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Congregation Emanu-El fonds

  • CA JHS A.2012.004
  • Fonds
  • 1851-2012

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records generated by Congregation Emanu-El including: textual records; photographs; moving images; sound recordings; ledgers; and scrapbooks.

The fonds is arranged into 22 series: Preschool and Hebrew School; Correspondence; Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia/Allan Klenman; Membership; Committees; Photographs and audio-visual; Publications; Restoration; Ben Levinson historical/archival files; Renovation (Matanah G’Dolah Project); Congregation Rabbi’s; Bar/Bat Mitzvah and conversion certificates; Jewish cemetery; Vancouver Island Jewish Community Directory (VIJCD); Financials; Holocaust Symposium; Board; Administration and operational records; Ephemera; Marriages and divorces; Scrapbooks; and Sylvester family.

Congregation Emanu-El

Church of Our Lord fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1854-2009, predominant 1874-1990

Fonds pertains to the operations, programs, and congregational, heritage and community activities of the Church of Our Lord from its founding in 1874 until the present. The fonds consists of six series:
I. Administration series, 1874-2009, 2.5 m of textual records (Vestry and Board minutes and other records, Annual Meetings, administrative files and financial records).

II. Ministry and programs series, 1874-2008, ca.2.5 m of textual records and photographs (worship services, marriages, baptisms, confirmations, burials, Sunday School, missions and outreach, publications, fellowship, gatherings and events)

III. Committees and groups series, 1920-2008, 65 cm of textual records (youth groups, women’s groups, the Missionary Guild, other committees and groups).

IV. Buildings and grounds series, 1974-2003, 1.5 m of textual records, architectural drawings and photographs (restoration and renovation planning and research, Restoration 125 Millennium Project and other projects).

V. Topical series, [ca.1880-ca.2000], ca.75 cm of textual records, photographs and print material (biography and subject files, collected Bibles, publications).

Church of Our Lord

John Keenlysides Congregation Emanu-El collection

  • CA JHS A.2012.017, A.2013.018
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1864

Fonds consists of material documenting early BC Jewish history. Fonds is arranged into two series: Congregation Emanu-El manuscripts; and Letters from Abraham Blackman to his brother Morris, Jewish merchants in colonial British Columbia.

Keenlyside, John

Administration series

Series consists of four sub-series: A. Vestry records, 1874-1996; B. Annual meeting records, 1962-2009; C. Administrative files, 1927-[ca.2000]; Financial records, 1874-1998.
Vestry records are minute books, Board minutes and other records. Administrative files include correspondence, membership files, secretary’s files, office and general files. Financial records are cash and account books, ledger and general files.

Ministry and programs series

Series consists of six sub-series: A. Services, 1895-2004; B. Marriage, baptism, confirmation and burial, 1874-2008; C. Sunday School, 1924-1939, 1989; D. Missions and outreach, 1975-1999; E. Publications, 1930-2003; F. Fellowship gatherings, after 1947, predominant after 1990.
Services sub-series includes bulletins, sermons, registers, service records and lectionary bible.
Missions and outreach series includes both local and international initiatives. Publications are directories and newsletters.

Topical series

Series consists of three sub-series: A. Biography files, [before 2000]; B. Subject files, [ca.1880-ca.2000]; C. Print material, 1854-2000. Biography files pertain to Bishop Edward Cridge and family and Church of Our Lord ministers and members. Print material sub-series includes five Bibles of past church members: the Cridge Family Bible, published 1854; the Frances Silver Bible, published 1868; the Laundy Family Bible, published 1890; the Olive Buckingham Bible, published 1933; and, the Rev. E. A. (Ted) Follows Bible, published 1993. All Bibles are inscribed and some are annotated.

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR030
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1979

The fonds consists of lists of death and burial records of Chinese persons in Victoria, BC, 1902-1923; Chinese deceased in Canada, 1937; leave permits issued to the Chinese Hospital in Vancouver, Victoria, and other areas of B.C., 1908-1909; donation and fundraising records, subscription booklets, records of income and expenditures, receipts, Free Miners Certificates, national bonds, 1884-1912; population data; correspondence from the Commander in Shanghai, 1932; minutes of the Chinese Public School; correspondence regarding donations for victims of famines, droughts, and floods in China, and booklets recording donations; records of the Chinese Hospital, including report books on patients, doctor order books and consultation forms, 1956-1976.

The death and burial records series, 1902-1923 consists of: medical certificates of death for Chinese persons in Victoria, BC; and burial permits for Chinese persons in Victoria, BC, including permits issued by the Chinese Benevolent Cemetery Company.

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Victoria, B.C.)

Reformed Episcopal Church fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca.1885-ca.2000]

Fonds pertains to the Reformed Episcopal Church in Canada, the United States and England (known as the Free Church of England). The fonds consists of four series:

I. General Synod of the Reformed Episcopal Church of Canada (annual reports, correspondence, constitutions and canons, legal cases and general information, ca.70 cm;

II. Diocese of Western Canada (annual reports, records of individual churchs), ca.150 cm;

III. Free Church of England (yearbooks 1928-1993, and publications), ca.25 cm;

IV. Reformed Episcopal Church USA (newsletters, pamphlets, constitution and canons, general information), ca.25 cm.
The largest portion of the fonds consists of the records of St. Paul's Reformed Episcopal Church, New Westminster, which was from 1883 to 2002. The St. Paul's REC sub-series includes marriage, baptism and burial registers, Vestry records, records of womens groups, scrapbooks and other material.

Reformed Episcopal Church

Oriental Home and School fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1886-1959

Fonds consists of the following record series: Attendance records (1886-1942); Financial records (1888-1948); Historical accounts and other material (1887-1959); Resident case files (1891-1942); Annual reports (1926-1934); Meeting minutes (1896-1915); Property records (1908-1909); and Photographs (1901-1947).

Oriental Home and School

Chinese United Church Mission (Victoria, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1897-1960

Fonds consists of records from Chinese United Church Mission and the Methodist Chinese Mission. Records include Marriage records (1917-1924); Official Board minutes (1963-1921); Woman's Auxiliary minutes (1909-1932), Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1940-1955), Woman's Missionary Society Chinese Mission Circle minutes (1920-1942); Sunday School minutes and roll (1909-1927); Canadian Girls in Training minutes (1927-1939), King's Daughters Group minutes (1927-1939), Explorers minutes (1938-1942), Bluebird Club minutes (1937-1940), Friday Group attendance roll (1897-1903); Chinese Mission Band minutes (1909-1960); Cash book (1899-1920).

Chinese United Church Mission (Victoria, B.C.)

Nation family fonds

  • CA FTST MS 30
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1907, 1983

Fonds consists of textual records of the Nation family from 1900-1907. Includes original correspondence to family members in England, 1902-1907, a draft typescript of the correspondence, 1900-1903, and a "bound" copy of the correspondence from 1900-1907 edited by Philip T. Nation in 1983. Bound copy includes notes, acknowledgments, and references.

Nation (family)

Edward B. Paul fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR285
  • Fonds
  • 1904 - 1906

The fonds consists of copies of a letter book of outgoing correspondence, 1904-1906, and typed transcripts of the letters. The letter book consists of Paul's outgoing correspondence, primarily to the Principal and Registrar of McGill University, the B.C. Superintendent of Schools, and Victoria College students and faculty.

Paul, Edward B.

Agnes Deans Cameron fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR023
  • Fonds
  • 1908 - 1911

The fonds consists of one black paper photograph album comprised of photographs taken during Cameron's travels up the Mackenzie River with her niece, Jessie Cameron Brown, May to September, 1908, and photographs taken during Cameron's trip to Britain, 1909-1911. Some Canadian photographs were published in Cameron's book "The New North: Being Some Account of a Woman's Journey Through Canada to the Arctic" (1910).

Cameron, Agnes Deans

Garden City United Church (Victoria, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1925

Fonds contains the records of Garden City United Church, Wilkinson Road-Garden City Pastoral Charge, Wilkinson Road Methodist Circuit and Garden City Methodist Church. Records include Baptism, marriage and burial records (1944-2012); Membership records (1964-2012); Board and committee records (1915-2012); Legal and property records (1934-2012); Women's group records (1926-2012); Sunday school records (1924-1974); Youth group records (1915-1921); Records of other groups (1931-1969); Correspondence / subject files (1974); Financial records (1933-1983); Annual reports (1943-1997); Newsletters (1962, 1990-2001); Congregational histories (1989-2010); and Photographs (1914-2012).

Garden City Methodist Church (Victoria, B.C.)

Smythe family fonds

  • CA OSOY MS 10
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1921, 1942-[after 1948]

Fonds consists of the textual records of Smythe family, Edward Sr. (Ted) and Edward Jr., from 1916-[after 1948]. Includes correspondence, certificates, logbook, map, historical calendar, publication, clippings, ephemera, and photographs.

Smythe (family)

CGIT British Columbia fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1919-1996

Fonds comprises two subgroups: Provincial Board and Victoria Committee. The Provincial Board subgroup consists of the following record series: Administrative records (1924-1996); Annual reports (1968-1996); Leadership materials ([1936?]-[ca. 1990]); Program materials (1963-1995); Camping and Camp Council materials (1919-1995); Conference materials (1955-1970); Special events, ceremonies, and services (1925-1994); Newsletters (1932-1996); Historical reference and memorabilia (1922-1990); Photographs and scrap books (1922-1992); and CGIT publications ([192-?]-1985). Victoria Committee subgroup consists of the following records series: Minutes (1956-1984); Financial records (1942-1993); Photographs and memorabilia (1921-1995); CGIT publications (1922-1976); Explorer materials (1957-1973); Arlene Kropp Collection (1951-1954); Audio records (1990).

Canadian Girls in Training. British Columbia Provincial Board

Committees and groups series

Series consists of four subseries: A. Youth groups, 1920-1949; B. Women’s groups, 1925-1999; C. The Missionary Guild, 1954-2006; D. Other committee and groups, 1930-2005.

Youth groups are the Beaver Club, 1920-1921, and the Young Peoples Department, 1923-1949. Women’s groups are the Ladies Aid, 1925-1983, the Mary and Martha Guild, 1964-1983, and the Women’s Auxiliary, 1983-1999. The Mary and Martha Guild and the Ladies' Aid group merged to become the Womens' Auxiliary in 1983. Women’s groups sub-series consists of minute books, account books, daybooks, financial records, reports, notes and other. Missionary Guild records include minute books, correspondence, photographs, donation records, financial records and publications. Correspondence is administrative and financial and includes letters from missionaries Muriel Harmon and Bob & Sue Pritchard.

Other committee and groups sub-series includes: Management Committee of Cridge Memorial Hall, 1930-1941; Rectory and Repair Fund, 1953-1959; Broadcasting and Radio Fund, 1959-1962; Music Committee, 1969-1971; Worship and Witness Committee, 1970; Building and Finance Committee, 1977-1981, Chancel Guild, 1986-1989, Library, ca.1990, Prayer Group, 1991-1994; COOL coffee house, 1997; Ministry of Verger, 1999-2001; Companionship Guild, 2000; Men's Breakfast, 2000-2003; Thrift Store, 2003-2005.

Margaret McEwen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922

Title based on the contents of the fonds and is divided into 3 series consisting of correspondence, autograph books, and memorabilia.

McEwen, Margaret

Victoria Presbytery (United Church) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-2011

Fonds consists of the following record series: Victoria Presbytery and Executive meeting minutes (1925-2011); Subject files of the Presbytery Secretary (1955-1986); Correspondence of the Presbytery Secretary (1957-1972); Presbytery committees (1931-1936; 1964-1994); and Financial records (1938-1959).

United Church of Canada. Victoria Presbytery

Fairfield United Church (Victoria, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-2000

Fonds consists of the records of Fairfield United Church and its predecessor, Fairfield Methodist Church. Records include Baptism registers (1915-1979), Marriage registers (1915-1979), and Burial records (1915-1989); Membership records (1954, 1968); Session minutes (1928-1980) and correspondence (1965-1979), Session Elders Communion records (1970-1984), Stewards minutes (1932-1980), Stewards correspondence and reports (1942-1976), Stewards Every Member Visit Committee minutes (1958-1962), Finance Committee minutes (1914-1926), Trustees minutes (1912-1926), Trustees correspondence and reports (1953-1959), Official Board minutes (1912-1985) and correspondence (1954-1974), Congregational Meetings minutes (1943-1971), and Pastoral Relations Committee correspondence (1954-1987); Woman's Association minutes (1927-1961), Woman's Association Mary Allan Auxiliary minutes (1952-1957), Woman's Association Beacon Hill Group minutes (1956-1961), Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1940-1961), Woman's Missionary Society Friendship Group minutes (1956-1961), Woman's Missionary Society Jane Piercy Auxiliary minutes (1949-1961), Woman's Missionary Society Korean Sewing Group financial records (1951-1959), United Church Women minutes (1961-1989) and membership records (1970-1995), United Church Women correspondence and reports (1978-1990), United Church Women Amity Unit minutes (1962-1998), United Church Women Beacon Hill Unit minutes (1962-1985), United Church Women Fireside Friends Unit minutes (1962-1991), United Church Women Friendship Unit minutes (1986-1992), United Church Women Jubilee Unit minutes (1962-1986), United Church Women Mary Allan Unit minutes (1966-1979), and War Service Unit minutes (1940-1946); Men's Club minutes (1952-1962) and membership records (1953-1955), As One That Serves (AOTS) minutes (1963-1988), As One That Serves (AOTS) correspondence (1971-1978) and newsletters (1970-1978); Sunday School minutes (1961-1968), Excelsior Bible Class minutes (1923-1926) and Membership records (1913-1930), Go-Ahead Bible Class minutes (1924-1933), membership records (1914-1937) and financial records (1938-1943), Babyband (Cradle) Roll records (1960-1961); Sunday school treasurer's book (1912-1937); Young People's Union minutes (1957-1959) and financial records (1950-1959); Choir minutes (1940-1959), Choir correspondence (1940-1965) and reports (1940-1959); Special programs records (1970-1992), Refugee program records (1979-1981); Worship bulletins (1952-1994); Church History material (1966-1972), and Scrapbooks (1992); Congregational financial records (1926-1980); Annual reports (1953-2000); Newsletters (1966-1999); Photographs of church and church organizations; Audio cassettes of Anniversary Services (1979, 1992), Videocassette of Anniversary Service (1992); and Architectural records (1985).

Fairfield United Church (Victoria, B.C.)

Centennial United Church (Victoria, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-2002

Fonds consists of the records from Centennial United Church and its predecessors, Gorge Road Methodist Church, Centennial Methodist Church, and Burnside Methodist Church. Records include Baptism registers (1898-1974), Marriage registers (1898-1985), and Burial registers (1905-1976); Membership records (1890-1989); Session minutes (1926-1969), Stewards minutes (1920-1969), Official Board minutes (1888-2002), Congregation meeting minutes (1933-2002); Trustees minutes (1885-1918); Woman's Association records (1948-1962); Woman's Missionary Society records (1891-1961); United Church Women records (1962-1999); Epworth League and Young People's Society/Union minutes (1914-1961); Annual reports (1951-2000); Property records (1894-1959); and Historical files (1962).

Centennial United Church (Victoria, B.C.)

Norah L. Hughes fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940-1978

Fonds consists of records relating to Hughes' academic and pastoral work, as well as to her interest in the changing place of women within the broader church. Fonds contains three record series: Lecture notes [ca. 1960]; Preaching and speaking notes (1940-1978); and Reference materials (1927-1947).

Hughes, Norah L.

Ted Harrison fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR460
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 2008

The fonds reflects the development of Harrison's career as a painter following 28 years as a teacher, and consists of the following series: Harrison Family and Personal; Accounting; Teaching; Art Works; Production; Harrison Appearances; Publishing; Projects; Galleries; Photography; and Miscellaneous Objects.

Harrison, Ted

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