Fonds RBSC-ARC-1522 - Duncan Stacey fonds

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Duncan Stacey fonds

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4.9 m of textual records and other material.

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Duncan Stacey was born December 26, 1945. He earned a B.A. in economic history in 1970 and an M.A. in history in 1978, both from UBC. He held many positions in the fishing industry over his lifetime including commercial fisherman, tenderman, seaman, and cannery fish inspector, in addition to working as a researcher and consultant in the fishing industry. He was a consultant and expert witness for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, as well as other industry organisations, regarding legal cases related primarily to First Nations fishing rights. He wrote many published works on the subject of fisheries in BC, including two co-authored books: Corklines and Canning Lines, (1992) and Salmonopolis: The Steveston Story, (1994). He also conducted curatorial and consulting work for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian Postal Museum, and Parks Canada, including the Gulf of Georgia National Historic Site, before his death in 2012.

For more detailed information about Stacey's work history, publications, lectures, and displays, please see his curriculum vitae in File 33-20 "Letters of recommendation and CV," from the "Personal and professional correspondence" series.

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Fonds consists of documents related to Stacey's career as a fisherman, historian, writer, researcher, curator, and consultant. Materials include correspondence, photographs, recorded interviews, reports, handwritten notes, clippings, research materials, prints, postcards, ephemera and other documents.

The "Gulf of Georgia files" series was arranged by the records creator and has been respected. All other series have been imposed by the archivist and arranged according to materials that relate to Stacey's roles as expert witness in various trials, historical and industrial researcher, collector and curator, and commercial fisherman, respectively. Where correspondence and photographs were stored separately by the records creator, they have been retained together in series according to their document type; otherwise, file integrity has been respected and these materials may be found in other series as well.

A significant amount of material, consisting primarily of copies of photographs obtained by Stacey from various archival institutions, has been removed.

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Access to some of the files in this fonds has been restricted. Dates of restriction have been indicated in series- and file-level descriptions where applicable.

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An accrual in the form of one binder containing ca. 33 postcards and other textual records, primarily envelopes, was added to the fonds in April 2019. No further accruals are expected.

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Includes ca. 6800 photographs. - 140 postcards. - 41 prints. - 6 audio cassettes. - 5 technical drawings. - 1 floppy disc. - 1 CD-ROM

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Description updated to reflect accrual by Claire Williams in December 2019.

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