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Arthur Mayse fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1936-1989

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, including scripts for Beachcombers, printed material, photographs, financial record, ephemera and research sources. The papers relate to his activities as a climber, free-lance writer, and columnist for the Victoria Daily Times (1963-1972) as well as containing correspondence of a personal nature . The correspondents include William Morrow and Company, ACTRA, Ronald Chambers, Leone Edgar, Elsie Norman and Willis Kingsley Wing. In addition to articles and stories by and about him, a scrapbook includes a series on the Mt. Waddington expedition.

Mayse, Arthur, 1912-1992

Arthur Turner fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1929-1972

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Turner's activities in the CCF and the NDP in British Columbia. Included are manuscripts of Vancouver Workers' Theatre dramas and poetry, subject files on Israel, clippings, pamphlets on cooperative farming, and records from the CCF Agricultural Committee and the Trade Union Committee.

Turner, Arthur J., 1888-

B.C. Young New Democrats fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1966-1974

The fonds consists of materials created out of activities of the British Columbia Young New Democrats and records collected relating to political interests. Correspondence, minutes, agendas, financial records, constitutions, subject files and printed materials reflect the varied pursuits of the organization.

British Columbia Young New Democrats

Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1968

The fonds consists of financial records, insurance policy records and ledgers arranged in three sub-groups: Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd., Crossley Insurance Agencies, and Nairn Insurance Agencies.

Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies

Benson Shipyards fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1945-1982]

The fonds consists of marine architectural and engineering plans and accompanying specifications for a wide variety of boats built and repaired by Benson. The boat plans include many used in the fishing and logging industries.

Benson Shipyards

Bill Barlee mining research collection

  • Fonds
  • 1892-1954

The research collection consists mainly of correspondence, financial records, and legal records acquired on the activities and businesses of John Morgan Harris in Slocan and vicinity, mostly from 1893-1924. Reco Mining and Milling Co., Hotel Reco, Harris and Kelly, Star Mining and Milling Company, Norman & Company Mining and Stock Brokers and the Silver-Lead Miners Association of British Columbia were some of the companies and organizations in which Harris was involved. There are documents detailing court disputes between Star Mining versus Byron N. White and Harris versus White at various levels of the legal system to the Privy Council in England. In addition the collection contains the financial records and telegrams of the W.B. Bailey Co., 1896-1902 and the financial records of Clarence Cunningham, 1916-1919.

A.R.M.A. Vancouver Chapter fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1970-2005

The fonds consists of a history of the Vancouver Chapter, incorporation file, annual reports (1970-1984), financial records (1972-1983), minutes (1970-1988), correspondence (1970-1988), photographs, printed and published material and clippings relating to the activities of the Association.;Accrual consists of administrative records such as minutes and correspondence, publications such as newsletters, records regarding awards, and photographs from events. Accrual is divided into the following series: Minutes and correspondence, The Vancouver Chapter Submission 1983 ARMA Chapter of the Year Award, Publications, Photographs from events, and Award plaques and trophies.

Association of Records Managers and Administrators. Vancouver Chapter

A.W. Hewetson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914

The fonds consists of a travel journal written by Hewetson during a business trip to British Columbia.

Hewetson, A.W.

British Columbia Academy of Science fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1909-1963

The fonds consists of financial records, minutes, agendas, notices and programs, scientific papers, election and membership records, conference records and extensive correspondence files.

British Columbia Academy of Science

British Columbia Camping Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940-1975

The fonds consists of minute books, correspondence, photographs, newsletters, historical accounts, printed material and ephemera which reflect the Association's mandate to help camp leaders coordinate camping work in the province, establish standards and safeguards for camping and to stimulate community interest in the activity.

British Columbia Camping Association

British Columbia Liberal Party fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1927-1972

The fonds consists of an incomplete set of convention minutes and proceedings (1927-1959), scrapbooks of clippings from 1963, campaign literature, files from Cam Avery including material relating to the development of various Liberal policies, files from Pat McGeer pertaining to his tenure as party leader, papers reflecting election coverage in each riding for certain years and press clippings relating to the political careers of several Liberal MP's from 1969 to 1972.

British Columbia Liberal Party

British Columbia Projectionists Union fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1933-1988

The fonds consists of materials relating to the work of projectionists, theatre management and safety. Fonds includes newspaper clippings and audio cassettes of interviews with retired union members conducted in 1988.

British Columbia Projectionists Union

C.H. French fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1740-1879

The fonds consists of a typed transcript of French's autobiography which chronicles his experiences with the Hudson's Bay Company forts in their early days. It also includes a monograph entitled Transportation and Transportation Routes in British Columbia, a fragment of a work on gold mining and his family history.

French, C.H., b. 1867

Murray-Latta Machine Company Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1928

The fonds consists of blueprints, line drawings and sketches and includes a sketch of the "iron chink" dated 1904.

Murray-Latta Machine Company

National Association of Marine Engineers fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1902-1966

The fonds consists of minutes of Council No. 7 (1902-1921, 1938-1951), minutes of Council No. 4 (n.d.), financial records, agreements, membership and attendance records, towboat grievances, printed material, credit union material, all relating to the NAME. Also included are Ladies' Auxiliary records and L.H. Charlton's correspondence.

National Association of Marine Engineers

Lee Straight fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1927-2003, predominant 1945-1983

This fonds consists of a scrapbook of material about the writer, fly-fisher and conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown. A major section of the scrapbook is an ongoing correspondence between Straight and Haig-Brown regarding fishing and conservation issues on Vancouver Island. There are also numerous photos, newspaper clippings and magazine articles about Haig-Brown both during his lifetime and posthumously.

Straight, Lee

Leon Ladner fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1969

The fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, clippings, briefs and submissions, pamphlets, maps, addresses, copies of legislation, personal notes, receipts, memorabilia and subject files (1915-1969). The majority of the fonds focuses on Ladner's involvement with the federal Progressive Conservative party, Columbia River Power and the Royal Commission on Energy (1950-1969).

Ladner, Leon Johnson

Literary Storefront fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1977-1993

The fonds consists of financial records, correspondence, sound recordings, photographs, subject files and related printed material pertaining to their activities such as workshops, readings, fundraising, and publishing. Most of the files relate to general administration, funding, publications and author subject files that include unpublished manuscripts.

Literary Storefront (Vancouver, B.C.)

M. C. Bradbrook fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1962-1976

The fonds consists of sixty-six letters (1962-1975) between Bradbrook and several individuals pertaining to the life of Malcolm Lowry. Also included are Bradbrook's notes on conversations with Wilfred Lowry and Russel Lowry, information on Lowry from a number of sources, and a list of Lowry's contributions to The Fortnightly.

Bradbrook, M. C. (Muriel Clara), 1909-

Mabel E. Jordon collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]-1972

The collection consists of typescripts, handwritten notes, clippings, correspondence, maps, and photographs created or accumulated by Mabel E. Jordon between 1955 and 1972 for her article, "Kootenay Reclamation and Colonization Scheme and William Adolph Baillie-Grohman". In addition, the fonds contains information relating to Canal Flats, her presidential addresses to the British Columbia Historical Association and several other articles pertaining to the Kootenay area. Fonds includes typescripts and correspondence of William Adolph Baillie-Grohman and Florence Baillie-Grohman.

Solidarity Coalition fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1983-1985

The fonds consists of biographical information, minutes and records of the meetings of the Coalition and its steering committee, and copies of the reports, briefs, submissions and letters received by the People's Commission of Solidarity in its travels around British Columbia. The fonds also includes printed material on various subjects (eg., economics, education, housing, health care, labour, etc.), photographs, copies of petitions and taped hearings of the Commission.

Solidarity Coalition

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