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Fenton Family collection

  • CA CCOQ C7
  • Collection
  • [194?] - [199?]

The collection consists of 8 photographs related to the Fenton Family and Fraser Mills. The photographs depict the mill site as well as social gatherings of Fraser Mills employees (dinners and golf tournaments). The collection also includes two advertising posters produced by the Canadian Western Lumber Company Limited and Crown Zellerbach. Finally, the collection includes a Crown Zellerbach patch/label and 6 sets of construction plans for wooden boats that would have been produced using wood sourced from Fraser Mills.

Nicklen Family fonds

  • CA CCOQ F40
  • Fonds
  • 194?

The fonds consists of one panoramic photograph and one postcard. The panorama depicts the students and teachers from Our Lady of Lourdes school posed in front of the school buildings and Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The postcard from 1908 is addressed to Miss Sadie Lougheed, Coquitlam BC.

Sunday's Photos

Shyla Seller collection

  • CA CCOQ C20
  • Collection
  • [197-] - [20--]

The collection consists of records accumulated by Shyla Seller during her time as a student at Parkland Elementary School, Como Lake Junior Secondary School, and Centennial High School. Records also relate to Shyla’s participation the Olympics of the Mind, a competitive academic event in which participants engage in challenges that test their creative problem solving skills. The collection also includes material related to and created by other members of the Seller family, as well as material related the Hol’n’ One Donut House chain, which was owned by Shyla’s grandparents Bill and Nina Seller.

Seller, Shyla

Norm Cote fonds

  • CA CCOQ F34
  • Fonds
  • [198?]

The fonds consists of nineteen colour photographs of various locations around Coquitlam.

Cote, Norm

Riverview Hospital Historical Society collection

  • CA CCOQ C5
  • Collection
  • 1870 - 2020

The Riverview Hospital Historical Society collection consists of the records collected and maintained by the Riverview Hospital Historical Society (RHHS). Through their museum and library, the RHHS acquired and stewarded records documenting the history of Riverview Hospital, the British Columbia School of Psychiatric Nursing, and the history of psychiatric care in British Columbia.

The collection consists of a range of documentary forms, including: reports, theses, newspaper clippings, newsletters, publications, correspondence, manuals, plans and drawings, directories, inventories, procedures, programmes, annuals, invitations, motion pictures, personal narratives, staff lists, minutes, study notes, scrapbooks, ephemera, and photographs depicting aspects of social and administrative life at the hospital and school.

The collection is arranged into ten series that reflect original collections maintained by the RHHS, and are organized by media type or content. See the Arrangement note below for more information.

British Columbia. School of Psychiatric Nursing

Corporation of the District of Coquitlam fonds

  • CA CCOQ F41
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1971

The fonds consists of records made or accumulated in the course of conducting the operational and administrative business of the various departments of the Corporation of the District of Coquitlam from the time of incorporation in 1891 until amalgamation with Fraser Mills in 1971.

Corporation of the District of Coquitlam

City of Coquitlam Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds

  • CA CCOQ F1
  • Fonds
  • 1891-2012; predominant 1891-1997

The fonds consists of records generated in the course of municipal business by the City Clerk's office and City Council, including the provision of public safety, health and welfare and in the execution of public works, the licensing and the zoning of land, tax collection, assessment, and the administration of elections.

The original Letters Patent from 1891 can be found in Box 136.

Records include the City of Coquitlam?s bylaws, correspondence, regular and executive
council minutes and their indexes, Council committee minutes, security dockets
composed of legal documents, public hearing minutes; and city manager?s reports to Council.

City of Coquitlam. Council and Office of the City Clerk

Map of Coquitlam and Surrey

The item consists of a map of Coquitlam and Surrey that shows the pipeline (in red) from Coquitlam to New Westminster. The map depicts the Westminster Bridge but does not have the Patullo Bridge, putting it somewhere between 1904 (when the Westminster Bridge was constructed) and 1937 (when the Patullo Bridge was constructed).

City of Coquitlam Archives map collection

  • CA CCOQ C9
  • Collection
  • 1907-1974

The collection consists of assorted maps of the Coquitlam area that have been donated or transferred to the City of Coquitlam Archives and are not part of a specific fonds or collection.

Irene McMillan collection

  • CA CCOQ C19
  • Collection
  • 1910-1912

The collection consists of two original photographs of the Coquitlam Football Club from 1910-1912. The collection also includes one copy print of the first photograph (C19.001) with typed annotations and two b&w copy prints of the second image (C19.002). The photographs include the names of the players as well as the names of the various trophies that appear in the photographs.

Map of the District of Coquitlam

The item consists of a map of the District of Coquitlam produced by Archibald Moir & Co. The map shows more subdivision of certain lots than MP.0001 but it shows an intact District of Coquitlam, therefore the map was created prior to the incorporation of the City of Port Coquitlam in 1913.

Archibald Moir and Co.

City of Coquitlam Archives photograph collection

  • CA CCOQ C3
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1912]-[ca. 1946]

The collection consists of photographs collected by the City of Coquitlam Archives that are not part of a specific fonds or collection.

Statement of Accounts and Annual Financial Reports (1912-1970)

The series includes financial statements prepared by a number of different chartered accountants on behalf of the Corporation of the District of Coquitlam for the years 1912 to 1970. Earlier documents include boiler plate information about elected officials and department heads while later documents provide statistics and other information about the municipality as well as a selection of photographs in a few cases.

Corporation of the District of Coquitlam

Coquitlam Dam scrapbook

The item consists of a scrapbook containing photographs that depict life in the construction camp for the second phase of the Coquitlam Dam between 1912 and 1913. The photographs show the camp, the bridge, Coquitlam Lake, salmon jumping in the lake, panoramic vistas, and social activities like rat catching, boating, and picnics.

The Corporation of the District of Fraser Mills fonds

  • CA CCOQ F11
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1971

The fonds consists of the District of Fraser Mills Letters Patent, council minutes, financial records, correspondence, municipal government records, police commission meeting minutes, declarations and assessment rolls, and assorted textual records.

The Corporation of the District of Fraser Mills

Emeri Paré fonds

  • CA CCOQ F4
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1918

The fonds consists of three police log books dated 1914, 1915, and 1918.

Paré, Emeri

Coquitlam Survey (Maillardville)

The file consists of a variety of photographic material that was likely used in the preparation of a publication, though the specific publication is unknown. Some of the prints are taken from the large format negatives in File 1 of this collection. Predominantly, the negatives depict houses in the Coquitlam area, but there are also some negatives and prints of historical photographs of early Coquitlam.

School District No. 43 collection

  • CA CCOQ C1
  • Collection
  • 1926-1976

The collection consists of records relating to School District No. 43 and schools in Coquitlam. The records include formal class portraits, staff portraits, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, school publications and newspapers, school annuals, and an assortment of crests.

School District No. 43

The Coquitlam Herald fonds

  • CA CCOQ F29
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1981

The fonds consists of copies of The Coquitlam Herald newspaper covering the period from 1930 to 1957 as well as Special Supplements from 1979 to 1981.

The Coquitlam Herald (newspaper)

Meridian Heights Farmers Institute fonds

  • CA CCOQ F3
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1957

The fonds consists of minute books, a ledger book, loose minutes, correspondence, an insurance policy, financial statements 1932-1951, Annual Reports 1933-1950, loose meeting minutes 1953, and an empty membership book.

Meridian Heights Farmers Institute

Ronald Moyes fonds

  • CA CCOQ F36
  • Fonds
  • 1935 - 2021

The fonds consists of a copy of Ronald Moyes' interview with Veteran's Affairs on CD; handwritten narrative by Ronald Moyes titled "Coquitlam in the 30s and Beyond"; three versions of the "Coming Home...on a Wing and a Prayer" booklet written by Ronald Moyes; photographs; order of service for Blue Mountain Union Chruch; and newspaper clippings.

Moyes, Ronald

May Queen collection

  • CA CCOQ C2
  • Collection
  • 1940-1971

The collection consists of portraits taken of the May Queens and attendants from 1940 to 1962, as well as the Roll Book which provides the name of each girl in the photographs, including the list of names for the 1971 May Day celebrations for the British Columbia centennial.

Russell Hellard fonds

  • CA CCOQ F9
  • Fonds
  • 1943-2017

The fonds consists of records relating to Russell Hellard's volunteering initiatives in Coquitlam, including his participation in the Crime Prevention Committee, the Community Policing Committee, the Mundy Park Sub Committee, the Crime Prevention Society, the BC Summer Games, the Centennial Committee, Block Watch, Vandal Watch, Court Watch, among others. The fonds also includes personal and family records, including a collection of photographs from his service in Canada and Australia during the Second World War.

Hellard, Russell

Helena Regehr Wiebe fonds

  • CA CCOQ F23
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1947

The fonds consists of four Annuals (1944-1947) from the School of Nursing, Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale as well as a selection of graduation portraits from the School of Nursing. The fonds also includes a photograph of the Essondale Medical Staff and the Superintendent of Nursing (Mona E. Parsons). Finally, the fonds includes a graduation diploma, transcript, and staff card for Helen Regehr.

British Columbia. Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale

Don Cunnings fonds

  • CA CCOQ F12
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 2011

The fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Don Cunnings, documenting his involvement in sport and recreation in Coquitlam. The archivist arranged the fonds into two series. One series documents the activities of Cunnings during his tenure at the District of Coquitlam Parks and Recreation Department. The second series consists of personal and professional records accumulated by Cunnings, documenting his various professional positions for reference and posterity.

The records include photographs, newspaper clippings, newsletters, correspondence, recorded documentaries, two scrapbooks, and assorted textual records and ephemera.

Cunnings, Don

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