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Department of Philosophy fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1573
  • Fonds
  • 1988-1990

Fonds consists of records documenting a review of the Department of Philosophy in 1988 and the Department’s response to that review, and the development of a five-year plan for the Department (1989-90).

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Philosophy

No Man Is An Island fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1566
  • Fonds
  • 2014

Fonds consists of documentation of the No Man Is An Island project and includes interview transcripts, correspondence, and consent forms of interviewees, in paper form. Also included is a USB stick containing digital transcripts and audio files from the interviews.

No Man Is An Island (research project)

Ann Micou fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1565
  • Fonds
  • 2003 - 2007

The fonds consists of seven incoming letters from Jane Rule to Ann Micou dating from 2003 to 2007. The last letter is dated October 8, 2007, and was written a little over a month before Jane Rule’s death. The fonds also includes four CD’s featuring Jane Rule reading a selection of her short stories including “House,” “A Chair for George,” “Seaweed & Song,” “You Cannot Judge a Pumpkin by the Smile Upon His Face,” “A Migrant’s Christmas,” “If There is No Gate,” “Home Movie,” “Blessed are the Dead,” and “Dulce.” Apparently, the recordings were produced in a small number for distribution to family and friends. The fonds also includes a copy of a videotape entitled Fiction and Other Truths: A Film About Jane Rule (Eds. Lynne Fernie, Aerlyn Weissman).

Micou, Ann

Ellen Jaffe fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1560
  • Fonds
  • 1996 - 2001

Fonds consists mainly of correspondence between Ellen Jaffe and Jane Rule, written between 1996 and 2001. The first series follows a letter Jaffe wrote to Rule in appreciation of the TVO film Fiction and Other Truths about her life and work. The rest of the letters deal with Jaffe asking to use quotes from the film in her book Writing Your Way and her visiting Rule on Galiano Island in 2001 to give her a copy of the book. The folder also includes a copy of Jaffe’s book, with the quotes from Jane Rule bookmarked.

Jaffe, Ellen

George Bulhak fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1557
  • Fonds
  • 1945

Fonds consists of the handwritten manuscript for George Bulhak’s book U.B.C. Panorama, published in 1945. Included are photographs and sketches by Bulhak intended for inclusion in the book and U.B.C. President N.A.M. MacKenzie’s handwritten “Foreword.” The manuscript was written in what was originally a bound ledger – isolated ledger entries can be found on the otherwise blank back pages, indicating that it may have been left as surplus at Burhak’s place of employment when he used it for his manuscript.

Bulhak, George

David Breen fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1556
  • Fonds
  • 1978 - 2002

The fonds consists of records about Dr. Breen’s precedent-setting suit against Hancock House Publishing and Edwin Gould for copyright infringement of his doctoral thesis. These documents include court filings, notes, and rulings related to the lawsuit. The fonds also consist of records and materials related to the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) protests of 1997, including Dr. Breen’s involvement, with both formal and informal documentation and complaints filed with the commission.

Breen, David

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

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

UBC Video Collection / Raymond J. Hall (collector)

  • 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.

UBC Performing Arts Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1541
  • Collection
  • 1928-2011

Collection consists primarily of event flyers, programmes and calendars published to promote various performing arts productions at UBC. Also included are companion guides for some theatre productions. Materials are arranged in three categories: Theatre Productions, Musical Productions, and Performing Arts – General. Within each category the materials are organized by department, organization, or production series.

UBC Film Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1540
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1965

Fonds consists of issues of the Film Society newsletter the “Daily Crimes” (1965-1966), an informational pamphlet about the Society (1968), and programmes published by Cinema 16 (originally a subsidiary of the Society) and the Vancouver Film Society (1965-1966).

UBC Film Society

Sherwood Lett Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1533
  • Collection
  • 1964-1990

Collection consists of the annotated first draft of Roy’s biography of Sherwood Lett, copies of tributes to Lett published after his death in 1964, and correspondence.

Sherill Grace fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1532
  • Fonds
  • ? - 2012

Fonds consists of textual, graphic and audiovisual material from Grace’s academic research on Malcolm Lowry, Sharon Pollock, Tom Thompson, the Canadian North, Canadian art, and Mina Hubbard. Series are based on individual projects, with a separate series for audiovisual materials and a final series for incoming general correspondence. Series are further sub-divided into sub-series.

Grace, Sherrill E.

Seymour Levitan fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1529
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1972

Fonds consists of 14 reel-to-reel audio tape recordings, including 13 recordings of poetry readings and lectures at UBC by various people, the most prominent being Allen Ginsberg, and one recording of German 120 course material by Dr. Marketa Goetz.

Levitan, Seymour

Ronald Hagler fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1523
  • Fonds
  • 1963 - 1971

The fonds consist of textual records related to the workshops and conferences that Hagler attended and publications he was involved in. The fonds also includes photographs that may have been taken at those conferences or included in published texts. The fonds is arranged into three series: Workshops and Conferences, Publications, and Photographs.

Hagler, Ronald

Ronald Baker fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1522
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1990

Fonds consists primarily of correspondence between Ronald Baker and Roy Daniells. There is also some correspondence between Baker and Laurenda Daniells. Also included is a selection of poems and other verses, written by Daniells and collected by Baker. Materials are in two file folders.

Baker, Ronald

Percy Saltzman fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1519
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2003

Fonds consists of material created by Saltzman, primarily in relation to the various productions in broadcasting he was a part of. Material has been arranged in nine series: Early Career series, Mid-Career series, Canada AM and “701” series, General Career and Personal series, ACTRA series, Meteorology material series, Order of Canada series, Audiovisual series, and Photographs series.

Saltzman, Percy

Peggy Thompson Film Research Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1518
  • Collection
  • 1932-1998

The collection is an assemblage of movie memorabilia (predominantly Noir and Western), 20cm x 25cm film-stills, 28 cm x 36 cm lobby cards, and ephemera amassed by Thompson as a part of her research for her books Hard-Boiled and Tall in the Saddle. Additionally, there are Science Fiction stills and posters, Spanish-language lobby cards, 36cm x 91cm insert posters, and miscellaneous stills from other 20th-century cinema.

Neal Harlow fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1515
  • Fonds
  • 1951 - 1984

Fonds consists of 20 cm of textual material, bound and unbound, and five photographs. They are organized by subject and document Harlow’s tenure as UBC’s University Librarian.

Harlow, Neal

Muriel Grant fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1513
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1919

Fonds consists of a scrapbook created by Muriel Grant, with newspaper and magazine clippings and event programmes attached to the pages.

Grant, Muriel

Moses Wolfe Steinberg fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1512
  • Fonds
  • 1928-2004

Fonds includes materials related to Steinberg’s work as at the University of British Columbia, some early work from his own university days, and materials pertaining to his work with the local Jewish community. Includes correspondence, research materials, drafts, manuscripts, and other materials.

Steinberg, Moses Wolfe

Mary J. Morehart fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1509
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2006

Fonds consists of textual material related to the teaching and academic work of Morehart at UBC, as well as personal research and publications. There are also materials from Morehart’s personal life, including artwork, which consists primarily of several canvas boards and other flat materials, and personal correspondence. Materials include handwritten notes, printed documents, publications, photocopies of publications and articles, original artwork, journals, and the contents of several binders. Folder names are primarily taken from original folders. There are eight series: Artwork, Correspondence, Miscellaneous, Personal, Photographs, Research Materials/Articles, Sceattas Research Materials and Writings, and Teaching/Lecture Materials.

Morehart, Mary J.

Manufacturing Consent fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • 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

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

Laurence Meredith fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1501
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1990

The fonds consists of records and ephemera pertaining to John Laurence Russell Meredith and his family from 1863 to 1990. Records and ephemera pertaining to his father’s life are of genealogical interest as they provide insight into who he was. Records pertaining to his sister’s death show the painstaking detail the family took in providing a meaningful burial for her. The UBC ephemera provides a glimpse into Laurence’s social life at UBC. The music and theatre programs show his interest in the arts from a young age. The photographs provide valuable information on who his family was, what Laurence liked to do, and the activities in which he participated. His diary, letters received by him, and a list containing the translation of various words and phrases of the language of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation provide insight into who he was as a person.

Meredith, Laurence

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

Joy Coghill fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1496
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2013

The fonds consists of notes, manuscripts, drafts, awards, degrees, pamphlets, correspondence, notes, note-cards, scripts, programs, posters, forms, degrees, cards, certificates, artifacts, and photographs.

Coghill, Joy

John MacKenzie Norris fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1495
  • Fonds
  • 1925-2005

Fonds consists of the personal papers of John Norris, including family papers, correspondence of both a personal and professional nature, notes of academic articles, lecture and class notes, as well as several photographs of Norris and his family. Fonds has been organized into seven series: Correspondence series; Family series; Political Career series; Hannah Institute series, Research Materials and Publications series; Teaching series; and Photographs series. Materials are arranged in alphabetical order unless otherwise indicated.

Norris, John

John Gordon Spaulding fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1493
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1993

Fonds consists of materials documenting John Gordon Spaulding's academic scholarship and career, in particular his Pulpit Publications project, and includes notes, correspondence, published articles, drafts (both handwritten and typescript), computer codes, computer printouts (bound and unbound), and related records. The fonds is organized in three series: College And University Papers (including the sub-series Pomona/Stockton Numbered Files, Other College Files, Toward Dissertation & Dissertation I, and Lectures and Other Professional Papers), Personal Papers, and Cooke / Pulpit Publications (including the sub-series Correspondence, Provenance Studies, General Notes, Drafts, and Printouts, and Bound Computer Printouts). Where Spaulding's original arrangements were still apparent and considered practical, they have been retained – otherwise the files are arranged in chronological order.

Spaulding, John Gordon

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

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

Ian Slater fonds

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

Fonds consists of material documenting Ian Slater's writing career. It includes 80 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. The fonds also includes a heavily-annotated copy of the second (2003) edition of Slater's Orwell: The Road To Airstrip One.

Slater, Ian

Geoffrey Smedley fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1481
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2017

Fonds consists primarily of the working files and other materials of Geoffrey Smedley, together with some personal records. The materials include notebooks, drawings, written notes, correspondence, photographs, biographical and professional information, exhibition catalogues and other published items, and reference materials, in both hardcopy and digital media. They are organized in the following series: Notebooks, Works, Correspondence, Professional/Biographical, House and Studio, Grants and Awards, Reference and Research, Photographs, and Digital Media.

Smedley, Geoffrey

Florence Ann McNeil fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1480
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2018

The fonds contains correspondence, contracts and royalty information, reviews, research notes, drafts of various manuscripts and productions, and ephemera from speaking engagements. It consists of the following series: “General Correspondence, contractual information, publicity, and etc.,” “Novels,” “Plays,” “Radio Productions,” “Children’s Books,” “Multimedia”, and “Photographs".

McNeil, Florence Ann

Eva-Marie Kröller fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1475
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2021

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 3½" floppy disk containing a digital manuscript of "Bright Circles of Colours." Further digital media included are 1 USB drive and 3 CDs (data). File types include generic files, jpg, pdf, doc and Docx. Combined, there are c. 3 GB of records or c. 3,090 files. Dates include 1980-2021, predominant 2008-2010. Photographs and research materials predominate the digital-born records, including transcribed WWI correspondence and scanned copies of original correspondence. These records are accessible but currently arranged as accessioned.

Kröller, Eva-Marie

Elitha Peterson Productions - “Champions for Change” fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • 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

Douglas H. Bankson fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1471
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2001

Fonds consists predominantly of copies of Douglas Bankson’s plays, scripts and short stories. It also includes photographs from two Bankson plays and of his artwork, as well as different posters and recordings from miscellaneous Bankson productions.

Bankson, Douglas H.

Dianne Longson – UBC Campus Photograph fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1469
  • Fonds
  • 1994 - 2009

The fonds consists of approximately 1,750 35 mm. negatives of photographs taken between 1994 and 2008 by Longson. Over the years, several of her images were used to illustrate Christmas and other greeting cards for various University units. In addition, selective prints from the negatives have been scanned and added to the online photographic database. The fonds also includes printed and electronic samples of the cards created from the Longson images and digital copies of some photos stored on CDs.

Longson, Dianne

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

David Aberle fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1462
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1996; predominant 1940-1993

The fonds consists of material related to David Aberle's research activities, academic work and writing. It includes the notebooks and journals of his fieldwork beginning in 1940-41 and continuing through 1991. These consist primarily of field notes and other notes made during and after those trips. The vast majority of this material relates to Aberle's work with the Navajo in Arizona. The fonds also includes notes, articles, data and codes relating to Aberle's research into kinship and language among the Navajo, Mongols and Athapaskans, and extensive research into Navajo culture and economy. The fonds also includes correspondence on a variety of academic subjects, including Aberle's teaching materials from UBC's Department of Anthropology and Sociology. His work includes several reports written as part of the Navajo-Hopi land dispute. The fonds includes research notes for many of Aberle's essays and articles, as well as chapters and appendixes of his books.

Aberle, David

Classics Club fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1455
  • Fonds
  • 1951, 1967-1984

Fonds consists of items that illustrate some of the Classics Club's activities and includes annual programmes, correspondence, and posters and programmes for productions of Greek plays.

University of British Columbia. Classics Club

Canadians in IFLA History Project fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1450
  • Fonds
  • 2012 - 2013

Fonds consists of transcripts and audio recordings of 13 interviews with Canadian librarians who have been involved with IFLA.

Canadians in IFLA History Project

Cameron MacLeod fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1448
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1985, 2004

This fonds contains records relating to Cameron MacLeod’s schooling, personal life, and work as an artist. The majority of the material spans from his childhood until his death in 1983, but the fonds also contains records relating to posthumous exhibitions of his artwork. Included in the fonds are schoolwork, personal reflections and journals, correspondence with family and friends, photographs, and examples of his artwork.

MacLeod, Cameron

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

At Home in the Universe: The Life and Times of William Shatner fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1442
  • Fonds
  • 1993 - 1999

Fonds consists of audiovisual material created or compiled during production as well as 14 folders of written documentation related to the production of the film. It consists largely of interviews with Shatner, members of his family and associates, portions of previous roles portrayed by Shatner, as well as reminiscences from other prominent actors such as Leonard Nimoy, Kate Mulgrew, Patrick Stewart and Jason Alexander. There is also extensive footage of Shatner at his ranch, hosting his annual charity horseshow, touring his childhood home and McGill University, and his attempts to save the wild horses of Santa Cruz Island.
The content of this fonds is housed on several different video and audio formats: such as Betacam SP(small) and (large), Hi-8, VHS, U-Matic tape (¾ in.), audiocassette tape and DAT audio tape. Much of this audio and video material was used in the production of the final “cut” of the documentary, and content is represented across several of these formats, with audio content found in both audio and video formats.

At Home in the Universe: The Life and Times of William Shatner (Documentary)

Alan R. Sawyer fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1437
  • Fonds
  • 1913-2009, predominant [1950]-1998.

Fonds includes correspondence, notes, publications, maps, drawings, photographs, and presentation aids pertaining to Alan Sawyer’s academic research, writing, curatorial and appraisal work. Includes provenance information and research regarding Sawyer's private collection of art and artefacts including sales records, photographs, inventories, catalogues and correspondence.
Box 63 includes 3 rolls of unprocessed or unused film.

Sawyer, Alan R.

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

Abraham Rogatnick fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1435
  • Fonds
  • 1936-2009

Fonds consists of materials that document the personal and professional activities of Abraham Rogatnick and includes handwritten notes and notebooks on historical and architectural subjects, index cards, typewritten speeches, writings, correspondence, and photographs. There are four series: Notes and Architectural Sketches, Photographs, Notebooks and Binders, and Personal Materials and Writing.

Rogatnick, Abraham

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

  • UBCA-ARC-1427
  • Collection
  • 1983-2002

The collection consists of materials created or acquired by Juta Kitching throughout her membership or role in FUSAC. The collection consists of textual, both typewritten and handwritten, as well as photographs (prints & negatives) and an audio recording. 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.

Paperny Films fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • 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

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