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Harry B. Hawthorn fonds
Fonds · [189-]–[200-], predominant [193-]–[197-]

The fonds consists of records created and collected by Harry B. Hawthorn in a number of different capacities: as researcher, professor, Dean of Anthropology and Director of the Museum of Anthropology. Textual records in the fonds include correspondence, transcripts, research notes and clippings from publications. Much of the graphic materials relate to Harry Hawthorn’s interactions with aboriginal communities as an anthropologist, a professor, and as the Director of MOA. Other images relate to his personal life, documenting his youth in New Zealand, his life as a father and anthropologist, and his later established professional roles.

Hawthorn, Harry Bertram
Photographs
CA CCOQ C13-S01 · Series · [191?]-1966
Part of Harris Family collection

The series consists of seven class portraits from 1960 to 1966 and two from the 1920s, as well as four additional photographs including a portrait of Joseph William Harris and his family ca. 1912 ; two photographs depicting two separate properties in Coquitlam; and a photograph of the Coquitlam float in the 1945 May Day Parade in New Westminster.

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
CA CCOQ C5 · Collection · 1870 - 2018

The Riverview Hospital Historical Society collection consists of the records collected and maintained by the Riverview Hospital Historical Society (RHHS). Through their museum and library, the RHHS acquired and stewarded records documenting the history of Riverview Hospital, the British Columbia School of Psychiatric Nursing, and the history of psychiatric care in British Columbia.

The collection consists of a range of documentary forms, including: reports, theses, newspaper clippings, newsletters, publications, correspondence, manuals, plans and drawings, directories, inventories, procedures, programmes, annuals, invitations, motion pictures, personal narratives, staff lists, minutes, study notes, scrapbooks, ephemera, and photographs depicting aspects of social and administrative life at the hospital and school.

The collection is arranged into ten series that reflect original collections maintained by the RHHS, and are organized by media type or content. See the Arrangement note below for more information.

British Columbia. School of Psychiatric Nursing
M.Y. Williams fonds
Fonds · 1875 - 1973

Fonds consists of biographical notes, clippings, articles, early educational records, research notes, draft manuscripts, field notebooks, reports, publications, correspondence, lecture and course notes, maps, photographic prints, and slides pertaining to M.Y. Williams' professional and personal activities.

Williams, M.Y. (Merton Yarwood)
Martin Family fonds
Fonds · 1879

The fonds is divided into three series and consists of a diary, person papers of Albert and Amelia Martin.

Martin Family
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
Bowen Island School fonds
CA BOW MS 20 · Fonds · 1893 - 1970

The fonds consists of operational records of Bowen Island School, including annual reports (1893-1970), minutes and expense reports (1926-1946), correspondence, and the visitor’s book (1894-1922).

Bowen Island School
Collection · 1894-1967

The collection consists of certificates, notes and report cards relating to Cheverton's education; correspondence, certificates and a sound recording relating to the Hudson's Bay Company 250th anniversary essay contest; general correspondence relating to memorial services, civil defence training, and other general topics; and a collection of postcards. Photographs of the Richmond area have yet to be arranged or described.

Collection · 1895-1973

Collection consists of the journals and scrapbooks of various individuals. Topics include, but are not limited to, the Canadian Pacific Railway, McDonald farm financial transactions, the Girl Guides, the Richmond Junior Soccer League, and the Richmond Parent-Teacher Council.

Rossland Schools Collection
CA RMDC MS 38 A2017.003 · Collection · 1897-2021

The School Board collection contains 12 sub collections for the different schools in Rossland, as well as High School Reunions.

CA FTST MS 41 · Fonds · 1897-1933

Fonds consists of a minute book for the Fort Steele School Board from 1892-1933. Minutes include financial reports.

Fort Steele Public School
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.)
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
Lily McCargar fonds
Fonds · 1898-1981

Fonds consists of the following record series: Woman’s Missionary Society correspondence (1921-1947, 1981); Personal correspondence and memorabilia (1918-1950, 1981); Diaries and scrap books (1933-1946); Study notes (1941); Poetry and literature (1989, 1923-1938); Photographs ([1925?]-1946).

McCargar, Lily
Dorothy Maud Somerset fonds
Fonds · 1900 - 1991

The fonds consists of correspondence from 1929 to 1990; biographical data/information from 1921 to 1991; literary works from 1938 to 1984; photographs from 1898 to 1984; interviews and talks/speeches given from 1942 to 1984; newspaper clippings from 1920 to 1990; newsletters and theatre souvenirs from 1922 to 1987.

Somerset, Dorothy Maud
CA PMRCA 05 · Series · 1900-1980
Part of Lydia Gruchy fonds

Series consists of records relating to Lydia Gruchy’s personal life and education, and includes both photographs of her graduation class as well as photographs and textual materials relating to her family.

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
Jessie Oliver Collection
Collection · [190-?]-1988

Collection consists of materials relating to Oliver’s ministry and work with the First Nations people. Collection contains Photographs (1934-1938), Memorabilia ([190-?]) and Reference materials ([193-?]-1988).

Oliver, Jessie
Morishita family collection
CA JCN 2011.79 · Collection · 1903 - 1990

The collection consists of six series of papers, photographs and artefacts amassed by the Morishita family. The first series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to the patriarch of the family, Teiji Morishita. The second series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to Teiji's wife, Sawa Morishita. The third series consists of papers and artefacts amassed while the Morishitas (with the Ebisuzakis) ran the Ebisuzaki Shoten (store) at 337 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC. The fourth series consists of family photographs and artefacts belonging to the Morishita family. The fifth series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to the Morishita children. And the sixth series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to the Ebisuzaki 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.
CA SAM MS 106 · Fonds · 1904

The fonds consists of one series containing records created by the Silver Creek School Board during the time periods 1906 -1946, a B.C. Government Public Works plan for the school building, a small envelope and insurance policy.

Silver Creek School Board fonds
Personal Collections
CA CCOQ C5-S09 · Series · 1905 - 2018
Part of Riverview Hospital Historical Society collection

This series consists of records that were original personal fonds and collections acquired and preserved by the Riverview Hospital Historical Society's during its existence. It contains the personal collections of nurses, doctors, general staff, British Columbia's first Provincial Botanist, and a patient at Riverview Hospital. Each file includes records such as study notes, photographs, ephemera, correspondence, newspaper clippings and pamphlets.

The series consists of 15 files, each corresponding to its original creator or donor: Ken Baker, Loretta Barnet, Ultan Patrick Byrne, Jean Campbell, Edna Colvin, John Davidson, Sheila Dumore, William Headridge, Alyce Hockin, Lois Kaldestad, Catherine Murray, Judy Pendry, Dorothy Pocock, Hazel Shepard, and Georgina Bernice Petty.

CA SAM MS 145 · Fonds · 1908

The collection comprises 12 books of registers for Tappen Valley School that span the years 1918-1920, a partial year for 1921, and 1922-1947.

The collection comprises 13 books of registers for Carlin Siding School that span the years 1908-1926.

The collection comprises correspondence between Lee Creek School Board and potential teachers and the Superintendent of Education from 1919-1928.

Department of Education - Rural Schools (Shuswap)
Student notes
CA PMRCA 01 · Series · 1908
Part of H.P. Davidson fonds

Series consists of a notebook relating to a course on New Testament criticism, which he was likely enrolled in at Knox College, Toronto.