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Corporation of Delta Human Resources Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1990-002
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1982

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Human Resources Department of the Corporation of Delta and its predecessors. Fonds consists of one series: 1) Delta Family Services Society records.

Delta (B.C.). Human Resources Dept.

Richmond-Delta Holstein 4-H Calf Club fonds

  • CA DMA CR-1
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1977

Fonds consists of a Junior Leadership record book, a Secretary's record book for Richmond Delta Holstein 4-H Calf Club (with Hazel Wilson's name on it) and newspaper clippings about the 4-H Club.

Richmond Delta Holstein 4-H Calf Club

Ethel Mowat fonds

  • CA DMA CR-100
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1981

The fonds consists of records and photographs that document the activities of Ethel's parents, children and husband, and collections of photographs, taped and transcribed interviews, historical notes, and records accumulated in her function as member of various organizations, author of a memoir "From Dawn to the Twilight Years", and local historian. The fonds contains miscellaneous records of the I.O.D.E. and the Delta Museum and Archives, and photographs of members of the I.O.D.E. and Dugout committee. The fonds holds a collection of Mowat family photographs used in Ethel's memoir; a collection of records and photographs, largely belonging to the McKee family, found at the McKee House prior to its renovation as a Senior Citizen's Centre; and a collection of taped and transcribed interviews with Ethel and Sid Mowat, and others conducted by Ethel with local residents, including Bob Trim and Rosetta Saga.

Mowat, Ethel

Delta Branch Canadian Red Cross Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-105
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1962

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings and miscellaneous other administrative records which document the Delta Branch's most active period during the Second World War, and its subsequent decline post WWII. The fonds also includes a notebook recording the materials used and articles produced by the United Church Work Unit, plus sewing patterns and knitting instructions, published by the Canadian Red Cross, that were used by members of the Work Units.

Canadian Red Cross Society. Delta Branch

British and Foreign Bible Society Ladner Branch fonds

  • CA DMA CR-106
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1978

Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, financial records, annual reports, copies of annual appeal letters, correspondence with the British Columbia Auxiliary and Canadian Bible Society, and notes, pamphlets, and local newpaper clippings relating to the organization's activities.

British and Foreign Bible Society. Ladner Branch

Delta Women's Institute fonds

  • CA DMA CR-107
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1971

The fonds consists of meeting agendas, member orientation booklets, correspondence, and reference material.

Delta Women's Institute

Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass) fonds

  • CA DMA CR-108
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880]-1942

The fonds consists of records generated by the operation of the Brunswick Cannery on Canoe Pass from 1897 to 1926, under the ownership of the Brunswick Cannery Company, and after 1902, under the ownership of the British Columbia Packers Association and British Columbia Fishing and Packing Company Ltd. The fonds also includes records belonging to the Anglo American Canning Company Ltd. probably because the company's president, Francis Griffin Bell, became the manager of Brunswick Cannery for the Association in 1902. The fonds includes licenses, contracts, financial and fishermen's records generated by daily operations, plant inventories, and correspondence. The records are not complete. The records reflect its operation as a branch of the British Columbia Packers Association and therefore give insight into the operation of the Association. The fonds has been arranged into 9 series: annual reports, correspondence, financial records, fishermen's records, Francis G. Bell family records, legal records, miscellaneous material, personnel records, and plant inventories.

Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass, B.C.)

Holmes family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-110
  • Fonds
  • 1906-[ca. 1955]

The fonds consists of records generated by farming operations on the Holmes farm on Crescent Island, Delta, and by Locke Holmes' later activities after the farm was sold. The farm records are largely from the years 1910 to 1921 and include financial records, correspondence, and reference and miscellaneous material. Locke Holmes' records are few and give a general indication of his activities. The records have been arranged in the following series: financial records; Crescent Island B.C. Hay and Grain Growers' Association records; correspondence; reference and miscellaneous material; and Locke Holmes' material.

Holmes (family)

Edgar Dunning fonds

  • CA DMA CR-115
  • Fonds
  • 1830-1983, predominant 1930-1980

The fonds consists of Mr. Dunning's family and business records; records accumulated as a member of various community organizations; and documents, manuscripts, and photographs resulting from Edgar's work for the Delta newspaper, the Optimist, and his interest in Delta community events and history. Family records include correspondence and legal records regarding the property on 48th Avenue and Delta Street, as well as financial and educational certificates. A large series of memorabilia includes invitations and other ephemera, which Edgar accumulated as publisher and reporter for the Optimist and as active community member. Business records are largely from the Optimist printing business, and include examples of print products such as invitations, programs, letterheads, tickets, municipal reports, etc., which were printed for local people and businesses of Delta. A small series of Optimist newspaper records include lists of subscribers from the 1940s. The fonds includes a sample of Edgar's writings for the Optimist on historical topics, plus a larger group of manuscripts that have been edited by him in his capacity as editor of the Optimist and as an interested and knowledgeable local historian. The fonds also consists of minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, etc. accumulated by Edgar as a member of the Delta Community Band, various centennial committees, the Delta Historical and Museum Society, and other organizations. Edgar is a talented amateur photographer, and his photograph collection reflects his work as a reporter and his interest in the people and events of Delta. The fonds has been arranged in the following series: Centennial committees records; Delta Community Band records; Other society and committee records; Family papers; Manuscripts; Memorabilia; The Optimist (newspaper) records; The Optimist (printers) records; Photographs; Reference files.

Dunning, Edgar, 1910-2010

Delta Choral Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-117
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1935

The fonds consists of a complete set of minutes, financial records, and programmes that describe the Society's operations between 1925 and 1935. The fonds also includes programmes for earlier musical groups such as the Glee Club, Male Choir, and Patriotic Choir, and the 1919 minutes for the Glee Club. The fonds includes the incorporation documents drawn up in 1935. Photographs of some of the productions are also part of the fonds. The fonds is arranged in the following series: Minutes of meetings, Legal papers, Financial records, Correspondence, Programmes, Music books, and Photographs.

Delta Choral Society

Dallas Kamlah fonds

  • CA DMA CR-15
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1984, predominant 1940-1960

The fonds consists of records, reference material and photographs created and accumulated by Dallas Kamlah in her capacities as farmer and member of various organizations. The fonds includes correspondence, agendas, minutes, and ephemera from the Delta Parent Teacher Council, Delta Central PTA, and British Columbia Parent-Teacher Federation, records from the Delta Central PTA dental clinics, and records from the Ladner United Church Women group.

Kamlah, Dallas, ca.1910-1990

Delta Agricultural Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-16
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1994

Fonds consists of the original constitution and Crown Grant of the Society, minutes, financial and other records of the Society and of related Associations. The fonds is arranged in seven series: Constitution, Legal papers, Minutes of meetings, Financial records, Delta Driving Park Association records, Delta Trotting and Pacing Association records, Photographs, and Programmes.

Delta Agricultural Society

Delta Chamber of Commerce fonds

  • CA DMA CR-17
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1997

Fonds consists of four minute books of the Delta Board of Trade and Delta Chamber of Commerce from 1910 to 1971. Fonds also consists of more than 50 publications and photographs created by the Chamber, local governments and other civic associations. These publications and photographs are all related to Delta's economic and social development.

Delta Chamber of Commerce

Delta Centennial (1979) Committee fonds

  • CA DMA CR-18
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1980

The fonds consists of records of the Delta Centennial (1979) Committee, including correspondence, minutes and agendas, and scrapbooks related to the planning of centennial celebrations for the Municipality of Delta. The records also describe the activities of the many Delta organizations which participated in centennial events. The fonds is arranged in 4 series: 1) Minutes and agendas, 2) Administrative records, 3) Correspondence, and 4) Scrapbooks.

Delta Centennial (1979) Committee

Delta Diggers fonds

  • CA DMA CR-19
  • Fonds
  • [199-?-1998]

The fonds consists of records related to the publication of the Index of Newspapers, 1902-1914 in Delta, British Columbia. Records include forms called extraction sheets designed by the Delta Diggers for the purpose of compiling data regarding vital events occurring in Delta and reported in the Delta Times and Delta News between 1902 and 1914. Events listed include marriages, deaths, births, birthdays, marriages, divorces and anniversaries. This data was then assembled in the index for publication.

Delta Diggers

Delta Golden Rods and Reels Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-20
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1996, predominant 1990-1996

The fonds consists of 6 series: 1) Incorporation and constitution; 2) Minutes; 3) Membership; 4) Correspondence and program files; 5) New horizons - inventory and correspondence; and 6) Reference files.

Delta Golden Rods and Reels Society

Delta Heritage Advisory Committee fonds

  • CA DMA CR-21
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1992, predominant 1979-1985

The fonds consists of records arising from various activities of the Committee, especially the Delta Heritage Inventory Project, a heritage structures inventory. Also included are records arising from the Committee's hosting of the B.C. Heritage Conference (Dogwood Conference) in 1983, and reference materials compiled to support Committee objectives. Records include minutes, correspondence, reports, pamphlets and brochures, notes, articles, publications, heritage inventory case files, and other materials.

Delta (B.C.). Heritage Advisory Committee

Delta Heritage Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-22
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1986

The fonds consists of the following: membership lists, newsletters, incorporation documents such as the constitution, AGM and board meeting minutes, applications for charitable registration status, annual reports, correspondence, presentations to Delta's city council about heritage homes and issues, financial records, receipt book, records relating to Patterson House and the Grauer farmhouse (purchased from the Bierens), notes and ephemera. Includes sample constitutions from other organizations such as the Delta Community Arts Council and the Heritage Preservation Society of New Westminster, as well as Heritage Trust brochures, newsclippings, minutes from the Heritage Canada Foundation, information materials such as a guide to restoring brick masonry, etc. Photographs consist of heritage buildings and homes in Delta such as Chung Chuck's home and office, the Delta Museum and Archives, etc.

Delta Heritage Society

Delta Hospital Auxiliary fonds

  • CA DMA CR-23
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1987

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, copies of Auxiliary constitution and by-laws, newsletters, financial records, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings.

Delta Hospital Auxiliary

Delta Manor Exhibition Association fonds

  • CA DMA CR-26
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1939

The fonds consists of a minute book (1930-1939), reports, correspondence, annual programs (1930-1938), and copies of newspaper clippings.

Delta Manor Exhibition Association

Delta Symphony Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-27
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1984

The fonds consists of one series of scrapbooks comprised of correspondence, newspaper clippings, promotional materials, album covers, press releases, pamphlets and photographs. The scrapbooks are organized chronologically, documenting the annual activities and achievements of the Delta Youth Orchestra.

Delta Symphony Society

Ernest Burnett fonds

  • CA DMA CR-30
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1980

The fonds consists of one series of material created by Ernest Burnett in his capacity as mayor: in particular, as a member of the Delta Centennial Committee, which held its meetings in Council chambers. Mr. Burnett's copies of the Committee minutes constitute one series of the fonds. A second series of material includes material Mr. Burnett created as treasurer of the Delta Agricultural Society. This series includes financial statements (1950-1954), and racing programs for Paterson Park (1962-1968). The final series in this fonds consists of one file containing a program for the "Freedom Ceremony" celebrating Delta's 90th Anniversary (1969), and a promotional newspaper entitled "Delta Election '71 News". which promotes the "Delta Team" of municipal candidates including incumbent Mayor Dugald Morrison, Alderman Doug Watkins, Ernie Burnett, and Harold Savage.

Burnett, Ernest

F.V. Delta Cooperative Association fonds

  • CA DMA CR-31
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1954

The fonds consists of two series: minute books (1919-1954); and financial records.

Fraser Valley Delta Cooperative Association

Fraser Wetlands Habitat Committee fonds

  • CA DMA CR-34
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1994

The fonds consists of three series: Organization Files, Issues Files, and Administrative Records. The fonds is comprised primarily of subject files containing correspondence, minutes, reports, newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, and newsletters documenting the efforts to preserve the wetland habitat in the lower Fraser Valley.

Fraser Wetlands Habitat Committee

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