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Newspaper issues

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

Publication files

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

Objects and sound recording

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

Church and Scottish societies organisational documents

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

Maps and plans

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

Graphic materials

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

Photographic records

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

Textual records

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

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

Minutes of meetings.

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

Correspondence.

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

Events & Activities

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

Travel Records

The series contains records created or collected during Simons’ travels, especially from 1967-1968. Simons’ experiences while traveling were deeply influential in her literary works, particularly her dramatic works of the 1970s. Simons took three major trips in her life: a two-year tour of Europe, including England and France, from 1959-1961; a ten-week trip to Japan, Hong Kong, and India from 1967-1968, achieved with funding from a Canada Council travel grant; and several weeks in Hong Kong, Burma, India, and Japan in 1986. While abroad, Simons attended many plays, as well as several conferences and art shows. Simons collected programs from these events and generated some correspondence and notes during this period.

Records related to Simons’ travels have been grouped physically and in this finding aid. Files are ordered chronologically, and each contains programs and correspondence from a specific trip or country (e.g. Europe in 1960; Japan in 1967). Record types include programs, photographs, and personal and professional correspondence.

Administrative records

The series consists of records relating to the Icelandic Archives of British Columbia’s (IABC) administration, mainly records related to its day to day business operation. Records include correspondence; financial records; and policies and procedures kept by the archives.

Manuscripts

Typescripts were fastened together into folders. Although they have been unfastened, the original order has been kept. Any item that is not a manuscript will be described in the order in which it was fastened. All manuscripts are typescripts with the exception of the item in box 1, folder 7. Plays in dramatic form have been listed as poetry.

Chronological papers

This series consist of papers which were condensed into a new chronological system before their donation to UBC. The materials are roughly chronological, and cover a wide range of topics, including papers with topics relevant to all the other series in Brown's fonds.

Personal and Professional Slides

This series consists of a photograph and many slides which were not in interfiled with Brown's other papers. The images consist predominantly of scenes from various parts of BC and the Yukon, as well as Brown's trips to Europe in the 1950s. A vast majority of the slides are stereoscopic, designed to produce a three-dimensional image when viewed through a special holder. Of these slides, the majority were processed by the View-Master company and are housed in the circular reels designed for View-Master viewers.

National Revenue (Taxation) - Personal corrrespondence and other papers

This series consists of materials related to Brown's ten months as Deputy Minister for National Revenue for Taxation. All official records related to his position remain with the government of Canada, so the papers here are personal in nature, including invitations to events, letters upon his appointment and resignation, and large prints of two comics based on his time in office.

Personal Papers and Scrapbook

This series consists of materials related to Brown's married life and childhood, materials with little to no relevance to his work, and the contents of Brown's scrapbook. A great majority of the series contains documents and correspondence related to functions the Browns hosted. Smaller, though notable, items include the script of a play, school papers, and song lyrics all written by Brown.

Subject Files

This series consists of files related to Brown's various interests. Major topics include companies similar to those for which Brown was a director, interests in Hawaii, materials related to the Yukon, and various groups in which Brown was involved, including several cancer research societies, the Metropolitan Opera (New York), and social clubs in Canada.

Personal correspondence files

This series contains Brown's personal correspondence files, when they are not directly connected to the White Pass & Yukon Corporation or the MacMillian, Bloedel, and Powell River Corporation.

Directorship files

This series consists of papers and correspondence relating to the various companies in which Frank H. Brown held a position on the board of directors.

White Pass & Yukon Route Files

This series consists of materials related to Brown's position in the White Pass & Yukon Corporation, with a significant portion concerning the building and launch of the M/V "Frank H. Brown," the M/V "Klondike," and the M/V "Clifford J. Rogers." Other notable inclusions are nearly then entire run of the White Pass Contact (employee newsletter) through 1975, nearly the entire White Pass Container Route News through 1975, and the run of White Pass Annual Reports through 1975.

Research material regarding individuals

Series contains material relating to research conducted by the Forest History Association of British Columbia. Focus is on the biographical details of individuals employed by the Forestry Industry from 1930 to 1970 and features biographical notes, correspondence, photographs, and cassette tape recordings of interviews with individuals as conducted by W. G. (Gerry) Burch, a researcher and member of the FHABC.

Nan Cheney Photographs

The photographs, negatives, and slides (the slides are duplicate images of the photos, with one or two exceptions) BC1849/1-86 are primarily images of Emily Carr and her artwork.

The slides BC1849/90-158 are primarily informal images taken by Cheney of her numerous Canadian artist friends, as well as slides portraying various U.B.C. dignitaries and other well-known Canadians. These date from 1951-1969 and include a section (numbered BC1849/149(a-f)-158) that is devoted to Dr.’s Ethel and Wallace Wilson.

Photographs numbered BC1849/159-200 are mainly photographs of Nan Cheney’s many friends and acquaintances, as well as photographs of art work, including her own. Also there is a series of photographs which record a sculpture show at U.B.C. in 1956 (BC1849/196a-1).

D.V. White manuscripts

Series is composed of D .V. White's personal notebooks used to create "The Groomsbridge Diary", as well as subsequent notebooks in which she comments on the earlier notebooks.

W.H. White manuscripts

This series is composed of the manuscripts of published and unpublished material written by W. H. White. The notebooks sub-series includes the "Dorothy", "Black", and "White" notebooks, in which W. H. White documents his relationship with D.V. White. For the published materials sub-series, file titles and dates were supplied by D. V. White. With the exception of "Notes on Shelley" and "A Visit to Carlyle" these items were all included in "Last Pages from a Journal". "A Visit to Carlyle" was published in "Pages from a Journal".

Ana Sokolović

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

Sokolović, Ana

Barbara Monk Feldman

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

Monk Feldman, Barbara

Zosha Di Castri

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

Di Castri, Zosha

Dorothy Chang

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

Chang, Dorothy

Deborah Carruthers

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

Carruthers, Deborah

Herridge Research and Work

The series consists of research completed to produce <em>The Squire of Kootenay West</em>. The series includes interviews Hodgson conducted with Bert Herridge, and Bert Herridge’s family and friends, as well as photographs of rural British Columbia.

China

This series consists of articles pertaining to teaching English in China and aspects of Chinese culture. These are arranged alphabetically in one folder. There is material relating to the Guangzhou Institute, where Kilian and his wife were employed as an English teacher, and the Foreign Experts Bureau, to which they also applied. This material is mainly correspondence, but there is one contract included also. This is also arranged alphabetically in one folder. There is a considerable amount of correspondence which includes; letters to and from family, friends, students, colleagues and various Chinese and Canadian educational institutes and government representatives. Although the Kilian’s returned to Canada in 1984, the correspondence continues to 1989. The correspondence relates to issues such as, the reality of teaching in China, Kilian’s ideas for articles, student’s futures, visa applications, family matters, fan mail, and both Chinese and Canadian culture. The correspondence is housed in three folders and is not arranged.

Compact Disc

Consists of one CD titled “Fullwrite Folder”-Crawford Kilian’s Electronic Files:
Books, Articles, Etc

Interviews & Presentations

This series consists of interviews done by Kilian with Colin Gabelmann, an MLA from the Vancouver area. Issues discussed include women’s rights, social services and a day in the life of an MLA. The presentations are related to education, science fiction and technology.

Radio

This series consists of typed radio scripts. Some of Kilian’s books have been transformed into radio dramas such as Icequake and Wonder, Inc. There are typed and original handwritten scripts, many with notes attached or included. There is also related correspondence.

Other Writing

Many of these writings came from folders the author entitled “writings from the 1960’s which is why many are dated with 196?. Some writings include handwritten notes and research. Included are several poems and essays from Kilian’s years as a student. The remaining are his early endeavors in writing, including some in the genre of science fiction, history and children’s literature.

Correspondence

The correspondence is separated into two groupings; incoming and outgoing
letters. Included is correspondence concerning Capilano College where Kilian
taught. There is also fan mail regarding many of Kilian’s books, political letters, and correspondence from friends and family. There is both handwritten and typed material.

Science Fiction Articles & Writings

This series includes four writings on science fiction in Canada, propaganda in
science fiction and how to write fantasy and science fiction. There are both original and draft copies.

Educational Articles & Writings

This series includes published and unpublished articles and other writings on
educational issues, especially in British Columbia. Issues addressed include
technology in education, the internet and its affect on education, the Canadian educational system and its future, funding, mature students, and issues regarding teachers such as depression and over-working. Some have handwritten notes included or attached. This series also includes one interview with Crawford Kilian concerning his opinions on education in Canada. Mostly typed, however many of the writings do include handwritten notes and corrections.

Columns

There are three columns included: “Crawford Kilian Education” column,
“Opinion”, and a column which was first titled “Good Reading” and changed to
“Books” in 1971. Subjects include education, social and cultural issues,
economics, politics, and the environment.

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