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Wrinch Memorial Hospital fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1939-2015

The fonds is arranged into eight series: Files of the Hospital Administrator (1943-1961); Administrative records (1905-2010); Financial records (2002-2014); Hazelton Children’s Home (1967-2004); Media (1915-2009); Patient files (1903-1949); and Property records (1905-2015).

The first accession of records from Wrinch Memorial Hospital was arranged and described by Sally Easton in 1986. Those consist of the files of the administrator of Wrinch Memorial Hospital and comprise a single alphabetical subject series. These were described in detail at the file level. The date range of these files is from 1935 to 1961, but the bulk of the material includes dates between 1947 and 1952. Most of the files are concerned with financial matters: hospital claims, accounts, etc. Several deal with matters concerning the local First Nations population. A large number of files concern the B.C. Hospital Insurance Service (inaugurated in 1949), its officials, and its activities. Material in the files includes letters, telegrams, brochures, ledger pages, cheque stubs, photographs, copies of various government documents, and a variety of lists and printed forms. However, the majority of this series consists of correspondence. Most of the files date from the term of Selwyn Simons, who was Administrator from 1947 to 1952. Some material in the files relates to Simons' successor, Paul E. Russell; those items dated 1960-1961 relate to the term of Dr. J. E. Whiting, Medical Superintendent, although his name does not appear on them.

The second accrual of records was arranged and described by Kelly Rovegno in 2017. These records date from 1905-2010, although the predominant range is 1945-2000. This fonds contains files with personal information, which is protected under the law. Such files are identified on the file list; consult the archivist for further information.

Wrinch Memorial Hospital

William Ridington fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1965-1969

The fonds consists of field notes and transcripts of interviews with the Beaver Indians gathered between 1965 and 1969.

Ridington, William Robin

William McLennan fonds (private records)

  • Fonds
  • 1984

The fonds consists of infrared photographs and drawings on mylar sheets relating to the project undertaken by William McLennan in 1984. He was assisted by Glen Wood and Lyle Wilson. The lifesized photographs are of Tsimshian houseboards in the Museum of Anthropology collection.

McLennan, William, 1948-

William Carr fonds

  • Fonds
  • [1949 or 1950]

The fonds consists of black and white photographs and negatives. Subjects depicted include villages, boats and ferries, landscapes, bridges, logging clearcuts, and totem poles. Some of the photos appear to be of the Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Carr, William

Walt Taylor fonds

  • Fonds

This fonds illustrates Walt Taylor’s activities as a social activist in the Okanagan region of B.C. in the 1970s, and his involvement with political-environmental activist movements in the Bulkley Valley-Telkwa-Smithers area c.1980s-1990s. The Taylor fonds includes records of the Skeena Round Table for a Sustainable Society, the Northwest Study Conference Society and his Waging Peace Society as well as, background research compiled for Taylor’s publication Waging Peace for a Living: An Action Plan for survival of life on earth,(Victoria: Trafford Publishing, 1999). The Taylor fonds also contains records of significance relating to proposed economic developments, such as open-pit mining, fishing and forestry policies and nuclear power; and documents pertaining to political-environmental actions conducted by Northern BC stakeholders such as First Nations (Gitskan and Wet’su’wet’en) and NGO’s such as the Telkwa Educational Action Committee of Householders. Types of records comprising this fonds include correspondence to/from activist organizations; circulars to society members; background papers on social activist issues; background reports on BC First Nations environmental and land claims issues, background studies on environmental & economic impacts of industrial developments proposed for Northern BC, newspaper clippings, and various publications.

Vi Keenleyside fonds

  • Fonds
  • [192-?]-1987

Fonds consists of four record series relating to Keenleyside’s research for They Also Came: Subject files ([1970?]-1984); Biographical files ([192-?]-1987); Photographs (1946-[1986?]); and Audio recordings ([197-?]).

Keenleyside, Vi

U'mista Cultural Centre video tape collection

  • Fonds
  • 1974-1995

The collection consists of video tapes depicting aspects of the lives of Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwagiulth) peoples on Vancouver Island from Fort Rupert in the north to Comox in the south. Videotapes document community events, cultural activities (including potlatches), and origin myths of Kwakwaka'wakw villages and include interviews pertaining to family histories.

U'mista Cultural Centre slides collection

  • Fonds
  • 1966-1980

The collection consists of slides of Alert Bay and area depicting people, totem poles, community events and activities, general scenes, and economic activity (particularly fishing). Collection incorporates the slides created by Bill Kraus.

U'mista Cultural Centre photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890-1974]

The collection consists of photographs depicting Kwakwaka'wakw people in Alert Bay and on Vancouver Island from Fort Rupert in the north to Comox in the south. Collection includes photographs of individuals, families, village scenes, community activities, industry (primarily fishing), and of students at St. Michael's Residential School at Alert Bay.

U'mista Cultural Centre audio tape collection

  • Fonds
  • 1950-1995

The collection consists of sound recordings of Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwagiulth) songs, oral histories of Kwakwaka'wakw peoples (primarily at Alert Bay), and interviews relating to ethnobotany in the northern Vancouver Island area and to the Kwakwaka'wakw language.

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

Ted Harrison fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR460
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 2008

The fonds reflects the development of Harrison's career as a painter following 28 years as a teacher, and consists of the following series: Harrison Family and Personal; Accounting; Teaching; Art Works; Production; Harrison Appearances; Publishing; Projects; Galleries; Photography; and Miscellaneous Objects.

Harrison, Ted

St. Eugene Mission fonds

  • CA FTST MS 23
  • Fonds
  • photocopied 1983

Fonds consists of textual records of St. Eugene Mission from 1908-1970. Includes history, diaries, correspondence, financial records, Ktunaxa census lists, reports, programs, building specifications, clippings, and ephemera.

St. Eugene Mission

St. Andrew's United Church (Port Alberni, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925 - 2001

Fonds contains the records from St. Andrew's United Church and its predecessor, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. The records include Baptism registers (1915-2001), Marriage (church) registers (1915-1950), Marriage (civil) registers (1920-1986), and Burial registers (1915-1976); Membership records (1915-2001); Session minutes (1896-2001), Board of Managers minutes (1915-1955), Stewards minutes (1955-1972), Official Board minutes (1950-2001), Congregational Meeting minutes (1916-1999), Christian Education Committee minutes (1962-1964; 1978-1986), and Joint meetings of St. Andrew's and First United Church Boards (1999-2000); Building Fund records (1960-1972), and Church Hall Booking registers (1959-1963); Ladies Aid minutes (1920-1953), Woman's Association Evening Circle records (1941-1962), Woman's Association Willing Workers Circle minutes (1952-1953), Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1914-1932), United Church Women minutes (1970-1973), and United Church Women Lydia Unit minutes (1965-1973); Annual reports (1970-1996); First Nations related material (1990-1998); and Photographs (1992). The records also include a draft manuscript of a church history and a variety of historical memorabilia (1900-1990).

St. Andrew's United Church (Port Alberni, B.C.)

Society for the Furtherance of BC Indian Arts and Crafts (SFBCIAC) fonds

  • CA OSOY MS 6
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1944, 1947, 1981

Fonds consists of the textual records of the Society for the Furtherance of BC Indian Arts and Crafts from 1940-1944, 1981; and annual report from B.C. Indian Arts and Welfare Society, 1947. Includes the constitution, agendas, reports, annual reports, publications and a clipping.

Society for the Furtherance of British Columbia Indian Arts and Crafts

Skagway Sanatorium fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945-1947

The fonds consists of house chronicles, local council minutes, and some few references in the Pius X Mission (Skagway, Alaska) records.

Skagway Sanatorium

Sisters of St. Ann (Anchorage, Alaska) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969-1996

The fonds includes house chronicles (some in summary form), correspondence, pastoral work at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Rural Ministry reports, guest books, newspaper articles, write-ups and memorabilia about the centennial of the Sisters of St. Ann in Alaska (1886-1986), reference, and subject files.

Sisters of St. Ann (Anchorage, Alaska)

Shuswap River Heritage Sites fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1990

The fonds consists of information correlated by the Archeology Branch of B.C. concerning sites along the Shuswap River from Mabel Lake to Ashton Creek. Includes one letter, photocopies of 5 maps, 8 pages describing individual archaeological sites, and 2 pages describing the Borden system of site identification.

Shuswap River Heritage Sites

Sharon Fortney fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2006 - 2008

The fonds consists of one file titled Interview Transcripts, which contains recorded interviews, transcripts, and printed copies of transcribed interviews of research done by Sharon Fortney towards her PhD thesis titled Forging New Partnerships: Coast Salish Communities and Museums. Forney's thesis explores what motivates Coast Salish communities to participate in museum representations; considers the legal implications of such representations with respect to aboriginal rights; and analyzes of the diverse experiences of Coast Salish individuals in specific museum projects and partnerships with the goal of progressing museum and community interactions along a path to equal partnership.

The audiotapes in the fonds contain interviews with Coast Salish community members and artists regarding museums. The CD-R contains transcripts of interviews and is located in the temporary CD storage box. Sharon Fortney's curriculam vitae, thesis abstract, and 10 interviewee consent forms are located in the case file.

Fortney, Sharon

Selig and Gloria Kaplan fonds

  • Fonds
  • Digitized 1998-2011 (originally created 1977-2011)

The fonds consists of photographs of Gloria Kaplan with various indigenous artists, whose names have been recorded in the image titles and IPTC metadata. The photographs were taken by Selig Kaplan with the intention of documenting the artists from whom the Kaplans acquired artwork or anticipated acquiring artwork from.

Kaplan family

Sadie Thompson collection

  • CA ABL 983-349
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1927-1984]

The collection consists of scrapbooks containing records and clippings related primarily to native people and events in Alert Bay (including records relating to St. Michael's Indian Residential School) and on Vancouver Island and to missionary activities throughout B.C.

Ronnie Tessler fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1986 - 1987

The fonds consists of photographs created by Ronnie Tessler from 1986 to 1987 documenting a canoe project by the Nisga’a carver Norman Tait. The project was abandoned in the summer of 1987, and the canoe was left uncompleted. The photographs depict models for the canoe, transportation of the log for the canoe to the Museum of Anthropology, ceremonies performed throughout the project, and various stages of work on the canoe and model. Additional photographs from the same period depict a totem pole raising at Capilano Mall in North Vancouver and portraits of Les Baker, a model Tait wanted to use for a “white man” mask.

Tessler, Ronnie

Robert Reford fonds

  • Fonds
  • Digitized 2005 (originally created 1889-1891)

The scanned images in this fonds represent a selection of Robert Reford’s amateur photographs found in two albums from his time in British Columbia (1889-1891). The photographs were taken in various parts of British Columbia. They are presented in the order that existed in the original albums.

Reford, Robert

Robert Keziere fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1982

The fonds consists of 7 photographs taken by Robert Keziere on October 20, 1982 of artist Bill Reid working in his Kerrisdale (Vancouver) studio. The film remained unprocessed until 2009, when it was developed and the prints, contact sheet, and DVD were created. The DVD contains image files in multiple resolutions.

Keziere, Robert

Robert and Joan Cowan collection

  • Fonds
  • 1877-1992

Collection consists of photocopies of records relating to Enderby and District from the B.C. Provincial Archives, the Surveyor General's Office, and the Heritage Conservation Branch. Includes correspondence and reports concerning the establishment of the Spallumcheen First Nation reserve; correspondence and reports concerning land grants, district lots, roads and bridges, homesteaders, squatters, and the government policy towards land grants in the railway belt, plus lists of pre-emptions from township registers and district lots registers. Also includes copies of corresondence concerning the Columbia Flouring Mill (1908-1915), copies of pages from the B.C. Provincial Police diaries kept by Enderby constables(1939-1950), plus copies of the census records (1891, 1901) for the district. Maps of roads, towns, homesteads and district lots accompany some of the correspondence.

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