Fonds UBCA-ARC-1030 - Frederic Wood fonds

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Frederic Wood fonds

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33 cm of textual records
22 photographs

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Born in Victoria, B.C., Frederic Gordon Campbell Wood enrolled in the first class established in that city by McGill University and, in 1910, graduated from McGill itself. After teaching high school in Victoria for four years and earning an MA from Harvard University (1915), Wood joined the newly-established University of British Columbia faculty as one of the two original members of the Department of English. He founded and directed the Players' Club, which staged theatrical performances throughout the province. The Frederic Wood Theatre stands as a tribute to his significant contribution to theatre development in BC. In 1950, he retired from UBC after thirty-five years of service to the university and became the longest-serving original staff member. Even after his retirement, Wood continued to assume an active interest in the theatre.

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The fonds consist of scrapbooks of clippings, correspondence, photographs, and programs relating to the Players' Club's activities and the Frederic Wood Theatre's construction.

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Please see finding aid for the file list.

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Oversize display boards of photographs of performances by the Players Club, 1937, 1939, 1945 & 1946 are located in the vault in cabinet 2. Please ask archives staff for details.


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File 3-10, along with two photographs, were donated to the University Archives in 1987 by Mrs. F.G.C. Wood.

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Updated in February 2021, JM.

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