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British Columbia general views and Victoria and vicinity

Series consists of 382 photographs produced primarily by Hannah or Richard Maynard. Other photographers may also be identified on some negatives. Images depict locations around Victoria, including downtown, Beacon Hill, Esquimalt, and the Gorge, as well as other places within British Columbia that could not be otherwise attributed to the Maynard's field photography. Scenes include Victoria street scenes, churches, the Inner Harbour, regattas, farming, and forests.

Allan D. Taylor film collection

The collection consists of video copies of 36 film items from the Allan D. Taylor collection held by Library and Archives Canada. These selected items (mainly newsreel footage and out-takes) depict British Columbia events, leisure activities, scenery and cityscapes in Victoria and Vancouver, on Vancouver Island, or in the Interior (for example, Kamloops and Lillooet), during the period 1907-1931. Several items filmed during World War One show events related to the war, including the departures of various military units for the conflict. The collection includes at least one item fillmed by Vancouver filmmaker A.D. "Cowboy" Kean, and a few others that are attributed to him.

Taylor, Allan D., 1916-1999

Vancouver Supreme Court wills

  • GR-3672
  • Series
  • 1986-1999

The series consists of original copies of wills that were probated in the Vancouver registry. The wills were removed from the original probate files and refiled in a separate accession by registry staff. The records are arranged by probate number, an index to which can be found in GR-2991 and with Archives staff.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Dorothy MacKinnon fonds

  • PR-2295
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1998

The fonds consists of the records of Dorothy MacKinnon relating to her work with the British Columbia UNICEF Committee and the Canadian UNICEF Committee. The records date from 1969 to 1998 and include correspondence, executive and AGM minutes, clippings, BC UNICEF Committee annual reports, Canadian UNICEF Committee annual reports, BC newsletter and speaking notes. The fonds also includes an interview with Dorothy MacKinnon about the founding of the BC UNICEF Committee on cassette and 82 photographs of UNICEF activities taken by Noreen Bullock.

MacKinnon, Dorothy G.

Records relating to Special Constables under the Railway Act

  • GR-2884
  • Series
  • 1903-1996

The series consists of applications, certificates of appointment, oaths, certificates of dismissal and indexes for Special Constables under the Railway Act filed at the Vancouver Court Registry between 1903 and 1996. Appointments were made by a Vancouver Police Magistrate or a Vancouver Stipendiary Magistrate (or Deputy) or the Chief Commissioner of Police for the Dominion of Canada on the recommendation of member of the Department of Investigation for the railway company. Certificates of dismissal were issued by the Superintendent or an Inspector of the Department of Investigation of the railway company. This collection has records for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canadian National Railway, the Great Northern Railway and Via Rail Canada.

British Columbia. Court Registry (Vancouver)

Vancouver Supreme Court index to case files

  • GR-3772
  • Series
  • Microfilmed [1993?] (originally created 1987-1988)

Index to Family Relations Act case files and interim rules. Indexed alphabetically by surname of defendant and plaintiff. 1988 index includes index of alias cross references.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Kenneth A. Hodgson fonds

  • PR-2143
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1950], 1990

The fonds consists of Kenneth A. Hodgson's amateur films created around 1950, showing B.C. Electric's Fraser Valley passenger and interurban rail service, and the special streetcar used for sightseeing tours in Vancouver. An accompanying videotape made in 1990 includes both these and other films of rail transportation in the Lower Mainland, supplemented with voice-over narration.

Hodgson, Kenneth A., 1922-

The great barrier pt. 2; Trans-Canada air pageant pt. 2; Nine cents per capita

The item consists of a video cassette tape (VHS) copied in 1990 from a 3/4 inch U-Matic video tape created by the National Archives of Canada in 1989.

The contents include copies of 3 films about various British Columbian topics created between 1930 and 1941 as follows:

The Great Barrier : part two / Gaumont-British Pictures Corporation, copyright Rank Film Distributors, 1937, b&w, sound.
Trans-Canada air pageant and miscellaneous aeroplanes : part two / W.M. Archibald, copyright Air Canada, 1930, b&w & col., silent.
Nine cents per capita / British Columbia. Provincial Board of Health, copyright Government of British Columbia, 1941, b&w, sound.

Canada. National Archives of Canada

Where's Winston?

The item consists of an instructional video produced for the Public Legal Education Society and funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General in 1989. The video is a fictional account of an actual event, and tells the story of "Winston", a 16 year old, newly arrived immigrant from China, living in Vancouver. Winston becomes involved in criminal gang activities after being bullied at school, eventually commits a murder and is sent to prison for eight years. The video was meant to be shown with accompanying teaching materials to educate youth.

Vancouver Supreme Court letters of administration

  • GR-2102
  • Series
  • 1893-1989

This series consists of letters of administration for the Supreme Court of Vancouver from 1893-1989 (form C).

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Vancouver Honeymoon

The item is a preservation internegative copy of a film originally made in 1961. Travelogue. Showcases scenery, attractions and industries in the Vancouver area. Good general and aerial views of Vancouver, plus sequences on the harbour, Vancouver International Airport, Stanley Park, UBC, the Vancouver International Festival and the PNE. Industry is depicted through shots of a sawmill, a fish cannery, a foundry and a shipyard (where the vessel Yukon is launched). Water sports, golf and skiing at Grouse Mountain are shown, as well as Queen Elizabeth Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Granville Street at night and a White Spot drive-in.

Weldwood-Westply Limited fonds

  • PR-2308
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1988; predominantly 1945-1982

Fonds consists of broad-ranging records pertaining to the management and operations of the Western Plywood Company Limited and the Weldwood-Westply Limited group of regional and national companies, subsidiaries, divisions and branches in Canada and the United States. Records in this fonds are from the British Columbia Head Office of Weldwood-Westply and include material to do with management and operations of various plants, particularly the Kent Avenue plywood plant in Vancouver, where the head office was located, and the Cariboo Plywood plant in Quesnel. The fonds includes records of the following companies, subsidiaries, divisions and branches: Alwest Wholesale, Canadian Collieries Resources Limited, Cariboo Pulp and Plywood (Quesnel), Empire Lumber Company, Hay & Company Limited and Hubbell Lumber Company (both Ontario), Flavelle Cedar Limited, J.R. Murray Timber Limited, Kent Avenue plant (Vancouver), Keeley Lumber Company, Kirk Coal Company, Mount Baker Veneer Company, Tepson's Wholesale (Ontario), Timberland Plywood, United States Plywood, Weldwood of Canada and others. The fonds consists of eight series: Series 1. Executive papers, 1934-1970, predominant 1960-1969. Sub-series: President's files, Vice-President's files, Secretary files. Series 2. Correspondence, 1956-1963, predominant 1960-1962. Sub-series: General Correspondence 1960-1961, General Correspondence 1961-1962. Series 3. Financial records, 1910-1973, predominant 1945-1966. Sub-series: Financial files, annual reports and statements; General accounting correspondence; Tax files; Ledgers and account books. Series 4. Head Office general files, 1946-1969. Sub-series: Topical files, Forest Industry Summaries. Series 5. Labour and personnel files, 1951-1988. Sub-series: Set 1, Set 2. Series 6. Old files, 1907-1967. Sub-series: Companies, Log and timber sale files. Series 7. Cariboo Plywood plant, 1950-1982. Sub-series: Quesnel timber files, General files, Correspondence and reports, Financial files. Series 8. Timberland Sawmill, 1946-1982. Sub-series: Timberland Sawmill technical drawings, Reference drawings, Sawmill and machinery files. Original series, series/sub-series titles, and arrangements have been retained. Arrangements are alphabetical, chronological or numerical.

Weldwood-Westply Limited

[Khatsahlano : Zoe (Peach) Jackson interview]

Interview. An interview with Zoe (Peach) Jackson. Born in 1908, she immigrated from England, first settling in Gibsons then in Kitsilano in 1912. Her brother, George Jackson, established Jackson's Meats, which today is the oldest family-owned store in Kitsilano. Another brother, Reg Jackson, established the first motorized delivery service in Vancouver.

Chinatown ghosts

SUMMARY: An evocation of Vancouver's Chinatown, its people and its stories. At the end of the program there is a short clip of sound effects and music, plus a repeat of some narration.;

[Khatsahlano : George Jackson, Brian Jackson and Geoff Jackson interview]

Interview. This is a three-in-one interview with the three Jackson brothers -- George, Brian and Geoff -- who operate Jackson's Meats, the butcher shop they inherited from their grandfather. They talk about how their grandfather started out delivering meat to his customers using a wheelbarrow; cutting their meat in the lane behind the shop as late as the 1950s; and how the "hippie era" in Kitsilano affected them and other merchants.

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