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Lantzville Hotel and Garage fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1928-1980, predominant 1945-1960

The fonds consists of records of the the Lantzville Hotel and Garage and Caillet Holdings. The hotel records include certificates (1928, 1946), correspondence (1945-1976), financial records (1928-1957), hotel registers (1943-1952), liquor licences (1956,1980), photographs, and miscellaneous items. The Caillet Holdings records include a receipt book (1947-1953), and registered plans (1919, 1947-1950).

Lantzville Hotel and Garage

Ray and Myrtle Cote fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1970]

Fonds consists predominantly of photographs of the Cotes, relatives and Nanaimo buildings. Also includes two letters.

Cote, Ray

Rudolf Stueck fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1960

Fonds consists of six photographs of Chinatown taken by Rudolf Stueck. The photographs were taken a few months before Chinatown was razed by fire.

Stueck, Rudolf

Malaspina Hotel collection

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1935

Collection consists of a prospectus for the proposed hotel, and four special occasion menus.

Chatwin Engineering Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1968

Fonds consists of a photograph album with views of Malaspina Hotel (originally called the Nanaimo Community Hotel) from its construction in 1927 to interior shots from the 1960s and a copy of the original construction specifications. The fonds is arranged in two series: 1) Photographs and 2) Specifications.

Chatwin Engineering Ltd.

Nanaimo Gaol fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1877-1884

The fonds consists of the register for the Nanaimo Gaol (1877-1884).

Nanaimo Gaol

St. Andrew's United Church collection

  • Fonds
  • 1892, [195-]

Collection consists of items associated with St. Andrew's Church including floorplans of the main floor and gallery and a sketch of the exterior, photographs of the church, the old and new manses and the dedication ceremony of the new manse, programmes for a production of the Messiah and Diamond Jubilee (1934) materials.

Ross McLeod collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1955]

Collection consists of schedules of Canadian Pacific ships on the west coast and a schedule for the Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay dayliner train. Also includes postcards of CP and Blackball line ships and views of downtown Nanaimo including views of the Malaspina Hotel, Georgia Park, the Bastion, Front Street looking south, and the harbour and port.

Nanaimo Harbourside Arts and Conference Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1981-1987

Fonds consists of building proposals, a feasibility study, minutes, reports and notes related to the development of an arts and conference centre.

Nanaimo Harbourside Arts and Conference Society

Norman Barrass fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1927-1993

Fonds consists of Malaspina Hotel menus dating from Barrass' tenure as chef, as well as photographs by Barrass. Fonds is arranged in two series: 1) Malaspina Hotel menus; and 2) Photographs.

Barrass, Norman, 1914-

Kneen's Builder's Supplies fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1933, 1950

Fonds consists of an official copy of an Order-in-Council issued by the federal Department of Public Works approving an application by Kneen's Builder's Supplies to build a wharf in Commercial Inlet (1950). Also includes correspondence from the Public Works Department (1933) and a hand drawn sketch of the subject area.

Kneen's Builder's Supplies

Britannia Hotel fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1913

Fonds consists of a ledger recording the monthly receipts and expenditures of the hotel. Each double page covers one month. The daily total of receipts is entered on the left hand leaf and the right hand folio has the specific expenditures of each day.

Britannia Hotel (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Cedar Community Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1942, 1967

The fonds consists of a financial report (1942) and a list of residents who contributed to the addition at Speedway Hall and had their names inscribed on bricks on the north wall of the Cedar Community Hall.

Cedar Community Association

John Hofman collection

  • Fonds
  • 1998

Collection consists of pen and ink drawings of the following: 610 Selby Street (Beck Residence); 755 Terminal Avenue (Wardill Residence); 28 Front Street (Tom Brown's Autobody); detail of 28 Front Street; 102 Fry Street Young Residence); 2 images of the Miner's Cottage known as the Rowbottom Residence (at 100 Cameron Road); St. Paul's Church; 279 Selby Street (Gilbert Residence) detail; 17 Church Street (Great National Land Building) detail; 673 Selby Street (Sullivan Residence) detail; 133 Milton (Wood Residence) detail; an Eagle's Hall detail; a doodle that appears to be a likeness of a petroglyph; and two homes on Cranberry Avenue. The drawings were created by Hofman for the Heritage Commission's publication Columns, Cornices and Coal (1998).

June and Dick Leahy fonds: 1960

  • Fonds
  • [Reprinted 2001]

Fonds consists of images of the 1960 fire that razed most of Chinatown. June Leahy, who took all the colour slides, used one of the earliest SLR Pentax cameras while Bill Leahy, who took most of the black and white photographs, used a Leica camera. The photographs of the day after the fire were taken by June. The Leahys were friends with RCMP Staff Sergeant Earle Sarsiat who notified Bill Leahy of the fire; the Leahys were on site soon after the fire was reported.

Leahy, June, 1917-

Nanaimo Community Archives Beban House collection

  • Fonds
  • 1997

Collection consists of photographs and wallpaper samples taken by Nanaimo Community Archives staff during renovations to Beban House in 1996. Beban House was built in the 1930s by Frank Beban. Beban arrived in Nanaimo from his native New Zealand around 1908 and worked in the mines. He made his wealth, however, as a sawmill owner. Beban House was built on 160 acres in Northfield and cost $25,000. Today, the house is used by Tourism Nanaimo and other community organizations. Photographs are views of the upstairs portion only of Beban House.

Native Sons of B.C. Nanaimo Post No. 3 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1900-1986

The fonds consists of minutes (1900-1966), financial records (1900-1968), Bastion guest books (1923-1978), records of attendance (1949-1964), subject files (1906-1977), Honeymoon Book (1953-1963), and oral interview tapes. Subject files include accounts, correspondence, minutes, 1913 constitution, resolutions, inventory of artifacts, photographs of the 1974 move of the Bastion to the present location, and ephemera.

Native Sons of British Columbia. Nanaimo Post No. 3

A.L. (Les) Barley fonds

  • CA NCAI 2004 020 A
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1967

The fonds consists of records related to Barley's professional and community work. Fonds is arranged in two series: 1) Work orders and 2) Nanaimo Figure Skating Club memorabilia.

Barley, A.L. (Les)

Nanaimo Civic Arena Commission fonds

  • CA NCAI 2007 036 C
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1958

The fonds consists of minutes and correspondence of the Nanaimo Civic Arena Commission.

Nanaimo (B.C.). Civic Arena Commission