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Hugh Peters fonds : 1888-1957

  • CA EMA V992.8
  • Fonds
  • [Copied 1992]

The fonds consists of photographs of Hugh Peters depicting the Peters family and home and photographs of military vessels, buildings and activities in the Esquimalt area. Fonds includes Peters' reference and research files relating to Esquimalt history, the Royal Canadian Navy in Esquimalt, and other aspects of family and community life.

Peters, Hugh

Cooper family fonds

  • CA EMA V992.31;V992.32
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1962

The fonds consists of photographs depicting the Cooper family, scenes of Esquimalt, and various naval and military groups.

Cooper (family)

Hazel Foster fonds

  • CA EMA V992.3
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1976

The fonds consists of school records (including diplomas and report cards) and school photographs of Hazel Foster at Esquimalt Public School.

Foster, Hazel

Ockenden family fonds

  • CA EMA V991.43
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1940]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Ockenden family and scenes of Esquimalt, as well as memorabilia and reminiscences.

Ockenden (family)

Betty Gregory fonds

  • CA EMA V991.42
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1925

The fonds consists of photographs of Witmer's Esquimalt Road store and Witmer family home, as well as of Shelly's Bakery truck.

Gregory, Betty

Thomas Brunsdon fonds

  • CA EMA V991.41
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1912-1937]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Brunsdon family and scenes of Esquimalt.

Brunsdon, Thomas, 1923-

Robina James fonds

  • CA EMA V990.33
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940-1955]

The fonds consists of photographs of Robina James's family members and her home in Esquimalt.

James, Robina, 1902-

Kenneth Bendall fonds

  • CA EMA V990.27
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1925-1935]

The fonds consists of photographs of Pioneer Street village and Esquimalt Road (Esquimalt, B.C.) depicting dockyards, the harbour, the Bendall family and general street scenes.

Bendall, Kenneth Darrell

Hardie family fonds

  • CA EMA V990.16
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1930]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting members of the Hardie family.

Hardie (family)

McCurdy family fonds

  • CA EMA V989.44
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1908-1920]

The fonds consists of photographs of the McCurdy family and of their family home in Esquimalt.

McCurdy (family)

Yvonne Leach fonds

  • CA EMA V989.22
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1961

The fonds consists of photographs of the Leach and Stockley families and of the Lampson Street School in Esquimalt.

Leach, Yvonne

Smith family fonds

  • CA EMA V987.8
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1934

The fonds consists of photographs of Frances (Smith) Gagnon and her family and friends in Esquimalt.

Smith (family)

Marjorie Hawker fonds

  • CA EMA V987.2;V987.37;V990.10;V991.31
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1973

The fonds consists of photographs of the Coton family in Esquimalt, depicting the family's corner store, involvement with the church and music, interest in gardening, and military service. Fonds includes photographs of the waterfront, schools and various scenes in Esquimalt.

Hawker, Marjorie

Conway family fonds

  • CA EMA V987.20
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1960]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Conway and Atkins family and of scenes of Esquimalt.

Conway (family)

Bailey family fonds

  • CA EMA V986.5
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1916

The fonds consists of family photographs of the Thomas Bailey family of Esquimalt. Many of the photographs depict church activities.

Bailey (family)

Toyo Takata fonds

  • CA EMA V986.16;V989.19
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1905-1942]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Japanese Tea Gardens in Esquimalt, B.C. and of the Takata family.

Takata, Toyo, 1920-

Ruth Craven fonds

  • CA EMA V984.7
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1945

The fonds consists of photographs of the Craven family and of parks, streets, ships, and houses at Esquimalt.

Craven, Ruth

Henry Charles Fraser fonds : [ca. 1875]-1912

  • CA SAM RG 79/1
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 198-]

The fonds consists of photocopies of material created by Fraser. It includes correspondence, 1876; diaries, 1887-1912; letters and documents; and photographs, ca. 1875.

Fraser, Henry Charles, b. 1837

Collection about Rudolf Vrba

  • CA VHEC RA028
  • Collection
  • 1987-2014

Collection consists of articles, lectures, correspondence, newspaper clippings and other textual material produced and collected by John Conway relating to the life, activity and legacy of Dr. Rudolf Vrba, a Slovak Jewish Holocaust survivor escaped from Auschwitz and associate professor of pharmacology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.

Collection has been arranged into the following series: Vierteljahrshefre für Zeitgelchichte documents series (1997–2010); Vrba memorial lecture series (2006–2014); Biographical material series (1987–2010); Correspondence and research records series (2004–2007); and Articles and lectures series (1992–2013).

Louise Stein Sorensen fonds

  • CA VHEC RA024
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1921]-2019

Fonds consists of textual records, graphic materials, and artefacts relating to Louise Sorensen’s life in the Netherlands, some of which was spent in hiding. Many of the items are wartime records, including photographs and negatives, correspondence, paper currency, drawings, notice of registration, official and forged identity cards, and ration cards. Additionally, the fonds contains copies of Sorensen’s great-uncle’s daughter’s, Ans’, testimonies; several English translations of items provided by Sorensen; and a 1947 second edition of Anne Frank’s Het Achterhuis, or The Diary of a Young Girl, also known as the Diary of Anne Frank. The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into the following six series: Personal records, Family records, Photographs, Correspondence, Currency and Publications and writings.

Louise Stein Sorensen

Teitelbaum, Buckman family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA023
  • Fonds
  • [194-]-1974

Fonds consists of records relating to the pre- and post-war experience of Rebecca (née Buckman) Teitelbaum, Herman Teitelbaum and their family. Fonds is arranged into five series: Notebooks (1944-1945), Correspondence (1944-1945), Identification and related records (1938-1974), Photographs ([1941]-1947) and Objects [1944].

Teitelbaum, Rebecca

Dr. Leon Komar collection

  • CA VHEC RA022
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1942

Collection consists of materials relating to Warsaw, Poland, in the Second World War era. Records include correspondence from Komar's family living in the Warsaw ghetto, documents showing a German leaflet dropped on Warsaw in 1938 and accompanying translations and commentary by the donor. Collection has been arranged into two series: German leaflet dropped from planes ([1939?], 1990) and Letters from the Warsaw ghetto (1938-1942; 1996).

Komar, Leon

Alexander and Gina Dimant fonds

  • CA VHEC RA016
  • Fonds
  • [1920?]–2019

Fonds is comprised of correspondence, photographs, identity and personal documents, society registration documents, minutes, clippings, memorabilia and ephemera created or collected by Alexander and Gina Dimant in Poland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Italy and Canada. Records pertain to their family history, work, school, and social and volunteer activities prior to and after the Second World War.

Records have been arranged into the following series: Correspondence (1941–2019), Photographs ([1920?]–[2016], Personal records (1938–2013), Artefacts (1940–[before 1948], 1997), Clippings and ephemera ([after 1942]–2016) and Janusz Korczak Association of Canada records (2001–2008).

Dimant family

Baltuch, Schmucker family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA015
  • Fonds
  • [188-]–[before 1994]

Fonds consists of photograph albums and loose photos, personal records, passports, financial records, reparation and compensation claims forms, correspondence, notebooks and notes, ephemera, artefacts, and published materials relating to the lives of the Baltuch and Schmucker families before, during, and after the Second World War. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: Baltuch, Schmucker family photographs series ([188-]–1964); Baltuch, Schmucker family personal records series (1906–1961); Josef and Rosa Baltuch emigration and immigration documents series (1943–1961); Household and financial records (1919–1984); Rosa Baltuch reparation and compensation documents series (1934–1966); Baltuch, Schmucker family correspondence series ([before 1941]–1980); Notebooks and notes series ([before 1994]); Baltuch, Schmucker family ephemera series ([before 1994]); Baltuch, Schmucker family artefacts series ([before 1994]); and Baltuch, Schmucker family collected books series (1930–1980).

Baltuch, Schmucker family

Jennie Phillips fonds

  • CA VHEC RA013
  • Fonds
  • [1912?]-1987

Fonds consists of photographs, vital records, personal notes, transcribed songs, correspondence and ephemera relating to the life of Jennie Phillips. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: JP photographs series (1912–1982), JP vital records series (1953–1979), JP personal papers series (1946–1987), Transcribed ghetto and camp songs series (1946), Stutthof Museum correspondence series (1984–1985) and JP ephemera series (1972).

Phillips, Jennie

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