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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

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

Fort Steele Liberal Association fonds

  • CA FTST MS 18
  • Fonds
  • 1898

The fonds consists of a letterbook belonging to the Fort Steele Liberal Association, 1898.

Fort Steele Liberal Association

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)

Lake Cowichan Cooperative Commonwealth Federation Club fonds

  • CA KSM MG21
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1961

The fonds consists of documents relating to the business of the CCF and the NDP Club. The fonds consists of 3 series including minutes, financial records and misc. information.

Lake Cowichan Cooperative Commonwealth Federation Club

Township of Langley elections collection

  • CA LCM MSS 16
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1982

The collection consists of voters' lists for the Township of Langley, B.C. (1900-1982), lists of candidates in municipal elections (1900), and notices of municipal elections (1903).

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.

Election Campaigns series

Series relates to the John Edwin Loucks' election campaigns for Mayor of North Vancouver and the City Council. The series consists of correspondence, flyers, note books, and poliing information for the years 1977-1999.

Mayoral files series

Series documents John Edwin Loucks' official involvement in civic affairs as an alderman and mayor of the City of North Vancouver from the 1970s until 2000. Records in this series consist of mayoral log books, monthly planners, meeting minutes, reports and memoranda, speeches, by-laws and correspondence. Series is arranged according to function and document form.

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

New Westminster subjects

Series consists of negatives, prints and postcards from J. Lewis Sangster’s time spent growing up and living in New Westminster.

Sangster, J. Lewis

New Westminster Branch of the Chinese Nationalist League (Kuo Min Tang) fonds

  • CA NWM IH 981.31
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1968

The fonds consists of records on the Chinese Nationalist Party affairs, including certificates of appointments, minutes of a 1947 meeting attended by representatives from western branches of the Chinese Nationalist League of Canada, the NWBCNL work and financial reports, as well as work and financial reports received from the Chinese Nationalist League of Canada. Published material, such as Writings Mourning the Death of Sun Yat-sen, and Government by All the People which was translated into Chinese, is part of this fonds.The fonds consists of two series: Records on Nationalist Party Affairs, and Published Material.

Chinese Nationalist League. New Westminister Branch

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

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

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

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

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-

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.

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.)

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

Rossland-Trail Liberal Association fonds

  • CA TCA 1977-31
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1952

The fonds consists of minutes (1941-1945), correspondence relating to the appointment of A.D.Turnbull as MLA in the B.C. Legislature, and a programme of a 1952 dinner celebrating Prime Minister St. Laurent's visit to Trail.

Rossland-Trail Liberal Association

James H. Schofield fonds

  • CA TCA 85-1
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1938

The fonds consists of correspondence to Schofield from friends in the army, letters and telegrams congratulating Schofield on election victory, and general correspondence and certificates.

Schofield, James Hargrave Alcock, b. 1866

Harold T. Allen fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR003
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1979

The fonds consists of files relating to Allen's activities in the New Democratic Party, including federal conventions, 1960-1979; Waffle Movement, 1969-1971; Clippings, 1961-1972; Elections, 1966-1975; Committee for an Independent Canada, 1976-1977; Brief to the Royal Commission on Gasoline Price Structure, 1965; and NDP Speakers Notes and Policy Statement, 1961.

Allen, Harold Tuttle, 1902-

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