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International Order of Odd Fellows, Columbia Lodge No. 2 fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0380
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1884

The fonds consists of minute books of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Columbia Lodge No.
2 from 1870 to 1884. Columbia Lodge No. 2 is based
in Victoria, BC.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Columbia Lodge No. 2 (Victoria, B.C.)

Jenny Walters fonds

  • CA BOW MS 13
  • Fonds
  • 1967 - 1984

The fonds consists correspondence, published materials, and records relating to community planning, to the Bowen Island Historians, and to other civic organizations.

Walters, Jenny Clark

Iain Benson fonds

  • CA BOW MS 19
  • Fonds
  • 1981 - 1999

The fonds consists of records collected and created by Ian Benson pertaining to Bowen Island's Official Community Plan, The Bowen Island Trust Committee, and The Bowen Island Advisory Planning Commission. The fonds includes personal correspondence, financial records, and various ephemeral records.

Benson, Iain T.

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)

Ross Carter fonds

  • CA BOW MS 23
  • Fonds
  • 1986 - 1997

The fonds consists of records created and collected by Ross Carter and includes correspondence, documents from the Bowen Island Improvement Association, GVRD election and other campaign literature, and reference reports relating to development on Bowen Island.

Carter, Ross

Bowen Island Garden Club fonds

  • CA BOW MS 25
  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 1994

The fonds consists of the operational records and various ephemeral materials of the Bowen Island Garden Club, including agendas, membership lists, photographs, and a memorial book.

Bowen Island Garden Club

Margaret Fougberg fonds

  • CA BOW MS 26
  • Fonds
  • 1923 - 2006

The fonds consists of the papers created and collected by Margaret Fougberg. Materials include correspondence and research notes, and predominantly relate to genealogy and local history. Research topics include the Collins family, the Smith family, and the Davies family, and other early Bowen Island residents.

Fougberg, Margaret

Bowen Island Park and Store Use Society fonds

  • CA BOW MS 27
  • Fonds
  • 1979 - 1987

The fonds consists of records collected and created by the Bowen Island Park and Store Use Society during its eight-year existence. The records include minutes of annual general meetings, correspondence, proposals, and reference materials. Additionally, there are a number of records, photographs, and ephemera from Heritage Day '84.

Bowen Island Park and Store Use Society

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 150 fonds

  • CA BOW MS 36
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 2000

The fonds consists of administrative, operational, and financial records created and accumulated by the Royal Canadian Legion's Bowen Island Branch, RCL Branch 150. Textual records consist predominantly of minutes (1947-1989) and correspondence (1968-2000), and also include memoranda, reports, the visitor’s register, and various published materials. Photographs are of RLC Branch 150 and Ladies Auxiliary RCL Branch 150 members at various functions.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 150

Bowenian Seniors #133 fonds

  • CA BOW MS 38
  • Fonds
  • 1981 - 1998

The fonds consists of ca. 145 colour photographs showing the Bowenian Seniors going on excursions and taking part in a variety of activities.

Bowenian Seniors #133

Bowen Island Preschool fonds

  • CA BOW MS 39
  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 1997

The fonds consists predominantly of photographs of preschool children and staff participating in various activities. Textual materials consist of newsletters and flyers.

Bowen Island Preschool

Bowen Island School Reunion fonds

  • CA BOW MS 4
  • Fonds
  • 1979 - 1981

The fonds consists of administrative and promotional materials created and received by the Reunion Committee, including minutes, correspondence, financial records, and registration documents.

Bowen Island School Reunion Committee

Bowen Island Heritage Preservation Association fonds

  • CA BOW MS 40
  • Fonds
  • 1987 - 2004

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records of the Bowen Island Historical Preservation Association, including its constitution, minutes (1990-2004), correspondence (1981-2001), as well as copies of printed and published materials and collected reference materials pertinent to BIHPA activities.

Bowen Island Heritage Preservation Association

Bowen Island Recycling Depot fonds

  • CA BOW MS 44
  • Fonds
  • 1985 - 2003

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records of the Bowen Island Recycling Depot produced between 1985 and 2003, including legal and financial records, documents from board meetings and AGMs, correspondence, and records relating to the relocation and expansion of the recycling facility.

Bowen Island Recycling Depot Society

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

Alain Boire collection

  • CA CCOQ C10
  • Collection
  • 2000 - 2016

The collection consists largely of research materials and notes created in the preparation of Boire's book "With Hearts and Minds" published in 2016. The remainder of the collection consists of materials collected by Boire from Caisse Populaire Maillardville Credit Union, as well as accumulated material pertaining to Boire's involvement in several community initiatives, such as the Maillardville Residents' Association, Maillardville revitalization and planning, and Place Maillardville.

Materials include correspondence, photographs, administrative records, interviews, reports, handwritten notes, clippings, advertising and professional materials, newsletters, research materials, prints, postcards, ephemera, a map, embossing seals, a lid from a glass milk bottle, and other documents. The collection also includes a manuscript copy of "With Hearts and Minds."

Boire, Alain Joseph

Miss Coquitlam Pageant collection

  • CA CCOQ C12
  • Collection
  • 1986-1988

The collection consists of colour photographs and negatives of the Miss Coquitlam Pageant and related events from 1986 to 1988. The photographs feature the donor, Deborah Smyth, who was Miss Congeniality in 1986. The collection also includes some news clippings and a VHS tape containing a recording of the 1986 Miss Coquitlam Pageant.

Riverview Hospital Historical Society collection

  • CA CCOQ C5
  • Collection
  • 1870 - 2018

The Riverview Hospital Historical Society collection consists of the records collected and maintained by the Riverview Hospital Historical Society (RHHS). Through their museum and library, the RHHS acquired and stewarded records documenting the history of Riverview Hospital, the British Columbia School of Psychiatric Nursing, and the history of psychiatric care in British Columbia.

The collection consists of a range of documentary forms, including: reports, theses, newspaper clippings, newsletters, publications, correspondence, manuals, plans and drawings, directories, inventories, procedures, programmes, annuals, invitations, motion pictures, personal narratives, staff lists, minutes, study notes, scrapbooks, ephemera, and photographs depicting aspects of social and administrative life at the hospital and school.

The collection is arranged into ten series that reflect original collections maintained by the RHHS, and are organized by media type or content. See the Arrangement note below for more information.

British Columbia. School of Psychiatric Nursing

Don Cunnings fonds

  • CA CCOQ F12
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 2011

The fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Don Cunnings, documenting his involvement in sport and recreation in Coquitlam. The archivist arranged the fonds into two series. One series documents the activities of Cunnings during his tenure at the District of Coquitlam Parks and Recreation Department. The second series consists of personal and professional records accumulated by Cunnings, documenting his various professional positions for reference and posterity.

The records include photographs, newspaper clippings, newsletters, correspondence, recorded documentaries, two scrapbooks, and assorted textual records and ephemera.

Cunnings, Don

Coquitlam Skating Club fonds

  • CA CCOQ F28
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2006

The fonds consists of Board of Directors annual reports from 1998 to 2006 (note that 2002 is missing) as well as one scrapbook containing photographs, programs, and news clippings related to club members taken and collected between 1963 and 1980.

Coquitlam Skating Club

The Coquitlam Herald fonds

  • CA CCOQ F29
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1957

The fonds consists of copies of The Coquitlam Herald newspaper covering the period from 1930 to 1957.

The Coquitlam Herald (newspaper)

Canadian Federation of University Women - Coquitlam fonds

  • CA CCOQ F38
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2019

The fonds consists of the administrative and operational records of the Canadian Federation of University Women - Coquitlam. Record types include: constitution & bylaws, meeting minutes, newsletters, reports, correspondence, financial records, photographs, and ephemera.

Canadian Federation of University Women - Coquitlam

Burquitlam Community Association fonds

  • CA CCOQ F44
  • Fonds
  • 1997-2006

The fonds consists of the operational records of the Burquitlam Community Association, including minutes, agendas, correspondence, and documents related to programs, projects, and committees. The fonds also includes photographs of the Burquitlam neighbourhood and a Burquitlam Community Association meeting from 2004.

Burquitlam Community Association

Gorge Harbour Community Hall Society fonds

  • CA CIM 1999.003
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1953

Fonds consists of records of the Gorge Harbour Community Hall Society, including minutes of meetings, financial statements and administrative records and correspondence. It is arranged into five series: Minutes, Financial, Administrative Records, Correspondence and Programs.

Gorge Harbour Community Hall Society

Southern Cortes Community Association fonds

  • CA CIM 2000.001
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2004 (predominant 1948-2004)

Fonds consists of records of the Southern Cortes Community Association. It includes minutes and agendas of meetings, correspondence, financial records, administrative and legal documents, and reports on projects and activities.
Original groupings of documents in files have been maintained with the exception of general correspondence, which has been grouped by date.
Files have been arranged into eleven series: Minutes; Financial records; Administrative records; Correspondence; Events; Newsletters; Dental clinic project; Show Business; Manson's Hall renovation; Ephemera; and Committee minutes and reports.

Southern Cortes Community Association

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