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Nanaimo New Democratic Riding Association fonds

  • PR-2159
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1977

The fonds consists of videotapes of New Democratic Party events, mainly in Nanaimo. It includes speeches by Tommy Douglas (as well as a 1976 tribute to Tommy and Irma Douglas), Dave Barrett (including a 1976 convention speech), Les Benjamin and David Stupich.

Additional NDP events are documented on 1/2-inch open reel videotapes, including a dinner speech by Dave Barrett during the 1975 election campaign, and speeches by David Stupich and Tommy Douglas. If these reels are intact, they will have to be digitized before their content can be made accessible.

Vulcan Company fonds

  • PR-0013
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1878

The fonds consists of an account book of the Vulcan Company.

Vulcan Company

CJOR Radio collection

  • PR-2254
  • Fonds

CJOR was one of Vancouver's premier radio stations from 1926, when it first went on the air, to its last days in 1988. For over a decade it was the Pacific Coast's CBC Dominion Network outlet and originated many music and variety programs to the network. The audio tapes in T4367 were donated by CJOR in January 1989 when the B.C. Archives expressed its interest in preserving examples of CJOR's talk radio format before its conversion to a classic rock station with the call letters CHRX.

Kaslo Fire Brigade fonds

  • PR-0753
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1912, 1933-1946 [Copied ca. 1991]

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, receipts, and lists of men and equipment of the Kaslo Fire Brigade.

Kaslo Fire Brigade

Kaslo Miner's Union fonds

  • PR-0754
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1910 [Microfilmed ca. 1991]

The fonds consists of a minute book of the Kaslo Miner's Union.

Kaslo Miners' Union

Robert Colston fonds

  • PR-1310
  • Fonds
  • 1870 [Microfilmed 1976]

The fonds consists of Colston's diary.

Colston, Robert

Sooke Women's Institute fonds

  • PR-0251
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1977 [Microfilmed 1974]

The fonds consists of minute books, membership lists and an attendance register of the Sooke Women's Institute.

Sooke Women's Institute

CKCQ/Dr. John Roberts oral history collection

  • PR-2000
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1979

The collection mainly consists of oral history interviews with Cariboo district residents, mainly recorded by Dr. John Roberts and Reg Beck. It also includes some radio coverage of special events in the area. Some of this material was recorded for (or broadcast by) CKCQ Quesnel or its sister station, CKWL Williams Lake.

CKCQ (Radio station : Quesnel, B.C.)

Cornwall family fonds

  • PR-1325
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1912 [Microfilmed 1980]

The fonds consists of a cashbook, the diary of Fitzalan Victor Cornwall, and family photographs.

Cornwall (family)

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development fonds

  • PR-2104
  • Fonds
  • 1833-1980

The fonds consists of records generated by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, its subordinate branches, divisions and agencies and predecessors, relating to the administration of Indian affairs in British Columbia. The fonds includes records created in the offices of the Indian Reserve Commissioner, the Indian Commissioner, and the Chief-Inspector of Indian Agencies for the Department of Indian Affairs and the Indian Affairs Branch. It also includes records of the Victoria office of the Indian Superintendent of British Columbia. Copies of records from the National Archives of Canada include microfilm copies of parts of RG 10 (central registry files and records of the Indian Reserve Commission) and photocopies of finding aids. Types of records from the office of the Indian Superintendent of British Columbia include records books, cash books, cheque books, letters of credit, statement of accounts, schedules, and requisition receipt books.

Canada. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Imbert Orchard fonds

  • PR-0374
  • Fonds
  • 1898-[1950s]; 1959-1985; predominant 1959-1979

The fonds consists of oral history interviews, radio programs, and other sound recordings, as well as scripts, notes, correspondence, photographs, two amateur films, and a drawing. This material was created or accumulated by Imbert Orchard during the production of oral history interviews and documentary radio programs for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Vancouver, and in his later career as a university professor and freelance radio producer.

Orchard, Imbert, 1909-1991

Ida Halpern fonds

  • PR-0847
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1989

Fonds consists of mulitmedia records documenting Ida Halpern's professional work and private affairs of her life in Canada. The records document predominantly Halpern's study of the art and culture of First Nation's communities on the West Coast of British Columbia. In particular, Halpern's studies focus on the musical traditions and cultures of First Nations communities. Halpern's recordings include music from the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples, Nuu-chah-nulth peoples, Haida peoples, and the Coast Salish peoples. There is also a considerable amount of textual material concerning Halpern's study of her recordings and publication of her conclusions on her work. Material from her writings as a music critic and supporter of local arts comprises a smaller portion of the fonds. There are also records of Halpern's private affairs in the form of correspondence, photographs and various ephemera.

Halpern, Ida

Frederick Seymour fonds

  • PR-0212
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1867

The fonds consists of instructions and additional instructions to Governor Seymour.

Seymour, Frederick, 1820-1869

Henry Mist fonds

  • PR-0484
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1918

The fonds consists of diaries, a scrapbook and photographs.

Mist, Henry Masterman, 1871-1954

James Bay Athletic Association fonds

  • PR-0712
  • Fonds
  • 1888-2013

The fonds consists of minutes, articles of incorporation, financial records, correspondence files, newsletters, team files, subject files, photographs and sound and video recordings.

James Bay Athletic Association

Alfred E. Booth fonds

  • PR-2227
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1957

The fonds consists of 20,860 feet of colour and black and white 16 mm film, comprising outtakes, footage and some completed films. With the exception of a few prints, the collection consists of camera original (reversal) film. This is the largest surviving collection of Booth's films. The material was shot between 1931 and 1957. When the collection was acquired it was in a disorganized and neglected state. It consisted of 254 reels and rolls of film piled into boxes in no apparent order and with no reliable identification or titles. All the reels were standard 100 and 50 foot camera reels containing sections of film that varied in length from 5 to 110 feet. Subsequent research indicated these were either random footage or they were outs from original Booth compilations. Many of these reels consisted of sections spliced together, suggesting they were once part of a compilation that had been cannibalized for subsequent compilations. In addition, many sections spliced together bore no relation to each other and some were spliced together backwards or upside-down, perhaps due to a hurried attempt to attain physical neatness. Only 13 of the 254 items were longer rolls and reels of coherent subject matter that indicated original Booth compilations. Internal evidence plus dating indicate that the majority of these reels relate to the films Booth made on his own rather than those he made for sponsors. The majority were shot in the 1930s. Although information is lacking, especially as regards the sponsored films, it appears that this collection, though sizeable, accounts for only about a third of Booth's total output. Booth's films have been described by one film historian as "one of the most important collections of amateur film from British Columbia ...its real strength is ...depicting rural and small town life in the British Columbia interior in the 1930s and 1940s." This assessment is largely born out by the contents of Booth's surviving films. The films primarily feature the communities and livelihoods, as well as the natural landscape , along the highways and waterways of the province's south central interior. Communities are presented in considerable detail; a town, for example, is portrayed by its main street businesses and merchants, residential streets, local mills and plants, transportation systems and nearby recreational opportunities. Ranches or mining operations are also presented in similar detail. Whether Booth's films should be regarded as amateur or professional (in a limited genre), however, remains open to question. Booth's films also reveal that, through personal contacts and familiarity with the communities, he was able to film on a more intimate level than, say, a professional film crew. This is evident in the many close-ups of people in everyday life, earning livelihoods, demonstrating special skills, or at leisure. Given Booth's freedom to film what he wanted, many shots reflect a personal interest -- as though he filmed subjects only for the purpose of making a film record, or to capture a dramatic incident that he chanced upon in his travels. This is suggested by the significant amount of the surviving footage that appears to have no identifiable market purpose.

Booth, Alfred Edmund, 1892-1977

Ken Jubenvill fonds

  • PR-2224
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1964-1997]

The fonds consists of two series: films and videos produced for the Government of British Columbia under Ken Jubenvill's company JEM Productions, and films and videos produced for private clients. Among the private productions are several titles made for Canawest Film Productions, which exist in no other known format, and a film for EXPO 85 in Tsukuba, Japan. Sponsors of the Canawest films include the BC Telephone Company, the Red Cedar Shingle and Shake Bureau, the Workers Compensation Board of BC, and Global Television. Also among the Canawest Film Productions is the pilot episode for a TV series called "The X Factor" narrated by William Shatner. Under his JEM Productions identity, Jubenvill contracted for some of the EXPO 86 film documentation, including visits by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. JEM Productions also recorded construction of the Coquihalla Highway, and other publicly funded transportation initiatives such as the Seabus and Skytrain.

Jubenvill, Ken

Yorke Edwards fonds

  • PR-2304
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2011

Fonds consists of journals, notebooks, lecture notes, essays, professional correspondence, certificates and graphic material documenting the professional and private life of Yorke Edwards. The records are in loose chronological order based on the original order.

Edwards, Roger Yorke, 1924-

British Columbia Cement Company Limited fonds

  • PR-2319
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1983]

The fonds consists of the records of the British Columbia Cement Company and mainly relates to the company cement plant at Bamberton, B.C. Other locations of company activity and the creation of records were Tod Inlet in Saanich, B.C., Texada Island, B.C. and the Vancouver Island locations of Cobble Hill and Horne Lake. The records were created ca. 1900 to 1982, though predominantly after 1950. The fonds includes records from the 1960s and 1970s when the company became a subsidiary of Ocean Cement Ltd.

From the 1920s to the 1960s, the products of the British Columbia Cement Company were used to build much of the infrastructure of the province. Before 1958 the B.C. Cement Company was virtually the sole supplier of cement in British Columbia.

Most prominently, record types include: technical drawings, maps, plans, diagrams and architectural drawings; correspondence and memoranda; equipment manuals, operating guides, catalogues and bulletins; photographs; research reports and technical studies; cement plant shift log books; weekly and monthly reports on labour, production and manufacturing costs; daily journals for materials purchased (stores received); reports of chemical data regarding cement testing; budget papers and financial reports, and deliveries log books (journal recordings of product sold). Other record types include: company publications and employee newsletters; quotations for goods and services; complete technical journals and magazines, (and individual articles); news clippings; company annual reports; brochures, pamphlets and flyers; committee minutes; conference proceedings; staff lists and seniority lists; org charts; plant operation flow charts and stock certificate books.

A large number of the records (including textual materials, technical drawings, maps and photographs) were generated by the activities of cement production. These include records related to quarrying; rock and materials handling; the kiln, dry mill and wet mill operations; the electrical department; the purchase and consumption of fuel including coal and oil; cement packing; chemical testing, quality control and research; the sale and shipping of cement; the purchase, operation and maintenance of equipment, and environmental monitoring. Records were created in departments of the plant including the laboratory, by the plant chemist and research and quality control staff, at the quarries, the wet mill, the dry mill, the mixing department, the kiln department, electrical department, and the cement packing plant. Other company activities that generated records include mineral exploration, property acquisition and appraisal, and the transition to closing the plant. There are relatively few records from before the 1950s.

The records were also generated by routine business activities including company administration, corporate planning, annual reporting, union agreements and labour-management relations, budgeting, auditing and financial issues, personnel and staff training. Records were created by company executives, by staff in the plant main office, by the plant manager, the plant engineer, the purchasing agent and personnel manager.

A relatively small number of records were inherited from predecessor companies. These include records which originated with the Vancouver Portland Cement Company Limited, founded by Robert Pim Butchart, which produced cement at Tod Inlet. Some records originated with the British company, the Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers (London) and its subsidiary, the Portland Cement Construction Company Limited, which purchased the land and built the Bamberton cement plant ca. 1911-1913.

Records concerning Tod Inlet include photographs ca. 1905-1913, of the first arrival of machinery and early photos of the cement plant. There are also plant technical drawings and maps relating to the Tod Inlet area, and textual records concerning B.C. Cement Company's continuing ownership of property in Saanich. Records for the Bamberton plant and townsite date from 1911; these include photographs of historic value of the first development on the site in 1912-1913. Many photos were taken by professionals, and it appears they were created and maintained by company staff in order to document the history of the company. Records for Blubber Bay on Texada Island (ca. 1929-1949) include photographs, textual material, and technical drawings. Records relating to Cobble Hill, B.C. (ca. 1950-1975) relate to investigation for mineral deposits, company property holdings, mapping, quarry operation, and the building of the private haul road from Cobble Hill to Bamberton.

The fonds also consists of records for locations where the company owned properties or carried out exploration for minerals, aerial photography and mapping. These include Davies Bay on Texada Island, and Vancouver Island locations including Horne Lake, Deep Bay, and Harris Creek in the Cowichan Valley.

The records include a history of British Columbia Cement Company by a long-time company employee, Robert H. (Bob) Moffatt. It was researched, written and updated between 1976 and 1981.

British Columbia Cement Company Limited

Duncan Macphail fonds

  • PR-2155
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1965

The fonds consists of photographs from the late 1930s to the early 1950s, taken by Duncan Macphail, a portrait and commercial photographer. Most of the photographs were taken in the Victoria area, a smaller number in other south Vancouver Island locations and in Vancouver. They cover a vast range of subjects, including: Victoria street scenes, interiors and exteriors of buildings and business operations, industrial infrastructure, portraits, community and school events, and special events such as the visit of Princess Elizabeth to Victoria in 1951. It appears that Macphail did commercial photography for the B.C. Department of Highways (possibly in the early 1960s) but it is not known if these photographs are in the fonds. In addition to Macphail's commercial and portrait photography, the fonds consists of a small number of “art” photographic prints, matted for display in exhibitions. These cover various subjects, including totem poles. One is tagged with "Exhibited - First Annual Exhibition of Photography, Canada Pacific Exhibition. Vancouver, 1938." Macphail's original indexes are in container 000358-0037.

Macphail, Duncan

Len Norris fonds

  • PR-2154
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1988

The fonds consists of original drawings by Len Norris, created while he was employed as the political cartoonist for the Vancouver Sun newspaper. The first accession consists of 200 cartoons published in the Vancouver Sun between August 1953 and December 1988. The second accession consists of 270 rough sketches; some are undated, and the others date from May 1986 to December 1988. These sketches functioned as preliminary concept drawings for selection and editorial approval, and illustrate the artist's method of working. In some cases, these rough drawings became finished and published cartoons.

The cartoons document the career of Len Norris, and reflect political and social issues of the period. Subjects include recurring British Columbia social and political issues, and include figures from the B.C. political scene such as W.A.C. Bennett, Phil Gagliardi, Robert Strachan, Dave Barrett and Bill Vander Zalm.

Norris, Leonard Matheson, 1913-1997

Thomas de la Pena Savaria fonds

  • PR-1515
  • Fonds
  • 1774 [Photocopied 194-?]

The fonds consists of the log book of Thomas de la Pena Savaria.

Pena Savaria, Thomas de la

W.T. Pye fonds

  • PR-1716
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1928

The fonds consists of poetry and correspondence of W.T. Pye.

Pye, W.T.

Wallace Houstoun fonds

  • PR-1528
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1857

The fonds consists of the log and letterbook of Wallace Houstoun, Captain of the HMS Trincomalee.

Houstoun, Wallace

Victoria Women's Conservative Association fonds

  • PR-1486
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1936

The fonds consists of minutes and scrapbook of the association and its predecessors, the Conservative Women's Social and Educational Club and the Victoria Liberal-Conservative Women's Association.

Victoria Women's Conservative Association

William Smithe fonds

  • PR-1608
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1887

The fonds consists of the correspondence of William Smithe.

Smithe, William, 1842-1887

William James Huston fonds

  • PR-1585
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1893

The fonds consists of Huston's diaries.

Huston, William James

William Kernaghan fonds

  • PR-1547
  • Fonds
  • 1865

The fonds consists of Kernaghan's notes and correspondence pertaining to his protest over the Hudson's Bay Company monopoly.

Kernaghan, William

William Lashley Hall fonds

  • PR-1426
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1938

The fonds consists of correspondence of William Lashley Hall regarding the 1908 Fernie fire, the Peace Arch and publishing. Includes research for and typescript of his edited version of Ebenezer Robson's diaries.

Hall, William Lashley, 1865-1947

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