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British Columbia Waterfowl Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-9
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1967

The fonds consists of three files: the first being contracts, plans, pamphlets and loose papers related to the building of the Reifel Bird Sanctuary; the second being the constitutions of the British Columbia Waterfowl Society and the Pacific Flyway Waterfowl Association; and the third being minutes of the B.C. Waterfowl Society from 1962 to 1967.

British Columbia Waterfowl Society

Legal records

Series consists of provincial and municipal licenses allowing the operation of Brunswick Cannery at Canoe Pass, gill-net licenses, court summons between the cannery and fishermen for monies owed and information about licenses granted to fishermen. The series also includes contracts signed between the cannery and fishermen that oblige the fisherman to sell his catch to Brunswick Cannery in return for rent of equipment and/or an agreed price for fish, and a contract signed between an agent and the cannery for the supply of skilled labour under the "Chinese Contract" system.

Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass, B.C.)

Miscellaneous material

Series of material found with other cannery records or at the Brunswick Cannery site. The material includes published reports regarding fishery matters, material used in cannery operations (labels an forms), and material that is of a personal nature that likely belonged to cannery workers. The latter includes booklets and letters in Japanese.

Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass, B.C.)

Bell family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-4
  • Fonds
  • 1859-[ca. 1979]

The Bell family fonds is arranged in three sous-fonds: Edith Bell sous-fonds, Edward Bell sous-fonds, and Harry Bell sous-fonds. Edith Bell's records include diaries, scrapbooks and photographs of family and community events as well as records pertaining to her membership in various organizations including the Imperial Order Daughter of the Empire. Edward Bell's records consist of business papers, particularly land records and wills. Harry Bell's records are personal records related to the Bell family. Through photographs, cartographic material, and textual records, the records document not only the Bell family, but much of the community of Delta. Edith Bell's records provide insight into Delta social affairs and families, while Edward Bell's business records reveal economic and social change as it is documented in land transactions.

Bell (family)

Bertha Reynolds fonds

  • CA DMA CR-71
  • Fonds
  • 1882-[ca. 1977]

The fonds consists of photographs and records of Bertha Reynold's family and her activities as teacher, secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, and historian for the Delta Museum Society. The fonds contains Delta Pioneer Record Sheets for 93 families in Delta, B.C. They list the names of Delta families and their members. Information includes: dates of births, location of birth, date of marriages, location of marriage, date of burial, location of burial, grandchildren, and reminiscences. Also included are newspaper articles containing additional information on some of the families, and photographs of family and street scenes, mostly in Delta. The fonds also contains miscellaneous records of Ladner families and a notebook of newspaper clippings of the Delta Board of Trade (1934-36). Family activities on the farm are documented in photographs. The fonds also consists of six notebooks containing minutes, clippings and literature pertaining to the British and Foreign Bible Society from 1936-1977.

Reynolds, Bertha, 1903-

Corporation of Delta Clerk's Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1988-047;1990-002;1991-101
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1989, predominant 1957-1989

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Clerk's Department of the Corporation of Delta. Fonds includes records arising from various functions of the Clerk's Department, such as the registering of bylaws and deeds, the compilation of voters' lists, the providing of support for Council, inter-governmental relations, public and community relations, maintenance of cemetaries documentation, and other activities. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, statistics, lists, notes, bylaws, photographs, and other records.

Delta (B.C.). Clerk's Dept.

Corporation of Delta Human Resources Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1990-002
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1982

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Human Resources Department of the Corporation of Delta and its predecessors. Fonds consists of one series: 1) Delta Family Services Society records.

Delta (B.C.). Human Resources Dept.

Corporation of Delta Planning Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1990-002;1991-101
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1988

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Planning Department of the Corporation of Delta and its predecessors. Fonds includes records arising from various planning activities, including general development, industrial development, and land use. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, lists, notes, and other materials.

Delta (B.C.). Planning Dept.

Currie, McWilliams and Company fonds

  • CA DMA CR-76
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1905

The fonds consists of records of the Currie McWilliams Cannery and the Currie McWilliams import business. The majority of the papers are receipts for goods, materials, and machinery necessary for the operation of the businesses. As well, there are legal documents, correspondence, and memos.

Currie, McWilliams and Company

Curtis family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-12
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1991

The fonds consists mainly of two groups of records. One group was created as a result of Dr. E.J.Curtis' interest in the genealogy of the McKee family. The other is a compilation of material, some of which was arranged in 3 albums (see conservation note), that describes the activities and accomplishments of Edwin Johnson Curtis, his parents, and his children. The fonds includes photographs, correspondence, certificates, research notes, family trees, newspaper clippings and ephemera. The photographs contain many family portraits, scenes of early Ladner and Lowe Inlet, and depictions of family activities and holidays. Dr. Curtis corresponded with archives, genealogical organizations, and family members to obtain records and information about the family of his mother Isabella McKee, compiling this information in detailed handdrawn family trees. Original records include certificates of various family members' birth, death, marriage and accomplishments, and records of Dr. Curtis' war service, education, memberships, and professional competency and appointments.

Curtis (family)

Programmes

Series consists of programmes published by the Delta Agricultural Society for stock shows and agricultural fairs held at the Ladner Fair Grounds (Paterson Park). Programmes contain lists of rules and regulations, categories, and prize amounts for entries.

Delta Agricultural Society

Delta Branch Canadian Red Cross Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-105
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1962

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings and miscellaneous other administrative records which document the Delta Branch's most active period during the Second World War, and its subsequent decline post WWII. The fonds also includes a notebook recording the materials used and articles produced by the United Church Work Unit, plus sewing patterns and knitting instructions, published by the Canadian Red Cross, that were used by members of the Work Units.

Canadian Red Cross Society. Delta Branch

Delta Centennial (1979) Committee fonds

  • CA DMA CR-18
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1980

The fonds consists of records of the Delta Centennial (1979) Committee, including correspondence, minutes and agendas, and scrapbooks related to the planning of centennial celebrations for the Municipality of Delta. The records also describe the activities of the many Delta organizations which participated in centennial events. The fonds is arranged in 4 series: 1) Minutes and agendas, 2) Administrative records, 3) Correspondence, and 4) Scrapbooks.

Delta Centennial (1979) Committee

Delta Chamber of Commerce fonds

  • CA DMA CR-17
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1997

Fonds consists of four minute books of the Delta Board of Trade and Delta Chamber of Commerce from 1910 to 1971. Fonds also consists of more than 50 publications and photographs created by the Chamber, local governments and other civic associations. These publications and photographs are all related to Delta's economic and social development.

Delta Chamber of Commerce

Corporation of Delta publications

Series consists of publications published by the Corporation of Delta relating to the community and economic developments of Delta. Publications include community plans and financial reports.

Delta Chamber of Commerce

Other publications

Series consists of publication published by various civic organizations and government bodies relating to the building of infrastructure, land development, and industrial development.

Delta Chamber of Commerce

Delta Chapter, I.O.D.E. fonds

  • CA DMA CR-77
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1972

The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings describing the activities of the IODE from 1950 to 1972.

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Delta Chapter

Delta Choral Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-117
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1935

The fonds consists of a complete set of minutes, financial records, and programmes that describe the Society's operations between 1925 and 1935. The fonds also includes programmes for earlier musical groups such as the Glee Club, Male Choir, and Patriotic Choir, and the 1919 minutes for the Glee Club. The fonds includes the incorporation documents drawn up in 1935. Photographs of some of the productions are also part of the fonds. The fonds is arranged in the following series: Minutes of meetings, Legal papers, Financial records, Correspondence, Programmes, Music books, and Photographs.

Delta Choral Society

Incorporation and constitution

Series consists of records relating to the incorporation of the Delta Golden Rods and Reels Society as a society under the provincial Societies Act. Series includes a Certificate of Incorporation, copies of constitution, and other documents related to the registration of the Society's constitution.

Delta Golden Rods and Reels Society

Reference files

Series consists of publications, reports and surveys from the BC Wildlife Federation and other provincial departments relating to environment protection and recreational activities in British Columbia.

Delta Golden Rods and Reels Society

Delta Heritage Advisory Committee fonds

  • CA DMA CR-21
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1992, predominant 1979-1985

The fonds consists of records arising from various activities of the Committee, especially the Delta Heritage Inventory Project, a heritage structures inventory. Also included are records arising from the Committee's hosting of the B.C. Heritage Conference (Dogwood Conference) in 1983, and reference materials compiled to support Committee objectives. Records include minutes, correspondence, reports, pamphlets and brochures, notes, articles, publications, heritage inventory case files, and other materials.

Delta (B.C.). Heritage Advisory Committee

B.C. Heritage Conference (Dogwood Conference) series

Series consists of records arising from the 1983 B.C. Heritage Conference (also known as the Dogwood Conference), which was hosted by the Delta Heritage Advisory Commission. Records include pamphlets, notes, schedules, the text of a speech, audiocassette recordings of conference sessions (some with transcriptions), and other materials. The series has been arranged into 3 files levels: 1983 BC Heritage Conference Materials; Welcoming Speech 1983 BC Heritage Conference; Sound Recordings.

Delta Heritage Society

Heritage Inventory Survey - Phase Two - Barns series

Series consists of records arising from phase two of the Delta Heritage Inventory Project. The majority of the records are in the form of case files, which are organized according to area. Case files include B.C. Heritage Building Inventory Field recording forms, photographs, and in some instances, sketches illustrating building designs and site maps. The "Heritage Barn Report", which accompanies the case files, provides historical background, project methodology, and the inventory itself. The series also contains a slide binder corresponding with the report, as well as photograph negatives.

Delta Heritage Society

Executive Council records

This series consists of records created and received by the executive council of the Delta Hospital Auxiliary. Series includes minutes of the executive and annual general meetings, program reports, minutes of the committees, reference materials, financial records, and publications. The series documents the development of the Auxiliary. The Series is arranged into 4 subseries: 1. Minutes and reports, 2. Administrative files, 3. Program files, and 4. Publications.

Delta Hospital Auxiliary

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