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Fonds AM220 - Woodward's Department Stores Limited fonds

[Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] Woodward's Staff Picnic - Seaside Park Woodwards Football Club Cigar concession on the southwest corner [of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street ... [Interior of Woodward's Department Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] Woodward's Millinery Department [at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [A building being demolished for the expansion of the Woodward's Store at Hastings Street an... [The extension to the Woodward's Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street under construction] [Woodward's Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Woodward's Store at Hastings Street and Abbott Street] [Interior of] Woodwards Grocery Department [101 West Hastings Street and Abbott Street] Woodwards Dining Room [at Hastings Street and Abbott Street]

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Woodward's Department Stores Limited fonds

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AM220

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  • 1902-1966 (Creation)
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    Woodward's Stores Limited

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  • 0.28 m of textual records
  • 28 photographs

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Woodward's Department Stores was a company controlling a chain of department stores across Western Canada.
Charles Woodward established the first Woodward's store at the corner of Main and Georgia Streets in 1892. In 1902, a new store was built at Hastings and Abbott, which was expanded several times over the next fifty years. In 1926, a store was opened in Edmonton, and by the late 1940s, the company began to open numerous stores in B.C. and Alberta, including: Port Alberni (1948); West Vancouver (1950); New Westminster (1951); Oakridge Mall, Vancouver (1959); Calgary (1960); Mayfair, Victoria (1963); a second store in Edmonton (1965); Prince George (1966); and Surrey (1966).

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The fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Woodward's Department Stores Limited company, especially those of the Downtown Vancouver and Edmonton stores. Fonds includes minutes, financial estimates and statements, articles of association, photographs and other records.

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Records were donated to the Archives in 1972 by the Woodward's Department Store Limited company, through Mr. M. Gandossi, Controller. Additional materials were donated by the Woodward family at an unknown date. Photographs originally on loan from Woodward's Department Store Archives were returned by David Anderson, Burnaby Village Museum in 1995.

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Photographs returned by the Burnaby Village Museum in 1995 have been assigned catalogue numbers CVA 809-1 to CVA 809-27 and 193-E-5 file 2.

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See also the Woodward family fonds (Add. MSS. 222).

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Parts of Add. MSS. 564 have been amalgamated with Add. MSS. 220; citations for these records should therefore refer only to Add. MSS. 220.

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