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Captain Cook Bi-Centennial Committee fonds

  • CA DMA CR-75
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1979

The fonds includes information on Delta's celebration of the Captain Cook Bi-Centennial in 1978 and the activities of the Captain Cook Bi-Centennial Committee. It includes grant applications, correspondence, minutes, reports, memos and one photograph.

Captain Cook Bi-Centennial Committee (Delta, B.C.)

Chorlton family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-11
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1910-193-

The fonds consists of 136 photographs, some loose, most mounted in a photo album. The photographs include scenes of farming, travel, family, and livestock.

Chorlton (family)

St. John's Strawberry Hill United Church (Delta, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1921-2009

Fonds consists of records from St. John's Strawberry Hill United Church. Records include Baptism, marriage, and burial records (1934-2009); Membership records (1934-2009); Board and committee records (1921-2009); Legal / Property records (1922-2005); Women's group records (1940-1995); Annual reports (1957-2009); Communications (1984-2009); and Church history (1944-2009).

St. John's Strawberry Hill United Church (Delta, B.C.)

Royal Heights United Church (Delta, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1958-2009

Fonds consists of records from Royal Heights United Church and Oak Avenue-Royal Heights Pastoral Charge. Records include Membership lists (1969,1983); Session minutes (1959-1980), Stewards minutes (1959-1970), Stewards building fund and budget campaign (1962), Unified Board minutes and organizational diagram (1986), Congregational meeting minutes (1985), Building Committee minutes, correspondence, architectural drawings and reports (1985-1987), Building Committee contracts (1980-1986), Building Committee correspondence (1985-1987), Building Committee building inspection (1962), Building Committee financial records (1985-1986), Pastoral Relations Committee minutes and reports (1969); United Church Women records (1961-1990); Sunday School register (1967-1969); As One That Serves minutes and reports (1960-1964); Canadian Girls in Training program materials (1985-1987); Congregational profile (1969), Single Point Charge proposal (1983); Annual reports (incomplete) (1963-1997); Architectural records (1962-1986).

Royal Heights United Church (Delta, B.C.)

Ernest Burnett fonds

  • CA DMA CR-30
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1980

The fonds consists of one series of material created by Ernest Burnett in his capacity as mayor: in particular, as a member of the Delta Centennial Committee, which held its meetings in Council chambers. Mr. Burnett's copies of the Committee minutes constitute one series of the fonds. A second series of material includes material Mr. Burnett created as treasurer of the Delta Agricultural Society. This series includes financial statements (1950-1954), and racing programs for Paterson Park (1962-1968). The final series in this fonds consists of one file containing a program for the "Freedom Ceremony" celebrating Delta's 90th Anniversary (1969), and a promotional newspaper entitled "Delta Election '71 News". which promotes the "Delta Team" of municipal candidates including incumbent Mayor Dugald Morrison, Alderman Doug Watkins, Ernie Burnett, and Harold Savage.

Burnett, Ernest

Ethel Mowat fonds

  • CA DMA CR-100
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1981

The fonds consists of records and photographs that document the activities of Ethel's parents, children and husband, and collections of photographs, taped and transcribed interviews, historical notes, and records accumulated in her function as member of various organizations, author of a memoir "From Dawn to the Twilight Years", and local historian. The fonds contains miscellaneous records of the I.O.D.E. and the Delta Museum and Archives, and photographs of members of the I.O.D.E. and Dugout committee. The fonds holds a collection of Mowat family photographs used in Ethel's memoir; a collection of records and photographs, largely belonging to the McKee family, found at the McKee House prior to its renovation as a Senior Citizen's Centre; and a collection of taped and transcribed interviews with Ethel and Sid Mowat, and others conducted by Ethel with local residents, including Bob Trim and Rosetta Saga.

Mowat, Ethel

Delta Ladner Saddler collection

  • CA DMA CR-25
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1870]-1960

This collection consists of photographs of several generations of the Ladner family.

Delta Manor Exhibition Association fonds

  • CA DMA CR-26
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1939

The fonds consists of a minute book (1930-1939), reports, correspondence, annual programs (1930-1938), and copies of newspaper clippings.

Delta Manor Exhibition Association

Delta Symphony Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-27
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1984

The fonds consists of one series of scrapbooks comprised of correspondence, newspaper clippings, promotional materials, album covers, press releases, pamphlets and photographs. The scrapbooks are organized chronologically, documenting the annual activities and achievements of the Delta Youth Orchestra.

Delta Symphony Society

Edgar Dunning collection

  • CA DMA MSS DE970-6-169;MSS DE981-34;MSS DE981-77;MSS DE981-81;MSS DE1984-160;MSS DE1985-044;MSS DE1987-006;MSS DE1989-034;MSS DE1987-006
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1982

The collection consists of a wide variety of material relating to Delta. It includes leaflets, tickets, memberships cards, raffle tickets, voters' lists, photographs, programs, and booklets. The photographs depict Delta people and places. Also included are records of the Delta Community Band, some records of the Ladner Optimist and the Delta Centennial Committee.

John McKee Allen family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-44
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1920]-1937

The fonds consists of cashbooks of J.M. Allen, a time book, correspondence and photographs of Delta scenes and the Allen family home.

Allen, John McKee

Ken Young photograph collection : [ca. 1880]-1947

  • CA DMA CR-102
  • Fonds
  • [Copied 1980]

The collection consists of copy prints and negatives created and assembled by Ken Young as a research project which he did as a student at the University of British Columbia. The collection consists of copies of original photographs taken of the Delta area of British Columbia between 1880 and 1950, including buildings and street scenes in Ladner, Port Guichon, Westham Island, and Annieville, as well as some scenes of Victoria. The collection includes photographs of family homes, barns, businesses, ferries and boats, as well as formal portraits, social scenes, and photographs of people at work fishing, farming, and in the milk and fish canneries. Also included are family trees, correspondence, and clippings.

Bill Hasting's St. Mungo photograph collection

  • CA DMA CR-123
  • Fonds
  • 1983

The collection consists of slides and photographs of the Glenrose Cannery and St. Mungo Archaeological digs, and staff and drawings of the St. Mungo archaeological site. The material was used as a display at a talk on the archaeological digs given by W. Hastings in 1983.

Whitworth family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-112
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1885]-1949

Fonds consists of correspondence and photographs created or received by Whitworth family members Isaac, Christiana, Leonie, Lillian, Fred, William, and Olive. Much of the correspondence is in the form of postcards.

Whitworth (family)

Canadian Federation of University Women-Delta/South Delta fonds

  • CA DMA DMA 152
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2009

The fonds consists of records created by the C.F.U.W.-Delta/South Delta. The fonds has been arranged into eight series: Constitutions & By-Laws; Membership; Annual Reports; Minutes of Meetings; Financial Reports; Correspondance; Publicity; Scrapbooks and Photographs.

Canadian Federation of University Women-Delta/South Delta

Nelson family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-55
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1958

Consists of photographs of Ladner scenes such as the old municipal hall (now the Delta Museum and Archives), farm threshing scenes, cenotaph, ferry, Tsawwassen and Vancouver scenes. Includes an army photograph with David Nelson in it and a map of coast of British Columbia. Textual materials include a poem, monthly time book, receipt and a CPR marconigram.

Nelson (family)

Phyllis Tolman fonds

  • CA DMA CR-59
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1937

The fonds consists of photographs of students at King George V High School, Delta Central School and one May Day photograph.

Tolman, Phyllis

Richmond-Delta Holstein 4-H Calf Club fonds

  • CA DMA CR-1
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1977

Fonds consists of a Junior Leadership record book, a Secretary's record book for Richmond Delta Holstein 4-H Calf Club (with Hazel Wilson's name on it) and newspaper clippings about the 4-H Club.

Richmond Delta Holstein 4-H Calf Club

Smith Wright fonds

  • CA DMA CR-61
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1910-ca. 1930

The fonds consists of photographs taken or acquired by Smith Wright, a farmer in Delta, mainly between 1900 and 1920. Many of the images document the farming operations of Smith and his brother William in the area south of 28th Avenue and west of 56th Street in west Delta. The images include May Day parades and celebrations, Lord Byng's visit to Delta in 1922, and scenes having to do with Smith Wright's activities in the community with his family. These include photographs of All Saints Anglican Church, school classes, beach scenes, and Ladner. The 230 prints and negatives consist of 107 unique images, because of overlap in loans made by the donor for copying.

Wright, Smith

Terry Brennan collection

  • CA DMA CR-65
  • Fonds
  • 1797-[ca. 1970]

This fonds consists of records collected by Terry Brennan in his efforts to preserve the cultural heritage of Delta, particularly the lives of the pioneering families. Consequently, the records accumulated by Mr. Brennan represent several families, and activities, which contributed to the development of Delta. Three series have been identified according to types of creators -- Private Records and Municipal Records -- and by media -- Photographs and other graphic material. Private records include both business records (British America Cannery), and personal papers (T.E. Ladner, Terry Brennan). Municipal Records include marriage and court records.

Terry Farrington collection

  • CA DMA CR-57
  • Collection
  • 1953-1959

This fonds consists of a collection of eight police ledgers or 'occurance books' dated between 1953 to 1959. They are detailed records of the police officers activities while on patrol duty and outline petty and serious criminal activities in Delta. The ledgers also record missing persons, requests for surveillance, general broadcasts to all officers, and weather. Records are arranged in one series and contain file level descriptions.

Corporation of Delta Engineering Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1993-22;1990-002;1991-101
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1988

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Engineering Department of the Corporation of Delta, and its predecessors. Fonds contains records arising from various functions of the Engineering Department, such as the construction and/or maintenance of roads, wharves, railways, water lines, sewers, and natural gas lines. Fonds also includes administrative records, records arising from garbage collection activities, and records arising from environmental awareness activities. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, bulletins, articles, notes, plans, field work records and other materials.

Delta (B.C.). Engineering Dept.

Corporation of Delta Finance Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1988-047;1990-002;1991-101
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1986

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Finance Department of the Corporation of Delta and its predecessors. Fonds contains records arising from the management of corporation finances, such as the documentation of expenditures and receipts, as well as from the collection of various taxes. Records include ledgers of expenditures for dyking and other purposes, cash books, assessment ledgers for land and water, and collector's rolls. Also included are financial reports, correspondence, memoranda, and other materials.

Delta (B.C.). Finance Dept.

Corporation of Delta Fire Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1991-101;1997-001
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1991

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Delta Fire Department of the Corporation of Delta. Records include financial records, fire call records, reports, manuals, and other records.

Delta (B.C.). Fire Dept.

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