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B.W. Leeson fonds

  • CA VPL 13901-14221
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1920]

The fonds consists of photographs of Quatsino, B.C., depicting panoramas, fishing, ships, native Indians, and logging.

Leeson, B.W.

Lavonne Huneck fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR333
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1995

The fonds documents Huneck's research relating to her involvement in government sponsored land-management decisions. The files reflect the organization and mandate of the various committees; and include minutes, reports, correspondence, press releases, clippings, and submissions from public and NGO groups. The fonds consists of the following series: Carmanah Community Committee (CCC); Carmanah Valley Forest Management Advisory Committee (CVFMAC); Forest Land Use Liaison Committee of British Columbia; Integrated Wildlife Intensive Forestry Research Program (IWIFR); Tahsis/Kwois follow-up Committee; Tsitika Follow-up Committee; and reference publication and reports. Reference material is arranged in alphabetical order by title. There is also reference material including publications and reports.

Huneck, Lavonne

Logger's Mission fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-1925

The fonds consists of the logs of the Mina W., 1920-1922, and the Sky Pilot II, 1922-1925.

Presbyterian Church in Canada. Westminster Presbytery. Logger's Mission

Elsie Allan theatre collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR001
  • Collection
  • 1925-1980

The collection consists of material compiled by Elsie Allan concerning theatre in Victoria and other locations in B.C. and in England. The collection includes notebooks of annotated scripts, scripts of plays, announcements and notices of meetings of the Victoria Theatre Guild, programmes of amateur and professional performances in Victoria, New York, and England, and programmes of the British Columbia, Dominion, Kelowna, and Vancouver Island Drama Festivals.

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

John Cass fonds

  • CA MMB L2929
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1970]

The fonds consists of Cass' research correspondence and a short historical essay on the HMS Virago on its voyage (1851-1854) on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Cass, John, 1921-

Western Fuel Corporation of Canada fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1942

Fonds consists of the administrative and operational records of the Western Fuel Company and its successor companies. The records of its eventual parent company, Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. are described separately. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Annual report; 2) Correspondence; 3) Financial records; 4) Coal record books; and 5) Photographs.

Western Fuel Corporation of Canada

U'mista Cultural Centre audio tape collection

  • Fonds
  • 1950-1995

The collection consists of sound recordings of Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwagiulth) songs, oral histories of Kwakwaka'wakw peoples (primarily at Alert Bay), and interviews relating to ethnobotany in the northern Vancouver Island area and to the Kwakwaka'wakw language.

Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1862-1899

Fonds consists of records which document the operations of the Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company in the Nanaimo area. Photocopied materials predominate but the fonds also includes some original records. The fonds is arranged in three series 1) Administrative records; 2) Journals and 3) Financial records.

Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company

Coal Tyee Society fonds

  • CA NCAI 1996 037 A
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1990

Fonds is arranged in six series: 1) Constitution and bylaws; 2) Minutes; 3) Correspondence; 4) Financial Records; 5) Projects; 6) Miscellaneous.

Coal Tyee Society

Michael Bigg collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR014
  • Fonds
  • 1990-1994

The collection consists of subject files documenting Michael Bigg's efforts to protect Robson Bight killer whales and their habitat; and Andy Bigg's campaign to stop MacMillan-Bloedel from damaging the whales habitat by logging in the Tsitika Valley.

Nanaimo and Alberni District Assessment Office fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1884-1885

The fonds consists of assessment rolls, which list provincial land assessment for Oyster, South Cranberry, Cedar, Cranberry, Douglas, Nanaimo, Mountain, Wellington, Nanoose, Englishman's River, Qualicum, Lasqueti Island, Gabriola Island, Valdes Island, and Alberni. The rolls are listed by name of individual and include property value, income and other taxable details.

Nanaimo and Alberni District Assessment Office

Etholine Clearihue fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR377
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1913

The fonds consists postcards written to Etholine from friends, featuring scenes from Victoria. Postcards include: Bridge at the Gorge, Victoria B.C.; C.P.R. Office and Wharves, Victoria Harbor, B.C.; C.P.R. "Princess Victoria", Victoria Harbor, B.C.; Olympian Range and Race Rocks Light House, near Victoria B.C.; Mount Baker, near Victoria B.C.; C.P.R. "Empress Hotel", Victoria B.C.; C.P.R. Docks and Parliament Buildings, Victoria B.C.; Cadboro Bay Summer Resort, near Victoria B.C.

Clearihue, Etholine, d. 1937

Congregation Emanu-El fonds

  • CA JHS A.2012.004
  • Fonds
  • 1851-2012

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records generated by Congregation Emanu-El including: textual records; photographs; moving images; sound recordings; ledgers; and scrapbooks.

The fonds is arranged into 22 series: Preschool and Hebrew School; Correspondence; Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia/Allan Klenman; Membership; Committees; Photographs and audio-visual; Publications; Restoration; Ben Levinson historical/archival files; Renovation (Matanah G’Dolah Project); Congregation Rabbi’s; Bar/Bat Mitzvah and conversion certificates; Jewish cemetery; Vancouver Island Jewish Community Directory (VIJCD); Financials; Holocaust Symposium; Board; Administration and operational records; Ephemera; Marriages and divorces; Scrapbooks; and Sylvester family.

Congregation Emanu-El

Pat Norris fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1955-1997

The fonds consists of records related to Pat Wastell Norriss publication High Seas, High Risk: The Story of the Sudburys. Records include correspondence, research notes and chapter drafts, publishing correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Norris, Pat Wastell

Ross McLeod collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1955]

Collection consists of schedules of Canadian Pacific ships on the west coast and a schedule for the Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay dayliner train. Also includes postcards of CP and Blackball line ships and views of downtown Nanaimo including views of the Malaspina Hotel, Georgia Park, the Bastion, Front Street looking south, and the harbour and port.

Walter Hichens-Smith fonds

  • CA MMB L981.1.1-31;L981.8
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1943

The fonds consists of certificates and letters of reference following W. Hichens-Smith's career and photographs of Hichens-Smith and of salvage vessels and crews.

Hichens-Smith, Walter, b. 1893

Magistrate's Office fonds: 1863, 1865

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied ca. 1993

Fonds consists of correspondence from the Colonial Secretary to the Nanaimo Magistrate's office (1863) and an issue of the Government Gazette of Vancouver Island, May 9, 1865.

Vancouver Island (Colony). Nanaimo Magistrate's Office

Hudson's Bay Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1852-1858

Fonds consists of correspondence (1852); daybooks (1852-1854, 1857-58); a letterbook (1852-53); 24 indentures (1854), and the Nanaimo memoranda (1855-57).

Hudson's Bay Company

Donald B. MacPherson fonds

  • CA MMB L982.1.1-9
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1962

The fonds consists of papers including Captain MacPherson's service records as mate and master, letters of reference, and army papers. Fonds includes photographs of tugs, ferries, and Canadian Pacific vessels.

MacPherson, Donald B.

Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1968

Fonds consists of records related to the administration and operations of Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd and its successor Canadian Collieries Resources Ltd. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Annual reports; 2) Reports; 3) Letters of agreement; 4) Office vouchers; 5) Maps; 6) Employment records; 7) Union Bay records and 8) Miscellaneous.

Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)

All Saints' Parish (Westholme/Crofton, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1885-2009, predominant 1892-1980

Fonds consists of consecration documents (1892), parish registers, property records, vestry and committee minutes, reports, financial statements, and related documentation and correspondence. Parish registers include: baptisms (1885-1980), confirmations (1938-1948), banns (1911), marriages (1891-1977), burials (1887-1982), and services (1894-1938).

All Saints Parish (Westholme/Crofton, B.C.)

H.L. Cadieux fonds

  • CA MMB L979.12;P5050;P5100;P5221
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1947-1975]

The fonds consists of a volume containing a hand-illustrated listing of funnel markings of B.C. Coastal shipping companies, photographs of the whaling industry in B.C., and slides of a variety of yachts and vessels. Fonds includes charts of Sandwich Island and San Francisco Bay.

Cadieux, Hubert Lindsay, d. 1980

Dan Radford fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900], 1927-1956

Fonds consists of photographs and certificates that relate to Radford's work as a coal miner and local and provincial labour representative. Photographs include views of a mine rescue team, Radford at a conference in Turkey, a United Mine Workers of America Convention in Calgary, a strike at Imperial Laundry in Nanaimo, and Ladysmith miners. Certificates include a Certificate of Competency (1927) and a receipt for a certificate from the Granby Mine (1928).

Radford, Dan

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