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Mabel Clara Taylor fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1805
  • Fonds
  • 1923 - 1956

The fonds consists of materials related to Mabel Taylor's nursing career and international travels. The materials document the professional life and world travel of an independent woman in the first half of the twentieth century. Record types include diplomas and certificates of nursing, travel documents including Taylor's passport and visas, correspondence related to job openings, as well as Taylor's written exam for obtaining a drivers' license in Durban, South Africa.

Taylor, Mabel Clara

Bob Williams fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1794
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2011

The fonds reflects the efforts of Bob Williams’ political and business career. Records in the fonds relate to Williams’s various roles: teacher, M.L.A., community planning consultant, Minister, chair of ICBC, and Secretary of Crown Corporations. As such, the records relate both to Williams’ personal career as well as British Columbia's governmental systems of resource management, transportation, forestry, energy, housing, and recreation. Correspondence is featured throughout the fonds; other records types include reports, studies, speeches, notes, legal agreements, bills, acts, notebooks, daily journals, travel memorabilia, presentation materials, photographs, VHS tapes, audio cassettes, optical discs, news clippings, scrapbooks, and transcripts of interviews. The fonds is comprised of four series; Alderman and Member of Legislative Assembly records, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Water Resources Records series, Crown Corporations Records series, and Business, Personal, and Academic Records series.

The Alderman and Member of Legislative Assembly Records consists of material related to Williams' roles as Alderman of the City of Vancouver and later as M.L.A. for East Vancouver. Records include letters, faxes, telegrams, newspaper clippings, reports, speeches, notes and other related material.

The Ministry of Forests Lands and Water Resources Records series relates to Williams's time spent on the provincial cabinet working under the government of Dave Barret. Records consist primarily of correspondence, especially between Williams and major corporations and individuals in the forest industry. Other records include reports, studies, news clippings, bills and acts, speeches, presentation materials, and transcripts.

The Crown Corporations records series is comprised of documents stemming from Williams' activities as chair of ICBC, and his work in the Crown Corporations. Many records relate to the construction of Surrey City Centre. Record types include correspondence, reports, legal documents, and news clippings.

The Business, Personal and Academic Records series contains records related Williams’ business career, personal memories and diaries, pictures and travel memorabilia, and his experiences meeting other politicians. Record types include planning consultant studies, correspondence, interviews, and materials from his academic career including course outlines and reading lists.

Williams, Robert Arthur

Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1793
  • Fonds
  • 1943 - 1974

Contains the operational records of the Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Services from 1943 to 1974. Records include annual and monthly financial summaries, meeting minutes, manager's reports, insurance agreements, and correspondence.

Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service

Positive Women's Network fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1770
  • Fonds
  • 1991 - 2017

The fonds consists of records related to the Positive Women’s Network (PWN) various programs and projects, support and educational resources, and operations and administrative activities. The fonds reflects this in the following three series: Operations and Administration, Support and Education, and Programs and Projects.

The Operations and Administration series contains records related to the PWN’s administrative activities and day-to-day operations including the Board of Directors’ policies and procedures, operational budgets and applications for operational funding, correspondence with other organizations, strategic planning for the organization, and organizational budgets.

The Support and Education series consists of records related to the PWN’s various resources for training and supporting PWN members, their friends and family, health care providers, and the larger community as a whole. Record types include retreat materials, toolkits, pocket guides, training kits, educational materials, Positive Side newsletters, magazines, workshop materials, artwork, memorial and guest books, and other materials.

The Programs and Projects series features records related to the several programs and projects that the PWN launched either individually or as partners with other organizations.

Positive Women's Network

Peter Moogk collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1759
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1867-2004, predominant 1870-1960]

The collection comprises records acquired by Peter Moogk about aspects of British Columbia’s history, including the British Columbia Electric Railway Company’s interurban train lines (predominantly from 1909-1958), and photographic representations of persons (especially white settlers, from 1870-1960), places, events and activities in the province.

The collection includes five series: British Columbia Electric Railway Company Records, Portraits of Persons in British Columbia, Photos of places, streets, and architecture in British Columbia, Photos of events and activities in British Columbia, and British Columbia ephemera.

Records relating to the first series, British Columbia Electric Railway Company Records, include: photographs; postcards; original BCER documents, such as union agreements and timetables; BCER employee publications; transit tokens; signs and posters from within Vancouver streetcars; and a copy of a CJOR radio script.

Records relating to the second series, Portraits of Persons in British Columbia, include: photographs and handwritten notes by Moogk about Vancouver photographers operating from 1858-1920.

The focus of the third series, Photos of places, streets, and architecture in British Columbia, is photographs of structures and places of British Columbia, notably building exteriors and interiors, and street views from 1880-1959.

The fourth series, Photos of events and activities in British Columbia, includes photos of notable events and public activities(predominantly dating 1911-1941), as well as everyday life, and also includes handwritten and photocopied information on the provenance of the photos and activities depicted.

The fifth series, British Columbia ephemera, is mostly paper ephemera representing the variety of business and activity in the province from 1890 to 1990, and includes menus, theatre programs, business correspondence, and Chinese textbooks as well as some photographic materials.

Inverness Cannery fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1284
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900 - 1967]

The fonds consists of records related to the operation of Inverness Cannery. Records span from the early 1900s all the way through to the 1950s when the cannery was closed and turned into a fish camp. The cannery was owned by J.H. Todd and Sons Ltd. from 1902-1950. The fonds is comprised of seven different series: Correspondence series, Financial series, Fish Canning series, Fish Catching series, Inverness Cannery School series, Legal series, and Publications, Pamphlets and News Clippings series.

Inverness Cannery

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File contains photographs of various boats and ships near the Vancouver Harbour, including tugs, cruise ships and the Burrard Pacific Breeze. Canada Place can be seen in multiple photographs.

Haig-Brown, Alan

Health and Safety minutes and correspondence (2 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes of the following Health and Safety Committees: General Services and Administration Building, dated April 11, 1985 to April 24, 1986; Instructional Resources Centre, dated January 30, 1985 to January 29, 1986; Library Processing Centre, dated March 15, 1985 to May 13, 1986; and Department of Theatre, dated January 13, 1985 to March 13, 1986. Topics include seminars, emergency procedures, safety hazards, committee organization, occupational safety films, workplace accidents and prevention, temperature and ventilation, fire safety, infection control, lighting, bicycle traffic, visual display terminals, UBC smoking policy, sick rooms, lock-out procedures, radiation concern, broken glass, building maintenance, CPR and first aid education, book truck maintenance, fumes, eye care, correspondence, Factory Act/Workplace Act, theatre construction, storage of chemicals and inflammables, and student insurance.

File also contains correspondence dated January 13, 1985 to January 16, 1986. Topics include safety supplies, air quality, stress-related illness, and Ritchie & Associates.

Health and Safety minutes and correspondence (1 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes, correspondence, and other records of the Health and Safety Committee, dated January 17, 1985 to May 27, 1986. Topics include Department/Area/Building Safety (DABS) Committee chairpersons, health and safety investigations, safety committee terms of reference, hazards of photocopiers, seminars and courses, accident investigation, campus smoking policy, fire safety, chemical disposal, sick rooms, monthly accident and industrial disease report, lock-out procedure, protection of animals in emergencies, radioactive lines, occupational safety films, eye wash, safety glasses and shoes, formation of committee, genetic toxicology, safety signage, flammable liquids, traffic and security, chemical refrigeration, injury wage loss, toxic emissions, and committee budget.

Health and Safety Committee (5 of 5)

File contains meeting minutes of the following Safety Committees: Department of Theatre, dated Augus 25, 1983 to December 18, 1984; Woodward Library, dated January 13, 1982 and March 11, 1982; and Instructional Resource Centre, dated May 25, 1983 to November 14, 1984. Topics include role of committee and management, general safety practices and policies, safety hazards, first aid education, temperature and air circulation, lighting, fire safety, asbestos removal, Workers' Compensation Board, accident investigation, visual display terminals, emergency procedure, and correspondence. File also contains correspondence.

File also contains minutes of Inter-Union Visual Display Terminal Committee, dated April 27, 1983. Topics include hazards of electromagnatic fields, grievances and arbitrations, Quebec legislation, new publications, media relations, seminars and conferences, and announcements.

Health and Safety Committee (4 of 5)

File contains records of AUCE Health and Safety Committee. Records consist of meeting minutes of G.S.A.B. (General Services Administration Building) Safety, Security and Fire Prevention Committee dated February 10, 1983 to December 13, 1984. Topics discussed include window installation, guard rails, exhaust fumes and air intake, emergency and general lighting, no smoking signs, Workers Compensation Board seminar, function and members of safety committee, recycling, first aid, exposed wiring, list of floor wardens, safety bulletin, fire prevention and fire safety, working conditions in Admissions, elevator and room numbering, building amenity and room signage, landscaping, key plans, bomb threat telephone procedures, existing safety hazards, accessibility,

File also includes interdepartmental memorandum and other correspondence discussed in meetings.

Health and Safety Committee (1 of 5)

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

General correspondence

File contains AUCE incoming and outgoing correspondence dated March, 1987 to December 29, 1987. Topics include legal representation, membership and other meetings, collective agreement with UBC, employee benefits, temporary employees, severance and lay-offs, hiring and wages of disabled employees, vacation entitlement, sessional instructors, grievances with UBC, BC Federation of Labour Bill 19 Working Conference, CUPE National Defence Fund, BC New Democratic Party, and CUPE merger. Correspondence also contains CUE "Office Administration and Membership Servicing Report: Job Evaluation Report" (January 5, 1987).

File also contains "Proposal for Settlement between Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2950 and the University of British Columbia" (December 10, 1991).

General correspondence outgoing (5 of 5)

File contains AUCE outgoing correspondence dated January 5, 1981 to March 3, 1981. Topics include severance and lay-offs, union membership and representation, union dues, cooperation with other unions, purchase orders, job classification, tax payment, negotiations with UBC, AUCE newsletter, misogynist "Annual Lady Godiva Ride" of UBC Engineering Undergraduate Society, gender equity, employee benefits, office relocation, leaves of absence, workplace harassment, hiring practices, relations with AUCE Provincial, membership meetings, wage reimbursement, grievances with UBC, union education,

General correspondence outgoing (4 of 5)

File contains AUCE outgoing correspondence dated March 3, 1981 to April 15, 1981. Topics include job evaluation and classification, employee benefits, union membership and representatives, union dues, women in the workplace, labor rights, publication orders, technological change, cooperation with other unions, lost wages reimbursement, building inspection, working conditions, severance and lay-offs, grievances, leaves of absence, seminars, tax payment, employee benefits, membership meetings, volunteer work, employment of disabled persons in UBC Crane Library, by-law amendment, committee investigations, and student employment.

General correspondence outgoing (3 of 5)

File contains AUCE outgoing correspondence dated April 23, 1981 to June 23, 1981. Topics include parking, AUCE membership and representatives, union dues, membership meetings, leaves of absence, cooperation with other unions, contract negotiations, tax payment, women's rights, grievances with UBC, building inspections, publication orders, arbitration, legal representation, by-law and constitution amendments, job classification, women in the workplace, and financial assistance.

General correspondence outgoing (2 of 5)

File contains AUCE outgoing correspondence dated June 26, 1981 to September 17, 1981. Topics include union membership and representatives, parking, building inspections, union dues, job descriptions, leaves of absence, membership meetings, conventions, publication orders, contract negotiations, records request, involuntary transfers, severance and lay-offs, legal representation, budget cuts, discrimination against union members, first aid regulations, women's rights, employee benefits, visual display terminals, health and safety, cooperation with other unions, employee record and payroll system, and labour disputes and arbitration.

General correspondence outgoing (1 of 5)

File contains AUCE outgoing correspondence dated September 17, 1981 to December 28, 1981. Topics include union representatives and representation, leaves of absence, elections, administrative expenses, publication and equipment orders, buttons, union dues, membership meetings, employee benefits, shop stewards, tax payment, staff appointment and lay-offs, cooperation with other unions, maternity leave, pensions, building maintenance, visual display terminals, contract negotiations, conferences and seminars, budget cuts, and legal representation.

Ministry of Labour working conditions

File contains records relating to inspection of working conditions in UBC buildings and facilities, dated March 31, 1980 to April 27, 1982. Records include "Report of the Library Processing Centre Environment Task Force Committee, March 1981", incoming and outgoing correspondence, interdepartmental memorandum, petitions, and list of workplace hazards. Topics of correspondence include investigations, complaints about working conditions, and compensation for workplace injury.

General correspondence incoming and outgoing (3 of 3)

File contains incoming correspondence dated January 6, 1986 to May 1, 1986. Topics include advertisements, labour education, support of other unions and causes, grievances, worker compensation, Operation Solidarity, New Democratic Party political party, National Day of Remembrance for Workers Killed or Injured at the Workplace, letters of thanks, campus daycare, labour conferences, labour agreements, May Day, union finances, scholarship, Canadian Almanac listing, union representatives and representation, political engagement, film screenings, newsletters, seniority, sick leave, South African apartheid, Ritchie and Associates, technological change, violence against women, retirement, union elections, and membership meetings.

General correspondence incoming and outgoing (2 of 3)

File contains incoming correspondence dated April 10, 1986 to September 16, 1986. Topics include academic grants, legal representation, support of other unions and CUPE strikes, campus daycare, union participation, building maintenance, women's rights, sexual harassment, Worker's Compensation Board, seniority, video display servers and technological change, New Democratic Party, political engagement, United Way Campaign, labour education, pacifism, union finances, maternity leave, collective bargaining and agreements, retirement, health and safety at work, library funding, commonwealth relations, UBC staff salaries, violence against women, union representatives and representation, union dues, word processing education, UBC programs and services, sick leave, Operation Solidarity, abortion rights, student employment, United States war in Central America, and CUPE conventions.

General correspondence incoming and outgoing (1 of 3)

File contains incoming and outgoing correspondence dated January 14, 1986 to December 11, 1986. Topics of outgoing correspondence include CUE grievance procedure, union representatives and representation, job classification, essential services, support of and coordination with other unions, boycott of businesses supporting apartheid South Africa, grievances and arbitration with UBC, status of women, child care at UBC, staff wages, secession from AUCE, Ritchie and Associates, and amendments to CUE by-laws and constitution. Topics of incoming correspondence include job description, pension plan, women's rights, advertisements, union representatives and representation, negotiations with UBC, United Way campaign, sick leave, calls for financial support, support of other unions, provincial general election, and labour education.

General correspondence incoming and outgoing (3 of 3)

File contains incoming and outgoing correspondence dated October 16, 1984 to April 15, 1985. Topics include labour studies education and scholarships, advertisements for services and products, requests for financial assistance, union representatives and representation, cooperation and coordination with other unions, scabs, relations with UBC, calls for civic engagement (provincial election, teachers' salary, pacifism, financial restraint measures), affiliation with CUPE, international workers' and human rights, women's rights, Expo 86, workplace sexual harassment, Operation Solidarity, UBC financial cutbacks, and seniority of UBC staff.

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