WESTVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION FONDS: -- 1948 – 1997 –31cm of Textual Records

Initially sponsored by the Westview Parent Teacher Association, in 1942, the library had a few shelves in the Village of Westview building [1999 note: 4690 Marine Ave.] In 1943 increased use had the Library move to The Pavilion [6800 block Duncan St.] On 1944 they returned to the Village Building and in 1948 they were incorporated as a public library association. In 1950 the Library moved to the Westview School at 6910 Duncan St. The school and its contents burned a month later and again the Library went to The Pavilion. The premises were crowded and they moved back yet again the Village Building in a room on the ground floor. In 1953 the Library moved upstairs in the same building but by now it was known as the Municipal Building. In 1962 the move up to 6910 Duncan St was a welcome relief even though the space was soon cramped. In 1973, the Westview Library became a member of the Powell River District Public Library Association and the Westview Public Library Association became dormant. Eventually the Library would be given more and more rooms until they now, 1999, occupy the whole lower floor of the Municipal Hall.

The Librarians were initially not professionally trained and not paid. Carol Woods was the first Librarian in 1942 and worked for 23 years. Norah Palmer, retired in 1972, and Margaret Hardie worked as Librarians until the first professional , Mrs. Byrl Ward, was hired in 1972.

The fonds consist of Certificate of Incorporation, , minutes, annual general meeting, correspondence, financial records, book circulation reports, book purchase records, book mender report and two scrap books.

Title based on contents of fonds.

SERIES DESCRIPTION


  • Certificate of Incorporation: --1948 – 1cm of Textual records.

The series consists of one Certificate of Incorporation.
Title based on contents of series.

  • Minutes: -- 1949 – 1968 –6cm of Textual records.

The series consists of minutes that reflect the activities of the Board of the Westview Library.
Title based on contents of series

  • Annual General Meeting: -- 1969 – 1cm of Textual records.

The series consists of meetings including business and Election of Officers and the by-laws.
Title based on contents of series

  • Correspondence: --1968 – 1cm of Textual records.

The series includes a letter to the Staff from the Board., re: rates of pay and sick leave.
Title based on contents of series.

  • Financial Records: -- 1952 – 1973 –12cm of Textual records.

The series consists of payroll books, synoptic and general ledgers.
Title based on contents of series.

  • Circulation Book Reports: -- 1955-1982 – 7cm of Textual records.

The series consists of records of book circulation, statistics and mending.
Title based on contents of series.

  • Book purchase records: -- 1954-1962 – 4cm of Textual records.

The series consists of two selected ledgers documenting the purchases of Adult and Juvenile books.
Title based on contents of series.

  • Menders Book: --1982 – 1997 – 1cm of Textual records.

The series consists of one book listing the people and the hours they worked mending books.
Title based on contents of series.

  • Scrap books: 1950 – 1971 – 5cm of Textual records.

The series consists of two scrap books comprised of newspaper clippings regarding the activities of the Library.
Title based on contents of series.

FILE LIST: WESTVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION



Series: Certificate of Incorporation

Box/File Date File Title

1-1 1948 Certificate of Incorporation

Series: Minutes

Box/File Date File Title

1-2 1949-1951 Minutes
1-3 1951-1953 Minutes
1-4 1953-1955 Minutes
1-5 1956-1964 Minutes
1-6 1964-1968 Minutes

Series: Annual General Meeting

Box/File Date File Title

1-7 1969 Annual General Meeting

Series: Correspondence

Box/File Date File Title

1-8 1968 Correspondence

Series: Financial Records

Box/File Date File Title

1-9 1968-1973 Accounts
1-10 1969-1970 Payroll

Series: Circulation Book Reports

Box/File Date File Title

2-1 1957-1963 Circulation Reports
2-2 1955-1979 Circulation Reports
2-3 1955-1971 Circulation graphs and stats
2-4 1966-1974 Circulation Reports
2-5 1974-1977 Circulation Reports
2-6 1978-1982 Circulation Reports

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Series: Book Purchase Records

Box/File Date File Title

2-7 1954-1961 Juvenile Book Purchases
2-8 1954-1962 Adult Book Purchases

Series: Mender’s Book

Box/File Date File Title

2-9 1982-1997 Mender’s Book

Series: Scrap Book

Box/File Date File Title

3-1 1950-1966 Scrap Book
3-2 1966-1971 Scrap Book



ACCRUALS: WESTVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

SERIES: FINANCIAL
Box/File Date File Title

1/1 1967-1973 Payroll
½ 1971-1973 Synoptic Ledger
1/3 1952-1963 Synoptic Ledger
¼ 1968-1973 General Ledger