collection

  • AM1324
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1977

The collection consists of two files of correspondence, petitions and newsclippings documenting efforts to preserve Shannon Park as a community park. The first file pertains to work carried out by the Shannon Park Area Improvement Association (1941-1949) and the second covers efforts of area residents (1977).

Shannon Park Area Improvement Association

Sharon O'Krane collection

  • AM873
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1904

The collection consists of medical prescriptions issued by Vancouver physicians and institutions and filled by an unidentified druggist in Vancouver. In the days before the development of the modern pharmaceutical industry, doctors and druggists had greater freedom to devise medications and to tailor them to the perceived needs of a patient.

Shaughnessy Heights Golf Club fonds

  • AM308
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1949

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, miscellaneous files, cartoons, photographs, maps and plans.

Shaughnessy Heights Golf Club

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, Local 280 fonds

  • AM251
  • Fonds
  • 1905-2002

The fonds consists of 22 minute books dating from 1905-1933, 1937-2002. There are also miscellaneous booklets, including the 1911 constitution and bylaws of the Vancouver Trades and Labour Council, the Sheet Metal Workers Constitution and Ritual for 1970, the 1972 bylaws of Local 280, and two working agreements of Local 280, 1972 and 1974.

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association. Local 280 (Vancouver, B.C.)

Sheriff of the County of Westminster fonds

  • AM862
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1910

The fonds consists of a ledger of receipts and payments for marriage licences and maintenance of prisoners, kept by T. J. Armstrong, Sheriff of the County of Westminster.

County of Westminster. Sheriff

Richard M. Steele fonds

  • AM954
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1985

The fonds consists of research notes, correspondence, and other materials related to Steele's book "The Stanley Park Explorer" (1985).

Steele, Richard Michael

Robert Henry fonds

  • AM1245
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1988

The fonds consists of Henry's correspondence (pertaining mainly to his employment by the City of Vancouver), letters of appreciation, programs and invitations to civic events, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous photographs and other records.

Henry, Robert

Robert Kerr fonds

  • AM35
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1885

The fonds consists of the ship's log, which includes entries from Liverpool to Panama, Panama to Victoria, Victoria to Burrard's Inlet, and San Juan Island.

Robert Kerr (Ship)

Robert Lyon collection

  • AM286
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1935

The collection consists of photocopies of an early theatre ticket from the "Globe Theatre" and an issue of the "Pacific Empress", a newspaper printed and published daily aboard C.P. steamships.

Lyon, Robert

Robert Norris Manning fonds

  • AM970
  • Fonds
  • 1900, 1914-1942, 1959-1990

The fonds consists of family photographs, marriage certificates, and correspondence of Robert Norris Manning. Includes an American $2 bill (1976) and $1 coin (1979).

Manning, Robert Norris

Robert Twizell fonds

  • AM166
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1956

The fonds consists of notebooks, photographs, architectural drawings, Indian ink drawings, pencil sketches and certificates relating to his career and work. Arranged by the archivist into four series: architectural drawings; certificates, writings and drawings; notebooks and photographs.

Twizell, Robert Percival Sterling

Robertson Presbyterian Church fonds

  • AM721
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1935, 1958

The fonds consists of a minute book, 1908-1935, and a pamphlet celebrating the church's golden jubilee, 1958.

Robertson Presbyterian Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

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

Samuel H. Logan fonds

  • AM1641
  • Fonds
  • 1914-[ca. 1919]

The fonds consists of Logan's photographs of scenery, streetscapes, and waterfront scenes in Vancouver and North Vancouver.

Logan, Samuel H.

Sigurdson Millwork Company fonds

  • AM1046
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1963

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

Sigurdson Millwork Company

Simson family fonds

  • AM170
  • Fonds
  • 1841-1956

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

Simson family

Sir George Bury fonds

  • AM979
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 1987

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

Bury, George, Sir

Smith, Davidson and Wright Ltd. fonds

  • AM861
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1947

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

Smith, Davidson and Wright Ltd.

Society Promoting Environmental Conservation fonds

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

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

Society Promoting Environmental Conservation

Ross Sandhu collection

  • AM354
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1914

The collection consists of photocopies of two publications, "The Aryan" (Victoria) and "The Hindustanee" (Vancouver) re the East Indian community in British Columbia. Location of originals unknown.

Royal Visit, 1939 [collection]

  • AM553
  • Fonds
  • 1939

The collection consists of correspondence re security at City Hall during the visit, an employee identification and admittance card, 1939, an official guide re travel route, and photographs of the Royal couple. In addition there are photocopies of the Canadian Pacific Railway train order for the Royal Train.

Rudyard Kipling collection

  • AM823
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1927

The collection consists of photocopies of land deeds and other documents pertaining to property owned by Kipling on the southeast corner of 11th Avenue and Fraser Street, Vancouver (Lots 1 and 2, Block 157E, D.L. 264A).

Kipling, Rudyard

S.S. Alpha fonds

  • AM701
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1907

The fonds consists of a bound book, which lists the repairs and maintenance carried out for the Alpha between 1894 and 1900. In addition, a section of the volume records a household account covering 1906 and 1907.

Alpha (ship)

S.W. Breffit collection

  • AM629
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1939

The collection consists of a certificate of registration and record of unemployment relief belonging to W. Breffit dated 1931, an envelope dated 1939 from the Castle Hotel addressed to S.W. Breffit and battalion orders and identification for the guard of honour for the 1939 Royal visit.

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