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Jewish communities of British Columbia historical collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1858-2000]

The collection consists of documents and photographs intentionally assembled collection of discrete items documenting the following areas: the occupational pursuits of B.C. and Yukon Jewry; the organized religious life of Jews in B.C.; leisure activities; and the membership and good works of organizations formed to aid and represent the Jewish community, such as the National Council of Jewish Women. There is also a wide range of individual and family portraits, and photographs of headstones.

F.E. Runnalls fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1902-[ca. 1970]

Fonds consists of the following record series: Conference Archives administration (1967-1968); Research materials – It’s God’s Country; and Reference. Records relate primarily to Runnalls’ research and writing of the 1974 history of BC Conference.

Runnalls, F.E.

British Columbia Mountaineering Club fonds

  • CA NVAN F205
  • Fonds
  • 1907 - 2012

The fonds consists of administrative records of the club, including minutes, reports, correspondence, financial statements, cabin visitor books, summit registers, membership records and others. It also contains many hundreds of photographs, glass plate negatives, films and other moving images, as well as publications of the BCMC, including the B.C. Mountaineer, the BCMC Newsletter, as well as hiking and climbing guides in whose publication the BCMC was involved. It also contains many news cuttings relating to hiking and climbing in British Columbia and activities of club members. These records document many aspects of the club's activities including their involvement in mountaineering, advocacy for land conservation, and natural history. The fonds also contains the records of Mary and David Macaree which they created and accumulated during the course of researching their publications '103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia' and '109 Walks in B.C.'s Lower Mainland'.

British Columbia Mountaineering Club

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

Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada Slide Collection

  • CA UBCMOA 149
  • Collection
  • [192-] - [195-]

Collection consists of 48 glass lantern slides (29 of them tinted) and 2 negatives. The lantern slides include images related to four Residential Schools: Elkhorn (Manitoba), St. Michael’s (British Columbia), Shingwauk (Ontario), and Choutla (Yukon).

Collection includes images of the schools, classrooms, and different areas of the buildings (dining room, kitchen, etc.); the staff, students, and families engaged in different activities; and surroundings of the schools (cemeteries, churches, villages, etc.). Collection also includes images of landscapes and two images unidentified villages.

Collection might be similar to the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada fonds, at the Anglican Church of Canada Diocese of Rupert's Land, Manitoba.

Lantern slides shows were used during the 1920s and 1930s by the Church of England in Canada to promote the work of their missionaries and to raise funds. The slide shows took place during missionaries’ services, church services, Sunday school groups, and special church programs. Usually, the slide shows were complemented with a text with basic commentary on the mission and content of the slides.

Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada

John C. Goodfellow fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1924-1968

Fonds consists of four record series: Research notes ([193-?]); Correspondence (1929-1968); Reference - Religions (1924-1968); and Memoir ([1967]).

Goodfellow, John Christie

Pacific Mountain Regional Council Archives Reference collection

  • Collection
  • 1938

Collection was developed by the Rev. John Goodfellow, an amateur church historian who also served on the BC Conference Archives and Historical Committee from 1925 to 1950. He collected information from various sources about the early history of the United Church and its founding partners (Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches) in British Columbia. Collection consists of the following series: Biographical files; Congregational files; Subject files; and Photographs.

United Church of Canada. Pacific Mountain Region. Archives

Harvard P. Collins fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947-2009

Fonds consists of records relating to Collins’ leadership in the Scout Movement, and to his work for BC Conference and Vancouver-Burrard Presbytery (1973-1989). Fonds is comprised of three record series: BC Conference photographs and other material (1952-1989); Boy Scout and Cub troop photographs (1947-1973); and Reference material (2009).

Collins, Harvard P.

United Church of Canada. British Columbia Conference. Division of Communication fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1952-2001

Fonds consists of paper records and videocassettes from the British Columbia Conference Division of Communications, and its predecessor, the Information and Stewardship Committee.

Paper records include: Information and Stewardship Committee minutes (1956-1963); Correspondence files (1974-1978); Files of Gary Magarrell (1968-1972); Files of Rodney M. Booth (1952-1987); Interchurch Television records (1973-1980); Book Store records (1985-1987); and Financial records (1957-1968).

United Church of Canada. British Columbia Conference. Division of Communication

Heritage Alive Project fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-1979

Fonds consists of the following record series: Interview recordings and transcripts (1970-1979); and United Church History Seekers minutes, reports, and correspondence (1970-1979); and Photographs (1959-1978). Includes 11 recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted by archivist Marilyn Harrison; these recordings existed prior to the Heritage Alive project, but were subsumed by the project.

Heritage Alive Project

Co-ordinating Committee of the History of Medicine in British Columbia fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1962-1972

Fonds consists of the correspondence and minutes of the Committee. It is arranged into two series: Correspondence/Research and Minutes. The fonds also contains research material relating to the early history of medicine in British Columbia.

Co-ordinating Committee of the History of Medicine in British Columbia

Lilo Berliner fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 145
  • Fonds
  • Nov. 1968 - 1975

Fonds consists of negative images of petroglyphs largely from the Pacific west coast of North America. Most of the images are from sites located in British Columbia, but there are also images from sites in Washington State, New Mexico, and other areas of the United States and Mexico. There are also images of artifacts, masks, totem poles, wood carvings, and graveyards. Images of family travels, landscapes, wild animals, and house cats are interspersed within the collection.

Lilo Berliner

Sam Roddan fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1972-1975

Fonds consists of a single record series: Research materials (1972-1975), relating to Roddan’s research for his book, Batter My Heart (1975), which he wrote to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of The United Church of Canada in British Columbia.

Roddan, Sam

British Columbia Medical Association Auxiliary fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1981-2004

The fonds consists of constitutional documents, Annual General Meeting and Executive Committee minutes and agendas, membership records, correspondence, newsletters and project files. The fonds is arranged in 8 series: 1) Constitution, Bylaws and Organizational records; 2) Annual General Meeting minutes; 3) Annual General Meeting presentation files; 4) Executive Committee minutes; 5) Membership records; 6) Correspondence; 7) Newsletters; and, 8) Project files.

British Columbia Medical Association Auxiliary

Henry Heller fonds

  • CA LMA MS 43
  • Fonds
  • 1933, 1945

Fonds consists of three photographs. Includes one photograph of Tom Canoe and Gerald Heller Sr. on a hunting trip, one of Tom Canoe and Ed Murphy Jr. on a hunting trip with horses, and one of Edward Murphy Sr. & Jr. fishing in the first lake up Kwoiek valley.

Heller, Henry

David P. Heidebrecht fonds

  • CA MEN 987.2
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940]-1966, predominant 1964-1966

The fonds consists of manuscripts and notes relating to Heidebrecht's writings. The fonds also contains Heidebrecht's correspondence with and research notes about Russian Mennonites who fought in World War I.

Heidebrecht, David P.

Derek Ellis fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR046
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1997

The fonds consists of monographs, scientific articles, newspaper clippings, letters, slides, photographic prints, moving images, maps and other documents. The records are arranged in 3 series, reflecting Ellis's research and teaching interests: Environmental assessments, 1969-1997; Underwater Photography of salmon, 1957-1963; Arctic Research 1952-1967.

Ellis, Derek

Douglas McNaughton Gosse fonds

  • CA MMB 986.36.1-18
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1959

The fonds consists of official papers and letters of recommendation for Captain Gosse's marine career on the CGS Estevan and for the Canadian Pacific.

Gosse, Douglas McNaughton

E.A. Hegg fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1898-1900], [ca. 1920]

The fonds consists of photographs of the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway (ca. 1898-1900) and of the Copper River and Northwest Railroad (ca. 1920) in Alaska.

Hegg, Eric A.

Elsie Allan theatre collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR001
  • Collection
  • 1925-1980

The collection consists of material compiled by Elsie Allan concerning theatre in Victoria and other locations in B.C. and in England. The collection includes notebooks of annotated scripts, scripts of plays, announcements and notices of meetings of the Victoria Theatre Guild, programmes of amateur and professional performances in Victoria, New York, and England, and programmes of the British Columbia, Dominion, Kelowna, and Vancouver Island Drama Festivals.

Emlen Littel fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR083
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1993

The fonds consists of environmental subject files, which include reports, clippings, correspondence, and letters to newspaper editors.

Littel, Emlen

Canadian Jewish Congress, Pacific Region fonds

  • CA JHS A.2011.016, A.2007.013
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1999

The fonds consists of records including the administrative and operational files of the branch.

Canadian Jewish Congress. Pacific Region

Charles Grant fonds

  • CA MMB L3237
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1912

The fonds consists of Grant's papers as able seaman and hunter in sealing vessels operating out of Victoria, B.C. Fonds includes items such as wages for seal skins, itemized list of purchases for sealing trips, correspondence, and lists of vessels, position and dates of service.

Grant, Charles

Friends of Ecological Reserves fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR352
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1993

The fonds consists of 6 series: Khutzeymateen, 1981-1993; Ecological Reserves, 1972-1989; Reports, 1982-1996; Photographs, ca.1987; Audiocassettes, 1987-1988; Videos, 1987-1990. The Khutzeymateen series consists of correspondence, grizzly sanctuary proposals, maps, educational programming, press clippings, and office files. The Ecological Reserves series consists of maps and descriptions of B.C. reserves. The Reports series consists of reports on bear, timber, and ecological studies, management proposals, and other publications. The Photographs series consists of Khutzeymateen slides and prints. The Audiocassettes series consists of lectures. The Video series consists of videos about grizzlies in the Khutzeymateen and Canada, and wilderness issues.

Friends of Ecological Reserves

Leary family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-54
  • Fonds
  • 1897-[196-?]

Textual records consist of legal records belonging to A.R. Leary including land deeds, mortgage papers, and fire insurance policies. The fonds also includes British Columbia history and geography textbooks, newspaper clippings, a June 3, 1948 issue of the Ladner Optimist, school certificates, a short history of Vancouver, May Day raffle tickets, rules and regulations of the Grand Black Chapter of Ireland, programs, receipts, notebooks, correspondence, etc. It also contains genealogical notes on the Leary family compiled by Mabel MacNamara and Laura Miller. The fonds includes photographs of men during the gold rush, Knickerbocker's Barber Shop, schools and students, Ladner Ferry, World War I tanks, logging, canneries, ferries, etc. as well as photographs of various members of the Leary family.

Leary (family)

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