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Working conditions

File contains correspondence, reports, and ephemera produced or received by Local 1's Working Conditions Committee. Topics include fluorescent lighting, the Workers' Compensation Board manual, grievance procedure, and first aid kit maintenance.

Working conditions

File contains material relating to working conditions at UBC. Records include "Second draft of amendments to Industrial Health & Safety Regulations (First Aid Section)" from the Worker's Compensation Board of British Columbia (dated September 25, 1978), documents produced by Local 1's Working Conditions Committee, correspondence regarding working conditions, an inspection report, a report regarding the detrimental effects of fluorescent lighting, and a newspaper clipping regarding stretching exercises for office workers.

File also contains a pamphlet from the UBC Alumni Association's Wesbrook Society (possibly from 1982), and copies of Local 1's grievance form.

Women's Undergraduate Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1184
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1933

Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, reports, budgets, and correspondence documenting the activities of the Women's Undergraduate Society during the 1932/33 school year.

University of British Columbia. Women's Undergraduate Society

Women's Research Centre fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1332
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2000, predominant 1976-1997

The Women's Research Centre fonds consists of eleven series. The records deal with various aspects of women's lives and focus on racial, class, and gendered issues such as pay equity, women in the labour force, sexual harassment, immigration and the gendered effects of cultural transition, isolation, women's health and the Tobacco Industry, wife battering, sexual assault, and the strengths and weaknesses of women's shelters, women and the law, political responses to women's situation, and the development of strategies for changing women's lives. In addition, the Women's Research Centre fonds contains administrative records of the organization. Multiple-media records were created and used by the Women's Research Centre in the course of their research such as textual records, canvass banners, publications, maps, newspapers and newspaper clippings. Records created and used by the Women's Research Centre include the Women's Research Centre and BC Women's Studies Association constitution and mission statement, contracts, grant applications, project proposals, various research guides, surveys, statistics, various outlines, budgets, address lists, handwritten and typed notes, correspondence, facsimiles, discussion papers, extensive interdisciplinary manuscripts and abstracts created by members of the BC Women's Studies Association, extensive questionnaires and interview transcripts, drafts, reports, agendas, memos, briefs, meeting minutes, bulletins, press releases, various financial materials such as bills, receipts, expense claim forms, cheque stubs, invoices, and income and expense sheets, workshop registration and evaluation forms, membership application forms, newspapers, pamphlets, brochures, newsletters, articles, books, log books, bibliographies, purchase orders, literature reviews, and maps.

Women's Research Centre

Women's Athletic Association fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1054
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1933

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, and reports which document the activities of the executive and of various athletic clubs.

University of British Columbia. Women's Athletic Association

Women’s Resource Centre fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1552
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2003

This fonds consists of textual records, photographs, newspaper clippings, a VHS tape, and an audio reel. The materials focus on the history (or “herstory”) of the Women’s Resource Centre, emphasizing their move from the UBC Robson Square, where they originally opened in 1973, to the UBC Point Grey campus in 2002.

University of British Columbia. Women's Resources Centre

Women’s and Gender Studies fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1551
  • Fonds
  • 1989-2012

Fonds consists of administrative records pertaining to the activities of the Women’s Studies Program, the Centre for Research in Women’s Studies and Gender Relations, and research papers put out by the Centre and related bodies. Records include correspondence, minutes, annual reports, publications, course lists, student activities, program advertisements, reviews, bound publications of working papers and conference proceedings.

University of British Columbia. Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice

Wilson Duff fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1397
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1850-1880, 1960-1976

The fonds consists of articles, reports and government publications that were amassed by Duff and are related to land claims, government papers, treaties and matters related to First Nations communities. Included are records on councils, associations and committees, including meeting minutes, documents, educational materials, and media associated materials such as bulletins, First Nations newspapers, newsletters, and brochures of organizations.

Duff, Wilson

William Tansley fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1017
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1933

The fonds consists of handwritten and typed manuscripts of short stories [n.d.], a painting of a seascape (1933), and a scrapbook filled with assorted memorabilia gathered between 1916 and 1933.

Tansley, William

William T. Lane fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1409
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1990

Fonds consists of textual materials and audio-cassette recordings. It is arranged in the following series: Course/Lecture Planning, General Information, Publications, and Cassette Tapes.

Lane, William T.

William Rose fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1010
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1968

Fonds consists of materials documenting the life and career of William Rose, and includes correspondence (1905-1967), diaries (1895-1939), drafts of manuscripts, articles, translations, poetry, lecture notes, published materials (including clippings), offprints, and photographs. Among these are several pieces written under his pseudonym Jan Rozycki. The records are arranged in the following series: Correspondence, Published Works, Reports, Notes, Notebooks, Diaries, Manuscripts, Translations, Reviews, Publications About Rose, Works by Others, Rose Family Records, and Photographs.

Rose, William

William Nicholls fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1361
  • Fonds
  • 1933-2003

The fonds consists of biographical materials, conference proceedings, reports, articles, books, sermons, speeches, talks, committee reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, a photograph and a video tape. The fonds consists of nine series: Biographical; Publications; Speeches, Addresses and Talks; Committees; London School of Economics; Vanier Institute of the Family; Subject Files, Miscellaneous and Video Tape.

Nicholls, William

William Messenger fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1292
  • Fonds
  • 1933-2003

The fonds consists of correspondence, revisions, drafts, notes, theses materials, reviews, photographs and negatives pertaining to Messengers personal life, education, career, research and personal interests and the various publications that he was associated with. The fonds also includes game boards, notes, drafts and original word puzzles. Finally, the fonds contains the Ann Parshall Messenger sous-fonds.

Messenger, William

William McFarland fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1550
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1999

Fonds consists of textual records, and includes correspondence, reports, published materials, and transcripts of addresses by William McFarland, together with copies of obituaries published after his death. The materials document McFarland’s career and his professional views and opinions regarding child and family welfare.

McFarland, William

William Herbert New fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1296
  • Fonds
  • 1904-2018

The fonds consists of records which document William New's publications, lectures, and other activities between 1947 and 2018. Most of the series are based on published works written or edited by New. The remaining records relate to other projects, prizes, awards, papers, conferences, correspondence, or professional interests. Collectively, these records reflect New's various roles as professor, public speaker, editor, author, and poet.

New, William Herbert

William Griffith fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1407
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1995

Fonds consists of a variety of textual research material, including correspondence, reports (published and unpublished), minutes, course outlines, papers and notes relating to information about, and the teaching of, adult education in universities, colleges and correctional institutions in Canada, Australia and the United States.

Griffith, William

William Gibson fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • 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

William E. Fredeman fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1308
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1999

The fonds contain materials that document William Fredeman's professional activities and personal life. It consists of correspondence, reports, copies of articles, course materials, a journal, clippings, microfilms and photocopies of original manuscripts, written notes and other research materials, photographs, videocassettes, a set of index cards, and a metal seal bearing the logo of the Journal of Pre-Raphaelite & Aesthetic Studies. The materials are arranged in the following series: Colbeck Collection, JPRAS (Journal of Pre-Raphaelite & Aesthetic Studies), Emily Faithfull and the Victorian Press, Victorian Poetry, T.J. Wise and UBC Materials, Mosher Books, Correspondence, Subject Files, Miscellaneous, Microfilm, and Audiovisual Materials. The photographs and videocassettes are stored separately.

Fredeman, William E.

William C. Gibson fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1101
  • Fonds
  • 1907-2009

The fonds consist of research material on various medical and historical topics and research for several of Gibson's books and articles, including his books about UBC's first president Frank F. Wesbrook, Ramon y Cajal Sherrington, and his books New Endeavour and Old Endeavour. In addition, the fonds include manuscripts of a number of Gibson articles and speeches and chapters from some of his books, records from Woodward Health Science centre, and documents for the history of the Faculty of medicine and related to Green College UBC and Oxford. Also included are records from the Agricultural Science Fund Committee (1967-1974), School of Rehabilitation Medicine (1953-1961), Master Teaching Awards Committee (1967-1972), minutes from the Council of the Faculty of Medicine (1950-1964), materials relating to Vancouver civic politics (1970-1984), and correspondence with Sir Frederick Dainton (1980-1983), Cecil Green, and Wilder Penfield among many others.

Gibson, William C.

William Bruneau fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1549
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1999

Throughout his education and political careers, the records were generated by William Bruneau and relate both to personal and professional interests.
The fonds is divided into seven series: correspondence, diaries, research, department of education, history of education quarterly, papers and publications, certificates. The research series is sub-divided into four sub-series. Materials include notes, correspondence, memoranda, papers, diaries, certificates and publications.

Bruneau, William

William A. McDill fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1422
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1975

The fonds consists of course notes, exams, assignments, lab reports and essays generated by William McDill during his studies at UBC and the Royal Military College of Science in England; textbooks; and material from his professional life. The fonds has been arranged into three series: Biographical Information, Coursework, and Published Materials.

McDill, W.A.

Wilhelm J. Maier fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1113
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1976

Fonds consists of textual materials which document Wilhelm Maier's professional activities and interests, along with some related to his activites after his retirement. It includes technical manuals, journals and other publications, correspondence, technical diagrams, patent drawings, home workshop information, and correspondence school materials. Much of the material is written in German.

Maier, Wilhelm J.

Wilfrid Sadler fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1135
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1938

The fonds consists of correspondence, lecture notes, reference clippings, student notebooks, programs, newsletters, certificates, musical scores, receipts, pamphlets, and books produced and received by Wilfrid Sadler during his student days at Macdonald College and his professional activities as a professor in the Department of Dairying from 1918. The Department of Dairying was part of the Faculty of Agriculture from 1916 to 1955.

Sadler, Wilfrid

Wilbert MacDonald fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1160
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1978

The fonds consists of manuscript material, including text and sketches, for an unpublished work by MacDonald entitled Trees of Canada. In addition, the fonds includes 222 sketches of non-Canadian trees as well as two sketchbooks containing pressed leaves.

MacDonald, Wilbert

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.

W.H. Mathews fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1404
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1995

The fonds consists of correspondence from 1942-1995; personal papers from 1935-1941; lecture/administrative material from 1950-[196-?]; soil and rock research from 1943-1994; earthquake research from 19[76]-1990; volcano research from 1947-1993; glacial research from 1932-1993; coal research from 1977-1980; uranium research from 1977-1980; BC Power Commission from 1957-1967; and photographs from 1912-1977.

Mathews, William H.

Western Universities Battalion "D" Company collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1186
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1972, predominant 1916-1918

The collection consists of pamphlets, correspondence, addresses, menus, publications, diagrams, maps, and photographs assembled by members of the Western Universities Battalion, "D" Company.

Western Canada Art Circuit Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1072
  • Collection
  • 1950, 1957-1970

The collection consists of miscellaneous records of the Western Canada Art Circuit generated between 1950 and 1970. It includes correspondence, reports, minutes of annual meetings, financial statements, and published materials (in particular exhibit catalogues).

Westcoast Women’s Network fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1453
  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 1990

Fonds consists of textual records documenting the origins and early history of the Vancouver/Westcoast Women’s Network and includes the organization’s constitution, copies of its newsletter (1981-90), membership directories, brochures and other promotional material, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and meeting agendas and minutes.

Westcoast Women’s Network

Werner Cohn fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1285
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1993

The fonds consists of two series: the Roma Research series and a Publications series composed of copies of Cohn's publications. The first series includes material generated or collected by Cohn in the course of researching Roma. It includes audiotaped interviews of Rom with notebooks containing descriptions and analysis of the conversations; a computer-generated inventory of kinship ties among hundreds of North American Roma; a transcript of a New York trial (1962) of a Roma fortune teller; miscellaneous printed and published materials on Roma, collected by Cohn; and materials from a correspondence course for learning Romani (1969/70). The research series also contains photographs (1968-74) of Roma taken by Cohn throughout North America and Europe. The Publications series includes copies of Cohn articles (1959-1993) and a bibliography of his works (1950-1993).

Cohn, Werner

Watson Thomson Research Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1421
  • Collection
  • 1981-1982

The collection consists of a series of interviews carried out by Michael Welton with various friends and colleagues of Watson Thomson as part of his dissertation research for To Be and Build the Glorious World: The Educational Thought and Practice of Watson Thomson, 1899-1946 (1983).

Watson Thomson fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1131
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1969

The fonds consists of correspondence (1937-1968), manuscripts and drafts for books and articles, copies of radio talks (1937-1955), speeches (1943-1957), printed material, clippings and two scrapbooks (1937-1965).

Thomson, Watson

Warren family fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1176
  • Fonds
  • 1777-1998

The fonds consists of family papers, genealogical material, manuscripts and correspondence documenting the history of the Warren family in England. Some of the family members represented in the fonds are Reverend Dawson Warren, Falkland G.E. Warren, and Charlotte Jackson. The fonds also includes biographical information about Harry Warren and copies of his publications to 1978.

Warren (family)

Walter Sage fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1036
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1980, predominant 1976-1980

The fonds contains fourteen series: Organizational Affiliations (1921to1963), Articles and Reviews (1921to 1956), Correspondence (1876 to1980), Personal Material (1904 to1960), Addresses and Writings (1914 to 1959), Subject Files (1936 to1956), Printed Material (1855 to1965), UBC (1931 to 1952), Sage Family (1915 to 1971), Research Files (19‐‐), Miscellaneous Material (19‐‐), Publications Collected by Sage (19‐‐), Printed Materials Collected by Sage (19‐‐), and Photographs (1913? to 1964) series.

Sage, Walter Noble

Walter Leek fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1548
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1941

The fonds consists of one series of architectural drawings of UBC buildings drawn between 1914 and 1941. There are 70 architectural plans in 20 sets that are arranged by the building title in alphabetical order, followed by plans for manholes, steam lines and block plans of the campus. Architectural drawings consist of the mechanical, vacuum and heating systems of individual UBC buildings and block drawings of the campus. The majority of prints are wash-off prints, printed on drafting linen, but a few are on transparent architectural paper.

Leek, Walter, Sr.

Walter Harrington fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1351
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1980

Fonds consists of records documenting Walter Harrington's administrative and committee activities at the University, and includes correspondence, minutes, and reports. The records are arranged in three series: Safety, Security, and Fire Prevention Committee series, Library series, and CACUL Committee on Academic Status for Librarians series.

Harrington, Walter

Walter Hardwick fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1301
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1998

The fonds primarily consists of textual records, including correspondence, reports, minutes, and published materials which together document Walter Hardwick's political and academic careers. They are arranged in series and sub-series based largely on his areas of activity and interest. The series are Urban Planning, Urban Planning Publications, Vancouver City Council, Open Learning Agency / Knowledge Network, Ministry of Education, Vancouver Urban Futures Project, Sumas Waste Processing Plant Environmental Review, Personal Papers, Essays, Reports and Reprints, and Subject Files. Photographs of architects' models for False Creek and Granville Island are also included. The fonds also includes videotapes consisting mainly of interview footage.

Hardwick, Walter

Walter H. Gage fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1075
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1979

Fonds consists of correspondence, biographical material, published papers, notes, financial materials, clippings, photographs, ceremonial documents, and notebooks pertaining to Gage's personal and professional activities.

Walter D. Young fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1128
  • Fonds
  • 1919, 1937-1983

Fonds consists of materials that document Walter Young's personal life, academic career, and political interests. It includes correspondence, minutes and agendas, reports, lecture notes and other course materials, financial statements, manuscripts, index cards, audio recordings, and publications (including books, newspapers, magazines, journals, pamphlets, and clippings). They are arranged in two series, Personal Papers and Research. Their original order has largely been maintained.

Young, Walter D.

W. Peter Ward fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1547
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2012

Fonds consists of personal and professional materials of Ward’s related to his career. The fonds is divided into four series: Project series (1980-2011); Publications and Conferences (1966-2012); Teaching Materials and Lecture Notes (1992-2011), and Correspondence series (1978-2001).

Ward, W. Peter

W. Orson Banfield fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1546
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1922

Fonds consists of one file folder of materials collected or acquired by W. Orson Banfield during his time at UBC, including event programmes, correspondence, and a matriculation certificate; and six photographs documenting the 1922 Great Trek.

Banfield, W. Orson

Vivaxis Energies Research International Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1311
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1997

The fonds consists of a copy of the society's constitution (1976), newsletters (1970-1997), correspondence (1973-1985), publications (1969-1984), and audio and video tapes and films (1975-1983).

Vivaxis Energies Research International Society

Vernon C. Brink fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1098
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1994

Fonds consists of records which reflect Brink's participation on the Environmental Assessment Panel (1973-1983) and The Nature Trust (1984-1987). The papers include material arranged in the following series: correspondence, teaching and research. The papers also include reference booklets and pamphlets. Each series is arranged in chronological order. The records primarily contain one large correspondence series from 1953 to 1975, with bulk dates of 1961 to 1971. The correspondence contains Brink's faculty papers intermingled with the Division of Plant Science's central office files.

Brink, Vernon C.

Verna J. Kirkness fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1545
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2009

The Kirkness fonds consists of speech and presentation texts and notes and copies of published articles and a report.

Kirkness, Verna Jane

Varsity Outdoor Club fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1182
  • Fonds
  • 1924-2007

The fonds consists of logbooks, trip register, meeting minutes, and photograph albums. The logbooks and trip registers chronicle the general activities of the Varsity Outdoor Club and the activities at their various cabin locations, with comments by many who use the facilities. The files on meeting minutes contain minutes and sometimes copies of the VOCene, the club's newsletter, or advertisement and informational material related to the organization's activities. The photograph albums include black and white and coloured prints from several decades of the club's existence.

University of British Columbia. Varsity Outdoor Club

Vancouver Law Students’ Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1544
  • Fonds
  • 1907 - 1911

The fonds consists of a 2-page typescript constitution (ca. 1907) and a minute book containing handwritten Society minutes (1907-1911).

Vancouver Law Students’ Society

Vancouver Institute fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1114
  • Fonds
  • 1916-2015

The fonds consists of constitutions, minutes, correspondence, financial records, programs, scrapbooks, speeches, membership lists, clippings, and assorted other material relating to the administration of the organization. In addition, the fonds includes recording of lectures delivered to the Vancouver Institute. It is arranged in the following series: history, constitution, minutes, correspondence, financial records, programs, membership records, newspaper clippings, series papers, and lectures.

Vancouver Institute

Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1793
  • Fonds
  • 1943 - 1974

Contains the operational records of the Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Services from 1943 to 1974. Records include annual and monthly financial summaries, meeting minutes, manager's reports, insurance agreements, and correspondence.

Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service

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