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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.

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-

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.

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)

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

Edgar Dunning collection

  • CA DMA MSS DE970-6-169;MSS DE981-34;MSS DE981-77;MSS DE981-81;MSS DE1984-160;MSS DE1985-044;MSS DE1987-006;MSS DE1989-034;MSS DE1987-006
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1982

The collection consists of a wide variety of material relating to Delta. It includes leaflets, tickets, memberships cards, raffle tickets, voters' lists, photographs, programs, and booklets. The photographs depict Delta people and places. Also included are records of the Delta Community Band, some records of the Ladner Optimist and the Delta Centennial Committee.

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.)

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.)

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)

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

Maxwell family fonds

  • CA CRE 96-6-1
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1908]-1911

The fonds consists of photographs depicting farming in Lister, Creston Valley roads in winter, Canyon Street in 1909, stump blasting, various members of the Craigie and Maxwell families, and scenes of activities of general life in Creston. The fonds also includes a letter (1911) to E.H. Maxwell documenting the sale of the Maxwell property.

Maxwell (family)

Mission Women's Institute fonds

  • CA MCA 1998 25
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1998, predominant 1957-1995

Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, correspondence, financial records, membership records, annual reports, awards, photographs, scrapbooks, guest book, newspaper articles, historical vignettes from 1910 to 1990, memorabilia, cookbook and MWI pins and stamp. Includes two hard books on Women's Institute history.

Mission Women's Institute

Myrtle Philip fonds

  • CA WMA 986.1
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1986

The fonds consists of personal papers of Myrtle Philip, including education documents, journals, diaries, banking records, certificates and passports, legal and property records, and correspondence; photographs depicting the Philip family, people (including guests at Rainbow Lodge), events and scenes of the Whistler area; guest, birthday and recipe books; postcards of the Alta Lake/Whistler area; scrapbooks and reference material. Fonds also includes manuscripts of Alex Philip as well as records relating to his estate. Fonds includes records of Rainbow Lodge including guest registers (1915-1947), cashbook (1928-1952), employee records (1941-1948), and invoices and receipts.

Philip, Myrtle

Nanaimo Council of Women fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944-1979

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, annual reports, and scrapbooks and other reference material.

Nanaimo Council of Women

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