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David P. Heidebrecht fonds

  • CA MEN 987.2
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940]-1966, predominant 1964-1966

The fonds consists of manuscripts and notes relating to Heidebrecht's writings. The fonds also contains Heidebrecht's correspondence with and research notes about Russian Mennonites who fought in World War I.

Heidebrecht, David P.

Canadian Jewish Congress, Pacific Region fonds

  • CA JHS A.2011.016, A.2007.013
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1999

The fonds consists of records including the administrative and operational files of the branch.

Canadian Jewish Congress. Pacific Region

Charles Sedgwick fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR113
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1973

The fonds consists of 6 files of research material used in the production of Sedgwick's master of arts thesis concerning the Chinese community in Victoria, B.C.: The Context of Economic Change and Continuity in an Urban Overseas Chinese Community. The fonds includes photographs not reproduced in the thesis, and transcriptions of interviews with members of the Chinese community that include recollections of family, neighbours, neighbourhoods, and local businesses.

The files consist of the following:
1.1 Essay, Categories and Techniques of Fund Raising in an Overseas Chinese Community, Sedgwick, Charles P., May 1973
1.2 Photographs – 24 prints – b&w, colour: relating to Victoria Chinatown events, scenes and businesses. Some reproductions from BC Archives, Victoria Colonist, and photographer Don Alan Hall. 1 illustrated page removed from a publication.
1.3 Academic papers, other authors, relating to Chinese settlement in Victoria, in Canada and in North America
1.4 Research material, various sources, photocopies, lists, transcriptions, many with annotations
1.5 Research data, survey responses, historical records transcriptions, research sources
1.6 Field notes and supporting references

Sedgwick, Charles Peter, 1941-

Chinese Old Man's Home fonds (New Westminster, B.C.)

  • CA NWM IH 006.211
  • Fonds
  • 1929

Fonds consists of the by-laws of the organization, a list of directors, and a balance sheet. The balance sheet lists a property located at Lot Nine of City Block Twenty-Nine.

Chinese Old Man's Home (New Westminster, BC)

Joan Goodall collection

  • Collection
  • 1926 - 1978

This collection consists of postcards and photographs collected by Joan Goodall. Areas depicted include Old Massett, Hazelton, Kitwangar, Port Simpson and other areas. Most images have totem poles or other massive carvings depicted.

ITEMS IN COLLECTION:
“The Museum of Northern British Columbia with the wolf totem and two Haida poles”
– 1960 – 1 postcard : colour ; 8.5 x 14 cm.

“From Joan Goodall Aug/78 – Fertility symbol used on island of [Tan] during yearly festival on island of [Tanna]” – 1978 - 1 photograph : colour ; 12 x 9 cm.

“623” [people in front of cemetery] – [19-] –1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

“623” [totem pole and dead tree] – [19-] – 1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

“713” [wooden sidewalk with totem poles] – [19-] - 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

“713” [view of a wooden fence with a tree flanked by matching totem poles] – [19-] – 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

“The Lion Totem of Kitwangar, BC” – [19-] – 1 postcard : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

“Port Simpson, Totems” – [19-] – 1 postcard : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

“Alaska Indian Carvings” – [19-] – 1 postcard: b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

“Indian Totem, Hazleton, BC” – [19-] – 1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

“Indian Totems, Old Massett, BC” – [19-] – 1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

“1926” [two totem poles in front of a wooden house] - 1926- 1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm.

Victoria Yip fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1923 - 1936

Fonds consists of theatre programs from Victoria, opera clippings, photographs of the Chinese Carnival in 1936, a copy of the Chinese Times, and Yip’s reminiscences of the establishment of The Chinese Canadian Times in Vancouver and the Chinese Opera in Victoria.

FILE LIST:
MAN 1997-007-001 : Chinese Times, 1936, article on Chinese Times, Willie Le[-]o n.d.

MAN 1997-007-002 : Cantonese Opera clippings, n.d.

MAN 1997-007-003 : Six photographs of Chinese Carnival, Vancouver, 1936

MAN 1997-007-004 : Theatre program from Victoria, B.C., 1923

MAN 1997-007-005 : Theatre program from Victoria, B.C., with poetry on back written by Yip’s father, 1930

Yip, Victoria

Richard H. Yamanaka collection

  • Collection
  • 1999

The collection consists of a memoir written in 1999 and data collected by Richard H. Yamanaka concerning the history of Japanese people in Prince Rupert from 1907 to 1942. It includes 2 computer discs and an eight-page copy of his memoir. There are also 5 photographs of Japanese people in Prince Rupert and the interior of Yamanaka's Grocery Store on 3rd Avenue West.

Yamanaka, Richard H.

Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association, Lord of the Isles Camp #191 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1899-1993

The records of the S.O.S.B.A.L.I.C.191 were compiled during the period of their regular business meetings. Apart from the bound minute books which span the years continuously from 1899 to 1993, the records were in no apparent order upon arrival at the archives.;The fonds also include a trophy signature record book dated 1976-1983 and two cloth badges. In addition, there are photographs that were taken in the 1960's. Please note that four postcard photographs contained in the photograph collection with accession no's. IHP730504/5and IHP801045/7 under the archival headings of Excursions and Groups are also available for viewing.;A wooden laser printed plaque with an inscription to William Robertson celebrating his one hundredth birthday is also in this fonds.;In total there are three series: minutes, trophy signature records and photographs. All material has been arranged chronologically to reflect the natural record accumulation over time and to facilitate easy access.

Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association, Lord of the Isles Camp #191

Rudolf Stueck fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1960

Fonds consists of six photographs of Chinatown taken by Rudolf Stueck. The photographs were taken a few months before Chinatown was razed by fire.

Stueck, Rudolf

Shokichi Akatsuka fonds

  • CA JCN 92/20
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1930]

The fonds consists of photographs of Japanese Canadians and events and activities of the Japanese-Canadian community in and around Vancouver.

Akatsuka, Shokichi

New Westminster Chinese Benevolent Society fonds

  • CA NWM IH 980.30
  • Fonds
  • [ca 1904-1974]

The fonds consists of the following series: minutes of the meetings of the NWCBS; the Society's financial records, the Chinese Hospital records; fundraising records; general records of the Society; published material in the form of newspapers, magazines, pictorials, as well as classroom textbooks.

New Westminster Chinese Benevolent Society

Oike family collection

  • CA JCN 95/131
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1917]-1995

Collection consists of 3 series of material relating to the Oike family. The first series consists of payslips received by Kyusuke Oike in Port Hammond, B.C., around 1917. The second series consists of photographs of Douglas Masaru Oike logging in Kelsey Bay, B.C. in the mid-1970s, and the third series consists of an oral history interview with Douglas Masaru Oike.

Mennonite Central Committee British Columbia fonds

  • CA MEN 988.5
  • Fonds
  • 1659, 1878- , predominant 1960-

The fonds consists of minutes, reports, correspondence, and other records of the MCC-BC and its predecessors (including the Provincial Mennonite Relief Committee, British Columbia and the Provincial Mennonite Relief and Immigration Committee). Fonds includes records relating to national and international affiliates as well as some collected material on Mennonites.

Mennonite Central Committee British Columbia

English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth Victoria Branch fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR048
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1992

The fonds consists of correspondence from 1953; incomplete set of minutes, 1954-1988; newsletters, annual and president's reports; photographs, including cruise photograph album; and several private pocket calendars.

English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth. Victoria Branch

Expanded Kootenay Committee on Intergroup Relations fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR051
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1987

The fonds consists of KCIR minutes, 1979-1984; Expanded KCIR Meetings and letters, 1980-1985; Reports and statements, 1924-1973; Communications with non-affiliated, Reformed, USCC, and news reports, 1947-84; Sons of Freedom meetings and letters, 1980-84; Statements from individuals, families and groups, 1950-87; and two manuscripts: "Gloom shadow of Ivan the Terrible," Anonymous, and "The Doukhobors: their history, life and struggle," by Peter N. Maloff. Many of the meeting files also include statements from Doukhobors.

Expanded Kootenay Committee on Intergroup Relations

Doukhobor collection

  • CA SFL MsC 52
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1999, predominant 1898-1937

Collection comprises photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, ephemera, books and periodical material resulting from and pertaining to the settlement and subsequent history of Doukhobors in Western Canada. Books and periodical items have been catalogued in the SFU Library Catalogue. Digitized images and accompanying descriptions of approx. one third of the collection are available on the Doukhobor Collection, 1898-1930 website.

Japanese Canadian Archives photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1994

The collection consists of photographs of people, events, organizations, and institutional activities relating to the Japanese-Canadian community, primarily in British Columbia. Many of the photographs depict scenes of Japanese-Canadian life in internment and relocation camps during and after World War II.

Japanese Canadian collection

  • CA PMM A1985.0003;A1997.0004
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1949

Collection consists of correspondence relating to Japanese Canadians in the Pitt Meadows area during the World War II years. Included is a photograph of the Japanese Meeting Hall on Advent Road.

Hillel Foundation of Vancouver fonds

  • CA JHS A.2001.002
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1997

The fonds consists of records including operational and administrative files.

Hillel Foundation of Vancouver

North Vancouver Youth Band

  • CA NVAN Fonds 180
  • Fonds
  • predominant 1953-2010

Fonds consists of records of the operations and activities of the North Vancouver Youth Band, including minutes of meetings, records related to fundraising, the organization and conduct of tours, and information on many of the people involved with this organization, particularly Band Director Art Smith. Many photographs chronicle the band’s activities.
Fonds consists of the following series:

  1. Board of Directors' Minutes series 1

  2. Parents/Ladies Auxiliary series 2

  3. Fund Raising series 3

  4. Correspondence series 4

  5. Programs and Publicity series 5

  6. Awards and Honours series 6

  7. Dennis Esson series 7

  8. Clippings series 8

  9. North Vancouver Youth Band Members Handbook series 9

  10. North Vancouver Youth Band Bell Choir series 10

  11. Photographs series 11

  12. Art Smith series 12

  13. "Sounds of the North Shore" series 13

North Vancouver Youth Band

Winifred Awmack fonds

  • CA JCN 1998-209
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1945-1985

The fonds consists of correspondece and reports from the United Church Women's Missionary Society (1943-1950), correspondence from former students in Japan (1946-1963), correspondence from former students in Canada (1945-1985), and correspondence from missionaries in Japan (1949-1960), including "News from Nagasaki". Fonds also includes student records from Tashme High School, research and reference material relating to the history of Tashme Internment Camp and drafts of Awmack's book, "Tashme: A Japanese Relocation Centre, 1942-1946".

Awmack, Winifred

Collection about Rudolf Vrba

  • CA VHEC RA028
  • Collection
  • 1987-2014

Collection consists of articles, lectures, correspondence, newspaper clippings and other textual material produced and collected by John Conway relating to the life, activity and legacy of Dr. Rudolf Vrba, a Slovak Jewish Holocaust survivor escaped from Auschwitz and associate professor of pharmacology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. Collection includes audiovisual records related to Vrba from the VHEC’s institutional holdings.

Collection has been arranged into the following series: Vierteljahrshefre für Zeitgelchichte documents series (1997–2010); Vrba memorial lecture series (2006–2014); Biographical material series (1987–2010); Correspondence and research records series (2004–2007); and Articles and lectures series (1992–2013).

Toyo Takata fonds

  • CA EMA V986.16;V989.19
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1905-1942]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Japanese Tea Gardens in Esquimalt, B.C. and of the Takata family.

Takata, Toyo, 1920-

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