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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

Frederick William Kerton fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1916

Fonds consists of two letters from the British Columbia Deputy Provincial Secretary appointing Frederick William Kerton as 1) a Member of the Board of Licence Commissioners for the City of Courtenay, 28th August, 1915 and 2) a Member of the Board of Commissioners of Police for the City of Courtenay, 5th February, 1916.

Kerton, Frederick William

Geoffrey Capes fonds : 1911-1961

  • Fonds
  • 1911-1961

Fonds consists of 56 diaries recording Capes' daily activities. Diaries contain a number of leaflets and programmes of events in the Courtenay area.

Capes, Geoffrey

Frank and Laura Marshall fonds

  • CA SAM MS 19
  • Fonds
  • 1939

The title is based on the contents of the fonds. It is divided into two series: correspondence and print samples.

Marshall, D. F.

William and Margaret Springer Fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1890 - 1944

The fonds consists of two day books with tuning orders and a private radio receiving station licence.

Springer, William and Margaret

Peterson Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906

The fonds are divided into 229 series and consists of correspondence, Revenue Canada Tax forms, invoices, insurance policies, bulletins, bank statements, a history, estate papers, medical papers, licenses, applications, Tax Appeals, Canada Customs forms, shares, bank records, military paperwork, investment records, certificates, records related to the Salmon Arm Farmers’ Exchange, Shuswap Consumer’s Cooperative, The Vernon Fruit Union, and The BC Fruit Growers Association, memberships, income tax returns, contracts, development plan, permits with the District of Salmon Arm, bonds, notebooks, passports, diaries, address books, a video tape, photographs and slides, maps and ledgers.

Peterson Family

Big Shuswap Tourism Committee

  • Fonds
  • 1985

The fonds is divided into one series and contains a promotional directory.

Big Shuswap Tourism Committee

Earl Tomyn fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1932

The fonds is divided into eight series including a history of the Lions Club of Salmon Arm, bulletins published by the Lions Club, correspondence, newsletters, negatives and photographs.

Earl Tomyn

Ronald Hudson Turner fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913 - 2013

The fonds consists of personal documents, memberships, correspondence and miscellaneous items. The fonds is divided into six series.

Turner, Ronald Hudson

Peterson Brothers Ltd. Salmon Arm, B.C. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-1996

The fonds is divided into 82 series and contains minutes, correspondence, bad debt records, insurance claims, accounts payable and receivable, advertising, apprenticeship and certificate papers, statements and reports to and from BC Fruit Processors, bank statements, property tax notices, employee records, crop summaries, memos, applications, dividend records, ledgers, permits and licenses, equipment rental forms, land clearing assistance statements, contracts and agreements, the Fiber Floc legal file, invoices, papers relating to the Joint Waterworks Project, Chattel Mortgages, the J. Letkeman Papers, pesticide residue results, papers relating to the Fly Hills Extension Project, bonds, Salmon Arm Farmer’s Exchange Accounts, bulletins, and crop estimates, a social security file, a list of stolen goods, tax records, Worker’s Compensation records, and one photograph.

Peterson Brothers Ltd. Salmon Arm, B.C.

The Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1962-1981

The fonds is divided into four series and consists of annual reports, an agenda, and newsletters. Title based on the contents.

Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union

Felix and Kathleen Noel fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1939-2002

The fonds consists of personal and legal papers, papers related to the Noel real estate holdings, postcards, papers relating to Felix’ time as Prisoner of War, family photographs, travel diaries, and personal diaries. The fonds are divided into ten series.

Felix and Kathleen Noel

Denis Marshall fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1939-2011

65 cm textual records
1746 Prints, photographic

Marshall, Denis Paul

MacKay and Currie fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1906

The fonds consists of one series that contains correspondence.

MacKay and Currie (Firm)

Ruth Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1883-1981

The fonds is divided into nine series that contain written histories, photographs, personal memorabilia and uncatalogued ephemera.

Ruth (family)

Polestar Press fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 78
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1995

Fonds consists of manuscripts, page proofs, editorial and general correspondence, contracts, promotional and biographical materials. Included in the fonds are archival materials for Vi Plotnikoff's Head Cook at Wedding and Funerals (1994), first collection of Doukhobor short stories published and the first widely published literary writings by a Doukhobor woman, and George Elliott Clarke's poem-novel Whylah Falls (1990), later adapted for the stage and film, along with materials related to the publication of other works in Polestar's catalogue.

Polestar Press

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)

Davies family fonds

  • CA BOW MS 2
  • Fonds
  • 1865, [ca. 1880]-1977

The fonds consists of records of the Davies family, including correspondence, mail contracts and postmaster records, and other business records of William J. Davies, including licences and ledgers of Davies and Company and a cashbook (1909-1911) for Davies Store; correspondence, bills and receipts of William Arthur Edward Davies, including a record book of his taxi service and cashbook of the Bowen Park Store; photographs accumulated by Herbert Lyle Davies depicting members of the Davies family and friends on Bowen Island, and scenes of various aspects of early island life, including logging and ferry service; and, postcards and ephemera of various family members.

Davies (family)

Thomas and Mildred Laurie collection

  • Collection
  • 1940-2003 [predominantly 1940-1972]

The collection includes material relating to Alert Bay that was created or collected by Thomas and Mildred Laurie, as well as photographs and textual records created or received by James Barclay Williams, who bequeathed the records to Mildred Laurie. The collection includes a photo album, photographs, postcards, correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and a calendar. Photographs document Alert Bay and the surrounding area, including the B.C. Packers store, Christ Church, the native cemetery, St. Michael’s Residential School and Preventorium, Canada Packers, Hardy Bay, totem poles, a long house, and the Nimpkish Hotel. Photographs also document local events, including potlatches, weddings, an outdoor salmon barbeque, BC centenary celebrations in 1958, native ceremonies, and a visit by the Governor General.

The material is arranged in the following files:

1.1 - James Barclay Williams – Correspondence and press clippings, 1968-1972
1.2 - James Barclay Williams – Photographs, [1908?]-1967
1.3 - Mildred Laurie - Photo album photographs, [194-]-1974
1.4 - Mildred Laurie – Photographs and postcards, [194-]-[199-]
1.5 - Slides and negatives, 1952-1972
1.6 - Pamphlets, ephemera, and press clippings, 1947-2003
2.1 - James Barclay Williams – Photo album, 1940-1941

Lower Lonsdale Business Association fonds

  • CA NVAN 178
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2005

The fonds consists of chronological operational records related to the business operations of the Lower Lonsdale Business Association. These operational records include minutes of meetings, memos, policies, surveys, correspondence, financial records, membership lists, grant applications, press releases and newspaper clippings. The fonds also consists of records related to the establishment and operation of the Lower Lonsdale Community Policing Centre and the organization of the Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival.

Lower Lonsdale Business Association

Nemetz family fonds

  • CA JHS A.2008.016, A.2011.018
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-2012]

The fonds consists of photographs and textual records from various members of the Nemetz family, including the Dayson family, the Barnett family, and the Fader family.

The fonds is arranged into four series: Nathan Nemetz scrapbooks and photograph albums (photocopies); Textual records; Photographs; Audio/Visual.

Nemetz family

Leonard Frank Photo Studio fonds

  • CA JHS A.1985.001
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1983

The fonds consists of records from three distinct sources: the Leonard Frank Photo Studio, the Frank family , and the Landauer family. The records of Leonard Frank Photo Studio constitute those that remained after the closure of the business in 1983. They consist of photographs and textual records. The photographs cover many significant events and developments in British Columbia's history. Their major subject areas include logging, lumbering, mining, fishing and transportation; the construction of bridges and buildings in the Vancouver area; famous people; aboriginal peoples; and scenic views of mountainous, coastal, and urban areas. The photographs were taken by Leonard Frank and Otto Landauer. The textual records consist of photographic FindingAids, business correspondence, financial records, and historical and reference material. The records of the Frank family consist of the personal papers of Leonard and Bernard Frank. The records of the Landauer family consist of the personal papers of Otto Landauer and members of his family.

Leonard Frank Photo Studio

John Keenlysides Congregation Emanu-El collection

  • CA JHS A.2012.017, A.2013.018
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1864

Fonds consists of material documenting early BC Jewish history. Fonds is arranged into two series: Congregation Emanu-El manuscripts; and Letters from Abraham Blackman to his brother Morris, Jewish merchants in colonial British Columbia.

Keenlyside, John

Currie, McWilliams and Company fonds

  • CA DMA CR-76
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1905

The fonds consists of records of the Currie McWilliams Cannery and the Currie McWilliams import business. The majority of the papers are receipts for goods, materials, and machinery necessary for the operation of the businesses. As well, there are legal documents, correspondence, and memos.

Currie, McWilliams and Company

Fisher's Drug and Bookstore fonds

  • CA DMA CR-33
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1950

The fonds consists of records created by Simeon Fisher during the course of owning and operating Fisher's Drug and Book Store. There are several wholesale invoices as well as nine large prescription invoice ledgers and correspondence between Mr. Fisher, local residents and National Drug Co. where he purchased wholesale drugs for his pharmacy. These records cover the years between 1902 and 1948 when his business was in operation. The fonds is arranged in three series: Correspondence; Prescription Invoices; Drug Invoices.

Fisher's Drug and Bookstore (Delta, B.C.)

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