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Cortes Island Ratepayers Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1963-1984

Fonds consists of the records of the Cortes Island Ratepayers Association (CIRA), including administrative documents, minutes of CIRA and APC meetings, annual reports, newsletters, correspondence and materials related to the provision of services, land use planning and other issues of island concern. The fonds is composed of the following series: Administrative Documents, Minutes; Financial; Newsletters and Notices; Subject files; Community Planning and Land Use (Advisory Planning Commission); Clippings; Maps and Plans.

Cortes Island Ratepayers Association

Central Hall Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1896-1937

The fonds consists of minutes and accounts of the Central Hall Association on Salt Spring Island.

Central Hall Association (Salt Spring Island, B.C.)

Reverend E.F. Wilson fonds : 1875-1915

  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1992]

The fonds consists of home journals (diaries) describing events, people, and local, national and international affairs written by Wilson while he was in Ontario, Manitoba, and on Salt Spring Island.

Wilson, Edward Francis, Reverend

Salt Spring Island Historical Society oral history collection

  • Fonds
  • 1965-1990

The collection consists of sound recordings of interviews with pioneers of Salt Spring Island and of addresses of meetings of the Salt Spring Island Historical Society. The collection includes interviews conducted as part of the C.B.C. Imbert Orchard series, the Salt Spring Senior Citizens Project (1977), a project done by Tony Farr, and projects of the Salt Spring Island Historical Society.

Grindrod Farmers Hall fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1916-1970

Fonds consists the Grindrod Farmers Hall minutes, membership lists, shareholderlists, annual reports, financial receipts, and correspondence.Of note is the particulars of incorporation, found as a notation in the 1951 account ledger, a list of directors and shareholders plus their occupations, found in the annual general meeting minute book, and list of shareholders found in the 1931 correspondence. It also includes records of affiliated Grindrod organizations, including minutes, membership lists and receipts of the badminton club and basketball club, plus correspondence and receipts of the Grindrod Women's Institute.

Grindrod Farmers Hall

Paula Overhill fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-1968

Fonds consists of 32 1-inch colour slides depicting local businesses, events and scenery.

Overhill, Paula

Philip Timms fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1937

The fonds consists of Timms' photographs of Vancouver and other locations in B.C. depicting individuals and families, scenes and panoramas, businesses, buildings, streets, churches, and various modes of transportation.

Timms, Philip Thomas

Revelstoke Museum photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880-ca. 1980]

The collection consists of photographs of Revelstoke area (including Rogers Pass, Big Bend, Glacier, Arrowhead, Three Valley, and the Upper Arrow Lakes) depicting industry, forestry, transportation networks, sports and recreation, community events, individuals, and organizations.

St. Stephens Presbyterian Church (Creston, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907-1980

The fonds consists of baptism and communion records (1910-1980), marriage register (1921-1952), annual report (1910), and banking records.

St. Stephens Presbyterian Church (Creston, B.C.)

Smythe family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1896-[ca. 1929]

The fonds consists of photographs of industry, community groups, sports teams, buildings and individuals in Revelstoke and area. The fonds includes photographs of the Smythe family.

Smythe (family)

Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (Nanaimo) fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930]

Fonds consists of a volume that provides introductory information for new initiates to the Order. The volume includes signatures of the lodge's officers including Tom Dobie, Don Lindsay, Jack Docherty and Gordon Beard. Other signatures are illegible.

Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes. Nanaimo Lodge

Summerland Women's Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1985

The fonds consists of minutes, membership lists, and reference material relating to the history of the Institute and the history of Summerland.

Summerland Women's Institute

W. Earle Dickey fonds

  • Fonds
  • [1888]-1977, predominant 1930-1977

The fonds consists of three series: correspondence (12 files), research notes and drafts (41 files), photography (4 files). The material relates to Revelstoke and district, including Columbia River and Upper Arrow Lake.

Dickey, William Earle

Trail City Archives photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1990

The collection consists of photographs of individuals, families, social and community events, industries and natural resources of Trail and environs along with panoramic and aerial views of the city and area.

Deep Creek Women's Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1953-1964

The fonds consists of constitution and bylaws, membership lists, cashbook, minutes, financial records, receipt books and handbook.

Deep Creek Women's Institute

Broadview Social Club fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-1970

The fonds consists of minutes and financial statements.

Broadview Social Club

Annabel Yates collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1939-1940]

Collection consists of a scrapbook, compiled by Annabel Yates, of Nanaimo people and places, and a mimeographed booklet titled "The History of Nanaimo 1852 to 1939". The booklet, compiled by members of Division One, Brechin Superior School, under the supervision of a teacher D.E. Brecenridge, contains illustrated historical articles with hand-drawn advertisements for local businesses.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Eureka Lodge No. 50 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1905-2004

The fonds consists of records kept by members of the fraternal society. Included are minutes, membership applications, member and visitor registers, correspondence, receipt books and catalogues. Also included is a laser copy of the charter and the original constitution published by 'Enderby Progress' press.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Eureka Lodge No. 50 (Enderby, B.C.)

James Andrew Gunn fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-1968

The fonds consists of personal and family records including correspondence, certificates, reports, legal records, financial records, travel records, poetry, clippings, and photographs. Fonds includes records relating to Gunn's career in the B.C. Provincial Police and with various private companies. The fonds includes records pertaining to a variety of service clubs and community groups in which Gunn was active, including the Native Sons of B.C., New Westminster Post No. 4, the Royal Arch Masons of B.C. (New Westminster and Mission), the Royal "Y" Service Club (New Westminster), BPO Elks Mission Lodge No. 30, Mission and District Boy Scouts Association, the Mission Basketball Club, the Salvation Army (Mission District Committee), the Mission City Volunteer Fire Brigade, Mission City and District Lions Club, the Mission City Soap Box Derby, and the Rotary Club of Mission City No. 6147.

Gunn, James Andrew

Nanaimo Daily News fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1960-1998]

Fonds consists of published and unpublished photographs taken by staff and outside photographers of events, individuals, buildings, and community groups in the Nanaimo region. Many of the photographs were taken by Englefield Studios. Also includes material related to the Nanaimo Commonwealth Holdings Society Bingo scandal.;The fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Prints 2) Negatives and 3) Bingo scandal materials.

Nanaimo Daily News

Naramata Elementary School historical photograph collection : 1905-1971

  • Fonds
  • [Copied 198-?]

The collection consists of photographs of Naramata and area depicting individuals, families, and community groups; social and community activities; economic activities (including fruit growing, logging and transportation); and general scenes of the community and of Okanagan Lake.

Naramata Museum Heritage Society photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1905]-1992

The collection consists of photographs of Naramata and area depicting individuals, families, community activities (including school and church activities), economic activity (including fruit growing) and general scenes of the community and area on Okanagan Lake.

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