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Canadian Memorial United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-2008

Fonds contains records of Canadian Memorial United Church and its predecessors, Canadian Memorial Chapel and Sixth Avenue Methodist Church. Records include Baptism registers (1920-1982), Marriage registers (1918-1985), and Burial registers (1922-1987); Membership records (1924-1983); Session minutes (1931-1969), Stewards minutes (1931-1967), Official Board and Council minutes (1918-1996), Congregational Meetings minutes (1933-1996), Building Committee records (1922-1929); Correspondence (1934-1994); Church school records (1906-1981); Women's group records (1903-2008); Men's group records (1950-1980); Youth group records (1917-1975); Music program records (1950-1999); Annual reports (1926-2006); Building and property records (1922-1998); Financial records (1918-1933); Naramata Trek records (1956-1996); Communications (1962-1999); Col. George Fallis Collection (1917-1998); Anniversaries and special events (1928-2003); Historical writings and recordings ([1925?]-2003); Clergy sermons and biographical information (1962-1994); Scrap books (1929-1995); Portraits and architectural photographs (1915-1980); Realia ([195-?] and 1957); and Reference materials (1936-1986).

Canadian Memorial United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Edward White family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1852-1869

Fonds consists of records relating to the Rev. Edward White’s ministry in southern Ontario and British Columbia. Fonds also includes records relating to his son, J.H. White, and his family. Record series include: Diaries (1852-1918); Family correspondence (1862-1932); J.H. White family photographs ([1870?]-[1967]); and Reference materials (1852-1995).

White, Edward (Rev.)

Burrows family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1923-2010

Fonds consists of records relating to the Rev. Bob and Joan Burrows and of Joan’s parents, the Rev. Frank and Marguerite Fidler. Includes the following series: Frank and Marguerite Fidler correspondence and other material (1923-1995); Frank and Marguerite Fidler photographs (1928-1974); Bob Burrows research material and interviews (1962-2010); Joan Fidler Burrows church leadership and committee materials (1960-1984); Burrows family memorabilia (1961-1987); Burrows family photographs (1991); and Bob Burrows audio recordings (1961-1967).

Burrows family

St. James United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912-1992

Fonds consists of records from St James United Church and Kitsilano Union. Records include Baptismal records (1913-1991), Marriage records (1920-1982), Burial records (1965-1992); Membership records (1920-1991); Session minutes (1920-1937, 1939-1960, 1977-1987), Stewards minutes (1938-1977), Board of Mangers minutes (1912-1930, 1971-1992), Official Board minutes (1931-1968), Congregational Meeting minutes (1930-1956), Building Committee account book (1954-1957), Education Committee minutes (1971-1981); Board of Trustees minutes (1962-1978); Worship Committee minutes (1978-1987); Sunday School minutes (1959-1970); Women's group records (1953-1976); Young People's Society minutes (1933-1935), Young People's Union minutes (1944-1945), Youth Hostel correspondence (1974), Youth Workers correspondence (1972-1974); Adult Day Care correspondence and reports (1974); Financial Records (1946-1959, 1991-1992); Property records (1980); Photo directories (1986, 1990); Annual reports (1954-1988); and Records of special events (1967, 1988).

St. James United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Administrative church work records

Series consists of records relating to Shaver’s service to the wider church as a member of Manitoba Conference’s Faith and Order Committee (1951-1956); a member of BC Conference’s Commission to Study Institutional Work in the Lower Mainland (1967-1969); a member of the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Inner City Service Project (1967-1969); and supervisor of a student at the Vancouver School of Theology (1995-1997).

Shaver, M. John V.

Basil and Edythe Hartley fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1941 - 1944

Fonds consists of audio, video, and visual materials created by Basil and Edythe Hartley. Materials include video footage of the Haisla people, which Hartley shot while working in Kitimaat from 1941-1944, a voiceover for the footage which Hartley’s widow, Edythe McClure, created in ca. 1983, a letter, and three photographs of Kitimaat people and landscapes. The three audio cassettes all contain the same 1983 recording.

Hartley, Reverend Basil Shakespeare Sutherland

Max Warne fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1930-2004

Fonds consists of the following record series: Church extension and property development files (1930-2004; predominant 1950-1971); Church extension – general (1950-2002); Fraser Presbytery minutes and correspondence (1960-2002); Home Missions subject files (1941-2004; predominant 1955-1971); Home Missions Committee correspondence, minutes, and reports (1943-1978); BC Conference reports (1956-1994); Photographs of churches ([195-?]-[196-?]; and Photographs of special events (2004). Fonds also includes Max Warne’s papers while he served as minister mainly in the Lower Mainland. These records include personal correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports.

Warne, Max

Photographs of special events

Series consists of photographs relating to Max Warne’s 90th birthday and contribution of violin music at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church (Vancouver).

Joanne Black fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1984-2010

Fonds consists of two record series: Sermons (1984-2010) and Special services (1991-2005).

Black, Joanne

Yoshinosuke Yoshioka fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-1939

The photograph collection documents Yoshioka’s transition to Canada and his life as a minister serving in the Japanese community. The majority of the collection dates from the earlier 1920s, his early days in Canada; photographs capture the life of the Japanese church community in and around Steveston and Powell Street. Fonds also includes photographs of the Yoshioka family and Rev. [Robert?] Wilkinson and his family, taken at Shizuoka, Japan, around 1917.

Yoshioka, Yoshinosuke

Knox United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1996, predominant 1910-1980

Fonds consists of the records of Knox United Church and its predecessors, Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church and Knox Presbyterian Church. Fonds comprises thirteen record series: Membership records (1924 ; 1957-1985); Board and committee records (1910-1985); Womens group records (1912-1980); Mens group records (1918-1924); Sunday School records (1928-1979); Youth group records (1939-1945); Annual reports (1951-1996); Building records (1949-1971; 1986); Worship bulletins (1970-1981); Newsletters (1960-1995); Knox Operatic Group (1957-1965); Jean Lathwell collection (1942-1999; predominant 1971-1985); Reference material (ca. 1948; 1981-1983).

Knox United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

South Hill United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1932-1996

Fonds consists of records from South Hill United Church, and St. George United Church. Records include Baptismal records (1952-1996), Marriage records (1968-1996), Burial records (1972-1996); Communion rolls (1969-1991), Membership list (1978); Stewards minutes (1963-1973), Official Board minutes (1967-1992), Congregational meetings minutes (1967-1992), Christian Education Committee minutes (1958-1970), Finance and Property Committee minutes (1973-1975); United Church Women minutes (1967-1981), United Church Women ledger (1970-1975); Worship Bulletins (1972-1981); Ledgers (1970-1977); Annual reports (1969-1996); South Hill Newsletter (1988-1995), unprocessed photographs and sound and moving images.

South Hill United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Renfrew United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1911-2006

Fonds consists of records from Renfrew United Church, River Avenue Methodist Circuit, Wilson Heights Methodist Church, Dundonald United Church, Highland Park United Church and Secord United Church. Records include Baptismal register (1913-2006), Marriage registers (1921-2004), Burial registers (1921-1968), Burial permits (1946-1971); Membership records (1930-2004); Board and committee records (1911-2005); Legal/property records (1957-1989); Women's group records (1945-1974); Sunday school records (1959-1974); Youth group records (1967-1968); Correspondence/subject files (1958-2006); Congregational financial records (1928-1968); Annual reports (1951-2005); Newsletters (1970-1978); and Photographs (1940-2006).

Renfrew United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Dunbar Heights United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-2013

Fonds consists of records from Dunbar Heights Union Church and Dunbar Heights United Church. Records include Baptismal register (1925-1961), Marriage registers (1925-1988), Burial permits (1948-1956), Burial registers (1957-1979); Communion Rolls (1923-1978), Communion Roll appendix (1939-1942), List of Members Received (1930-1939), Historic Rolls (1979-2013); Session minutes (1922-1990), Session minutes (unofficial) (1975-1989), Session correspondence and reports (1925-1989), Session reports (1925-1939), Session Elders District lists (1989-1990), Session Christian Initiation Study material (1979-1983), Stewards minutes (1926-1977), Stewards correspondence and reports (1925-1977), Official Board minutes (1926-1992), Official Board correspondence and reports (1958-1992), Trustees Fire Insurance records (1980-1982), Trustees Engineering report (1981), Trustees Building repairs (1980-1982), Trustees Building repair blueprints (1981), Congregational meetings minutes (1922-1992), Christian Education Committee minutes (1962-1992), Christian Education Committee correspondence (1960-1992), and reports (1961-1992), and program records (1963-1971), Worship and Music Committee minutes (1981-1989), Worship and Music Committee correspondence (1981-1988), and reports (1981-1985), Building Committee minutes and correspondence (1949-1951), Outreach Committee minutes (1976-1983), Library Committee (1972-1973); Ladies Auxiliary cash book (1927-1938), Woman's Association records (1930-1968), Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1945-1961), Woman's Association/Woman's Missionary Society/United Church Women historical memorabilia and reports (1923-1968), United Church Women records (1962-1987); As One That Serves minutes (1927-1963), As One That Serves correspondence and reports (1953-1966), As One That Serves programs and reports (1958-1963), and cash books (1936-1963); Sunday School minutes (1924-1938), Sunday School minutes and reports (1975-1981), Sunday School attendance record (1959-1973), Sunday School correspondence and reports (1967-1968), Sunday School survey (c.1935); Couples Club (1975-1983), Analysis of Dunbar Heights United Church attendance (1981-1982), Acknowledgement letters (Glen Baker) (1976-1983), Memorial Organ (1955); Worship Service Bulletins (1958); "Our Yesterdays, 1914-1968" (church history), historical memorbilia (1975, 1981), "Book of Remembrance" and committee minutes (1964-1965); Building and property records (1950-1959); Annual reports (1930-1997), Annual financial statements (1925-1952); Newsletters (1970-1997); unprocessed photographs and 35 mm slides; unprocessed oral history tapes and records.

Dunbar Heights Union Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Michael Collison fonds

  • Fonds
  • ca. 1917-2009, predominant 1991-1999

The fonds consists of photocopied materials, personal notes, transcripts, personal correspondence and historical correspondence. The fonds is divided into three series: Research files, audio materials and research index cards.

Collison, Michael

First United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1887-2010

Fonds includes records of First United Church and its predecessors, First Presbyterian Church and the Turner Institute. Fonds consists of the following series: Baptisms (1919-2005), Marriages (1897-1996), and Burials (1948-2004); Membership records (1943-1968); Board and Committee records (1897-2007); Superintendent’s records (1934-1984); Administration – General (1955-2007); Personnel records (1952-1984); Women’s Group records (1894-1971); Men’s Group records (1960-1972); Sunday School records (1893-1968); Youth Group records (1952-1955); Financial records (1916-1992); Annual Reports (1917-2004); Building and Properties records (1929-1987); Worship Bulletins (1952-1988); Choir records (1924-2005); Communication records (1976-2007); Radio Ministry records (1954-1983); Outreach and Social Action (1969-2010); Welfare Industries records (1954-1979); Camp Fircom records (1954-1980); Visitor registers (1930-1974); Photographs; and Reference Materials (1935-2004).

First United Church (Vancouver, BC)

Trinity United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-2008

Fonds consists of Baptism, marriage, and burial records (1982-2005); Membership records (1993); Board and committee records (1991-2003); Property and legal documents (1959-2008); Construction project records (1993-2005); Correspondence and subject files (1989-1994); Financial records (1986-2006); Annual reports (1992-1996); Historical reference material (1987-1997); and Photographs (1999).

Union College fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1972

The fonds consists of annual reports and calendars (1926-1971), minutes of the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee and the Senate (1927-1971), correspondence, financial files, and clippings of Principal J. G. Brown (1927-1947), minutes and other records of the Building, Finance, and House Committees (1928-1951), financial records (1926-1970), records of student standing (1923-1947), minutes and other records of the Faculty Council (1927-1971), minutes and other records of the Theological Student Society (1929-1970), minutes and other records of the Alumni Association (1926-1971), minutes and other records of the Union College Women's Auxiliary, including the Women's Educational Club of Columbian College (1909-1972), architectural drawings (1925-1927), and scrapbooks, visitors register, marriage register, and accession records of the library.

Union College

Vancouver-Burrard Presbytery fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-2012

Fonds consists of the following record series: Vancouver-Burrard Presbytery and Executive meeting minutes (1959-2012); Subject files of the Presbytery Secretary (1959-1983); Pastoral Charge files of the Presbytery Secretary (1959-1983); Correspondence of the Presbytery;Secretary (1984-1989); and Presbytery committee records (1970-1983).

United Church of Canada. Vancouver-Burrard Presbytery

Vancouver East Presbytery fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1926

Fonds consists of unofficial presbytery minutes (1925-1926).

United Church of Canada. Vancouver East Presbytery

Lydia Gruchy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1893 - 2000

Fonds consists of the following record series: Family correspondence and other materials (1892-1995); Publications and manuscripts (1915-2000); Audio and video recordings (1985-1992); Florence Gruchy photographs (1933-1960); Lydia Gruchy family photographs (1917-1953).

Gruchy, Lydia

Douglas H. Telfer fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1932-1952

Fonds consists of two record series: Correspondence (1932-1952) and Sermons and Lectures (1938-1951).

Telfer, Douglas H.

Richard Geoffrey Leggett fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1989-2009

The fonds consists of materials pertaining to the Reverend Richard Leggett's work on both the Doctrine and Worship Committee and the Unit for Deacons. Textual materials includes handwritten notes, memoranda, minutes, facsililies, incoming correspondence, and copies of outgoing correspondence. Additionally in this category are reference materials relating to his work on both the National church's Doctrine and Worship Committee and the Diocesan Unit for Deacons, such as: questionnaires, articles pamphlets, hymn and prayer booklets. slides and cassette tapes relate to his work for the Unit for Deacons. Arranged in two series: 1) Doctrine and Worship Committee records, 1989-1995 2) Unit for Deacons, Diocese of New Westminster records, 1989-1995.

Leggett, Richard Geoffrey, 1953-

Robson Memorial United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1960

Fonds consists of the records of Robson Memorial United Church and its predecessor, Robson Memorial Methodist Church. Records include Baptism registers (1908-1960), Marriage registers (1908-1960), and Burial registers (1908-1958); Session minutes (1939-1952), Stewards minutes (1942-1952), Official Board minutes (1912-1952), Congregational meeting minutes (1939-1953); Sunday school staff meeting minutes (1929-1956); and Property records (1906).

Robson Memorial United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Ryerson United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1999

Fonds consists of the records of Ryerson United Church and its predecessor, Kerrisdale Methodist Church. Records include Baptism records (1912-1996), Marriage registers (1912-1985), and Burial registers (1913-1997); Membership records (1911-1931); Session minutes (1927-1968) and Attendance records (1964-1967), Stewards minutes (1927-1955), Stewards correspondence and reports (1933-1954), Official Board minutes (1911-1967), and Congregational Meetings minutes (1926-1967); Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1947-1951); As One That Serves (AOTS) minutes (1927-1977) and records (1923-1978); Sunday School minutes (1930-1957) and Membership records (1918-1934); King's Men records (1940-1964), Canadian Girls in Training minutes (1924-1929); Minister's Visiting records (1930s); Worship and Special Event Bulletins (1929-1972); Congregational Financial records (1944-1951); Annual reports (1946-1999); "The Ryerson Reporter" (Newsletters) (1965-1976), "Ryerson Newsletter" (Newsletters) (1988); 21 Photographs; Architectural Specifications (1927); and Guest Registers (1939-1970).

Ryerson United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

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