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Anna Chree fonds

  • CA WVAN 042
  • Fonds
  • [1890-1991]

The fonds consists of material relating to the personal life and community involvement of Anna Chree, a long-time West Vancouver resident who was active in many organizations including the West Vancouver Garden Club. The fonds also contains records relating to her husband William Ian Chree who was active in local theatre. The material includes correspondence, documents, booklets, ephemera, calendars, pamphlets, tickets, scrapbook, travel journal, and photographs.

The fonds is arranged according to its original order in the following series:
Series 1: Correspondence
Series 2: Air pollution
Series 3: Autograph books
Series 4: Canadian Folk Society
Series 5: Irish melodies
Series 6: Cards and ribbons
Series 7: North Shore Garden Contest Committee
Series 8: PNE
Series 9: Political materials
Series 10: Social service index
Series 11: Stanley Park
Series 12: Theatre Under the Stars
Series 13: Tickets
Series 14: Travel journal
Series 15: Vancouver Pacific Camera Club
Series 16: West Vancouver Little Theater Guild
Series 17: Women's School for Citizen's Lectures
Series 18: Official Guide Route of Royal Progress
Series 19: Pamphlet
Series 20: Family photographs
Series 21: West Vancouver photographs
Series 22: Social Credit photographs
Series 23: Oversize photographs
Series 24: Potter's Clydesdales
Series 25: Air pollution scrapbook
Series 26: Calendars

Chree, Anna

Brealey family fonds

  • CA WVAN 057
  • Fonds
  • [1920-1970]

The fonds consists of photographs relating to Hazel Brealey's school days, and personal correspondence relating to the West Vancouver Symphony Society by George Brealey.

Brealey (family)

Caulfeild Property Owners and Ratepayers Association fonds

  • CA WVAN 041
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1928

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings of the Caulfeild Property Owners and Ratepayers Association and correspondence, petitions, and notes regarding issues affecting the Caulfeild area of West Vancouver.

Caulfeild Property Owners and Ratepayers Association

Colpitts family fonds

  • CA WVAN 078
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1973

The fonds consists of photographs and textual records created and collected by the Colpitts family. The material includes photographs of the family and their homes, and records relating to the birth, death, education, and employment of family members.

The fonds is arranged into two series:
Series 1: Birth, death, education, and employment records
Series 2: Photographs

Colpitts (family)

Colville family fonds

  • CA WVAN 051
  • [1946-1951]

The fonds consists of photographs relating to the Colville family business in West Vancouver. The photographs depict army trucks transporting hikers, skiers and supplies up Hollyburn Mountain, including stops at Hi-View Lodge, and Westlake Lodge. There are also photographs of "The Forks," a rest stop and restaurant which was operated by the Colville family.

Colville (family)

Freda Herrin Gilbert fonds

  • CA WVAN 073
  • Fonds
  • [1923-1974]

Fonds consists of records relating to Freda Herrin Gilbert's high school and family life, and her profession as a teacher in West Vancouver. The materials include high school certificates and newsletters, photographs of Gilbert's classes and colleagues, and family records including information relating to her brother-in-law Harry Dickson and her father William Herrin.

The fonds is arranged into three series:
Series 1: Teaching records
Series 2: School records
Series 3: Family records

Gilbert, Freda, b. 1907

Kay Meek fonds

  • CA WVAN 075
  • 1940-1990, predominant 1946-1959

The fond consists of material relating to the personal life of West Vancouver arts philanthropist Kay Meek. The material includes two scrapbooks compiled by Kay Meek that contain photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and brochures. The fonds also includes one drawing of the Gertrude Lawson House.

Meek, Kay

Rupert Harrison fonds

  • CA WVAN 061
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1960-1998
 The fonds consists of historical material created and accumulated by Rupert Harrison in the course of his work as a historian and archivist, and his activities with various professional organizations. The material includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, documents, notes, reports, oral interviews, essays, minutes, booklets, pamphlets, maps, technical drawings, photographs, and objects. 

Harrison, Rupert, 1914-2007

Congregation Har El fonds

  • CA JHS A.2009.008
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2000

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records from Congregation Har El. Textual records include: minutes and correspondence, publications, and financials.

The fonds is arranged into 8 series: Publications; Synagogue construction; Fundraising; Board minutes; North Shore Jewish Centre (NSJC) records; Financial records; West Vancouver School Board dealings; and Congregation Har El miscellaneous files.

Congregation Har El

Anne Sotvedt fonds

  • CA WVAN 048
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1964

The fonds consists of material relating to the personal life of Anne Sotvedt and her husband Henry, a professional ski jumper and ski store owner. They were both actively involved in skiing, ski clubs, and early ski competitions in West Vancouver. The material includes programs from competitions, newspapers clippings, ski club newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, sporting goods catalogues, and photographs.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Newsletters, programmes, and brochures

Sotvedt, Anne

Kenneth Roblin fonds

  • CA WVAN 079
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1945

Fonds consists of photographs of Kenneth Roblin and the West Vancouver Regattas as well as textual records from his camping days in West Vancouver.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Personal records

Roblin, Kenneth

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, Duncan Lawson Chapter fonds

  • CA WVAN 020
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1978

The fonds consists of material relating to the history, development, and activities of the Duncan Lawson Chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. The material includes financial records, policies, correspondence, reports, speeches, minutes, agendas, historical information, magazines, brochures, certificates, greeting cards, booklets, and photographs.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Financial records
Series 2: Policies and procedures
Series 3: Correspondence
Series 4: Reports
Series 5: Speeches and history
Series 6: Membership information
Series 7: Minutes and agendas
Series 8: Echoes magazine
Series 9: Ephemera

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Duncan Lawson Chapter (West Vancouver, B.C.)

Joseph B. Leyland fonds

  • CA WVAN 003
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1980, predominant 1925-1945

The fonds consists of material relating to the political and private activities of former Reeve Joseph B. Leyland who played a significant role in the development of West Vancouver. The records include personal correspondence, photographs, maps, and scrapbooks with the bulk of the records pertaining to his public and political activities in West Vancouver.

Leyland, Joseph B.

Eileen Scott fonds

  • CA WVAN 072
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1993

Fonds consists of photographs taken by Eileen Scott depicting many regions of British Columbia, with particular emphasis on West Vancouver. The slides also depict views of Scotland, and plant and animal life. The fonds also includes correspondence, Scott's published book Porridge and Old Clothes, notes on photography, and a scrapbook of newsclippings, announcements, and art.

Scott, Eileen, b. 1919

May Day collection

  • CA WVAN 005
  • Collection
  • 1998-

The collection consists of material relating to May Day celebrations which was a key community event in West Vancouver from 1931 to 1971. The celebrations included installation of a May Day Queen, parades and other ceremonies. After 1971, the celebration was renamed Community Day, and the collection also includes records pertaining to this event.The material includes photographs, registers, scrapbooks, speeches, organizing committee records, and correspondence.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Film and photographs
Series 2: Administrative records
Series 3: Speeches
Series 4: Ephemera
Series 5: Newsclippings
Series 6: May Queens' scrapbooks

Francescan Outreach Society fonds

  • CA WVAN 032
  • Fonds
  • 1986-1989

The fonds consists of material relating to the establishment, fundraising, and social activities of the West Vancouver charitable society, the Francescan Outreach Society, and their predecessor, the Francescan Society, more commonly known as the Francescans. The records include society acts, meeting minutes, annual reports, treasurer's reports, membership lists, appreciation certificates, correspondence, documents, forms, newsletters, publicity material, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Constitution and incorporation
Series 2: Minutes
Series 3: Reports
Series 4: Membership
Series 5: Certificates
Series 6: Correspondence
Series 7: Social events
Series 8: Newsletters and publicity material
Series 9: Newspaper clippings
Series 10: Photographs

Francescan Outreach Society

Andrew Reid fonds

  • CA WVAN 052
  • Fonds
  • 2006

The fonds consists of material relating to the personal life and recreational activities of Andrew Reid and extended family members. The material includes photographs of Alta Lake in Whistler and the Chinese garden in West Vancouver in the 1930s.

Reid, Andrew

Caulfeild family fonds

  • CA WVAN 067
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1997

The fonds consists of photographs related to the history of the Caulfeild area of West Vancouver and the Caulfeild family, after which the area was named. The bulk of the collection consists of copies made from a photo album belonging to Mr James Caulfeild. Also includes scanned copies of personal letters written by James Caulfeild as well as business records relating to property owned by the family.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Personal papers
Series 2: Business records
Series 3: Photographs

Caulfeild (family)

Hollyburn Heritage Society collection

  • CA WVAN 074
  • Collection
  • 2000-2006

The fonds consists of digital photographs selected and scanned by the Hollyburn Heritage Society. The photographs relate to people, places, and events on Hollyburn Ridge. The images depict Hollyburn Ski Lodge, West Lake Lodge, Hi-View Lodge, First Lake ski jump, West Lake ski jump, Sixth Lake ski jump, private, and ski club cabins on Hollyburn Ridge, Hi Colville's Hollyburn chairlift, the Forks Store, ski competitions, skiers, ski runs, First Lake regatta days, First Lake diving platform, First Lake, Eagle Lake, Third Lake, Fourth Lake, Fifth Lake, Vancouver Ski Club, Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club, Cypress Ski Club, Grouse Mountain, Crown Mountain, Mount Strachan, Black Mountain, Goat Mountain, Cypress Creek, Brothers Creek Canyon, Marr Creek, and the pioneer skiers' reunions.

Jeanie Allan fonds

  • CA WVAN 053
  • Fonds
  • [before 1958]

The fonds consists of photographs generated and collected by Jeanie Allan, pertaining to her personal life, schools, May Day celebrations, ships, and various beaches in West Vancouver. The fonds also includes a brief memoir of her time spent at West Bay.

Allan, Jeanie

Rupert Harrison collection

  • CA WVAN 030
  • Collection
  • 1900-1995

The collection consists of photographs, negatives, slides, and other material relating to West Vancouver that was collected by Rupert Harrison in the course of his work as a historian and archivist for the District of West Vancouver.

The collection is arranged into two series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Ephemera

Harrison, Rupert, 1914-2007

West Vancouver Archives collection

  • CA WVAN 007
  • Collection
  • 1910-2007

The collection consists of materials pertaining to West Vancouver or collected by West Vancouver organizations and residents. The collection arrangement is based on the form of the materials:

Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Newspapers
Series 3: Maps
Series 4: Documents and ephemera
Series 5: Reference publications
Series 6: Oral histories
Series 7: Information files
Series 8: Art
Series 9: Sound and moving image recordings

West Vancouver Archives

West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild fonds

  • CA WVAN 016
  • Fonds
  • [1928-1986]

The fonds consists of administrative and publicity records such as financial records, minutes, programs and posters relating to the activities of the West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild. The fonds also includes photographs of stage productions.

West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild

West Vancouver Lions Club fonds

  • CA WVAN 013
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1986
 Fonds consists primarily of ephemera, photographs, and some textual records produced or collected by the West Vancouver Lions Club.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Ephemera
Series 2: Photographs
Series 3: Newspaper clippings
Series 4: Records

West Vancouver Lions Club