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Sangster family

Series consists of negatives and prints relating to the Sangster’s family life. This includes photographs of Sangster residences, his immediate family, and extended family.

Sangster, J. Lewis

J. Lewis Sangster fonds

  • NWMA 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

Spong family fonds

  • NWMA 159
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1949

The fonds consists of a journal, correspondence, certificates, and ephemera, primarily of Elsie and Stanley Spong.

Spong (family)

Slater family fonds

  • NWMA 111
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1937

The fonds consists of correspondence between members of the Slater family, primarily David and Maude Slater.

Slater (family)

James K. Suter fonds

  • NWMA 106
  • Fonds
  • 1896

The fonds consists of correspondence and an invitation.

Suter, James K.

John Booth fonds

  • NWMA 092
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1962

The fonds consists of a notebook of poems and letters.

Booth, John

Annie Staton fonds

  • NWMA 078
  • Fonds
  • 1912, 1920-1931

The fonds consists of photographs of Annie Staton as May Queen, telegrams, and correspondence.

Staton, Annie

Herring family fonds

  • NWMA 028
  • Fonds
  • 1868-1953

The fonds consists of letters, programmes, and fishing licences.

Herring (family)

Frederick Carroll fonds

  • NWMA 026
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1923

The fonds consists of enlistment papers, discharge papers, immigration papers, and a certificate.

Carroll, Frederick, b. 1879

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

Andrew Reid fonds

  • CA WVAN 052
  • Fonds
  • 2006

The fonds consists of material relating to the personal life and recreational activities of Andrew Reid and extended family members. The material includes photographs of Alta Lake in Whistler and the Chinese garden in West Vancouver in the 1930s.

Reid, Andrew

Meglaughlin family fonds

  • CA WVAN 038
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1950

Fonds consists of the family photographs of Ted Meglaughlin and his wife, Sophie Zielski.

Meglaughlin (family)

Thompson family fonds

  • CA WVAN 022
  • Fonds
  • [1910-1943]

The fonds consists of material relating to the Thompson family who were one of the original families in West Vancouver. A portion of the material also pertains to the West Vancouver Ferry Company, the West Vancouver Municipal Transportation Department, and the Pacific Great Eastern railway.

The fonds is divided into three series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: W.C. Thompson autobiographies
Series 3: Bert Thompson transportation records

Thompson (family)

Lawson family fonds

  • CA WVAN 006
  • Fonds
  • [1880-1990]

The fonds consists of material generated and collected by the Lawson family and extended family members. Records include personal correspondence, photographs, journals, school records, and art work, as well as financial and business records pertaining to family businesses, investments and community involvement.

The fonds is arranged into the following sous-fonds and series:
Series 1: Photographs and postcards
Sous-fonds 1: John Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 2: Gertrude Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 3: Christina Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 4: Duncan Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 5: Harte family sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 6: Elizabeth Lawson sous-fonds

Lawson (family)

Family records

The series consists of records of Jack Burns and the Burns family, including miscellaneous real estate documents, family correspondence, and biographical information.

Burns family fonds

  • CA WVAN 001
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1977

The fonds consists of records of Jack Burns and the Burns family, including photographs, an album containing over 400 photographs, three journals of the the West Vancouver Ratepayers Association from 1913 to 1933, miscellaneous real estate documents, family correspondence, and biographical information.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Family records
Series 2: West Vancouver Ratepayers Association records
Series 3: Photographs

Burns (family)

Myrtle Philip fonds

  • CA WMA 986.1
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1986

The fonds consists of personal papers of Myrtle Philip, including education documents, journals, diaries, banking records, certificates and passports, legal and property records, and correspondence; photographs depicting the Philip family, people (including guests at Rainbow Lodge), events and scenes of the Whistler area; guest, birthday and recipe books; postcards of the Alta Lake/Whistler area; scrapbooks and reference material. Fonds also includes manuscripts of Alex Philip as well as records relating to his estate. Fonds includes records of Rainbow Lodge including guest registers (1915-1947), cashbook (1928-1952), employee records (1941-1948), and invoices and receipts.

Philip, Myrtle

Jardine family fonds

  • CA WMA 88.4;88.26;89.10;89.17
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920-1950]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Betts, Jardine and Neiland families depicting family members, other people, events and scenes in the Alta Lake/Whistler area.

Jardine (family)

Tony Archer fonds

  • CA VPL 60001-72265
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1972

The fonds consists of studio portrait photographs for approximately 900 assignments.

Archer, Tony

Van Dyke Studios fonds

  • CA VPL 35877-35942
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930-1955]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting people, activities, and scenery in Vancouver. Fonds includes portraits taken by the studio.

Van Dyke Studios

Fitzgerald McCleery fonds

  • CA VPL 17188-17348
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860-1900]

The fonds consists of portraits of the McCleery family and photographs of the McCleery farm on the North Arm of the Fraser River.

McCleery, Fitzgerald

Peck family fonds

  • CA VPL 13584-13619
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1915

The fonds consists of photographs of the Peck family of Cranbrook, B.C.

Peck (family)

Michel Mielnicki fonds

  • CA VHEC RA056
  • Fonds
  • [1939–2005]

Fonds consists of records created by, accumulated by, or about Michel Mielnicki related to his experience as a survivor of the Holocaust, the publication of Bialystok to Birkenau: The Holocaust Journey of Michel Mielnicki and Mielnicki’s reunion with his brother after nearly fifty years of separation. Records include photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, ephemera, video and audio cassette tapes, identity documents, notes and research materials.

Fonds is arranged into the following eight series: —Identity documents (1945–1966) —Photographs ([ca. 1939–1996]) —Memorabilia ([194–198-?]) —Mielnicki correspondence (1954–2005) —Clippings and publications (1947–2000) —Notes, research and speech ([198-]–[6 Oct. 1992]) —Leon Mendelewicz documents ([198-]–5 Mar. 1989) —Audio records (1995)

Mielnicki, Michel

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