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University of British Columbia Library Rare Books and Special Collections Subseries
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Beatrice Millar Card Catalogue

Subseries consists of Beatrice Millar's index cards, originally in rolling indexes, and used in the course of her work at the B.C. Hydro Home Services Centre. Includes contact information for individuals and organizations, househould cleaning and laundry tips, food procurement and food preservation advice, and recipes.

Printed Material

Sub-series consists of catalogues, bulletins, and brochures relating to art exhibitions. Sub-series also contains biographical information on Nan Cheney.

Medical Illustration

Sub-series consists of medical drawings produced by Cheney during her career as a medical illustrator at Johns Hopkins, McGill, and the University of British Columbia. Sub-series also contains subject files and clippings relating to medical illustration.

Photographs

Sub-series consists of photographs and photonegatives of Ethel and Wallace Wilson.

Slides

Sub-series consists of slides of Ethel and Wallace Wilson.

Finance

The sub-series consists of material reflecting the administration of finances within SORWUC. Many of the finance materials are related to the national SORWUC union, rather than specifically locals 2 and 4. Financial activities included fund-raising, especially the specific funding of the ongoing Muckamuck strike, and the keeping receipt books, cash receipts, check deposit books, payroll information, and financial reports. Record types include deposit books, receipts, bank statements, cheque stubs, and receipt books.

Research

The sub-series includes information collected in regards to the activities which SORWUC carried out. The union concentrated on women’s issues, feminism, and women’s rights in the workplace, health and hygiene issues. Material includes press clippings and releases in regard to banking business; brochures and pamphlets on unemployment, racism and women’s issues; constitutions of other unions, paste ups, bulletins, anti-union literature, annual reports by banks and Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB) reports.

Reports

Series consists of two reports by Sir Joseph William Trutch, including a "Report on the Lower Fraser Indian Reserves" and a report advocating the construction of roads in the Rocky Mountain passes.

Outgoing correspondence

Sub-series consists of Trutch's outgoing correspondence to his brother Joseph, his sister Charlotte, and his daughter Charlotte.

Correspondence

Sub-series consists of Morgan-Kelly's incoming correspondence, including correspondence concerning her interest in documenting and preserving the Trutch family history, and correspondence pertaining to the estate of Sir Joseph W. Trutch.

After 1990 - published short stories and essays

The subseries consists of material related to the writing and publication of short stories by Blanche Howard from 1987 to 2010. Material includes primarily typed drafts of stories, many edited or otherwise annotated by Howard and others, as well as correspondence regarding the stories, newspaper clippings and articles used for research, printing proofs, handwritten notes regarding characters, letters of agreement, and other related records. Correspondence consists primarily of email and traditional correspondence with editors, publishers, and literary agents, including rejection and acceptance letters, correspondence regarding royalties, reprint permissions, and awards, and correspondence containing feedback on the stories.

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.

Poetry.

Series consists copies of published poems, drafts, manuscripts and unfinished poems. Original order (filed alphabetically by title) has been kept, with poems found elsewhere in Douglas' papers added in appropriate place. Order of poems kept in other groupings has been maintained.

"Nature Rambles"

Series consists of articles written for a regular column "Nature Rambles" in the Victoria Times-Colonist "Islander", filed chronologically, by month (original order).

Coast Book Files

Series consists of both manuscripts (final and working copies) and research material (notes, correspondence , photos and clippings) for a book Douglas was working on in her final years .

Material relating to Weston Woods Studio filmstrip.

Series contains sketches, drawings, paintings, correspondence, reviews and other materials related to the Weston Woods Studio production of <i>A Salmon for Simon</i>. Some oversized materials are housed in a separate container; please see the file list for further detail.

Order Book

Sub-series consists of an order book from the HMS Sulpher for the period April to August 1841.

Correspondence with Carol Shields

The subseries consists of email and traditional correspondence between Blanche Howard and Carol Shields, as well as related correspondence and ephemera from 1974-2006. The correspondence between Howard and Shields deals with subjects such as the respective writing careers of the correspondents, literature, and personal and family goings-on. The subseries also contains correspondence between Howard and other members of the Shields family, including Carol’s husband Don Shields, and daughters Anne Giardini and Sara Cassidy. The subseries also contains correspondence between Carol Shields and Bruce Howard. The subseries also includes some correspondence related to the publication of the book “A Memoir of Friendship.” Ephemera in the subseries consists of newspaper and magazine clippings regarding Shields, including reviews, articles about awards and honours, and obituaries and tributes.

Pocket guide for HIV+ women

The sub-series contains records related to Pocket Guide for Women Living with HIV/AIDS project. The pocket guide for women living with HIV was designed as a basic resource tool for women newly diagnosed with HIV. It was developed in consultation with HIV positive women, community AIDS workers, other social services providers and a literacy consultant. The result was a pocket sized (4 ½’ x 6”) folder with information sheets covering questions such as What is HIV? How does Hepatitis C affect HIV? PWN produced both a British Columbia edition, and a national edition in English and French.

Record types in the sub-series include project reports, letters of support for the project, financial records, requests for funding, layout of the pocket guides and timelines.

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