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May Ellingsen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1990

Fonds consists of ten photograph albums compiled and annotated by May Ellingsen. The albums contain both original and reproduced photographs of Cortes Island and nearby islands, including Twin Islands and Hernando Island. They are accompanied by captions and additional textual information such as pre-emption records, reminiscences and newspaper clippings. Most of the photographs date from the early decades of the 20th century, depicting homes and buildings, pioneer families, community activities, schools, wharves, boats, logging and marine activity. Fonds consists of two series: Series 1 (The May Ellingsen Historic Photograph Collection, Vol. 1-9, Accession 2004.002) and Series 2 (The Manson Family Album, Accession 2004.003).

Ellingsen, May

Gorge Harbour Community Hall Society fonds

  • CA CIM 1999.003
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1953

Fonds consists of records of the Gorge Harbour Community Hall Society, including minutes of meetings, financial statements and administrative records and correspondence. It is arranged into five series: Minutes, Financial, Administrative Records, Correspondence and Programs.

Gorge Harbour Community Hall Society

Cortes Island Ratepayers Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1963-1984

Fonds consists of the records of the Cortes Island Ratepayers Association (CIRA), including administrative documents, minutes of CIRA and APC meetings, annual reports, newsletters, correspondence and materials related to the provision of services, land use planning and other issues of island concern. The fonds is composed of the following series: Administrative Documents, Minutes; Financial; Newsletters and Notices; Subject files; Community Planning and Land Use (Advisory Planning Commission); Clippings; Maps and Plans.

Cortes Island Ratepayers Association

Southern Cortes Community Association fonds

  • CA CIM 2000.001
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2004 (predominant 1948-2004)

Fonds consists of records of the Southern Cortes Community Association. It includes minutes and agendas of meetings, correspondence, financial records, administrative and legal documents, and reports on projects and activities.
Original groupings of documents in files have been maintained with the exception of general correspondence, which has been grouped by date.
Files have been arranged into eleven series: Minutes; Financial records; Administrative records; Correspondence; Events; Newsletters; Dental clinic project; Show Business; Manson's Hall renovation; Ephemera; and Committee minutes and reports.

Southern Cortes Community Association

Mae Sherwood fonds

  • CA CIM 2017.005
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1931], [predominant ca. 1980] - 2008

Fonds consists of photographs taken or collected by Mae Sherwood which document the activities of the Whaletown Community Club.

Sherwood, Mae

Dorothy Huck Whalley fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1916-1927

Fonds consists of two photograph albums containing 479 black and white photographs with captions, dating from 1916 to 1927. Most of the photographs depict family, friends and scenes from Cortes Island, especially the area known as Green Valley; some photographs show school friends and family from Vancouver and Saskatchewan. Titles in quotation marks are Dorothy Huck's photograph captions. Other information used in photograph descriptions comes from the "Green Valley", "Carrington Bay/Coulter Bay" and "Whaletown to 1930" albums created for CIMAS in 1999 by Doreen Huck Thompson, a niece of Dorothy Huck. Unless otherwise noted, the location of all photos is Cortes Island.

Whalley, Dorothy Mary Huck

Gilean Douglas fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1993, predominant 1948-1993

Fonds consists of the personal records of Gilean Douglas which were produced and accumulated during her personal and literary activities. The preponderance of material dates from 1948 to 1993 and directly concerns her life on Cortes Island. Because of Douglas's involvement in the public life of the island, and her interest in local history, her papers contain a great deal of information about the political, community and social life of Cortes Island. Fonds is composed of the following series: Manuscripts; Correspondence; Literary Records; Regional Director for Area I (Cortes Island); Women's Institute; Women's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church; School District #72; Whaletown Community Club; Channel Rock; Research; "The Log" of the Columbia Coast Mission; Journals and Notebooks; Illustrations and Sketches; Ephemera; Clippings; Maps; Albums and Photographs.

Douglas, Gilean

Island Women's Club fonds

  • CA CIM 2009.001
  • Fonds
  • [ca 1920]-2000

This fonds comprises records of four Cortes Island women's service organizations, including minutes, financial records, administrative records, correspondence, photographs, ephemera and artifacts. It is arranged in four sous-fonds according to the creator of the records: Whaletown Women's Institute (2009.001.1); Whaletown Women's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church (2009.001.2); Cortes Island Women's Institute (2009.001.3); and Island Women's Club (2009.001.3). Related material in CIMAS archives may be found in the Whaletown Women's Institute fonds (1999.002), the Gilean Douglas fonds (1999.001), and the May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds (2007.001).

Island Women's Club

Whaletown Community Club fonds

  • CA CIM 2003.003
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2016

Fonds consists of the records of the Whaletown Community Club from 1951 to 2016. The first accession (2003.003) consists of records from 1951 to 1985 and includes minutes of general and executive meetings, correspondence, administrative records including the original constitution and bylaws, financial records and reports on projects and functions sponsored by the organization. Files from Accession 2003.003 are described in five series: 1) Minutes; 2) Correspondence; 3) Financial; 4) Administrative Records; 5) Subject Files.
An accrual in 2017 (Accession 2017.009) comprises records of the Whaletown Community Club from 1985 to 2016, including minutes of executive and general meetings, financial statements, correspondence, and records of projects and programs. The material was kept in binders, and is arranged in eighteen series based on this original order (Series 6 through Series 23).

Whaletown Community Club

Whaletown Church Hall fonds

  • CA CIM 2017.008
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1920

Fonds consists of a minute book and an accounts book of the Whaletown Church Hall Building Fund Committee, documents written by Canon Alan Greene setting out the history, responsibility and terms of use for the Church Hall, and a cover letter for the Certificate of Title from the Land Registry Office.

Whaletown Church Hall Building Committee

Regional Director of Area I (Cortes Island) fonds

  • CA CIM 2002.001
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2003

Fonds consists of materials created or collected by Directors of Cortes Electoral Area during their terms of office. Because outgoing Directors may turn their current files over to their successors, the papers of one Director may contain materials generated during a previous term.
Fonds includes minutes of Cortes Advisory Planning Commission meetings; minutes of Regional Board and committee meetings with related background material; records of public hearings; correspondence; community plans and by-laws with associated planning material; licenses for the use of foreshore and crown land; and materials relating to island issues such as parks, aquaculture, forestry, garbage disposal, recycling and water quality.
Fonds is arranged into sous-fonds based on accession of records and contains three sous-fonds: Linda Gagnon, Regional Director, Ralph Nursall, Regional Director, and George Sirk, Regional Director.

Comox-Strathcona (Regional District). Electoral Area I (Cortes Island). Regional Director