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Holly Elementary School collection

  • CA DMA CR-29
  • Collection
  • 1978-1979

The collection consists of 39 copy negatives with 93 matching slides of Delta pioneers, schools and historical locations in Delta, and five cassette tapes of interviews with Delta pioneers conducted by grade five students of Holly Elementary School in Delta. The collection is the result of a centennial year project called "Those Were the Days" carried out by the students under the direction of their teacher Mr. G. Johnson. Photographs include copies of historical images as well as contemporary portraits and scenes. A project list of the images is available. People interviewed for the project were: Murray Davie, Tony and May Lagemaat, Jean Atkinson, Bertha Reynolds, John and Warrena Nottingham, Edith Bell, Mrs. Ellis Telfer, Mrs. Albert Weaver, Ed Vidulich and Dominic Bussanich.

Playfair Park Mother's Group fonds

  • CA SMA 2005-006
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 1974

Fonds consists of records relating to the Playfair Park Mother's Group's activities at Playfair Park in Saanich from 1951 to 1974. Fonds includes administrative records, financial records, correspondence, and a scrapbook relating to Playfair Park (1948-1951) and Reynolds Park (1951-1956).

Playfair Park Mother's Group

Bowen Island Historians photograph collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1885-1989], predominant 1900-1979

The collection consists of photographs and postcards of a wide range of people, buildings, locales, and events associated with Bowen Island. These include a large number of images of: the Bowen Island Inn resort complex and ships operated by the Terminal Steam Navigation Company and later, the Union Steamship Company; churches; ferry launches operated by the Sannie Transportation Company; members of many island families; beach activities; school activities; sports; picnics; tent camping; logging; ferries; and, local areas such as Snug Cove, Deep Bay, Miller's Landing, Cowan's Point, Tunstall Bay and Hood Point.

Boundary Museum photograph collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1890-1990]

The collection consists of photographs of Grand Forks and the Boundary region (including the communities of Columbia, Phoenix, Greenwood, Midway, Rock Creek, and Christina Lake) depicting individuals, families and community groups; community events; schools and class photographs; general scenes; and, economic activity (including railway activity, ranching, mining and smelting (Granby Smelter), and milling. The collection includes photographs created by the Grand Forks Gazette newspaper.

Milton Parent oral history collection

  • Collection
  • 1970-1994

The collection consists of 76 reel tapes and 56 cassette tapes of interviews with 233 pioneers of the Arrow Lakes area and 5 volumes of transcripts. An inventory of the oral history project includes the name and occupation of the interviewee, the date of the interview, and the area discussed. The interviews were conducted by Milton Parent over a period of 25 years.

Alert Bay Library and Museum photograph collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1860]-1994

The collection consists of photographs of Alert Bay and area depicting persons, families, churches, schools, hospital, businesses, organizations, industry, social events, activities of the Columbia Coast Mission, native Indians, and general scenes of the area. The collection incorporates the photographs of the Pioneer Journal (1939-1941, 1951-1964), a newspaper published in Alert Bay.

Agassiz Harrison Historical Society photograph collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1870]-1993

The collection consists of photographs of the Agassiz-Harrison area depicting individuals, families, businesses, industry (particularly farming and logging), events (including the 1948 Fraser River Flood), community associations, schools, and general scenes.

Morishita family collection

  • CA JCN 2011.79
  • Collection
  • 1903 - 1990

The collection consists of six series of papers, photographs and artefacts amassed by the Morishita family. The first series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to the patriarch of the family, Teiji Morishita. The second series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to Teiji's wife, Sawa Morishita. The third series consists of papers and artefacts amassed while the Morishitas (with the Ebisuzakis) ran the Ebisuzaki Shoten (store) at 337 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC. The fourth series consists of family photographs and artefacts belonging to the Morishita family. The fifth series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to the Morishita children. And the sixth series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to the Ebisuzaki family.

Irving family collection

  • Fonds
  • 1860-1990

The Irving family collection is one of the oldest manuscript collections in the city archives collection as it was initiated upon the acquisition and opening of Irving House Historic Centre in 1950 by the City of New Westminster and the Native Sons and Daughters of B.C. Post #4. The Irving Family Collection is unique among the Manuscript Collections of the N.W. Museum and Archives because it was collected with the intention of forming the primary documentation source to interpret the history of Irving House and the Irving family. The collection that has been assembled is large and diverse as it is an artificial amalgamation of several disparate private record groups accessioned over many years. This collection of record groups is integral to the operation of the museum's interpretive and research programs for Irving House and remains an open collection in order to integrate future additions.

In 1989 museum staff organized the various donations of archival material related to the Irving Family into one physical location within the Museum building for the purpose of maintaining one collection. All photographs were numbered and indexed as one collection with the prefix IFP [Irving Family Photograph]. The Irving family collection was arranged and described in 2006 into five family groups representing the different branches of the Irving Family created by the children of Capt. William and Elizabeth Irving: John Irving family, Mary Irving Briggs family, Susan Irving Cox family, Elizabeth Irving Spencer family, and the Nellie Irving Chandler family. There are also two other records groups: Other Sources and Photographs. Each item or file represents separate donations from various descendants and others to the archives. Provenance of this collection's items with known accession numbers has been noted where documented.

Irving, William, 1816-1872 (family)

Andrew Reid fonds

  • CA WVAN 052
  • Fonds
  • 2006

The fonds consists of material relating to the personal life and recreational activities of Andrew Reid and extended family members. The material includes photographs of Alta Lake in Whistler and the Chinese garden in West Vancouver in the 1930s.

Reid, Andrew

Frank Goodship fonds

  • CA NWM IH 1995.71
  • Fonds
  • 1949 - 1954

The fonds consists of the photographs Frank Goodship took during his employment at the British Columbian newspaper. Many of these photographs were published in the newspaper. A search of the newspaper has provided additional information about these photos. In these cases, the date of the paper and the page number on which it appeared has been noted in the scope and content. The exact captions have usually not been added but all names of individuals given by the paper have been included. Please not that not all photographs are available online. In many cases, a number of simliar shots were taken for the same shoot. In these cases, the archives has chosen what it thinks the best and most representative shots. The other photos may be viewed at the archives. The fonds has been divided into five series.

Goodship, Frank

Debby Yaffe interview / Women's Studies collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR430
  • Item
  • 2009

Item consists of sound recordings of Debby Yaffe discussing her childhood, schooling and family life in California, including gendered family roles, expectations of femininity in the 1950s, university, marriage and life in Europe, her feminist consciousness raising experience in London, teaching high school in London, the differences between English and American societies, sex discrimination, radical feminist activities, restructuring of sexual relationships, life in Canada and involvement in the Women’s movement in Victoria, Status of Women Action group, Everywomens Books, disordered eating as feminist issue, work as a fitness instructor, abortion rights, impact on feminist awareness of the December 6, 1989 killings at École Polytechnique in Montréal, radical feminism, women’s lives in Canada and England, life as a lesbian, resisting dominant domestic relationship constructs, teaching Women’s Studies, feminist theory, and the Victoria Women’s Movement Archives.

The Debby Yaffe interview was conducted by Joy Fisher as a research project in the course History 358A, “Women in Canada,” taught by Dr. Lynne Marks, which covered histories of women in Canada from the era of New France to the present. Fisher’s resulting essay is entitled “Riding the Wave/ Watching the Wave: A Second Wave Feminist Talks about Gender Ideologies and her Life.”

Yaffe, Debby

William Nicholls fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1933-2003

The fonds consists of biographical materials, conference proceedings, reports, articles, books, sermons, speeches, talks, committee reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, a photograph and a video tape. The fonds consists of nine series: Biographical; Publications; Speeches, Addresses and Talks; Committees; London School of Economics; Vanier Institute of the Family; Subject Files, Miscellaneous and Video Tape.

Nicholls, William

International Order of Odd Fellows, Columbia Lodge No. 2 fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0380
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1884

The fonds consists of minute books of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Columbia Lodge No.
2 from 1870 to 1884. Columbia Lodge No. 2 is based
in Victoria, BC.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Columbia Lodge No. 2 (Victoria, B.C.)

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mt. Ida fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1920 and 1948-1978

The fonds consists of minutes, cash books, attendance rolls, one motion, a copy of another club's constitution, a mortgage, rules for a travelling gavel, a record of new members, receipts, a Bible and a scrapbook. The fonds is divided into 13 series and consists of minutes, correspondence, constitution, ledger, reports, roll book, cemetery plot, and a photograph album.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mt. Ida Lodge No. 71 (Salmon Arm, B.C.)

Margaret Sage fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945 - 1946

The fonds consists of one album of photographs taken by Sage between September 1945 and August 1946 at a relocation camp near Tashme, B.C. where she was a social worker. The photographs include general views of the scenery, individuals and groups and some smaller buildings. In addition to the camp shots, there are also pictures of Japanese Canadians preparing for relocation. The album also includes a newspaper clipping, post card and a typescript article about the Tashme Camp. The fonds also includes a small body of correspondence written by Margaret Sage to her parents Walter and Nelda Sage and to her brother Donald (1945/46).

Sage, Margaret, 1919-

Basil G. Hamilton fonds

  • CA FTST MS 7
  • Fonds
  • 1913, 1922-1924

Fonds consists of the textual records of Basil G. Hamilton. Includes correspondence and research material.

Hamilton, Basil G.

Verdun Casselman fonds

  • CA FTST MS 39
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1987, photocopied 1987

Fonds consists of the textual records of Verdun Casselman from 1982-1987. Includes correspondence, research material re Bull River, notes, clippings, and photographs.

Casselman, Verdun, 1916-1990

May Ellingsen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1990

Fonds consists of ten photograph albums compiled and annotated by May Ellingsen. The albums contain both original and reproduced photographs of Cortes Island and nearby islands, including Twin Islands and Hernando Island. They are accompanied by captions and additional textual information such as pre-emption records, reminiscences and newspaper clippings. Most of the photographs date from the early decades of the 20th century, depicting homes and buildings, pioneer families, community activities, schools, wharves, boats, logging and marine activity. Fonds consists of two series: Series 1 (The May Ellingsen Historic Photograph Collection, Vol. 1-9, Accession 2004.002) and Series 2 (The Manson Family Album, Accession 2004.003).

Ellingsen, May

Rotary Club of Campbell River fonds

  • CA CRMA 2003-2; 2004-6
  • Fonds
  • 1946 - 2001

Fonds include incoming and outgoing correspondence, club scrapbooks, member rosters and attendance records, meeting minutes and copies of the club newsletter Rotary Weekly Bulletin. The records provide a detailed overview of the Club activities during the period 1946 – 2001 and their involvement with a wide range of community events and the development of community infrastructure such as the construction of an outdoor swimming pool, the seawalk and services such as the Cari Infant and Toddler Centre. Club members include a wide range of individuals from the business sector including members from various pioneering families.

Rotary Club of Campbell River

West Vancouver Lions Club fonds

  • CA WVAN 013
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1986
 Fonds consists primarily of ephemera, photographs, and some textual records produced or collected by the West Vancouver Lions Club.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Ephemera
Series 2: Photographs
Series 3: Newspaper clippings
Series 4: Records

West Vancouver Lions Club

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