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A.E. Sage fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940-1945

The fonds consists of correspondence and manuscripts relating to the history of Armstrong and district.

Sage, A.E.

A.W. Phair fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1886, [ca. 1900], [ca. 1940]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting people, streets, and buildings in Lillooet, B.C., and area.

Phair, A.W.

Elks Lodge No. 446 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1960-1969

The fonds consists of minutes and attendance registers.

Benevolent and Paternal Order of Elks. Lodge No. 446 (Creston, B.C.)

Cortes Island Ratepayers Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1963-1984

Fonds consists of the records of the Cortes Island Ratepayers Association (CIRA), including administrative documents, minutes of CIRA and APC meetings, annual reports, newsletters, correspondence and materials related to the provision of services, land use planning and other issues of island concern. The fonds is composed of the following series: Administrative Documents, Minutes; Financial; Newsletters and Notices; Subject files; Community Planning and Land Use (Advisory Planning Commission); Clippings; Maps and Plans.

Cortes Island Ratepayers Association

Central Hall Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1896-1937

The fonds consists of minutes and accounts of the Central Hall Association on Salt Spring Island.

Central Hall Association (Salt Spring Island, B.C.)

George Meeres Photographic and Art Studio fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940-1959

Fonds consists of correspondence with and photographs of residents of Enderby and District, plus photographs of local organizations, groups and views of the area.

Meeres Photographic and Art Studio

Nanaimo Council of Women fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944-1979

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, annual reports, and scrapbooks and other reference material.

Nanaimo Council of Women

Nanaimo Pioneer Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1931-1985

The fonds consists of accounts (1964-1979), bylaws (1937), correspondence (1932-1957), dues (1937-1979), minutes (1956-1985), and applications. Fonds includes an index to names of applicants.

Nanaimo Pioneer Society

Vancouver Public Library historical photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860]-1981

The collection consists of photographs depicting scenes and aspects of life in Vancouver and in other locations in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory from ca. 1860. The subjects depicted include forestry, mining, fishing, transportation, shipping, and construction as well as buildings, interiors, landscapes, people and significant events in B.C.'s past.

Wynndel Women's Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1930-1984

The fonds consists of minutes, cashbooks, accounts, correspondence, publicity files, reports, reference files, and scrapbooks.

Wynndel Women's Institute

Soroptimist Club of Nanaimo fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1946-1973

Fonds consists of records that document the activities, governance and functions of the club. These include scrapbooks, bank records, correspondence, photographs, bylaws, educational material, Christmas pudding recipes, ceremony instructions, committee reports, membership records and clippings. Although minutes are referred to in these records, their location is unknown. Fonds arranged in seven series: 1) Constitution and bylaws; 2) Club administration records; 3) Financial records; 4) Correspondence; 5) Projects; 6) Photographs and 7) Ephemera.

Soroptimist Club of Nanaimo

Thomas Melish fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1888-1945

The fonds consists of diaries with entries relating to the weather and to Melish's financial affairs as well as personal commentary on Armstrong-area people and events.

Melish, Thomas

Salt Spring Island Historical Society oral history collection

  • Fonds
  • 1965-1990

The collection consists of sound recordings of interviews with pioneers of Salt Spring Island and of addresses of meetings of the Salt Spring Island Historical Society. The collection includes interviews conducted as part of the C.B.C. Imbert Orchard series, the Salt Spring Senior Citizens Project (1977), a project done by Tony Farr, and projects of the Salt Spring Island Historical Society.

Sechelt Archives donors collection

  • Fonds
  • ca. 1900-ca. 1990

Collection consists of government records, documents, photographs, correspondence, and brochures related to the Sechelt area and the history of the Sunshine Coast. Donors include the University Women's Club and St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary.

Shuswap Retirement Development Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1987-1994

The fonds consists of minutes, financial records, program and project records (including those relating to the Elderhostel), and reference material relating to the activities of the society.

Shuswap Retirement Development Society

Wilfred Nicholson fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980]

The fonds consists of 46 manuscripts on aspects of the social history and personalities of Nanaimo.

Nicholson, Wilfred, 1908-

Hopeline District Women's Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940-1998

Fonds consists of records created by the Hopeline District Womens Institute including minutes of meetings for the Hopeline District Womens Institute and earlier coalitions 1953-1997, cash books for 1960-1998, 1992-1997 conference registration information, 11972-1985 membership lists, 1987 declaration of Womens Institute Week by the Hopeline District Womens Institute, slides, 2 audio cassettes containing interviews done in 1985 with Stella Welch, and the 1964 constitution and certificate of incorporation. There are materials related to the Womens Institute Heritage Club such as a 1941-1942 scrapbook entitled Womens Institute scrapbook vol. III, a Womens Institute Heritage Club scrapbook/album 1963-1987, and essays and newspaper clippings 1940-1960 detailing the history of the Institute, particularly in the Fraser valley area. There are minutes of meetings of the Douglas District Womens Institute 1984-1997 along with a roll call for Douglas District 1954-1986, and cash books for the Douglas District 1953-1976 and1986-1998. There is also a minute book, 1931-1932, from the Coghlau Womens Institute.

Hopeline District Women's Institute

Reverend E.F. Wilson fonds : 1875-1915

  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1992]

The fonds consists of home journals (diaries) describing events, people, and local, national and international affairs written by Wilson while he was in Ontario, Manitoba, and on Salt Spring Island.

Wilson, Edward Francis, Reverend

Roland A. Jamieson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1999

The fonds consists of manuscripts, research notes, and correspondence.

Jamieson, Roland A.

Maple Ridge Museum photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1850-2001]

The collection consists of photographs of scenes, events, industry and people in the Maple Ridge area, including the communities of Whonnock, Hammond, Haney, Port Haney, Yennadon, Websters Corner, Ruskin, Albion, and The Ridge.

Port Alberni and Area Volunteer Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1976-1991

The fonds consists of constitution, list of directors, certificates from the Registrar of Companies (1977-1990), and annual reports (1976-1991).

Port Alberni and Area Volunteer Society

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