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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

Alain Boire collection

  • CA CCOQ C10
  • Collection
  • 2000 - 2016

The collection consists largely of research materials and notes created in the preparation of Boire's book "With Hearts and Minds" published in 2016. The remainder of the collection consists of materials collected by Boire from Caisse Populaire Maillardville Credit Union, as well as accumulated material pertaining to Boire’s involvement in several community initiatives, such as the Maillardville Residents' Association, Maillardville revitalization and planning, and Place Maillardville.

Materials include correspondence, photographs, administrative records, interviews, reports, handwritten notes, clippings, advertising and professional materials, newsletters, research materials, prints, postcards, ephemera, a map, embossing seals, a lid from a glass milk bottle, and other documents. The collection also includes a manuscript copy of “With Hearts and Minds”.

Boire, Alain Joseph

Charpentier Family collection

  • CA CCOQ C11
  • Collection
  • [between 1959 and 196?]

The collection consists of three panoramic photographs. One photograph shows the congregation of Our Lady of Fatima (Notre Dame de Fatima) gathered around the travelling statue of Our Lady of the Cape (Notre Dame du Cap) in 1950. The second photograph shows the congregation of Our Lady of Fatima posed in front of the Church after its construction in 1959. This photograph is assumed to have been taken either in the year of construction or sometime in the early 1960s. The third photograph shows the congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes (Notre Dame de Lourdes) gathered in front of the church with the statue of Our Lady of the Cape (Notre Dame du Cap) on December 17th, 1950.

Peregrine Photographics

Miss Coquitlam Pageant collection

  • CA CCOQ C12
  • Collection
  • 1986-1988

The collection consists of colour photographs and negatives of the Miss Coquitlam Pageant and related events from 1986 to 1988. The photographs feature the donor, Deborah Smyth, who was Miss Congeniality in 1986. The collection also includes some news clippings and a VHS tape containing a recording of the 1986 Miss Coquitlam Pageant.

Harris Family collection

  • CA CCOQ C13
  • Collection
  • [191?]-1966

The collection consists of seven class portraits from 1960 to 1966 and two from the 1920s, as well as four additional photographs including a portrait of Joseph William Harris and his family ca. 1912 ; two photographs depicting two separate properties in Coquitlam, and a photograph of the Coquitlam float in the 1945 May Day Parade in New Westminster. The collection also consists of a certificate granted to Wilfred Harris for the McLean Method and two completed building permit applications from Wilfred Harris to the District of Coquitlam.

Tri-Branch Co-operative collection

  • CA CCOQ C14
  • Collection
  • ca. 1990s

The collection consists of photographs taken in the 1990s of the Tri Branch Co-Operative at 2860 Packard Avenue. The photographs depict the exterior of the building, residents in the common areas, and holiday celebrations.

Howard McAskill collection

  • CA CCOQ C16
  • Collection
  • 1966-1999

The collection includes materials related to motor sports and the Westwood Racing Circuit (programs, posters, magazines), as well as municipal election pamphlets, and one audio cassette containing different versions of Coquitlam's Centennial Song, "Coquitlam, My Town."

Diane Stiglish collection

  • CA CCOQ C17
  • Collection
  • 1958-1995

The collection consists of materials that were collected by Diane Stiglish, including a funeral card for Reverand Father Joseph Albert Gerard Leduc; an Information Booklet about Our Lady of Fatima Church; and two advertising flyers for businesses in Coquitlam.

Walter Bruce MacDonald collection

  • CA CCOQ C18
  • Collection
  • [189-?]-2019

The collection consists of records gathered by Walter Bruce MacDonald as research materials and content for a biography of Roderick Charles (R.C.) MacDonald. Records include collected photographs of R.C. MacDonald and his family as well as newspaper clippings, photographs, pamphlets, programs, scrapbooks, reports, speeches, certificates, drawings, correspondence, and copies of the book and digital manuscripts for Walter Bruce MacDonald's biography of R.C. MacDonald entitled, "Catch-as-catch-can."

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.

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.

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

Ken Haywood Westwood Racetrack collection

  • CA CCOQ C21
  • Collection
  • 1964-1969

The collection consists of records created by the Sports Car Club of BC and collected by Ken Haywood. The records include copies of the Year Books & Rosters from 1966 to 1969; two editions of the "Pit Pass" newsletter from 1968 and 1969; several Westwood Park passes for guests, drivers, and paddock; a "Pit Pass" bulletin regarding the funeral of Bob McLean; a pocket calendar of 1966 race dates for Westwood and assorted U.S tracks; a guest employee card from 1964 for Ken Haywood; a copy of Karting World magazine from 1965; a receipt for membership dues from the Sports Car Club of BC; and a business card for the Vice President of the Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs.

Sports Car Club of British Columbia (SCCBC)

Minnekhada Regional Park collection

  • CA CCOQ C22
  • Collection
  • 1979 - 2000

The fonds consists of ephemera and newspaper clippings related to the creation and use of Minnekhada Park.

Terry Fox Library

Coquitlam Public Library collection

  • C23
  • Collection
  • 1988

The collection consists of photographic slides of Coquitlam and surrounding municipalities.

Coquitlam Public Library

Barb Wood collection

  • C24
  • Collection
  • [200-] - [2012]

The collection consists of pen and ink prints, mock-ups, rough concept drawings, cards, transparencies of final prints, and other works created by Barb Wood for the City of Coquitlam during the 2000s. The works she created were used as promotional items for the City.

Wood, Barb

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.

Coquitlam Heritage Society collection

  • CA CCOQ C4
  • Collection
  • 1990-2013

The collection consists of material accumulated by the Coquitlam Heritage Society over the course of its existence. The collection includes the following: records related to Fraser Mills (later the Canadian Western Lumber Company, then Crown Zellerbach) including ledger books, journals, statements, photographs, and various other records; records related to the lumber industry in Coquitlam; photographs of historic Coquitlam; glass plate negatives by W.J. Moore and Richard Broadridge; material related to the administration of the Coquitlam Heritage Society itself; and miscellaneous records related to Coquitlam's history

Coquitlam Heritage Society

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

Coquitlam 100 Years collection

  • CA CCOQ C6
  • Collection
  • 1988-1991

The collection consists of approx. 640 photographic prints used for the "Coquitlam 100 Years: Reflections of the Past" publication produced by the District of Coquitlam in 1991. The collection also includes the transcripts of interviews used in the publication as well as the administrative files of the Pioneer Tales of Coquitlam Committee and various publications and pamphlets used for contextual information for the book.

Pioneer Tales Book Committee

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.

Coquitlam Satellites Women's Hockey collection

  • CA CCOQ C8
  • Collection
  • 1975-1984

The collection consists of records pertaining to the Coquitlam Satellites Women's Hockey Team from 1975 to 1982. The collection includes: two scrapbooks containing newsclippings, ribbons, and patches; programs for tournaments; programs and manuals from the BC Winter Games in 1981 and 1982; tournament medals; and commemorative pins.

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.

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

Canadian Western Lumber Company Limited fonds

  • CA CCOQ F10
  • Fonds
  • 1902 - [ca. 1999]

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial ledgers, manuals, personnel files, photograph prints, and slides relating to the Canadian Western Lumber Company Limited., its predecessor, subsidiary, and successor companies (e.g. Crown Zellerbach and International Forest Products).

Canadian Western Lumber Company Limited

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

Gordy Robson, Trinity Holdings, Black Press, and Glacier Media Group fonds

  • CA CCOQ F13
  • Fonds
  • 1997-2015

The fonds consists of photographs (b&w and colour negatives) taken by staff and contract photographers of the Tri-City News, the Maple Ridge News, the Burnaby News, and the Sunday News. The fonds also includes 133 bound volumes of copies of the Tri-City News from 1990 to 2018, as well as 6 microfilm reels containing copies of the Tri-City News, the Maple Ridge News, and the Sunday News from 1985 to 1986. Finally, the fonds includes several loose special editions in print form.

Black Press

Paul vanPeenen fonds

  • CA CCOQ F14
  • Fonds
  • 1991-2001

The fonds consists of approx. 100,000 photographs (b&w and colour negatives) and contact sheets taken by photographer Paul VanPeenen between August 1991 and December 2001 for the Coquitlam NOW.

vanPeenen, Paul

Margaret and Geoffrey Hortin fonds

  • CA CCOQ F15
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1960

The fonds consists of 7 b&w photographs depicting Westwood Racetrack during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The earlier photographs depict the Mud Runs that took place in 1959, prior to the track being paved. The photographs mainly feature Geoffrey Hortin as driver, however, one photograph shows Margaret Hortin leading the pack in a 'Powder Puff' race on September 11th, 1960.

Hortin, Margaret

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