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James Hawthornthwaite fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 47
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1911

Fonds consists primarily of incoming correspondence addressed to Hawthornthwaite in his capacity as a Member of the Legislative Assembly from his constituents and other residents of British Columbia. The fonds contains a file consisting of legislative bills, resolutions, and acts tabled during Hawthornthwaite's tenure in the Provincial Parliament and other records that Hawthornthwaite made or received in the course of his service to the people of Nanaimo, as well as published records of the legislative assembly of British Columbia for the years 1909 and 1910. The fonds also contains: a certificate for Hawthornthwaite's share in the Western Socialist Publishing Company which published The Western Clarion, the newspaper of the Socialist Party of British Columbia; a postcard depicting Joseph Mairs, one of Hawthornthwaite's contemporaries in the Socialist Party of Canada; and a copy of a book titled The changing order: A study of democracy, given to Hawthornthwaite by his friend Harry Sibble.

Hawthornthwaite, James

Derek Ellis fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR046
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1997

The fonds consists of monographs, scientific articles, newspaper clippings, letters, slides, photographic prints, moving images, maps and other documents. The records are arranged in 3 series, reflecting Ellis's research and teaching interests: Environmental assessments, 1969-1997; Underwater Photography of salmon, 1957-1963; Arctic Research 1952-1967.

Ellis, Derek

Ian Baird fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR008
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence relating to political and personal matters from John G. Diefenbaker to Alex MacLeod Baird, 1966, and to Ian Baird, 1966-1977, with some letters signed by Diefenbaker's secretary on his behalf; clippings regarding Diefenbaker and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, 1959-1972; correspondence to Ian Baird from Lyle Kahl, MLA for Esquimalt (1978) regarding the Save the E and N Railway Committee; Victor A. Stephens, leader of the B.C. Progressive Conservative Party regarding the provincial election campaign (1978-1979), and from other Progressive Conservative politicians.

Baird, Ian, 1947-

Canadian Scottish Regimental Museum maritime collection

  • CA MMB 987.7.1-89;987.8.1-24
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1909

The collection consists of 91 volumes of log books of North Pacific sealing vessels detailing crews, seals taken and hunting area; 9 volumes of Entrance and Clearance logs for Burrard Inlet, Nanaimo and Victoria (1872-1889), and other assorted records relating to maritime activities.

Vollmers Boatworks fonds

  • CA MMB 985.84.1-7
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1957

The fonds consists of account book, ledger, and statements of the Boatworks along with photographs of vessels built there.

Vollmers Boatworks

Board of Park Commissioners (Nanaimo) fonds

  • CA NCAI 2007 036 C
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1953

Fonds consists of scrapbooks of clippings and photographs related to various parks and recreational facilities in Nanaimo.

Nanaimo (B.C.). Board of Park Commissioners

Nanaimo Civic Arena Commission fonds

  • CA NCAI 2007 036 C
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1958

The fonds consists of minutes and correspondence of the Nanaimo Civic Arena Commission.

Nanaimo (B.C.). Civic Arena Commission

Nanaimo and District Fish and Game Protective Association fonds

  • CA NCAI 2005 027 A ; 2007 027 A
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1971, 2005

Fonds consists of records generated by the activities of the Nanaimo and District Fish and Game Protective Association. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Constitution and bylaws; 2) Minutes; 3) Correspondence; 4) Annual Reports and 5) Newsletters.

Nanaimo and District Fish and Game Protective Association

A.L. (Les) Barley fonds

  • CA NCAI 2004 020 A
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1967

The fonds consists of records related to Barley's professional and community work. Fonds is arranged in two series: 1) Work orders and 2) Nanaimo Figure Skating Club memorabilia.

Barley, A.L. (Les)

David Spearing collection

  • CA NCAI 2004 009 A
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980]

Collection consists of photographs of downtown Nanaimo taken by Spearing.

Shaw Cable (Nanaimo) video collection

  • CA NCAI 2002 022 A ; 2007 033 A
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1970-2005]

Collection consists of videocassette recordings of various Shaw Cable Channel 4 programmes including: Plugged In, Cafe Canadian, Best of Island Country, On the Waterfront, Arts Now, The Advocates, Arts Digest, Battle of the Bands, Common Ground, DNE Comedy Show, Evening of Heart and Soul, Festival Cafe, Hour Town, In Conversation, Island Central, Island Originals, Off the Wall, Project Nanaimo, and Tidelines. Also includes considerable footage of the Marine Festival, parades, programme fillers, specials and many community, regional island events.

Shaw Cable (Nanaimo)

Charles Spence fonds

  • CA NCAI 2001 015 A
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1950

Fonds consists of pay statements from various mines including Nanaimo (Western Fuel Corporation), Wellington Mine (Canadian Collieries, Dunsmuir) and Wellington White Rapids Mine.

Spence, Charles W.

Syd Moore collection

  • CA NCAI 2001 012 A
  • Fonds
  • 1922-[ca.1980]

Collection consists of photographs related to Syd Moore's family and activities.

Committee to Action Nanaimo fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1982

The fonds consists of scrapbooks containing correspondence, reports, newsletters, photographs and news clippings relating to the Action Nanaimo program and activities.

Committee to Action Nanaimo

Northfield School fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1968

The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing correspondence, historical notes, news clippings, drawings, various class photographs (1955-1967), and photographs of school activities.

Northfield School

Estelle Watchorn fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1928, 1941

The fonds consists of Watchorn's honour roll certificates as a pupil at North Ward Public School, a MacLean Method of Writing certificate, and a poem (1941) entitled "Miss Watchorn", written by one of her students, Shirley King.

Watchorn, Estelle

School District 68 History Project Committee fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1989

The fonds consists of records documenting the administration of the project as well as reference files, oral histories, and a collection of historical photographs acquired during the course of the project. Records document the growth and development of schools in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith area and the recollections of former teachers and administrators in the school system. The fonds is arranged in four series: Project Administration (1987-1989), Reference (1939-1989), Oral history (1987-1989), and Photographs (ca. 1900-1979).

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Retired Teachers' Association. School District 68 History Project Committee

Alice Fiddick fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1941

The fonds consists of receipts for Normal School tuition (1939) and a certificate of appointment and acknowledgment of resignation as a teacher at North Cedar School.

Fiddick, Alice

Doreen Mortimer fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1984

The fonds consists of records relating to Mortimer's teaching qualifications and experience in special education, including: education and professional certificates; appointment letter; teacher evaluation reports; reports authored by Mortimer on the role of learning assistance teachers and on implementation of a special needs program at Mount Benson School; a sample completed psychological test paper (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children); and correspondence relating to Mortimer's special education teaching methodology. Fonds includes photographs of Mortimer and students at Christopher Robin School and Mount Benson School.

Mortimer, Doreen

School District No. 68 (Nanaimo) fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1980

The fonds consists of one series, consisting of a valuation (appraisal) report (1964) on the construction and equipment of schools in School District No. 68, along with inventories of equipment for the following schools: Departure Bay School (1959-1966), Harewood Elementary School (1959-1966), Seaview School (1959-1966), Quennell School (1959-1967), Quennell School Annex (1959-1964), Quennell School Gymnasium (1959-1964), Princess Royal School (1959-1963), Mount Benson School (1959-1966), and Woodlands Junior Secondary School (1972-1980).

School District No. 68 (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Willis family fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 045 A
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1947

Fonds consists of personal papers of the Willis family. Includes two agreements for sale for Section B of Lot 11, Block E, Nanaimo (1918, 1920), insurance papers, stock certificates, receipts from Acme Motors and correspondence related to the estate of Joseph Willis (1947).

Willis (family)

Office of the Mayor fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 009 C
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 193-?]-1990, predominant 1983-1990

The fonds consists of records of the Office of the Mayor of Nanaimo during the terms of Frank Ney and Graeme Roberts. Fonds includes correspondence files, including the personal correspondence of Frank Ney; records of meetings and ceremonies, and a series of files relating to the Committee investigating proposals for a natural gas pipeline on Vancouver Island. Fonds also includes photographs of the Mayor (primarily Frank Ney) involved in numerous ceremonies and activities, along with aerial photographs of various areas of Nanaimo. The fonds is arranged in four series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Ceremonies and meetings; 3) Committee; and, 4) Photographs.

Nanaimo (B.C.). Mayor

Arthur and Alice Leighton fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 007 A;1993 034 M
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1940

The fonds consists of records of Arthur and Alice Leighton relating primarily to activities and military service in World War I. Fonds includes correspondence and financial records of the Leightons, and military records of Arthur Leighton, created during the war years. Fonds also includes childhood correspondence of Arthur Leighton relating to his schooling and activities as a youth, and some records of activities of the Leightons after the war. Fonds also consists of photographs of the Leightons, the Wright family, Arthur Leighton's service in the Boer War and World War 1, sporting activities including cricket and golf and social activities. Fonds is arranged in seven series: 1) Legal documents and certificates; 2) Personal correspondence; 3) Financial records; 4) Building records; 5) Travel; 6) Military records; and 7) Photographs.

Leighton, Arthur

Sarah Louise Wright fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 007 A
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1941

The fonds consists of records relating to Louise Wright's schooling in Ontario, her career at Brandon College and Tranquille Sanatorium, and her fruit growing interests in Naramata. Fonds includes personal correspondence; education certificate, college notebook, and autograph book; tax records; business records relating to her Naramata property; pamphlets providing dietary information; and, ephemera. Included in the fonds are two paintings done by Wright in 1894 and 1896. Fonds is arranged in 5 series: 1) Personal correspondence; 2) Educational records; 3) Financial records; 4) Reference material; and, 5) Artwork.

Wright, Sarah Louise

Walter Meyer zu Erpen fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 006 A ; 2007 019 A
  • Fonds
  • [198-]

The fonds consists of materials collected by Walter Meyer zu Erpen for his master's degree including research for a case study, "Towards an Understanding of the Municipal Archives of 19th Century British Columbia: A Case Study of the Archives of the Corporation of the City of Nanaimo, 1875-1904" and thesis: "Study of the Archival Record and Its Context: Meaning and Historical Understanding". The research notes are arranged alphabetically on index cards. Also includes photocopies of a report by Judge Eli Harrison on charges against Police Magistrate J.P. Planta, Bureau of Statistics Returns from Nanaimo, Assessment Rolls, 1895 & 1896, correspondence dated Jan 9, 1900, Wellington, from Theo Bryant re: nomination of E & N Railroad Conductor, J. W. Coburn (resident of Victoria) as Mayor of Nanaimo due to absence of any other nominees and correspondence to Col. Hon. James Baker (Provincial Secretary, Bureau of Statistics, Victoria) from R. E. Gosnell, (Secretary, Bureau of Statistics): Report of the Bureau of Statistics for the Municipalities of British Columbia, 1896.

Meyer zu Erpen, Walter J.

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