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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1910] (date of original) -1993
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records + 813 photographs : b&w + 11 screened negatives + 5 videocassettes + 8 data cassettes + 1 computer disc + 1 optical disc
Scope and Content
Series consists of the SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee's Image Bank project records including; The Image Bank database and backups in a variety of formats, eight hundred and thirteen photographs collected by the Simon Fraser University Archives staff, eleven screened nega…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1910] (date of original) -1993
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records + 813 photographs : b&w + 11 screened negatives + 5 videocassettes + 8 data cassettes + 1 computer disc + 1 optical disc
Description Level
Series
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Access Restriction
Open Access
Scope and Content
Series consists of the SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee's Image Bank project records including; The Image Bank database and backups in a variety of formats, eight hundred and thirteen photographs collected by the Simon Fraser University Archives staff, eleven screened negatives from the Burnaby Image Bank that were used for the publication "Burnaby- A Cultural Inventory and Resource Guide", and one VHS tape and DVD access copy of "Burnaby's Photographic Family Album / Burnaby Image Bank Collection / Volume 1 / 1992" which was created by the SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee for public viewing and purchase. The collection of photographs for the Image Bank project were gathered from various donors to commemorate the Centennial of the City of Burnaby. All photographs were collected from Burnaby families' personal albums by Simon Fraser University Archives staff during 1991 with a focus on the history of the people and the landscape of Burnaby. Photographs were collected from every decade for every neighbourhood in effort to describe the City's evolving ethnic, cultural and physical landscape. In March of 1992 twenty of these images were selected by a jury for their aesthetic quality and displayed at the Bennett Library Gallery at Simon Fraser University for the "Images of Burnaby". This exhibit travelled to various locations between 1992-1993 within Burnaby and Douglas College in New Westminster.The entire collection of eight hundred and twelve images was made available for public purchase and viewing on Video Home System (VHS) format. As well, each Burnaby school and each branch of the Burnaby Public Library received their own (VHS) copy for information and research purposes. The "Image Bank" video collection was buried together with the video "Images and Voices of Burnaby" in the City of Burnaby's time capsule which was mounted at City Hall in 1992.
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of series
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Burnaby Map Project proposal and other projects

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-1993
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Item No.
MSS187-009
Storage Location
69-7-8-9
Scope and Content
File consists of the SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee project documents including; correspondence and indexing for the "Burnaby Unfolding" map project, final project documentation and correspondence for the Burnaby Image Bank and other projects. (The Burnaby map project n…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-1993
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Description Level
File
Series
Manuscript series
Item No.
MSS187-009
Storage Location
69-7-8-9
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Accession Number
2014-28
Scope and Content
File consists of the SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee project documents including; correspondence and indexing for the "Burnaby Unfolding" map project, final project documentation and correspondence for the Burnaby Image Bank and other projects. (The Burnaby map project never came to fruition, being surpassed by the "Suburb of Happy Homes..." book).
Media Type
Textual Record
Cartographic Material
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Walking Tour Project for South Burnaby

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1982-1986
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records + 1 map : col. on paper ; 65.5 x 70 cm
Item No.
MSS185-001
Storage Location
68-4-5-2
M10-C-2
Scope and Content
File consists of Mary Forsyth's proposal "A Walking Environment for South Burnaby" which includes, a City of Burnaby Director's Report (No. 21 1986-Oct-01) from the Parks and Recreation Committee, various notes and articles, correspondence, feedback and comment sheets from her presentation, an essa…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1982-1986
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records + 1 map : col. on paper ; 65.5 x 70 cm
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS185-001
Storage Location
68-4-5-2
M10-C-2
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
2014-27
Scope and Content
File consists of Mary Forsyth's proposal "A Walking Environment for South Burnaby" which includes, a City of Burnaby Director's Report (No. 21 1986-Oct-01) from the Parks and Recreation Committee, various notes and articles, correspondence, feedback and comment sheets from her presentation, an essay submitted for her Environmental Education course at Simon Fraser University (draft copy and final), an anotated map of various routes of South Burnaby walks and trails and a recognition letter for a Commission Award from the North Fraser Harbour Commission.
Media Type
Textual Record
Cartographic Material
Notes
Transcribed title
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Correspondence and reports for SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee Projects

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-1993
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records and cartographic material
Item No.
MSS187-008
Storage Location
69-7-8-8
Scope and Content
File consists of the SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee project documents and correspondence including; final project documentation for the Burnaby Image Bank and a S.F.U./Burnaby Centennial Committee, "Project Proposals" document for official endorsements and assistance, ma…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-1993
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records and cartographic material
Description Level
File
Series
Manuscript series
Item No.
MSS187-008
Storage Location
69-7-8-8
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Accession Number
2014-28
Scope and Content
File consists of the SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee project documents and correspondence including; final project documentation for the Burnaby Image Bank and a S.F.U./Burnaby Centennial Committee, "Project Proposals" document for official endorsements and assistance, map project proposal documents and a list of committee members positions and their contact information.
Media Type
Textual Record
Cartographic Material
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Centennial Oral History Project series

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1990-1992
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records + 10 audio cassettes
Scope and Content
Series consists of records from the SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee Oral History project including transcripts and sound recordings of eleven interviews.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1990-1992
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records + 10 audio cassettes
Description Level
Series
Series
Centennial Oral History Project series
Access Restriction
Open Access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Series consists of records from the SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee Oral History project including transcripts and sound recordings of eleven interviews.
Media Type
Textual Record
Sound Recording
Notes
Title based on contents of series
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
3 videocassettes + 8 data cassettes (teac) + 1 computer disc
Item No.
370-814
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
File consists of audio/visual versions of the Burnaby Image Bank photographs and records compiled in a variety of formats and include; the Burnaby Image Bank database, scanned image files and backups. These photographs were collected by the City of Burnaby and the Simon Fraser University Archives…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Physical Description
3 videocassettes + 8 data cassettes (teac) + 1 computer disc
Description Level
File
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Item No.
370-814
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Scope and Content
File consists of audio/visual versions of the Burnaby Image Bank photographs and records compiled in a variety of formats and include; the Burnaby Image Bank database, scanned image files and backups. These photographs were collected by the City of Burnaby and the Simon Fraser University Archives during their preparations for Burnaby's Centennial celebrations in 1992. The collection was transferred to Video Home System format (VHS) for public purchase and viewing.
Media Type
Textual Record
Moving Images
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992-2015
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records + 1 videocassette + 1 optical disc
Scope and Content
Series consists of one folder of records from the SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee project titled, "Burnaby at 100: Visions and Voices of Burnaby" and a video and DVD access copy titled "Burnaby at 100: Images and Voices of Burnaby". The video brought together photographs …
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992-2015
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records + 1 videocassette + 1 optical disc
Description Level
Series
Series
Video Project series
Access Restriction
Open Access
Scope and Content
Series consists of one folder of records from the SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee project titled, "Burnaby at 100: Visions and Voices of Burnaby" and a video and DVD access copy titled "Burnaby at 100: Images and Voices of Burnaby". The video brought together photographs from the Burnaby Image Bank and a selection of interviewees from the Oral History project. The video and "Image Bank" collection were buried together in the City of Burnaby's time capsule which was mounted at City Hall.
Media Type
Textual Record
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on contents of series
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SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivemultipleformat88249
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-?] (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
16 folders of textual records + 813 photographs + 10 audio cassettes + 5 videocassettes + 8 data cassettes + 1 computer disk + 2 optical discs
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 370
Photo catalogue 576
Photo catalogue 577
Photo catalogue 578
MSS088
MSS131
MSS187
Moving image catalogue 579
Scope and Content
Records consist of material created and collected by the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee in celebration of Burnaby's Centennial in 1992. The fonds is arranged into four series; 1) Burnaby Image Bank Photograph series, 2) SFU/Centennial Committee Manuscript series, 3) Centennial Oral History Projec…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-?] (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Physical Description
16 folders of textual records + 813 photographs + 10 audio cassettes + 5 videocassettes + 8 data cassettes + 1 computer disk + 2 optical discs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 370
Photo catalogue 576
Photo catalogue 577
Photo catalogue 578
MSS088
MSS131
MSS187
Moving image catalogue 579
Access Restriction
Open Access
Scope and Content
Records consist of material created and collected by the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee in celebration of Burnaby's Centennial in 1992. The fonds is arranged into four series; 1) Burnaby Image Bank Photograph series, 2) SFU/Centennial Committee Manuscript series, 3) Centennial Oral History Project series and 4) Video Project series.
History/Biography
The SFU (Simon Fraser University)/Burnaby Centennial Committee was established in 1990 and obtained initial funding from the President of Simon Fraser University which was matched by a grant authorized by the Mayor and Council of the Municipality of Burnaby. Further funding came from the Burnaby (civic) Centennial Committee after the projects had been accepted as part of the recognition for Burnaby's Centennial celebrations in 1992. The suggestion for this committee originated with Professor Robert Anderson from the School of Communications and he was joined by Professors, Veronica Strong-Boag from the Department of History and Leonard J. Evenden from the Department of Geography. Primary responsibilities ended up falling jointly to Professor Leonard J. Evenden and Susan Jamieson-McLarnon. The Committee was made up of the following members who helped to carry out the projects to completion: Rodney Fowler (SFU Department of Geography), Terry Fowler (Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago), Edward Gibson (SFU Department of Geography and Director of the Simon Fraser Gallery), James Ross (SFU Archivist), Allen Seager (Department of History), Grant Strate (SFU Fine and Performing Arts), and Arthur Wirick (representing Burnaby Municipal Centennial Committee). Other members of the university community contributed their expertise in a variety of ways, including: Jack Corse (SFU Librarian), Stephen Duguid (Institute of Humanities), Christine Hearn (Continuing Studies), Ken Mennel (Media and Public Relations), Jane Parkinson (Historian and Researcher), Stanley Shapiro (Business Administration) and Jerry Zaslove (Institute for the Humanities). Rodney Fowler also filled the position of committee coordinator. The committee's first undertaking was to explore the extent and availability of historical resources in the community of Burnaby. Two graduate students were hired to help carry out this work in the summer of 1991 which took two forms: a document based study and an oral history project. The documents based history resulted in an inventory of ‘archival’ resources titled "Burnaby: A Cultural Inventory and Resource Guide" and the Oral History Project consisted of interviews with eleven Burnaby citizens. With the culmination of these two projects a day long workshop was held with both the SFU and the Burnaby municipal committees and other members of the Burnaby community who were pursuing various centennial projects of their own. Following the workshop, and several meetings, the committee proposed other projects in addition to the Cultural Inventory and Oral History Project. The other completed projects consisted of; "The Burnaby Image Bank" which included an exhibition titled, "Images of Burnaby", a finding aid video titled, "Burnaby's Photographic Family Album / Burnaby Image Bank Collection / Volume 1 / 1992", a video titled "Burnaby at 100: Images and Voices", a book of essays titled, "Suburb of Happy Homes: Burnaby Centennial Themes" and a dance festival sponsored by The Centre for the Arts. Suburb of happy Homes: Burnaby Centennial Themes", dedicated to the citizens and students of Burnaby, and to the students of Simon Fraser University, was published in 1995. For this project, Leonard Evenden received the City of Burnaby Heritage Award in 1997.A companion project to the book of essays consisted of a map project which illustrated the development of settlement within the city but it never came to fruition due to funding constraints.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Sound Recording
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1893] (date of original) -2004
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records, graphic material and cartographic material
Storage Location
Photograph catalogue 572
MSS185
Scope and Content
Records consist of material created and collected by Mary Forsyth. Records include correspondence, photographs, a map, presentation notes and reviews along with research for historical and biographical essays pertaining to pioneering families, organizations and the geographical area of South Burnab…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1893] (date of original) -2004
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Physical Description
Textual records, graphic material and cartographic material
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photograph catalogue 572
MSS185
Access Restriction
Open Access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Records consist of material created and collected by Mary Forsyth. Records include correspondence, photographs, a map, presentation notes and reviews along with research for historical and biographical essays pertaining to pioneering families, organizations and the geographical area of South Burnaby. One of her major research projects consists of "A Walking Environment for South Burnaby" which also became a proposal to The Corporation of the District of Burnaby. Historical information and photographs pertaining to South Burnaby pioneer families and organizations were compiled from interviews with the intention of publishing a book.
History/Biography
Mary Gertrude (Bolton) Forsyth was born at her parents' home in Burnaby on March 5, 1923 and was the daughter of Richard Bolton and Gertrude (nee Hern). Mary's father, Richard, immigrated to Canada from Sunderland, England in 1911. He lived with his brother George in New Westminster prior to purchasing property in South Burnaby in 1916 and built a bungalow located at 859 Marine Drive. Richard Bolton was employed as the municipal treasurer for the Corporation of the District of Burnaby and in 1919, he returned to Sunderland with three months leave of absence to marry, Mary Gertrude Hern, daughter of Captain and Mrs. John Hern. Mary grew up with her parents and sister Nancy in the house that her father built on Marine Drive. She married Lloyd Forsyth in 1946 and they had two children; Diane and Robert. Mary and her husband raised their family in Burnaby and built a house at 855 Marine Drive, on the lot originally purchased by her father and moved later to a house located at 6457 Marine Drive. In 1964, after her children were grown, Mary completed her teaching degree at Simon Fraser University and went on to teach kindergarten at Nelson Elementary school. While a teacher within the Burnaby School District, Mary was instrumental in adopting ballet as part of the school curriculum. Mary was an active member of the Burnaby Historical Society participating and leading local events and seminars. She was inspired by the idea of the 'Housewives Holiday', originally initiated by the Vancouver "Y’ S". In February 1960, she was integral in forming a committee in South Burnaby working alongside Ruth Turner, Faye Treagh and Dorothy Turnbull. The "Housewives Holiday" committee (a branch of the Clinton-Glenwood Recreation Association) planned several events at Bonsor Hall for Burnaby housewives from October 6 to December 8, 1960. After her retirement from teaching, Mary returned to Simon Fraser University to do further studies and in 1983 she wrote an essay for an Environmental Education course, titled, "A Walking Environment for South Burnaby". The essay was conducted as a feasibility study to provide a walking environment in her community and included a formal essay, a media book, a map and a slide presentation which was presented to a variety of local community groups. In 1984, Mary was the recipient of the North Fraser Harbour Commission Award to further her work on this project. In October 1986, her essay was adapted as a proposal to The Corporation of the District of Burnaby for a walking and cycling trail system for South Burnaby. Her proposal was taken into consideration by council and was later adopted by the Parks and Recreation Commission. Mary was very much interested in the history of South Burnaby and spent time between 1990 to 2004 conducting research through the Burnaby Historical Society, The City of Burnaby Archives and several pioneering families who agreed to share their family records and be interviewed. Mary compiled her research into short historical and biographical essays by geographical area, family name and organization. Mary (Bolton) Forsyth lived her whole life in South Burnaby and was an active and committed member of her community. She died on November 10, 2010.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Cartographic Material
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Burnaby Art Gallery Collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1890 (date of original) -1983
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Art Gallery Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 58 photographs
Storage Location
BHS241
BHS242
MSS066
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Burnaby Art Gallery. Prior to being the Art Gallery, this building was the home of Henry T. Ceperley (built 1911), and was known as "Fairacres." In 1939, the local Catholic Diocese funded a group of five Benedictine monks to establish a Priory in B.C., and "Fa…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1890 (date of original) -1983
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Art Gallery Collection
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 58 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS241
BHS242
MSS066
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Burnaby Art Gallery. Prior to being the Art Gallery, this building was the home of Henry T. Ceperley (built 1911), and was known as "Fairacres." In 1939, the local Catholic Diocese funded a group of five Benedictine monks to establish a Priory in B.C., and "Fairacres" was purchased and used for this purpose. This property was acquired in 1966 by City of Burnaby for use as a civic art gallery as part of the new Arts Centre in Deer Lake Park and designated as a heritage property in 1992.
History/Biography
Henry and Grace Ceperley purchased a strawberry farm from George Clayton in 1909. Their home, named Fairacres, was built on the north shore of Deer Lake in 1911. The house was designed by the English architect, R.P.S. Twizell. The Ceperley House, with its river rock veranda, beautiful hand-crafted woodwork, stained-glass and tile, remains one of the finest examples of Edwardian architecture in the Lower Mainland. In 1917 Grace Ceperley died and left Fairacres to her husband, H.T. Ceperley with the stipulation that when the home was sold the proceeds would be used to build a playground for the children of Vancouver in Stanley Park. Grace and H.T. Ceperley had one daughter named Ethelwyn who married James Edward Hall. Ethelwyn and James Edward Hall had three children, Edith Ceperley, James Edward "Junior" and Florence Renn. In 1939 a community of five Benedictine monks came from Mount Angel, Oregon to establish a priory in British Columbia. They decided to purchase the Ceperley House for their monastery. A large gymnasium was built on the property which was later converted into the James Cowan Theatre when the property was acquired by the City of Burnaby in 1966. For a brief time the house was used as a fraternity for some of the first students to attend Simon Fraser University. The old mansion began its life as an art museum in the 1960's. Since its beginnings as an association in 1967, the Burnaby Art Gallery has been dedicated to presenting a historical and contemporary art program by local, regional, national and international artists; facilitating the development of emerging artists; providing diverse art educational programming; acquiring culturally significant works on paper. The City of Burnaby assumed management of the gallery, its collection, staff and governance in 1998, with the art gallery then taking on the added responsibility of caring for and managing the City of Burnaby’s Permanent Art Collection. During that same year the City began restorations of the exterior of Ceperley House and upgraded the building for improved public use. The renovations were completed in 2000, transforming the house back to its appearance of 1911. The Gallery along with the other cultural facilities in Deer Lake Park, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and the Burnaby Village Museum are part of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department of the City of Burnaby. There are two main galleries, a lounge gallery with a fireplace and easy chairs and The Shopping Bag, a gallery shop run by volunteers. The goals of the gallery are to: provide access to contemporary Canadian art, present works from the permanent collection; collect contemporary works on paper; and offer challenging and educational exhibition related programming.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1919 -1995
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
40 files of textual records and 1489 photographs
Storage Location
BHS245
BHS331
BHS404
MSS032
BHS314
BHS482
MSS055
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records, correspondence and photographs created by Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles regarding their home and garden in the Deer Lake area of Burnaby. Also included in the collection are records pertaining the Burnaby Historical Society, the book entitled "The Fraser's History fr…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1919 -1995
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Physical Description
40 files of textual records and 1489 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS245
BHS331
BHS404
MSS032
BHS314
BHS482
MSS055
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records, correspondence and photographs created by Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles regarding their home and garden in the Deer Lake area of Burnaby. Also included in the collection are records pertaining the Burnaby Historical Society, the book entitled "The Fraser's History from Glaciers to Early Settlements" and the Eagle's visit to Robert Burnaby's grave.
History/Biography
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from U.B.C. Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950-2002
Collection/Fonds
Doreen Lawson Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
18 cm of textual records + approx. 1000 photographs
Storage Location
MSS071
Photo catalogue 605
Photo catalogue 618
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and received by Doreen Lawson during her career as Parks Commissioner (1965-1971), Burnaby City Council member (1972-1985, 1990-1999) and environmental advocate following her retirement from Council in 1999. Records include election campaign materials, congratulat…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1950-2002
Collection/Fonds
Doreen Lawson Fonds
Physical Description
18 cm of textual records + approx. 1000 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
MSS071
Photo catalogue 605
Photo catalogue 618
Accession Number
2003-30
2015-15
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and received by Doreen Lawson during her career as Parks Commissioner (1965-1971), Burnaby City Council member (1972-1985, 1990-1999) and environmental advocate following her retirement from Council in 1999. Records include election campaign materials, congratulatory letters and correspondence, community speeches and slideshow presentations regarding the conservation of Burnaby Lake, the administrative papers of the Burnaby Centennial Rhododendron and Spring Flower Show Society, and photographs of Burnaby waterways and wildlife.
History/Biography
Doreen Anne Fowler Lawson was born July 8, 1928 to Eva Barnhill and Leonard Fowler. Her parents met in Alberta but decided to move to Vancouver where they got married and Doreen was born. The family moved to the north side of Claude Avenue in Burnaby when Doreen was a few months old. In 1931 they moved to a house with an acre of land directly across the street from their first house.
When Doreen was six her family moved to Collingwood, Vancouver, near where her father grew up. This is where her brother Ron was born. The family moved again to County Line in Langley Prairie in 1944 which is where Doreen met Edward Lawson, her future husband. Soon after, they moved to a seven acre plot in Burquitlam. Ed and Doreen Lawson’s eldest daughter Linda was born in 1954. Their second daughter Wendy was born in 1959 and their youngest Lisa was born in 1961. They lived in the Brentwood area, where all three daughters attended Brentwood Elementary School. Linda went on to Alpha Secondary School.
In 1945 Doreen began her first of several office jobs, and in the early 1950s she became the first woman to be elected into a vice-president position within the BC Trade Union Congress (now the BC Federation of Labour).
Doreen Lawson had a long and prolific political career, starting as Parks Commissioner in 1965; serving as its chair from 1969 to 1971. She was instrumental in the selection and promotion of the rhododendron as the official flower of Burnaby in 1966. In 1971 she was elected to Burnaby City Council and in 1972 Doreen proposed that Council take action to declare Burnaby Lake a wildlife sanctuary. After a ten year campaign, she was able to convince Council to declare the park “a nature conservation area.” She put forward a policy of preservation for creeks and streams, as well as a proposal to preserve trees in subdivisions, both of which were adopted by Council. Doreen continued to serve on Council until 1985, during which time she initiated and chaired the Burnaby Information Committee which designed the present Burnaby logo (and official flower pins) and established the “Information Burnaby Newsletter. In 1979 Doreen Lawson won Vancouver Natural History Society’s “Frank Sanford Award”.
In 1984 she was elected the first woman president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Doreen ran as a BC Liberal Party candidate in the new Federal Riding of Burnaby in 1979 and from 1985 to 1987 she served as the Executive Director of the British Columbia Liberal Party. As the B.C. Liberal Party Executive Director, her major responsibility was to work with both the Federal and Provincial Associations in implementing riding organizations and fundraising programs in preparation for election time. In the 1980s Doreen was an active guest lecturer at Burnaby Elementary and High Schools as well as the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Doreen was active in a variety of community clubs and organizations including; the Burnaby Library Board, Greater Vancouver Spinners and Weavers Guild and Vancouver Natural History Society. She was an executive member of the Burnaby-New Westminster Canada Summer Games, the Burnaby Division of the United Way, Information Burnaby Committee and the Brentwood Parent Teachers Association as well as serving as the President of the Burnaby Voter’s Association from 1988-1990.
In 1990 Doreen was elected back to Burnaby Council and put forward the rejuvenation of Burnaby Lake which she saw completed before her final year on Council in 1999. Doreen continued to be a strong environmental advocate for the protection and rejuvenation of Burnaby Lake after she retired from council.
Doreen Lawson died October 11, 2003.
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