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Wrathall Photo Finishing Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1982

The fonds consists of photographs of the Wrathall photography business in the Prince Rupert area. Photographs depict people (including natives), buildings, railways, and industry in Prince Rupert, Hazelton, and in settlements on the northern coast of B.C. and southern coast of Alaska.

Wrathall Photo Finishing

World War II propaganda posters collection

  • CA SFL MsC 43
  • Fonds
  • [1940?-1945?]

The collection consists of pamphlets, posters, leaflets and scattered newspapers and periodicals in French and German. The bulk of the material concerns the Vichy government of France; the remainder includes anti-German and anti-Vichy government propaganda circulated by the French Resistance, the Austrian Liberation Front, etc.

World War I sketchbook collection

  • UVICSP SC325
  • Collection
  • 1917 - 1918

The collection consists of 123 pen-and-ink drawings and watercolours titled: Sketches of the War : France/Belgium in 2 volumes and is dedicated in a pasted in letter: "To my Daughter Adele." The sketches vary from satirical cartoons to more detailed and naturalistic renditions. They are often accompanied by an ironic title and are often signed with the artist's initials, "J.M." The artist's satirical targets include the officers and high command of both combatant sides; the disjuncture between reported and actual events, and the death of civilians as a fact of modern warfare.

World War I scrapbook collection

  • UVICSP SC324
  • Collection
  • 1914 - 1919

The collection consists of two volumes. The first volume is hardcover and contains clippings from Toronto newspapers. Some of the text extends into the 1930s but all of the photographs are from 1914-1919. The second volume is unbound. Its clippings are from an unknown source. Included with this volume are some loose clippings from the same sources, together with newspapers from Hamilton and Toronto.

World War I British press photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1918

The collection consists of photography of every aspect of World War I - from cadet training to soldiers' graves. Every theatre of war is represented, but the majority of prints were taken in Europe, particularly on the battlefields of France and Belgium. In Britain, there are prints of Gibson Girls welding ships or carting coal. There are prints of royalty and military commanders, including Greek, Belgian and Japanese aristocracy. The technology of war is illustrated in the numerous prints of planes, ships, tanks and guns of all kinds. The collection is strong in portraying the average "Tommy" and his role in the war.

Workmen's Compensation Board of British Columbia fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 327
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1975

The fonds consists of volumes of clippings and articles on the history of the Workmen's Compensation Board, Vancouver, 1919-1975.

Workmen's Compensation Board of British Columbia

Working Women Unite fonds

  • CA SFU F-45
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1982

Fonds consists of records created, received and collected by Working Women Unite. Records reflect the activities and functional responsibilities of Working Women Unite and groups associated with them, such as the BCFW and SORWUC. Includes correspondence, minutes, agendas, bulletins, newsletters, financial records, membership lists, reports, convention proceedings, and articles. The fonds is arranged into the following series: F-45-1, Working Women Unite records; F-45-2, British Columbia Federation of Women records; F-45-3, Service, Office, and Retail Workers Union of Canada records.

Working Women Unite

Workers' Compensation Board oral history collection

  • CA BCA T4000-T4016
  • Collection
  • 1977-1978

The collection consists of oral history interviews with employees of the Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia and its predecessor, the Workmen's Compensation Board of British Columbia.

Workers Among Indians fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1923-1927

The fonds consists of minutes of the gathering from 1923 to 1927, together with a copy of a Special Report of the Superintendent of Missions written in December 1922.

Workers Among Indians

Worker's Party of Canada fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922

The fonds consists of the minutes of the inaugural meeting of the party.

Worker's Party of Canada

Woolacott family fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0181
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1888

The fonds consists of militia certificates and a manuscript entitled "A Wildish Destiny, A Tale of the Early West" of the Woolacott family.

Woolacott (family)

Woodward's Department Stores Limited fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 220
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1966

The fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Woodward's Department Stores Limited company, especially those of the Downtown Vancouver and Edmonton stores. Fonds includes minutes, financial estimates and statements, articles of association, and other records.

Woodward's Department Stores

Woodward family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 222
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1974

The fonds consists of records of various members of the Woodward family. Records include correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, genealogical records, photographs, and other materials. Fonds also includes some correspondence of Charles E. Wynn-Johnson, father of Ruth Wynn-Johnson, who married William Culham Woodward.

Woodward (family)

Woodman family collection

  • Fonds
  • 1897-1913

Collection consists of May Woodman's teaching certificates and William Woodman's certificate of competency as a second-class engineer.

Woodman (family)

Woodlands Water Grocery fonds

  • CA NVAN Fonds 14
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1973

The fonds consists of a ledger relating to the Woodlands Water Grocery, 1946-1947; business licences from the District of North Vancouver, 1954-1962; information re: prices of goods, examples of labels on shelves of the Grocery, photographs of the old store taken in 1973. Some items and publications were transferred to the library. Two maps were transferred to the map collection, the photographs were transferred to the photograph collection.

Woodlands Water Grocery

Woodhouse Hotel fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1916

The fonds consists of the hotel register (1910-1916).

Woodhouse Hotel (Oyster River, B.C.)

Wood family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-[ca. 1940]

Fonds consists of Frank Wood's account book for the Western Fuel Corporation's Employees Sick and Accident Fund and family photographs including eight views of a May 24 Parade, a group of people in front of St. Andrew's Manse, a group of people, including Thelma Harwood, in front of an unidentified building and a view of ships arriving at Newcastle Island.

Wood (family : Nanaimo, B.C.)

Wood and Tunstall fonds

  • CA KMA 0.2849
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1902

The fonds consists of an account book.

Wood and Tunstall (Firm)

Wood and English Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940

Fonds consists of one financial ledger book which details an appraisal conducted of Wood and Englishs physical assets in 1940. The appraisal was conducted by the General Appraisal Company and lists the value of assets in Wood and Englishs various operations. These operations include: saw mill, power house, planning mill, sorting transfer shed and hog house.

Wood and English

Wood Lake Improvement District fonds

  • CA VERN MS 198;2002.040
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1995

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Wood Lake Improvement District. Includes correspondence, financial records, legal records, by-laws, reports, lists, certificates, notes, and maps and plans.

Wood Lake Improvement District

Wong family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912-1948

The fonds consists of declaration of partnership (1912), certificates of registration of family members (1913-1948), cancelled cheques (1929-1930), the last will and testament of Wong Kee Soon (1939), photographs and postcard, insurance documents (1940-1941), and receipts and woy contracts in Chinese.

Wong (family)

Won Alexander Cumyow fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1888-1950

The fonds consists of correspondence, journals, scrapbooks, photographs, diplomas, certificates and reference and printed materials relating to Cumyow's activities and interests among the Chinese-Canadian community of Vancouver. The activities of his family are also reflected in the fonds.

Cumyow, Won Alexander

Women's labour history collection

  • CA SFU F-67
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1980

The collection consists of 43 interviews conducted by Sara Diamond with women in the labour movement in British Columbia. The women discuss their childhoods, family lives, careers, social issues such as childcare and birth control, economic situations such as the depresssion and post-war employment, and the working conditions that led them to become union activists. A summary of each interview is provided in Appendix 1, "Women's Labour History Project." The collection contains audio recordings and transcripts as listed below. The appendices include Diamond's report on the history of the project (Appendix A1), a bibliography (Appendix A2), and an article by Diamond on women in the labour movement (Appendix A4). Transcripts and audio recordings, 1979 (F-67-1), (R-67-1), (C-67-1).

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