Fonds MG 01 - Parksville and District Community Society fonds

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Parksville and District Community Society fonds

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  • 1923-[197-?], predominant 1923-1962 (Creation)
    Parksville and District Community Society

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13 cm of textual records
1 map

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Biographical history

The Parksville and District Community Society was established to preserve the park area near the beach at Parksville for public use. The Society purchased the land there and developed a community park, which was later acquired by the City of Parksville.

Custodial history

The material in the fonds remained in the custody of Jame E. Kingsley, a founding member, when the Community Society disbanded. J. E. Kingsley transferred the fonds to the Parksville & District Historical Society in 1993.

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The fonds consists of minutes and occasional reports from Directors,1923-1944, 1950-1956, constitution & by-laws, balance sheets, 1926-1961 (incomplete), correspondence, membership lists and lists of subscribers, petty cash book, receipts and expenditures for Community Hall, records of sales of bonds, membership receipts, 1959-1962, lists of volunteer workers and visitors to the Park, and notes compiled by J. E. Kingsley on the formation & early history of the Society, [197-?] . The fonds includes a map of the Community Park, 1955.

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Arranged in five series: 1 Minutes & by-laws. 2 Financial records. 3 Correspondence & other records. 4 Map of Community Park. 5 J.E. Kingsley notes.

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  • English

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Permission of Craig Heritage Park Archives is required for use in publications.

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Finding aids available on Archives computer.

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BCAUL control number: CHP-2050

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Revised 2010.02.24

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  • Hollinger box: Parksville & District Community Society fonds
  • Map cabinet: Parksville & District Community Society fonds. Series 4. File1.1