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Indo-Canadian oral history collection (Hari Sharma collector)

  • CA SFU F-77
  • Collection
  • 1984 - 1987

The Indo-Canadian Oral History Collection documents the histories of immigrants from the Punjab Province of India who came to Canada between 1912 and 1938. The project was initiated by Hari Sharma, Professor of Sociology at SFU, who conducted the interviews with the assistance of a graduate student.

The interview subjects, primarily Sikhs, discuss such topics as why they came to Canada, the journey to Canada, adjustment to Canadian society upon arrival, employment in Canada, family life, and their ongoing links with their country of origin. Appendices include an interview guide prepared by Hari Sharma and an article about the project.

Sharma, Hari

Verdun Casselman fonds

  • CA FTST MS 39
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1987, photocopied 1987

Fonds consists of the textual records of Verdun Casselman from 1982-1987. Includes correspondence, research material re Bull River, notes, clippings, and photographs.

Casselman, Verdun, 1916-1990

Sealeigh Park Strata Development Corporation fonds

  • CA BOW MS 28
  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 1992

The fonds consists of records created and collected by the Sealeigh Park Strata Development Corporation and two subsidiaries: the Adams Road Development Water Utility and the Sealeigh Park Water Users Society. The records contain legal and financial documents, minutes and memoranda, maps, plans, reports and collected reference materials.

Sealeigh Park Strata Development Corporation

Robert Prittie fonds

  • CA BOW MS 48
  • Fonds
  • 1961 - 1975

The fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Robert Prittie. It include records of cottage rentals on Bowen Island (1961-1963), correspondence and published materials relating to land use, development, and community planning on the Bowen Island (1962-1974), and GVRD electoral district zoning maps (1961-1962).

Prittie, Robert W.

Canadian Association of Geographers: Western Division fonds

  • CA SFU F-144
  • Fonds
  • 1958 - 2011

The fonds consists of records made or received by the WDCAG and reflect the administration and operation of the organization. Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters and publications, and other documents.

Canadian Association of Geographers: Western Division

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

Helen Chambers fonds

  • CA BOW MS 8
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 1980

The fonds consists of the personal papers of Helen Chambers as well as papers accumulated by her regarding Bowen Island civic societies. Textual materials include legal papers and correspondence relating to land use and taxation (1947-1967), minutes and constitutions of civic societies (1967-1978), and notes from a Bowen Island Historians research project.

Chambers, Helen

Mayer Levit fonds

  • CA VHEC RA031
  • Fonds
  • [before 1945]–1953

The records in this fonds pertain to the experience of Mayer Levit after his liberation from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. These include transit and identification documents, a prayer book, embroidered towel, ration card and official documents attesting to his status as prisoner and his subsequent application for compensation.

Levit, Mayer

Denis Marshall fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1939-2011

65 cm textual records
1746 Prints, photographic

Marshall, Denis Paul

Galbraith family fonds

  • CA FTST MS 6
  • Fonds
  • 1923, [copied 197-]

Fonds consists of the textual records of the Galbraith family. Includes correspondence and a pre-emption claim.

Galbraith (family)

Sender Mines fonds

  • CA VHEC RA014
  • Fonds
  • 1922–[195-], predominant 1946–1952

Fonds consists of photographs, International Refugee Organization (IRO) documents, court document, correspondence, and German driver’s license relating to the life of Sender Mines. Fonds has been arranged in the following series: SM photographs series (1922–[195-]), SM IRO documents series (1949–1951), Court document series (1951), and Bund der Verfolgten des Naziregimes e.V. (BVN) correspondence series (1951).

Mines, Sender

Ruth Adair Peterson Fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1921

The title based on the contents of the fonds. The collection is divided into five series containing 7 books of watercolour paintings of family scenes, landscapes, two autograph books and two photographic prints.

Ruth Adair Peterson

Merville Community Records

  • Item
  • 1919-1945

Merville was created as a land settlement scheme for WW I returned soldiers initiated by the provincial government in 1919.
Item 1: Settlement Committee Minute book, 1919-1922. Item 2: Lists of Land Settlement Board settlers and the order in which they drew their allotments, 1919. Item 3: Accounts for community events, 1935-1945. Item 4: Merville Committee minutes, 1936-1937.

Merville committees

Sonner family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA010
  • Fonds
  • 1916-2007

Collection consists of vital records, administrative documents, original drawings, publications, educational certificates, academic papers, photographs, correspondence, letters of reference and audio-visual testimony relating to the life and work of Eric and Rose Sonner. Records detail the vital statistics, career history, education, travels and emigration efforts of the family from the late 1940s until the mid-2000s. Collection has been arranged into the following series: Terezín (1942–1945); Prague (1946–1949); Academic works (horticulture) (1947–1950); Correspondence and ephemera (1949–2000); Vital statistics records (Canada) (1949–2007); Eric Sonner testimony ([194-]–[before 2009]); and Photographs ([192-], 2016).

Sonner family

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

Personal Correspondence 1914

Consists of 5 letters written by Jack Henderson-Roe, of Fort George, to his father, C.H. Henderson-Roe, of England, regarding investments and proposed land acquisitions in Fort George.

John and Elizabeth Jackson Family Fonds

  • CA SAM MS 141
  • Fonds
  • 1914

Title based on the contents of the fonds. The collection is arranged into five series and consists of certificates, correspondence, and photographs.

John and Elizabeth Jackson

Plans and Legal Records

Consists of legal records and documents related to the holdings and activities of J. B. Henderson-Roe and his father, C.H. Henderson-Roe, including a hand-drawn map of Prince George, Fort George, and South Fort George, as well as a surveyor's plan for a subdivision.

Personal Correspondence 1913

Consists of 6 letters written by Jack Henderson-Roe, of Fort George, to his father, C.H. Henderson-Roe, of England, regarding proposed land acquisitions in Fort George.

Photographs

Photographs consist of 16 black & white photographs depicting Fort George land and surveying, including 3 photographs of Jack Henderson-Roe in front of his log cabin that he constructed in Fort George in 1913.

UBC campus maps and plans collection

  • Fonds
  • 1912 - 1970

Collection consists of maps and plans of the University campus and of the University Endowment Lands (now Pacific Spirit Park). The collection was started by UBC Library and is now continued by the UBC Archives. The collection is arranged in several series. Maps are filed, depending on their dimensions, in either map cabinets or vertical files.

Grand Trunk Pacific Development Company Limited fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1909-1910

The fonds consists of maps published by the Grand Trunk Pacific Development Company Limited between 1909 and 1910. It includes maps of Prince Rupert and Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 of Prince Rupert.

Grand Trunk Pacific Development Company Limited

Department of Education– Rural Schools (Shuswap) Collection

  • CA SAM MS 145
  • Fonds
  • 1908

The collection comprises 12 books of registers for Tappen Valley School that span the years 1918-1920, a partial year for 1921, and 1922-1947.

The collection comprises 13 books of registers for Carlin Siding School that span the years 1908-1926.

The collection comprises correspondence between Lee Creek School Board and potential teachers and the Superintendent of Education from 1919-1928.

Department of Education - Rural Schools (Shuswap)

H.G. Sherriff fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907

The fonds consists of a diary spanning from April 20 to September 23, 1907 and a contract between Sherriff, his partner W. Phillip and E. Stuart Wood.

Sherriff, H.G.

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