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Re: memorial respecting the seizure of S.S. "Coquitlam"…

File contains declarations of eight individuals or organizations regarding compensation owed following the seizure of the steamer "Coquitlam" by the U.S. revenue cutter "Corwin" in 1892. Declarations request compensation for losses of seal skins, good shipped, legal fees, etc. Claimants include Cereno J. Kelley.

University Graduates' Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1185
  • Fonds
  • 1904

The fonds consists of the minutes of nine meetings of the University Graduates' Society in 1904.

University Graduates' Society

Campus Building Specifications Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1367
  • Fonds
  • 1907

The collection consists of thirteen bound reports (and two addenda) of building specifications - heating and ventilation, architectural, and plumbing - for the following buildings: Chemistry (additions), Biological Sciences (additions), Men's Residence (Block 3), University Social Centre and Faculty Club, International House, and the New Arts Building Group (later the Buchanan Building). The reports were each prepared by either the mechanical engineering consulting firm of C.W. Thomson & Company Ltd, the University's architects Thompson, Berwick & Pratt, or Fred Lasserre, Koyander & Wright - Associated Architects.

Vancouver Law Students’ Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1544
  • Fonds
  • 1907 - 1911

The fonds consists of a 2-page typescript constitution (ca. 1907) and a minute book containing handwritten Society minutes (1907-1911).

Vancouver Law Students’ Society

Thomas Hooper fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1314
  • Fonds
  • 1912

Fonds consists of a large coloured, bird's-eye sketch of the campus and 2 bound volumes containing plans and descriptions for the individual buildings.

Hooper, Thomas

Lemuel F. Robertson fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1379
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1917

Fonds consists of incoming letters written to Robertson from former students who served overseas during World War I.

Robertson, Lemuel F.

Frank F. Wesbrook fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1293
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1918, 1980

The fonds consists of diaries, photographs, articles, speeches and reports, and miscellaneous material, all of which document Frank F. Wesbrook’s personal and professional activities. Also included are a collection of off-prints of scholarly articles relating to a variety of medical topics that Wesbrook collected or in some cases wrote.

Wesbrook, F.F.

Agricultural Undergraduate Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1554
  • Fonds
  • 1917 - 1918

Fonds consists of a bound, hand-written minute book for the 1917-1918 school year and a typewritten proposed constitution and by-laws dated March 1949.

University of British Columbia. Agricultural Undergraduate Society fonds

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

W. Orson Banfield fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1546
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1922

Fonds consists of one file folder of materials collected or acquired by W. Orson Banfield during his time at UBC, including event programmes, correspondence, and a matriculation certificate; and six photographs documenting the 1922 Great Trek.

Banfield, W. Orson

Arthur Evan Boss fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1441
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1925

The fonds consists of an album created by former UBC student Arthur Evan Boss. It contains over 560 small black and white photographs, of which approximately the first half relate to UBC and taken between 1917 and 1924. The 232 UBC images include many views of students and student life at the original Fairview campus. As well as posed individual shots of students, there are many photographs of various student activities, including the annual class picnic. Although there is limited duplication of images already in the Archives, the photographs are, for the most part, unique, and a large majority of them have captions with enough information for identifying individuals. Images in the second half of the album lack detailed description and do not appear to relate to UBC.

Boss, Arthur Evan

George Van Wilby fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1331
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1925

Fonds consists of 370 black and white negatives taken between 1917 and 1924. The images are primarily of UBC students at the University's original Fairview campus. There are also shots of faculty members. As well as posed individual shots of students, there are many photographs of various student activities including the annual class picnic. Although most of the photographs are not identified they are very important for collectively documenting student life at the University in the late teen’s and early 1920s.

Wilby, George Van

Theodore Boggs fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1032
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1925

The fonds consists of page proofs for Boggs book entitled The International Trade Balance in Theory and Practice (1922), articles and clippings (1912-1925), and class records (1921-1925).

Boggs, Theodore

Correspondence 1917-1926

File contains sporadic correspondence regarding sealing claims from 1917-1918, 1921-1922, and 1925-1926. Notable correspondents include Wilfrid Laurier; Ward Fisher, Deputy Minister of the Naval Service; the Deputy Minister of Justice; Fred A. McGregor, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; Pierre Joseph Arthur Cardin, Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Thomas Mulvey, Under Secretary of State; R.A. Sargent, barrister.

Livestock Club fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1181
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1927

The fonds consists of a minutebook (1922-1927) and miscellaneous undated photographs of cattle.

University of British Columbia. Livestock Club

Albert E. Richards fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1167
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1928

The fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, photographs, petitions, and clippings about the Student Publicity Campaign (1922/23). The fonds also includes copies of speeches delivered on other occasions, memorabilia from Richards' graduation in 1923 and other miscellaneous material.

Richards, Albert E.

Helen Cook fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1575
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1928

Fonds consists of a hard-cover autograph book, inscribed on the frontispiece “Helen A. Cook – June 1924 – Anyox, B.C.”. It is filled with inscriptions by Cook’s friends from her times at St. George’s School (1925), North Vancouver High School (1926), U.B.C.(1927), and the Provincial Normal School or “PP.N.S. (1928). In addition to signatures, there are poems, literary quotes, small watercolours, and sketches.

Cook, Helen

Department of Forestry fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1211
  • Fonds
  • [192-]

The fonds consists largely of printed material, including pamphlets, advertisements and brochures relating to logging and milling equipment, machinery and buildings from the 1920s. Other records include correspondence to the head of the department H.R. Christie, a planned drawing of Idlewild Seed Extractory and a black and white photo of Coo's Bay Lumberyard in California

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Forestry

McGill University College of British Columbia fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1231
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1929

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, minute books, and enrollment books created during the establishment and development of McGill University College of British Columbia. The fonds is comprised of three series based on the office of origin: Vancouver College, The Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning in British Columbia, and McGill University College of British Columbia.

McGill University College of British Columbia

J. Allan Jones fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1489
  • Fonds
  • 1925 - 1929

Fonds consists of a variety of documents and memorabilia acquired by J. Allan Jones during his time as a UBC student, and includes exam papers, dance cards, announcements for 1928 graduating class events, photographs, and his wife's graduation and teacher training certificates.

Jones, J. Allan

Gavin Dirom fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1279
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1930

Fonds consists of eleven black and white photographic prints of various sizes, showing Gavin Dirom and various other UBC rugby and track athletes Vic Oldum, Oliver Camozzi, and coaches Norm Burley and Gordon "Doc" Burke.

Dirom, Gavin

William Tansley fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1017
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1933

The fonds consists of handwritten and typed manuscripts of short stories [n.d.], a painting of a seascape (1933), and a scrapbook filled with assorted memorabilia gathered between 1916 and 1933.

Tansley, William

Literary and Scientific Department fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1055
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1933

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, and reports documenting the activities of the Literary and Scientific Executive and of various campus clubs including the French Literary and Dramatic Society, the Musical Society anf the Players' Club.

University of British Columbia. Literary and Scientific Dept.

Women's Athletic Association fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1054
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1933

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, and reports which document the activities of the executive and of various athletic clubs.

University of British Columbia. Women's Athletic Association

Women's Undergraduate Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1184
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1933

Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, reports, budgets, and correspondence documenting the activities of the Women's Undergraduate Society during the 1932/33 school year.

University of British Columbia. Women's Undergraduate Society

Men's Athletic Association fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1250
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1933

Fonds consists of minutes of the M.A.A. executive; correspondence with the A.M.S., the Western Cananda Intercollegiate Athletic Union (W.C.I.A.U.), the various University athletic clubs, and other bodies; financial records; and records of awards given to University athletes.

University of British Columbia. Men's Athletic Association

Men's Undergraduate Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1179
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1933

The fonds consists of minutes, financial records, reports and correspondence relating to the activities of the Men's Undergraduate Society (1926-1933).

University of British Columbia. Men's Undergraduate Society

J.G. Brown fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1257
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1933

The fonds consists of a report of coordination efforts between the University of British Columbia Departments of Education and Agriculture (1917), Convocation programs (1926), miscellaneous Senate records relating to funding cutbacks (1931-1933) and materials from the Student Publicity Campaign (1931-1932).

Brown, J.G.

Agriculture Club fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1298
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1935

The fonds consists of one bound volume containing 57 pages of Agriculture Club minutes for the period 1928-1935.

University of British Columbia Agriculture Club

Janet Greig fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1490
  • Fonds
  • 1929 - 1935

Celebration in 1934, materials on French Canadian folk songs, the International celebration of Niagara, and awards Ms. Greig received.

Greig, Janet

Isabel Bescoby fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1040
  • Fonds
  • 1935

The fonds consists of Bescoby's original research notes for her M.A. thesis in history.

Bescoby, Isabel M.

UBC Student Christian Movement fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1479
  • Fonds
  • 1930 - 1935

Fonds consists of documentation of the activities of the UBC Student Christian Movement during the early 1930s and includes a minute book for the SCM “Grad Group” (1930-35), two small SCM promotional pamphlets (1934), and assorted correspondence (1933-34).

UBC Student Christian Movement

Robert J. Clark fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1037
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1935

The fonds consist of research and lecture notes, records of experiments, logbooks, calculations, draft manuscript for a book "On the Hypotheses Which Underlie Physics," and various journals and off-prints.

Clark, Robert James

Wilfrid Sadler fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1135
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1938

The fonds consists of correspondence, lecture notes, reference clippings, student notebooks, programs, newsletters, certificates, musical scores, receipts, pamphlets, and books produced and received by Wilfrid Sadler during his student days at Macdonald College and his professional activities as a professor in the Department of Dairying from 1918. The Department of Dairying was part of the Faculty of Agriculture from 1916 to 1955.

Sadler, Wilfrid

San Francisco Bay Map Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1380
  • Fonds
  • 1771-1941

Collection consists of maps (in the form of photocopies, sketches, and photographs) used by Neal Harlow while writing his book The Maps of San Francisco Bay.

Walter Leek fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1548
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1941

The fonds consists of one series of architectural drawings of UBC buildings drawn between 1914 and 1941. There are 70 architectural plans in 20 sets that are arranged by the building title in alphabetical order, followed by plans for manholes, steam lines and block plans of the campus. Architectural drawings consist of the mechanical, vacuum and heating systems of individual UBC buildings and block drawings of the campus. The majority of prints are wash-off prints, printed on drafting linen, but a few are on transparent architectural paper.

Leek, Walter, Sr.

Civilian Protection School fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1180
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1943

The fonds consists of lectures and class schedules (1942-1943).

Civilian Protection School

Graduate Historical Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1062
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1944

The fonds consists of a bound minute book (1934-1944) and a bound account book (1934-1944).

University of British Columbia. Graduate Historical Society

Burnett Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1258
  • Collection
  • 1927-1944

The collection consists of two catalogues (1927, 1935) of ethnological specimens presented by Frank Burnett to UBC and minutes of the University of British Columbia's President's Committee on the Musuem (1941-1944).

Historical Society of the University of British Columbia fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1077
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1944

The fonds consists of copies of the Society's constitution, financial records (1935-1938), correspondence (1935-1939), papers (1920-1944) and programs (1921-1939).

University of British Columbia. Historical Society

Robert E. McKechnie fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1144
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1944

Fonds consists of both personal and professional material. The personal material includes notes, poems, receipts, membership cards, newspaper clippings, certificates, and photographs, along with three bound volumes of handwritten notes from McKechnie's McGill University course "Practice of Medicine," dated 1888-1890. The professional material includes event programmes, speeches, certificates, newspaper clippings, and notes. The majority of these pertain to his involvement with McGill University and practice in Nanaimo.

McKechnie, Robert E.

Paul Boving fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1046
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1944

The fonds consist of lecture notes and other course materials, manuscripts, correspondence, and published materials produced and received by Boving during his professional activities as a professor of agronomy. It is arranged in three series, plus a separate adult education reference file. The records are arranged in alphabetical or chronological order. Occasionally Boving has identified subject categories.

Boving, Paul Axel

Charles Fraser fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1073
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1944

The fonds consists of notebooks on marine observations, manuscripts, lecture notes, drawings and plates of sea life, and assorted pamphlets. Much of this material relates to Fraser's research on salmon. Also included are photographs taken during a collecting trip to the South Pacific. The fonds contains minutes of the British Columbia Industrial and Scientific Research Council (1944).

Fraser, Charles

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

UBC Bookstore fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1190
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1946, 1953-1954

The fonds consists of correspondence, inventories of books, order forms and invoices which document the bookselling operations of the business.

University of British Columbia. Bookstore

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

History of Education Research Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1375
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1909, 1948-1949

Collection consists of materials which deal with two different subject areas of interest to Sutherland. One consists of microfilm records relating to the establishment of the Macdonald Institute, which later merged with two other colleges to form the University of Guelph. The other series consists of photocopies of records assembled by Sutherland for various research projects on the history of education.

John M. Turnbull fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1006
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1950

The fonds consists primarily of undated course notes (metal mining, coal and placer mining, mining machinery, and mine surveying); printed material; blueprints; and photographs. The photographs include class portraits from the Mining Short Courses at UBC (1917-1920) and also images of the mining industry from around the province in the early 1920s.

Turnbull, John M.

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