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Congregation Har El fonds

  • CA JHS A.2009.008
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2000

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records from Congregation Har El. Textual records include: minutes and correspondence, publications, and financials.

The fonds is arranged into 8 series: Publications; Synagogue construction; Fundraising; Board minutes; North Shore Jewish Centre (NSJC) records; Financial records; West Vancouver School Board dealings; and Congregation Har El miscellaneous files.

Congregation Har El

Point Atkinson Lighthouse fonds

  • CA WVAN 087
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1994

Fonds consists of records created and collected by light keepers at Point Atkinson Lighthouse. The records include daily logs, reports, and video and photographic materials documenting the lighthouse and its keepers.

Canada. Point Atkinson Lighthouse

Mary Chapman fonds

  • CA WVAN 085
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1998

The fonds consists of research records compiled by Mary Chapman primarily concerned with West Vancouver history as well as prominent members of the community. Also included are photograph from Mary's personal collection.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Research files
Series 2: Personal records
Series 3: Photographs

Chapman, Mary

Dundarave Pharmacy fonds

  • CA WVAN 081
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1939

Fonds consists of records created by the Dundarave Pharmacy including prescriptions and pharmaceutical formulas.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Pharmaceutical formulas
Series 2: Prescriptions

Dundarave Pharmacy

Kenneth Roblin fonds

  • CA WVAN 079
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1945

Fonds consists of photographs of Kenneth Roblin and the West Vancouver Regattas as well as textual records from his camping days in West Vancouver.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Personal records

Roblin, Kenneth

Colpitts family fonds

  • CA WVAN 078
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1973

The fonds consists of photographs and textual records created and collected by the Colpitts family. The material includes photographs of the family and their homes, and records relating to the birth, death, education, and employment of family members.

The fonds is arranged into two series:
Series 1: Birth, death, education, and employment records
Series 2: Photographs

Colpitts (family)

Kay Meek fonds

  • CA WVAN 075
  • 1940-1990, predominant 1946-1959

The fond consists of material relating to the personal life of West Vancouver arts philanthropist Kay Meek. The material includes two scrapbooks compiled by Kay Meek that contain photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and brochures. The fonds also includes one drawing of the Gertrude Lawson House.

Meek, Kay

Hollyburn Heritage Society collection

  • CA WVAN 074
  • Collection
  • 2000-2006

The fonds consists of digital photographs selected and scanned by the Hollyburn Heritage Society. The photographs relate to people, places, and events on Hollyburn Ridge. The images depict Hollyburn Ski Lodge, West Lake Lodge, Hi-View Lodge, First Lake ski jump, West Lake ski jump, Sixth Lake ski jump, private, and ski club cabins on Hollyburn Ridge, Hi Colville's Hollyburn chairlift, the Forks Store, ski competitions, skiers, ski runs, First Lake regatta days, First Lake diving platform, First Lake, Eagle Lake, Third Lake, Fourth Lake, Fifth Lake, Vancouver Ski Club, Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club, Cypress Ski Club, Grouse Mountain, Crown Mountain, Mount Strachan, Black Mountain, Goat Mountain, Cypress Creek, Brothers Creek Canyon, Marr Creek, and the pioneer skiers' reunions.

Freda Herrin Gilbert fonds

  • CA WVAN 073
  • Fonds
  • [1923-1974]

Fonds consists of records relating to Freda Herrin Gilbert's high school and family life, and her profession as a teacher in West Vancouver. The materials include high school certificates and newsletters, photographs of Gilbert's classes and colleagues, and family records including information relating to her brother-in-law Harry Dickson and her father William Herrin.

The fonds is arranged into three series:
Series 1: Teaching records
Series 2: School records
Series 3: Family records

Gilbert, Freda, b. 1907

Eileen Scott fonds

  • CA WVAN 072
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1993

Fonds consists of photographs taken by Eileen Scott depicting many regions of British Columbia, with particular emphasis on West Vancouver. The slides also depict views of Scotland, and plant and animal life. The fonds also includes correspondence, Scott's published book Porridge and Old Clothes, notes on photography, and a scrapbook of newsclippings, announcements, and art.

Scott, Eileen, b. 1919

Louise Spratley fonds

  • CA WVAN 070
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1993, predominant 1959-1993

The fonds consists of material relating to the professional and personal life of Louise Spratley who played an important role in the West Vancouver community as editor of the Lions Gate Times, special assistant to BC Federal Cabinet Minister the Hon. Jack Davis, freelance journalist, and consultant for the District of West Vancouver. The fonds also includes material relating to one of Louise's sisters, Hilda Cryderman, a B.C. teacher who gained national status as a strong advocate of women's rights and issues, and was a member of the Order of Canada.

The fond is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Lions Gate Times
Series 2: Special assistant to B.C. Federal Cabinet Minister, the Hon. Jack Davis
Series 3: Freelance, and contract work
Series 4: Personal records, and photographs
Series 5: Newspaper clippings

Spratley, Louise

William James Turnbull fonds

  • CA WVAN 068
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1961

The fonds consists of records relating to the personal and professional life of William James Turnbull, owner and operator of the West Vancouver Lumber Company Limited. The material consists of newspaper clippings, legal agreements, correspondence, patent documents, promotional material, photographs, postcards, technical drawings, name tag, and patent number labels.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Personal life
Series 2: West Vancouver Lumber Company Limited
Series 3: Indoor curling game and company

Turnbull, William James

Caulfeild family fonds

  • CA WVAN 067
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1997

The fonds consists of photographs related to the history of the Caulfeild area of West Vancouver and the Caulfeild family, after which the area was named. The bulk of the collection consists of copies made from a photo album belonging to Mr James Caulfeild. Also includes scanned copies of personal letters written by James Caulfeild as well as business records relating to property owned by the family.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Personal papers
Series 2: Business records
Series 3: Photographs

Caulfeild (family)

West Vancouver Scottish Society fonds

  • CA WVAN 066
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1935

Fonds consists of a ledger, cash book, minute books, membership rolls, and the report and correspondence of the Trust Committee which was appointed to oversee the dissolution of the Society and the disposal of its assets.

West Vancouver Scottish Society

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

West Vancouver Transportation Company fonds

  • CA WVAN 063
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1914

The fonds consists of records relating to the business of the West Vancouver Transportation Company, which operated the first ferry system in West Vancouver. The records include general meeting minutes, board meeting minutes, a book of stock certificates, and two account books.

West Vancouver Transportation Company

West Vancouver Ferry Company Limited fonds

  • CA WVAN 062
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1916

The fonds consists of records relating to the establishment, operation, and dissolution of the West Vancouver Ferry Company. The records include bound meeting minutes, resolutions, employee payroll information, and shareholder information, an accident register, agreements, financial statements, reports, incorporation certificate, and court order.

West Vancouver Ferry Company

Rupert Harrison fonds

  • CA WVAN 061
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1960-1998
 The fonds consists of historical material created and accumulated by Rupert Harrison in the course of his work as a historian and archivist, and his activities with various professional organizations. The material includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, documents, notes, reports, oral interviews, essays, minutes, booklets, pamphlets, maps, technical drawings, photographs, and objects. 

Harrison, Rupert, 1914-2007

Jacqueline Hugo fonds

  • CA WVAN 058
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1991

The fonds consists of material relating to the career of British Columbia pastel artist Jacqueline Hugo. The material includes 9 paintings of Hollyburn Ridge, newspaper articles, and correspondence.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Pastel paintings
Series 2: Art exhibitions

Hugo, Jacqueline

Brealey family fonds

  • CA WVAN 057
  • Fonds
  • [1920-1970]

The fonds consists of photographs relating to Hazel Brealey's school days, and personal correspondence relating to the West Vancouver Symphony Society by George Brealey.

Brealey (family)

William Gale fonds

  • CA WVAN 056
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1960

The fonds consists of materials relating to the business activities of William Gale, mortgage broker. The material is contained in one binder and includes mortgage books, correspondence, letters of employment, a map, photographs, an article by William Gale, and several newspaper advertisements relating to residential areas in West Vancouver.

Gale, William

Jeanie Allan fonds

  • CA WVAN 053
  • Fonds
  • [before 1958]

The fonds consists of photographs generated and collected by Jeanie Allan, pertaining to her personal life, schools, May Day celebrations, ships, and various beaches in West Vancouver. The fonds also includes a brief memoir of her time spent at West Bay.

Allan, Jeanie

Andrew Reid fonds

  • CA WVAN 052
  • Fonds
  • 2006

The fonds consists of material relating to the personal life and recreational activities of Andrew Reid and extended family members. The material includes photographs of Alta Lake in Whistler and the Chinese garden in West Vancouver in the 1930s.

Reid, Andrew

Colville family fonds

  • CA WVAN 051
  • [1946-1951]

The fonds consists of photographs relating to the Colville family business in West Vancouver. The photographs depict army trucks transporting hikers, skiers and supplies up Hollyburn Mountain, including stops at Hi-View Lodge, and Westlake Lodge. There are also photographs of "The Forks," a rest stop and restaurant which was operated by the Colville family.

Colville (family)

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