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Louise Stein Sorensen fonds

  • CA VHEC RA024
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1921]-2019

Fonds consists of textual records, graphic materials, and artefacts relating to Louise Sorensen’s life in the Netherlands, some of which was spent in hiding. Many of the items are wartime records, including photographs and negatives, correspondence, paper currency, drawings, notice of registration, official and forged identity cards, and ration cards. Additionally, the fonds contains copies of Sorensen’s great-uncle’s daughter’s, Ans’, testimonies; several English translations of items provided by Sorensen; and a 1947 second edition of Anne Frank’s Het Achterhuis, or The Diary of a Young Girl, also known as the Diary of Anne Frank. The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into the following six series: Personal records, Family records, Photographs, Correspondence, Currency and Publications and writings.

Louise Stein Sorensen

Jack Gardner fonds

  • CA VHEC RA025
  • Fonds
  • [194-]–2001

Fonds consists of records generated as a result of Jack Gardner’s role in the Red Army, his medical leave, his residency in the Foehrenwald displaced persons camp, immigration to North America and his advocacy work in restoring Jewish cemeteries and mass graves in Sambir, L’viv Oblast, Ukraine. Records include correspondence, identification, permits, licenses, certificates, legal documents and clippings.

Gardner, Jack

Sonner family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA010
  • Fonds
  • 1916-2007

Collection consists of vital records, administrative documents, original drawings, publications, educational certificates, academic papers, photographs, correspondence, letters of reference and audio-visual testimony relating to the life and work of Eric and Rose Sonner. Records detail the vital statistics, career history, education, travels and emigration efforts of the family from the late 1940s until the mid-2000s. Collection has been arranged into the following series: Terezín (1942–1945); Prague (1946–1949); Academic works (horticulture) (1947–1950); Correspondence and ephemera (1949–2000); Vital statistics records (Canada) (1949–2007); Eric Sonner testimony ([194-]–[before 2009]); and Photographs ([192-], 2016).

Sonner family

Pollák, Deneberger, Kiss family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA034
  • Fonds
  • 1900–[after 1990]

Fonds is comprised of correspondence, family records and photographs created and/or kept by members of the Pollák, Deneberger and Kiss family, a Jewish family living in Tápiószele, Hungary during the Second World War.

Pollák, Deneberger, Kiss family

Alexander and Gina Dimant fonds

  • CA VHEC RA016
  • Fonds
  • [1920?]–2019

Fonds is comprised of correspondence, photographs, identity and personal documents, society registration documents, minutes, clippings, memorabilia and ephemera created or collected by Alexander and Gina Dimant in Poland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Italy and Canada. Records pertain to their family history, work, school, and social and volunteer activities prior to and after the Second World War.

Records have been arranged into the following series: Correspondence (1941–2019), Photographs ([1920?]–[2016], Personal records (1938–2013), Artefacts (1940–[before 1948], 1997), Clippings and ephemera ([after 1942]–2016) and Janusz Korczak Association of Canada records (2001–2008).

Dimant family

EAL Learning Material Collection

  • VCCL C-01
  • Collection
  • 1985 - 2019

This collection consists of learning materials published by Vancouver Community College for use in multiple departments of the English as an Additional Language Area (EAL/ESL). These materials were authored by VCC instructors.

Vancouver Community College

ESL Outreach Department fonds

  • VCCL F-10
  • Fonds
  • 1978 - 2014

The fonds consists of class schedules, learning materials, promotional materials, memoranda, policies, guides, handbooks, newsletters, photographs, and reports from the ESL Outreach Department.

Vancouver Community College. ESL Outreach Department

Education Council fonds

  • VCCL F-01
  • Fonds
  • 1994 - 2017

The fonds consists of program content guides and minutes from the Education Council and the Council of Educational Managers meetings.

Vancouver Community College. Education Council

Fashion Arts Department Fonds

  • VCCL F-34
  • Fonds
  • 1989-2012

This fonds consists of video recordings of student fashion shows

Vancouver Community College. Fashion Arts Department

Management Group fonds

  • VCCL F-07
  • Fonds
  • 2006 - 2010

The fonds consists of meeting minutes from the Management Group.

Vancouver Community College. Management Group

President's Office fonds

  • VCCL F-26
  • Fonds
  • 1989 - 2012

This fonds consists of budgets, correspondence, reports, invoices, receipts, project files, strategic plans, policies, indexes and annual reports

Vancouver Community College. President's Office

VP Academic Office fonds

  • VCCL F-30
  • Fonds
  • 2003 - 2015

This fonds consists of planning documents, program proposals, program evaluations, committee meeting minutes, performance appraisals, and reports

Vancouver Community College. VP Academic Office

Vancouver City College fonds

  • VCCL F-29
  • Fonds
  • 1949 - 2001

The fonds consists of meeting minutes, reports, finances, directories, course descriptions, and registration directions and time schedules.

Vancouver City College

Lydia Gruchy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1893 - 2000

Fonds consists of the following record series: Family correspondence and other materials (1892-1995); Publications and manuscripts (1915-2000); Audio and video recordings (1985-1992); Florence Gruchy photographs (1933-1960); Lydia Gruchy family photographs (1917-1953).

Gruchy, Lydia

City of Richmond fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1879-2005

The fonds consists of all records of the City of Richmond, and include the full range of local government rights, responsibilities and activities. The fact that the City of Richmond is comprised of islands forming the delta of the Fraser River has resulted in dyking, drainage, and bridge building being prominent in the work and records of the municipality. In addition to bylaws and minutes of council and committees of council, other functions documented in municipal records include administration and operation of municipal holdings and services including: municipal land and buildings, roads and highways, waterworks, parks and recreation, fire and police services, public works, engineering, planning and zoning.

Richmond (B.C.)

Carl Grauer fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1881-2000

Fonds consists of the correspondence, research materials, and ephemera of Carl Grauer. Also present are some records relating to Rudy Grauer and Lester Grauer.

Grauer (family)

Fraser Street Bridge Demolition Photographs

  • Fonds
  • 1975

Collection consists of seven photographs of the demolition of the Fraser Street Bridge in February of 1975 by Fraser River Pile and Dredge Limited. The slides were taken by George Yarmoluk whose office at the time overlooked the North Arm of the Fraser River.

Yarmoluk, George

Richmond Chamber of Commerce fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-1993

The fonds consists of agendas, minutes, committee reports, correspondence, bylaws, membership rosters, newsletter planning files, newsletters, scrapbooks, Canadian Chamber of Commerce publications, negatives and more than 3000 photographs, two cloth banners and three certificates. These records relate to the administration and operations of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Richmond Board of Trade between 1948 and 1993. The majority of the photographs were taken at meetings and special and promotional events between 1988 and 1993. The records are arranged in series according to the form of material or the sphere of functional activity.

Richmond Chamber of Commerce

W.H. (Henry) Anderson family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1973

Fonds consists primarily of scrapbooks and photograph albums compiled by Gwen Anderson or received from various sources and all related to Henry Anderson's political career, and to the Andersons' involvement in community organizations and events in Richmond. The scrapbooks and albums document Richmond's growth and development during Anderson's time in office, and reflect the commitment both Henry and Gwen Anderson felt toward their community. Also included in the fonds are memorabilia related to Anderson's time in office, including slide photographs of various Richmond scenes, pamphlets related to events he and his wife attended, and a sound recording of opening ceremonies at the Richmond Imperial Oil service centre. These appear to have been set aside by Gwen Anderson. In addition, the fonds includes one file of ephemeral items, such as Ladner ferry tickets, unmarked ballot sheets and a building permit, and three oil paintings given as gifts to the Andersons. Fonds is arranged in four series: 1. Scrapbooks and albums; 2. Paintings; 3. Reeve Anderson memorabilia; 4. Ephemera.

Anderson, W. H. (Henry)

West Richmond Community Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-1973

The fonds includes copies of the constitution and bylaws; minutes from regular committee meetings; reports, drafts and briefs that arose from the association's business; directories and membership lists; correspondence; community newsletters and notices; newspaper clippings and other ephemeral material; and copies of government legislation concerning environmental issues. Fonds arranged in 6 series: 1. Constitution and Bylaws, [1967?]; 2. Minutes, 1966-1970; 3. Administrative Records, 1966-1970; 4. Membership Records, 1959-1967; 5. Correspondence, 1963-1971; 6. Publications and Ephemera.

West Richmond Community Association

Richmond Friendship Home Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1964-1998

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, minutes, case and personnel files, clippings and ephemera related to the establishment of the Richmond Friendship Home Society and the operations of society programs. The fonds also includes documents relating to criminal trials of Society Board members and staff.

Richmond Friendship Home Society

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

Minn Sjolseth fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 144
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1999

The fonds reflects Minn Sjolseth's artistic career and travels to First Nations communities throughout British Columbia and Alaska with her husband Anthony Carter. Contents of the fonds depict First Nations cultures in British Columbia between 1960 and 1980, including Haida, Coast Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw, Gitsegukla, Kispiox, and Nisga'a. Several of the contents depict notable figures, including Chief Dan George and August Jacks.

The fonds includes textual records including correspondence, ephemera, newspaper clippings; graphic materials such as photographs, slides, negatives, and transparencies that depict Sjolseth’s travels and artworks; and artworks produced by Sjolseth including paintings, drawings, and prints.

The fonds is organized into the following series:

  1. Personal records
  2. Artwork an Exhibition records
  3. Artworks

Minn Sjolseth

Anthony Carter fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 25
  • Fonds
  • [194-] - 2018, predominant 1966 - 1979

The fonds consists of photographs, transparencies, negatives, prints, slides, textual records and objects. Contents of the fonds primarily reflect First Nations cultures in British Columbia between 1960 and 1980, including the Haida, Coast Salish (formerly Burrard Reserve), Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw), Gitsegukla and Ans'pa yaxw (Kispiox) nations. Notable First Nations personalities and artists documented include Chief Dan George, Gerry Marks, Henry Hunt and Norman Tait. Contents also include: B.C. landscapes such as Gwayasdums (Gilford Island), Klemtu, Mamalilikulla and Uchucklesaht; First Nations children; First Nations exhibits, totem poles and installations at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and for the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan. The original accession was arranged in series according to Carter's published works which focus on specific localities, communities, individuals and subject matter, with additional series related to Carter's photojournalistic work and personal recordkeeping added in 2019 when an accrual was made to the fonds.

Carter, Anthony

Stallworthy Family fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 139
  • Fonds
  • 1856-1925

The fonds reflects the religious work and family history of Rev. George Stallworthy and his descendants. The fonds consists of correspondence and drawings related to the family's time in the South Pacific; 20 photographic portraits of family members; sermons, article reprints, and correspondence related to George Burnett Stallworthy's religious work and life; and a scrapbook containing memoranda, correspondence, photographs, clippings, pamphlets, genealogical research, and other ephemera from the Stallworthy family up to 1925.

The fonds is arranged into files based on the content and medium of the records.

Stallworthy Family

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