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Vancouver Jewish Community Fund and Council fonds

  • CA JHS A.1999.003
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1982

The fonds consists of administrative files generated by Morris Saltzman and predecessors of the Jewish Community Fund and Council such as: minutes, reports, correspondence, financial records, fundraising campaign files, and files of organizations who received funding; as well as census cards (potential donor information) and individual donations cards. Fonds also includes 4 photographs and 1 over-sized scrapbook.

The fonds is arranged into 7 series: Organizations; Administrative matters; Financial matters; Fundraising campaigns; Census cards: potential donors card catalogue; Individual donations card catalogue; and Photographs and scrapbooks.

Vancouver Jewish Community Fund and Council

Altman family collection

  • CA JHS A.1999.013
  • Fonds
  • 1904-2001

The fonds consists of community publications, community ephemera, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and musical scores. The fonds is arranged into 3 series: Community publications; Altman family files; and Music collection which consists of scores of both Jewish and general popular songs that bear the name of Sari Corbin.

Altman (family)

Tracy Ames collection

  • CA JHS A.2001.001
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1987

The fonds consist of correspondence, minutes, applications for funding, distribution lists, and draft material relating to the video. The fonds is arranged into 2 series: Photographs and sound recordings; and Research files.

Ames, Tracy

Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, Gallery fonds

  • CA JHS A.2005.006
  • Fonds
  • [1962 – 2004]

Fonds is arranged into 6 series: Artist files; Gallery administrative records and subject files; Ephemera; Audio-Visual; Scrapbooks; and Photographs.

Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, Gallery

Nemetz family fonds

  • CA JHS A.2008.016, A.2011.018
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-2012]

The fonds consists of photographs and textual records from various members of the Nemetz family, including the Dayson family, the Barnett family, and the Fader family.

The fonds is arranged into four series: Nathan Nemetz scrapbooks and photograph albums (photocopies); Textual records; Photographs; Audio/Visual.

Nemetz family

Dr. Morris Levine fonds

  • CA JHS A.2009.018
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1989

The fonds consists mainly of poetry that Dr. Morris Levine wrote over the years. Also intermixed with the poetry is some general correspondence, family correspondence, some work records, and a partial draft of a personal memoir.

The fonds is arranged into one series: Poems. All files are kept in their original order and do not appear to follow any chronological or alphabetical order. All files are simply titled ‘Poems’.

Levine, Dr. Morris

Chelm Cultural Club fonds

  • CA JHS A.2011.020
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1990

Fonds is arranged into two series: Series 1 - Chelm Cultural Club film file; Series 2 - Chelm Cultural Club administrative files and publicity.

Chelm Cultural Club

Congregation Beth Israel fonds

  • CA JHS A.2012.015
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1930-2011

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records generated by Congregation Beth Israel including: textual records; photographs; moving images; and scrapbooks.

The fonds is arranged into 18 series: Bar/Bat Mitzvahs; Weddings and marriages; Jewish Divorce (Get); Deaths and cemetery; Ritual Committee; Publications; Financial Statements; Birth (brit milah and baby naming); Conversions; Beth Israel – Schools; 75th Anniversary; Staff administration; Building: Renovation, maintenance and construction; High Holidays; Congregation Beth Israel Board of Directors; Synagogue administration; Beth Israel Women’s League / Sisterhood; and Photographs, audio-visual and scrapbooks.

Congregation Beth Israel

Morris Soskin and Rose Hyams collection

  • CA JHS A.2014.007
  • Fonds
  • 1911, 1920-1921

The fonds consists of a series of love-letters written between Morris Soskin and Rose Hyams. These letters were written in 1921 between Vancouver (where Morris lived) and Montreal (where Rose lived).

Soskin (family)

Yaletown Productions Inc. fonds

  • CA CVAN AM1553
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2010

Fonds consists of completed films, raw footage, textual records, and other materials related to the production of films produced by the various film production companies that Collier has been involved with throughout his film career. Fonds is organized into eight sousfonds according to creator. Each sousfonds, is in turn organized into series according to production project.
--Michael Collier personal records sousfonds
--Tommy Tompkins Wildlife Films sousfonds
--New Horizon Films Ltd. sousfonds
--North Wind Films Ltd. sousfonds
--Yaletown Productions Inc. sousfonds
--Yaletown Entertainment Corp. sousfonds
--Urban Safari Films Inc. sousfonds
--Post Digital Works Inc. sousfonds

Yaletown Productions Inc.

Elsie Allan theatre collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR001
  • Collection
  • 1925-1980

The collection consists of material compiled by Elsie Allan concerning theatre in Victoria and other locations in B.C. and in England. The collection includes notebooks of annotated scripts, scripts of plays, announcements and notices of meetings of the Victoria Theatre Guild, programmes of amateur and professional performances in Victoria, New York, and England, and programmes of the British Columbia, Dominion, Kelowna, and Vancouver Island Drama Festivals.

Kenneth Drury fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR045
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1954

The fonds documents Drury's journalism career, and consists of files relating to journalism, 1943-1958; subject files, 1944-62; the Empire Press Union, 1941, 1946; and the United Nations Conference on International Organization, 1944-45.

Drury, Kenneth

Peter Mannering fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR072
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1934-1997

The fonds includes the following series: theatre scrapbooks, 1941-1991; biographical material, 1939-1994; programs and printed material, ca. 1938-1986; photograph series, 1947- ca.1987; audio-visual media series, 1946-ca.1992; and theatre poster series, 1950-1978.

Mannering, Peter

H.H. Stevens fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR120
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1959

The fonds consists of correspondence between Stevens and Marinos Evanghelou Constantacatos, including copies of Constantacatos' "Money and Credit", Chapter 1, and "Money and Prices".

Stevens, H.H. (Henry Herbert)

Lara Gilbert fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR247
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1995

The fonds consists of records documenting Gilberts thoughts and experiences from childhood to early adulthood. The fonds have been arranged in four series: 1) academic and employment records; 2) correspondence; 3) journals; and 4) unbound prose and poetry.

Gilbert, Lara

Erika Paterson fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR272
  • Fonds
  • 1988-1995

The fonds consists of 8 series: General files; Fringe productions, 1990 (by title); Interview Transcripts; Reviews (by city); International festivals; Scripts; Programmes of fringe festivals (by city); Programmes of individual productions (unsorted); Publicity for individual productions (unsorted); and Videocassettes of productions. Cities include: Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg.

Paterson, Erika, 1956-

Jack Wise fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR393
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 1998 (predominant 1965-1992)

The fonds reflects Wise’s artistic inspirations, philosophical development, research interests, interactions with fellow artists and patrons, and relationships with galleries, art dealers, schools and arts organizations.

The fonds consists of correspondence, sales lists, exhibition catalogues and lists, photographs, clippings, sketches, poems and calligraphy, scrapbooks and notebooks, teaching materials, curricula vitae and biographical documents, publications, and seals and other objects used by Wise in his art practice.

Correspondents include Robert Amos, Pat Martin Bates, Pat Bovey, Brian Brett, Lin Chien-Shih, Stephen Cummings, Fleming Jorgensen, Stephen Gislason, Colin and Sheila Graham, Robin Hopper, Nick and Karin Koerner, Ramon Kubicek, Lobsang Lhalungpa, Chin-Shik Lin, Brian Longworth, Max Maynard, Avon Neal, Gary Lee Nova, Toni Onley, P.K. Page, Syn Richards, Martin Segger, Doris Shadbolt, Madeleine Shields, Robin Skelton, Huston Smith, Pete Trower, George Woodcock, and Myken Woods.

The fonds has been arranged into four series: art practice; biographical; publications and essays by others; and teaching. The art practice series consists of five sub-series: photographs; posters; exhibition catalogues; correspondence; prose, poetry and small works; and notebooks, scrapbooks and clippings.

Wise, Jack

Douglas Franklin fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR428
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2000

The fonds consists primarily of photographic prints, negatives and contact sheets of historic buildings and properties - preparatory material for Franklin’s co-authored publications on Victoria’s architecture. The fonds is arranged in four series: photographs - Victoria: A History in Architecture, 1843-1929; photographs - Exploring Victoria’s Architecture; architectural drawing - East School elevation (Lord Strathcona School), Vancouver, BC, 1897; and publications and printed matter.

Franklin, Douglas

Ann Hansen fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR453
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2012

The archival fonds consists of the following series: Direct Action-related clippings, correspondence, ephemera and notes; legal correspondence; pre- and post-parole correspondence, ephemera, notes and writings by others; correspondence received during incarceration; prison records (supplied to Hansen under an Access to Information request); Direct Action chapter drafts and related materials; and RCMP surveillance transcripts (closed until 2072).

Subject matter of the mixed clippings and correspondence series includes: anti-nuclear/anti-cruise missile activism, court proceedings, Elizabeth Fry Society, environmental issues, indigenous peoples issues, international activism, pornography, anti-pornography/anti-snuff films, prison-industrial complex, sexual assault, Red Hot Video, the Vancouver Five trial matters and sentencing, women’s rights.

Correspondence received during incarceration series includes: correspondence from Brent Taylor, Janice Bear Neudorf, and various supporters and publishers; series also includes 1 box of previous sealed letters from other members of the Vancouver Five, primarily Brent Taylor.

Hansen, Ann

Brock House Society fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1555
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880]-2004

Fonds consists of records relating to the operation of Brock House Society. Record types include correspondence, financial records, agreements and legal documents, certificates, newspaper clippings, reports, agendas, memorandums, newsletters, meeting minutes, and case files attached to specific committees. There are procedural manuals, permits and licenses, invitations, a constitution, application forms for grants and nominees for the B.C. Senior Award, which include resumes or curricula vitae and letters of recommendation. A few records and a photograph album, which belonged to the Brock family, were retained by the Brock House Society.

Brock House Society

Society Promoting Environmental Conservation fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1556
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2005; predominant 1969-2005

Fonds consists of annual reports, budgets, meeting minutes, policies, correspondence, court records, proposals, research reports, publications, and subject files generated by SPEC in the course of carrying out its functions and activities.

Society Promoting Environmental Conservation

Lorne Pearson collection

  • CA NWM IH 000.15
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1952

Collection consists of the annual reports of the New Westminster Harbour Commission for the years 1926-1938, 1945-1952, and the 1932 report for the Port of Vancouver. These reports contain a summary of the port's annual activities, statistics, and photographs.

Stanley Henderson fonds

  • CA MMB L459
  • Fonds
  • 1891

The fonds consists of diary of Henderson's sealing venture as a hunter on the schooner Vancouver Belle in 1891.

Henderson, Stanley

M.V. Vanlene fonds

  • CA MMB L979.123;988.143.1
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1972

The fonds consists of telegrams of the MV Vanlene (1970-1971), mainly instructions from the master of the vessel, and ship's papers concerning Vancouver-Japan-Vancouver-Panama voyage, cargo holds, crew lists, accounts, etc.

Vanlene (Ship)

Letia Richardson's Charles H. Scott research fonds

  • CA VAG LR
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1990

The records within the Letia Richardson’s Charles H. Scott research fonds are comprised of Charles H. Scott’s primary and secondary source records she acquired in order to complete a book. The fonds is comprised of sketchbooks, notebooks, short stories, correspondence, newspaper clippings, exhibition and art gallery catalogues, and graphic records related to Charles H. Scott’s work. The fonds also consists of research and notes from Letia Richardson related to the writing of the book about Charles H. Scott. Moreover, the fonds is comprised of textual and photographic records from the Glasgow School of Art and the Vancouver School of Art; two institutions where Charles H. Scott either attended or helped found throughout his lifetime.

Richardson, Letia

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