Collection 005 - May Day collection

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

May Day collection

General material designation

  • Multiple media

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the subject of the collection.

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Collection

Reference code

CA WVAN 005

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Statement of scale (cartographic)

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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

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Date(s)

  • 1998- (Collection)
    Collector
    West Vancouver Archives
  • 1928-1985 (Creation)

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Physical description

ca. 670 photographs and other materials

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Custodial history

Scope and content

The collection consists of material relating to May Day celebrations which was a key community event in West Vancouver from 1931 to 1971. The celebrations included installation of a May Day Queen, parades and other ceremonies. After 1971, the celebration was renamed Community Day, and the collection also includes records pertaining to this event.The material includes photographs, registers, scrapbooks, speeches, organizing committee records, and correspondence.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Film and photographs
Series 2: Administrative records
Series 3: Speeches
Series 4: Ephemera
Series 5: Newsclippings
Series 6: May Queens' scrapbooks

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Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

The fonds was originally arranged by the West Vancouver Historical Society into series by year. However, the arrangement was inconsistent, particularly for the textual records. In February 2008, the fonds was re-arranged into 6 series based on the form and function of the materials. The photographs remained divided by year at the file level within a single photograph series. None of the records were physically moved in the reorganization. A detailed finding aid and photograph reference binders are available.

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  • English

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Physical description

Includes: 37.5 cm of textual records, 3 ribbons, and 1 film.

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Status

Final

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created March 26, 2010

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