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C.W. Morrow fonds

  • CA VERN MS 113;1986.069
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1972

Fonds consists of a series of scrapbooks collected by C.W. Morrow which detail his political career and the activities of the Legislative Assembly of B.C. from 1946-1966. The scrapbooks are chronologically arranged from 1946-1952 and 1963-1966. Either compiled by Morrow or his staff, the scrapbooks contain newspaper articles and clippings, invitations, programs, legislative documents, some correspondence, photographs and financial records pertaining to Morrow and his work. Some of the subjects documented within the scrapbooks include the appointment of Nancy Hodges, the first female Speaker of the B.C. Provincial House (1950), and the gas price wars in 1963-1965. Fonds also includes a four page testimonial (1972), honouring Morrow's retirement from the bench.

Morrow, Charles William

Campbell-Brown family fonds

  • CA VERN MS 94;1984.433;1996.007
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1980

Fonds consists of the personal records and documents of various Campbell-Brown family members, collected from 1915-1980. Includes correspondence, research notes, personal writings, certificates, ephemera and family geneology tables documenting their family history and personal lives. Containing both original, copied and transcribed materials, the series includes a significant amount of information on the 'voice harmonium', an instrument invented by Colin Brown, grandfather of Hugh Campbell-Brown.

Campbell-Brown (family)

Canadian Club of Vernon fonds

  • CA VERN MS 26;1980.138
  • Fonds
  • 1937, 1940

Fonds consists of the records of the Canadian Club of Vernon from 1937 and 1940. Includes a copy of the revised consitution, 1937, and a list of Club members, 1940.

Canadian Club of Vernon

Canadian Fire Insurance Co. fonds

  • CA VERN MS 63;1981.091
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1923

Fonds consists of the business records of the Canadian Fire Insurance Co. from 1912-1923. Includes a policy register journal containing the listing of policies sold to various individuals and businesses. The register lists the policy number, the name of the policy holder (the assured), policy terms, policy dates (from-to), the amount of insurance being issued, the % rate and premium amounts. In many cases, a tissue copy of the original policy has been glued to the register pages in lieu of handwritten entries.

Canadian Fire Insurance Company

Canadian Pacific Railways fonds

  • CA VERN MS 14;1967.016;1980.034;1993.009
  • Fonds
  • 1913, 1938-1944, ca.1980

Fonds consists of the records and documents of the Canadian Pacific Railway company from 1913, 1938-1944 and 1980. Includes correspondence, business records, and reports/articles which document the activities of the local branch.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Canadian Red Cross Society, Vernon Branch fonds

  • CA VERN MS 116;1985.531
  • Fonds
  • 1917-[ca.1921]

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Vernon Branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society from 1917-1921. Includes the Society's minutebook containing discussions on the establishment of the local society, the election of officers, Society activities, and lists of local members. Minutes also include some correspondence in regards to the Society's relief fund donations and the establishment of an emergency depot.

Canadian Red Cross Society. Vernon Branch

Charles A. Vernon collection : 1873-1877

  • CA VERN MS 141;1987.011;1990.051
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1987, 1990]

Collection consists of photocopies of personal records of Charles A. Vernon from 1873 and 1876-1877. Includes correspondence to and from Charles Vernon and the Provincial Secretary of B.C. dealing with his numerous duties as justice of the peace, deputy returning officer for the polling division of Okanagan, tax collector, collector of statistics, constable and assistant gold commissioner. Of note is the information on the local settlement patterns and mining activities in the Cherry and Mission Creek areas.

Vernon, Charles A.

Charles Mair collection : 1892-1896

  • CA VERN MS 149;1992.051
  • Fonds
  • [Transcribed 1984, Photocopied 1992]

Collection consists of an excerpt from the 1984 guided independent study essay by Mr. Macleod of Vancouver, B.C. Excerpt consists of four letters (1892-1896) written by Charles Mair to his friend, G. Denison of Toronto, during Mair's time in B.C. The letters contain Mair's descriptions and opinions of the Okanagan, Kelowna and Vernon. He writes extensively on the settlers in the valley, the political situations in B.C. and Manitoba, his plans for his business and family, and the growing number of large cattle ranches, fruit orchards and mining interests in the Valley.

City of Vernon fonds

  • CA VERN MS 98;1965.044;1973.076;1976.065;1978.013;1979.130;1980.155;1982.160;1983.031;1983.152;1984.138;1984.406;1984.742;1993.027;1995.059
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1987

Fonds consists of the records and documents of the City of Vernon, detailing the City Council's internal and external activities and workings from 1892-1987. Includes correspondence, minutes, legal documents, reports, financial records, police records, Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention documents, lists, maps and plans, and miscellaneous ephemera.

Vernon (B.C.)

Coldstream Municipality fonds

  • CA VERN MS 38;1972.030;1975.053;1976.069;1977.125;1978.012;1978.085;1979.159;1980.083;1981.097;1983.214;1983.247;1984.427;1985.310;1985.524
  • Fonds
  • 1923, 1930-1985

Fonds consists of the records and documents of the Coldstream Municipality from 1923-1985. Includes correspondence, annual reports and financial records which detail the administrative and financial history of the Coldstream district.

Coldstream (B.C.)

Coldstream Ranch fonds

  • CA VERN MS 4;1956.024
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1916

Fonds consists of a daily meteorological log book documenting the Coldstream Ranch weather station measurements from 1910-1916. Data collected includes the max/min temperatures, hours of sunshine, precipitation, atmosphere, wind and snowfall. Newspaper clippings containing the published version of this information are scattered throughout the journal. Entries also include some family and farming notes, historically notable events, and general remarks. Statistics for Nov.1914 - Mar.1916 are found within a small notebook enclosed within the large weather journal.

Coldstream Ranch

Community Centre Hill Association fonds

  • CA VERN MS 73;1984.068
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1973-1976]

Fonds consists of the administrative records and documents of the Community Centre Hill Association from ca.1973-1976. Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters and ephemera which detail the Association's race to preserve the Community Centre Hill area as a natural greenbelt area and parkland.

Community Centre Hill Association

Cosens Bay Property Owners Society fonds

  • CA VERN MS 192;2002.037
  • Fonds
  • 1986-1998

Fonds consists of documentation concerning the Cosens Bay Property Owners lawsuit with the Crown regarding road access through Kalamalka Lake Park to their property in Cosens Bay. Includes correspondence, minutes, legal agreements, newsletters, research materials, reports, notes, lists, ephemera, and maps.

Cosens Bay Property Owners' Society

David Westly collection : 1908-1974

  • CA VERN MS 122;1986.164
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1986]

Collection consists of a series of photocopied documents collected by David Westley in 1986 for a research paper on the acquisition of land for Polson Park. The documents, which date from 1908-1974, consist of land deeds, land transfers from owner to owner, surveys, assessments, and tax receipts. Collection also includes a cover letter (1986) from Rob MacIntosh of the Land Title Office.

Dellview Hospital fonds

  • CA VERN MS 65;1983.026
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1982

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Dellview Hospital from 1948-1982. Includes three patient admission registers, listing the patient's name, sex, age, registration number, marital status, date of admission, country of birth, present residence, occupation, religion, degree of education and general staff remarks. Register 1 includes admissions from 1948-1963, register 2 is from 1963-1976, and register 3 includes 1976-1982.

Dellview Hospital

Dorothy Jackson fonds

  • CA VERN MS 48;1979.069
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1960

Fonds consists of the personal records and documents of Dorothy Jackson from 1918-1960. Fonds includes the correspondence, personal diaries, and personal writings of Ms. Jackson which document her thoughts, emotions, social activities and daily work from childhood to adulthood.

Jackson, Dorothy, d. 1961

Doug Kermode fonds

  • CA VERN PH 1
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1928-1992]

The Doug Kermode fonds consists of 1973 photographs and 946 photographic negatives, produced by local photographer Doug Kermode from ca.1928-1992. Includes 2067 b&w, 124 colour and 6 hand-tinted photographs that chronicle the City of Vernon from the early 1930's to the late 1980's, covering every aspect of the community's development. From the fads and fashions of the time, to the people and events that make up the area's history, the fonds includes portraits, commercial documentation, news coverage, and aerial photographs. The portraits, which consist of both individual and group photos, include pictures of civic dignitaries, sports teams, military groups, local business staff, and fraternal organization members. The commercial photos consist of city views, city buildings, street scenes, the agricultural landscape, emerging industries, and institutions such as the Vernon army camp. The news coverage photos capture special events that made the local headlines, such as visits of royalty and heads of state, political events and natural or man-made disasters. They also chronicle many of the everyday community activities such as sporting events, civic functions, theatrical productions and holiday celebrations. Of particular note are the aerial photographs, which document the changing topography throughout the Okanagan, ranging from north of Salmon Arm, east to the Arrow Lakes and south to Osoyoos.

Kermode, Doug, 1913-

Downtown Improvement Group fonds

  • CA VERN MS 137;1988.130
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1977

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Downtown Improvement Group from 1966-1977. Includes minutes, correspondence, reports, briefs, financial records, project notes, and a constitution detailing the group's proposed 'Apple Tree Lane' downtown improvement plans.

Downtown Improvement Group (Vernon, B.C.)

Dr. D.A. Ross fonds

  • CA VERN MS 117;1985.538
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1960

Fonds consists of the personal records of Dr. Ross from 1959-1960. Includes correspondence regarding his research on Jesuit priests Father Nobili and Father Goetz, as well as the St. Josephs' Mission. Accompanying some of the incoming correspondence are excerpts from journals and diaries which document the Jesuits' work in B.C.

Ross, Douglas Alexander

Dr Danilo Aguzzi-Barbagli collection : 1936-1992

  • CA VERN MS 152;1993.008;2001.060
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied ca. 1990-1992]

Collection consists of correspondence and personal research materials of Dr. Aguzzi-Barbagli collected from ca.1990-1992. Includes correspondence, books, magazines, articles, lists of works, and photocopies of numerous scholarly papers about Leone Caetani and the Caetani family. Also includes a lecture on the Caetani family by Dr. Aguzzi-Barbagli and a photocopy of the memoirs [Italian version] of Leone Caetani's first wife, Vittoria Colonna Caetani, which detail her life and dealings with the Caetani family.

Dr. H.J. Phillips fonds

  • CA VERN MS 57;1982.120
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1963

Fonds consists of the personal records of Dr. H.J. Phillips from 1962-1963. Includes correspondence to and from the doctor in regard to the history and construction of the S.S. Sicamous, and his effort to obtain copies of the original blueprints for the re-creation of a scale model.

Phillips, H.J.

Dr. Margaret Ormsby fonds

  • CA VERN MS 185;1997.004
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1996

Fonds consists of correspondence, personal writings, research materials, legal documents, and ephemera. Included in Dr. Ormsby's records are the records of her parents, George and Margaret T. Ormsby, and her brother and sister, Hugh and Catherine Ormsby.

Ormsby, Margaret A.

E. Peter Venables fonds

  • CA VERN MS 9;1964.043;1967.020;1981.108;1984.561
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1946-1965]

Fonds consists of the personal records and documents of Peter Venables from ca.1946-1965. Includes memoirs of his family's emigration to Canada and settlement in Coldstream, personal writings such as poems and essays, and various personal data items.

Venables, E. Peter

Edith Eleanor (Ruth) Lishman fonds

  • CA VERN MS 123;1987.062
  • Fonds
  • 1925

Fonds consists of the personal records of Edith Eleanor (Ruth) Lishman for 1925. Includes a personal journal containing personal diary entries and general financial records. All diary entries are found on the left-hand pages, while her financial income and expenses are on the right. Diary entries contain information on her home life, everyday activities, people she knew, places she went to, and updates on her farm/dairy production.

Lishman, Ruth (Edith Eleanor)

Edna Oram fonds

  • CA VERN MS 158;MS 210;1993.015;2004.040
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1997

Fonds consists of the personal records of Edna Oram from 1920-1997. Includes correspondence, financial records, personal writings, research material, personal data documents, ephemera, clippings, and records pertaining to her involvement in the Vernon Senior Housing Society, the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, the Canadian Mental Health Association, O'Keefe Ranch, the Friends of History, Okanagan Landing Station, and the Chamber of Commerce.

Oram, Edna

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