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Ana Sokolović

Series consists of musical scores, handwritten notes and sketches, and a manuscript of the printed first version of Il divertimento barocco (“Baroque Fun” in Italian) 1999 with hand-written edits and other unique manuscript material related to the work’s revision in 2019/2020. The piece was commissioned by the Orchestre baroque de Montréal with funding from Canada Council for the Arts and completed by Sokolovic in 1999, when it was performed at the Salle Pierre-Mercure in Montréal on November 4th. It was originally written for violin, harpsichord, and string ensemble, but has also been performed by baroque flute, violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord at the Galerie Montcalm in Gatineau, QC in 2012.

Sokolović, Ana

Photograph Albums

Series contains photograph albums of various railways, elevators, and bridges associated with Swan's career as an engineer. Series also holds two other photographs outside of albums containing Swan and his associates and military Battalion.


Series consists of manuscripts and sections of manuscripts from poems, novels, plays, essays, and other written works by Hood.

Files consisting of many short texts, or untitled texts, have simply been named "Manuscripts." In all other cases, existing file names have been respected or, where available, have been attributed by the archivist according to the manuscript contained in the file.

Advocacy and Bargaining

The series contains records pertaining to the AUCE’s efforts to advocate for their members and bargain as a collective unit. Record types include agendas, minutes, and dockets of the Annual Conventions and Special Conventions held by AUCE, agenda and minutes of the meetings of the General Membership, contracts documenting the collective agreements between the workers and employers, and records of conferences, strikes, working conditions, news releases, as well as training records on stewardship, bargaining, striking and picketing.
While many of the records relate directly to equal pay, increased benefits, and cost-of-living increases, the advocacy and bargaining efforts of the union also changed in response to the changing provincial government and University of British Columbia administrative measures.
With the 1983 election and the introduction of the Social Credit Government, the union worked with other labor organizations throughout the province, forming the province-wide Solidarity Coalition to resist the conservative measures being proposed through legislation. The records also reflect the related efforts to defeat Bill 19, introduced by Bill Vander Zalm in 1987, which directly affected labour unions and their right to strike.
The union also directly opposed choices made by the UBC administration including a decision to bring in Ritchie & Associates, a management consulting firm to assess efficiency in the workplace, as well as budget cut-backs. This resulted in the formation of the UBC. Campus Community Alliance. These and other specific efforts are documented in the series.

Dorothy Chang

Series consists of final scores, edited scores, notes, and a musical program related to Dorothy Chang’s composition Gateways: Double Concerto for Erhu and Piano. Gateways was commissioned by Nicole Ge Li and Corey Hamm of the Piano-Erhu Project (PEP). Players of the erhu and piano, respectively, they began PEP as a means of exploring the tonal, musical, and cultural blends between two iconic Eastern and Western instruments. For her addition to PEP’s mission, Chang reflected on how she might address the issue of ‘east meets west,’ especially given the solo instruments’ highly distinct and disparate sonic characteristics, performance practices, and musical traditions. Gradually, the piece evolved as a patchwork of musical fragments, moments, and memories gathered from her own multicultural experiences as a first-generation Chinese American, a Western expatriate living in Taiwan, and now an immigrant to Canada. Woven into the three movements are references to a 90’s Chinese pop song, a children’s rhyme, opulent Romanticism, American minimalism, and other influences both subtle and not. The title refers to a Tang Dynasty poem that depicts a gateway as both an opportunity and a barrier, reflecting a deep yearning for a faraway time, place, or memory. The work premiered April 14, 2018 at the VSO Annex Theatre; Ge Li and Hamm served as soloists; William Rowson conducted members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Chang, Dorothy

Typed quotation book from Tao Te Ching

Series consists of a small notebook containing typed copies of poems from Tao Te Ching by Lau Tzu, translated by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English, printed by Wildwood House, London. Also included in the notebook is Land of the Reed Plains: Ancient Japanese Lyrics from the Manyoshu, translated by Kenneth Yasunda.


File consists of newspaper and magazine clippings collected by Hood, some of which relate to his publications.

Graphic materials

Series consists primarily of family photographs. Other photograph subjects include scenes of Vancouver, particularly Stanley Park, as well as images and objects of historical interest. A small amount of textual material,a drawing, and a print are also included.Files names and order have been respected where they existed.

Musical materials

Series consists of both published sacred, secular, and popular music as well as hand-copied, transcribed music, collected by the members of the Icelandic community in Vancouver. Records include manuscript sheet music, part books, solo sheet music, and etude books; as well as vinyl recordings of various Icelandic music. Documents are arranged into files according to genre of music and language.

The music was collected from V. Baldwinson, the Icelandic Lutheran Church choir, H. Johnson, G. Thorleifson, Anna Camb, Gwen Dowding, E. Sigmar, R. Einarson, J. Goodmundson, R. Rasmussen, O. Stefanson, T. Thorsteinsson, O. Howardson, T. Friđliefosn, R. Ásgeirsson, j. Reykdal, A. Sveinsson, S. Sigurdson, and B. Gudmundson.

Deborah Carruthers

Series consists of original graphic scores, conductor's score, working templates, notes, art prints, and photographs related to the work ‘slippages’ by Montréal based composer and interdisciplinary artist Deborah Carruthers. In 2017, Carruthers served as the inaugural Artist in Residence at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia (UBC). Deborah teamed up with science researchers at the institution as well as the UBC School of Music to find a way to creatively combine sound, science, and visual art for the purpose of increasing public awareness of the climate crisis. Carruthers conducted field work for the project in the Columbia Icefield along the border of British Columbia and Alberta. Inspired by the threatened glacial landscape, Carruthers returned to her Montréal studio and completed a series of paintings, 27 of which were selected and arranged to produce a graphic score. Graphic scores use visual symbols to represent music rather than traditional music notation. Because of their emphasis on the visual, graphic scores are frequently considered works of art in and of themselves. Moving from sight to sound is accomplished through the creation of a geography of the orchestra on a sheet of transparent plastic which is then used to map over Carruthers’ art works and determine which instruments take responsibility for which parts of the images. ‘Slippages’ premiered Friday, October 5th, 2018, at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts with the UBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the symphony’s Director, Dr. Jonathan Girard. Project documentation includes a notebook holding hand-written texts revealing assimilation of glacial theory, inspirational preliminary sketches, and unique inserts; an audio/video recording of the premier; and a copy of a video component to be shown above the orchestra as it performs the work.

Carruthers, Deborah

Okanagan Artists in their Studios – book research

Series consists of materials related to Ainslie’s book, Okanagan Artists in their Studios, which was published in 2013. The book focuses on thirteen artists who live and work in the Okanagan, highlighting their art as well as their thoughts about their lives, beliefs, and work. Ainslie was welcomed into the artists’ homes and studios, allowing her to get a better picture of the specific environments that inspire them. The materials in the series are those she used to write the book, including notes, interview transcripts, correspondence, promotional materials, audio and video cassettes, photographs, and copies of other published materials on the chosen artists.


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

Barbara Monk Feldman

Series consists of scores, edits, correspondence, and a publication related to two compositions by Barbara Monk Feldman: The Northern Shore for Percussion, Piano and Chamber Orchestra; and, The Pale Blue Northern Sky. The Northern Shore for Percussion, Piano, and Chamber Orchestra is a 2018 revision of Monk Feldman’s 1997 work, The Northern Shore. Whereas the earlier version was written for violin, piano, and percussion, the revision is scored for chamber orchestra. Monk Feldman wrote the piece as an abstracted impression of the colors, textures, and atmospheres evoked by a specific place and time in nature, in particular the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec where the St. Lawrence River widens into the ocean. Here, the opposite shore appears across the water to Monk Feldman as a sort of mirage that is either enhanced or diminished by the intensity of light on the water during the day. It is this memory of light that Monk Feldman found inspiring, utilizing the way that differing registrations of the violin are sustained in relation to the percussion and piano as an intimation of light and horizon. The Pale Blue Northern Sky was similarly inspired by the same Gaspé location and thus acts a ‘sister piece’ to The Northern Shore. It was written in 2007 for two guitars and a mandolin.

Monk Feldman, Barbara

Education and Communication

Records in this series document the FMCBC's efforts to educate and communicate with members, as well as the public at large. Many records relate to the FMCBC's operation of the Canada West Mountain School (CWMS), as well as educational materials about conservation, and wilderness activities. Past issues of the FMCBC's newsletter to members, 'Cloudburst', form a large part of the series. Correspondence, brochures, newsletters and reports are major record types throughout the series, though maps, ephemera, and photographs are also present.

Seeking Refuge

Seeking Refuge is a graphic novel written by Irene N. Watts and illustrated by Kathryn Shoemaker. Published in 2016, the work is a sequel to the 2008 graphic novel Good-bye Marianne, and it is an adaptation of Watts' 2000 novel Remember Me. The work tells the story of a young refugee relocated as part of the Kindertransport prior to World War II.

Records in the series include the original art and sketches by Shoemaker (done in pencil) and manuscript by Watts, as well as correspondence between the writer, illustrator, and publisher, and various drafts, corrections, proofs, and research material. Research materials include items used by Shoemaker for illustrations, as well as materials originally belonging to the author, Irene N. Watts, and used to produce Remember Me and Seeking Refuge. These include transit and travel guides, maps, and informally and formally published writing about wartime experiences, particularly focused on the experiences of children.

Together, the files of the series covers the production of Seeking Refuge, from early text to final art, and illustrates much of the creative process by and between Watts and Shoemaker, including transitioning from print to graphic novel, developing graphics, and fitting illustration and text.

Zosha Di Castri

Series consists of scores, sketches, notes, edited drafts, correspondence, inspirational materials, and photographs related to Zosha Di Castri’s composition Sprung Testament: Duo for Violin and Prepared Piano. The work is a collaborative piece between composer/pianist Di Castri and violinist Jenny Koh. Koh was planning a series of concerts for National Sawdust, an innovative arts institution located in Brooklyn, New York, and reached out to various composers/performers to participate. Koh set the theme of the concert, asking each composer to engage with the idea of rebirth and evolution. In response, Di Castri wrote Sprung Testament which encapsulates the concepts of spring and rebirth. In their conversations, the two musicians questioned the journey one goes through in life to transcend personal struggles. Di Castri used sticky mounting putty to modify the piano, thereby creating unique sounds and highlighting Koh’s theme of transformation. Print photographs of the prepared piano can be found in the "Images" file of the fonds. Koh and Di Castri premiered Sprung Testament at National Sawdust on March 15th, 2018.

Di Castri, Zosha


This series contains records created by Kurt Hutterli in the course of his work as author and artist between 1959 and 2018. The series "Works" contains files related to Hutterli's Literary Works, Radio Works, Theater Works and Plays, Art, Unpublished Works, Diaries, Political Works and Actionism, Articles in Newspapers and Journals and Presentations or Speeches. These classifications were made by Hutterli himself. The records are arranged and described by Hutterli - a file usually contains documents related to a single project. Each file has got an identifier (M1 to M131) assigned by Hutterli, that correspond to the description in his finding aid.


This series contains correspondence between Hutterli and friends, fans and accomplices. The correspondence is usually not connected to a specific project or of private nature. It contains fan-letters and general correspondence about Hutterli's work.

Awards and Honours

Series includes certificates, programs and letters of congratulations, and plaques for various awards (including the Order of Canada and Simon Fraser University Alumni award) and honours bestowed upon Miki.

Events & Activities

Series contains textual and graphic material related to various society events, namely the Antiquarian Book Roadshow (ABRS) and the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada (Book Design). Material related to similar events put on by organizations/ groups other than the Alcuin Society is also included. File list is organized first generally by event and then chronologically.

Provincial politics

Series contains files related to Waddell's role as a British Columbia MLA from 1996-2001. These records include both provincial and constituent topics, as well as conferences, events, and projects that Waddell contributed to, and subject files that reflect his multiple ministerial positions in environment, intergovernmental affairs, small business, tourism, and culture. Records include correspondence, reports, press clippings, research and agendas.

As Minister of Small Business, Tourism, and Culture, Waddell was heavily involved in the bid process for the 2010 Olympics. Olympic records focus mostly on the bid process, from applying for the Canadian bid to winning the 2010 Olympic bid. Some post-bidding materials are also included, such as Waddell's personal ephemera from attending the 2010 Winter Olympics. Committee strategies and planning documents, correspondence, research and reports, meetings and agendas are among the records, as well as press releases and press clippings about the Olympic bid.

As a Member of BC Legislature, Waddell chaired the inquiry into treaty negotiations and the Nisga'a Agreement-in-Principle. These records are located in the Select Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs series.

Waddell's international interests during this time, including following the development of the International Criminal Court, can be found in the International work series.

Literary and Cultural Events and Conferences Participation Records.

Series consists of correspondence, programmes, papers, and press clippings relating to Miki’s organization of and participation in literary and cultural conferences, panels, talks, and other events, locally, nationally and internationally. Cultural events concern racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, and the Japanese Canadian experience.

Gently to Nagasaki

Series contains records supporting the production of Joy Kogawa's nonfiction book "Gently to Nagasaki." Records include draft manuscripts, annotated drafts, notes, correspondence with editors, and extensive source materials. Source materials include magazines, newspaper clippings, and printouts of articles and books. Source materials relate to nuclear energy, nuclear bombs, the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japanese war atrocities, Japanese and Allied personal military accounts of World War two, issues of race, and genocide. Series is arranged by files according to original order.

Operations and Administration

The series contains records pertaining to Positive Women’s Network (PWN’s) operational and administrative activities. Administrative activities fall into several categories: Board of Directors’ policies and procedures, minutes of meetings, correspondence, and financial administration. Operational activities primarily consist of grant applications and reports to governmental organizations, including the British Columbia Ministry of Health (MOH), Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), the AIDS Community Action Program (ACAP), and strategic planning for the organization as a whole. Records in the series range in date from the early 1990’s to 2017.

Record types represented in the series include the following: grant applications, correspondence with funding agencies, budgets, cash-flow statements, receipts, invoices, committee meeting minutes, volunteer training materials, employment offer letters, staff correspondence about internal issues, correspondence with other organizations, and annual reports.

Personal and administrative records

The series contains records related to the personal life and administrative affairs of Mary Olga Park from ca. 1898 to 1985.

Park undertook research activities into understanding her own spiritual experiences. She studied astrology seriously, and understood spirituality in the context of star patterns. Park believed that astrological wisdom was central to her worldview, seeing that that the movements of the stars aligned with larger movements on earth.

She kept detailed subject files of clippings, articles, and notes on many different religious and spiritual phenomena, writings, and writers. Park also collected spiritualist publications including: include The Talk of the Times, the Spiritual Healer, The Aquarian Messenger, The International Spiritualist Review, Spiritual Frontiers, and Light: A Journal of Psychic Science. During the years spent in her remote cottage in Port Moody, Park undertook extensive Bible studies, keeping textual notes and annotations of the Book of Revelations, Gospels, as well as prophesies, parables, and other parts of the Bible.

Park maintained correspondence with family, friends, and her “learners” and “seekers” in her remote cottage in Port Moody. Also included are personal records Park kept for her own reference such as biographical research, astrological charts, and education certificates, as well as personal notebooks, notes and diaries. Park also made detailed cassette recordings of her talks, songs, communications with the Teacher, Master, and Rector, and sent cassette-letters to her learners explaining aspects of her communion service. Lastly, Park kept family photographs and collected cards and postcards throughout her life.

Record types include Bible study notes and annotations, family history research, education certificates, childhood books, religious and spiritualist publications, newspaper clippings and ephemera, diaries, notes, and personal notebooks, professional and personal correspondence, subject files on spiritualist matters, astrological charts, obituary records, photographs, audio cassettes, cards, and postcard collections.

Park, Mary Olga

Personal Life

Series consists of records related to Manson's personal life.

This series has been arranged into seven subseries: Manson's education, his involvement with the Presbyterian Church, his social life, agendas and planners, notes regarding speeches he gave, his estate, and his family.

Manuscripts and published works

Series consists of manuscripts, some in draft form, and copies of some of Knight's published works . Includes a manuscript of Knight's thesis "Why don't you work like other men do: labour patterns and sugar plantations in the Cauca Valley, Columbia" (1968), and manuscripts of "A Very Ordinary Life" (1974), "Along the No. 20 Line" (1980), "Indians at Work" (1978), "Stump Ranch Chronicles" (1977), and "Homer Stevens" (1992), "Facsism, Jewish Chauvinism and the Holocaust Revival" (2007), "Not a Philosophical Atheism" (2012), "Nativism and Americanism" (2013), "Mort Breimberg: The Reminiscences of a Canadian Radical" (2014), "Vancouver Speaking: A City's Novelized Biography" (2017). Series also includes a typescript of Knight's memoirs.

Federal politics

Series contains files related to Waddell's service as Member of Canadian Parliament from 1979-1993. It includes files on local constituency issues as well as broader, national themes such as free trade and the Meech Lake Accord. Some subject files reflect Waddell's political career, rather than issues of office, such as a file dedicated to the coverage of Waddell's touching of a ceremonial mace, and a file representing his bid for NDP leadership. Records include correspondence, reports, press clippings, notes, news releases, and research.

Waddell's international involvement during this time, notably through the Canadian Parliamentarians for Global Action, can be found in the International work series.

Support and Education

The series contains resources and materials that the Positive Women’s Network (PWN) created and collected to support and educate its members and the larger community. PWN's support and education activities fall into several categories including: the production and distribution of a bi-monthly newsletter, The Positive Side, and quarterly magazines with members' personal stories, advice, resources, and columns; training in retreat planning, and organizing and participating in retreats; organizing and participating in workshops on topics such as peer training, diabetes and HIV, boundaries, body mapping, massage therapy and more; developing educational content including tool-kits for members and the community such as the Peer Support Training toolkit and The Women and HIV Education toolkit; engaging in community research projects; collecting resources such as the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) magazine, also called The Positive Side, various educational films, and news-clippings about the PWN and HIV/AIDS in the larger community; documenting, memorializing and celebrating PWN achievements as well as the lives of friends and family who had passed away; and participating in conferences.

Record types in the series include the following: the PWN Positive Side Newsletter, PWN Quarterly Magazine, research reports, posters, banners, awards and certificates, news-clippings, retreat planning tool-kits, Women and HIV Education tool-kits, workshop and retreat fliers, agendas, and evaluations, conference materials, educational films, and films and photographs of PWN members and events.

Programs and Projects

The series contains records related to specific programs and projects launched by the Positive Women's Network from the mid 1990’s to 2017. The series is divided into sub-series based on the specific program or project. Across all sub-series, record types include project work plans, timelines, correspondence, budgets and cash flow, project reports, including financial, progress, narrative, and evaluative reports, and applications and contracts for program and project-specific funding.The series contains the following subseries:

-Women’s initiatives for support and education (WISE)
-Women & AIDS virtual education (WAVE)
-Healthcare provider and physician education (HPEP)
-Pocket guide for HIV+ Women
-Positive Players project

Thesis research

The series contains materials collected by Ian McDonald for the purposes of writing his Master’s thesis on the history of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 213, from 1901 to 1961. Materials within the series include collective agreements, newspaper and journal articles, court case summaries, interview transcriptions, census tables, meeting minutes, correspondence and dissertations; most materials are photocopies rather than original documents, however.

Also included are materials that pertain to the Lenkurt strike of 1966, which McDonald omitted from his original thesis to limit its scope. He took up the events surrounding the Lenkurt strike in a later essay, “Spontaneity Went Out with Spartacus: IBEW Local 213, Les McDonald, and the Lenkurt Strike of 1966,” which McDonald regards as a continuation of his Master’s research; the essay is also part of the series.

International work

This series includes Waddell's work on the international scene, spanning his legal and political career. Most notably, the series features the early stages of advocacy for the International Criminal Court, through Waddell's involvement in the Canadian arm of Parliamentarians for Global Action (previously known as Parliamentarians for World Order). Contents include newsletters, press, correspondence, reports, agendas and itineraries, travel information, invitations, and research. Contents cover group memberships, travel and meetings, and subject files on international subjects.


Series consists of newsletters and other published material by the Scandinavian Cultural Society for purposes of reference and dissemination. Series also includes a run of the Swedish Press Magazine from 1986, which was used as reference material for the publicity for the Scandinavian Festival 1986.

Administrative records

The series consists of records relating to the Icelandic Archives of British Columbia’s (IABC) administration, mainly records related to its day to day business operation. Records include correspondence; financial records; and policies and procedures kept by the archives.

Textual records

The series contains textual records pertaining to the Klondike Gold Rush. The records reflect major activities such as commerce, travel, mining, and tourism in the Klondike. Legal records documenting the mining boom, including mining claims, grants, stock certificates, and court documents are present throughout the series. Records of individual miners and mining companies are included in the series as well as those of prevalent government bodies, including the office of the Gold Commissioner and the Department of the Interior. In addition to these activities, the series also reflects various works of individuals who journeyed north to the Klondike during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as promotional and informational material developed by travel and outfitting agencies. The series also contains records related to the Lind family’s personal connection to the Yukon, including the unpublished account of John G. Lind’s trip to the Klondike.

Significant record types include correspondence, receipts and checks, pamphlets and printed volumes, advertisements, postcards, diaries and journals, newspapers and newspaper clippings, sheet music, theatre programs, as well as guidebooks and souvenir books

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.

Collected papers

The series contains materials belonging to Ian McDonald’s father, Leslie (Les) McDonald, and other figures involved in IBEW Local 213. Materials relate predominantly to the activities of IBEW Local 213, though some papers also relate to Les McDonald’s involvement in various sports and community organizations, his writings and his personal correspondence.

Materials within the series include notebooks, postcards, letters, newsletters, newspaper articles and issues, legal documents and photographs. Relative to the ‘Thesis Research’ series, many more materials are original or copies made at the time the originals were created.

Corporate records

Series contains administrative materials generated by Western Forest Products and its subsidiaries, including MacMIllan Bloedel, Rayonier Canada Ltd., Weyerhaeuser, and Canfor Corporation. The series is divided into three subseries: Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Publications, and Microfiche.

The majority of the material is microfiche that includes information dating back to the 1950s up to the 1990s. The records represent the activities of the predecessor companies of Western Forest Products.

General Files

Series consists of records related to Miki’s literary, cultural, political, and academic activities. The series contains conference programs and abstracts, correspondence, travel itineraries and invoices, notes, reports, news clippings, forms, grant applications, research flies, articles, essays, and scripts, publication agreements, Miki’s curriculum vitae, audio and video recordings of conference proceedings and of Miki speaking, reading, performing, and being interviewed, award plaques and certificates, posters, and other records documenting the range of projects and activities that Miki has been involved in over four decades.


Series documents Kogawa’s social and business activities as a writer, consisting of personal and business correspondence with publishers, associations, readers, and greeting cards from friends and family. Associations represented in the records include the Holy Cross Japanese Canadian Anglican Church, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Writer’s Union of Canada, and American Biographical Institutes, Inc., among others. Correspondence is from Japan and across Canada, mainly from Toronto and B.C. Correspondence is occasionally interleaved with pamphlets of her work, publications related to her participation in literary, cultural and public events. Miscellaneous records include newspaper clippings, donation slips and some notes. The arrangement reflects the creator’s original order.

Writing and Editing

Series contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, notes, drafts, grant applications, transcriptions of interviews and conference proceedings, research material, news clippings, photographs, audio recordings, and other records related to Miki’s writing and editing activities and his role in organizing conferences for which he subsequently edited or co-edited the proceedings. Sub-series relate to monographs, journals, and conference proceedings that Miki wrote, co-wrote, edited, and co-edited, and other writing, editing, and lecture projects. Multiple and successive drafts of manuscripts document the development of Miki ‘s compositions.

Community law

This series contains records from Ian Waddell's early career in Vancouver. Files include his time as the Legal Director for the Community Legal Assistance Society (a non-profit storefront law office located in Vancouver's east side that's generally believed to be the first community law office in the province) and participation with the Legal Services Commission and Consumer Action League, which also championed community and low-income access to legal support.

Records related to Waddell's involvement with the Alcohol and Drug Commission, which worked provincially to propose policies for regulation and treatment, and the Family Law Commission (specifically, a working group looking into a unified family court) are the majority of this series.

Files for related interests are also in the series. Records include correspondence, reports, newsletters, conference proceedings, research, speeches and lectures, press clippings, legislation, notes, minutes and agendas.

Projects and lobbying activities

The series contains records related to the projects and lobbying activities undertaken by Vancouver Status of Women (VSW) in BC from the early 1970s to 2008. Significant projects completed during this period include the publication of Kinesis, which was released ten times a year from 1974-2001, the Single Mother’s Resource Guide, which was released every two years beginning in 1991, reports on a range of topics, and the production of anti-sex role stereotyping kits for daycare and preschool workers. In addition, VSW offered a range of services to women, including research assistance, information gathering and dissemination, a library, a lawyer referral service, counselling referrals, community information and women’s movement referrals, endorsements and support letters, and advocacy on behalf of individuals. The organization put on a number of events: training on public speaking, assertiveness, and advocacy/organizing; panels and lectures; picnics; and annual parties. VSW also lobbied its municipal, provincial, and federal governments and other organizations about issues affecting women in Canada, encompassing such diverse topics as welfare, family law, sexual assault, and housing.

The physical order in which all records were received has been maintained; original order has been re-constituted intellectually. Record types in the series include the following: VSW briefs, press releases, submissions to governments, and research reports; correspondence with members of the public, members of governments, and other women centers; songs, stories, and photographs for anti-sex role stereotyping kits; copies of the Single Mother’s Resource Guide; Kinesis back issue indexes, editorial board correspondence, reader surveys, volunteer training kits, and volunteer applications.

Administrative records

The series consists of records relating to the Icelandic Care Home Höfn Society’s administrative functions, mainly records related to its day to day business operation. Series also consists of the constitution, bylaws, and procedures held by the Society. Records include correspondence; minutes from board of director and annual general meetings; financial records; building and estate information including, mortgage records, estate papers, insurance papers, and renovation specifications; charitable status records; the Society’s original 1947 constitution; certificate of incorporation and constitutions; bylaws, policies, and procedures; and guest books of visitors to the Care Home.

Administrative records.

Series consists of records created by the administrative activities of TRAS. The series is organized into four sub-series as follows: minutes, newsletters and reports (1962-2014); financial records (1963-1988); funding agencies (1962-1990); and correspondence (1963-1988).

Personal and Miscellaneous Correspondence.

Series consists of personal and miscellaneous correspondence of Miki, including letters. greeting and post cards, pamphlets. booklets, poems, and photographs. Includes correspondence with other writers, friends, colleagues, and students, as well as with publications to which he sent submissions. Includes also some correspondence of an academic nature.


Series consists of manuscripts and published material made or received by the Icelandic Archives of British Columbia for purposes of reference and dissemination. Records include plays, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, magazines, and newspapers.

Personal records

Series consists of personal records belonging to Jim Wong-Chu. Record types include an expired passport from childhood, certificate of change of name, elementary school records, personal correspondence, personal photographs of friends and family, secondary and post-secondary school records, news clippings, notes, reports, biographical information, immigration records for Jim Wong-Chu's mother, business contracts, and artwork, posters, and ephemera collected by Jim Wong-Chu.

Literary work and related materials

The series consists of material related to Blanche Howard’s writing career between 1968-2013. Materials include Howard’s fiction and non-fiction writings in various editorial and publication stages; correspondence regarding and related to her writing projects; contracts, agreements, and royalty or revenue statements; biographical, publicity, and promotional materials; research materials; notes and various collected ephemera. Writings include primarily typed and computer-generated manuscripts of novels and short stories; scripts of plays; and texts of non-fiction writings, including political articles written during Bruce Howard’s tenure as a Member of Parliament, letters-to-the-editor of newspapers in Ontario and British Columbia, and various essays and speeches. Many of these writings include hand-written annotations. Also included are project proposals, publications proofs, clippings or photocopies of published works, as well as outlines and notes regarding characters, plot, structure, and more. Correspondence in the series consists of email and traditional correspondence regarding writing projects between Howard and numerous publishers, editors, and theatre companies; literary agents; awards committees; and colleagues, friends, and family, among others. This correspondence includes letters accompanying manuscript submissions; acceptance and rejection letters; correspondence regarding permissions and publication; and endorsements and comments, among other correspondence. Biographical, publicity, and promotional materials include biographies and curricula vitae; printouts of online reviews; newspaper and magazine clippings; texts of remarks delivered during promotional talks or reading events; reader’s guides; and press releases, and other materials. Various collected ephemera includes clippings and other materials used for background research, flyers, play programs, certificates of appreciation, book catalogues, course brochures, literary competition guidelines, and photographs.

In addition to the records directly related to Howard’s writing career, the series also contains records related to more tangential or personal activities, such as her participation in a book club or her adjudication of the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Awards.

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