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Frank A. and Ethel Ney fonds

  • CA NCAI 1993 008 A
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1947

The fonds consists of certificate of marriage, joint passport, certificate of Canadian citizenship for Ethel Ney, and a will.

Ney, Frank Alphonso, b. 1891

Frank J. Ney fonds

  • CA NCAI 1993 008 A
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1992

The fonds consists of records documenting Ney's many roles and activities in government (as Mayor of Nanaimo and MLA), in local business, and with local community groups in Nanaimo. Fonds includes Ney's personal appointment books, correspondence (including some as Mayor of Nanaimo and as MLA), legal documents, and speeches; MLA files; records created and accumulated by Ney as Chair of the Nanaimo Centennial Committee, 1967, (including records of the Empire Day Celebration Committee, 1958), as Chair of the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society, as President of Great National Land and Investment Corp., and as President of Nanaimo Realty Ltd.; and, photographs depicting Ney's participation in political and community activities and in land and real estate development. Fonds is arranged in six series: 1) Personal records; 2) MLA records; 3) Nanaimo Centennial Committee; 4) Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society; 5) Great National Land and Investment Corporation; and, 6) Photographs.

Ney, Frank J.

Nanaimo Symphony Orchestra

  • CA NCAI 1994 009 A;1996 010 A;1996 013 A
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1992

The fonds consists of administration files, financial records, reference files, and scrapbooks documenting the activities of the Nanaimo Symphony Orchestra. Records include minutes of the society, correspondence, constitution and bylaws, presidents' files, publicity, membership and program files, financial records, and a variety of reference files and scrapbooks relating to the history and development of the Symphony. Reference files include unpublished manuscripts authored by John Cass on the history of the symphony. The fonds is arranged in four series: 1) Administration; 2) Financial records; 3) Reference; and 4) Scrapbooks.

Nanaimo Symphony Orchestra

Court Nanaimo Foresters' Home No. 5886 fonds

  • CA NCAI 1995 003 A
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1976

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial statements, proposals, contracts, minutes and proceedings, registers and one photograph. The fonds has been arranged into the following series: 1. Correspondence; 2. Constitution and Bylaws; 3. Finance; 4. Minutes and Annual Reports; 5. Membership; 6. Photographs and Miscellaneous.

Court Nanaimo Foresters' Home No. 5886

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Society

  • CA NCAI 1996 034 A
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1984

The fonds consists of records which document the activities of the Hospital Society's board of directors, committees, staff and members. Fonds includes minutes, correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, blueprints and reference files. Fonds is arranged in 8 series: 1) Constitution and Bylaws; 2) Administration; 3) Financial Records; 4) Personnel and Human Resources; 5) Planning; 6) Reference; 7) Architectural Plans and Specifications and, 8) Photographs.

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Society

Coal Tyee Society fonds

  • CA NCAI 1996 037 A
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1990

Fonds is arranged in six series: 1) Constitution and bylaws; 2) Minutes; 3) Correspondence; 4) Financial Records; 5) Projects; 6) Miscellaneous.

Coal Tyee Society

Walter Meyer zu Erpen fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 006 A ; 2007 019 A
  • Fonds
  • [198-]

The fonds consists of materials collected by Walter Meyer zu Erpen for his master's degree including research for a case study, "Towards an Understanding of the Municipal Archives of 19th Century British Columbia: A Case Study of the Archives of the Corporation of the City of Nanaimo, 1875-1904" and thesis: "Study of the Archival Record and Its Context: Meaning and Historical Understanding". The research notes are arranged alphabetically on index cards. Also includes photocopies of a report by Judge Eli Harrison on charges against Police Magistrate J.P. Planta, Bureau of Statistics Returns from Nanaimo, Assessment Rolls, 1895 & 1896, correspondence dated Jan 9, 1900, Wellington, from Theo Bryant re: nomination of E & N Railroad Conductor, J. W. Coburn (resident of Victoria) as Mayor of Nanaimo due to absence of any other nominees and correspondence to Col. Hon. James Baker (Provincial Secretary, Bureau of Statistics, Victoria) from R. E. Gosnell, (Secretary, Bureau of Statistics): Report of the Bureau of Statistics for the Municipalities of British Columbia, 1896.

Meyer zu Erpen, Walter J.

Sarah Louise Wright fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 007 A
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1941

The fonds consists of records relating to Louise Wright's schooling in Ontario, her career at Brandon College and Tranquille Sanatorium, and her fruit growing interests in Naramata. Fonds includes personal correspondence; education certificate, college notebook, and autograph book; tax records; business records relating to her Naramata property; pamphlets providing dietary information; and, ephemera. Included in the fonds are two paintings done by Wright in 1894 and 1896. Fonds is arranged in 5 series: 1) Personal correspondence; 2) Educational records; 3) Financial records; 4) Reference material; and, 5) Artwork.

Wright, Sarah Louise

Wright family fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 007 A
  • Fonds
  • 1838?-1900

The fonds consists of correspondence inwards (1859-1900), Wesleyan-Methodist church class books and family photographs. Early correspondence relates to family matters. Later correspondence is addressed primarily to W.R. Wright relating to his career in local politics. Fonds includes church "class books" (1838?-1846), listing many members of the Thomas Wright family. Fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Church class books; 3) Family photographs.

Wright (family)

Arthur and Alice Leighton fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 007 A;1993 034 M
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1940

The fonds consists of records of Arthur and Alice Leighton relating primarily to activities and military service in World War I. Fonds includes correspondence and financial records of the Leightons, and military records of Arthur Leighton, created during the war years. Fonds also includes childhood correspondence of Arthur Leighton relating to his schooling and activities as a youth, and some records of activities of the Leightons after the war. Fonds also consists of photographs of the Leightons, the Wright family, Arthur Leighton's service in the Boer War and World War 1, sporting activities including cricket and golf and social activities. Fonds is arranged in seven series: 1) Legal documents and certificates; 2) Personal correspondence; 3) Financial records; 4) Building records; 5) Travel; 6) Military records; and 7) Photographs.

Leighton, Arthur

Office of the Mayor fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 009 C
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 193-?]-1990, predominant 1983-1990

The fonds consists of records of the Office of the Mayor of Nanaimo during the terms of Frank Ney and Graeme Roberts. Fonds includes correspondence files, including the personal correspondence of Frank Ney; records of meetings and ceremonies, and a series of files relating to the Committee investigating proposals for a natural gas pipeline on Vancouver Island. Fonds also includes photographs of the Mayor (primarily Frank Ney) involved in numerous ceremonies and activities, along with aerial photographs of various areas of Nanaimo. The fonds is arranged in four series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Ceremonies and meetings; 3) Committee; and, 4) Photographs.

Nanaimo (B.C.). Mayor

Willis family fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 045 A
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1947

Fonds consists of personal papers of the Willis family. Includes two agreements for sale for Section B of Lot 11, Block E, Nanaimo (1918, 1920), insurance papers, stock certificates, receipts from Acme Motors and correspondence related to the estate of Joseph Willis (1947).

Willis (family)

Committee to Action Nanaimo fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1982

The fonds consists of scrapbooks containing correspondence, reports, newsletters, photographs and news clippings relating to the Action Nanaimo program and activities.

Committee to Action Nanaimo

Northfield School fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1968

The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing correspondence, historical notes, news clippings, drawings, various class photographs (1955-1967), and photographs of school activities.

Northfield School

Estelle Watchorn fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1928, 1941

The fonds consists of Watchorn's honour roll certificates as a pupil at North Ward Public School, a MacLean Method of Writing certificate, and a poem (1941) entitled "Miss Watchorn", written by one of her students, Shirley King.

Watchorn, Estelle

South Wellington Parent-Teacher Association

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1980

The fonds consists of an account ledger of receipts and expenses of the South Wellington PTA.

South Wellington Parent-Teacher Association

Chase River Parent-Teacher Association fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1971

The fonds consists of a minute book (1953-1954) of the Association, a yearbook (1957-1958) for the Nanaimo and District Parent Teacher Council, and historical notes on the PTA and Chase River schools compiled on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the local PTA.

Chase River Parent-Teacher Association

School District 68 History Project Committee fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1989

The fonds consists of records documenting the administration of the project as well as reference files, oral histories, and a collection of historical photographs acquired during the course of the project. Records document the growth and development of schools in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith area and the recollections of former teachers and administrators in the school system. The fonds is arranged in four series: Project Administration (1987-1989), Reference (1939-1989), Oral history (1987-1989), and Photographs (ca. 1900-1979).

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Retired Teachers' Association. School District 68 History Project Committee

Wellington Parents Action Committee fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1963

The fonds consists of a minute book of the Committee and a scrapbook containing correspondence, press releases and news clippings relating to the demands of parents for a safer school crossing of the Island Highway in Wellington. Fonds is arranged in two series: 1) minutes; 2) scrapbook.

Wellington Parents Action Committee

Jessie Hill Richmond fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1974

The fonds consists of a scrapbook created at the time of Jessie Richmond's retirement, including correspondence, certificates and greeting cards. Fonds includes photographs and class lists (1953-1973) for each of Richmond's classes at Diamond School, along with a list of school staff for each of those years.

Richmond, Jessie Hill

Alice Fiddick fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1941

The fonds consists of receipts for Normal School tuition (1939) and a certificate of appointment and acknowledgment of resignation as a teacher at North Cedar School.

Fiddick, Alice

Doreen Mortimer fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1984

The fonds consists of records relating to Mortimer's teaching qualifications and experience in special education, including: education and professional certificates; appointment letter; teacher evaluation reports; reports authored by Mortimer on the role of learning assistance teachers and on implementation of a special needs program at Mount Benson School; a sample completed psychological test paper (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children); and correspondence relating to Mortimer's special education teaching methodology. Fonds includes photographs of Mortimer and students at Christopher Robin School and Mount Benson School.

Mortimer, Doreen

School District No. 68 (Nanaimo) fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1980

The fonds consists of one series, consisting of a valuation (appraisal) report (1964) on the construction and equipment of schools in School District No. 68, along with inventories of equipment for the following schools: Departure Bay School (1959-1966), Harewood Elementary School (1959-1966), Seaview School (1959-1966), Quennell School (1959-1967), Quennell School Annex (1959-1964), Quennell School Gymnasium (1959-1964), Princess Royal School (1959-1963), Mount Benson School (1959-1966), and Woodlands Junior Secondary School (1972-1980).

School District No. 68 (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Syd Moore collection

  • CA NCAI 2001 012 A
  • Fonds
  • 1922-[ca.1980]

Collection consists of photographs related to Syd Moore's family and activities.

Charles Spence fonds

  • CA NCAI 2001 015 A
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1950

Fonds consists of pay statements from various mines including Nanaimo (Western Fuel Corporation), Wellington Mine (Canadian Collieries, Dunsmuir) and Wellington White Rapids Mine.

Spence, Charles W.

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