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Series B: Other Activity 1926-1944

Series consists material related to other left-wing and labour activity in Evans’ life, including the Princeton mine workers strike, his work in support of the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War and the Canadian Labour Defence League and the Communist Party of Canada.

Japanese Canadian historical documents

Series consists of documents created by civil rights organizations
concerned with Japanese-Canadian rights:

  1. Japanese Canadian Committee for Democracy (Toronto, ON) membership application forms (three copies, blank). Forms request name, age, address, occupation, and telephone number, and a membership fee of two dollars.

  2. Newsletter of the Citizenship Defence Committee (Toronto, ON) issued on April 25, 1946 by Kunic Hidaka, executive secretary. The newsletter discusses financing for an appeal to the privy council, the engagement of an English barrister for the appeal, the Ontario provincial convention, and time limits on permits and placement allowances.

  3. Memorandum issued by the Canadian Committee, World Federation of Democratic Youth (Toronto, ON) on June 22, 1946 concerning deportation and internment of Canadians of Japanese ancestry.

Colonial documents of British Columbia

Series consists primarily of documents from the colonial era of British Columbia, including material related to early settlers on Vancouver Island, the Fraser River and Cariboo/Yukon gold rushes, and the courts. The bulk of the series consists of correspondence, but also includes commission, coroner’s inquisition, court calendar, deposition, jury list, last will and testament, prospectus, receipt, and subpoena.

Projects: refused and funded

This series contains records relating to the selection and administration of funding for projects supported by the Boag Foundation. Material primarily includes application documents, inquires and correspondence.

Accounting documents

This series contains records relating to the accounting and finances of the Boag Foundation. Material primarily concerns financial statements, correspondence on financial matters, bills and invoices and income tax returns.

Poetry series

Series consists of correspondence, manuscripts, legal agreements, royalty statements, financial statements, and book reviews relating to his poetry.


Series consists of correspondence, manuscripts, book reviews, and book sales relating to anthologies edited by Tom Wayman.


Series consists of correspondence, documents, and research material arising out of his writing career including material relating to his public readings of poetry and Canada Council funding. Correspondence with George Woodcock relates to one of Wayman's essays.

Records related to Alaska

Series consists of materials related to Herring's consulting work in Alaska and with Alaskan companies, and to his ongoing interest in the state's forestry industry. Included in this series are materials related to the Alaska Pulp Corporation (APC) v. United States case, and updates on various APC projects and interests in which he was involved while he was employed with them. Many background and reference materials are also included, as well as annual reports from companies like Klukwan, Goldbelt, and Sealaska. Materials include reports, clippings and published materials, handwritten notes, correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, business cards, maps, conference proceedings, and more.

Writings and speeches

Series consists of annotated drafts of Rush's writings and public speeches from 1960 to 1996. Subjects covered in these items include Canadian history, British Columbia labour struggles and foreign affairs dealing with Cold War issues. This series also includes an annotated draft of Rush's 1995 political memoir, "We Have a Glowing Dream."

Personal and biographical

Series consists of records and published materials detailing the life and personal activities of Maurice Rush. Files in this series include an extensive newspaper clipping collection of articles about Rush as well as a transcript and videocassette of an interview with Rush entitled Maurice Rush: 55 Years in the Communist Party.


Series consists primarily of audio recordings of Rush's political speeches. Subjects covered in these speeches include the international arms race and social democracy.

Academic writing

Series consists of Potrebenko's Honours paper from Simon Fraser University, "Blessed are the Cynical: a clinical investigation of the function of the medical profession in Canada."

Labour Activism

Series consists of pamphlets, brochures, posters, handbooks, illustrations, correspondence, and other documentation related to Potrebenko's involvement with unions and labour activism. Also included is a laminated SORWUC charter establishing Local #One.

Minutes of council and trustee meetings.

Series contains minutes of meetings, memos, information packages, financial reports, and correspondences related to the Stichting Green Peace Executive Committee, the Toxic Coordination Committee, the European Toxics Committee, European trustees/representatives meetings, and other committees and councils on which Mulhall served. The series also contains copies of Annual General Meeting Minuets and reports.

Moving images

Series consists of film reels and videotapes showing footage of Herring's travels, both work-related and personal. Most of these trips were in and around British Columbia and Alaska, but also include Scotland, Australia, Tasmania, Tahiti, and other locations within North America. Subject matter includes Herring's hunting and fishing trips, Highland games, scenic views, wildlife, and scenes of logging, helicopter logging, forestry equipment, and mills.

General business records

This series consist of an assortment of records relating to the vast number of issues that concern the FVOA or directly relate to its operations. The Subjects include; the environment, fishing and vessels, spawning, fueling needs, membership, patrols, First Nations, Transport Canada policies and procedures, correspondence to and from the UFAWU, and correspondence to and from the FVOA management with numerous relevant individuals,
groups, associations, and governmental bodies. The folders are arranged by date.

Printed work

This series contains printed work. The majority of the material is the work of Robert Reid and includes business stationery and cards, certificates, greeting cards, posters and pamphlets. Material was printed under a number of pressed that employed Reid and under the presses owned and operated by Reid.

Also present in this series is the printed work of other publishers, designers and printers. Often, the creators of these works are unspecified.

W.H. White and D.V. White correspondence

Series is composed of incoming correspondence and drafts and originals of outgoing correspondence to and from William Hale White and/or Dorothy Vernon White. The large majority of files are W.H. White's incoming and outgoing correspondence . Correspondents include W.H. White's literary and other friends, communications with publishers, and with family members. Some files include correspondence with both W .H. White and D.V. White.

Miscellaneous materials

Series is composed of items created by persons not listed above, items whose authorship could not be identified, and items associated with the administration of the Collection.

Production and Distribution

This series contains records relating to the Women in Focus Society’s efforts to produce and distribute feminist video and film. Production records include: meeting minutes, documents, and information relating to the production committee; subject files relating to various individual productions; and publicity for WIF productions, including pamphlets, leaflets, and newspaper and magazine clippings of advertisements and reviews.

Distribution records include: monthly and yearly distribution statistics; Women in Focus film catalogues, catalogue updates, and inventory lists; shipping records; and distribution correspondences. Distribution records also contain research and information about films that Women in Focus sought to distribute, including: newspaper clippings of reviews; catalogues of other organizations; artist profiles including producers and directors; distribution questionnaires; and correspondences with feminist film distributors from other countries.

Section Meetings

Records relating to section meetings. The series is organized into two subseries : Proposals and Minutes and Meetings. Theres is some overlap in the two subseries.


Documents include letters concerning termination, letters confirming appointment, Revenue Canada 1982 tax exemption returns, letters of reference and monthly payment statements. Also included are several files including curriculum vitae and correspondence.


This series consists of correspondence with and about companies relating to membership, payment of dues and labour disputes. The files were originally arranged into three separate groupings. This order has been maintained even though the nature of the correspondence appears to be the same. The files are arranged in alphabetical order by name of the company.

Family history

Series consists of a history of the Trutch family written by Mrs. Charlotte E.C. Morgan-Kelly.

Sir Joseph William Trutch records

Series consists of records of or pertaining to Sir Joseph William Trutch, including correspondence, legal documents, reports by Trutch, and biographical material. Series is arranged into the following sub-series: incoming correspondence, outgoing correspondence, reports, legal documents, and memorabilia concerning the death of Sir Joseph William Trutch.

Scandinavian Central Committee

Series contains material pertaining to the Scandinavian Central Committee, located in Vancouver. The records include Seaholm's personal research and notes, meeting minutes, news bulletins, photographs, and news clippings.

Cash accounts

Series consists of two files which cover the general accounts for the cannery and contain information on cash, assets and liabilities, operations, and stores .

Biographical information

Series consists of a file relating to the births and deaths in the family and a list of highlights in the career of Rev. Thomas Crosby. For further biographical information, see clippings in box 3-1.


Series consists of documents to Thomas Crosby and Emma Douse commending them on various achievements.

Printed Material

Series consists of early printed material, including an engraving, an advertisement, a theater hand-bill, a military report, and a circular letter, related to social, military, and religious activities in early French Canada.

Original manuscript material

Series consists of original manuscript material, including letters, reports, and other documents, related to the early political, religious, and economic climate of Canada, and French Canada in particular. Includes letters and reports regarding the Red River and Riel Rebellions, and letters and other documents by or attributed to Jean Talon, Jean de Lamberville, Bishop La Croix de Saint-Vallier, Francis Maseres, Sir James Monlc, Colonel Charles-Michel de Salaberry, R. Desrivieres, Sir Wilfred Laurier, and Charles B. Rouleau.

Feminism Subject Files

Series contains printed material and notes on a variety of feminist subjects, including violence against women, pornography and rape.


Series contains anti-war posters, as well as campaign posters for the NDP. It also contains the 1977 Vancouver Women’s Calendar.

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