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Vancouver YMCA fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1587
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1945

The fonds consists of a typescript history of the Vancouver YMCA, four volumes of minutes (1899-1921, 1940-1945) and two volumes of minutes of the Y's Men's Club (1922-1925). Some printed material is interleafed with the first minute book.

Vancouver Young Men's Christian Association

Veterans Against Nuclear Arms Lower Mainland Branch fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1592
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1995

The fonds consists of material relating to the administration, communication and operational activities engaged in by executive members of the Lower Mainland Branch., both independently and in co-ordination with VANA as a whole. The material consists of correspondence files, publications, records relating to lobbying government, newsletters, records relating to speaking engagements, special event files and appointment scheduling diaries.

Veterans Against Nuclear Arms. Lower Mainland Branch

W.R. Black fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1035
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1919-1930]

The fonds consists of hand-written and undated poetry and prose written by W.R. Black from various locations including Whaleton and Squirrel Cove. Black's prose consisted mainly of editorial essays on various moral and religous issues as well as the Scottish people, and short stories.

Black. W.R.

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

Wil Hudson fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1260
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1991

The fonds consists largely of print samples of commercial work produced by Hudson throughout his career as a fine printer. Print samples include commerical notices, leaflets, stationary, greeting cards, invitations, memorial notices, broadsides, cover proofs,etc. The samples include work for Gallelry Tantalus (Powell River), Alcuin Society, and the University of British Columbia.

Hudson, Wil

Vancouver Women in Focus Society fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1586
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1993

The Vancouver Women in Focus Society fonds reflect their activities in video production and distribution, gallery exhibitions, activism and lobbying, community engagement, and research. Materials include correspondence, office files, newsletters, grant applications, sales and rental records, legal documents, catalogues and bibliographies, clippings, posters and flyers, meeting minutes, books, newspaper clippings, and financial records. The fonds also contains several non-WIF records relating to feminist and women’s issues, general art and film, as well as local and federal politics that reflects the context of the time and place in which Women in Focus were operating.

Records relating to the first series, the Administrative series, includes files dealing with the maintenance and upkeep of the society such as: meeting minutes, sales and rental agreements, artist contracts, artist resumes, notes, lease information, WIF newsletters, and legal and court documents. The series also consists of two subseries: Financial and Correspondence.

Records relating to the second series, the Production and Distribution series, include files dealing the Women in Focus Society’s production and distribution of feminist video and film. Production records include: meetings and records from the production committee; files relating to various individual productions; and publicity for WIF productions. Distribution records include: distribution statistics; catalogues; distribution information and research; and distribution correspondences.

Records relating to the third series, the Gallery series, include files dealing with the Women in Focus Society’s art gallery events. Gallery records include: records relating to the gallery committee; artist submissions; publicity for gallery shows; research into potential gallery shows; gallery guides; information relating to specific shows; and gallery sign in books.

Records relating to the fourth series, the Events series, include files dealing with the Women in Focus Society’s various events that they hosted or participated in. Event records include: publicity for events; project budgets and logistics research; correspondences and press releases about events; documents relating to workshops; research relating to participating in other events. Many records in the Events series relate to project-specific grant applications in the Administrative series.

Records relating to the fifth series, the Resources and Reference series, include files dealing with the Women in Focus Society’s research into related organizations and various of topics of interest. Records related to other organizations include: publicity for non-WIF productions; newsletters from other organizations; and artist profiles. Records relating to topics of interest cover political and social issues as they relate to women and/or art. These records range from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. These files include: government publications; magazines; newsletters; newspapers; zines; pamphlets; and photocopies of books.

Vancouver Women in Focus Society

Harry M. Daggett fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1155
  • Fonds
  • 1922 - 1961

Fonds consists of records relating to Dr. Harry Mark Draggatt's philatelic interests and contains biographical information about Dr. Daggett including his birth certificate, grade school and high school report cards, University Diplomas, and a number of photographs. The fonds is made up of three series as determined by the creator. The series are Literature Study Group, BA Clips, and Personal.

Daggett, Harry M.

William Lane fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1321
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1875

The fonds consists of correspondence, business documents, and miscellany (1843-1875) from the Fort Garry Hudson's Bay Post, which focuses primarily on the business conducted at the fort , such as trading and organizing supply trips to other posts.

Lane, William Douglas

William McConnell fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1361
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1985

The fonds consists of correspondence between Margerie and Malcolm Lowry and William and Alice McConnell (1957-1983) relating to their mutual interests, as well as clippings and articles about Malcolm Lowry collected by the McConnells. The fonds also includes 62 letters between Allan Crawley and William McConnell relating to Crawley's activities (1945-1970). Included also are comments on the Crawley letters by W. McConnell (1985) and a typescript of a short story by McConnell.

McConnell, William

William Templeton collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1552
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1963

The collection consists of material relating to Malcolm Lowry. Included are six letters, typed manuscripts pertaining to "Under the Volcano" and "Lunar Caustic", pencil sketches, newspaper clippings of articles about Lowry (1960-1963), photographs of Lowry and his wife, Margerie Bonner and memorabilia.

Women's Christian Temperance Union of British Columbia fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1625
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1970

The fonds consists of convention reports (1963-1969), some correspondence, a script for a CBC broadcast (1953), two essays, an article and scrapbooks of clippings (1938-1960).

Women's Christian Temperance Union of British Columbia

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1626
  • Fonds
  • 1917-2015, predominant 1969-2006

The fonds consists of correspondence, much of it by or addressed to Sheila Young, concerning various international issues. Among the addressees are Prime Ministers Trudeau, Pearson, and Diefenbaker; various cabinet ministers; international heads-of-state; the United Nations; newspapers, commissions and organizations; government departments and agencies, and businesses. The fonds includes records of the 11th, 13th-18th, and 20th International Congresses of the W.I.L.P.F., as well as printed material on military expenditures, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, peace, and the polar regions, and also contains evidential records pertaining to W.I.L.P.F. operations. An accrual was added in 2007 containing printed material, minutes, correspondence from 1988-1997, financial and other operations records, ephemera, and records relating to the creation of the Canadian section and the drafting of its constitution. An additional accrual was added in 2015 including video recordings of W.I.L.P.F. and affiliated organizations events, and other organizational records.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Norman Newton fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1402
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence carried with peers and publishers, manuscripts of works both published and unpublished, and critics' reviews of published material. Correspondence with Derek Healey and Tibor Serly provide the framework for collaborations created, primarily by mail, with each person. Fonds includes revisions to "A Leviathon" and "The White Man from the Sea".

Newton, Norman, 1929-

Northcote Caesar fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1093
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940]

The fonds consists of a manuscript of Caesar's autobiography, The Record of a Life, recounting events of his immigration to Canada from England, experiences as a pioneer in Saskatchewan, and successes and failures as a fruit farmer and rancher in Vernon, B.C. from 1892 to 1935. Also included is the manuscript of a poem.

Caesar, Northcote H., b. 1870

Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1412
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1915

The fonds consists of records relating to activities of the O.M.I. at Lake Okanagan and Kamloops (1860-1915).

Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate (B.C.)

On-to-Ottawa Trek collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1420
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1987

The collection consists of records relating to the 1935 On-to-Ottawa Trek and its 50th Anniversary. Included are copied posters, newsletters, proclamations, legal documents, and photographs relating to the original Trek as well as audio tapes, clippings and itineraries from the 1985 anniversary events.

Patrick Lane fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1320
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1977

The fonds consists of incoming and outgoing letters (1958-1976), including letters from well-known Canadian poets, as well as incoming greeting cards (undated), financial records, and memorabilia. Included also are manuscripts of poetry, prose (titled and untitled short stories), prose poetry, an unfinished and untitled novel, essays, plays and printed poetry. The fonds also includes a 1971 notebook, notes, reviews (1970-1977), photographs, drawings and printed material.

Lane, Patrick, 1939-

Paul Robeson Memorial Concert collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1470
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2002

Fonds consists of records related to the organization of the Paul Robeson Memorial Concert and the accompanying oral history project. Textual series in this fonds include financial records, oral history project plans and concert planning. There is also a series which contains the audio recordings of the interviews conducted by the committee.

Penkill collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1433
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1895

The Penkill collection consists of records of William Bell Scott, Alice Boyd and Margaret Courtenay. The collection includes five hundred letters from Scott to Alice Boyd, and a large number of letters to Scott and Boyd from other artists and writers. Also in the collection are the letters from Arthur Hughes and letters concerning the 1872 illness of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The collection also includes the diaries of W.B. Scott, Alice Boyd and Margaret Courtenay.

Mary Williams fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1621
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1950

The fonds consists of the unpublished manuscripts of It Seems to Me, Faith and Fancy, and Broken Crystals. These typescripts date from the period 1935-1950 when Williams was travelling across Canada. The fonds also includes printed and published poems (1936-1945).

Williams, Mary Elizabeth, b. 1877

Mechanics' Institute fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1370
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1884

The fonds consists of bylaws and minutes of the Mechanics Institute relating to the Institute's support of a reading room library and a museum at Burrard Inlet in the Mechanics Institute Hall.

Mechanics' Institute (Vancouver, B.C.)

Mick Lowe fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1334
  • Fonds
  • 1990-1993

The fonds consists of research material gathered by Lowe for his biography of Claire Culhane. In addition to the textual material, there are also sound recordings and photographs.

Lowe, Mick, 1947-

R.H. Vaughan fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1590
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1954

The fonds consists of photoprints on his activities as a government employee and the regions in which he worked. He was employed as a draftsman during the 1944 season on the Pine Pass Survey and an album contains 30 prints of activities during the survey. There is also an album relating to his activities in the Fraser Valley, 1934-1938, including photos of the flood of Jan., 1935.

Vaughan, R.H.

Renee Kasinsky fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1298
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1975

The fonds consists of records relating to issues such as amnesty, selective service and Canadian aid groups for draft resistors. Included is correspondence from the Vancouver Committee to Aid American War Objectors (1968-1975), questionnaires, related information and analysis (1969/70), interview transcripts, clippings, notes and printed material. The material was created during the writing of Kasinsky's book entitled, "Refugees from Militarism: Draft-Age Americans in Canada".

Kasinsky, Renee Goldsmith

Robert Darrall fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1159
  • Fonds
  • 1891

The fonds consists of a notebook entitled "Legends of the Siwash Indians" (1891).

Darrall, Robert Erdedome

Robert McKechnie fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1366
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1780]-1960

The fonds consists of index cards, engravings, notes, maps, printed material and documents from McKechnie's B.C. Place Names project. The fonds also includes forty engraved prints related to the project, illustrating British explorers or events in the 18th and 19th centuries and a map of Russian discoveries on the Northwest Coast (ca. 1780).

McKechnie, Robert Edward

Rolf Knight fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1306
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2017

The fonds consists of manuscripts, research files and printed material relating to Knight's activities as a student and university professor in the field of anthropology. Included are manuscript copies of A Very Ordinary Life, Indians at Work, Along the No. 20 Line and transcripts of interviews with Bob Chestnut, Harvey Murphy, and John Smith. Fonds also includes a typescript copy of Knight's and a manuscript copy of an autobiography of Homer Stevens.

Knight, Rolf

Ronald Hambleton fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1228
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1967

The fonds consists of eleven undated letters from Ethel Wilson to Ronald Hambleton and two handwritten manuscripts by Wilson, "At what point do I grow old?" (12 p.) and "In defense of a little learning" (15 p.). Also included are three taped interviews with Wilson conducted by Hambleton for the CBC (1955, 1967).

Hambleton, Ronald, 1917-

Russell Kelly fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1301
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1986

The fonds consists of records related to the writing of his novel "Pattison: Portrait of a Capitalist Superstar." The records were organized in files by the author and this organizational system has been maintained. The four series consist of reference files, subject files, novel drafts, and miscellaneous. The records cover the years 1984-1986.

Kelly, Russell

N.P. Bladgon Phillips fonds

  • BC 1456/1
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1932

The fonds consists of Phillips' photographs of railway equipment and related scenery in England, France, India and British Columbia.

Phillips, N.P. Blagdon

Nan Cheney fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1121
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1991

The fonds consists of 71 holograph letters from Ethel Wilson to Cheney, as well as correspondence from Wallace Wilson, Mary [Dodds] and Dorothy McNair. There is also correspondence between Nan Cheney and various artists, including Emily Carr, between the years 1938 and 1984. Cheney's subject files on Canadian artists are included in the fonds, along with newspaper and periodical clippings, memorabilia, photographs and manuscripts.

Cheney, Nan

National Association of Marine Engineers fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1393
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1966

The fonds consists of minutes of Council No. 7 (1902-1921, 1938-1951), minutes of Council No. 4 (n.d.), financial records, agreements, membership and attendance records, towboat grievances, printed material, credit union material, all relating to the NAME. Also included are Ladies' Auxiliary records and L.H. Charlton's correspondence.

National Association of Marine Engineers

Noel Money fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1380
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1940

The fonds consists of three bound volumes containing photographs, clippings and memorabilia relating to Money's various activities. It includes detailed listings of the type and amount of game caught during his hunting and fishing trips throughout the world (1884-1940). These volumes also chronicle his military career.

Money, Noel Ernest

Vancouver cultural events collection. Part 2, Music

  • FC3847.394 .V325 pt. 2
  • Collection
  • [1879- ]

A compilation of programs, season brochures, flyers, newsletters, tickets, annotations, and newspaper clippings, all pertaining to performances held primarily in Vancouver, British Columbia, by various companies and organizations.

The following organizations are represented in the collection: 604 Hip-Hop Expo, Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival, Burney Ensemble, CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, Chor Leoni Men's Chorus, Community Arts Council of Vancouver, Early Music Vancouver, Elektra Women’s Choir, Erato Ensemble, Famous Artists, Friends of Chamber Music, Festival Concert Society, Festival du Bois, Gallery Singers, GLASS Youth Choir, Greater Vancouver Operatic Society, Hilker Attractions, Holy Rosary Cathedral Concert Series, International Celebrity Concerts, Juno Awards, Laudate Singers, Lions Gate Sinfonia, Lions Gate Sinfonia, Little Chamber Music Series That Could, Music in the Morning Concert Society, Musica Intima (Musical group), New Westminster Symphony Orchestra, MusicFest Vancouver, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Pandora's Vox Vocal Ensemble, Philharmonic Music Club, Purcell String Quartet, Rainy City Gay Men's Chorus, Ramcoff Concert Society, Roedde House Preservation Society, Sacred Harp Ensemble, Sing Seven, Vancouver Academy of Music, Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Cantata Singers, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Vancouver Children’s Choir, Vancouver Chinese Choir Association, Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble, Vancouver Chopin Society, Vancouver Dixieland Jazz Society, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver Folk Song Society, Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, Vancouver International Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver New Music Society, Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, Vancouver Pro Musica, Vancouver Sweet Basil Singers' Festival, Vancouver Woman's Musical Club, Vetta Chamber Music, Victoria Ladies Musical Club, Vancouver Opera House, Vancouver Recital Society, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, West Coast Chamber Music, West Vancouver Community Arts Council, Western Canadian Music Awards.

The collection also includes six boxes of material from miscellaneous Vancouver and non-Vancouver area organizations and venues.

Robert Duncan fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1704
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1978

Fonds consists of records related to Robert Duncan’s role as producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s documentary "Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry" (1976). Principal work on the film spanned from 1974 to 1976.

Textual records in the fonds consist of transcripts of interviews conducted for the documentary and documents related to planning, research, production, and post-production activities for the film. Interview transcripts are arranged by film roll number and chronological order. Film production documents include correspondence, financial documents, forms, memoranda, notes, schedules, permits, promotional materials, ephemera, film proposals, copies of newspaper articles, and other material. Photographs include black and white stills of Lowry and his friends and family used in the film, as well as black and white prints of behind-the-scenes photographs taken during filming. Film production documents are arranged in loose chronological order or based on the creator’s original arrangement. The fonds is arranged into two series: Interview and film transcripts; film production documents.

Duncan, Robert Alexander Bremner

Isabella (Cox) Starr fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1527
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1929]

Fonds consists of two scrapbooks created by a Vancouverite about American movie stars of the silent movie era and photographs of those stars including Ramon Novarro, Richard Dix, Lillian Gish, Gloria Swanson, and Isabell Starr.

Starr, Isabella

J. Cowan fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1143
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1946

The fonds consists of manuscript notebooks filled with sermons, sermon notes, and liturgical pieces written on loose paper. Also included is printed material such as clippings and journal articles on divine subjects.

Cowan, J., Reverend

John A. Pacey fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1957-1977

The fonds consists of materials created by John A. Pacey relating to logging safety. Fonds includes publications, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Pacey, John A.

Slavonic Studies photograph collection

  • BC 1403-1413
  • Fonds

The collection consists of photographs depicting Slavonic musicians, cultural and policial figures, scenes of Russian life and scenes from plays.

University Hill Book Club fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1572
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1985

The fonds consists of reports from the annual meetings of the Club, which include minutes, treasurer's reports, financial records and lists of book selections (1946-1984). The fonds also includes minutes of meetings of the Book Club and related material for the period 1946 to 1984.

University Hill Book Club

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

Vancouver Labour Committee for Human Rights fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1579
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1977

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings and activities of the Vancouver Labour Committee for Human Rights.

Vancouver Labour Committee for Human Rights

Technocracy Movement fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1549
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1998

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, magazine articles, newspaper clippings concerning Technocracy Inc. and miscellaneous other topics, lecture notes and transcripts, writing and teaching guides, public speaking guides, activities calendars, promotional and printed materials, course books and study manuals, newsletters, receipts, obituaries, pamphlets, leaflets and booklets.

Technocracy Movement

Theodore Roethke fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1472
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1953

The fonds consists of typescripts, galley proofs and introductory paragraphs of The Waking: Poems, 1933-53.

Roethke, Theodore

Thomas Whaun fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1612
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1984

The fonds consists primarily of correspondence with accompanying newspaper clippings, diaries and photographs. Fonds includes school notes and correspondence of his daughter, lieutenant colonel June Whaun.

Whaun, Thomas Moore

Sturges family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1537
  • Fonds
  • 1812-1883

The fonds consists of family papers, including Thomas and Samuel Sturges, from Britain which date from 1812 to 1883. It includes leases, wills, fire insurance policies and tax forms.

Sturges (family)

Douglas Coupland fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1643
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2012

Fonds consists primarily of records created by Coupland from approximately 1980 to 2012. The fonds includes: drafts of Coupland’s major literary works, personal and artistic photographs, visual art material (such as collages, paintings, printouts of digital collages and sculpture maquettes), items of clothing and leather goods, technical notes and designs for Coupland’s website, conceptual sketches and designs, correspondence, and other records.

Coupland, Douglas

Donald Graham fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1215
  • Fonds
  • 1876

The fonds consists of a handwritten diary and reminiscences by Donald Graham (1876).

Graham, Donald

Craft family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1145
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1925

The fonds consists of legal documents pertaining to land settlement, business records and personal papers.

Craft (family)

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

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