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Charles E. Borden fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1043
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1978

Fonds contains three series: Archaeology, German and Personal. Within each series, the material has been organized into subseries such as correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, papers and reports.

Borden, Charles E.

Cyril Belshaw fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1132
  • Fonds
  • 1909, 1926-2007

The fonds consists of Cyril Belshaw's personal and professional papers. The professional records chronicle both his involvement in numerous local, national, and international organizations (including the Academic Board for Higher Education in British Columbia, the Regional Training Centre for United Nations Fellows, the Social Science Research Council of Canada, the Pacific Sciences Association, UNESCO, and the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association), and his teaching and administrative activities at UBC. The records also include his original research material and data into various groups in the South Pacific, and other topics in anthropology. More personal records related to his education and family. Also included are materials about the disappearance and subsequent inquiry into the death of Betty Joy Belshaw. The materials include meeting minutes, course materials, publications, manuscripts, research journals, personal diaries and agendas, financial statements, press clippings, photographs, maps and audio-visual materials.

Belshaw, Cyril

Chancellor's Office fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1245
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1974, predominant 1967-1971

Fonds consists of correspondence, clippings, speeches, minutes, financial records and subject files created by the Chancellor's Office in the process of carrying out of its administrative and ceremonial functions as well as in the Chancellor's role as a member of the Senate. In addition, the fonds includes personal papers created by John M. Buchanan, Allan M. McGavin and Nathan T. Nemetz while holding the position of Chancellor.

University of British Columbia. Chancellor's Office

M.Y. Williams fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1033
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1973

Fonds consists of biographical notes, clippings, articles, early educational records, research notes, draft manuscripts, field notebooks, reports, publications, correspondence, lecture and course notes, maps, photographic prints, and slides pertaining to M.Y. Williams' professional and personal activities.

Williams, M.Y.

Arthur Evan Boss fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1441
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1925

The fonds consists of an album created by former UBC student Arthur Evan Boss. It contains over 560 small black and white photographs, of which approximately the first half relate to UBC and taken between 1917 and 1924. The 232 UBC images include many views of students and student life at the original Fairview campus. As well as posed individual shots of students, there are many photographs of various student activities, including the annual class picnic. Although there is limited duplication of images already in the Archives, the photographs are, for the most part, unique, and a large majority of them have captions with enough information for identifying individuals. Images in the second half of the album lack detailed description and do not appear to relate to UBC.

Boss, Arthur Evan

Icelandic Archives of British Columbia fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1756
  • Fonds
  • 1888-2016

The IABC fonds reflects the community collecting practices that the IABC undertook to preserve the history of Icelanders in British Columbia. Fonds is arranged in eight subfonds that reflect the various community organizations from which the archives originally collected.

Fonds documents the IABC’s commitment to preserving the lived experiences of its Icelandic community and is arranged into seven series that correspond to the IABC’s activities: administration and operation; providing educational programs and collecting biographies as well as written and oral histories; collecting Icelandic music; compiling a collection of Icelandic newspapers and publications; holding exhibits and events; acquiring photographic collections; and lastly acquiring collections of textual records, ephemera, and artifacts from its community.

Fonds also contains eight other subfonds of textual, photographic, audiovisual, and ephemeral material of Vancouver-based Icelandic Societies including the Sólskin Society, the Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia (ICC of BC), the Icelandic National League of North America (INL of NA), Icelandic Care Home Höfn Society, the Scandinavian Cultural Society (SCS), Ströndin Internet Radio, the Danish Archives, and the Icelandic Lutheran Church.

Icelandic Archives of British Columbia

Abraham Rogatnick fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1435
  • Fonds
  • 1936-2009

Fonds consists of materials that document the personal and professional activities of Abraham Rogatnick and includes handwritten notes and notebooks on historical and architectural subjects, index cards, typewritten speeches, writings, correspondence, and photographs. There are four series: Notes and Architectural Sketches, Photographs, Notebooks and Binders, and Personal Materials and Writing.

Rogatnick, Abraham

John Liersch fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1429
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1981

Fonds consists of materials that document John Liersch's life and career, and include correspondence, clippings, personal documentation, and photographs. Many photographs also illustrate logging practices and equipment from the B.C. coast in the 1940s and 1950s.

Liersch, John

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

Gordon Elliott fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1418
  • Fonds
  • 1939-2004

Fonds consists almost entirely of materials created or acquired by Gordon Elliott throughout his life and career and includes:
• The manuscripts for his historical writing.
• Research materials.
• Personal correspondence.
• University notes and lectures.
• Newspaper clippings.
• Public lectures.
• An audio recording.

Elliott, Gordon

Phillip Edward Reid fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1414
  • Fonds
  • [195-]-1994

Fonds consists of records documenting Philip Reid's activities as a professor and researcher from 1979 to 1993. Series include biographical information (1980-1990); correspondence (1977-1994); program development and course material (1978-1993); research, notes, and data (1959-1989); unpublished materials (1975-1992); and published material (1973-1993).

Reid, Philip Edward

J. Alan Beesley fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1410
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2009

Fonds consists of personal and professional materials of Beesley’s related to his career. The fonds is divided into seven series: Biographical/Personal Information series (1946, 1972-2009); Correspondence series (1973, 1979, 1980-1984); Articles, Statements, and Speeches series( 1967-2004); Newspaper Clippings series (1972-1982); International Law Commission (UN General Assembly Reports) series (1986-1992), Photographs series (1962-1963, 1972-1984, 1989, 2003), and Audiovisual series (1972-1982).

Beesley, J. Alan

Laura Holland fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1408
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1956

Fonds consists of biographical material, diaries, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia. Of particular interest is the large volume of letters written by Holland to her mother from June 1915 to July 1917 from overseas.

Holland, Laura

Norman A.M. MacKenzie fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1083
  • Fonds
  • 1802-2009

The fonds consists of several series including: Correspondence (189--1985); Family and Early Papers (1802-1992); Subject Files (1947-1977); Speeches, Articles and Publications; (1925-1974); Biographical Material (1908-1990, 2009); Canada Council (1950-1972), Canadian National Commission for UNESCO (1957-1974), Canadian Universities Foundation (1962/63), Canadian-American Committee (1957-1976), Carnegie Foundation (1951-1963), Centenary Council (1962-1969), Centennial Commission (1964- 1977), John and Mary Markle Foundation (1952-1971), Koerner Foundation (1962-1978), League of Nations Society (1926-1940), Nova Scotia Grants Committee (1962-1974); Massey Commission (1949-1956), Senate (1966-1968); Travels (1954-1978); University of East Africa Commission (1962-1963); Wartime Information Board (1942-1945); Financial Records (1928-1982); Printed/Published Material (1909-1982); and Photographs (1900- 1977). There is also the Margaret (Margie) Thomas MacKenzie sous-fonds.

MacKenzie, Norman A.M.

Otis J. Todd fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1385
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1962

The fonds consists of copies of Todd's articles (1915-1952), Todd family genealogies and a handwritten travel journal and accompanying photograph album from a trip to Europe, Egypt and Greece (1923).

Todd, O.J.

Haweis Family fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1356
  • Fonds
  • 1788-1963

The fonds consists of materials created, received or collected by various members of the Haweis family. The family members represented in the the Haweis family fonds include Lionel Haweis, his father and mother Reverend Hugh Reginald and Mary Eliza Haweis, sister Hugolin Haweis and brother Stephen Haweis and assorted other relatives.

Haweis Family

Renee Chipman fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1291
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1982

The fonds consists of correspondence, research/miscellaneous material, manuscripts/other writings by Chipman, subject file, collected printed/published materials and photographs.

Chipman, Renee

J. Lewis Robinson fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1354
  • Fonds
  • 1939-2005

The fonds consists of biographical material that documents Robinsonʹs distinguished career, his publications, as well as information about the historical development of UBCʹs Department of Geography.

Robinson, J. Lewis

Peggy Lee fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1835
  • Fonds
  • 1939-2020

The records arrived in thematic groupings without original order, and have been arranged and described to reflect the intellectual order reflected in the above series, which in part preserved the themes proposed at the time of arrival. Where present, file names—some provided by Lee’s daughter, Deborah—have been preserved. In order to retain original file titles, some files include a supplied title to accurately describe contents. Original order of the records within the files, if present, is retained.

Lee, Peggy

Samuel Rothstein fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1342
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2003

The fonds consists of records that Rothstein created and received as student, teacher, librarian, researcher and administrator. It includes correspondence, reports, handwritten notes and drafts, talks and articles, both published and unpublished ones, minutes of various meetings, photographs, research projects, talks and articles and biographical information. The fonds is arranged into 12 series: UBC School of Librarianship, Accreditation, Course Materials, UBC Library, UBC Committees, External Committees, Correspondence, Personal, Talks and Articles, Publications, and Photographs.

Rothstein, Samuel

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

Harry Adaskin fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1321
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1997

Fonds consists almost entirely of materials created or acquired by Harry Adaskin throughout his life and career. It includes the manuscripts for his autobiographies, correspondence, scripts for radio broadcasts and lectures, newspaper clippings, and concert programmes, photographs, films, and audio recordings. Also included are annotated copies of Adaskin's two autobiographies: A Fiddler's World (published in 1977), and A Fiddler's Choice (1982). Some outside correspondence addressed to his wife Frances after his death is also included. The fonds is organized in the following series: Autobiographies, Hart House String Quartet, Harry and Frances (Marr) Adaskin Concerts, Musically Speaking Scripts, New York Philharmonic Broadcasts, Tuesday Night Scripts, Miscellaneous Writings, Correspondence, Audio Tapes, Autographed Photographs, Audio Discs, and Film.

Adaskin, Harry

B.C. Binning fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1041
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1991

The fonds consists of material relating to the foundation and early development of the Department of Fine Arts and other university-related committees and activities in which Binning participated, including the Fine Arts Committee, the Festival of Contemporary Arts, and the development of Nitobe Gardens. It consists of the following series: Biographical Material (1949-1976); Correspondence (1947-1972); Lectures, Articles and "Outside Work" (1948-1968); Committees (1947-1966); Fine Arts Program (1954-1964); Festival of the Contemporary Arts (1961-1971); Subject Files (1946-1958); and Teaching Materials (1949-1971).

Binning, B. C.

James E. Thornton fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1317
  • Fonds
  • 1967-2020

The fonds consists of biographical material (1993-2012), copies of Thornton's thesis (1967) and dissertation (1971), copies of his papers (published and unpublished), books, reports and reprints, as well as audio/visual material.
Included in the biographical material is a self-published autobiography, entitled "Telling My Life Story - ... a journey of discovery".

Thornton, James E.

Ridington family fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1303
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1987

The fonds consists of material generated by John Ridington and other members of the Ridington family and includes correspondence (1904-1987), diaries (1917-1980), Ridington family history, and photographs. Also included is a collection of bound copies of John Ridington’s articles and speeches (1911-1944).

Ridington (family)

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

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

Frank F. Wesbrook fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1293
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1918, 1980

The fonds consists of diaries, photographs, articles, speeches and reports, and miscellaneous material, all of which document Frank F. Wesbrook’s personal and professional activities. Also included are a collection of off-prints of scholarly articles relating to a variety of medical topics that Wesbrook collected or in some cases wrote.

Wesbrook, F.F.

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

Kenneth F. Argue fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1256
  • Fonds
  • [190-?]-1989

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, teaching materials, notes and manuscripts for speeches, and publications acquired by Kenneth Argue in his professional career, personal papers, clippings, and photographs. The photographs are of family members, and friends and colleagues from outside UBC. The materials are arranged in the following series: Publications and Speeches, Course Materials, Personal Papers, and Photographs.

Argue, Kenneth F.

Sam Black fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1255
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2006

The fonds consists of biographical material, family information, correspondence, speeches, publications, subject files, teaching and reference material, photographs, audio and videotapes and artifacts. The fonds also includes various forms of Black's artwork. A copy of a Black family history published by Myra Davey (née Black) in 2006 had a CD of digitized images.

Black, Sam

H.R. MacMillan fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • RBSC-ARC-1346
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1978, predominant 1930-1965

The fonds consists of correspondence that spans the years 1898 to 1978, with the bulk of the material from 1930 to 1965. Fonds also includes transcripts, press clippings, notebooks, reports, minutes and publications. The fonds reflects the overlap of personal and corporate interests in MacMillan's life. Correspondence regarding UBC, Canadian and foreign business and personal contacts, his relationship with community groups and memberships he held, as well as his family history is included.

MacMillan, Harvey Reginald

David Watmough fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • RBSC-ARC-1600
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1930s - 2009

The fonds consists of records generated and assembled by David Watmough related to his life and career as a novelist, short story writer, playwright, monodramatist and performer, poet, critic, broadcaster, journalist, and teacher. The fonds includes series of records arranged in twenty divisions, with the greatest portion related to writing and literary production: novels, short stories, plays and dramas, monodramas, poetry and songs, nonfiction books, diaries and journals, essays, collections and anthologies, recordings, reading scripts and performance files, radio and television broadcast scripts and project files, film scripts, lectures, addresses, and orations, journal articles, interviews, and reviews of books, exhibitions and theatre performances, as well as correspondence, finance and business files, subject files including published material about Watmough and copies of published material by him, and ephemera and miscellanea. The arrangement of records in files by the creator has been respected where such order exists. The fonds contains textual records, both manuscript and typewritten as well as computer generated, some printed, published material, an occasional sketch or drawing, several sound recordings of Watmough performing, a small number of electronic records, and a number of photoprints and slides kept with the original files where possible. Some monodramas have been retained in the original bindings provided for performance by the creator.

Watmough, David

Jim Spilsbury fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • RBSC-ARC-1517
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1991

The fonds consists of family papers including genealogical findings and legal documents concerning land owned by his family in the New Westminster District (Whonnock), 1870-1910; correspondence and newsclippings; records gathered or kept by Spilsbury on Spilsbury and Hepburn Ltd. and its successors in radio communications, 1940-1985; records of Queen Charlotte Airlines Ltd., 1946-1955; and a large collection of ca. 6000 photographs (including cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards) negatives, and slides, mainly taken by Spilsbury. The photographs consist mainly of images relating to Savary Island, Vancouver Island and other area of B.C.'s coast where Spilsbury lived and carried out his activities. As well as images of early native and logging sites and towns and topography of B.C., they also provide a record of Spilsbury's paintings. Photographs also depict Spilsbury's English relatives (1870-1906), friends and family at New Westminster, Whonnock and Savary Island, logging operations at Theodosia Arm in the 1930s, aircraft and personnel of Queen Charlotte Airlines, and equipment and personnel of Spilsbury and Hepburn.

Spilsbury, Jim, 1905-

Thomas Norris fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • RBSC-ARC-1407
  • Fonds
  • [1906 - 1976]

The Norris fonds documents the legal and judicial career of the Honourable Mr. Justice Thomas G. Norris. The papers date between 1906 and 1976, with the bulk of records dating between 1930 and 1975 documenting his law practice and his years on the Supreme and Appeal Courts of British Columbia.
Part I of the fonds consists largely of correspondence and printed material, including scrapbooks relating to the Industrial Commission as well as case notes and legal papers relating to other cases, 1947 - 71, (2 meters). Owing to a previous donation of annotated transcripts of the hearings of the "Industrial Commission as to Shipping in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River System" in 1963, other material relating to the investigation of the activities of Harold Banks was donated in December, 1989. The 108 volumes and index to the hearings are catalogued (SP HE 769 A25).
Part II of the fonds consists of professional files, judicial subject files, case files, personal papers, miscellaneous papers and photographs (7 meters).
Part III of the fonds consists of professional correspondence donated by Jerry Vanson of Kelowna in 2011, as well as personal correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs donated by Norris’ grandson, also named Thomas Norris, in 2014.

The bulk of the records in the fonds are located in Part II in the Professional Files, Judicial Subject Files, Case Files, and Personal Papers series.

The Professional Files series, including materials newly processed in 2019, consists mostly of case files generated by Norris during his years as a lawyer in Kelowna and Vancouver. Also included in this series are subject files with additional information about areas of interest. For example, Norris created several files with documentation on the Associated Fruit Growers Ltd. and other marketing boards (1927 - 49). Other interesting subjects include the Kelowna Police Inquiry (1929-30), the Japanese claim Commission (1950), Rex v. Ducharme - murder case (1950), and politics (1932-35). The ''Politics" files provide a great deal of information about Norris' Conservative party interests and the process behind the appointment of a lawyer to Queen's counsel. Additional professional files created while Norris was practicing law in Kelowna (file#663-1109) were discovered and donated in August, 1990. The file list for these materials is now located on pages 34-39 of this finding aid.
The Judicial Subject Files series in Part II documents Norris' career on the Bench and his subject interests. The files include correspondence surrounding his appointment to various levels of the judiciary, files created during his judicial career and other judicial matters. For example, files often contain judgements, cases considered, clippings and other related materials. The case of Regina vs Bob & White documents the various issues considered before a decision was handed down on aboriginal hunting and fishing rights in B.C. Also included in this series are documents relating to the St. Lawrence Seaway Inquiry. Other files include subjects of the law such as divorce, Native Indians and Legal Aid. Files also included records created about the Admiralty Court, the Supreme and Appeal Courts of British Columbia and the Yukon Territorial Courts.
The Case Files series in Part II includes court documents and notes drafted by Norris. These case files were separated from other case files by Norris probably because of personal interests and the volume of materials. Each subseries of records document a case: Buttle Lake, in Strathona Park (1951), the Vancouver Policy Inquiry (1955), B.C. Telephone's Application for rate increases (1950), Royal Commission on Energy (1958) and Gordon Wismer v. MacLean Hunter (1954). The Buttle Lake files include transcripts of hearings conducted in Courtenay and Victoria, notes and some materials related to submissions presented to the Water Comptroller. Norris represented several groups opposed to the construction of the dam at Buttle Lake. The Wismer v. MacLean-Hunter files include examinations for discovery of Blair Fraser and Gordon S. Wismer, briefs and other materials used by Norris as he represented the Attorney General of B.C., Gordon S. Wismer against MacLean-Hunter magazine in a slander and libel suit.
The Personal Papers series in Part II reflects Norris’ personal interests, and also contains business or legal materials. For example, in this series are files and correspondence relating to the Law Society of B.C., the Law Society & Yale Bar Association meeting in 1958 and arrangements for the 1952 Judge Advocate luncheon. Other files reflect upon friendships with individuals such as Hugh Keenlyside and Leon Koerner. Materials newly added to this series in 2019 contain items such as travel souvenirs, birthday messages from Norris’ friends and family, and information related to Norris’ retirement. The Army Papers subseries contains records related to the time Norris spent serving in the Canadian military in World War II. These records range from 1939 to 1959, with the bulk of the records dating between 1941 and 1945.
Further information about each of the series in Parts I, II, and III can be found in the Series Descriptions on pages 8-13 of the PDF finding aid.

Norris, Thomas Grantham

Glenn McPherson fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • RBSC-ARC-1368
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1930-1998, predominant 1938-1985

This fonds consists mainly of records assembled by McPherson over the course of his professional career. Material documenting McPhersons wartime activities predominates. The fonds contains two sous-fonds. One of these includes a scrapbook and from McPhersons father, Ewan. The other contains research, correspondence and interviews conducted by Kay Alsop in the mid 1990s. Alsop, a prominent Vancouver journalist, intended to write a biography of McPherson but was never able to find a publisher for the book. Alsop therefore decided to donate some of her research files as part of the McPherson fonds. The Alsop Sous-Fonds contains important records which McPherson had given to her, particularly those documenting the decision to intern Japanese-Canadians.

McPherson, Glenn

Crawford Kilian fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • RBSC-ARC-1302
  • Fonds
  • 1940 - 2010

The contents of the fonds pertain to the life and work of Crawford Kilian. Materials include research and planning for novels, published and unpublished manuscripts, originals of published columns, personal and professional correspondence and appointment books. The focuses of Kilian’s writing are science fiction, educational systems and teaching, cultural issues and history, the economy, the environment, and technological developments, specifically the Internet. Writing material included in this fonds ranges from the 1960’s to the 2000’s. Other included material relates to Kilian’s time spent in China as an English teacher. The type of material in the fonds is primarily handwritten and typed paper records, but also includes newspaper, compact discs and publications.

Kilian, Crawford

Ellen Harris fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • RBSC-ARC-1235
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1967

The fonds consists of broadcast scripts and speeches; manuscripts of plays, poetry, and prose; notebooks; diaries; scrapbooks and correspondence. The fonds also includes subject files, printed materials, fan mail, financial records and many subgroups relating to other family members and photographs.

Harris, Ellen

Roderick Haig-Brown fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • RBSC-ARC-1226
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1976

The fonds consists of biographical material relating to Roderick Haig-Brown, correspondence (1928-1976), manuscripts of prose, articles, speeches, and broadcasts by Haig-Brown and others (circa 1926-1976), as well as clippings of prose, articles, speeches, printed materials, subject files, scrapbooks, and maps. The fonds also includes Haig-Brown's magistrate's notes and notebooks, financial records, and almost one thousand photographic negatives pertaining to Haig-Brown's personal life and research interests. Much of the fonds relates to sport fishing in British Columbia and, more broadly, to the conservation of natural resources. Fonds includes manuscript and printed maps with annotations pertaining to B.C. fisheries and the topography of B.C.

Haig-Brown, Roderick Langmere

Juda Quastel fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • UBCA-ARC-1403
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1987

The fonds consists of records documenting Juda Quastelʹs activities as a scientist from 1917 to 1987. Series include biographical information; correspondence; presentations and lectures; scientific research, notes, and data; written reports, published and unpublished materials; photographs, slides, glass plates, and audiovisual material. Collectively, these records reflect Quastelʹs various scientific roles as researcher, professor, author, and public speaker. Some records (i.e. particular correspondence and photographs) also reveal Quastelʹs personal life as husband and father.

Quastel, Juda

Jane Rule fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • UBCA-ARC-1005
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2008

The fonds consists of notes, manuscripts, drafts, galleys, and correspondence relating to Rule's published and unpublished novels and short stories. The fonds also includes biographical and autobiographical material, college papers, teaching records, non- fiction manuscripts, typescript copies of book reviews by Rule, and personal and professional correspondence. Also included are numerous photographs, maintained both singly and in photograph albums, as well as digital images. Rule's collection of
reviews of her work, audio recordings of interviews and readings, her Orders of Canada and B.C. certificates, and the first XTRA! West Jane Rule Memorial Writer of the Year Award are also included.

Rule, Jane

Ron Bick Lee Fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • RBSC-ARC-1690
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1994

Fonds consists of textual material, graphic material and artifacts related to Ron Bick Lee’s activities as a businessman, a community leader and a member of his immediate and extended families in Vancouver and back in mainland China and Hong Kong. The material includes correspondence, business related documents such as invoices and ledger books, and his community involvement related documents. The material also contains photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, other personal collections such as rubber stamps, birthday congratulations, self-learning notes and so on. Fonds is arranged into series according to the type of documentation: Correspondence, Business documents, Community and political involvement documents, Centennial celebration and other personal documents, Certificates, Newspaper and magazine clippings and Photographs.

Lee, Ronald Bick

Douglas Coupland fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • RBSC-ARC-1643
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2012

Fonds consists primarily of records created by Coupland from approximately 1980 to 2012. The fonds includes: drafts of Coupland’s major literary works, personal and artistic photographs, visual art material (such as collages, paintings, printouts of digital collages and sculpture maquettes), items of clothing and leather goods, technical notes and designs for Coupland’s website, conceptual sketches and designs, correspondence, and other records.

Coupland, Douglas

Jack Shadbolt fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • RBSC-ARC-1493
  • Fonds
  • 1934 - 1996

The fonds consists of Shadbolt's private journals, notebooks, lecture notes, sketch books from his work with the Art Students' League of New York, 1948-1949 as well as 6 sketchbooks from the 1960s, a collection of his loose drawings and studies, an extensive collection of photographs of Shadbolt's paintings, including colour transparencies, slides of a photographic work entitled "Year", family photographs, personal and professional incoming correspondence, his picture reference file of postcards and magazine clippings, exhibition catalogues and other printed material. Correspondents include John Macdonald, Wilfred Watson, Max Maynard, Jock Firestone, Molly Bobak, George Swinton, and Ron Thom.

Shadbolt, Jack

Roy Miki fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • RBSC-ARC-1375
  • Fonds
  • 1912-2022, predominant 1967-2009

Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, drafts, pamphlets, academic papers, poems, research material, notes, transcripts, reports, submissions, agreements, minutes, programmes, photographs, and other material. Records relate to Miki’s writing and editing activities, his academic career, his involvement and support of the Japanese Canadian Redress movement, his participation in various literary and cultural events and projects, and his personal life.

Fonds has been arranged into the following ten series: Teaching and Academic Records (1971-2004); Interview and Sound Recording Project Records (1981-2005); Literary and Cultural Events and Conferences Participation Records (1987-2017); Japanese Canadian Redress and History Records (1942-2009); Personal and Miscellaneous Correspondence (194-2014); Writing and Editing (1912-2015); General Files (1962-2015); Awards and Honours (1990-2018); Ephemera and Memorabilia (1957-2015); UFFI action association (1982-1983).

Miki, Roy

Joy Kogawa fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • RBSC-ARC-1311
  • Fonds
  • 1931 - 2017

Fonds consists of material related to Kogawa's writing projects, her participation in literary, cultural, and human rights conferences and events, her involvement in community organizations, and her personal life. Fonds also includes some material accumulated by Kogawa's parents, the Rev. Gordon Goichi and Lois Kogawa. The fonds is arranged generally into series regarding Kogawa's written works; correspondence; documents related to conferences, speeches, organizations, and interviews; teaching materials; personal and legal records; family documents, other people's works; sound recordings; videocassette recordings; publications; subject files; and photographs.

Kogawa, Joy

Lilian Bland fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1792
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1875 - 1935

The fonds consists of 1,398 glass plate negatives, glass lantern slides, celluloid prints and celluloid negatives, the majority of which were taken by Lilian Bland. The photographs reflect the varied and unique life of Lilian Bland and her family. The fonds includes several photographs of the Mayfly, the bi-plane Lilian famously designed, constructed, and flew. Other photographic subjects include horse-riding and horse-racing, Lilian's fathers' artwork, her husbands' travels in China, family photographs, birds and bird-watching, her travels in Europe, California, and British Columbia, and photographs documenting her years spent as a settler living on the Quatsino Sound in Vancouver Island and in California with her family.
Other record types in the fonds include Lilian Bland’s unpublished memoir, and the original enclosures for the photographs including boxes, envelopes, and box lists.
The finding aid for the fonds, attached as a PDF, includes a spreadsheet of images as they were received upon donation to Rare Books and Special Collections. A brief description created by the donor is available for each image in the finding aid.

Bland, Lilian Emily

Ralston Family Fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1455
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1914-2003

The fonds predominantly consists of the Household Accounts series, which includes documents supporting the daily activities of the Ralston family from 1956-2003, including bank statements, life insurance documents, receipts, correspondence, and three photographs of Mollie. The Income Tax Files series consists of tax returns and supporting documentation for the years 1965-1996. The fonds also contains a Construction and Upkeep of House series with files related to the construction of the Ralston’s house on West 28th Avenue in Vancouver, built in 1969. The Educational Notes series includes notes written by Keith, Mollie, Bruce and Delia during their grade school and university educations, and includes notes from 1935 to the 1970s.

Ralston Family

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