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South Hill United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1932-1996

Fonds consists of records from South Hill United Church, and St. George United Church. Records include Baptismal records (1952-1996), Marriage records (1968-1996), Burial records (1972-1996); Communion rolls (1969-1991), Membership list (1978); Stewards minutes (1963-1973), Official Board minutes (1967-1992), Congregational meetings minutes (1967-1992), Christian Education Committee minutes (1958-1970), Finance and Property Committee minutes (1973-1975); United Church Women minutes (1967-1981), United Church Women ledger (1970-1975); Worship Bulletins (1972-1981); Ledgers (1970-1977); Annual reports (1969-1996); South Hill Newsletter (1988-1995), unprocessed photographs and sound and moving images.

South Hill United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Orville J. Rognon fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1917

The fonds consists of glass plate negatives of the military, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, and people and scenes of Vancouver and Victoria. Some of the photographs are by V. Vinson.

Rognon, Orville J.

R.V. Stevenson collection

  • CA FAR 987.153;990.321
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1974

The collection consists of minutes of Battery Commander meetings, reports, training plans, nominal rolls, memos, and daily orders relating to the 15th Field Artillery Regiment.

Renfrew United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1911-2006

Fonds consists of records from Renfrew United Church, River Avenue Methodist Circuit, Wilson Heights Methodist Church, Dundonald United Church, Highland Park United Church and Secord United Church. Records include Baptismal register (1913-2006), Marriage registers (1921-2004), Burial registers (1921-1968), Burial permits (1946-1971); Membership records (1930-2004); Board and committee records (1911-2005); Legal/property records (1957-1989); Women's group records (1945-1974); Sunday school records (1959-1974); Youth group records (1967-1968); Correspondence/subject files (1958-2006); Congregational financial records (1928-1968); Annual reports (1951-2005); Newsletters (1970-1978); and Photographs (1940-2006).

Renfrew United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Shokichi Akatsuka fonds

  • CA JCN 92/20
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1930]

The fonds consists of photographs of Japanese Canadians and events and activities of the Japanese-Canadian community in and around Vancouver.

Akatsuka, Shokichi

Morris/Trasov Archive fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969-1996, predominant 1969-1974

The fonds consists of material related to Image Bank, including the Image Exchange Directory, to exhibitions such as 1984, Post Card Shows, to projects such as Colour Bars, Cultural Ecology, to events such as Art's Birthday, Decca Dance, Miss General Idea Pageant (and Pavilion), to collaborative encounters and work with artists such as Robert Filliou, General Idea, Robert Fones, Robert Cummings, Ray Johnson, John Dowd, Anna Banana, Bill Gaglione, Eric Metcalfe, Kate Craig, John Jack Baylin, Herv Fischer, Victor Cavellini, Hermann Nitsch and Fluxus artists, as well as a mayoralty campaign by Mr. Peanut, artist run centre development at the Western Front, and to numerous publications such as in File magazine, catalogues and editions of cards, and to other activities as artists, including the collection and preservation of art and artist related material. The collection consists both of Morris' and Trasov's individual fonds as artists as well as their collective fonds, and additionally of an extensive collection of material complementing these personal papers, including books, periodicals, and other published material as well as art in multiple forms and media, including artists books, moving image and sound recordings, books, collages, correspondence, ephemera, exhibition catalogues, found objects, mailings, magazines, multiples and editions of cards, photographic prints, negatives, slides and transparencies, postcards, posters, drawings, prints, and other forms and media extending physically to over fifty linear metres.

Morris/Trasov Archive

H.H. Stevens fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR120
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1959

The fonds consists of correspondence between Stevens and Marinos Evanghelou Constantacatos, including copies of Constantacatos' "Money and Credit", Chapter 1, and "Money and Prices".

Stevens, H.H. (Henry Herbert)

Elsie Allan theatre collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR001
  • Collection
  • 1925-1980

The collection consists of material compiled by Elsie Allan concerning theatre in Victoria and other locations in B.C. and in England. The collection includes notebooks of annotated scripts, scripts of plays, announcements and notices of meetings of the Victoria Theatre Guild, programmes of amateur and professional performances in Victoria, New York, and England, and programmes of the British Columbia, Dominion, Kelowna, and Vancouver Island Drama Festivals.

Eric Metcalfe fonds

  • Fonds
  • 195?-199?, predominant 1968-1976

The fonds consists of textual and graphic materials relating to the development of Metcalfe's art projects and themes, including Leopard Realty and Banal Beauty Inc.; photographs and clippings documenting Metcalfe's works; and materials sent and received through Metcalfe's participation in several Mail Art networks, including Fluxus West, General Idea and Image Bank.

Materials from each of the abovementioned categories are organized into three series, based on content: Art Projects, Correspondence and Collected Materials. The series and subseries contained in this fonds break down as follows:

4.1 Art Projects series
4.1-1 Look at This subseries
4.1-2 Banal Beauty Inc. / Brutopia subseries
4.1-3 Leopard Realty subseries
4.1-4 Howard Hughes subseries
4.1-5 Spots Before Your Eyes subseries
4.1-6 Howard Hughes subseries
4.1-7 Films and videos subseries
4.1-8 Artworks and exhibitions photographs subseries
4.1-9 Artworks and exhibitions documentation subseries
4.2 Correspondence series
4.2-1 Mail art subseries
4.2-2 Mail art compilations subseries
4.2-3 General and business correspondence subseries
4.3 Collected materials series
4.3-1 Western Front subseries
4.3-2 Collected images subseries
4.3-3 Collected publications subseries
4.3-4 Collected ephemera subseries
4.3-5 Bag of marbles subseries

Metcalfe, Eric, 1940-

Dunbar Heights United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-2013

Fonds consists of records from Dunbar Heights Union Church and Dunbar Heights United Church. Records include Baptismal register (1925-1961), Marriage registers (1925-1988), Burial permits (1948-1956), Burial registers (1957-1979); Communion Rolls (1923-1978), Communion Roll appendix (1939-1942), List of Members Received (1930-1939), Historic Rolls (1979-2013); Session minutes (1922-1990), Session minutes (unofficial) (1975-1989), Session correspondence and reports (1925-1989), Session reports (1925-1939), Session Elders District lists (1989-1990), Session Christian Initiation Study material (1979-1983), Stewards minutes (1926-1977), Stewards correspondence and reports (1925-1977), Official Board minutes (1926-1992), Official Board correspondence and reports (1958-1992), Trustees Fire Insurance records (1980-1982), Trustees Engineering report (1981), Trustees Building repairs (1980-1982), Trustees Building repair blueprints (1981), Congregational meetings minutes (1922-1992), Christian Education Committee minutes (1962-1992), Christian Education Committee correspondence (1960-1992), and reports (1961-1992), and program records (1963-1971), Worship and Music Committee minutes (1981-1989), Worship and Music Committee correspondence (1981-1988), and reports (1981-1985), Building Committee minutes and correspondence (1949-1951), Outreach Committee minutes (1976-1983), Library Committee (1972-1973); Ladies Auxiliary cash book (1927-1938), Woman's Association records (1930-1968), Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1945-1961), Woman's Association/Woman's Missionary Society/United Church Women historical memorabilia and reports (1923-1968), United Church Women records (1962-1987); As One That Serves minutes (1927-1963), As One That Serves correspondence and reports (1953-1966), As One That Serves programs and reports (1958-1963), and cash books (1936-1963); Sunday School minutes (1924-1938), Sunday School minutes and reports (1975-1981), Sunday School attendance record (1959-1973), Sunday School correspondence and reports (1967-1968), Sunday School survey (c.1935); Couples Club (1975-1983), Analysis of Dunbar Heights United Church attendance (1981-1982), Acknowledgement letters (Glen Baker) (1976-1983), Memorial Organ (1955); Worship Service Bulletins (1958); "Our Yesterdays, 1914-1968" (church history), historical memorbilia (1975, 1981), "Book of Remembrance" and committee minutes (1964-1965); Building and property records (1950-1959); Annual reports (1930-1997), Annual financial statements (1925-1952); Newsletters (1970-1997); unprocessed photographs and 35 mm slides; unprocessed oral history tapes and records.

Dunbar Heights Union Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Gerald Newman fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 35
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1985; predominant 1960-1967

Fonds consists of radio play-scripts and production scripts by David Brock, Peter Garvie, John Gray, Peter Haworth, Daryl Hine, Herbert Hosie, Betty Lambert, Robert Lowell, Gerald Newman, Norman Newton, Jean Racine, George Ryga, George Robertson, Frederick Spoerly, Ian Thorne, and George Woodcock and incidental music score manuscripts for two productions. Audio-cassettes are line-source copies of master tapes of drama radio programs and music radio programs produced by Gerald Newman.

Newman, Gerald

Harry T. Devine fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1886-1898

The fonds consists of Devine's photographs depicting early Vancouver, including scenes, buildings, and a portrait of Vancouver's first City Council.

Devine, Harry T.

Hollyburn Ridge collection

  • CA WVAN 031
  • Collection
  • 1925-1994

The collection consists of material relating to recreational activities at Hollyburn Ridge including ski competitions, ski jumping, the construction and leasing of cabins, and the involvement and organization of local ski clubs and related organizations. These include the Vancouver Ski Club, Westlake and Hollyburn Ski Club, Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club, Canadian Amateur Ski Association, and Hollyburn Ridge Association.

Collection is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Hollyburn Ski Club
Series 2: Hollyburn Ridge Association
Series 3: Vancouver Ski Club
Series 4: Ski competitions
Series 5: Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club
Series 6: Hollyburn Ridge activities
Series 7: Canadian Amateur Ski Association
Series 8: Cabins and lodges on Hollyburn Ridge
Series 9: Hollyburn Ridge photographs

Hollyburn Ridge Association

John F. Leonard fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 127 - MSS 145
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1974

The fonds consists of originals of Leonard's operetta scores for musical productions at John Oliver School (Vancouver) and Langley High School. Fonds includes correspondence, scrapbooks, photograph album, and ephemera relating to Leonard's musical productions.

Leonard, John F.

Al Neil collection

  • Collection
  • 1962 - 1994

The collection consists of audio and moving image recordings of performances by Al Neil and various musical ensembles that performed with him (Al Neil Trio, Al Neil Jazz Probe, Al Neil Quartet, and solo efforts). They include performances at the Vancouver School of Art, Simon Fraser University, The Western Front and others. The performances date from 1962 through 1989, although this collection contains CD and DVD copies (not the original recordings).


These copies were produced as part of the Al Neil Project, a 2005 collaborative effort between the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, New Orchestra Workshop, Coastal Jazz and Blues Society and the grunt gallery.

Neil, Al

Letia Richardson's Charles H. Scott research fonds

  • CA VAG LR
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1990

The records within the Letia Richardson’s Charles H. Scott research fonds are comprised of Charles H. Scott’s primary and secondary source records she acquired in order to complete a book. The fonds is comprised of sketchbooks, notebooks, short stories, correspondence, newspaper clippings, exhibition and art gallery catalogues, and graphic records related to Charles H. Scott’s work. The fonds also consists of research and notes from Letia Richardson related to the writing of the book about Charles H. Scott. Moreover, the fonds is comprised of textual and photographic records from the Glasgow School of Art and the Vancouver School of Art; two institutions where Charles H. Scott either attended or helped found throughout his lifetime.

Richardson, Letia

Gary Lee-Nova fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1964-1985

The Gary Lee-Nova fonds is comprised of 20 notebooks that contain sketches, journal entries, mixed media creations, correspondence, notes on art techniques and personal artwork, and information related to exhibitions that have been created by Lee-Nova. Moreover, there are a large quantity of photographs including Polaroids of his work from the Harold Adams Innis and Herbert Marshall McLuhan Memorial Sculpture Exhibit; photographs from his work with Art City to build a kiosk and transport it to various areas in Vancouver; and a series of colour photographs from his exhibit work titled “Different points of view on some properties of media: Harold Adams Innis and Herbert Marshall McLuhan Memorial Sculpture”; and finally an acetate photograph booklet representing an art project by Lee-Nova. This fonds also contains material kept by Lee-Nova such as an article in Vancouver Magazine, an exhibition catalogue from the Glenbow Alberta Institute, and a poetry newsletter published by Vancouver monthly.

Michael Collison fonds

  • Fonds
  • ca. 1917-2009, predominant 1991-1999

The fonds consists of photocopied materials, personal notes, transcripts, personal correspondence and historical correspondence. The fonds is divided into three series: Research files, audio materials and research index cards.

Collison, Michael

Victor Doray fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1967-1996, predominant 1967-1977

Fonds consists of records of two multi media projects created by Victor Doray, Turn Off Delight and Pic a Mix, and records from the Intermedia Society. Includes textual records, audio cassettes, audio reels, photographs (slides, prints and negatives), 8mm film reels, and video cassettes.

Doray, Victor, 1930-

William Hoffer fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 90
  • Fonds
  • 1893, 1967-1993, predominant 1980-1993

Fonds consists of records reflecting Hoffer`s bookselling and publishing activities during the 1980s. Records include correspondence, fiscal files, client files, journals, book catalogues, galleys, proofsheets, criticical pieces, articles, and review. The fonds is composed of the following series: Series 1. Correspondence, Series 2. Publication files, Series 3. Business files, Series 4, Miscellaneous.

Hoffer, William

Robert Smithson collection

  • Collection
  • 1951-1977, 2001-2007

The material in the Robert Smithson Collection consists of items collected by the late Vancouver writer and filmmaker Dennis Wheeler. All the material is related to Wheeler’s association with the noted American artist Robert Smithson. Materials in the collection include: articles, correspondence, journals, magazines, catalogues, newspaper clippings, photographs, posters, notes, slides, and negatives.

Smithson, Robert

First United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1887-2010

Fonds includes records of First United Church and its predecessors, First Presbyterian Church and the Turner Institute. Fonds consists of the following series: Baptisms (1919-2005), Marriages (1897-1996), and Burials (1948-2004); Membership records (1943-1968); Board and Committee records (1897-2007); Superintendent’s records (1934-1984); Administration – General (1955-2007); Personnel records (1952-1984); Women’s Group records (1894-1971); Men’s Group records (1960-1972); Sunday School records (1893-1968); Youth Group records (1952-1955); Financial records (1916-1992); Annual Reports (1917-2004); Building and Properties records (1929-1987); Worship Bulletins (1952-1988); Choir records (1924-2005); Communication records (1976-2007); Radio Ministry records (1954-1983); Outreach and Social Action (1969-2010); Welfare Industries records (1954-1979); Camp Fircom records (1954-1980); Visitor registers (1930-1974); Photographs; and Reference Materials (1935-2004).

First United Church (Vancouver, BC)

Trinity United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-2008

Fonds consists of Baptism, marriage, and burial records (1982-2005); Membership records (1993); Board and committee records (1991-2003); Property and legal documents (1959-2008); Construction project records (1993-2005); Correspondence and subject files (1989-1994); Financial records (1986-2006); Annual reports (1992-1996); Historical reference material (1987-1997); and Photographs (1999).

Union College fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1972

The fonds consists of annual reports and calendars (1926-1971), minutes of the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee and the Senate (1927-1971), correspondence, financial files, and clippings of Principal J. G. Brown (1927-1947), minutes and other records of the Building, Finance, and House Committees (1928-1951), financial records (1926-1970), records of student standing (1923-1947), minutes and other records of the Faculty Council (1927-1971), minutes and other records of the Theological Student Society (1929-1970), minutes and other records of the Alumni Association (1926-1971), minutes and other records of the Union College Women's Auxiliary, including the Women's Educational Club of Columbian College (1909-1972), architectural drawings (1925-1927), and scrapbooks, visitors register, marriage register, and accession records of the library.

Union College

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