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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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

Kay Meek fonds

  • CA WVAN 075
  • 1940-1990, predominant 1946-1959

The fond consists of material relating to the personal life of West Vancouver arts philanthropist Kay Meek. The material includes two scrapbooks compiled by Kay Meek that contain photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and brochures. The fonds also includes one drawing of the Gertrude Lawson House.

Meek, Kay

Louise Spratley fonds

  • CA WVAN 070
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1993, predominant 1959-1993

The fonds consists of material relating to the professional and personal life of Louise Spratley who played an important role in the West Vancouver community as editor of the Lions Gate Times, special assistant to BC Federal Cabinet Minister the Hon. Jack Davis, freelance journalist, and consultant for the District of West Vancouver. The fonds also includes material relating to one of Louise's sisters, Hilda Cryderman, a B.C. teacher who gained national status as a strong advocate of women's rights and issues, and was a member of the Order of Canada.

The fond is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Lions Gate Times
Series 2: Special assistant to B.C. Federal Cabinet Minister, the Hon. Jack Davis
Series 3: Freelance, and contract work
Series 4: Personal records, and photographs
Series 5: Newspaper clippings

Spratley, Louise

St. Anthony's School (West Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1972-1980

The fonds consists of two yearbooks (1976-1977, 1977-1978), a commemorative booklet (1958-1984), and some news articles.

St. Anthony's School (West Vancouver, B.C.)

Rupert Harrison fonds

  • CA WVAN 061
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1960-1998
 The fonds consists of historical material created and accumulated by Rupert Harrison in the course of his work as a historian and archivist, and his activities with various professional organizations. The material includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, documents, notes, reports, oral interviews, essays, minutes, booklets, pamphlets, maps, technical drawings, photographs, and objects. 

Harrison, Rupert, 1914-2007

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

West Vancouver Historical Society fonds

  • CA WVAN 028
  • Fonds
  • 1979-
 The fonds consists of material generated and collected by the West Vancouver Historical Society, who play a significant role in the preservation and promotion of local history in West Vancouver. The fonds includes records relating to the administration of the society, including policies, procedures, agendas, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, reports, newsletters, publications, as well as photographs, audio cassettes, video reels, and technical drawings. The fonds also consists of archival material donated by their members including historical essays, documents, photographs, and slides.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Executive records
Series 2: General and annual meetings
Series 3: Executive correspondence
Series 4: Policies and procedures
Series 5: Financial records
Series 6: Correspondence with other historical associations
Series 7: Membership
Series 8: West Vancouver Community Arts Council
Series 9: Society newsletter
Series 10: Public relations
Series 11: Gertrude Lawson house
Series 12: Ferry building
Series 13: Social events
Series 14: Publications about heritage planning and legislation
Series 15: Member donations of archival material

West Vancouver Historical Society

Vancouver-Burrard Presbytery fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-2012

Fonds consists of the following record series: Vancouver-Burrard Presbytery and Executive meeting minutes (1959-2012); Subject files of the Presbytery Secretary (1959-1983); Pastoral Charge files of the Presbytery Secretary (1959-1983); Correspondence of the Presbytery;Secretary (1984-1989); and Presbytery committee records (1970-1983).

United Church of Canada. Vancouver-Burrard Presbytery

Norwest Seniors Curling Club fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1975-1994

The fonds consist of pages from a scrapbook relating to the activities and organization of the Norwest Seniors Curling Club in West Vancouver. The scrapbook includes minutes, membership lists, financial statements, correspondence, and laser copies of photographs. There are also five other photographs relating to an awards banquet at Hollyburn Club.

Norwest Seniors Curling Club

Swastika Club fonds

  • CA WVAN 026
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1918

The fonds consists of six issues of the "Three Minute Whistle," the newsletter of the Swastika Club.

Swastika Club

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

William James Turnbull fonds

  • CA WVAN 068
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1961

The fonds consists of records relating to the personal and professional life of William James Turnbull, owner and operator of the West Vancouver Lumber Company Limited. The material consists of newspaper clippings, legal agreements, correspondence, patent documents, promotional material, photographs, postcards, technical drawings, name tag, and patent number labels.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Personal life
Series 2: West Vancouver Lumber Company Limited
Series 3: Indoor curling game and company

Turnbull, William James

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

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

David Payne fonds

  • CA WVAN 043
  • Fonds
  • [193-?]

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

Payne, David

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

Kenneth Roblin fonds

  • CA WVAN 079
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1945

Fonds consists of photographs of Kenneth Roblin and the West Vancouver Regattas as well as textual records from his camping days in West Vancouver.

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

Roblin, Kenneth

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