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Art Miki

Sub-series consists of materials that relate to Art Miki when he acted as President of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC). Records reflect his leadership among the Japanese Canadian community at the time of the redress movement, settlement, and the implementation of redress. This includes minutes and agendas from meetings, notes (both handwritten and photocopies of handwritten notes), financial reports and statements, newsletters, redress proposals, correspondence, memos, and records about other related topics like fundraising, programs, awards (such as the Canadian Mennonite Scholarship), projects, and the development of the NAJC (such as the association’s Constitution, by-laws, updates, future directions of the association, and structure recommendations). While the bulk of the sub-series relate to Art Miki’s activities, there are some records that relate to the activities of the National Executive Committee (NEC), Gordon R. Kadota’s activities, who was the NAJC President before Art Miki, and to the activities of representatives from the NAJC’s member centers or chapter organizations.

Art O'Keeffe papers

The subseries contains materials collected by Art O’Keeffe, former business manager of the IBEW Local 213, including correspondence and legal documentation regarding his suspension from the union following the Lenkurt strike in 1966. Also contains newspaper clippings and court case summaries, some of which may have been added later by Ian McDonald.

O’Keeffe, Art, b. 1918

Articles

Consists of three subgroups as originally organized by Douglas : Mountain Articles (arranged alphabetically by title), Coast Articles, and Other Articles (both groups arranged by subject, then alphabetically by titles). Most of the articles date from the late 1940s through the 1980s.

[Articles and Newspaper Clippings]

Subseries consists of articles, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks that were collected and maintained by Pro-CAN for use as reference resources. The materials cover such topics as: abortion history, abortion-related violence, medical research, international pro-choice events, key persons, and political parties' involvement in the abortion debate, and so on. The scrapbooks are delineated by which newspaper the clippings came from.

Artwork

Sub-series consists of drawings and photographs for mockups and cover proofs of Pulp Press publications, oversize photographs for Pulp publications, and oversize mockups of a Press magazine Flush Times.

Artwork and images of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Subseries consists of large-format posters and other graphic materials used by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company to advertise travel by rail, ship, and air, C.P.R. hotels and resorts, and travel packages such as tours of Canada and luxurious world cruises. Framed prints and photographs were distributed to Canadian Pacific Railway agents' offices for display, such as a framed print of the entire Canadian Pacific Ocean Services steamship fleet in 1910.

The C.P.R. often commissioned Canadian artists and photographers, such as Alfred Crocker Leighton and Peter Ewart, to produce artwork for these posters and prints. Many of these posters depicted C.P.R. trains and ships, Canadian landscapes, and foreign destinations, while others listed ship specifications such as top speed or engine type, dates of departure, ports of call, and fares.

The materials in this subseries include an extensive collection of lithoprint and silkscreen posters, photographs, prints, paintings, etchings and engraved illustrations, technical drawings, pamphlet covers, stationery, and postcards, as well as newspaper clippings, a map, and ephemera such as baggage labels, wall calendars, and printed laundry bags. This subseries also includes examples of signage, such as steamship fire safety, CPR storm and weather signals, and passenger information notices.

Artwork and projects

This subseries includes records relating to Kujundzic's artwork production: sketchbooks; art pieces; poetry and notes; working artwork drafts; photographs and slides of his exhibits and artwork; and essays and writings on topics such as pollution and artist life. Also included are some autobiographical writings and materials that Kujundzic collected as sources of inspiration.

Asia Pacific

Subseries contains photographs taken by Alan Haig-Brown documenting people and activities involved in the fishing and commercial marine industries in coastal East Asia. Numerous regional boats and shipyards are also captured.

Haig-Brown, Alan

Asian immigration and Settlement

Subseries consists of records related to Asian immigration to and settlement in North America. These records pertain predominantly to Chinese immigration and settlement in British Columbia, but also include records pertaining to other Asian diaspora as well as other regions of Canada and the United States. These records document early Asian immigration and settlement following the gold rush, such as the Chinese role in the construction of the transcontinental railway, where Chinese workers were assigned the most dangerous jobs, and anti-Asian sentiment in Canada. Other records in this subseries include materials related to Canadian immigration policy and multiculturalism in Canada, Chinese-language educational materials and children's books, Chinese business and residential directories, city directories for Vancouver and Victoria, and materials related to the Sino-Japanese War. As immigration in this context pertains both to first-generation immigrants as well as their families and descendants, records in this subseries also illustrate the Asian experience in Canada and highlight the development of Asian communities, including social, cultural, religious, political, sporting, and educational activities as well as the activities of organisations such as Chinese trade societies, the Chinese Benevolent Association, the Chinese Canadian Association, and the Chinese National League of Canada.

This subseries also contains an extensive collection of early photographs of Asian-Canadians and Asian-Americans. Some highlights include historical class photographs from Vancouver's Strathcona School, street scenes from the Vancouver, Victoria, and San Francisco Chinatowns, wedding portraits, and the 1915-1918 photograph album of Jue Fong, then a Chinese-American teenager, which offers rare candid photographs from that time period.

These records in this subseries are varied and include published monographs, pamphlets, directories, catalogues, magazines, maps, government reports, legislation, petitions, memoranda, meeting minutes, speeches, contracts, forms, certificates, licenses, tickets, passenger lists, immigration papers, taxes, invoices and receipts, donation books and fundraising materials, staff rosters, school workbooks, samples of Chinese calligraphy, newspaper clippings, posters and broadsides, newsletters, brochures and advertisements, correspondence, postcards, invitations and event programmes, restaurant menus, artefacts, ephemera, memorabilia, scrapbooks, and photographs, photo albums, and photographic negatives.

Audrey Thomas

File contains textual records pertaining to Audrey Thomas' poem, <i>Intertidal Life: An Excerpt</i>. The records include drafts, correspondence, and copies of the published edition of the poem.

Augustus Pemberton

This series is composed of legal documents concerning court cases involving Chinese and Aboriginal people as both witnesses and defendants. The collection documents early relationships between colonial society and Chinese and Aboriginal individuals within a legal context in British Columbia and provides documentary evidence of those relationships including first-hand narratives from all participants. The documents reveal the way in which the 19th century justice system in British Columbia related to those people of Aboriginal and Chinese descent.

Consists of eighty-two files pertaining to charges against Aboriginal and Chinese individuals and all the supporting court documents. There are 340 documents from 1862 to 1891. Most of this material either passed through or was created in the court systems of the day resulting in sworn testimony giving first hand accounts of events. Some of the documents may have been interpreted into English by court interpreters. Judge Augustus Pemberton (1808-1891) was appointed the magistrate and commissioner of police for Vancouver Island by Governor Douglas in 1858 and served as a county court judge in Victoria from September 23rd, 1867 to January 14th, 1881. Pemberton oversaw all but fourteen of these charges.

barbara findlay

Subseries contains textual records pertaining to barbara findlay's "With All of Who We Are: A Discussion of Oppression and Dominance" publication in Lazara Press' Discussion Series. The subseries contains drafts of the publication, as well as the final copy. Other records include correspondence, distribution information, Cancopy information, and reviews of the chapbook.

Barry Sharbo papers

The subseries contains newspaper clippings, pamphlets, official correspondence, bulletins and other ephemera collected by Barry Sharbo, who was the spokesperson for the breakaway movement from IBEW Local 213 in 1967 which would eventually become the Canadian Union of Electrical Workers (CEW/CEWU/UE). Also contains a copy of the CEW's constitution and a proof copy of the first issue of Live Wire, the CEW's newspaper.

Baxter (Death in a dumpster: A passion play for the homeless)

Subseries contains textual records related to Shelia Baxter's play titled <i>Death in a Dumpster: A Passion Play for the Homeless</i>. These records include correspondence, reviews and promotions of <i>Death in a Dumpster</i>, as well as records related to the production of the work. The file also contains copies of promotional material for other events happening in the Downtown Eastside. The photographs contained in this subseries are images featured in the <i>Death in a Dumpster</i> publication.

Beatrice Millar Card Catalogue

Subseries consists of Beatrice Millar's index cards, originally in rolling indexes, and used in the course of her work at the B.C. Hydro Home Services Centre. Includes contact information for individuals and organizations, househould cleaning and laundry tips, food procurement and food preservation advice, and recipes.

Being Brown: Autobiography

Sub-series consist of the proposal and outline, research, chapter drafts, the final proof, publicity and correspondence with Random House Publishing all pertaining to Brown’s autobiography.

Beth Cuthand

Subseries contains textual records pertaining to Cuthand's works including: <i>Horse Dance to Emerald Mountain</i>, <i>Voices in the Waterfall</i> and <i>Crossing the Lake</i>. Records include drafts and manuscripts, correspondence, layouts, and other publishing information about Cuthand's works.

Biographical Material

Sub-series consists of the postscript to Doyle's "Rise and Decline of the Pacific Salmon Fisheries," which contains an outline of his involvement in the fisheries. Title based on contents of sub-series.

Board of Director meetings.

Sub-series contains meeting minutes of the Council of Forest Industries’ Board of Directors. Material consists of meeting minutes that detail the meeting agenda, a summary of proceedings, a list of attendees, financial reports, president reports, economic reports, management reports, and appointment of new members and members to committees.

Board of Directors

Sub-series consists of meeting minutes that outline the attendees, reports and recommendations from various committees, dates of other meetings relating to the PMBC, discussion concerning the promotion of western softwood plywood, and budget discussions.

Bociurkiw (Halfway to the east)

Subseries contains textual records related to Marusya Bociurkiw's work of poetry titled <i>Halfway to the East</i>. These records include drafts of the work, as well as copies of correspondence and the contract between Bociurkiw and Lazara Press. Other records include other copies of correspondence related to the work, reviews and promotions of <i>Halfway</i> and other poems by Bociurkiw, and records related to the production of the work. The subseries also contains a copy of Bociurkiw's poem "Radio Nights," both in English and in German.

Book binding projects

Subseries contains copies of books Thomas found during his research which he then had bound. The majority of books deal with folk music, while others focus on labour disputes in British Columbia. Note that this series does not include <I>Songs of the Pacific Northwest</I>. Material includes proofs, copies, and notes. Subseries is arranged alphabetically according to book title.

Book Collection

This series contains over 20 books on Swedish culture, history, and emigration and immigration to North America. Some of the books are in English while the others are in Swedish. A book index is available.

Books

Sub-series contains books published by the society as well as manuscript
material, proposed material and proofs. Material related to unpublished society books is also included. Books, and their related material, loaned, donated or given to the society for evaluation are included in this sub-series.

Brent family collection

Biographical sketch:
Alexander Theodore “Sandy” Brent (1912-1990) was as lifelong resident of the South Okanagan. After the death of his mother in the influenza epidemic of 1918, he and his siblings (Frederick (Eddie), Mary, Alice, Margaret and Donald) were raised by his grandparents at the Shingle Creek Ranch. Brent married Harriet Morgan and together they raised two sons (Kenneth (b. 1942) and George (b. 1945). His sister Alice married Hal Tweddle; she and her family is photographically documented in the Richter and Tweddle families collection.

The Brents lived variously in Allen Grove, St. Andrews by the Lake, and Penticton. Sandy Brent worked in ranching, hard rock mining (Nickel Plate mine above Hedley), logging, and finally as a foreman and later superintendent for the Hatfield family’s Interior Contracting Company.

Scope and content:
Subseries consists of recorded interview and transcripts of recorded interviews. Not all audio recordings associated with transcripts are extant; likewise not all audio tapes have an associated recording. Content of interviews includes personal reminiscences, descriptions of photographs, and family histories. Subseries also includes a suite of interviews with his sisters, Margaret, Alice, and Margaret.

British Columbia

Sub-series consists of original and photostat copies of correspondence related to the exploration of British Columbia. Includes a photostat copy of a letter by Robert Gray regarding Nootka Sound (1788) and an original 1852 letter from Sir George Simpson to Hector McKenzie and John W. Simpson pertaining to an expedition to the Pacific Coast by Belanger.
Title based on contents of sub-series.

British Columbia Coast Steamship Service

Subseries consists of records related to the operation of the British Columbia Coast Steamship Service, which began operating in 1903 following the 1901 purchase of the Canadian Pacific Navigation Company by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. The records in this subseries reflect the business activities and operations of the British Columbia Coast Steamship Service and its "Princess" line of steamships, which ran passenger, freight, and ferry services along the British Columbia coast, including the popular "Triangle Route" operating between Victoria, Vancouver, and Seattle. Passenger services continued on the British Columbia Coast Steamship Services until the 1970s.

These records include log books, a captain's diary, engineering notes, contracts, memoranda, reports, payroll records and timesheets, budget summaries, invoices, inventories, technical drawings, maintenance and operation manuals, maps, sailings schedules, tickets, passenger lists, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, menus, newsletters, stationery, correspondence, photographs and photographic negatives, and artefacts such as a letter in a bottle and B.C.C.S.S. facecloths.

Button collection

The subseries contains buttons, pins, and other small objects that Adams collected related to numerous political and social justice movements he was interested in. Themes that the buttons and pins generally relate to include: Vancouver and British Columbia; Pop Culture; Conservation and the Environment; Communist China and Chairman Mao; Women and Minority Rights; Anti-Racism, Black Panther, and Black Liberation Movements; Workers' Rights; Latin America Anti-War and Resistance; Anti-War and Nuclear Power; the Vietnam War; American and Canadian Politics; Miscellaneous Activist Groups; and Miscellaneous buttons.

Also included are badges from Adams' time as a boy scout, ribbons from his high school years, buttons pinned onto felt mats, 4 buckles, 8 coins, and 1 key.

By-elections, civic elections, and other electoral materials

This subseries consists of files from several different individual creators, relating primarily to by-elections and civic elections, with some materials in file 398-11 that relate to the federal electoral district of Okanagan-Shushwap.

Elections covered by the series include:

  • The 1988 Surrey municipal election, in which the Surrey Civic Electors ran as an NDP-supported party
  • The 1988 federal election in the newly created riding of Okanagan-Shushwap, in which Lyle MacWilliam of the NDP ran and won
  • The 1989 Cariboo by-election, called after the death of MLA Alexander Fraser, in which NDP member David Zirnhelt was elected.
  • The 1989 Oak Bay-Gordon Head by-election, called after the resignation of MLA Brian Smith, in which NDP member Elizabeth Cull was elected.
  • The 1994 Matsqui by-election, called after the resignation of MLA Peter Dueck, in which NDP member Sam Wagar was originally uncontested for NDP nomination in the riding, until a controversy surrounding his Wiccan religious beliefs prompted a second nomination election, which Wagar lost by two votes to Lynn Fairall. In the election, Fairall was defeated by Liberal Party member Mike de Jong.
  • The 1995 Abbotsford by-election, called after the resignation of MLA Harry de Jong, in which NDP member Rollie Kieth was defeated by Liberal Party member John van Dongen.
  • The 1997 Surrey-White Rock by-election, called after the resignation of MLA Wilf Hurd, in which NDP member David Thompson was defeated by Liberal Party member Gordon Hogg.

Creators included in this subseries include:

  • Elaine Bernard, Provincial President (files 398-10/11)
  • Ron Johnson, Communications Director (files 398-12 to 399-02)
  • Carol Adams, Communications officer (file 399-03)
  • Hans Brown, Provincial Secretary (files 399-04/05)
  • Lin Rubin, Director of Administration (file 399-06)
  • Patrice Pratt, Provincial President (file 399-07)
  • Sherry Hyde, Director of Administration (file 399-08)
  • Brian Gardiner, Provincial Secretary (files 399-09 to 400-01)

The subseries includes correspondence, media clippings, drafts, campaign materials, leaftlets, public communcations and memoranda, polls, and other related materials.

Cameron (Sparks from the fire)

Subseries contains textual records related to Sandy Cameron's volume of poetry titled <i>Sparks from the Fire</i>. These records include drafts of the volume as well as copies of correspondence and the contract between Cameron and Lazara Press. Other records include reviews and promotions of <i>Sparks</i>, as well as records related to the production of the work. The photographs contained in this subseries are images featured in the <i>Sparks</i> publication.

Canadian Pacific Railway

Subseries consists of records related to the Canadian Pacific Railway, including records pertaining to the construction of the railway which was completed at Craigellachie, B.C. in 1885, four years behind schedule. Other records in this subseries pertain to trains, railway operations and station business, railway tourism, and settlement activities led by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company in Western Canada. Records in this subseries relate both to those travelling on the C.P.R. as well as those who worked on it, and include notable items such as and a blueprint book of Canadian Pacific Railway Standard Plans, 1908, and engineer-in-chief Sandford Fleming's "Report on Surveys and Preliminary Operations on the Canadian Pacific Railway up to January 1877."

These records include monographs about railway history, pamphlets, contracts, forms, memoranda, reports, receipts and invoices, ledgers and cash books, budget summaries, maps, technical drawings, blueprints, employee handbooks, technical manuals, newsletters, train timetables and fares, land titles, stock certificates, photographs and photograph albums, posters and broadsides, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, postcards, diaries, menus, tickets, correspondence, ephemera, and artefacts, including a slice of the Last Spike railroad track.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company artifacts

Subseries consists of artefacts collected from Canadian Pacific trains, ships, and hotels, such as furniture and dinnerware with unique designs manufactured for use by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. This subseries also includes items produced by the C.P.R. to be sold to passengers as souvenirs. Many of the artefacts in this subseries were retrieved from the bottom of the ocean, such as a newel post from the steamship Empress of Japan, salvaged after the ship was scrapped in the Burrard Inlet, and dishware discarded by C.P.R. steamship kitchen staff too tired to finish washing up at the end of the night, salvaged by a scuba diver in the 1970s and 1980s. A highlight of this subseries is the shipbuilder's model of the steamship Empress of Asia, originally built in 1913 and purchased by Dr. Chung in 1993; the model was very damaged and was painstakingly restored by Dr. Chung over the next six years.

These artefacts are incredibly varied and include ceramic dinnerware and vessels produced for daily use on board C.P.R. ships, such as plates, teacups, soup bowls, egg cups, serving dishes, chamber pots, and wash basins; silverware marked with C.P.R. designs, such as serving dishes, trays, teapots, platters, pitchers, butter dishes, and a full range of flatware; glassware such as drinking glasses, water carafes, and vases; and furnishings, such as a ship’s chart table, firehose nozzles, signage, oil lamps, wool blankets, a trunk, and railway station clocks. Souvenirs found among this subseries are equally varied and include tableware and flatware, postcards, playing cards, luggage stickers, letter openers, cuff links, bars of soap, a passport from 1925, and a section of a steel rail from the original Canadian Pacific Railway. Also included are a small number of items from Canadian Pacific staff uniforms, such as hat badges and buttons.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company steamships

Subseries consists of records related to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's steamship division, which was first introduced in 1887 following the completion of the transcontinental railway. The Canadian Pacific Steamship Company (later the Canadian Pacific Steamships Ocean Services Ltd.), built a fleet of opulent ocean liners built to C.P.R. specifications, including several which operated as Royal Mail Ships for the British Empire. Canadian Pacific steamships became known for the luxury they offered passengers in addition to functioning as a major cargo carrier. Records in this subseries pertain to the Canadian Pacific steamships themselves, such as shipbuilding specifications, as well as to the ships' operations. There is a particular emphasis on the Empress line of ocean lines, although records about ships from other lines, such as the Princess and Duchess lines, are also found in this subseries.

These records include photographs and photograph albums, scrapbooks, ships histories, pamphlets, postcards, broadsides, newspaper clippings, diaries, menus and programmes, passenger lists, sailings schedules and fares, boarding cards, ship plans and technical drawings, reports, invoices, inventories, account books, log books, service records, maps, baggage labels, stationery, correspondence, ephemera, and artefacts.

Candidate biographies

This subseries contains photographs and brief biographical portraits of NDP candidates, used prior to and during election campaigns. In most cases, after nomination, the Provincial Secretary would request photographs and a brief biography for use in the creation of promotional materials and press releases. These would often be updated before each election period. In some cases a standard form was used, which the candidate would fill out; in others, the candidate submitted their own documents. Records include those of many former Party leaders, including David Barrett, Ujjal Dosanjh, Michael Harcourt, Robert Skelly, and Robert Strachan. The subseries appears to have been added to by multiple Provincial Secretaries, and though different naming conventions were followed, a general alphabetic order was maintained.

Files in this subseries include items such as textual records, drafts, clippings, printed materials, photographs and related media.

[Career with British Columbia Forest Products]

Sub-series reflects Burch’s career with British Columbia Forest Products and other significant events during that time, such as his wedding, tours, trips, retirement, and the dedication of the Gerry Burch Working Forest. Several files relate to other foresters and their careers, which arrived from Burch in several accruals. The sub-series is divided into 30 files, based on Burch’s filing divisions and the functions of the documents: University Diploma, Photographs, Journal, Grooms Book, Sweden/Finland trip, Scuba diving, BCFP and general forestry history, Cruise sheets of Fraser Creek, 1950, Quality Cruising, Lumber appraisal documents, BCFP Forest Practices Guide, 1971, New Zealand Tour, Retirement photograph, BCFP Brief to the Royal Commission on Forest Resources, 1975, BCFP Timber Development Proposal for Berland and Fox Creek, 1979, The Forests Act (Alberta) Thomas Wright, Steve Tolnai, F.D. Mulholland, Working Forest dedication, Bill Young, Cowichan Lake, H.R. MacMillan, Forestry history, Field trip to Port Renfrew, BCFP News, Forest History newsletter, Jack Power, John Hendry and Speech to Association of BC Registered Foresters. Documents include photographs, published materials, newsletters, and reports.

Career with British Columbia Forest Products

Sub-series reflects Burch’s career with British Columbia Forest Products and other significant events during that time, such as his wedding, tours, trips, retirement, and the dedication of the Gerry Burch Working Forest. Several files relate to other foresters and their careers, which arrived from Burch in several accruals. The sub-series is divided into 30 files, based on Burch’s filing divisions and the functions of the documents: University Diploma, Photographs, Journal, Grooms Book, Sweden/Finland trip, Scuba diving, BCFP and general forestry history, Cruise sheets of Fraser Creek, 1950, Quality Cruising, Lumber appraisal documents, BCFP Forest Practices Guide, 1971, New Zealand Tour, Retirement photograph, BCFP Brief to the Royal Commission on Forest Resources, 1975, BCFP Timber Development Proposal for Berland and Fox Creek, 1979, The Forests Act (Alberta)
Thomas Wright, Steve Tolnai, F.D. Mulholland, Working Forest dedication, Bill Young, Cowichan Lake, H.R. MacMillan, Forestry history, Field trip to Port Renfrew, BCFP News, Forest History newsletter, Jack Power, John Hendry and
Speech to Association of BC Registered Foresters. Documents include photographs, published materials, newsletters, and reports.

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