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Ted Ross collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 216
  • Collection
  • 1943-1946, 1971

The collection consists of copies of Lucky Comics, Rocket Comics and Better Comics books; copies of scripts revised for publication; and correspondence, 1971, between Ross and Alan Walker of Canadian Magazine.

Vancouver Maritime Museum collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 335
  • Collection
  • 1768-1987, predominant 1888-1980

The collection contains records pertaining to a wide variety of maritime subjects and includes log books and ships' plans, records pertaining to ships' crews, records pertaining to the Royal Commission on Pilotage held in the 1960s, drawings of harbours, records of the North Vancouver Ferry Company and records of the Point Atkinson Lightstation. The collection also includes records of the Board of Directors of the Maritime Museum from 1974 to 1987. Files arranged into the following 13 series by the archivist: Agreement or articles and accout of crew forms; Board of Directors records; Captain Samuel L. Robinson records; H.A. Renwick records pertaining to the Royal Commission on Pilotage; Harbours; log books, notebooks and similar records; M.V. Pentowna Plans; miscellaneous records; Point Atkinson Lightstation papers; records of the North Vancouver Ferry Company; Requisition records; Ships' plans collection; and St. Roch restoration drawings.

Denys Nelson collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 441
  • Collection
  • 1923-1927

The collection consists of notes, clippings, and correspondence relating to Nelson's research into the Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and Father Charles Pandosy. There are also clippings, notes, typescripts and photographs on British Columbia's early history and place names.

Major Matthews collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 54
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1870]-1971

The collection consists of records gathered by Matthews relating to the history of Vancouver when he was City Archivist. It includes numerous military records; collected photographs, [186-?]-1968; correspondence and pamphlets relating to Vancouver's water supply; examples of letter-heads, business stationery, tickets, notices and so on used in Vancouver in the 1880s; records of the planning and building of the First Narrows Bridge, Vancouver; an obituary book of clippings from newspapers; correspondence and clippings relating to unemployment and relief in Vancouver, 1931-1939; clippings relating to mayors of Vancouver, 1932-1971; clippings, photographs and menus relating to the visit of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, 1951; clippings relating to distinguished visitors to Vancouver 1928-1953; a scrapbook of clippings relating to pioneer Vancouver aviator, William Stark, 1912; genealogical records relating to the family of J.S. Matthews; numerous topical and categorical files relating to a wide variety of subjects; and a series of index cards describing the history of street and place names in Greater Vancouver.

George Vancouver collection : 1790-1795

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 747
  • Collection
  • [Microfilmed 1976]

The collection consists of copies of records held at the British Library, London, England relating to the voyage of Captain George Vancouver's Discovery and the tender Chatham, 1791-1795. Included in the collection are papers, journals and logbooks.

Margery Wade collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 797;72-519;72-518;72-704;588-A-7 file 1 items 1-13
  • Collection
  • 1898-1916

The collection consists of telegrams and letters from Walter Moberly to Margery Wade and Norton Griffiths concerning personal matters, the New Westminster fire (1898), and railway development; Wilfrid Laurier to F. C. Wade concerning Liberal politics; Noel Robinson to F. C. Wade concerning Moberly. Fonds includes cartoon drawings by John Innis and James B. Fitzmaurice depicting provincial political figures and issues such as prohibition.

Wade, Margery, d. 1960

Sheila Neville collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 807
  • Collection
  • 1921-1975

The collection consists of material pertaining to community theatre in Vancouver, specifically the Vancouver Little Theatre Association. Collection includes histories, play production records, lists of officers, notes, play scripts, and publications.

Adrien Mansvelt collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 808
  • Collection
  • 1965-1975

The collection consists of photographs, prints, magazine articles, pamphlets, maps and plans on the history of the town of Coeverden, the van Coeverden family and the Vancouver family genealogy. These have been reproduced from various repositories in Europe.

Bruce Russell collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 836
  • Collection
  • 1950-1975, predominant 1967-1972

The collection consists of correspondence, studies, reports, clippings and other material on diverse topics related to city planning and citizens action groups in the Kitsilano, Jericho, Point Grey and University of British Columbia areas of Vancouver.

Vancouver Maritime Museum ships plans collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 852
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1768]-1980, predominant 1900-1960

This collection consists of ships plans (linen, and paper originals, blue and white print reproductions and some modern photocopied facsimiles) and related manuscript material.

A. Stewart McMorran 29th (Vancouver) Battalion collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 953;CVA 622;CVA 735
  • Collection
  • 1909-1985

The collection consists of the papers of James H. Humphries, Frank Hubert Matthews, Henry Seymour Tobin, Charles J. Garrett, Edmund Taylor, and Henry Cecil Royle concerning World War I, the 29th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, and the 29th (Vancouver) Battalion Association: letters, newsletters, nominal rolls, minutes, reports of annual meetings, financial and general records, newsclippings, artifacts, photographs (including group portraits of various companies and views of various events in the Battalion's history), and printed materials.

Sue Wheeler cooperatives collection

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 961
  • Collection
  • 1971-1987

The collection consists of minutes, organizational records, and newsletters documenting the development of cooperatives in Vancouver during the 1970s. Collection includes records of the Mountain Equipment Co-operative, Vancouver Co-operative Radio, Collective Resource and Services Workers' Co-operative, Agora Co-operative Food Association, Isadora's and Fed-Up Co-operative Wholesale Association.

H.A. Price collection

  • CA CVAN Add. Mss. 358;Add. MSS. 806;Add. MSS. 987;CVA 153;CVA 429
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1880]-1993

The collection consists of correspondence, reports, letterbooks, and photographs of the Price family and of records relating to general merchants in Ashcroft, B.C, , including Harvey Bailey and Company, to the planned extension to the Canadian Pacific Railway line, and to Henry J. Cambie.

Delta Young Writers Anthology collection

  • CA DMA CR-118
  • Collection
  • 1987-1988

File contains seven volumes of literary compositions of elementary school students in Delta School District #37 completed as part of the writers project. Volume 1 includes an introduction, acknowledgements and writings from Beach Grove, Chalmers, Devon Gardens, and English Bluff; volume 2 includes writings from Annieville, Cougar Canyon, Gray, and Jarvis; volume 3 is from Brooke, Gibson, and Pinewood; volume 4 is from Hawthorne, Heath, and Hellings; volume 5 is from Delta Manor, Ladner, and Richardson; volume 7 is from Cliff Drive, McCloskey, and Pebble Hill.

Delta Young Writers Anthology

Brent Nielson collection

  • CA DMA CR-119
  • Collection
  • 1988

Collection created by Brent Nielson for a school assignment about the history and architecture of the building at 4858 Delta Street. The building was used as the Delta Municipal Hall form 1913 to 1969, and subsequently operated at the Delta Museum and Archives. The collection includes a 16 page report submitted to the Delta Museum & Archives by Brent Nielson. The paper includes a brief history of the building (errors are present in author's narrative), construction/restoration, floor plans, Ladner fire insurance plan, photographs, and bibliography & sources. Photographs include copies of historical prints obtained from the Delta Museum & Archives, and photographs of the exterior and interior of the building in 1988.

Nielson, Brent

Delta Museum and Archives manuscript collection

  • CA DMA CR-121
  • Collection
  • 1880-1995

The Delta Museum and Archives manuscript collection consists of material acquired by the archives and museum that have no provenance or donor information, or do not constitute or belong to a fonds. The collection includes materials that are ephemeral in nature such as programmes, posters, pamphlets, directories, and scrapbooks; records of people, businesses and organizations in the form of ledgers, certificates, etc; and municipal government reports and publications. The collection documents community events and the lives of people in Delta.

Delta Museum and Archives Society

John Lionel Patterson collection

  • CA DMA CR-130
  • Collection
  • 1940-[1959], predominately 1940-1942

The collection consists of photographs, manuals, and ephemera created or received by John Lionel Patterson during the Second World War while he was working at the flying training schools at Boundary Bay, B.C., and Caron, Sask., and later for Boeing Aircraft Co. in Seattle. The photographs, taken by Mr. Patterson, document the opening of the airport and flying training school at Boundary Bay, detail aspects of pilot training on the Link Trainer and in Tiger Moth airplanes, and show friends, coworkers and family during the two years at Boundary Bay. Manuals in the collection include the course outline for the flying training school, and operating instructions for the Link Trainer. The collection also includes an August 1942 volume of the "The Moth Monthly", an invitation to the official opening of No. 18, E.F.T.S., and a menu from the banquet for the first graduating class from No. 18, E.F.T.S.

Patterson, John Lionel

Delta Shingle Mill collection

  • CA DMA CR-133
  • Collection
  • 1910-1916

The collection consists of 22 photographs that show in a variety of detail the operation and structures of a shingle mill and logging railroad in North Delta in the early part of the 1900's. The collection includes photographs of the owner, Wesley Thompson, his family, and mill workers. The donor also provided photocopies of clippings and genealogical information about the Thompson family, which are located in the Archives Reference files under Wesley Thompson.

Delta Shingle Mill

Louise Fogg collection

  • CA DMA CR-135
  • Collection
  • 1927-1979

The photographs show the small farms and family life of Delta Manor prior to the Second World War and its development as a suburb of Ladner in the 1960's. The photographs of children growing up in Delta Manor in the 1930's and in the 1960's are particularly featured and a set of photographs of the ground-breaking ceremony for the first St. David's Anglican Church building in Tsawwassen, which was located at 12th and 56th Street on land that was previously owned by the Brandrith family. The fonds also includes a copy of a letter from Alice Fogg to a friend in England that tells about the flood of 1935.

Fogg, Louise

Holly Elementary School collection

  • CA DMA CR-29
  • Collection
  • 1978-1979

The collection consists of 39 copy negatives with 93 matching slides of Delta pioneers, schools and historical locations in Delta, and five cassette tapes of interviews with Delta pioneers conducted by grade five students of Holly Elementary School in Delta. The collection is the result of a centennial year project called "Those Were the Days" carried out by the students under the direction of their teacher Mr. G. Johnson. Photographs include copies of historical images as well as contemporary portraits and scenes. A project list of the images is available. People interviewed for the project were: Murray Davie, Tony and May Lagemaat, Jean Atkinson, Bertha Reynolds, John and Warrena Nottingham, Edith Bell, Mrs. Ellis Telfer, Mrs. Albert Weaver, Ed Vidulich and Dominic Bussanich.

Terry Farrington collection

  • CA DMA CR-57
  • Collection
  • 1953-1959

This fonds consists of a collection of eight police ledgers or 'occurance books' dated between 1953 to 1959. They are detailed records of the police officers activities while on patrol duty and outline petty and serious criminal activities in Delta. The ledgers also record missing persons, requests for surveillance, general broadcasts to all officers, and weather. Records are arranged in one series and contain file level descriptions.

Neelands Brothers photograph collection

  • CA CVAN CVA 1
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1890]

The collection consists of photographs by Neelands Brothers of Nelson, B.C. of the Canadian Pacific Railway route in B.C. and Nelson.

British Columbia Telephone Company photograph collection

  • CA CVAN CVA 17
  • Collection
  • [ca.1915]-1954

The collection consists of photographs of the British Columbia Telephone Company employees at work and at company-sponsored social events; switchboards and other equipment; interior and exterior views of company buildings; and views of the ship Brico laying cable in Vancouver harbour.

R.H. Trueman photograph collection

  • CA CVAN CVA 2
  • Collection
  • 1890-1911

The collection consists of photographs by Trueman of scenes on the Canadian Pacific Railway route, the Yoho Valley, Banff, Lake Louise, Blackfeet Indians, the Northwest Territories, Steveston, Vancouver and Victoria.

Vaudeville photograph collection

  • CA CVAN CVA18;CVA19
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1901]-1920

The collection consists of photographs of vaudeville performers Alfred T. Layne and Daisy D'Avara at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, as well as other performers.

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