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Robert Smithson collection

  • Collection
  • 1951-1977, 2001-2007

The material in the Robert Smithson Collection consists of items collected by the late Vancouver writer and filmmaker Dennis Wheeler. All the material is related to Wheeler’s association with the noted American artist Robert Smithson. Materials in the collection include: articles, correspondence, journals, magazines, catalogues, newspaper clippings, photographs, posters, notes, slides, and negatives.

Smithson, Robert

May Day collection

  • CA WVAN 005
  • Collection
  • 1998-

The collection consists of material relating to May Day celebrations which was a key community event in West Vancouver from 1931 to 1971. The celebrations included installation of a May Day Queen, parades and other ceremonies. After 1971, the celebration was renamed Community Day, and the collection also includes records pertaining to this event.The material includes photographs, registers, scrapbooks, speeches, organizing committee records, and correspondence.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Film and photographs
Series 2: Administrative records
Series 3: Speeches
Series 4: Ephemera
Series 5: Newsclippings
Series 6: May Queens' scrapbooks

West Vancouver Archives collection

  • CA WVAN 007
  • Collection
  • 1910-2007

The collection consists of materials pertaining to West Vancouver or collected by West Vancouver organizations and residents. The collection arrangement is based on the form of the materials:

Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Newspapers
Series 3: Maps
Series 4: Documents and ephemera
Series 5: Reference publications
Series 6: Oral histories
Series 7: Information files
Series 8: Art
Series 9: Sound and moving image recordings

West Vancouver Archives

Rupert Harrison collection

  • CA WVAN 030
  • Collection
  • 1900-1995

The collection consists of photographs, negatives, slides, and other material relating to West Vancouver that was collected by Rupert Harrison in the course of his work as a historian and archivist for the District of West Vancouver.

The collection is arranged into two series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Ephemera

Harrison, Rupert, 1914-2007

Hollyburn Ridge collection

  • CA WVAN 031
  • Collection
  • 1925-1994

The collection consists of material relating to recreational activities at Hollyburn Ridge including ski competitions, ski jumping, the construction and leasing of cabins, and the involvement and organization of local ski clubs and related organizations. These include the Vancouver Ski Club, Westlake and Hollyburn Ski Club, Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club, Canadian Amateur Ski Association, and Hollyburn Ridge Association.

Collection is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Hollyburn Ski Club
Series 2: Hollyburn Ridge Association
Series 3: Vancouver Ski Club
Series 4: Ski competitions
Series 5: Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club
Series 6: Hollyburn Ridge activities
Series 7: Canadian Amateur Ski Association
Series 8: Cabins and lodges on Hollyburn Ridge
Series 9: Hollyburn Ridge photographs

Hollyburn Ridge Association

West Vancouver School District 45 collection

  • CA WVAN 045
  • Collection
  • 1918-1990

The collection consists of records relating to West Vancouver School District 45 and schools in West Vancouver. The material includes formal class portraits, staff portraits, individual student portraits, school construction photographs, photographs of school activities, documents, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, school publications, and badges.

The collection is arranged into the following series and sub-collections:
Series 1: West Vancouver School District 45
Series 2: General school material

Sub-collection 1: Caulfeild Elementary School
Sub-collection 2: Ecole Cedardale Elementary
Sub-collection 3: Cypress Park Primary School
Sub-collection 4: Dundarave School
Sub-collection 5: Eagle Harbour Primary School
Sub-collection 6: Gleneagles Elementary School
Sub-collection 7: Glenmore Elementary School
Sub-collection 8: Hillside Middle School
Sub-collection 9: Hollyburn Elementary School
Sub-collection 10: Inglewood Junior High School
Sub-collection 11: Irwin Park Elementary School
Sub-collection 12: Ecole Pauline Johnson Elementary
Sub-collection 13: Ridgeview Elementary
Sub-collection 14: Sentinel Secondary School
Sub-collection 15: West Bay Elementary School
Sub-collection 16: Westcot Elementary School
Sub-collection 17: West Vancouver Secondary School

West Vancouver School District 45

First Narrows Bridge collection

  • CA WVAN 064
  • Collection

The collection contains material relating to the design, building, and operation of the Lions Gate Bridge. The records include technical drawings, including a general index, a construction ledger, and diaries.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Lions Gate Bridge blueprints
Series 2: Construction ledger
Series 3: Diaries of Randolph Pollitt, Superintendent of Bridges
Series 4: Administrative and financial records
Series 5: Artifacts and ephemera

West Vancouver Archives

Hollyburn Heritage Society collection

  • CA WVAN 074
  • Collection
  • 2000-2006

The fonds consists of digital photographs selected and scanned by the Hollyburn Heritage Society. The photographs relate to people, places, and events on Hollyburn Ridge. The images depict Hollyburn Ski Lodge, West Lake Lodge, Hi-View Lodge, First Lake ski jump, West Lake ski jump, Sixth Lake ski jump, private, and ski club cabins on Hollyburn Ridge, Hi Colville's Hollyburn chairlift, the Forks Store, ski competitions, skiers, ski runs, First Lake regatta days, First Lake diving platform, First Lake, Eagle Lake, Third Lake, Fourth Lake, Fifth Lake, Vancouver Ski Club, Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club, Cypress Ski Club, Grouse Mountain, Crown Mountain, Mount Strachan, Black Mountain, Goat Mountain, Cypress Creek, Brothers Creek Canyon, Marr Creek, and the pioneer skiers' reunions.

Beryl Gray collection

  • CA WVAN 086
  • Collection
  • 1938-1943

The collection consists of issues of women's magazines containing stories by Beryl Gray.

Gray, Beryl

Hakka Mountain songs and laments collection

  • CA UBCMOA 137
  • Collection
  • 1976

Collection consists of six compact discs with recordings of Hakka Mountain songs and laments, sung by Mrs. Yau Chan Shek-ying in 1976, along with accompanying documentation. Documentation includes lists of recordings with song descriptions, song translations/transcriptions, a photograph and bio of the singer, and articles collected by Elizabeth Lominska Johnson. The songs were sung in an older dialect of Hakka. Song types include marriage laments, mountain songs, and funeral laments.

Hakka mountain, or Hakka hill songs, are rural songs sung in the Hakka language by the Hakka people of Southern China. The songs vary in theme/subject, and exist as a kind of oral literature and/or communication at a distance.

Yau Chan Shek-ying

Iris and Jack Lieber collection

  • CA UBCMOA 143
  • Collection
  • 1961 - 1972

The collection consists of research reports collected by Iris and Jack Lieber during their time in Africa and 5 Super 8 video reel tapes were collected during their time in Papua New Guinea. The research reports were written by students at the University of Ibadan, where Jack Lieber worked as a professor in the Department of Education. Reels include footage from schools and the community in Papua New Guinea. Collection also includes two books published by Jack Lieber, and a piece of correspondence sent to him.

Jack Lieber

Nuu-chah-nulth Photograph Collection

  • CA UBCMOA 146
  • Collection
  • [192-?]

The collection consists of eight photographs likely taken in the Nuu-chah-nulth community in the 1920's. Some of the photographs may have been taken by Catherine, the daughter of an early Indian Agent named Augustus Cox. They include a number of images that appear to be a Samiilth or Saatlsaach ceremony, with K'aanaatla mimicking wolves. Some of these images are taken near a seaside village, which shows various types of structures and canoes. Other images taken on a beach show canoe runs, as well as two images of individuals in robes and headdresses. Another image shows a detailed view of two headdresses. There are also images of what seem to be preparations for a parade, with individuals dressed in costumes and decorated motorcars nearby.

Alain Lefebvre collection

  • CA UNBC 1992.16
  • Collection
  • 12 February 1991

Collection contains a signed Spruce Kings hat, a signed game puck and a letter to Al Lefebvre of UNBC.

Bullion Mines collection

  • CA UNBC 2000.15
  • Collection
  • 1894 - 1925

The fonds consists of six company ledgers: 1894 - 1896, 1896, 1898 - 1901, 1900, 1904 - 1905, 1923 - 1926. Also includes 15 pages of correspondence and notes. The ledgers note expenses for various operations in the mine and in the company owned premises in town. The letters and notes concern the purchase of explosives for the mine and discusses the Consolidated Cariboo Hydraulic Mining Company.

Bullion Mines

Prince Rupert Empire collection

  • CA UNBC 2000.16
  • Collection
  • 1906–1912

The collection consists of 9 photographs and copies of photographs showing scenes of Prince Rupert and area, groups of townspeople, a stone totem pole at Metlakatla, and a man poling a dug-out canoe probably on the Skeena River. It includes two newspaper clippings, one from the BC Saturday Sunset dated September 14, 1912 and another from The Globe dated Saturday March 23, 1907. The bound volumes of the Prince Rupert Empire newspaper were transferred to Special Collections. See accompanying note.

Prince Rupert Drydock and Shipyard

Noel Humphreys collection

  • CA UNBC 2000.18
  • Collection
  • 1934-1935

Collection consists of eight newspaper clippings, seven of which are a series of articles on the findings of the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition, with the eighth being a photograph of the Expedition’s winter quarters in Etah, Greenland. Five of the articles were written by the expedition leader, Mr. Noel Humphreys and the other two were written by members of the Expedition, Mr. Moore and Mr. Haig-Thomas. The articles were originally published in the “Times” of London but the clippings appear to be from the “New Zealand Herald”.

Humphreys, Noel

Henderson-Roe collection

  • CA UNBC 2002.17
  • Collection
  • 1912-1914

Collection consists of materials related to Fort George surveying and preemption, including both legal and personal correspondence, legal documents and records, plans of lots, photographs, and a map. Includes records from the Cariboo Investment Company, Ltd., J.B. Henderson-Roe and C.H. Henderson Roe.

Port Essington collection

  • CA UNBC 2002.5
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1870]-1986

Consists of copies of lot plans, a blueprint of the townsite of Port Essington, and an article on Port Essington from the 15 November 1984 edition of the Prince Rupert Daily News.

Fort Fraser historical photograph collection

  • CA UNBC 2004.5
  • Collection
  • ca. 1914

The Fort Fraser Historical Photograph Collection consists of 1 photograph album featuring 86 black and white photographs of Fort Fraser and area during the pre World War I era.

Stuart Lake Photograph Collection

  • CA UNBC 2004.6
  • Collection
  • [between 1920 and 1940]

Collection consists of one photograph album containing 28 photographs featuring images of landscapes and water views; fishing scenes; structures; automobiles; persons; Hudson's Bay Company posts; First Nations and wildlife in and about the Stuart Lake area.

Northern BC cartographic collection

  • CA UNBC 2008.2
  • Collection
  • 1914-1962

The collection consists of an assortment of cartographic materials concerning Northern B.C. Included are topographic maps, pre-emptor’s and preliminary maps, physiographic maps, and resource (geological, game, etc.) maps.

Northern BC Archives & Special Collections

Mabel Rutherford Photograph Collection

  • CA UNBC 2008.26
  • Collection
  • 1939 - 1956

The Mabel Rutherford Photograph Collection consists of 8 photographs depicting images of Red Rock and region: family, road and rail construction, landscape, farming equipment.

Rutherford, Mabel

Prince George Historical Photograph Collection

  • CA UNBC 2010.13
  • Collection
  • 1910 - [ca. 1950]

Collection contains photographs depicting community life in Prince George, B.C. Images depict holiday events, sports teams, government buildings, businesses (hotels, banks, retail, newspaper office), riverboats, railroad construction, fishing, a cemetery, street scenes, aerials, and landscapes. Also includes photos taken outside of the Prince George vicinity including Prairie Creek, Thomas Creek and Barkerville, B.C.

Sasaki family collection

  • CA JCN 2011.68
  • Collection
  • 1921 - 2011

The collection consists of two series. The first series consists of family photographs and the second series is an interview of Mitsue Fugeta (nee Sasaki) discussing her life on Powell Street in Vancouver, BC.

Sasaki (family)

Morishita family collection

  • CA JCN 2011.79
  • Collection
  • 1903 - 1990

The collection consists of six series of papers, photographs and artefacts amassed by the Morishita family. The first series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to the patriarch of the family, Teiji Morishita. The second series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to Teiji's wife, Sawa Morishita. The third series consists of papers and artefacts amassed while the Morishitas (with the Ebisuzakis) ran the Ebisuzaki Shoten (store) at 337 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC. The fourth series consists of family photographs and artefacts belonging to the Morishita family. The fifth series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to the Morishita children. And the sixth series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to the Ebisuzaki family.

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