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Sweeney Cooperage fonds

  • CA VPL 3526-3543
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1960]

The fonds consists of photographs of the operations of Sweeney Cooperage in Vancouver.

Sweeney Cooperage

Glenn Lewis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950 - 2007

Fonds consists of 3.04 meters of textua, photographic and other material created or collected by artist Glenn Lewis. Consists of records pertaining to and reflecting Lewis' travels, employment, study, artist collectives and associations, and artistic projects from 1950 to 2007. Records consist of photographic materials (prints, slides and negatives), journals/day-planners, postcards, letters, lecture notes, manuscripts, articles, notes and miscellaneous writings, published books and catalogues, exhibit pamphlets and brochures, grant and commission information, legal documents, artwork and drawings, 1 CD and 1 DVD, and 3 ceramic pieces.

Lewis, Glenn

Integrity Vancouver Fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1981 - 2010

Fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, conference proceedings, office files, orders of service, publicity materials, photographs, VHS recordings, scrapbooks and 2 banners.

Integrity Vancouver

Dr. Morris Levine fonds

  • CA JHS A.2009.018
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1989

The fonds consists mainly of poetry that Dr. Morris Levine wrote over the years. Also intermixed with the poetry is some general correspondence, family correspondence, some work records, and a partial draft of a personal memoir.

The fonds is arranged into one series: Poems. All files are kept in their original order and do not appear to follow any chronological or alphabetical order. All files are simply titled ‘Poems’.

Levine, Dr. Morris

Columbia Street United Church fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950-1969

Fonds consists of records from Columbia Street United Church (Vancouver, B.C.). Records include Baptism, Marriage and Burial Records (1956–1962), Membership Records (1950-1969), Board and Committee Records (1954-1961), Women’s Groups School Records (1960-1969), Sunday School Records (1956-1962), Records of Other Groups (1954-1956), Correspondence/Subject Files (1954-1963), Congregational Financial Records (1953-1956), Annual Reports (1955-1969).

Columbia Street United Church (Vancouver, BC)

Wilson Heights United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-2007

Fonds consists of the records of Wilson Heights United Church and its predecessors, Wilson Road Methodist Church and Wilson Heights Methodist Church. Records include Baptism records (1912-1970), Marriage registers (1912-1985), and Burial registers (1912-1990); Membership records (1912-1995); Session minutes (1925-1965), Board of Managers minutes (1927-1953), Stewards minutes (1954-1965), Board of Trustees minutes (1939-1963), Official Board minutes (1911-1992), Congregational Meetings minutes (1928-1969), and Pastoral Relations Committee minutes (1965); Woman's Association minutes (1942-1958), Woman's Association Alpha Group minutes (1947-1954), Woman's Association Friendly Group minutes (1945-1955) and reports (1942-1952), Young Woman's Association minutes (1941-1961), United Church Women minutes (1962-1980), United Church Women Friendly Unit minutes (1970-1988), United Church Women Mary Reilly Unit minutes (1971-1990) and reports (1978-1990), United Church Women Trinity Unit minutes (1962-1965); Men's Fellowship Club minutes (1932-1935); Sunday School minutes (1910-1961); Hi-C minutes (1959-1963), Canadian Girls in Training Polyanna Group records (1932-1944); Choir records (1924-1940), Golden Age Group minutes (1940-1949); Buildings and Property records (1995); 75th Anniversary Committee minutes (1984-1985); "A History of Wilson Heights United Church" (Church History) by Mary I.M.Featherstonhaugh (1990-1999); Congregational financial records (1911-1921); and Annual reports (1950-2007).

Wilson Heights United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Jack Wise fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR393
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 1998 (predominant 1965-1992)

The fonds reflects Wise’s artistic inspirations, philosophical development, research interests, interactions with fellow artists and patrons, and relationships with galleries, art dealers, schools and arts organizations.

The fonds consists of correspondence, sales lists, exhibition catalogues and lists, photographs, clippings, sketches, poems and calligraphy, scrapbooks and notebooks, teaching materials, curricula vitae and biographical documents, publications, and seals and other objects used by Wise in his art practice.

Correspondents include Robert Amos, Pat Martin Bates, Pat Bovey, Brian Brett, Lin Chien-Shih, Stephen Cummings, Fleming Jorgensen, Stephen Gislason, Colin and Sheila Graham, Robin Hopper, Nick and Karin Koerner, Ramon Kubicek, Lobsang Lhalungpa, Chin-Shik Lin, Brian Longworth, Max Maynard, Avon Neal, Gary Lee Nova, Toni Onley, P.K. Page, Syn Richards, Martin Segger, Doris Shadbolt, Madeleine Shields, Robin Skelton, Huston Smith, Pete Trower, George Woodcock, and Myken Woods.

The fonds has been arranged into four series: art practice; biographical; publications and essays by others; and teaching. The art practice series consists of five sub-series: photographs; posters; exhibition catalogues; correspondence; prose, poetry and small works; and notebooks, scrapbooks and clippings.

Wise, Jack

Tracy Ames collection

  • CA JHS A.2001.001
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1987

The fonds consist of correspondence, minutes, applications for funding, distribution lists, and draft material relating to the video. The fonds is arranged into 2 series: Photographs and sound recordings; and Research files.

Ames, Tracy

Union Steamship Company collection

  • Fonds
  • 1898-2003 and [n.d.]

The collection consists of a combination of materials relating to the Union Steamship Company of British Columbia that has been collected over the years by the Vancouver Maritime Museum as well as documents that have been donated to the museum by Gerald Rushton, author of two books on the company titled Whistle Up the Inlet and Echoes of the Whistle; Arthur Twigg, author of the book Union Steamship Remembered; Harold Cecil Biles, former employee; and James Richard Southworth, former Marine Constable. The collection includes financial reports, maps, schedule notes, special operating circulars, company memos, sailing guides, menus, brochures, research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, manuscripts, assorted ephemera, photographs and audio cassettes. The collection is arranged in 8 series: Administrative; General files; Articles, clippings, and scrapbooks; Echoes of the Whistle book; Whistle Up the Inlet book; Union Steamships Remembered book; Photographs; and Audio-visual.

Vancouver Ballet Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950-2000

The fonds consists of records created and maintained by the Society. Records include newsletters, financial statements and grant applications, correspondence, minutes, reports, membership lists, the constitution and by-laws of the Society, and records from the Spring Seminars including applications and scholarship information.

Vancouver Ballet Society

Vancouver Teachers Council fonds

  • CA BCT RG 2-IV-1
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1952

The fonds consists of the minutes (1934-1952) and account book (1934-1951) of the Council.

Vancouver Teachers Council

W.S. Taylor fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1938 - 1998

Fonds consists of records relating to Taylor’s psychological, philosophical, and theological research. Materials relate to Taylor’s psychological work in India as well as materials gathered to support his lectures, sermons, and publication activities in Vancouver. Fonds consists of the following record series: Research notes; Manuscript drafts and notes; Sermon notes; Collected quotations; Published articles and books; Psychological assessment tools; and J.T. Taylor writings.

Taylor, W.S.

Brock House Society fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1555
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880]-2004

Fonds consists of records relating to the operation of Brock House Society. Record types include correspondence, financial records, agreements and legal documents, certificates, newspaper clippings, reports, agendas, memorandums, newsletters, meeting minutes, and case files attached to specific committees. There are procedural manuals, permits and licenses, invitations, a constitution, application forms for grants and nominees for the B.C. Senior Award, which include resumes or curricula vitae and letters of recommendation. A few records and a photograph album, which belonged to the Brock family, were retained by the Brock House Society.

Brock House Society

Ken Kuramoto fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 1981

This fonds consists of six 16mm film reels of Celebration of the Raven. There are also two audio reels which are soundtracks for the film. Film reels include stills and test stills and camera originals. Most reels are labeled according to the scene.

Kuramoto, Ken

William Carr fonds

  • Fonds
  • [1949 or 1950]

The fonds consists of black and white photographs and negatives. Subjects depicted include villages, boats and ferries, landscapes, bridges, logging clearcuts, and totem poles. Some of the photos appear to be of the Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Carr, William

Sharon Fortney fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2006 - 2008

The fonds consists of one file titled Interview Transcripts, which contains recorded interviews, transcripts, and printed copies of transcribed interviews of research done by Sharon Fortney towards her PhD thesis titled Forging New Partnerships: Coast Salish Communities and Museums. Forney's thesis explores what motivates Coast Salish communities to participate in museum representations; considers the legal implications of such representations with respect to aboriginal rights; and analyzes of the diverse experiences of Coast Salish individuals in specific museum projects and partnerships with the goal of progressing museum and community interactions along a path to equal partnership.

The audiotapes in the fonds contain interviews with Coast Salish community members and artists regarding museums. The CD-R contains transcripts of interviews and is located in the temporary CD storage box. Sharon Fortney's curriculam vitae, thesis abstract, and 10 interviewee consent forms are located in the case file.

Fortney, Sharon

Gordon Miller collection

  • Collection
  • [1979?]-1993

The collection consists of nine large watercolour illustrative panels commissioned by the UBC Museum of Anthropology, eight of which were commissioned for the exhibit The Four Seasons: Food Getting in British Columbia Prehistory, which ran from April to November 1979. The other watercolour is from an unidentified exhibit or sourcebook.

Robert Keziere fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1982

The fonds consists of 7 photographs taken by Robert Keziere on October 20, 1982 of artist Bill Reid working in his Kerrisdale (Vancouver) studio. The film remained unprocessed until 2009, when it was developed and the prints, contact sheet, and DVD were created. The DVD contains image files in multiple resolutions.

Keziere, Robert

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

Alex Eastwood fonds

  • CA JCN 1994-69
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1943

The fonds consists of records relating to the internment of Japanese Canadians. Records include photographs of the internment camps at Hastings Park, as well as other camps in B.C. and Alberta. Fonds also includes two government reports entitled: "The Administration of Japanese Affairs in Canada, 1942-1944, Removal of Japanese from Protected Areas", and "The Hastings Park Clearing Station".

Eastwood, Alex

Artropolis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1984-2005

The fonds consists of records relating to the planning, administrative, fundraising, promotional, documentary and curatorial activities of the Artropolis exhibitions. These materials include: budgets, grant applications, proposals, research files and site plans; correspondence, financial statements, fundraising letters, logos, licenses and contracts, employee and volunteer files, minutes and reports; press releases and sponsorship agreements, banners, brochures and posters; and artists’ résumés and applications, attendance records, comment books, exhibition catalogues, scrapbooks, photo albums, photographs, video recordings, and artwork.

The records are arranged into the following sous-fonds: Artropolis 87 (1984 - 1990); Artropolis 90 (1987 - 1991); Artropolis 93 (1990, 1992 - 1993); Browser Artropolis 97 (1992, 1997 - 1998); Artropolis 2001 (1988, 1999 - 2001); Artropolis 2003 (1988, 1992, 2001 - 2005).

Artropolis

Beaconsfield United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1911-1993

Fonds consists of the records of Beaconsfield United Church and its predecessor, Beaconsfield Methodist Church. Records include Baptism registers (1914-1992), Marriage registers (1914-1991), and Burial registers (1914-1992); Membership records (1913-1992); Session minutes (1926-1979), Stewards minutes (1957-1969) and correspondence (1956-1990), Official Board minutes (1911-1992) and correspondence (1978-1992), and Congregational Meetings minutes (1931-1992); Manse sale and Property plans (1958-1982), Property and Insurance records (1923-1956), and Property sale records (1993); Woman's Association minutes (1943-1961), Woman's Association Dorcas Circle minutes (1958-1961) and Cash Book (1958-1961), Woman's Association Mizpah Circle minutes (1952-1962), Woman's Association S.S.C. Circle minutes (1952-1962), United Church Women minutes (1962-1987), United Church Women Unit 3 (Harmony) minutes (1962-1972), United Church Women Unit 4 minutes (1962-1965), United Church Women Unit 5 minutes (1962), and United Church Women Lo-Fa-Co Unit Financial records (1962-1972); Sunday School Executive minutes (1932-1937); Congregational Correspondence (1963-1979), Conference Loan Fund records (1985-1989), Montessori Day care records (1986-1992), Presbytery Visitation reports (1972-1990); Annual reports 1969-1991); and "The Beacon" (Newsletters) (1974-1977).

Beaconsfield United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Lara Gilbert fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR247
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1995

The fonds consists of records documenting Gilberts thoughts and experiences from childhood to early adulthood. The fonds have been arranged in four series: 1) academic and employment records; 2) correspondence; 3) journals; and 4) unbound prose and poetry.

Gilbert, Lara

Lieutenant Colonel F.T. Coghlan fonds

  • CA FAR 982.653.1
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1914-1918]

The fonds consists of a field service notebook, and a field service notepad relating to activities of batteries which the 15th Field Artillery Regiment perpetuated.

Coghlan, F.T.

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