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Revelstoke Independent Band fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1905-1912

The fonds consists of minutes, incorporating membership lists and financial records.

Revelstoke Independent Band

Fred A. Deuel fonds

  • CA WVAN 002
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1996

The fonds consists of teaching records, photographs of classes at Hillside Secondary School, ephemera, and student art work related to Mr. Deuel's position at Hillside School.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Teaching files
Series 2: Ephemera
Series 3: Photographs
Series 4: Student art work

Deuel, Fred A.

May Day collection

  • CA WVAN 005
  • Collection
  • 1998-

The collection consists of material relating to May Day celebrations which was a key community event in West Vancouver from 1931 to 1971. The celebrations included installation of a May Day Queen, parades and other ceremonies. After 1971, the celebration was renamed Community Day, and the collection also includes records pertaining to this event.The material includes photographs, registers, scrapbooks, speeches, organizing committee records, and correspondence.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Film and photographs
Series 2: Administrative records
Series 3: Speeches
Series 4: Ephemera
Series 5: Newsclippings
Series 6: May Queens' scrapbooks

Lawson family fonds

  • CA WVAN 006
  • Fonds
  • [1880-1990]

The fonds consists of material generated and collected by the Lawson family and extended family members. Records include personal correspondence, photographs, journals, school records, and art work, as well as financial and business records pertaining to family businesses, investments and community involvement.

The fonds is arranged into the following sous-fonds and series:
Series 1: Photographs and postcards
Sous-fonds 1: John Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 2: Gertrude Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 3: Christina Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 4: Duncan Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 5: Harte family sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 6: Elizabeth Lawson sous-fonds

Lawson (family)

West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild fonds

  • CA WVAN 016
  • Fonds
  • [1928-1986]

The fonds consists of administrative and publicity records such as financial records, minutes, programs and posters relating to the activities of the West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild. The fonds also includes photographs of stage productions.

West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild

West Vancouver Historical Society fonds

  • CA WVAN 028
  • Fonds
  • 1979-
 The fonds consists of material generated and collected by the West Vancouver Historical Society, who play a significant role in the preservation and promotion of local history in West Vancouver. The fonds includes records relating to the administration of the society, including policies, procedures, agendas, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, reports, newsletters, publications, as well as photographs, audio cassettes, video reels, and technical drawings. The fonds also consists of archival material donated by their members including historical essays, documents, photographs, and slides.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Executive records
Series 2: General and annual meetings
Series 3: Executive correspondence
Series 4: Policies and procedures
Series 5: Financial records
Series 6: Correspondence with other historical associations
Series 7: Membership
Series 8: West Vancouver Community Arts Council
Series 9: Society newsletter
Series 10: Public relations
Series 11: Gertrude Lawson house
Series 12: Ferry building
Series 13: Social events
Series 14: Publications about heritage planning and legislation
Series 15: Member donations of archival material

West Vancouver Historical Society

Len Norris fonds

  • CA WVAN 040
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1987

Fonds consists of original cartoons drawn by Len Norris while he was employed as the Vancouver Sun's political cartoonist. The cartoons depict various topics from local, provincial, and national politics.

Norris, Len

Brealey family fonds

  • CA WVAN 057
  • Fonds
  • [1920-1970]

The fonds consists of photographs relating to Hazel Brealey's school days, and personal correspondence relating to the West Vancouver Symphony Society by George Brealey.

Brealey (family)

Jacqueline Hugo fonds

  • CA WVAN 058
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1991

The fonds consists of material relating to the career of British Columbia pastel artist Jacqueline Hugo. The material includes 9 paintings of Hollyburn Ridge, newspaper articles, and correspondence.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Pastel paintings
Series 2: Art exhibitions

Hugo, Jacqueline

Rupert Harrison fonds

  • CA WVAN 061
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1960-1998
 The fonds consists of historical material created and accumulated by Rupert Harrison in the course of his work as a historian and archivist, and his activities with various professional organizations. The material includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, documents, notes, reports, oral interviews, essays, minutes, booklets, pamphlets, maps, technical drawings, photographs, and objects. 

Harrison, Rupert, 1914-2007

Kay Meek fonds

  • CA WVAN 075
  • 1940-1990, predominant 1946-1959

The fond consists of material relating to the personal life of West Vancouver arts philanthropist Kay Meek. The material includes two scrapbooks compiled by Kay Meek that contain photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and brochures. The fonds also includes one drawing of the Gertrude Lawson House.

Meek, Kay

Women's Auxiliary fonds

  • CA VAG 08.27-28; 09.13-15
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2009

The fonds consists of records relating to the functions of the Women’s Auxiliary to the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1947 to 2009; most predominantly their fundraising operations, which document the growth of the Gallery. The fonds consists of annual reports, meeting minutes, financial statements, loans list, sales forms, receipt books, bank books, Certificate(s) of Change in Constitution, drafts and revisions, correspondence, member lists, Noreen Anderson award records, Alumni Association records, programs, reservations, and rentals records, bulletins, newsletters, requests, job descriptions, mission statements and objectives, a personal notebook, newspaper clippings (some copied from scrapbooks), ephemera, correspondence, prize lists, statements, lists of sales, lists of recommendations and regulations, original art work, applications, programs, agendas, maps, publicity, ticket sales, catalogues, policies, permits, histories, and scrapbooks. The fonds is arranged into 5 series: Series 1. Reports and Minutes; Series 2. Financial Records; Series 3. General Records; Series 4. Events and Activities; Series 5. Historical Records.

Women's Auxiliary to the Vancouver Art Gallery

Beryl Gray collection

  • CA WVAN 086
  • Collection
  • 1938-1943

The collection consists of issues of women's magazines containing stories by Beryl Gray.

Gray, Beryl

Westminster Operatic Club fonds

  • CA NWM 113
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1927

The fonds consists of correspondence and programmes.

Westminster Operatic Club

B.W. Leeson fonds

  • CA VPL 13901-14221
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1920]

The fonds consists of photographs of Quatsino, B.C., depicting panoramas, fishing, ships, native Indians, and logging.

Leeson, B.W.

Lilo Berliner fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 145
  • Fonds
  • Nov. 1968 - 1975

Fonds consists of negative images of petroglyphs largely from the Pacific west coast of North America. Most of the images are from sites located in British Columbia, but there are also images from sites in Washington State, New Mexico, and other areas of the United States and Mexico. There are also images of artifacts, masks, totem poles, wood carvings, and graveyards. Images of family travels, landscapes, wild animals, and house cats are interspersed within the collection.

Lilo Berliner

Ida Madeline Gunterman fonds

  • CA VPL 16762-16773
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890-1910]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Lardeau area of B.C. including portraits and images depicting scenery and pioneer life.

Gunterman, Ida Madeline

Fellowship of the Arts fonds

  • CA NWM 169
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1968

The fonds consists of minute books, correspondence, manuscripts, poems and ephemera.

Fellowship of the Arts (New Westminster, B.C.)

Port Moody Historical Society fonds

  • CA PMS 1986-53
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1969-1983

The fonds consists of financial records (1969-1981), correspondence (1974-1979), minutes (1978-1983), and records relating to the Museum Restoration Project (1980-1983).

Port Moody Historical Society

Nanaimo Symphony Orchestra

  • CA NCAI 1994 009 A;1996 010 A;1996 013 A
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1992

The fonds consists of administration files, financial records, reference files, and scrapbooks documenting the activities of the Nanaimo Symphony Orchestra. Records include minutes of the society, correspondence, constitution and bylaws, presidents' files, publicity, membership and program files, financial records, and a variety of reference files and scrapbooks relating to the history and development of the Symphony. Reference files include unpublished manuscripts authored by John Cass on the history of the symphony. The fonds is arranged in four series: 1) Administration; 2) Financial records; 3) Reference; and 4) Scrapbooks.

Nanaimo Symphony Orchestra

Coal Tyee Society fonds

  • CA NCAI 1996 037 A
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1990

Fonds is arranged in six series: 1) Constitution and bylaws; 2) Minutes; 3) Correspondence; 4) Financial Records; 5) Projects; 6) Miscellaneous.

Coal Tyee Society

Brian Fawcett fonds

  • CA UNBC 1996.2
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2006

Fonds consists of personal papers, books, manuscripts, photographic materials, audio recordings and electronic records arranged into five series, which relate to Mr. Fawcett's personal life, his creative works and his relationships with members of the literary community.

Fawcett, Brian

Walter Meyer zu Erpen fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 006 A ; 2007 019 A
  • Fonds
  • [198-]

The fonds consists of materials collected by Walter Meyer zu Erpen for his master's degree including research for a case study, "Towards an Understanding of the Municipal Archives of 19th Century British Columbia: A Case Study of the Archives of the Corporation of the City of Nanaimo, 1875-1904" and thesis: "Study of the Archival Record and Its Context: Meaning and Historical Understanding". The research notes are arranged alphabetically on index cards. Also includes photocopies of a report by Judge Eli Harrison on charges against Police Magistrate J.P. Planta, Bureau of Statistics Returns from Nanaimo, Assessment Rolls, 1895 & 1896, correspondence dated Jan 9, 1900, Wellington, from Theo Bryant re: nomination of E & N Railroad Conductor, J. W. Coburn (resident of Victoria) as Mayor of Nanaimo due to absence of any other nominees and correspondence to Col. Hon. James Baker (Provincial Secretary, Bureau of Statistics, Victoria) from R. E. Gosnell, (Secretary, Bureau of Statistics): Report of the Bureau of Statistics for the Municipalities of British Columbia, 1896.

Meyer zu Erpen, Walter J.

School District 68 History Project Committee fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1989

The fonds consists of records documenting the administration of the project as well as reference files, oral histories, and a collection of historical photographs acquired during the course of the project. Records document the growth and development of schools in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith area and the recollections of former teachers and administrators in the school system. The fonds is arranged in four series: Project Administration (1987-1989), Reference (1939-1989), Oral history (1987-1989), and Photographs (ca. 1900-1979).

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Retired Teachers' Association. School District 68 History Project Committee

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