City of Vancouver Archives

Primary collections & fonds
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum collection (AM335)
  • St. Roch Preservation Society fonds (AM990)

The St. Roch Preservation Society was incorporated in 1955. Its purpose was to assist and promote means to preserve the RCMP vessel St. Roch. The fonds consists of correspondence, reports and clippings of the St. Roch Preservation Society.

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum St. Roch restoration collection (CVAN Add. MSS. 1041)

The collection consists of material relating to the restoration of the St. Roch. The collection includes Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development records relating to the reconstruction of the superstructure, 1944; development restoration detail drawings, 1958; and miscellaneous drawings and site plans, 1927-1971.

  • Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association fonds (AM336)
  • Major Matthews collection (AM54)
  • City of Vancouver fonds.

The St. Roch and Vancouver Maritime Museum appear in many series of this fonds.

Secondary collections & fonds
  • Rebecca Watson fonds (AM338),

Series S5 – Civic affairs – Vancouver Civic Museum Board records (AM338-S5). Series consists of records gathered by Watson when she was the chairman of the Vancouver Civic Museum Board. Series includes Board’s annual reports, and records relating to the preservation of the R.C.M.P. schooner “St. Roch”.

  • Wilson family fonds (AM362), Series S1 – Alphabetical subject files on Halford David Wilson’s civic affairs, File: St. Roch : [RCMP ship], 1964 (AM362-S1–).
  • Harold Merilees fonds (AM426), File: St. Roch Preservation Society (AM426–)
  • Frank Appelbe fonds (AM1661)

The fonds consists of Appelbe’s photographs of aerial views of the west side of Vancouver and the West End; and views of the RCMP vessel St. Roch

  • Gladys Ridler fonds (AM851)

The fonds consists of poems, short stories, correspondence, and a photograph of Gladys Ridler; letters, poems and other material concerning Captain Henry Larsen and the St. Roch

  • Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation fonds (VPK)
  • City of Vancouver Archives pamphlet collection (AM1519) 
  • City of Vancouver Archives documentary art collection (AM1562) 
  • City publications collection
  • City of Vancouver Archives library collection
  • City of Vancouver Archives postcard collection (AM1052) 
  • City of Vancouver Archives technical and cartographic drawing collection (AM1594) 
  • British Columbia Centennial Committee fonds (AM178)

CoV Archives also includes many photographs in various collections and fonds.