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Guy Palmer fonds
General material designation
- Photographic material
- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: The title is based on the provenance of the fonds.
- Variations in title: Formerly the Guy Palmer UBC theatre photograph collection
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- Palmer, Guy
Physical description area
6,066 photographs (35 mm negatives)
13 cm of textual records
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Name of creator
Guy Palmer was born in England in 1913. After moving with his family to Canada following World War I, he attended the University of British Columbia. Palmer graduated with a BA majoring in zoology, in 1934. After graduation, he returned to England, where he worked for several years before enlisting in the army during the Second World War. Following the war, he returned to British Columbia and the UBC campus when he went to work for the BC. Research Council. He remained with the Research Council until his retirement in 1978. Palmer participated in theatrical productions with the Players' Club during his student days. However, he never lost interest in theatre. When he returned to work on the UBC campus, he performed a few productions. Perhaps more importantly, Palmer photographed dress rehearsals of major productions between 1954 and 1988.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of 6,066 35 mm negatives of dress rehearsals of major UBC theatrical productions between 1961 and 1988. There are also some images of productions staged during summer school, as well as by the Extension and English departments (1954/55), and alphabetical and chronological listings of UBC productions between 1954 and 1988. The fonds also includes copies of programs from productions at the Frederic Wood Theatre (1964-1991).
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A selection of photographs have been digitized and are available through UBC Library's Open Collections series UBC 107.1/.
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Online Finding Aid
Please see the finding aid for an inventory of files.
Uploaded finding aid
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.