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Andrew Reid fonds

  • CA WVAN 052
  • Fonds
  • 2006

The fonds consists of material relating to the personal life and recreational activities of Andrew Reid and extended family members. The material includes photographs of Alta Lake in Whistler and the Chinese garden in West Vancouver in the 1930s.

Reid, Andrew

Anna Chree fonds

  • CA WVAN 042
  • Fonds
  • [1890-1991]

The fonds consists of material relating to the personal life and community involvement of Anna Chree, a long-time West Vancouver resident who was active in many organizations including the West Vancouver Garden Club. The fonds also contains records relating to her husband William Ian Chree who was active in local theatre. The material includes correspondence, documents, booklets, ephemera, calendars, pamphlets, tickets, scrapbook, travel journal, and photographs.

The fonds is arranged according to its original order in the following series:
Series 1: Correspondence
Series 2: Air pollution
Series 3: Autograph books
Series 4: Canadian Folk Society
Series 5: Irish melodies
Series 6: Cards and ribbons
Series 7: North Shore Garden Contest Committee
Series 8: PNE
Series 9: Political materials
Series 10: Social service index
Series 11: Stanley Park
Series 12: Theatre Under the Stars
Series 13: Tickets
Series 14: Travel journal
Series 15: Vancouver Pacific Camera Club
Series 16: West Vancouver Little Theater Guild
Series 17: Women's School for Citizen's Lectures
Series 18: Official Guide Route of Royal Progress
Series 19: Pamphlet
Series 20: Family photographs
Series 21: West Vancouver photographs
Series 22: Social Credit photographs
Series 23: Oversize photographs
Series 24: Potter's Clydesdales
Series 25: Air pollution scrapbook
Series 26: Calendars

Chree, Anna

Anne Sotvedt fonds

  • CA WVAN 048
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1964

The fonds consists of material relating to the personal life of Anne Sotvedt and her husband Henry, a professional ski jumper and ski store owner. They were both actively involved in skiing, ski clubs, and early ski competitions in West Vancouver. The material includes programs from competitions, newspapers clippings, ski club newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, sporting goods catalogues, and photographs.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Newsletters, programmes, and brochures

Sotvedt, Anne

Brealey family fonds

  • CA WVAN 057
  • Fonds
  • [1920-1970]

The fonds consists of photographs relating to Hazel Brealey's school days, and personal correspondence relating to the West Vancouver Symphony Society by George Brealey.

Brealey (family)

British Pacific Properties fonds

  • CA WVAN 044
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1987

The fonds consists of material relating to the company's development of the British Properties (Capilano Estates), and Park Royal Shopping Centre. The majority of the material is photographs documenting the original construction, expansion, and many activities of Park Royal. The fonds also includes four scrapbooks documenting events and press coverage, with sample advertisements for Park Royal.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Scrapbooks

British Pacific Properties Limited

Burns family fonds

  • CA WVAN 001
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1977

The fonds consists of records of Jack Burns and the Burns family, including photographs, an album containing over 400 photographs, three journals of the the West Vancouver Ratepayers Association from 1913 to 1933, miscellaneous real estate documents, family correspondence, and biographical information.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Family records
Series 2: West Vancouver Ratepayers Association records
Series 3: Photographs

Burns (family)

Canadian Federation of University Women - West Vancouver fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1949-1998

Fonds consists of chapter history, membership directories, annual programs, correspondence, newsletters, minutes of monthly and executive meetings, newspaper clippings, annual reports, material relating to administration and awarding of scholarships and bursaries, material relating to fundraising activities and about the constitution of CFUW.

Canadian Federation of University Women. West Vancouver

Caulfeild Property Owners and Ratepayers Association fonds

  • CA WVAN 041
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1928

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings of the Caulfeild Property Owners and Ratepayers Association and correspondence, petitions, and notes regarding issues affecting the Caulfeild area of West Vancouver.

Caulfeild Property Owners and Ratepayers Association

Caulfeild family fonds

  • CA WVAN 067
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1997

The fonds consists of photographs related to the history of the Caulfeild area of West Vancouver and the Caulfeild family, after which the area was named. The bulk of the collection consists of copies made from a photo album belonging to Mr James Caulfeild. Also includes scanned copies of personal letters written by James Caulfeild as well as business records relating to property owned by the family.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Personal papers
Series 2: Business records
Series 3: Photographs

Caulfeild (family)

Colpitts family fonds

  • CA WVAN 078
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1973

The fonds consists of photographs and textual records created and collected by the Colpitts family. The material includes photographs of the family and their homes, and records relating to the birth, death, education, and employment of family members.

The fonds is arranged into two series:
Series 1: Birth, death, education, and employment records
Series 2: Photographs

Colpitts (family)

Colville family fonds

  • CA WVAN 051
  • [1946-1951]

The fonds consists of photographs relating to the Colville family business in West Vancouver. The photographs depict army trucks transporting hikers, skiers and supplies up Hollyburn Mountain, including stops at Hi-View Lodge, and Westlake Lodge. There are also photographs of "The Forks," a rest stop and restaurant which was operated by the Colville family.

Colville (family)

Congregation Har El fonds

  • CA JHS A.2009.008
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2000

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records from Congregation Har El. Textual records include: minutes and correspondence, publications, and financials.

The fonds is arranged into 8 series: Publications; Synagogue construction; Fundraising; Board minutes; North Shore Jewish Centre (NSJC) records; Financial records; West Vancouver School Board dealings; and Congregation Har El miscellaneous files.

Congregation Har El

David Payne fonds

  • CA WVAN 043
  • Fonds
  • [193-?]

Fonds consists of photographs of cabin and skiing scenes on Hollyburn Mountain.

Payne, David

Dundarave Pharmacy fonds

  • CA WVAN 081
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1939

Fonds consists of records created by the Dundarave Pharmacy including prescriptions and pharmaceutical formulas.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Pharmaceutical formulas
Series 2: Prescriptions

Dundarave Pharmacy

Eileen Scott fonds

  • CA WVAN 072
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1993

Fonds consists of photographs taken by Eileen Scott depicting many regions of British Columbia, with particular emphasis on West Vancouver. The slides also depict views of Scotland, and plant and animal life. The fonds also includes correspondence, Scott's published book Porridge and Old Clothes, notes on photography, and a scrapbook of newsclippings, announcements, and art.

Scott, Eileen, b. 1919

First Narrows Bridge collection

  • CA WVAN 064
  • Collection

The collection contains material relating to the design, building, and operation of the Lions Gate Bridge. The records include technical drawings, including a general index, a construction ledger, and diaries.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Lions Gate Bridge blueprints
Series 2: Construction ledger
Series 3: Diaries of Randolph Pollitt, Superintendent of Bridges
Series 4: Administrative and financial records
Series 5: Artifacts and ephemera

West Vancouver Archives

Francescan Outreach Society fonds

  • CA WVAN 032
  • Fonds
  • 1986-1989

The fonds consists of material relating to the establishment, fundraising, and social activities of the West Vancouver charitable society, the Francescan Outreach Society, and their predecessor, the Francescan Society, more commonly known as the Francescans. The records include society acts, meeting minutes, annual reports, treasurer's reports, membership lists, appreciation certificates, correspondence, documents, forms, newsletters, publicity material, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Constitution and incorporation
Series 2: Minutes
Series 3: Reports
Series 4: Membership
Series 5: Certificates
Series 6: Correspondence
Series 7: Social events
Series 8: Newsletters and publicity material
Series 9: Newspaper clippings
Series 10: Photographs

Francescan Outreach Society

Fred A. Deuel fonds

  • CA WVAN 002
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1996

The fonds consists of teaching records, photographs of classes at Hillside Secondary School, ephemera, and student art work related to Mr. Deuel's position at Hillside School.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Teaching files
Series 2: Ephemera
Series 3: Photographs
Series 4: Student art work

Deuel, Fred A.

Freda Herrin Gilbert fonds

  • CA WVAN 073
  • Fonds
  • [1923-1974]

Fonds consists of records relating to Freda Herrin Gilbert's high school and family life, and her profession as a teacher in West Vancouver. The materials include high school certificates and newsletters, photographs of Gilbert's classes and colleagues, and family records including information relating to her brother-in-law Harry Dickson and her father William Herrin.

The fonds is arranged into three series:
Series 1: Teaching records
Series 2: School records
Series 3: Family records

Gilbert, Freda, b. 1907

G.S. Conway fonds

  • CA WVAN 065
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1953, predominant 1937-1938

The fonds consists of material generated and collected by West Vancouver civil engineer Gilbert S. Conway with the majority relating to the design, engineering, and construction of Lions Gate Bridge. The material includes handwritten diaries, booklets, reports, photographs, maps, a personal business card, and Christmas card showing Lions Gate Bridge.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Diaries
Series 3: Engineering
Series 4: Maps and plans
Series 5: Miscellaneous

Conway, G.S.

Goodwin Johnson fonds

  • CA WVAN 034
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1966

The fonds consists of material generated and collected by Goodwin Johnson during his tenure as managing director of the Capilano Timber Company and president of the B.C. Loggers Association.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Capilano Timber Company

Johnson, Goodwin

Hollyburn Heritage Society collection

  • CA WVAN 074
  • Collection
  • 2000-2006

The fonds consists of digital photographs selected and scanned by the Hollyburn Heritage Society. The photographs relate to people, places, and events on Hollyburn Ridge. The images depict Hollyburn Ski Lodge, West Lake Lodge, Hi-View Lodge, First Lake ski jump, West Lake ski jump, Sixth Lake ski jump, private, and ski club cabins on Hollyburn Ridge, Hi Colville's Hollyburn chairlift, the Forks Store, ski competitions, skiers, ski runs, First Lake regatta days, First Lake diving platform, First Lake, Eagle Lake, Third Lake, Fourth Lake, Fifth Lake, Vancouver Ski Club, Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club, Cypress Ski Club, Grouse Mountain, Crown Mountain, Mount Strachan, Black Mountain, Goat Mountain, Cypress Creek, Brothers Creek Canyon, Marr Creek, and the pioneer skiers' reunions.

Hollyburn Ridge collection

  • CA WVAN 031
  • Collection
  • 1925-1994

The collection consists of material relating to recreational activities at Hollyburn Ridge including ski competitions, ski jumping, the construction and leasing of cabins, and the involvement and organization of local ski clubs and related organizations. These include the Vancouver Ski Club, Westlake and Hollyburn Ski Club, Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club, Canadian Amateur Ski Association, and Hollyburn Ridge Association.

Collection is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Hollyburn Ski Club
Series 2: Hollyburn Ridge Association
Series 3: Vancouver Ski Club
Series 4: Ski competitions
Series 5: Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club
Series 6: Hollyburn Ridge activities
Series 7: Canadian Amateur Ski Association
Series 8: Cabins and lodges on Hollyburn Ridge
Series 9: Hollyburn Ridge photographs

Hollyburn Ridge Association

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, Duncan Lawson Chapter fonds

  • CA WVAN 020
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1978

The fonds consists of material relating to the history, development, and activities of the Duncan Lawson Chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. The material includes financial records, policies, correspondence, reports, speeches, minutes, agendas, historical information, magazines, brochures, certificates, greeting cards, booklets, and photographs.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Financial records
Series 2: Policies and procedures
Series 3: Correspondence
Series 4: Reports
Series 5: Speeches and history
Series 6: Membership information
Series 7: Minutes and agendas
Series 8: Echoes magazine
Series 9: Ephemera

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Duncan Lawson Chapter (West Vancouver, B.C.)

Jack Cruickshank fonds

  • CA WVAN 050
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1924

The fonds consists of photographs relating to the activities and summer camps of the "Hounds," a West Vancouver social group co-founded by Jack Cruickshank. The fonds also includes photographs of the Forks Store on Hollyburn Ridge.

Cruickshank, Jack

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