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Congregation Emanu-El fonds

  • CA JHS A.2012.004
  • Fonds
  • 1851-2012

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records generated by Congregation Emanu-El including: textual records; photographs; moving images; sound recordings; ledgers; and scrapbooks.

The fonds is arranged into 22 series: Preschool and Hebrew School; Correspondence; Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia/Allan Klenman; Membership; Committees; Photographs and audio-visual; Publications; Restoration; Ben Levinson historical/archival files; Renovation (Matanah G’Dolah Project); Congregation Rabbi’s; Bar/Bat Mitzvah and conversion certificates; Jewish cemetery; Vancouver Island Jewish Community Directory (VIJCD); Financials; Holocaust Symposium; Board; Administration and operational records; Ephemera; Marriages and divorces; Scrapbooks; and Sylvester family.

Congregation Emanu-El

Church of Our Lord fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1854-2009, predominant 1874-1990

Fonds pertains to the operations, programs, and congregational, heritage and community activities of the Church of Our Lord from its founding in 1874 until the present. The fonds consists of six series:
I. Administration series, 1874-2009, 2.5 m of textual records (Vestry and Board minutes and other records, Annual Meetings, administrative files and financial records).

II. Ministry and programs series, 1874-2008, ca.2.5 m of textual records and photographs (worship services, marriages, baptisms, confirmations, burials, Sunday School, missions and outreach, publications, fellowship, gatherings and events)

III. Committees and groups series, 1920-2008, 65 cm of textual records (youth groups, women’s groups, the Missionary Guild, other committees and groups).

IV. Buildings and grounds series, 1974-2003, 1.5 m of textual records, architectural drawings and photographs (restoration and renovation planning and research, Restoration 125 Millennium Project and other projects).

V. Topical series, [ca.1880-ca.2000], ca.75 cm of textual records, photographs and print material (biography and subject files, collected Bibles, publications).

Church of Our Lord

John Keenlysides Congregation Emanu-El collection

  • CA JHS A.2012.017, A.2013.018
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1864

Fonds consists of material documenting early BC Jewish history. Fonds is arranged into two series: Congregation Emanu-El manuscripts; and Letters from Abraham Blackman to his brother Morris, Jewish merchants in colonial British Columbia.

Keenlyside, John

Alfred and Agnes Flett fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1878, 1939-1986

Fonds consists of four Series: Flett family history records; Personal papers; Broadcasting scripts; Photographs

Flett, Alfred

G.S. Conway fonds

  • CA WVAN 065
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1953, predominant 1937-1938

The fonds consists of material generated and collected by West Vancouver civil engineer Gilbert S. Conway with the majority relating to the design, engineering, and construction of Lions Gate Bridge. The material includes handwritten diaries, booklets, reports, photographs, maps, a personal business card, and Christmas card showing Lions Gate Bridge.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Diaries
Series 3: Engineering
Series 4: Maps and plans
Series 5: Miscellaneous

Conway, G.S.

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

May Ellingsen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1990

Fonds consists of ten photograph albums compiled and annotated by May Ellingsen. The albums contain both original and reproduced photographs of Cortes Island and nearby islands, including Twin Islands and Hernando Island. They are accompanied by captions and additional textual information such as pre-emption records, reminiscences and newspaper clippings. Most of the photographs date from the early decades of the 20th century, depicting homes and buildings, pioneer families, community activities, schools, wharves, boats, logging and marine activity. Fonds consists of two series: Series 1 (The May Ellingsen Historic Photograph Collection, Vol. 1-9, Accession 2004.002) and Series 2 (The Manson Family Album, Accession 2004.003).

Ellingsen, May

Granite Trading Association

  • Fonds
  • 1915

The fonds is divided into 31 series and consists of minutes, correspondence, leases, plans, photographs, and samples of documentary artifacts related to the running of the co-operative.

Granite Trading Association

Physical Plant fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1962, 1968-2001

The fonds consists of reports and studies generated by Physical Plant and/or Plant Operations for various buildings and facilities between 1968 and 1983, and correspondence, reports, committee minutes, and published materials from UBC Utilities 1990-2001.

University of British Columbia. Physical Plant

Ewen MacLeod collection

  • Collection
  • Digitized 2011 (originally created June 1927)

The collection consists of three photographs of St. George’s Residential School in Lytton, BC.

MacLeod, Ewen

Max Warne fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1930-2004

Fonds consists of the following record series: Church extension and property development files (1930-2004; predominant 1950-1971); Church extension – general (1950-2002); Fraser Presbytery minutes and correspondence (1960-2002); Home Missions subject files (1941-2004; predominant 1955-1971); Home Missions Committee correspondence, minutes, and reports (1943-1978); BC Conference reports (1956-1994); Photographs of churches ([195-?]-[196-?]; and Photographs of special events (2004). Fonds also includes Max Warne’s papers while he served as minister mainly in the Lower Mainland. These records include personal correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports.

Warne, Max

British Pacific Properties fonds

  • CA WVAN 044
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1987

The fonds consists of material relating to the company's development of the British Properties (Capilano Estates), and Park Royal Shopping Centre. The majority of the material is photographs documenting the original construction, expansion, and many activities of Park Royal. The fonds also includes four scrapbooks documenting events and press coverage, with sample advertisements for Park Royal.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Scrapbooks

British Pacific Properties Limited

Pacific Mountain Regional Council Archives Reference collection

  • Collection
  • 1938

Collection was developed by the Rev. John Goodfellow, an amateur church historian who also served on the BC Conference Archives and Historical Committee from 1925 to 1950. He collected information from various sources about the early history of the United Church and its founding partners (Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches) in British Columbia. Collection consists of the following series: Biographical files; Congregational files; Subject files; and Photographs.

United Church of Canada. Pacific Mountain Region. Archives

Frank and Laura Marshall fonds

  • CA SAM MS 19
  • Fonds
  • 1939

The title is based on the contents of the fonds. It is divided into two series: correspondence and print samples.

Marshall, D. F.

Fair Haven Homes Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944-2016

Fonds consists of the following record series: Board and committee minutes (1946-2015); Board and committee correspondence and reports (1947-1960); Fair Haven Auxiliary records (1962-2009); Communications and marketing materials (1944-2007); Annual reports (1949-2016); Historical reference materials (1945-2009); and Photographs (1992-2011).

Fair Haven Homes Society

Shuswap Narrows Lodge Fonds

  • CA SAM MS 150
  • Fonds
  • 1945

The fonds is divided into 19 series and consists of business and personal accounts related to running the Shuswap Narrows Lodge and life in Salmon Arm. Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Shuswap Narrows Lodge

Salmar Community Association fonds

  • CA SAM MS 144
  • Fonds
  • 1946

The title is based on the contents of the fonds. It is arranged into 23 series and contains photographs, minutes, correspondence, copies of newspaper clippings, renovation and expansion plans, and financials.

Salmar Community Association

Harper Honey Family Fonds

  • CA SAM MS 151
  • Fonds
  • 1947

The fonds is divided into 30 series and consists of business accounts and building plans related to Henry Ivens Harper and his life in Salmon Arm. Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Harper Honey Family

Ron Baker fonds

  • CA SFU F-34
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 1997

Fonds consists of records made and received by Ron Baker in his roles as academic planner, and charter faculty member, as well as additional materials relating to SFU's history. Includes personal and professional correspondence, reports, reference materials, a memoir by Baker about the early history of SFU, and other documents.

Baker, Ron

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

Heritage Alive Project fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-1979

Fonds consists of the following record series: Interview recordings and transcripts (1970-1979); and United Church History Seekers minutes, reports, and correspondence (1970-1979); and Photographs (1959-1978). Includes 11 recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted by archivist Marilyn Harrison; these recordings existed prior to the Heritage Alive project, but were subsumed by the project.

Heritage Alive Project

Zoltan Kiss fonds

  • CA SFU F-48
  • Fonds
  • [196-] - 1981

Fonds consists of Zoltan Kiss's architectural drawings and plans for the Academic Quadrangle and student residences at Simon Fraser University.

Kiss, Zoltan

Robert F. Harrison fonds

  • CA SFU F-46
  • Fonds
  • [196-] - 1984

Fonds consists of records reflecting Robert F. Harrison's contributions to the architecture of Simon Fraser University. Records reflect the architectural competition to design the university, and include plans, construction records, and building specifications. Also includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, information releases, minutes, change orders, test results, inspection reports, notes, tenders, financial records, specifications, addenda, photographs, and architectural drawings.

Harrison, Robert F.

Facilities Management Department fonds

  • CA SFU F-11
  • Fonds
  • 1960 - 2003

The Facilities Management fonds consists of records created and received in the course of the administration of the Department and the carrying out of its functions, which changed over time. The original responsibilities of the department included building the physical plant of the University, maintaining buildings and grounds, and providing support services such as food, traffic control, and security. Later, its functions were narrowed to the construction and maintenance of the physical plant and grounds.

The activities documented include policy and procedures development; the planning, construction and maintenance of the University's physical plant and grounds, including land acquisition and liaison with outside consultants and bodies; and the planning and delivery of services to the University, including water and power, traffic, security, fire prevention, purchasing, bookstore operations, central stores, mail, and food. The types of documents include meeting agenda and minutes, certificates, contracts, correspondence, copies of deeds, legal releases, lists, maps, memoranda, architectural plans, reports, and design specification books.

Facilities Management

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