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City of Vancouver Archives photograph collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1864]-1981

The collection consists of photographs of families, individuals, street scenes, neighbourhoods, buildings, ceremonial occasions, social events, sports, business and industry, transportation, and military subjects pertaining to Vancouver.

City Planning Department fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1890-1998, predominant 1953-1990

Fonds consists of a wide variety of records relating to particular development cases (in the Director's files, to 1969 only), to subdivision and strata title conversion proposals (to 1990, microfiche copies only), and to all manner of planning activities, including photo documentation for heritage surveys, aerial survey photograph contracting for planning purposes, etc. (Both the city plans preparation and the zoning functions are best documented within the City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds.) Arranged into the following record series, including those of the Director of Planning: Vancouver (B.C.). City Planning Commission - Minutes and other records, 1952-1971, series 623. Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department - Aerial survey paper prints and cronaflex positives, 1962-1989, series 135; Aerial survey photographs, 1950-1989, series 136; Data project printouts, 1974-1986, series 500; Departmental slide file photographs, 1960-1980, series 511; Director's Civic Design Panel minutes, 1963-1969, series 650; Director's Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board files, 1953-1969, series 134; Director's general files, 1931-1981, series 648; Downtown and West End building facades inventory photographs, 1974, series 509; Downtown and West End buildings inventory photographs, 1981, series 510; Film collection, ca. 1950-1968, series 627; Gastown (area 32) reconstruction photographs, 1974, series 584; Heritage evaluation forms : deletions from register, 1984-1985, series 641; Heritage inventory 1986 : evaluation forms, 1984-1985, series 640; Heritage inventory 1986 : photograph surveys, 1985-1986, series 639; Heritage inventory photographs, 1964, 1967-1977, series 644; Heritage Planner's demolished sites files, 1890-1996, series 642; Heritage Planner's photographs, 1939-1974, series 585; Maps, plans and drawings, 1925-1989, series 445; Miscellaneous records, 1963-1991, series 138; Photographs, ca. 1900-1991, series 137; Publications in City Publications Collection, 1954-1998, series 583; South Shaughnessy houses - data forms and photographs, 1990-1992, series 536; Strata title conversion files, 1973-1991, series 504; Subdivision files, 1931-1991, series 499.

Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Dept.

Civic Theatres Department fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1952-1993

Fonds consists of the following record series, relating to the administrative aspects of theatre development, ownership and management, as well as to performances which took place: Vancouver (B.C.). Civic Theatres Department - Booking ledgers, 1962-1982, 1.5 m, series 176; General correspondence, 1955-1984, 1.32 m, series 175; Newsclipping scrapbooks, 1952-1989, 3.2 m, series 177; Publications in City Publications Collection, 1962-1993, 12 cm, series 613.

Vancouver (B.C.). Civic Theatres Dept.

Common Good Cooperative Association fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 62
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1940

The fonds consists of a minute book, 1932-1940; organizational correspondence and financial statements, 1932-1940; correspondence, 1932-1939; and clippings.

Common Good Cooperative Association

Crickmay and Bermingham fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 164
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1909

The fonds consists of a ledger listing goods in bonded warehouses, 1892-1909.

Crickmay and Bermingham (Firm)

Daniel Gilbert fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 816
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1936

The fonds consists of correspondence concerning Gilbert's participation in the 1936 Vimy Ridge pilgrimage, and two books.

Gilbert, Daniel R.

Alexander Begg fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 181
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1923

The fonds consists of miscellaneous personal papers, 1890-1940; correspondence and writings on the Crofter Immigration Scheme, 1887-1904; papers dealing with the writing of his "History of British Columbia," 1893-1904; miscellaneous business papers, including railway speculations and construction, 1896-1903.

Begg, Alexander

Alexander Godfrey fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 169;CVA 162
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860]-1928

The fonds consists largely of letters written by Godfrey to his wife and family from Atlin and Dawson, 1899-1900. There is also a copy of his marriage certificate, 1889; a list of signatures supporting Godfrey as alderman in 1891; two school report cards of Eva Godfrey, 1901 and 1907; photographs of Godfrey and his family, including view of St. Paul's Indian Mission church in North Vancouver; newspapers The Atlin Claim, 1899-1909, The Klondike Nugget, 1900, and others, 1891-1909.

Godfrey, Alexander

Alfred D. Long fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 107
  • Fonds
  • 1961

The fonds consists of letters, memoranda and circulars concerning the establishment of the Archives of Aviation.

Long, Alfred D.

Amy Leigh fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1400
  • Fonds
  • 1921, 1938, 1941-1945, [2000 or 2001]

Fonds contains records pertaining to the Women's Ambulance Corps, including photographs, issues of the Corps' newsletter, newsclippings and a WAC broach. Fonds also includes an album of photographs taken on a trail ride to Tweedsmuir Park in 1938, two photographs of Stanley Park (1921), biographical information on Amy Leigh, and other materials.

Leigh, Amy, d. 2001

Ancient Order of United Workmen fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 2
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1888

The fonds consists of a letterbook of Granville Lodge No. 29. Most of the correspondence deals with payment of dues and insurance claims involving Lodge 29 and the Grand Recorder in the Lodge at Portland, Oregon.

Ancient Order of United Workmen. Granville Lodge No. 29

Canadian Pacific Railway Company fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 42;Add. MSS. 729;Add. MSS. 859;CVA 152;CVA 153;CVA 429
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1969

The fonds includes the following series: Approval books (1910-1959); Assessment districts and records of taxes (1945-1968); Duplicate deeds (1907-1965); Field note books (1885-1887); List of buildings relating to Vancouver Division - Vancouver Terminals (1884-1957); Miscellaneous records (1884-1962); Photographs (ca. 1912-193-) Receipts and receipt books (1886-1969); Record of payments for properties, District Lot 526 (1962-1965); Registers of city lots (1886-1959); Staff registers (1880-1914); and Van Horne correspondence (1885-1887).

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Canadian Society for Asian Arts fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 936
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1982

The fonds consists of records of the Canadian Society for Asian Arts, including correspondence, minutes of meetings, by-laws, financial records, publications, and related material.

Canadian Society for Asian Arts

Canadian Women's Press Club fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 396
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1969

The fonds contains the Club's constitution, membership lists, 1923-1937; minute books, 1917-1929; correspondence, 1927; triennial reports 1913-1920 and publications. There are also six scrapbooks 1912-1927 (volume 2), 1930-1969 (volumes 3-7) which contain reports, photographs, profiles of members, and accounts and souvenirs of the club's activities.

Canadian Women's Press Club

Carnwath, Anderson family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1335
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1972

Fonds consists mainly of photographs, ca. 1900 to 1966, of the C.H. Carnwath family and the W.S. Anderson family and their friends participating in various sporting and social activities. Also included are exteriors and interiors of houses, nurses at Vancouver General Hospital and group and individual portraits. Other materials include correspondence, high school certificates, 1912-1921, property records, 1920s, genealogies and newspaper clippings concerning family members.

Anderson (family)

Catherine Hodgson fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 115
  • Fonds
  • 1811-1962

The fonds consists of photographs; the correspondence of Reverend W. Lashley Hall, F.W. Haggman and Catherine Hodgson; Hodgson's poetry; and miscellaneous pamphlets related to church activities and other matters.

Hodgson, Catherine C.

Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Wartime Housing fonds

  • CA CVAN CVA 150
  • Fonds
  • 1947

The fonds consists of photographs taken for the Wartime Housing division of the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation by H.E. Addington of bungalows and one-storey homes, including their building plans.

Canada. Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Wartime Housing

Charles H. Cates and Sons Limited fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 212
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1951

The fonds consists of correspondence and financial records of the firm from 1919 to 1951.

Charles H. Cates and Sons

Charles J. Christopherson fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 779
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1983

The fonds consists of personal correspondence and clippings, and correspondence, minutes, and other records resulting from involvement with the New School, the William Morris Society, and the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood Association and predecessor groups.

Christopherson, Charles J., 1920-

Charles J. Piper fonds

  • CA CVAN CVA 466
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1907

The fonds consists of photographs by Piper of his father, family homes, the Piper mill buildings, scenery, church exteriors, and Stanley Park, including the trout hatchery at Beaver Lake.

Piper, Charles J.

Charles Marega fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1416
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1996 [some copied 19--]

Fonds consists of materials gathered by Peggy Imredy in the course of her research on Charles Marega, including notes, articles and clippings on Marega's life and works; correspondence of both Imredy and Marega; photographs of Marega's work taken by Imredy, as well as some photographs of Marega himself; and ca. 25 original drawings and sketches by Marega.

Marega, Charles

Charles Thompson fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 812;CVA 358
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1964

The fonds consists of a scrapbook (1934-1936) on the campaign and election of Gerry McGeer kept by Thompson; two presentation scrolls by artist J. Roy Ogston, and photographs of Thompson and various public functions, views of City Hall, and autographed portraits of prime ministers.

Thompson, Charles Edwin

Ann Winkelmans fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1020
  • Fonds
  • 1989

Fonds consists of the 160 page typescript biography of Dayde Winkelmans, entitled "Dayde's Dance". The biography contains excerpts from Dayde's diary, which document her experiences while performing on tour in Europe and the U.S. It also documents the Vancouver area dance scene during the 1940s and 1950s when Dayde received her initial training in ballet and other various dance forms during her childhood.

Winkelmans, Ann

Anna Purdie fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 490
  • Fonds
  • 1910-[ca. 1940]

The fonds consists of an academic certificate 1910, inspection reports 1920-1923, and photographs ca. 1920-ca. 1940.

Purdie, Anna Grosvenor

Annie McKinnon fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 608
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1959

The fonds consists of eleven certificates, a letter and photographs covering McKinnon's career in education from High School to extension courses and teaching.

McKinnon, Annie McLeod

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