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Douglas & McIntyre fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1954 - 1985

The fonds consists of 83 images associated with two books published by Douglas & McIntyre: Bill Reid by Doris Shadbolt and The Raven Steals the Light by Bill Reid. The photographers responsible for these images are R. Dereth, R. Keziere, R. Lum and B. McLemore.

Douglas & McIntyre

Harry B. Hawthorn fonds

  • Fonds
  • [189-]–[200-], predominant [193-]–[197-]

The fonds consists of records created and collected by Harry B. Hawthorn in a number of different capacities: as researcher, professor, Dean of Anthropology and Director of the Museum of Anthropology. Textual records in the fonds include correspondence, transcripts, research notes and clippings from publications. Much of the graphic materials relate to Harry Hawthorn’s interactions with aboriginal communities as an anthropologist, a professor, and as the Director of MOA. Other images relate to his personal life, documenting his youth in New Zealand, his life as a father and anthropologist, and his later established professional roles.

Hawthorn, Harry Bertram

Dr. David Bachop fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1972-2001

Fonds consists of a scrapbook that contains newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, notes, invitations which capture the activities that Dr. Bachop undertook when he was the BCMA President (1972-1973).

Bachop, David Dr.

Edward White family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1852-1869

Fonds consists of records relating to the Rev. Edward White’s ministry in southern Ontario and British Columbia. Fonds also includes records relating to his son, J.H. White, and his family. Record series include: Diaries (1852-1918); Family correspondence (1862-1932); J.H. White family photographs ([1870?]-[1967]); and Reference materials (1852-1995).

White, Edward (Rev.)

Burrows family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1923-2010

Fonds consists of records relating to the Rev. Bob and Joan Burrows and of Joan’s parents, the Rev. Frank and Marguerite Fidler. Includes the following series: Frank and Marguerite Fidler correspondence and other material (1923-1995); Frank and Marguerite Fidler photographs (1928-1974); Bob Burrows research material and interviews (1962-2010); Joan Fidler Burrows church leadership and committee materials (1960-1984); Burrows family memorabilia (1961-1987); Burrows family photographs (1991); and Bob Burrows audio recordings (1961-1967).

Burrows family

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.)

Basil and Edythe Hartley fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1941 - 1944

Fonds consists of audio, video, and visual materials created by Basil and Edythe Hartley. Materials include video footage of the Haisla people, which Hartley shot while working in Kitimaat from 1941-1944, a voiceover for the footage which Hartley’s widow, Edythe McClure, created in ca. 1983, a letter, and three photographs of Kitimaat people and landscapes. The three audio cassettes all contain the same 1983 recording.

Hartley, Reverend Basil Shakespeare Sutherland

Max Warne fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1930-2004

Fonds consists of the following record series: Church extension and property development files (1930-2004; predominant 1950-1971); Church extension – general (1950-2002); Fraser Presbytery minutes and correspondence (1960-2002); Home Missions subject files (1941-2004; predominant 1955-1971); Home Missions Committee correspondence, minutes, and reports (1943-1978); BC Conference reports (1956-1994); Photographs of churches ([195-?]-[196-?]; and Photographs of special events (2004). Fonds also includes Max Warne’s papers while he served as minister mainly in the Lower Mainland. These records include personal correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports.

Warne, Max

Joanne Black fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1984-2010

Fonds consists of two record series: Sermons (1984-2010) and Special services (1991-2005).

Black, Joanne

Yoshinosuke Yoshioka fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-1939

The photograph collection documents Yoshioka’s transition to Canada and his life as a minister serving in the Japanese community. The majority of the collection dates from the earlier 1920s, his early days in Canada; photographs capture the life of the Japanese church community in and around Steveston and Powell Street. Fonds also includes photographs of the Yoshioka family and Rev. [Robert?] Wilkinson and his family, taken at Shizuoka, Japan, around 1917.

Yoshioka, Yoshinosuke

Knox United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1996, predominant 1910-1980

Fonds consists of the records of Knox United Church and its predecessors, Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church and Knox Presbyterian Church. Fonds comprises thirteen record series: Membership records (1924 ; 1957-1985); Board and committee records (1910-1985); Womens group records (1912-1980); Mens group records (1918-1924); Sunday School records (1928-1979); Youth group records (1939-1945); Annual reports (1951-1996); Building records (1949-1971; 1986); Worship bulletins (1970-1981); Newsletters (1960-1995); Knox Operatic Group (1957-1965); Jean Lathwell collection (1942-1999; predominant 1971-1985); Reference material (ca. 1948; 1981-1983).

Knox United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Leonard Frank Photo Studio fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca.1910]-1944

The fonds consists of Leonard Frank's photographs of B.C. depicting industry (including logging), military, railways and scenery and of Vancouver depicting streets, businesses, buildings, ships, and panoramas.

Leonard Frank Photo Studio

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.)

Renfrew United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1911-2006

Fonds consists of records from Renfrew United Church, River Avenue Methodist Circuit, Wilson Heights Methodist Church, Dundonald United Church, Highland Park United Church and Secord United Church. Records include Baptismal register (1913-2006), Marriage registers (1921-2004), Burial registers (1921-1968), Burial permits (1946-1971); Membership records (1930-2004); Board and committee records (1911-2005); Legal/property records (1957-1989); Women's group records (1945-1974); Sunday school records (1959-1974); Youth group records (1967-1968); Correspondence/subject files (1958-2006); Congregational financial records (1928-1968); Annual reports (1951-2005); Newsletters (1970-1978); and Photographs (1940-2006).

Renfrew United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Eric Metcalfe fonds

  • Fonds
  • 195?-199?, predominant 1968-1976

The fonds consists of textual and graphic materials relating to the development of Metcalfe's art projects and themes, including Leopard Realty and Banal Beauty Inc.; photographs and clippings documenting Metcalfe's works; and materials sent and received through Metcalfe's participation in several Mail Art networks, including Fluxus West, General Idea and Image Bank.

Materials from each of the abovementioned categories are organized into three series, based on content: Art Projects, Correspondence and Collected Materials. The series and subseries contained in this fonds break down as follows:

4.1 Art Projects series
4.1-1 Look at This subseries
4.1-2 Banal Beauty Inc. / Brutopia subseries
4.1-3 Leopard Realty subseries
4.1-4 Howard Hughes subseries
4.1-5 Spots Before Your Eyes subseries
4.1-6 Howard Hughes subseries
4.1-7 Films and videos subseries
4.1-8 Artworks and exhibitions photographs subseries
4.1-9 Artworks and exhibitions documentation subseries
4.2 Correspondence series
4.2-1 Mail art subseries
4.2-2 Mail art compilations subseries
4.2-3 General and business correspondence subseries
4.3 Collected materials series
4.3-1 Western Front subseries
4.3-2 Collected images subseries
4.3-3 Collected publications subseries
4.3-4 Collected ephemera subseries
4.3-5 Bag of marbles subseries

Metcalfe, Eric, 1940-

Dunbar Heights United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-2013

Fonds consists of records from Dunbar Heights Union Church and Dunbar Heights United Church. Records include Baptismal register (1925-1961), Marriage registers (1925-1988), Burial permits (1948-1956), Burial registers (1957-1979); Communion Rolls (1923-1978), Communion Roll appendix (1939-1942), List of Members Received (1930-1939), Historic Rolls (1979-2013); Session minutes (1922-1990), Session minutes (unofficial) (1975-1989), Session correspondence and reports (1925-1989), Session reports (1925-1939), Session Elders District lists (1989-1990), Session Christian Initiation Study material (1979-1983), Stewards minutes (1926-1977), Stewards correspondence and reports (1925-1977), Official Board minutes (1926-1992), Official Board correspondence and reports (1958-1992), Trustees Fire Insurance records (1980-1982), Trustees Engineering report (1981), Trustees Building repairs (1980-1982), Trustees Building repair blueprints (1981), Congregational meetings minutes (1922-1992), Christian Education Committee minutes (1962-1992), Christian Education Committee correspondence (1960-1992), and reports (1961-1992), and program records (1963-1971), Worship and Music Committee minutes (1981-1989), Worship and Music Committee correspondence (1981-1988), and reports (1981-1985), Building Committee minutes and correspondence (1949-1951), Outreach Committee minutes (1976-1983), Library Committee (1972-1973); Ladies Auxiliary cash book (1927-1938), Woman's Association records (1930-1968), Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1945-1961), Woman's Association/Woman's Missionary Society/United Church Women historical memorabilia and reports (1923-1968), United Church Women records (1962-1987); As One That Serves minutes (1927-1963), As One That Serves correspondence and reports (1953-1966), As One That Serves programs and reports (1958-1963), and cash books (1936-1963); Sunday School minutes (1924-1938), Sunday School minutes and reports (1975-1981), Sunday School attendance record (1959-1973), Sunday School correspondence and reports (1967-1968), Sunday School survey (c.1935); Couples Club (1975-1983), Analysis of Dunbar Heights United Church attendance (1981-1982), Acknowledgement letters (Glen Baker) (1976-1983), Memorial Organ (1955); Worship Service Bulletins (1958); "Our Yesterdays, 1914-1968" (church history), historical memorbilia (1975, 1981), "Book of Remembrance" and committee minutes (1964-1965); Building and property records (1950-1959); Annual reports (1930-1997), Annual financial statements (1925-1952); Newsletters (1970-1997); unprocessed photographs and 35 mm slides; unprocessed oral history tapes and records.

Dunbar Heights Union Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Al Neil collection

  • Collection
  • 1962 - 1994

The collection consists of audio and moving image recordings of performances by Al Neil and various musical ensembles that performed with him (Al Neil Trio, Al Neil Jazz Probe, Al Neil Quartet, and solo efforts). They include performances at the Vancouver School of Art, Simon Fraser University, The Western Front and others. The performances date from 1962 through 1989, although this collection contains CD and DVD copies (not the original recordings).


These copies were produced as part of the Al Neil Project, a 2005 collaborative effort between the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, New Orchestra Workshop, Coastal Jazz and Blues Society and the grunt gallery.

Neil, Al

Gary Lee-Nova fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1964-1985

The Gary Lee-Nova fonds is comprised of 20 notebooks that contain sketches, journal entries, mixed media creations, correspondence, notes on art techniques and personal artwork, and information related to exhibitions that have been created by Lee-Nova. Moreover, there are a large quantity of photographs including Polaroids of his work from the Harold Adams Innis and Herbert Marshall McLuhan Memorial Sculpture Exhibit; photographs from his work with Art City to build a kiosk and transport it to various areas in Vancouver; and a series of colour photographs from his exhibit work titled “Different points of view on some properties of media: Harold Adams Innis and Herbert Marshall McLuhan Memorial Sculpture”; and finally an acetate photograph booklet representing an art project by Lee-Nova. This fonds also contains material kept by Lee-Nova such as an article in Vancouver Magazine, an exhibition catalogue from the Glenbow Alberta Institute, and a poetry newsletter published by Vancouver monthly.

Michael Collison fonds

  • Fonds
  • ca. 1917-2009, predominant 1991-1999

The fonds consists of photocopied materials, personal notes, transcripts, personal correspondence and historical correspondence. The fonds is divided into three series: Research files, audio materials and research index cards.

Collison, Michael

First United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1887-2010

Fonds includes records of First United Church and its predecessors, First Presbyterian Church and the Turner Institute. Fonds consists of the following series: Baptisms (1919-2005), Marriages (1897-1996), and Burials (1948-2004); Membership records (1943-1968); Board and Committee records (1897-2007); Superintendent’s records (1934-1984); Administration – General (1955-2007); Personnel records (1952-1984); Women’s Group records (1894-1971); Men’s Group records (1960-1972); Sunday School records (1893-1968); Youth Group records (1952-1955); Financial records (1916-1992); Annual Reports (1917-2004); Building and Properties records (1929-1987); Worship Bulletins (1952-1988); Choir records (1924-2005); Communication records (1976-2007); Radio Ministry records (1954-1983); Outreach and Social Action (1969-2010); Welfare Industries records (1954-1979); Camp Fircom records (1954-1980); Visitor registers (1930-1974); Photographs; and Reference Materials (1935-2004).

First United Church (Vancouver, BC)

Trinity United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-2008

Fonds consists of Baptism, marriage, and burial records (1982-2005); Membership records (1993); Board and committee records (1991-2003); Property and legal documents (1959-2008); Construction project records (1993-2005); Correspondence and subject files (1989-1994); Financial records (1986-2006); Annual reports (1992-1996); Historical reference material (1987-1997); and Photographs (1999).

Union College fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1972

The fonds consists of annual reports and calendars (1926-1971), minutes of the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee and the Senate (1927-1971), correspondence, financial files, and clippings of Principal J. G. Brown (1927-1947), minutes and other records of the Building, Finance, and House Committees (1928-1951), financial records (1926-1970), records of student standing (1923-1947), minutes and other records of the Faculty Council (1927-1971), minutes and other records of the Theological Student Society (1929-1970), minutes and other records of the Alumni Association (1926-1971), minutes and other records of the Union College Women's Auxiliary, including the Women's Educational Club of Columbian College (1909-1972), architectural drawings (1925-1927), and scrapbooks, visitors register, marriage register, and accession records of the library.

Union College

Vancouver-Burrard Presbytery fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-2012

Fonds consists of the following record series: Vancouver-Burrard Presbytery and Executive meeting minutes (1959-2012); Subject files of the Presbytery Secretary (1959-1983); Pastoral Charge files of the Presbytery Secretary (1959-1983); Correspondence of the Presbytery;Secretary (1984-1989); and Presbytery committee records (1970-1983).

United Church of Canada. Vancouver-Burrard Presbytery

Vancouver East Presbytery fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1926

Fonds consists of unofficial presbytery minutes (1925-1926).

United Church of Canada. Vancouver East Presbytery

Academic Women's Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 1996

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of the Association's Annual General Meeting and its Executive Committee, reports by the Association and other organizations, published materials, questionnaires, and copies of the AWA constitution and administrative history.

University of British Columbia. Academic Women's Association

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