Fonds UBCA-ARC-1246 - BC Studies Fonds

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BC Studies Fonds

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8.19 m of textual records and other material.

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B.C. Studies was established in late 1968 by its first editors Margaret Prang and Walter Young. While professors in the Faculty of Arts at UBC, both Prang and Young, perceived a need to establish a journal to publish the work of British Columbia's expanding scholarly community. In support of this endeavour, UBC provided office space and a business manager to operate within the administrative structure of the University's Publications Centre, which later became UBC Press (1971). As a quarterly journal, B.C. Studies communicates the results of scholarly inquiry in various fields relating to British Columbia. B.C. Studies also reviews books dealing with the province and publishes a comprehensive bibliography of material. The intellectual direction of the journal has been monitored through an editorial board made up of representatives from British Columbian universities. Prang and Young remained co-editors until 1983 when Allan Smith replaced them. Jean Barman and Cole Harris became co-editors in 1995, succeeded in turn by R.A.J. McDonald in 2002, and Graeme Wynn in 2008. B.C. Studies has been supported through funding from UBC, the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, and various government funding agencies.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and reports relating to the content and publication of BC Studies as well as its relationship with other UBC bodies. Also included are financial records relating to the internal and external funding of the journal. The fonds is arranged in 6 series: Articles, Book Reviews, Printer's series, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Miscellaneous.

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These are institutional records and subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Researcher access to these records is subject to review. To organize access please contact us at UBC Archives.

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Walter D. Young fonds available both at UBC Archives and at the British Columbia Archives in Victoria, BC.

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Includes: 8 photographs, 3 3½" floppy discs, 1 CD, 3 DVDs.

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Last revised in June 2020.

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