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Beryl Gray collection

  • CA WVAN 086
  • Collection
  • 1938-1943

The collection consists of issues of women's magazines containing stories by Beryl Gray.

Gray, Beryl

Kay Meek fonds

  • CA WVAN 075
  • 1940-1990, predominant 1946-1959

The fond consists of material relating to the personal life of West Vancouver arts philanthropist Kay Meek. The material includes two scrapbooks compiled by Kay Meek that contain photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and brochures. The fonds also includes one drawing of the Gertrude Lawson House.

Meek, Kay

Rupert Harrison fonds

  • CA WVAN 061
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1960-1998
 The fonds consists of historical material created and accumulated by Rupert Harrison in the course of his work as a historian and archivist, and his activities with various professional organizations. The material includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, documents, notes, reports, oral interviews, essays, minutes, booklets, pamphlets, maps, technical drawings, photographs, and objects. 

Harrison, Rupert, 1914-2007

Jacqueline Hugo fonds

  • CA WVAN 058
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1991

The fonds consists of material relating to the career of British Columbia pastel artist Jacqueline Hugo. The material includes 9 paintings of Hollyburn Ridge, newspaper articles, and correspondence.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Pastel paintings
Series 2: Art exhibitions

Hugo, Jacqueline

Brealey family fonds

  • CA WVAN 057
  • Fonds
  • [1920-1970]

The fonds consists of photographs relating to Hazel Brealey's school days, and personal correspondence relating to the West Vancouver Symphony Society by George Brealey.

Brealey (family)

Len Norris fonds

  • CA WVAN 040
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1987

Fonds consists of original cartoons drawn by Len Norris while he was employed as the Vancouver Sun's political cartoonist. The cartoons depict various topics from local, provincial, and national politics.

Norris, Len

West Vancouver Historical Society fonds

  • CA WVAN 028
  • Fonds
  • 1979-
 The fonds consists of material generated and collected by the West Vancouver Historical Society, who play a significant role in the preservation and promotion of local history in West Vancouver. The fonds includes records relating to the administration of the society, including policies, procedures, agendas, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, reports, newsletters, publications, as well as photographs, audio cassettes, video reels, and technical drawings. The fonds also consists of archival material donated by their members including historical essays, documents, photographs, and slides.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Executive records
Series 2: General and annual meetings
Series 3: Executive correspondence
Series 4: Policies and procedures
Series 5: Financial records
Series 6: Correspondence with other historical associations
Series 7: Membership
Series 8: West Vancouver Community Arts Council
Series 9: Society newsletter
Series 10: Public relations
Series 11: Gertrude Lawson house
Series 12: Ferry building
Series 13: Social events
Series 14: Publications about heritage planning and legislation
Series 15: Member donations of archival material

West Vancouver Historical Society

West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild fonds

  • CA WVAN 016
  • Fonds
  • [1928-1986]

The fonds consists of administrative and publicity records such as financial records, minutes, programs and posters relating to the activities of the West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild. The fonds also includes photographs of stage productions.

West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild

Lawson family fonds

  • CA WVAN 006
  • Fonds
  • [1880-1990]

The fonds consists of material generated and collected by the Lawson family and extended family members. Records include personal correspondence, photographs, journals, school records, and art work, as well as financial and business records pertaining to family businesses, investments and community involvement.

The fonds is arranged into the following sous-fonds and series:
Series 1: Photographs and postcards
Sous-fonds 1: John Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 2: Gertrude Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 3: Christina Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 4: Duncan Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 5: Harte family sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 6: Elizabeth Lawson sous-fonds

Lawson (family)

May Day collection

  • CA WVAN 005
  • Collection
  • 1998-

The collection consists of material relating to May Day celebrations which was a key community event in West Vancouver from 1931 to 1971. The celebrations included installation of a May Day Queen, parades and other ceremonies. After 1971, the celebration was renamed Community Day, and the collection also includes records pertaining to this event.The material includes photographs, registers, scrapbooks, speeches, organizing committee records, and correspondence.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Film and photographs
Series 2: Administrative records
Series 3: Speeches
Series 4: Ephemera
Series 5: Newsclippings
Series 6: May Queens' scrapbooks

Fred A. Deuel fonds

  • CA WVAN 002
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1996

The fonds consists of teaching records, photographs of classes at Hillside Secondary School, ephemera, and student art work related to Mr. Deuel's position at Hillside School.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Teaching files
Series 2: Ephemera
Series 3: Photographs
Series 4: Student art work

Deuel, Fred A.

Phillip Timms photograph collection

  • CA VPL 66583-67850;78294-78435
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1949]

The collection consists of Timms' lantern slides and glass negatives depicting scenes of Vancouver, New Westminster, Bowen Island, Garibaldi, and the Cariboo. Includes photographs of the Timms family and of outings by the Vancouver Natural History Society. Collection also includes slides of previously published material on subjects of personal interest to Timms.

Johan Helders fonds

  • CA VPL 54743-54774
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1925]-1937

The fonds consists of Helders' photographs taken in Vancouver, Ottawa, Friendly Cove, Williams Lake, Tofino, and Alert Bay depicting scenes, events, and native Indian life.

Helders, Johan

Henry Whittaker fonds

  • CA VPL 35967-36252
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940-1960]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting Vancouver panoramas, Victoria Harbour, animals, children, ferries, farming, and various B.C. towns.

Whittaker, Henry, b. 1886

Ida Madeline Gunterman fonds

  • CA VPL 16762-16773
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890-1910]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Lardeau area of B.C. including portraits and images depicting scenery and pioneer life.

Gunterman, Ida Madeline

B.W. Leeson fonds

  • CA VPL 13901-14221
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1920]

The fonds consists of photographs of Quatsino, B.C., depicting panoramas, fishing, ships, native Indians, and logging.

Leeson, B.W.

Letia Richardson's Charles H. Scott research fonds

  • CA VAG LR
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1990

The records within the Letia Richardson’s Charles H. Scott research fonds are comprised of Charles H. Scott’s primary and secondary source records she acquired in order to complete a book. The fonds is comprised of sketchbooks, notebooks, short stories, correspondence, newspaper clippings, exhibition and art gallery catalogues, and graphic records related to Charles H. Scott’s work. The fonds also consists of research and notes from Letia Richardson related to the writing of the book about Charles H. Scott. Moreover, the fonds is comprised of textual and photographic records from the Glasgow School of Art and the Vancouver School of Art; two institutions where Charles H. Scott either attended or helped found throughout his lifetime.

Richardson, Letia

Women's Auxiliary fonds

  • CA VAG 08.27-28; 09.13-15
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2009

The fonds consists of records relating to the functions of the Women’s Auxiliary to the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1947 to 2009; most predominantly their fundraising operations, which document the growth of the Gallery. The fonds consists of annual reports, meeting minutes, financial statements, loans list, sales forms, receipt books, bank books, Certificate(s) of Change in Constitution, drafts and revisions, correspondence, member lists, Noreen Anderson award records, Alumni Association records, programs, reservations, and rentals records, bulletins, newsletters, requests, job descriptions, mission statements and objectives, a personal notebook, newspaper clippings (some copied from scrapbooks), ephemera, correspondence, prize lists, statements, lists of sales, lists of recommendations and regulations, original art work, applications, programs, agendas, maps, publicity, ticket sales, catalogues, policies, permits, histories, and scrapbooks. The fonds is arranged into 5 series: Series 1. Reports and Minutes; Series 2. Financial Records; Series 3. General Records; Series 4. Events and Activities; Series 5. Historical Records.

Women's Auxiliary to the Vancouver Art Gallery

Ted Harrison fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR460
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 2008

The fonds reflects the development of Harrison's career as a painter following 28 years as a teacher, and consists of the following series: Harrison Family and Personal; Accounting; Teaching; Art Works; Production; Harrison Appearances; Publishing; Projects; Galleries; Photography; and Miscellaneous Objects.

Harrison, Ted

Margaret Peterson fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR445
  • Fonds
  • ? - 1997

The fonds reflects Margaret Peterson’s artistic processes and practices, research interests, pedagogy, her relationship with Howard O’Hagan, and her relationships with friends, patrons, fellow artists, galleries and various institutions.
The fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, biographical documents, diaries and notebooks, financial and business-related documents, grant applications, teaching materials, unpublished poetry and manuscripts, exhibition catalogues, clippings and publications, drawings and small artworks, painting materials, objects collected by Peterson, and various ephemera.
Correspondents include Howard O’Hagan, Elza Mayhew, Glenn Wessels, J. Russell Harper, Jean Varda, Dorothy and John B. Grover, Joy Ling, Walter Askin, Robert and Sarah Amos, Helen Anderson, R.W. Peterson, Ellen Charlotte Peterson, and Jane Hanks.
The fonds has been arranged into five series: Biographical, Art Practice, Publications, clippings and collected ephemera, Teaching, and Howard O’Hagan Materials.

Peterson, Margaret

Carol Cross/BC Women Project fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR442
  • Fonds
  • 1993-1997

Fonds reflects Carol Cross’s art process as well as her interest and involvement in the women’s movement. Fonds consists of Cross’s two handmade books: “In Their Words” and “Ten Historical BC Women”, as well as accompanying exhibition materials and related correspondence.

Correspondents include Mary Billy, Andrea Trudel, and Michelle Benjamin.

Cross, Carol

Limners fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR440
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 2008

This fonds documents the activities of the Victoria Limners Society from 1972-2008 and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records and society filings. It also contains records related to various group exhibits, including the Limners’ 25th anniversary exhibition in 1996, as well as records related to a book and video produced about the group. A small number of newspaper clippings, exhibition pamphlets, various editions of a booklet on the Limners Society artists and black and white photographs showing Limner members at exhibitions and meetings can be found in this fonds. This fonds has been arranged into into six series: 1) letters; 2) minutes; 3) financial records; 4) society filings; 5) 25th anniversary exhibition; and 6) publications and graphic materials.

Limners (Group of artists)

Biddy Gaddes fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR375
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1976

The fonds consists of collages (watercolour and fabric) and drawings of costumes designed for the following UVic and community theatre productions: On Baile's Strand, 1965; The Player Queen, 1965; A Man for all seasons, 1965; Renaissance '65, 1965; Murder in the cathedral, 1966; Rhinoceros, 1966; Hadrigan VII, 1973; Old tomorrow: a saga of the CPR, 1973; The three sisters, 1974; The bartered bride, 1978; A Dicken's digest, n.d.; Ghosts, n.d.; Mrs. Alving, n.d.; a midsummer night's dream, n.d. Fonds also includes slides of 3 unidentified productions possibly depicting costumes designed by Biddy Gaddes.

Gaddes, Biddy

John Krich and Harvey Miller theatre collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR368
  • Collection
  • 1925-2001 , predominant 1970-2000

The collection consists of theatre programs and UVic theatre production files arranged in the following series: Phoenix Theatre files, 1964-2001; Canadian and International Theatre programs, 1931-2002; Festival programs, 1925-2003; Season programs, 1952-2003; Publications, 1948-1991; Production revue notes, production lists and Curricula Vitae, 1962-2000; Pheonix Theatre production sweatshirts, 1988-1993.

Percy Scott fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR360
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1951

The fonds consists of correspondence and household finances, 1931-1951; Scott's 11 published scores, 1929-1931; Scott's 17 manuscript scores, 1931-1937; records of the Victoria Plectral Orchestra, 1935-1946; music students register, 1930-1949; diaries, 1931, 1934-1951. The diaries include short daily entries about weather, students, appointments and household activities. On occasion, the back page of annual diaries contain a list of items such as orchestra compositions and rents paid. The donation also included a tin sign for Scott's music studio: "Percy Scott Studio: mandolin, guitar etc."

Scott, Percy

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