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Frank H. Brown fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1708
  • Fonds
  • [19--]-1988, pred. 1930-1975

The fonds is comprised of materials related to Brown's personal life (mostly recorded through photography) and his various professional positions, particularly his role in the White Pass & Yukon Corporation and its expansion into containerized shipping.

Approximately one third of the fonds is materials that have been condensed by Brown's descendants and filed chronologically. This portion has been called the Chronological papers, and materials related to all other series may be found there, as well as a wide range of personal materials.

The rest of the fonds has been divided into 10 series of: general correspondence; papers from Brown's two government posts; his work for the White Pass & Yukon Corp.; his work for MacMillan, Bloedel, and Powell River; his work as director for other companies; subject files related to his interests; speeches and articles he wrote; personal papers; and slides (both personal and professional).

Brown, Frank Herbert

UBC Library Vault collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1661
  • Collection
  • 2007 – 2009.

Collection consists of printed items such as bookmarks, gift cards, calendars and other promotional items created by UBC Library Vault.

UBC Library Vault

Elitha Peterson Productions - “Champions for Change” fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1473
  • Fonds
  • 2004-2006

The fonds consists of textual documents and audiovisual materials that relate to the filming and production of “Champions for Change.” The textual materials include synopsis and scripts, tape logs, shot lists, transcripts and interview transcripts. A number of the tapes (including #3, #9, #10, #16, #17, #20 and #21) are not transcribed. The audiovisual materials are 26 videotapes, including master copies of the three-part series “Champions for Change,” the master dub tape, and additional footage of interviews with key individuals. The individuals interviewed include Chantal Benoit, Jeff Adams, Chantal Petitclerc, B. MacPherson, Kristine Bacharach, Travis Engen, Dan Gangier, Eric Gagnon, and Rebecca Borneman. The tapes also include stock footage and B-roll shots.

Elitha Peterson Productions - Champions for Change

Learning Exchange fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1503
  • Fonds
  • 2000-2011

Fonds consists of records that document the UBC Learning Exchange history and includes correspondence, reports, minutes, budgets and related financial records, written notes, published items, and audiovisual materials. It is arranged in six series: Administration, UBC-Okanagan, Chapman Awards, Programmes, Community Service Learning and Community Based Research, and Audiovisual.

UBC Learning Exchange

Greenboathouse Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1707
  • Fonds
  • 1998 - 2018

The fonds consists of published material, correspondence, proofs, manuscripts, reviews, broadsheets, polymer plates, photographs, artwork, orders, posters and promotional material.

Greenboathouse Press

Canadian Women Composers collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1817
  • Collection
  • 1997 - 2021

Collection consists of primary resources and related materials created and used by Canadian women composers. Each series is dedicated to one of the participating composers, which currently consists of Deborah Carruthers, Dorothy Chang, Zosha Di Castri, Lori Freedman, Barbara Monk Feldman, Ana Sokolović, and Chiyoko Szlavnics. Materials include a variety of records, such as original scores, manuscripts, working drafts, photographs, prints, published articles, correspondence, and materials used as inspiration in the artists' work. Going forward, the collection is expected to evolve and incorporate additional Canadian women composers.

Paperny Films fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1426
  • Fonds
  • 1994-2007

The fonds consists of 44 separate archival series most of which are based on specific production titles. For each title there is a digital master copy of the program(s). Each production includes a set of video and audio elements, the bulk of which are original shoot tapes. In addition there is also corresponding textual material that helps provide context and background for the development of the various projects. The textual and a/v materials have been described in separate sections of the inventory. For both sets of material the numbers assigned during the original cataloguing and creation of the database have been retained and appear in square brackets [ ] as part of the descriptions to allow for cross referencing as necessary.
First donation: This donation is Paperny Film's first to an archival repository and it represents 27 of the company's indigenous proprietary titles (1996-2004) of their approximately 55 non-fiction productions (1996-2007). The collection is comprehensive in that it offers digital master copies of each of the title/series included in this donation. There are 62 original masters that include over 50 hours of recordings. There is also a DVD copy of each of the master tapes to provide easy access to the information.
The collection features over 1900 a/v elements arising from some 27 separate productions. The scope of material includes: BetacamSP, MiniDV, Digial Betacam, DVD, VHS, CDs and digital audio tapes. The majority of the collection consists of original shoot tapes. There are over 1,000 hours of video recordings featuring prominent Canadian including Mortecai Richler, Henry Morgentaler, Jimmy Pattison, and Nancy Green.
In addition to the obvious importance of providing access to full interview interviews with and about prominent Canadians, the a/v elements are also quite instructive in helping communicate an understanding of the creative process that gave rise to particular productions.
The textual material extents to approximately 5.15 metres and also includes over 13,000 photographic images. The images document the various production shoots and, in some cases, include copies of historical photographs/documents that were used in the productions.
Examples of the types of records included with the textual material include: treatments, outlines, synopses, proposals; collected research materials; correspondence relating to development, production, publicity; original interview notes and transcripts, interview schedules; scripts (and drafts), storyboards; production schedules, production reports and daily call sheets; publicity stills, negatives, transparencies and digital photographs; marketing plans, publicity packages, one-sheets, press releases and coverage; transcripts of completed shows; EDL's (edited decision list), assembly notes, tape logs; credit rolls, final credits and super lists.
Of particular interest in the textual material are a set of handwritten notebooks created by David Paperny, Audrey Mehler and others. Seventeen in total, these notebooks are in Box 1 (3,4,5,6,11,12,13,14,15); Box 4 (3,8); Box 6 (17); Box 11 (23a); and Box 12 (8).
Second donation: The second donation from Paperny Film's represents 15 of the productions (1993-2006) including the Academy Award nominated The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter. The collection offers digital master copies of each of the title/series included in this donation. There are 183 original masters and a DVD copy of each to provide easy access to the
information.
The collection features over 1200 AV elements arising from 15 separate productions, some of which have several seasons associated with them. The scope of material includes: BetacamSP, MiniDV, Digital Betacam, DVC Pro, DVCAM, Betacam SX, DVD, VHS, CDs and digital audio tapes. The majority of the collection consists of original shoot tapes.
There are roughly 75 cm of textual material in the newest accession.
Examples of the types of records included with the textual material include: episode synopses, outlines and storyboards; graphics; proposals; collected research materials; correspondence; original interview notes and transcripts; schedules; research notes and materials; scripts; publicity stills, negatives, transparencies and digital photographs; marketing plans, advertisements, publicity packages, one-sheets, press releases and coverage; and transcripts of completed shows.
The textual material also includes handwritten notebooks created by David Paperny, found in Box 77 (1-12) and Box 78 (1-8).

Paperny Films

Ken MacDonald fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1413
  • Fonds
  • 1993-2006

The fonds consists of sketches, photocopies, and paintings of costume and set designs relating to plays that MacDonald has been the principal art director or set designer, as well as, correspondence and press coverage for The Overcoat.

MacDonald, Ken

Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada collection / Juta Kitching collector

  • UBCA-ARC-1427
  • Collection
  • 1993-2002

The collection consists of materials created or acquired by Juta Kitching over the course of her membership or role in FUSAC. The collection consists of textual, both typewritten and handwritten, as well as photographs, audiotapes and negatives. The textual information is a mixture of English, Finnish, Hungarian and Estonian. The collection is organized in the following series: Annual Conferences and Operational Proceedings.

John Corry fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1715
  • Fonds
  • 1993 - 1998

Fonds consists of material related to a documentary film made by John Corry, entitled “Life's Imprint: Lithographs by Jack Shadbolt.” This 1994 film documents Canadian artist Jack Shadbolt’s production of a four-part colour lithograph, done over a 9-month period in collaboration with lithographer Torrie Groenig. The film was produced and directed by Corry, with the support of the National Film Board of Canada and Knowledge Network., and was originally broadcast on CBC, Bravo!, and Knowledge Network. It includes scenes from Shadbolt’s studio in Burnaby and the Limited Editions studio in Gastown.

Material includes the master tapes from filming, production notes, photographs, obituaries for Shadbolt (who died in 1998), and promotional and distribution documents.

Corry, John

UBC Video Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1542
  • Collection
  • 1992-2002

The collection of video tapes consists of three categories: raw footage of UBC events/activities primarily from the 1990s; footage shot by UBC film students for a documentary on the Fraser Canyon region; and a series of interviews with a veteran of the Spanish Civil War. Most recordings are in Betacam format, the remainder are VHS.

Kevin Chong fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1498
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2016

Fonds consists of records that document Kevin Chong’s education, and writing and teaching careers. The records include typewritten manuscripts, written notes, annotated proofs, correspondence, research materials, teaching materials, newspaper and magazine clippings, publications, posters, photographs, and digital recordings. They are arranged in the following series: Manuscripts – Published Works, Manuscripts – Unpublished Works, Other Writings, The Redenbachers, Correspondence, Clippings, Vancouver Public Library, UBC, Columbia University, Publishing, Teaching, Research Materials, Other Publications, Grants, Competitions, and Writers’ Festivals, and Miscellaneous.

Chong, Kevin

Britannia Mine Oral History Project Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1306
  • Collection
  • 1986-1988

The fonds consists of project background and administrative information as well as student-generated material arising from their oral interview exercise. The student material consists of two parts generated in 1987 and 1988. The first (Box 2) includes copies of questions, transcripts and student comments on the interviews. The inventory also lists the oral history tape number. The second includes only a copy of the students’ commentary.

Charles van Sandwyk fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1713
  • Fonds
  • 1984 - 2018

Fonds consists of material that reflects Charles van Sandwyk's development as an artist, illustrator and publisher of fine books in Vancouver. Materials include original artwork (watercolours, etchings), exhibition posters, book and book signing announcements, press proofs, broadsides, invitations, edition of the High Branch Society mail-outs (which include letters, cards, decorative envelopes, poems, and small copies of art), fabric banners, and medallions. Most of the items are signed by Charles. Some of these materials were brought together by Charles and the Joyce Williams Gallery; the arrangement of that material as it arrived has been maintained. Other materials were purchased from the creator and maintain the original order at the time of their acquisition.

Van Sandwyk, Charles

William Gibson fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1153
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1993

Fonds consists of typescript manuscripts and copy-edited, galley or page proof versions of all five of Gibson's novels (to 1993) as well as several short stories. Of particular interest is the original manuscript for Gibson's first novel Neuromancer.

Gibson, William

Harry Palmer fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1316
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1991

The fonds consists of 19 Giclée (pronounced zhee-KLAY) prints (65 x 60 cm) of British Columbians drawn primarily from his Order of Canada portraits.

Palmer, Harry

Robert Bringhurst fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1026
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1983

Fonds consists of multiple drafts and the original typescript for the book Visions: Contemporary Art in Canada. Fonds also includes correspondence with various authors and promotional material for the book.

Bringhurst, Robert

Ian Slater fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1485
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1998, 2003

Fonds consists of material documenting Ian Slater’s writing career. It includes 79 5 ¼ inch computer floppy disks, containing different versions in digital format of Slater’s works of fiction dating from 1981 to 1998. All digital manuscripts were originally typed in plain-text format on DOS 3.1 or 3.2, and have not been altered in any way. As of December 2014 all digital manuscripts are still readable except “newshow.4a” on disk 24. The fonds also includes a heavily-annotated copy of the second (2003) edition of Slater’s "Orwell: The Road To Airstrip One".

Slater, Ian

Heavenly Monkey Fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1681
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980]-2010.

The fonds consists of records which document books and ephemera published by Rollin Milroy’s three printing presses: A Lone Press, Heavenly Monkey, and Heavenly Monkey Editions, as well as other independent and collaborative projects published by other printing presses. The records include setting copies, detailed layout schematics, dummies of final books, printing schedule sequences, proof impressions, make-ready copies, and various impression proof and waste/reject sheets, as well as printing blocks and printing plates, and other documents related to the printing and publication process. The fonds also includes correspondence related to the production and publication of books, ephemera, newspaper articles and lecture notes written by Milroy on various subjects related to letterpress printing.

The fonds is arranged into the following five series: Heavenly Monkey publishing records, (1997-2010), Heavenly Monkey Editions publishing records (2002 – 2010), Other printing press publishing records (1996-2008), Correspondence (2002-2010), and Professional activity records (ca. 1980-2004).

Heavenly Monkey

History of Women at UBC Project fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1281
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1980

The fonds consists of indexes and research notes to sources of information about women at UBC, recordings of oral histories, and a photograph.

University of British Columbia. History of Women at UBC Project

Patricia Ainslie fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1691
  • Fonds
  • 1979 - 2018

Fonds consists of research compiled by art historian and curator Patricia Ainslie. The research relates to both her published writing and her curatorial work at the Glenbow museum in Calgary, AB. Materials include research notes; photocopies of articles and images; correspondence with artists, other curators, and archival institutions; planning documents and lists; photographs of artists and artwork; interviews on audio cassette, DVD, and as transcripts; manuscripts for some of her published work; and exhibition pamphlets.

Ainslie, Patricia

Manufacturing Consent fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1507
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2000

Fonds consists of textual and audiovisual material relating to the production of the movie "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media", released in 1992, and the companion book by Mark Achbar published in 1994. The filmmakers chose to capture
the majority of their work on film, rather than video, for several reasons. Firstly, during the 1980’s, video resolution was significantly lower than film negative and in an effort to ensure the image resolution was high film was chosen as the predominant medium.
As well, the NFB (National Film Board) was equipped primarily for film shooting, processing and editing. Finally, the motivation to participate in film festivals, which wanted film rather than video, compelled the filmmakers to use film as their medium. Some small format video, captured using rented broadcast quality video gear, was used for long talks or events which would have been uneconomical to shoot in film. The audiovisual material includes original camera negatives, audio and video tapes and sound bites used as research material and in the making of the film as well as some post-production rough cuts, alternative versions and promotional material relating to the distribution of the film and subsequent video. The textual material includes pre and post-production materials as well as production logs and graphical materials. Much of the post-production material relates to the promotion of the film and the media coverage of the film and of Noam Chomsky.

Manufacturing Consent

Alan Cairns fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1436
  • Fonds
  • 1978 - 2001

The fonds consists of information of the 2001 conference held in Cairns’ honour, and articles that colleagues asked that he review before or after publication that include his notes.

Cairns, Alan

Roy Stokes fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1383
  • Fonds
  • 1978, [n.d.]

Fonds consists of autographs collected by Roy Stokes, book descriptions he created, various miscellaneous materials found in books, correspondence pertaining to a proposed bibliographical tour by graduate Library School students to the United Kingdom, and bibliographic descriptions of books in the Colbeck Collection by both himself and Library Science students.

Stokes, Roy

James D. Campbell fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1305
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1979

The fonds consist exclusively of incoming correspondence from writer George Woodcock to Campbell as co-editor of Atropos. With his letters, Woodcock also included four typescript poems and an essay on Simone Weil published in Atropos. Woodcock also sent Campbell a typescript copy of his unpublished play The Floor of the Night.

Campbell, James D.

Joan Coldwell fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1492
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2008

Fonds consists of materials created and collected by Joan Coldwell through her relationship and her business dealings with Jane Rule. It includes incoming personal correspondence from Jane Rule and Helen Sonthoff to Joan Coldwell and Ann Saddlemyer. Also included is a sous-fond, Hedgerow Press – Loving The Difficult, arising from the Press’s publication of Jane Rule’s final book.
It consists of correspondence, contracts, obituaries, publication and promotion materials, including photographs of the book launch on Galiano Island, a digital copy of the work, a bound paper draft, and the 2008 Lambda Literary Award for non-fiction.

Coldwell, Joan

David Fischer fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1465
  • Fonds
  • 1977-[2007?]

The fonds consist of preliminary and working set design construction drawings and sketches for several productions on which David Fischer worked. It also contains show books that highlight his work. Highlights of the set designs in this fonds include his work on Shiney’s Head, Lonesome Dove The Series, Harvey, The Beachcombers, and Burton Cummings Going For Gold – a CBC production.

Fischer, David

Korean Canadian Heritage Archive

  • RBSC-ARC-1813
  • Collection
  • 1976-2012

RBSC's holdings of the Korean Canadian Heritage Archive consist of UBC's General Collection, which was one of the two sub-collections of UBC's portion of the KCHA. The creators of this collection divided the collection into nine series based on the physical formats of the materials. The series are as follows: Ephemera, Books, Grey Literature, Multimedia, Correspondence, Manuscripts, Newspaper Clippings, Serials, and Personal Documents.

Korean Canadian Heritage Archive

Lazara Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1700
  • Fonds
  • 1976 - 2012, predominate 1980 - 1997

The fonds consists of the business records created and/or collected by Lazara Press and its founder Penny Goldsmith, predominately from the early 1980s to the late 1990s. The records are loosely divided into two main categories: administrative and publication records. The administrative records contain material documenting the different functions of Lazara Press, including promotional/distribution information, financial records, memberships information, and correspondence Lazara Press had with other printing presses and booksellers in Canada and in Europe. Other administrative records include materials pertaining to projects Goldsmith was involved in, either as a representative of Lazara Press or of her own initiative.

The publication records contain material relating to the publication process of the various broadsheets, chapbooks, volumes of poetry, plays, short stories, and essays printed by Lazara Press. These records include drafts and manuscripts, layouts and prototypes, as well as the published editions of many of these works. Other records include correspondence between Lazara Press and various authors, contracts, promotional information, reviews, and distribution lists.

The fonds is divided into eleven series: Promotion and distribution; Lazara Press business records; Literary associations and publishing groups; Literary festivals and book fairs; Publishers; Editing + consulting; Penny Goldsmith articles; Other projects; Lazara published books; Broadsides and chapbooks; and Discussion series. The last three series are further divided into subseries, typically by author name but occasionally by the title of a publication.

Lazara Press

Class of 1926 (Arts) fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1370
  • Fonds
  • 1976

Fonds consists of biographical information gathered through questionnaires distributed to members of the Class of 1926 in preparation for their 50th reunion in 1976.

University of British Columbia. Class of 1926 (Arts)

British Columbia Union Catalogue fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1446
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1983

Fonds consists of records documenting the origins and early history of the British Columbia Union Catalogue and includes correspondence, reports, and publications. They are arranged primarily in chronological order.

British Columbia Union Catalogue

Jean Wilson fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1491
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2011

The fonds consists of incoming correspondence primarily from writer Jane Rule (1976-1983) and to a lesser extent from her partner Helen Sonthoff. It also includes copies of miscellaneous articles and columns by and about Jane Rule collected by Jean Wilson.

Wilson, Jean

Larry Ewashen fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1682
  • Fonds
  • 1975 – 1979.

Fonds consists of records related to the documentary film which Ewashen directed entitled In search of utopia: the Doukhobors, produced under the name Gemini Cooperative for the Performing Arts. Other individuals involved in the film included Ray Gallon, Koozma Tarasoff and Ken Innes. Records consist of two copies of the film on reels, a shot book containing copies of historical photographs and correspondence, contracts and other textual records related to the production and promotion of the film, and a teacher’s manual and study guide.

Ewashen, Larry

Eva-Marie Kröller fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1475
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2002

Fonds documents several of Eva-Marie Kröller’s academic projects: her biography of British Columbia author George Bowering, "Bright Circles of Colours" (Talonbooks, 1992); essays on Roy Kiyooka and Emily Carr; her book "Canadian Travellers in Europe, 1851-1900" (UBC Press, 1987); and an anthology of travel literature that she and historian Pierre Savard were planning, but which was not completed before Savard’s death in 1998. Also included are documents related to a workshop organized by SATE (Swiss Association of Teachers in English), and correspondence with Canadian authors. The materials consist of textual records (correspondence, notes, drafts, and readers’ reports), published materials, and a 3.5” computer floppy disk containing a digital manuscript of "Bright Circles of Colours".

Kröller, Eva-Marie

Spider and Jeanne Robinson fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1471
  • Fonds
  • 1974 - 2009

The fonds consists of correspondence, mainly incoming; drafts (manuscripts, typescripts, computer printouts) and galley proofs of the written work of Spider Robinson and Jeanne Robinson; drafts of articles written by Spider Robinson; notebooks; printed material; and other materials relating to the writing career of Spider Robinson and the joint writing careers of Spider and Jeanne Robinson.

The fonds contains a sub-fonds of material relating to Jeanne Robinson's dance career and her involvement in the Nova Dance Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Robinson, Spider

Robert Duncan fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1704
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1978

Fonds consists of records related to Robert Duncan’s role as producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s documentary "Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry" (1976). Principal work on the film spanned from 1974 to 1976.

Textual records in the fonds consist of transcripts of interviews conducted for the documentary and documents related to planning, research, production, and post-production activities for the film. Interview transcripts are arranged by film roll number and chronological order. Film production documents include correspondence, financial documents, forms, memoranda, notes, schedules, permits, promotional materials, ephemera, film proposals, copies of newspaper articles, and other material. Photographs include black and white stills of Lowry and his friends and family used in the film, as well as black and white prints of behind-the-scenes photographs taken during filming. Film production documents are arranged in loose chronological order or based on the creator’s original arrangement. The fonds is arranged into two series: Interview and film transcripts; film production documents.

Duncan, Robert Alexander Bremner

Susan Wood fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1094
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1980

Fonds consists of correspondence, review articles, and published materials. both general (1974-80) and in relation to her involvement with the SF issue of "Room of One's Own" (1979-80). There are also records arising from Wood's participation in the "Pacific Northwest Review of Books" and copies of review articles (1977-78). Also included are materials (predominantly printed) from "Crossing Frontiers", a 1978 conference which brought together Canadian and American literary scholars, historians and writers to discuss comparative literature from the two "wests".

Wood, Susan

Stephen Johnson fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1267
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1984

Fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, reports and manuscripts relating to projects undertaken by Johnson including the "Directory of Canadian Reports" (1974-1977), a proposed library patrons journal (1980-1981), a proposed international librarians journal (1979-1980), and a multicultural publication entitled "Mozaicanadien" (ca. 1984).

Johnson, Stephen

Leon M. Zolbrod fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1389
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1974-1989]

Fonds consists of an annotated typescript manuscript and page proofs of Zolbrod's translation of the Japanese classic Ugetsu Monogatari ("Tales of Moonlight and Rain") and an unpublished manuscript entitled Reluctant Genius: The Life and Work of Buson, a Japanese Master of Haiku and Painting.

Zolbrod, Leon M.

Nicholas Kendall fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1297
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2005

The fonds consists of videotapes, films, prints, scripts, notes, shooting schedules, correspondence, proposals, research material, audio tapes, and other records pertaining to Kendall's involvement in various film, television drama and documentary productions. The fonds is arranged according to type of production into the following four series: Feature films, Episodic productions, Documentaries, and Film Festivals.

Kendall, Nicholas

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

Helen Potrebenko fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1695
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 2010

Fonds consists primarily of correspondence, published materials, and other documentation related to Potrebenko's writing career and publications. Also included are materials she accumulated in relation to her involvement with local labour activism.

Potrebenko, Helen

BC Studies Fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1246
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2011

Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and reports relating to the content and publication of BC Studies as well as its relationship with other UBC bodies. Also included are financial records relating to the internal and external funding of the journal. The fonds is arranged in 6 series: Articles, Book Reviews, Printer's series, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Miscellaneous.

B.C. Studies (journal)

Committee for Medieval Studies fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1284
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1979

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, financial records, course outlines and materials, papers submitted to the Medieval Workshop, and video recordings. The records reflect the Committee's involvement in devising an interdisciplinary course of study (1972-1977) for students interested in the medieval field, and the Committee's role in organizing the annual Medieval Workshop at UBC (1973-1979). The video recordings are from a series entitled Beyond the Memory of Man in which members of the Committee appeared.

University of British Columbia. Committee for Medieval Studies

Douglas Coupland fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1643
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2012

Fonds consists primarily of records created by Coupland from approximately 1980 to 2012. The fonds includes: drafts of Coupland’s major literary works, personal and artistic photographs, visual art material (such as collages, paintings, printouts of digital collages and sculpture maquettes), items of clothing and leather goods, technical notes and designs for Coupland’s website, conceptual sketches and designs, correspondence, and other records.

Coupland, Douglas

Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1299
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1989

The fonds consists of records generated by executive members of CSECS during the first nineteen years of the organisation's existence. The records relate to on-going administrative activities in areas such as membership and finance, to operational activities such as meeting and conference organisation, and to fundraising activities in support of both of these. The records are arranged in the following series: constitution; membership; executive correspondence; grant applications; conferences and annual general meetings; newsletters; financial; related societies; academic exchange programme; publications.

Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Harbour Publishing Company fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1232
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2009

The fonds consists primarily of manuscripts and proposals (published and unpublished) submitted to the Harbour, as well as correspondence, financial records, subject files, and sales, marketing, and promotional files for the company as well as specific authors and publications.

Harbour Publishing Company

Department of Creative Writing fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1210
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1976

Fonds consists of worksheets prepared by students in the Department of Creative Writing. Each worksheet is essentially a small magazine, with poems and short stories by students and notices of interest. The frequency of the worksheets varies, as does their size (between 10 and 40 pages). They are filed according to their issue numbers within each year.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Creative Writing

Carolyn Gossage fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1406
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2006

The fonds consist of 77 incoming letters from Jane Rule to Carolyn Gossage (1969-2002). It also includes a couple of incoming letters from Mary Meigs and Helen Sonthoff and miscellaneous published review articles of Rule's work.

Gossage, Carolyn

Patricia Marchak fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1376
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2000

Fonds consists of textual records which document Dr. Marchak's scholarship and related professional and administrative activities, and includes correspondence, reports, typescripts of speeches and articles, written notes, contracts, journal off-prints, course materials, conference packages, and newspaper and magazine clippings.
The fonds is arranged in the following series: Published Works, Unpublished Works, Books Correspondence and Reviews, Universities, Organizations, & Associations, Political Science and Mahmoodi/Dutton Affairs, Correspondence Course, and Conferences. Some series are further divided into sub-series. Within each series and sub-series, the records have mostly been retained in their original order.

Marchak, Patricia

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