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Neelands Brothers photograph collection

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

Jack Fillion film collection

  • CA BCA F1982:04;F1989:16
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1925-1950]

The collection consists of two amateur films showing Stewart, B.C., and mining operations in the vicinity. The later film also shows the nearby community of Hyder, Alaska.

N.B. Bell World War II films collection

  • CA BCA F1986:2
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1941]-1946

The collection consists of military training films and newsreel films, some produced by the Canadian army.

Eve Ostepovich collection

  • CA BCA F1989:04
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1945-1951]

The collection consists of four films showing young women taking part in massed calisthenics, folk dancing and other Pro-Rec activities, organized under the auspices of the Provincial Recreation Movement.

Tannice McKillop collection

  • CA BCA F1990:02/001;SD245:1
  • Collection
  • 1941-[ca. 1949]

The collection consists of a colour film showing the construction of the Victorias Memorial Arena, and a recorded Christmas greeting for 1941 from Victoria Mayor Percy George.

Doug Nelson collection

  • CA CFE Fonds 1
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1940-1978]

The collection consists of essays on naval history of B.C.; records of the Dockyard Management Association, charitable drives, the Captain Cook bi-centennial; photographs of 1964 Far East Cruise; and, slides of historical subjects.

Robinson family collection

  • CA CFE Fonds 100
  • Collection
  • 1940-[ca. 1960]

The collection consists of photographs of ships under construction or repair at HMC Dockyard and memorabilia and clippings of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

Royal Roads Military College collection

  • CA CFE Fonds 102
  • Collection
  • 1913-1922, 1940

The collection consists of group photographs of graduating officers of the Royal Naval College of Canada (1913-1922) and HMCS Stone Frigate (1940).

Peter Cairns collection

  • CA CFE Fonds 12
  • Collection
  • 1990

The collection consists of slides, copied from official and unofficial Canadian sources, documenting the experiences of the visit of Canadian ships to the USSR.

Ernie S. Cassels collection

  • CA CFE Fonds 13
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1920-1969]

The collection consists of portraits of naval officers in the Royal Canadian Navy.

William Cardiff collection

  • CA CFE Fonds 17
  • Collection
  • 1918-[ca. 1990]

The collection consists of photographs, printed materials, including World War I pay book of Private Joseph Martin Duffy, photographs of Canadian ships and the 1945 Halifax riot.

G. Goosen collection : ca. 1870-1966

  • CA CFE Fonds 43
  • Collection
  • [Copied ca. 1930-1966]

The collection consists of photographs of buildings and activities in the Naden area of CFB Esquimalt.

Heritage Canada Foundation collection

  • CA CFE Fonds 52
  • Collection
  • 1940-1945, 1984-1985

The collection consists of World War II group portraits of ships' companies and snapshots of buildings at CFB Esquimalt.

A.E.M. Morbey collection

  • CA CFE Fonds 79
  • Collection
  • 1914-1967

The collection consists of pamphlets, essay on "Disguised Commerce Raiders" (ca. 1944), and a night order book of Lieutenant Commander W.S. Lalor (1942).

Gayblevision collection

  • Collection
  • 1980 - 2017

The collection consists of episodes, specials, and much of the surviving raw footage from the 1980s TV series Gayblevision. The collection also contains writing and photographs documenting the history of Gayblevision. Gayblevision was Canada’s first TV series produced “by gay people for gay people”. It was broadcast on Vancouver Cable 10 through its West End Neighbourhood production centre (located in the West End Community Centre) between 1980 and 1986. Gayblevision is a priceless window into Vancouver’s LGBTQ communities during years of tremendous growth and upheaval, documenting the LGTBQ people, organizations, businesses and events that defined Vancouver West End’s Davie Village in the early 1980s. The series aired monthly on the first and third Tuesday of the month. In addition to regular episodes, Gayblevision also produced a series of in-depth specials.

The collection is divided into 3 series:

  1. Episodes and specials
  2. Textual records and graphic materials
  3. Oral histories


Inkameep Day School Art collection

  • CA OSOY MS 21
  • Collection
  • 1931-1942, 1948, 1992, 2002-2008

Collection consists of the textual records and other material collected by the Osoyoos Museum regarding the art produced by the Inkameep Day School. Includes correspondence, legal records, grants, sound recordings, graphic material, website, list, publication, lecture, plan, photographs, scrapbook, and clippings.

Inkameep Day School

Earl Kitchener Pollon collection

  • CA BCA MS-0769
  • Collection
  • 1912-1926

The collection consists of correspondence inward to James Beattie, guide and outfitter, 1912-1916; and correspondence and monthly game reports of the Hudson Hope Detachment of the B.C. Provincial Police.

Dunsmuir family collection

  • CA BCA MS-1012
  • Collection
  • 1871-1908

The collection consists of contracts, indentures, bonds, notes and mining licences relating to the mining and railroad activities of the Dunsmuir family.

Reginald Herbert Roy collection

  • CA BCA MS-1073
  • Collection
  • 1859-1874, 1889-1911, 1971-1973

The collection consists of a record of vessels entering the Port of Victoria, correspondence concerning the activities of the United Services Institution of Vancouver Island, also known as the Royal United Services Institute, a log book of the schooner Louis Olsen and records of seal catches in the Pacific.

David Henley collection

  • CA BCA MS-2228
  • Collection
  • 1872-1875, 1903-1904

The collection consists of the journal of the Victoria Fire Department, 1872-1875, and correspondence and invitations of Captain J.C. Ross while on a world trip, 1903-1904.

Clive Justice collection

  • CA BCA MS-2428;98702-5
  • Collection
  • 1926-1985

The collection consists of records collected by Clive Justice of and pertaining to George Fraser, a Ucluelet nursery worker known for hybridizing rhododendrons. Collection includes photographs relating to Fraser and his work.

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