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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.

David Hobson litigation collection

  • Collection
  • 1921-1922

Collection consists of one file containing a bound volume of the proceedings at the Court of Appeal between the plaintiff, David Hobson, and the defendant being the Corporation of the Township of Richmond. The Appeal Book contains the documentation gathered to support the plaintiff's claim against the defendant for damages through the flooding and overflow of water onto his property, official court documents and transcripts, as well as five photographs that illustrate the damage to the plaintiff's lands on Lulu Island.

Alberni District Historical Society Archives map collection

  • Collection
  • 1886-1993

The collection consists of settlement maps (including townsite and subdivision plans), land use maps, street maps, logging and forest road maps, mineral claim maps, railroad and rights-of-way maps, real estate maps, recreational maps (including parks), and other maps of communities and areas in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.

Alert Bay Library and Museum photograph collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1860]-1994

The collection consists of photographs of Alert Bay and area depicting persons, families, churches, schools, hospital, businesses, organizations, industry, social events, activities of the Columbia Coast Mission, native Indians, and general scenes of the area. The collection incorporates the photographs of the Pioneer Journal (1939-1941, 1951-1964), a newspaper published in Alert Bay.

CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum maps and plans collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1850]-1995

The collection consists of maps and plans of sites, buildings and ships relating to military operations (including those of the Royal Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the Canadian Armed Forces) in Esquimalt and the Victoria area, including maps, building plans and architectural drawings, ships plans, and nautical charts.

Chemainus Valley Historical Society photograph collection

  • Collection
  • 1862-1994

The collection consists of photographs depicting people, events, schools, industry (particularly logging, sawmill operations, mining, shipping and farming), and the built and natural environment of Chemainus and surrounding area. Collection includes photographs of the Victoria Lumber and Manufacturing Company in Chemainus (now the Chemainus Division of MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.) and family photograph albums of the Anderson and Howe families.

Architectural plans and drawings collection

  • Collection
  • 1912-1917, 1927-1991

Collection consists of architectural records, plans, cemetery records. Includes plans and drawings relating to Camp Galilee; Camp Owaissi; Synod Office building in Kelowna; and parishes and churches in Armstrong; Castlegar; Chase; Cranbrook; Creston; Duck Range; Edgewater; Edgewood; Enderby; Falkland; Fauquier; Fernie; Fruitvale; Kelowna (East); Kelowna; Keremeos; Kimberley; Mara; Mica Creek; Michel; Monte Creek; Nelson; Okanagan Falls; Okanagan Mission; Oliver; Oyama; Peachland; Penticton; Princeton; Revelstoke; Rutland; Salmon Arm; Sorrento; South Slocan; Sparwood; Summerland; Trail; Vernon; Waldo; Westbank; Willow Point; Winfield; Wynndel. Photocopies in part.

Action Line Housing Society collection

  • Collection
  • [1930]

Collection consists of a photograph of the house known as the "Overlynn Mansion" built in 1909 for Charles J. Peters at 3755 McGill Street.

Burnaby Image Bank collection

  • Collection
  • 1910-1992

Collection consists of approximately 800 photographs collected by the City of Burnaby and the Simon Fraser University Archives during their preparations for Burnaby's Centennial celebrations in 1992. This collection of photographs was gathered from various donors and was made available for public purchase and viewing on VHS format.

Burnaby Public Library collection

  • Collection
  • 1912-1978

Collection consists of material that originated from a myriad of sources and donors and has been grouped by the Burnaby Public Library into two series:;1. Burnaby Public Library Photograph collection [1920-1978];2. Burnaby Public Library Manuscript collection 1912-1928.

Joan Goodall collection

  • Collection
  • 1926 - 1978

This collection consists of postcards and photographs collected by Joan Goodall. Areas depicted include Old Massett, Hazelton, Kitwangar, Port Simpson and other areas. Most images have totem poles or other massive carvings depicted.

ITEMS IN COLLECTION:
“The Museum of Northern British Columbia with the wolf totem and two Haida poles”
– 1960 – 1 postcard : colour ; 8.5 x 14 cm.

“From Joan Goodall Aug/78 – Fertility symbol used on island of [Tan] during yearly festival on island of [Tanna]” – 1978 - 1 photograph : colour ; 12 x 9 cm.

“623” [people in front of cemetery] – [19-] –1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

“623” [totem pole and dead tree] – [19-] – 1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

“713” [wooden sidewalk with totem poles] – [19-] - 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

“713” [view of a wooden fence with a tree flanked by matching totem poles] – [19-] – 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

“The Lion Totem of Kitwangar, BC” – [19-] – 1 postcard : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

“Port Simpson, Totems” – [19-] – 1 postcard : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

“Alaska Indian Carvings” – [19-] – 1 postcard: b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

“Indian Totem, Hazleton, BC” – [19-] – 1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

“Indian Totems, Old Massett, BC” – [19-] – 1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

“1926” [two totem poles in front of a wooden house] - 1926- 1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm.

Thomas and Mildred Laurie collection

  • Collection
  • 1940-2003 [predominantly 1940-1972]

The collection includes material relating to Alert Bay that was created or collected by Thomas and Mildred Laurie, as well as photographs and textual records created or received by James Barclay Williams, who bequeathed the records to Mildred Laurie. The collection includes a photo album, photographs, postcards, correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and a calendar. Photographs document Alert Bay and the surrounding area, including the B.C. Packers store, Christ Church, the native cemetery, St. Michael’s Residential School and Preventorium, Canada Packers, Hardy Bay, totem poles, a long house, and the Nimpkish Hotel. Photographs also document local events, including potlatches, weddings, an outdoor salmon barbeque, BC centenary celebrations in 1958, native ceremonies, and a visit by the Governor General.

The material is arranged in the following files:

1.1 - James Barclay Williams – Correspondence and press clippings, 1968-1972
1.2 - James Barclay Williams – Photographs, [1908?]-1967
1.3 - Mildred Laurie - Photo album photographs, [194-]-1974
1.4 - Mildred Laurie – Photographs and postcards, [194-]-[199-]
1.5 - Slides and negatives, 1952-1972
1.6 - Pamphlets, ephemera, and press clippings, 1947-2003
2.1 - James Barclay Williams – Photo album, 1940-1941

Reginald Robinson collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1945]

The collection consist of photographs Robinson took of Aboriginal Australian peoples, small placards with descriptions of tribal items and customs, and two articles and a photograph regarding a Hobby Show Robinson participated in in 1947.

A.A. Kingscote Collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1921]

The collection consists of postcards depicting First Nations from Western Canada.

Maurice Maeterlinck collection

  • UVICSP SC261
  • Collection
  • 1906

The collection consists of a holograph signed postcard dated May 8, 1906 to Alfred Sutro, translator of Maeterlinck's Life of the Bee (1901).

Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949

Oliver St. John Gogarty collection

  • UVICSP SC047
  • Collection
  • ca. 1905-1954

The collection consists of letters and verse written by Gogarty to G. K. A. Bell, Ulick O'Connor, and others [some of this material used in: Ulick O'Connor's The Times I've Seen: Oliver St. John Gogarty, NY, Obelensky, 1963, (SC) PR6013 O28Z8]. The others include 2 hls to W.R.. Fearon (1937), 3 pp re evidence given by Fearon in Henry Morris Sinclair's libel suit against Gogarty; 1 hls, 1 p to the President of the Irish Free State (11.09.38); 1 tls with h. additions, 3 pp to J.M.N. Jeffries (16.05.1933); 1 p h. with an 8 line comic verse about Hitler signed and dated 13.01.44; 1 tls., 1 p to "Seamus" (13.09.49); 1 tls. 2 pp to Mr. Smart (21.04.52). Also included is a holograph verse 6 pp. "To his Extraordinary Friend George Kennedy Allen Bell about to go to Switzerland," no date, on stationary headed "The Tower, Sandycove".

Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957

James Cook collection

  • UVICSP SC432
  • Collection
  • 1978

The collection consists of slides and negatives (6 slides, 18 negatives) of Voyages of James Cook.

Cook, James, 1728-1779

Arabic manuscripts collection

  • UVICSP SC119
  • Collection
  • ca. 1000-1790

The collection consists of six items:
1) En'am-i Serif [Turkish calligraphic manuscript].- consists of several chapters of the Qur'an, Arabic and Ottoman and Turkish prayers, calligraphic rondels and seals, hilyes, and miniature paintings of the Kaba, the Prophet's Mosque at Medina, his personal belongings such as his cloak, prayer beads etc., his hand and foot print and similar images. Special Collections had slides made of this manuscript. A second set of these slides is available in the Slide Library (History in Art Dept.).

2) al-Jazri, Mohammed. - consists of a single leaf from an 18th century religious manuscript, "Hassi Hasin" (Prayer and Contemplation). It is written in Arabic (probably in Turkey) in the Nashki hand. It may be an Ishmaeli text. It is illuminated, gilded and decorated with a floral motif.

3) Firdawsi. Shah Nameh. consists of a single leaf from an 18th century copy.

4) Koran. India. 17th -18th century?

5) Koran. China. 17th -18th century?

6) Maghribi Qur'an (Koran) Bifolium. Late 10th or 11th century. Kufic script.

John Gawsworth collection

  • UVICSP SC005
  • Collection
  • 1931 - 1970

The collection consists of letters from A.R. Orage, 1933-1934, manuscripts by Armstrong for "Focus" 21, "The Literary Digest", etc. (1945-1970) plus a review, a note, and a mss for "The Poetry Review" by G.S. Fraser, 1950-1952. Also included in the collection are enclosures from "Ten Contemporaries" [1932 & 1933]. These enclosures consist of research material and correspondence: re the publication of the two volumes, and the writers included in them.

Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970

Jack Lindsay collection

  • UVICSP SC083
  • Collection
  • 1956 - 1968

The collection consists firstly of letters written to Mullers Ltd. (publishers) concerning the possible publication of several books, and secondly, of an "uncorrected proof", with holograph corrections of "Meetings With Poets" (1968).

Lindsay, Jack, 1900-1990

Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath collection

  • UVICSP SC060
  • Collection
  • 1959 - 1962

The collection consists of letters (1960-1961) written by Hughes to Graham T. Ackroyd. There are also groupings of drafts of Hughes's "Dully Gumption's Addendum", "Fishing at Dawn", "New Moon" and "Out III: Remembrance Day". Additionally, there are drafts and fragments of other works (often on the versos of the previous drafts); several are by Sylvia Plath.

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998

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