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Gwen Poirier fonds

  • CA EMA V990.28
  • Fonds
  • 1989

The fonds consists of photographs of the Buccaneer Day Parade in 1989.

Poirier, Gwen

Horace Draper fonds

  • CA EMA V989.32
  • Fonds
  • 1955

The fonds consists of photographs of the swim of Bert Thomas across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, July 8, 1955.

Draper, Horace, 1925-

Burquitlam Elementary School

The subseries consists of formal class portraits and staff portraits; photographs of student activities; certificates documenting the awards, appreciation and commendation of the school and the success of its programs; and some photographic slides and textual records about the school's potential closure in 1987.

Burquitlam Elementary School

Event records

This subseries consists of event records depicting special events put on by Riverview Hospital. Records include programs, invitations, guestbooks, awards, news releases and planning documents.

Assorted photographs of Riverview Hospital

This subseries consists primarily of photographs that depict aspects of social and administrative life at Riverview Hospital and the nursing school. These photographs include staff and volunteer portraits, identification photographs, retirement and goodbye teas, awards dinners, luncheons, grand openings, seminars, lectures, courses, staff trips, holiday events, displays, and graduations from the School of Psychiatric Nursing. Additionally, this subseries contains photographs depicting the interiors and exteriors of buildings on Riverview Hospital grounds, the Woodlands School (TWS), as well as various public works projects, vehicles, and medical supplies used by the hospital staff.

Record types consists largely of silver gelatin negatives in large format cellulose acetate sheets and cellulose acetate film strips. The subseries also contains chromogenic colour negative film strips and large format sheets, silver gelatin DOP prints, a photograph album, and a scrapbook.

Photographs

The series consists of photographs related to the Coquitlam Foundation awards galas, fundraising dinners, and other events.

Photographs

The series consists of colour and black and white photographic prints, negatives and digital photographs on CD of events and celebrations held by or participated in by the Caisse Populaire/Village Credit Union.

Personal Collections

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.

Projects & Events

The series consists of records relating to major events and projects planned and executed by the CFUW- Coquitlam including; the Public Library project; the Eagle Ridge Hospital dedication; hosting the 2006 BC Council AGM; the celebration of the 30th and 50th anniversaries of the organization; and participation in McHappy day in 1992. The series includes a subseries related to the planning and execution of a fashion show held in 1992, entitled "A Tribute to the Creative Woman." Records related to the fashion show include handbooks, meeting minutes, and other assorted records from the numerous committees charged with all aspects of the fashion show, as well as a scrapbook that includes photographs, a poster, and a news clipping related to the event.

Riverview Hospital Administrative and Event Records

This series consists of records related to the administration and operation of Riverview Hospital as well as some of the official events and programs organized by the hospital. The series is arranged in two subseries:

SS1: Administrative records
SS2: Event records

Records in this series include manuals, directories, inventories, regulations, procedures, correspondence, programmes and invitations.

British Columbia. Riverview Hospital

Community initiatives and organizational materials

The series relates to Boire's involvement with several community organizations and initiatives in Maillardville. Firstly, it encompasses the records of Boire's time with the Maillardville Residents' Association (MRA), on its Maillardville revitalization and planning Task Force, which was instrumental for advocating for development activities. The series also contains records about the development of Place Maillardville, the Coquitlam Heritage Society, as well as the Vancity Maillardville Advisory Committee. Lastly, the series contains fliers, ephemera, and articles about events in Maillardville, including the Festival du Bois, and the 2009 Maillardville centenary.

Record types include agendas and minutes, correspondence, ephemera, brochures, newspaper articles, bulletins, and revitalization and development reports.

Caisse Populaire Maillardville Credit Union research materials

The series consists of material given to Boire by Caisse Populaire Maillardville Credit Union, when its assets were sold to VanCity Credit Union.

Record types include photographs and contact sheets, brochures, bulletins, fliers, ephemera, financial statements, minutes and agendas. The series also includes seals used by Caisse Populaire Maillardville Credit Union.

Photographs

The series consists of photographs predominantly depicting aspects of social and administrative life at Riverview Hospital and the School of Psychiatric Nursing as well as and Colony Farm. The photographs in the series portray the everyday social life of Riverview Hospital staff and volunteers as well as events, meetings, gatherings, and kinds of work they undertook. Additionally the series depicts scenes of Riverview Hospital's many buildings in varying states of completion, portraits of prize winning livestock (Holstein cattle, Clydesdale and Belgian horses), scenes during periods of flooding at Colony Farm, and equipment, vehicles, and technology used by the Hospital.

The glass plate negatives in Subseries 01 and 04 are known to have been taken by W.J. Moore, a prominent Vancouver photographer. It is possible that the entire collection was taken by W.J. Moore, although it has not been possible to confirm. Some photographs in Subseries 02 are thought to depict the Provincial Hospital for the Insane in New Westminster. Photographs in Subseries 04 are also thought to depict the Dominion Experimental Farm in Agassiz, B.C.

Record types consists largely of silver gelatin negatives in large format cellulose acetate sheets and cellulose acetate film strips. The subseries also contains a collection of glass plate negatives, chromogenic colour negative film strips and large format sheets, silver gelatin DOP prints, a photograph album, and a scrapbook.

Photographs

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.

Maillardville research materials and manuscripts

The series consists primarily of photocopied materials accumulated by Boire relating to the history of Maillardville as well as the research notes he created during the process of writing and publishing his book, "With Hearts and Minds."

Record types include newspaper articles and clippings, newsletters, printed materials, correspondence, recorded interviews, reports, biographies, inventories, handwritten notes, photographs, a map, a thesis, and digital records. The series also includes manuscript copies of "With Hearts and Minds."

Boire, Alain Joseph

Administrative and membership records

The series consists of records pertaining to the Burquitlam Lions Club's (BLC) administrative and membership activities. It contains material relating to the history and objectives of the BLC, including its constitution and policies, as well as the day-to-day operations of the club. Additionally, it contains membership records, a core aspect of BLC administration.

The series is divided into several subseries: membership records; agendas and minutes of meetings; constitution, policies and procedures; correspondence.

The series consists primarily of textual material. Record types represented in the series include the following: membership reports (MMRs, lists, and schedules), information about individual members, agendas, reports, and meeting minutes, motion books, constitutions, procedures, policies, agreements, ephemera, internal correspondence, and correspondence with other organizations.

Burquitlam Lions Club

District of Coquitlam Parks and Recreation Department records

The series documents the activities that Cunnings was involved with and led during his tenure at the District of Coquitlam Parks and Recreation Department and the development of the Department over time.

The series is arranged into thirteen files according to subject, and consists of textual records, photographs, ephemera, and newspaper clippings detailing sports, recreational programs and classes, parks and facility development, and events and initiatives undertaken by the Department, such as BC Summer Games, and Coquitlam Centennial celebrations.

Cunnings, Don

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre fonds

  • 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

Clifford Fenton fonds

  • CA MMB P988.43.1-18;988.43.19-22
  • Fonds
  • 1939

The fonds consists of photographs of the Royal Visit of 1939 and newsclippings and ephemera relating to the Canadian Pacific ferries and the Royal Visit.

Fenton, Clifford

BC Book Prizes fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 122
  • Fonds
  • 2006-2009

The fonds consists of promotional materials, most notably full-colour posters, surrounding the shortlisting and adjudication of potential winners and the subsequent selection and celebration of winners of the prestigious prizes. Also included are media clippings and press releases surrounding the event.

BC Book Prizes

Janet Spalding Morrison fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 93
  • Fonds
  • 19--

The fonds consists of a poem composed by Janet Spalding Morrison to the King on his visit to Canada, and a newspaper article regarding the Royal communication in return to J.S. Morrison.

Morrison, Janet Spalding

Township of Langley 50th Anniversary collection

  • CA LCM MSS 89
  • Fonds
  • 1923

The collection consists of 2 typewritten copies of a history of Langley municipality, B.C., entitled "Our Fiftieth Anniversary", and 2 draft copies of a brief history of Fort Langley, B.C. (1923).

Township of Langley British Columbia Centennial collection

  • CA LCM MSS 60;MSS 87
  • Fonds
  • 1958

The collection consists of a Calendar of Events for British Columbia's Centennial Year Celebrations, including a list of events taking place in Langley Municipality, B.C., 2 commercial invitations to attend "British Columbia's 100th Birthday Party", signed by the Lieutenant Governor and Premier of B.C., and notes from a speech made by Mr. A.C. Hope, Chairman of the Langley Centennial Committee, on Sunday, April 27th, 1958, the "Centennial Day of Prayer". Collection also includes 3 promotional postcards outlining the history of Fort Langley, each in their original commemorative envelopes post-marked at Fort Langley, B.C., May 8th, 1958.

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