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Chorlton family fonds
CA DMA CR-11 · Fonds · ca. 1910-193-

The fonds consists of 136 photographs, some loose, most mounted in a photo album. The photographs include scenes of farming, travel, family, and livestock.

Chorlton (family)
Series · 1900-1927
Part of Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass) fonds

Series consists of circulars, letters, telegram and memos received by F. G. Bell in his capacity as general manager of Brunswick Cannery. Correspondence is about government regulations; policy and procedures, and operational inquiries and directives received from the head office of B.C. Packers Association; and inquiries from suppliers. Circulars from the Fraser River Canners' Association may have been received by Mr. Bell as President of the Anglo American Canning Co.

Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass, B.C.)
Series · [ca. 191-]-1921
Part of Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass) fonds

Series consists of records belonging to Francis Griffin Bell and Dorothy Bell. Mr. Bell was manager of the Brunswick Cannery, Canoe Pass, 1902-1927(?) for the B.C. Packers Association. Prior to working as manager for the Association, Francis G. Bell was president of the Anglo-American Canning Co., which was bought by the Association in 1902. His daughter, Dorothy Bell, worked as a reporter beginning in 1915 for the Eburne Gazette, later in 1922 accepting a position on the editorial staff of McLean's Magazine.

Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass, B.C.)
CA DMA CR-75 · Fonds · 1978-1979

The fonds includes information on Delta's celebration of the Captain Cook Bi-Centennial in 1978 and the activities of the Captain Cook Bi-Centennial Committee. It includes grant applications, correspondence, minutes, reports, memos and one photograph.

Captain Cook Bi-Centennial Committee (Delta, B.C.)
Minutes of meetings
Series · 1888-1994
Part of Delta Agricultural Society fonds

Consists of the original minutes of the Delta Agricultural Society's board meetings and general meetings from 1888 to 1994. Includes names of elected officers, motions, some financial statements for the later years, etc.

Delta Agricultural Society
Series · 1898-1972
Part of Delta Agricultural Society fonds

Series consists of photographs of harness races, race track, grandstand and other facilities at Paterson Park, members of the Society, and horses, drivers and owners of horses who raced at Paterson Park.

Delta Agricultural Society
Series · 1979-1985
Part of Delta Heritage Advisory Committee fonds

Series consists of records arising from the first phase of the Heritage Inventory Project conducted by the Delta Heritage Advisory Commission. The series is arranged into five subseries, each containing case files identified according to the function of the structure or area inventoried. These include: residential, religious, institutional, and commercial buildings, as well as conservation areas. Case files created in 1979 contain copies of Canadian Inventory of Historical Building forms, research materials such as copies of newspaper clippings and archival records, and photographs of the buildings. Subsequent files created in the later stage of the project (1982) are less comprehensive. The series also contains a subseries of administrative records such as Canadian Inventory of Historical Building forms, minutes, correspondence, and ephemeral material. A publication entitled "Delta Heritage Report" includes the Project's historical background, its purposes and methodologies, and the final inventory of heritage buildings and sites.

Delta Heritage Society
CA DMA CR-25 · Fonds · [ca. 1870]-1960

This collection consists of photographs of several generations of the Ladner family.

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
Edgar Dunning collection
CA DMA MSS DE970-6-169;MSS DE981-34;MSS DE981-77;MSS DE981-81;MSS DE1984-160;MSS DE1985-044;MSS DE1987-006;MSS DE1989-034;MSS DE1987-006 · Fonds · 1902-1982

The collection consists of a wide variety of material relating to Delta. It includes leaflets, tickets, memberships cards, raffle tickets, voters' lists, photographs, programs, and booklets. The photographs depict Delta people and places. Also included are records of the Delta Community Band, some records of the Ladner Optimist and the Delta Centennial Committee.

Series · 1962-1979
Part of Edgar Dunning fonds

Series consists of the records received by Edgar Dunning as a member of the executive of the Delta Centennial (1979) Committee, which planned the projects and celebrations for the District Municipality of Delta centenary in 1979; the Local Centennial Celebration Committee which planned activities to mark Canada's 100th Birthday in 1967; and the Centennial '71 Committee, which was the local planning committee for the British Columbia Centennial in 1971. Records include meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, correspondence, and promotional material.

Series · 1941-2010, predominantly 2009-2010
Part of Edgar Dunning fonds

Series consists of certificates of recognition awarded to Edgar Dunning for his work and volunteering in the Delta community, certificates and cards recognizing Edgar Dunning's 90th, 99th, 99.5th and 100th birthdays, and correspondence wishing Edgar Dunning a happy birthday.

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
Ernie Taylor fonds
CA DMA CR-80 · Fonds · 1930-1989

The fonds consists of personal papers related to Ernie Taylor's service in WWII; a history of and records related to the RCAF Station at Boundary Bay; research notes, field books and reports related to his BA and MA theses; reports and notes related to his employment with Canadian Wildlife Service; and photographs of Delta residents and landscapes. The fonds includes Taylor's B.A. Thesis "Winter Food Habits of the Ring Necked Pheasant in the Lower Fraser Valley", his M.A. Thesis "A Study on the Factors Affecting the Reproduction and Survival of the Ring Necked Pheasant in the Lower Fraser Valley", and a review for CWS titled "Wildlife and Recreation in Boundary Bay".

Taylor, Ernie W.
Professional papers
Series · 1948-1970
Part of Ernie Taylor fonds

Series consists of the field notes, theses, and reports created by Ernie Taylor in the course of his university education at the University of British Columbia, and work as a wildlife biologist and game manager in British Columbia. The series includes copies of Mr. Taylor's Bachelor of Arts thesis and Master of Arts thesis on pheasants in the Lower Fraser Valley, which were submitted to the Department of Zoology, UBC, in 1948 and 1950. The reports included in this series, many including his work done on pheasants, were written by Mr. Taylor as an employee with the B.C. Game Commission, 1950 to 1965. The series also includes a report on wildlife and recreation in Delta written by Mr. Taylor for the Canadian Wildlife Service in 1970.

Esther Paulson collection
CA DMA CR-90 · Fonds · [ca. 1890]-1911, 1978

The fonds consists of a photograph album and postcards belonging to Martin Paulson. Also included are a list of Swedes who came to Ladner at the turn of the century, as well as historical notes on Martin Paulson and his sea chest compiled by Esther Paulson, Martin's niece.

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