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Correspondence and other material

  • GR-1178
  • Series
  • 1890

This series contains a three page letter to the Surveyor General, William S. Gore, regarding a logging road in the Vancouver area. Letter/file number 1322/90. Includes sketch map.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Judge Ruggles minute books

  • GR-1846
  • Series
  • 1919-1931

Minute book of cases heard before Judge H.D. Ruggles, Nov 1919 - Nov 1931. Also includes lists of interpreters, official stenographers, and typists.

British Columbia. County Court (Vancouver)

Vancouver lock-up charge books

  • GR-0602
  • Series
  • 1895-1925

This series consists of police charge books containing name of prisoner, date of charge, offence, disposition of case and remarks. Volumes 2-4 are titled Provincial Lock-Up, Vancouver, B.C. There is also one index book titled "Vancouver office lockup calendar minute book " created by the Vancouver Provincial Police.

British Columbia. Provincial Court (Vancouver)

Vancouver-Westminster District Police records

  • GR-0311
  • Series
  • 1897-1952

This series consists of records of the Vancouver-Westminster District Police, 1897-1952. The series includes letterbooks, 1897-1918; daily record books, 1898-1952; notes from daily police reports of constables, 1907-1911; and a chief constable's diary, 1911. Records are arranged chronologically by type.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force (Vancouver-Westminster Police District)

Grand Jury report on various public facilities

  • GR-2358
  • File
  • 1906

The file contains a report of a Grand Jury from May 1906. The report is submitted by Henry Pim to Chief Justice Hunter and reports on an inspection of various facilities including City Jail and Police Court, offices, the Chinese hospital, the new General Hospital, the Alexandra Orphanage, the new Industrial School at Greer's Beach and the bridges over False Creek.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Eve Ostepovich collection

  • PR-2148
  • Collection
  • 1945-1951

The collection consists of four films showing young women taking part in massed calisthenics, folk dancing and other "Pro-Rec" activities, organized under the auspices of the Provincial Recreation Movement.

Ostepovich, Eve, collector

Vancouver County Court register of book accounts

  • GR-1894
  • Series
  • 1916-1960

Register of book accounts assigned for courts sitting at Vancouver Court Registry. Vol. 1: 1916-1924; vol. 2: 1924-1936; vol. 3: 1936-1948; vol. 4: 1948-1960. These volumes record agreements between debtors and creditors. They include the following information: case number, name of assignors, assignor's address, assignor's occupation, name of assignee, nature of instrument used, date of instrument, date instrument registered with the Vancouver court, and the amount of purchase or mortgage moneys. GR-3146 is an index to these volumes.

British Columbia. County Court (Vancouver)

Vancouver County Court book debt indexes

  • GR-3146
  • Series
  • 1916-1960

Book debt indexes: 1916-1946; 1947-1954; 1954-1957; 1958-1960. These volumes are alphabetical indexes to the Register of book accounts assigned. They are alphabetical by name of the assignor and include the following information: case number; name of assignor; name of assignee; date instrument registered with the Vancouver court; and the register reference number (volume and page). The register of book accounts assigned are found in GR-1894.

British Columbia. County Court (Vancouver)

J.R. Davidson fonds

  • PR-2266
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1915

The fonds consists of 28 letters written by J.R. Davidson to his parents between 1894 and 1915. The senior Davidsons lived at Muirhouse, Davidson's Mains, Midlothian Scotland. The first letter, from 1894 is from when Davidson was at Eton School. The next two letters are from August 1907 when Davidson was on board the R.M.S. Corsican, emigrating to Canada. The rest of the letters date from 1910 to 1915 and give details of Davidson's commercial operations as the owner and proprietor of the Art Emporium in Vancouver. The letters to his father deal mainly with the financial aspects of the business while the letters to his mother focus on more personal matters.

Davidson, J.R.

Commission on the Labour Dispute at Burns and Company Limited (1937)

  • GR-0912
  • Series
  • 1937

The series consists of the records of the Commission on the Labour Dispute at Burns and Company Limited,1937 under Judge J. Charles McIntosh, which investigated the labour dispute between Burns & Company of Vancouver and its employees. The records consist of correspondence and vouchers, transcripts of the proceedings, submissions, affidavits of discharged employees, exhibits and the final report.

British Columbia. Commission on the Labour Dispute at Burns and Company Limited (1937)

Alberta Lumber Company fonds

  • PR-1039
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1969

The fonds consists of correspondence files, accounting and financial records, log registers, safety files, accident reports and lumber sales records.

Alberta Lumber Company

Selected Public Works project papers

  • GR-2007
  • Series
  • 1900-1912

Selected papers from the following projects: design and building of the Vancouver Court House, alterations to the Victoria Court House, design and building of Government House, Victoria, B.C., and the design and building of the Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C. Originals for some papers in this microfilm may be found in GR-0830.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

Vancouver Courthouse slides

  • GR-3399
  • Series
  • Sep 1979

The series consists of 26 colour slides taken by Gar Lunney for the Vancouver Supreme Court. The slides show the opening of the Vancouver Courthouse in September 1979 including the speakers, the audience and various shots of the building.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

New Vancouver Court House correspondence and other material

  • GR-0077
  • Series
  • 1900-1912

The series consists of records created by the Dept. of Public Works engineer between 1900 and 1912. Records include correspondence, memoranda, plans, and specifications concerning the Vancouver Court House.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works. Public Works Engineer

Allan Klenman fonds

  • PR-0605
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1961

The fonds consists of correspondence and accounts information, promotional materials, photographs, and ephemera relating to Allan Klenman's career as a salesman in radio. The fonds also includes sound recordings of short radio announcements, advertisements, and opening and closings of radio programs.

Klenman, Allan Abraham, 1920-

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.

CKWX Radio fonds

  • PR-1784
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1969

The fonds consists of radio programming and advertisements of CKWX Radio in Vancouver. Fonds includes recordings of political speeches, documentaries, interviews, news and variety programs.

CKWX (Radio Station : Vancouver, B.C.)

Dave Dixon collection

  • PR-1983
  • Collection
  • 1942-1958

The collection consists of various radio broadcasts, including music, interviews and speeches from various radio stations in B.C. It also contains kinescopes of four CBC Vancouver television productions, including three episodes of the children's program "Barney's Gang".

Dixon, Dave, collector

Alan Erdman radio broadcast collection

  • PR-1984
  • Collection
  • 1941-1956 [Copied 1987]

The collection consists of radio broadcasts including speeches, news programs, advertising, and dramas.

Erdman, Alan, collector

Early Vancouver radio oral history collection

  • PR-1853
  • Collection
  • 1979-1982

The collection consists of oral history interviews by Ronse pertaining to the history of early radio broadcasting in B.C., primarily in Vancouver.

Ronse, Emmanuel, collector

Royal Commission to inquire into the Administration of South Vancouver Municipality (1912)

  • GR-0787
  • Series
  • 1912-1913

This series consists of the records of the Royal Commission to Inquire Into the Administration of South Vancouver Municipality, 1912. The commissioner, Vancouver accountant Matthew Joseph Crehan, was appointed on 6 May 1912 to inquire into the affairs of the Municipality of South Vancouver. He investigated the administration of school affairs (purchasing of school sites, supplies, awarding of contracts, etc.) as well as the administration of the departments of the municipal government. Commission records consist of the original signed report, plus copy and five volumes of typewritten transcripts of proceedings.

British Columbia. Royal Commission to Inquire Into the Administration of South Vancouver Municipality (1912)

Architectural proposals and consultants reports

  • GR-0386
  • Series
  • 1967-1974

This series consists of architectural proposals and consultants reports on topics connected with the construction of public buildings, urban development, siting, traffic patterns, and design requirements. Reports have been created for the Department of Public Works by various sources, including Arthur Erikson Architects, The Environmental Analysis Group (TEAG), UBC School of Architecture, BCIT, Vancouver City Planning Department, and other various architects and engineers.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

Supreme Court record book

  • GR-0715
  • Series
  • 1905-1907

This series consists of a Supreme Court record of cases heard at Vancouver, Nelson, Rossland, Greenwood, and Victoria, 1905-1907.

British Columbia. Supreme Court

Strathcona Project collection

  • PR-1905
  • Collection
  • 1977-1978

The collection consists of oral history interviews pertaining to the Strathcona neighbourhood in Vancouver, B.C.

Marlatt, Daphne Shirley (Buckle), 1942-

Deputy Minister photographs

  • GR-3339
  • Series
  • 1973-1979

The series consists of photographs, 1973-1979, acquired by George Giles as Deputy Minister of Highways and Public Works and its predecessor body, the Department of Public Works. There are photographs taken of the legislative precinct area in 1973 as part of the precinct '73 project as well as a photographic inventory of Victoria properties in 1976 and of models of the proposed Vancouver courthouse ca. 1974. Most of the photographs are colour prints taken during the renovations of the legislative buildings in Victoria 1978-1979, known as project 0490. This project took place after Giles had left Public Works and moved on to the Ministry of Recreation and Conservation. It is not clear how he obtained the photographs, however they are clearly numbered prints made from the same numbered negatives created by the British Columbia Buildings Corporation (BCBC) and described as GR-3267.

British Columbia. Ministry of Highways and Public Works

Federal Provincial housing projects

  • GR-1000
  • Series
  • 1951-1961

The series contains the records of James Everett Brown, Housing Commissioner, regarding Federal- Provincial housing projects pursuant to the B.C. Housing Act, 1950. It includes memoranda of agreement, correspondence, financial statements, annual reports, technical reports, and development plans regarding the Vancouver Housing Authority, Prince Rupert Housing Authority and land assembly projects in Prince George, Saanich, and Trail.

British Columbia. Housing Commissioner

Don Mowatt fonds

  • PR-2257
  • Fonds
  • 1959 ; 1965-1987; predominantly 1965-1987

The fonds comprises CBC Radio productions, mainly produced at CBC Vancouver by Don Mowatt. The programs include musical concerts, documentaries, radio plays and features. The fonds includes most of the programs from the series "The Hornby Collection", for which Mowatt was appointed Executive Producer in 1977. There are also several programs from "Testament", for which he was appointed Executive Producer in 1983. In addition, there are many examples of his work for other series, including "Heritage Theatre", "The Bush and the Salon", "Ideas", "CBC Stage", and others.

Mowatt, Don

Thomas Whitefoot fonds

  • PR-1837
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1926]-1955; 1963

The fonds consists of Tom Whitefoot's amateur films depicting military parades, Vancouver scenery, highway trips in British Columbia and the Northwest, and local events such as Vancouver's Golden and Diamond Jubilees (1936 and 1946), the 1939 Royal Visit, the British Empire and Commonweath Games (1954), and the city's first Grey Cup game (1955).

Whitefoot, Thomas, 1891-1986

Correspondence and reports from Department of Provincial Secretary

  • GR-1665
  • Series
  • 1887-1953

This series contains miscellaneous correspondence and reports. These records were originally a part of the Provincial Secretary's central registry but, for reasons unknown, became separated from the department's main files. A wide variety of subjects are addressed in these records.

Many of the records in this unit concern investigations carried out under the authority of the Departmental Inquiries Act and the Public Inquiries Act. Many relate to conditions in public institutions and activities of government employees. Many inquiries relate to hospitals and schools in the province, including Vernon Mental Hospital, Tranquille Sanatorium, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and Provincial Mental Hospital at Essondale. Other inquiries and Commissions include bribery of the Liquor Control Board, the Beban Mine disaster, Royal Commission on Dominion Provincial Relations, Inquiry into the death of John Meredith Sweeney and the state and management of the Quartermaster Stores of the Provincial Police Force.

The records also relate to child welfare programs, including the general management of the Provincial Industrial School for Boys and to the Girls' Industrial School, ca. 1930-1945. Additional documents in this collection relate to subjects such as squatters' claims at the Granville Townsite [Vancouver (1887)], to the Fraser River Flood Relief programme (1894), applications for seed, the Victoria Consolidated Hydraulic Mining Co., government perquisites, legislation, estates, and to proposed sites for the University of British Columbia (1910). "Anti-Oriental" petitions and voting returns of the 1924 beer-by-the-glass plebiscite also included.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

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