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Reference Materials

This series consists of assorted materials collected for reference purposes by the Riverview Hospital Historical Society and originally acted as a reference library when the Society ran its museum. It contains publications, clipped articles, studies, DVDs, transcripts, and pamphlets. In addition to its reference collection, the series contains a subseries of the scholarly communications and theses arising from research undertaken at Riverview Hospital. Many publications are originals; however this series also consists of copies of articles.

For newsletters created by Riverview Hospital that were an original, distinct collection from the museum library collection, see Series 03: Riverview Hospital Publications and Communications. For newspaper clipping files that also were an original, distinct collection from the museum library, see Series 06: News Clippings.

Alain Boire collection

  • CA CCOQ C10
  • Collection
  • 2000 - 2016

The collection consists largely of research materials and notes created in the preparation of Boire's book "With Hearts and Minds" published in 2016. The remainder of the collection consists of materials collected by Boire from Caisse Populaire Maillardville Credit Union, as well as accumulated material pertaining to Boire's involvement in several community initiatives, such as the Maillardville Residents' Association, Maillardville revitalization and planning, and Place Maillardville.

Materials include correspondence, photographs, administrative records, interviews, reports, handwritten notes, clippings, advertising and professional materials, newsletters, research materials, prints, postcards, ephemera, a map, embossing seals, a lid from a glass milk bottle, and other documents. The collection also includes a manuscript copy of "With Hearts and Minds."

Boire, Alain Joseph

Maillardville research materials and manuscripts

The series consists primarily of photocopied materials accumulated by Boire relating to the history of Maillardville as well as the research notes he created during the process of writing and publishing his book, "With Hearts and Minds."

Record types include newspaper articles and clippings, newsletters, printed materials, correspondence, recorded interviews, reports, biographies, inventories, handwritten notes, photographs, a map, a thesis, and digital records. The series also includes manuscript copies of "With Hearts and Minds."

Boire, Alain Joseph

Writings

Series consists of a draft of Stott’s semi-fictional account of life in the Cariboo in the early 20th century.

Theses

This subseries consists of theses and dissertations based on research and findings at Riverview Hospital. It was originally a division in the museum library collection.

Fong Dickman fonds

  • Fonds
  • [between 1898 and 1946]

Fonds consists of the following record series: Sermons ([between 1898 and 1946]); Correspondence ([between 1898 and 1946]), and Manuscripts ([between 1898 and 1946]).

Fong, Dickman

Manuscripts

Series consists of manuscripts created and/or maintained by Rev. Fong Dickman. Records include a 65-page manuscript in traditional Chinese, narrating the story of a fisherman and a logger.

Riverview Hospital Historical Society collection

  • CA CCOQ C5
  • Collection
  • 1870 - 2018

The Riverview Hospital Historical Society collection consists of the records collected and maintained by the Riverview Hospital Historical Society (RHHS). Through their museum and library, the RHHS acquired and stewarded records documenting the history of Riverview Hospital, the British Columbia School of Psychiatric Nursing, and the history of psychiatric care in British Columbia.

The collection consists of a range of documentary forms, including: reports, theses, newspaper clippings, newsletters, publications, correspondence, manuals, plans and drawings, directories, inventories, procedures, programmes, annuals, invitations, motion pictures, personal narratives, staff lists, minutes, study notes, scrapbooks, ephemera, and photographs depicting aspects of social and administrative life at the hospital and school.

The collection is arranged into ten series that reflect original collections maintained by the RHHS, and are organized by media type or content. See the Arrangement note below for more information.

British Columbia. School of Psychiatric Nursing