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Coqualeetza Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1888-1941

Fonds consists of Baptism, marriage and burial records (1887-1941); Subscriptions (1914-1925); School registers (1888-1911); and Extra-curricular group records (1934-1935). The missionary subscription lists include those of the Lower Fraser Circuit for the period 1914-1920, mainly listing subscriptions from the Coqualeetza Institute. Also, there are a few records of marriages in the civil register that took place in Alberni, B.C., most likely at the Alberni Indian Residential School.

Coqualeetza Institute (Residential school : Sardis, B.C.)

Oriental Home and School fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1886-1959

Fonds consists of the following record series: Attendance records (1886-1942); Financial records (1888-1948); Historical accounts and other material (1887-1959); Resident case files (1891-1942); Annual reports (1926-1934); Meeting minutes (1896-1915); Property records (1908-1909); and Photographs (1901-1947).

Oriental Home and School

Lydia Gruchy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1893 - 2000

Fonds consists of the following record series: Family correspondence and other materials (1892-1995); Publications and manuscripts (1915-2000); Audio and video recordings (1985-1992); Florence Gruchy photographs (1933-1960); Lydia Gruchy family photographs (1917-1953).

Gruchy, Lydia

Lydia Gruchy family photographs

Series consists of records relating to Lydia Gruchy’s personal life and education, and includes both photographs of her graduation class as well as photographs and textual materials relating to her family.

Union College fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1972

The fonds consists of annual reports and calendars (1926-1971), minutes of the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee and the Senate (1927-1971), correspondence, financial files, and clippings of Principal J. G. Brown (1927-1947), minutes and other records of the Building, Finance, and House Committees (1928-1951), financial records (1926-1970), records of student standing (1923-1947), minutes and other records of the Faculty Council (1927-1971), minutes and other records of the Theological Student Society (1929-1970), minutes and other records of the Alumni Association (1926-1971), minutes and other records of the Union College Women's Auxiliary, including the Women's Educational Club of Columbian College (1909-1972), architectural drawings (1925-1927), and scrapbooks, visitors register, marriage register, and accession records of the library.

Union College

Presbyterian Woman's Missionary Society, British Columbia Synod Branch fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1926

The fonds consists of the following record series: Minutes of Synod Branch meetings (1914-1926); Minutes and other records of presbyterial branches, including Victoria, Westminster and Kamloops (1906-1926); and Presbyterial accounts (1912-1926).

Presbyterian Church in Canada. Woman's Missionary Society. British Columbia Synod Branch

Pacific Mountain Regional Council Archives Reference collection

  • Collection
  • 1938

Collection was developed by the Rev. John Goodfellow, an amateur church historian who also served on the BC Conference Archives and Historical Committee from 1925 to 1950. He collected information from various sources about the early history of the United Church and its founding partners (Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches) in British Columbia. Collection consists of the following series: Biographical files; Congregational files; Subject files; and Photographs.

United Church of Canada. Pacific Mountain Region. Archives

Publications and manuscripts

Series consists of records relating to publications such as books, essays and articles written both by and about Rev. Lydia Gruchy including the graduation thesis of Lydia Gruchy, multiple articles and biographies, interviews, and a school yearbook.

Student papers and notes

Series consists of records relating to Shaver’s classes and assignments as an arts and theology student at United College in Winnipeg, and as a summer school student at Union College in Vancouver. Records include lecture notes and essays.

Shaver, M. John V.

Edwin Searcy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974-2015

Fonds consists of records relating to Ed Searcy’s work in pastoral ministry, his studies, his teaching and writing, and his work in the wider church. Fonds comprises the following record series: Sermons (1974-2008); Lectures and addresses (2000-2007); Leadership-related records ([1991]-2003); Publications and manuscripts (1989-2015); Student papers (1974-2002); Audiovisual recordings (2001-2015); and Significant documents (1976-2015).

Searcy, Edwin

Lectures and addresses

Series consists of records relating to Searcy’s public presentations in various settings, primarily about congregational ministry, to lay and clergy leaders of the wider church. Records include scripts and handwritten notes.

Lily McCargar fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1898-1981

Fonds consists of the following record series: Woman’s Missionary Society correspondence (1921-1947, 1981); Personal correspondence and memorabilia (1918-1950, 1981); Diaries and scrap books (1933-1946); Study notes (1941); Poetry and literature (1989, 1923-1938); Photographs (1927-1946).

McCargar, Lily

W.S. Taylor fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1938 - 1998

Fonds consists of records relating to Taylor’s psychological, philosophical, and theological research. Materials relate to Taylor’s psychological work in India as well as materials gathered to support his lectures, sermons, and publication activities in Vancouver. Fonds consists of the following record series: Research notes; Manuscript drafts and notes; Sermon notes; Collected quotations; Published articles and books; Psychological assessment tools; and J.T. Taylor writings.

Taylor, W.S.

A.E. Hetherington fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1896-1928

Fonds consists of records relating to Hetherington’s early mission work in Dawson City, his travels in northern British Columbia, and his later travels to Palestine. Records also relate to his correspondence with family; liaison with the Superintendent of Home Missions for BC; and his academic affiliations, including Columbia College, Wesley College, and the University of Manitoba. Fonds comprises the following record series: Travel diaries (1898-1928); Pastoral care records (1903-1907); Family correspondence and memorabilia (1900-2000); and Academic materials (1896-1929).

Hetherington (family)

Alberni Indian Residential School fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1937-1976

The fonds consists of a Scrapbook, 1962-1968; a Baptismal record, 1938-1969; a Civil marriage register, 1937-1976; and a Communion roll, 1941-1954. The Communion roll was passed to a congregation, probably Tseshaht United Church, of which the students were members, and used as a record of those members of the congregation who were students at the School from 1954 to 1956.

Alberni Indian Residential School

Ryerson College fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1911-1927

The fonds consists of minutes of the Board of Governors (1911-1926), the correspondence of the Board's secretary (1911-1926), minutes of the meetings of the Finance Committee (1911-1926), copies of academic calendars (1923-1927), and a copy of the college's act of incorporation (1912).

Ryerson College

Correspondence

Series consists of records relating to Clifford’s correspondence with colleagues.

Teaching and worship materials

Series consists of records relating to Harrison’s teaching and worship leadership activities at the Vancouver School of Theology. Includes lecture notes, sermons, and orders of service.

Student notes

Series consists of a notebook relating to a course on New Testament criticism, which he was likely enrolled in at Knox College, Toronto.

Westminster Hall fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1927

The fonds consists of minutes of the Board of Management (1907-1925), the Senate (1907-1926), joint meetings of the Board and Senate (1906-1910), the Finance Committee (1915-1924), the Financial and Endowment Committee (1917-1918), the Building and House Committee (1917-1923), the Special Committee re: Dominion Trust Company Investments (1914), the Faculty (1912-1926), and the Students' Council (1914-1929). Also includes correspondence of the Board of Management (1911-1916), Treasurer's correspondence (1912-1925), legal correspondence (1914-1917), correspondence of Principal W.H. Smith (1926-1927), accounts books (1909-1915), accountant's report (1915), auditors reports (1919-1924), records of the library (1908-1921), records of the Women's Auxiliary (1908-1926), calendars (1911-1927), and other material.

Westminster Hall

James A. Taylor fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945-2018

Fonds consists of records relating to Jim Taylor’s writing, editing, and broadcasting work, as well as his liaison with colleagues and family members. Fonds comprises the following record series: Correspondence – JAFT to WST (1945-1998); Published articles and resources (1967-2006); Early writings (1959-1980); Personal correspondence (1966-1986); Academic writings (1958-1967); Newsletters (1984-1994); Regular newspaper columns (1996-2018); Manuscripts for monographs (1996-2001); Reference: books written or edited by James Taylor (1981-2010). Documentary forms include correspondence, research notes, interview transcripts, draft and published versions of magazine articles, play scripts, and full manuscripts of books. Also included is a copy of each published book.

Taylor, James A.

Columbian College fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1894-1935

The fonds consists of minutes, annual reports, correspondence and other records of principals, financial records, class registrations and student marks (1894-1929), report of survey of the college (1927), academic calendars, and copies of "Lux Columbiana", a publication of the Literary Society (1904-1931). Fonds includes minutes, account books and miscellaneous papers of the Women's Educational Club (1909-1935), a marriage register (1921-1929), a scrapbook (1905-1935), and a visitors register (1926-1938).

Columbian College

CGIT British Columbia fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1919-1996

Fonds comprises two subgroups: Provincial Board and Victoria Committee. The Provincial Board subgroup consists of the following record series: Administrative records (1924-1996); Annual reports (1968-1996); Leadership materials ([1936?]-[ca. 1990]); Program materials (1963-1995); Camping and Camp Council materials (1919-1995); Conference materials (1955-1970); Special events, ceremonies, and services (1925-1994); Newsletters (1932-1996); Historical reference and memorabilia (1922-1990); Photographs and scrap books (1922-1992); and CGIT publications ([192-?]-1985). Victoria Committee subgroup consists of the following records series: Minutes (1956-1984); Financial records (1942-1993); Photographs and memorabilia (1921-1995); CGIT publications (1922-1976); Explorer materials (1957-1973); Arlene Kropp Collection (1951-1954); Audio records (1990).

Canadian Girls in Training. British Columbia Provincial Board

George H. Raley fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1893-1954

The fonds consists of two files: Baptismal and death records, 1893-1954, and Marriage records, 1893-1951. Some of the records are written on the reverse side of pages from a draft essay on Indian arts and industry.

Raley, George Henry, 1863 or 1864-1958

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