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City of Vancouver Archives Collection
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G.H. Moyls collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1031
  • Collection
  • 1937-1950

The collection consists of 13 scrapbooks of press clippings of Vancouver amateur sporting events for the period 1940 to 1950 and one scrapbook of press clippings, pamphlets, etc. of the coronation of King George VI, 1937.

Vancouver Maritime Museum St. Roch restoration collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1041
  • Collection
  • 1927-1971

The collection consists of material relating to the restoration of the St. Roch, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police patrol vessel. The collection includes Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development records relating to the reconstruction of the superstructure, 1944; development restoration detail drawings, 1958; and miscellaneous drawings and site plans, 1927-1971.

Shannon Park area collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1324
  • Collection
  • 1941-1977

The collection consists of two files of correspondence, petitions and newsclippings documenting efforts to preserve Shannon Park as a community park. The first file pertains to work carried out by the Shannon Park Area Improvement Association (1941-1949) and the second covers efforts of area residents (1977).

Garfield King collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 135
  • Collection
  • 1918-1921

The collection consists of a scrapbook containing clippings, letters and other assorted material on the subject of proportional representation collected between 1918 and 1921.

Harry D. Bohart collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1442
  • Collection
  • [193-]-1983

The collection consists chiefly of photographs of Crystal and Palm Dairies collected by Harry Bohart. Fonds also includes miscellaneous printed material, including milk delivery schedules.

Wesleyan Methodist Church collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 194
  • Collection
  • 1863-1901, 1923

The collection consists of roll books of the Nanaimo Methodist Sunday School class, 1863-1822, and publications pertaining to Methodists in Vancouver.

Ted Ross collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 216
  • Collection
  • 1943-1946, 1971

The collection consists of copies of Lucky Comics, Rocket Comics and Better Comics books; copies of scripts revised for publication; and correspondence, 1971, between Ross and Alan Walker of Canadian Magazine.

Vancouver Maritime Museum collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 335
  • Collection
  • 1768-1987, predominant 1888-1980

The collection contains records pertaining to a wide variety of maritime subjects and includes log books and ships' plans, records pertaining to ships' crews, records pertaining to the Royal Commission on Pilotage held in the 1960s, drawings of harbours, records of the North Vancouver Ferry Company and records of the Point Atkinson Lightstation. The collection also includes records of the Board of Directors of the Maritime Museum from 1974 to 1987. Files arranged into the following 13 series by the archivist: Agreement or articles and accout of crew forms; Board of Directors records; Captain Samuel L. Robinson records; H.A. Renwick records pertaining to the Royal Commission on Pilotage; Harbours; log books, notebooks and similar records; M.V. Pentowna Plans; miscellaneous records; Point Atkinson Lightstation papers; records of the North Vancouver Ferry Company; Requisition records; Ships' plans collection; and St. Roch restoration drawings.

Denys Nelson collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 441
  • Collection
  • 1923-1927

The collection consists of notes, clippings, and correspondence relating to Nelson's research into the Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and Father Charles Pandosy. There are also clippings, notes, typescripts and photographs on British Columbia's early history and place names.

Major Matthews collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 54
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1870]-1971

The collection consists of records gathered by Matthews relating to the history of Vancouver when he was City Archivist. It includes numerous military records; collected photographs, [186-?]-1968; correspondence and pamphlets relating to Vancouver's water supply; examples of letter-heads, business stationery, tickets, notices and so on used in Vancouver in the 1880s; records of the planning and building of the First Narrows Bridge, Vancouver; an obituary book of clippings from newspapers; correspondence and clippings relating to unemployment and relief in Vancouver, 1931-1939; clippings relating to mayors of Vancouver, 1932-1971; clippings, photographs and menus relating to the visit of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, 1951; clippings relating to distinguished visitors to Vancouver 1928-1953; a scrapbook of clippings relating to pioneer Vancouver aviator, William Stark, 1912; genealogical records relating to the family of J.S. Matthews; numerous topical and categorical files relating to a wide variety of subjects; and a series of index cards describing the history of street and place names in Greater Vancouver.

George Vancouver collection : 1790-1795

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 747
  • Collection
  • [Microfilmed 1976]

The collection consists of copies of records held at the British Library, London, England relating to the voyage of Captain George Vancouver's Discovery and the tender Chatham, 1791-1795. Included in the collection are papers, journals and logbooks.

Margery Wade collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 797;72-519;72-518;72-704;588-A-7 file 1 items 1-13
  • Collection
  • 1898-1916

The collection consists of telegrams and letters from Walter Moberly to Margery Wade and Norton Griffiths concerning personal matters, the New Westminster fire (1898), and railway development; Wilfrid Laurier to F. C. Wade concerning Liberal politics; Noel Robinson to F. C. Wade concerning Moberly. Fonds includes cartoon drawings by John Innis and James B. Fitzmaurice depicting provincial political figures and issues such as prohibition.

Wade, Margery, d. 1960

Sheila Neville collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 807
  • Collection
  • 1921-1975

The collection consists of material pertaining to community theatre in Vancouver, specifically the Vancouver Little Theatre Association. Collection includes histories, play production records, lists of officers, notes, play scripts, and publications.

Adrien Mansvelt collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 808
  • Collection
  • 1965-1975

The collection consists of photographs, prints, magazine articles, pamphlets, maps and plans on the history of the town of Coeverden, the van Coeverden family and the Vancouver family genealogy. These have been reproduced from various repositories in Europe.

Bruce Russell collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 836
  • Collection
  • 1950-1975, predominant 1967-1972

The collection consists of correspondence, studies, reports, clippings and other material on diverse topics related to city planning and citizens action groups in the Kitsilano, Jericho, Point Grey and University of British Columbia areas of Vancouver.

Vancouver Maritime Museum ships plans collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 852
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1768]-1980, predominant 1900-1960

This collection consists of ships plans (linen, and paper originals, blue and white print reproductions and some modern photocopied facsimiles) and related manuscript material.

A. Stewart McMorran 29th (Vancouver) Battalion collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 953;CVA 622;CVA 735
  • Collection
  • 1909-1985

The collection consists of the papers of James H. Humphries, Frank Hubert Matthews, Henry Seymour Tobin, Charles J. Garrett, Edmund Taylor, and Henry Cecil Royle concerning World War I, the 29th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, and the 29th (Vancouver) Battalion Association: letters, newsletters, nominal rolls, minutes, reports of annual meetings, financial and general records, newsclippings, artifacts, photographs (including group portraits of various companies and views of various events in the Battalion's history), and printed materials.

Sue Wheeler cooperatives collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 961
  • Collection
  • 1971-1987

The collection consists of minutes, organizational records, and newsletters documenting the development of cooperatives in Vancouver during the 1970s. Collection includes records of the Mountain Equipment Co-operative, Vancouver Co-operative Radio, Collective Resource and Services Workers' Co-operative, Agora Co-operative Food Association, Isadora's and Fed-Up Co-operative Wholesale Association.

H.A. Price collection

  • CA CVAN Add. Mss. 358;Add. MSS. 806;Add. MSS. 987;CVA 153;CVA 429
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1880]-1993

The collection consists of correspondence, reports, letterbooks, and photographs of the Price family and of records relating to general merchants in Ashcroft, B.C, , including Harvey Bailey and Company, to the planned extension to the Canadian Pacific Railway line, and to Henry J. Cambie.

Neelands Brothers photograph collection

  • CA CVAN CVA 1
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1890]

The collection consists of photographs by Neelands Brothers of Nelson, B.C. of the Canadian Pacific Railway route in B.C. and Nelson.

British Columbia Telephone Company photograph collection

  • CA CVAN CVA 17
  • Collection
  • [ca.1915]-1954

The collection consists of photographs of the British Columbia Telephone Company employees at work and at company-sponsored social events; switchboards and other equipment; interior and exterior views of company buildings; and views of the ship Brico laying cable in Vancouver harbour.

R.H. Trueman photograph collection

  • CA CVAN CVA 2
  • Collection
  • 1890-1911

The collection consists of photographs by Trueman of scenes on the Canadian Pacific Railway route, the Yoho Valley, Banff, Lake Louise, Blackfeet Indians, the Northwest Territories, Steveston, Vancouver and Victoria.

Vaudeville photograph collection

  • CA CVAN CVA18;CVA19
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1901]-1920

The collection consists of photographs of vaudeville performers Alfred T. Layne and Daisy D'Avara at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, as well as other performers.

City of Vancouver Archives photograph collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1864]-1981

The collection consists of photographs of families, individuals, street scenes, neighbourhoods, buildings, ceremonial occasions, social events, sports, business and industry, transportation, and military subjects pertaining to Vancouver.

Eric (Sandy) Sanderson collection

  • Collection
  • [1938?]-1988

The fonds consists of correspondence, notes, published items, newspaper clippings, association minutes, financial statements, and photographs. Records were collected and created by Sandy Sanderson for his interest and work in the hospitality industry. The majority of the fonds are published items and reference materials, with a large percentage of newspaper clippings.

The fonds is arranged into five series: Subject files; Newsmen's Club; British Columbia Chefs' Association Newsletter - notes; Business papers; and Published items and reference material.