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Women's Bookstore collection

  • CA SFU F-111
  • Collection
  • 1937 - 2018, predominant 1937-1997

The Women's Bookstore collection consists of materials relating to the operation of several Vancouver women's organizations and reflects the issues that dominated the women's movement throughout the 1970s. Consistent with the community based nature of women's movements during this period, the scope and content of the collection reflects the diversity common to a phenomenon rather than the administrative and subject coherence found in records generated by a single organization. As such, the collection as whole gains its coherence due primarily to the interdependence rather than independence of the individual items to one another. This also applies to the records generated by autonomous organizations in the collection. While the different organizations should be regarded as distinct, a good deal of the records concern the communication between various organizations and women's groups across the country or identify issues of concern to a broad range of organizations. Thus, the collection as whole should be regarded as a record of a dynamic process in which a common ideology served to unify the aims of distinctive organizations, persons, and subjects.

The collection is comprised of the records of the Women's Bookstore, Women's Caucus, A Woman's Place, Transition House, the British Columbia Federation of Women and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Includes constitutions, minutes, reports, correspondence, position papers, and sound recordings. Also includes newsletters from women's centres across British Columbia and Canada, subject files, and an assortment of feminist publications.

Thomas and Mildred Laurie collection

  • Collection
  • 1940-2003 [predominantly 1940-1972]

The collection includes material relating to Alert Bay that was created or collected by Thomas and Mildred Laurie, as well as photographs and textual records created or received by James Barclay Williams, who bequeathed the records to Mildred Laurie. The collection includes a photo album, photographs, postcards, correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and a calendar. Photographs document Alert Bay and the surrounding area, including the B.C. Packers store, Christ Church, the native cemetery, St. Michael’s Residential School and Preventorium, Canada Packers, Hardy Bay, totem poles, a long house, and the Nimpkish Hotel. Photographs also document local events, including potlatches, weddings, an outdoor salmon barbeque, BC centenary celebrations in 1958, native ceremonies, and a visit by the Governor General.

The material is arranged in the following files:

1.1 - James Barclay Williams – Correspondence and press clippings, 1968-1972
1.2 - James Barclay Williams – Photographs, [1908?]-1967
1.3 - Mildred Laurie - Photo album photographs, [194-]-1974
1.4 - Mildred Laurie – Photographs and postcards, [194-]-[199-]
1.5 - Slides and negatives, 1952-1972
1.6 - Pamphlets, ephemera, and press clippings, 1947-2003
2.1 - James Barclay Williams – Photo album, 1940-1941

Sasaki family collection

  • CA JCN 2011.68
  • Collection
  • 1921 - 2011

The collection consists of two series. The first series consists of family photographs and the second series is an interview of Mitsue Fugeta (nee Sasaki) discussing her life on Powell Street in Vancouver, BC.

Sasaki (family)

Morishita family collection

  • CA JCN 2011.79
  • Collection
  • 1903 - 1990

The collection consists of six series of papers, photographs and artefacts amassed by the Morishita family. The first series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to the patriarch of the family, Teiji Morishita. The second series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to Teiji's wife, Sawa Morishita. The third series consists of papers and artefacts amassed while the Morishitas (with the Ebisuzakis) ran the Ebisuzaki Shoten (store) at 337 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC. The fourth series consists of family photographs and artefacts belonging to the Morishita family. The fifth series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to the Morishita children. And the sixth series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to the Ebisuzaki family.

Rees Rogers Collection

  • Collection
  • 1927-1942

The Collection of ephemera consists of itemized bills for construction and renovation materials from Tarbell’s Ltd., W.H. Gage, and Central Builders’ Supply Ltd. Utility bills from City of Courtenay and BC Telephone. E & N Railway tickets. Handbook of Courtenay High School. Poster/invitation to opening of Hurford and Shaw [Motors]. Ration Book Application Card Instructions.

Alistair Duffus collection

  • Collection
  • [193-] - [195-]

The collection consists of photographs of the ship "Dinamac," the Duffus family home, Thomas McMeekin & Sons business, Skeena River scenes, parades, and planes at Seal Cove.

Duffus, Alistair

Rupert Harrison collection

  • CA WVAN 030
  • Collection
  • 1900-1995

The collection consists of photographs, negatives, slides, and other material relating to West Vancouver that was collected by Rupert Harrison in the course of his work as a historian and archivist for the District of West Vancouver.

The collection is arranged into two series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Ephemera

Harrison, Rupert, 1914-2007