Fonds UBCA-ARC-1207 - Department of Botany fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Department of Botany fonds

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the provenance of the fonds

Level of description

Fonds

Reference code

UBCA-ARC-1207

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

Physical description area

Physical description

1.06 m of textual records

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

(1920-)

Administrative history

The Department of Botany was established at UBC in the early 1920s. The Department of Biology split into the Departments of Botany and Zoology. In 1940, Botany was again reorganized into the Department of Biology and Botany and remained in this form until the mid-1960s, when it again became the Botany Department. For background information about this development, refer to Box 5-1. After the split, the biological functions of the Department were assumed by the Life Sciences Council, which was responsible for restructuring the relationships between the life sciences. In explaining this new arrangement, the UBC Calendar (1985/86) states: "Biology is not treated as a department but a field of study. Programmes are sponsored, and instruction is offered cooperatively by the Departments of Biochemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Oceanography, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Physiology and Zoology."

Custodial history

Scope and content

Fonds covers an extended period, beginning with administrative material, which includes departmental budgets dating back to the early 1920s and continuing through the 1950s. There are also some departmental minutes from the 1940s and 1950s and most of the 1960s. There are records about the construction and renovation of the Biological Sciences Building, minutes from the various committees on which department heads sat, and material about UBC's Botanical Garden. There is also a brief but useful series of records concerning the Life Sciences Council's implementation and early history.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Bulk of records acquired from the UBC Department of Botany in 1984 and 1985. The B.A. honours thesis and accompanying commentary included in the Departmental Records series was given to the Archives by Dr. Iain Taylor, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Botany, in September 2015.

Arrangement

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

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.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Online Finding Aid
Please see the finding aid for the file list.

Uploaded finding aid

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised June 2020

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Accession area