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Apex Mountain collection

Subseries consists of a collection of documents covering the inception and development of Apex Mountain Resort near Penticton, BC. Includes form letters to Apex members, reports, and some financial statements. Also included is a collection of promotional brochures from the 1970s – 1990s.

An additional sequence of photographs related to Apex Mountain can also be found in series 1.3-1 (Historical Photograph Collection) at the item range 1.3-1/00766 – 1.3-1/00813.

Family correspondence

Series consists of correspondence records from the Whitham, Clements, and Zoellner families. Correspondence includes those that were received by various family members as well as those that were sent among family member. Series includes records such as letters, postcards, official documents, and ephemera. Some photos are pasted into pages of text and have not yet been separated. All photos, even those associated with correspondence files have been numbered as part of the family photographs series (12.2).

Alcuin Society Fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1001
  • Fonds
  • 1965-2017

The Alcuin Society Fonds reflects the activities of the society since its creation in 1965. The series consists predominantly of textual records, including administrative records, financial records, reports, correspondence, newsletters and promotional material. Also included are photographs, published material, brochures, and memorabilia. Correspondence is predominant throughout the fonds and in each series it is interfiled with related records.

Alcuin Society

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.)

Angus MacInnis memorial collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1011
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1970

The collection consists of records of the provincial office of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and general research material pertaining to socialism and the labour movement. It consists of minutes, scrapbooks, office correspondence and files relating to party organization and records of committees, CCF clubs, constituencies, federal ridings and election. The collection also includes records generated by Arthur Turner as CCF Whip and Arnold Webster as a provincial party leader. Subject files pertaining to early socialists and clippings about international affairs were created by Dorothy Steeves. Subsequent accessions added to the collection have included the records of Angus MacInnis, Francis McKenzie and former provincial leader Ernest Winch.

MacInnis, Angus

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

Harry Archibald fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1013
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1916

The fonds consists of records from the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada (1910-1916), the B.C. Amateur Athletic Union (1911-1914), and the B.C. Amateur Swimming Association (1913), together with programs for athletic events (1912-1915), clippings (1913-1915), and a photograph and printed material.

Archibald, Harry Patten, 1876-1972

Archives Collective collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1014
  • Collection
  • 1919-1989, predominant 1973-1989

Collection contents include materials related to various lesbian and gay organizations in Vancouver and Toronto, as well as political activities in the New Democratic party, left-wing organizations, presses and radio. The Gay Liberation movement is widely represented, with Labour, Socialist and Marxist, Women’s Liberation, and First Nations organizations peppered throughout the collection. Significant attention is given to Gay Alliance Towards Equality, the John Damien, Gay Tide and Body Politic legal battles, and Anita Bryant. There is also a significant presence of materials relating to CRFO Co-op Radio.

It was collected and donated by James Thomas, Founder of the Archives Collective. Significant donations were made to the Archives Collective by Randy Notte, a writer and gay advocate based out of Victoria and then Toronto and Vancouver; these donations document his wide range of involvement in the NDP and Socialist groups throughout Canada, especially as they have to do with gay and lesbian rights at that time. Files 2-20 to 6-07 are related to Notte’s activities. The collection is divided into two series, Subject Files (1919-1989) and Archive Administration (1979-1989).

Collection includes materials in the form of letters; pamphlets; posters; political materials, including a number of NDP related items collected by Randy Notte; materials relating to the functions of Gay and Lesbian organizations in Vancouver, Victoria and globally; newspapers and newspaper clippings; and other ephemera.

Archives Collective

Association in Canada Serving Organizations for Human Settlements fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1018
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2006, predominant 1974-1977

The fonds contains records of the ACSOH, Habitat I and Vision Habitat, as well as Oberlander’s records related to Habitat II, World Urban Forums 2 and 3, and other UN Habitat associated activities and research. Contents mainly consist of correspondence, reports, publications, governance and planning documentation and research.

Association in Canada Serving Organizations for Human Settlements

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

A.R.M.A. Vancouver Chapter fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1020
  • Fonds
  • 1969 - 2010

Fonds consists of records of the Vancouver Chapter of the Association of Records Managers (ARMA). Records in the fonds have come in multiple accruals. The first six accruals are described and inventoried in the attached pdf. The 2014 accrual is described and inventoried within this database record. Fonds materials include a history of the Vancouver Chapter, incorporation file, annual reports, financial records, minutes, correspondence, photographs from events, printed and published material, awards and award documents, and clippings relating to the activities of the Association.

Association of Records Managers and Administrators. Vancouver Chapter

Association of University and College Employees (AUCE) fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1021
  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 1985

The fonds consists of records related to the Association of University and College Employees' (AUCE's) provincial and local chapters activities, efforts, publications, and ephemera. Records span the Provincial and local unions' initial accreditation in 1973, to the Provincial union disbanding in 1985, and then follow the Local 1 (University of British Columbia) chapter through to its merger with CUPE in 1985 and forward into the late 2000's. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Executive, Advocacy and Bargaining, Committees, AUCE Local Chapters, Correspondence and Related Material, and Photographs, Publications, News Clippings and Ephemera.

Executive series: contains records relating to the executive functioning of the provincial union and Local 1 union chapters. Record types include union constitutions, by-laws, and amendments, minutes and agendas of executive meetings, and executive correspondence.

Advocacy and Bargaining series: comprised of records relating to the unions' efforts to advocate on behalf of their members and bargain as a collective unit. Record types include dockets, agendas, and minutes of Annual Conventions and Special Conventions, as well as minutes of the meetings of the General Membership, records pertaining to collective agreements between the workers and employers, including union contracts, and records following strikes, working conditions, and specific efforts that the AUCE and Local 1 undertook in response to provincial governmental and administrative changes.

Committees series: contains records related to the Local 1 and AUCE committees, including the Strike Committee, Contract Committee, Provincial Health and Safety Committee, Provincial Affiliation Committee, Communications Committee, Parking Fee Committee, Grievance Committee, and Merger Committee. Record types include meeting agendas, minutes, newsletters and correspondence, as well as related reports and materials interfiled with committee records.

AUCE Local Chapters Series: consists of records related to chapters 2 through 6 of the AUCE. The records feature the activities of the local chapters of Local 2, at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Local 3, at Notre Dame University of Nelson, Local 4, at Capilano College, Local 5, at College of New Caledonia, and Local 6, Teaching Support Staff at SFU (TSSU). Record types include meeting agendas, minutes, correspondence, contracts, and records related to local chapter strikes and contract negotiations, as well as secession from AUCE.

Correspondence and Related Material Series: consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of AUCE Local 1, as well as related materials interfiled with correspondence. Record types primarily consist of letters, though some other materials such as minutes and agendas of meetings are present.

Finally, the Photographs, Publications, News Clippings, and Ephemera series features photographs, slides, third party publications, news clippings, scrapbooks, pins, posters, and other ephemera documenting current events, legislation affecting the union and its members, as well as provincial and local union strikes, protests and rallies.

Association of University and College Employees

Mary F. Bishop fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1034
  • Fonds
  • [1920s?]-1990, predominant 1965-1985

The fonds reflects Mary Bishop’s interests in the social and political issues surrounding family planning, access to birth control, and population planning, primarily in Canada, as well as in south Asia and globally. She accumulated a large number of subject files to support her research in these areas on topics including human sexuality; abortion; fertility; welfare of children and families; and the influence of organized religion and Eugenics movements on birth control access. The fonds also reflects Bishop’s dedication to voluntary service with local, national, and international organizations focused on family and population planning. A small number of personal records are also included.

Bishop’s records are arranged into three series: population and family planning research; volunteer involvement; and personal files. The fonds consists primarily of newspaper clippings and research notes on topics of interest to Bishop; government and NGO reports and publications on population policy and family planning issues; pamphlets and flyers; and drafts of articles and speeches authored by Bishop. The fonds also includes recordings and transcripts of a series of interviews conducted by Bishop in the late 1970s with individuals relevant to the history of the birth control movement in Canada, including physicians, activists, religious leaders, couples, and individual women. Some organizational records for the various groups Bishop was part of (e.g., agendas, meeting minutes, annual reports, committee reports, correspondence, financial records) are also present in the fonds.

Bishop, Mary F.

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 Camping Association fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1051
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1975

The fonds consists of minute books, correspondence, photographs, newsletters, historical accounts, printed material and ephemera which reflect the Association's mandate to help camp leaders coordinate camping work in the province, establish standards and safeguards for camping and to stimulate community interest in the activity.

British Columbia Camping Association

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

British Columbia Federation of Labour fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1056
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1980, predominant 1962-1980

The fonds consists of research files compiled during the writing of Paul Phillip's No Power Greater: A Century of Labour in British Columbia, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, political education material, history questionnaires and minutes of the Federation and affiliated associations. Five subsequent accessions have resulted in the deposit of office files, financial records, briefs, convention proceedings, speeches, memoranda, photographs and sound recordings reflecting the wide scope of activity and interest pursued by the Federation.

British Columbia Federation of Labour

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 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 Lawn Bowling Association fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1061
  • Fonds
  • 1924-2002

The fonds consists of material from the British Columbia Lawn Bowling Association, the British Columbia Ladies Lawn Bowling Association (and its predecessor the Dogwood Lawn Bowling Association), and the Ladies' Lawn Bowling Association of British Columbia. The records include correspondence, minutes, financial records, constitutions and bylaws, reports, lists, memoranda, publications, and a photograph. Although the bulk of the records document the period 1977 to 1997, there are also minutes of the Ladies' Lawn Bowling Association of B.C. for the period 1924 to 1973.

British Columbia Lawn Bowling 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

British Columbia Peace Council fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1064
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1994

The fonds consists of office files, log books, minutes, posters and buttons. The office files consist mainly of correspondence, including that with the Canadian Peace Congress and the World Peace Council, and printed material. Some of the correspondence include the Pacific National Exhibition.

British Columbia Peace Council

British Columbia Projectionists Union fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1066
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1988

The fonds consists of materials relating to the work of projectionists, theatre management and safety. Fonds includes newspaper clippings and audio cassettes of interviews with retired union members conducted in 1988.

British Columbia Projectionists Union

Labour History Association fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1071
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1984

Fonds documents the administrative, financial and publication activities of the LHA, including the production of the film "For Twenty Cents a Day"; the slide-sound programs "These Were the Reasons..."and "Strike", both about the history of union organizing in BC; and ten issues of the journal "Labour History". Records include meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records and related material pertaining to the activities of the LHA.

Labour History Association

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

British Columbia Youth Parliament fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1074
  • Fonds
  • 1924 - 2014

The fonds consists of the records of the B.C. Youth Parliament dating from its first session in 1924. It includes journals of the House, correspondence relating to sessions and group activities, membership lists, reports, press clippings, press releases, records relating to playground development in urban housing complexes, records reflecting the administration and operations of the Parliament, and photographs.

Fonds was received in three accruals. Additional information about the first two accruals is available in the attached PDF document.

British Columbia Youth Parliament

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

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

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

Vancouver Chapter of the Canadian Poetry Association fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1107
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1991

The fonds consists of press releases, correspondence, cassette tapes of poetry readings, newsletters, forms, membership lists, statements, agendas, minutes, circulars, journals, a constitution, pamphlets, and floppy disks.

Canadian Poetry Association. Vancouver Chapter

Jerry Houle fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1108
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1988, predominant 1981-1984

The fonds consists of records relating to the railroad transportation industry and the role of the Canadian Shopcraft Union and railway workers. The correspondence, legal records, union data, reports, newsletters, and other printed material focuses upon the labour movement and the divergent paths between Canadian and American organized labour in the 1980's.

Houle, Jerry

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.)

Canadians for Democracy in Chile fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1112
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1998; predominant 1973-1989

The fonds consists of administrative records, correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, and educational and promotional materials related to the operations of the Canadians for Democracy in Chile (C.D.C.) and its relationships with various domestic (Canadian) and international organizations. Records reflect the C.D.C.’s functions as a public information resource and activist organization and its close working relationship with the Vancouver Chile Association and various labour organizations. C.D.C. also regularly corresponded with provincial and federal Canadian government offices concerning Canada’s relationship with Chile, particularly its economic relationship. Contents include: posters, leaflets, and other promotional materials for events, conference, and boycotts; published materials (including editions of Chile News, newsletters, and bound copies of conference and UN proceedings); newspaper clippings about activism, Chilean refugees in Canada, and conditions in Chile; correspondence; administrative records; and event photographs.

Canadians for Democracy in Chile

Carleton C.C.F. Club of Vancouver fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1114
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1960

The fonds consists of business records of the Carleton CCF Club (Vancouver), including cancelled cheques, ledgers, bingo receipts and an unidentified photograph.

Carleton C.C.F. Club of Vancouver

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
  • [1932?]-1977

The fonds consists of medical claim files collected between 1939 and 1974 for Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada (CM&S, later known as Cominco) workers in Trail, B.C. Files include claim forms with doctors’ certificates, checks to sick accounts, correspondence between the Society and worker and/or worker’s doctor, medical examination sheets, and other material produced by workers’ participation in the claim process.

Claim forms were submitted by workers every fourteen days during a given benefit period to obtain claim payment. These forms generally record dates from which the employee was absent and was expected to return to work, a doctor’s diagnosis and certification of the worker’s claim, and, if relevant, details of the sickness or accident inciting medical attention. Some files include a full medical examination sheet, which was required for a worker’s acceptance as a Society member. Although not included in every file, correspondence was produced when the Society assessed the validity of a claim and/or extended benefits, doctors attested to an employee’s fitness (or lack of) to return to work, and workers checked on the progress of their claims.

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

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