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Lyle Wicks fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1943-1983

The fonds consists of professional documents relating to Lyle Wicks' political career and includes correspondence, reports, minutes, news releases, news clippings, campaign materials, government documents, and photographs.

Wicks, Lyle, 1912-

McGill, Cunningham family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [190-]-1967, 1995

Fonds consists of the personal papers of the McGill and Cunningham families. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Photographs; 2) Certificates; 3) Correspondence; 4) Sketch book and art work; 5) Diaries and 6) Miscellaneous.

McGill (family)

Maritime Museum of British Columbia chart collection

  • Fonds
  • 1775-1985

The collection consists of nautical charts created by over forty institutions, including the Canadian Hydrographic Service, the Admiralty Hydrographic Office, the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office, the Danish Hydrographic Office, the London Board of Trade and the British East Indian Company. The largest number focus on waters around British Columbia, along with a number of surveys charting the coast of Alaska. The collection also includes charts, including Admiralty charts, of water of the United States, Europe, Africa, and Australia and New Zealand. The collection also contains LORAN charts, meteorological charts, fleet reviews and shipwreck charts.

Mary Fallis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-1995

Fonds consists of records relating to the life of Mary Fallis. Documented are aspects of her personal life and interests, club affiliations and environmental campaigns. Types of materials found within this fonds include slides, photographs, postcards, letters, personal diaries, an annual yearbook, and a scrapbook. The fonds is arranged into the following series: Photographic Material, Personal Papers and Correspondence, and Publications.

Fallis, Mary

E.A. Hegg fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1898-1900], [ca. 1920]

The fonds consists of photographs of the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway (ca. 1898-1900) and of the Copper River and Northwest Railroad (ca. 1920) in Alaska.

Hegg, Eric A.

Japanese Canadian Archives photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1994

The collection consists of photographs of people, events, organizations, and institutional activities relating to the Japanese-Canadian community, primarily in British Columbia. Many of the photographs depict scenes of Japanese-Canadian life in internment and relocation camps during and after World War II.

William Richards fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-1946

The fonds consists of World War I paybook, correspondence, and certificates relating to seaman's service, wartime circulars from the Canadian Militia and King George, and certificate for use of the Western Fuel Corporation Employees X-ray machine, 1917.

Richards, William, b. 1886

Vancouver Maritime Museum St. Roch research collection

  • Fonds
  • 1926-2006

The records in this research collection were created and received by three separate juridical entities carrying out three different administrative functions. Firstly, the research collection includes records created and received by the crew of the St. Roch and other members of the RCMP and its governing body during the ships active existence. Secondly, the collection includes records that were created and received by the Vancouver Maritime Museum regarding the restoration and ongoing preservation and display of the ship. The collection also includes the records created and received by Parks Canada pertaining to the time during which that organization was responsible for the care and display of the ship. Finally this collection includes records relating to the fundraising voyage of the RCMP vessel the Nadon, during the period in which in was renamed the St. Roch II, as well as the records of the ice breaker the Simon Fraser which accompanied the Nadon on this voyage.;The records relate to the building of the St. Roch, the activities carried out by its crew members during its active career, the retirement of the St. Roch to Vancouver, the construction of the A-frame shelter, the preservation of the ship, exhibition of the ship and related items, as well as records created through research to support these curatorial activities. The records also relate to various fundraising activities carried out by the both the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the RCMP, specifically the voyage of the Nadon and the Simon Fraser and the sale of Ken Kirbys painting, Isumataq.;The collection consists of agreements, articles, artifact lists, books, business cards, budgets, guest books, contact lists, correspondence, drawings, ship plans, architectural plans, financial records, invitations, memoranda, minutes of meetings, permission forms, photographs, notes, press releases, publications (books, pamphlets newspaper articles), receipts, reports, schedules, slides, negatives, surveys, manuals, audio cassettes, video cassette, log books, reports, maps, and a flag.;The collection is arranged in six series: Administrative; Crew; Logs and Reports of the St. Roch; Research Materials; Technical Documents from the St. Roch; and St. Roch II / Simon Fraser.

Vancouver Public Library historical photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860]-1981

The collection consists of photographs depicting scenes and aspects of life in Vancouver and in other locations in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory from ca. 1860. The subjects depicted include forestry, mining, fishing, transportation, shipping, and construction as well as buildings, interiors, landscapes, people and significant events in B.C.'s past.

Philip Timms fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1937

The fonds consists of Timms' photographs of Vancouver and other locations in B.C. depicting individuals and families, scenes and panoramas, businesses, buildings, streets, churches, and various modes of transportation.

Timms, Philip Thomas

T.E. Lee fonds : 1920

  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 198-?]

The fonds consists of Lee's notebook describing travels as a surveyor accompanying F.C. Swannell on the north coast and in the northwest interior of B.C.

Lee, T.E.

Vancouver Maritime Museum Archives collection

  • Fonds
  • 1828-1990, predominant 1898-1960

The Vancouver Maritime Museum Archives collection consists of archival records donated to the Vancouver Maritime Museum from a wide variety of sources over a period of fifty years since the museum opened. Some of the archival records were originally processed and filed as the Library "ephemera" collection. They have since been removed from the Library database and processed as part of this collection.;The collection consists of correspondence; merchant service and naval certificates; reports and research notes; journals, diaries and logbooks; ledgers; vessel construction plans; photographs and negatives; newsletters, and oral histories recorded on DVDs and audiocassette tapes.

Conference of Mennonites in British Columbia fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1934-1988

The fonds consists of constitution, minutes, correspondence, financial statements, annual reports, membership lists, ledger books, family registers, and subject files. The minutes, correspondence and other materials reflect the efforts of the Conference of Mennonites in developing the churches and their ministry in the province, as well as their ministry worldwide. Fonds incorporates records of the Bethel Bible Institute, the Bethel Youth Hostel, and family registers for parishes in Abbotsford, Armstrong, Black Creek, Coghlan, Mission City, Sardis, Vancouver and Yarrow.

Conference of Mennonites in British Columbia

D. Bodnar fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1975

The fonds consists of reference files created by D. Bodnar in the course of her work on the Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings Project. Files contain information about architects in British Columbia, much of which was derived from the "Dead Files" of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.

Bodnar, D.

A.F. Christoffersen fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1960]

The fonds consists of plans of a towing vessel, the SS Canora and the MV Galena Bay, photographs of a wide variety of ships and two charts.

Christoffersen, A.F.

J.F. Spalding fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930-1958]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting scenes of the Rocky Mountains, the B.C. Interior, Vancouver, the Fraser Canyon, and ships.

Spalding, J.F.

Donald Graham fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1885-2003 and [n.d.], predominant 1981-2002

The fonds consists of biographical information, writings, publications, minutes, memorandums, transcripts of interviews, correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, research notes, reviews, press releases, maps, slides, and photographs. The fonds consists of 8 series: Biographical and Writings; Point Atkinson; Subject Files; Keepers of the Light; Correspondence; Maps; Light Stations; and Photographs and Slides. The records have been organized according to either Grahams original filing system or to its overall contents.

Graham, Donald R.

Dr. William Reinhard fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1884-1911

The fonds consists of prescriptions and two books with notes on patient accounts and treatments for ailments.

Reinhard, William

Joseph O. Nicolls fonds

  • Fonds
  • [193-]

Fonds consists of a scrapbook compiled by Nicolls and correspondence and notes related to the Economic Council.

Nicolls, Joseph O.

Salmon Arm Forest District fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1928-1990

Fonds is arranged into four series and consists of aerial photographs and negatives, paper maps, and overlay. Majority of photographs are black and white. Color photographs date between 1989 and 1990. A separate collection is arranged for use by silverculturists dating between 1984 and 1990. Photographs are color. Aerial photographs were taken by the Department of National Defense and later by the British Columbia government. Fonds includes air photograph map indices. These map indices show flight line location and numbering of aerial photos taken between 1952 and 1994. Fonds also includes forestry district overlays; enlarged aerial negatives and photos; map mosaics; recreation maps of areas from Chase to Revelstoke to Oyama, BC; grazing area permits and licenses on crown land; and Federated Co-Operative Operational Cut Block Plans.

Salmon Arm Forest District

Walter Anchikoski fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945-1955

Fonds consists of one typed manuscript (45 pages) written by Walter Anchikoski describing the various logging camps, logging practices, people and places where he worked. It includes excellent descriptions of the places where he worked and the logging practices of the 1950s.

Anchikoski, Walter, 1929-

Wrathall Photo Finishing Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1982

The fonds consists of photographs of the Wrathall photography business in the Prince Rupert area. Photographs depict people (including natives), buildings, railways, and industry in Prince Rupert, Hazelton, and in settlements on the northern coast of B.C. and southern coast of Alaska.

Wrathall Photo Finishing

Mel Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1968-1995

The fonds consists of both professional and personal documents relating to Mr. Smith's career, and includes position papers, correspondence, briefing papers, books, news clippings, articles, and photographs.

Smith, Melvin Henry

Edward Crawford Swank fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1821-1962, predominant1916-1958

The fonds consists of textual and graphic records created and received by Edward Swank during his private life and as a prominent member of British Columbias maritime community. Included are photographs, negatives, personal correspondence, certificates, identification cards, service reference letters, letters of appointment, certificates of discharge, notebooks, crew lists, copies of logbook entries, accounts and wages forms, doctors letters for various seamen, and ship repair lists.;The fonds is arranged into two series: Personal papers (1821-1962, predominantly 1916-1962); and Maritime service records (1904-1958, predominantly 1916-1944).

Swank, Edward Crawford, 1890-1992?

Fisheries Council of British Columbia fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-1997

The fonds is comprised of photographs documenting the activities and concerns of the west coast fishing industry: fishing boats, fishing and fish processing, fish plants and canneries, special events related to the promotion of fish products, Adams River sockeye runs, traditional First Nations fisheries, sports fishing, research on salmon, salmon habitat destruction, and hatchery and fishways construction and operations. The pictures were taken all along the British Columbia coast from the San Juan fishing grounds on southwestern Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert. Included are photographs taken at salmon producing lakes and rivers in the interior of British Columbia. Some of the photographs originated at food shows in Europe and the Tokyo wholesale fish market. The fonds includes 12 films with fishing related topics plus a small amount of textual material related to the photographs.

Fisheries Council of British Columbia

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