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W.H. (Henry) Anderson family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1973

Fonds consists primarily of scrapbooks and photograph albums compiled by Gwen Anderson or received from various sources and all related to Henry Anderson's political career, and to the Andersons' involvement in community organizations and events in Richmond. The scrapbooks and albums document Richmond's growth and development during Anderson's time in office, and reflect the commitment both Henry and Gwen Anderson felt toward their community. Also included in the fonds are memorabilia related to Anderson's time in office, including slide photographs of various Richmond scenes, pamphlets related to events he and his wife attended, and a sound recording of opening ceremonies at the Richmond Imperial Oil service centre. These appear to have been set aside by Gwen Anderson. In addition, the fonds includes one file of ephemeral items, such as Ladner ferry tickets, unmarked ballot sheets and a building permit, and three oil paintings given as gifts to the Andersons. Fonds is arranged in four series: 1. Scrapbooks and albums; 2. Paintings; 3. Reeve Anderson memorabilia; 4. Ephemera.

Anderson, W. H. (Henry)

Ernie LeCours fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1946-1980

Fonds consists mostly of correspondence to and from constituents and other politicians as well as speeches given on radio and in the Legislative Assembly. Also included are Reports from the Capitol and some campaign ads. In addition to this material is one file containing photocopies of newspaper articles documenting E. LeCours' political contributions during his career

LeCours, Ernie

Bob Ransford fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974-1982

The fonds consists of material used and created by Ransford during his time as a journalist at CISL radio station, the Richmond News, and Cable Ten television channel. The fonds includes subject files, publications and material used for reference. The fonds also includes notebooks, audio tapes, and scripts created in his work as a journalist.

Ransford, Bob

Edward Charles Turner fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1909 - 1971

The fonds is divided into eighteen series. Nine series include report cards, mementoes, receipts, permits, course notes, air raid literature, financial statements for the Rifle club, political correspondence, a statement of British Columbia Government policy, pamphlets, and school scribblers from his early life. Nine series include minutes and budgets from his Salmon Arm community involvement.

Turner, Edward Charles

Ann Hansen fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR453
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2012

The archival fonds consists of the following series: Direct Action-related clippings, correspondence, ephemera and notes; legal correspondence; pre- and post-parole correspondence, ephemera, notes and writings by others; correspondence received during incarceration; prison records (supplied to Hansen under an Access to Information request); Direct Action chapter drafts and related materials; and RCMP surveillance transcripts (closed until 2072).

Subject matter of the mixed clippings and correspondence series includes: anti-nuclear/anti-cruise missile activism, court proceedings, Elizabeth Fry Society, environmental issues, indigenous peoples issues, international activism, pornography, anti-pornography/anti-snuff films, prison-industrial complex, sexual assault, Red Hot Video, the Vancouver Five trial matters and sentencing, women’s rights.

Correspondence received during incarceration series includes: correspondence from Brent Taylor, Janice Bear Neudorf, and various supporters and publishers; series also includes 1 box of previous sealed letters from other members of the Vancouver Five, primarily Brent Taylor.

Hansen, Ann

Ian Baird fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR008
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence relating to political and personal matters from John G. Diefenbaker to Alex MacLeod Baird, 1966, and to Ian Baird, 1966-1977, with some letters signed by Diefenbaker's secretary on his behalf; clippings regarding Diefenbaker and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, 1959-1972; correspondence to Ian Baird from Lyle Kahl, MLA for Esquimalt (1978) regarding the Save the E and N Railway Committee; Victor A. Stephens, leader of the B.C. Progressive Conservative Party regarding the provincial election campaign (1978-1979), and from other Progressive Conservative politicians.

Baird, Ian, 1947-

John Edwin (Jack) Loucks fonds

  • CA NVAN 175
  • Fonds
  • 1940 - 2002

Fonds reflects the life and activities, in a public as well as private capacity, of the former City of North Vancouver mayor, John Edwin Loucks, spanning the years from the late 1940s into the first decade of the twenty-first century. Loucks' records are arranged in twelve series. The records consist of correspondence, agendas, photographs, cards, certificates and honours, events programmes, meeting minutes and reports, maps, pamphlets and newspaper clippings.

Loucks, E.J.

J. Lewis Sangster fonds

  • CA NWM IH 2011.30
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1950

This fonds consists of photographs and postcards taken or collected by J. Lewis Sangster during his time spent in New Westminster, during his time traveling and during his time spent overseas during World War I. Sangster developed a large number of the photographs himself, in a small cellar in his home that was converted into a darkroom. The fonds has been divided into three series based on content: Sangster Family, Military, and New Westminster Subjects. Included in the Military series, there is a collection of Canadian Official postcards published by the British newspaper The Daily Mirror, which Sangster collected during his time serving in World War I. The family series consists of photographs taken by Sangster of his family members, as well as pictures that Sangster received from extended family members.

Sangster, J. Lewis

Alan Twigg fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 63
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2008

The fonds consist of materials that relate to Twigg’s work as a writer, publisher and co-founder of the B.C. Book Prizes in the years 1975 to 2008. The fonds is arranged in fourteen series: Correspondence, Political Campaign and Poetry of Bud Osborn, Vancouver Theatre, Television Interviews, Twigg’s Book Research, George Woodcock’s Translation of Proust, Audio Cassette Interviews, Transcripts of Interviews, Authors’ Photographs and Negatives, Special Items, B.C. Book Prizes, Miscellaneous, Prairie BookWorld Founding Records and Twigg’s Newspaper and Magazine Articles.

Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, taped television interviews, transcripts of television interviews, drafts of Twigg’s literary works, unpublished manuscript of George Woodcock’s translation of Proust, audio cassette interviews, transcripts of interviews, photographs, banners, awards, legal documents, financial records, notes and newspaper and magazine clippings of Twigg’s published articles.

Twigg, Alan

Harrison Brown fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 57
  • Fonds
  • 1914-2002

The fonds consists mainly of textual materials, including correspondence and diaries. Also present are photo albums, photographs and negatives. The fonds has been arranged into the following seven series: Personal correspondence (1934-1988), Diaries (1914-1973), Desktop diaries (1962-1973), Personal miscellaneous items (1937-1978), Photographs (1927-2002), and Outlawry of War (1921-1960).

Brown, George Harrison

James Hawthornthwaite fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 47
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1911

Fonds consists primarily of incoming correspondence addressed to Hawthornthwaite in his capacity as a Member of the Legislative Assembly from his constituents and other residents of British Columbia. The fonds contains a file consisting of legislative bills, resolutions, and acts tabled during Hawthornthwaite's tenure in the Provincial Parliament and other records that Hawthornthwaite made or received in the course of his service to the people of Nanaimo, as well as published records of the legislative assembly of British Columbia for the years 1909 and 1910. The fonds also contains: a certificate for Hawthornthwaite's share in the Western Socialist Publishing Company which published The Western Clarion, the newspaper of the Socialist Party of British Columbia; a postcard depicting Joseph Mairs, one of Hawthornthwaite's contemporaries in the Socialist Party of Canada; and a copy of a book titled The changing order: A study of democracy, given to Hawthornthwaite by his friend Harry Sibble.

Hawthornthwaite, James

Paul St. Pierre fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 88
  • Fonds
  • 1940-

The collection consists of items related to St. Pierre's writing activities and to his work as a politician and police commissioner. Included are published books; magazines and newspapers in which St. Pierre has published his work; correspondence; drafts and manuscripts of books, radio and stage plays, television series episodes, and speeches; film scripts; newspaper columns; essays; reviews and articles about St. Pierre and his writing; and photographs.

St. Pierre, Paul H., 1923-

Robert Jackson fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 49
  • Fonds
  • 1933-2000

Fonds consists primarily of records related to Robert Jackson's political interests and activities. Included are many original and reproduced documents from labour events in the 1930s, particularly the On to Ottawa trek but including information on other labour-related events and figures, including the Spanish Civil War and the unionism in primary resource industries. The fonds also includes many records gathered by Jackson in the 1980s and 1990s in his work commemorating the On to Ottawa trek and participating in labour-related events. It contains newsletters, bulletins and other publications, newspaper clippings, essays, and articles, correspondence, recollections and testimonials, obituaries, notes from speaking engagements, leaflets, posters, press releases, petitions, minutes, financial records, project proposals, a script, work documents, certificates, legal documents, photographs, and other records related to Jackson's political life. The file level arrangement of this fonds is based on an arrangement established in 2001 by David Yorke who undertook to order Jackson's paper by subject. The order in which Jackson kept his records is unknown. The fonds is arranged in four series: On to Ottawa Trek (1934-2000); Labour history subject files (1933-2000); Memorials (1985-2000); and Photographs ([193-?]-2000).

Jackson, Robert

Iain Benson fonds

  • CA BOW MS 19
  • Fonds
  • 1981 - 1999

The fonds consists of records collected and created by Ian Benson pertaining to Bowen Island's Official Community Plan, The Bowen Island Trust Committee, and The Bowen Island Advisory Planning Commission. The fonds includes personal correspondence, financial records, and various ephemeral records.

Benson, Iain T.

Ross Carter fonds

  • CA BOW MS 23
  • Fonds
  • 1986 - 1997

The fonds consists of records created and collected by Ross Carter and includes correspondence, documents from the Bowen Island Improvement Association, GVRD election and other campaign literature, and reference reports relating to development on Bowen Island.

Carter, Ross

Saanich Council and committee minutes

  • CA SMA 2007-152
  • Fonds
  • 1906 - 1969

Fonds consists of volumes of Council Minutes, Committee Minutes, Advisory Planning Commission Minutes, Health Committee Minutes, Board of Licensing Commissioners Minutes, and indexes for the Corporation of the District of Saanich.

Saanich (B.C.)

Secession of Ward 6 (Central Saanich) fonds

  • CA SMA 2007-032
  • Fonds
  • 1927 - 1952

Fonds consists of records relating to the secession of Ward 6 in the District of Saanich, 1927 to 1951, as well as the proposed secession of Gordon Head, Cadboro Bay and Shelbourne in 1950/51. Fonds includes correspondence, inventories of municipal property, assessments, advertisements, Saanich Relief Act of 1927, and the Act to Validate the Incorporation of the District of Saanich in 1951.

Local No. 1 CCF Club of Saanich fonds

  • CA SMA 2010-023
  • Fonds
  • 1920 - 1988

Fonds consists of records originating from the CCF Hall on Douglas Street in Saanich and relating to the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (local, provincial, and federal groups) and to its successive form, the New Democratic Party (NDP). Fonds includes club constitution and by-laws, minutes, legal documents, financial records, correspondence, maps of polling areas, local charter certificates, event posters, news clippings and a scrapbook, organizational publications, photographs and sound & video recordings.

Local No. 1 CCF Club of Saanich

Miki family fonds

  • CA JCN 1994.64
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1990

The fonds consists of sixteen series. The first series is of images of a Price Waterhouse press release; Vancouver Japanese Language School, Vancouver, BC. The second series is of images of a reception of a $5000 grant from the city of Vancouver to the Redress Committee, Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver, BC. The third series is of images of a Japanese Canadian Community Facility fund raising dinner; Vancouver, BC. The fourth series is of images of the JCCA Board of Directors; Vancouver, BC. The fifth series is an image of Art Miki and Brian Mulroney signing the Japanese Canadian Redress agreement at Ottawa, Ont. The sixth is an image of a Buddhist memorial service. The seventh series is of two photograph albums belonging to Kazuo Miki containing photographs of the Haney, BC, the Asahi baseball team, miscellaneous outdoor portraits and miscellaneous photographs of social gatherings, most of which were photographed during the 1920s and 1930s. The eighth series is of a group portraits belonging to Shizuko Miki. The ninth series is of photographs of Japanese Canadians in Slocan, BC during World War Two. The tenth series is of photographs of Japanese Canadians meeting with government officials and people at a booth providing information about the Japanese Canadian Internment. The eleventh series is of group portraits of Japanese Canadian groups and organizations. The twelfth series is of educational material pertaining to Japanese Canadians and the Japanese Canadian Internment. The thirteenth series is of pamphlets and postcards pertaining to Japanese Canadians and the Redress. The fourteenth series is of reports and publications that advocate for the Japanese Canadian Redress and provide information about the Japanese Canadian Internment. The fifteenth series is of newsletters and news publications relating to the Japanese Canadian Redress settlement. The sixteenth series is of cassette tapes surrounding historical tours and reactions to the Redress and Official apology by the Government of Canada to Japanese Canadians.

Miki (family)

Pacific Affairs fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1978 - 2006

Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, contracts, and reports. The records document the administration of Pacific Affairs, in particular the editorial functions, and are arranged in the following series: Editorial Files, Contracts, Correspondence, Subject Files and Production Files.

Pacific Affairs

Clement Francis Cornwall fonds

  • CA BCA PR-1324
  • Fonds
  • 1862-[ca. 1906]

The fonds consists of Clement Francis Cornwall's diaries recording life at Ashcroft Manor and as a senator in 1872 in Ottawa. It also contains Cornwall's bench books from ca. 1891 to 1906.

Cornwall, Clement Francis, 1836-1910

Skagit Valley research collection

  • Fonds
  • 1969-1982

The collection consists of correspondence, briefs, reports, speeches, clippings, and photographs relating to the history of the Skagit Valley project and the subsequent lobbying on the part of the ROSS (Run Out Skagit Spoilers) Committee (1969-1982).

Anthony Scott fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1942-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts and off-prints, lecture and course notes, and research files which reflect his professional activities of teaching, research and involvement with various government economic commissions.

Scott, Anthony, 1923-

APEC Inquiry collection (various collectors)

  • Fonds
  • 1997-2001

The collection consists of exhibits, videotapes and documents collected for the PCC, correspondence and legal documents related to both the PCC and related legal actions, APEC Alert posters, information, pamphlets and ephemera, other material collected and created by Oppenheim with regard to the events surrounding APEC and the RCMP PCC, transcripts of the PCC proceedings, and a number of photographs.

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