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William C. Gibson fonds
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Associations series

This series includes correspondence, note cards, notes, pamphlets, invitations, menus and newspaper clippings related to the various associations that W.C. Gibson was a member of.

Biographies sub-series

This series consists of research, photographs, curriculum vitae, and correspondence on individuals considered for the Woodward Memorial Room memorials.

Broadcast series

This series includes production schedules, notes, scripts, audiocassettes and correspondence relating to the broadcast series called Medical Explorers written by W.C. Gibson and broadcast as a T.V. series for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1974.

City Government series

This series includes notes, research, newspaper clippings, and correspondence relating to Vancouver politics, as well as Gibson's run for Mayor.

Correspondence series

This series includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, awards, notes, research materials, note cards, certificates, passports, pamphlets, newsletters relating to personal and professional life and associations. Cecil Green sub-series contains correspondence, note cards, notes, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings between Cecil and Ida Green with W.C. Gibson.

Gibson Reprints series

Series includes reprints of articles from medical journals, alphabetized by the author's last name, published in English, French, Russian, German, and Spanish.

Lectures/Speeches/Galas series

This series includes notes, lectures, menus, invitations, research, note cards, pamphlets and correspondence relating to lectures and speeches given and galas attended.

Personal series

This series includes music scores of songs written by W.C. Gibson, diaries, notes, correspondence, degrees, certificates, cards, newspaper clippings, passport, bumper stickers, pamphlets, illustrations, menus, awards, patent letters and email. The series also includes one personal reel of film depicting a Royal Visit in 1939 and two personal audiotapes.

Photograph series

Series includes a variety of candid and posed photographs depicting William C. Gibson with colleagues, family members and friends. In addition, they have several photos of Cecil Green, some architectural shots of Oxford University, and a vast number of photographs documenting the history of UBC.

Research Material series

This series includes correspondence, diaries, newspaper clippings, copies of publications, notes, note-cards, pamphlets, memos, articles and essays relating to W.C. Gibson's research interests, particularly medical history.

Subjects sub-series

Series contains research materials, ephemera on subject matter for exhibit in the Woodward Memorial Room, lecture notes and postcards.

Universities series

This series includes correspondence, notes, research, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, invitations, publications, memos and illustrations relating to universities that W.C.Gibson attended and was employed by, including McGill University, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, and Oxford University.

William C. Gibson fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1101
  • Fonds
  • 1907-2009

The fonds consist of research material on various medical and historical topics and research for several of Gibson's books and articles, including his books about UBC's first president Frank F. Wesbrook, Ramon y Cajal Sherrington, and his books New Endeavour and Old Endeavour. In addition, the fonds include manuscripts of a number of Gibson articles and speeches and chapters from some of his books, records from Woodward Health Science centre, and documents for the history of the Faculty of medicine and related to Green College UBC and Oxford. Also included are records from the Agricultural Science Fund Committee (1967-1974), School of Rehabilitation Medicine (1953-1961), Master Teaching Awards Committee (1967-1972), minutes from the Council of the Faculty of Medicine (1950-1964), materials relating to Vancouver civic politics (1970-1984), and correspondence with Sir Frederick Dainton (1980-1983), Cecil Green, and Wilder Penfield among many others.

Gibson, William C.

Writing Series

This series includes notes and copies, both original and photocopy, of the various publications of W.C. Gibson. Also included are copies of the published writings.