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Ann Winkelmans fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1020
  • Fonds
  • 1989

Fonds consists of the 160 page typescript biography of Dayde Winkelmans, entitled "Dayde's Dance". The biography contains excerpts from Dayde's diary, which document her experiences while performing on tour in Europe and the U.S. It also documents the Vancouver area dance scene during the 1940s and 1950s when Dayde received her initial training in ballet and other various dance forms during her childhood.

Winkelmans, Ann

Anna Purdie fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 490
  • Fonds
  • 1910-[ca. 1940]

The fonds consists of an academic certificate 1910, inspection reports 1920-1923, and photographs ca. 1920-ca. 1940.

Purdie, Anna Grosvenor

Annie McKinnon fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 608
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1959

The fonds consists of eleven certificates, a letter and photographs covering McKinnon's career in education from High School to extension courses and teaching.

McKinnon, Annie McLeod

Annie Chiffence fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 503
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]-1963

The fonds consists of an annual report of the Alliance Tabernacle in Vancouver, 1957; correspondence, 1962; diary, 1957-1963; a marriage certificate for Annie Chiffence and Neil Kirkbride; postcards (contained within the photograph albums); family photographs, ca. 1920-1959; and other materials.

Chiffence, Annie

Anne Angus fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 351
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1977

The fonds consists of biographical material and notes prepared for the publication "Children's Aid Society of Vancouver, B.C."; files relating to Laura Holland and the Children's Aid Society, the Social Planning Committee of the Community Chest and Council of Greater Vancouver, 1950-1954, and the Canadian Welfare Council, 1950-1954; articles by Henry Forbes Angus; and a photocopy of his "My First Seventy-Five Years".

Angus, Anne Margaret, 1901-

Archie McDiarmid fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 934;CVA 101
  • Fonds
  • 1891, 1910-[ca. 1940]

The fonds consists of photographs of McDiarmid in various sports events and group pictures of Vancouver Fire Department personnel. Includes McDiarmid's certificate of participation in the 1920 Olympic Games at Antwerp, Belgium.

McDiarmid, Archie

Architectural Institute of British Columbia fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 326;Add. MSS. 707;Add. MSS. 986
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1987

The fonds consists of early organizational records; correspondence; records pertaining to membership and licensure; Examining Board records; minutes of Annual and Special General Meetings and related correspondence; audit reports; records of committees, seminars and task forces; Council of Presidents records; Council and Executive Committee meeting minutes; records pertaining to the incorporation of architectural firms; records of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada; subject files; and other records pertaining to the activities of the AIBC.

Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Art Grice fonds

  • CA CVAN CVA 70
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1973

The fonds consists of Grice's photographs of interiors and exteriors of Vancouver buildings, focussing on architectural features of various buildings.

Grice, Art

Arthur Smith fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 530
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1954

The fonds consists of business and personal correspondence of Arthur Gordon Smith, his father Marcus Smith and other family members; business records pertaining to Smith's law practice and the Land Registry Office; stock certificates and other records pertaining to Smith's holdings in various companies; and legal documents pertaining to Smith's property and estate. Some of the personal correspondence pertains to Smith's travels to the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush and his participation in action during the Louis Riel rebellion.

Smith, Arthur Gordon

ARTS Club fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1447
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1993

The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing club memorabilia, composite photographs of club members, and photographs taken at club reunions. Photographs from the 1987 reunion have been arranged in a file entitled 1987 reunion snapshots. All other records have been arranged and described as discrete items.

ARTS Club

Artona Studios fonds

  • CA CVAN CVA 1187
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1956

The fonds consists of negatives taken by Artona Studios of exterior and interior views of Vancouver churches, homes and other buildings.

Artona Studios

Aubrey Roberts fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 379
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1966

The fonds consists of legal and financial records of the Vancouver Times Publishing Limited, minutes of meetings, notes, and correspondence, and clippings.

Roberts, Aubrey Frederick

Audrey Gordon fonds

  • CA CVAN CVA 376
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1938

The fonds consists of Gordon's photographs depicting the Pier D fire, the construction of the Lions Gate Bridge, the Pacific National Exhibition, and various Vancouver scenes.

Gordon, Audrey

B.C. Art League fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 168
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1931

The fonds consists of minutes, 1920-1931; visitors register, 1926-1931; a scrapbook of clippings, 1921-1930; and a book of reproductions of woodcuts.

British Columbia Art League

B.C. Hilliam fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 578
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1917, 1963

The fonds consists of musical scores for "The Belle of Burrard" and "Oh! Oh! Oh! Captain B", programmes from the Lonsdale Theatre, 1913, and other theatres, correspondence re Hilliam's Vancouver career, a transcript of an oral interview of Hilliam, clippings and a photograph.

Hilliam, B.C., b. 1890

B.C. Marine Shipbuilders fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 717
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1970

The fonds consists of invoices listing repairs to specific ships, 1923-1927 and 1930. Also included are payroll ledgers for the shipyard employees from 1939 to 1952, 1965 and 1970.

British Columbia Marine Shipbuilders

B.C. Professional Gardeners' Association fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 673
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1965

The fonds consists of three minute books, 1936-1941 and 1950-1965, and three cash books, 1938-1963.

British Columbia Professional Gardeners' Association

B.W. Leeson fonds

  • CA CVAN Album A-15
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]

The fonds consists of Leeson's album of portraits of the aboriginal peoples of the west coast of British Columbia.

Leeson, B.W.

Badminton Hotel fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1897-1898

The fonds consists of the guest register (1897-1898) of the Badminton Hotel.

Badminton Hotel (Vancouver, B.C.)

Beach family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 20
  • Fonds
  • 1776-1889

The fonds consists of family documents, including various deeds and certificates of the Beach family and associated families of Morris County, New Jersey and Johnston County, Upper Canada. The fonds also contains the minutes of the Crystal Fountain Temple No. 18 of South Gower, Grenville County, Ontario from 1872 to 1875.

Beach (family)

Bayfield and Archibald fonds : 1909-1913

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 425
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 197-?]

The fonds consists of the firm's correspondence with suppliers, agents, and customers, 1909-1912.

Bayfield and Archibald (Firm)

Beatrice Williscroft fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 820
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1990

The fonds consists of genealogical material on the Williscroft and McKenzie families; the daily journal of Christina Williscroft (1893-1894); correspondence, clippings, certificates, and other papers of Beatrice Williscroft.

Williscroft, Beatrice Rebecca Irene, b. 1895

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

Bell-Irving family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1;Add. MSS. 485;Add. MSS. 592;CVA 355;CVA 1158
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1968, 1980

The fonds consists primarily of the records of Henry Ogle Bell-Irving, including his diaries (1889-1930), a deed book (1887-1894), address books, scrapbooks (1903-1931), a file of loose clippings which includes a copy of schedule of sundry personal assets and property of H. Bell-Irving (1930), letter-books (1861-1930), and business records including audited accounts and annual reports, A.B.C. Packing Co. Ltd. Vancouver and London (1891-1911), minute books and annual financial reports of the Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd., (1920-1973), clippings (1920-1931), and the Pacific Fisherman Yearbook (1935). Also included are three scrapbooks of salmon can labels, summary statistics on company canneries and on the B.C. salmon canning industry, and an H. Bell-Irving and Co. Private Cipher Code (1912) and annual reports. There is also material relating to the management of the estate of Henry Bell-Irving in Scotland. This includes document copy books, a journal, a ledger and a cash book. Also included is a family tree compiled in ca. 1980 and a logbook dated 1907-1909 from the "Beatrice". Photographs depict workers and a group portrait of industry businessmen. Other photographs pertain primarily to Duncan Bell-Irving's aviation career during World War I and to the wartime experiences of his brothers Malcolm (Mick), Roderick and Richard who were also officers, and sister Isabel, a volunteer nurse in a London military hospital. Files arranged alphabetically.

Bell-Irving (family)

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