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University of British Columbia Library Rare Books and Special Collections Fonds
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W. Humphreys fonds

  • BC 1365;BC 1368;BC 1370
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1934]

The fonds consists of Humphrey's photographs of the Bonanza Cache, Standard, and Star Best gold mines in the Lillooet District of B.C.

Humphreys, W.

Slavonic Studies photograph collection

  • BC 1403-1413
  • Fonds

The collection consists of photographs depicting Slavonic musicians, cultural and policial figures, scenes of Russian life and scenes from plays.

N.P. Bladgon Phillips fonds

  • BC 1456/1
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1932

The fonds consists of Phillips' photographs of railway equipment and related scenery in England, France, India and British Columbia.

Phillips, N.P. Blagdon

Thomas Murray fonds

  • BC 1456/16
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]

The fonds consists of Murray's photograph album depicting logging operations, loggers, and maps pertaining to a lumber camp on the Bonaventure River near New Carlisle, Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec.

Murray, Thomas

LaRoche Studio fonds

  • BC 1456/3
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1892-1900]

The fonds consists of a promotional photograph album of LaRoche Studio depicting Alaskan scenes, including glaciers, Sitka, and aboriginal villages.

LaRoche Studio

Consolidated Cariboo Hydraulic Mining Company fonds

  • BC 1456/6
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910]

The fonds consists of a photograph album depicting the Company's operations at Bullion, and views of the Quesnel River, pipes, gravel-washing processes, and reservoirs.

Consolidated Cariboo Hydraulic Mining Company

W.O. Williams fonds

  • BC 1456/7
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1918]

The fonds consists of Williams' photograph album depicting the pipeline, powerhouse, and smelting machinery at the Anyox facility of the Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting and Power Company.

Williams, W.O.

E.A. Bennett fonds

  • BC 1456/84
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1890

The fonds consists of Bennett's photographs of Vancouver, Rossland, Victoria, Rogers Pass, Banff, Washington State and the ships Tartar and the Empress of Japan.

Bennett, E.A.

Kidd family fonds

  • BC 1456/86-90
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1936

The fonds consists of the Kidd family photograph albums, containing images of B.C. mountains, the UBC Player's Club, Central America, the Great UBC trek of 1922, G.K. Chesterton, family and friends.

Kidd (family)

Al Knight fonds

  • BC 1526
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1954

The fonds consists of Knight's photographs of prospecting, placer mining, harvesting, riding the rails, logging and mining camps throughout B.C.

Knight, Al

Margaret and William Tolin fonds

  • BC 1530
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1940

The fonds consists of Tolin's photographs of B.C., Alaska, Alberta, and the Yukon, depicting mining activities.

Tolin, Margaret

Orson Banfield fonds

  • BC 1822
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1926

The fonds consists of Banfield's photographs of Point Grey, Britannia Beach, friends, Vancouver scenery and ships in Vancouver harbour.

Banfield, William Orson, 1897-1983

Bruce Clegg fonds

  • BC 1926
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]

The fonds consists of Clegg's stereographic photographs of glaciers and mountains in B.C. and Alberta.

Clegg, Bruce

Cyril Littlebury fonds

  • BC Historical Photograph collection albums 1456/4,1456/17-1456/23,1456/48-1456/51
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1923

The fonds consists of Littlebury's photograph albums, containing views of ships, locomotives, railway stations and parks and gardens.

Littlebury, Cyril

Capilano Timber Company fonds

  • BC-1456-33
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1920

The fonds consists of a photograph album depicting Capilano Timber Company operations, including loggers, logging camps, and views of the Capilano Valley and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Capilano Timber Company

J.C. Ainsworth fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1000
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1892

The fonds consists of a typed transcript of Ainsworth's autobiography written between 1877 and 1892.

Ainsworth, J.C., 1822-1893

Alcuin Society Fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1001
  • Fonds
  • 1965-2017

The Alcuin Society Fonds reflects the activities of the society since its creation in 1965. The series consists predominantly of textual records, including administrative records, financial records, reports, correspondence, newsletters and promotional material. Also included are photographs, published material, brochures, and memorabilia. Correspondence is predominant throughout the fonds and in each series it is interfiled with related records.

Alcuin Society

Ben Alexander fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1002
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1970

The fonds consists of correspondence and legal documentation sent between Ben Alexander and the office of Indian Agent, later the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. The fonds reflects official business such as land claims, financial transactions, and grievances and also deals with Alexander's personal business with the tribe.

Alexander, Ben

Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1003
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1985

The fonds consists of minutes (1949-1983), subject files (1952-1984), agreements (1960-1985), constitutions and by-laws (1963-1985), membership cards and applications (1963-1984). Also included are records of the Writers' Guild (B.C. Branch) which consist of correspondence (1977-1985), minutes of the B.C. Branch (1980-1984), minutes of the ACTRA Writers' Guild national meetings (1977-1985), papers and reports (1979/80) and a Writers Directory (1981).

Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists

A. Alexis Alvey fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1004
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1985

The fonds consists of scrapbooks, correspondence, logs, photographs and subject files relating to Alveys career, and the activities of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service. The fonds also includes the scrapbooks of former W.R.C.N.S., Grace Brodie and Dorothy Isherwood. The fonds divides into seven series: Subject Files - 1940-1985, Scrapbooks 1942-1977, Canadian Navy, Logs - 1943-1944, Photographs and posters - [ca.1940?]-1958, Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service - 1942-1984, WRCNS Reunions - 1950-1985.

Alvey, A. Alexis

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers' Union fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1005
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1977

The fonds consists of a charter for the Journeymen Tailors' Union of America, Local 178 (1898), ephemera and textual records relating to the Clothing and Textile Workers' Union predominantly from the 1960s and 1970s.

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union

Amalgamated Transit Union fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1006
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1979

The fonds includes minutes of regular meetings (1898-1976), executive committee minutes (1907-1974), membership and dues ledgers (1901-1966), records books [working conditions affecting members of Division 134] (1931-1947), and Sick Benefit Association (1913-1919, 1950-1954). The fonds also contains office subject files such as general correspondence (1908-1970), correspondence with B.C. Hydro and Power Authority (1962), meeting attendance records (1957-1961), political education committee records (1957-1961), and minute books, correspondence and attendance books relating to Pacific Stage Lines (1935-1979).

Amalgamated Transit Union. Division 101-134 (Vancouver, B.C.)

Peter Anderson fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1007
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1958

The fonds consists of photographs of early logging in British Columbia, including those of the Knox Bay Camp (1890s-1929), and Anderson's reminiscences about his life.

Anderson, Peter B., b. 1866

Andrew family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1008
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1980

The fonds consists of 33 original letters free Ethel Wilson to Margaret Andrew, undated, ca 1950 - 1970, 2 original letters from Ethel Wilson to [Margaret Ae_lrew] n .d . and 3 original letters from Ethel Wilson to Geoffrey Andrew, n.d. Also included is one photocopied letter from Ethel Wilson to Mary [McAlpine Dobbs], and an obituary for Lilias Torrance Newton.

Andrew (family)

Angeli-Dennis collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1009
  • Fonds
  • ca.1803-1964

The Angeli-Dennis collection consists of the diaries (1855-1913), manuscripts, financial records and correspondence of William Michael Rossetti. Also included are the manuscripts, correspondence and financial records of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1842-1882), Christina Georgina Rossetti (1853-1894), Ford Madox Brown (1852-1993), Gabriele Rossetti and other members of the Rossetti family. In addition, the collection includes materials of Robert Browning, Thomas Landseer, William North, Algernon Swinburne and James Thomson.

Anglo-British Columbia Packing Company fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1010
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1968

The fonds consists of general ledgers, payroll ledgers, invoices, vouchers, fish registers and financial statements generated by A.B.C.'s affiliated canneries (1914-1968). These records originated primarily with the following canneries -- Alert Bay Plant (1947-1968), Boswell Cannery (1924-1934), Caledonia Cannery (1928-1959), Good Hope Cannery (1895-1968), Knight Inlet Cannery (1924-1961), McTavish Canner (1923-1939), North Pacific Cannery (1937-1958), Phoenix Cannery (1915-1967), and Seymour Cannery (1911-1913), as well as Britannia Shipyards (1934-1967).

Anglo-British Columbia Packing Company

Angus MacInnis memorial collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1011
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1970

The collection consists of records of the provincial office of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and general research material pertaining to socialism and the labour movement. It consists of minutes, scrapbooks, office correspondence and files relating to party organization and records of committees, CCF clubs, constituencies, federal ridings and election. The collection also includes records generated by Arthur Turner as CCF Whip and Arnold Webster as a provincial party leader. Subject files pertaining to early socialists and clippings about international affairs were created by Dorothy Steeves. Subsequent accessions added to the collection have included the records of Angus MacInnis, Francis McKenzie and former provincial leader Ernest Winch.

MacInnis, Angus

Archaeological Society of British Columbia fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1012
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1985

The fonds consists of minutes, membership lists, financial records, correspondence and printed material generated by the Archaeological Society of British Columbia between 1966 and 1985. The fonds also includes a run of the Society's newsletter The Midden and a scrapbook illustrating the activities of the organization from 1966 to 1972.

Archaeological Society of British Columbia

Harry Archibald fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1013
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1916

The fonds consists of records from the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada (1910-1916), the B.C. Amateur Athletic Union (1911-1914), and the B.C. Amateur Swimming Association (1913), together with programs for athletic events (1912-1915), clippings (1913-1915), and a photograph and printed material.

Archibald, Harry Patten, 1876-1972

Archives Collective collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1014
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1985

The collection is primarily composed of printed material and publications generated by various gay organizations in Vancouver with some references to Victoria.

Archives Collective

Arsenal Pulp Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1015
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1930, 1967-2012, predominate 1984 - 2012

The fonds consists of the business records created and/or collected by Arsenal Pulp Press, predominately from the early 1980s to the late 2000s. These records consist of correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, catalogues, broadsheets, advertisements, flyers, clippings concerning Arsenal publications and the Press, artwork, financial and sales records, ledgers, legal records, minutes and other organizational material.

The fonds was originally divided into the following four series: Correspondence; Editorial; Administrative; and Special projects. The Correspondence series contains the following subseries: General correspondence, Editorial correspondence and Correspondent-specific correspondence. The Editorial series contains the following subseries: Early manuscripts, General literary manuscripts, Published/printed material, Artwork, and Supplementary editorial records. The Administrative series contains the following sub-series: General administrative records, History/operational records, Minutes/agendas and newsletters, Financial records, Ledgers, Legal records, Sales/service fee reports, and Marketing/distribution records. The Special projects series contains three sub-series: Three-Cent Pulp, Arsenal Collaborative Library and the 3-Day Novel Contest. A fifth series was added with the accrual made in 2011, titled Editorial and production.

Arsenal Pulp Press

Ashcroft Water, Electric and Improvement Company fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1017
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1960

The fonds consists of financial records (1934-1953), stock certificates (1899-1901) and correspondence relating to financial matters. It also includes financial records of Ashcroft Irrigated Lands Ltd. (1952-1960), stock certificates (1953-1961) and correspondence relating to the development of East Branch Irrigation (1952-1956), as well as a 1918 report which includes photographs and plans. There are also drawings pertaining to a power house and dam (1949-1953).

Ashcroft Water, Electric and Improvement Company

Association in Canada Serving Organizations for Human Settlements fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1018
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2006, predominant 1974-1977

The fonds contains records of the ACSOH, Habitat I and Vision Habitat, as well as Oberlander’s records related to Habitat II, World Urban Forums 2 and 3, and other UN Habitat associated activities and research. Contents mainly consist of correspondence, reports, publications, governance and planning documentation and research.

Association in Canada Serving Organizations for Human Settlements

Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1019
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2015

The fonds consists of records relating to the ABPBC’s activities. Records cover the period of time from the ABPBC’s inception to 2015 and pertain primarily to the book publishing industry in the province of British Columbia. The ABPBC’s activities included applying for funding from a range of provincial and federal organizations and governments, holding meetings, advocating for their members to the provincial government, promoting their members, undertaking special projects, and researching areas pertinent to the provincial book publishing industry. Specific administrative activities the organization undertook included maintaining its multi-level membership base, managing finances and funding applications, electing executive teams, and overseeing various projects.

The fonds spans five accruals, organized into four distinct sets of series. These sets of series are represented in the PDF finding aid attached.

Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia

A.R.M.A. Vancouver Chapter fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1020
  • Fonds
  • 1969 - 2010

Fonds consists of records of the Vancouver Chapter of the Association of Records Managers (ARMA). Records in the fonds have come in multiple accruals. The first six accruals are described and inventoried in the attached pdf. The 2014 accrual is described and inventoried within this database record. Fonds materials include a history of the Vancouver Chapter, incorporation file, annual reports, financial records, minutes, correspondence, photographs from events, printed and published material, awards and award documents, and clippings relating to the activities of the Association.

Association of Records Managers and Administrators. Vancouver Chapter

Association of University and College Employees (AUCE) fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1021
  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 1985

The fonds consists of records related to the Association of University and College Employees' (AUCE's) provincial and local chapters activities, efforts, publications, and ephemera. Records span the Provincial and local unions' initial accreditation in 1973, to the Provincial union disbanding in 1985, and then follow the Local 1 (University of British Columbia) chapter through to its merger with CUPE in 1985 and forward into the late 2000's. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Executive, Advocacy and Bargaining, Committees, AUCE Local Chapters, Correspondence and Related Material, and Photographs, Publications, News Clippings and Ephemera.

Executive series: contains records relating to the executive functioning of the provincial union and Local 1 union chapters. Record types include union constitutions, by-laws, and amendments, minutes and agendas of executive meetings, and executive correspondence.

Advocacy and Bargaining series: comprised of records relating to the unions' efforts to advocate on behalf of their members and bargain as a collective unit. Record types include dockets, agendas, and minutes of Annual Conventions and Special Conventions, as well as minutes of the meetings of the General Membership, records pertaining to collective agreements between the workers and employers, including union contracts, and records following strikes, working conditions, and specific efforts that the AUCE and Local 1 undertook in response to provincial governmental and administrative changes.

Committees series: contains records related to the Local 1 and AUCE committees, including the Strike Committee, Contract Committee, Provincial Health and Safety Committee, Provincial Affiliation Committee, Communications Committee, Parking Fee Committee, Grievance Committee, and Merger Committee. Record types include meeting agendas, minutes, newsletters and correspondence, as well as related reports and materials interfiled with committee records.

AUCE Local Chapters Series: consists of records related to chapters 2 through 6 of the AUCE. The records feature the activities of the local chapters of Local 2, at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Local 3, at Notre Dame University of Nelson, Local 4, at Capilano College, Local 5, at College of New Caledonia, and Local 6, Teaching Support Staff at SFU (TSSU). Record types include meeting agendas, minutes, correspondence, contracts, and records related to local chapter strikes and contract negotiations, as well as secession from AUCE.

Correspondence and Related Material Series: consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of AUCE Local 1, as well as related materials interfiled with correspondence. Record types primarily consist of letters, though some other materials such as minutes and agendas of meetings are present.

Finally, the Photographs, Publications, News Clippings, and Ephemera series features photographs, slides, third party publications, news clippings, scrapbooks, pins, posters, and other ephemera documenting current events, legislation affecting the union and its members, as well as provincial and local union strikes, protests and rallies.

Association of University and College Employees

Bill Backman collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1022
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1950

The collection consists of operating statements for Bloedel, Stewart and Welch Ltd., Bloedel Operation (1925-1950), Sarita River Operation (1947-1950) and Sproat Lake Operation (1942-1950).

Backman, Bill

Barbarian Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1023
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence files including founding operations and editorial issues; project files include planning and production of books (collaborations with I. H. Finlay and illustrators Edwina Ellis and Colin Paynton), pamphlets, broadsheets, etc.; general printing files cover printed ephemera and job printing including design files and promotional and background materials; financial files include invoices and bank records.

Barbarian Press

James Barclay fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1024
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1904]-1956

The fonds consists of photographs, mainly pertaining to Barclay's activities in China (1900s-1920s), Oregon (1920s), and B.C. (1930s-1950s) as well as related correspondence, memorabilia and clippings.

Barclay, James Bow, 1903-1964

H.G. Barnett fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1025
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1940, predominant 1935-1936

The fonds consists of field research material for the Coast Salish (1935/36) and Tsimshian (1940) Indians of B.C.

Barnett, H.G. (Homer Garner), 1906-1985

Dave Barrett fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1026
  • Fonds
  • 1932-2002

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Dave Barrett relating to his personal, political, and professional life. Within the fonds there are appointment books recording information about Dave Barrett's private and political life, personal records, records created by Dave Barrett in the course of creating his autobiography, records created during Mr . Barrett's political career, and records created during Dave Barrett' s work with CJOR.

Barrett, David

Beaver Cannery fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1027
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1906, 1931-1939

The fonds consists of photocopied pages from time book (1905/06), fisherman's catch records (1933-1938) and journals (1931-1939).

Beaver Cannery (Rivers Inlet, B.C.)

Belcher Family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1028
  • Fonds
  • 1736-1874

The fonds consists of correspondence, journals, legal documents, financial documents, printed drawings, watercolours, an order book, and personal and other documents created and/or accumulated by Edward Belcher and other members of the Belcher family. The majority of the Edward Belcher material is related to his naval career.

Belcher Family

Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd. fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1029
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1968

The fonds consists of financial records, insurance policy records and ledgers arranged in three sub-groups: Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd., Crossley Insurance Agencies, and Nairn Insurance Agencies.

Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies

Henry Bell-Irving fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1030
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1930

The fonds consists of photocopies of outgoing letters (1882-1885) and letter press copybook (1888). Also microfilm copies of diaries, deed books and address books (1887-1930).

Bell-Irving, Henry Ogle

Thomas Berger fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1031
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2011

The fonds consists of thirteen series of records pertaining to the activities of Thomas Berger, including two series of files arranged with reference to file classification schemes, related to party politics and to the Sardar Sarovar Projects Independent Review, as well as eleven series of subject files generally arranged alphabetically, related to the Royal Commission on Family and Children’s Law, the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, the Advisory Commission on Indian and Inuit Health Consultation, a proposed United Nations Environmental Programme inquiry on whales and whaling, Japanese Canadians’ redress, the Alaska Native Review Commission, the Canadian Judicial Council and its investigation concerning Berger, the University of British Columbia President’s Ad Hoc Committee on British Columbia Native Indian People and Communities, the Simon Fraser University J. S. Woodsworth Chair committee, speeches given by Berger (arranged by event in subseries of two to seven year periodic groups), and subject files related to aboriginal peoples, the Arctic and the north in general.
There are also files related to his resignation from the Supreme Court of Canada in 1981. The files were used by Berger when he wrote his autobiography <em>One Man’s Justice: A Life in the Law</em>.

The arrangement by the records’ creator of series and file order within series has been respected. Several series contain files housed in multiple folders, indicated by notes where applicable.

Berger, Thomas Rodney

Mary F. Bishop fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1034
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1960-1988

The fonds consists of mainly of subject files, reports, and printed material concerning social and political issues in British Columbia relating to families, the law and fertility, violence against women, children in society, including minutes and correspondence with the Canadian Federation of Societies for Population Planning and the Family Planning Federation of Canada.

Bishop, Mary F., 1913-

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