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archival descriptions
Noel McConnell fonds
Fonds · 1948-1952

Fonds consists of 99 original photograph negatives, and copy prints, taken by Noel McConnell in the course of his activities as a professional photographer in Steveston and Richmond. The photographs are primarily aerial views showing Steveston as it appeared in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and includes extensive views of the Steveston waterfront and townsite, as well as views of the Eburne / Marpole areas, Brighouse / Town Centre, and various schools.

McConnell, Noel
Fonds · 1986-1993

The fonds consists of a small amount of administrative and operational records of the Richmond Community Concert Association. Records reflect the Association's mandate to organize community concert events as well as its efforts to promote membership and publicize its activities. Records were arranged by the archivist in series that reflect the administrative and operational activities of the organization: 1. Organizational records; 2. Minutes; 3. Correspondence; 4. Financial records; 5. Programming records; 6. Publicity records.

Richmond Community Concert Association
Collection · 1921-1922

Collection consists of one file containing a bound volume of the proceedings at the Court of Appeal between the plaintiff, David Hobson, and the defendant being the Corporation of the Township of Richmond. The Appeal Book contains the documentation gathered to support the plaintiff's claim against the defendant for damages through the flooding and overflow of water onto his property, official court documents and transcripts, as well as five photographs that illustrate the damage to the plaintiff's lands on Lulu Island.

Mitchell School collection
Collection · 1920-1980

The collection consists of one file of historical notes and photographs relating to Mitchell School.

Collection · 1986-1988

Collection includes a final draft, a paste-up of the finished product, a few copy print images, two audio recordings, and miscellaneous notes and records. The photographs show various activities relating to and sponsored by Steveston Community Society such as: Steveston Salmon Festival, building of Steveston Community Centre and fund raising activities for Martial Arts Centre in Steveston.

George Judd fonds
Fonds · [192-?]-[196-?]

Fonds consists primarily of photographs of ships taken at Canada Rice Mills, at the Port of Vancouver, and in other locations. Also included are photographs of daily operations at Canada Rice Mills. The fonds is arranged in three series: 1. Framed photographs; 2. Loose photographs; 3. Photograph albums.

Judd, George
Fonds · 1969-1972

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records of the Richmond British Columbia Centennial '71 Committee. Records include the Committee's bylaws and consitution, membership records, an incomplete set of meeting minutes, and records related to fundraising, promotion, and the planning of various Centennial projects and events. Records have been arranged by the archivist in 7 series based on the functions and activities of the Committee: 1. Bylaws; 2. Membership; 3. Minutes; 4. Financial Records; 5. Projects; 6. Events; 7. Promotions.

Richmond British Columbia Centennial '71 Committee
Tom Yule fonds
Fonds · [1950?]-[1953?]

Fonds consists of a scrapbook containing black and white photographs of young boxers, newspaper clippings related to the achievements of the boxers of the Bridgeport Athletic Club, boxing programs, certificates and badges. Items within the scrapbook are arranged in roughly chronological order.

Yule, Tom
Fonds · 1889-[193-?]

The fonds consists of records related to the early cannery acquisitions of the Anglo-British Columbia Packing Company. Records are related to the acquisition of Phoenix Cannery, Britannia Cannery, a cannery belonging to E.A. Wadhams and a cannery at Annieville, and include inventories, conveyances, trade mark agreements, fire insurance policies, bills of sales, labels and various agreements and letters of negotiation. Also included is a Register of Deeds and a ledger containing information about A.B.C. Packing Company property and water rights, licences and insurance rates. Records are arranged in three series: 1. Cannery acquisition records; 2. Register of Deeds; 3. Company information ledger.

Anglo-British Columbia Packing Company
Archie Kelly fonds
Fonds · [1953]-1988

Fonds consists of a small amount of records accumulated by Archie Kelly during his involvement with the Recreation Advisory Council, Richmond youth soccer organizations, the Richmond Summer Games Society, and the Canadian Foresters Games. Records are arranged in five series: 1. Recreation Advisory Council minutes; 2. Richmond Ramparts Soccer Club records; 3. Canadian Foresters Games records; 4. Richmond Summer Games Society Sports Committee records; 5. Photographs.

Kelly, Archie
Audrey Wylie fonds
Fonds · 1909-1984

Fonds consists of photographs collected by Audrey Wylie that document aspects of the lives of various of her family members, including her father Sam Gilmore, her mother Gertie Gilmore (nee Kidd) and Gertie's sisters, her uncle Les Gilmore and her brother Boyd Gilmore. Photographs include images of her father and uncle during World War 1, and of her brother during World War 2. Also included are images of farming activities, of English School, and of lacrosse games.

Wylie, Audrey
Fonds · 1953-1993

Fonds consists of the legal records of the B.C. Blueberry Co-operative Association filed with Campbell Froh May and Rice Barristers and Solicitors, and includes records of incorporation, annual reports, audited financial statements and trademark certificates. Records were arranged by the legal firm in 8 series: 1. Incorporation Documents; 2. Documents Filed With Registrar; 3. Contracts; 4. Financial Statements; 5. Members' Minutes; 6. Documents Approved by Directors; 7. Trademark Certificates; 8. Miscellaneous.

British Columbia Blueberry Co-operative Association
Bell-Irving family fonds
Fonds · 1895-1970

Fonds consists primarily of photographs depicting scenes from the British Columbia salmon fishing and canning industry. Included are images of fishing vessels, fish canneries (including Phoenix Cannery and Wadham's Cannery) and fishing activities, and photographs of cannery production line workers and technology. Also included is a small amount of textual records related to the business interests of the Bell-Irving family, and a notebook containing the minutes of the Nanoose Coal Syndicate, meetings of which were held for a time in the offices of H. Bell-Irving & Co., Ltd. Records are arranged in three series: 1. Photographs; 2. Nanoose Coal Syndicate minutes; 3. McBean Bell-Irving Trust accounts.

Bell-Irving (family)
Blair family fonds
Fonds · [ca. 1900-1956]

The fonds consists primarily of formal studio portraits of the Blair family and its extended family (Bridge family, Dimand family, Howse family, Paterson family, Slater family, McConnell family, Rorison family and Agnes Webster) between 1900 and 1956. The subjects of the photographs include private ceremonies, weddings, schools, teachers and pioneers.

Blair (family)
Bob Ransford fonds
Fonds · 1974-1982

The fonds consists of material used and created by Ransford during his time as a journalist at CISL radio station, the Richmond News, and Cable Ten television channel. The fonds includes subject files, publications and material used for reference. The fonds also includes notebooks, audio tapes, and scripts created in his work as a journalist.

Ransford, Bob
Boy Scouts of Richmond fonds
Fonds · 1932-1989

Fonds consists of minutes, bylaws, correspondence, administrative records, financial records, resource and reference materials, registration and rechartering records, bulletins, newsletters, executive and membership lists, scrapbooks, 2 moving image reels, and photographs. The records document the administration, activities, and programs of the Boy Scouts of Canada, Vancouver Coast Region, Richmond District, Bogside District, Georgia District and Scout groups within the Richmond area.

Boy Scouts of Canada (Richmond, B.C.)
Bridgeport School fonds
Fonds · 1913-1979

The fonds consists of registers of guests to Bridgeport School, records of student transfers, minutes of the Bridgeport Parent-Teacher Association, school annuals, and films of May Day celebrations. The graphic images include May Day subjects, Bridgeport classes and staff and some images from the Bridgeport "Feeder" Schools (F.A. Tomsett, Tait, Harry Eburne).

Bridgeport School (Richmond, B.C.)
Fonds · 1890-2001

The fonds consists of material documenting aspects of the operation, maintenance, and administration of British Columbia Packers Limited and its predecessor and subsidiary companies, primarily in British Columbia, but also in other Canadian locations, in the United Stated, and in other countries. It includes trademark administration records and associated product labels; public and corporate relations materials comprising accumulations and collections of photographs and textual material; photographic and textual records used to document operations for organizational and legal accountability; employee and community relations material, including photographs of workplaces and social events; and advertising and marketing material, including samples of product packaging. Fonds is arranged in 12 series: 1. Organizational Records (1929-1983); 2. Barker Letter Books (1905-1926); 3. Property Administration and Development (1912-2001); 4. Production Records (1913-1973); 5. Trademark Administration (1890-1999); 6. Merchandising (1903-1997); 7. Public Relations (1935-1999); 8. Human Resources (1915-1999); 9. Head Office Photograph Collection; 10. Head Office Art Collection; 11. Fishing Industry Reference Library Collection; 12. Operational Sites - Canneries, Plants and Fishing Stations.

British Columbia Packers
Centennial collection
Collection · [ca. 1862-1979]

The collection consists of photographs of a wide variety of Richmond subjects acquired and arranged by volunteers in preparation for the Richmond municipal centennial in 1979. Subjects include: agriculture; churches; commercial development; construction; fishing; floods; industry; municipal facilities; municipal officials; pioneer families; schools; sports; and transportation.

Fonds · 1968-1997

The fonds contains administrative records such as minutes, reports, and financial records; Community Arts Council of Richmond newsletters and brochures; Richmond Arts Centre exhibition programs; exhibition paperwork; Richmond Arts Centre newsletters and brochures; records documenting the planning of the council's twenty-fifth anniversary celebration; and records documenting the planning and development of the Richmond Library and Cultural Centre. The records reveal the council's relationships with artists and with the community.

Community Arts Council of Richmond
Elsie Esplen Hunter fonds
Fonds · [ca. 1910-1973]

The fonds consists of photographs and scrapbooks collected and compiled during Hunter's teaching career at Lord Byng School (Richmond), during her extensive travels throughout Western Canada and the United States, and relating to her family.

Hunter, Elsie Esplen
Elva Moreside fonds
Fonds · 1920-1981

Fonds consists primarily of records related to Elva Moreside's education and to her career as a teacher of new Canadians and as a librarian at Lord Byng School. Fonds includes certificates and diplomas, notes and essays written for courses at the Province of British Columbia Summer School of Education, teaching notes, lesson plans and teaching materials, and class photos. Also included are a number of newsclipping files, organized by topic and related to Richmond's history and development, and a small number of photographs depicting Richmond houses and the United Church on Cambie Road. The records have been arranged in five series: 1. Diplomas and certificates; 2. Essays and class notes; 3. Teaching records; 4. Newspaper clippings; 5. Photographs.

Moreside, Elva
Eric Anderson family fonds
Fonds · [191-]-[199-?]

The fonds consists of a small amount of business and personal records accumulated by Eric Anderson, as well as family photographs accumulated by both Eric Anderson and his wife, Hilda Anderson (nee Skuse). Records reflect the Anderson's involvement in horse racing activities in Richmond, as well as their affiliation with the Richmond Lions Club. As well, records document Eric Anderson's involvement with his family's masonry business, and both Eric's and Hilda's lives as children and young adults. Records have been arranged in two series: 1. Eric Anderson business and personal records; 2. Anderson and Skuse family photographs.

Anderson, Eric (family)
Eric Rathborne fonds
Fonds · [ca. 1935-1960]

The fonds consists of photographs taken by Eric Rathborne of aviation subjects in and around the Vancouver Airport on Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. Subjects include both civil and military aircraft, facilities, personnel, and aerial views of the airport and vicinity. The majority of the images date from 1935 to 1940, with some post war images as well.

Rathborne, Eric
Ernie LeCours fonds
Fonds · 1946-1980

Fonds consists mostly of correspondence to and from constituents and other politicians as well as speeches given on radio and in the Legislative Assembly. Also included are Reports from the Capitol and some campaign ads. In addition to this material is one file containing photocopies of newspaper articles documenting E. LeCours' political contributions during his career

LeCours, Ernie