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Action Line Housing Society collection

  • Collection
  • [1930]

Collection consists of a photograph of the house known as the "Overlynn Mansion" built in 1909 for Charles J. Peters at 3755 McGill Street.

Burnaby Image Bank collection

  • Collection
  • 1910-1992

Collection consists of approximately 800 photographs collected by the City of Burnaby and the Simon Fraser University Archives during their preparations for Burnaby's Centennial celebrations in 1992. This collection of photographs was gathered from various donors and was made available for public purchase and viewing on VHS format.

Burnaby Public Library collection

  • Collection
  • 1912-1978

Collection consists of material that originated from a myriad of sources and donors and has been grouped by the Burnaby Public Library into two series:;1. Burnaby Public Library Photograph collection [1920-1978];2. Burnaby Public Library Manuscript collection 1912-1928.

Douglas Road School collection

  • Collection
  • 1956-[1985]

Collection consists of photographs of the demolition and construction of buildings at the Douglas Road school site, as well as a photocopied guest book of attendees to a Douglas Road school reunion.

Pixie McGeachie collection

  • Collection
  • 1944-2003

Collection consists of photographs collected by Pixie McGeachie during her tenure as archivist for the Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives.

Columbian Newspaper collection

  • Collection
  • copied ca. 1985 (originally created [1865-1985])

Collection consists of photographs taken by or for the Columbian Newspaper, depicting various people and buildings in Burnaby that had historical interest.

Burnaby Retired Teachers collection

  • Collection
  • 1949-1989

Collection consists of two boxes of records created by the Burnaby Retired Teachers group in relation to their work in various Burnaby schools.

Burnaby Village Museum photograph collection

  • Collection
  • [1850-1980?]

Collection consists of over 3000 historic photographs of Burnaby that were collected by or donated to the Burnaby Village Museum since its incorporation in 1971.

W.L. Edmonds collection

  • Collection
  • copied [1985] (originally created 1912)

Collection consists of 7 leaves of textual records pertaining to the house that W.L. Edmonds had built.

Kay North collection

  • Collection
  • 1913-[1952]

Collection consists of photographs of Riverway Mission Sunday school classes and the Cropley/Rorison family, as well as a 1914 Deed of Land and 1913 Agreement of Sale of Land for the Cropley family.

Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection

  • Collection
  • [1880-2000]

Collection consists of material that originated from a myriad of sources and donors and has been grouped by the Historical Society into two series:;1. The Burnaby Historical Society Manuscript collection, ca. 1890-2000; and;2. The Burnaby Historical Society Photograph collection, ca. 1890-2000, predominant 1890-1950.

Digney family collection

  • Collection
  • [1911-1925]

Collection consists of photographs of the Digney family as well as photographs of Burnaby schools taken by John Howard Digney (Jack), Burnaby Surveyor 1911-1919.

Burnaby Centennial Anthology collection

  • Collection
  • 1892-1992

Collection consists of more than one hundred articles and stories written for inclusion within the book, along with over 500 photographs depicting the life and times of early Burnaby residents.

Charles Lee collection

  • Collection
  • 1907

Collection consists of postcards showing the mill and village at Barnet.