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Maps in this series were primarily produced by Greenpeace, other environmental non-governmental organizations, forestry companies, First Nations, the Government of Canada, and the Province of British Columbia. The series notably includes maps produced by environmental groups depicting the state of forests in coastal British Columbia, conservation area priorities for First Nations and environmental groups, forest development plans, maps from Greenpeace Canada campaigns, and maps produced as part of the Central and North Coasts Land and Resource Management Plans. Maps mostly depict the Central and North Coasts and Vancouver Island, along with other regions of British Columbia. Any folded maps in other series of the Greenpeace Canada fonds or any maps housed with textual records, remained in their respective files to maintain original order and provenance. There are no subseries and files are based on the original grouping of maps as provided by the donor. File titles are based on the content of items.

Ephemera and posters

Items in this series mostly include posters, buttons, and stickers produced by Greenpeace as part of their campaigns to raise public awareness of the clearcutting of old growth trees in Clayoquot Sound and the Great Bear Rainforest. Other items include awards given to Greenpeace Canada and the Rainforest Solutions Project, reproduced items enlarged onto poster board, protest signs and banners, and t-shirts from Greenpeace campaigns. The series contains no subseries and only file level arrangement of records exists. File titles are based on the content of items.

Research and resource collection

Records in this collection are primarily publications produced by Greenpeace International to raise awareness of Canadian and international environmental issues, with a particular focus on deforestation and climate change. Other publications include materials produced by other environmental non-governmental organizations, governments, and First Nations. The series includes magazines with a focus on forestry and the environment. The series also includes materials acquired by Greenpeace Canada that provide information on the management of forests in different biospheres of the World. The series contains no subseries and only file level arrangement of records exists. File titles are based on the content of items.

Rainforest Solutions Project

The Rainforest Solutions Project (RSP) is an initiative that includes Greenpeace, ForestEthics, and the Sierra Club of BC, with the primarily goal to promote conservation and alternatives to industrial logging on the Central and North Coasts and Haida Gwaii. The Rainforest Solutions Project was developed through Tides Canada, a national charity that supports projects that focus on the environment, social equity, and economic prosperity. Tides Canada provides human resources and financial and governance management to help projects achieve their objectives more effectively.

Along with the three environmental non-governmental organizations, the RSP works alongside several forestry companies, represented by the Coast Forest Conservation Initiative (CFCI). The CFCI is composed of BC Timber Sales, Catalyst Paper Corporation, Howe Sound Pulp & Paper, Interfor Corporation, and Western Forest Products. Records involving the CFCI and RSP are included in Joint Solutions Project, RSP Reports, RSP Agreements, RSP Planning, and Communications subseries.

Records in this series include the Joint Solutions Project (JSP), an initiative that supports ecosystem-based management and represents business concerns (represented by the CFCI) and environmental concerns (represented by the RSP). The Joint Solutions Project subseries include meeting notes, JSP agreements, and communications amongst JSP stakeholders.

Records in the Communications subseries include correspondence, press releases, news articles, and legal records. The First Nations Agreements subseries includes agreements between coastal First Nations with either Rainforest Solutions Project or the Provincial Government. Four other subseries include Working Group Notes focused on records relating to the Ecosystem-Based Management Working Group, Ecosystem-based management which includes reports and planning materials on implementing ecosystem-based management, RSP Reports that include reports produced or acquired by Greenpeace as part of the Rainforest Solutions Project, and Government records. File titles are based on the content of items.

Forest Stewardship Council

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was established in 1994 through the support of businesses, environmentalists, and community groups. The FSC created a voluntary market-based approach towards global forestry practices that allows for the certification of forest products that were harvested in an environmentally responsible manner. First established in Mexico, the FSC Secretariat relocated from Oaxaca to Bonn, Germany in 1999. As of 2019, over 199,000,000 hectares of forests have been certified by the FSC.

Records in this series focus on the FSC in British Columbia, FSC reports, business plans, resolutions, publications, and the development of regional certification standards for BC. Other records include correspondence between Greenpeace and FSC, press releases, and publications by forestry companies and the FSC. The series contains no subseries and only file level arrangement of records exists. File titles are based on the content of items.

Great Bear Rainforest campaign and protests

Located on the Central and North Coasts of British Columbia, the Great Bear Rainforest contains some of the largest remaining old growth temperate rainforests in the World and is home to a number of rare species, notably including the Kermode (Spirit Bear). Starting in the mid 1990s, environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs), including Greenpeace, ForestEthics, Rainforest Action Network, and Sierra Club of BC began to protest, blockade, and campaign against clearcut logging operations in old growth forests. Greenpeace primarily focused its efforts on campaigns to encourage consumers to boycott purchasing wood from companies that clearcut in old growth forests. Faced with growing domestic and international opposition, including Greenpeace’s boycott campaign, several forestry companies began to work with ENGOs towards more environmentally responsible logging within the Great Bear Rainforest.

Starting in the early 2000s, the Provincial Government began to develop Land and Resource Management plans for the Central Coast (in 2001) and the North Coast (in 2004). Protection of some of the Great Bear Rainforest from clearcut logging was first announced by the Provincial Government in April 2001. In February 2006, the Government announced the Coast Land Use Decision, setting land aside for protection from logging and the framework for further development of ecosystem-based management (EBM) in the region to balance human well-being and ecological integrity. In 2009, the Provincial Government announced the protection of fifty percent of old growth forests from logging and a five year work plan to implement ecosystem-based management. Under the Great Bear Rainforest (Forest Management) Act of 2016, the Provincial Government set aside 85 percent of the Great Bear Rainforest from logging to maintain ecological integrity, with 70 percent of old growth forests being protected from logging.

The records in this series primarily consists of Greenpeace campaigns and correspondence with external organizations and records produced as part of the land and resource management planning for the Central and North Coasts. The series contains records relating to other environmental campaigns in British Columbia ranging from protecting old growth forests in the Elaho Valley north of Squamish to protecting the Taku River in northwest British Columbia. These records are available in the Communications, Legal records, and Reports subseries.

The Communications subseries includes press releases and publications by external organizations, articles produced by news organizations, and publications by Greenpeace Canada and Greenpeace International to shape public opinion and market behaviour regarding the Great Bear Rainforest. Correspondence predominantly includes letters, printed emails, and other correspondence between Greenpeace and external organizations. Ecosystem Based Management subseries includes records relating to land and resource management plans and reports on the Central and North Coasts and Haida Gwaii. External Organizations subseries includes records that originally were external to Greenpeace and later received by them. This includes documents produced by forestry companies and materials produced by other ENGOs.

Files in the Legal records subseries primarily include copies of BC Supreme Court trials of Greenpeace members arrested during blockades in the Great Bear Rainforest and correspondence with legal counsel representing Greenpeace members in court. Planning and Meetings subseries includes planning for Greenpeace campaigns, planning and meetings with other environmental non-governmental organizations, draft documents, and documents relating to the Land and Resource Management Plans for the Central and North Coasts. Protests and Activism subseries includes Greenpeace’s civil disobedience campaigns and market boycott purchasing wood from clearcut old growth forests. Photographs subseries includes all photos, slides, and negatives not originally housed as part of a file with textual records. File titles are based on the content of items.

Clayoquot Sound campaign and protests

Clayoquot Sound is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island and contains a number of old growth temperate rainforests. Starting in the late 1970s, local opposition and a growing environmental movement began to oppose clearcut logging in the Sound. The Provincial Government introduced the Clayoquot Sound Land Use Decision in 1993 with the intention to preserve one-third of the Sound’s old growth forests from logging. Continued clearcutting of the remaining unprotected old growth forests led to thousands of protesters to descend upon the Sound to oppose ongoing logging by forestry companies, leading to hundreds of arrests in one of largest acts of civil disobedience in Canadian history. Faced with growing opposition and a Greenpeace-led boycott campaign, forestry companies, notably MacMillan Bloedel, began to work with environmental groups and First Nations to better manage local forests, such as through the jointly run Iisaak Natural Resources. Along with other environmental groups, Greenpeace sought to have the Sound designated as a UN Biosphere Reserve, which UNESCO granted in 2000.

The series primarily includes Greenpeace planning, communications, and strategies to protect forests in the Sound, photographs of clearcut logging and protests, and records produced by external organizations. The Communications subseries includes press releases and reports produced by Greenpeace and external organizations, which includes records by forestry companies, newspapers, and other organizations. Legal documents in the series primarily include copies of BC Supreme Court trials of Greenpeace members arrested during the blockades in Clayoquot Sound and correspondence with legal counsel representing Greenpeace members in court. The Photographs subseries includes all photos not originally housed as part of a file with textual records. File titles are based on the content of items.

Lori Freedman

Series consists of musical scores, notes, sketches, concert programs, DVDs, and audio CDs pertaining to three distinct pieces composed by Lori Freedman: Reimsix, To The Bridge, and Concerto Now and Then. Each piece is unique and pertains to a specific era during Freedman’s long musical career. Reimsix was composed by Freedman in 2011 for the flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion and piano. To The Bridge was composed in 2014 for bass clarinet (clarinet in B-flat) and voice. This piece is composed of five miniatures connected by four bridges, hence the naming of the song. The bridge is where the miniatures arrive or depart from a place. Freedman explains her perspective as, “playing music is equally about composition as it is about interpretation and the spontaneous combination of the two — improvisation.” With this piece, Freedman wants to focus on the interconnection between the composer, the performer and the audience. Concerto Now and Then was composed in 2020 for any five musicians. It has previously been performed with a violin, clarinet, cello, alto saxophone, and double bass.

Freedman, Lori

Chiyoko Szlavnics

Series consists of original drawings, scores, handwritten notes and revisions, book/booklets and other materials relating to Szlavnics’ Gradients of Detail. Gradients of Detail was composed by Szlavnics in 2005 especially for Montreal-based string quartet Quatuor Bozzini. Szlavnics compositional process is closely affiliated with her line drawings which became the graphical representation of the score. This visual score was essential to represent the slow sustains and glissandi found throughout this work. The scores are meant to be read from left to right as time (in seconds) and from up to down as the high to low frequency range of pitch, though she cautions against reading this visual representation as exact pitches. These visual artworks must also serve to be art in and of themselves, as that would guarantee that the musical score translated out of it will be strong, according to Szlavnics. She says the forms in Gradients of Detail line drawings are related to the seed pods of the milkweed plant which she drew in Canada in the fall of 2004 just after her father passed away.

Szlavnics, Chiyoko

Ana Sokolović

Series consists of musical scores, handwritten notes and sketches, and a manuscript of the printed first version of Il divertimento barocco (“Baroque Fun” in Italian) 1999 with hand-written edits and other unique manuscript material related to the work’s revision in 2019/2020. The piece was commissioned by the Orchestre baroque de Montréal with funding from Canada Council for the Arts and completed by Sokolovic in 1999, when it was performed at the Salle Pierre-Mercure in Montréal on November 4th. It was originally written for violin, harpsichord, and string ensemble, but has also been performed by baroque flute, violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord at the Galerie Montcalm in Gatineau, QC in 2012.

Sokolović, Ana

Barbara Monk Feldman

Series consists of scores, edits, correspondence, and a publication related to two compositions by Barbara Monk Feldman: The Northern Shore for Percussion, Piano and Chamber Orchestra; and, The Pale Blue Northern Sky. The Northern Shore for Percussion, Piano, and Chamber Orchestra is a 2018 revision of Monk Feldman’s 1997 work, The Northern Shore. Whereas the earlier version was written for violin, piano, and percussion, the revision is scored for chamber orchestra. Monk Feldman wrote the piece as an abstracted impression of the colors, textures, and atmospheres evoked by a specific place and time in nature, in particular the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec where the St. Lawrence River widens into the ocean. Here, the opposite shore appears across the water to Monk Feldman as a sort of mirage that is either enhanced or diminished by the intensity of light on the water during the day. It is this memory of light that Monk Feldman found inspiring, utilizing the way that differing registrations of the violin are sustained in relation to the percussion and piano as an intimation of light and horizon. The Pale Blue Northern Sky was similarly inspired by the same Gaspé location and thus acts a ‘sister piece’ to The Northern Shore. It was written in 2007 for two guitars and a mandolin.

Monk Feldman, Barbara

Dorothy Chang

Series consists of final scores, edited scores, notes, and a musical program related to Dorothy Chang’s composition Gateways: Double Concerto for Erhu and Piano. Gateways was commissioned by Nicole Ge Li and Corey Hamm of the Piano-Erhu Project (PEP). Players of the erhu and piano, respectively, they began PEP as a means of exploring the tonal, musical, and cultural blends between two iconic Eastern and Western instruments. For her addition to PEP’s mission, Chang reflected on how she might address the issue of ‘east meets west,’ especially given the solo instruments’ highly distinct and disparate sonic characteristics, performance practices, and musical traditions. Gradually, the piece evolved as a patchwork of musical fragments, moments, and memories gathered from her own multicultural experiences as a first-generation Chinese American, a Western expatriate living in Taiwan, and now an immigrant to Canada. Woven into the three movements are references to a 90’s Chinese pop song, a children’s rhyme, opulent Romanticism, American minimalism, and other influences both subtle and not. The title refers to a Tang Dynasty poem that depicts a gateway as both an opportunity and a barrier, reflecting a deep yearning for a faraway time, place, or memory. The work premiered April 14, 2018 at the VSO Annex Theatre; Ge Li and Hamm served as soloists; William Rowson conducted members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Chang, Dorothy

Zosha Di Castri

Series consists of scores, sketches, notes, edited drafts, correspondence, inspirational materials, and photographs related to Zosha Di Castri’s composition Sprung Testament: Duo for Violin and Prepared Piano. The work is a collaborative piece between composer/pianist Di Castri and violinist Jenny Koh. Koh was planning a series of concerts for National Sawdust, an innovative arts institution located in Brooklyn, New York, and reached out to various composers/performers to participate. Koh set the theme of the concert, asking each composer to engage with the idea of rebirth and evolution. In response, Di Castri wrote Sprung Testament which encapsulates the concepts of spring and rebirth. In their conversations, the two musicians questioned the journey one goes through in life to transcend personal struggles. Di Castri used sticky mounting putty to modify the piano, thereby creating unique sounds and highlighting Koh’s theme of transformation. Print photographs of the prepared piano can be found in the "Images" file of the fonds. Koh and Di Castri premiered Sprung Testament at National Sawdust on March 15th, 2018.

Di Castri, Zosha

Deborah Carruthers

Series consists of original graphic scores, conductor's score, working templates, notes, art prints, and photographs related to the work ‘slippages’ by Montréal based composer and interdisciplinary artist Deborah Carruthers. In 2017, Carruthers served as the inaugural Artist in Residence at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia (UBC). Deborah teamed up with science researchers at the institution as well as the UBC School of Music to find a way to creatively combine sound, science, and visual art for the purpose of increasing public awareness of the climate crisis. Carruthers conducted field work for the project in the Columbia Icefield along the border of British Columbia and Alberta. Inspired by the threatened glacial landscape, Carruthers returned to her Montréal studio and completed a series of paintings, 27 of which were selected and arranged to produce a graphic score. Graphic scores use visual symbols to represent music rather than traditional music notation. Because of their emphasis on the visual, graphic scores are frequently considered works of art in and of themselves. Moving from sight to sound is accomplished through the creation of a geography of the orchestra on a sheet of transparent plastic which is then used to map over Carruthers’ art works and determine which instruments take responsibility for which parts of the images. ‘Slippages’ premiered Friday, October 5th, 2018, at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts with the UBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the symphony’s Director, Dr. Jonathan Girard. Project documentation includes a notebook holding hand-written texts revealing assimilation of glacial theory, inspirational preliminary sketches, and unique inserts; an audio/video recording of the premier; and a copy of a video component to be shown above the orchestra as it performs the work.

Carruthers, Deborah

Administrative and executive

The series contains records pertaining to Vancouver Status of Women’s (VSW’s) administrative and executive activities. These activities fall into several categories: financial administration, which included grant applications to governments and other organizations, budgeting, tax payments, bill payments, and resource distribution amongst staff; committee administration; volunteer administration; employment offers and employee management; correspondence with other organizations, particularly women centers in Vancouver; and strategic planning for the organization as a whole. Records in the series range in date from the early 1970s to 2016.

The physical order in which records were received has been maintained; original order has been re-constituted intellectually. Record types represented in the series include the following: grant applications, correspondence with funding agencies, budgets, cashflow statements, receipts, invoices, committee meeting minutes, volunteer training materials, employment offer letters, staff correspondence about internal issues, correspondence with other organizations, and annual reports.

Projects and lobbying activities

The series contains records related to the projects and lobbying activities undertaken by Vancouver Status of Women (VSW) in BC from the early 1970s to 2015. Significant projects completed during this period include the publication of Kinesis, which was released ten times a year from 1974-2001, the Single Mother’s Resource Guide, which was released every two years beginning in 1991, reports on a range of topics, and the production of anti-gender role stereotyping kits for daycare and preschool workers. In addition, VSW offered a range of services to women, including research assistance, information gathering and dissemination, a library, a lawyer referral service, counselling referrals, community information and women’s movement referrals, endorsements and support letters, and advocacy on behalf of individuals. The organization put on a number of events: training on public speaking, assertiveness, financial management, and advocacy/organizing; workshops on useful tools for single mothers; panels and lectures; picnics; and annual parties. VSW also lobbied its municipal, provincial, and federal governments and other organizations about issues affecting women in Canada, encompassing such diverse topics as welfare, family law, sexual assault, and housing.

The physical order in which all records were received has been maintained; original order has been re-constituted intellectually. Record types in the series include the following: VSW briefs, press releases, submissions to governments, and research reports; correspondence with members of the public, members of governments, and other women centers; songs, stories, and photographs for anti-gender role stereotyping kits; copies of the Single Mother’s Resource Guide; Kinesis back issue indexes, editorial board correspondence, events' brochures and posters, reader surveys, volunteer training kits, and volunteer applications.

Doug Cox photography and videography

Series consists of original still and moving photography attributed to Doug Cox from the 1970s through to 2008 in support of his career as author and historian Frequently, Cox’s images form a time-lapse continuation of the older photographs he collected for research purposes. There are many reprisals of people, buildings, landscapes, and subjects first treated in his acquired collections. In addition to this, Cox documents many of his interview subjects photographically, and this series in large part complements his corpus of recorded interviews/oral histories and collected manuscripts.

Notable are objects of documentation are locations, specifically Penticton, Blakeburn, and Coalmont, and themes, specifically ranching, mining, and rodeo.

The VHS tapes include recordings of Penticton infrastructure such as the sanitary landfill, water purification plant, recycling depot, as well as the closure of Nickel Plate Mine’s last day of operation in 1996.

The contents of the La Cie hard drive have not yet been reviewed. Physical photographs have been separated, or are in the process of being separated.

The Pocket Desert Production Files

The series consists of recorded interviews and supporting documentation. Sound recordings feature interviews with experts, including Dr. Jeanette Armstrong, and Dr. Geoffrey Scudder. Further contributors are Elder Delphine Derickson of the Westbank First Nation and Herman Edward of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band. Production notes from 1993-2007 are also included. The textual documents contain articles relating to the creation of a documentary, interview notes and correspondence between producers. Also included are newspaper clippings pertaining to the geography and ecology in the Osoyoos and South Okanagan area. Brochures advertising Ideas on CBC Radio include a programming schedule as well as brief description of The Pocket Desert.

Personal works

Series consists of materials related to literary, visual, and research projects and works by Jim Wong-Chu including notebooks with writings and sketches, the Pender Guy Radio program, Break Even Productions, Expo 1986, Yellow Peril: Reconsidered, Gum San Po, conference presentations, cartoon drawings, proposals and correspondence relating to research of youth crime in Vancouver's Chinese Canadian communities and photographs. In addition to these materials are manuscript and type-written records of Jim Wong-Chu's own literary works as well as books and anthologies he edited and contributed to, articles about Jim Wong-Chu and his works and community involvements, publicity materials for public events featuring Jim Wong-Chu, and photographic prints, slides, and negatives of Jim Wong Chu's visual works.

Research Material

This series contains newspaper clippings and printed material to support the writing of a non-fiction book, The Golden Revolution, about retirement in the 1990’s.

There is background material of a similar nature gathered to aid the writing of the novel, The Statement, about National Socialism, the Carter Presidency, commercial flights, and aircraft schematics.

There is background material of a similar nature gathered to aid the writing of a nonfiction biography of Vladimir Krajina.

Published books and other material

This series contains copies of Drabek’s published books.
It also includes copies of Drabek’s reviews, published letters, columns in The BC Teacher, and articles in Reader’s Digest, one of which is Father’s Return to Auschwitz, which was the basis of a documentary film. There are copies of Drabek’s Reader’s Digest articles in Portuguese, Italian, French Swiss, French, German and Korean, and copies of Drabek’s published books in both English and Czech. There is also a copy of a play, Kafka and Felice by Ivan Klima, that Drabek translated from Czech to English.

Literary Papers

This series consists of the rough and final drafts, replaced pages and in some cases, proofs of Drabek’s literary works both fiction and non-fiction. There are plot lines and outlines of works, manuscript fragments, film scenarios and synopses derived from novel manuscripts and plays. There are proposed television and movie scripts and the text of Drabek’s speeches, correspondence and poetry.


Records in this series were generated through the work of the major committees of the FMCBC including the Smoke Bluffs Committee, the Safety Committee, the Research Committee, the Adopt-A-Park Committee, the Trails Committee, and the Recreation and Conservation Committee. Of these, the latter two are most well represented in the series. Information about the Smoke Bluffs land parcel is also available in the Lands and Parks series. Major record types include meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, and brochures, though other records, such as news clippings, photographs, and maps are present in the series as well.

Education and Communication

Records in this series document the FMCBC's efforts to educate and communicate with members, as well as the public at large. Many records relate to the FMCBC's operation of the Canada West Mountain School (CWMS), as well as educational materials about conservation, and wilderness activities. Past issues of the FMCBC's newsletter to members, 'Cloudburst', form a large part of the series. Correspondence, brochures, newsletters and reports are major record types throughout the series, though maps, ephemera, and photographs are also present.

Lands and Parks

By far the most robust series in the fonds, the Lands and Parks series contains records related to the FMCBC's efforts to advocate for the creation and maintenance of wilderness areas for public recreational use. Much of this work took place through larger provincial efforts, and records related to the FMCBC's representation on the Public Advisory Committee (PAC), and the Protected Areas Strategy (PAS), as it relates to the province and specific geographic areas and parks. The series also contains external publications related to various parks and wilderness areas. Many records and files are organized geographically, by park or region name. Record types consist primarily of published reports, correspondence, informational materials and cartographic materials.

Administrative and Executive

Records in this series document the administrative and executive activities of the FMCBC. Major record types include agendas and minutes, handbooks and training materials, annual reports, financial documents, newspaper clippings, and brochures and pamphlets. Executive and administrative activities included training new directors for service on the board, holding annual general meetings and forums, planning, correspondence, policy creation, and fundraising.

Research and reference resources

The series contains the resources that Vancouver Status of Women (VSW) collected to support its own research projects and the needs of its visitors. Additionally, it includes VSW briefs, press releases, and reports that were inter-filed with research and reference resources. Reference resources were gathered from a wide variety of local, provincial, national, and international sources from the 1970s to 2008. Sources from which resources originate include the National Action Committee for the Status of Women, the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, local women centers, and other organizations committed to anti-oppression work. Subjects that are addressed frequently in these resources include the following: childcare, gender discrimination in the public education system, community services for women, pensions for women, inadequate unemployment and welfare rates, pornography, prison, sex work, the anti-choice movement, pay equity, violence against women, corporate globalization, and anti-racism.

Subject files in the series were originally arranged in distinct, alphabetized sets spanning two accruals. This order has been maintained physically and intellectually. The physical order in which all other records were received has been maintained as well; original order has been re-constituted intellectually. Record types represented in the series include the following: subject files containing newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, and press releases and briefs from other organizations; VSW briefs, press releases, and reports; print copies of academic journals; books; magazines; reports, publications, and grey literature from other organizations; a “Women’s Kit” featuring educational aids that counter sexist stereotypes; and cassette tapes bearing audio recordings in honour of International Women’s Day.


The series consists of slide transparencies from ca. 1930 through 1992, depicting Princeton and environs, including Allenby, Ashnola, Tulameen, Hedley, and Coquihalla. Some depictions of mines, or the areas of mining activities, including Nickel Plate, Coalmont, and Brenda. Featuring predominant coverage of the outdoors, the series includes photographs of many area mountains, creeks, and lakes. Scenes of recreation, including fairs, parades, and rodeos are also available. These slides are mainly attributed to Roy Thomas.

Prints feature photographs of members of the Allison family, with item-level descriptions under development.

Objects and sound recording

Materials in this series consist of three-dimensional objects from the Klondike gold rush period, the Klondike gold rush centennial, and a sound recording, ranging in date from 1896 to 1997. Some objects in this series originated from businesses and individuals honouring and commemorating the lasting impact of the Klondike gold rush, whereas others were created during the gold rush as tools of trade. Major record types in this series include coins and tokens, but also included are playing cards, textile materials, and a puzzle.

Journals and Writings

The series consists of Journals and personal writings based on practical, historical, and political concerns.


The series consists predominantly of postcards and greeting cards, with one file of letters to the editor by Roy Thomas. Some items are restricted due to the presence of personal information.


The series consists of agreements, mortgage and construction records, some government correspondence including water rights, crown grants, maps and plans, wills, probates, and powers of attorney.

Newspaper issues

The series consists of What’s On, What’s On Magazine, Kootenay Weekly Express, and The Express newspapers starting in November 1988 until its end in February 2011. The newspaper covers events in the city of Nelson, B.C., and was published and owned by Nelson Becker throughout its run.

Publication files

The series consists of records generated during the What’s On, What’s On Magazine, Kootenay Weekly Express, and The Express newspaper production from November 1988 until its end in February 2011.
Series includes an extensive collection of photographic records and textual documents such as collages, pamphlets, letters, business cards, and notes.

Church and Scottish societies organisational documents

Series consists of correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, pamphlets, programmes, clippings, and other documents related to the Scottish Dramatic Society, the St. Andrews and Caledonian Society, and the Central Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, and Hood's involvement therein.

Maps and plans

Records in this series originated as a result of the recording and dissemination of geographical information as the lands, waters, and minerals of the Yukon and surrounding region were increasingly explored and appropriated by non-Indigenous peoples. The series also contains technical drawings, originating from the development of communication and transportation systems, including plans for railways and telephone lines. While the majority of records in this series were created by a corporate or government body, including the Yukon Engineering Services and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, a few items were created by individuals for personal use, such as a hand drawn map of the Klondike gold fields by Tappan Adney. Materials in this series range in date from ca. 1888 to 1995.

Graphic materials

The series consists of posters, advertisements and illustrations ranging in date from 1898 to 1962. Many materials in this series originated as a result of creative works depicting life in the Yukon, and were used to market plays and movies about the Klondike Gold Rush. Other items originated from the tourism industry, and market the natural beauty of the Yukon and surrounding area, as well as the cultural and historical interest of the gold rush. Records in the series include black and white and coloured art prints and posters of varying sizes.

Photographic records

The series contains photographic materials primarily originating during the Klondike Gold Rush at the turn of the 20th century. The photographs were generated as a result of the travels, mining endeavours, rapid development of towns and infrastructure in Alaska and the Yukon and Northwest Territories, and interactions of different cultures, including Indigenous peoples and settlers and stampeders from Canada, America, and around the world. Photographs in the series portray landscapes, mining scenes, portraits, travel scenes, town sites, community activities, and huge groups of stampeders on their way to the Klondike. Major photographic types include silver gelatin prints, cyanotypes, stereographs, panoramas, and prints. Photographs originated from commercial and well known photographers, such as E.A. Hegg and Asahel Curtis; many others were created by anonymous travellers who journeyed north and kept a photographic record of their journeys.

Textual records

The series contains textual records pertaining to the Klondike Gold Rush. The records reflect major activities such as commerce, travel, mining, and tourism in the Klondike. Legal records documenting the mining boom, including mining claims, grants, stock certificates, and court documents are present throughout the series. Records of individual miners and mining companies are included in the series as well as those of prevalent government bodies, including the office of the Gold Commissioner and the Department of the Interior. In addition to these activities, the series also reflects various works of individuals who journeyed north to the Klondike during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as promotional and informational material developed by travel and outfitting agencies. The series also contains records related to the Lind family’s personal connection to the Yukon, including the unpublished account of John G. Lind’s trip to the Klondike.

Significant record types include correspondence, receipts and checks, pamphlets and printed volumes, advertisements, postcards, diaries and journals, newspapers and newspaper clippings, sheet music, theatre programs, as well as guidebooks and souvenir books

Minutes of meetings.

Series consists of minutes taken at executive meetings and annual general meetings held in Vancouver. Minutes contain date and location of the meeting, persons present, and a brief descriptions of issues addressed or affairs carried out. Minutes from 1983 to 1985 are part of bound volumes, which also include financial reports, memos, and membership lists.


Series consists of correspondence received and created by the Archaeological Society of British Columbia on various topics. The majority of the correspondence revolves around The Midden newsletter (called the ASBC Newsletter prior to 1970). The files contain correspondence concerning proposed or requested articles, subscriptions, and general inquiries. Additional correspondence relates to site visits, memos to members, site protection, lecture and event planning, requests for artifact materials and other general information about ASBC.

Events & Activities

Series contains textual and graphic material related to various society events, namely the Antiquarian Book Roadshow (ABRS) and the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada (Book Design). Material related to similar events put on by organizations/ groups other than the Alcuin Society is also included. File list is organized first generally by event and then chronologically.

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