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Bertha Reynolds fonds

  • CA DMA CR-71
  • Fonds
  • 1882-[ca. 1977]

The fonds consists of photographs and records of Bertha Reynold's family and her activities as teacher, secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, and historian for the Delta Museum Society. The fonds contains Delta Pioneer Record Sheets for 93 families in Delta, B.C. They list the names of Delta families and their members. Information includes: dates of births, location of birth, date of marriages, location of marriage, date of burial, location of burial, grandchildren, and reminiscences. Also included are newspaper articles containing additional information on some of the families, and photographs of family and street scenes, mostly in Delta. The fonds also contains miscellaneous records of Ladner families and a notebook of newspaper clippings of the Delta Board of Trade (1934-36). Family activities on the farm are documented in photographs. The fonds also consists of six notebooks containing minutes, clippings and literature pertaining to the British and Foreign Bible Society from 1936-1977.

Reynolds, Bertha, 1903-

British Columbia Waterfowl Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-9
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1967

The fonds consists of three files: the first being contracts, plans, pamphlets and loose papers related to the building of the Reifel Bird Sanctuary; the second being the constitutions of the British Columbia Waterfowl Society and the Pacific Flyway Waterfowl Association; and the third being minutes of the B.C. Waterfowl Society from 1962 to 1967.

British Columbia Waterfowl Society

Bell family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-4
  • Fonds
  • 1859-[ca. 1979]

The Bell family fonds is arranged in three sous-fonds: Edith Bell sous-fonds, Edward Bell sous-fonds, and Harry Bell sous-fonds. Edith Bell's records include diaries, scrapbooks and photographs of family and community events as well as records pertaining to her membership in various organizations including the Imperial Order Daughter of the Empire. Edward Bell's records consist of business papers, particularly land records and wills. Harry Bell's records are personal records related to the Bell family. Through photographs, cartographic material, and textual records, the records document not only the Bell family, but much of the community of Delta. Edith Bell's records provide insight into Delta social affairs and families, while Edward Bell's business records reveal economic and social change as it is documented in land transactions.

Bell (family)

George Wallace collection

  • CA DMA CR-96
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1963

The collection consists of a cash book (1945-1963) of the Delta Manor Co-Operative Association, cash book and subscription register (1930) of the B.C. Co-Operative Feed Pool, agreements between farmers and the Pool, and correspondence between shareholders and the Pool and the Egg Co-Operative and the Pool. The collection also includes two programs from the Delta Centennial Banquet (1958).

Gladys Davis fonds

  • CA DMA CR-38
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1981

Photographs consist of a 1916 postcard of Boundary Bay School students with their teacher Miss E. Mackenzie, a May Day postcard, a 1917 postcard of Westham Island School students, students and teachers of King George School in the 1920's and 1930's, teachers and students of Delta Central School in the 1920's, a 1913 Baptist picnic in Ladner, and five photographs of Delta Choral Society productions. Textual records consist of programs for the 1933 Delta Choral Society production of The Mikado, the 1934 production of The Pirates of Penzance, the 1935 production of The Gondoliers, a 1959 invitation to the opening ceremony of Deas Island Tunnel, and a 1981 program for the centennial banquet of All Saints Anglican Church.

Davis, Gladys, 1915-

Corporation of Delta Clerk's Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1988-047;1990-002;1991-101
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1989, predominant 1957-1989

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Clerk's Department of the Corporation of Delta. Fonds includes records arising from various functions of the Clerk's Department, such as the registering of bylaws and deeds, the compilation of voters' lists, the providing of support for Council, inter-governmental relations, public and community relations, maintenance of cemetaries documentation, and other activities. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, statistics, lists, notes, bylaws, photographs, and other records.

Delta (B.C.). Clerk's Dept.

Corporation of Delta Human Resources Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1990-002
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1982

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Human Resources Department of the Corporation of Delta and its predecessors. Fonds consists of one series: 1) Delta Family Services Society records.

Delta (B.C.). Human Resources Dept.

Corporation of Delta Planning Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1990-002;1991-101
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1988

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Planning Department of the Corporation of Delta and its predecessors. Fonds includes records arising from various planning activities, including general development, industrial development, and land use. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, lists, notes, and other materials.

Delta (B.C.). Planning Dept.

Currie, McWilliams and Company fonds

  • CA DMA CR-76
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1905

The fonds consists of records of the Currie McWilliams Cannery and the Currie McWilliams import business. The majority of the papers are receipts for goods, materials, and machinery necessary for the operation of the businesses. As well, there are legal documents, correspondence, and memos.

Currie, McWilliams and Company

Curtis family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-12
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1991

The fonds consists mainly of two groups of records. One group was created as a result of Dr. E.J.Curtis' interest in the genealogy of the McKee family. The other is a compilation of material, some of which was arranged in 3 albums (see conservation note), that describes the activities and accomplishments of Edwin Johnson Curtis, his parents, and his children. The fonds includes photographs, correspondence, certificates, research notes, family trees, newspaper clippings and ephemera. The photographs contain many family portraits, scenes of early Ladner and Lowe Inlet, and depictions of family activities and holidays. Dr. Curtis corresponded with archives, genealogical organizations, and family members to obtain records and information about the family of his mother Isabella McKee, compiling this information in detailed handdrawn family trees. Original records include certificates of various family members' birth, death, marriage and accomplishments, and records of Dr. Curtis' war service, education, memberships, and professional competency and appointments.

Curtis (family)

Edgar Dunning fonds

  • CA DMA CR-115
  • Fonds
  • 1830-1983, predominant 1930-1980

The fonds consists of Mr. Dunning's family and business records; records accumulated as a member of various community organizations; and documents, manuscripts, and photographs resulting from Edgar's work for the Delta newspaper, the Optimist, and his interest in Delta community events and history. Family records include correspondence and legal records regarding the property on 48th Avenue and Delta Street, as well as financial and educational certificates. A large series of memorabilia includes invitations and other ephemera, which Edgar accumulated as publisher and reporter for the Optimist and as active community member. Business records are largely from the Optimist printing business, and include examples of print products such as invitations, programs, letterheads, tickets, municipal reports, etc., which were printed for local people and businesses of Delta. A small series of Optimist newspaper records include lists of subscribers from the 1940s. The fonds includes a sample of Edgar's writings for the Optimist on historical topics, plus a larger group of manuscripts that have been edited by him in his capacity as editor of the Optimist and as an interested and knowledgeable local historian. The fonds also consists of minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, etc. accumulated by Edgar as a member of the Delta Community Band, various centennial committees, the Delta Historical and Museum Society, and other organizations. Edgar is a talented amateur photographer, and his photograph collection reflects his work as a reporter and his interest in the people and events of Delta. The fonds has been arranged in the following series: Centennial committees records; Delta Community Band records; Other society and committee records; Family papers; Manuscripts; Memorabilia; The Optimist (newspaper) records; The Optimist (printers) records; Photographs; Reference files.

Dunning, Edgar, 1910-2010

Husband family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-39
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1990

The fonds consists of two photographs and a recipe book entitled "The Best of the Husbands" (1990), which includes genealogical charts and family histories written by Rena Husband Trainor Reid.

Husband (family)

Ila McCubbin Embree fonds

  • CA DMA CR-40
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1877-1948

The fonds consists of textual and photographic material relating to Ila McCubbin Embree and her family, including members of the Dinsmore, McCubbin, Embree, and Forrest families.

Embree, Ila McCubbin, 1901-

Delta Branch Canadian Red Cross Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-105
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1962

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings and miscellaneous other administrative records which document the Delta Branch's most active period during the Second World War, and its subsequent decline post WWII. The fonds also includes a notebook recording the materials used and articles produced by the United Church Work Unit, plus sewing patterns and knitting instructions, published by the Canadian Red Cross, that were used by members of the Work Units.

Canadian Red Cross Society. Delta Branch

Delta Centennial (1979) Committee fonds

  • CA DMA CR-18
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1980

The fonds consists of records of the Delta Centennial (1979) Committee, including correspondence, minutes and agendas, and scrapbooks related to the planning of centennial celebrations for the Municipality of Delta. The records also describe the activities of the many Delta organizations which participated in centennial events. The fonds is arranged in 4 series: 1) Minutes and agendas, 2) Administrative records, 3) Correspondence, and 4) Scrapbooks.

Delta Centennial (1979) Committee

Delta Chamber of Commerce fonds

  • CA DMA CR-17
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1997

Fonds consists of four minute books of the Delta Board of Trade and Delta Chamber of Commerce from 1910 to 1971. Fonds also consists of more than 50 publications and photographs created by the Chamber, local governments and other civic associations. These publications and photographs are all related to Delta's economic and social development.

Delta Chamber of Commerce

Delta Chapter, I.O.D.E. fonds

  • CA DMA CR-77
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1972

The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings describing the activities of the IODE from 1950 to 1972.

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Delta Chapter

Delta Choral Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-117
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1935

The fonds consists of a complete set of minutes, financial records, and programmes that describe the Society's operations between 1925 and 1935. The fonds also includes programmes for earlier musical groups such as the Glee Club, Male Choir, and Patriotic Choir, and the 1919 minutes for the Glee Club. The fonds includes the incorporation documents drawn up in 1935. Photographs of some of the productions are also part of the fonds. The fonds is arranged in the following series: Minutes of meetings, Legal papers, Financial records, Correspondence, Programmes, Music books, and Photographs.

Delta Choral Society

Delta Heritage Advisory Committee fonds

  • CA DMA CR-21
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1992, predominant 1979-1985

The fonds consists of records arising from various activities of the Committee, especially the Delta Heritage Inventory Project, a heritage structures inventory. Also included are records arising from the Committee's hosting of the B.C. Heritage Conference (Dogwood Conference) in 1983, and reference materials compiled to support Committee objectives. Records include minutes, correspondence, reports, pamphlets and brochures, notes, articles, publications, heritage inventory case files, and other materials.

Delta (B.C.). Heritage Advisory Committee

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.

Margaret Arthur Berney fonds

  • CA DMA CR-13
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1886-1973

Fonds consists of photographs of Margaret Berney's family and friends, students from King George V High School, May Day events, picnics, farms, etc.

Berney, Margaret, 1909-

Margaret Wayte collection

  • CA DMA CR-98
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1890-1960

The collection consists of photographs of members of the Whiting, Love, Brandrith, Skinner, Foote and Gunn families. Also includes photographs of Boundary Bay school classes and Skinner's Service Station, as well as one tintype of two boys possibly around 1890. Textual records include a letter from Thomas Gunn to his uncle Hugh Gunn, and a letter by F.J. Brandrith.

John Christopherson fonds

  • CA DMA CR-48
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1976

The fonds consists of records relating to the functions and activities of John Christopherson, the manager of B.C. Packers Limited oyster operation on Boundary Bay in Delta. The records mainly deal with oyster operations at Boundary Bay and Pendrell Sound, and include daily work diaries, correspondence, invoices, cost estimates, time sheets, boat log books, inventories, newspaper clippings and other reference material. The fonds includes photographs that detail the operations of the Boundary Bay oyster plant. The fonds also includes personal records that belong to John and Grace Christopherson, including correspondence, a travel diary, and memorabilia that relate to their social activities in Delta. The fonds is arranged in seven series: Work diaries; Boundary Bay oyster operation records; Boat log books; Pendrell Sound seed operation records; Reference materials; John and Grace Christopherson personal records; and, Photographs.

Christopherson, John

Roy York collection

  • CA DMA CR-109
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1961

Collection consists of an A.R.P. record book; a workbook and information for setting up a Welfare Centre Operation, annotated by W. Roy York; and three pamphlets dealing with the civil defence programme in 1960/61.

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