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Health and Safety Committee (1 of 5)

File contains records of UBC President's Advisory Committee on Safety, Security and Fire Prevention, dated September 6, 1974 to December 1984, predominant 1982 to 1984. Records include correspondence, meeting minutes, and monthly "UBC Accident and Industrial Disease Report". File also contains studies on Video Display Terminals (VDTs) and related materials.

Two postcards

File contains one postcard addressed to Coupland from "A" sent from Jamaica describing a trip to the country, and one postcard addressed to Coupland from Sentinel Secondary School announcing the 30th Year Reunion Homecoming Weekend in 1992.

Fashion design projects

Series relates to Coupland’s venture into clothing design in collaboration with Roots Canada Ltd. Under the tagline “Canada Goes Electric,” Coupland designed a limited-edition clothing line as well as various leather goods which were released in stores and online in 2010. This project marked the first time that Roots partnered with an outside designer in this way.

Series includes textual records relating to the design and research of the clothing items. Also included in the series are finished production garments and leather goods, as well as items not approved for production; strikeoffs; fabric and leather samples; and finishing material such as patches, zippers, labels, and fasteners.

Visual art projects

Series consists of visual art objects (collages, sculptures etc.), preparatory notes and sketches, photographs of visual art objects, and publicity related to Coupland’s art installations. Documents, photographs and objects related to the visual art projects spanning Coupland's career from 1983 to 2012.

Some of the projects covered in this series include:

Collages (1997 – 2009)
The Canada Pcictures (2000)
Canada House (2003)
Paper Nests (2004)
Canoe Landing Park (2009)
War of 1812 Monument (2008)
Digital Orca (2010)
Douglas Coupland's In Dialogue with Emily Carr (2010)
Group of Seven paintings series (2010)
Canadian Firefighters Memorial (2012)

Terry Fox sock

This item is a 2.5 m long fabric banner containing a printed image of Terry Fox's sock. The image is among those displayed around the Terry Fox Miracle Mile running track at Canoe Landing Park in Toronto, ON.

Coupland and McCarthy event invitation in Toronto

Contains a print-out of an event invitation hosted by Knopf Canada: "A conversation between Tom McCarthy and Doug Coupland about books, art and the meaning of it all", held October 30th, 2010 at the Rooster Cafe in Toronto.

Digital Orca maquette

This file contains a maquette version of the Digital Orca sculpture created by Coupland. Of particular interest is the variance in the base, as it was altered in the final creation because of engineering logistics and the difference in colour of the maquette.

Draft program of New Cities Summit Paris 2012

File contains a copy of the Draft Program for the New Cities Summit Paris 2012, Held May 14-16 2012 in Paris, France. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson spoke at the opening plenary on May 14th, where he intended to unveil the V-Pole, designed by Coupland.

Paper Nests

In 2004, Coupland produced a series of paper nests, inspired by those that wasps create. To make these nests, Coupland hand-chewed pages from two of his novels. The series contains samples of this paper in various stages of being pulped.

Colour markup proofs for The Canadian Pictures

This file contains photographic prints of The Canada Pictures. Names of the pictures can be seen on some of the prints along the border, though some have been torn.

File OS-06A holds the following photographs:
BC-2121-1497 : Image 9, Flour
BC-2121-1498 : Image 10, Potatoes
BC-2121-1499 : Image 7, Hockey
BC-2121-1500 : [title not visible]
BC-2121-1501 : Image 5, Chairs

File OS-06B holds the following photographs:
BC-2121-1502 : [title not visible]
BC-2121-1503 : Image 3, Coyote
BC-2121-1504 : [title not visible]
BC-2121-1505 : [image number not visible], CN Tower
BC-2121-1506 : Image 1, Bacon

The Armory Show 2012 promotional materials

Coupland presented a painting (“Permanent Press Landscape”, 2012, Acrylic on Canvas) at the 2012 Armory Show in Manhattan, New York, (March 8-11, 2012) at the Art Dealers Association of Canada's booth (Pier 94, booth 829). This file contains an Armory Show Map & Show Guide, an Armory Arts Week Calendar, and a booklet on Coupland's exhibition at the ADAC booth.

Group of Seven painting series stencils

This file contains stencils used in the creation of Coupland's Group of Seven paintings series.

Box 172 holds an item labeled "Harris Iceberg Top and Bottom"

Box 173 holds items labeled "Harris Top/Bottom", "Thompson Jack Pine Bottom" and "Thompson Jack Pine Top"

Box 174 holds two unlabeled items

Box 191 holds items labeled "Emily Carr left", "Frank Johnston Top" and "Frank Johnston Bottom"

Box 192 holds items labeled "Thompson Sunset #1 Top", "Thompson Sunset #1 Bottom" , "Carmichael Top" and "Carmichael Bottom"

Box 193 holds an item labeled "Harris Island"

Box 194 holds items labeled "Harris Top", "Harris Bottom" and one unlabeled item

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