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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

Fuller family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1206
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1985

The fonds consists of correspondence, subject files and photograph albums pertaining to the Fullers' professional careers, labour activities and personal lives. The fonds also contains materials which reflect the activities of the Labour History Provincial Specialist Association of the BCTF and the Sechelt Indian Curriculum Project and a film, "For Twenty Cents a Day".

Fuller (family)

Irene Howard fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1257
  • Fonds
  • 1892 - 2011, predominate 1967 - 2008

The Irene Howard fonds consists of general correspondence and materials related to Howard's personal interests and associations, and materials relating to her work as researcher, literary agent and writer. The fonds is divided into eight series: Association involvement and general interest; Interview recordings; Photographs and maps; "Monday Morning" magazine issues; Literary activities; NDP campaigns materials; Materials related to Ronald Liversedge; and Gold dust on his shirt publication records. The Gold dust series is further subdivided into Publication records and Research records.

The fonds includes research notes, notebooks, file cards, photocopied materials from various sources, correspondence (with publishers, research subjects, colleagues, librarians and archivists), drafts of Howard's books and essays, biographical materials, newsletters, magazines, newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, brochures, photographs and cassette tapes.

Howard, Irene

Claire Culhane fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1151
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1996

The fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, printed material, and documents related to Culhane's social justice activities, particularly concerning prisoner's rights and prison reform.

Culhane, Claire

Craft family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1145
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1925

The fonds consists of legal documents pertaining to land settlement, business records and personal papers.

Craft (family)

Alice Ravenhill fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1457
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1954

The fonds consists of biographical material about Ravenhill, incoming and outgoing correspondence (1939-1951), a draft of "Glimpses of a Long Life" (1951) and two proofs of "Memoirs of an Educational Pioneer" (1951). The fonds also includes printed material (pertaining to health, welfare and education), memos, clippings, memorabilia and nineteen photographs used primarily as illustrations for "Memoirs...".

Ravenhill, Alice

Andrew family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1008
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1980

The fonds consists of 33 original letters free Ethel Wilson to Margaret Andrew, undated, ca 1950 - 1970, 2 original letters from Ethel Wilson to [Margaret Ae_lrew] n .d . and 3 original letters from Ethel Wilson to Geoffrey Andrew, n.d. Also included is one photocopied letter from Ethel Wilson to Mary [McAlpine Dobbs], and an obituary for Lilias Torrance Newton.

Andrew (family)

Anne Marriott fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1354
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1988

The fonds consists of business and personal correspondence, manuscripts of poems, short stories, essays, and radio plays. The fonds also includes scrapbooks, printed material, and some financial records.

Marriott, Anne, 1913-1997

Charlton family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1119
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1962

The fonds consists of papers of the Charlton family principally generated by Ormand Lee Charlton and his son Darwin, who in turn functioned as custodian of the records. The records themselves generally relate to the early CCF movement in British Columbia, and other socialist and labour movements across Canada. Papers include information about the Canadian Cooperative Society (Ruskin Mills) and the Industrial Union (Ruskin) in the 1890s. The fonds also includes several copies of the CCF news, the party newspaper, as well as scrapbooks, clippings, drafts of speeches and addresses, correspondence and photographs relate to the family's involvement in socialist politics. The fonds also includes a collection of CCF poems written by Charlton's wife Annie, and essays written by famed socialist thinker Mildred Macleod.

Charlton (family)

British Columbia Federation of Women fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1057
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1980

The fonds consists primarily of printed material relating to the Federation's decision to become a non-profit organization. Included are guidelines for society incorporation, surveys given to Federation members to ascertain their opinions about becoming a non-profit organization and literature on non-profit societies. Further material transferred in 2014 from the City of Vancouver Archives consists of surveys sent to various women's organizations asking their views on feminism, in preparation for the "Day of Feminism."

British Columbia Federation of Women

British Columbia Home Economics Association fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1060
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1972, 1975-1992

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, and printed material relating to the activities of the British Columbia Home Economics Association and its predecessor, the Vancouver and District Home Economics Association (1958-1972).

British Columbia Home Economics Association

Dorothy Gretchen Steeves fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1531
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1970

The fonds consists of records chronicling the growth of socialism in Canada and the formation and history of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and the New Democratic Party, as well as with various aspects of the issues of human rights and of peace and disarmament. There is also autobiographical material and records pertaining to Unitarianism.

Steeves, Dorothy Gretchen, b. 1891

Elisabeth Margaret Hopkins fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1254
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1990

The fonds consists of a subject file series of Hopkins' personal and working papers; a chronological series of articles by and about Hopkins as well as publications; sketchbooks; drawings; photographs and slides of her family, friends, and artwork; and, cassette tapes of interviews with Elisabeth Hopkins.

Hopkins, Elisabeth Margaret

Gilean Douglas Fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1168
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1880 - 1993

The fonds consists of the personal records of Gilean Douglas which were produced and received during her personal and literary activities . It includes manuscripts of poems, articles, short fiction and books ; material generated and collected by Douglas during her involvement with various organizations ; notes and drafts of various writings ; research materials ; an extensive professional, fan and personal correspondence; financial records ; legal records ; lists and inventories ; records of publication ; clippings. There are journals and engagement books dating from 1911, notebooks and address books, and scrapbooks containing clippings of Douglas' published articles and poems . There are also scrapbooks and correspondence generated by her parents dating back to the 1880s. There is a notable gap in records dating from 1929 to 1932.

Photographic records date from the 1890s to the I990sand include prints, framed portraits, slides, negatives and film strips. A large assortment of photos documents her family and childhood. Douglas started taking photographs as a child. By her early twenties she was an accomplished photographer, using her own pictures to illustrate her writings. Photographs taken by her during the 1920s through the early 1940s are for the most part found in the albums. Pictures taken in the 1950s and 1960s fall into 3 main categories : black & white photos of the B .C. coast taken during her trips on the boats of the Columbia Coast Mission, color and black & white photos of communities in B .C. and eastern Canada taken during her trips for the W.I ., and pictures of Channel Rock . Unfortunately the slides and pictures taken on WI trips are unlabelled and for the most part can only be identified as to general location and date. During the 1970s and 1980s the photographs are almost exclusively of Channel Rock. A representative sample of these is included in this series ; others may be found at the Cortes Museum and Archives.

Aside from Douglas' own photographs, there are several interesting groups of other people's pictures in this collection: an album with pictures of overseas service during World War I, a group of labelled photographs of Baffin Island, Pangirtung, etc. taken in 1926/27 by an RCMP officer, and photographs from a trip around the world on a freighter in 1919.

The records offer insight into Douglas' personal history and literary development . They document, in words and pictures, an unusual and interesting life which began at the turn of the twentieth century.

Douglas, Gilean

Olive Allen Biller collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1033
  • Collection
  • 1890 – [ca. 1950]

Collection reflects Allen’s early life in England, including artistic pursuits and hobbies such as photography, poetry and writing, as well as her later artistic works from her time in Canada. The records also document her day-to-day and family life, in both England and Canada. Textual records include journals and clippings, and graphic material includes drawings, paintings, and photographs. The collection is divided into two series: Journals and Artwork.

Biller, Olive Allen

Marion and Allen Wootton fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1699
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1974, predominant 1904-1920

Fonds consists of a scrapbook related primarily to Wooton's work as a Vancouver Parks Board superintendent, but also containing several personal documents such as photographs, cards and Wooton's Free Mason certificates. Parks board related material in the scrapbook includes newspaper clippings, photographs of Vancouver parks, beaches, pools and other facilities, correspondence and manuscript notes. The scrapbook appears to have been maintained by Wootton's wife, Marion Wootton, as it contains a number of letters of condolence to her after Mr. Wootton's death. Fonds also contains a separate photograph, of the Vancouver Parks Board Commissioners 50th anniversary lunch, October 29 1939.

Wootton, Allen Shakespeare

Hubert Evans fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1182
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1984

The fonds consists of manuscripts and published forms of Evans' articles, short stories, radio plays, poems and novels. The fonds also contains many of Evans' diaries, journals, notebooks and sketchbooks which provide valuable insights into the author's personality. His extensive business and personal correspondence includes letters to and from Margaret Laurence, Silver Donald Cameron and Grace MacInnis, as well as many readers and publishing houses. The fonds also includes audio and video recordings of interviews, poetry, stories and novels used by Hubert Evans when his eyesight began to fail. Finally, the fonds contains the papers of Evans' wife Ann (Anna) Winter Evans, which consists of stories and articles.

Evans, Hubert Reginald

Isabella (Cox) Starr fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1527
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1929]

Fonds consists of two scrapbooks created by a Vancouverite about American movie stars of the silent movie era and photographs of those stars including Ramon Novarro, Richard Dix, Lillian Gish, Gloria Swanson, and Isabell Starr.

Starr, Isabella

Dean of Women fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1202
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1972

The fonds includes correspondence, minutes, reports, published materials, and photographs. It spans the period between 1957 and 1972, falling within the tenure of Dean Helen McCrae. The material is arranged in the following series: Committee Records, Dean's Records, Women's Residence Records, Handbook Staff and Programmes, Associated Organizations and Social Activities.

University of British Columbia. Dean of Women

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

Margaret Sage fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1290
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1946

The fonds consists of one album of photographs taken by Sage between September 1945 and August 1946 at a relocation camp near Tashme, B.C. where she was a social worker. The photographs include general views of the scenery, individuals and groups and some smaller buildings. In addition to the camp shots, there are also pictures of Japanese Canadians preparing for relocation. The album also includes a newspaper clipping, post card and a typescript article about the Tashme Camp. The fonds also includes a small body of correspondence written by Margaret Sage to her parents Walter and Nelda Sage and to her brother Donald (1945/46).

Sage, Margaret

Alison Rice fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1425
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2002

The fonds consists of lectures, papers, proposals, reports, correspondence, clippings, published materials, photographs and one audiotape relating to Rice's research and publishing activities, her work with various professional associations, and advocacy for the professional regulation of midwifery in B.C. The fonds also contains correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes and other administrative records from Rice's involvement with the Nurse-Midwifery Service at Grace Hospital.
The fonds is arranged into the following series: Education (1980-1, 1993); Published Writing, Proposals, Lectures and Research Materials (1977-2002); Nurse-Midwifery Service (1983-1991); Professional Associations (1976-1992); Professional Regulation of Midwifery (1978-1999, predominant 1987-1997); UBC Midwifery Degree Program (2000-2001) and Audio (1997).

Rice, Alison

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

Helen McCrae fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1562
  • Fonds
  • 1961 - 1972

Fonds consists of two Senate reports from 1961 and 1962 relating to fraternities and sororities on the UBC campus and a copy of McCrae's speech on sororities during a Panhellenic workshop in 1972.

McCrae, Helen

Association of University and College Employees (AUCE) fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1021
  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 1985

The fonds consists of records related to the Association of University and College Employees' (AUCE's) provincial and local chapters activities, efforts, publications, and ephemera. Records span the Provincial and local unions' initial accreditation in 1973, to the Provincial union disbanding in 1985, and then follow the Local 1 (University of British Columbia) chapter through to its merger with CUPE in 1985 and forward into the late 2000's. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Executive, Advocacy and Bargaining, Committees, AUCE Local Chapters, Correspondence and Related Material, and Photographs, Publications, News Clippings and Ephemera.

Executive series: contains records relating to the executive functioning of the provincial union and Local 1 union chapters. Record types include union constitutions, by-laws, and amendments, minutes and agendas of executive meetings, and executive correspondence.

Advocacy and Bargaining series: comprised of records relating to the unions' efforts to advocate on behalf of their members and bargain as a collective unit. Record types include dockets, agendas, and minutes of Annual Conventions and Special Conventions, as well as minutes of the meetings of the General Membership, records pertaining to collective agreements between the workers and employers, including union contracts, and records following strikes, working conditions, and specific efforts that the AUCE and Local 1 undertook in response to provincial governmental and administrative changes.

Committees series: contains records related to the Local 1 and AUCE committees, including the Strike Committee, Contract Committee, Provincial Health and Safety Committee, Provincial Affiliation Committee, Communications Committee, Parking Fee Committee, Grievance Committee, and Merger Committee. Record types include meeting agendas, minutes, newsletters and correspondence, as well as related reports and materials interfiled with committee records.

AUCE Local Chapters Series: consists of records related to chapters 2 through 6 of the AUCE. The records feature the activities of the local chapters of Local 2, at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Local 3, at Notre Dame University of Nelson, Local 4, at Capilano College, Local 5, at College of New Caledonia, and Local 6, Teaching Support Staff at SFU (TSSU). Record types include meeting agendas, minutes, correspondence, contracts, and records related to local chapter strikes and contract negotiations, as well as secession from AUCE.

Correspondence and Related Material Series: consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of AUCE Local 1, as well as related materials interfiled with correspondence. Record types primarily consist of letters, though some other materials such as minutes and agendas of meetings are present.

Finally, the Photographs, Publications, News Clippings, and Ephemera series features photographs, slides, third party publications, news clippings, scrapbooks, pins, posters, and other ephemera documenting current events, legislation affecting the union and its members, as well as provincial and local union strikes, protests and rallies.

Association of University and College Employees

Alice Borden fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1044
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1971

The fonds consists of records which document Borden's teaching career from Kindergarten instruction through university professor of early childhood education. The fonds is divided into eight series: biographical series, correspondence series, playschool series, literary productions series, printed materials series, subject files series, Child Study Centre series and audiovisual series.

Borden, Alice

Doreen Walker fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1327
  • Fonds
  • 1609-1990, predominant 1920-1985

The fonds consists of hand-written notes as well as published articles relating to artists in Canada between the early 17th century and the late 20th century. The fonds also consists of copies of correspondence between artists, as well as Walkers own correspondence with artists and the artistic world in general, both inside and outside Canada. The fonds consists of the following series and is largely arranged in its original order. 1) Canadian Artists 2) Records relating to Dear Nan: Letters to Emily Carr, Nan Cheney, and Humphrey Toms 3) Photographs.

Walker, Doreen

Ada Luise Richardson fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1790
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1934

This fonds contains Ada Luise Richardson's research notes on music history and theory. Her research focused on Finnland and Russia and was conducted in the beginning of the 20th century. For her research Richardson collected Russian and Finnish folklore songs, as well as newspaper clippings and excerpts from contemporary literature. Richardson's research notes were meant to be the basis of papers on music history and theory. The fonds contains music sheets and some pieces of correspondence, as well.

Richardson, Ada Luise

Lilian Bland fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1792
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1875 - 1935

The fonds consists of 1,398 glass plate negatives, glass lantern slides, celluloid prints and celluloid negatives, the majority of which were taken by Lilian Bland. The photographs reflect the varied and unique life of Lilian Bland and her family. The fonds includes several photographs of the Mayfly, the bi-plane Lilian famously designed, constructed, and flew. Other photographic subjects include horse-riding and horse-racing, Lilian's fathers' artwork, her husbands' travels in China, family photographs, birds and bird-watching, her travels in Europe, California, and British Columbia, and photographs documenting her years spent as a settler living on the Quatsino Sound in Vancouver Island and in California with her family.
Other record types in the fonds include Lilian Bland’s unpublished memoir, and the original enclosures for the photographs including boxes, envelopes, and box lists.
The finding aid for the fonds, attached as a PDF, includes a spreadsheet of images as they were received upon donation to Rare Books and Special Collections. A brief description created by the donor is available for each image in the finding aid.

Bland, Lilian Emily

Peggy Lee fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1835
  • Fonds
  • 1939-2020

Fonds reflects Lee’s professional career, investment ventures, engagement with political and social communities, and life with friends and family. It offers particular insight into the social aspects of Lee’s life, as she kept many of the invitations, programs, and other ephemera relating to events that she attended because of her community involvement and philanthropy across all aspects of her life. In addition to a variety of textual records relating to her business ventures, volunteering, and military service, the fonds contains a significant number of photographs that were taken or otherwise collected by Lee and reflect the full range of her life’s facets.

The fonds is divided into five series: Entrepreneurship, investing, and business; Military service; Community and political activity; Personal records; and Photographs.

The entrepreneurship, investing, and business records series relates to Lee’s activities as a businesswoman and investor. Records in this series include financial and legal records, marketing materials, and certificates of recognition.

The military service records series relates to Lee’s time in the ambulance corps and subsequent involvement with initiatives in support of veterans. Records include a limited number of original materials from Lee’s period of service; correspondence and other records including meeting minutes and ephemera documenting Lee’s involvement veterans’ advocacy and recognition efforts.
The community and political activity records series relate to Lee’s involvement in Chinese Canadian community projects and the Social Credit and Conservative parties of Canada. Records in this series include ephemera, correspondence, and meeting minutes that document her involvement with these groups.

The personal records series relates to Lee’s travels as well as her life outside of her work and volunteer efforts. Records include correspondence, ephemera, and certificates.

The photographs series relates to a large number of photo albums and loose photographs that reflect all aspects of Lee’s life.

Lee, Peggy

Kudo Family Fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1830
  • Fonds
  • 1901-2011, predominant 1938-2011

Fonds reflects Minoru Kudo’s involvement within the Japanese Canadian community both before and after World War II as well as the Kudo family’s experience of forced removal and its impacts on their lives moving forward. If offers insight into the actions taken by the British Columbia Securities Commission during the process of the forced removal of Japanese Canadian families from B.C. and the advocacy work of Japanese Canadians, as individuals and through groups such as the National Association of Japanese Canadians, to receive redress following the end of the war, both through the The Royal Commission on Japanese Claims(the Bird Commission) and outside of it. In addition to these materials, the fonds also illustrates the work of younger generations of Japanese Canadians to uncover and reconnect with their history. The fonds contains research files from the Kudo family, who worked to document and bring together recollections of the Mission City Japanese community as it existed before the war and where families were for forcibly removed to during it, as well as the Kudo family’s history specifically. A significant portion of the fonds is the translation work done by Kathleen Merken on Minoru Kudo’s diaries.
The materials are arranged into three series, reflecting the different time periods and purposes in which the documents were created. The Minoru Kudo diaries and correspondence series contains the original diaries and correspondence of Minoru Kudo as well as photocopies that were made by Kathleen Kudo for reference and preservation purposes. The translations series contains records relating to the translation of the diaries by Kathleen Merken, research files were used to add context to the translations, and the translations themselves. The family records series contains genealogical research files, files documenting the deaths of various members of the Kudo family, and some personal records of Kathleen Merken that speak to her academic history and work.

Kudo (family)

Johanna den Hertog fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1821
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1995

The fonds reflects Johanna den Hertog’s involvement in various women’s movement, labour movement, political and public service positions predominantly from the 1970s through the early 1990s. Records include materials related to den Hertog’s contributions to the establishment of Vancouver Rape Relief, an organization established to provide services to rape victims, as well as other activities related to advocacy for women’s rights, such as her participation in planning the Women Rally for Action in 1976. Records related to her participation in the New Democratic Party (NDP) at the provincial level include her role as Vice-President/Executive member of the Provincial NDP (1981-1987), Co-Chair of Mike Harcourt’s leadership campaign (1987), leadership roles in the planning of the party’s 1982 convention and the 1983 and 1986 elections. Records related to her service as President of the NDP include materials related to her role as spokesperson for the party, chair of numerous committees, liaison with the labour movement and the party’s representative in international forums. Also included are records of her public speeches throughout Canada. The fonds also includes records related to den Hertog’s 1984 and 1988 campaigns to win election as a Federal Member of Parliament in the riding of Vancouver-Centre and the 1989 Provincial by-election for Vancouver-Point Grey, where she put her name forward for the NDP party nomination. Although unsuccessful all three times, she lost the 1988 campaign by a narrow margin. Records relating to den Hertog’s volunteer and project work include her service as a board member of the Canadian Centre for Arms Control, her publication of a book chapter on the constitutional debate that took place in Canada in the late 80s and early 90s, her service on the Royal Commission for Electoral Reform and her service as a commissioner for the National Citizen’s Inquiry into Peace and Security.
The fonds is divided into five series: Women’s Activism, Provincial NDP, Federal NDP, Federal and Provincial Election Campaigns, and Volunteer and Project Work.
Records consist of newspaper clippings, brochures, agendas, minutes, notes, ephemera, diaries, calendars, reports, correspondence, photographs, press releases, pamphlets, drafts of speeches, campaign resources binders, policy briefings and the like.

den Hertog, Johanna

George and Joanne MacDonald Northwest Art Card Collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1701
  • Collection
  • 1968-2004

The collection contains three binders of 198 cards from a variety of First Nations Northwest Coast artists, predominantly Robert Davidson, but also including Bill Reid, Roy Henry Vickers, Arthur Thompson, Joe David, David Seymour, Ron Hamilton, Stan Greene, Freda Diesing, Ken Mowatt, Richard Hunt, and others. The cards were collected by the MacDonalds starting in the 1960s. Many of the cards were intended by the artists for use in local potlatches, weddings, housewarmings, graduations, births, funerals, and other major life events and include inscriptions and/or notes from the artists to the MacDonalds.

MacDonald, George F.

Vancouver Women in Focus Society fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1586
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1993

The Vancouver Women in Focus Society fonds reflect their activities in video production and distribution, gallery exhibitions, activism and lobbying, community engagement, and research. Materials include correspondence, office files, newsletters, grant applications, sales and rental records, legal documents, catalogues and bibliographies, clippings, posters and flyers, meeting minutes, books, newspaper clippings, and financial records. The fonds also contains several non-WIF records relating to feminist and women’s issues, general art and film, as well as local and federal politics that reflects the context of the time and place in which Women in Focus were operating.

Records relating to the first series, the Administrative series, includes files dealing with the maintenance and upkeep of the society such as: meeting minutes, sales and rental agreements, artist contracts, artist resumes, notes, lease information, WIF newsletters, and legal and court documents. The series also consists of two subseries: Financial and Correspondence.

Records relating to the second series, the Production and Distribution series, include files dealing the Women in Focus Society’s production and distribution of feminist video and film. Production records include: meetings and records from the production committee; files relating to various individual productions; and publicity for WIF productions. Distribution records include: distribution statistics; catalogues; distribution information and research; and distribution correspondences.

Records relating to the third series, the Gallery series, include files dealing with the Women in Focus Society’s art gallery events. Gallery records include: records relating to the gallery committee; artist submissions; publicity for gallery shows; research into potential gallery shows; gallery guides; information relating to specific shows; and gallery sign in books.

Records relating to the fourth series, the Events series, include files dealing with the Women in Focus Society’s various events that they hosted or participated in. Event records include: publicity for events; project budgets and logistics research; correspondences and press releases about events; documents relating to workshops; research relating to participating in other events. Many records in the Events series relate to project-specific grant applications in the Administrative series.

Records relating to the fifth series, the Resources and Reference series, include files dealing with the Women in Focus Society’s research into related organizations and various of topics of interest. Records related to other organizations include: publicity for non-WIF productions; newsletters from other organizations; and artist profiles. Records relating to topics of interest cover political and social issues as they relate to women and/or art. These records range from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. These files include: government publications; magazines; newsletters; newspapers; zines; pamphlets; and photocopies of books.

Vancouver Women in Focus Society

University Hill Book Club fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1572
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1985

The fonds consists of reports from the annual meetings of the Club, which include minutes, treasurer's reports, financial records and lists of book selections (1946-1984). The fonds also includes minutes of meetings of the Book Club and related material for the period 1946 to 1984.

University Hill Book Club

Vancouver Burrard New Democratic Party Constituency Association fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1399
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1978

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, subject files, photographs, and printed material relating to the activities of the constituency office and two of its elected members, Rosemary Brown and Norman Levi.

New Democratic Party of British Columbia. Vancouver Burrard Constituency Association

Thomas Whaun fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1612
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1984

The fonds consists primarily of correspondence with accompanying newspaper clippings, diaries and photographs. Fonds includes school notes and correspondence of his daughter, lieutenant colonel June Whaun.

Whaun, Thomas Moore

John Cooper Robinson collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1757
  • Collection
  • [1870] – [1955]

Fonds consists of over 4,600 photographic prints, negatives, glass lantern slides, and postcards, the majority of which were either taken or collected by Robinson. Many of the photographs relate to Robinson’s work as an Anglican missionary in Japan in the 1890’s through the 1920’s. These photographs document a unique time in the Japan’s history: the Meiji-Taisho period when the country was transitioning away from being a feudal society and beginning to open up to the West. This collection is one of the few comprehensive records of this time period. Subject matter of the photographs includes everyday life, work, and scenery in Japan, as well as the lives and works of missionaries.

Also included in the collection are photographs from Canada and the Robinson family’s travels around the world, as well as reproductions of missionary and religious texts or graphics.

While many of the photographs were taken by Robinson, others were taken by his children, professional photographers, or unidentified individuals.

The fonds also includes 10 maps of Japan used during Robinson’s missionary work, some with annotations of proposed Canadian jurisdictions in Japan.

Robinson, John Cooper

Martha May Beardmore collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1744
  • Collection
  • 1914 - 1964

The majority of the collection consists of over 200 pencil handwritten copies of Martha May Beardmore’s accounts of her work during the First World War in Serbia and Salonika. There are also notes on a presentation she attended, newspaper clippings, and fragmentary documents about the First World War. At the end of the collection is a covering letter from her husband, Harry Beardmore to the UBC librarian which gives some biographical information.

Beardmore, Martha May

Jackie Maniago fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1725
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2012

The fonds consists of records created and collected by Jackie Maniago which includes records associated with her involvement in various advocacy efforts in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Canada.

In particular, the fonds includes records related to the Community Living movement, deinstitutionalization in British Columbia, and advocating for the rights of persons who are intellectually disabled.

The fonds has been arranged into the following 10 series: Woodlands Parents' Group; Community Living Society; Community Brokerage Service Society; Family Link; British Columbia Association for Community Living; Canadian Association for Community Living; Community Living Coalition; Subject Files; Advocacy Initiatives; and The Roeher Institute. These series reflect Jackie Maniago's activities and participation in these organizations and her own interests.

The main types of records within the fonds include correspondence, meeting minutes, news articles, photographs, interviews, event programs, publications, newsletters, conference proceedings, and speeches.

Maniago, Jackie

Literary Storefront fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1331
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1993

The fonds consists of financial records, correspondence, sound recordings, photographs, subject files and related printed material pertaining to their activities such as workshops, readings, fundraising, and publishing. Most of the files relate to general administration, funding, publications and author subject files that include unpublished manuscripts.

Literary Storefront (Vancouver, B.C.)

Joy Kogawa fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1311
  • Fonds
  • 1931 - 2017

Fonds consists of material related to Kogawa's writing projects, her participation in literary, cultural, and human rights conferences and events, her involvement in community organizations, and her personal life. Fonds also includes some material accumulated by Kogawa's parents, the Rev. Gordon Goichi and Lois Kogawa. The fonds is arranged generally into series regarding Kogawa's written works; correspondence; documents related to conferences, speeches, organizations, and interviews; teaching materials; personal and legal records; family documents, other people's works; sound recordings; videocassette recordings; publications; subject files; and photographs.

Kogawa, Joy

Kate Eastman fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1176
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1968

The fonds consists of correspondence, autographed poems, photographs, programms, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia of Eastman and of her friends (including Bliss Carman, George Fallis, Ernest Fewster, and Noel Robinson), many of whom were connected with the Vancouver Poetry Society.

Eastman, Katherine Isabel

Leonard and Kitty Maracle fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1351
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2000

The fonds reflects Leonard and Kitty Maracle's involvement in the British Columbia Association of Non-Status Indians (BCANSI), as well as various other Aboriginal organizations, committees, clubs, programs, projects and events. The fonds consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, proposals and reports, notes, publications, newspaper clippings, photographs and various ephemera relating to Aboriginal rights and political activity primarily in British Columbia but also throughout Canada. The fonds also contains some of Leonard and Kitty’s personal papers, including correspondence, family photographs, writings and notes.

The fonds is divided into seventeen series: British Columbia Association of Non-Status Indians (BCANSI); Other Indian and Metis Associations; Native Women's Organizations and Other Issues Related to the Status of Women; Native Housing; Native Arts and Crafts; Centers; Program and Projects; Indian Clubs; Committees and Councils; Events; Subject Case Files; Native People and the Criminal Justice System; Surveys and Cooperative; Other Organizations; Government; Workshops, Addresses, General Reports, Resumes and Lists of Organizations; and, Printed Material, Audiovisual Materials and Miscellaneous.

Maracle, Leonard

Vancouver Women's Committee of the New Democratic Party of British Columbia fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1400
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1963

The fonds consists of records of the Vancouver Women's Committee of the NDP (1961-1963). It consists of a handwritten minute book into which have been inserted some loose typed and handwritten material, chiefly correspondence, and some lists of names.

New Democratic Party of British Columbia. Vancouver Women's Committee

Women's Christian Temperance Union of British Columbia fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1625
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1970

The fonds consists of convention reports (1963-1969), some correspondence, a script for a CBC broadcast (1953), two essays, an article and scrapbooks of clippings (1938-1960).

Women's Christian Temperance Union of British Columbia

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1626
  • Fonds
  • 1917-2015, predominant 1969-2006

The fonds consists of correspondence, much of it by or addressed to Sheila Young, concerning various international issues. Among the addressees are Prime Ministers Trudeau, Pearson, and Diefenbaker; various cabinet ministers; international heads-of-state; the United Nations; newspapers, commissions and organizations; government departments and agencies, and businesses. The fonds includes records of the 11th, 13th-18th, and 20th International Congresses of the W.I.L.P.F., as well as printed material on military expenditures, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, peace, and the polar regions, and also contains evidential records pertaining to W.I.L.P.F. operations. An accrual was added in 2007 containing printed material, minutes, correspondence from 1988-1997, financial and other operations records, ephemera, and records relating to the creation of the Canadian section and the drafting of its constitution. An additional accrual was added in 2015 including video recordings of W.I.L.P.F. and affiliated organizations events, and other organizational records.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

M. C. Bradbrook fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1046
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1976

The fonds consists of sixty-six letters (1962-1975) between Bradbrook and several individuals pertaining to the life of Malcolm Lowry. Also included are Bradbrook's notes on conversations with Wilfred Lowry and Russel Lowry, information on Lowry from a number of sources, and a list of Lowry's contributions to The Fortnightly.

Bradbrook, M. C. (Muriel Clara), 1909-

Mary Williams fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1621
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1950

The fonds consists of the unpublished manuscripts of It Seems to Me, Faith and Fancy, and Broken Crystals. These typescripts date from the period 1935-1950 when Williams was travelling across Canada. The fonds also includes printed and published poems (1936-1945).

Williams, Mary Elizabeth, b. 1877

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