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Hamber family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1036;CVA 703
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1850-1985]

The fonds consists of records of the Hamber and Hendry families and of Eric Hamber including photographs, manuscripts and fine art. The photographs, 1880-1985, consist primarily of professional studio portraiture and the manuscript material consists primarily of souvenirs or memorabilia. Photographs depict the Hamber and Hendry families and E.W. Hamber's life as an international financier, B.C. Lieutenant-Governor, industrialist, athlete, and rancher.

Hamber (family)

James McIntosh fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 104
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1889

The fonds consists of a letterbook of business correspondence, 1876-1889, for the most part connected with the business of the Shuswap Milling Company.

McIntosh, James, d. 1901

M.V. Pentowna fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1042
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1958

The fonds consists of numerous design plans. Some are construction plans and others are detailed mechanical. They show both original construction and the late rebuilding.

Pentowna (Ship)

Sigurdson Millwork Company fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1046
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1963

The fonds consists of 63 sheets of plans for an assortment of finishings for churches in B.C. Vancouver projects include millwork for Holy Rosary Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, and First United Church. Also included is 52 sheets of blueprints of architectural millwork for a number of CNR structures around the province, including 11 sheets pertaining to the Hotel Vancouver interior.

Sigurdson Millwork Company

Leonard Dobbin fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 106
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1937

The fonds consists of correspondence, accounts and legal papers pertaining to the Dominion Airways Ltd. and Yarrows Aircraft Corporation Ltd., as well as material on aircraft and aeronautics in general. The fonds also contains the Royal Air Force records of Henry C.W. Dobbin.

Dobbin, Leonard Alexander

E.V. Young fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1064;CVA 753
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1963

The fonds consists of prompt books annotated by Young as director of two Theatre Under the Stars productions, 1940-1949; TUTS programmes, 1941-1963; UBC Musical Society programmes, 1941-1954; personal scrapbooks of his theatrical career, 1907-1935; clippings relating to reviews of TUTS productions, 1942-1954 and photographs both of Young and selected production casts.

Young, Ernest Vanderpoel

British Columbia Children's Hospital fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1066;CVA 754
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1978

The fonds consists of resolutions and by-laws; minutes of the Board of Directors; minutes of the Board of Directors of the New Children's Hospital Society; minutes of the Advisory Medical Planning Committee; minutes of the Building Project Committee of the New Children's Hospital; historical accounts; newsletters; and photographs.

British Columbia Children's Hospital

Alfred D. Long fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 107
  • Fonds
  • 1961

The fonds consists of letters, memoranda and circulars concerning the establishment of the Archives of Aviation.

Long, Alfred D.

Lambert M. Sung fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1070
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1917

The fonds consists of Sung's correspondence and cancelled cheques.

Sung, Lambert M.

Tools for Peace fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1072
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings, printed material, and photographs documenting the activities of the office of the B.C. Coordinator, and the office of the National Coordinator.

Tools for Peace

New Play Centre fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1073;MCR 111
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1989, predominant 1970-1988

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, play scripts (microfilmed Nov. 1991), financial records, production files, and publicity material which includes audio tapes and photographs.

New Play Centre (Vancouver, B.C.)

Sculpture Symposium Society of British Columbia fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1076
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1976

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, newsclippings, and photographs of participants and the Symposium.

Sculpture Symposium Society of British Columbia

Oppenheimer family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 108
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1915, 1931

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, legal records, published items and two scrapbooks containing correspondence, clippings, and photographs.

Oppenheimer (family)

Beatrix Caple fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1080
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1977

The fonds consists of records both generated and acquired by Bice Caple. Included are personal correspondence and ephemera; records, general information and production programs of the Dominion Drama Festival, Playhouse Theatre Centre, Canadian Conference of the Arts, Vancouver International Festival and the Vancouver Children's Theatre; photographs of various performance casts; and clippings relating to reviews of productions in which Bice Caple acted.

Caple, Beatrix

Edith Low-Beer fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1081
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1968

The fonds consists of personal correspondence, minutes, invitation and clippings pertaining to the planning phase of the Centennial Museum (now called the Vancouver Museum).

Low-Beer, Edith

George Fitch fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1088;CVA 1088
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1950

The fonds includes photographs, correspondence and clippings which provide an outline of Fitch's enterprises. Photographs depict Fitch's World War I service, his employment as private secretary to the Mayor of Vancouver, and his career as a wrestling promoter for the Vancouver Boxing Commission.

Fitch, George

Munro family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 109
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1950

The fonds consists of correspondence received by J.R. Munro and D.G. Munro; blueprints and advertising material received by J.R. Munro in connection with his contracting business; a blueprint of a building for the Automobile Club of British Columbia on the Pacific Highway, 1927; maps of Surrey and Burnaby; a pioneer's certificate issued to J.R. Munro by the Vancouver Province in 1929; a copy of the United Farmer for 1 August 1920; and an instruction pamphlet for Liberal Party workers in the 1930 election.

Munro (family)

Thomas Edwards fonds : 1928-1938

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1090
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 199-?]

The fonds consists of drafts of annual balance sheets which include property lists and values.

Edwards, Thomas

Vancouver Museum fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1102
  • Fonds
  • 1829-1990, predominant 1975-1990

Fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Vancouver Museum, such as meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver Museum Association, and exhibitions staged by the Museum. Fonds also contains general administrative records, as well as materials collected by the Vancouver Museum. Records include minutes of meetings, supplementary material for meetings, reports, correspondence, memoranda, budgets, invitations and brochures, lists, forms, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, publications, and other records. Fonds contains four series: 1) Board of Trustees records; 2) Director's records; 3) Education Officer's records and 4) E. Pauline Johnson collection.

Vancouver Museum

Yip family and Yip Sang Ltd. fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1108;CVA 689
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1989

The fonds consists of the records of the Yip family, including those of Yip Sang, and of Yip Sang Ltd. and its predecessor, the Wing Sang Company. The fonds includes financial records (mainly account books, remittance stubs, receipts and invoices), correspondence, published material kept by the family, and Yip family photographs, including views of the business, Chinese organizations, and schools.

Yip (family)

Sam Brighouse fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 111
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1926

The fonds consists of copies of drafts of Brighouse's will, as well as correspondence and other documents submitted to the Supreme Court of British Columbia between 1913-1926 in the course of the settlement of conflicting claims of his heirs.

Brighouse, Sam

Kiwanis Club of Kerrisdale fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1114
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1992

The fonds consists of the records of the Kiwanis Club of Point Grey and the Kiwanis Club of Kerrisdale. The majority of the files are of the Kerrisdale club. They comprise some agenda and minutes, correspondence, scrapbooks, news bulletins, documentation on their dog shows, information relating to their presentations of scholarships, information on their 50th anniversary celebration, and photographs. Arranged into 11 series by the archivist and listed chronologically.

Kiwanis Club of Kerrisdale

Alpen Holdings Limited fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1116
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1981

The fonds consists of minutes, annual reports, financial statements, and correspondence regarding the transfer of shares of Alpen Holdings Limited.

Alpen Holdings Limited

Vancouver Pioneers' Association fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 112;CVA 292
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1964

The fonds consists of the membership rolls of the Vancouver Pioneers' Society and Vancouver Pioneers' Association, and correspondence, accounts, and circular letters of the Vancouver Pioneers' Association. The fonds also includes the programmes of various V.P.A. social events and some photographs of early Vancouver scenes and citizens. The membership rolls contain the dates of arrival in Vancouver of all members as well as information as to age and occupation. Fonds includes photographic portraits of various members of the Association.

Vancouver Pioneers' Association

Southcott family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 113
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1933

The fonds consists of family photographs; correspondence relating to the death of Private Charles Caldwell (nephew of Annie Southcott); legal papers relating to J.J. Southcott's apprenticeship in 1863; J.J. Southcott's Masonic certificate; miscellaneous pamphlets; and two prints and one painting.

Southcott (family)

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