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Rossland Schools Collection
CA RMDC MS 38 A2017.003 · Collection · 1897-2021

The School Board collection contains 12 sub collections for the different schools in Rossland, as well as High School Reunions.

CA VHEC RA052 · Collection · [1913 or 1914]–2021

Collection is comprised of items related to and about the activities of Anna Helen (née Mahler) Aszkanazy in Vienna, Austria and North Vancouver, BC. Items are original memoir writings by Aszkanazy, written in British Columbia both in German and English, an English translation of the German-language memoir part, a German writers association membership card and photographs taken before the Second World War and after Aszkanazy’s immigration to BC. Photographs depict Aszkanazy, her daughter, friends and refugees whom she helped immigrate to Canada during the Second World War.

Vera Bell (née Lyon) fonds
Fonds · 1957-2021

Fonds consists of records relating primarily to Vera Bell's work as a nurse and matron at United Church mission hospitals, including Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton, B.C. and Queen Charlotte Islands Hospital in Haida Gwaii.

Bell, Vera
Maureen Trotter fonds
CA QUE 2022.0035 · Fonds · 1977-2020

Fonds consists of records created or received by Maureen Trotter through her work for the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre, the Amata Transition House Society, the National Action Committee for the Status of Women, and other local advocacy campaigns and community projects. Records include organizational correspondence, lobbying correspondence, meeting minutes, financial statements, operational notes and manuals, internal policies, photocopied journal articles, literature reviews, research notes, grant proposals, government reports, strategic plans, campaign brochures, talking notes, petitions, newsletters, programming schedules, and contact information lists. Interspersed within the records are copies of newspaper and magazine articles documenting each of these organization's achievements.

The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into 6 series.
• Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre records (series 1)
• Amata Transition House Society records (series 2)
• National Action Committee on the Status of Women records (series 3)
• Quesnel child apprehension issue records (series 4)
• Records of other local organizations (series 5)
• Personal records (series 6)

Maureen Trotter
CA VHEC RA054 · Collection · 2020

Collection is comprised of antisemitic publications, flyers and postcards distributed in North America and Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and collected by Kit Krieger.

I-CARE Literacy Program
CA DCA S-001 · Series · 1977-2020

Series predominately consists of published materials by the I-CARE adult literacy program: the group's newsletter and later its annual publication featuring student writing. This series also includes additional textual records related to I-CARE's creation and early years, its operations, and various events.

The first I-CARE newsletter was launched in January 1979. It was called "The Nameless Newsletter" and was edited by Sheila Taillefer and Linda Ellwood. By July of that year, the newsletter was simply titled "I CARE", which would remain in place until the fall of 1982 when it was renamed "Breakthrough". Early editions of Breakthrough contained event announcements, meeting agendas and minutes, photocopied articles, information resources for tutors, crossword puzzles, activities, and artwork and graphics. The newsletter's tagline was: "A newsletter published for literacy volunteers in the Douglas College region." However, by the 1990s the target audience of the newsletter had expanded to include learners as much as tutors. In the September 1992 issue, Breakthrough started including a section called "Writing For Our Future" which featured short written works by students from the program. (Writing For Our Future was the name of a stand-alone, annual publication by I-CARE featuring student writing. It was launched in 1990.) Breakthrough has been published on a monthly and later quarterly basis, uninterrupted until the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in winter 2020.

Dr. Helen Karsai fonds
CA VHEC RA049 · Fonds · 1930–2020, predominant 1987–1994

Fonds is comprised of records generated as a result of Dr. Helen Karsai’s volunteer activity in Vancouver, BC, organizing and participating in Holocaust-based social, educational and cultural events, and teaching the context and events of the Holocaust. Fonds has been arranged into the following seven series: Western Association of Holocaust Survivor Families and Friends records ([circa 1989–1992], 2020), Teaching materials ([199-]), March of the Living project file (1992–1993), Danzig exhibition docent records (1989), Second Generation Group file (1987–1992), BC Cancer Agency multicultural committee file (1991–1992) and Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society records (1988–1993).

Karsai, Helen
RVYC CR-101 · Fonds · 1925-2020

Fonds consists of material created by the RVYC and is divided into the following sous-fonds: 1. Annuals (1936-2017); 2. Mainsheets (1948-2019); 3. Trophy records, general (1966-1998) and Trophy records, Swiftsure (1985-2000); 4. Visitor registers (1925-1984); 5.Video recordings (1969-2009) 6. Sound recordings (1971-2018)

Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Fonds · 1925-2020

Fonds consists of Stewards minutes (1926-1932), Official Board minutes (1926-1934; 1987-2020), Congregational meeting minutes (1926-1934), Youth Ministry Task Force (2000), Brighouse Renwal Process Task Force (2003-2005), Property Investigation Committee (2007-2008), Constitution and by-laws (1999); Insurance records (2007-2020); Ladies' Aid Society minutes (1930-1933), Woman's Association minutes (1925-1961), Woman's Association Lulu Circle minutes (1929-1960), Woman's Missionary Society Lulu Circle minutes (1936-1939), Woman's Missionary Society Brighouse Circle minutes and roll (1935-1944).

Brighouse United Church (Richmond, B.C.)
Baker-Gibson-Phair fonds
Fonds · 1970-07-31 - 2020-07-31

Fonds consist of records and history of the Gibson and Phair families, including personal documents, correspondence, newspaper clippings, research, short stories (written by one of the family), and WW1 service records. Collection was donated by Alan Baker, son of Agnes Baker (nee Gibson), who completed most of the research.

Agnes Baker
Fonds · 1979-2018

Fonds consists of the following record series: Property records (1931-2019, predominant 1973-2018); Audited financial statements (1981-2018); General ledgers (1991-2017); Correspondence (1979-1982); and Alphabetical files (1977-1983).

United Church of Canada. Finance Minister, BC Conference
CA VHEC RA016 · Fonds · [1920?]–2019

Fonds is comprised of correspondence, photographs, identity and personal documents, society registration documents, minutes, clippings, memorabilia and ephemera created or collected by Alexander and Gina Dimant in Poland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Italy and Canada. Records pertain to their family history, work, school, and social and volunteer activities prior to and after the Second World War.

Records have been arranged into the following series: Correspondence (1941–2019), Photographs ([1920?]–[2016], Personal records (1938–2013), Artefacts (1940–[before 1948], 1997), Clippings and ephemera ([after 1942]–2016) and Janusz Korczak Association of Canada records (2001–2008).

Dimant family
Keith Maillard fonds
Fonds · 1900 - 2019

The fonds consists of manuscripts of his novels and short stories, issues of underground newspapers, audio recordings of Maillard's radio shows, musical scores, correspondence with other writers, and reference files for his works. It also contains extensive electronic backups of his manuscripts, digital notes, and journals on floppy diskettes. It also contains artwork and photographs of important objects, people, and places.

Maillard, Keith, 1942-
CA CCOQ F38 · Fonds · 1964-2019

The fonds consists of the administrative and operational records of the Canadian Federation of University Women - Coquitlam. Record types include: constitution & bylaws, meeting minutes, newsletters, reports, correspondence, financial records, photographs, and ephemera.

Canadian Federation of University Women - Coquitlam
CA VHEC RA000 · Fonds · 1981-2019

Fonds consists of records generated by staff and volunteers of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in the planning and administration of exhibitions, school programs, commemorative events, symposia, communications as well as a resource centre. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: Exhibition records, Newsletters, Event programming records.

Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance
Iza Laponce collection
CA VHEC RA040 · Collection · 2019

Collection is comprised of writings by Polish Holocaust survivor Iza Laponce and identity cards belonging to Helena and Stanislaw Fiszhaut, the couple who adopted Iza Laponce. Writings are parts one and two of Laponce's memoir and a draft of an article on the subject of Jews in wartime Warsaw.

Laponce, Iza
CA SFU F-91 · Fonds · 1963-2019, predominant 1963-1995

Fonds consists of records relating to University ceremonies created by the Office of Ceremonies since 1982, and before that time, by the Registrar's Office and the President's Office. Activities and topics documented include the opening ceremonies for SFU in 1965, convocations, awards ceremonies, building and room openings and dedications, donor recognition events, staff recognition events, installations of presidents and chancellors, university anniversaries, and other special ceremonies.

Records include programs, books of words (order of proceedings), invitations, guest lists, correspondence, notes, press clippings, news releases, publications, photographic material, and other documents.

Ceremonies and Events Office
Ben Nicholson fonds
UVICSP SC438 · Fonds · [19–]

The fonds consists of a framed collage painting by Nicholson.

Nicholson, Ben, 1894-1982
Kenneth Koch collection
UVICSP SC244 · Collection · [19--]

The collection consists of a one page letter to Gail [Dunsbery?] regarding the sale of periodical issues.

Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002
Truman Capote fonds
UVICSP SC168 · Fonds · [19--]

The fonds consists of a signed, typed letter to David Loovis, declining an invitation.

Capote, Truman, 1924-1984
Milton Campbell fonds
UVICSP SC386 · Fonds · [19--]

The fonds consists of 7 envelopes of architectural floor plans with photos of the building pasted on the outside. Used as architect's reference.

Campbell, Milton Donald
Fonds · 1979

The title is based on the contents of the fonds. The collection is divided into 12 series and includes minutes, newsletters, correspondence, and financial reports.

Ta'Lana Twirlers Square Dance Club
Louise Stein Sorensen fonds
CA VHEC RA024 · Collection · [ca. 1921]-2019

Fonds consists of textual records, graphic materials, and artefacts relating to Louise Sorensen’s life in the Netherlands, some of which was spent in hiding. Many of the items are wartime records, including photographs and negatives, correspondence, paper currency, drawings, notice of registration, official and forged identity cards, and ration cards. Additionally, the fonds contains copies of Sorensen’s great-uncle’s daughter’s, Ans’, testimonies; several English translations of items provided by Sorensen; and a 1947 second edition of Anne Frank’s Het Achterhuis, or The Diary of a Young Girl, also known as the Diary of Anne Frank. The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into the following six series: Personal records, Family records, Photographs, Correspondence, Currency and Publications and writings.

Louise Stein Sorensen
Gary Snyder collection
UVICSP SC302 · Collection · [19--]

The collection consists of a typed bread recipe. It is signed Gary Snyder [via Valery McCorkle].

Snyder, Gary, 1930-