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Fraser Delta Area Girl Guides fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1938-2004

The fonds consists of minutes of regular and annual area meetings, area annual reports, unit registation certificates, census and annual highlights report forms, published reference material, promotional material, photographs of Guide leaders, a scrapbook, a visitor's book, achievement records, and ephemera including several histories of guiding in Richmond. The records document the administration, activities, and programs of the Girl Guides within Richmond, as well as provide general information about the Girl Guides organization, its functions and aims.

Girl Guides of Canada. Fraser Delta Area

Fraser Agricultural Society collection

  • Collection
  • 1966-1967

The collection contains minutes of three Society meetings, a membership list, and records relating to the 1966 and 1967 agricultural fairs.

FISH Richmond fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1965-1979

Fonds contains minutes, promotional pamphlets, newsletters, newspaper clippings and an audio tape lecture of Father Robert L. Howell.

FISH Richmond

Ernie LeCours fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1946-1980

Fonds consists mostly of correspondence to and from constituents and other politicians as well as speeches given on radio and in the Legislative Assembly. Also included are Reports from the Capitol and some campaign ads. In addition to this material is one file containing photocopies of newspaper articles documenting E. LeCours' political contributions during his career

LeCours, Ernie

Eric Rathborne fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1935-1960]

The fonds consists of photographs taken by Eric Rathborne of aviation subjects in and around the Vancouver Airport on Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. Subjects include both civil and military aircraft, facilities, personnel, and aerial views of the airport and vicinity. The majority of the images date from 1935 to 1940, with some post war images as well.

Rathborne, Eric

Eric Anderson family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [191-]-[199-?]

The fonds consists of a small amount of business and personal records accumulated by Eric Anderson, as well as family photographs accumulated by both Eric Anderson and his wife, Hilda Anderson (nee Skuse). Records reflect the Anderson's involvement in horse racing activities in Richmond, as well as their affiliation with the Richmond Lions Club. As well, records document Eric Anderson's involvement with his family's masonry business, and both Eric's and Hilda's lives as children and young adults. Records have been arranged in two series: 1. Eric Anderson business and personal records; 2. Anderson and Skuse family photographs.

Anderson, Eric (family)

Elva Moreside fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-1981

Fonds consists primarily of records related to Elva Moreside's education and to her career as a teacher of new Canadians and as a librarian at Lord Byng School. Fonds includes certificates and diplomas, notes and essays written for courses at the Province of British Columbia Summer School of Education, teaching notes, lesson plans and teaching materials, and class photos. Also included are a number of newsclipping files, organized by topic and related to Richmond's history and development, and a small number of photographs depicting Richmond houses and the United Church on Cambie Road. The records have been arranged in five series: 1. Diplomas and certificates; 2. Essays and class notes; 3. Teaching records; 4. Newspaper clippings; 5. Photographs.

Moreside, Elva

Elsie Esplen Hunter fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1973]

The fonds consists of photographs and scrapbooks collected and compiled during Hunter's teaching career at Lord Byng School (Richmond), during her extensive travels throughout Western Canada and the United States, and relating to her family.

Hunter, Elsie Esplen

Community Arts Council of Richmond fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1968-1997

The fonds contains administrative records such as minutes, reports, and financial records; Community Arts Council of Richmond newsletters and brochures; Richmond Arts Centre exhibition programs; exhibition paperwork; Richmond Arts Centre newsletters and brochures; records documenting the planning of the council's twenty-fifth anniversary celebration; and records documenting the planning and development of the Richmond Library and Cultural Centre. The records reveal the council's relationships with artists and with the community.

Community Arts Council of Richmond

Edward L. (Ted) Affleck fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1924 - 2003

Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, transcripts, research notes, newspapers and Journals, photographs, interview transcripts, and audiovisual materials. The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Personal Files
Communities and People

Touchstones also has a number of local history reference books Ted wrote and edited:
386.22AFF, "A Century of Paddlewheelers in the Pacific Northwest, the Yukon and Alaska", 2000
386.22iAFF, "Steamboating on the Columbia River system in British Columbia", 2002
971.162AFF "High Grade & Hot Springs: a History of the Ainsworth Camp", 2001
971.162iAFF "Kootenay Lake Chronicles", 1978
971.162iiAFF "Kootenay Pathfinders: Settlement in the Kootenay District, 1885-1920", 1976
971.162KOO "Kootenay Yesterdays", 1976

Ted Affleck also wrote many articles which are kept at Touchstones and are among those listed in our list of "Archive reference articles".

Affleck, Edward L.

Collection about Rudolf Vrba

  • CA VHEC RA028
  • Collection
  • 1987-2014

Collection consists of articles, lectures, correspondence, newspaper clippings and other textual material produced and collected by John Conway relating to the life, activity and legacy of Dr. Rudolf Vrba, a Slovak Jewish Holocaust survivor escaped from Auschwitz and associate professor of pharmacology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.

Collection has been arranged into the following series: Vierteljahrshefre für Zeitgelchichte documents series (1997–2010); Vrba memorial lecture series (2006–2014); Biographical material series (1987–2010); Correspondence and research records series (2004–2007); and Articles and lectures series (1992–2013).

Knoll family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA029
  • Fonds
  • 1917–[2015]

Fonds consist of personal records, passports, Canadian certificates of citizenship, Bert Knoll’s notes, speeches and drafts of his life writing and photographs taken in Austria, Germany, Israel and Canada. Most of the documents pertain to the Knoll family’s life in Austria until German Anschluss and Bert’s experience as an enemy alien in camps in England and Canada.
Fonds has been arranged into the following three series: Knoll, Klein family photographs series (1922–[2015]), Bert and Molly Knoll documents series (1929–2008) and Josef and Regina Knoll documents series (1917–1939).

Knoll family

Metropolitan United Church (Victoria, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1859-1997

Fonds consists of the records of Metropolitan United Church and its predecessors, Pandora Street Methodist Church and Metropolitan Methodist Church. Records include Baptism registers (1859-1996), Burial records (1884-1997), Marriage records (church) (1868-1950), and Marriage records (civil) (1906-1996); Board and committee records (1991); Annual reports (1957-1996); and Newsletters (1990-1992).

Metropolitan United Church (Victoria, B.C.)

St. James United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912-1992

Fonds consists of records from St James United Church and Kitsilano Union. Records include Baptismal records (1913-1991), Marriage records (1920-1982), Burial records (1965-1992); Membership records (1920-1991); Session minutes (1920-1937, 1939-1960, 1977-1987), Stewards minutes (1938-1977), Board of Mangers minutes (1912-1930, 1971-1992), Official Board minutes (1931-1968), Congregational Meeting minutes (1930-1956), Building Committee account book (1954-1957), Education Committee minutes (1971-1981); Board of Trustees minutes (1962-1978); Worship Committee minutes (1978-1987); Sunday School minutes (1959-1970); Women's group records (1953-1976); Young People's Society minutes (1933-1935), Young People's Union minutes (1944-1945), Youth Hostel correspondence (1974), Youth Workers correspondence (1972-1974); Adult Day Care correspondence and reports (1974); Financial Records (1946-1959, 1991-1992); Property records (1980); Photo directories (1986, 1990); Annual reports (1954-1988); and Records of special events (1967, 1988).

St. James United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

South Hill United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1932-1996

Fonds consists of records from South Hill United Church, and St. George United Church. Records include Baptismal records (1952-1996), Marriage records (1968-1996), Burial records (1972-1996); Communion rolls (1969-1991), Membership list (1978); Stewards minutes (1963-1973), Official Board minutes (1967-1992), Congregational meetings minutes (1967-1992), Christian Education Committee minutes (1958-1970), Finance and Property Committee minutes (1973-1975); United Church Women minutes (1967-1981), United Church Women ledger (1970-1975); Worship Bulletins (1972-1981); Ledgers (1970-1977); Annual reports (1969-1996); South Hill Newsletter (1988-1995), unprocessed photographs and sound and moving images.

South Hill United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Tsawwassen United Church (Delta, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1982-2000

Fonds consists of Board and committee records (1983-2000); Annual reports (1982-2000); and Newsletters (1990-1997).

Tsawwassen United Church (Delta, B.C.)

West Vancouver United Church fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-2008

Fonds consists of records of West Vancouver United Church and its predecessor, West Vancouver Union Church. Records include Unofficial Session minutes (1969), Board of Managers correspondence and building records (1919-1928), Official Board minutes (1915-1918), Unofficial Board minutes (1971-1972), Ministry and Personnel Committee plan (2000), Music Committee minutes and correspondence (1957-1958), Organ Committee feasability study (1990-1991); Women's Federation minutes (1959-1961), Women's Federation Coordinating Committee minutes and reports (1959), Women's Federation/Woman's Association Financial records (1956-1961), Woman's Association minutes (1940-1959) and financial records (1929-1955), Women's Missionary Society minutes (1948-1959) and membership records (1949-1958), Women's Missionary Society Anne Copithorne Auxiliary minutes (1950-1955) and financial records (1945-1961), United Church Women Annual reports (1981-2008); "The Founding of West Vancouver United Church, 1908-1919" by Maria J. Brown (church history) (1969), "Steps Toward Union: West Vancouver United Church," by Dianne Whidden (church history) (1972), Memorabilia articles by Rupert Harrison (1972), Historical news clippings (1920-1980), Historical notes (1917-1985); Homosexual ordination correspondence and reports (1988), Memorial Gifts lists (1963-1978), Pim Bequest correspondence (1985); Annual reports (1921-2000); Newsletters (1981-2000); Architectural plans (1958, 1963); Favourite recipes (1955), Photo Directories (1981, 1985, 1989).

West Vancouver United Church

Queen's Avenue United Church (New Westminster, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1859-1993

Fonds consists of records from Mary Street Methodist Church, Queen's Avenue Methodist Church, Queen's Avenue United Church, Wesleyan Methodist Church, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Records include Baptismal records (1859-1981), Marriage records (1859-1987), Burial records (1901-1987); Membership records (1883-1989); Session minutes (1925-1936), Stewards minutes (1902-1968), Official Board minutes (1898-1989), Unofficial Board minutes (1954-1958), Trustees minutes (1899-1948), Congregational Meetings minutes, (1925-1989), Official Board Committees minutes (1989); Ladies' Aid records (1887-1942), Woman's Association records (1919-1964), Woman's Missionary Society records (1890-1961), United Church Women records (1961-1990), As One That Serves minutes (1927-1934), Sunday School records (1898-1958); Young People's Union Records (1939-1955); Worship Service Bulletins (1954-1993); Cash Book (1880-1934); Annual Reports (1952-1984).

Queen's Avenue United Church (New Westminster, B.C.)

Trinity United Church (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1898-1997

Fonds consists of records from the Methodist Church in Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Port Coquitlam, B.C.), Keary Street United Church (New Westminster, B.C.) and Trinity United Church (Port Coquitlam, B.C.). Records include Baptismal registers (1898-1970), Marriage registers (1898-1967), Burial registers (1898-1954); Membership records (1912-1925); Joint Official Board minutes (1931-1951), Joint Congregational meetings minutes (1931-1951), Session minutes (1912-1925), Board of managers minutes (1904-1925), Stewards minutes (1927-1965), Official Board minutes (1951-1962), Congregational meeting minutes (1904-1962); Women's Association Afternoon Group minutes (1941-1961), Women's Association/United Church Women guest book (1953-1971), Women's Missionary Society minutes (1942-1949); Annual Reports (1993-1996); and Newsletters (1997).

Trinity United Church (Port Coquitlam, B.C.)

Pentiction United Church fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907-1988

Fonds consists of records from Pentiction United Church and its predecessors, Trinity Methodist Church and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Records include Baptismal registers (1907-1970), Marriage registers (1907-1985), Burial registers (1907-1983); Circuit register (1909-1926), Historic roll (1929-1966), Communion roll (1906-1922); Session minutes (1909-1970), Board of Managers minutes (1917-1928), Stewards minutes (1917-1970), Official Board minutes (1907-1968), Congregational meetings minutes (1918-1927), Finance Committee minutes (1914-1921); Constitution and by-laws (1988); Building Fund account and pledge book (1949); Ladies' Aid records (1915-1927), Woman's Association minutes (1934-1943), Junior Woman's Association minutes (1927-1937), Woman's Missionary Society records (1911-1940), Women's Federation records (1946-1961); Teachers' meetings minutes (1926-1952); Treasurer's record book (1935-1950); and Annual reports (1951-1997).

Penticton United Church

Crescent United Church (Surrey, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-2010

Fonds consists of a Baptism register (1949-1999), Marriage registers (1953-1986), and a Burial register (1952-1983); Historic roll (1951-1960) and a Communion roll and register (1938-1968); Session minutes (1945-1974), Board of Managers/Stewards minutes and records (1920-1959), Official Board minutes (1925-1975), Church Board and Executive Council minutes (1975-1988), Church Council minutes (1998-2009), Trustees minutes (1944-1954), Congregational Meetings minutes (1920-2010), Outreach Committee minutes and correspondence (1982-1984), Building Committee minutes (1946-1949), Finance Committee reports and statements (1856-1978), and Administrative plans (1975-1988); Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1947-1951), Women's Federation/United Church Women minutes (1958-1962), United Church Women minutes (1962-1972), U.C.W. Executive minutes (1970-1982), U.C.W. Annual meetings minutes (1970-1983), U.C.W. Sea Cliff Unit minutes/Woman's Association Sea Cliff Circle minutes (1959-1964), U.C.W. Beach Unit minutes/W.A. Beach Circle minutes (1959-1984), U.C.W. Marine Unit/W.A. Marine Circle minutes (1959-1984) and U.C.W. Skyline Unit minutes (1976-1989); Sunday School cash book (1957-1976); Historical documents (1920-1980); Treasurer's Account book (1932-1967) and Missionary and Maintenance Fund Accounts (1933-1947); Property records (1933, 1938); Annual reports (1958-1995); "Courier" (newsletters) (1982-1996); and Congregational Directories (1981-1988).

Crescent United Church (Surrey, B.C.)

Colebrook United Church (Surrey, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1946-2018

Fonds consists of records from Colebrook United Church as well as Strawberry Hill Pastoral Charge, whose records passed to the custody of Colebrook. Records include Marriage registers (1963-1989); Membership records (1949-1975); Session minutes (1949-1977), Stewards minutes (1947-1977) and correspondence (1958-1967), Official Board minutes (1951-1976), Church Council and Executive minutes (1973-2018), Congregational Meetings minutes (1946-2018), Worship Committee minutes (1977-1982), and Outreach Committee minutes (1977-1988); Woman's Association minutes (1946-1955); Sunday School Teachers meetings minutes (1969-1970); Choir records (1948); Financial records (1969-2000); and Annual Reports (1993-2000).

Colebrook United Church (Surrey, B.C.)

Centennial collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1862-1979]

The collection consists of photographs of a wide variety of Richmond subjects acquired and arranged by volunteers in preparation for the Richmond municipal centennial in 1979. Subjects include: agriculture; churches; commercial development; construction; fishing; floods; industry; municipal facilities; municipal officials; pioneer families; schools; sports; and transportation.

British Columbia Packers Limited fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1890-2001

The fonds consists of material documenting aspects of the operation, maintenance, and administration of British Columbia Packers Limited and its predecessor and subsidiary companies, primarily in British Columbia, but also in other Canadian locations, in the United Stated, and in other countries. It includes trademark administration records and associated product labels; public and corporate relations materials comprising accumulations and collections of photographs and textual material; photographic and textual records used to document operations for organizational and legal accountability; employee and community relations material, including photographs of workplaces and social events; and advertising and marketing material, including samples of product packaging. Fonds is arranged in 12 series: 1. Organizational Records (1929-1983); 2. Barker Letter Books (1905-1926); 3. Property Administration and Development (1912-2001); 4. Production Records (1913-1973); 5. Trademark Administration (1890-1999); 6. Merchandising (1903-1997); 7. Public Relations (1935-1999); 8. Human Resources (1915-1999); 9. Head Office Photograph Collection; 10. Head Office Art Collection; 11. Fishing Industry Reference Library Collection; 12. Operational Sites - Canneries, Plants and Fishing Stations.

British Columbia Packers

Bridgeport School fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-1979

The fonds consists of registers of guests to Bridgeport School, records of student transfers, minutes of the Bridgeport Parent-Teacher Association, school annuals, and films of May Day celebrations. The graphic images include May Day subjects, Bridgeport classes and staff and some images from the Bridgeport "Feeder" Schools (F.A. Tomsett, Tait, Harry Eburne).

Bridgeport School (Richmond, B.C.)

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