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Desmond Power 'Boxer Uprising' collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1748
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1901

The collection consists of a medal for bravery, likely awarded to a family member for meritorious service during the Boxer Uprising (義和團運動), which was a series of incidents in China with anti-imperialist and xenophobic roots that lasted from 1899 until 1901; and a fragment of a corresponding letter of recommendation. The medal was specifically awarded to the recipient for their conduct during the Siege of Tienstin, which was a major battle during the Boxer Uprising, and the letter of recommendation mentions a Mr. D’Arc, which is likely Desmond’s maternal grandfather who was a volunteer rifleman at Tientsin. Lastly, the collection contains an album consisting of photographs of Tientsin during and immediately after the Boxer Uprising. The album primarily includes photographs of troop movements and military equipment, but also includes a few personal family photographs.

Power, Desmond

University Graduates' Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1185
  • Fonds
  • 1904

The fonds consists of the minutes of nine meetings of the University Graduates' Society in 1904.

University Graduates' Society

Vancouver Law Students’ Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1544
  • Fonds
  • 1907 - 1911

The fonds consists of a 2-page typescript constitution (ca. 1907) and a minute book containing handwritten Society minutes (1907-1911).

Vancouver Law Students’ Society

Harry Cowan collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1142
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1912

The collection consists of two scrapbooks which record events relating to the Vancouver Trades and Labour Council and the Asiatic Exclusion League, Vancouver.

Cowan, Harry

E. Tilford Fenton fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1652
  • Fonds
  • [between 1906 and 1915], predominant 1912-1915

Fonds consists of records reflecting Fenton’s activities as the president of the Local 213 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in B.C. and the Executive Board representative of the First District of the Pacific District Council of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, spanning approximately from 1912 to 1913. These records are arranged in chronological order. Textual records in the fonds primarily consist of incoming correspondence from the U.S. to E.Tilford Fenton as the president of the I.B.E.W. in B.C., general circulars and reports from Pacific District Council, and administrative documents of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Personal correspondence of E. Tilford Fenton spans primarily from 1914 to 1915. These records are also arranged in chronological order. The fonds is arranged into the following four series: office correspondence; general circulars; administrative documents; and personal correspondence.

Fenton, E. Tilford

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

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

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

Agriculture Club fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1298
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1935

The fonds consists of one bound volume containing 57 pages of Agriculture Club minutes for the period 1928-1935.

University of British Columbia Agriculture Club

UBC Student Christian Movement fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1479
  • Fonds
  • 1930 - 1935

Fonds consists of documentation of the activities of the UBC Student Christian Movement during the early 1930s and includes a minute book for the SCM “Grad Group” (1930-35), two small SCM promotional pamphlets (1934), and assorted correspondence (1933-34).

UBC Student Christian Movement

Graduate Historical Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1062
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1944

The fonds consists of a bound minute book (1934-1944) and a bound account book (1934-1944).

University of British Columbia. Graduate Historical Society

Arthur H. Evans fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1181
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1944

Fonds consists of legal documents, reports, publications, speeches, newspaper clippings and other material related to Evans’ labour activities, including the On-to-Ottawa Trek and resulting Regina Riot Commission, and the defence of Trek members arrested in the Regina Riot. There is also material related to the Canadian Labour Defence League, the Communist Party of Canada, and material in support of the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.

Evans, Arthur

Historical Society of the University of British Columbia fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1077
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1944

The fonds consists of copies of the Society's constitution, financial records (1935-1938), correspondence (1935-1939), papers (1920-1944) and programs (1921-1939).

University of British Columbia. Historical Society

International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1280
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1945

The collection consists of minutes of the Fraser River Canners' Association (1900-1909) and the British Columbia Canners' Association (1909-1923) and records from their members' canneries: Acme, Albion, Atlas, Colonial, Celtic, Dinsmore, Great West, Imperial, Pacific Coast, Terra Nova, and Vancouver. The collection also includes 25 scrapbooks of clippings (1900-1923) and photograph albums.

Sigma Tau Chi fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1060
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1950

The fonds consists of three bound minute books covering the period 1942-1950.

Sigma Tau Chi (Vancouver, B.C.)

Acadia Camp Householders' Association fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1063
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1953

The fonds consists of correspondence, notices and minutes generated by the Association between 1947 and 1953.

Acadia Camp Householders' Association

International House Collection (William Black)

  • UBCA-ARC-1034
  • Collection
  • 1950-1953

The collection consists of correspondence, printed material and clippings which document the early history of the International House movement on campus in the early 1950s. At that time, William Black was acting as faculty advisor to the International House Committee.

Robert Allison Hood fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1253
  • Fonds
  • 1861, 1888-1958

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, printed material, memorabilia, and other documents related to Hood's personal life and interests, his writing, and his career in real estate and financial management. Also included are documents related to Hood's involvement in the Canadian Authors Association, the St. Andrew's and Caledonian Society, the Scottish Dramatic Society, and the Central Presbyterian Church in Vancouver. The fonds also contains a subfonds consisting of Hood Brothers' correspondence and financial records.

Hood, Robert Allison

Ernest E. Winch fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1775
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1959

The fonds reflects Winch's various interests in the cause of humanity ranging from capital punishment to the protection of fur-bearing animals. The files also contain much valuable information on the activities of the C.C.F. and his role within the party. To a lesser extent, the files contain information on his earlier activities within the labour movement and events during the depression of the 1930's.

Winch, Ernest Edward

Francis J. McKenzie fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1776
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1960

Fonds consists of records that reflect McKenzie's law and political career. Records include correspondence, speeches and articles, ephemera collected by him, scrapbooks documenting various campaigns and printed materials related to C.C.F. and labour movements.

A small portion of records were created by McKenzie's brother, Arthur McKenzie. These include correspondences and articles written by Arthur in the form of clippings.

McKenzie, Francis James

Gladstone Murray fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1389
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1961

The fonds consists of records created and compiled by Gladstone Murray and the Responsible Enterprise association. Records are related to the annual dinners (1959-1961) put on by the association, as well as printed materials published or collected by the association. In order to reflect this the fonds is divided into two series: Annual Dinner series and Printed Materials series. Record types in the Annual dinner series include minutes, correspondence and reports. Records in the Printed Materials series include cartoons, newsletters, bulletins, and magazine articles.

Murray, Gladstone

Social Science Research Institute fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1243
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1963

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, reports and constitutions generated by the Social Science Research Institute and its predecessor, the Institute of Social and Economic Research (1958-1963).

University of British Columbia. Social Science Research Institute

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Vancouver Section fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1271
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1963

Fonds consists of records generated in the course of the merger and in the first months of life of the IEEE (1962-1963), as well as of the documentation of the two previous societies which constitute two sub-fonds: IRE (1950-1963) and AIEE (1911-1963). The fonds consists of minutes of meetings, as well as of annual report and publications and is arranged in three series: series one dealing with minutes of meetings (1963), series two consisting of annual report (1062-1963) and series three being a miscellanea of publications and leaflets (1960-1963). The sub-fonds IRE and AIEE are subdivided in numerous series.

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Vancouver Section

Biological Discussion Club fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1288
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1965

The fonds consists of Club minutes (1925-1965) and membership lists (1962-1964).

University of British Columbia. Biological Discussion Club

Angus MacInnis fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1338
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1965

The fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, subject files and other material relating to the political career and personal life of Angus MacInnis.

MacInnis, Angus

Leonard Shepherd fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1496
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1965

The fonds consists of biographical material, correspondence (1928-1946), minutes, subject files, clippings and printed material pertaining to the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in British Columbia. Amongst Shepherd's papers are those of his wife, Dorothy H. Shepherd, which relate to her work as an executive member of the South Westminster CCF Women's Club (1942-1959).

Shepherd, Leonard Alex

Vagabond Club fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1573
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1928, 1967-1968

The fonds consists of biographical material, correspondence, constitutions, lists, and financial records. It also contains printed material which includes manuscripts of poetry and prose, announcements and programmes for the Vagabond Club (1915-1921), as well as ephemera and photographs. Also included are sous-fonds relating to the Comrades Club and Charles Hill-Tout (1892-1944). Fonds includes material relating to club history created by Jackie Hooper.

Vagabond Club

UBC Film Society fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1540
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1965

Fonds consists of issues of the Film Society newsletter the “Daily Crimes” (1965-1966), an informational pamphlet about the Society (1968), and programmes published by Cinema 16 (originally a subsidiary of the Society) and the Vancouver Film Society (1965-1966).

UBC Film Society

Inouye Family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1716
  • Fonds
  • [191-?]-1968

The fonds consists of photographs and textual records which belonged to the Inouye family. The records are related mostly to the father, Zennosuke Inouye and his involvement with the Surrey Berry Farmers Cooperative and his youngest daughter, Kiyooki (Beverly) Inouye. The fonds has been arranged into the following series: Surrey Berry Farmers Cooperative records, correspondence, ephemera, land records, photographs, military records, financial records, and voting records.

Inouye (family)

Potters Guild of British Columbia collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1809
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1969

The fonds consists of materials collected by the Potters Guild of British Columbia. The fonds primarily consists of news clippings, photographs, and notes related to one of the members of the Guild, Santo Mignosa. Topics include ceramic and pottery exhibitions, techniques, awards, and educational workshops.

Arne Johnson fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1662
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1970

The fonds consists of documents relating to his career in logging, including membership cards in various union organizations; correspondence with Myrtle Bergren relating to her book, <em>Tough Timber</em>, on the history of the loggers of British Columbia; union correspondence, and minutes of some union meetings including a meeting of October 3, 1948 in which a motion was passed to disaffiliate the membership from the International Woodworkers of America (IWA) and form the Woodworkers Industrial Union of Canada.

The records in the first accrual reflect Johnson’s activities both as a leader in the The Lumber Worker’s Industrial Union (LWIU) during the first half of the 1930s and his later activities as part of the Lumber and
Sawmill Workers’ Union (LSWU) and IWA from 1937 to 1963. Included in the LWIU period are detailed financial and membership account books as well as meeting minutes and correspondence relating to the 1934 strike. This accrual contains the following series: Lumber Workers’ Industrial Union series, Lumber Workers’ Industrial Union financial records series, Lumber and Sawmill Workers’ Union (Local 1-7 1) series, Photograph series, Workers’ Unity League series, and Personal records series.

The second accrual consists of records related to Arne Johnson’s activities as a logger and trade unionist. There are two series: Union activities series and Historical controversies series.

The third accrual consists of two files added to the Personal records series: one file contains a variety of personal documents, including Johnson’s birth certificate, marriage certificate, transportation records, and correspondence; one is a notebook consisting mostly of newspaper clippings.

Johnson, Arne

Student Protest collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1282
  • Collection
  • 1968-1970

The collection consists of the Canadian Union of Students working papers and studies sponsored by the organization and subject files dealing with issues such as Vietnam, the New Left, Social Action and assorted education topics.

Canadian Union of Students

Western Canada Art Circuit Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1072
  • Collection
  • 1950, 1957-1970

The collection consists of miscellaneous records of the Western Canada Art Circuit generated between 1950 and 1970. It includes correspondence, reports, minutes of annual meetings, financial statements, and published materials (in particular exhibit catalogues).

Foon Sien Wong fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1628
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1971

The fonds consists primarily of clippings and articles relating to international affairs, Chinese customs preserved in Canada, life in Vancouver's China Town and social and political problems confronted by Chinese Canadians. Further, the fonds also contains many complete copies of the Chinatown newspaper, The Chinese Voice; records related to Foon Sien Wong's Chinatown activities through the Vancouver Unity Association, the Canadian Centennial Planning Committee, and other related groups.

Wong, Foon Sien, d. 1971

Lois J. Carrier fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1260
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1972

Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, correspondence and membership documents relating to Carrier's participation in the Association of British Columbia Librarians.

Carrier, Lois J.

Norman MacLean collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1341
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1972

The collection consists of subject files relating to civic elections (1941-1971) and the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Also included are approximately 100 brochures and pamphlets pertaining to socialism.

Independent Order of Good Templars, Lodge Linnea No. 76 fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1269
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1940, 1974

The fonds consists of the research materials for Irene Howard's book, Vancouver Svenskar which chronicles the history of Lodge Linnea No. 76, Vancouver. The fonds consists of minute books, financial records, membership lists, attendance records, and related material. The fonds also includes the minute book of Lodge 76‘s juvenile division Pride of Vancouver No. 27 (IOGT, 1936-1937). Fonds consists of the following series: Minutes of Lodge No. 76, Membership of Lodge No. 76, Financial Records, Young People: Pride of Vancouver, No. 27.

Fonds also contains a file of ephemeral items and artifacts related to the Lodge No. 76, including a petition for the control of alcohol and drug trafficking, a medal, and certificates (see box 1).

Independent Order of Good Templars. Lodge Linnea No. 76 (Vancouver, B.C.)

Mabel Gray fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1076
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1974, predominant 1925-1945

The fonds consists of the following series: correspondence (1916-1972), speeches (1926-1935), writings (1920-1962) and miscellaneous material (1898-1974).

Gray, Mabel F.

Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1793
  • Fonds
  • 1943 - 1974

Contains the operational records of the Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Services from 1943 to 1974. Records include annual and monthly financial summaries, meeting minutes, manager's reports, insurance agreements, and correspondence.

Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service

1974 International Congress of Mathematicians fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1061
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1974

The fonds consists of correspondence, programs, photographs, memorabilia and proceedings of the 1974 Congress. Also included in the fonds are some records of the Canadian Mathematical Congress, which served as the official host for the event.

International Congress of Mathematicians

George North fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1408
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1975

Consists of George North's research material on the fishing industry in British Columbia, and on the organization of the fishermen's labour unions. The research material includes letters inward and outward concerning his commission by the UFAWU ; his early manuscript, later typescripts, and edited typescripts for the book A Ripple, A Wave; original and photocopied records of Inverness Cannery ; extensive notes taken on the above records and local newspapers . Other material relates to his teacher training at the University of British Columbia. There is also a collection of published material .

North, George

Library Assistants' Association fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1183
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1975

Fonds consists copies of the constitution, minutes (1965-1975), correspondence (1965-1975), membership records (1967-1974), accounts and financial reports (1966-1973) and various newsletters and reports. A subject series is also present.

University of British Columbia. Library Assistants' Association

Faris Committee Collection

  • UBCA-ARC-1360
  • Collection
  • 1976

The collection consists of materials relating to the Committee on Continuing and Community Education activities in British Columbia (the Faris Committee), collected and maintained by Committee member Gordon Selman. It includes copies of briefs submitted to the Committee, correspondence, reports, and other documents relevant to the Committee's investigations. The collection is arranged in three series: briefs, letters, and miscellaneous.

British Columbia. Committee on Continuing and Community Education in British Columbia

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers' Union fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1005
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1977

The fonds consists of a charter for the Journeymen Tailors' Union of America, Local 178 (1898), ephemera and textual records relating to the Clothing and Textile Workers' Union predominantly from the 1960s and 1970s.

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union

Dick Martin fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1136
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1977

The fonds consists of material relating to the founding and early history of the AUCE on campus.

Martin, Dick

L’Ordre du Radis Manifique fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1499
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1977

The fonds consists of signed menus and meeting notices (1960-1972), membership lists (1961-1970), correspondence (1961-1977), undated poems written by Roy Daniells about Radish members, and miscellaneous documents.

L’Ordre du Radis Manifique

Swedish-Canadian research collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1543
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1978

The collection consists of research material created or collected by Olof Seaholm pertaining to Swedish immigration and organizations to Canada and North America. The collection mainly consists of general research material related to these themes, but there is some more specialized research into specific areas of Swedish Canadian history, such as the Scandinavian Central Committee and the International Order of Good Templars. Textual records in this collection include minute books, clippings, a constitution, correspondence, research notes, newspaper and magazine issues and clippings, books, and photographs documenting Swedish communities in British Columbia and research material about Swedish activities in North America.

The collection contains four series related to Seaholm's research. They include the Swedish Canadian research material series; Scandinavian Central Committee series; Independent Order of Good Templars series; and the Swedish Canadian Rest Home material series.

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