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J. Lewis Sangster fonds

  • NWMA IH 2011.30
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1950

This fonds consists of photographs and postcards taken or collected by J. Lewis Sangster during his time spent in New Westminster, during his time traveling and during his time spent overseas during World War I. Sangster developed a large number of the photographs himself, in a small cellar in his home that was converted into a darkroom. The fonds has been divided into three series based on content: Sangster Family, Military, and New Westminster Subjects. Included in the Military series, there is a collection of Canadian Official postcards published by the British newspaper The Daily Mirror, which Sangster collected during his time serving in World War I. The family series consists of photographs taken by Sangster of his family members, as well as pictures that Sangster received from extended family members.

Sangster, J. Lewis

Frank Goodship fonds

  • NWMA IH 1995.71
  • Fonds
  • 1949 - 1954

The fonds consists of the photographs Frank Goodship took during his employment at the British Columbian newspaper. Many of these photographs were published in the newspaper. A search of the newspaper has provided additional information about these photos. In these cases, the date of the paper and the page number on which it appeared has been noted in the scope and content. The exact captions have usually not been added but all names of individuals given by the paper have been included. Please not that not all photographs are available online. In many cases, a number of simliar shots were taken for the same shoot. In these cases, the archives has chosen what it thinks the best and most representative shots. The other photos may be viewed at the archives. The fonds has been divided into five series.

Goodship, Frank

Fletcher family fonds

  • CA WVAN 084
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1981

Fonds consists of WWI army records, programmes for the Hollyburn theatre, clippings, and other records, including photographs of John Fletcher as Reeve of West Vancouver and the Fletcher family.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Fletcher family records
Series 2: Hollyburn Theatre
Series 3: West Vancouver Chess Club

Fletcher (family)

Kenneth Roblin fonds

  • CA WVAN 079
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1945

Fonds consists of photographs of Kenneth Roblin and the West Vancouver Regattas as well as textual records from his camping days in West Vancouver.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Personal records

Roblin, Kenneth

Colpitts family fonds

  • CA WVAN 078
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1973

The fonds consists of photographs and textual records created and collected by the Colpitts family. The material includes photographs of the family and their homes, and records relating to the birth, death, education, and employment of family members.

The fonds is arranged into two series:
Series 1: Birth, death, education, and employment records
Series 2: Photographs

Colpitts (family)

Kay Meek fonds

  • CA WVAN 075
  • 1940-1990, predominant 1946-1959

The fond consists of material relating to the personal life of West Vancouver arts philanthropist Kay Meek. The material includes two scrapbooks compiled by Kay Meek that contain photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and brochures. The fonds also includes one drawing of the Gertrude Lawson House.

Meek, Kay

Hollyburn Heritage Society collection

  • CA WVAN 074
  • Collection
  • 2000-2006

The fonds consists of digital photographs selected and scanned by the Hollyburn Heritage Society. The photographs relate to people, places, and events on Hollyburn Ridge. The images depict Hollyburn Ski Lodge, West Lake Lodge, Hi-View Lodge, First Lake ski jump, West Lake ski jump, Sixth Lake ski jump, private, and ski club cabins on Hollyburn Ridge, Hi Colville's Hollyburn chairlift, the Forks Store, ski competitions, skiers, ski runs, First Lake regatta days, First Lake diving platform, First Lake, Eagle Lake, Third Lake, Fourth Lake, Fifth Lake, Vancouver Ski Club, Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club, Cypress Ski Club, Grouse Mountain, Crown Mountain, Mount Strachan, Black Mountain, Goat Mountain, Cypress Creek, Brothers Creek Canyon, Marr Creek, and the pioneer skiers' reunions.

Freda Herrin Gilbert fonds

  • CA WVAN 073
  • Fonds
  • [1923-1974]

Fonds consists of records relating to Freda Herrin Gilbert's high school and family life, and her profession as a teacher in West Vancouver. The materials include high school certificates and newsletters, photographs of Gilbert's classes and colleagues, and family records including information relating to her brother-in-law Harry Dickson and her father William Herrin.

The fonds is arranged into three series:
Series 1: Teaching records
Series 2: School records
Series 3: Family records

Gilbert, Freda, b. 1907

Eileen Scott fonds

  • CA WVAN 072
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1993

Fonds consists of photographs taken by Eileen Scott depicting many regions of British Columbia, with particular emphasis on West Vancouver. The slides also depict views of Scotland, and plant and animal life. The fonds also includes correspondence, Scott's published book Porridge and Old Clothes, notes on photography, and a scrapbook of newsclippings, announcements, and art.

Scott, Eileen, b. 1919

Caulfeild family fonds

  • CA WVAN 067
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1997

The fonds consists of photographs related to the history of the Caulfeild area of West Vancouver and the Caulfeild family, after which the area was named. The bulk of the collection consists of copies made from a photo album belonging to Mr James Caulfeild. Also includes scanned copies of personal letters written by James Caulfeild as well as business records relating to property owned by the family.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Personal papers
Series 2: Business records
Series 3: Photographs

Caulfeild (family)

Rupert Harrison fonds

  • CA WVAN 061
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1960-1998
 The fonds consists of historical material created and accumulated by Rupert Harrison in the course of his work as a historian and archivist, and his activities with various professional organizations. The material includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, documents, notes, reports, oral interviews, essays, minutes, booklets, pamphlets, maps, technical drawings, photographs, and objects. 

Harrison, Rupert, 1914-2007

Brealey family fonds

  • CA WVAN 057
  • Fonds
  • [1920-1970]

The fonds consists of photographs relating to Hazel Brealey's school days, and personal correspondence relating to the West Vancouver Symphony Society by George Brealey.

Brealey (family)

Grace Mulcahy fonds

  • CA WVAN 054
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1925

Fonds consists of photographs of Grace Mulcahy, the home of West Vancouver Reeve Valiant Vivian Vinson, family, and friends.

Mulcahy, Grace

Jeanie Allan fonds

  • CA WVAN 053
  • Fonds
  • [before 1958]

The fonds consists of photographs generated and collected by Jeanie Allan, pertaining to her personal life, schools, May Day celebrations, ships, and various beaches in West Vancouver. The fonds also includes a brief memoir of her time spent at West Bay.

Allan, Jeanie

Andrew Reid fonds

  • CA WVAN 052
  • Fonds
  • 2006

The fonds consists of material relating to the personal life and recreational activities of Andrew Reid and extended family members. The material includes photographs of Alta Lake in Whistler and the Chinese garden in West Vancouver in the 1930s.

Reid, Andrew

Colville family fonds

  • CA WVAN 051
  • [1946-1951]

The fonds consists of photographs relating to the Colville family business in West Vancouver. The photographs depict army trucks transporting hikers, skiers and supplies up Hollyburn Mountain, including stops at Hi-View Lodge, and Westlake Lodge. There are also photographs of "The Forks," a rest stop and restaurant which was operated by the Colville family.

Colville (family)

Anne Sotvedt fonds

  • CA WVAN 048
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1964

The fonds consists of material relating to the personal life of Anne Sotvedt and her husband Henry, a professional ski jumper and ski store owner. They were both actively involved in skiing, ski clubs, and early ski competitions in West Vancouver. The material includes programs from competitions, newspapers clippings, ski club newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, sporting goods catalogues, and photographs.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Newsletters, programmes, and brochures

Sotvedt, Anne

Anna Chree fonds

  • CA WVAN 042
  • Fonds
  • [1890-1991]

The fonds consists of material relating to the personal life and community involvement of Anna Chree, a long-time West Vancouver resident who was active in many organizations including the West Vancouver Garden Club. The fonds also contains records relating to her husband William Ian Chree who was active in local theatre. The material includes correspondence, documents, booklets, ephemera, calendars, pamphlets, tickets, scrapbook, travel journal, and photographs.

The fonds is arranged according to its original order in the following series:
Series 1: Correspondence
Series 2: Air pollution
Series 3: Autograph books
Series 4: Canadian Folk Society
Series 5: Irish melodies
Series 6: Cards and ribbons
Series 7: North Shore Garden Contest Committee
Series 8: PNE
Series 9: Political materials
Series 10: Social service index
Series 11: Stanley Park
Series 12: Theatre Under the Stars
Series 13: Tickets
Series 14: Travel journal
Series 15: Vancouver Pacific Camera Club
Series 16: West Vancouver Little Theater Guild
Series 17: Women's School for Citizen's Lectures
Series 18: Official Guide Route of Royal Progress
Series 19: Pamphlet
Series 20: Family photographs
Series 21: West Vancouver photographs
Series 22: Social Credit photographs
Series 23: Oversize photographs
Series 24: Potter's Clydesdales
Series 25: Air pollution scrapbook
Series 26: Calendars

Chree, Anna

Caulfeild Property Owners and Ratepayers Association fonds

  • CA WVAN 041
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1928

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings of the Caulfeild Property Owners and Ratepayers Association and correspondence, petitions, and notes regarding issues affecting the Caulfeild area of West Vancouver.

Caulfeild Property Owners and Ratepayers Association

Meglaughlin family fonds

  • CA WVAN 038
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1950

Fonds consists of the family photographs of Ted Meglaughlin and his wife, Sophie Zielski.

Meglaughlin (family)

Francescan Outreach Society fonds

  • CA WVAN 032
  • Fonds
  • 1986-1989

The fonds consists of material relating to the establishment, fundraising, and social activities of the West Vancouver charitable society, the Francescan Outreach Society, and their predecessor, the Francescan Society, more commonly known as the Francescans. The records include society acts, meeting minutes, annual reports, treasurer's reports, membership lists, appreciation certificates, correspondence, documents, forms, newsletters, publicity material, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Constitution and incorporation
Series 2: Minutes
Series 3: Reports
Series 4: Membership
Series 5: Certificates
Series 6: Correspondence
Series 7: Social events
Series 8: Newsletters and publicity material
Series 9: Newspaper clippings
Series 10: Photographs

Francescan Outreach Society

Rupert Harrison collection

  • CA WVAN 030
  • Collection
  • 1900-1995

The collection consists of photographs, negatives, slides, and other material relating to West Vancouver that was collected by Rupert Harrison in the course of his work as a historian and archivist for the District of West Vancouver.

The collection is arranged into two series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Ephemera

Harrison, Rupert, 1914-2007

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, Duncan Lawson Chapter fonds

  • CA WVAN 020
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1978

The fonds consists of material relating to the history, development, and activities of the Duncan Lawson Chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. The material includes financial records, policies, correspondence, reports, speeches, minutes, agendas, historical information, magazines, brochures, certificates, greeting cards, booklets, and photographs.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Financial records
Series 2: Policies and procedures
Series 3: Correspondence
Series 4: Reports
Series 5: Speeches and history
Series 6: Membership information
Series 7: Minutes and agendas
Series 8: Echoes magazine
Series 9: Ephemera

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Duncan Lawson Chapter (West Vancouver, B.C.)

West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild fonds

  • CA WVAN 016
  • Fonds
  • [1928-1986]

The fonds consists of administrative and publicity records such as financial records, minutes, programs and posters relating to the activities of the West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild. The fonds also includes photographs of stage productions.

West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild

West Vancouver Lions Club fonds

  • CA WVAN 013
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1986
 Fonds consists primarily of ephemera, photographs, and some textual records produced or collected by the West Vancouver Lions Club.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Ephemera
Series 2: Photographs
Series 3: Newspaper clippings
Series 4: Records

West Vancouver Lions Club

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