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Comitas Club fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1300
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1997

The fonds consists of minutes and annual reports; Presidents' Council minutes and annual reports; membership data; constitution, by-laws and amendments; members' handbooks; miscellaneous correspondence; press clippings; and memorabilia.

Comitas Club

Vancouver Horticultural Society and Farmers Institute fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 131
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1973

The fonds consists of bound programmes for horticultural events, 1914-1952; correspondence; a photograph of the Second Horticultural Exhibition of the South Vancouver Horticultural Society; the constitution and by-laws of the South Vancouver Horticultural Association, 1922; constitution and by-laws of the Vancouver Horticultural Society; minute books, 1929-1933 and 1939-1954; financial statements, 1940-1972; general correspondence, 1948-1972; bulletins, 1949-1965; certificates received and awarded, 1932-1958; miscellaneous horticultural publications, 1937-1973.

Vancouver Horticultural Society and Farmers Institute

H.R. MacMillan Planetarium and Southam Observatory fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1313
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1987

Fonds consists of records produced by the H.R. MacMillan Planetarium and Southam Observatory. Fonds includes meeting minutes, agendas, financial statements, reports, correspondence, memoranda, agreements, publications, and other records. Fonds contains two series: 1) Board of Directors records; and 2) Observatory records.

H.R. MacMillan Planetarium and Southam Observatory

William Pleming fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 132
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]

The fonds consists of a manuscript, Pleming's memoirs (published by the Mount Pleasant News in 1936) and programmes of events he took part in. The fonds also contains photographs.

Pleming, William

Graham Tudor fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1320
  • Fonds
  • 1987-1988

Fonds consists of architectural drawings of Price Waterhouse Centre Pavilion Place and Franks for the Memory Restaurant, 601 West Cordova Street. There are elevations, sections and floor plans.

Tudor, Graham

Helen Alexander fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1325
  • Fonds
  • 1986-1989

Fonds consists of photographer Helen Alexander's documentation of Vancouver's "Walks for Peace" (also called "Peace Walks" and "Peace Marches") of 1986, 1987 and 1989. The 1986 photographs show the participants gathering at B.C. Place Stadium and the rally at Sunset Beach (including a view from the Burrard Street Bridge). The 1987 photographs show the crowd gathering at Kitsilano Beach (including a closeup of a group of individuals with "Veterans Against Nuclear Arms"). The 1989 photographs show the "End the Arms Race" banner at the front of the parade (on Cornwall Avenue at Cypress Street), and show the following organizational banners among crowds: "Veterans Against Nuclear Arms", "Esperanto por paco: world language for peace", "Christ Church Cathedral", "Shaughnessy Heights United [Church]", "Greenpeace", "Association of United Ukrainian Canadians", "Workers Benevolent Association", "South Surrey White Rock Peace Education Group", "Quakers", "The Vancouver Folk Song Society", "Students Peace Activist Movement", and numerous others. Also includes two 1988 Remembrance Day photographs showing veterans Norman Hoye (former Air Force Colonel) and Thomas Dryden Stewart (Army Sergeant), among others.

Alexander, Helen

Frank Woodside fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 133
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1941

The fonds consists of civic legal documents, correspondence, newspapers and reports of mines. There is also a photograph which was probably taken during the building of the 2nd Narrows Bridge.

Woodside, Frank Everett

Carnwath, Anderson family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1335
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1972

Fonds consists mainly of photographs, ca. 1900 to 1966, of the C.H. Carnwath family and the W.S. Anderson family and their friends participating in various sporting and social activities. Also included are exteriors and interiors of houses, nurses at Vancouver General Hospital and group and individual portraits. Other materials include correspondence, high school certificates, 1912-1921, property records, 1920s, genealogies and newspaper clippings concerning family members.

Anderson (family)

Louis McDonald fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 134
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1935

The fonds consists of a scrapbook of clippings, speeches and letters kept by Alderman McDonald from 1932-1935 concerning the building of the new Vancouver City Hall.

McDonald, Louis Drummond

Robin Ward fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1341
  • Fonds
  • 1988-1998

Fonds consists of original drawings (1988-1998) and drawing reproductions (1988-1998) in the form of photographs and photocopies. Many of the drawings represented are published in Robin Ward's Vancouver (Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, 1990) and Robin Ward's Heritage West Coast (Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, 1993).

Ward, Robin, 1950-

Elizabeth Walker fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1349;CVA 207
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2000

The fonds consists of Walker's photographs of examples of Vancouver architecture, background and research records for her book "Street Names of Vancouver", as well as a manuscript.

Walker, Elizabeth

Irma Gordon fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1366
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1886]-1911, 1961

The fonds consists of correspondence, a Christmas card and photographs.

Gordon, Irma

Rogers family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1368
  • Fonds
  • 1806-2000

Fonds includes records of genealogical research done by descendants of B.T. Rogers; personal correspondence, diary excerpts and notebooks of members of the Rogers and related families; log books of the family yachts; photographs of family members, relatives and friends, as well as some photographs of the Planter's Sugar Refining Co. and the B.C. Sugar Refinery; business records, including correspondence between Samuel Blythe Rogers and Henry S. Sanford; and correspondence, financial records, photographs, newspaper clippings and architectural and technical drawings pertaining to the family's private residences.

Rogers (family)

Henry Mowatt fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 136;CVA 370
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1940

The fonds consists of personal papers, 1846-1940, which contain old family papers and Captain Mowatt's recommendations for his work on sailing ships, personal letters and private business correspondence covering his years in England, and records of his investments and business ventures; extensive records of ship's specifications and tests, material that passed through Captain Mowatt's hands when he worked for the CPR, 1900-1918; photographs of CPR steamships and of the interior of the Mainland Iron Works machine shop; official CPR correspondence, 1892-1924; papers, 1919-1923, relating to Captain Mowatt's duties as Port Warden with the Department of Marine and Fisheries at Vancouver; and printed works, 1839-1911.

Mowatt, Henry, d. 1941

Margaret Rushton fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 137
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1954

The fonds consists of correspondence, radio scripts, programmes, and photographs concerning the activities of the Parent-Teacher Association, 1949-1954.

Rushton, Margaret E.

Elek Imredy fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1371
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1996

The fonds consists of the records of the sculptor Elek Imredy. They document his life and work, focusing on the decades following his emigration to Canada. The fonds consists of the following series: personal records, correspondence, teaching activities, project files, subject files, artwork, scrapbooks, albums and photographs, and miscellaneous files.

Imredy, Elek

William Walker Fraser family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1375
  • Fonds
  • 1828-1958

Fonds consists of vital records, correspondence, photographs, greeting cards and newspaper clippings of the William Walker Fraser family, including of grandparents who lived in Scotland.

Fraser, William Walker (family)

Canadian Pacific Navigation Company fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 138
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1889

The fonds consists of receipts issued by the Canadian Pacific Navigation Company between 1887 and 1889.

Canadian Pacific Navigation Company

Margaret Mitchell fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1380
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1993

Fonds contains records pertaining to community development and urban living issues in Vancouver.

Mitchell, Margaret

Evelyn MacKechnie fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1381
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1979

The fonds consists of records reflecting Mrs. MacKechnie's involvement in saving the entrance to Stanley Park from encroachment by proposed development and in the revitalization of Gastown. Included are minutes, reports, briefs, news clippings, correspondence, financial documents, submissions to City Council, maps, plans, drawings, research notes, photographs, flyers, etc.

MacKechnie, Evelyn

Paul B. Ohannesian fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1383
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1990, predominant 1987-1990

Fonds contains files on: the "RS-1 Regulations Review" including follow up (1982-1989); "New Democratic Party caucus correspondence on housing" (1989); and "Georgia Medical Dental Building 1929-1989" (1989-1990). The photographs of housing, 1987, were taken for the resulting reports (10 x 15 cm col. photographs + 35 mm negatives). Also included are news clippings on urban issues (1990).

Ohannesian, Paul B., 1947-

Vancouver Lions Ladies' Club fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1384
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2003

The fonds consists of the records of the Lions Ladies' Club and includes constituiton and by-laws, correspondence, agendas, minutes, financial reports, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Vancouver Lions Ladies' Club

O.B. Allan Ltd. fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1385
  • Fonds
  • [18-?]-1965, 1971

The fonds consists of 42 photographs and negatives, mainly of the O.B. Allan store.

O.B. Allan Ltd.

Nelson Bottling Works Ltd. fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1387
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1939

Fonds consists of one financial ledger which records receipts and disbursements and expenses. Also contains balance sheets.

Nelson Bottling Works

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