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Writing through race

Subseries includes tape recording of all the session for the “Writing through Race” conference Miki coordinated as chair of the Racial Minority Writers’ Committee of the Writers’ Union of Canada as well as photographs taken by photographers at the conference.

Writing

Subseries consists of textual materials, most of which were written by Hanne, however, this subseries does include some items written/created by other individuals. There are unpublished articles, draft versions of published articles, and newspaper/magazine clippings of articles — many written by Hanne, some written by other writers but featuring Hanne. There are also articles on the subject of health/fitness but which were written neither by Hanne nor about her. Other materials include pamphlets describing Hanne’s fitness method, pamphlets related to the rescue and transportation program she developed in the U.S., and artists’ mock-ups of possible covers for Hanne’s book “Methode Hanne Wassermann.” (It is unclear whether this book was ever published; however, typed copies are available as part of this subseries.)

Working for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Subseries consists of records and ephemera related to employment with the Canadian Pacific Railway since the company's inception in 1881. During the construction of the transcontinental railway, many of these employees were Chinese immigrants, who were often assigned the most dangerous jobs. Following the completion of the railway, the C.P.R. employed workers as passenger agents, train operators, steamship captains, cooks, engineers, stewards, and many other occupations. Many of the materials in this subseries were produced as reference materials for employee use, such as lists of equipment carried on trains, designating numbers for train stations, or telegraph codes

These records include employee handbooks, operating rules for employees, examination booklets, pension regulations and employee benefit plans, employee time cards, payroll sheets, memoranda, staff circulars, employment contracts, broadsides advertising employment opportunities, certificates of discharge related to service on C.P.R. steamships, correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, an employee's diary, a blank section book, and photographs of C.P.R. employees.

Working and management plans

Subseries contains records related to the working and management plans of various Tree farm licenses (TFLs) operated by Western Forest Products and its predecessors. This subseries contains mostly textual records. Map portions of the working and management plans are located in the Maps subseries of the TFL series.

Work as a health and fitness instructor

Subseries consists of materials related to Hanne's work as a health/fitness educator and trainer. Most of these records are from her time in North America, first leading workshops and hosting lectures in the United States (1940-1943) and later in Vancouver, where she worked as a fitness instructor, personal trainer, and massage therapist. This subseries also includes materials used to promote and advertise her gym and schools in Austria, her work as a fitness instructor and trainer, her fitness method, and other services she offered.

Women's Rights Committee (WRC) records

Files in this subseries reflect the activities of the Women’s Rights Committee of the BC NDP, including its various subcommittees, committee liaisons, and coordination with the federal NDP Participation of Women Committee.

According to a 1992 document prepared by Anne Frost, past WRC Chair, and Charley Bersford, WRC Chair (“Women’s Rights Committee: Herstory”, 1992, in file 450-12), the Women’s Rights Committee was officially made a standing committee of the New Democratic Party of BC by a motion passed at Convention in 1971, building on previous women’s councils and federal women’s committees in the BC NDP and the CCF. The Committee’s mission statement in 1992 was “To guarantee fairness and equality for women in British Columbia; to address the roots of systemic discrimination and initiate legislation, services and programs to ensure women equal participation in all aspects of society; and to ensure access for all women to social justice” (“Mission Statement & Goals for Women’s Equality in a New Democratic Government,” WRC, spring 1992; in file 455-04). The Committee sought to achieve these goals through a variety of activities reflected in the files contained within this subseries, including authoring white papers on women’s issues, producing handbooks (such as the “Winning Nominations” handbook, created to assist women seeking to run for and win nominations in provincial elections; found in files 449-17 and 449-20), organizing workshops, producing and distributing a publication focused on women’s issues (entitled “Priorities” and launched in 1972; see for example file 450-05), introducing motions on gender-related issues at Convention, and more.

The Committee has its own executive structure, including Table Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer), Past-Chair, Priorities Coordinator, Democrat Page, POW Representative (the federal NDP women’s committee, known as Participation of Women), a Women’s Rights Organizer (WRC paid staff position), as well as regional representatives for the electoral constituencies, members at large, and representatives from and to other committees, such as the Young New Democrats, the Policy Review Committee, etc. Further, the WRC also formed its own subcommittees to engage with particular issues, such as the Nomination Support Committee, or the Committee on Sexist Behaviour. Like the BC NDP itself, these positions were generally elected at Convention, and “all women who are members in good standing of the B.C. New Democratic Party are eligible to attend Women’s Rights Committee Steering Committee meetings and have both voice and vote, except on money matters.” (“Women’s Rights Committee – Membership & Structure,” June 24, 1992; in file 450-07).

File 449-18 contains a copy of the “WRC Objectives -1992/93,” which gives a general sense of the goals and strategies of the WRC at the time, while file 456-05 contains the most recent draft constitution of the WRC included in this accrual (January 2003). Other materials in this subseries include meeting minutes and agenda, handwritten notes, correspondence, financial documents, reports, convention materials, memoranda and public communications, clippings, and other related materials.

Women's Initiatives for Support and Education (WISE) project

The sub-series contains records related to the Women’s Initiatives for Support and Education (WISE) project. The project was launched to support the target population of young women living with HIV/AIDS with a specific focus on indigenous women, young women who used intravenous drugs, or women involved in sex-work. Objectives included increasing access to care and treatment, creating a peer-driven supportive environment, decreasing isolation and vulnerability to secondary infections, promote involvement of women in the design and implementation of the project, promote awareness to community resources, and to promote testing. PWN partnered with YouthCo AIDS society to implement the project, and the project was funded by the AIDS Community Action Program (ACAP).

Record types include correspondence, project proposals, work plans, related research, funding forms, contracts, and amendments, budgets and cash flows, progress reports, and volunteer information.

Women and AIDS Virtual Education (WAVE) project

Scope and content: The sub-series contains records related to the Women and AIDS Virtual Education (WAVE) project. The project was launched to support HIV + women in British Columbia to share dialogue about being HIV positive, to provide access to medical and treatment information, peer support, counselling, resources, education, ‘experts’, such as doctors, lawyers, nutritionists and treatment experts, and to break-down isolation and stigma faced by HIV + women, particularly women in rural areas. WAVE was modelled as a ‘virtual drop-in clinic’ website, and contained question and answer online modules, bulletin boards for HIV + women and community members, and resources such as newsletters, brochures, and links to other important websites.

Record types in the sub-series include project reports, correspondence, financial records, strategy documents, web design and marketing proposals, press releases, and materials related to website such as domain name purchase and IBM customer agreement.

William McLennan writing, research, and publications

The sub-series consists of textual records related to William McLennan’s work as a writer from the 1880s-1903. The series includes full and partial drafts of published and unpublished articles, short stories, novels, and non-fiction works; research and reference materials; incoming correspondence; and other materials. Writings are primarily about Montreal, including its history, physical environment, and historical figures. Historical figures treated include Raphael-Lambert Closse, Bénigne Basset, François Dollier de Casson, George Hardy, Pehr Kalm, Medar Jalot, Louis Juchereau de Saint-Denis, Richard Hamilton, Louis de Montéléon, Marie-Anne-Josette L’Estringant de Saint-Martin, Jean-Baptiste Migeon de Branssat, Daniel Greysolon Dulhut, Benedict XIII, Octave Crémazie, James Johnstone, and John McDonell. Research and reference materials include notes from historical sources, character sketches and timelines, and copies of archival documents, as well as original historical documents. Among the historical documents, the series includes a copy of Daniel Greysolon Dulhut's will and testament dated 1710 and signed by Dulhut. Correspondence relates to the writing, research, and publication of McLennan’s works. Notable correspondents include Jean Newton McIlwraith, co-author of "The Span o’ Life: A Tale of Louisbourg and Quebec," historian Joseph-Edmond Roy, archivist Douglas Brymner, journalist and historian Ernest Myrand, and John S. McLennan, among others.

Wilkinson, Thomas Hooper

Papers of Thomas Hooper Wilkinson including a diary, business and financial correspondence and records, personal correspondence and statistical records recording logging in British Columbia.

Wilkinson, Kenneth

3 sketchbooks containing pencil drawings by Kenneth Wilkinson depicting his travels and various landscape scenes.

Western Canada Tour Scrapbook

This scrapbook was initially included with the A.M. Pound papers. It was felt that since the scrapbook was about A.M. Stephen (compiled by him, and after his death, by his wife, Irene Stephen) it should be included with the Stephen papers. The scrapbook covers the time from 1928, when Stephen made his much publicized tours of Western Canada, to 1963, when Stephen's last edition of poems (compiled by his wife) was published. The scrapbook includes newspaper articles, book reviews, letters (mainly to Mrs. Stephen), and other assorted memorabilia. (Note written by Robert Gore.)

West coast line: a journal of contemporary writing and criticism

Sub-series consists of correspondence and other records documenting Miki’s
activities as editor of West coast line followed by drafts of the manuscripts of issues of the journal arranged chronologically according to date of publication and drafts of articles which were submitted to the journal. The sub-series also contains photographs of illustrations and plates appearing in issues of West coast line. Miki founded West coast line (under the title Line) in 1983 and was editor of the journal until 1999.

Valentine Carmichael Haynes collection

Biographical sketch:
Valentine Carmichael Haynes (21 December, 1875 – 1963?) was the first of many white settlers to be born in Osoyoos. He worked as a rancher all his life and was highly skilled in this area. Haynes married Elizabeth Runnels (d. 1942), niece of Nespelem George, a First Nations chief with described kinship to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Runnels was an artist (oil) and interpreter. One daughter, Alice, married a Thompson.

Scope and content:
Subseries consists of documentation of Valentine Haynes and his family, as well as the Okanagan Cattle Company, of which Haynes was founder, all in the approximate area of Osoyoos, BC. Photographs depict ranching scenes, landscapes, and family life; textual materials include banking records, biographical sketches, Okanagan Cattle Company records, and genealogical information.

Ursula Franklin

Subseries contains textual records pertaining to Ursula Franklin's "Every Tool Shapes the Task: Communities & the Information Highway" publication in Lazara Press' Discussion Series. The subseries contains drafts of the publication, as well as the final copy. Other records include correspondence, the contract between Franklin and Lazara Press, distribution information, and newsclippings.

Upper Canada

Sub-series consists of an original land deed, with the Great Seal of Upper Canada attached, and warrants, with accompanying accounts and receipts, issued by Sir Peregrine Maitland, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, between 1818 and 1828.
Title based on contents of sub-series.

Unpublished short stories and essays

The subseries consists of material related to the writing and attempted publication of short stories by Blanche Howard from 1969 to 2011. Material includes primarily typed drafts of stories, many edited or otherwise annotated by Howard, as well as correspondence regarding the stories, newspaper clippings and articles used for research, notes, writing contest rules, and other related records. Correspondence consists of email and traditional correspondence with editors and publishers, primarily rejection letters and correspondence containing feedback on the stories.

University and summer employment

Series documents Burch’s time at the University of British Columbia, where he studied forest engineering, and his summer employment with the B.C. Forest Branch. The series consists of one file, made up entirely of photographs. Most of the photographs are of the summer employment, but also includes a composite photograph of the Gamma Omicron of Beta Theta Pi of 1947-1948, a photograph of the UBC Forestry faculty of 1946, and a photograph of the Forestry Engineering class of 1948.

Trude Fleischmann photography

Trude Fleischmann was a renowned portrait photographer in Vienna whose rise to prominence coincided with that of Hanne Wassermann. Both women had studied photography at the “Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Photographie und Reproduktionsverfahren,” their time at the school overlapping for at least one year. The two were friends, with Hanne posing as a model for Trude, including at least one nude photo in the early 1920s. When Hanne opened her 'gymnastics' school, it was Trude who photographed her for publicity materials such as posters and cards. Similarly, Trude photographed Hanne (sometimes accompanied by other models) demonstrating the various stretches and poses associated with the fitness method she had developed.

This subseries consists of photographs by Trude, the majority of which depict Hanne's fitness programs (e.g. stretching, holding poses, and ring exercises). There are also portraits taken of Hanne and photos of Hanne apparently modeling clothes. While Hanne is the primary subject of these images, there are also portraits of two unidentified men, one of whom was Hanne's boyfriend. There is also a small quantity of textual materials associated with Trude such as a newspaper clipping featuring one of her photos, materials related to Hanne's lectures at her New York studio, and a single piece of correspondence to Hanne.

Fleischmann, Trude

Travel and Tourism with the Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Subseries consists of records related to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's travel and tourism services, advertised as "The World's Greatest Travel System." The C.P.R. operated fleets of trains and steamships as well as luxury hotels and resorts, such as the Empress Hotel in Victoria and the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The records in this subseries reflect the extensive promotion of travel opportunities across Canada and the world. Many of the records in this subseries relate to travel on the company's luxurious ocean liners, which were very popular in the 1920s and 1930s; the C.P.R. offered cruises not only to destinations such as the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, but also four-month-long around-the-world tours that called at 81 ports in 23 countries. The subseries also contains a small number of records related to travel on the Canadian Pacific Air Lines, which by the 1970s had overtaken ocean liners for international travel.

These records include pamphlets, photographs and photo albums, scrapbooks, travel diaries, postcards, newspaper clippings, newsletters, posters and broadsides, maps, steamship track charts, deck plans, menus, programmes, cards listing services and fares, baggage tags, C.P.R. stationery, correspondence, staff reports, rail and ship timetables, itineraries, passenger lists, and memorabilia.

[Training Initiatives]

Subseries consists of budgets, reports, notes, evaluation forms, articles, proposals, and receipts related to the numerous training initiatives Pro-CAN was involved in carrying out. Training was aimed at teaching providers, staff members, and pro-choice supporters how to deal with such topics as media, scrutiny, and possible violence due to their pro-choice alignment.

Traffic Committee.

Sub-series contains records relating to the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association’s Traffic Committee meetings. Material consists of meeting minutes that outline elections, correspondence, shipping rates and tariffs, and relevant conference concerning shipping in the Canadian Pulp and Paper industry.

Trade Extension committee.

Series contains meeting minutes from the Trade Extension Committee of the British Columbia Lumber Manufacturers Association. Material consists of plans to implement lumber trade representatives in various countries throughout the world to represent Canada’s interest. Records also include details of the committee’s finances and budget, and progress reports from individual members.

Timber Council Director’s meetings

Sub-series contains of Timber Council Director’s meeting minutes, which relate to the British Columbia Lumber Manufacturers Association. Materials consist of minutes that cover the expenditure for developing the market for B.C. wood products, the future of the council, the election of officers, financial statements, and the council’s reorganization.

Three-Cent Pulp

Sub-series consists submissions for publication in Three-Cent Pulp (poetry and short prose pieces) and selections for re-publication of the best of Three-Cent Pulp. Includes submissions from Pulp authors: Don Austin, Ted Mann, C.W. Dolson, Norbert Ruebsaat, Roy Stone and Jon Fuberg.

This is my own: letters to Wes and other writings on Japanese Canadians, 1941-1948, by Muriel Kitagawa

Sub-series contains photocopies of material gathered by Miki in the course of researching and editing This is my own. The sub-series also contains records related to Mild’s grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, his leave of absence from Simon Fraser University, copies of Muriel Kitagawa’s letters after having been edited by Miki, drafts of the manuscript of the book, and published reviews of the book. Finally, the sub series contains originals and reproductions of photographs of Muriel Kitagawa and other Japanese Canadians and of internment centres and audio recordings of interviews with Muriel Kitagawa’s brother Wes Kitagawa conducted by Miki in Toronto in 1984.

"They left something behind" collection

The series contains photographs and research material towards Seaholm's proposed book, <i>They Left Something Behind</i>. The slides contain information on the history and institutions of the Swedish immigrants to the United States and Canada. The slides are accompanied with a manual which provide context and other information about the slides.

Theses: MA and PhD

Sub-series consists of copies of Miki’s MA thesis, submitted to the English
Department at Simon Fraser University in 1969, and his PhD thesis, submitted to the English Department at the University of British Columbia in 1980.

Theresa Tait

Subseries contains textual records pertaining to Theresa Tait's " Inside Out: First Nations on the Front Line" publication in Lazara Press' Discussion Series. The subseries contains drafts of the publication, as well as the final copy. Other records include correspondence, cataloging information, and newsclippings.

The Yip Family and Yip Sang Company

Subseries consists of records related to Yip Sang, the Yip family and the Wing Sang Company (now the Yip Sang Company). Born in 1845 in Guangdong, China, Yip Sang first came to British Columbia in 1881 following the gold rush from San Francisco. Yip Sang settled in Vancouver as a merchant in 1888 and founded the Wing Sang Company, an import and export business, at 51 Pender Street. Over time, the business grew to include managing rail and steamship freight and passenger tickets as a Chinese passenger agent for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, operating the Wing Sang Company branch of a Hong Kong-based trust company, and serving as unofficial postmasters for the Chinese community. These business records comprise a substantial portion of this subseries.

In addition to Yip Sang and the Wing Sang Company's business activities, the records in this subseries also pertain to the Yip family's personal and social lives, as well as to their philanthropic activities. A renowned philanthropist, Yip Sang was a benefactor of hospitals and schools, including Vancouver's first Chinese school and first Chinese hospital, and was a founding member of the Chinese Benevolent Association. At the end of his life in 1927, Yip Sang was a highly respected Vancouver citizen who had made a significant impact on the Chinese community and was viewed as the "unofficial mayor" of Chinatown.

The records in this subseries reflect all areas of the Yip family's business activities and personal lives, and include files related to property, taxes, passenger ticket sales, shipments, and insurance, as well as account books for funds held in trust, record books of income and expenses, receipts, business stamps and stationery, business cards, architectural drawings and blueprints, maps, contracts, advertisements, memoranda, newspaper clippings, telephone directories, pamphlets, workbooks and yearbooks, postcards, invitations and event programmes, photographs, artefacts, audio and video cassettes, and both business and personal correspondence.

The Writer’s Union of Canada (TWUC)

Sub-series consists of records related to Miki’s involvement with the Writer’s
Union of Canada. The sub-series contains agendas and minutes of meetings,
correspondence and memoranda, news clippings, reports, invoices, and other
records.

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