Fonds UBCA-ARC-1558 - Laurenda Daniells fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Laurenda Daniells fonds

General material designation

  • Textual record
  • Photographic material

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Level of description

Fonds

Reference code

UBCA-ARC-1558

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1938 - 2004 (Creation)
    Creator
    Daniells, Laurenda

Physical description area

Physical description

1.36 m of textual records.
45 photographs.

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

(1923-2017)

Biographical history

Laurenda Daniells, the first Archivist of the University of British Columbia, was born in Winnipeg in 1923. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in social work in 1945. Her first job was with the protection division of the Children’s Aid Society of Winnipeg. In May 1948, she married Roy Daniells, who was appointed as the head of the English Department at the University of British Columbia and moved with him to Vancouver. They purchased an empty lot on Allison Road in the University Hill neighbourhood, where they built one of the first homes in the progressive “West Cost Modern” style. They had two daughters, Susan and Sara, and the family travelled extensively to Europe and Africa. In 1959-1960, during Roy’s sabbatical supported by a Canada Council grant, she and the family spent a year in Europe. Laurenda also served three terms as a school board trustee and did a considerable amount of volunteer work. In 1969, Laurenda entered the one-year Library Science degree programme at UBC. Upon graduation, she continued with a six-week archival management course at the Public Archives of Canada. In 1970, she was appointed the first University Archivist at UBC Library’s Special Collections Division. In this position, Laurenda worked to bring some order to the institution’s historical records and eventually had established the University Archives on firm foundations.
During her time at UBC, Laurenda also served as the Faculty Association executive and the University Senate. She also did a one-year term as president of the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of B.C.In 1988, Laurenda retired with “University Archivist Emerita.” Afterwards, she continued her volunteer work, in particular, with the University Hill United Church. In her eighties, she enjoyed writing and began recording her life stories with the Brock Hall Life Writers Group. In 2016, these stories were collected in her published memoir, Royal Blood. Laurenda passed away on Wednesday evening, 4 January 2017.

Custodial history

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records made and received by Laurenda Daniells in her professional and personal life. The fonds documents her involvement and participation in conferences, and various professional archival associations, such as ACA, SAA, ARMA, etc., and Vancouver Historical Society. Also included are records of Laurenda’s time with the UBC’s Faculty Association and her research on university archives policy and copyright. The fonds contain incoming and outgoing correspondence to family, friends, and colleagues from other organizations. Textual records are memorandums, meeting agendas and minutes, reports, programmes, proposals, notes, drafts, papers, proposals, surveys, newspapers, a speech by Daniells, correspondence, and photographs.
Fonds is arranged in the following series: Committees and Conferences series; Faculty Association series; Archives Policy and ACA Survey series; Copyright in Institutions series; Vancouver Historical Society series; Personal Materials series; and Photographs Series.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Uploaded finding aid

Associated materials

Other related materials can be found in the Roy Daniells fonds. Academic Women’s Association fonds, University of British Columbia Librarians and Archivists Association fonds, ARMA Vancouver Chapter fonds.

Accruals

General note

Sources of information for the description in the finding aid include not only the records contained in the fonds themselves but also the article by Erwin Wodarczak entitled Laurenda Daniells, University Archivist Emerita (1923-2017).

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations