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David Hobson litigation collection

  • Collection
  • 1921-1922

Collection consists of one file containing a bound volume of the proceedings at the Court of Appeal between the plaintiff, David Hobson, and the defendant being the Corporation of the Township of Richmond. The Appeal Book contains the documentation gathered to support the plaintiff's claim against the defendant for damages through the flooding and overflow of water onto his property, official court documents and transcripts, as well as five photographs that illustrate the damage to the plaintiff's lands on Lulu Island.

O Zone Photograph Documentation Project collection

  • Collection
  • 2010

The collection consists of digital images of activities and events at Richmond's 2010 Winter Olympic Games celebration site taken by members of the Richmond Photo Club.

Spirit of Steveston research collection

  • Collection
  • 1986-1988

Collection includes a final draft, a paste-up of the finished product, a few copy print images, two audio recordings, and miscellaneous notes and records. The photographs show various activities relating to and sponsored by Steveston Community Society such as: Steveston Salmon Festival, building of Steveston Community Centre and fund raising activities for Martial Arts Centre in Steveston.

Mitchell School collection

  • Collection
  • 1920-1980

The collection consists of one file of historical notes and photographs relating to Mitchell School.

"Immigration and Identity" Latin American women's oral history project collection

  • Collection
  • 2002

This collection consists of the oral histories of 25 women who were born in Latin American countries and have settled in British Columbia's Lower Mainland since the 1970's. It includes 33 original sound cassettes and one set of copies of the interviews, 25 Spanish transcripts, 25 English transcripts, interviewee consent forms, and a 31-page coil-bound booklet which describes the project and provides brief biographies.

I.O.D.E. scrapbooks

  • Collection
  • 1947-1973

The fonds consists of scrapbooks compiled by the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Richmond Chapter, covering the years 1947-1967 and 1967-1973. The scrapbooks chronicle the chapter's activities and interests, and provide information on the executive and members for the given years. The scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, historical notes, event programs and memorabilia. The photographs depict IODE members, social events, parade floats, and various places in the community such as the Town Hall, cenotaph, and Lansdowne Park Racetrack.

Graham Elliston photograph collection

  • Collection
  • 1960-1984

Collection consists of one series of photograph slides of British Columbia fishing boats taken at small craft harbours throughout the Straits of Georgia and the west coast of Vancouver Island in the decade between 1972 and 1982. Most of the photographs show the vessels at the dock.

Richmond Archives map collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1895-1986]

The collection consists of cartographic records acquired as discrete items by the City of Richmond Archives from sources other than Richmond municipal government agencies. The collection is maintained to accommodate acquisitions that are not part of an identifiable fonds or collection, but which are worthy of retention.

Richmond Archives photograph collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1900-1989]

The collection consists of photographs of Richmond subjects acquired by the City of Richmond Archives as discrete items. The collection is maintained to accommodate acquisitions that are not part of an identifable fonds or collection but which are worthy of retention.

British Columbia Packers Limited photograph collection

  • Collection
  • 1898-1983

The collection consists of photographs that document the British Columbia Packers Limited's widespread fishing and business operations. A local company with global interests, British Columbia Packers Limited's fish camps, canneries and plants dominated British Columbia's expansive coastline, in addition to those located on the east coast of Canada and beyond national boundaries. Taken by amateur and professional photographers, this collection of over 2000 images provided British Columbia Packers Limited with the means to communicate to its employees what was happening throughout the company. They also served a dual purpose by marketing the company and its various fish products locally, nationally and globally. The collection includes photographs of fishing boats, fish camps, canneries and plants, fishing technology, fish processing techniques, whaling and salmon in their natural habitat. It also includes a series of photographs documenting the construction of the new Imperial Plant in Steveston. Although the majority of the photographs document the fishing industry in Steveston and other areas along the B.C. coast such as Quadra Island, Skeena River, Queen Charlotte Islands, Alert Bay, Campbell Island, Bella Bella and Prince Rupert, canneries on the east coast are also represented. Taken as a whole, these photographs document the changes in fishing and canning technology within the British Columbia Packers Limited over a span of eight decades. The collection also includes photographs that reflect the property damage caused by the British Columbia earthquake of 1946 and photographs from a Klondike gold rush souvenir album from 1898.

Whispers From The Shedrows collection

  • Collection
  • 1931-[ca.1976]

Collection consists mostly of copies of photographs collected by Jack Lowe, Gerry Gilker and Dody Wray, although some original images are also included. The images document the history of Richmond’s race tracks and horse racing industry. Two cassette tapes containing recordings of Jack Short calling races are also included. Collection is arranged in two series: 1. Photographs; 2. Sound recordings.

Journals and Scrapbooks collection

  • Collection
  • 1895-1973

Collection consists of the journals and scrapbooks of various individuals. Topics include, but are not limited to, the Canadian Pacific Railway, McDonald farm financial transactions, the Girl Guides, the Richmond Junior Soccer League, and the Richmond Parent-Teacher Council.

Grauer expropriation litigation case collection

  • Collection
  • 1948-[200?]

The collection consists of legal documents such as affidavits, change of solicitor, examinations for discovery, judgements, reasons for judgements, notices of motion, oaths and statements of defence; correspondence and memoranda; case examples; legislation; trial binders; notarized copies of legal agreements; cartographic plans; Vancouver International Airport meeting minutes, annual reports, information kits and publicity pamphlets; property appraisals; and newspaper clippings. These records of the Grauer's expropriation litigation document the procedures required for this complex and lengthy legal case. Collection is arranged in 8 series: 1. Records management, [199?]-[200?]; 2. Exchequer Court trials, 1959-1961; 3. Public hearing, 1972-1973; 4. Federal Court trial T-2892-74, 1974-1986; 5. Correspondence and trial related documents, 1948-1986; 6. Manning Construction, 1971; 7. Sturgeon Banks, 1976-[198?]; 8. Publications and newspaper clippings, 1950-1986.

Greta (McKenzie) Cheverton collection

  • Collection
  • 1894-1967

The collection consists of certificates, notes and report cards relating to Cheverton's education; correspondence, certificates and a sound recording relating to the Hudson's Bay Company 250th anniversary essay contest; general correspondence relating to memorial services, civil defence training, and other general topics; and a collection of postcards. Photographs of the Richmond area have yet to be arranged or described.

Richmond Lumber Company collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1935]-1942

The collection consists of a fire insurance policy and certificate, one bound insurance appraisal, newspaper clippings related to the fire, and photographs of the mill and Mathiesen family.

Richmond United Church collection

  • Collection
  • 1886-1991

Collection consists of minutes, financial and administrative records, records relating to Minoru Chapel, correspondence and pamphlets, and records of celebrations and events.

Robert Gordon collection

  • Collection
  • 1902-1914

Collection includes correspondence, reports, notices, resolutions, minutes and financial records relating to Gordon's capacity as a School Trustee and Municipal Councillor.

Lubzinski brothers and Marine Products Company collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1890]-2003

Collection consists of a selection of of correspondence, financial records, promotional materials and other business records which document Marine Products Company's manufacturing of steering wheels, as well as the importing of raw materials, and the exporting of finished goods. Also included in the collection is a selection of Jack Lubzinski's personal records that demonstrate his interest in physics and mechanics, and his early achievements, as well as several family photographs. The records have been arranged into two series: 1. Marine Products Company business records (1951-2003); 2. Jack Lubzinski personal records (ca. 1890-2000).

Centennial collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1862-1979]

The collection consists of photographs of a wide variety of Richmond subjects acquired and arranged by volunteers in preparation for the Richmond municipal centennial in 1979. Subjects include: agriculture; churches; commercial development; construction; fishing; floods; industry; municipal facilities; municipal officials; pioneer families; schools; sports; and transportation.

Fraser Agricultural Society collection

  • Collection
  • 1966-1967

The collection contains minutes of three Society meetings, a membership list, and records relating to the 1966 and 1967 agricultural fairs.