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Doris Shadbolt fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1492
  • Fonds
  • 1927-2003

The fonds consists of journals, worksheets, photographs, correspondence, and printed material, including exhibition catalogues reflecting Doris Shadbolt's research and publishing activities into the life and works of Emily Carr. The final accrual in 2010 contains further documentation related to her activities as a writer and researcher, curator of the Vancouver Art Gallery, active participant in the local, national and international artistic community, lecture and guest speaker. The fonds includes correspondences, notebooks, calendars, lecture and speaking notes, research notes, articles and other collected materials related to Shadbolt's independent research on a variety of topics related to local, national and international art and artists, annotated books, photographs and sound recordings.

Shadbolt, Doris

David Markson fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1353
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1979

The fonds consists of letters to Markson from Margerie Lowry (131), Douglas Day (20), Conrad Knickerbocker (13), and Peter Churchill (1). The letters relate to Malcolm Lowry and his writing. The fonds also includes two rejection letters regarding "Through the Panama", and two handwritten poems by Lowry and one draft of a telegram.

Markson, David

David Watmough fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1600
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1930s - 2009

The fonds consists of records generated and assembled by David Watmough related to his life and career as a novelist, short story writer, playwright, monodramatist and performer, poet, critic, broadcaster, journalist, and teacher. The fonds includes series of records arranged in twenty divisions, with the greatest portion related to writing and literary production: novels, short stories, plays and dramas, monodramas, poetry and songs, nonfiction books, diaries and journals, essays, collections and anthologies, recordings, reading scripts and performance files, radio and television broadcast scripts and project files, film scripts, lectures, addresses, and orations, journal articles, interviews, and reviews of books, exhibitions and theatre performances, as well as correspondence, finance and business files, subject files including published material about Watmough and copies of published material by him, and ephemera and miscellanea. The arrangement of records in files by the creator has been respected where such order exists. The fonds contains textual records, both manuscript and typewritten as well as computer generated, some printed, published material, an occasional sketch or drawing, several sound recordings of Watmough performing, a small number of electronic records, and a number of photoprints and slides kept with the original files where possible. Some monodramas have been retained in the original bindings provided for performance by the creator.

Watmough, David

Derek Lukin Johnston autograph collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1292
  • Fonds
  • [1759-1980]

The collection consists of letters signed by prominent historical figures including Napoleon I, Winston Churchill, Benjamin Disraeli, John Jellicoe, Robert Peel, William Pitt, August-Norbert Morin, and the Duke of Wellington.

Edwin Carter fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1116
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1957

The fonds consists of engineering and architectural plans of grain elevators, port facilities and related equipment in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Ontario; maps and plans of port properties and proposed developments in Washington and British Columbia; maps of railroads in Oregon; and regional maps of B.C. Subject files, correspondence, photographs and printed materials relating to other projects are also included. Photographs depict construction activities, workers, interiors and exteriors of grain elevators, and port facilities in Quebec, Ontario, B.C., and the northwestern U.S.

Carter, Edwin F.

Canadian Party of Labour fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1106
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1972

The fonds consists of correspondence and printed material relating to the Party's activities from 1969 to 1972. Correspondence records activities in the Toronto and Vancouver areas. Printed material includes items distributed by the Party and newspaper and periodical clippings relating to Party interests. Much of the material reflects the Party's student interests.

Canadian Party of Labour

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1004 fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1109
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1986

The fonds consists of records generated by CUPE Local 1004 and its predecessor bodies. Records include correspondence, minutes, membership lists, memoranda, circulars, newsletters, reports, labour agreements, scrapbooks, and other material.

Canadian Union of Public Employees. Local 1004 (Vancouver, B.C.)

Carol Swayze fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1541
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence, research papers, printed material, sound recordings, and drafts of manuscripts collected or created by her in writing a biography of Thomas R. Berger entitled, Hard Choices.

Swayze, Carol, 1945-

Charles Semlin fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1489
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1918

The fonds consists of a letterpress copybook containing his outgoing letters as Premier of British Columbia (1898-1900), as well as financial records, correspondence and other material relating to the Dominion Ranch, Semlin and Stuart and the Interior Stock Raisers' Association (1870-1918).

Semlin, C.A. (Charles Augustus)

Children's Aid Society of Vancouver fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1122
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1974

The fonds consists of annual statistics (1940-1968), histories of the Society to 1967, reports, correspondence, speeches and other assorted materials.

Children's Aid Society of Vancouver

Annie Henderson fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1244
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1934

The fonds consists of Henderson's research material pertaining primarily to British native policy and to the slave trade. Included are testimonials and notes on First Nations affairs, copies of letters regarding slaves, reviewed and republished articles by Henderson, lectures, printed materials on slaves, Anti-Slavery Society notes, a speech and miscellaneous clippings.

Henderson, Annie Heloise Abel

Association in Canada Serving Organizations for Human Settlements fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1018
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2006, predominant 1974-1977

The fonds contains records of the ACSOH, Habitat I and Vision Habitat, as well as Oberlander’s records related to Habitat II, World Urban Forums 2 and 3, and other UN Habitat associated activities and research. Contents mainly consist of correspondence, reports, publications, governance and planning documentation and research.

Association in Canada Serving Organizations for Human Settlements

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

B.C. Young New Democrats fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1073
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1974

The fonds consists of materials created out of activities of the British Columbia Young New Democrats and records collected relating to political interests. Correspondence, minutes, agendas, financial records, constitutions, subject files and printed materials reflect the varied pursuits of the organization.

British Columbia Young New Democrats

Alfred Myrick Pound fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1444
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1932

The fonds consists of Pound's letters, addresses, criticisms and biographical sketches. It also includes material pertaining to Charles G.D. Roberts and Bliss Carman. There is also general information about Pound, Roberts and Carman, with manuscripts of poetry and prose, newspaper and magazine clippings, scrapbooks, photographs of Canadian authors and poets, and other items.

Pound, Alfred Myrick, b. 1869

British Columbia Projectionists Union fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1066
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1988

The fonds consists of materials relating to the work of projectionists, theatre management and safety. Fonds includes newspaper clippings and audio cassettes of interviews with retired union members conducted in 1988.

British Columbia Projectionists Union

Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd. fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1029
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1968

The fonds consists of financial records, insurance policy records and ledgers arranged in three sub-groups: Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd., Crossley Insurance Agencies, and Nairn Insurance Agencies.

Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies

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

Jack Shadbolt fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1493
  • Fonds
  • 1934 - 1996

The fonds consists of Shadbolt's private journals, notebooks, lecture notes, sketch books from his work with the Art Students' League of New York, 1948-1949 as well as 6 sketchbooks from the 1960s, a collection of his loose drawings and studies, an extensive collection of photographs of Shadbolt's paintings, including colour transparencies, slides of a photographic work entitled "Year", family photographs, personal and professional incoming correspondence, his picture reference file of postcards and magazine clippings, exhibition catalogues and other printed material. Correspondents include John Macdonald, Wilfred Watson, Max Maynard, Jock Firestone, Molly Bobak, George Swinton, and Ron Thom.

Shadbolt, Jack, 1909-

James Leathart fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1324
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1896

The fonds consists of approximately 400 incoming letters from the Pre-Raphaelites (such as Ford Madox Brown, William Bell Scott, and D.G. Rossetti) and other nineteenth century artists to James Leathart and his wife (1853-1896).

Leathart, James

Lee family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1325
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1933

The fonds consists of correspondence (1895-1933) and financial records (1913/1914, 1921) which document the business activities of the Lee family, most notably Lee Thung and his son Lee Kepment.

Lee (family)

Leon Koerner fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1309
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1972

The fonds consists of two alphabetically-arranged subject files (1940-1965). It also includes records relating to parties and social functions (1942-1971), universities [primarily UBC] (1940-1963), the Faculty Club (1956-1962) and Thea Koerner House at UBC (1960/61) and the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation (1966-1972). Koerner also maintained two personal names series (1939-1972).

Koerner, Leon

Lille d'Easum fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1163
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1980

The fonds consists of records relating to d'Easum's activities, in particular, her work as Executive-Secretary for the B.C. branch of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, with information about nuclear power plants, uranium mining, nuclear terrorism, disarmament and the international peace movement.

d'Easum, Lille

John Olldym fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1416
  • Fonds
  • 1986-1987

The fonds consists of the records of the Carnegie Community Centre Association's activities and reports for the period 1986-1987. The records include the Board's administration and financial reports and printed material from both the Centre and external social organizations - government and private.

Olldym, John

Romani research collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1224
  • Collection
  • 1834-1967

The collection consists of correspondence, field notes and printed material relating to the Romani people and essays and vocabulary manuscripts about the Romani of Washington State.

Eugene S. Woodward fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1632
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1969

The fonds consists of correspondence, articles, speeches, radio scripts, briefs to government commissions, as well as clippings and printed material, and drafts of Woodward's book "Adventures in Free Enterprise: The Shape of Things to Come" (1965).

Woodward, Eugene Sidney

Federation of British Columbia Naturalists fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1187
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1978

The fonds consists of minutes of the Board of Directors, annual general meetings, spring and fall meetings, Vancouver Island regional meetings as well as circulars, memoranda, and reports, 1973-1978.

Federation of British Columbia Naturalists

Fred Perry fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1434
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1947

The fonds consists of manuscripts and correspondence pertaining to various aspects of natural history in British Columbia (1919-1947).

Perry, Fred

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

Haynes Park fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1241
  • Fonds
  • 1553-1862

The fonds consists of deeds, indentures, receipts, and booklets pertaining to the estate of Haynes Park, Bedfordshire and persons connected to the Park (1553-1862).

Haynes Park (Bedfordshire, U.K.)

Henry Ralston fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1456
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1919

The fonds consists predominantly of correspondence between Henry Ralston and his future wife, Gertrude M. Walker during his military service in World War One. Some correspondence of Gertrude Walker herself is also included, as well other miscellaneous letters. In addition to correspondence, the fonds contains newspaper clippings and broadsheets, cards, and Military and Defence receipts.

Ralston, Henry Wellington

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-

George Kuthan fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1314
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1950-1969]

The fonds consists of engravings (mainly lino-cuts and some wood blocks) of flowers, trees, animals, insects, birds, sea creatures, floral and key designs, and erotica as well as other designs.

Kuthan, George, 1916-

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

Gerald McGeer fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1364
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1945

The fonds consists of records relating to McGeer's career as a lawyer and politician. It includes correspondence, speeches and subject files (1931-1945). The fonds also includes material pertaining to the Western Freight Rates case.

McGeer, Gerald Grattan

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

Walter Sheppe fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1497
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1965

The fonds consists of subject files, correspondence, photographs, book reviews and research notes arising from the work on his book First Man West: Alexander Mackenzie's Account of His Expedition Across North America to the Pacific in 1793.

Sheppe, Walter

Macmillan Company of Canada fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1684
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1972

The fonds consists of subject files pertaining to the publication of some of Ethel Wilson's novels, including Hetty Dorval, The Innocent Traveller, The Equations of Love, Love and Salt Water and Mrs. Golightly and Other Stories. The fonds also includes manuscripts of other short works as well as articles, newsclippings, and correspondence regarding Ethel Wilson.

Macmillan Company of Canada

Marine Workers and Boilermakers Industrial Union, Local No. 1 fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1352
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1977

The fonds consists of minutes for the Boilermakers' and Iron Shipbuilders' Union of Canada, Local No. 1 (1943-45) and Marine Workers and Boilermakers Industrial Union, Local No. 1 (1945-77), general correspondence (1956-68), membership correspondence (1960-68), Workmen's Compensation records (1956-75), photographs, transcripts of interviews with pioneer members of the Union, printed material, and draft manuscript for "A History of Shipbuilding in British Columbia".

Marine Workers and Boilermakers Industrial Union. Local No. 1

Maureen Moore fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1382
  • Fonds
  • 1987-1992

The fonds consists of general correspondence, research material, clippings, ephemera, a contract and multiple drafts of her novel, "The Illumination of Alice Mallory".

Moore, Maureen, 1943-

Prince Rupert Trades and Labour Council fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1447
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1947

The fonds consists of minutes of Council (1937-1947) and correspondence (1916-1930, 1942-1943) related to its activities. Also included are minutes and correspondence of the Prince Rupert Civic Employees Union No. 20 (1922-1923) and a scrapbook of clippings.

Prince Rupert Trades and Labour Council

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

Roderick Haig-Brown fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1226
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1976

The fonds consists of biographical material relating to Roderick Haig-Brown, correspondence (1928-1976), manuscripts of prose, articles, speeches, and broadcasts by Haig-Brown and others (circa 1926-1976), as well as clippings of prose, articles, speeches, printed materials, subject files, scrapbooks, and maps. The fonds also includes Haig-Brown's magistrate's notes and notebooks, financial records, and almost one thousand photographic negatives pertaining to Haig-Brown's personal life and research interests. Much of the fonds relates to sport fishing in British Columbia and, more broadly, to the conservation of natural resources. Fonds includes manuscript and printed maps with annotations pertaining to B.C. fisheries and the topography of B.C.

Haig-Brown, Roderick Langmere

Roger Bowen fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1043
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1987

The fonds consists of material accumulated by Roger Bowen in order to write his biography of E. Herbert Norman. It includes various files, including F.B.I. files.

Bowen, Roger W., 1947-

S.M. Scott fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1486
  • Fonds
  • 1774-1963

The fonds consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, drafts, speeches, memos, photographs and subject files relating to S.M. Scott's academic and diplomatic careers, as well as military service during World War I. Documents on the Scott family history are also included.

Scott, Seamon Morley

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