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Yvonne Firkins fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 93
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1962

The fonds consists of correspondence, largely personal; Firkin's writings, including poetry, plays, short stories, theatre anecdotes and history, and An Adjudicator's Note Book; poetry of Harold W. Jarrett; photographs; theatre programs; printed works; and clippings.

Firkins, Yvonne, d. 1966

Yip family and Yip Sang Ltd. fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1108;CVA 689
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1989

The fonds consists of the records of the Yip family, including those of Yip Sang, and of Yip Sang Ltd. and its predecessor, the Wing Sang Company. The fonds includes financial records (mainly account books, remittance stubs, receipts and invoices), correspondence, published material kept by the family, and Yip family photographs, including views of the business, Chinese organizations, and schools.

Yip (family)

Yamamoto family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 103
  • Fonds
  • [1922-1925]

The fonds consists of bills and invoices of the Yamashima Cafe and a school notebook of Bunjiro Yamamoto.

Yamamoto (family)

Yaletown Productions Inc. fonds

  • CA CVAN AM1553
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2010

Fonds consists of completed films, raw footage, textual records, and other materials related to the production of films produced by the various film production companies that Collier has been involved with throughout his film career. Fonds is organized into eight sousfonds according to creator. Each sousfonds, is in turn organized into series according to production project.
--Michael Collier personal records sousfonds
--Tommy Tompkins Wildlife Films sousfonds
--New Horizon Films Ltd. sousfonds
--North Wind Films Ltd. sousfonds
--Yaletown Productions Inc. sousfonds
--Yaletown Entertainment Corp. sousfonds
--Urban Safari Films Inc. sousfonds
--Post Digital Works Inc. sousfonds

Yaletown Productions Inc.

Yale and New Westminster Pilotage Authority and Vancouver Pilotage Authority fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 36
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1920

The fonds consists of a minute book containing full records of all meeting and membership of the Board of the Yale and New Westminster Pilotage Authority, 1879-1904, and of the Vancouver Pilotage Authority, 1904-1920. Also, there are papers inserted in the book: printed pilotage bylaws, clippings, correspondence, a copy of a memorial to the Governor-General, bank statements, printed Notice of Mariners re: B.C. Pilotage (1919, Ottawa), printed Order in Council re: establishment of Pilotage District of B.C. (1919, Ottawa), and a photograph of the Commissioners and Pilot of the Vancouver Pilotage District 1879-1916.

Yale and New Westminster Pilotage Authority

Workmen's Compensation Board of British Columbia fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 327
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1975

The fonds consists of volumes of clippings and articles on the history of the Workmen's Compensation Board, Vancouver, 1919-1975.

Workmen's Compensation Board of British Columbia

Woodward's Department Stores Limited fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 220
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1966

The fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Woodward's Department Stores Limited company, especially those of the Downtown Vancouver and Edmonton stores. Fonds includes minutes, financial estimates and statements, articles of association, and other records.

Woodward's Department Stores

Woodward family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 222
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1974

The fonds consists of records of various members of the Woodward family. Records include correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, genealogical records, photographs, and other materials. Fonds also includes some correspondence of Charles E. Wynn-Johnson, father of Ruth Wynn-Johnson, who married William Culham Woodward.

Woodward (family)

Women's Christian Temperance Union, Uneeda Branch fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 764
  • Fonds
  • 1902, 1929-1962

The fonds consists of a letter to Mrs. S.H. Brown (1902), minute books, financial records and clipping books. The clipping books contain mainly newspaper clippings but also include some other items, such as membership directories, convention programs, stickers and photographs. Most of the books are also annotated with hand-written quotations and comments.

Women's Christian Temperance Union. Uneeda Branch

Women's Canadian Club of Vancouver fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 437;Add. MSS. 874;CVA 425
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1983

The fonds consists two minute books, 1909-1916; two autograph albums of signatures of the Club's guests and speakers 1909-1976; 13 scrapbooks, 1909-1983, containing mostly clippings of Club activities, notices of meetings, annual reports, miscellaneous correspondence and mementos such as greeting cards, tags and brochures; and a bound album of chronologically arranged photographs of presidents of the Club. A brief account of each term's activities is also given for the years from 1909 to 1981.

Women's Canadian Club of Vancouver

Women's Auxiliary to the Vancouver General Hospital fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 452
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1982

The fonds consists of minutes, 1906-1965; a letterbook, 1911-1922; notes and correspondence; annual reports, 1955-1964; financial records; clippings; and photographs. The fonds is arranged into 6 series: Minute books, News clippings, photographs, Annual Family Fair records, Financial records, and General records.

Vancouver General Hospital. Women's Auxiliary

Women's Auxiliary to the Air Services fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 661
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1951

The fonds consists of financial statements, 1941-1947; an account ledger, 1944-1951; a membership book, 1943-1948; photographs, 1948; a history of the Auxiliary, 1940-1943; and memorabilia.

Women's Auxiliary to the Air Services (Vancouver, B.C.)

Women's Auxiliary of the Vancouver Pioneers' Association fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 371
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1973

The fonds consists of minute books 1914-1964, annual reports 1934-1941, 1953-1957, membership applications 1914-1917, Doorbook registers, financial records, and a photograph (CVA 620).

Vancouver Pioneers' Association. Women's Auxiliary

Wolverton and Company fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 366
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1956

The fonds consists of three ledgers from Wolverton and Company, showing customer accounts for the period 1946-1956.

Wolverton and Company (Vancouver, B.C.)

W.L. Inglis fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 341
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930]-1979

The fonds consists of correspondence to Inglis as General Manager of the Vancouver International Airport and reports prepared on preliminary planning for a new passenger terminal, 1958-1960; design requirements, construction schedules and costs; and details of sale and transfer of the airport from the City to the Federal Government. The collection also includes information gathered on the history of the airport, publications, and scrapbooks, 1949-1978. The fonds is arranged into 9 series: Airlines records, Boundary Bay Airport records, Historical records, Operational reports, Photographs, Preliminary planning for passenger terminal, Publications, Sale and transfer of airport from City of Vancouver to Federal Government, and Scrapbooks.

Inglis, William L., d. 1979

Wilson family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 362;CVA 468
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1974

The fonds consists of personal papers and church records (including sermons) of George Halford Wilson, and papers (correspondence, reports, scrapbooks) from Halford David Wilson's business and political life. Fonds includes photographs of St. Michael's Anglican Church, civic activities of Halford David Wilson, and various neighbourhood and city scenes, including airport views.

Wilson (family)

William Walker Fraser family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1375
  • Fonds
  • 1828-1958

Fonds consists of vital records, correspondence, photographs, greeting cards and newspaper clippings of the William Walker Fraser family, including of grandparents who lived in Scotland.

Fraser, William Walker (family)

William Turner fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 583
  • Fonds
  • 1907, 1923-1956

The fonds consists primarily of photographs. There is also an account book, 1923-1935; a certificate of inspection for the ship Lorna Doone, 1907; and clippings.

Turner, William Harold

William Taylor fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 159
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1952

The fonds consists of two diaries kept while Taylor was in the Australian military hospital. The majority of the entries are for the year 1917, but there are entries as late as January of 1952. Also included is a chronological table of his war service.

Taylor, William Alfred, fl. 1915-1952

William Roozeboom fonds

  • CA CVAN CVA 23
  • Fonds
  • 1971-[ca. 1974]

The fonds consists of Roozeboom's photographs depicting scenes of demolition and redevelopment of Vancouver buildings and streetscapes as well as aerial views of the city.

Roozeboom, William

William Pleming fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 132
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]

The fonds consists of a manuscript, Pleming's memoirs (published by the Mount Pleasant News in 1936) and programmes of events he took part in. The fonds also contains photographs.

Pleming, William

William Pierce fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 922
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1985

The fonds consists of a biography and reminiscences of William Pierce, and papers relating to his candidacy for Park Commissioner in 1958.

Pierce, William James Gibbs, 1910-

William Orson Banfield fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 427
  • Fonds
  • 1834-1982

The fonds consists of business records of the Banfield family's insurance companies, papers from Banfield's university days, and papers relating to his volunteer activities, especially with the Vancouver General Hospital. There are also scrapbooks, photographs and clippings. Photographs depict family life, travels and Banfield's public life as a Rotarian, a civic official and a trustee at Vancouver General Hospital. The fonds is arranged into 8 series: Business records, Certificates and company posters, Civic and personal matters, Photographs, Publications relating to Vancouver General Hospital, Scrapbooks and news clippings, University papers, and Vancouver General Hospital Records.

Banfield, William Orson, 1897-1983

William Olsen fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 615
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1937

The fonds consists of personal papers, including letters of recommendation; prospectus of Cherry Creek Gold Mining Company, 1901; and correspondence.

Olsen, William James

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