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Simonides 521: signed broadside

Broadside was illustrated by Charles, with a translation of a piece by the Greek lyric poet Simonides done by Danielle S. Allen. The broadside was printed by Susan M. Allen at the Oldtown Press in Los Angeles. On the bottom of the broadside is printed "Joint Meeting, Zamorano & Roxburghe Clubs, October 2008."

Elizabeth Raum

Series consists of compositions by composer Elizabeth Raum. Contents include: handwritten notes, sketches, handwritten and typewritten scores with handwritten notations and edits, and descriptions of the compositions by Raum. Pieces included in the series are: The Man Watching; Olmutz Concerto; Legend of Heimdall; River Rhapsodie; Victims of Eagles; First and Gracious Sight; and Carol in Three-Three Time.

Canadian Women Composers collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1817
  • Collection
  • 1997 - 2024

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, Chiyoko Szlavnics, and Elizabeth Raum. 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.

Publications and Finished Works

Series contains extensive published and finished works authored by Susan McCaslin from 1960 to 2023. The series contains a number of published works authored solely by McCaslin including poetry volumes, chapbooks, zines, small press works such as Letters to William Blake, and other chapbooks written for students and relatives. Also included in the series are works by McCaslin published or featured in edited works, chapbooks, independently published, small press companies, University department annuals and reviews, magazines, writer’s guilds, writing contest anthologies, literary collections, arts publications, church and community newsletters, religious associations publications and communications, among others. The writings in these published works include poetry, non-fiction chapters, creative non-fiction, essays, articles, reviews, memoirs, and opinion pieces, religious and political subject matter. Some of the publications contained in the series include, Andante Literary Magazine, Bellowing Ark: A Literary Tabloid, BC BookWorld, Crux: A Quarterly Journal of Christian Thought, Dialogue Magazine, The Eclectic Muse, Hammered Out, Island Catholic News, Lapis Lazuli, The New Orphic Review, Room of One’s Own, Sage-ing: The Journal of Creative Aging, Zygote editorial, to name a few. Within these publications, McCaslin may have contributed one or various works depending on her involvement, association or the editor compiling the contents. Both reviews of McCaslin’s work and reviews written by McCaslin of other author’s writing appear in the series. Susan McCaslin subscribed to numerous of the serial publications within the series, or received copies of the works as remuneration for her contribution.

Charles Hou collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1854
  • Collection
  • 1640-2023

The collection consists primarily of copies, and a small number of photographs, of cartoons commenting on legal, political, social and other matters impacting the relationship between Indigenous people and the settler state of Canada. The collection also includes some other graphical depictions of Indigenous people in settler Canadian media, such as product advertisements, tourism marketing, and depictions of Indigenous people in historical artworks and photographs.

The images were collated from a large number of publications; these are primarily Canadian publications, as well as some American, British, and Indigenous-authored publications. A list of Indigenous sources consulted by the collector is available for researcher reference.

Hou, Charles

Publications and library material

Series consists of newsletters and other published material by the Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia (ICC of BC) for purposes of reference and dissemination as well as materials related to the Club’s library holdings. Records include newsletters, brochures, analogue and digital copies of the library catalogue, newsletter formatting materials, and one manuscript.

Greenboathouse Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1707
  • Fonds
  • 1998 - 2023

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

Greenboathouse Press

Publications and associated materials

Series arises from the production of books, broadsides and associated materials, and reflects the substantive functions of the Press.

Series consists of published material, mock-ups, dummies, proofs, artwork, photographs, broadsheets, colophons, correspondence, polymer plates, catalogues, reviews and commentary on manuscripts.


Series arises from the internal business activities of the press, such as the development of series, interactions with subscribers, press engagement and other activities.

Series contains notebooks, Greenboathouse Reading Series promotional material, autographs, sales, articles, finances, photographs, catalogues, correspondence, rejected manuscripts, reviews and mentions.

Correspondence series

The series consists of correspondence generated by New in his position as professor of English at UBC and as Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The correspondence relates to various subjects, including New's involvement in various professional organizations, requests for references, publishing firms, and correspondence with other academics that New met while attending conferences. Includes general correspondence files, and correspondence files are arranged topically by New with mixed subject file material.

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1432
  • Fonds
  • 1995-2023, predominant 1996-2003

The records consist of correspondence, architectural plans, research grant proposals, research reviews, CVs, and videotapes of colloquia and other PWIAS events, and numerous other records relating to the mission and programs of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

Susan McCaslin fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1847
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2023

The fonds reflects Susan McCaslin’s professional career as a writer, poet and teacher as well as her personal interests and involvement in societies, community initiatives, and organizations between 1960 and 2023. Records in the fonds relate to McCaslin’s literary work and publications in various independent volumes, edited works, chapbooks, anthologies, non-fiction monographs, magazines, small press publications, newspapers, University annuals, and religious and arts quarterlies among others. Publicity materials relating to her literary work, tours, reviews, presentations, performances and instructional sessions developed by McCaslin are included in the fonds. The fonds also includes materials created and received through McCaslin’s personal collaborations with fellow artists and authors, community work relating to the environment and her involvement with religious communities and other subject areas. Record types consist of written and email correspondence, chapbooks, zines, published works, magazines, newspaper clippings, promotional and reference materials, drafts, planning documents, reviews and feedback, awards, pamphlets, catalogues, newsletters, communications, posters, bus panels, photographs and other material. The fonds is divided into three series: Publications and Finished Works, Professional, Personal and Administrative Records, and Literary Promotion and Publicity.

McCaslin, Susan

Personal, Professional and Administrative Records

Series documents McCaslin’s various personal, professional, and administrative activities spanning from 1970 to 2023. Awards, achievements and other accolades received by McCaslin from publishers, associations, societies, writing or poetry contests, are included in the series with correspondence and other related information. Materials related to McCaslin’s academic work during the preparation of her Ph.D. thesis at UBC are included in a file. The series contains substantial correspondence between McCaslin and various poets, authors, professors, writers, students, colleagues and visual artists both Canadian and International. McCaslin collaborated with various musicians and visual artists in several literary activities and presentations, correspondence, publicity and background materials are included in these files. Subject files within the series contain background research, drafts and preparation documents for various essays and non-fiction pieces prepared by McCaslin. Including ecopoetics, spirituality and poetry, Thomas Merton and Mary Olga Park. An index of literary influences is provided by McCaslin (RBSC-ARC-1847-09-22), additional files relating to specific literary associates contain correspondence, biographical information, reference material and notes. Some of these associates include Robin Blaser, E.D. Blodgett, Kuldip Gill, Grace Jantzen and Peter Russell.

Series contains transcripts, correspondence and reference material related to radio, magazine or newspaper interviews with McCaslin. The series also includes materials related to numerous poetry readings and events McCaslin engaged in between 1979-2023. Draft speeches, copies of poems, invitations, correspondence and promotional material related to these events appear in the files. As well as reference material and copies of poems consulted by McCaslin during her poetry memorization practice. McCaslin participated in Poetry in Transit, a project featuring poetry and artistic expression within BC Transit vehicles and spaces; catalogues and copies of the printed bus panels appear in the series. Both reviews about McCaslin’s work and reviews written by McCaslin for others appear in the series, as well as various letters of reference in support of McCaslin’s application for awards or other initiatives. Significant records relate to the preparation of talks, presentations, hosted and organized by McCaslin. The titles of a few talks are: Mothers, Mystics, Monsters (2002), Mental Illness and Poetry (2006), Ecopoetics and Contemplation (2017) and The Forgotten Feminine (2005). The series also includes materials related to workshops developed by McCaslin focusing on Leonard Cohen (2009), her memoir Into the Mystic (2009-10), and Ekphrastic Poetry (2019). Drafts and versions of unpublished works are included in the series. The series also includes significant material from the Han Shan Poetry Initiative led by McCaslin and her husband. Han Shan records include newspaper clippings, correspondence, attendance sheets, articles, planning, maps, events, poetry, artistic works, photographs and other related materials which were originally organized into two binders. Within several files, McCaslin has provided a brief explanation of the materials contained within, this may include contextual information about her relationship with an individual, organization or additional background information.

Icelandic Archives of British Columbia fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1756
  • Fonds
  • 1888-2023

The IABC fonds reflects the community collecting practices that the IABC undertook to preserve the history of Icelanders in British Columbia. Fonds is arranged in eight subfonds that reflect the various community organizations from which the archives originally collected.

Fonds documents the IABC’s commitment to preserving the lived experiences of its Icelandic community and is arranged into seven series that correspond to the IABC’s activities: administration and operation; providing educational programs and collecting biographies as well as written and oral histories; collecting Icelandic music; compiling a collection of Icelandic newspapers and publications; holding exhibits and events; acquiring photographic collections; and lastly acquiring collections of textual records, ephemera, and artifacts from its community.

Fonds also contains eight other subfonds of textual, photographic, audiovisual, and ephemeral material of Vancouver-based Icelandic Societies including the Sólskin Society, the Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia (ICC of BC), the Icelandic National League of North America (INL of NA), Icelandic Care Home Höfn Society, the Scandinavian Cultural Society (SCS), Ströndin Internet Radio, the Danish Archives, and the Icelandic Lutheran Church.

Icelandic Archives of British Columbia

Larry Wong fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1848
  • Fonds
  • [190-?] - [before 2023], predominantly from 1960 - [before 2023]

The fonds consists primarily of records relating to two specific areas of Larry Wong’s life – his writing and his interest in Chinese-Canadian History. Wong’s writings date as far back as his university days through to the publication of his book Dim Sum Stories: A Chinatown Childhood in 2011. Records reflect Wong’s time as the Director of the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society and as a tour guide through Vancouver’s Chinatown. The fonds also includes personal documents and ephemera, including information relating to the immigration of both of his parents from China.

The fonds is divided into three series: Writings, Chinese-Canadian History and Personal documents and ephemera. Records consist of short stories, university writing assignments, newspaper articles, book proposals, screenplays, biographies, published works, grant applications, newspaper clippings, stamps, magazine articles, Cantonese language course materials, photographs, negatives, slides, photograph albums, scrapbooks, CDs, DVDs, a beret, pins, correspondence, report cards, certificates, magazine articles, journals, diaries, newspaper clippings, a chapbook, postcards, telegrams, cufflinks, a clothing pattern, a shadow box, and a medal.

Wong, Larry

Personal documents and ephemera

  • Series
  • [19-?] - [before 2023], predominantly 1960 - [before 2023]
  • Part of Larry Wong fonds

Series consists primarily of correspondence with and photographs of family and friends. Records also include school and sporting records from Wong’s childhood; journals; research on Wong’s family tree, including copies of immigration records for his parents; and business and personal records of Wong’s father Wong Mow. Records also include materials sent to Wong by other creatives, such as his childhood friend author Wayson Choy, author Julie Lawson, artist Raymond Chow and filmmaker Wesley Lowe.

Records included correspondence, report cards, certificates, magazine articles, journals, diaries, newspaper clippings, a chapbook, books, postcards, telegrams, photographs, pins, cufflinks, CDs, a clothing pattern, a shadow box, and a medal.

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