Series - Collected Materials

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Collected Materials

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  • Multiple media

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  • ca. [1860] - 2008, predominant 1900-1960 (Creation)

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ca. 7.5m of photographic and other materials. Non-linear arrangement.

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Manifestation of Doug Cox collecting activity carried out in support of his writing function and as a representation of his personal relationships. Subseries comprises acquisitions from professional photographers, private individuals, families, organizations and corporations, and cultural collectives. Points of origin are primarily from various interior regions of British Columbia. Collections acquired are predominantly composed of photographic material, secondarily of textual material. Contents depict and describe a variety of scenes and settings, primarily concerning industry and infrastructure, family life, city scenes, and landscapes during the first half of the twentieth century. Many photocopies of images exist with annotations by original donor identifying human subjects, their relationships, and their locations. Major subject currents correspond with certain published works, namely mining, ranching, rodeo, lake steamships.
Include a corpus of images and records originating with various First Nations groups and families in the South Okanagan and Similkameen regions.
The series is expansive and contains 47 subseries.

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Doug Cox


Intellectual arrangement of the Doug and Joyce Cox collection is separate from the physical arrangement. Many instances and portions of Doug Cox collected materials are interfiled within folders that also contain his original photographs and, to a lesser extent, research materials. The exception is his collection of manuscripts which are all interfiled in his research files. These folders are cross-listed among the appropriate series. See file inventory by box to see listing of folders that are cross-referenced among different series and/or subseries.
While the Maps series is also arguably a collection, it has been excluded from treatment in this series because of the difference in the mode of acquisition, and the difference in function that it serves. Materials in the Collected Materials series were acquired through personal relationships and were donated for personal reasons. The maps by contrast were mostly purchased.

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No access to fragile photographs until material has been conserved. Assessment underway for the creation of digital access copies.
No access to materials with First Nations provenance pending further research regarding permissions. No digital reproduction of these materials will take place without prior written permission of stakeholders.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Informal permission slips from donors (or their living descendants) have been obtained by Doug Cox for UBC to support the acquisition, description, and digitization of various aggregations of photographs. Further research and legal confirmation is needed in some cases before the materials can be disseminated publicly.

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There are many duplicated images and some duplicated textual records. The photographs frequently exist in different formats (print, slide transparency, negative, digital) and across different file locations. Most 12cm x 10cm negatives are presumed to have been copied from images held by other individuals and families, copied on equipment at the Kelowna Museum, per communication with Doug Cox (see correspondence file within Donor File series).

Physical description

Includes approximately 400 folders of photographic (print and film) and textual materials, an additional 15 albums of photographic materials (print and film), two scrapbooks of newspaper column clippings, two bound booklets, and one poster.

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