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Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1003
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1985

The fonds consists of minutes (1949-1983), subject files (1952-1984), agreements (1960-1985), constitutions and by-laws (1963-1985), membership cards and applications (1963-1984). Also included are records of the Writers' Guild (B.C. Branch) which consist of correspondence (1977-1985), minutes of the B.C. Branch (1980-1984), minutes of the ACTRA Writers' Guild national meetings (1977-1985), papers and reports (1979/80) and a Writers Directory (1981).

Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists

Andrew family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1008
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1980

The fonds consists of 33 original letters free Ethel Wilson to Margaret Andrew, undated, ca 1950 - 1970, 2 original letters from Ethel Wilson to [Margaret Ae_lrew] n .d . and 3 original letters from Ethel Wilson to Geoffrey Andrew, n.d. Also included is one photocopied letter from Ethel Wilson to Mary [McAlpine Dobbs], and an obituary for Lilias Torrance Newton.

Andrew (family)

Angeli-Dennis collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1009
  • Fonds
  • ca.1803-1964

The Angeli-Dennis collection consists of the diaries (1855-1913), manuscripts, financial records and correspondence of William Michael Rossetti. Also included are the manuscripts, correspondence and financial records of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1842-1882), Christina Georgina Rossetti (1853-1894), Ford Madox Brown (1852-1993), Gabriele Rossetti and other members of the Rossetti family. In addition, the collection includes materials of Robert Browning, Thomas Landseer, William North, Algernon Swinburne and James Thomson.

Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1019
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2015

The fonds consists of records relating to the ABPBC’s activities. Records cover the period of time from the ABPBC’s inception to 2015 and pertain primarily to the book publishing industry in the province of British Columbia. The ABPBC’s activities included applying for funding from a range of provincial and federal organizations and governments, holding meetings, advocating for their members to the provincial government, promoting their members, undertaking special projects, and researching areas pertinent to the provincial book publishing industry. Specific administrative activities the organization undertook included maintaining its multi-level membership base, managing finances and funding applications, electing executive teams, and overseeing various projects.

The fonds spans five accruals, organized into four distinct sets of series. These sets of series are represented in the PDF finding aid attached.

Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia

Barbarian Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1023
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence files including founding operations and editorial issues; project files include planning and production of books (collaborations with I. H. Finlay and illustrators Edwina Ellis and Colin Paynton), pamphlets, broadsheets, etc.; general printing files cover printed ephemera and job printing including design files and promotional and background materials; financial files include invoices and bank records.

Barbarian Press

W.R. Black fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1035
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1919-1930]

The fonds consists of hand-written and undated poetry and prose written by W.R. Black from various locations including Whaleton and Squirrel Cove. Black's prose consisted mainly of editorial essays on various moral and religous issues as well as the Scottish people, and short stories.

Black. W.R.

William Blathwayt fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1037
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1955

The fonds consists of a diary which dates from 1910 to 1912 and from 1935. Also included in the fonds is a journal of "Books Lent" (1915-1955) and a leaflet (1946) from the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company.

Blathwayt, William, b. 1882

George Bowering fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1044
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1970

The fonds consists of material pertaining to Bowering's private and professional life. Included are thirteen pages of draft typed and handwritten poetry, as well as 44 incoming letters and sixteen postcards (1962-1970) from Earle Birney.

Bowering, George, 1935-

M. C. Bradbrook fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1046
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1976

The fonds consists of sixty-six letters (1962-1975) between Bradbrook and several individuals pertaining to the life of Malcolm Lowry. Also included are Bradbrook's notes on conversations with Wilfred Lowry and Russel Lowry, information on Lowry from a number of sources, and a list of Lowry's contributions to The Fortnightly.

Bradbrook, M. C. (Muriel Clara), 1909-

Audrey Brown fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1075
  • Fonds
  • 1910

The fonds consists primarily of information about Audrey Brown's grandfather, James Miller Brown (1830-1926). Included is a thirteen-page typed reminiscence about James Miller Brown, as well as an envelope with poetry written on it.

Brown, Audrey Alexandra, 1904-

Georges Bugnet fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1081
  • Fonds
  • 1934

The fonds consists of the unpublished manuscript for Bugnets book Tehom-La-Noire: Trois Canadiens en mission secrete.

Bugnet, Georges

Dorothy Burnett Collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1087
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1987

Correspondence, clippings, 2 framed calligraphic pieces, 1 framed hand-drawn, hand-coloured map, 1 leatherbound guestbook, 2 scrapbooks, 5 bone folders, 1 leatherbound box, and 8 metal stamps all relating to Dorothy Burnett, a bookbinder who lived and worked in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Burnett, Dorothy

Jean Burton fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1090
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1952

The fonds consists of business correspondence (1927-1943), legal documents, a playbill and the script for "Left Turn", a handwritten article on Western Canadian Universities for the Canadian Forum (1930), and assorted clippings. It also includes five scrapbooks.

Burton, Jean

George F. Cameron fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1095
  • Fonds
  • [1870]-1885

The fonds consists of manuscript notebooks as well as handwritten and typewritten copies of his poetry.

Cameron, George Frederick

Carol Coates fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1127
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1984

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the life and literary career of Carol Coates, as well as that of her brother William H. Coates (1899-1976). It includes correspondence, designs, printed material and clippings. It also contains the typescript of tributes to W.H. Coates during memorial services in 1976 as well as the typescript of Carol Coates' "Invitation to Mood" (1974-1975). Accrual consists draft poems, both typed and handwritten, and handwritten school notes from a class Coates attended at UBC.

Coates, Carol

Cobblestone Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1128
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1982

The fonds consists of manuscripts and printed material as well as subject, letter, book and magazine files. It also includes financial files from 1968 to 1980 and a number of photographs.

Cobblestone Press

Norman Colbeck fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1129
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1988

The fonds contains correspondence, notebooks, and other literary manuscripts of many of the authors represented in the Colbeck Book Collection. The fonds also contains records generated by Colbeck, through his activities as a book dealer and collector, and in the process of cataloguing his collection for UBC. Finally, the fonds contains records created by the Librarian in charge of the Colbeck collection, generated in the process of cataloguing and maintaining that collection. The fonds is arranged in three series based on units that have been amalgamated into the current collection: Manuscript collection ([18--]-1914); Book and manuscript collecting records ([19--]-1988); and Colbeck Book Collection and Colbeck Librarian records (1968-1988).

Colbeck, R. Norman (Reginald Norman)

Stanley Cooperman fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1137
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1976

The fonds consists of correspondence (1952-1976), primarily incoming, as well as published and unpublished manuscripts of poetry, prose, essays and plays. The fonds also includes biographical material, financial records (1967-1976), reviews written by (1948-1973) and about (1963-1973) Cooperman, two photographs of Cooperman, printed materials, course files, tapes of interviews, lectures and poetry readings.

Cooperman, Stanley

Margaret Cowie fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1144
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1934

The fonds consists of 141 letters written by 83 Canadian authors who received letters from the school requesting their books, a photograph, and a letter relating to their literary career. The photographs, with two exceptions, were not retained with letters and the books were placed in the school library; but the letters, many with their envelopes addressed to Miss Margaret Cowie, were passed by Margaret Cowie to a friend and eventually donated to the UBC Library. The correspondents include Marius Barbeau, Frank Burnett, Bliss Carman, Mazo de la Roche, Francis Dickie, Hubert Evans, Nellie McClung, L.M. Montgomery Macdonald, Isabel E. MacKay, Charles Mair, Emily Murphy, Charles G.D. Roberts, Constance Skinner, Robert Stead, and A.M. Stephen. Most of the letters were written between 1925 and 1928.

Cowie, Margaret C.

Alan Crawley fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1147
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1961-1965]

The fonds consists of sixty-six letters from Ethel Wilson to Alan and Jean Crawley relating to her literary career and social activities.

Crawley, Alan

Ken Crassweller fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1146
  • Fonds
  • 1967-2015

The fonds consists of records relating to Crassweller's involvement in the development of Inuit arts and crafts programmes. It has four components: the Project index, manuscript for Crassweller's Handbook of Eskimo Artifacts, working papers filed by subject and printed material.

Crassweller, Ken

Annie Dalton fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1157
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1938

The fonds consists of biographical material which include poems, speeches and photographs, correspondence dating from 1905 to 1938, and subject files containing clippings, pamphlets and handwritten notes. As well, there are manuscripts in the forms of essays, articles, speeches, and poems, notebooks, scrapbooks of memorabilia and illustrations used for Dalton's books. The fonds also includes published works and reviews.

Dalton, Annie Charlotte

Robert Darrall fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1159
  • Fonds
  • 1891

The fonds consists of a notebook entitled "Legends of the Siwash Indians" (1891).

Darrall, Robert Erdedome

Olea Davis fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1161
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1978

The fonds consists of records pertaining to her life and pottery work in the form of correspondence (1931-1977), clippings, printed material, photographs, and diaries. The fonds also includes information on the Allied Officers Club of Vancouver. Correspondence with her husband, Dr. H.R.L. Davis, includes over 500 letters (1940-1944) and includes information about the Canadian armed forces in Britain.

Davis, Olea

E.M. Delafield fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1164
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1963]

Fonds reflects E.M. Delafield's career and interests as a writer and lecturer in the early decades of the twentieth century. Some of the items in the fonds were also made or received by persons related to E.M. Delafield. Textual records in the fonds consist of letters related to Delafield's research and writing on the British author Charlotte Yonge and unpublished manuscripts, plays, short articles, book reviews, and lectures written by Delafield pertaining to her interests in Charlotte Yonge, women, religion, the lives of the British upper class, and other subjects. The fonds also includes clippings, obituary notices, photographs, and records related to the writings of Lorna Lewis. Fonds consists of seven series: Incoming letters; Manuscripts; Lecture notes; Newspaper clippings; Personal photographs; Records related to Lorna Lewis; and Outgoing letters.

Delafield, E.M.

Alexander Donaldson fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1167
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1960

The fonds consists of books by and about Robert Burns and 18th century Scotland and Donaldson's correspondence and papers relating to the development of his Burns collection.

Donaldson, Alexander Mitchell

Gilean Douglas Fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1168
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1880 - 1993

The fonds consists of the personal records of Gilean Douglas which were produced and received during her personal and literary activities . It includes manuscripts of poems, articles, short fiction and books ; material generated and collected by Douglas during her involvement with various organizations ; notes and drafts of various writings ; research materials ; an extensive professional, fan and personal correspondence; financial records ; legal records ; lists and inventories ; records of publication ; clippings. There are journals and engagement books dating from 1911, notebooks and address books, and scrapbooks containing clippings of Douglas' published articles and poems . There are also scrapbooks and correspondence generated by her parents dating back to the 1880s. There is a notable gap in records dating from 1929 to 1932.

Photographic records date from the 1890s to the I990sand include prints, framed portraits, slides, negatives and film strips. A large assortment of photos documents her family and childhood. Douglas started taking photographs as a child. By her early twenties she was an accomplished photographer, using her own pictures to illustrate her writings. Photographs taken by her during the 1920s through the early 1940s are for the most part found in the albums. Pictures taken in the 1950s and 1960s fall into 3 main categories : black & white photos of the B .C. coast taken during her trips on the boats of the Columbia Coast Mission, color and black & white photos of communities in B .C. and eastern Canada taken during her trips for the W.I ., and pictures of Channel Rock . Unfortunately the slides and pictures taken on WI trips are unlabelled and for the most part can only be identified as to general location and date. During the 1970s and 1980s the photographs are almost exclusively of Channel Rock. A representative sample of these is included in this series ; others may be found at the Cortes Museum and Archives.

Aside from Douglas' own photographs, there are several interesting groups of other people's pictures in this collection: an album with pictures of overseas service during World War I, a group of labelled photographs of Baffin Island, Pangirtung, etc. taken in 1926/27 by an RCMP officer, and photographs from a trip around the world on a freighter in 1919.

The records offer insight into Douglas' personal history and literary development . They document, in words and pictures, an unusual and interesting life which began at the turn of the twentieth century.

Douglas, Gilean

Victor Doyen fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1170
  • Fonds
  • [197-]

The fonds consists of correspondence and photocopied material relating to his research on Malcolm Lowry.

Doyen, Victor

Jan Drabek fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1172
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1997

The fonds consists of literary correspondence, drafts of literary work, published books and articles, reviews of Drabek’s work, printed material accumulated for research purposes, a small amount of personal correspondence and family papers and some newspaper photographs of Drabek.

There is a series comprising material Drabek created through his administrative role as a representative to the Writers’ Union of Canada, BC Caucus and as President of the Federation of BC Writers, in addition to his work as a writer. It contains minutes of meeting, correspondence, newsletters, and other material.

Drabek, Jan

J.C. Dudgeon autograph collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1173
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1867]

The collection consists of a bound volume containing J.C. Dudgeon's autograph collection of many prominent American political figures, military leaders and literary men and women. Political autographs Include members of the United States Congress of 1861, U.S. President Millard Fillmore, Senators and Representatives of the United States from 1867, and Governors, Commanders and Bishops from 1867, Literary figures include Henry W. Longfellow, Anna Dickinson, Horace Greeley, and others.

John Emerson fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1178
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 1963

The fonds consists of material related to Emerson's career in radio and to his involvement in Canadian (Vancouver) radio and musical theatre, principally during the 1950s and early 1960s. It includes scripts and notes for various radio programs which Emerson hosted and in which he was involved. The fonds also includes musical scores, programmes, manuscripts, and lyrics from his musical theatre work; newspaper and magazine clippings of reviews and articles making mention of Emerson and his acquaintances; and miscellaneous non-textual materials including a photograph and two 45 rpm audio discs.

Emerson, John, 1911-1968

Harold Escott fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1180
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1974

The fonds consists of photographs, diaries, correspondence, poetry and prose manuscripts, press clippings and notes reflecting Escott's observant and participatory nature. Diaries consist of comments of daily major news events (1919-1973), notes on personal experiences and comments on local events. The poetry manuscripts include both original and transcribed works. Photographs depict Stanley Park and other area of Vancouver.

Escott, Harold Edward

Ernest Fewster fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1190
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1940

The fonds consists of eleven manuscripts of poetry and two prose manuscripts. Of the poetry, Lilith is unbound and Sons of the Sun is handwritten. The two prose manuscripts are My Dream Garden and Twilight Stories.

Fewster, Ernest Philip

Georgia Straight fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1211
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1960]-1979

The fonds consists of photographs and negatives from the Georgia Straight newspaper photograph files, depicting demonstrations, conflicts, picnics, concerts, musicians, celebrities and other events and individuals.

Georgia Straight

Valerie Haig-Brown collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1225
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2000

The collection consists of several of Roderick Haig-Brown's manuscripts as well as editors' working papers and printers' proofs of a number of his articles and other publications. In addition, there are reviews of his writings and magazine articles about him as well as incoming and outgoing correspondence. The collection also includes correspondence, manuscripts, financial records, and subject and clippings files related to Valerie Haig-Brown's work as literary executor of the estate of her father and as author of Deep Currents, a biography of her parents.

Ronald Hambleton fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1228
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1967

The fonds consists of eleven undated letters from Ethel Wilson to Ronald Hambleton and two handwritten manuscripts by Wilson, "At what point do I grow old?" (12 p.) and "In defense of a little learning" (15 p.). Also included are three taped interviews with Wilson conducted by Hambleton for the CBC (1955, 1967).

Hambleton, Ronald, 1917-

Robert Hamilton fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1229
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1885

The fonds consists of one volume of manuscript essays dated 1883 to 1885. Included are "Historical Sketch of Paris by Abbey", "The True Character and Function of the Fine Arts", "The Religions of the Earth: 'Islam'", "Democratic Speech" and "Legendary and Symbolic Art in Literature". As well, there are two subject files consisting of correspondence, articles, and clippings relating to the history of paper and paper mills in Canada, especially the first paper mill located in St. Andrews East, Quebec, gathered in 1938. The files include handwritten copies of James Brown's correspondence, ca. 1800's and samples of Japanese papers for printing.

Hamilton, Robert M.

Frank Hann fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1231
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1940

The fonds consists of photocopies of Hann's autobiography, reminiscences of Alberta and B.C., newspaper and magazine clippings (1910-1940), three unidentified letters (one dated 1930), and maps of Southeast England, Ontario (1912), Spain and Portugal. Scrapbooks in the collection contain clippings, printed material and correspondence on various topics. The fonds also includes photographs of classical art and architecture, buildings and monuments.

Hann, Frank, b. 1893

Ellen Harris fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1235
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1967

The fonds consists of broadcast scripts and speeches; manuscripts of plays, poetry, and prose; notebooks; diaries; scrapbooks and correspondence. The fonds also includes subject files, printed materials, fan mail, financial records and many subgroups relating to other family members and photographs.

Harris, Ellen

Elisabeth Margaret Hopkins fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1254
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1990

The fonds consists of a subject file series of Hopkins' personal and working papers; a chronological series of articles by and about Hopkins as well as publications; sketchbooks; drawings; photographs and slides of her family, friends, and artwork; and, cassette tapes of interviews with Elisabeth Hopkins.

Hopkins, Elisabeth Margaret

Raymond Hull fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1262
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1985

The fonds consists of manuscripts of books, published and unfinished, such as his incomplete autobiography As I See Myself (1963) and abandoned book proposals, as well as the manuscripts for short stories, plays (stage, television and radio) and for poetry. It also includes rough drafts and notes of more recent books, film scripts, sheet music, articles from 1975-1976, lectures, publicity material, chronological miscellaneous files (1975, 1976, 1981) and correspondence (1973-1976).

Hull, Raymond

William Holman Hunt fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1266
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1907

The fonds consists of incoming letters from W. Bell Scott and F.G. Stephens to Mr. and Mrs. Hunt (Edith Holman Hunt), as well as subject files containing information concerning the relationship between Hunt and Stephens.
The letters here included from William Bell Scott were found in the Penkill Papers and those from Frederic George Stephens were extracted from the Angeli-Dennis Papers.

Hunt, William Holman

Intermedia Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1274
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1984

The fonds consists of business records including correspondence, financial records, subject files, and manuscripts.

Intermedia Press

Intermedia Society fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1275
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1976

The fonds consists of correspondence pertaining to administration as well as with galleries, councils and festivals. Files include those of business and subjects, which range from events to applications for grants. Newspaper clippings are arranged chronologically from 1967 to 1972. Printed material includes art exhibitions, poetry readings, books, plays, magazines, newsletters and visual art. The fonds also includes original art works and poetry, a sub-fonds relating to the Intermedia Press and an Intermedia photographic collection.

Intermedia Society

Beth Jankola fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1286
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1992

The fonds consists of publications (1972-1981), readings (1975-1979), draft manuscripts, correspondence (1973-1992), journals (1972-1990), a scrapbook (1978), subject files and cassettes. The fonds also includes 25 photographs pertaining to Jankola's life and career and a sub-fonds relating to Hester Browne.

Jankola, Beth, 1936-

Janet Jenkins fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1289
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1965, 1991

The fonds consists of diaries, photographs, and correspondence of Janet Jenkins. The photographs parallel the diaries and correspondence in documenting her life. Also included is a postscript to the diaries written by her husband, Trevor Jenkins in 1991.

Jenkins, Janet

E.A. Jenns fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1290
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1930

The fonds consists of correspondence, relating both to personal matters and his poetry (1910-1930), articles of incorporation for the Rope and Twine Company (1890), handwritten and typed manuscripts of poetry and newspaper clippings.

Jenns, E.A. (Eustace Alvanley)

S.P. Judge fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1296
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1905]

The fonds consists of a scrapbook filled with printed material, clippings of graphic art (primarily art nouveau) and photography created by S.P. Judge during his career as a graphic artist.

Judge, Spencer Percival

Kanchenjunga Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1297
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1978

The fonds consists of an extensive correspondence file dating from 1973 to 1978, as well as typescripts of poetry and the Indian Journals of K.S. Keys, poetry manuscripts by Dennis Lee and J. Michael Yates and published books of poetry.

Kanchenjunga Press

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