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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

Women’s Resource Centre fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1552
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2003

This fonds consists of textual records, photographs, newspaper clippings, a VHS tape, and an audio reel. The materials focus on the history (or “herstory”) of the Women’s Resource Centre, emphasizing their move from the UBC Robson Square, where they originally opened in 1973, to the UBC Point Grey campus in 2002.

University of British Columbia. Women's Resources Centre

Women’s and Gender Studies fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1551
  • Fonds
  • 1989-2012

Fonds consists of administrative records pertaining to the activities of the Women’s Studies Program, the Centre for Research in Women’s Studies and Gender Relations, and research papers put out by the Centre and related bodies. Records include correspondence, minutes, annual reports, publications, course lists, student activities, program advertisements, reviews, bound publications of working papers and conference proceedings.

University of British Columbia. Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice

UBC Curling Club fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1539
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1984

Fonds consists of a scrapbook put together by the UBC women’s curling team. The scrapbook contains team lists and statistics, programmes, newspaper clippings, and photographs, and documents UBC women’s curling from 1959 to 1984.

UBC Curling Club

Sharon E. Kahn fonds.

  • UBCA-ARC-1530
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2004

The fonds consists of records which primarily document Sharon Kahn’s activities as Director of Employment Equity (1989-94) and Associate Vice-President, Equity (1994-2005). The records include correspondence, reports, minutes, clippings, and other published materials. They are arranged in two series: the Equity Office series, which documents in a general sense UBC’s Equity Office and Kahn’s activities as its head; and the Equity Cases series, which documents two high-profile cases with which Kahn and the Equity Office were involved.

Kahn, Sharon E.

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

E. Margaret Fulton fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1472
  • Fonds
  • 1975 - 2008

Fonds consists of textual material primarily relating to Fulton’s social activism and some personal materials. The fonds has been arranged in eight series: Conferences and Committees series, Personal Series, Speaking Engagements series, Women’s Studies series, Miscellaneous series, Reports series, Publications series, and Audiovisual series.

Fulton, E. Margaret

Westcoast Women’s Network fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1453
  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 1990

Fonds consists of textual records documenting the origins and early history of the Vancouver/Westcoast Women’s Network and includes the organization’s constitution, copies of its newsletter (1981-90), membership directories, brochures and other promotional material, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and meeting agendas and minutes.

Westcoast Women’s Network

Alison Rice fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1425
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2001

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

Helen Sonthoff fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1420
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2000

Fonds consists of personal correspondence, newspaper clippings and manuscripts; as well as, memorial tributes, cards and letters of sympathy pertaining to the passing of Sonthoff. The fonds is arranged in the following series: Correspondence, Essays and Criticisms and Memorial Tributes.

Sonthoff, Helen

Elvi Whittaker fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1393
  • Fonds
  • 1989-1996

Fonds consists of Dr. Whittakers records as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Social Science Federation of Canada (SSFC). It includes records of the meetings of various committees, councils and panels in which Ms. Whittaker attended as well as records of various issues and topics related to SSFC activities. Fonds consists of minutes, pamphlets, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings and publications.

Whittaker, Elvi

Gladys Wright fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1388
  • Fonds
  • 1923, 1980

Fonds consists of a hand-written account of Gladys Wright's memories of the UBC Fairview campus. Also included are seven heavily-annotated textbooks (copies of Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale", "The Merchant of Venice", "Coriolanus", "Twelfth Night" (2 copies), "Julius Caesar", and "Othello") used in Garnett G. Sedgewick's English courses. The latter items document teaching and note-taking methods from the 1920's, in particular those methods practiced in Sedgewick's classes.

Wright, Gladys

Barbara Schrodt fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1381
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1984

Fonds consists of Barbara Schrodt's Ph.D. thesis and related research materials as well as publications written and collected by Schrodt.

Schrodt, Barbara

Faculty Women's Club Oral History Project fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1355
  • Fonds
  • 1988-1989

Fonds consists of audio recordings of interviews done with seven members of the Faculty Women’s Club.

University of British Columbia. Faculty Women's Club Oral History Project

Women's Research Centre fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1332
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2000, predominant 1976-1997

The Women's Research Centre fonds consists of eleven series. The records deal with various aspects of women's lives and focus on racial, class, and gendered issues such as pay equity, women in the labour force, sexual harassment, immigration and the gendered effects of cultural transition, isolation, women's health and the Tobacco Industry, wife battering, sexual assault, and the strengths and weaknesses of women's shelters, women and the law, political responses to women's situation, and the development of strategies for changing women's lives. In addition, the Women's Research Centre fonds contains administrative records of the organization. Multiple-media records were created and used by the Women's Research Centre in the course of their research such as textual records, canvass banners, publications, maps, newspapers and newspaper clippings. Records created and used by the Women's Research Centre include the Women's Research Centre and BC Women's Studies Association constitution and mission statement, contracts, grant applications, project proposals, various research guides, surveys, statistics, various outlines, budgets, address lists, handwritten and typed notes, correspondence, facsimiles, discussion papers, extensive interdisciplinary manuscripts and abstracts created by members of the BC Women's Studies Association, extensive questionnaires and interview transcripts, drafts, reports, agendas, memos, briefs, meeting minutes, bulletins, press releases, various financial materials such as bills, receipts, expense claim forms, cheque stubs, invoices, and income and expense sheets, workshop registration and evaluation forms, membership application forms, newspapers, pamphlets, brochures, newsletters, articles, books, log books, bibliographies, purchase orders, literature reviews, and maps.

Women's Research Centre

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

Patricia Carney fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1322
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2008, predominant 1980-1993

The fonds consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, minutes, memoranda, personal notes, diaries, photographs, videos and an assortment of ephemera created or collected by Carney over her years in federal politics. The fond consists predominantly of materials reflecting Carney's political life. Records from her years in the Official Opposition (1980-1984) and in government (1984-1988) consist of parliamentary reports, minutes from Neighbourhood Nights and correspondence from constituents. The majority of materials reflect Carney's tenure as Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (1984-1986), and Minister of International Trade (1986-1988). For dates during the evolution of both the Atlantic and Western Accords, these records include correspondence between Carney and provincial premiers, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and provincial Ministers of Energy. Records from the FTA include a copy of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, correspondence with Simon Reisman, Finance Minister Michael Wilson, Mulroney, and other Cabinet Ministers. FTA materials also include correspondence and newspaper clippings from the tenth anniversary of the FTA. The records also include copious handwritten notes from Carney's participation on the Priorities and Planning Committee of the Cabinet. The fonds also includes records from State Visits of the Prince and Princess of Wales and American Vice-President George Herbert Walker Bush to Expo 86, as well as State Visits by President and Mrs. Reagan of the United States and President and Mrs. Mitterrand of France. The fonds also contains records documenting Carney's career as a Senator, including a series dedicated to the Task Force on Barriers to Women in the Public Service. Also, the records contain a series of Carney's School of Community and Regional Planning teaching materials as well as limited amounts from both her private life and her career as an economic journalist.
The 2011 accrual (Boxes 47-60) consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, personal notes, reports, photographs, tapes and videos created collected by Carney during her time as a Senator. There is also further material regarding the reception of her autobiography and material from the operations of Gemini North.

Carney, Patricia

Margaret A. Ormsby Oral History Project fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1295
  • Fonds
  • 1999

The fonds consists of forty-one interviews with thirty eight colleagues, family, students and friends of Margaret Ormsby. In addition to the 50 cassette tapes there is also general information about the project as well as textual material for each interview consisting of a tape release form signed by the interviewee, a biographical information sheet and a detailed "timed tape guide".

Women's History Network of British Columbia. Margaret A. Ormsby Oral History 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

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

Anna Leith fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1269
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1977

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings, and reports relating to the various committees on which Anna Leith served during her career in the UBC Library system. In particular, the fonds contains material relating to the Woodward Library, the UBC Health Sciences Centre and the B.C. Medical Centre.

Leith, Anna

Phrateres, Theta Chapter fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1251
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1991

The fonds consists of scrapbooks constructed by members of the Theta Chapter of the Phrateres, from some of the sub-chapters, and from the UCLA Alpha chapter, to document their activities. Scrapbooks are composed of clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and drawings relating to various charitable and social events sponsored by the organization. The records also include minutes from Theta Chapter and Presidents' and Social Reports. Other materials include membership lists, a guest book for an alumni tea, and handbooks for the UBC Theta Chapter and for the University of Washington chapter.

Phrateres. Theta Chapter

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

Continuing Education fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1197
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1998, predominant 1971-1994

The fonds consist of proceedings, correspondence, minutes, reports, statistics, program and course descriptions, proposals, news releases, and publications. Many of the records originated from the Director's Office of the Centre for Continuing Education, and its predecessor, the Department of University Extension. They document these units' functions, activities, policies, and relationships with other University bodies and external agencies. Also included are audio recordings of lectures and other events sponsored by the Centre. There are also records from the office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic, from when he oversaw the operations of the Centre between 1988 and 1991. Other materials originated from the Women's Resources Centre: three folders of reports, correspondence, and photocopied newspaper clippings relating to the 1971 Status of Women conference, and over thirty publications dealing with women's issues.
A 2017 accrual of material more than doubled the size of the fonds. These records included small additions to the following series: Central Office Files, Administrative Committees, and Staff Relations. More significant additions were added to the Projects and Series, Programs, UBC Departments, UBC Committees, and External Bodies series. Additionally, a significant addition to the fonds was made in the resources series, which includes proceedings and course materials.
A 2018 accrual moderately increased the size of the fonds. Some files from folders without the typical alpha-numerical filing system pattern were placed with the Central Office series. Their contents matched the series description, including grant proposals, memos, correspondence, and budget information. Two new series were added, General History and Associate Vice-President Academic (Dr. Walter Uegama). Dr. McClean's series received additions from the 1992 re-organization and the Strategic Planning of 1993. Projects and Studies, UBC Committees, and UBC Departments series received significant additions as well. External Bodies received an increase, primarily related to CAUCE. The Liaison with External Agencies, Policies and Procedures, Programs, Special Events, and Status of Women series received small additions.

University of British Columbia. Continuing Education

President's Office fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1194
  • Fonds
  • 1890-2020

The fonds consists of records that reflect the myriad of activities included under the President's Office. Records relating to the university's founding in its earliest days include records of the early days of Medicine at UBC. Records relating to First Nations Peoples are present, including the teacher training program and "Native Indian Students at UBC." Documents relate to faculties and departments, including Applied Sciences, Arts, Commerce, Forestry, Graduate Studies, VP Finance, Administrative Services, VP Faculty and Student Affairs, Dean of Women, Agricultural Sciences, Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine, and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Also present are records related to Women at UBC, - including reports on the Status of Academic and Non-Academic Women - Senate Committees and the Board of Governors. Personnel records related to employees, salaries, agreements with Provincial and Territorial Governments and affiliated organizations with UBC, finances, the many UBC committees, advisory groups and records related to the founding of UBC institutes, foundations, centres and the Faculty Club. Records also relate to teacher evaluations, student discipline, budgets, appointments, new programs, legal opinion, the awarding of grants and scholarships. Subject files present include the Downtown Eastside and the President's Task Force to renew sports services. There are also records related to the University Endowment Lands and the planning and development of land and buildings at UBC. Records include agreements, agendas, applications, minutes, manuals, correspondence, memorandums, evaluations, reports, summaries, subject files, statistics, speeches, policies, procedures, pamphlets and academic plans.

University of British Columbia. President's Office

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

Academic Women's Association fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1174
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1996

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of the Association's Annual General Meeting and its Executive Committee, reports by the Association and other organizations, published materials, questionnaires, and copies of the AWA constitution and administrative history.

University of British Columbia. Academic Women's Association

Dorothy Maud Somerset fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1171
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1991

The fonds consists of correspondence from 1929 to 1990; biographical data/information from 1921 to 1991; literary works from 1938 to 1984; photographs from 1898 to 1984; interviews and talks/speeches given from 1942 to 1984; newspaper clippings from 1920 to 1990; newsletters and theatre souvenirs from 1922 to 1987.

Somerset, Dorothy Maud

Marjorie V. Smith fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1170
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1973

Fonds consists of records created or acquired by Marjorie V. Smith in the course of her work at the Centre for Continuing Education, and include correspondence, course materials, reports, photographs, and published materials. The records are arranged in five series: East Indian Programs, Multiculturalism, Indians, Reports on Workshops, and Publications. The arrangement is based on the order in which they were kept in Smith's office and transferred to the Archives.

Smith, Marjorie

Anne Smith fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1169
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1967

Fonds consists of both office and personal records that span much of Smith's long career with the U.B.C. Library, and includes correspondence, reports, minutes, notes, course materials, publications, and newspaper clippings. The records are arranged in the following series: Reference Correspondence, Subject Files Personal and Office (Campus and Off-Campus), Subject Files Library, Miscellaneous Reference Subject Files, Canadian Library Association, and Library Education.

Smith, Anne M.

Faculty Women's Club fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1108
  • Fonds
  • 1917-2005

Fonds consists of various revised constitutions, minutes, annual reports of the Club, its committees and interest groups, financial records (including bound ledgers), correspondence, membership lists, newsletters, programmes (including photographs used in their production), a videotape of the Club's 75th-anniversary banquet, and scrapbooks. The increase in Club membership parallels the growth and development of the University. The records reflect many of the changes which have taken place over the years. They provide an insight into the concerns and activities of educated women through two world wars and the depression and record some of their contributions to university life.

University of British Columbia. Faculty Women's Club

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

Dorothy Blakey Smith fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1082
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1978

The fonds includes the following series: correspondence, theses, speeches, lecture notes, printed materials, clippings, photographs, student memorabilia and manuscripts. Photographs are stored separately.

Smith, Dorothy Blakey

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

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

Margaret Prang fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1020
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1979

The fonds consists of photocopied research material relating the following individuals - Clifford Sifton, George Foster, Robert Borden, R.B. Bennett, W.S. Fielding, T.A. Crerar, A.K. Cameron and Charles A. Dunning. Also included are minutes, agenda papers and reports from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada on which Prang served from 1973 to 1979.

Prang, Margaret E.

Margaret Street fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1018
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1993

Previously known as the "Ethel Johns Research Collection", the fonds consists of records generated during Street's writing of the biography of Ethel Johns. It includes correspondence (1969-1974) with publishers and the Canada Council which funded the project; transcripts of interviews with students, friends and associates (1969-1970); copies of Johns' addresses and publications (including portions of an unfinished autobiography); and draft manuscripts for the book "Watch-Fires on the Mountains".

Street, Margaret M.

Gertrude Watney fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1007
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1985

The fonds consists of biographical information about Watney, copies of her B.A. (1923), M.A. (1926) and Ph.D. (1933) theses, teaching material, correspondence, copies of publications and photographs.

Watney, Gertrude

B.C. History of Nursing Society fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1831
  • Fonds
  • [189-]-2021

The fonds consists of 22.1 m of textual records, ca. 2500 photographs and extensive audiovisual materials created and/or accumulated by the British Columbia History of Nursing Society (BCHNS). The BCHNS Archives established and organized records into broad groups: fonds/subfonds, collections, biographical files, oral histories and miscellaneous materials. These categories of records have been arranged as subfonds and series under the BCHNS fonds.

Materials related to the society include records created by the group in the course of its administrative activities, and accumulated in its function of preserving material related to the history of nursing in British Columbia and elsewhere. Much of the material has a historical value, both in regard to B.C. nursing, and farther afield. A brief history of the Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia is included. While there are some earlier records, most date from 1985 to 2012. The records of several committees that made annual reports to the BCHNPPG are included. For example, the Oral History Committee was established in 1981 to document the development of nursing and to capture some of the stories and activities of B.C. nurses. The Memorial Nursing Portrait Collection committee was established in 1990 to raise money for the History of Nursing Scholarship fund and to provide a lasting visual memorial for a friend or family member. Histories of hospitals and individuals are also documented. Events, programs and displays are documented through graphic, audio and textual material. Reference material includes newsletters, records related to Florence Nightingale and the roles played by nurses in war. Postcards and other historical materials more generally related to nursing are also included. Fundraising initiatives, and financial records are also included along with membership information and activities.

Records not related to the formation and ongoing functions of the B.C. History of Nursing Society are divided into 34 subfonds. While the subfonds do not generally relate to specific functions of the BCHNS, they all contribute to a general understanding of individuals and groups of nurses who have contributed to the development of nursing in British Columbia. Many individuals are represented in more than one area of the larger fonds.

The original collections consist of 5.6 m of textual records and graphic materials, audiovisual material and an extensive reference library. The textual records include a comprehensive collection of UBC student cards from 1921 to 1994, several diplomas and certificates, and conference related materials. Records from the Kootenay Lake Hospital, the Kelowna General Hospital and the Prince Rupert General Hospital consist of nursing manuals, training schedules and ledgers. Extensive photographs document historical and educational displays prepared and presented by the BCHNS. Many audiovisual materials contain records created by the Society or provide general reference information. The reference library contains books concentrating primarily on B.C nursing and will be catalogued and made available separately.

Biographical files consist of 2.4 m of textual records and ca. 380 photographs related to nurses who have made significant contributions to their profession in British Columbia. Files include records related to the person’s life and career, photographs, copies of publications, memories and biographical information and other records relating to nursing activities in B.C. An item level contents list is located at the front of each file. A full index of the files, which includes a brief biography of each subject and the file contents is available in RBSC-ARC-1831-102-15.

The oral histories consists of recordings on ca. 320 audio cassettes, 72 CDs and related textual records. These interviews date from 1987 to 2013 and are arranged alphabetically by the subject’s last name. Many interviews exist in multiple formats or have multiple cassettes and/or CDs. A small portion of interviews of high quality and enduring interest have been copied to MP3 format, these materials will be made available upon request. Hard copy summaries are arranged alphabetically in this series. A detailed index of all the oral histories is located in RBSC-ARC-1831-013-13, which includes interviewer and interviewee names, topics discussed, date of recording and other relevant information.

The original 34 subfonds have been retained and arranged as such under the BCHNS fonds. Records of the society are arranged in the following series:

  1. Formation of the BCHNPPG
  2. Annual General Membership Meeting files
  3. Committee records
  4. BCHNPPG chapter groups
  5. Events, programs and displays
  6. BCHNPG fundraising
  7. History of the RNABC and its membership
  8. RNABC
  9. Published and reference material
  10. Artifacts
  11. Financial records
  12. [Original Collections]
  13. [Biographical Files]
  14. [Oral Histories]

British Columbia History of Nursing Society

Lisa Snider Collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1825
  • Collection
  • 1989-2014, predominant 2006-2014

This collection consists of ephemera that celebrates gender performance and lesbian identities. Materials span a wide time period, capturing both early and late 20th century LGBT culture.

In particular, there is a significant part of the collection dedicated to ephemera and published materials that feature early 20th century gender impersonators. Developed out of the English music hall scene of the 19th century, male impersonators in the early 20th century were primarily vaudeville acts that toured the United States. Their audiences were predominantly male with a focus on comedic delivery, something that represented a shift in the male impersonator tradition from the earlier 19th century.
Well-known male impersonators include Vesta Tilley, who was an active performer from the 1870s until the 1920s, and Hetty King, who performed from the 1890s until her passing in the 1970s. Both are featured in a number of postcards that are part of the collection.

The collection also includes several early 20th century anti-suffrage postcards that depict women in relationships with each other (as opposed to men) and include phrases that suggest they have supplanted a man’s role. Other items include a souvenir photograph and accompanying paper frame from a 1930s entertainment venue, the Howdy Club, and 6 negatives of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt taken in 1939.

The collection also features materials from the 1980s and 1990s that belonged to Snider during that period. Highlights include several off-air recordings of episodes of the Vancouver Co-Op Radio show, ‘The Lesbian Show’ as well as t-shirts from the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria Womyn’s Centres.

Snider, Lisa

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

Canadian Women Composers collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1817
  • Collection
  • 1997 - 2021

Collection consists of primary resources and related materials created and used by Canadian women composers. Each series is dedicated to one of the participating composers, which currently consists of Deborah Carruthers, Dorothy Chang, Zosha Di Castri, Lori Freedman, Barbara Monk Feldman, Ana Sokolović, and Chiyoko Szlavnics. Materials include a variety of records, such as original scores, manuscripts, working drafts, photographs, prints, published articles, correspondence, and materials used as inspiration in the artists' work. Going forward, the collection is expected to evolve and incorporate additional Canadian women composers.

Pro-Choice Action Network fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1816
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2012, predominant 1987-2009

Fonds consists of minutes and agendas, correspondence, publications, reports, photographs, pamphlets, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, artifacts, and other textual records related to Pro-CAN’s mission of: improving abortion access for women; defending their legal rights; protecting providers and clinics from harassment and violence; destigmatizing abortion; and educating the public about reproductive rights. The records include those necessary to fulfill its functions of managing and administrating the organization, advocating and lobbying, and ensuring safety and security, as well as those used as resources. Resources and subject files span the topics of abortion history in Canada and abroad, legal matters, grey literature, information about similar external organizations, and related topics in the news. Pro-CAN also kept extensive files on anti-choice groups and individuals along with their behaviors, photographs, and letters.

Pro-Choice Action Network

Edward Nudelman Pre-Raphaelite collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1815
  • Collection
  • 1858-[1897]

Collection consists of materials pertaining to Pre-Raphaelite artists Christina Rosetti, her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Alice Boyd, and others associated with them, and include poetry broadsides, correspondence, photographs, personal papers (such as a notebook, an address book, and other textual records), and a framed silk embroidered panel. The contents of this collection were purchased from bookseller Edward Nudelman.

Hanne Wassermann Walker fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1810
  • Fonds
  • 11 November 1887-[1986]

This fonds consists of documents, archival records, photographs, ephemera, and artifacts pertaining to the life and work of Hanne Wassermann Walker. These materials relate to several broad themes: health and fitness, travel, friends and family, immigration to North America, and art/photography. Hanne's collection provides a window into the early 20th century physical culture movement; the experience of Jewish Europeans in the lead-up to, during, and after World War II; and the landscapes of British Columbia between the 1940s and 1970s. The fonds is comprised of manuscripts and published materials, correspondence, government records, photographs (including negatives, metadata, and albums), and more. In addition to Hanne's extensive collection of letters, postcards, personal and official records, and assorted odds and ends (e.g. household receipts, business cards, recipes, etc.), the fonds also contains the records of her husband, George Dickson Walker.

Wassermann Walker, Hanne

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

Uno Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs

  • RBSC-ARC-1804
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1850-1950]

The Uno Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs, donated by Uno and Dianne Langmann and Uno Langmann Limited, consists of more than 18,000 rare and unique early photographs from the 1850s to the 1970s. It is considered the premiere private collection of early provincial photos, and an important illustrated history of early photographic methods. The photographs were taken by a wide range of photographers. Some well-known photographers represented in the collection include William Notman, Charles MacMunn, Frederick Dally, Charles Horetzky, Charles Gentile, Philip Timms, Yucho Chow, R. Maynard, and Leonard Frank.

This finding aid will provide access to the collection in the interim period while UBC Library digitizes the collection. For updates on the collection and its digitization, please visit http://langmann.library.ubc.ca

Langmann, Uno

Melvin Lloyd Gaudin fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1803
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1942

The fonds consists of records related to Gaudin's medical career in obstetrics and gynaecology. Record types include Gaudin's certificate of membership to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and studies and commentary on obstetrical and gynaecological cases. The majority of these studies are bound together in a volume presented to the Royal College by Gaudin.

Gaudin, Melvin Lloyd

Kathryn Shoemaker fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1800
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2018

The fonds consists of records related to Kathryn Shoemaker's illustrative works, and includes final artwork and sketches, as well as draft texts, dummy copies, resource materials, published reviews and correspondence, including the author and publisher, relating to the production of the work.

Shoemaker, Kathryn

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