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Printed Material

Sub-series consists of catalogues, bulletins, and brochures relating to art exhibitions. Sub-series also contains biographical information on Nan Cheney.

Medical Illustration

Sub-series consists of medical drawings produced by Cheney during her career as a medical illustrator at Johns Hopkins, McGill, and the University of British Columbia. Sub-series also contains subject files and clippings relating to medical illustration.


Sub-series consists of photographs and photonegatives of Ethel and Wallace Wilson.


Sub-series consists of slides of Ethel and Wallace Wilson.


The sub-series consists of material reflecting the administration of finances within SORWUC. Many of the finance materials are related to the national SORWUC union, rather than specifically locals 2 and 4. Financial activities included fund-raising, especially the specific funding of the ongoing Muckamuck strike, and the keeping receipt books, cash receipts, check deposit books, payroll information, and financial reports. Record types include deposit books, receipts, bank statements, cheque stubs, and receipt books.


The sub-series includes information collected in regards to the activities which SORWUC carried out. The union concentrated on women’s issues, feminism, and women’s rights in the workplace, health and hygiene issues. Material includes press clippings and releases in regard to banking business; brochures and pamphlets on unemployment, racism and women’s issues; constitutions of other unions, paste ups, bulletins, anti-union literature, annual reports by banks and Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB) reports.

Photo collection

This series consists of approximately 500 prints and photos of immigrants and their institutions in U.S. and Canada. There is an index list with names, when available, that accompanies this series.

The Bridge (Brggyan in Swedish)

This series contains copies of the periodical The Bridge, which is in English and printed in Sweden. The issues contain feature articles regarding Swedish immigration to Canada and the United States that Seaholm used in his research.


Series consists of two reports by Sir Joseph William Trutch, including a "Report on the Lower Fraser Indian Reserves" and a report advocating the construction of roads in the Rocky Mountain passes.

Outgoing correspondence

Sub-series consists of Trutch's outgoing correspondence to his brother Joseph, his sister Charlotte, and his daughter Charlotte.


Sub-series consists of Morgan-Kelly's incoming correspondence, including correspondence concerning her interest in documenting and preserving the Trutch family history, and correspondence pertaining to the estate of Sir Joseph W. Trutch.

Asia Pacific

Subseries contains photographs taken by Alan Haig-Brown documenting people and activities involved in the fishing and commercial marine industries in coastal East Asia. Numerous regional boats and shipyards are also captured.

Haig-Brown, Alan

Southern United States

Subseries contains photographs taken by Alan Haig-Brown over various visits to Southern United States, mostly to Louisiana and Texas. The photographs document the fishing and marine industries in the area, including boats and ships, shipyards and crews.

Haig-Brown, Alan

Leslie Pinder

Subseries contains textual records pertaining to Leslie Hall's poetry broadside titled <i>35 Stones</i>. The records include drafts and layouts of the broadside, as well as copies of the published edition. Other records include correspondence, order forms, and invoices.

Linda Hall Pinder

Subseries contains textual records pertaining to Linda Hall Pinder's "The Carriers of No: After the Land Claims Trial" publication in Lazara Press' Discussion Series. The subseries contains drafts of the publication, as well as the final copy. Other records include correspondence, cataloguing information, and book catalogues.

Goldsmith (Second thoughts)

Subseries contains textual records related to Elise Goldsmith's volume of poetry titled <i>Second Thoughts</i>, as well as her poem titled <i>My War</i>. These records include drafts of the volume as well as copies of correspondence and the contract between Goldsmith and Lazara Press. Other records include reviews and promotions of <i>Second Thoughts</i> and <i>My War</i>, as well as records related to the production of the works. The photographs contained in this subseries are images featured in the <i>Second</i> publication.

Bociurkiw (Halfway to the east)

Subseries contains textual records related to Marusya Bociurkiw's work of poetry titled <i>Halfway to the East</i>. These records include drafts of the work, as well as copies of correspondence and the contract between Bociurkiw and Lazara Press. Other records include other copies of correspondence related to the work, reviews and promotions of <i>Halfway</i> and other poems by Bociurkiw, and records related to the production of the work. The subseries also contains a copy of Bociurkiw's poem "Radio Nights," both in English and in German.

Pacific Coastal Region

Sub-series contains photographs taken by Alan Haig-Brown to document the marine industry and culture in British Columbia, Alaska and Washington state primarily, with some files related to Oregon, California and Hawaii. The file-level arrangement preserves the original order of the creator, who grouped his photographs by date and - typically - location.

Subjects depicted include BC Ferries and their crews, the Vancouver Harbour and the Fraser River.

Haig-Brown, Alan

Travel and Tourism with the Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Subseries consists of records related to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's travel and tourism services, advertised as "The World's Greatest Travel System." The C.P.R. operated fleets of trains and steamships as well as luxury hotels and resorts, such as the Empress Hotel in Victoria and the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The records in this subseries reflect the extensive promotion of travel opportunities across Canada and the world. Many of the records in this subseries relate to travel on the company's luxurious ocean liners, which were very popular in the 1920s and 1930s; the C.P.R. offered cruises not only to destinations such as the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, but also four-month-long around-the-world tours that called at 81 ports in 23 countries. The subseries also contains a small number of records related to travel on the Canadian Pacific Air Lines, which by the 1970s had overtaken ocean liners for international travel.

These records include pamphlets, photographs and photo albums, scrapbooks, travel diaries, postcards, newspaper clippings, newsletters, posters and broadsides, maps, steamship track charts, deck plans, menus, programmes, cards listing services and fares, baggage tags, C.P.R. stationery, correspondence, staff reports, rail and ship timetables, itineraries, passenger lists, and memorabilia.

Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company

Subseries contains records related to the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company, which operated rail lines on Vancouver Island. The Canadian Pacific Railway Company extended the line to additional cities after acquiring the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in 1905. Records in this subseries pertain to the railway's business and operations, and include records highlighting employee duties and activities.

These records include papers related to the construction and incorporation of the railway, financial statements, reports, correspondence, blueprints, train timetables, tickets and train passes, advertisements, newspaper clippings, employee handbooks, staff circulars, employee diaries and logs, shipping receipts, and photographs.

Annual general meeting minutes.

Sub-series contains records relating to the British Columbia Lumber Manufacturers Association’s Annual General Meetings. Material consists of meeting minutes which include the history of the association, list of committees including the lumber, shingle, Sash and Door branches; legislation, railway rates, labour, logs and press committee, minutes of shareholders meeting for the organization, elections of offices and Board of Directors, amendments to acts such as the Bush Fires Act, discussion of arbitration for disputes in the industry, reports on new grading rule, shareholder certificate books which provides the number of shares owned by an individual, and information about the individual’s profession, location and company as shareholder.
Series also includes pictures of prominent members of lumber associations including J.A. Humbird, Gordon Gibson, A.D. Anderson, L.L.G. Bentley, L.R. Andrews, Tom Wilkinson, J.M. Edwards, W.J. van Dusen, Tom Burgess, H.V. Simpsons and Bill McMahon.

Directors meetings.

Sub-series contain minutes related to director meetings of the British Columbia Lumber Manufacturers Association. Material consists of meeting minutes describing committee reports, applications for membership, highlights important correspondence between individuals and the BCLMA, and discusses subjects such as the U.K. Timber Development Association, timber control, and trade extension.

Forestry Committee.

Sub-series contains records of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association’s Forestry Committee, consisting of meeting minutes that reference the discussion of a drafting of a brief concerning the expenditures, election results and nominations, expense reports, and reports from various CPPA committees.

Queen Elizabeth Arboretum.

Sub-series contains records relating to the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association’s Safety Committee. Material consists of meeting minutes that outline the relevant safety conferences, reports, correspondence, and the discussion of projects relating to safety in the industry.

Traffic Committee.

Sub-series contains records relating to the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association’s Traffic Committee meetings. Material consists of meeting minutes that outline elections, correspondence, shipping rates and tariffs, and relevant conference concerning shipping in the Canadian Pulp and Paper industry.

Directors meetings.

Sub-series contains meeting minutes from the British Columbia Loggers Association Directors committee. Materials consists of ledger books with meeting minutes pasted inside, which document the core functions and forestry, more specifically logging, related issues, their follow-up and consultation with other interested organizations. Also included are meeting minutes that discuss the Association’s finances, reports from various organizations including the Council of Forest Industries, and a discussion of topics including Timber Land Assessment procedures, stumpages, publicity, and forest fire protection.

General meetings.

Material consists of meeting minutes, details concerning the grading of cedar logs, the incorporation of the association, new rules and procedures for committees, committee reports, the approval of meeting minutes, and reports on the auditing of the B.C. Loggers Association’s accounts.


Sub-series consists of drawings and photographs for mockups and cover proofs of Pulp Press publications, oversize photographs for Pulp publications, and oversize mockups of a Press magazine Flush Times.

General administrative files

Sub-series consists of a register of incoming mail, a card file of media addresses, a card file of addresses of subscribers to Three-Cent Pulp and some photographs.

Sales/service fee reports

Sub-series consists of general monthly sales reports as well as sales and/or service fee reports for the Literary Press Group, Marvin Melnyk, the University of Toronto, Inland Book Company and various other distributors.

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