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Ladner Business Association fonds

  • CA DMA CR-146
  • Fonds
  • 1985-2007

Fonds consists of original records including minutes of meetings, correspondence, treasurer reports, membership lists, applications, press releases, committee records, brochures and photographs. Records in the series; 'Delta Museum and Archives' refer to the Delta Museum and Archives as members of the L.B.A. and correspondence between these two organizations 1992-1995.
The fonds are arranged in 10 series:
Membership Information, Events, Projects, Correspondence, Meeting Minutes, Finance, Delta Museum and Archives, Meeting Minutes and Correspondence, Promotions, Constitution and Photographs.

Ladner Business Association

Dallas Kamlah fonds

  • CA DMA CR-15
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1984, predominant 1940-1960

The fonds consists of records, reference material and photographs created and accumulated by Dallas Kamlah in her capacities as farmer and member of various organizations. The fonds includes correspondence, agendas, minutes, and ephemera from the Delta Parent Teacher Council, Delta Central PTA, and British Columbia Parent-Teacher Federation, records from the Delta Central PTA dental clinics, and records from the Ladner United Church Women group.

Kamlah, Dallas, ca.1910-1990

Ebba Bowing Neilson fonds

  • CA DMA CR-151
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1920-1977

Fonds consists of photographs of the Bowing family and their home on Westham Island, an aerial photo of the Neilson family farm and May Queen photos.

Neilson, Ebba Bowing

Doug Massey collection

  • CA DMA CR-155
  • Fonds
  • 1919-[ca. 1960]

The collection consists of maps and diagrams published by the Geological Survey of Canada about the geomorphology and tidal action at the mouth of the Fraser River (reproduced "to accompany a report by W.A. Johnson"), a hand painted canvas map about "Proposed New Fraser River Tunnel and North Arm Crossing", and a publication "The Tides and Tidal Streams" by the Department of Naval Service, Ottawa.

Delta Agricultural Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-16
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1994

Fonds consists of the original constitution and Crown Grant of the Society, minutes, financial and other records of the Society and of related Associations. The fonds is arranged in seven series: Constitution, Legal papers, Minutes of meetings, Financial records, Delta Driving Park Association records, Delta Trotting and Pacing Association records, Photographs, and Programmes.

Delta Agricultural Society

Delta Chamber of Commerce fonds

  • CA DMA CR-17
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1997

Fonds consists of four minute books of the Delta Board of Trade and Delta Chamber of Commerce from 1910 to 1971. Fonds also consists of more than 50 publications and photographs created by the Chamber, local governments and other civic associations. These publications and photographs are all related to Delta's economic and social development.

Delta Chamber of Commerce

Delta Centennial (1979) Committee fonds

  • CA DMA CR-18
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1980

The fonds consists of records of the Delta Centennial (1979) Committee, including correspondence, minutes and agendas, and scrapbooks related to the planning of centennial celebrations for the Municipality of Delta. The records also describe the activities of the many Delta organizations which participated in centennial events. The fonds is arranged in 4 series: 1) Minutes and agendas, 2) Administrative records, 3) Correspondence, and 4) Scrapbooks.

Delta Centennial (1979) Committee

Delta Diggers fonds

  • CA DMA CR-19
  • Fonds
  • [199-?-1998]

The fonds consists of records related to the publication of the Index of Newspapers, 1902-1914 in Delta, British Columbia. Records include forms called extraction sheets designed by the Delta Diggers for the purpose of compiling data regarding vital events occurring in Delta and reported in the Delta Times and Delta News between 1902 and 1914. Events listed include marriages, deaths, births, birthdays, marriages, divorces and anniversaries. This data was then assembled in the index for publication.

Delta Diggers

Bates family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-2
  • Fonds
  • 1892-[197-]

The fonds consists largely of reference material, photographs, and memorabilia collected by Frances Bates as a result of her interest in Delta history and her participation in the founding of the Delta Museum. The fonds also contains records from the operation of the Bates' farm, and correspondence dealing with the expropriation of the farm by the provincial government for the Roberts Bank development. The fonds has been arranged in the following series: Frances Bates' history collection, Bates family farm records, and Photographs.

Bates (family)

Delta Golden Rods and Reels Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-20
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1996, predominant 1990-1996

The fonds consists of 6 series: 1) Incorporation and constitution; 2) Minutes; 3) Membership; 4) Correspondence and program files; 5) New horizons - inventory and correspondence; and 6) Reference files.

Delta Golden Rods and Reels Society

Delta Heritage Advisory Committee fonds

  • CA DMA CR-21
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1992, predominant 1979-1985

The fonds consists of records arising from various activities of the Committee, especially the Delta Heritage Inventory Project, a heritage structures inventory. Also included are records arising from the Committee's hosting of the B.C. Heritage Conference (Dogwood Conference) in 1983, and reference materials compiled to support Committee objectives. Records include minutes, correspondence, reports, pamphlets and brochures, notes, articles, publications, heritage inventory case files, and other materials.

Delta (B.C.). Heritage Advisory Committee

Delta Heritage Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-22
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1986

The fonds consists of the following: membership lists, newsletters, incorporation documents such as the constitution, AGM and board meeting minutes, applications for charitable registration status, annual reports, correspondence, presentations to Delta's city council about heritage homes and issues, financial records, receipt book, records relating to Patterson House and the Grauer farmhouse (purchased from the Bierens), notes and ephemera. Includes sample constitutions from other organizations such as the Delta Community Arts Council and the Heritage Preservation Society of New Westminster, as well as Heritage Trust brochures, newsclippings, minutes from the Heritage Canada Foundation, information materials such as a guide to restoring brick masonry, etc. Photographs consist of heritage buildings and homes in Delta such as Chung Chuck's home and office, the Delta Museum and Archives, etc.

Delta Heritage Society

Delta Hospital Auxiliary fonds

  • CA DMA CR-23
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1987

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, copies of Auxiliary constitution and by-laws, newsletters, financial records, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings.

Delta Hospital Auxiliary

Delta Central Parent-Teacher Association fonds

  • CA DMA CR-24
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1957

Fonds consists of a minute book recording the major activities and decisions of the Delta Central Parent-Teacher Association.

Delta Central Parent-Teacher Association

Delta Ladner Saddler collection

  • CA DMA CR-25
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1870]-1960

This collection consists of photographs of several generations of the Ladner family.

Delta Manor Exhibition Association fonds

  • CA DMA CR-26
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1939

The fonds consists of a minute book (1930-1939), reports, correspondence, annual programs (1930-1938), and copies of newspaper clippings.

Delta Manor Exhibition Association

Delta Symphony Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-27
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1984

The fonds consists of one series of scrapbooks comprised of correspondence, newspaper clippings, promotional materials, album covers, press releases, pamphlets and photographs. The scrapbooks are organized chronologically, documenting the annual activities and achievements of the Delta Youth Orchestra.

Delta Symphony Society

Edith Eleanor Pearson fonds

  • CA DMA CR-28
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1939, predominant 1902-1927

Fonds consists of black and white photographs, black and white copy prints, and negatives of the Pearson family at home in New Westminster and on holidays in British Columbia, Alberta, the United States (particularly California), and Europe. Includes many photographs of the Pearson family and friends engaged in leisure activities at their vacation home, "Edgewood", at Boundary Bay. The property was purchased by the Major and Pearson families in 1896. It is identified on the Corporation of Delta's Assessment Roll No. 160 as part of Lot 30, Group 2, consisting of two acres. The property was approximately where Meredith Place is now. The families that owned the neighbouring lots included the Corbould, Drew, Meredith, Major, and Kirkland families. Unidentified people in the Boundary Bay photographs may include members of these families. The majority of the photographs concern the activities of the Pearson, Major and Lee families. Edith's interest in photography appears to have begun around the time of her youngest son Geoffrey's birth in 1901, and the collection contains many photographs of him from infancy through adulthood. He married Shirley Foley and had a son, Ken. The two older boys, Thomas Roy (known as Roy) and Leslie, were born in 1888 and 1891, respectively. Roy appears to have been in the military during World War I, and later married Nora, a teacher. They had no children. The photographs show Roy and Nora at their home in Los Angeles and later in South Westminster, where they had a chicken farm. Leslie is also shown in uniform during the war. He married Ethel Watson in 1912, and they had a daughter Mary Isabel, who appears to have visited her Pearson grandparents frequently. Also prominent in the collection are Edith's niece and nephew, Dorothy and Ormsby Lee, the children of her sister Mildred Jane and John Andrew ("Jack") Lee, a New Westminster merchant. Dorothy traveled frequently with her aunt before her marriage to Sid Mallinson, with whom she had a daughter, Diana. Ormsby married Jessie Blair and had a son, John ("Jackie").

Pearson, Edith Eleanor

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.

Atkey family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-3
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1914-1960

Fonds consists of photographs of scenes and people in and around the Ladner/Delta area (from ca. 1918-1923), students and teachers in the Delta Central School and Ladner Elementary School (ca. 1918-1923) and photographs of the Atkey family and friends. Fonds also includes one book, Webster's School and Office Dictionary (1914) and one pen and ink drawing by Ken Atkey.

Atkey (family)

Ernest Burnett fonds

  • CA DMA CR-30
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1980

The fonds consists of one series of material created by Ernest Burnett in his capacity as mayor: in particular, as a member of the Delta Centennial Committee, which held its meetings in Council chambers. Mr. Burnett's copies of the Committee minutes constitute one series of the fonds. A second series of material includes material Mr. Burnett created as treasurer of the Delta Agricultural Society. This series includes financial statements (1950-1954), and racing programs for Paterson Park (1962-1968). The final series in this fonds consists of one file containing a program for the "Freedom Ceremony" celebrating Delta's 90th Anniversary (1969), and a promotional newspaper entitled "Delta Election '71 News". which promotes the "Delta Team" of municipal candidates including incumbent Mayor Dugald Morrison, Alderman Doug Watkins, Ernie Burnett, and Harold Savage.

Burnett, Ernest

F.V. Delta Cooperative Association fonds

  • CA DMA CR-31
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1954

The fonds consists of two series: minute books (1919-1954); and financial records.

Fraser Valley Delta Cooperative Association

Frank and Winifred Fisher fonds

  • CA DMA CR-32
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1912-1930

The fonds consists of a diary kept by Frank Fisher. Part of the diary appears to be written at the time he was a bookkeeper at Deas Island in 1912; this section of the diary is written in pen. Other entries written in pencil chronicle the day to day activities of farm life. It is likely, therefore that this section was written after Mr. Fisher returned from the war and started farming Deas Island. The fonds also consists of a letter found in Mr. Fisher's diary, written to him by a relative or friend, Kathleen, living overseas.

Fisher, Frank

Fisher's Drug and Bookstore fonds

  • CA DMA CR-33
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1950

The fonds consists of records created by Simeon Fisher during the course of owning and operating Fisher's Drug and Book Store. There are several wholesale invoices as well as nine large prescription invoice ledgers and correspondence between Mr. Fisher, local residents and National Drug Co. where he purchased wholesale drugs for his pharmacy. These records cover the years between 1902 and 1948 when his business was in operation. The fonds is arranged in three series: Correspondence; Prescription Invoices; Drug Invoices.

Fisher's Drug and Bookstore (Delta, B.C.)

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