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Helen Dahlstrom fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1300
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1999, predominant 1968-1999

Fonds consists of records generated by Helen Dahlstroms activities in her capacity as a pianist, accompanist, music teacher, choir conductor, examiner, adjudicator, and national, provincial and international arts and music boards. The records relate to personal and administrative daily activities concerning music and the arts, mainly in western Canada and to a lesser extent in the United States, England, France and Africa. The records consist of personal and administrative correspondence, newspaper clippings, concert programs, newsletters of music associations, bibliographies of chief Canadian composers, material relating to music teaching, histories of music associations and musicians, curriculum vitae, speeches, Canadian music sheets, jury lists and schedules of music examinations, music evaluation notes, financial records, grant proposals, promotional material, annual reports of music associations, minutes of meetings of music associations, and miscellaneous material. In addition to the textual records, the fonds consists of a small number of photographs. The records have been arranged into the following series:
• Biographical material (1929-1993)
• Personal correspondence (1940-1999)
• Records relating to Canada Music Week committee (1970-1992)
• Records relating to Music and Arts organizations (1968-1992)
• Miscellaneous photographs (between 1970 and 1990)

Dahlstrom, Helen

Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1299
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1989

The fonds consists of records generated by executive members of CSECS during the first nineteen years of the organisation's existence. The records relate to on-going administrative activities in areas such as membership and finance, to operational activities such as meeting and conference organisation, and to fundraising activities in support of both of these. The records are arranged in the following series: constitution; membership; executive correspondence; grant applications; conferences and annual general meetings; newsletters; financial; related societies; academic exchange programme; publications.

Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Players' Club Alumni fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1395
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1958

Fonds consists of minutes (1951-1955), records of productions (primarily financial) (1934-1963), and miscellaneous other records generated by the Players' Club Alumni.

University of British Columbia. Players' Club Alumni

Frederic Wood fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1030
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1973

The fonds consist of scrapbooks of clippings, correspondence, photographs, and programs relating to the Players' Club's activities and the Frederic Wood Theatre's construction.

Wood, Frederic

Dorothy Maud Somerset fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1171
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1991

The fonds consists of correspondence from 1929 to 1990; biographical data/information from 1921 to 1991; literary works from 1938 to 1984; photographs from 1898 to 1984; interviews and talks/speeches given from 1942 to 1984; newspaper clippings from 1920 to 1990; newsletters and theatre souvenirs from 1922 to 1987.

Somerset, Dorothy Maud

Nicholas Kendall fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1297
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2005

The fonds consists of videotapes, films, prints, scripts, notes, shooting schedules, correspondence, proposals, research material, audio tapes, and other records pertaining to Kendall's involvement in various film, television drama and documentary productions. The fonds is arranged according to type of production into the following four series: Feature films, Episodic productions, Documentaries, and Film Festivals.

Kendall, Nicholas

Ian Slater fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1485
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1998, 2003

Fonds consists of material documenting Ian Slater's writing career. It includes 80 5 ¼ inch computer floppy disks containing different versions in digital format of Slater's works of fiction dating from 1981 to 1998. All digital manuscripts were originally typed in plain-text format on DOS 3.1 or 3.2. The fonds also includes a heavily-annotated copy of the second (2003) edition of Slater's Orwell: The Road To Airstrip One.

Slater, Ian

Department of English fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1262
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2013

The fonds consists of six series which contain the following: student publications, curriculum offerings and course descriptions, handbooks, examinations, faculty information, committee meetings, interdepartmental memoranda and correspondence, meeting reports and annual reports, elections, curriculum revisions, reading lists, a “departmental bible,” departmental newsletters and bulletins, departmental meeting minutes, council policy and membership, reorganization proposals, and task force information, notable alumni ephemera, and the UBC Medal for Canadian Biography All records are the results of activities that took place within the Department of English from 1940 to the early 2000s.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of English

William Herbert New fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1296
  • Fonds
  • 1904-2018

The fonds consists of records which document William New's publications, lectures, and other activities between 1947 and 2018. Most of the series are based on published works written or edited by New. The remaining records relate to other projects, prizes, awards, papers, conferences, correspondence, or professional interests. Collectively, these records reflect New's various roles as professor, public speaker, editor, author, and poet.

New, William Herbert

Margaret A. Ormsby Oral History Project fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1295
  • Fonds
  • 1999

The fonds consists of forty-one interviews with thirty eight colleagues, family, students and friends of Margaret Ormsby. In addition to the 50 cassette tapes there is also general information about the project as well as textual material for each interview consisting of a tape release form signed by the interviewee, a biographical information sheet and a detailed "timed tape guide".

Women's History Network of British Columbia. Margaret A. Ormsby Oral History Project

Pacific Affairs fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1294
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2017

Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, contracts, and reports. The records document the administration of Pacific Affairs, in particular the editorial functions, and are arranged in the following series: Editorial Files, Contracts, Correspondence, Subject Files and Production Files.

Pacific Affairs (journal)

Frank F. Wesbrook fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1293
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1918, 1980

The fonds consists of diaries, photographs, articles, speeches and reports, and miscellaneous material, all of which document Frank F. Wesbrook’s personal and professional activities. Also included are a collection of off-prints of scholarly articles relating to a variety of medical topics that Wesbrook collected or in some cases wrote.

Wesbrook, F.F.

William Messenger fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1292
  • Fonds
  • 1933-2003

The fonds consists of correspondence, revisions, drafts, notes, theses materials, reviews, photographs and negatives pertaining to Messengers personal life, education, career, research and personal interests and the various publications that he was associated with. The fonds also includes game boards, notes, drafts and original word puzzles. Finally, the fonds contains the Ann Parshall Messenger sous-fonds.

Messenger, William

Renee Chipman fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1291
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1982

The fonds consists of correspondence, research/miscellaneous material, manuscripts/other writings by Chipman, subject file, collected printed/published materials and photographs.

Chipman, Renee

Margaret Sage fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1290
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1946

The fonds consists of one album of photographs taken by Sage between September 1945 and August 1946 at a relocation camp near Tashme, B.C. where she was a social worker. The photographs include general views of the scenery, individuals and groups and some smaller buildings. In addition to the camp shots, there are also pictures of Japanese Canadians preparing for relocation. The album also includes a newspaper clipping, post card and a typescript article about the Tashme Camp. The fonds also includes a small body of correspondence written by Margaret Sage to her parents Walter and Nelda Sage and to her brother Donald (1945/46).

Sage, Margaret

University Climatological Station Committee fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1289
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1974

Fonds consists of annual reports from the Committee, summaries of climatological data from the Station, and correspondence.

University of British Columbia. University Climatological Station Committee

History of Women at UBC Project fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1281
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1980

The fonds consists of indexes and research notes to sources of information about women at UBC, recordings of oral histories, and a photograph.

University of British Columbia. History of Women at UBC Project

Edgar Wickberg fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1287
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1997

The fonds consists of records which document Edgar Wickberg's research on Chinese land tenure systems and rural society, and the history of Chinese communities overseas. Materials include research notes, correspondence, computer printouts, newspaper and magazine clippings, photocopies of both archival documents and scholarly articles, and file cards and notes stored in file card boxes. The series are Land Tenure (divided into sub-series by region), Rural Localities in China, Chinese in Canada, Chinese in the United States, and File Cards.

Wickberg, Edgar

Danilo Aguzzi-Barbagli fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1286
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1994

The fonds consists of lectures (1961-1987) and publications (1961-1989) by Aguzzi-Barbagli. It also includes a series of correspondence with Paul Oskar Kristeller (1959-1994) and some miscellaneous research materials.

Aguzzi-Barbagli, Danilo

Werner Cohn fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1285
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1993

The fonds consists of two series: the Roma Research series and a Publications series composed of copies of Cohn's publications. The first series includes material generated or collected by Cohn in the course of researching Roma. It includes audiotaped interviews of Rom with notebooks containing descriptions and analysis of the conversations; a computer-generated inventory of kinship ties among hundreds of North American Roma; a transcript of a New York trial (1962) of a Roma fortune teller; miscellaneous printed and published materials on Roma, collected by Cohn; and materials from a correspondence course for learning Romani (1969/70). The research series also contains photographs (1968-74) of Roma taken by Cohn throughout North America and Europe. The Publications series includes copies of Cohn articles (1959-1993) and a bibliography of his works (1950-1993).

Cohn, Werner

Committee for Medieval Studies fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1284
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1979

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, financial records, course outlines and materials, papers submitted to the Medieval Workshop, and video recordings. The records reflect the Committee's involvement in devising an interdisciplinary course of study (1972-1977) for students interested in the medieval field, and the Committee's role in organizing the annual Medieval Workshop at UBC (1973-1979). The video recordings are from a series entitled Beyond the Memory of Man in which members of the Committee appeared.

University of British Columbia. Committee for Medieval Studies

Radio Society (CiTR) fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1283
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2017

Fonds consists of records documenting the programs and activities of the Radio Society / CiTR (including DISCORDER), including textual records and sound recordings of a variety of programs, radio plays, campus events, public service announcements, photographs of the radio studio and from different events, and advertisements produced by the Radio Society for broadcast on its station (CYVR/CiTR) or affiliated radio stations. In addition, the fonds includes recordings of interviews conducted on behalf of the Alma Mater society relating to its art collection. Fonds also consists of materials related to the administration of the radio station including information about licensing, executive meetings, policies, job descriptions, and staff training.

University of British Columbia. Radio Society

Student Protest collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1282
  • Collection
  • 1968-1970

The collection consists of the Canadian Union of Students working papers and studies sponsored by the organization and subject files dealing with issues such as Vietnam, the New Left, Social Action and assorted education topics.

Canadian Union of Students

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1468
  • Fonds
  • 1950 - 2006

The fonds consists of agendas, brochures, correspondence, copies of legal documentation, memos, minutes, newsletters, notes, photographs, and proposals. The fonds consists of seven series: Administrative series, Curriculum series, Correspondence series, Faculty Affairs (General) series, Newsletter series, Legal series, Photographs series.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering fonds

Angus family fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1064
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1970

The fonds consists of four series. The first consists of the papers of Henry Forbes Angus and include an autobiography, reports, memorabilia and photographs. The second series, which pertains to the career of Annie Angus, includes reports, speeches, and notes relating to her work in the Vancouver School Board, the Children's Aid Society of Vancouver, and the University of British Columbia. The third series consists of older family papers, including original letters to Henry Dunckley, who was editor of the Manchester Examiner and Times (1855-1889). This series also includes letters to William Angus, William H. Dunckley, and the diaries of Mary E. Angus. The final series is primarily composed of books and articles by Henry Angus relating chiefly to economics, immigration, and university government.

Angus (family)

Gavin Dirom fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1279
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1930

Fonds consists of eleven black and white photographic prints of various sizes, showing Gavin Dirom and various other UBC rugby and track athletes Vic Oldum, Oliver Camozzi, and coaches Norm Burley and Gordon "Doc" Burke.

Dirom, Gavin

Cooke family fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1276
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1987, predominant 1917-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings and publications created or collected by Beatrice Cooke and her husband, Albert. The fonds also consists of correspondence written and received by Albert's father, Rev. Walter A. Cooke, including correspondence with Emily Carr. The fonds also include correspondence, photographs, clippings, and biographical material created by or relating to the Brender á Brandis family, a family of artists and writers with which Albert and Beatrice Cooke were acquainted. Fonds consists of two series: Brender á Brandis family (1963-1987) and the Cooke family (1860-1981).

Cooke (family)

Armed Forces at UBC Oral History Project Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1275
  • Collection
  • 1973

The collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts created from interviews conducted as part of an oral history project to document the evolution of military training on campus. Interviewees discuss campus military organizations and student participation in war as well as peace movements at UBC. The interviews provide information about campus life and the interviewees' extensive experience in the Canadian Armed Services.

Faculty fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1274
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1993

The fonds consists of the bound minutes of meetings of the Faculty held between 1915 and 1921. In addition, an oversize bound visitor registry (1959-1993) was acquired in 2020 and can be found in box 2.

University of British Columbia. Faculty

James St.Clair-Sobell fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1273
  • Fonds
  • 1944, 1960-1961

Fonds consists of several essays and one publication. It includes an annotated copy of a paper written by St. Clair-Sobell, an essay about Leo Tolstoy, a biography of Ornest D. Durnovo with related correspondence, and written remarks by a Soviet commentator on one of St. Clair-Sobell's papers. The publication is a course calendar from Karl-Franzens-Reichsuniversitat (University of Graz, in Austria) for the winter semester 1944/45.

St. Clair-Sobell, James O.

Geoffrey Riddehough fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1272
  • Fonds
  • [190-]-1994

Fonds consists of a variety of materials, but the focus is on the literary works of Geoffrey Riddehough and includes drafts, manuscripts, and publications of his poetry and short stories. The fonds also contains a number of academic essays, research materials on Joseph of Exeter, and papers that Riddehough presented to various groups. There is also correspondence of both a professional and personal nature. Fonds consists of 3 sous‐fonds and 14 series: Pegeen Brennan sous‐fonds, Lemuel Robertson sous‐fonds, Doreen Nalos sous‐fonds, Murray and Marian Cowie sous‐fonds, Personal Information series, Published Materials series, Manuscripts and Unpublished Materials series, Assorted Poems: Miscellaneous series, Assorted Short Stories: Miscellaneous series, Lecture Notes and Papers Presented series, Joseph of Exeter Research Materials series, Coursework series, Notebooks and Scrapbooks series, Diaries series, Expense Ledgers / Accounts series, Correspondence series, Photographs series, and Miscellaneous series.

Riddehough, Geoffrey B.

Lemuel F. Robertson fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1379
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1917

Fonds consists of incoming letters written to Robertson from former students who served overseas during World War I.

Robertson, Lemuel F.

Classics Club fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1455
  • Fonds
  • 1951, 1967-1984

Fonds consists of items that illustrate some of the Classics Club's activities and includes annual programmes, correspondence, and posters and programmes for productions of Greek plays.

University of British Columbia. Classics Club

Otis J. Todd fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1385
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1962

The fonds consists of copies of Todd's articles (1915-1952), Todd family genealogies and a handwritten travel journal and accompanying photograph album from a trip to Europe, Egypt and Greece (1923).

Todd, O.J.

Ronald Shearer fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1271
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1995

Fonds consists of notes, correspondence, reports, and drafts produced by Shearer and others related to his participation in the Standing Committee on National Finance, The Academic Advisory Committee on Constitutional Reform, written briefs on the revision of banking legislation in Canada in 1977 and the Senate ad hoc Committee on University Organization.

Shearer, Ronald A.

Craig Miller fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1270
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1981

Fonds consists of textual records generated throughout Dr. Miller's career with the Department of English. They document his involvement in Departmental affairs and include correspondence with students and other faculty; Departmental memos and newsletters, teaching notes; and committee minutes. The records also illustrate some of his interests and activities outside the Department, including the Faculty of Arts Committee on Student Life; President's Committees on University Lectures, and Spiritual Life; the UBC Anglican-United Campus Ministry, and the Co-operative Christian Campus Ministry; the Humanities Association of Canada; and the Association of Canadian University Teachers of English.
The files are arranged in three series, representing Dr. Miller's spheres of activity: Department of English, University Affairs, and Outside Interests. Some files' contents overlap, particularly those dealing with the lecture committees and those labelled "English Department" and "Departmental Records" - however, the files and their contents were retained in their original order.

Miller, Craig

Anna Leith fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1269
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1977

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings, and reports relating to the various committees on which Anna Leith served during her career in the UBC Library system. In particular, the fonds contains material relating to the Woodward Library, the UBC Health Sciences Centre and the B.C. Medical Centre.

Leith, Anna

Health Sciences Centre fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1223
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1987, predominant 1963-1984

The fonds consists of administrative files maintained in the office of the Co-ordinator of Health Sciences. The minutes, reports, correspondence, and photographs record the establishment and development of the Health Sciences Centre and the Hospital. A large number of the files relate to the activities of the divisions, committees and teaching/research facilities of Health Sciences. Fonds comprised of six series: Establishment and development of the Health Sciences Centre (1959-1970), Office of the Coordinator of Health Sciences (1959-1986), Reference reports (1953-1987), British Columbia Medical Centre (1973-1976), Miscellaneous (1976-1982) and Photographs.

University of British Columbia. Health Sciences Centre

Landscape Architecture Program fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1268
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1991

Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, newspaper clippings and other materials documenting the history of the program, promotion of the program and the profession, and the creation of the Research and Development Fund as well as the 1985 fight to save the program from university budget cuts.

University of British Columbia. Landscape Architecture Program

Stephen Johnson fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1267
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1984

Fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, reports and manuscripts relating to projects undertaken by Johnson including the "Directory of Canadian Reports" (1974-1977), a proposed library patrons journal (1980-1981), a proposed international librarians journal (1979-1980), and a multicultural publication entitled "Mozaicanadien" (ca. 1984).

Johnson, Stephen

University Extension Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1266
  • Collection
  • 1934-1935, 1959-1982

The collection consists of publications and brochures accumulated by Graham Drew through his work with the UBC Department of University Extension (later Continuing Education). The collection also includes photographs and slides relating to University Extension short courses.

Horace Fowler fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1265
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1966

Fonds consists of clippings, brochures, correspondence, and photographs relating to Fowler's activities as a UBC student. Also included are programmes from various university events, including the inauguration of UBC's Point Grey campus (1925). The fonds also contains programmes of performances of the UBC Players' Club (1928-1935) and the UBC Musical Society (1923-1933).

Fowler, Horace

Department of Slavonic Studies fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1264
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1993, predominant 1976-1990

Fonds consists of textual records created in the course of the Department's activities, as well as some published materials describing its programs. Fonds contains committee reports, correspondence, and subject files, as well as published materials describing its programs and correspondence of its faculty members including Michael Futrell, Barbara Hedt, Peter Petro, Ncholas Poppe, Irina Rebrin, Irina Reid and Chris Turner and Bogdan Czaykowski.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Slavonic Studies

Department of Physics fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1263
  • Fonds
  • 1943-2002

Fonds consists of laboratory manuals published by the UBC Department of Physics between 1949 and 1966 (most dated 1957-1962); mimeographed hand-outs for experiments and other assignments; hand-written lecture notes; and a 1944 Canadian Army physics laboratory manual. Many of the manuals are annotated. The manuals are bound, but the notes and hand-outs are loose; all have been placed in acid-free folders. They are arranged by course number, and then chronologically; unnumbered materials, and folders containing unsorted material from various courses, were placed at the end.
Fonds also includes promotional materials, many of which relate specifically to the Department of Physics at university-wide Open Houses, annual reports from the Department of Physics, notes made by Professor John Warren regarding x-rays and particle physics, as well as photographs taken of individuals, groups, and events related to the Department of Physics.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Physics

Kathleen Gough fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1154
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1994

The fonds consists of material related to Kathleen Gough's research activities. It includes the notes of her Ph.D. fieldwork in Kerala, India, 1947-1949 and her return in 1964, and those from her primary fieldwork in the Tanjore District of Southeast India in 1950-1953, then again in 1974. These consist primarily of field notes and other notes made during and after those trips. At the same time, much of the material can be found under the "Kerala" (1947-1949, 1964) or "Tanjore District (1950- 1953/1976)" series. Similar and related material can also be located under the "Miscellaneous" and "Lectures and other Notes" series headings. The fonds also includes several maps of various locations in Southeast India and several genealogies. Finally, the fonds also includes several manuscripts of Gough's numerous essays and the complete manuscript of her last book, Political Economy in Vietnam (1990).

Gough, Kathleen

UBC Video Collection / Raymond J. Hall (collector)

  • UBCA-ARC-1542
  • Collection
  • 1992-2002

The collection of video tapes consists of three categories: raw footage of UBC events/activities primarily from the 1990s; footage shot by UBC film students for a documentary on the Fraser Canyon region; and a series of interviews with a veteran of the Spanish Civil War. Most recordings are in Betacam format, the remainder are VHS.

Jan De Bruyn fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1261
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1979 & 1990-2016

Fonds consists of correspondence and reports relating to de Bruyn's duties as a member of the Department of English at UBC. The fonds also include incoming personal correspondence from Roy Daniells (including verses), Earle Birney, Margaret Laurence, Dorothy Livesay and Ethel Wilson. Also included are records from the Lifewriters: copies of stories, correspondence, financial records, and newspaper clippings.

De Bruyn, Jan

Rita Butterfield fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1259
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1973

Fonds consists of correspondence relating to Butterfield's tenure as editor of Canadian Books in Prints (1966-1967) and the journal Canadian Literature (1971-1973).

Butterfield, Rita

Burnett Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1258
  • Collection
  • 1927-1944

The collection consists of two catalogues (1927, 1935) of ethnological specimens presented by Frank Burnett to UBC and minutes of the University of British Columbia's President's Committee on the Musuem (1941-1944).

J.G. Brown fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1257
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1933

The fonds consists of a report of coordination efforts between the University of British Columbia Departments of Education and Agriculture (1917), Convocation programs (1926), miscellaneous Senate records relating to funding cutbacks (1931-1933) and materials from the Student Publicity Campaign (1931-1932).

Brown, J.G.

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