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Photographs

The series consists of photographs predominantly depicting aspects of social and administrative life at Riverview Hospital and the School of Psychiatric Nursing as well as and Colony Farm. The photographs in the series portray the everyday social life of Riverview Hospital staff and volunteers as well as events, meetings, gatherings, and kinds of work they undertook. Additionally the series depicts scenes of Riverview Hospital's many buildings in varying states of completion, portraits of prize winning livestock (Holstein cattle, Clydesdale and Belgian horses), scenes during periods of flooding at Colony Farm, and equipment, vehicles, and technology used by the Hospital.

The glass plate negatives in Subseries 01 and 04 are known to have been taken by W.J. Moore, a prominent Vancouver photographer. It is possible that the entire collection was taken by W.J. Moore, although it has not been possible to confirm. Some photographs in Subseries 02 are thought to depict the Provincial Hospital for the Insane in New Westminster. Photographs in Subseries 04 are also thought to depict the Dominion Experimental Farm in Agassiz, B.C.

Record types consists largely of silver gelatin negatives in large format cellulose acetate sheets and cellulose acetate film strips. The subseries also contains a collection of glass plate negatives, chromogenic colour negative film strips and large format sheets, silver gelatin DOP prints, a photograph album, and a scrapbook.

Riverview Hospital Plans and Drawings

This series consists of copies of large format architectural plans of the buildings and grounds of Riverview Hospital, as well as some engineering drawings of drainage and water systems.

The drawings and plans depict Essondale, the Boys Industrial School (BISCO), Crease Clinic, East Lawn, and the proposed Female Chronic Building.

Riverview Hospital Publications and Communications

This series consists of publications and communications created by Riverview Hospital and related agencies, including the titles Association News - News of the Essondale Branch of the B.C. Government Employees Association; Connections; Insight - Riverview Hospital Staff Newsletter; the Leader; Mental Health Branch Newsletter, Mental Health Services News, Outasight, Riverview Hospital Review, the Provincial and the Riverview Hospital Volunteer Association.

Record types include letter size booklets and photocopies of publications.

Riverview Hospital Administrative and Event Records

This series consists of records related to the administration and operation of Riverview Hospital as well as some of the official events and programs organized by the hospital. The series is arranged in two subseries:

SS1: Administrative records
SS2: Event records

Records in this series include manuals, directories, inventories, regulations, procedures, correspondence, programmes and invitations.

British Columbia. Riverview Hospital

News Clippings

This series is the clipping collection accrued and maintained by the Riverview Hospital Historical Society. It includes original and copied newspaper clippings related to Riverview Hospital. This series also includes correspondence from the office of the Executive Director of Riverview Hospital on the topic of specific news articles and events. Record types in this series include newspaper clippings, photocopies, printed website content, one scrapbook, and one poster.

Riverview Hospital Historical Society

Reference Materials

This series consists of assorted materials collected for reference purposes by the Riverview Hospital Historical Society and originally acted as a reference library when the Society ran its museum. It contains publications, clipped articles, studies, DVDs, transcripts, and pamphlets. In addition to its reference collection, the series contains a subseries of the scholarly communications and theses arising from research undertaken at Riverview Hospital. Many publications are originals; however this series also consists of copies of articles.

For newsletters created by Riverview Hospital that were an original, distinct collection from the museum library collection, see Series 03: Riverview Hospital Publications and Communications. For newspaper clipping files that also were an original, distinct collection from the museum library, see Series 06: News Clippings.

School of Psychiatric Nursing Records

This series consists of records created and accumulated by the School of Psychiatric Nursing at Riverview Hospital. It includes administrative and financial records that informed the operation of the School, annuals (yearbooks) of each graduating class of the School, the publications accumulated from national psychiatric nursing organizations, as well as graduation and departmental photographs.

Record types in this series include manuals, reports, policies, handbooks, staff lists, event programmes and invitations, minutes, study notes, yearbooks, and publications.

British Columbia. School of Psychiatric Nursing

Personal Collections

This series consists of records that were original personal fonds and collections acquired and preserved by the Riverview Hospital Historical Society's during its existence. It contains the personal collections of nurses, doctors, general staff, British Columbia's first Provincial Botanist, and a patient at Riverview Hospital. Each file includes records such as study notes, photographs, ephemera, correspondence, newspaper clippings and pamphlets.

The series consists of 15 files, each corresponding to its original creator or donor: Ken Baker, Loretta Barnet, Ultan Patrick Byrne, Jean Campbell, Edna Colvin, John Davidson, Sheila Dumore, William Headridge, Alyce Hockin, Lois Kaldestad, Catherine Murray, Judy Pendry, Dorothy Pocock, Hazel Shepard, and Georgina Bernice Petty.

Colony Farm Records

This series consists of records related to the construction and operations on Colony Farm at Riverview Hospital. The materials relate to the original construction planning and dyking done to create Colony Farm, as well as some of the early auction and sale records of cattle and horses.

Record types include correspondence, financial records, agreements, receipts, a certificate, and policy material.

Photographs

The series consists of copy prints of photographs provided by residents of Coquitlam for the publication, "Coquitlam 100 Years: Reflections of the Past," published in 1991.

Administrative Files

The series consists of the administrative files of the Pioneer Tales of Coquitlam Committee related to the preparation of the book, "Coqutilam 100 Years: Reflections of the Past," published by the District of Coquitlam in 1991.

Transcripts

The series consists of transcripts for interviews conducted by members of the Pioneer Tales of Coquitlam Committee with Coquitlam residents for the book, "Coqutilam 100 Years: Reflections of the Past," published by the District of Coquitlam in 1991.

Pamphlets and Publications

The series consists of various publications and pamplets collected by Pioneer Tales of Coquitlam Committee to provide historical context for the interviews in the book, "Coqutilam 100 Years: Reflections of the Past," published by the District of Coquitlam in 1991.

Photographs

The series consists of photographs of Fraser Mills employee meetings, social activities (golf tournaments, dinners), and wood products.

Advertisement Posters

The series consists of two advertisement posters produced by the Canadian Western Lumber Company Ltd, and later by Crown Zellerbach.

Scrapbooks

The series consists of two scrapbooks containing news clippings related to the Coquitlam Satellites games and tournaments and photographs of the games and players.

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Photographs

The series consists of two team photographs taken by the Coquitlam Photo Company, as well as fourteen single player uniformed portraits taken by an unknown photographer, and photographs of hockey games taken by an unknown photographer.

Awards and memorabilia

The series consists of medals won by the team at various tournaments, as well as commemorative pins produced by the team, a manager patch worn by Jim Hinds, a team patch, a logo patch, a tournament patch, and a team t-shirt.

Clerk's Office files

Series consists of Clerk?s correspondence arranged alphabetically by subject. Subjects range from permit applications, auctions, air pollution, budgets, electrical and water service, elections, finance, garbage disposal, the Historical Society, insurance claims, the library, parks, public hearings, schools, recreation, superannuation, voters? lists, tax assessment and zoning. Alphabetic miscellaneous files proceed each letter block and in some years as a block of ?miscellaneous A-Z? files are located together at the beginning of annual block.

Earliest material was filmed in 1961 and subsequent filming was done roughly on an annual basis. Filming was done in batches, with closed files pulled for filming and active ones carried forward to the next year. Specific titles of filmed files are listed along with
notes regarding their annual status (i.e. pulled or brought forward), in a series of annual indexes. An index to the individual microfilm reels was created in the 1990s.

City of Coquitlam. Council and Office of the City Clerk

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