Fonds AM1102 - Vancouver Museum fonds

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Vancouver Museum fonds

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  • 1.60 m of textual records
  • 51 photographs
  • 2 drawings

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Fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Vancouver Museum, such as meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver Museum Association, and exhibitions staged by the Museum. Fonds also contains general administrative records, as well as materials collected by the Vancouver Museum. Records include minutes of meetings, supplementary material for meetings, reports, correspondence, memoranda, budgets, invitations and brochures, lists, forms, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, publications, and other records.
Fonds contains five series: 1) Board of Trustees records; 2) Director's records; 3) Education Officer's records; 4) E. Pauline Johnson collection; and 5) Thomas Ainsworth's files

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The E. Pauline Johnson collection was donated to the Archives by the Vancouver Museum in 1979. The remaining records were transferred to the Archives by the Vancouver Museum in 1991. Shirley Cuthbertson donated the Education Officer's records in 2002. Thomas Ainsworth's files were donated by the Museum in 2007.


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  • As a result of its close ties with the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium, some early records pertaining to the Vancouver Museum are contained within the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association fonds (Add. MSS. 336).
  • See also the records of the Civic Museums and Planetarium Board, Series 46 of the City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds.
  • See also the Maritime Museum fonds (Add. MSS. 335).
  • See also the H.R. Macmillan and Southam Observatory fonds (Add. MSS. 1313).

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Add. MSS. 678 has been amalgamated with Add. MSS. 1102; citations for these records should therefore refer only to Add. MSS. 1102.

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