Community life

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  • Communities can exist in municipalities, towns and villages, neighbourhoods, religious and cultural groups, camps, schools, etc.
  • Community activities and events
  • Groups working for the development and/or maintenance of events, services and facilities for the community, community spirit, and community promotion
  • Community support and charitable organizations
  • Community booster and event promotion agencies
  • Fraternal organizations
  • See also: Family and personal life, Events and celebrations

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  • Authorized access point

Hierarchical terms

Community life

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Community life

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Community life

77 Archival description results for Community life

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Agricultural Undergraduate Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1554
  • Fonds
  • 1917 - 1918

Fonds consists of a bound, hand-written minute book for the 1917-1918 school year and a typewritten proposed constitution and by-laws dated March 1949.

University of British Columbia. Agricultural Undergraduate Society fonds

Alice Maud Burge fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1086
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1948

The fonds consists of the diary entries of Alice Maud Burge from January 1, 1931 - November 14, 1948 (1424 pages). They contain the record of a remarkable women whose resourcefulness, affection and good humour sustained her family thorugh difficult times. As well, her daily record, thoughts and observations offer a window on family and community life in the West Kootenays.

Burge, Alice Maud

Alpha Tau Omega fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1440
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2012

Fonds consists of materials documenting the early history of UBC’s Alpha Tau Omega (or ATO) fraternity, and later reunions among its alumni members, and includes correspondence, copies of photographs, publications, songsheets, and membership information.

Alpha Tau Omega

Armed Forces at UBC Oral History Project Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1275
  • Collection
  • 1973

The collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts created from interviews conducted as part of an oral history project to document the evolution of military training on campus. Interviewees discuss campus military organizations and student participation in war as well as peace movements at UBC. The interviews provide information about campus life and the interviewees' extensive experience in the Canadian Armed Services.

B.C. Midwifery Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1443
  • Collection
  • 2004

Meagan Davies part of the midwifery collection consists of 22 DVDs of interviews conducted throughout B.C.

Abra Palumbo collected printed papers kept about the midwifery movement in the 1970s and 80s in B.C. Most of the materials are official forms, manuals, or articles utilized by the midwifery movement.

Blythe Eagles fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1025
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1986

Fonds consists of family histories, correspondence, reports, printed materials, photographs, notes, minutes, publications, building plans, reminiscences and other materials about Eagles' professional career and personal life. Fonds contains ten series: Biographical Information, Speeches, Publications by Eagles, Personal Correspondence/Subject Files, Research /Lecture Notes, Miscellaneous Personal Materials, Faculty of Agriculture Material, UBC History - General, Miscellaneous Printed Materials and Publications, and Photographs series. Fonds also contains three sous-fonds: L.S. Klink, Wilfred Sadler, and F.M. Clement sous-fonds.

Eagles, Blythe

Britannia Mine Oral History Project Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1306
  • Collection
  • 1986-1988

The fonds consists of project background and administrative information as well as student-generated material arising from their oral interview exercise. The student material consists of two parts generated in 1987 and 1988. The first (Box 2) includes copies of questions, transcripts and student comments on the interviews. The inventory also lists the oral history tape number. The second includes only a copy of the students’ commentary.

Budd family fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1347
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1977

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs and includes legal documents, correspondence, statements of account, and newspaper clippings. The photographs show "The Gables" and are attached to a sheet of cardboard.

Budd (family)

Campus and Community Planning fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1396
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2006

The fonds consists of feasibility studies, proposals, functional programs, reports, plans, proposals, lists, drawings, estimates, briefs, design guidelines and agreements generated by Campus and Community Planning between 1959 and 2006. It is arranged into the following six series: Proposals (1959-2006); Agreements (1967-1971, 1994); Projects Status Reports (1981-1983); Building Costs Analysis (1969-1986); Miscellaneous (ca. 1968-1997) and photographic images (1925, 1983, 1991-1996).

University of British Columbia. Campus and Community Planning

Cecil and Ida Green Lecture Series fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1359
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2003

This fonds consists of lists of lecturers, curriculum vitae, minutes, newspaper clippings and photographs; it is divided between administrative and lectures series.

University of British Columbia. Cecil and Ida Green Lecture Series

Charles J. Christopherson fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1125
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1992

The fonds consists of family papers, personal correspondence, diaries, subject files, printed material and photographs reflecting Christopherson's attitudes about education, cooperatives and socialism. Correspondents include Bert Herridge, Alistair McLeod, and Mildred McLeod.

Christopherson, Charles J., 1920-

Class of 1931. Valedictory Gift Committee fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1371
  • Fonds
  • 1917, 1972

Fonds consists of correspondence soliciting items of historical interest and includes a listing of materials turned over to the University.

University of British Columbia. Class of 1931. Valedictory Gift Committee

Class of 1935 Collection / Dorothy B. Osborne (née McRae) (collector)

  • UBCA-ARC-1454
  • Collection
  • 1935-1997

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, newsletters, and other materials related to the UBC graduating class of 1935 and the various reunions and alumni activities associated with that class.

Dorothy Beatrice Osborne (collector)

Community Arts Council of Vancouver Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1096
  • Collection
  • 1953-1969

The collection consists of duplicate copies of Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) records given to Melva Dwyer. The records are made up of two series. The first includes general material about the organization - Annual Reports (1953-1956, 1967), Special Projects (1955-1967) including reports of the Vancouver Festival Society, Council Briefs and records from the British Columbia Arts Resources Conferences (1957-1960). The second series comprises records specifically from the Civic Arts Committee of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver.

Community Relations fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1199
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1991

Fonds consists of minutes, agendas, financial statements, reports, surveys, publications, news releases, and transcripts relating to Community Relations activities and programs. It also includes subject files containing information concerning UBC organizations. Fonds is organized into ten series: Office Administration, Subject Files, Media Relations, Campus Tours, Films and Scripts, Donors and Financial Aid Programmes, Congregation, Faculty and External CV's (biographical information), Central File Series, President's Report on the Health Sciences, and UBC 75th Anniversary Projects.

University of British Columbia. Community Relations

Dean of Women fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1202
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1972

The fonds includes correspondence, minutes, reports, published materials, and photographs. It spans the period between 1957 and 1972, falling within the tenure of Dean Helen McCrae. The material is arranged in the following series: Committee Records, Dean's Records, Women's Residence Records, Handbook Staff and Programmes, Associated Organizations and Social Activities.

University of British Columbia. Dean of Women

Denbei Kobayashi fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1308
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1915, 1917-1935, 1938-1940

The fonds consists of diaries (1913-1915, 1917-1935, 1938-1940), letters, newspaper clippings, photographs and negatives, receipts, postcards, hand drawn plans, mathematical notations, personal notations, medical inspection notices, church publications and other miscellaneous documentation.

Kobayashi, Denbei

Department of Athletics & Recreation fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1467
  • Fonds
  • [190-?]-2019, predominant 1990-2013

The records of the Department of Athletics and Recreation fonds are representative of the athletics side of the Department of Athletics and Recreation. While athletics and recreation fall under the same department, in practice, they operate independently of one another. Their textual records are also physically held at separate locations. Surviving records in the Department of Athletics and Recreation fonds are broadly representative of the achievements of UBC athletes and teams. Far less extensive, are the types of administrative documents produced or accumulated in the course of the day-to-day business of the department. Examples of records present in the fonds include programs, historical research, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, team rosters, scoresheets, profile write-ups, yearbooks, media guides, correspondence, agendas, training schedules, coaching handbooks, travel itineraries, and ephemera.
The Department of Athletics and Recreation fonds is arranged in the following series; Athletics photographs, Athletics History, Baseball, Basketball, Athletic Events (including Big Block, Hall of Fame, and Millennium Breakfast), Cross Country Track and Field, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Media & Promotions, Assorted Sports, Other Sports (which includes Skiing, Sailing, Tennis, Gymnastics, Rowing and Wrestling), Rugby, Soccer, Swimming and Volleyball.

University of British Columbia. Department of Athletics & Recreation

Faculty Association of the University of British Columbia fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1121
  • Fonds
  • 1920-2004

The fonds consists of records generated by the Faculty Association in pursuit of its mandate to promote the welfare of the Faculty and the University of British Columbia. The records were organized according to several filing schemes, which were alphabetical, and constantly changing. Lack of consistency in the arrangement of the records impeded access. The archivist grouped the files into fifteen identifiable series. The original file titles have been retained.

University of British Columbia. Faculty Association

Faculty Women's Club fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1108
  • Fonds
  • 1917-2005

Fonds consists of various revised constitutions, minutes, annual reports of the Club, its committees and interest groups, financial records (including bound ledgers), correspondence, membership lists, newsletters, programmes (including photographs used in their production), a videotape of the Club's 75th-anniversary banquet, and scrapbooks. The increase in Club membership parallels the growth and development of the University. The records reflect many of the changes which have taken place over the years. They provide an insight into the concerns and activities of educated women through two world wars and the depression and record some of their contributions to university life.

University of British Columbia. Faculty Women's Club

Faculty Women's Club Oral History Project fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1355
  • Fonds
  • 1988-1989

Fonds consists of audio recordings of interviews done with seven members of the Faculty Women’s Club.

University of British Columbia. Faculty Women's Club Oral History Project

Festival of the Contemporary Arts fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1412
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1969, 1971

The fonds consists of printed programs (1963-1969, 1971) and un-dated broadside copies of poems.

University of British Columbia. Festival of the Contemporary Arts

Frank E. Buck fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1097
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1965

The fonds consists of correspondence, subject files and pamphlets arising from Buck's various interests (1920-1950). Buck organized most of his papers into subject files relating to his activities and arranged them in alphabetical order. The files, in many instances, contain correspondence, reports and memos. The fonds also includes maps, plans, and posters, as well as photographs.

Buck, Frank E.

Frank T. Gnup fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1029
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1980

Fonds consists of scrapbooks on football, baseball and golf clippings from newspapers and sports periodicals, some of Gnup's game strategies, his writings on sports philosophy, and a set of clippings of his column in The Courier, "Gnupermania." Fonds includes guest lists, correspondence, and other material relating to the annual Pigskin Party thrown by Gnup. Fonds also includes personal correspondence and professional correspondence concerning Gnup's responsibilities as coach of the UBC Thunderbirds. Fonds consists of 16 series: Clippings series, Student Term Papers series, Game Strategies series, Football Clinics series, Player Statistics series, Report Literature series, Notebooks series, Programs series, Personal series, Public Speaking Material series, Book on Canadian Football series, Physical Education Department series, Pigskin Party series, Training Camps and Rosters series, Athletic Associations series, Correspondence series and Photograph series.

Gnup, Frank

George Van Wilby fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1331
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1925

Fonds consists of 370 black and white negatives taken between 1917 and 1924. The images are primarily of UBC students at the University's original Fairview campus. There are also shots of faculty members. As well as posed individual shots of students, there are many photographs of various student activities including the annual class picnic. Although most of the photographs are not identified they are very important for collectively documenting student life at the University in the late teen’s and early 1920s.

Wilby, George Van

Georgia Straight fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1211
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1960]-1979

The fonds consists of photographs and negatives from the Georgia Straight newspaper photograph files, depicting demonstrations, conflicts, picnics, concerts, musicians, celebrities and other events and individuals.

Georgia Straight

Graduate Historical Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1062
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1944

The fonds consists of a bound minute book (1934-1944) and a bound account book (1934-1944).

University of British Columbia. Graduate Historical Society

Graduate Student Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1133
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1998

Fonds consists of records relating to the activities of the Graduate Student Society and its predecessor bodies and is arranged into the following series: Constitution, Bylaws and Related Records series (1969-1988), General Correspondence series (1973-1994), Committees series (1961-1995), Board of Directors (Graduate Student Society) series (1970-1982), Council (Graduate Student Society) series (1983-1998), Graduate Representative Assembly series (1968-1982), Board of Directors (Graduate Student Centre) series (1970-1982), Board of Governors (UBC) series (1969-1982), Faculty of Graduate Studies series (1969-1983), Financial Records series (1968-1990), Membership Records series (1961-1984), Events and Activities series (1961-1984), General Administrative Records series (1977-1991), Food Services series (1985-1986), Surveys, Reports and Reviews series (1975-1995), Publications series (1966-1984), and Subject Files series (1973-1998).

University of British Columbia. Graduate Student Society

H. Bullock-Webster fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1083
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1880

The fonds consists of ninety-four original watercolours of British Columbian life, mainly of social life, customs, and dress in Hudson's Bay Company posts and along various transportation routes (1874-1880). Sketch book includes four photographs of Fort McLeod, Stuart Lake and the artist. An accrual to the fonds fonds consists of artwork and a published memoir of H. Bullock-Webster. The artworks depict scenes from the daily life Bullock-Webster experienced managing the trade post in Northern British Columbia in the late 19th century. Nine original pieces are included along with ca. 35 clippings of artwork, comics, and illustrations published in The Graphic magazine. The included memoir, entitled, Memories of Sports and Travel Fifty Years Ago: From the Hudson’s Bay Company to New Zealand, contains the author’s account of his young adulthood in Britain, his work for the Hudson Bay Company, and his emigration to New Zealand, along with several illustrations by the author.

Bullock-Webster, Harry

H. Peter Oberlander fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1483
  • Fonds
  • 1943-2010

The fonds consists of personal and professional materials created and collected by H.Peter Oberlander. The fonds is divided into six series: Personal series (1943-2010); Teaching Materials series (1974-2007); Lectures, Conferences and Writings series (1950-2006); Professional Life series (1951-2010); Photographs series (1960-1995); Audiovisual Materials series (1975-2009). The Lectures, Conferences and Writings series is divided into five sub-series: Various Lectures, Conferences and Writings (1950-2008); Houser (1999-2001); Human Solidarity (1994-1998); World Urban Forum (2003-2006). The Professional Life series is divided into twenty-two sub-series: BC Place Citizens Advisory Committee (1981-1984); Various Professional Associations (1954-2009); Centre for Human Settlements (1976-2007); UBC / University of Jerusalem (1981-1996); Jerusalem Committee (1982-1991); Asia Institute of Technology (1988-1989); Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver (1987-1988); SCARP / UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (1952-1976); Vancouver Community College (1973-1975); Harry Seidler (1986); Vancouver School Board (1968-1976); Thompson, Berwick, Pratt and Partners (1965-2009); Sustainable Cities Foundation (1998-1999); Banff, Alberta Planning and Development (1961-1976); Hawaii Planning and Development (1966-1970); Community Planning Consultants Ltd. (1953-2009); United Nations Works and
Activities (1961-2009); Provincial and GVRD Government Works and Activities (1954-1971); Federal Government Works and Activities (1958-1975); Professional Works and Activities Collected by Dr. H. Peter Oberlander (1952-2010); Langara Applied Planning Assistant Program (2001-2002); Citizenship Judge (1998-2004).

Oberlander, H. Peter

Harold Escott fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1180
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1974

The fonds consists of photographs, diaries, correspondence, poetry and prose manuscripts, press clippings and notes reflecting Escott's observant and participatory nature. Diaries consist of comments of daily major news events (1919-1973), notes on personal experiences and comments on local events. The poetry manuscripts include both original and transcribed works. Photographs depict Stanley Park and other area of Vancouver.

Escott, Harold Edward

Harry Hawthorn Foundation fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1069
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1986

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, invitations, minutes, notices, clippings and photographs relating to the Foundation from 1953 to 1986.

Harry Hawthorn Foundation

Helen McCrae fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1562
  • Fonds
  • 1961 - 1972

Fonds consists of two Senate reports from 1961 and 1962 relating to fraternities and sororities on the UBC campus and a copy of McCrae's speech on sororities during a Panhellenic workshop in 1972.

McCrae, Helen

Historical sound and moving image collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1277
  • Collection
  • 1958-1990

Collection consists of recordings of a variety of UBC events including installations of university presidents, debates, social functions, building openings, meetings of campus student and administrative organizations, and speeches by visiting politicians and dignitaries. In addition, the collection includes recordings of student protests on campus. Specific provenance of items is unclear.

History of Women at UBC Project fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1281
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1980

The fonds consists of indexes and research notes to sources of information about women at UBC, recordings of oral histories, and a photograph.

University of British Columbia. History of Women at UBC Project

Icelandic Archives of British Columbia fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1756
  • Fonds
  • 1888-2016

The IABC fonds reflects the community collecting practices that the IABC undertook to preserve the history of Icelanders in British Columbia. Fonds is arranged in eight subfonds that reflect the various community organizations from which the archives originally collected.

Fonds documents the IABC’s commitment to preserving the lived experiences of its Icelandic community and is arranged into seven series that correspond to the IABC’s activities: administration and operation; providing educational programs and collecting biographies as well as written and oral histories; collecting Icelandic music; compiling a collection of Icelandic newspapers and publications; holding exhibits and events; acquiring photographic collections; and lastly acquiring collections of textual records, ephemera, and artifacts from its community.

Fonds also contains eight other subfonds of textual, photographic, audiovisual, and ephemeral material of Vancouver-based Icelandic Societies including the Sólskin Society, the Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia (ICC of BC), the Icelandic National League of North America (INL of NA), Icelandic Care Home Höfn Society, the Scandinavian Cultural Society (SCS), Ströndin Internet Radio, the Danish Archives, and the Icelandic Lutheran Church.

Icelandic Archives of British Columbia

Information Services fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1226
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1983

Fonds consists of the following series: Biographical Files (1945-1973), Subject Files (1939-1978), Annual Reports (1969-1974), UBC Publications Survey (1975-1977), Speeches - John B. MacDonald (1962-1967), Miscellaneous Subjects (1963-1983), Sound and Moving Images (1968-1983), Photographs (1969-1980), and "News from UBC" (1966-1974). The Miscellaneous subjects series includes materials pertaining to UBC's participation in "Habitat" (the 1976 United Nations Conference on Human Settlement), and the Commonwealth University Congress (1978).

University of British Columbia. Information Services

Intentional Community collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1273
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1975-1980]

The collection consists of material relating to intentional communities in B.C. (ca. 1975-1980). It also includes two copies of "In Defense of Nature", the official journal of the Cariboo Organic Commune located in Ochiltree, B.C.

International House Association, B.C. Chapter fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1058
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1964

The fonds consists of copies of bylaws and constitutions, executive minutes (1951-1964), presidential reports (1954-1964), membership lists (1954-1964), correspondence (1959-1964) and assorted newsletters, clippings and printed material. Also included are small series of records generated by affiliate organizations including International House Association Inc., International House and Friendly Relations with Overseas Students' Council.

International House Association. British Columbia Chapter

International House fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1059
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1986

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, publications and clippings, financial records, and photographs. The materials are arranged in the following series, according to a block-numeric system established at International House in 1972: 10.000 - History, Objectives and Policies, 11.000 - Administration, 12.000 - Services and Programmes, 13.000 - UBC Campus Organizations, 14.000 Vancouver Area Organizations, and 15.000 Canadian and International Organizations.

University of British Columbia. International House

J. Allan Jones fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1489
  • Fonds
  • 1925 - 1929

Fonds consists of a variety of documents and memorabilia acquired by J. Allan Jones during his time as a UBC student, and includes exam papers, dance cards, announcements for 1928 graduating class events, photographs, and his wife's graduation and teacher training certificates.

Jones, J. Allan

Jackie Maniago fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1725
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2012

The fonds consists of records created and collected by Jackie Maniago which includes records associated with her involvement in various advocacy efforts in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Canada.

In particular, the fonds includes records related to the Community Living movement, deinstitutionalization in British Columbia, and advocating for the rights of persons who are intellectually disabled.

The fonds has been arranged into the following 10 series: Woodlands Parents' Group; Community Living Society; Community Brokerage Service Society; Family Link; British Columbia Association for Community Living; Canadian Association for Community Living; Community Living Coalition; Subject Files; Advocacy Initiatives; and The Roeher Institute. These series reflect Jackie Maniago's activities and participation in these organizations and her own interests.

The main types of records within the fonds include correspondence, meeting minutes, news articles, photographs, interviews, event programs, publications, newsletters, conference proceedings, and speeches.

Maniago, Jackie

Jan De Bruyn fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1261
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1979 & 1990-2016

Fonds consists of correspondence and reports relating to de Bruyn's duties as a member of the Department of English at UBC. The fonds also include incoming personal correspondence from Roy Daniells (including verses), Earle Birney, Margaret Laurence, Dorothy Livesay and Ethel Wilson. Also included are records from the Lifewriters: copies of stories, correspondence, financial records, and newspaper clippings.

De Bruyn, Jan

Japanese Canadian research collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1288
  • Fonds

The collection consists of approximately fifty small collections or fonds donated by individuals and organizations. It includes material (including photographs) from the following individuals or organizations: Yoshimitsu Akagawa, Rintaro Hayashi, Japanese Fishermen's Benevolent Association, Kishizo Kimura, Masajiro Miyazaki, Japanese Canadian Citizens' Association, Hideichi Nosaka, Yoshio Ono, Yukio Shimoda, Rinkichi Tagashira, Shingeichi Uchibori, Chiyo Umezuki, Tokikazu Tanaka, Yasutaro Yamaga, Tameo Kanabara, Richmond Berry Growers Association, Shogo Kobayashi, Skeena Fishermen's Association, Jisaburo Wakabayashi, J. Uno, Camp and Mill Workers Federal Labour Union, and Mitsuru Shimpo. The collection encompasses a wide range of topics including relocation to internment camps during World War II, farming, lumbering, religious activities, and personal reminiscences, as well as various organizational records. Individual collections have been arranged and described separately and filed in alphabetical order. Most of the manuscript material has been photocopied from original documents.

Jim Wong-Chu fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1710
  • Fonds
  • [191-]-2014; predominate 1970-2010

The fonds consists of records produced by Jim Wong-Chu, records associated with Jim Wong-Chu's involvement in various cultural and artistic communities in Vancouver, British Columbia, San Francisco, California, and other areas in the northwestern United States and Canada.

In particular, the fonds includes records related to: Canadian cultural and literary communities; Asian Canadian writers; social justice and historical issues related to discrimination of Chinese and other Asian ethnic groups; and Canada and Vancouver's Chinese and other Asian cultural communities.

The fonds has been arranged into the following 9 series: Asian American communities; Asian Canadian communities; Asian Canadian Writers Workshop; Correspondence; Go for Broke Festivals; Manuscripts; Personal works; Personal Records; Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society; and Vancouver Chinese Cultural Centre.

In addition to the series listed above, there is one sub-fonds which includes records created by Garrick Chu, a close-friend and colleague of Jim Wong-Chu.

The main types of records within the fonds include correspondence, meeting minutes, schedules, manuscripts, posters and event flyers, photographs, event programs, financial statements and budgets, publications and articles, reports, conference proceedings, and speeches.

Wong-Chu, Jim

John Cooper Robinson collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1757
  • Collection
  • [1870] – [1955]

Fonds consists of over 4,600 photographic prints, negatives, glass lantern slides, and postcards, the majority of which were either taken or collected by Robinson. Many of the photographs relate to Robinson’s work as an Anglican missionary in Japan in the 1890’s through the 1920’s. These photographs document a unique time in the Japan’s history: the Meiji-Taisho period when the country was transitioning away from being a feudal society and beginning to open up to the West. This collection is one of the few comprehensive records of this time period. Subject matter of the photographs includes everyday life, work, and scenery in Japan, as well as the lives and works of missionaries.

Also included in the collection are photographs from Canada and the Robinson family’s travels around the world, as well as reproductions of missionary and religious texts or graphics.

While many of the photographs were taken by Robinson, others were taken by his children, professional photographers, or unidentified individuals.

The fonds also includes 10 maps of Japan used during Robinson’s missionary work, some with annotations of proposed Canadian jurisdictions in Japan.

Robinson, John Cooper

John Olldym fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1416
  • Fonds
  • 1986-1987

The fonds consists of the records of the Carnegie Community Centre Association's activities and reports for the period 1986-1987. The records include the Board's administration and financial reports and printed material from both the Centre and external social organizations - government and private.

Olldym, John

John Smith fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1510
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1892-1949, 1952

The fonds contains 14 of John Smiths diaries, starting on July 14th, 1892, and running until December 19th, 1949. (There are no diaries for the periods between March 1, 1901 to May 31, 1903 or February 24, 1912 to December 31 1922.) The first diary records his emigration to Canada and purchase of his homestead. The rest record daily activities and weather conditions relating to operation of his farm, the community, and family life.;A separate diary was kept by Smith when he traveled to the Yukon from March 15 to August 31, 1898. This diary was transcribed by his daughter Olga in the late 1940s. In 1952 this diary was published in the British Columbia Historical Quarterly, with an introduction and annotations by Walter N. Sage. The diary was thought to have been donated to the provincial archives, although no record of the donation exists. A copy of the published article by Sage is included in the fonds. During Smiths absence, his wife Rose maintained the diary recording the daily events of their homestead. The fonds also contains four letters patent appointing Smith to public office, and one letters patent rescinding one of these appointments.

Smith, John

Joy Kogawa fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • RBSC-ARC-1311
  • Fonds
  • 1931 - 2017

Fonds consists of material related to Kogawa's writing projects, her participation in literary, cultural, and human rights conferences and events, her involvement in community organizations, and her personal life. Fonds also includes some material accumulated by Kogawa's parents, the Rev. Gordon Goichi and Lois Kogawa. The fonds is arranged generally into series regarding Kogawa's written works; correspondence; documents related to conferences, speeches, organizations, and interviews; teaching materials; personal and legal records; family documents, other people's works; sound recordings; videocassette recordings; publications; subject files; and photographs.

Kogawa, Joy

Laurence Meredith fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1501
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1990

The fonds consists of records and ephemera pertaining to John Laurence Russell Meredith and his family from 1863 to 1990. Records and ephemera pertaining to his father’s life are of genealogical interest as they provide insight into who he was. Records pertaining to his sister’s death show the painstaking detail the family took in providing a meaningful burial for her. The UBC ephemera provides a glimpse into Laurence’s social life at UBC. The music and theatre programs show his interest in the arts from a young age. The photographs provide valuable information on who his family was, what Laurence liked to do, and the activities in which he participated. His diary, letters received by him, and a list containing the translation of various words and phrases of the language of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation provide insight into who he was as a person.

Meredith, Laurence

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