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Doric Lodge No. 18 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1892-1999

The fonds consists of records that document the activities, membership and functions of the Doric Lodge. The fonds is arranged in five series: 1) Minutes; 2) Porch books; 3) Dues records; 4) Membership records and ; 5) Miscellaneous.

Freemasons. Doric Lodge No. 18 (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Canadian Federation of University Women - Nanaimo fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945-2003

Fonds consists of the records of the Nanaimo branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women. The fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Minutes; 2) Charter and Constitution; 3) Conferences; 4) Membership Directories; 5) Scrapbooks; 6) Annual reports; 7) Newsletters; 8) Photographs; 9) Financial records and 10) Miscellaneous.

Canadian Federation of University Women. Nanaimo

Arthur J. Collier collection

  • Fonds
  • 1955

Collection consists of nine photographs, taken by Arthur J. Collier, of the Nanaimo area in 1955 including views of Nanaimo Harbour, City Hall and gardens, Georgia Park and the War Memorial at Dallas Square.

Ashlar Lodge No. 3 (Nanaimo) collection

  • Fonds
  • 1907, 1937-1953

Collection consists of notices of meetings and installation and investiture programmes (1937-1953), a poster indicating the name and meeting day of all Vancouver Island lodges [ca.1930], a hand coloured certificate of appreciation to Mark Bate (1907) and a mounted photograph of a Masonic Caliper. Also includes memorabilia from other lodges including Concord Lodge No. 79 (Parksville), Hiram Lodge No. 14 (Courtenay), St. John's Lodge No. 21 (Ladysmith), Nanaimo Lodge No. 110 and Chemainus Lodge No. 114.

Cedar Community Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1942, 1967

The fonds consists of a financial report (1942) and a list of residents who contributed to the addition at Speedway Hall and had their names inscribed on bricks on the north wall of the Cedar Community Hall.

Cedar Community Association

Chapel of Flowers, Westwood Hirst Funeral Home fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947-1951

Fonds consists of a funeral record book and ledger that records death details and funeral arrangements. Categories include name, age, place, cause and date of death, occupation, place of birth, where buried, name of doctor, and information about various costs related to the funeral. Also includes a surname index.

Chapel of Flowers, Westwood Hirst Funeral Home fonds

Chu Yet Quai fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925, 1945-1946

The fonds consists of poll-tax receipt from Campbell River (1925), a liquor purchase permit and records (1945), and a medical identification card from Nanaimo for 1946, relating to medical benefits.

Chu, Yet Quai

Freeman family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1908-1937

Fonds consists of a family photograph album, certificates, mine reports, a letter of recommendation from the British Columbia Chamber of MInes and a copy of a trial regarding the drowning deaths of miners at Beban Mine.

Freeman (family)

McLean family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1892-1921

The fonds consists of property tax assessments and receipts for various Nanaimo properties and general receipts (1895-1915) from Nanaimo businesses and residents, particularly for orders of lumber.

McLean (family)

Mark Bate fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1862-1927

Fonds consists of the personal, professional and political papers of Mark Bate. Also included are the estate records of individuals for whom Bate served as executor including Maria Snow (Robinson), E. Pimbury, J. Webb, and T.E. Peck. Fonds is arranged in four series: 1) Personal papers; 2) Estate papers; 3) Professional papers; and 4) Political papers.

Bate, Mark, 1837-1927

Mayer's Red House fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1866-1875, predominant 1866

The fonds consists of an account book. It is arranged by family name of account holder, and lists dates and items purchased.

Mayer's Red House

Ministerial Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1896-1898, 1913-1922

The fonds consists of minutes and record of constitution of the Ministerial Association, first known as the United Ministerial Association.

Ministerial Association (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Ladies Lawn Bowling Club fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1930-1941

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings of the Ladies Lawn Bowling Club in Nanaimo.

Ladies Lawn Bowling Club (Nanaimo, B.C.)

John Hofman collection

  • Fonds
  • 1998

Collection consists of pen and ink drawings of the following: 610 Selby Street (Beck Residence); 755 Terminal Avenue (Wardill Residence); 28 Front Street (Tom Brown's Autobody); detail of 28 Front Street; 102 Fry Street Young Residence); 2 images of the Miner's Cottage known as the Rowbottom Residence (at 100 Cameron Road); St. Paul's Church; 279 Selby Street (Gilbert Residence) detail; 17 Church Street (Great National Land Building) detail; 673 Selby Street (Sullivan Residence) detail; 133 Milton (Wood Residence) detail; an Eagle's Hall detail; a doodle that appears to be a likeness of a petroglyph; and two homes on Cranberry Avenue. The drawings were created by Hofman for the Heritage Commission's publication Columns, Cornices and Coal (1998).

John MacDonald fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1902-1905

The fonds consists of receipts for various goods and services.

Macdonald, John

Joseph Dawson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1911-1920

The fonds consists of a diary recording daily work hours and location, personal accounts and activities; certificate of competency and dues card from the United Mine Workers of America.

Dawson, Joseph

June and Dick Leahy fonds: 1960

  • Fonds
  • [Reprinted 2001]

Fonds consists of images of the 1960 fire that razed most of Chinatown. June Leahy, who took all the colour slides, used one of the earliest SLR Pentax cameras while Bill Leahy, who took most of the black and white photographs, used a Leica camera. The photographs of the day after the fire were taken by June. The Leahys were friends with RCMP Staff Sergeant Earle Sarsiat who notified Bill Leahy of the fire; the Leahys were on site soon after the fire was reported.

Leahy, June, 1917-

Kin Lee Jung fonds: 1930-1994

  • Fonds
  • [Reprinted 199-]

The fonds consists predominantly of reprinted images of photographs taken in the 1930s and 1940s. Subjects include the Civic Arena, May Day Parade, Roller Rink, locomotives, Central Sports Grounds and Jung at various activities.

Jung, Kin Lee

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) Malaspina Chapter No. 1047

  • Fonds
  • 1923-2002

Fonds consists of records generated in the course of Malaspina Chapter IODE business. The fonds is arranged in six series: 1) Charter, Constitution and Bylaws; 2) Executive Records; 3) Financial Records; 4) Reports; 5) Scrapbooks; and 6) Miscellaneous.

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE). Malaspina Chapter No. 1047 (Nanaimo)

Independent Order of Oddfellows, Black Diamond Lodge No. 5 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1879-1901

Fonds consists of records related to property acquired by the Lodge, a memorandum from Samuel Robins of the Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company regarding harbour infill and three banquet tickets.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Black Diamond Lodge No. 5 (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Jack E. Work fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890-1994]

Fonds consists of photographs, memorabilia and reference material predominantly related to Mr. Work's model railroad work. Fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Photographs; 2) Memorabilia and 3) Reference.

Work, Jack Enoch

Muir family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1891-1950, predominant 1900-1930

The fonds consists of receipts from Nanaimo businesses, organizations and taxation authorities (1901-1950), baptismal certificate, memorial card, and memorabilia of the Muir family.

Muir, John, 1849-1939 (family)

Nanaimo Community Archives Beban House collection

  • Fonds
  • 1997

Collection consists of photographs and wallpaper samples taken by Nanaimo Community Archives staff during renovations to Beban House in 1996. Beban House was built in the 1930s by Frank Beban. Beban arrived in Nanaimo from his native New Zealand around 1908 and worked in the mines. He made his wealth, however, as a sawmill owner. Beban House was built on 160 acres in Northfield and cost $25,000. Today, the house is used by Tourism Nanaimo and other community organizations. Photographs are views of the upstairs portion only of Beban House.

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