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Community publications

Series consists of an extensive number of community publications of a variety of community organizations and events.

Community publications were removed and filed into the JHSBC Community Publications collection. Each publication from this collection was labeled with its accession number prior to removal from the Altman family collection.

Flett family history

The series consists of documents, genealogical charts, and family papers on the history of the Flett family including information on family roots in Scotland, branches of the family in New Zealand, and connections to the family of John Newell Evans.

Membership forms

The Series consists of application forms for membership to the Legion. Individuals needed to complete these in order to apply to become members, or to transfer their membership from another branch to the Cowichan branch.
These forms contains information about a member's personal and family background, and about their military service record.


Series contain newsletters, magazines, and commemorative books, created by local and national chapters of Hadassah-WIZO.


Series consists of submissions from various communal organizations applying for funding support. These submissions contain information about and from the applicant organizations including financial statements, program descriptions and reports. The series contains applications from some of the following organizations: B’nai B’rith Hillel, Habonim-Zionist Society Agency; Jewish Family Service Agency, Jewish Home for the Aged-Brier Home, Peretz School, Talmud Torah (Vancouver and New Westminster) and others as listed below.


This series consists of publications, including: calendars; newsletters; and the Har El Star.


The series consists of artwork created by the artist Paul Rand.

Series includes copper plates representing Paul Rand’s paintings as follows: “Zucca Harvest”; “Snow, Sunlight and Shadow”; and “Maples, Stanley Park”.

Also included within the series are stamps created by Paul Rand entitled “Greetings” and “Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a bright New Year”.

Finally, the series contains a linocut plate created by Paul Rand titled “Hill Farm”.

The series is comprised of 3 copper plates, 2 stamps and 1 linocut plate.

Family records

The series consists of records of Jack Burns and the Burns family, including miscellaneous real estate documents, family correspondence, and biographical information.


The series consists of family photographs originally housed in two albums.

Seidelman family life in Vancouver

This series contains letters to and from members of the Seidelman family, especially members in Winnipeg and Minneapolis; records relating to Harry Seidelman’s career; financial records; receipts; published articles concerning Seidelman family members; and schooling records. The series also includes letters to and from William Seidelman, Sr. from the 1889 and 1890s; some of the letters come from Seattle. The CD-R contains family records digitized by the family ca. 2007. Some of the originals of the digitized records on CD-R are part of the fonds.

The Cowichan Veteran

Series consists of Newsletters entitled "The Cowichan Veteran"; the publication started in the 1950s and includes current events, biographical sketches of veterans, obituaries and commemorations of wars anniversaries.


Series consists of general correspondence regarding Branch activities including planning and implementation of local, national and international projects, liaison with the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada and the International Council of Jewish Women, and policy statements to the provincial and federal government in matters such as abortion and human rights.

Info Health

Series consists of copies of the Info Health columns that appeared in newspapers throughout BC and Canada.

Textual records

Series contains a variety of textual records from the Nemetz family and Dayson family, including files from Hebrew Free Loan Association, scrapbooks, certificates, newspaper clippings, and ephemera.

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