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Hugh Peters fonds : 1888-1957

  • CA EMA V992.8
  • Fonds
  • [Copied 1992]

The fonds consists of photographs of Hugh Peters depicting the Peters family and home and photographs of military vessels, buildings and activities in the Esquimalt area. Fonds includes Peters' reference and research files relating to Esquimalt history, the Royal Canadian Navy in Esquimalt, and other aspects of family and community life.

Peters, Hugh

Cooper family fonds

  • CA EMA V992.31;V992.32
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1962

The fonds consists of photographs depicting the Cooper family, scenes of Esquimalt, and various naval and military groups.

Cooper (family)

Hazel Foster fonds

  • CA EMA V992.3
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1976

The fonds consists of school records (including diplomas and report cards) and school photographs of Hazel Foster at Esquimalt Public School.

Foster, Hazel

Ockenden family fonds

  • CA EMA V991.43
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1940]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Ockenden family and scenes of Esquimalt, as well as memorabilia and reminiscences.

Ockenden (family)

Betty Gregory fonds

  • CA EMA V991.42
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1925

The fonds consists of photographs of Witmer's Esquimalt Road store and Witmer family home, as well as of Shelly's Bakery truck.

Gregory, Betty

Thomas Brunsdon fonds

  • CA EMA V991.41
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1912-1937]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Brunsdon family and scenes of Esquimalt.

Brunsdon, Thomas, 1923-

Robina James fonds

  • CA EMA V990.33
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940-1955]

The fonds consists of photographs of Robina James's family members and her home in Esquimalt.

James, Robina, 1902-

Kenneth Bendall fonds

  • CA EMA V990.27
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1925-1935]

The fonds consists of photographs of Pioneer Street village and Esquimalt Road (Esquimalt, B.C.) depicting dockyards, the harbour, the Bendall family and general street scenes.

Bendall, Kenneth Darrell

Hardie family fonds

  • CA EMA V990.16
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1930]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting members of the Hardie family.

Hardie (family)

McCurdy family fonds

  • CA EMA V989.44
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1908-1920]

The fonds consists of photographs of the McCurdy family and of their family home in Esquimalt.

McCurdy (family)

Yvonne Leach fonds

  • CA EMA V989.22
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1961

The fonds consists of photographs of the Leach and Stockley families and of the Lampson Street School in Esquimalt.

Leach, Yvonne

Smith family fonds

  • CA EMA V987.8
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1934

The fonds consists of photographs of Frances (Smith) Gagnon and her family and friends in Esquimalt.

Smith (family)

Marjorie Hawker fonds

  • CA EMA V987.2;V987.37;V990.10;V991.31
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1973

The fonds consists of photographs of the Coton family in Esquimalt, depicting the family's corner store, involvement with the church and music, interest in gardening, and military service. Fonds includes photographs of the waterfront, schools and various scenes in Esquimalt.

Hawker, Marjorie

Conway family fonds

  • CA EMA V987.20
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1960]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Conway and Atkins family and of scenes of Esquimalt.

Conway (family)

Bailey family fonds

  • CA EMA V986.5
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1916

The fonds consists of family photographs of the Thomas Bailey family of Esquimalt. Many of the photographs depict church activities.

Bailey (family)

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-

Ruth Craven fonds

  • CA EMA V984.7
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1945

The fonds consists of photographs of the Craven family and of parks, streets, ships, and houses at Esquimalt.

Craven, Ruth

Henry Charles Fraser fonds : [ca. 1875]-1912

  • CA SAM RG 79/1
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 198-]

The fonds consists of photocopies of material created by Fraser. It includes correspondence, 1876; diaries, 1887-1912; letters and documents; and photographs, ca. 1875.

Fraser, Henry Charles, b. 1837

Writing Lives Memoir Project collection

  • CA VHEC RA036
  • Collection
  • 2016–2018

Collection is comprised of records accumulated as a result of the participation of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in a project entitled Writing Lives: The Holocaust Survivor Memoir Project. Writing Lives was a partnership between Langara College’s English and History departments, the Azrieli Foundation and the VHEC. For the project, students at Langara College worked closely with Vancouver-based Holocaust survivors to produce their written memoirs over the course of two semesters. In the first semester, students learned the history of the Holocaust. In the second semester, students interviewed survivors, transcribed the interviews and together with the survivors, completed written memoirs. In this fonds are the memoirs, administrative files and digital photographs produced during the two-year run of the project. Seven survivors participated in the first year of the project, from 2016–2017; five survivors participated in the second year of the project, from 2017 to 2018.

Collection is divided into three series: Memoirs (2017–2018), Administrative files (2016–2018) and Photographs (2017–2018).

Dr. Serge Vanry fonds

  • CA VHEC RA035
  • Fonds
  • 1940–1946; 2018

Fonds is comprised of photographs, certificates, identity and repatriation cards, correspondence and photocopies of administrative records. Records pertain to the experiences of the Vanry family during the Holocaust in France. Fonds also includes photographs and a speech created as a result of Serge Vanry’s participation in a ceremony honouring his rescuers, René and Marguerite Poignard of Neuvy-en-Sullias, held in France in 2018.

Fonds is arranged into the following two series: Family records ([1942 or 1943]–1945, 2018) and Photographs (1940–[circa 1945]; 2018).

Vanry, Serge

Pollák, Deneberger, Kiss family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA034
  • Fonds
  • 1900–[after 1990]

Fonds is comprised of correspondence, family records and photographs created and/or kept by members of the Pollák, Deneberger and Kiss family, a Jewish family living in Tápiószele, Hungary during the Second World War. Records document the family's separation, internment, hiding and well as pre- and post-war activities.

Pollák, Deneberger, Kiss family

Vilcsek family collection

  • CA VHEC RA033
  • Fonds
  • [after 1881]–1971

Collection consists primarily of records generated or used during the period of the Second World War by the Vilcsek family in Budapest, Hungary. These include vital statistics and personal records of the Vilcsek family, photographs, and postcards mailed to the family from Ernő Vilcsek while he was in a labour camp in Hungary. Collection also consists of artworks, several on the theme of the Holocaust, created by Eva Kero after her immigration to Vancouver, BC.

Collection has been arranged into three series: Correspondence (1942), Family records ([after 1881]–1949) and Artworks (1969–1971).

Vilcsek family

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 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).

Louise Stein Sorensen fonds

  • CA VHEC RA024
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1921]-2019

Fonds consists of textual records, graphic materials, and artefacts relating to Louise Sorensen’s life in the Netherlands, some of which was spent in hiding. Many of the items are wartime records, including photographs and negatives, correspondence, paper currency, drawings, notice of registration, official and forged identity cards, and ration cards. Additionally, the fonds contains copies of Sorensen’s great-uncle’s daughter’s, Ans’, testimonies; several English translations of items provided by Sorensen; and a 1947 second edition of Anne Frank’s Het Achterhuis, or The Diary of a Young Girl, also known as the Diary of Anne Frank. The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into the following six series: Personal records, Family records, Photographs, Correspondence, Currency and Publications and writings.

Louise Stein Sorensen

Teitelbaum, Buckman family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA023
  • Fonds
  • [194-]-1974

Fonds consists of records relating to the pre- and post-war experience of Rebecca (née Buckman) Teitelbaum, Herman Teitelbaum and their family. Fonds is arranged into five series: Notebooks (1944-1945), Correspondence (1944-1945), Identification and related records (1938-1974), Photographs ([1941]-1947) and Objects [1944].

Teitelbaum, Rebecca

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