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Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1003
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1985

The fonds consists of minutes (1949-1983), subject files (1952-1984), agreements (1960-1985), constitutions and by-laws (1963-1985), membership cards and applications (1963-1984). Also included are records of the Writers' Guild (B.C. Branch) which consist of correspondence (1977-1985), minutes of the B.C. Branch (1980-1984), minutes of the ACTRA Writers' Guild national meetings (1977-1985), papers and reports (1979/80) and a Writers Directory (1981).

Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers' Union fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1005
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1977

The fonds consists of a charter for the Journeymen Tailors' Union of America, Local 178 (1898), ephemera and textual records relating to the Clothing and Textile Workers' Union predominantly from the 1960s and 1970s.

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union

Amalgamated Transit Union fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1006
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1979

The fonds includes minutes of regular meetings (1898-1976), executive committee minutes (1907-1974), membership and dues ledgers (1901-1966), records books [working conditions affecting members of Division 134] (1931-1947), and Sick Benefit Association (1913-1919, 1950-1954). The fonds also contains office subject files such as general correspondence (1908-1970), correspondence with B.C. Hydro and Power Authority (1962), meeting attendance records (1957-1961), political education committee records (1957-1961), and minute books, correspondence and attendance books relating to Pacific Stage Lines (1935-1979).

Amalgamated Transit Union. Division 101-134 (Vancouver, B.C.)

Archaeological Society of British Columbia fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1012
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1985

The fonds consists of minutes, membership lists, financial records, correspondence and printed material generated by the Archaeological Society of British Columbia between 1966 and 1985. The fonds also includes a run of the Society's newsletter The Midden and a scrapbook illustrating the activities of the organization from 1966 to 1972.

Archaeological Society of British Columbia

Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1019
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2015

The fonds consists of records relating to the ABPBC’s activities. Records cover the period of time from the ABPBC’s inception to 2015 and pertain primarily to the book publishing industry in the province of British Columbia. The ABPBC’s activities included applying for funding from a range of provincial and federal organizations and governments, holding meetings, advocating for their members to the provincial government, promoting their members, undertaking special projects, and researching areas pertinent to the provincial book publishing industry. Specific administrative activities the organization undertook included maintaining its multi-level membership base, managing finances and funding applications, electing executive teams, and overseeing various projects.

The fonds spans five accruals, organized into four distinct sets of series. These sets of series are represented in the PDF finding aid attached.

Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia

Mary F. Bishop fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1034
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1960-1988

The fonds consists of mainly of subject files, reports, and printed material concerning social and political issues in British Columbia relating to families, the law and fertility, violence against women, children in society, including minutes and correspondence with the Canadian Federation of Societies for Population Planning and the Family Planning Federation of Canada.

Bishop, Mary F., 1913-

British Columbia Academy of Science fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1049
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1963

The fonds consists of financial records, minutes, agendas, notices and programs, scientific papers, election and membership records, conference records and extensive correspondence files.

British Columbia Academy of Science

British Columbia Federation of Women fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1057
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1980

The fonds consists primarily of printed material relating to the Federation's decision to become a non-profit organization. Included are guidelines for society incorporation, surveys given to Federation members to ascertain their opinions about becoming a non-profit organization and literature on non-profit societies. Further material transferred in 2014 from the City of Vancouver Archives consists of surveys sent to various women's organizations asking their views on feminism, in preparation for the "Day of Feminism."

British Columbia Federation of Women

British Columbia Cooperatives collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1052
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1984

The collection consists of circulars, memoranda, brochures, and related materials pertaining to consumer cooperatives in British Columbia, in particular, the Mountain Equipment Co-operative and the Agora Co-operative Food Association. Also included are the "Fed-Up Newsletter" (1974-1976) and "The Catalyst" (1976-1984).

Dalby, Simon, collector

British Columbia Voice of Women fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1072
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1987

The fonds consists of the records of the B.C. chapter of the Voice of Women (1960-1978) and local chapters (Powell River, Vancouver, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver branches) include subject files, correspondence, minutes, scrapbooks, newsletters, conference proceedings, press clippings, president's papers, and financial reports reflecting the organization's involvement with disarmament, human rights issues, ecology and politics.

British Columbia Voice of Women

B.C. Young New Democrats fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1073
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1974

The fonds consists of materials created out of activities of the British Columbia Young New Democrats and records collected relating to political interests. Correspondence, minutes, agendas, financial records, constitutions, subject files and printed materials reflect the varied pursuits of the organization.

British Columbia Young New Democrats

Garth Brown fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1076
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, subject files and printed materials related to the NDP Executive Committee, the Labour Policy Committee, Vancouver civic politics, labour education, Canadian Labour Congress, International Woodworkers of America and Brown's work at the Eburne Sawmill.

Brown, Donald Garth

British Columbia Home Economics Association fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1060
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1972, 1975-1992

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, and printed material relating to the activities of the British Columbia Home Economics Association and its predecessor, the Vancouver and District Home Economics Association (1958-1972).

British Columbia Home Economics Association

British Columbia Liberal Party fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1062
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1972

The fonds consists of an incomplete set of convention minutes and proceedings (1927-1959), scrapbooks of clippings from 1963, campaign literature, files from Cam Avery including material relating to the development of various Liberal policies, files from Pat McGeer pertaining to his tenure as party leader, papers reflecting election coverage in each riding for certain years and press clippings relating to the political careers of several Liberal MP's from 1969 to 1972.

British Columbia Liberal Party

Canadian Labour Congress, B.C. Education Office fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1103
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1977

The fonds consists of the correspondence of various Education Directors, 1956-1974; material from Winter School, 1967-1974; and the Labour College of Canada, 1963-1977; education files for British Columbia labour councils, 1956-1974; and Canadian Labour Congress correspondence and printed material, 1970-1977.

Canadian Labour Congress. British Columbia Education Office

Canadian Merchant Service Guild fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1104
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1967

The fonds consists of minute books of the Guild from 1917 to 1967. The first monthly report of the Guild (March 1918) is included in the first minute book. Minutes of the Western Branch for 1966 and 1967 are also included.

Canadian Merchant Service Guild

Western Branch of the Canadian Merchant Service Guild fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1105
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1977

The fonds consists of records reflecting the activities of the Guild as representative of seamen working on the west coast, hiring agency, collective bargaining body, and lobby group. The fonds includes minutes of Guild meetings, an extensive group of subject files, business records, and personal office files of Guild officers reflect the organization's active involvement in marine education, safety regulation development, marine standards, and open representation.

Canadian Merchant Service Guild. Western Branch

Canadian Party of Labour fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1106
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1972

The fonds consists of correspondence and printed material relating to the Party's activities from 1969 to 1972. Correspondence records activities in the Toronto and Vancouver areas. Printed material includes items distributed by the Party and newspaper and periodical clippings relating to Party interests. Much of the material reflects the Party's student interests.

Canadian Party of Labour

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1004 fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1109
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1986

The fonds consists of records generated by CUPE Local 1004 and its predecessor bodies. Records include correspondence, minutes, membership lists, memoranda, circulars, newsletters, reports, labour agreements, scrapbooks, and other material.

Canadian Union of Public Employees. Local 1004 (Vancouver, B.C.)

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 881 fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1110
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1978

The fonds consists of CUPE Local 881 minutes (1961-1964, 1972-1978), correspondence (1963-1978), financial records (1963-1977), grievance records (1975-1977), and member agency correspondence (1963-1970).

Canadian Union of Public Employees. Local 881 (Vancouver, B.C.)

Children's Aid Society of Vancouver fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1122
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1974

The fonds consists of annual statistics (1940-1968), histories of the Society to 1967, reports, correspondence, speeches and other assorted materials.

Children's Aid Society of Vancouver

College of Pharmacists of British Columbia fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1130
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1984

The fonds consists of minutes, membership records, financial records, correspondence and subject files from the office of the Registrar of the College. In addition, it includes prescription record books of early pharmacies in B.C. collected by the College.

College of Pharmacists of British Columbia

Consolidated Employees Benevolent Society fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1136
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1974

The fonds consists of medical claim files, including doctors' certificates, labour codes and correspondence pertaining to Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada (Cominco) employees in Trail, B.C. between 1946 and 1974.

Consolidated Employees Benevolent Society (Trail, B.C.)

Coordinating Council for War Work and Civilian Services in Greater Vancouver fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1138
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1946

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence and financial records of the Council (1942-1946), including minutes of the Board of Directors, Auxiliary Service Section, United Services Board and Comforts Committee.

Coordinating Council for War Work and Civilian Services in Greater Vancouver

Council of Forest Industries of British Columbia fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1141
  • Fonds
  • 1900 – 2002.

Fonds represents the function and activities performed by the Council of Forest Industries. The fonds consists of committee meeting minutes, reports, statistics, newsletters, news releases, advertisements produced by the organization, agreements, governance records, briefs, bulletins, correspondence and memoranda, financial records, conference material, legal documents, mills lists, records relating to the International Trade Commission, films and audio material created to train and promote forestry in British Columbia and in Canada, and photographs depicting different mining areas and members of the organization.
The Council of Forest Industries is divided into five sous-fonds: British Columbia Loggers Association sous-fonds, British Columbia Lumber Manufacturers Association sous-fonds, Canadian Pulp and Paper Association (B.C. Division) sous-fonds, British Columbia Plywood Manufacturers Association sous-fonds, and the Consolidated Red Cedar and Shingle Association of British Columbia sous-fonds. The fonds itself is divided into twenty series: circulars, memoranda and correspondence, advertisements, reports, statistics, lists, legal documents, agreements, briefs, bulletins, committees, International Trade Commission, financial records, governance, minutes, newsletters, news releases and audio-visual material.

Council of Forest Industries of British Columbia

Harry Cowan collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1142
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1912

The collection consists of two scrapbooks which record events relating to the Vancouver Trades and Labour Council and the Asiatic Exclusion League, Vancouver.

Cowan, Harry

Claire Culhane fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1151
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1996

The fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, printed material, and documents related to Culhane's social justice activities, particularly concerning prisoner's rights and prison reform.

Culhane, Claire

Arthur Cummings fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1152
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1946

The fonds consists of a scrapbook filled with newspaper clippings of descriptive dispatches written by Cummings between 1939 and 1946. Memorabilia includes two Parliamentary Press Gallery annual dinner programs, one program for H.G. Wells' seventieth birthday and a newspaper article which discusses the 1940 bombing of Printing House Square.

Cummings, Arthur C.

Amy Dalgleish fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1156
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1990

The fonds consists of subject files created and accumulated by Amy Dalgleish relating to various organizations in which she was involved such as the New Democratic Pary and the Vancouver Society of Friends for the Elderly as well as social issues such as breastfeeding.

Dalgleish, Amy

Olea Davis fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1161
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1978

The fonds consists of records pertaining to her life and pottery work in the form of correspondence (1931-1977), clippings, printed material, photographs, and diaries. The fonds also includes information on the Allied Officers Club of Vancouver. Correspondence with her husband, Dr. H.R.L. Davis, includes over 500 letters (1940-1944) and includes information about the Canadian armed forces in Britain.

Davis, Olea

Lille d'Easum fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1163
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1980

The fonds consists of records relating to d'Easum's activities, in particular, her work as Executive-Secretary for the B.C. branch of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, with information about nuclear power plants, uranium mining, nuclear terrorism, disarmament and the international peace movement.

d'Easum, Lille

Peter Dent fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1166
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1980

The fonds consists of a typescript of Dent's article on B.C.'s first nurses' strike in 1980, two articles on nurses' collective bargaining, and a staff representative manual for the Registered Nurses' Association of B.C. (1978). Also included is a typescript entitled "The Beginning", which details the history of the collective bargaining of nurses.

Dent, Peter

Gilean Douglas Fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1168
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1880 - 1993

The fonds consists of the personal records of Gilean Douglas which were produced and received during her personal and literary activities . It includes manuscripts of poems, articles, short fiction and books ; material generated and collected by Douglas during her involvement with various organizations ; notes and drafts of various writings ; research materials ; an extensive professional, fan and personal correspondence; financial records ; legal records ; lists and inventories ; records of publication ; clippings. There are journals and engagement books dating from 1911, notebooks and address books, and scrapbooks containing clippings of Douglas' published articles and poems . There are also scrapbooks and correspondence generated by her parents dating back to the 1880s. There is a notable gap in records dating from 1929 to 1932.

Photographic records date from the 1890s to the I990sand include prints, framed portraits, slides, negatives and film strips. A large assortment of photos documents her family and childhood. Douglas started taking photographs as a child. By her early twenties she was an accomplished photographer, using her own pictures to illustrate her writings. Photographs taken by her during the 1920s through the early 1940s are for the most part found in the albums. Pictures taken in the 1950s and 1960s fall into 3 main categories : black & white photos of the B .C. coast taken during her trips on the boats of the Columbia Coast Mission, color and black & white photos of communities in B .C. and eastern Canada taken during her trips for the W.I ., and pictures of Channel Rock . Unfortunately the slides and pictures taken on WI trips are unlabelled and for the most part can only be identified as to general location and date. During the 1970s and 1980s the photographs are almost exclusively of Channel Rock. A representative sample of these is included in this series ; others may be found at the Cortes Museum and Archives.

Aside from Douglas' own photographs, there are several interesting groups of other people's pictures in this collection: an album with pictures of overseas service during World War I, a group of labelled photographs of Baffin Island, Pangirtung, etc. taken in 1926/27 by an RCMP officer, and photographs from a trip around the world on a freighter in 1919.

The records offer insight into Douglas' personal history and literary development . They document, in words and pictures, an unusual and interesting life which began at the turn of the twentieth century.

Douglas, Gilean

Doukhobor research collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1169
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1980

The collection consists of four parts: (1) photocopied and original newsletters, pamphlets, publications, clippings and printed material in general; (2) manuscript collections and personal papers (most copied from original material held elsewhere); (3) microfilms; and, (4) photographs. The manuscript files include the papers or records of Koozma John Tarasoff, Union of Doukhobors of Canada, Consultative Committee on Doukhobors, Stefan Sorokin, W.A. Makaseyoff, Peter V. Verigin, John G. Bondoreff, Christian Community and Brotherhood of Reformed Doukhobors, Peter Maloff, Alex Popoff, Eli Popoff, James Mavor, David Henderson, Claude Fisher, Peter Brock and Ivan Swetlishnoff. All the material relates to the history and activities of Doukhobors throughout the world as well as in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

Henry Doyle fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1171
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1958

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the Pacific fishery industry. It includes Doyle's manuscript of Rise and Decline of the Pacific Salmon Fisheries (1957), correspondence (1902-1957), thirty volumes of notebooks, legal documents, notes, reports, speeches, and clippings. The fonds also includes numerous photographs, statistics on B.C. companies and canneries, printed material, a scrapbook, maps and information about the B.C. Canners' Association, B.C. Packers' Association, the Select Standing Committee on Marine and Fisheries, and the Parliamentary Fisheries Committee.

Doyle, Henry

Jan Drabek fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1172
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1997

The fonds consists of literary correspondence, drafts of literary work, published books and articles, reviews of Drabek’s work, printed material accumulated for research purposes, a small amount of personal correspondence and family papers and some newspaper photographs of Drabek.

There is a series comprising material Drabek created through his administrative role as a representative to the Writers’ Union of Canada, BC Caucus and as President of the Federation of BC Writers, in addition to his work as a writer. It contains minutes of meeting, correspondence, newsletters, and other material.

Drabek, Jan

Robert Dwyer fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1175
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1953

The fonds consists of the financial records of Dwyer's funeral home in Kamloops, B.C. and personal records of R.H. Dwyer (1910-1953). Included in the financial records are income tax returns (1931-1949), journals (1910-1945), ledgers (1917-1943), synoptic ledger sheets (1944- 1952), agreements (1952-1953) and purchase orders (1945-1950). The personal records contain information pertaining to the Kamloops Masonic Temple Association.

Dwyer, Robert Hilmer

Energy and Chemical Workers Union Local 614 fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1179
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1946, 1976-1983

The fonds consists of minutes, financial and office files of the Energy and Chemical Workers Union Local 614 and its predecessors, the United Oil Workers Union Local 3, the Oil Workers International Union Local 614, and the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union Local 16-614. The fonds also includes correspondence and agreements of Imperial Oil Ltd. relating to the initial unionization of workers at the Ioco Refinery, Ioco, B.C. (now Port Moody, B.C.), 1943-1946.

Energy and Chemical Workers Union. Local 614 (Port Moody, B.C.)

Mildred Fahrni fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1183
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1992]

The fonds contains records related to Fahrni’s involvement with
various organizations including the Kerala Balagram School, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and Fahrni’s activities as a lecture at various conferences and institutions. The majority of these records are arranged into subject, or research files, and represent Fahrni’s active involvement with a variety of human rights issues and local, National and social justice organizations.
The fonds includes correspondence, subject files, newspaper clippings, sound recordings, lecture notes, speeches, and conference and lecture notes. The fonds also includes photographs, slides, and albums documenting Fahrni’s family, life in British Columbia and trip to various locations overseas.
The fonds consists of 28 broadcasts and talks on the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation, relief camps and related political topics of the depression on CJOR, Vancouver. It also includes correspondence and subject files relating to her interests in peace and women's movements.

Fahrni, Mildred, d. 1992

Federation of British Columbia Naturalists fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1187
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1978

The fonds consists of minutes of the Board of Directors, annual general meetings, spring and fall meetings, Vancouver Island regional meetings as well as circulars, memoranda, and reports, 1973-1978.

Federation of British Columbia Naturalists

Burrard Field Naturalists' Club fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1089
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1932

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, financial material, and membership lists (1926-1932).

Burrard Field Naturalists' Club

Vancouver Local No. 55 of Finnish Organization of Canada fonds : 1910-1969

  • RBSC-ARC-1192
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1985]

The fonds consists of photocopied minute books of the Finnish Workers' Association "Raivaija" (1910-1918), Finnish Organization of Canada, Local No. 55 (1934-1969), and Webster's Corner Socialist Local (1922-1955). The fonds also includes photocopies of financial records of Local No. 55 (1949-1957) and of subject files pertaining to the development of the Finnish culture in Canada.

Finnish Organization of Canada. Vancouver Local No. 55

Fisheries Association of British Columbia fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1193
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1975

The fonds consists of minutes, financial records, negotiations and agreements, speeches and subject files generated by the Fisheries Association. The subject files include information on the activities of the Association including labour, safety, pollution, resources, waste water and licence limitations. The material was primarily generated during the period 1955 to 1975, except for minutes of the Salmon Canners' Operating Committee (1943-1948), agreements (1946-1956) and one subject file on the Native Brotherhood of B.C. (1947-1958).

Fisheries Association of British Columbia

Food and Service Workers of Canada Union fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1197
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, case files, convention material and other textual records relating to the activities of the Food and Service Workers of Canada Union and its predecessor unions, the Canadian Food and Associated Services Union and the White Spot Employees Union.

Food and Service Workers of Canada Union

Fort Langley and District Board of Trade fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1198
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1965

The fonds consists of by-laws, membership lists, minutes, correspondence, reference files, and press clippings relating to the administration and operations of the Fort Langley and District Board of Trade between 1947 and 1965.

Fort Langley and District Board of Trade

Lindsay M. Garrison fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1208
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1951

The fonds consists of materials relating to the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) of Vancouver. Included are records of the East Vancouver District Council of the CCF (1949-1951), the cashbook of Cedar Cottage CCF Club (1944-1951), general correspondence and CCF election literature and pamphlets.

Garrison, Lindsay M.

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