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Icelandic Lutheran Church subfonds

Subfonds reflects the history and evolution of the Icelandic Lutheran Church and its activities in the greater Vancouver community. The Women’s Auxiliary of the Icelandic Lutheran Church was very involved in the functioning of the institution; therefore many of the records document the initiatives that the Women’s Auxiliary of the Church’s undertook during the Church’s history through the extensive minutes they kept of their monthly meetings. Records also document the church’s founding and development.

Subfonds is divided into three series: Administrative records, Publications, and Photographs.

Icelandic Lutheran Church

Ströndin Internet Radio subfonds

Subfonds consists of material made or received by Ströndin Internet Radio used to make Ströndin Internet Radio’s various programs in the course of promoting Icelandic culture to its listenership. It includes scripts and recordings of the first six radio programmes, reference material such as concert programmes and manuscripts. Also included are reference materials on audio cassettes and in photographs.

Ströndin Internet Radio

Sharron J. Simpson sous fonds

Sous fonds consists of documentation of Sharron J. Simpson’s activities between the years of approximately 1994 to 2011. Sous fonds is predominantly concerned with Sharron J. Simpson’s leadership in the Simpson Covenant court case in 2007 and 2008, as well as the compilation of her personal family research and a few writing samples. In addition, an aggregation of photographs related to her activities is also included.

Scandinavian Cultural Society subfonds

Subfonds reflects the Scandinavian Cultural Society’s (SCS) efforts to promote and support Scandinavian cultural events and activities in the greater Vancouver area, most notably the Scandinavian Festival 1986. Under SCS’s constitution, they hold executive meetings to also organize and promote other cultural events and communicate to their community through newsletters. SCS was founded to help celebrate Vancouver’s Centennial and Expo ’86; therefore, many of their records document the administration, communications, publicity, and promotions arising from planning the event as well as the event itself.

Subfonds is divided into four series: Events and activities, Publications, Administrative records, and Photographs.

Scandinavian Cultural Society

Jeanne Robinson and Nova Dance Theatre

Subfonds contains material pertaining to Jeanne Robinson's dance career. Records primarily regard the development of the Nova Dance Theatre, a modern dance company in Halifax, NS of which Robinson was the founder, director, and resident choreographer during its entire existence.

Icelandic National League of North America subfonds

Subfonds reflects the support the Vancouver Chapter of the Icelandic National League of North America has provided to cultural activities in the Icelandic community of Vancouver. INLNA holds executive meetings, annual conventions, and maintains an email listserv, sharing news and information of various communities. They also maintain a website and social media presence. INLNA has published an Icelandic Heritage Calendar, and has implemented programs such as the INL Reads Program, Donald K. Johnson Film Screening Program, Icelandic Settlement Tours Program, Snorri West youth program and several international visit and audio programs. Additionally, INLNA grants a yearly scholarship, the Laurence S. G. Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award, originally initiated in 2003 to be bestowed upon a recipient for contributions not only to the Icelandic Community and the community at large.

Subfonds is arranged into four series: Administrative records, Conference and convention records, Publications, and Photographs. Subfonds also contains one file of records pertaining to the Viking Association, Uff-Dah.

Icelandic National League of North America

Literary work

The Literary work sous-fonds consists of a variety of Blanche Howard' s writings, such as typescript and computer generated manuscripts of published, unpublished and abandoned novels, essays, short stories (most include hand-written annotations), and research material. In addition, the sous-fonds contains a newspaper column and letters-to-the-editor written for various newspapers in the Okanagan, Vancouver and Ottawa. The sous-fond contains newsprint and photocopies of newspaper clippings of Howard's column, and her various letters-to-the-editor. The sous-fonds also accommodates book reviews written by Howard, speeches written for herself and others and a single play, "A Celibate Season"). Most of the series contain correspondence with publishers. The sousfonds is comprised of the following series : Novels and Plays, Associated Material, Short stores and Essays and Non-fiction series, as well as the single play, "A Celibate Season" (Play).

Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia subfonds

Subfonds reflects the history and evolution of the Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia (ICC of BC) and its initiatives and activities in the greater Vancouver community. ICC of BC holds executive meetings, and celebrates Icelandic holidays and cultural traditions in its community. In addition to producing a monthly newsletter for its friends and members, the ICC of BC has implemented programs such as Icelandic language classes and a scholarship program to students of Icelandic descent. The ICC of BC, in conjunction with the Sólskin Society, managed the Icelandic Heritage Library. The subfonds consists predominantly of textual records, including administrative records and reports, financial records, correspondence, programming, newsletters and promotional material. Also included are photographs, published material, brochures, and ephemera.

Subfonds is divided into five series: administrative records, correspondence, events and programs, publications and library material, and photographs.

Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia

Plywood Manufacturers Association of British Columbia sous-fonds.

Sous-fonds reflects the Plywood Manufacturers Association of British Columbia (PMBC) organization and activities. Materials found in the sous-fonds are circulars, correspondence, meeting minutes and reports. The records document the association’s core functions, activities, and responsibilities.
The sous-fonds is divided into four series: Minutes, Correspondence, Circulars, and Reports.

Plywood Manufacturers Association of British Columbia

Financial Secretary Papers

The financial secretary is a salaried and elected executive member within the Union ; his position is mandated by the Union's constitution . Originally called the secretary treasurer in the 1945 Constitution, the title was changed to financial secretary in 1961 . Both the secretary treasurer and financial secretary successfully carried out their constitutionally appointed functions. This involved having responsibility for the financial obligations of the Union, such as members dues, bank accounts , bill payments, being audited, and reporting to the CCU . As well as the mandated functions, both the secretary treasurer and the financial secretary administered the various union benefit funds . The position was held by E. Lehman (1945), D. Nelson (1945), B .G . Lane (1945-1950), T . Brown (1950-1952), Ossie Simpson (1952-1959), and Ronald Grant (1959-1980) . Sous-fonds contains records generated by the last two individuals who held this position : Ossie Simpson and Ronald Grant. The records resulting from their activities include letters, manuals, constitutions, general union information, and newsletters. The sous-fonds' five series are Correspondence , Welfare and pension policies papers, Constitutions and associated papers, IWA per capita taxes papers, and General reference material.

Icelandic Care Home Höfn Society subfonds

The subfonds reflects the development of the Icelandic Care Home Höfn Society from its inception to the present day, and its continued dedication toward providing Icelandic seniors with care and support. By accumulating donations from the community and government, they were able to complete renovations on new facilities, expand their assisted living services, hold events, and contribute to the wellbeing of its residents.

The Society’s records are arranged into four series, spanning from its inception to the present day: Administrative records, Residents records, Publications, and Photographs.

Icelandic Care Home Höfn Society

Canadian Pulp and Paper Association (B.C. Division) sous-fonds.

Sous-fonds reflects the organization and functions of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, Western Branch. The materials consist predominantly of committee meeting minutes including: the Executive Committee meeting minutes, Forestry Committee meeting minutes, meeting minutes for the Queen Elizabeth Arboretum committee, Safety committee meeting minutes, Traffic committee meeting minutes, and Company Comptroller meeting minutes. The records also include the Queen Elizabeth Arboretum agreements.
The sous-fonds is divided into two series: Minutes and Agreements

Canadian Pulp and Paper Association (B.C. Division)

Shepherd, Marion

Sous-fonds consists of a notebook concerning current events created by Marion Shepherd as a student.

Shepherd, Marion

Shepherd, Margaret

Sous-fonds consists of correspondence, and a report relating to Margaret Shepherd's involvement with the Co-operative Commonwealth Youth Movement, and minutes of the South Westminster Co-operative Commonwealth, 1939-1946.

Shepherd, Margaret

Shepherd, Dorothy Hardwick

Sous-fonds consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, printed material, and minutes pertaining to Dorothy Shepherd's involvement with the South Westminster CCF Women's Club, and has been arranged into series according to these record types.

Consolidated Red Cedar and Shingle Association of British Columbia sous-fonds.

Sous-fonds reflects the organization, function, and activities of the Consolidated Red Cedar Shingles Association of British Columbia (CRCSA). Materials include circulars generated by the association, correspondence on the topic of shingles, reports on shingle production on the Pacific Coast, cost of shingles, and history of shingle control, projects including one dedicated to the Cedar Canoe Exhibit in Staley Park, transcripts from the Sloan Commission, briefs, bulletins, scrapbooks with forestry related articles pasted on the pages, lists of shingle mills, financial records, advertising and trademark records relating to Edgewood and minutes of the associations committees.
The sous-fonds is divided into ten series: scrapbooks, financial records, projects, correspondence, minutes, briefs, bulletins, Edgewood, reports, Sloan commission, circulars, and lists.

Consolidated Red Cedar and Shingle Association of British Columbia

Industrial Workers of the World

This sous-fonds consists of records that document the Vancouver GMB’s internal business, its relationship with other IWW bodies such as the GEB, its publications and its external activities. These records include minutes, correspondence, photographs, posters pamphlets and drafts of the Solidarity Bulletin newsletter. Also included in the sous-fonds are important historical IWW publications from the 1920s and 1930s. Although there are records from the 1970s, these are arranged in a separate series from the 1980s records because they are less complete. Additionally, the Vancouver GMB lay dormant between 1973 and 1982 and the functions of the organization changed significantly during the hiatus.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:
• 1970s series.
• Internal branch business series: as part of the regular activities of the branch,
leading members, organized branch business meetings, prepared financial
statements, corresponded with members and corresponded with the central IWW
body in Chicago.
• External IWW activities series: this series contains the records of a number of
Vancouver members who were active in other IWW bodies such as the General
Executive Board and organizing for the 1987 convention that was held in
Vancouver.
• External social, political and cultural activities series.
• Solidarity Bulletin series (1980s).
• Publications Series.
• Photograph Series.

Industrial Workers of the World

Sólskin Society subfonds

Subfonds reflects the Sólskin Society’s efforts to support and provide wellbeing to Icelandic Care Home Höfn residents, and promote Icelandic cultural heritage. They achieved this by holding events for the residents, such as their Annual Christmas Party, Easter Party, teas and open houses, as well as raising funds through casino nights, and two annual bazaars. During the Scandinavian Cultural Society’s Scandinavian Festival at Expo 86, the Sólskin Society also provided a week long demonstration of Icelandic cookery. Their fundraising efforts contributed to the purchase and renovation of the Icelandic Care Home Höfn’s original and current locations. In honour of their 75th anniversary in 1992, they compiled and wrote Sólskin Memoirs.

Subfonds is divided into five series: administrative records, financial records, e vents and activities, publications, and photographs.

Sólskin Society

British Columbia Loggers Association.

Sous-fonds reflects the functions and activities of the British Columbia Loggers Association. The sous-fonds consists of committee records, the association’s by-laws and constitution, financial records including audited financial statements, deposits and disbursements made by the association, minutes from several different meeting groups including directors meetings, executive council of B.C. Loggers Association meeting minutes, finance management meeting minutes, and general meeting minutes, reports generated by the B.C. Loggers association and various statistics.
The sous-fonds has been divided into seven series based on the association’s different functions: by-laws and constitution, circulars, committees, financial records, minutes reports, and statistics.

British Columbia Loggers Association.

S.M. Simpson Ltd. sous fonds

Administrative history
The Simpson family fonds is primarily a compilation of the images and records of three corporate entities, (Kelowna Sawmill Ltd., S.M. Simpson Ltd., S & K Ltd.) as well as the records and images of S. M. Simpson’s sole proprietorship between 1913 – 1924, prior to the incorporation of S. M. Simpson Ltd.

The Kelowna Sawmill dates from 1892 when it was first established by Bernard Lequime, who subsequently sold it to David Lloyd-Jones in 1901. Lloyd-Jones had a variety of business partners during the time he owned the sawmill. In 1942, Stanley M. Simpson, the owner of S. M. Simpson Ltd., purchased and operated the Kelowna Sawmill until it was destroyed by fire in 1944. The corporate Kelowna Sawmill Ltd. was maintained and became the retail arm of S. M. Simpson Ltd. until 1956, when retail operations ceased.
Stanley M. Simpson arrived in Kelowna in 1913 and operated a sole proprietorship for the next eleven years (1913-1924) until incorporating S. M. Simpson Ltd. in 1924. During those early years, Simpson operated his business in two different downtown locations, as well as running, or partnering in various portable sawmills throughout the area. His sash and door factory on Abbott Street, manufactured and sold windows and doors, custom furniture, and wooden fruit boxes for the expanding Okanagan fruit and vegetable industry. The business operated out of this location until 1948.
Needing a reliable and accessible source of logs, Stanley Simpson bought land at Manhattan Beach along the lakeshore, in Kelowna’s North End. In 1930, he began constructing a sawmill and box factory and three years later, added a veneer plant to the site.

The Province of British Columbia created Forest Management licenses in 1951, when S. M. Simpson Ltd. was awarded Tree Farm License #9. Needing to diversity, S. M. Simpson Ltd. created S&K Ltd. to add a plywood manufacturing facility to the Manhattan site. It began operations in 1957.

In the following years S. M. Simpson Ltd. purchased other sawmills and logging operations, including Trautman Garraway in Peachland (1955), Peachland Sawmill & Box (1955), McLean Sawmills (1957), Lumby Timber Co (1959), Ferguson Brothers Lumber (1962), Stave Lumber (1962) Eagle Pass Lumber (1963), R&L Lumber (1964).
Stanley Simpson died in 1959. Horace B. Simpson, Stanley’s son, managed S. M. Simpson Ltd. until 1965 when the company was sold to Crown Zellerbach, Canada. A branch operation of the U.S. company, this was the first of a succession of owners, and though the Simpson name was attached to the operations for several years, the family was no longer involved.

In 1965, H.B. Simpson sold S.M.S. Ltd and its several associates and subsidiaries to the Canadian instance of Crown Zellerbach Corporation: Crown Zellerbach Canada. It continued operating as the S.M. Simpson Division of Crown Zellerbach Canada for several years until the name was changed to simply Crown Zellerbach Canada. In 1969, Crown Zellerbach purchased several more sawmills in the region, including Armstrong Sawmills operations in Armstrong, Enderby, Vernon and Falkland, as well as Ponderosa Pine Lumber Co. in 1970.

In 1981 Crown Zellerbach Canada was purchased by Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd. and the entity’s name was changed to Crown Forest, and in 1987 the name changed again to Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd. The company was then subsequently purchased by Riverside Forest Products in 1992. In 2004 Riverside Forest Products was purchased by Tolko Industries Ltd. which operated until 2020.

Scope and content
The sous fonds includes records generated by Stanley Merriam Simpson both before and after the corporate life of S.M. Simpson Ltd., and additionally documents a suite of succeeding companies that assumed the business operations and assets established by S.M. Simpson.

The sous fonds consists of a photographic record that documents the wood processing entity established by S.M. Simpson across iterations of corporate ownership, as well as business records relating to substantial operations, labour relations, safety programs, legal proceedings, and administration.

The sous fonds consists of a photographic record that documents the wood processing entity established by S.M. Simpson across iterations of corporate ownership, as well as business records relating to substantial operations, labour relations, safety programs, legal proceedings, and administration.

British Columbia Lumber Manufacturers Association sous-fonds.

Sous-fonds contains records that document the organization, function and activities of the British Columbia Lumber Manufacturers Association. Materials in the sous-fonds consist of administrative records including letterheads, general plans and organization of the association, agreements, organization produced briefs, the association’s bulletins, by-laws, declarations, certificates and constitution relating to the founding of the association and its functions, inquires, circulars, correspondence, directories, financial records, records on the cooperation between BCLMA and other organizations, Forest Products Laboratory records, general lists, meeting minutes, publicity records, records relating to various projects conducted by the BCLMA, reports, statistics, and the associations Timber Extension Overseas files.
The sous-fonds is divided into nineteen series.

British Columbia Lumber Manufacturers Association

Hood Brothers

Subfonds consists of correspondence and financial records related to the operations of the Hood Brothers company. The financial records consist primarily of account statements, invoices, and receipts. A significant portion of the material relates to the execution of George Wettstein's estate.

Hood Brothers

McPherson Family

Contains two scrapbooks. One was compiled by Ewan Macpherson while the other contains material from the McPherson family dating as far back as the 1860s.

Alsop Research

Contains correspondence, photocopies, newspaper clippings, notes and draft manuscripts compiled by Alsop in the course of her research for a biography of McPherson. Intermingled with Alsop’s research documents are other records kept by McPherson during his career that were later used by Alsop as part of her research. There are significant records from McPherson’s period as custodian of enemy property as well as a type-written transcript of a lengthy oral recording describing the McPherson family in detail.

Garrick Chu subfonds

Sub-series consists of records and photographs that belonged to Garrick Chu, including records from the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver, film projects and interviews conducted by Garrick Chu, correspondence, photographs taken by Garrick Chu, materials collected about activities and events in Asian American communities in San Francisco, California, and the state of Washington, Asian Canadian communities especially the Chinese Canadian community in Vancouver, as well as records pertaining to social issues and activism that Garrick Chu was engaged in.

Chu, Garrick