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Sadie Thompson collection

  • CA ABL 983-349
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1927-1984]

The collection consists of scrapbooks containing records and clippings related primarily to native people and events in Alert Bay (including records relating to St. Michael's Indian Residential School) and on Vancouver Island and to missionary activities throughout B.C.

Joseph Algernon Pearce collection

  • CA BCA 94-9498
  • Collection
  • 1854-[ca. 1964]

The collection consists of textual records, historical notes, newspaper clippings, and research notes. Included in the collection are miscellaneous records acquired from sources including the O'Reilly and Trutch families, Helmcken family, and the Supreme Court of British Columbia. The O'Reilly and Trutch records consist of family correspondence and records relating to Peter O'Reilly's career, particularly his work as the Commissioner of the Indian Reserve Commission. The Helmcken records include correspondence both made and received by John Sebastian Helmcken and James Douglas Helmcken, records relating to J.S. Helmcken's position in the colonial and provincial governments, and estate records. The Supreme Court records include correspondence of Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, trial records, affidavits, bankruptcy files, estate files and other miscellaneous records. There are also miscellaneous records relating to a number of other notable personalities including the Mesher and Pauline families, J.A. McTavish, J.W. Bushby, W.R. Higgins, David McKean, William Manson, and Josephine Crease. Also includes records of organizations including the Victoria Jockey Club. Research notes consist of information relating to a paper presented by Pearce at the British Columbia Historical Society on John Sebastian Helmcken.

Doukhobor history photograph collection

  • CA BCA 96506-001
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1900-1960]

The collection consists of photographs pertaining to Doukhobor history collected by Koozma Tarasoff as a B.C. Centennial Project.

George Vancouver collection

  • CA BCA A/A/40/V28
  • Collection
  • 1792-1891

The collection consists of original letters of George Vancouver and photocopied commissions, correspondence and certificates of and pertaining to George Vancouver.

Jack Fillion film collection

  • CA BCA F1982:04;F1989:16
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1925-1950]

The collection consists of two amateur films showing Stewart, B.C., and mining operations in the vicinity. The later film also shows the nearby community of Hyder, Alaska.

N.B. Bell World War II films collection

  • CA BCA F1986:2
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1941]-1946

The collection consists of military training films and newsreel films, some produced by the Canadian army.

Eve Ostepovich collection

  • CA BCA F1989:04
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1945-1951]

The collection consists of four films showing young women taking part in massed calisthenics, folk dancing and other Pro-Rec activities, organized under the auspices of the Provincial Recreation Movement.

Tannice McKillop collection

  • CA BCA F1990:02/001;SD245:1
  • Collection
  • 1941-[ca. 1949]

The collection consists of a colour film showing the construction of the Victorias Memorial Arena, and a recorded Christmas greeting for 1941 from Victoria Mayor Percy George.

Earl Kitchener Pollon collection

  • CA BCA MS-0769
  • Collection
  • 1912-1926

The collection consists of correspondence inward to James Beattie, guide and outfitter, 1912-1916; and correspondence and monthly game reports of the Hudson Hope Detachment of the B.C. Provincial Police.

Dunsmuir family collection

  • CA BCA MS-1012
  • Collection
  • 1871-1908

The collection consists of contracts, indentures, bonds, notes and mining licences relating to the mining and railroad activities of the Dunsmuir family.

Reginald Herbert Roy collection

  • CA BCA MS-1073
  • Collection
  • 1859-1874, 1889-1911, 1971-1973

The collection consists of a record of vessels entering the Port of Victoria, correspondence concerning the activities of the United Services Institution of Vancouver Island, also known as the Royal United Services Institute, a log book of the schooner Louis Olsen and records of seal catches in the Pacific.

David Henley collection

  • CA BCA MS-2228
  • Collection
  • 1872-1875, 1903-1904

The collection consists of the journal of the Victoria Fire Department, 1872-1875, and correspondence and invitations of Captain J.C. Ross while on a world trip, 1903-1904.

Clive Justice collection

  • CA BCA MS-2428;98702-5
  • Collection
  • 1926-1985

The collection consists of records collected by Clive Justice of and pertaining to George Fraser, a Ucluelet nursery worker known for hybridizing rhododendrons. Collection includes photographs relating to Fraser and his work.

G. Macrina Parker collection

  • CA BCA MS-2760
  • Collection
  • 1912-1982

The collection consists of minutes of the B.C. Indian Arts Society, 1970-1982, and papers of commissions regarding native land rights.

Freeman Tovell collection : 1958

  • CA BCA MS-2824
  • Collection
  • [Microfilmed ca. 1990]

The collection consists of copies of documents concerning Spanish exploration, settlement and missionary work collected by Freeman Tovell for research purposes.

George Allen collection

  • CA BCA PR-1044
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1880-1950]

The records consist of photographs acquired or collected by George Allen and include the following: ca. 1730 nitrate negatives depicting early aerial photography of the B.C. lower mainland and Pacific west coast to Anyox, for the period 1926-1932. These photographs were taken by the photographer Stuart Thomson, also by Western Canada Airways/Pacific Airways Lt., precursors of Canadian Pacific Air; ca. 1150 negatives, both glass and nitrate, of views depicting Vancouver and area, Fraser River Valley, Victoria and Nanaimo, roads etc. taken in the 1920's and 1930's, all taken by professional photographers including Stuart Thomson, the Edwards Brothers, Richard Broadbridge and the Gowen Sutton Company. The collection also includes ca. 2570 nitrate negatives and contact prints of the Okanagan region, Vancouver Island, some of Banff, Calgary, Lethbridge, Winnipeg, and Quebec from ca. 1880 to 1950's. These photographs were mainly taken by photographer C.C. Wright while in the employ of Gowen Sutton, commercial producer of postcards. These photographs were acquired by George Allen in the 1950's and added to his collection.

Allen, George

CHUB Radio collection

  • CA BCA SD 127
  • Collection
  • 1952-1959

The collection consists of radio advertisements, including one for the 1952 B.C. elections, from CHUB radio.

Dave Dixon collection

  • CA BCA SD 140;SD 243;SD 246;F1987:15
  • Collection
  • 1942-1958

The collection consists of various radio broadcasts, including music, interviews and speeches from various radio stations in B.C. It also contains kinescopes of four CBC Vancouver television productions, including three episodes of the children's program "Barney's Gang".

John Ansell radio broadcast collection

  • CA BCA SD 141
  • Collection
  • 1946-[ca. 1960]

The collection consists of recordings of CJVI and CKWX radio station programs, including speeches by Herbert Anscombe and Winston Churchill as well as programs for the 1955 Grey Cup festival.

Jack Cullen radio broadcast collection

  • CA BCA SD 168;T4239;T4250
  • Collection
  • 1937-1970

The collection consists of radio broadcasts of musical programs, including "Saturday at Shaughnessy Hospital", news, radio plays and variety shows.

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