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Chute family fonds

  • CA LMA MS 14
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1998

The fonds consists of personal correspondence, legal documents, business licences, photographs, sound recordings and ephemera of Mr. and Mrs. Chute. Includes correspondence regarding purchase of museum building (restricted), museum opening (1995), legal documents, photographs including a series of 28 photos of the Royal visit in 1959, ephemera and one SF for Miss Tebbutt's correspondence (Miss Tebbutt became Peggy's mother). Also includes a copy of an Earlscourt apple box logo and sound recordings: including Preservation of Photographs (CBC, Feb. 22, 1989), CBC history program on Thomas Spence, NDP political party meting in Lytton, Indian music of Pacific North West, George clutesi, Indian stories by Mike Brown and Lena Dunstan, and Ordering of the Diaconate-A.W. Harding. Also includes 12 reel-to-reel tapes of recordings of Indian Education classes at Lytton Elementary School, and eleven photographs of the 1998 emergency food lift to Boston Bar. Includes swimming pool being rebuilt, CN swinging bridge across Thompson River, and two photographs of a mud-flood down Lytton's main street. Also group of men at a hospital function. Five slides of Niakia River rafting and one of Jade Springs from the air. Also 4 maps: one is a sketch of the homes on the westside of the Fraser from Lytton to Lillooet, one is a weather map (1954), and one is a 1952 survey map showing all rivers, creeks, mountains, reserves from Pavilion to Kamloops and from Douglas Lake to Keefers.

Chute (family)

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

Court Nanaimo Foresters' Home No. 5886 fonds

  • CA NCAI 1995 003 A
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1976

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial statements, proposals, contracts, minutes and proceedings, registers and one photograph. The fonds has been arranged into the following series: 1. Correspondence; 2. Constitution and Bylaws; 3. Finance; 4. Minutes and Annual Reports; 5. Membership; 6. Photographs and Miscellaneous.

Court Nanaimo Foresters' Home No. 5886

Croton Studio fonds

  • CA VPL 78547-80223
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1950-1979]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting people, places and events in the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley areas.

Croton Studio

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)

Albert and Vera Laitinen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1928-1955

The fonds consists of original and photocopies of diaries, correspondence, certificates and personal accounts. The fond is divided into 15 series.

Laitinen, Albert, 1898-1989

Alert Bay Library and Museum photograph collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1860]-1994

The collection consists of photographs of Alert Bay and area depicting persons, families, churches, schools, hospital, businesses, organizations, industry, social events, activities of the Columbia Coast Mission, native Indians, and general scenes of the area. The collection incorporates the photographs of the Pioneer Journal (1939-1941, 1951-1964), a newspaper published in Alert Bay.

Alexander Robinson Community Club fonds

  • CA MRM A.85.19
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1964, 1975-1980

The fonds consists of minutes, ledger (including membership list) and a copy of deed to property of the Alexander Robinson Community Club.

Alexander Robinson Community Club

Bob Turnbull fonds

  • CA LMA MS 26
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1934

The fonds consists of photographs taken by Bob Turnbull and his father, W.H. Turnbull. Includes scenes and citizens of LYtton, Earlscourt Farms, and the building of the Trans Canada Highway [ca. 1924-1925]. Also includes Lytton Racetrack, and one framed photo of the girls softball team in 1933, with Nan Dwyer, Rose Dodge, Rose Wardell, Katie Keeble, Fanny Loring, Maureen Dwyer, and Toots Maynard.

Turnbull, Bob, 1912-

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.)

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.T. Garland fonds

  • CA KLA 990.12;988.70
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1892-1920]

The fonds consists of photographs taken by A.T. Garland of the Garland family and scenes and events in Kaslo and the Kootenay Lake area. Fonds includes various receipts relating to Garland's merchant business as well as correspondence to his son.

Garland, Alexander T.

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.

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

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.)

Ethel Mowat fonds

  • CA DMA CR-100
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1981

The fonds consists of records and photographs that document the activities of Ethel's parents, children and husband, and collections of photographs, taped and transcribed interviews, historical notes, and records accumulated in her function as member of various organizations, author of a memoir "From Dawn to the Twilight Years", and local historian. The fonds contains miscellaneous records of the I.O.D.E. and the Delta Museum and Archives, and photographs of members of the I.O.D.E. and Dugout committee. The fonds holds a collection of Mowat family photographs used in Ethel's memoir; a collection of records and photographs, largely belonging to the McKee family, found at the McKee House prior to its renovation as a Senior Citizen's Centre; and a collection of taped and transcribed interviews with Ethel and Sid Mowat, and others conducted by Ethel with local residents, including Bob Trim and Rosetta Saga.

Mowat, Ethel

Langley Centennial Museum historical collection

  • CA LCM MSS 97
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1956]

The collection consists of an essay (missing the title page and the first 11 pages) on the history of Langley, B.C., including topics Beaver Women's Institute, County Line Community Association, a map of a portion of the township, a list of pioneers, brief histories of Aldergrove, the Mennonites, important local families, churches, and schools, and comments on municipal libraries and industries.

Leary family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-54
  • Fonds
  • 1897-[196-?]

Textual records consist of legal records belonging to A.R. Leary including land deeds, mortgage papers, and fire insurance policies. The fonds also includes British Columbia history and geography textbooks, newspaper clippings, a June 3, 1948 issue of the Ladner Optimist, school certificates, a short history of Vancouver, May Day raffle tickets, rules and regulations of the Grand Black Chapter of Ireland, programs, receipts, notebooks, correspondence, etc. It also contains genealogical notes on the Leary family compiled by Mabel MacNamara and Laura Miller. The fonds includes photographs of men during the gold rush, Knickerbocker's Barber Shop, schools and students, Ladner Ferry, World War I tanks, logging, canneries, ferries, etc. as well as photographs of various members of the Leary family.

Leary (family)

Fred Shearer fonds

  • CA FFG P991.11.1
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1950

The fonds consists of photographic images depicting the historical images of the pioneer lifestyle, clothing; agriculture and economic growth both in construction and the industrial fields.

Shearer, Fred

Gazette photo collection

  • CA PMM A1997.0021
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1950-ca. 1970

Collection consists of 34 black and white photographs from the Gazette newspaper relating to people places, and events in Pitt Meadows and area.

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

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

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