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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)

McCleery family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 114;Add. MSS. 878
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1959

The fonds includes a notebook belonging to Robert Wood (his sister Mary married F. McCleery in 1873); business and personal correspondence; clippings; publications; financial records and ledgers; diaries of William Wood, Fitzgerald McCleery, Samuel McCleery and Theodora Logan (daughter of Fitzgerald and Mary McCleery); photographs; mementos and letters of the Wood family; and school records.

McCleery (family)

Catherine Hodgson fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 115
  • Fonds
  • 1811-1962

The fonds consists of photographs; the correspondence of Reverend W. Lashley Hall, F.W. Haggman and Catherine Hodgson; Hodgson's poetry; and miscellaneous pamphlets related to church activities and other matters.

Hodgson, Catherine C.

Rebecca Dayton fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 117
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1945

The fonds consists of photographs and assorted genealogical material, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, correspondence, and a Dayton genealogy manuscript.

Dayton, Rebecca

Garden Club of Vancouver fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1179
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2001

The fonds consists of miscellaneous subject files, including administrative and operational records; newsletters; membership booklets; articles; and two photographs of the Roedde House Project.

Garden Club of Vancouver

British Columbia Centennial '71 Committee fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 118
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1971

The fonds consists of business correspondence, 1970-1971, a financial statement, 1971, guest lists, an invitation, scripts, and a programme.

British Columbia Centennial '71 Committee

Ian C. Nicholson fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1185
  • Fonds
  • 1970

Fonds consists of two copies of a 37 page autobiography, entitled "My father's boyhood in Vancouver," and relating to the early childhood and adolescent experiences of Ian C. Nicholson. Manuscript was written by Ian in 1970, at the age of 71, and covers the period 1905 to the end of World War I. Manuscript includes considerable detail on turn of the century life in Kitsilano point. Topics covered include his education experiences, playing on the Kitsilano Indian Reserve, fish canneries and fishing industry along the south shores of English Bay, and early Vancouver companies and landmarks. Manuscript also covers the business activities - primarily printing and a movie theatre - of his father James C. Nicholson.

Nicholson, Ian C.

William Hailstone fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 119
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1908

The fonds consists of two price lists and maps (1888) showing lots owned by William Hailstone and an indenture between the CPR and Hailstone dated 24 October 1894. The fonds also includes copies of the wills of William Hailstone and Catherine Hailstone (wife of William).

Hailstone, William, d. 1912

Justice, Webb and Vincent Landscape Architects fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1194
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1990, predominant 1954-1987

Fonds consists of the following series: articles and plant material information; client files; correspondence; financial year ends; general office files; landscape architecture associations; landscape architecture drawings; personal files; photographs and standard specifications.

Justice, Webb and Vincent Landscape Architects

Garden, Hermon and Burwell fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 12
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1910

The fonds consists of a file of correspondence, memoranda, specifications, drawings and support documents concerning the construction of the Vancouver Street Railway in 1889-1890. There are receipts and invoices 1893-1899; 1910 correspondence between the Property Owners of Hastings Townsite and the Provincial Health Department, relating to proposed location of the Isolation Hospital; a copy, 1910, of an agreement between property holders and promoters of an electric tramway.

Garden, Hermon and Burwell (Firm)

Malcolm F. Crane fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1229
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1993

This fonds is a chronologically-ordered body of records from the personal and work life of Malcolm F. Crane; it also represents a significant sub-group of the records of certain organizations such as SEARCH, PFA, and PCF. Personal papers include correspondence, school assignments, certificates, yearbooks, memorabilia from travels, photographs, and a variety of mostly unpublished literary and academic works including poems, short stories, plays, novels, and essays. Some of these works explore the theme of homosexuality. Records dating from after Crane's death include health records, documents relating to his funeral service and memorial bench, obituaries and tributes, and news coverage of his death (video). Work papers reflect Crane's involvement in a variety of human rights and gay/lesbian organizations. Larger bodies of records include: correspondence, minutes, reports, briefs, and newsletters from SEARCH (Society for Education Action Research and Counselling on Homosexuality), 1974-1983; correspondence, minutes, memos, reports, and conference papers (especially relating to "Coalition on Children" and "Conference on the Family") from SPARC (Social Planning and Review Council of B.C.), 1976-1981; records of the PFA (Pride Festival Association) relating to the organization and running of the annual festival including minutes, financial statements, speeches, artists' contracts, event registrations, publicity, plans, photographs etc., 1984-1990; and records of the PCF (Pride Community Foundation - an umbrella organization, and the PFA's successor), including both festival records and those related to other programs such as the Witness Assistance Program and the television show "Prism", 1991-1993. Also in this category are papers of the IAL/GPC (International Association of Lesbian/Gay Pride Co-ordinators), particularly those relating to the organization of the 1989 conference ("Interpride '89") in Vancouver, which was hosted by the PFA. Smaller bodies of records include correspondence, minutes, financial statements, constitution, and newsletters from the GLL (The Gay Leisure Link), 1979-1993; festival-related records from the PWCC (Pride Week Co-ordinating Committee, predecessor to the PFA), 1984; correspondence, notes, and clippings from the P/GLC (Police/Gay Liaison Committee), 1982-1993; minutes and reports of the Outreach Committee, Ryerson United Church, 1976-1977; correspondence, minutes, reports, financial statements, and newsletters of the VGCC (Vancouver Gay Community Centre), 1979-1993; and various other organizations. The fonds also contains publications on general social issues (including government publications and works published by SPARC), and publications on gay/lesbian issues and interests. In addition to photographs, non-textual materials include festival buttons, video cassettes (notably episodes of "Prism", a gay/lesbian community affairs program, news coverage of the Pride Festival, and home videos), and audiocassettes on various topics.

Crane, Malcolm Francis

John Francis Bursill fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 122;Add. MSS. 679;CVA 626
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1959

The fonds consists of Bursill's writings, including "The Gold Stripe No. 2", 1919, and "The Book of the Pageant of Vancouver", 1914; clippings, 1906-1951; correspondence and articles related to the Collingwood Institute Library; memoranda, 1912-1928; and photographs.

Bursill, John Francis

Mercantile Mortgage Company fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 123
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1935

The fonds consists of receipts and bills, 1912-1935.

Mercantile Mortgage Company

Vancouver City Creche fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 124
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1932

The fonds consists of the record books and ledgers of the Vancouver City Creche.

Vancouver City Creche

Robert Henry fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1245
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1988

The fonds consists of Henry's correspondence (pertaining mainly to his employment by the City of Vancouver), letters of appreciation, programs and invitations to civic events, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous photographs and other records.

Henry, Robert

Heritage '82 Project fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1252
  • Fonds
  • 1982

The fonds consists of project progress documentation, working papers, reports and photographs of Yaletown factories and warehouses.

Simon Fraser University. Heritage '82 Project

Greater Vancouver Regional District fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1257
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1975

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, plans, and other documentation generated primarily by the above-mentioned predecessor bodies of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Arranged into the following series: Hospital Advisory Committee minutes and reports; from the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District, minute books, correspondence and other records, annual reports, miscellaneous records; from the Greater Vancouver Water District, minute books, minute files, correspondence files, contracts, engineering files, correspondence files, reports, Commissioner's reports, reports received by the Commissioner, Chief Engineer's daily journals, Commissioner's yearbooks, miscellaneous correspondence, miscellaneous reports, miscellaneous publications; from the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board, minute books, progress reports, staff records, miscellany, correspondence files, clipping files.

Greater Vancouver Regional District

Kitsilano Ratepayers Association fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 125;Add. MSS. 547
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1970

The fonds consists of minutes, 1935-1946, 1953-1959; circular letters; correspondence, some covering 1941-1961; and a photograph.

Kitsilano Ratepayers Association

Vancouver Yukoners' Association fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 126
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1958

The fonds consists of minutes, 1928-1969; correspondence in, 1944-1972; correspondence out, 1928-1970; financial records, 1928-1972; programs and lists, 1930-1972; membership lists; publications; clippings; and photographs.

Vancouver Yukoners' Association

Coalition of Progressive Electors fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1264
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1993

The fonds consists of the records of the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE), and its predecessor, the Committee of Progressive Electors. The records cover the period 1951-1993, predominantly 1968-1993. The majority of the records are textual and consist of correspondence, minutes, election and campaign materials, brochures, financial records, and photographs.

Coalition of Progressive Electors

Grippo family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1269
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1959

Fonds consists mainly of official documents relating to the immigration and citizenship status of Giovanni Grippo and his son Theodore. Document types include immigration and naturalization documents, citizenship papers, one Italian passport, marriage certificates, and correspondence relating to company service and retirement benefits. Fonds also includes photographs and two religious prints.

Grippo (family)

Jersey Farms Limited fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1275
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1997, predominant 1931-1955

Fonds consists of the following series: film reels, 1938-1950; miscellaneous records, 1931-1997; photographs, 1936-1955. Records relate to the administrative, plant production, milk delivery, and public relations activities of Jersey Farms.

Jersey Farms Limited

Murray Newman fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1287
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1994

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Dr. Newman's professional life as Director of the Vancouver Aquarium with personal notes and correspondence. It is comprised of eight series: correspondence, newspaper articles, Aquarium newsletters, manuscript notes, transcripts of oral histories, consultant reports, awards and scrapbooks. For detailed listing see the file listing attached.

Newman, Murray A., 1924-

Boyd, Burns and Company fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 129
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1904

The fonds consists of a ledger covering the period 1902-1904.

Boyd, Burns and Company

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