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Photograph Albums

Series contains photograph albums of various railways, elevators, and bridges associated with Swan's career as an engineer. Series also holds two other photographs outside of albums containing Swan and his associates and military Battalion.

Handbooks and Journals

Series contains several handbooks regarding Swan's field of engineering, including one handbook with Swan as one of the authors. Also contains journals, pamphlets, and news clippings related to Swan.

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.

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.

Correspondence and related materials.

Series consists of correspondence to and from members of the LHA, particularly Dennis Ottewell and Peter Seixas, both of whom served terms as president of the association.
Series contains general correspondence, photographic media, lesson plans, newsletters, catalogues, conference handbills, receipts, account statements, and materials related to the production of the LHA’s slide shows.


Series consists of the proceedings of the LHA’s meetings and associated documents, including correspondence and organizational documents.

Printed Materials

Series contains flyers, pamphlets and newsletters produced by the W.I.L.P.F. Most of the publications were created by the Vancouver branch, but others were produced in other Canadian cities and also Geneva, Switzerland. The series also contains copies of, and source material for the quarterly newsletter Peace Lines from 1991 to 2002, and then 2005 to 2012.

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.

Drafts and Notes

Series contains notes and different stages of drafts for Mary McAlpine's books, articles, and short stories as well as those of other related authors that came included in her records.

Correspondence and Personal Notes

Series consists of letters written to Cotsworth, personal notes (mostly written on envelopes and scraps of paper), drafts of printed material that may have been used in his publications, and miscellaneous articles written by other individuals. All of the records deal with calendar reform, but the personal notes reflect the wide range of Cotsworth's interest in this matter . They include notes taken on his travels to Stonehenge, Egypt, Northern British Columbia, and Alaska. The personal notes also include descriptions, even lists, of photographs taken on his trips. The articles written by other individuals deal with calendars and religious topics.

Newspaper Articles

Series consists of two folders containing newspaper clippings. The first folder contains loose clippings of articles from newspapers and journals. They deal with a diverse array of topics, most notably Stonehenge, telling or measuring time, and calendars and calendar reform. The second folder is a bound volume of newspaper clippings taken from a variety of sources covering the time period of August 4 to November 3, 1931, done by Editorial Services Ltd. on behalf of the International Fixed Calendar League. These clippings are mostly about calendar reform and the activities of the League.

Statistical Charts and Graphs

Series consists of hand drawn and machine produced statistical charts and graphs. The main areas of everyday life that Cotsworth analysed were: business, schools, production, customs and duties, hotels, post office, retail stores, and railways. He used these statistical analyses to show that there would be fewer inconsistencies in the data if the months were made up of four weeks/twenty-eight days. The series also consists of charts and diagrams/maps (of Canada) showing values for mean rainfall.

Public Consultation

Series contains records produced by the Regional District Review Committee's efforts to seek briefs from interested parties and to hold public hearings at various locations throughout the province of British Columbia. Series is divided into three files: briefs, public hearings, and correspondence.
Briefs consists of submissions by individuals, associations, and other public or private bodies, stating opinions, issues, and recommendations relating to the regional district governance model.
Public hearings contains the transcripts of public hearings held throughout the province as well as documents related to these hearings.
Correspondence consists of communications between the Committee and Districts, collections of correspondence and records regarding specific issues, and expressions of the opinions and recommendations of members of the public.

Supporting Documentation

Series contains reference materials supporting the Regional District Review Committee’s Mandate to examine the functions and roles of the Regional Districts. Files consist of maps, reports, press clippings, background materials to the Greater Vancouver Regional District’s submission to the RDRC, and a selection of acts and bills.
Maps includes three maps of restricted development areas, two in Calgary and one in Edmonton.
Reports consist of studies or other written materials on diverse topic including summaries of regional districts, annual reports, assessments of the regional district governance model, and reports of services and industries. Also includes small booklets and pamphlets.
Press clippings is a collection of photocopied newspaper and magazine articles pertinent to the Regional District Review Committee’s examination.
The Greater Vancouver Regional District’s background materials includes information related to budget, services, staff and board members, and proposal to deal with future growth and to develop a light rail transit system.
The selection of acts and bills include acts of the Province of British Columbia pertinent to the regional district system of governance, proceedings in the legislative assembly of the Province of British Columbia, environmental regulations of Alberta, and the municipality of metropolitan Toronto act.


Series consists of manuscripts and sections of manuscripts from poems, novels, plays, essays, and other written works by Hood.

Files consisting of many short texts, or untitled texts, have simply been named "Manuscripts." In all other cases, existing file names have been respected or, where available, have been attributed by the archivist according to the manuscript contained in the file.

Canadian Authors' Association

Series consists primarily of correspondence, in addition to other documents related to the Canadian Authors' Association and Hood's various roles in its membership, including President of the Vancouver branch. Also included is a scrapbook containing photos, clippings, and printed materials related to the CAA.

The correspondence files include both incoming and outgoing, and are arranged chronologically.

Research data and bibliographies

Series consists of research data, statistics, and bibliographies gathered by Knight for his thesis and other published works and articles . Research data includes notes, proposals, outlines, glossaries of terms, and reviews concerning various topics, including native peoples of Canada and the Cauca Valley, Columbia.

Interview transcripts and sound recordings

Series consists of transcripts and sound recordings of interviews conducted by Rolf Knight. Includes transcripts of interviews with Harvey Murphy and John Smith, and transcripts and sound recordings of interviews with Bob Chestnut.

Nan Cheney

Series contains material collected by Cheney about Canadian art and artists other than Emily Carr. It also contains records relating to her medical drawings and the publication of her letters with Humphrey Toms and Emily Carr. Series includes clippings, bulletins, brochures relating to art exhibitions in Vancouver, photographs, letters, memorabilia, drawings, and gallery catalogues.

Nan Cheney Photographs

The photographs, negatives, and slides (the slides are duplicate images of the photos, with one or two exceptions) BC1849/1-86 are primarily images of Emily Carr and her artwork.

The slides BC1849/90-158 are primarily informal images taken by Cheney of her numerous Canadian artist friends, as well as slides portraying various U.B.C. dignitaries and other well-known Canadians. These date from 1951-1969 and include a section (numbered BC1849/149(a-f)-158) that is devoted to Dr.’s Ethel and Wallace Wilson.

Photographs numbered BC1849/159-200 are mainly photographs of Nan Cheney’s many friends and acquaintances, as well as photographs of art work, including her own. Also there is a series of photographs which record a sculpture show at U.B.C. in 1956 (BC1849/196a-1).

Manuscript Collection

Series consists of correspondence, notebooks, and other literary manuscripts of many of the authors represented in the Colbeck Book Collection.
Title based on contents of series.


Series consists of time books, journals, coupon ticket books, information books (activity logs), pay logs, and pilot house log books. There are also notices, agreements, rule and regulations, and applications, and material concerning railway development, equipment, fitting and service profiles. In addition, there is a copy of The Quebec Central Railway Act and Slater’s (confidential) Telegraphic Code. The material is associated with several different railway companies, Victoria R & N.C., the Kettle Valley Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway, and many different areas such as Penticton, Okanagan Landing, York, S. Britain, Vancouver and Victoria.


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.

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.

Visual art projects

Series consists of visual art objects (collages, sculptures etc.), preparatory notes and sketches, photographs of visual art objects, and publicity related to Coupland’s art installations. Documents, photographs and objects related to the visual art projects spanning Coupland's career from 1983 to 2012.

Some of the projects covered in this series include:

Collages (1997 – 2009)
The Canada Pcictures (2000)
Canada House (2003)
Paper Nests (2004)
Canoe Landing Park (2009)
War of 1812 Monument (2008)
Digital Orca (2010)
Douglas Coupland's In Dialogue with Emily Carr (2010)
Group of Seven paintings series (2010)
Canadian Firefighters Memorial (2012)

Daily living records

Series consists of records relating to Fraser’s daily planning activities (notes, written self-reminders, etc) and other daily activities such as shopping, eating and dunking. Included are general lists, lists of food and clothing items, grocery lists, membership cards to dubs and societies, and a daily calendar.

Electronic Media

The series consists of DVD recordings of Citizens’ Assembly meetings; DVD copies of photographs in JPG format, promotional materials, copies of the public and private Citizens’ Assembly websites (without discussion forum); CD-ROMs of the Assembly’s final report, various presentations, resources, submission attachments and presentation summaries in PDF and Word formats, audio of Citizens’ Assembly public meetings, and one Betacam recording of footage used in media coverage of the Citizens’ Assembly.

Literary work and related materials

The series consists of material related to Blanche Howard’s writing career between 1968-2013. Materials include Howard’s fiction and non-fiction writings in various editorial and publication stages; correspondence regarding and related to her writing projects; contracts, agreements, and royalty or revenue statements; biographical, publicity, and promotional materials; research materials; notes and various collected ephemera. Writings include primarily typed and computer-generated manuscripts of novels and short stories; scripts of plays; and texts of non-fiction writings, including political articles written during Bruce Howard’s tenure as a Member of Parliament, letters-to-the-editor of newspapers in Ontario and British Columbia, and various essays and speeches. Many of these writings include hand-written annotations. Also included are project proposals, publications proofs, clippings or photocopies of published works, as well as outlines and notes regarding characters, plot, structure, and more. Correspondence in the series consists of email and traditional correspondence regarding writing projects between Howard and numerous publishers, editors, and theatre companies; literary agents; awards committees; and colleagues, friends, and family, among others. This correspondence includes letters accompanying manuscript submissions; acceptance and rejection letters; correspondence regarding permissions and publication; and endorsements and comments, among other correspondence. Biographical, publicity, and promotional materials include biographies and curricula vitae; printouts of online reviews; newspaper and magazine clippings; texts of remarks delivered during promotional talks or reading events; reader’s guides; and press releases, and other materials. Various collected ephemera includes clippings and other materials used for background research, flyers, play programs, certificates of appreciation, book catalogues, course brochures, literary competition guidelines, and photographs.

In addition to the records directly related to Howard’s writing career, the series also contains records related to more tangential or personal activities, such as her participation in a book club or her adjudication of the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Awards.

Literary Works

Series consists of photostat copies of literary works by George Peele from the 1500s and a manuscript work by an unknown author in the late 1800s containing various excerpts and notes.
Title based on contents of series.

Handwritten final drafts of poems

Series consists of 11 notebooks containing handwritten final drafts of poems. There are few corrections or annotations in these notebooks. This series also includes presentation copies of poems in volumes made of boards with silk padded covers and cardboard cases. One volume is untitled and within it, each poem is handwritten in ink facing Japanese prints. Two presentation copies of Fancy Free, 1938, are included in this series. The second version has a typed frontispiece: "Of this edition of Fancy Free by Carol Coates, two hundred and fifty copies only have been printed. This Chap-book is a product of the Ryerson Press, Toronto, Canada, 1939."
Accrual adds to the existing series four notebooks of handwritten final drafts of poems. Enumerated Book II through Book V, each volume is begun with a title page giving the dates of the poems and sometimes referring to other volumes containing typed or draft versions.

Typed copy of lecture

Series consists of one lecture entitled "The Art of Flower Arrangement" given to the University Women's Club of Toronto on 19 Apr. 1940. It presents the symbolism and Zen Buddhist principles of Japanese flower arrangement.

Diaries of plays and books

Series consists of reviews of plays attended and books read. Quotations and bibliographic references are given for the book reviews. These notebooks include notes of events and miscellaneous jottings.


Series consists of a ring-bound folder containing miscellaneous notes, letters, photographs, newspaper clippings and Christmas cards pasted onto white paper. Many of the items are dated 1943-1945.


Series consists of a cover note for an anonymous gift of money to Mr. and Mrs. Coates, handwritten biographical notes by Mrs. Agnes Coates, typescript notes relating to Rev. Harper Coates' teaching post in the Theology Department of Aoyama Gakuin, a typescript article relating to Wells Coates, a letter from Professor E. Sedgewick to Miss Langridge regarding Carol Coates' poetry, a single title page of a work dated 1949, and a publicity sheet for Invitation to Mood issued by The Ryerson Press in 1949.

Manuscripts and published works

Series consists of manuscripts and published works of an anthropological nature by Hill-Tout, including works pertaining to the native people of British Columbia and a partial manuscript of Man and his ancestors in the light of organic evolution.

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