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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.

Vera Bell (née Lyon) fonds
Fonds · 1957-2021

Fonds consists of records relating primarily to Vera Bell's work as a nurse and matron at United Church mission hospitals, including Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton, B.C. and Queen Charlotte Islands Hospital in Haida Gwaii.

Bell, Vera
CA VHEC RA052 · Collection · [1913 or 1914]–2021

Collection is comprised of items related to and about the activities of Anna Helen (née Mahler) Aszkanazy in Vienna, Austria and North Vancouver, BC. Items are original memoir writings by Aszkanazy, written in British Columbia both in German and English, an English translation of the German-language memoir part, a German writers association membership card and photographs taken before the Second World War and after Aszkanazy’s immigration to BC. Photographs depict Aszkanazy, her daughter, friends and refugees whom she helped immigrate to Canada during the Second World War.

CA PMRCA 02 · Series · 1957-2021
Part of Vera Bell (née Lyon) fonds

Series consists of textual records relating to Vera Bell's work in hospitals and churches at Hazelton and Queen Charlotte, as well as in Kenya. Records also relate to the Thomas Crosby mission boat and Vera's Christian faith.

Maureen Trotter fonds
CA QUE 2022.0035 · Fonds · 1977-2020

Fonds consists of records created or received by Maureen Trotter through her work for the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre, the Amata Transition House Society, the National Action Committee for the Status of Women, and other local advocacy campaigns and community projects. Records include organizational correspondence, lobbying correspondence, meeting minutes, financial statements, operational notes and manuals, internal policies, photocopied journal articles, literature reviews, research notes, grant proposals, government reports, strategic plans, campaign brochures, talking notes, petitions, newsletters, programming schedules, and contact information lists. Interspersed within the records are copies of newspaper and magazine articles documenting each of these organization's achievements.

The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into 6 series.
• Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre records (series 1)
• Amata Transition House Society records (series 2)
• National Action Committee on the Status of Women records (series 3)
• Quesnel child apprehension issue records (series 4)
• Records of other local organizations (series 5)
• Personal records (series 6)

Maureen Trotter
Strategic Plans (1997-2020)
CA CCOQ F17-S04-SS01 · Subseries · 1997-2020
Part of City of Coquitlam fonds

The subseries includes the Strategic Plans for the following years: 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009-2011, 2012-2015, and 2020-2023.

City of Coquitlam
CA VHEC RA054 · Collection · 2020

Collection is comprised of antisemitic publications, flyers and postcards distributed in North America and Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and collected by Kit Krieger.

I-CARE Literacy Program
CA DCA S-001 · Series · 1977-2020

Series predominately consists of published materials by the I-CARE adult literacy program: the group's newsletter and later its annual publication featuring student writing. This series also includes additional textual records related to I-CARE's creation and early years, its operations, and various events.

The first I-CARE newsletter was launched in January 1979. It was called "The Nameless Newsletter" and was edited by Sheila Taillefer and Linda Ellwood. By July of that year, the newsletter was simply titled "I CARE", which would remain in place until the fall of 1982 when it was renamed "Breakthrough". Early editions of Breakthrough contained event announcements, meeting agendas and minutes, photocopied articles, information resources for tutors, crossword puzzles, activities, and artwork and graphics. The newsletter's tagline was: "A newsletter published for literacy volunteers in the Douglas College region." However, by the 1990s the target audience of the newsletter had expanded to include learners as much as tutors. In the September 1992 issue, Breakthrough started including a section called "Writing For Our Future" which featured short written works by students from the program. (Writing For Our Future was the name of a stand-alone, annual publication by I-CARE featuring student writing. It was launched in 1990.) Breakthrough has been published on a monthly and later quarterly basis, uninterrupted until the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in winter 2020.

CA QUE 2022.0035-2022.0035/1 · Series · 1982-2020
Part of Maureen Trotter fonds

Series contains records created or received during Trotter's volunteer work for the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre Society. Trotter has been involved with the Centre since it was founded in 1979 and has served in various capacities on organizational and social change committees. Over the years, her work for the Centre has involved project development, writing grant proposals, media relations, taking meeting minutes, drafting internal policies, organizing events, training volunteers, supervising staff, creating write-ups for newsletters, monitoring research studies, and lobbying the federal, provincial, and municipal governments.

Records include newsletters, community calendars, pamphlets, flyers, programming schedules, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, program use metrics, coordinator reports, annual reports, organizational correspondence, lobbying correspondence, budgets, financial statements, financial audit reports, grant proposals, grant reports, project timelines, program evaluations, questionnaires, job descriptions, photocopied journal articles on feminist topics, literature reviews, event planning notes, petitions, purchasing receipts, internal staffing policies, volunteer orientation packages, mission statements, strategic plans, contact information lists, business cards, and thank-you notes. Also included are magazine and newspaper clippings related to both women’s issues as well as the achievements of the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre Society.

Dr. Helen Karsai fonds
CA VHEC RA049 · Fonds · 1930–2020, predominant 1987–1994

Fonds is comprised of records generated as a result of Dr. Helen Karsai’s volunteer activity in Vancouver, BC, organizing and participating in Holocaust-based social, educational and cultural events, and teaching the context and events of the Holocaust. Fonds has been arranged into the following seven series: Western Association of Holocaust Survivor Families and Friends records ([circa 1989–1992], 2020), Teaching materials ([199-]), March of the Living project file (1992–1993), Danzig exhibition docent records (1989), Second Generation Group file (1987–1992), BC Cancer Agency multicultural committee file (1991–1992) and Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society records (1988–1993).

Karsai, Helen
RVYC CR-101 · Fonds · 1925-2020

Fonds consists of material created by the RVYC and is divided into the following sous-fonds: 1. Annuals (1936-2017); 2. Mainsheets (1948-2019); 3. Trophy records, general (1966-1998) and Trophy records, Swiftsure (1985-2000); 4. Visitor registers (1925-1984); 5.Video recordings (1969-2009) 6. Sound recordings (1971-2018)

Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Fonds · 1925-2020

Fonds consists of Stewards minutes (1926-1932), Official Board minutes (1926-1934; 1987-2020), Congregational meeting minutes (1926-1934), Youth Ministry Task Force (2000), Brighouse Renwal Process Task Force (2003-2005), Property Investigation Committee (2007-2008), Constitution and by-laws (1999); Insurance records (2007-2020); Ladies' Aid Society minutes (1930-1933), Woman's Association minutes (1925-1961), Woman's Association Lulu Circle minutes (1929-1960), Woman's Missionary Society Lulu Circle minutes (1936-1939), Woman's Missionary Society Brighouse Circle minutes and roll (1935-1944).

Brighouse United Church (Richmond, B.C.)
CA CCOQ F17-S04 · Series · 1997-2020
Part of City of Coquitlam fonds

The series includes two subseries: Strategic Plans and Corporate Business Plans. Subseries 01 includes the Strategic Plans for the following years: 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009-2011, 2012-2015, and 2020-2023. Subseries 02 includes the Corporate Business Plans for 1997-1999 and 1999-2001.

City of Coquitlam
Baker-Gibson-Phair fonds
Fonds · 1970-07-31 - 2020-07-31

Fonds consist of records and history of the Gibson and Phair families, including personal documents, correspondence, newspaper clippings, research, short stories (written by one of the family), and WW1 service records. Collection was donated by Alan Baker, son of Agnes Baker (nee Gibson), who completed most of the research.

Agnes Baker
Fonds · 1979-2018

Fonds consists of the following record series: Property records (1931-2019, predominant 1973-2018); Audited financial statements (1981-2018); General ledgers (1991-2017); Correspondence (1979-1982); and Alphabetical files (1977-1983).

United Church of Canada. Finance Minister, BC Conference
Series · [19-?]
Part of Kinsmen Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen fonds

Series consists of manuscripts and newsclippings pertaining to the history of the Kinsmen Club of Ladner and the Association of Kinsmen Clubs.

Kinsmen Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen
Conference programming
CA VHEC RA000-03-03 · Subseries · 1985–2019
Part of Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre fonds

Sub-series is comprised of records pertaining to the organization of educational conferences programmed for adults, including teachers, the second generation of Holocaust survivors and other members of the Jewish community.

Conferences are arranged in chronological order. They are single events with the exception of the Shafran Teachers’ Conference, which is bi-annual. Sub-series is arranged into the following sub-sub-series: Primo Levi conference (1993–1999), The Past Hangs Over the Future conference (1992–1999), The Second Generation and the Legacy of the Holocaust (2001), the Shafran teachers’ conference (1999–2019) and the 31st annual SFJCSH&D conference (2019).

CA VHEC RA016 · Fonds · [1920?]–2019

Fonds is comprised of correspondence, photographs, identity and personal documents, society registration documents, minutes, clippings, memorabilia and ephemera created or collected by Alexander and Gina Dimant in Poland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Italy and Canada. Records pertain to their family history, work, school, and social and volunteer activities prior to and after the Second World War.

Records have been arranged into the following series: Correspondence (1941–2019), Photographs ([1920?]–[2016], Personal records (1938–2013), Artefacts (1940–[before 1948], 1997), Clippings and ephemera ([after 1942]–2016) and Janusz Korczak Association of Canada records (2001–2008).

Dimant family
Keith Maillard fonds
Fonds · 1900 - 2019

The fonds consists of manuscripts of his novels and short stories, issues of underground newspapers, audio recordings of Maillard's radio shows, musical scores, correspondence with other writers, and reference files for his works. It also contains extensive electronic backups of his manuscripts, digital notes, and journals on floppy diskettes. It also contains artwork and photographs of important objects, people, and places.

Maillard, Keith, 1942-
CA VHEC RA000 · Fonds · 1981-2019

Fonds consists of records generated by staff and volunteers of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in the planning and administration of exhibitions, school programs, commemorative events, symposia, communications as well as a resource centre. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: Exhibition records, Newsletters, Event programming records.

Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance