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Lorne Pearson collection

  • NWMA IH 000.15
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1952

Collection consists of the annual reports of the New Westminster Harbour Commission for the years 1926-1938, 1945-1952, and the 1932 report for the Port of Vancouver. These reports contain a summary of the port's annual activities, statistics, and photographs.

G.S. Conway fonds

  • CA WVAN 065
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1953, predominant 1937-1938

The fonds consists of material generated and collected by West Vancouver civil engineer Gilbert S. Conway with the majority relating to the design, engineering, and construction of Lions Gate Bridge. The material includes handwritten diaries, booklets, reports, photographs, maps, a personal business card, and Christmas card showing Lions Gate Bridge.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Diaries
Series 3: Engineering
Series 4: Maps and plans
Series 5: Miscellaneous

Conway, G.S.

First Narrows Bridge collection

  • CA WVAN 064
  • Collection

The collection contains material relating to the design, building, and operation of the Lions Gate Bridge. The records include technical drawings, including a general index, a construction ledger, and diaries.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Lions Gate Bridge blueprints
Series 2: Construction ledger
Series 3: Diaries of Randolph Pollitt, Superintendent of Bridges
Series 4: Administrative and financial records
Series 5: Artifacts and ephemera

West Vancouver Archives

Hollyburn Ridge collection

  • CA WVAN 031
  • Collection
  • 1925-1994

The collection consists of material relating to recreational activities at Hollyburn Ridge including ski competitions, ski jumping, the construction and leasing of cabins, and the involvement and organization of local ski clubs and related organizations. These include the Vancouver Ski Club, Westlake and Hollyburn Ski Club, Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club, Canadian Amateur Ski Association, and Hollyburn Ridge Association.

Collection is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Hollyburn Ski Club
Series 2: Hollyburn Ridge Association
Series 3: Vancouver Ski Club
Series 4: Ski competitions
Series 5: Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club
Series 6: Hollyburn Ridge activities
Series 7: Canadian Amateur Ski Association
Series 8: Cabins and lodges on Hollyburn Ridge
Series 9: Hollyburn Ridge photographs

Hollyburn Ridge Association

King Studio fonds

  • CA VPL 70189-71265
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1947

The fonds consists of photographs depicting companies, buildings, and industrial sites in Vancouver and area as well as advertising and display photographs. Fonds includes photographs taken by the W.J. Moore Company.

King Studio

Tony Archer fonds

  • CA VPL 60001-72265
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1972

The fonds consists of studio portrait photographs for approximately 900 assignments.

Archer, Tony

F. Gowen Company fonds

  • CA VPL 58950-58959
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1918

The fonds consists of photographs of Vancouver streets and waterfront, as well as of North Vancouver.

F. Gowen Company

Johan Helders fonds

  • CA VPL 54743-54774
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1925]-1937

The fonds consists of Helders' photographs taken in Vancouver, Ottawa, Friendly Cove, Williams Lake, Tofino, and Alert Bay depicting scenes, events, and native Indian life.

Helders, Johan

George E. Timms fonds

  • CA VPL 49619-49844
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1918

The fonds consists of photographs depicting scouting activities in North Vancouver and Howe Sound, portraits and panoramas in Vancouver, homes and panoramas of the Fraser Valley and troops at Glenogle.

Timms, George E.

Chinese Canadian Picture Project fonds

  • CA VPL 48169-48442;50421-50504
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1972

The fonds consists of photographs of social events in Chinese-Canadian communities in Vancouver and Victoria. Many of the earlier photographs were created by the Chinatown News newspaper of Vancouver.

Chinese Canadian Picture Project

British Columbia Telephone Company fonds

  • CA VPL 39482-39649
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1930

The fonds consists of photographs of the B.C. Telephone Company in Vancouver taken by the Dominion Photo Company and Leonard Frank.

British Columbia Telephone Company

Henry Whittaker fonds

  • CA VPL 35967-36252
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940-1960]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting Vancouver panoramas, Victoria Harbour, animals, children, ferries, farming, and various B.C. towns.

Whittaker, Henry, b. 1886

Van Dyke Studios fonds

  • CA VPL 35877-35942
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930-1955]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting people, activities, and scenery in Vancouver. Fonds includes portraits taken by the studio.

Van Dyke Studios

Sweeney Cooperage fonds

  • CA VPL 3526-3543
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1960]

The fonds consists of photographs of the operations of Sweeney Cooperage in Vancouver.

Sweeney Cooperage

Fitzgerald McCleery fonds

  • CA VPL 17188-17348
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860-1900]

The fonds consists of portraits of the McCleery family and photographs of the McCleery farm on the North Arm of the Fraser River.

McCleery, Fitzgerald

Letia Richardson's Charles H. Scott research fonds

  • CA VAG LR
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1990

The records within the Letia Richardson’s Charles H. Scott research fonds are comprised of Charles H. Scott’s primary and secondary source records she acquired in order to complete a book. The fonds is comprised of sketchbooks, notebooks, short stories, correspondence, newspaper clippings, exhibition and art gallery catalogues, and graphic records related to Charles H. Scott’s work. The fonds also consists of research and notes from Letia Richardson related to the writing of the book about Charles H. Scott. Moreover, the fonds is comprised of textual and photographic records from the Glasgow School of Art and the Vancouver School of Art; two institutions where Charles H. Scott either attended or helped found throughout his lifetime.

Richardson, Letia

Women's Auxiliary fonds

  • CA VAG 08.27-28; 09.13-15
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2009

The fonds consists of records relating to the functions of the Women’s Auxiliary to the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1947 to 2009; most predominantly their fundraising operations, which document the growth of the Gallery. The fonds consists of annual reports, meeting minutes, financial statements, loans list, sales forms, receipt books, bank books, Certificate(s) of Change in Constitution, drafts and revisions, correspondence, member lists, Noreen Anderson award records, Alumni Association records, programs, reservations, and rentals records, bulletins, newsletters, requests, job descriptions, mission statements and objectives, a personal notebook, newspaper clippings (some copied from scrapbooks), ephemera, correspondence, prize lists, statements, lists of sales, lists of recommendations and regulations, original art work, applications, programs, agendas, maps, publicity, ticket sales, catalogues, policies, permits, histories, and scrapbooks. The fonds is arranged into 5 series: Series 1. Reports and Minutes; Series 2. Financial Records; Series 3. General Records; Series 4. Events and Activities; Series 5. Historical Records.

Women's Auxiliary to the Vancouver Art Gallery

Ann Hansen fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR453
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2012

The archival fonds consists of the following series: Direct Action-related clippings, correspondence, ephemera and notes; legal correspondence; pre- and post-parole correspondence, ephemera, notes and writings by others; correspondence received during incarceration; prison records (supplied to Hansen under an Access to Information request); Direct Action chapter drafts and related materials; and RCMP surveillance transcripts (closed until 2072).

Subject matter of the mixed clippings and correspondence series includes: anti-nuclear/anti-cruise missile activism, court proceedings, Elizabeth Fry Society, environmental issues, indigenous peoples issues, international activism, pornography, anti-pornography/anti-snuff films, prison-industrial complex, sexual assault, Red Hot Video, the Vancouver Five trial matters and sentencing, women’s rights.

Correspondence received during incarceration series includes: correspondence from Brent Taylor, Janice Bear Neudorf, and various supporters and publishers; series also includes 1 box of previous sealed letters from other members of the Vancouver Five, primarily Brent Taylor.

Hansen, Ann

Douglas Franklin fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR428
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2000

The fonds consists primarily of photographic prints, negatives and contact sheets of historic buildings and properties - preparatory material for Franklin’s co-authored publications on Victoria’s architecture. The fonds is arranged in four series: photographs - Victoria: A History in Architecture, 1843-1929; photographs - Exploring Victoria’s Architecture; architectural drawing - East School elevation (Lord Strathcona School), Vancouver, BC, 1897; and publications and printed matter.

Franklin, Douglas

Jack Wise fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR393
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 1998 (predominant 1965-1992)

The fonds reflects Wise’s artistic inspirations, philosophical development, research interests, interactions with fellow artists and patrons, and relationships with galleries, art dealers, schools and arts organizations.

The fonds consists of correspondence, sales lists, exhibition catalogues and lists, photographs, clippings, sketches, poems and calligraphy, scrapbooks and notebooks, teaching materials, curricula vitae and biographical documents, publications, and seals and other objects used by Wise in his art practice.

Correspondents include Robert Amos, Pat Martin Bates, Pat Bovey, Brian Brett, Lin Chien-Shih, Stephen Cummings, Fleming Jorgensen, Stephen Gislason, Colin and Sheila Graham, Robin Hopper, Nick and Karin Koerner, Ramon Kubicek, Lobsang Lhalungpa, Chin-Shik Lin, Brian Longworth, Max Maynard, Avon Neal, Gary Lee Nova, Toni Onley, P.K. Page, Syn Richards, Martin Segger, Doris Shadbolt, Madeleine Shields, Robin Skelton, Huston Smith, Pete Trower, George Woodcock, and Myken Woods.

The fonds has been arranged into four series: art practice; biographical; publications and essays by others; and teaching. The art practice series consists of five sub-series: photographs; posters; exhibition catalogues; correspondence; prose, poetry and small works; and notebooks, scrapbooks and clippings.

Wise, Jack

Erika Paterson fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR272
  • Fonds
  • 1988-1995

The fonds consists of 8 series: General files; Fringe productions, 1990 (by title); Interview Transcripts; Reviews (by city); International festivals; Scripts; Programmes of fringe festivals (by city); Programmes of individual productions (unsorted); Publicity for individual productions (unsorted); and Videocassettes of productions. Cities include: Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg.

Paterson, Erika, 1956-

Lara Gilbert fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR247
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1995

The fonds consists of records documenting Gilberts thoughts and experiences from childhood to early adulthood. The fonds have been arranged in four series: 1) academic and employment records; 2) correspondence; 3) journals; and 4) unbound prose and poetry.

Gilbert, Lara

H.H. Stevens fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR120
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1959

The fonds consists of correspondence between Stevens and Marinos Evanghelou Constantacatos, including copies of Constantacatos' "Money and Credit", Chapter 1, and "Money and Prices".

Stevens, H.H. (Henry Herbert)

Peter Mannering fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR072
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1934-1997

The fonds includes the following series: theatre scrapbooks, 1941-1991; biographical material, 1939-1994; programs and printed material, ca. 1938-1986; photograph series, 1947- ca.1987; audio-visual media series, 1946-ca.1992; and theatre poster series, 1950-1978.

Mannering, Peter

Kenneth Drury fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR045
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1954

The fonds documents Drury's journalism career, and consists of files relating to journalism, 1943-1958; subject files, 1944-62; the Empire Press Union, 1941, 1946; and the United Nations Conference on International Organization, 1944-45.

Drury, Kenneth

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