The fonds consists of minutes and occasional reports from Directors,1923-1944, 1950-1956, constitution & by-laws, balance sheets, 1926-1961 (incomplete), correspondence, membership lists and lists of subscribers, petty cash book, receipts and expenditures for Community Hall, records of sales of bonds, membership receipts, 1959-1962, lists of volunteer workers and visitors to the Park, and notes and copies of original documents compiled by J. E. Kingsley in the 1970s on the formation & early history of the Society. The fonds includes a map of the Community Park, 1955.Parksville and District Community Society
Merville was created as a land settlement scheme for WW I returned soldiers initiated by the provincial government in 1919.
Item 1: Settlement Committee Minute book, 1919-1922. Item 2: Lists of Land Settlement Board settlers and the order in which they drew their allotments, 1919. Item 3: Accounts for community events, 1935-1945. Item 4: Merville Committee minutes, 1936-1937.
The title is based on the contents of the fonds. The collection is divided into six series and consists of minutes, correspondence, and membership lists.K-ette Club of Salmon Arm
Item is a copy print of a photograph of a group of people in a cleared area with a small tent in the background in Prince Rupert on June 1, 1906. The people in the photograph are identified as: Mrs. J.L. Williams, Jack or Jock Williams, Mrs. Porter, Miss Mai Johnston, Mrs. R.L. McIntosh, J.H. Pillsbury, Mr. P ? (Engineer), Captain J ?, Mrs. S.G. Harris, and Cannon Rushbrook.
Item consists of sound recordings of Debby Yaffe discussing her childhood, schooling and family life in California, including gendered family roles, expectations of femininity in the 1950s, university, marriage and life in Europe, her feminist consciousness raising experience in London, teaching high school in London, the differences between English and American societies, sex discrimination, radical feminist activities, restructuring of sexual relationships, life in Canada and involvement in the Women’s movement in Victoria, Status of Women Action group, Everywomens Books, disordered eating as feminist issue, work as a fitness instructor, abortion rights, impact on feminist awareness of the December 6, 1989 killings at École Polytechnique in Montréal, radical feminism, women’s lives in Canada and England, life as a lesbian, resisting dominant domestic relationship constructs, teaching Women’s Studies, feminist theory, and the Victoria Women’s Movement Archives.
The Debby Yaffe interview was conducted by Joy Fisher as a research project in the course History 358A, “Women in Canada,” taught by Dr. Lynne Marks, which covered histories of women in Canada from the era of New France to the present. Fisher’s resulting essay is entitled “Riding the Wave/ Watching the Wave: A Second Wave Feminist Talks about Gender Ideologies and her Life.”Yaffe, Debby