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Columbian Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1983, predominant 1958-1983

The fonds consists of a collection of reference files created by Columbian staff members over a number of years. The files were accessed by staff members to provide information about a given person or subject. The content of these files is predominately black and white photographic prints and associated newspaper clippings. There are also other types of documents in the files such as pamphlets, circulars, assignment sheets, and memos. The fonds contains five series: People Files, Subject Files, and Sports Files, Sports Mug Shots, and New Westminster Today Photos. These records are sorted alphabetically except for the New Westminster Today photos which are filed chronologically.

Columbian Company

Chinese Old Man's Home fonds (New Westminster, B.C.)

  • CA NWM IH 006.211
  • Fonds
  • 1929

Fonds consists of the by-laws of the organization, a list of directors, and a balance sheet. The balance sheet lists a property located at Lot Nine of City Block Twenty-Nine.

Chinese Old Man's Home (New Westminster, BC)

J. Lewis Sangster fonds

  • CA NWM IH 2011.30
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1950

This fonds consists of photographs and postcards taken or collected by J. Lewis Sangster during his time spent in New Westminster, during his time traveling and during his time spent overseas during World War I. Sangster developed a large number of the photographs himself, in a small cellar in his home that was converted into a darkroom. The fonds has been divided into three series based on content: Sangster Family, Military, and New Westminster Subjects. Included in the Military series, there is a collection of Canadian Official postcards published by the British newspaper The Daily Mirror, which Sangster collected during his time serving in World War I. The family series consists of photographs taken by Sangster of his family members, as well as pictures that Sangster received from extended family members.

Sangster, J. Lewis

Bole family fonds

  • CA NWM IH 1966.22
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1966

The fonds consists of records of the Bole family. The fonds has the following series: professional records, family records, historical records, maps, ephemera, and publications.

Bole family

Ellen Hazle Kitchen fonds

  • CA NWM MSS 224
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1920

Fonds consists of a collection of items pertaining to World War One. A scrapbook contains emblems from various wartime organizations, flags of the Allies, registration cards, and other items.

Kitchen, Ellen Hazle

Kirk family fonds

  • CA NWM MSS 313
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1945

Fonds consists of photographs and postcards, and a small quantity of other material, including cards, and newspaper clippings. Most of the photographs are of the Kirk family and friends.

Kirk (family)

New Westminster Council of Women fonds

  • CA NWM MSS 001
  • Fonds
  • 1893 - 2002

The New Westminster Council of Women fonds consists of records created or received by the Council while carrying out their mission statement. The fonds contains the following series: minutes, correspondence, attendance reports, financial records, yearbooks, annual meeting reports, common programs, miscellaneous records, New Westminster Credit Women’s Breakfast Club records, scrapbooks, and Lady Aberdeen ephemera.

New Westminster Council of Women

New Westminster School Board fonds

  • CA NWM IH 1984.69
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1959

Fonds consists of ten minute books of the New Westminster School Board. Names that appear throughout the fonds include W.B. Townsend, John Hendry, Reverend Robert Jamieson, E.A. Davidson, Nettie Dockrill, John McKenzie, F.W. Howay, J.W. Creighton, Robert Lennie, John Peck, T.J. Trapp, and Robert H. Gray.
Chronological List of School Board Minute Books:

Book 1: 2 August 1888 – 29 December 1897
Book 2: 30 September 1898 – 24 December 1902
Book 3: 14 January 1903 – 10 October 1909
Book 4: 25 October 1907 – 30 March 1911
Book 5: 3 April 1911 – 20 July 1911
Book 6: 13 July 1911 – 23 December 1919
Book 7: 12 January 1920 – 20 December 1931
Book 8: 21 January 1932 – 13 January 1943
Book 9: 13 January 1943-12 December 1951
Book 10: 10 January 1952 – 14 January 1959

New Westminster School Board

Harry Chapman family fonds

  • CA NWM IH 1997.47
  • Fonds
  • 1920-[199-?]

Fonds consists of the records of Nina, Harry, Janet and Doreen Chapman, as well as Marcia and Dave Atkinson. The fonds spans from the 1920's until Nina and Harry's senior years in the late twentieth century. Records relate to Janet and Doreen's schooling, Nina and Harry's occupations and their community involvement, and the family's personal life. The fonds includes schoolwork, correspondence, scrapbooks, drawings, conference and convention proceedings, reports, meeting notes, newsletters, certificates, and photographs. The fonds is arranged into six series: School, Personal, Sports, Occupation, Community Organizations, and Photographs.

Chapman, Harry (family)

Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association, Lord of the Isles Camp #191 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1899-1993

The records of the S.O.S.B.A.L.I.C.191 were compiled during the period of their regular business meetings. Apart from the bound minute books which span the years continuously from 1899 to 1993, the records were in no apparent order upon arrival at the archives.;The fonds also include a trophy signature record book dated 1976-1983 and two cloth badges. In addition, there are photographs that were taken in the 1960's. Please note that four postcard photographs contained in the photograph collection with accession no's. IHP730504/5and IHP801045/7 under the archival headings of Excursions and Groups are also available for viewing.;A wooden laser printed plaque with an inscription to William Robertson celebrating his one hundredth birthday is also in this fonds.;In total there are three series: minutes, trophy signature records and photographs. All material has been arranged chronologically to reflect the natural record accumulation over time and to facilitate easy access.

Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association, Lord of the Isles Camp #191

Spong family fonds

  • CA NWM 159
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1949

The fonds consists of a journal, correspondence, certificates, and ephemera, primarily of Elsie and Stanley Spong.

Spong (family)

Public Education collection (New Westminster, B.C.)

  • Fonds
  • 1905-1991

Collection consists of newspaper clippings, annuals and other student publications, minutes, scrapbooks, visitor books, and photographs. The collection is arranged into series that pertain to specific schools or colleges as well as several general series. There are over 11,000 items in the collection.

Public Education collection (New Westminster, B.C.)

Scott Paper Ltd. fonds

  • CA NWM MSS 183
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1984

The fonds consists of photographs and scrapbooks which contain product samples and advertisements.

Scott Paper

New Westminster Chinese Benevolent Society fonds

  • CA NWM IH 980.30
  • Fonds
  • [ca 1904-1974]

The fonds consists of the following series: minutes of the meetings of the NWCBS; the Society's financial records, the Chinese Hospital records; fundraising records; general records of the Society; published material in the form of newspapers, magazines, pictorials, as well as classroom textbooks.

New Westminster Chinese Benevolent Society

Star Shipyard (Mercer's) Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1927-1973

The fonds consists of specifications for work on various ships and docks as well as tenders and agreements involving the shipyard. Several financial records, magazines, and manuals as well as a yard plan for the shipyard are also a part of the fonds.

Star Shipyard (Mercer's)

Frank Goodship fonds

  • CA NWM IH 1995.71
  • Fonds
  • 1949 - 1954

The fonds consists of the photographs Frank Goodship took during his employment at the British Columbian newspaper. Many of these photographs were published in the newspaper. A search of the newspaper has provided additional information about these photos. In these cases, the date of the paper and the page number on which it appeared has been noted in the scope and content. The exact captions have usually not been added but all names of individuals given by the paper have been included. Please not that not all photographs are available online. In many cases, a number of simliar shots were taken for the same shoot. In these cases, the archives has chosen what it thinks the best and most representative shots. The other photos may be viewed at the archives. The fonds has been divided into five series.

Goodship, Frank

New Westminster May Day Committee fonds

  • CA NWM 081
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1928

The fonds consists of correspondence and organizational papers for May Day celebrations.

New Westminster May Day Committee

New Westminster Parks and Recreation Department fonds

  • CA NWM IH 004.24
  • Fonds
  • 1927-2001

Fonds consists of five record series: Parks and Recreation Committee meeting minutes (1927-1998); financial records (1953-1968); parks photographs (1909-1954); plans and drawings (1934-2001); and news clippings and memorabilia (1968-1983).

New Westminster (B.C.). Parks and Recreation Dept.

Royal Columbian Hospital fonds

  • CA NWM Add. MSS. 284
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1970

The fonds consists of 26 bound volumes of minutes of Board of Directors, 1862-1881, 1909-1950, correspondence, building papers, tenders, purchasing and financial data, publications, reports. Also included are minute books of the New Westminster Medical Association, the Women's Auxiliary of Royal Columbian Hospital and the Building Committee. Arranged into the following series: Annual reports; Business papers- construction; Business papers - general; Correspondence - general; Correspondence - purchasing; Correspondence - Royal Columbian Hospital Board; Correspondence - Workmen's Compensation Board; Medical papers; Minutes; Photographs; Publications, School of Nursing papers.

Royal Columbian Hospital

Slater family fonds

  • CA NWM 111
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1937

The fonds consists of correspondence between members of the Slater family, primarily David and Maude Slater.

Slater (family)

Lorne Pearson collection

  • CA NWM IH 000.15
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1952

Collection consists of the annual reports of the New Westminster Harbour Commission for the years 1926-1938, 1945-1952, and the 1932 report for the Port of Vancouver. These reports contain a summary of the port's annual activities, statistics, and photographs.

George Adams Grocery fonds

  • CA NWM 200
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1916

The fonds consists of two cash books.

George Adams Grocery

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