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15th Field Artillery Regiment fonds

  • CA FAR 984.17;986.260
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1979

The fonds consists of subject files, a nominal roll, and slate of officers, war diaries, orders, and a Sergeant's Mess Cash Book.

Canada. Canadian Army. Field Artillery Regiment, 15th

27th Anti-Aircraft Regiment fonds

  • CA FAR 983.48
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1945

The fonds consists of a war diary.

Canada. Canadian Army. Anti-Aircraft Regiment, 27th

A.E. Hetherington fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1896-1928

Fonds consists of records relating to Hetherington’s early mission work in Dawson City, his travels in northern British Columbia, and his later travels to Palestine. Records also relate to his correspondence with family; liaison with the Superintendent of Home Missions for BC; and his academic affiliations, including Columbia College, Wesley College, and the University of Manitoba. Fonds comprises the following record series: Travel diaries (1898-1928); Pastoral care records (1903-1907); Family correspondence and memorabilia (1900-2000); and Academic materials (1896-1929).

Hetherington (family)

APEC Alert collection

  • Fonds
  • 1997-1998

The collection consists of two files containing APEC Alert posters, newsletters, stickers, and ephemera relating to the groups advocacy of resistance to the APEC agenda. Also includes newsletters and like material from other groups opposed to APEC.

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

Alan Twigg fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 63
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2008

The fonds consist of materials that relate to Twigg’s work as a writer, publisher and co-founder of the B.C. Book Prizes in the years 1975 to 2008. The fonds is arranged in fourteen series: Correspondence, Political Campaign and Poetry of Bud Osborn, Vancouver Theatre, Television Interviews, Twigg’s Book Research, George Woodcock’s Translation of Proust, Audio Cassette Interviews, Transcripts of Interviews, Authors’ Photographs and Negatives, Special Items, B.C. Book Prizes, Miscellaneous, Prairie BookWorld Founding Records and Twigg’s Newspaper and Magazine Articles.

Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, taped television interviews, transcripts of television interviews, drafts of Twigg’s literary works, unpublished manuscript of George Woodcock’s translation of Proust, audio cassette interviews, transcripts of interviews, photographs, banners, awards, legal documents, financial records, notes and newspaper and magazine clippings of Twigg’s published articles.

Twigg, Alan

Alex Eastwood fonds

  • CA JCN 1994-69
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1943

The fonds consists of records relating to the internment of Japanese Canadians. Records include photographs of the internment camps at Hastings Park, as well as other camps in B.C. and Alberta. Fonds also includes two government reports entitled: "The Administration of Japanese Affairs in Canada, 1942-1944, Removal of Japanese from Protected Areas", and "The Hastings Park Clearing Station".

Eastwood, Alex

Altman family collection

  • CA JHS A.1999.013
  • Fonds
  • 1904-2001

The fonds consists of community publications, community ephemera, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and musical scores. The fonds is arranged into 3 series: Community publications; Altman family files; and Music collection which consists of scores of both Jewish and general popular songs that bear the name of Sari Corbin.

Altman (family)

Ann Hansen fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR453
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2012

The archival fonds consists of the following series: Direct Action-related clippings, correspondence, ephemera and notes; legal correspondence; pre- and post-parole correspondence, ephemera, notes and writings by others; correspondence received during incarceration; prison records (supplied to Hansen under an Access to Information request); Direct Action chapter drafts and related materials; and RCMP surveillance transcripts (closed until 2072).

Subject matter of the mixed clippings and correspondence series includes: anti-nuclear/anti-cruise missile activism, court proceedings, Elizabeth Fry Society, environmental issues, indigenous peoples issues, international activism, pornography, anti-pornography/anti-snuff films, prison-industrial complex, sexual assault, Red Hot Video, the Vancouver Five trial matters and sentencing, women’s rights.

Correspondence received during incarceration series includes: correspondence from Brent Taylor, Janice Bear Neudorf, and various supporters and publishers; series also includes 1 box of previous sealed letters from other members of the Vancouver Five, primarily Brent Taylor.

Hansen, Ann

Artropolis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1984-2005

The fonds consists of records relating to the planning, administrative, fundraising, promotional, documentary and curatorial activities of the Artropolis exhibitions. These materials include: budgets, grant applications, proposals, research files and site plans; correspondence, financial statements, fundraising letters, logos, licenses and contracts, employee and volunteer files, minutes and reports; press releases and sponsorship agreements, banners, brochures and posters; and artists’ résumés and applications, attendance records, comment books, exhibition catalogues, scrapbooks, photo albums, photographs, video recordings, and artwork.

The records are arranged into the following sous-fonds: Artropolis 87 (1984 - 1990); Artropolis 90 (1987 - 1991); Artropolis 93 (1990, 1992 - 1993); Browser Artropolis 97 (1992, 1997 - 1998); Artropolis 2001 (1988, 1999 - 2001); Artropolis 2003 (1988, 1992, 2001 - 2005).

Artropolis

BOO Magazine fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1994-1997

Fonds consists of materials accumulated during the editorial process of putting together Boo. Included are letters to the editor, general correspondence, essays, articles, poems, commentaries, edited works, interviews, invoices, logo design, illustrations, photographs, slides, mailing lists, flyers, brochures, grant guidelines, slides, newspaper clippings, and issues no. 1 to no. 10 of the publication itself. Contributors to the magazine, in addition to the editors, include Gerald Creede, Michelle Normoyle, Brice Canyon, Keith Wallace, Andrew Klobucar, Andrea Fatona, Janis Bowley, Melissa Wolsak, billy little, Arni Haraldsson, Judy Radul, Colin Smith, Susan Schupli, George Stanley, Scott Watson, Janet Lakeman, Dodie Bellamy, Peter Culley, Kevin Killian, Robert Ballantyne, Myfanwy MacLeod, Peter James Hudson, Erin OBrien, Keith Higgins, Geoffry Topham, Peter Cummings, Michael Turner, Naomi Foyle, Andrea Anderson, Jeff Deby, Clint Burnham, Bob Perelman, Dorothy Trujillo Lusk, Kevin Davies, Louis Cabri, Wayne Arsenault, Zainub Verjee, Zhao Tie Hai, Hank Bull, Robin Peck, Lucy Hogg, Wayde Compton, Tim Davis, Sharla Sava, Warren Murfitt, Jacqui Nolte, Gerry Gilbert, Patrik Anderson, Shannon Oksanen, Erin Moure, Sianne Ngai, G.B. Jones, David Bromage, Rob Manery, Miles Champion, Neil Wedman, Gerald Creede, Aaron Shurin, Brian MacNevin, Caroline Bergvall, Kathy Slade, Bruce Andrews, Tim Atkins, Glenn Alteen, Mark Klobucar, Stuart Blackley, Christine Corlett, Mair Dumett, Tom Raworth, Damon Crain, Geoffry Farmer, and Brian Jungen.

BOO Magazine

Bailey Brothers Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1888-1900]

The fonds consists of photographs of scenes, streets, and group portraits in Vancouver, B.C., of Bailey Brothers Company and the firm of Bailey and Neelands.

Bailey Brothers Company

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

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

  • Fonds
  • 1911-1993

Fonds consists of the records of Beaconsfield United Church and its predecessor, Beaconsfield Methodist Church. Records include Baptism registers (1914-1992), Marriage registers (1914-1991), and Burial registers (1914-1992); Membership records (1913-1992); Session minutes (1926-1979), Stewards minutes (1957-1969) and correspondence (1956-1990), Official Board minutes (1911-1992) and correspondence (1978-1992), and Congregational Meetings minutes (1931-1992); Manse sale and Property plans (1958-1982), Property and Insurance records (1923-1956), and Property sale records (1993); Woman's Association minutes (1943-1961), Woman's Association Dorcas Circle minutes (1958-1961) and Cash Book (1958-1961), Woman's Association Mizpah Circle minutes (1952-1962), Woman's Association S.S.C. Circle minutes (1952-1962), United Church Women minutes (1962-1987), United Church Women Unit 3 (Harmony) minutes (1962-1972), United Church Women Unit 4 minutes (1962-1965), United Church Women Unit 5 minutes (1962), and United Church Women Lo-Fa-Co Unit Financial records (1962-1972); Sunday School Executive minutes (1932-1937); Congregational Correspondence (1963-1979), Conference Loan Fund records (1985-1989), Montessori Day care records (1986-1992), Presbytery Visitation reports (1972-1990); Annual reports 1969-1991); and "The Beacon" (Newsletters) (1974-1977).

Beaconsfield United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Bob Kingsmill fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 1979

The fonds consists of correspondence, questionnaires, and photographs relating to Bob Kingsmill’s research for his book A Catalogue of British Columbia Potters (1978). In order to gather material for his book, Kingsmill created a questionnaire requesting information and photographs, which he sent to about 70 potters throughout British Columbia. The fonds consists mainly of the responses Kingsmill received, which include the completed questionnaires containing short biographical and artistic statements by each potter, together with black and white or colour photographs of the artists and their pottery.

Kingsmill, Bob

Bob Stewart fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1953-2005

Fonds consists of records relating to Stewart's preaching; to his research and writing as a student and archivist; to his job as Host for First United Church (Vancouver); and to his lectures at the Vancouver School of Theology. Record series include: Sermons (1965-1999); Student papers (1966-1978); Speeches and articles (1983-2000); First United Church work (1980-1998); Archives communications (1986-1995); Personal correspondence (1976-1989); Denominational Studies lectures ([1992]-[1993]); Biographical material (1953-1995); and Photographs (1980-[2005?]).

Stewart, Bob

Brian Fawcett fonds

  • CA UNBC 1996.2
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2006

Fonds consists of personal papers, books, manuscripts, photographic materials, audio recordings and electronic records arranged into five series, which relate to Mr. Fawcett's personal life, his creative works and his relationships with members of the literary community.

Fawcett, Brian

British Columbia Telephone Company fonds

  • CA VPL 39482-39649
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1930

The fonds consists of photographs of the B.C. Telephone Company in Vancouver taken by the Dominion Photo Company and Leonard Frank.

British Columbia Telephone Company

Brock House Society fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1555
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880]-2004

Fonds consists of records relating to the operation of Brock House Society. Record types include correspondence, financial records, agreements and legal documents, certificates, newspaper clippings, reports, agendas, memorandums, newsletters, meeting minutes, and case files attached to specific committees. There are procedural manuals, permits and licenses, invitations, a constitution, application forms for grants and nominees for the B.C. Senior Award, which include resumes or curricula vitae and letters of recommendation. A few records and a photograph album, which belonged to the Brock family, were retained by the Brock House Society.

Brock House Society

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

CGIT British Columbia fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1919-1996

Fonds comprises two subgroups: Provincial Board and Victoria Committee. The Provincial Board subgroup consists of the following record series: Administrative records (1924-1996); Annual reports (1968-1996); Leadership materials ([1936?]-[ca. 1990]); Program materials (1963-1995); Camping and Camp Council materials (1919-1995); Conference materials (1955-1970); Special events, ceremonies, and services (1925-1994); Newsletters (1932-1996); Historical reference and memorabilia (1922-1990); Photographs and scrap books (1922-1992); and CGIT publications ([192-?]-1985). Victoria Committee subgroup consists of the following records series: Minutes (1956-1984); Financial records (1942-1993); Photographs and memorabilia (1921-1995); CGIT publications (1922-1976); Explorer materials (1957-1973); Arlene Kropp Collection (1951-1954); Audio records (1990).

Canadian Girls in Training. British Columbia Provincial Board

Canadian Memorial United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-2008

Fonds contains records of Canadian Memorial United Church and its predecessors, Canadian Memorial Chapel and Sixth Avenue Methodist Church. Records include Baptism registers (1920-1982), Marriage registers (1918-1985), and Burial registers (1922-1987); Membership records (1924-1983); Session minutes (1931-1969), Stewards minutes (1931-1967), Official Board and Council minutes (1918-1996), Congregational Meetings minutes (1933-1996), Building Committee records (1922-1929); Correspondence (1934-1994); Church school records (1906-1981); Women's group records (1903-2008); Men's group records (1950-1980); Youth group records (1917-1975); Music program records (1950-1999); Annual reports (1926-2006); Building and property records (1922-1998); Financial records (1918-1933); Naramata Trek records (1956-1996); Communications (1962-1999); Col. George Fallis Collection (1917-1998); Anniversaries and special events (1928-2003); Historical writings and recordings ([1925?]-2003); Clergy sermons and biographical information (1962-1994); Scrap books (1929-1995); Portraits and architectural photographs (1915-1980); Realia ([195-?] and 1957); and Reference materials (1936-1986).

Canadian Memorial United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

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