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University of British Columbia Library Rare Books and Special Collections Series
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Travel Records

The series contains records created or collected during Simons’ travels, especially from 1967-1968. Simons’ experiences while traveling were deeply influential in her literary works, particularly her dramatic works of the 1970s. Simons took three ...

Professional and Personal Records

The series contains records related to the business aspects (financial and administrative) of Simons’ professional career as writer and records from her personal life. Records have been maintained in one series because of their physical indivisibi...

Literary Works

The series contains literary works created by Beverley Simons from 1956 to 2012. Simons worked in a variety of genres, producing drama, fiction, non-fiction, and film scripts. From 1956 to the late 1970s, Simons focused primarily on drama, creatin...

Writings and publications

Series contains material relating to Jack Scott’s published and unpublished writings. Material includes handwritten and typed drafts of Scott’s books, speeches, critiques, reports, and thought pieces, as well as notes, comments, and corrections on...

Vancouver Study Group and Red Star Collective

Series contains material relating to the Vancouver Study Group (VSG), later the Red Star Collective (RSC). Material related to the administration of the group includes full group and committee reports, agendas, meeting minutes and summaries, and d...

Personal papers and correspondence

The series consists of miscellaneous incoming correspondence to Jack Scott, transcripts of Scott’s oral history interviews by the Participatory Research Group and related correspondence, incoming and outgoing correspondence and documents related t...

Photography

Series consists of photography pertaining to the life of Hanne, her friends, and her family. Hanne’s early career as an influential figure of the physical culture movement during the interwar period in Europe is captured in this series through pho...

Personal Records

Series consists of personal records belonging to Hanne and various members of her family including Hedwig Hermann, Elizabeth Fischer, and Otto Fischer. There are records pertaining to Hanne and Hedwig’s immigration process, recipes they collected,...

Fitness Instruction and Innovation

Series consists of materials pertaining to Hanne’s lifelong work as a fitness instructor and innovator, especially in the field of women’s health and physical fitness. Hanne developed a range of workouts, stretches, and exercise methods, many of w...

Ephemera

Series consists of materials created or collected by Hanne throughout her adult life. Items include household notes, lists, ledgers, bills, and receipts; documents pertaining to her hobbies as a photographer and sculptor; newspaper/magazine clippi...

Artefacts

Series consists of an assortment of what remains of Hanne's non-textual, non-photographic belongings, acquired throughout her life and kept until the time of her death. These artefacts pertain to her career, her work as a writer, and her ever...

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence pertaining to the life and family members of Hanne. These materials take the form of letters, postcards, greeting cards, notes, and envelopes. There is also a small assortment of photographs. The majority of this ...

George Dickson Walker

Series consists of materials related to the life of George Dickson Walker immediately preceding his immigration to North America and the rest of his time spent living both in the U.S. and Canada. The bulk of these materials is correspondence, howe...

George Dickson Walker

Project records.

Series documents project activities by region including interactions between TRAS and the persons involved with projects they supported. The series is organized into four sub-series as follows: North India Projects (1964-1986); South India Project...

Administrative records.

Series consists of records created by the administrative activities of TRAS. The series is organized into four sub-series as follows: minutes, newsletters and reports (1962-2014); financial records (1963-1988); funding agencies (1962-1990); and co...

Chief Paulette v. the Queen

Series consisting of records related to the case of Chief Paulette v. the Queen created by the Supreme Court of Canada on Appeal From the Court of Appeal of the Northwest Territories. Series consists of four bound volumes.

Narmada subject files

Series consists of correspondence, clippings, reports, and other documents accumulated by Berger and related to the Sardar Sarovar Dam projects subsequent to Berger's involvement therein, on behalf of the World Bank, in 1991-1992. Also inclu...

Nunavut (NTI) files

Series consists of correspondence, reports, clippings and published materials, personnel records, contracts, memos, and other documents related to Berger's role as conciliator regarding the meaning and implementation of the Nunavut Land Claim...

FIDH mission files

Series consists of correspondence, financial statements and expense reports, pamphlets, memos, reports, clippings, and handwritten notes. Documents relate to a mission to Chile in 1997 conducted by Berger with Claude Katz, a Parisian lawyer, under...

Habitual Criminals

Series consists of correspondence, clippings, case law, legal documents and notes related to several cases in which Berger defended persons on trial as habitual criminals, including Daniel Hadden (sometimes spelled Haddon), George Paton, and Marga...

Jones v. Bennett

Series consists of clippings, correspondence, notes, memos and legal documents related to the heard in the British Columbia Court of Appeal in 1966, and the Supreme Court of Canada, 1968 in which George Jones, chairman of the Purchasing Commission...

Dersch v. Canada (Attorney General)

Series consists of clippings, correspondence, reports and legal documents related to the case Dersch v. Canada case heard in the Supreme Court of Canada in 1990. Dersch had been charged with trafficking drugs, and the evidence against him was prim...

Prior v. Revenue Canada

Series consists of clippings, legal documents, pamphlets and case law related to the Dr. Jerrilyn Prior’s case, heard in the Federal Court of Appeal in 1989, regarding the refusal to pay taxes toward military expenditures based on freedom of consc...

Bora Laskin and the Canadian Judicial Council

Series consists of clippings and correspondence related to Berger’s public remarks in 1981 regarding the failure of the Canadian government to include aboriginal treaty rights in the Canadian Constitution, the Canadian Judicial Council’s decision ...

R. v. Abbey

Series consists of notes, clippings and legal documents related to the prosecution of Bruce Abbey on the charge of possession of marijuana in 1966.

Griffin

Series consists of Berger’s handwritten notes on the opening statement in a case in which a student sued a teacher for injuries sustained during a physical education class.

Renaerts v. Vancouver General Hospital

Series consists of legal documents, clippings and notes related to the malpractice suit on behalf of Ximena Renaerts, who had suffered brain damage when she was born, heard in the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1998.

Athey v. Leonati

Series consists of a legal document and memo related to the case against Leonati brought to the Supreme Court of Canada by Jon Athey in 1996, for damages related to a car accident.

Just v. The Queen

Series consists of legal documents related to the Supreme Court of Canada Case brought by John Just against the Canadian government for liability for negligence when carrying out public duties.

R. v. Chambers

Series consists of legal documents related to the R. v. Chambers case heard in the Supreme Court of Canada in 1990.

Richard Price (Prosecution of)

Series consists of clippings, journal articles, notes, case law and reports related to the prosecution of Richard Price, a member of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, for breach of trust. (The case did not go to court.)

Blueberry River Band v. Canada

Series consists of the Appellant’s Factum in the Blueberry River Band v. Canada, (also known as Apassin v. Canada) treaty rights case of 1988. The Blueberry River Band was previously known as the Beaver Band.

R. v. White and Bob

Series consists of correspondence, notes and legal documents related to the R. v. White and Bob treaty rights case heard in the Court of Appeal for British Columbia in 1964 and the Supreme Court of Canada in 1965.

Gee v. Freeman

Series consists of a letter from Thomas Berger to George Gee dated May 28, 1958, regarding the appeal of the Gee v. Freeman case.

Battaglia v. Workmen’s Compensation Board

Series consists of legal documents, clippings, and notes related to a case in which, Louis Battaglia, a retired hard-rock miner who had silicosis, sought a pension. The case was heard in the B.C. Court of Appeal in 1960.

Ironworkers Case

Series consists of clippings, notes and legal documents related to the Dominion Bridge v. International Union of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Ironworkers, Local 97 and Attorney General of British Columbia case related to the Ironworkers strik...

Sardar Sarovar Projects Independent Review files

Series consists of files related to the Sardar Sarovar Projects Independent Review undertaken in 1991-1992 for the World Bank by Bradford Morse, Chairman, and Thomas Berger, Deputy Chairman. The files are arranged according to a file classificatio...

Alaska Native Review Commission subject files

Series consists of subject files related to the conduct of the Alaska Native Review Commission from 1983 to 1987, arranged alphabetically, including files pertaining to the commissioner’s activities, intervenors, consultants, and interested partie...

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