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Sopron Division of Forestry Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1576
  • Collection
  • 1965-2021

The collection consists of materials collected or acquired from various sources that document the history of the Sopron Division of Forestry and its alumni. In addition, it includes a set of the Kapocs Sopron alumni newsletter.

Sopron Division of Forestry

Kapocs series

Kapocs (“The Link”) is a newsletter created and distributed by alumni of the Sopron Division of Forestry to document the stories and activities of Sopron graduates. The contents of Kapocs are written almost entirely in Hungarian.

Helen Cook fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1575
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1928

Fonds consists of a hard-cover autograph book, inscribed on the frontispiece “Helen A. Cook – June 1924 – Anyox, B.C.”. It is filled with inscriptions by Cook’s friends from her times at St. George’s School (1925), North Vancouver High School (1926), U.B.C.(1927), and the Provincial Normal School or “PP.N.S. (1928). In addition to signatures, there are poems, literary quotes, small watercolours, and sketches.

Cook, Helen

Eileen Keel fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1574
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1940, 2015.

Fonds consists of nine pages of handwritten excerpts from Eileen Keel’s diary covering the school years 1938/39 and 1939/40, and one page of photocopied prints depicting the UBC campus during this period and Keel’s graduation.

Keel, Eileen

Wilbert A. Clemens fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1340
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1963, predominant 1922-1963

The fonds consist of records relating to Clemens' research and his positions with the Pacific Biological Station of the Biological Board of Canada and the University of British Columbia and material relating to the research activities of other scholars in the areas of oceanography, fisheries and zoology. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: Academic papers (1923-1963), Correspondence (1932-1962), Course materials ([1939-1952]), and Subject files (1910-1960).

Clemens, Wilbert A.

Subject files series

Series consists of subject files of notes, correspondence, papers, reports, clippings, publications, photographs, blueprints, and other material relating to areas of Clemens' research and his involvement in various projects and organizations. Includes material relating to his involvement with the Conservation Association of Canada, and his work at the University of British Columbia and as a Consultant to Staff for the International Pacific Salmon Commission.

Correspondence series

Series consists of correspondence relating mainly to Clemens' research, publications, and positions with the Biological Board of Canada (Fisheries Research Board of Canada) and the University of British Columbia.

Women and Sustainable Development: Canadian Perspectives Conference sous-fonds.

Sous-fonds consists of records documenting the planning and organization of the "Women and Sustainable Development: Canadian Perspectives" conference, including correspondence, reports, minutes, and published materials. It is arranged in two series: Conference Proposals and Miscellaneous Files.

Women and Sustainable Development: Canadian Perspectives Conference

Conference Proposals series

Series consists of records documenting the development of presentations and workshops for the Conference and includes written proposals submitted by prospective participants and related correspondence. The files are arranged according to an alphanumeric system based on the four themes of the Conference: Women and Connectivity (CO), Women and Creativity (CR), Women and Decision-Making (DM), and Women and Economics (E).

IBEW Local 213 papers

The subseries contains materials related to the activities of IBEW Local 213 between 1949 and 1991, predominantly between1949 and the mid-1970s, including affidavits, reports, correspondence and newspapers. Documented within the subseries is the internal conflict between the IBEW’s American leadership and trade union activists within Local 213, and attempts to unite IBEW Locals in British Columbia through a provincial council. Also contains numerous issues of IBEW Local 213’s newspaper, the 213 Live Wire, between the mid-1950s and mid-1970s, grievance reports and ephemera from the 100th anniversary of the first annual convention of the IBEW of America, celebrated in 1991.

Sustainable Development Research Institute fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1339
  • Fonds
  • 1985-1996, predominant 1991-1995

The fonds consists of records which document the origins of SDRI and reflect its activities during its first five years of existence, and includes correspondence, reports, minutes, financial records, and published materials. It is arranged in five series (Central Files, General Correspondence, UBC Correspondence, Subject Files, Research Projects) and one sous-fonds ("Women and Sustainable Development: Canadian Perspectives" Conference).

University of British Columbia. Sustainable Development Research Institute

Central Files series

Series consists of files originally kept in a numeric central filing system, and includes correspondence, reports, published materials, and minutes. File numbers range from 3.152 to 3.237, and from 4.75 to 4.120. Not all files are numbered, but they have been kept together based on their titles, contents, and their proximity within the boxes when they were transferred to the Archives.

Research and Other Projects series.

Series consists of records documenting the origins and early development of the Sustainable Development Research Institute, as well as the various programmes and research projects with which SDRI and its staff have been involved. It includes reports, correspondence, financial records, and minutes.

General Correspondence series

Series consists primarily of correspondence, together with related minutes and reports, and includes copies of outgoing correspondence from SDRI staff, and incoming correspondence from external (non-UBC) organizations. Files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Subject Files series

Series consists of reports and correspondence regarding various events, subjects and topics of interest to SDRI and its staff. Files are un-numbered and are not obviously part of the Central Files series, so they are arranged separately. Files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Department of Health, Safety, and Environment fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1338
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1996

The fonds consists of records which reflect the functions, programmes, and activities of the Department of Health, Safety, and Environment, and includes correspondence, reports, minutes, and published materials. It is arranged in the following series: Director's Files, Correspondence, Committees / Task Forces, and General Files. Some materials pre-date the establishment of the Department in 1985, primarily created by departmental and campus-wide committees.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Health, Safety, and Environment

Director's Files series

Series consists of the office files of long-time Department Director Wayne Greene, and includes correspondence, reports, minutes, and published materials. The original order and numbering system has been mostly retained. The series is organized in the following sub-series: Chemical Waste Process Facility, University Health and Safety Committee, Chemical Safety Committee, Radioisotope Safety Committee, Biosafety Committee, Environmental Programs Advisory Committee, and Emergency Report Task Force.

General Files series.

Series consists of records relating in a general sense to the functions, programmes, and activities of the Department, and includes correspondence, reports, and minutes. They are arranged alphabetically by subject, although the files in Box 10 are out of order, as they were acquired separately from Occupational Health and Safety.

Projects series

Series consists of pre-published and published articles, conference papers, essays, correspondence, photocopied maps, clippings, photographs, slides, sketches, notes, and proposals produced in conjunction with Harris' research, writings and exhibits on historical geography in Canada, United States, Indo-China, South Africa, and Europe; his examination of trends in geographical theory and scholarship; Harris' reviews of scholarly works on North American historical geography; and reviews of articles and books written by Harris.

Correspondence series

Series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, memos, clippings, reviews of pre-published and published material, dissertation proposals, conference papers, and contracts that document Harris' involvement with current, former, and prospective graduate and undergraduate students; national and international academic colleagues; professional associations; university, scholarship, and grant administrators; Canadian politicians; and publishers. The series contains three sub-series: Miscellaneous, Specific and Selected Graduate Students.

Committees series.

Series consists of memos, printed resources, reports, and correspondence between Harris and faculty at a number of universities. The material reflects Harris' involvement in the committees on which he served and the decisions reached by those committees.

SSHRC series

Series consists of applications, correspondence and memos used by Harris in conjunction with applying for research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Course material series

Series consists of course syllabi, outlines, lecture and discussion notes, photocopied maps, overheads, articles and examinations Harris used in undergraduate and graduate geography courses at the University of British Columbia.

Cole Harris fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1337
  • Fonds
  • 1958-2002

The fonds consists of records that Harris created and received during his student and professional careers. The records document his interests in, and involvement with, Canadian, North American, and European historical geography as a researcher and as a teacher. The fonds includes correspondence, reports, memos, clippings, published material, manuscripts, publishing contracts, conference papers, reviews, grant applications, project and dissertation proposals, notes, lecture material, photographs, slides, sketches and prints. The fonds includes six series, biographical; correspondence; course material; committees; SSHRC and projects, and reflect Harris filing system.

Harris, R. Cole

Les McDonald papers

The subseries contains materials collected by and about Les McDonald including notebooks on his union activities and his participation at the Community Party Education Camp in 1964, newspaper articles he wrote, documents related to the appeal of his suspension from IBEW Local 213, personal correspondence and photographs of IBEW Local 213 members engaging in a job action in 1965. In particular, there are a large number of postcards that he sent to his mentor, Bill Stewart, while McDonald was traveling in his bid to get the sport of triathlon into the Olympics. The subseries also contains an article Les McDonald wrote about his ascent of the North Arete in 1962 and a notebook related to the Yukon Alpine Centennial Climb conducted in 1973.

McDonald, Les, 1933-2017

Collected papers

The series contains materials belonging to Ian McDonald’s father, Leslie (Les) McDonald, and other figures involved in IBEW Local 213. Materials relate predominantly to the activities of IBEW Local 213, though some papers also relate to Les McDonald’s involvement in various sports and community organizations, his writings and his personal correspondence.

Materials within the series include notebooks, postcards, letters, newsletters, newspaper articles and issues, legal documents and photographs. Relative to the ‘Thesis Research’ series, many more materials are original or copies made at the time the originals were created.

Ian McDonald collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1783
  • Collection
  • [1910?]-[before 2022]

The collection contains materials related to Ian McDonald's Master's thesis research on the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 213 “Class conflict and political factionalism: a history of Local 213 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 1901-1961," and related to the activities of his father, Les McDonald, a trade union activist who belonged to Local 213 but was eventually suspended for leading the Lenkurt strike of 1966. Les McDonald was also a multi-sport athlete, and is credited with introducing the triathlon into the Olympics; some materials in the collection relate to Les McDonald's involvement in various sport and environmental organizations, as well as some of his personal papers. In addition to what he received from his father, Ian McDonald was also given papers by former IBEW Local 213 business manager Art O’Keeffe and Barry Sharbo, a board member of the Canadian Union of Electrical Workers (UE), as well as Alfie Huston, the former President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 213 from 1985-1988, which are included within the collection.

The collection is largely comprised of newspaper and photocopied journal articles, correspondence between members of IBEW Local 213, legal documentation, newsletters and other printed ephemera related to IBEW Local 213.

The collection also contains sound recordings of interviews with numerous figures in IBEW Local 213 created by Ian McDonald during his thesis research. McDonald's thesis, submitted for the completion of a Master of Arts in History at Simon Fraser University, can be found in the Summit database: http://summit.sfu.ca/item/6361.

The collection also contains background materials accumulated by McDonald while writing his book “The Red Baron of IBEW 213”, including research articles, notebooks, consent forms, a draft royalty agreement, and a press marketing questionnaire.

McDonald, Ian

Institute research activities records series

The series consists of correspondence, reports, and other records relating to Institute research activities and facilities. It also includes Noman Wilimovsky’s bound volume of library zoological plates with correspondence inserted in this volume. The work is oversized and located in the UBC Archives Vault Bay 6A (88a) column 4, shelf 4.

Grant records series

Sub-series consists of completed forms, notices, and correspondence relating to the Institute's application for various grants, as well as records pertaining to institutional reviews by granting bodies and the administration of grant funds.

External collaboration and projects files series

Series consists of records pertaining to the Institute's collaboration and involvement with various external organizations, agencies, committees, and task and project groups. Records include correspondence, reports, minutes, and papers.

Publications series

Series consists of Institute publications, including annual reports, newsletters, and handbooks, as well as records relating to material published by Institute faculty.

Institute seminar records series

Series consists of notices, lists, correspondence, and other records concerning seminars offered by the Institute. Includes also some records pertaining to relevant seminars offered by the Department of Zoology and other university departments.

Fisheries Centre fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1336
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1992

Fonds consists of textual records that document the origins, development, and activities of the Fisheries Centre, particularly its predecessor programmes: the Institute of Fisheries and the Institute of Animal Resource Ecology. The records include correspondence, reports, financial statements, grant documentation, minutes and agendas, course outlines, and published materials.

University of British Columbia. Fisheries Centre

Administrative records series

Series consists of correspondence, reports, and other records relating to the general administration and operation of the Institute, including records relating to policies and procedures, activities, and events of the Institute, as well as faculty lists.

Financial records series

Series consists of records pertaining to Institute funding. Includes records relating to the Institute's budget and to grant project funding applied for and obtained. Series has been arranged into the following two sub-series: Budget records (1963-1982) and Grant records (1968-1978).

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