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Audiovisual recordings

Series consists of records relating to Searcy’s worship leadership at University Hill Congregation, presentations at Maritime Conference and Berwick Camp, Nova Scotia, and retirement service and luncheon.

Significant documents

Series consists of records relating to Searcy’s career as student, pastoral minister, lecturer and presenter, writer, and leader in the wider church. Record types include correspondence, news clippings, photographs, academic degrees, curriculum vitae, copies of articles, handwritten letters of appreciation, orders of service, and memorabilia from special events.

Leadership-related records

Series consists of records relating to Searcy’s leadership as Chair of the Land Claims Campaign, BC Conference, and in the matter of the partnership between University Hill Congregation and the Vancouver School of Theology. Records include correspondence, statistical analyses, meeting notes, copy of an agreement, and promotional materials.

Publications and manuscripts

Series consists of records relating to Searcy’s written contributions to periodicals and books. Records include draft manuscripts and galley proofs.

Student papers

Series consists of records relating to research, essays, and projects undertaken in fulfillment of requirements toward Searcy’s Bachelor of Arts, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry degrees.

Lectures and addresses

Series consists of records relating to Searcy’s public presentations in various settings, primarily about congregational ministry, to lay and clergy leaders of the wider church. Records include scripts and handwritten notes.

Sermons

Series consists of records relating to Searcy’s preaching at Crescent United Church (Surrey, BC), South Arm United Church (Richmond, BC), and University Hill Congregation (Vancouver, BC). Records include typescript sermons.

Edwin Searcy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974-2015

Fonds consists of records relating to Ed Searcy’s work in pastoral ministry, his studies, his teaching and writing, and his work in the wider church. Fonds comprises the following record series: Sermons (1974-2008); Lectures and addresses (2000-2007); Leadership-related records ([1991]-2003); Publications and manuscripts (1989-2015); Student papers (1974-2002); Audiovisual recordings (2001-2015); and Significant documents (1976-2015).

Searcy, Edwin

Vancouver Japanese United Church fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-2017

Fonds consist of records from the Powell Street Methodist/United Church, and postwar Vancouver Japanese United Church; as well as the English-Speaking Congregation sous-fonds. Records include: Baptism, marriage and burial records (1896-1942); Membership records (1896-1942); Board and Committee records (1918-1942); Sunday School records (1932-1941); Youth Group records ([before 1942]-1942); Special Program records (1922-1942); Correspondence/Subject files ([before 1942]-1968); Annual reports (1929-1941); Newsletters (1928-1941); and Photographs ([1897?]-2004).

The English-Speaking Congregation sous-fonds includes: Baptism, marriage, and burial records (1970-2008); Membership records (1959-2016); Board and Committee records (1955-2017); Congregational correspondence (1969-1976); Annual reports (1971-2016); Bulletins and newsletters (1954-2009); Church history (1936-2013); Women's group records (1989-1999); Records of other groups (1952-1970); and Photographs (1905-2006).

Vancouver Japanese United Church

Dorothy Yamamoto fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1979-1991

Fonds consists of a single series: Photographs (1979-1991). Records relate to the activities of the Vancouver Japanese United Church English-Speaking Congregation.

Yamamoto, Dorothy

Chizu Uchida fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-2010

Fonds consists of two record series: Photographs (1922-2010) and Kyogikai records (1975-1990).

Uchida, Chizu

Pacific Mountain Regional Council Archives Reference collection

  • Collection
  • 1938

Collection was developed by the Rev. John Goodfellow, an amateur church historian who also served on the BC Conference Archives and Historical Committee from 1925 to 1950. He collected information from various sources about the early history of the United Church and its founding partners (Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches) in British Columbia. Collection consists of the following series: Biographical files; Congregational files; Subject files; and Photographs.

United Church of Canada. Pacific Mountain Region. Archives

Joan Imai fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969-1979

Fonds consists of a single series: Photographs (1969-1979). Records relate to the activities of the Vancouver Japanese United Church English-Speaking Congregation.

Imai, Joan

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

  • Fonds
  • 1913-2005

Fonds consists of records from Skeena River Methodist Circuit which includes Terrace, Kitsegucla, Kitselas and Cedarvale, Knox Presbyterian Church (Terrace, B.C.), and Knox United Church (Terrace, B.C.). Records include Baptism registers (1920-1993), marriage registers (including civil) (1921-1988), and burial registers (1921-1972); Board and committee records (1913-1989); Property and legal records (1981-1988); Women's group records (1932-2005); Sunday school records (1954-1972); Youth group records (1954-1957); Records of other congregational groups (1954-[198-?]); Ecumenical group records (1970-1982); Congregational financial records (1965-1976); Annual reports (1956-1992); Newsletters (1972-1991); and Photographs (1912-1992).

Knox United Church (Terrace, B.C.)

Takashi Komiyama fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1938-1959

Fonds consists of three record series: Church-related records (1938-1946); Reference materials (1942-1963); and Community advisor records (1944). Record types include reports, lectures, clippings, and memorabilia, primarily concerning the treatment of Japanese Canadians during World War II.

Komiyama, Takashi

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.

Florence Gruchy photographs

Series consists of records relating to Florence Gruchy (sister of Lydia Gruchy) and her experiences living in India as a part of the Women’s Missionary Society. Records include photographs, as well as some textual materials (primarily notes) and artwork.

Publications and manuscripts

Series consists of records relating to publications such as books, essays and articles written both by and about Rev. Lydia Gruchy including the graduation thesis of Lydia Gruchy, multiple articles and biographies, interviews, and a school yearbook.

Audio and video recordings

Series consists of videocassette and audiocassette records relating to interviews relating to Lydia Gruchy, her life and story as told in interviews and church broadcasts. These cassettes are copies, with original records held elsewhere.

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

Alert Bay United Church fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1964

Fonds consists of Baptism, Marriage and Burial records (1938); Membership records (1915-1955); Managers minutes (1915-1918), Stewards minutes (1931-1936), Official Board minutes (1929-1956), Congregational Meetings minutes (1929-1956), and Trustees minutes (1929-1957); Woman's Association minutes (1940-1959), Ladies Aid/Woman's Association financial records (1914-1942); Congregational financial records (1921-1952); and Annual reports (1956-1960, 1964).

Alert Bay United Church

Methodist Woman's Missionary Society, British Columbia Conference Branch fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1923

The fonds consists of the minutes of the Advisory Committee of the Japanese Mission, later called the Oriental Mission, 1908-1923; minutes of the Victoria District meetings, 1904-1911; and minutes of the Westminster District meetings, 1905-1923.

Methodist Church of Canada. Woman's Missionary Society. British Columbia Conference Branch

Presbyterian Woman's Missionary Society, British Columbia Synod Branch fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1926

The fonds consists of the following record series: Minutes of Synod Branch meetings (1914-1926); Minutes and other records of presbyterial branches, including Victoria, Westminster and Kamloops (1906-1926); and Presbyterial accounts (1912-1926).

Presbyterian Church in Canada. Woman's Missionary Society. British Columbia Synod Branch

Alexander Henry Cameron fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1877-1928

The fonds consists of the following record series: Diaries (1886-1887, 1891, 1902-1928); Sermons (1877-1912); Scrapbooks (1878-[1899?]); and Notebooks (1877).

Cameron, Alexander Henry

Fair Haven Homes Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944-2016

Fonds consists of the following record series: Board and committee minutes (1946-2015); Board and committee correspondence and reports (1947-1960); Fair Haven Auxiliary records (1962-2009); Communications and marketing materials (1944-2007); Annual reports (1949-2016); Historical reference materials (1945-2009); and Photographs (1992-2011).

Fair Haven Homes Society

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