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Horticulture Centre of the Pacific fonds

  • CA SMA CA SMA 2010-032
  • Fonds
  • Predominant 1979-1984

Fonds consists of textual records and other material relating to the establishment and development of the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific located at 505 Quayle Road in Saanich and includes concept descriptions; constitution, by-laws and minutes of the society; legal agreements; correspondence; personnel documents; newsletters and brochures; plans and photographs.

Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

Salmon Arm 4-H Fonds

  • CA SAM MS 71
  • Fonds
  • 1961

Title of the fonds based on the content. The fonds is divided into one series of leader record cards and records of competition from 1961-1991.

Salmon Arm 4-H Club

Osoyoos Co-operative Fruit & Vegetable Growers fonds

  • CA OSOY MS 19
  • Fonds
  • 1960 - 1987

Fonds consists of the textual records of the Osoyoos Co-operative Fruit & Vegetable Growers from 1932–1968. Includes correspondence, financial records, legal records, personnel records, lists, notices, regulations, circulars, and publications.

Osoyoos Co-operative Fruit & Vegetable Growers

Mark Winston fonds

  • CA SFU F-174
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 2014

The fonds consists of records created and received by Mark Winston as a young scholar; biology professor at Simon Fraser University; professor and fellow with SFU's Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue (USD) program and Centre for Dialogue; instructor in related dialogue, facilitation, and leadership courses and programs; author; and consultant in the field of apiculture, as well as dialogue and facilitation. The fonds also consists of records relating to the development of the Centre for Dialogue and its programs by Winston in his capacity as the Centre's academic director. It also includes official university records documenting the establishment, development, and operation of the USD program by Winston as director of the program.

Activities, topics and events documented include correspondence with family, friends and colleagues; education and career records; research awards; SFU teaching notes, course outlines, and exams; Bee Masters course notes and planning records; graduate student supervision files; research notes, book drafts, manuscript submissions and published copies; financial working papers and grant applications; consulting correspondence; organization of the Apimondia '99 conference held in Vancouver; participation in local and international professional apiculture and other organizations; and the establishment and administration of the USD and Centre for Dialogue programs.

The types of documents include correspondence, transcripts, contracts, reports, research notes, agendas and minutes, certificates, budget reports, books, newspapers and journals, photographs, teaching slides, interview tapes, and audio visual materials.

Fonds is arranged into 9 series:

  1. Family, education and career records
  2. Correspondence
  3. Teaching records
  4. Research records
  5. Grant and funding records
  6. Consulting records
  7. Apimondia '99 Conference
  8. Professional organizations
  9. Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue and Centre for Dialogue records

Winston, Mark

Peterson Brothers Ltd. Salmon Arm, B.C. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-1996

The fonds is divided into 82 series and contains minutes, correspondence, bad debt records, insurance claims, accounts payable and receivable, advertising, apprenticeship and certificate papers, statements and reports to and from BC Fruit Processors, bank statements, property tax notices, employee records, crop summaries, memos, applications, dividend records, ledgers, permits and licenses, equipment rental forms, land clearing assistance statements, contracts and agreements, the Fiber Floc legal file, invoices, papers relating to the Joint Waterworks Project, Chattel Mortgages, the J. Letkeman Papers, pesticide residue results, papers relating to the Fly Hills Extension Project, bonds, Salmon Arm Farmer’s Exchange Accounts, bulletins, and crop estimates, a social security file, a list of stolen goods, tax records, Worker’s Compensation records, and one photograph.

Peterson Brothers Ltd. Salmon Arm, B.C.

Harper Honey Family Fonds

  • CA SAM MS 151
  • Fonds
  • 1947

The fonds is divided into 30 series and consists of business accounts and building plans related to Henry Ivens Harper and his life in Salmon Arm. Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Harper Honey Family

R. Turner and Sons fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1935 - 1961

The fonds consists of personal records of Robert Turner; business records including correspondence, shipping forms, receipts, labels, account sales, cancelled cheques, shipping agreements, licences and related documetns, papers on orchard analysis, a grower's account, an insurance form, blank forms, and unused stationery; memoirs of Ronald Turner.

R. Turner and Sons

Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1923-1960

Fonds contains bylaws, a minute book which covers most of the Society's active period, a ledger, a cash book, two mortgages, two pieces of correspondence, and a prize list for the 1941 Fall Exhibition.

Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society

British Columbia Honey Producers Association fonds

  • CA SFU F-147
  • Fonds
  • 1923 - 2005

The fonds comprises records made or received in the course of administering the BCHPA's central and divisional organizations and carrying out their functions and programs. Most of the records originated with the Central Executive. Activities documented include board, committee and general members' meetings; correspondence of BCHPA officers; management of Association finances; evolution of the BCHPA constitution, by-laws and organizational structure; advice to governments and intervention in public policy debates relating to apiculture; production of the Association's newsletter; development of beekeeping educational programs and seminars; and participation in markets, exhibits and fairs. Records include constitution and by-laws; meeting agendas, minutes and supporting papers; correspondence; reports and briefs; cash books; grant applications and proposals; copies of the Association newsletter; and course outlines and teaching material.

British Columbia Honey Producers Association

Ruth Adair Peterson Fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1921

The title based on the contents of the fonds. The collection is divided into five series containing 7 books of watercolour paintings of family scenes, landscapes, two autograph books and two photographic prints.

Ruth Adair Peterson

John and Elizabeth Jackson Family Fonds

  • CA SAM MS 141
  • Fonds
  • 1914

Title based on the contents of the fonds. The collection is arranged into five series and consists of certificates, correspondence, and photographs.

John and Elizabeth Jackson

H.G. Sherriff fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907

The fonds consists of a diary spanning from April 20 to September 23, 1907 and a contract between Sherriff, his partner W. Phillip and E. Stuart Wood.

Sherriff, H.G.

Peterson Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906

The fonds are divided into 229 series and consists of correspondence, Revenue Canada Tax forms, invoices, insurance policies, bulletins, bank statements, a history, estate papers, medical papers, licenses, applications, Tax Appeals, Canada Customs forms, shares, bank records, military paperwork, investment records, certificates, records related to the Salmon Arm Farmers’ Exchange, Shuswap Consumer’s Cooperative, The Vernon Fruit Union, and The BC Fruit Growers Association, memberships, income tax returns, contracts, development plan, permits with the District of Salmon Arm, bonds, notebooks, passports, diaries, address books, a video tape, photographs and slides, maps and ledgers.

Peterson Family

Kamloops Farmers' Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1898-1916

The fonds consists of a membership list, an invoice for the per capita grant and a statement of intent. The statement establishes a committee to draw out a Farmers' Platform in consultation with every "Institute Agricultural Association, Fruitgrowers' Association, Dairymen's Association and other authorities in B.C."

Kamloops Farmers' Institute

Apiculture (beekeeping) collection

  • CA SFU F-110
  • Collection
  • [after 1898] - [200-]

The Apiculture (beekeeping) collection is an artificial grouping of documentary materials relating to the methods, science and culture of beekeeping. The collection was established by the SFU Archives as a complement to its other holdings relating to apiculture, such as the fonds of the British Columbia Honey Producers' Association (F-147), and the papers of SFU faculty member Mark Winston (F-174).

The collection consists of publications, conference proceedings, minutes, correspondence, photographs, and moving images. Material includes government publications, correspondence and registers of provincial beekeepers in British Columbia; published research articles, presentations and reports; course outlines and course material relating to the Bee Masters program and honey judging in British Columbia; photographs of various BC beekeeping activities and personalities; copies of meeting minutes and other records of various beekeeping associations in British Columbia and Canada; moving images featuring beekeeping activities and topics; and various subject files relating to the history of beekeeping in BC.

Arthur Alexander Dennys fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1894

The fonds is divided into one series and contains diaries dating from 1912, 1913, 1915-1926 and ephemera.

Arthur Alexander Dennys

Ann Lowden Gordon fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1894 - 1896

The fonds consists of photocopied and transcribed letters between the sisters and their mother, a manuscript and newspaper clippings, and divided into three series.

Gordon, Ann Lowden, 1865-1941

George Fleming Wilcox fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1888

The fonds is divided into two series and consists of 66 postcards and 4 photographic postcards. All postcards feature correspondence addressed to Wilcox from various people when he resided in Virden, Manitoba and Salmon Arm, B.C.

George Fleming Wilcox

B.C. Fruit Growers Association, Salmon Arm fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1988

The fonds is divided into seven series and consists of notices, prices, memos and copies of the minutes of the joint meeting of directors of the Okanagan Federated Shipping Association and Labour Negotiating committee.

B.C. Fruit Growers Association, Salmon Arm fonds

Herald Family Fonds

  • CA SAM MS 140
  • Fonds
  • 1870

The title is based on the contents of the fonds. It is divided into 6 series and consists of correspondence, a school book, two pieces of original art, and receipts for running the farm.

Herald, Dr. Dundas

Florence McKay fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1878 - 1990

Fonds consists of 49 original photographs from the Michael Manson family, mostly from the early 20th century (1898-1928). The photographs depict the Manson family, logging and farming on Hernando and Cortes Islands, Michael and Jane Manson's Golden Wedding anniversary, and Florence McKay's 90th birthday celebration. The photographs were originally in an album with handwritten captions along with newspaper articles about Michael Manson, Jane Manson and Florence McKay.

McKay, Florence Manson

Riverview Hospital Historical Society collection

  • 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

Robert Turner and Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1868

The fonds is divided into 9 series and consists of personal documents, work diaries, personal transactions, and miscellaneious items.

Robert Turner and Family

Allan Pritchard Collection

  • Collection
  • 1791 - 1950

This collection consists of photocopied documents, mainly from the colonial period, relating to Comox District history. Dr. Pritchard organized the material into ten groupings and prefaced each with an introduction and remarks on the historical value of the documents.
The ten groupings are: 1) Records of Exploration 1791-1860, 2) Naval Records 1846-65, 3) Colonial Government Records 1862-71, 4) Anglican Records 1862-91, 5) Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition: Unpublished Journals 1864, 6) Euclataws, Settlers and the Navy 1863-65, 7) Liquor Traffic 1863-65, 8) Comox Natives: Some Reports and Descriptions 1860-90, 9) Province of British Columbia: Sessional Papers 1871-1910, 1918, 10) H M Laing: Comox Writings 1927-c. 1950.
Copies are from original manuscripts at various institutions including the British Columbia Archives, the British National Archives at Kew, the Hudson Bay Company Archives, and the Library at the University of Toronto.

Agricultural Commission fonds

  • CA FTST MS 43
  • Series
  • [photocopied 198-?]

Fonds consists of a diary from 1913-[1914]. The diarist is unidentified.

British Columbia. Agricultural Commission

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