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Vancouver Secondary School Teachers' Association fonds

  • PR-0110
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1988 [Microfilmed 1988]

The fonds consists of minutes of the executive committee, subcommittees, general meetings, and annual general meetings of the Vancouver Secondary Teachers' Association.

Vancouver Secondary School Teachers' Association

Vancouver Civic Unity Council fonds

  • PR-0120
  • Fonds
  • 1954 [Photocopied 1954]

The fonds consists of a constitution and bylaws, minutes of annual meetings, and financial records of the Vancouver Civic Unity Council.

Vancouver Civic Unity Council

Western Forest Industries Ltd. fonds

  • PR-0125
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1983]; predominant 1949-1981

The fonds consists of company business records which relate to the full range of its activities in logging, lumber and shingle production, and marketing of its products. Most of the records concern the plant at Honeymoon Bay, the logging camp at Gordon River, and the facilities and residences built for employees at those locations.

The fonds includes records of predecessor companies (records created prior to the founding of Western Forest Industries Ltd. in 1946). It also consists of records of the companies that had majority ownership of Western Forest Industries Ltd., including Alaska Pine and Cellulose Ltd. and Rayonier Canada (B.C.) Limited, (and the owner of the latter, after 1968, ITT Rayonier Incorporated).

The fonds consists of general office files, in four different series, dating primarily from ca. 1949 to 1981. These records were created by the following departments and offices: the manager, accounting, sales and production co-ordinator, boom department, powerhouse, forestry/engineering, electrical, logging division, mill superintendent, and personnel.

The fonds also consists of technical and architectural drawings, blueprints, maps and plans; these are in two different series: CM/ES4 and MS-1333.K. Most of the maps and plans relate to land, timber holdings, and logging and forestry issues. The technical drawings and blueprints relate to mills and mill equipment, and to buildings and facilities for the worker communities at Honeymoon Bay and Gordon River. Some of the maps, plans and drawings were created by predecessor companies prior to 1946.

The fonds also consists of ca. 900 photographs (colour and black & white), including prints, slides, and negatives. (Many of the latter are undeveloped). The images include the Honeymoon Bay plant, townsite and environs, workers, equipment and logging locations.

The fonds consists of the following series:
CM/ES4 - Western Forest Industries Ltd. plans and maps series [multimedia]
MS-1333 - Western Forest Industries Ltd. records
MS-2182 - Office files
MS-2187 - Sales and production coordinator office files
MS-3137 - Administrative office files

The following items are not attached to a series:
AAAA1582 Cowichan Valley logging and milling, which consists of unedited film footage of logging and sawmilling operations, ca. 1963;
G-03160 Western Forest Industries mill at Honeymoon Bay (1 photograph); and,
G-03161 Lake Cowichan, Climax locomotive No. 10 (1 photograph).

Western Forest Industries Ltd.

Stamp's Mill fonds

  • PR-0259
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1868

The fonds consists of official and private correspondence, memos and indentures regarding the erection of sawmills in Burrard Inlet.

Stamp's Mill

Meyers Studio fonds

  • PR-0479
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1968

The fonds consists of photographic negatives from created by Meyers Studio in 1967-1968. The photographs are numbered from 37000 to 38772 and are mainly portraits.
The prints are in containers 890975-0001 to 890975-0007.

Meyers Studio

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-

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

Oscar and Dorothy Burritt fonds

  • PR-1780
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1954

The fonds consists of the Burritt's films, which include footage of Vancouver events and places, as well as a completed documentary film called "Stanley Park" (Coast Films, 1939).

Burritt, Oscar C., 1908-1974

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.)

John Emerson fonds

  • PR-1796
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1965, 1969; predominantly 1950-1964

The fonds consists of: audio recordings of John Emerson's radio, nightclub, stage and television performances and rehearsals; oral history interviews about John Emerson; Emerson's papers; a collection of theatrical, publicity, and family photographs; and a kinescope of the CBC Vancouver television musical variety program, "John Emerson Presents" (1959).

Emerson, John, 1911-1968

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

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-

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

A.C. Hirschfeld fonds

  • PR-2204
  • Fonds
  • 1889-[ca. 1910]

The fonds consists of 81 glass negatives and 1 negative taken or copied by A.C. Hirschfeld between 1894 and 1910. The photographs include images of the Golden Gate Midwinter fair in San Francisco in 1894; photographs of Alaska, Atlin and Dawson City as well as interior and exterior shots taken ca. 1910 of the Hirschfeld home in Vancouver. The fonds also includes 10 copy negatives and 10 prints showing the Klondike Gold rush. Some show gold rush people on their way through a unknown pass to the gold fields, some Dawson City and the mines circa 1898. Other pictures show "The Scales," and the horse train.

Hirschfeld, A.C., 1866-1926

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.

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

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.

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.

48th Battalion C.E.F. Association fonds

  • PR-2296
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1980

The fonds consists of the records of the 48th Battalion, C.E.F., Association and includes correspondence, newsletters, programs and financial information from 1936 to 1980. Most of these records were created by the Association's Vancouver branch secretary, Al La Fortune. The fonds also includes a photograph album created by La Fortune between 1915 and 1959 which shows members of the 48th Battalion (3rd Pioneer Battalion) at the Willows training camp in Victoria, going overseas, in England and at Vimy in France. The album also has photographs of the Association getting together for their reunions in Victoria from 1947 to 1959.

48th Battalion C.E.F. Association

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

Rosemary Brown fonds

  • PR-2328
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1986; predominant 1977-1986

The fonds consists of the records of Rosemary Brown, and were created in her capacity as a member of the British Columbia legislative assembly (MLA), and as a member of the New Democratic Party. A large number of the records reflect Rosemary Brown’s activities on legislative committees and her caucus critic responsibilities.

The records, in smaller numbers, were also created in her capacity as a public speaker, columnist, and university instructor, activities which were not directly related to her job as MLA, but which were carried on at the same time she was an MLA. The fonds also consists of a relatively small number of personal records which were intermingled with records relating to her MLA work.

The records were created by Rosemary Brown at the B.C. legislature, although whether they were created by her, immediate staff, or caucus research staff, is not always clear. Records were also presumably created in Brown’s constituency office.

Records reflect events in the two constituencies she served, although most reflect the time period after she left Vancouver-Burrard to serve as MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds, from 1979 to 1986. Although the majority of her correspondence was with people in the greater Vancouver area, the geographic scope of the records includes all of the province of British Columbia as she was concerned with province-wide issues, and also received letters from citizens throughout the province. In addition to concerning B.C. affairs there are reports and letters from outside B.C. and concerning issues of national and international relevance.

The records date predominantly from 1977 to 1986.There are virtually no records from the periods of Brown’s life prior to becoming an MLA in 1972 or after her retirement from B.C. politics in 1986. There are almost no records from her first years as MLA, from 1972 to 1975, when she was on the government side of the house.

The subject matter of the files includes all aspects of British Columbia politics and public policy. However there is a particular emphasis on records related to the subjects of her caucus critic responsibilities and legislative committees, and areas of her personal interest and activism. Her critic or spokesperson areas, reflected in the files, include the Human Resources ministry (and related areas of Health), feminism and the status of women, human rights and minority groups, Attorney General, and Consumer and Corporate Affairs. The files also reflect her interest in municipal affairs, education, environmental issues, labour rights, civil rights, minorities and each of these in an international context.

A large amount of the correspondence is from members of the public who expressed their opinions on political and social issues. Correspondence also includes “case work” (requests from the public for assistance with personal issues and problems). As Brown was a well-known public figure, the correspondence comes from various parts of the province and is not restricted to her constituents. There are also a significant number of records related to the policies and political activities of the New Democratic Party both in B.C. and across Canada.

The fonds consists of the following documentary forms: correspondence; memos; briefs on legislation and issues from government, organizations and non-governmental bodies; research information; copies of Hansard and government bills and budget documents; reports; newsletters; pamphlets; petitions; position papers; press releases; reports; petitions; studies; election campaign literature and voter lists.

The fonds also consists of a large amount of collected resource or reference material; these subject files include clippings, newsletters, magazines, pamphlets and photocopied articles. There are a small number of Brown’s speeches and articles written by Brown. Some records appear to have been given to Brown by research staff, with their suggestions that she use the information for her questions in the legislature or for speeches. There are also what appear to be Brown’s handwritten notes on issues.

A small number of files consist of personal correspondence (friends and acquaintances) and personal business records, (financial, real estate purchases, mortgage, MLA remuneration), and collected ephemera. These were intermingled with the records relating to her MLA work.

There are no photographs in the fonds.

The correspondence files are arranged as they were by the creator of the records, in chronological and alphabetical order.

The files were found to have no numbered classification system. They were usually well-labeled by the creator of the files, and organized by the creator according to subjects falling under the responsibility of a government ministry (i.e. the Human Resources ministry, Health, the Attorney General, and Consumer and Corporate Affairs, etc.). However, many appeared to be out of the order of their original filing system, so it was sometimes necessary for the archivist to reorganize the files to return them to this original subject arrangement, grouping files according to the subject matter as it appears in the title of the folder.

The archivist determined that distinct series could not be distinguished; the fonds therefore consists of only one series.

Brown, Rosemary (Wedderburn), 1930-

Austin J. Alexander fonds

  • PR-2351
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1939

The fonds consists of four amateur films shot in North Vancouver and Vancouver by Austin J. Alexander and members of the Vancouver Cine 8 Club.

Alexander, Austin John

Farris family fonds

  • PR-2355
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1938

The fonds comprises video copies of the farris family's 16 mm home movies. Subjects include: Farris family reunion, 1920 (Vancouver & Victoria); UBC convocation, August 1938; Farris garden party for law convention, August 1938; Garden party at "Mils," ca. 1935; boating, fishing, etc., probably at Pennask Lake.

Farris (family)

Bruce Flanagan fonds

  • PR-2368
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1987

The fonds consists of 161 35 mm colour slides and four large slides predominantly depicting logging camps and equipment in British Columbia, between 1969-1987. The logging camps and locations captured in the slides are: Port McNeill, Rayonier Logging Camp; Jeune Landing, Port Alice; Denham Bay Logging Camp; and Nimpkish Logging Camp.

There are also slides depicting Vancouver, the construction of BC Place in 1982-1983, and Ladysmith.

Flanagan, Bruce

Ray Goodwin fonds

  • PR-2371
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1920]

The fonds consists of 128 photographs created by Ray Starr Goodwin. The photographs include pictures of Ray Goodwin and other members of the Goodwin and Green families of Kaslo, B.C. between ca. 1900 and 1920. There are images of Kaslo, of family members at home, at their summer camp at Beauty Beach on Kootenay Lake, camping at Greer's Beach (Kitsilano) and in Stanley Park, Vancouver.

There are also photographs of Kootenay Lake and other natural features around the Kootenay Lake and Kaslo area such as the Kokanee Glacier as well as photographs of steamboats, the Kaslo and Slocan Railway and various mines.

Goodwin, Ray Starr