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100 Years of Gilmore School video collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumvideo10596
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2017
Collection/Fonds
100 Years of Gilmore School video collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 video recordings (mp4) (approx. 42 min.) : digital, 24 fps and 29 fps, col., sd., stereo
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of film content relating to the history of Gilmore Avenue School (Gilmore Community School) upon the recognition of it's 100th anniversary and includes a documentary film created by Yunuen Perez Vertti titled: "100 Years of Gilmore School" along with five short anecdotal films from s…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
100 Years of Gilmore School video collection
Date
2017
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 video recordings (mp4) (approx. 42 min.) : digital, 24 fps and 29 fps, col., sd., stereo
Accession Code
BV018.13
BV017.48
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Media Type
Moving Images
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of film content relating to the history of Gilmore Avenue School (Gilmore Community School) upon the recognition of it's 100th anniversary and includes a documentary film created by Yunuen Perez Vertti titled: "100 Years of Gilmore School" along with five short anecdotal films from students past and present.
History/Biography
In 2016, the Heights Neighbourhood Association decided to recognize the 100th anniversary of Gilmore Avenue School. The Association partnered with filmmaker and producer, Yunuen Perez Vertti to create a film featuring historic photographs and interviews with students from decades past. The premier screening of the film was held at Gilmore Community School on Friday May 13, 2016. The film was later screened at Burnaby's McGill Public Library on January 17, 2017 where community members were invited to share their own memories of the school in front of the audience. Some of these memories were captured on film by Yunuen Perez Vertti and donated with permissions to Burnaby Village Museum.
Creator
Yunuen Perezvertti
Heights Neighbourhood Association
Responsibility
Yunuen Perez Vertti
Heights Neighbourhood Association
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Alan Fish fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivetextualrecord72547
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920-1929]
Collection/Fonds
Alan Fish fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one photographic postcard of the North Pacific Lumber Co. Mill at Barnet Village in Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920-1929]
Collection/Fonds
Alan Fish fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8 x 13 cm
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2007-04
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one photographic postcard of the North Pacific Lumber Co. Mill at Barnet Village in Burnaby.
History/Biography
John Lawrence Fish was born in 1904 at Oldham, Lancashire, England. His father, Samuel, first immigrated to Canada 1909, eventually bringing his family to Davie Street, Vancouver in 1919. In 1924, John Lawrence Fish started working for the Barnet Lumber Company. After working six months at Hanbury Lumber Company in Vancouver in 1926, John came back to the Barnet Mill until 1927 when he began working for the Nichols Chemical plant. Lucy Isabelle Currie was born in Vancouver in 1911 to Harvey and Jane May “Jennie” (Laidlaw) Currie. After graduating from Magee High School, she studied teaching at the Normal School, then went to work at the Compensation Board. In 1942 John Lawrence Fish and Lucy Isabelle Currie were married at Ryerson Church in Kerrisdale, Vancouver. After John and Lucy married, they moved to an apartment at 4095 East Hastings Street in Burnaby. Their daughter, Rosemary Ann Fish was born 1943 and their son, Alan John Fish was born in 1945. In 1947 or 1948 the family of four moved to an apartment at Barnet. Before long, they moved into a house at Nichols Road. By 1956, they were living in house number 28 on the Nichols property. Alan Fish and his sister Rosemary grew up at Barnet, roaming freely with the other Barnet children around the area of Nichols and the beaches west of the plant. The Fish siblings were taken to school on the Barnet school bus; they attended Rosser Elementary School, Westridge Elementary School, Sperling Elementary School, Kensington Junior High School and Burnaby North High School. As a young adult, Alan worked weekends as a boiler house fireman at the Bestwood shingle mill from 1963 to 1966. He worked at the Nichols Chemical plant from 1966 to 1967. John Lawrence Fish worked for the Nichol Chemical plant for over forty years. On November 3, 1968 he was in an accident at the plant from which he suffered first, second and third degree burns. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital on December 16, 1968. Rosemary Ann Fish married Larry Meech. They were living together at Barnet while finishing college when Rosemary’s father died. The Meeches then bought a house in Capitol Hill and Rosemary’s brother Alan and mother Lucy moved to an apartment at Westridge. Lucy Isabelle (Currie) Fish passed away in 1974.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Fish, Alan
Notes
Photo catalogue 539
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Alfred Bingham fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivemultipleformat97219
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913-1971
Collection/Fonds
Alfred Bingham fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 files of textual records and 1 sound recording
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence and literature pertaining to Alfred Bingham as well as an oral history tape provided by Alfred and his wife, M.J. "Ada" Binghan.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913-1971
Collection/Fonds
Alfred Bingham fonds
Physical Description
6 files of textual records and 1 sound recording
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2010-09
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence and literature pertaining to Alfred Bingham as well as an oral history tape provided by Alfred and his wife, M.J. "Ada" Binghan.
History/Biography
Alfred "Alf" Bingham was born in England in 1892 and moved to Canada in 1912. His first job in Canada was laying track for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) from Edmonton to McBride in 1912. His second was in Vancouver at the Rat Portage Mill on False Creek, working on the Resaw machine. He quit after one week due to poor working conditions. After taking part in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike as a delegate of the Retail and Mailorder Union (A.F.L.) on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council, Alfred moved to Burnaby where he and fellow Burnaby residents Angus McLean and Percy Little worked ten-hour days to build a shingle mill on the edge of Burnaby Lake for Simpson & Giberson. George Green, a carpenter and millwright (and author of “The History of Burnaby”), also helped in the construction of the mill. Alfred built his own home from lumber cut from the mill in the Lockdale area on Sherlock Street between Curtis Street and Kitchener Street. On April 10, 1920, Alfred married Mary Jane "Ada" Reynolds. Alfred and Mary Jane often took in foster children during their marriage. Due to her nursing experience, Ada was often called upon to deliver babies in the Burnaby area. The couple also had a dog named Bess. The Binghams were instrumental members of the Army of the Common Good, collecting vegetables and grains from growers in the area and even producing over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth who were suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression. The Army was in operation for ten years and during that time, the members organised the credit union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union Act through the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started co-op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. Alfred was also the Secretary of the Burnaby Housing Committee. In 1946, he became the Secretary of the North Burnaby Labour Progressive Party (LPP). Mary Jane died on August 9, 1969. Alfred died on April 29, 1979.
Media Type
Textual Record
Sound Recording
Creator
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds MSS142
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Allan Amundsen collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivemultipleformat84878
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1960-1964
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
38 photographs : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm + 1 photograph : b&w (lasercopy) + 1 file of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds is comprised of aerial photographs and related material used as teaching aids for Geography 12 night school classes at Burnaby Central School. Aerial photographs were taken on the same flight path causing an overlapping of images in most cases to the east or the west.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1960-1964
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Physical Description
38 photographs : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm + 1 photograph : b&w (lasercopy) + 1 file of textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Accession Number
2014-08
Scope and Content
Fonds is comprised of aerial photographs and related material used as teaching aids for Geography 12 night school classes at Burnaby Central School. Aerial photographs were taken on the same flight path causing an overlapping of images in most cases to the east or the west.
History/Biography
Allan Amundsen was born in South Burnaby, graduated from Burnaby North Secondary School in 1966 and moved later to Sullivan Heights. Allan was a secondary school teacher who began his teaching career in 1972 and taught at Kitslano, David Thompson, Burnaby Central and night school from 1977- 2011.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Creator
Amundsen, Allan
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 561, MSS178
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Ben Bradley collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto85124
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958]
Collection/Fonds
Ben Bradley collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 11.5 x 8.2 cm
Scope and Content
Fonds is comprised of five photographs of the land being cleared for the future site of the Brentwood Mall shopping centre.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958]
Collection/Fonds
Ben Bradley collection
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2013-30
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 11.5 x 8.2 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Fonds is comprised of five photographs of the land being cleared for the future site of the Brentwood Mall shopping centre.
History/Biography
Ben Bradley is a former citizen of Burnaby and served on the Burnaby Heritage Commission between 1999-2000. Mr. Bradley has a keen interest in the history of suburbanization in Canada.
Creator
Bradley, Ben
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 564
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Bill Jeffries fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto70266
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1977-1978
Collection/Fonds
Bill Jeffries fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
129 photographs : b&w negatives + prints
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of black and white negatives and (first generation) prints of the Lougheed Drive-in swap meet in the summer of 1978 depicting vendors and their wares.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1977-1978
Collection/Fonds
Bill Jeffries fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2011-01
2013-16
Physical Description
129 photographs : b&w negatives + prints
Material Details
119 photographs : b&w negatives ; 35 mm 34 photographs : b&w prints ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm 7 photographs : b&w prints ; 18.5 x 23.5 cm 3 photographs : b&w contact prints ; 20 x 25 cm
Formats
As part of the donation, each negative was scanned as a TIFF; these scans were then compressed into jpegs for use on heritageburnaby.ca as access copies
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of black and white negatives and (first generation) prints of the Lougheed Drive-in swap meet in the summer of 1978 depicting vendors and their wares.
History/Biography
Bill Jeffries was the Director/Curator at the Simon Fraser University Gallery from 2005 to 2012. From 2001 to 2005 he held the same post at Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver. Bill was born in New Jersey, emigrated from the US to Canada in 1970, and was just finishing his B.F.A. at UBC around the time these photographs were taken in the summer of 1978.
Creator
Jeffries, Bill
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 528
3 accompanying contact sheets
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Brainerd family fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivemultipleformat76949
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926-1958; 2013
Collection/Fonds
Brainerd family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 files of textual records + 4 photographs (copy-print)
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of receipts, agreements and registry letter for family home on Harwood Street, along with an election slip, a labour publication and a propaganda leaflet related to Lawrence Brainerd, as well as a newspaper clipping from 2013 and photocopied and copy-printed early photographs of the …
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926-1958; 2013
Collection/Fonds
Brainerd family fonds
Physical Description
3 files of textual records + 4 photographs (copy-print)
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2013-05
2013-06
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of receipts, agreements and registry letter for family home on Harwood Street, along with an election slip, a labour publication and a propaganda leaflet related to Lawrence Brainerd, as well as a newspaper clipping from 2013 and photocopied and copy-printed early photographs of the family.
History/Biography
Lawrence and Violet Brainerd came to Vancouver in 1925 or 1926. Lawrence purchased a small house on Harwood Street in North Burnaby for his wife and two children from her previous marriage. Roy Brainerd was born in 1928 at Royal Columbian Hospital. His sister Patricia Brainerd (later White) was born in 1931, also at Royal Columbian Hospital. Lawrence rebuilt and renovated the house to fit his growing family, planting abundant vegetable gardens and building a chicken coop, and paid off his taxes by doing roadwork for the municipality. Violet Brainerd supplemented her family's income by doing in home nursing, as she'd been a nurse in France during the war. Roy Brainerd started at Douglas Road School in 1934 and then attended Hugh M. Fraser High School. Roy left his high school at fifteen to work for Snap-On Tools, working his way up from pushing a broom to becoming a branch manager. He retired in 1983 after forty-one years of service. Together with his wife Carol, Roy raised three daughters.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Creator
Brainerd family
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
MSS172, photo catalogue 551
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Building Department fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivetextualrecord13
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926-2003
Collection/Fonds
Building Department fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of historical building records from the Building Department
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926-2003
Collection/Fonds
Building Department fonds
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Description Level
Fonds
File Class
48100 05 (add. 2020; prev. D)
48100 10 (add. 2020; prev. D)
48100 11 (add. 2020; prev. D)
48100 12 (add. 2020; prev. D)
48100 14 (add. 2020; prev. D)
48100 18 (add. 2020; prev. D)
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of historical building records from the Building Department
History/Biography
In 2022, responsibility for Major Civic Projects was moved from the Planning and Building Department to the newly-created Lands and Facilties Department.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
City of Burnaby
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds.
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Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museummultipleformat12986
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1970-1971
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
57 architectural drawings + approx. 45 cm of textual records + 94 photographs + 1 video recording (mp4) + 1 film reel
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records documenting the planning and development of the Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee's commemorative project, Heritage Village (Burnaby Village Museum) prior to it's opening in November 1971. These records were created and/or accumulated by various members of the Burnaby…
Administrative History
The Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee was formed in accordance with the British Columbia Centennial '71 Act and was directed by the Provincial Centennial '71 Committee. In April 1970, a representative group of Burnaby citizens were appointed to the committee. Members of the committee included: Ex-Of…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
57 architectural drawings + approx. 45 cm of textual records + 94 photographs + 1 video recording (mp4) + 1 film reel
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records documenting the planning and development of the Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee's commemorative project, Heritage Village (Burnaby Village Museum) prior to it's opening in November 1971. These records were created and/or accumulated by various members of the Burnaby ’71 Centennial Committee sub-committee, Heritage Village staff and the Century Park Museum Association.
Administrative History
The Burnaby Centennial '71 Committee was formed in accordance with the British Columbia Centennial '71 Act and was directed by the Provincial Centennial '71 Committee. In April 1970, a representative group of Burnaby citizens were appointed to the committee. Members of the committee included: Ex-Officio Mayor Robert W. Prittie; Chairman, James A. Barrrington; Vice Chairman, Gordon H. Skene; Secretary-Treasurer, Charles B. Brown; Alderman, John D. Drummond; Mrs. Joan Johnston; Mrs. Martin Dunsmuir; Miss Rose Bancroft; Msgr. J.E. Brown; Messrs. Elmer Buckingham; A.B. "Sandy" Stewart; Vic Stusiak; Fraser Wilson; Don Copan and Richard Smith. The purpose of the committee was to ensure that all Burnaby citizens as individuals, family groups or members of community organizations had an opportunity to participate and contribute to celebrations marking the 100th Anniversary of the entry of British Columbia into Confederation and further to make written suggestions of a permanent Centennial project of lasting value and significance to the community. Programs and special events sponsored by the committee included; Flag raising ceremony on January 1, 1971, New Year's Day Ceremony, parades, plays (including "Barkerville '71"), musical events, Burnaby pioneer award presentations, a horse show, lacrosse jamboree, minor baseball, volleyball, tennis, football, soccer, judo and field hockey tournaments, a swim meet, an antique car rally, Easter egg hunt, Rocketry meet, Boy Scouts outdoor action show, Girl Guides "camporee", Midsummer Festival at Burnaby Arts Centre, Rhododendrun Festival at Century Gardens, Variety show, Centennial Ball, Burnaby Rhodendrun Flower show, a Miss Burnaby Pageant, Sports Day, Burnaby Amateur Radio Club party, Centennial '71 Caravan, Centennial High School Art Contest, Sod Turning Ceremony at Heritage park Museum and opening of Heritage Village Museum in November. A sub-committee of the Centennial Committee was responsible for the development of a City of Burnaby permanent commemorative project which became Heritage Village. Sandy Stewart was the sub-committee chair who worked with Richie Smith and Vic Stusiak to develop the concept for an open- air museum reflective of a tram stop community. Architect Rudy Kovacs was hired to come up with a design for the project. Official sod-turning of Heritage Village took place on April 11, 1971. Mayor Bob Prittie officially turned the sod in front of the Elworth house before a crowd of 500. In the spring of 1971, a Heritage Village Director and Curator were hired to oversee the development of the project and acquire artifacts. Salaries were paid through the Parks Commission. The sub-committee continued to assist in overseeing the project to completion. Vic Stusiak set up an administrative structure to govern the new museum. The building of the museum was contracted by Ballarin Bros. Construction at a cost of $121,000 and work began in mid July. Trevi Construction Co. was contracted to do the finished carpentry on the project. The Century Park Museum Association was formed to govern Heritage Village with directors elected on October 26, 1971. Heritage Village officially opened on November 19, 1971 with Mayor Bob Prittie and Governor General Roland Michener in attendance. On January 27, 1972 the committee turned over the Heritage Village Project to the Corporation of the District of Burnaby. After this, the committee was dissolved and all remaining funds were transferred to the Century Park Museum Association which took over the governance of Heritage Village, later known as Burnaby Village Museum.
Accession Code
BV985.6018
BV000.18
BV019.52
BV020.5
BV022.9
Date
1970-1971
Media Type
Architectural Drawing
Photograph
Moving Images
Textual Record
Related Material
Century Park Museum Association fonds
Donald Copan collection
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Arrangement
Records were accumulated and donated by various donors over time. They were arranged and described by subject and format as discrete items originating from this committee.
Notes
Title based on content of collection
Some records within this collection have restricted access - contact Burnaby Village Museum for further information
Further accruals are expected
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Burnaby Civic Employees' Union fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumtextualrecord13411
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1961-1975
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Civic Employees' Union fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created by the Burnaby Civic Employees' Local Union No. 23. Records include Constitutions and Bylaws (1961-1975); documents regarding contract negotiations, the "Annual Meeting" in 1962; a Shop Steward's course booklet (1963) and a document titled "History and Comments" of…
Administrative History
The Burnaby Civic Employees' Union Local No. 23 was chartered in 1919 by the Trades and Labour Congress with an outside labour force of approximately 250 employees of the Corporation of the District of Burnaby. The employees' union was formed under the chairmanship of former engineering clerk, Dick…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Civic Employees' Union fonds
Date
1961-1975
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created by the Burnaby Civic Employees' Local Union No. 23. Records include Constitutions and Bylaws (1961-1975); documents regarding contract negotiations, the "Annual Meeting" in 1962; a Shop Steward's course booklet (1963) and a document titled "History and Comments" of Local No. 23 written by John Murton.
Administrative History
The Burnaby Civic Employees' Union Local No. 23 was chartered in 1919 by the Trades and Labour Congress with an outside labour force of approximately 250 employees of the Corporation of the District of Burnaby. The employees' union was formed under the chairmanship of former engineering clerk, Dick Etches. Mary England was president of the union between 1922 and 1923 and secretary between 1924 and 1934. On September 13, 1956 the union was chartered by the National Union of Public Employees after being transferred from it's original charter given by the Trades and Labour Congress. The Union is affiliated with the National Union of Public Employees (British Columbia Division), (formerly the Joint Council of Public Employees) and the B.C. Federation of Public Employees from 1943.
Media Type
Textual Record
Arrangement
Records within the fonds are arranged in the order in which they were accrued and are described at file and item level.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
See also Mary England fonds
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Burnaby family fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivetextualrecord58458
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1858-1863
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
5 cm textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 48 manuscript letters written by Robert Burnaby during his work and explorations in British Columbia, 1858-1863. These letters were published in 2002 as the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's Letters from Colonial British Columbia 1858-1863."
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1858-1863
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby family fonds
Physical Description
5 cm textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Accession Number
2009-06
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 48 manuscript letters written by Robert Burnaby during his work and explorations in British Columbia, 1858-1863. These letters were published in 2002 as the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's Letters from Colonial British Columbia 1858-1863."
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Burnaby, Robert
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivetextualrecord71181
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963-1985
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Gem and Mineral fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
17 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of seventeen files of textual records pertaining to the operations of the Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963-1985
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Gem and Mineral fonds
Physical Description
17 folders of textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2012-03
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of seventeen files of textual records pertaining to the operations of the Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club.
History/Biography
Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club was formed in Burnaby in 1963 and they became a chartered member club of the Lapidary Rock and Mineral Society of British Columbia on June 15th, 1965. Meetings were held at Bonsor Hall on the third Tuesday of every month. Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club became a registered federation member of the Gem and Mineral Federation of Canada in 1978. From 1978 to 1985, Marguerite “Mary” Skinner was the recording secretary. Mary and her husband John Skinner were members for twenty-one years, and during that time, John organized all of the “big shows” with the help and support of fellow members. On December 15, 1985, the general membership of the Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club voted to close the club. They had a final dinner meeting on February 18, 1986 at the Copper Kettle on Kingsway.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Burnaby Gem and Mineral Club
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
MSS160
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Burnaby Girl Guides fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museummultipleformat4614
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1914-2009
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Girl Guides fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
22 scrapbooks : photographs + textual records + illustrations + digital files : col. (pdfs) + photographs : col. (tiffs) + col. (jpegs) + 222 photographs : b&w ; col. + 12 cm of textual records + ephemera
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a collection of scrapbooks containing photographs, textual records, illustrations and ephemera along with individual photographs and textual records related to Burnaby Girl Guides. Records document the activities and functions of Burnaby Girl Guides through histories, journals, ne…
Administrative History
The Girl Guide Movement began in England in 1909 when girls in England demanded to take part in a Boy Scouts rally at the Crystal Palace in London, organized by Chief Scout and Boy Scout founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell. Following this event, Baden Powell asked his sister, Agnes Baden-Powell to hel…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Girl Guides fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
22 scrapbooks : photographs + textual records + illustrations + digital files : col. (pdfs) + photographs : col. (tiffs) + col. (jpegs) + 222 photographs : b&w ; col. + 12 cm of textual records + ephemera
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a collection of scrapbooks containing photographs, textual records, illustrations and ephemera along with individual photographs and textual records related to Burnaby Girl Guides. Records document the activities and functions of Burnaby Girl Guides through histories, journals, newspaper clippings, certificates, awards, programmes, photographs, illustrations and newsletters. Scrapbooks were created by Burnaby Girl Guides and Girl Guide leaders and deposited with the Burnaby Girl Guide Archivist prior to being donated to the Burnaby Village Museum. Record descriptions are available at both item and file level. Fonds is arranged into the following series: 1) Burnaby Girl Guides scrapbooks and photographs series 2) Burnaby Girl Guides administrative records and histories series 3) Burnaby Girl Guides newsletters series 4) Burnaby Girl Guides memorabilia series
Administrative History
The Girl Guide Movement began in England in 1909 when girls in England demanded to take part in a Boy Scouts rally at the Crystal Palace in London, organized by Chief Scout and Boy Scout founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell. Following this event, Baden Powell asked his sister, Agnes Baden-Powell to help him start a similar organization for girls and Girl Guides was formed. Girl Guides came to Canada in 1910 and the first troop in British Columbia was registered in Victoria in 1912. In 1913 Amy Leigh moved to Burnaby from England and enquired about a Guiding company in her area and was disappointed to find none. On June 11, 1914 at the age of 17 years, Amy registered the 1st Burnaby Girl Guide Company and became the captain. On April 2, 1916 the 2nd Burnaby Guide Company registered and met at Edmonds School. In this same year, the very first Burnaby Girl Guide Rally event took place at Central Park and by 1920 another took place at the Burnaby Municipal Hall (Edmonds) and was attended by both Burnaby and New Westminster Guides. The First Burnaby Brownie Pack was registered on December 1922 with Mrs. W.J. Matherson as Brown Owl. The Brownie Pack met in a West Burnaby facility. The First Burnaby Land Ranger Co. was formed on November 29, 1923 and by 1924 Burnaby became a District with four Guide companies, four Brownie Packs and the Rangers. In 1923 records show Mrs. Gavin as commissioner, Mrs. C.F. Carter in 1924 and Miss Amy Leigh between 1926 and 1928. The first District camp was held near Sechelt in 1927 on the property of Mrs. Deal and Mrs. Nixon with annual camps held here until 1930 when the Guide camp at Wilson Creek was established. In 1929 Guides and Brownies began taking part in the Annual May Day Celebrations at Central Park. In 1930 Burnaby became a Division with Mrs. C.F. Carter as Division Commissioner and Mrs. G. Peel as District Commissioner for South Burnaby and in 1931 Miss Amy Leigh became the first North Burnaby Commissioner. The 5th Burnaby Girl Guide Company in North Burnaby began publishing a bulletin in 1935. In this same year Burnaby Girl Guides attended a rally for Lord and Lady Powell who were visiting Vancouver and Burnaby Girl Guides became affiliated with Greater Vancouver Girl Guide Council. The packs and companies of North Burnaby were attached to the eastern section of Vancouver while South Burnaby and South Vancouver District became another Division. Mrs. Pochin organized the Burnaby Lake District in 1943 becoming the first District commissioner (In 1927 Mrs. Peel had guides in this area). The first training classes for Girl Guides were held in 1943 in a hall on Buller Avenue at the BCER tracks and also Phillips Hall on McKay Avenue. By 1945 a training camp was held on Mrs. Pochin’s property on Deer Lake. South Vancouver, South Burnaby and Burnaby Lake Districts took part in the training which was a change over from war time service and the return of Pioneer camping. Miss E. Perition was in charge of camp which was attended by Mrs. J. Quinnell, Mrs. J. Albertson and many guiders. In 1946 Lady Baden Powel returned for a visit to Vancouver and there was a rally at Connaught Park and Chief Scout Lord Rowallyn held a rally at Brocton Point. In 1947 Mrs. J. Albertson became Division Commissioner for South Vancouver and South Burnaby. Districts of Burnaby Lake and South Burnaby each adopted a European child and undertook to send regular parcels and by 1948 these Districts became a Burnaby Division once more under Division Commissioner Mrs. W.M. Wall. In September 1949 the first Sea Ranger Crew “S.R.S. Royal Oak” was formed under the Skipper, Miss E. Periton. The S.R.S. Royal Oak met at All Saint’s Church Hall on Royal Oak Ave. In 1950 Packs and Companies in North Burnaby organized into a District under Mrs. Hebron and in 1953 Sperling District was organized by District Commissioner Mrs. Hancock. 1953 was also the same year that South Burnaby District was divided into three Districts: Central Park District under Commissioner Miss Perition, Douglas District under Commissioner Mrs. J. McKee Wilson and Kingsway under Commissioner Mrs. J.G. Fowler. A few years later, in 1955 the guides and brownies were out in force to welcome Lady Baden Powel at a rally held in the PNE Gardens building and by March 1956 Burnaby ceased to be a part of Greater Vancouver Area and was organized under two Divisions of the Province. The Sperling, Willingdon and Vancouver Heights Districts in North Burnaby became North Burnaby Division with Mrs. H. Hebron as Division Commissioner. With rapid population growth further decentralization became necessary and South Burnaby Division was split in two, adding the new division of Central Burnaby under Commissioner Miss E. Perition. Central Burnaby was composed of three Districts: Burnaby Lake, Central Park and a new District named “Windsor” under Mrs. C. Dumfries. South Burnaby was composed of three Districts: Kingsway, Edmonds and Lakeview (the latter two also referred to as Douglas with Mrs. McGeachie and Mrs. J. Park as the first commissioners of these two Districts). In 1957 Burnaby became an Area unto itself with three Divisions, and 9 Districts under Miss Periton as the first Area Commissioner. In February 1957, Burnaby entered into a contract with Vancouver Girl Guide Council to lease a part of the Wilson Creek campsite. Under the leadership of Area Commissioner, Miss Periton, work started on the development of the site with funds raised by both the Girl Guides, local citizens and associations. A camp committee was formed with representation from each Division and a lot of help from Miss Norah Weller, the Wilson Creek camp manager. Plans were laid for the site with a dining shelter, store room and cook stove contracted for while a subcommittee of men was appointed to purchase building supplies and organize work parties to build cabins, a staff house, water pipes and sanitary facilities. The site opened in May 1958 with $6000 expended on building and equipping the camp, while an official opening took place on June 8 and by July Girl Guides began camping on the site. The Burnaby Area Committee became a member of the Burnaby Community Council and a participant in Community Chest in 1958 and on May 1, the Burnaby Area office opened. By 1959, with further participation in North Burnaby, Sperling District was split to form Sperling and Hillview Districts and by 1960 Kingsway District of South Burnaby split to form Kingsway and Royal Oak Districts. By December 1960, Burnaby Area had 3 Divisions, 11 Districts with a total membership of 2, 331.
Creator
Burnaby Girl Guides
Names
Girl Guides of Canada
Accession Code
BV015.35
BV015.36
BV016.49
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1914-2009
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Some scrapbooks are only available in digital formats
Accessions that form part of this fonds include: BV015.35; BV015.36; BV016.49
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Burnaby Historical Society fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivemultipleformat97124
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and other materials
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the Burnaby Historical Society's administrative records and community archives collection.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2018
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Physical Description
Textual records and other materials
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the Burnaby Historical Society's administrative records and community archives collection.
History/Biography
The Burnaby Historical Society was founded in 1957. The Historical Society developed a community archives by collecting, compiling and preserving various materials with historical value to the City of Burnaby. It gathered miscellaneous documents, photographs and other items while also soliciting and acquiring entire collections or groups of archival records. In 1991, the Historical Society was provided a permanent space to house their growing collection at the Burnaby Village Museum and they continued to collect and expand their holdings. After the creation of the City of Burnaby Archives in 2001, the Burnaby Historical Society and the City of Burnaby began discussing the possibility of uniting the two collections. In February 2007, an agreement was signed between the two institutions which resulted in the merger of the Society's Community Archives with the City Archives. All records and photographs that had been collected by the Historical Society were transferred into the custody of the City and were moved from the Burnaby Village Museum to the City Archives in the McGill Branch of the Burnaby Public Library. The Burnaby Historical Society disbanded in 2018.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Sound Recording
Creator
Burnaby Historical Society
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivemultipleformat97763
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1993-2001
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records + 129 photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs, textual records, and a collection of slides taken by the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society to campaign for a park dedication on Burnaby Mountain.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1993-2001
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society fonds
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records + 129 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2006-13
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs, textual records, and a collection of slides taken by the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society to campaign for a park dedication on Burnaby Mountain.
History/Biography
Fonds consists of records created by the Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society (BMPS). BMPS was active between 1988 and 1995. It was formed in order to preserve the ecology and nature of Burnaby Mountain. In 1996, the City of Burnaby dedicated Burnaby Mountain Park in Bylaw 10477. The Directors of the BMPS were Dean Lamont, Stephen "Steve" Mancinelli, Diane Hansen and Karen Marke.
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Creator
Burnaby Mountain Preservation Society
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Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto71324
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1995-2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
ca. 4300 photographs : b&w and col.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs depicting local events, sports, and people in Burnaby and the Lower Mainland that were taken for or collected by the Burnaby NewsLeader newspaper.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1995-2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2012-11
2018-12
Physical Description
ca. 4300 photographs : b&w and col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs depicting local events, sports, and people in Burnaby and the Lower Mainland that were taken for or collected by the Burnaby NewsLeader newspaper.
History/Biography
The Burnaby NewsLeader was established in 1989 and published on Wednesday and Friday. It was awarded Newspaper of the Year by Suburban Newspapers of America in 2009. Burnaby News Leader ceased publications in 2015.
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
Photo catalogue 535
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Burnaby Outdoor Club fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivetextualrecord71572
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Outdoor Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 folder textual records + 3 optical discs : CD-ROM
Scope and Content
Fonds is comprised of the Burnaby Outdoor Club's monthly newsletter "Footnotes". The newsletter, started in June 1991, details the events and activities undertaken by the Club and includes information on membership and club development. The fonds includes June 1991 to January 2009 newsletters on p…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Outdoor Club fonds
Physical Description
1 folder textual records + 3 optical discs : CD-ROM
Description Level
Fonds
Record No.
MSS162
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2012-12
2016-13
2018-24
2020-17
Scope and Content
Fonds is comprised of the Burnaby Outdoor Club's monthly newsletter "Footnotes". The newsletter, started in June 1991, details the events and activities undertaken by the Club and includes information on membership and club development. The fonds includes June 1991 to January 2009 newsletters on paper and January 2009 to December 2020 in digital form.
History/Biography
The Burnaby Outdoor Club was formed in 1991 for the purpose of promoting the care and enjoyment of the outdoor environment through hiking, cycling and skiing, supplemented by a variety of other sports and activities. The Club holds numerous sport and social events throughout the year and the monthly newsletter provides an overview of these events.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Burnaby Outdoor Club
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Burnaby Photographic Society fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto95081
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Photographic Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
50 photographs (tiff)
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one collection of photographs taken by Burnaby Photographic Society members to document the city of Burnaby during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. The Society's theme for its 50th anniversary was COVID-19.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Photographic Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2020-10
Physical Description
50 photographs (tiff)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one collection of photographs taken by Burnaby Photographic Society members to document the city of Burnaby during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. The Society's theme for its 50th anniversary was COVID-19.
History/Biography
The Burnaby Photographic Society was established in 1970. The Society is comprised of photography hobbyists, enthusiasts and professionals who meet weekly at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Members participate in local and national competitions, conduct field outings, and host events including image critique evenings and an annual "Showcase" fundraiser and celebration of photography.
Creator
Burnaby Photographic Society
Notes
PC623
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Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto78834
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1976-1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
ca. 1330 photographs : b&w prints and negatives
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 557 photographs of Burnaby taken by various photographers as part of the Contemporary Visual Archives Project. This project, initiated by the library in 1976, was done in conjunction with Simon Fraser University Communication students. Its aim was to present a contemporary v…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1976-1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2013-13
2017-57
Physical Description
ca. 1330 photographs : b&w prints and negatives
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 557 photographs of Burnaby taken by various photographers as part of the Contemporary Visual Archives Project. This project, initiated by the library in 1976, was done in conjunction with Simon Fraser University Communication students. Its aim was to present a contemporary view of Burnaby at that time in photographs.
Creator
Burnaby Public Library
Notes
Title based on content of collection
Accompanied by BPL card catalogue (2013-13) and project information forms (2017-57).
Photo Catalogue 556
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Burnaby Village Museum COVID-19 collection

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museummultipleformat14728
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum COVID-19 collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
49 photographs (jpgs) + 4 photographs (tiffs) + 1 drawing : wax crayon on pink construction paper + 26 videos (digital)
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs, digital poetry and a child's drawing created by citizens living in Burnaby during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as photographs and short film clips created by the City of Burnaby's Marketing Department. The collection documents experiences while living through th…
Administrative History
The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the "Coronavirus" is a world wide pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The coronavirus was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China and in January 2020, The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Pu…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum COVID-19 collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
49 photographs (jpgs) + 4 photographs (tiffs) + 1 drawing : wax crayon on pink construction paper + 26 videos (digital)
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs, digital poetry and a child's drawing created by citizens living in Burnaby during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as photographs and short film clips created by the City of Burnaby's Marketing Department. The collection documents experiences while living through the COVID-19 pandemic, how it has effected the City of Burnaby and it's citizens and how they've adapted.
Administrative History
The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the "Coronavirus" is a world wide pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The coronavirus was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China and in January 2020, The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and by March 2020 it was declared a world wide pandemic. As of December 2020, more than 68 million cases have been confirmed and more than 1.56 million deaths have been attributed to COVID-19. In the spring of 2020, many provinces and territories within Canada declared a state of emergency or public health emergency. British Columbia declared a public health emergency on March 17 and a provincial state of emergency the next day, March 18. This state of emergency gives the provincial health authority the power to limit the sizes of gatherings and put restrictions on how businesses operate. The state of emergency order, which must be renewed every fourteen days, allows the province to implement any provincial emergency measures required such as securing the supply chain and prohibiting re-selling of essentials. During the pandemic British Columbia's provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provided wise words to the public and coined the phrase "This is our time to be kind, be calm and be safe". Beginning in May 2020, Burnaby Village Museum put a call out to the community asking for their assistance in documenting and collecting experiences, stories and mementos regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Burnaby. Burnaby Village Museum put the word out through social media, their enewsletter, website, and word of mouth. The public was invited to share how COVID-19 was affecting them through physical objects, photographs, videos, recordings, letters, diaries and more. The City of Burnaby's Marketing Department also produced communications about the pandemic and changes throughout the City that residents need to be aware of. The goal of this collection is to document the effects that the pandemic has had on our community and our everyday lives and in turn preserve and make it accessible for future generations. Burnaby Village Museum continues to collect any items documenting everyday experiences related to this pandemic.
Accession Code
BV020.18; BV020.19; BV020.20; BV020.21; BV020.23; BV020.24; BV020.26; BV020.30; BV021.2
Date
2020
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
Multiple accessions form part of this fonds: BV020.18; BV020.19; BV020.20; BV020.21; BV020.23; BV020.24; BV020.26; BV020.30; BV021.2
Further accruals are expected
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