The collection consists of single or small accumulations of photographs, textual records, maps, and other material donated and loaned to the City of Victoria Archives by private individuals, businesses, and organizations.
The collection consists of a wide variety of reports by and about the City of Victoria. These published and unpublished City documents (CDs) include neighbourhood plans, transportation studies, heritage reports, downtown studies, as well as economic and social profiles, surveys, and architectural proposals.
The collection consists of city directories for Victoria, Vancouver Island, and British Columbia. The directories contain an alphabetical listing of residents (and occupations), businesses, government offices, churches, schools, and organizations, along with street addresses. Most issues also have a classified business directory section. From 1890 onward, the directories include a listing of residences and businesses by street.
This collection consists of a variety of original and copied documents on a number of topics pertaining to Victoria over the years. These documents, which were brought together by the City's first Archivist, Ainslie Helmcken, include programmes, menus, correspondence, booklets, newspaper clippings, and receipts.
Fonds consists of photographs of unidentified people, soldiers (World War I) and Victoria and Nanaimo scenes, as well as a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings of MacLachlan's advertisement for his brokerage business and other material.
Fonds consists primarily of material related to Ethel Bruce's career as a journalist including newspaper clippings, concert and theatre programmes, invitations, pamphlets, maps, photographs, correspondence and picture postcards.
Fonds consists of photographs, picture postcards, diaries, scrapbooks and miscellaneous printed material. The photographs include views of Manitoba, and Victoria and Vancouver Island; travels in North America, and Canadian military aircrew training during World War I. Also includes a scrapbook compiled by Alexander Cowie of Langford during World War I.
Fonds consists of photographs of relatives and friends of Hudson Blake's father William Alfred Blake. Group photos include classes at Oaklands School, lacrosse teams and Canadian Army units (World War I).
Fonds consists of photographs of family and friends, houses, and coastal scenes, including Janet and Martin Grainger, houses on Samuel Island and in Esquimalt, and views of the Gulf Islands. Textual material consists of a copy of Martin Allerdale Grainger's book, Woodsmen of the West.
Fonds consists mainly of photographs of the Williams family, views of Victoria, and group portraits of City Council. Also includes material about the Williams directory of British Columbia, as well as miscellaneous family documents.
Fonds consists of photographic prints (some in albums), negatives, correspondence, legal documents, newspaper clippings, books, and other material relating to the Rattenbury family. Photographs include images of members of the Rattenbury family and their home Iechineel in Oak Bay; Victoria homes and other buildings.
Fonds consists primarily of photographs of the Steele family. Also included is the autograph album of Minnie Rex (later Steele), as well as photographs of the Alexander (Sandy) Roberts family, and one page of minutes of the Beaux Arts society.
Fonds consists of six piano scores of operas autographed "Miss Helmcken 1873," who is believed to be Catherine Amelia Helmcken (later McTavish), Also included is a photograph of Mrs. Harry Helmcken in a limousine in Beacon Hill Park.