Fonds UBCA-ARC-1294 - Pacific Affairs fonds

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Pacific Affairs fonds

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4.39 m of textual records.

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Pacific Affairs is an international quarterly journal featuring articles on Asia and the Pacific's current political, economic, social, and diplomatic problems. The Institute of Pacific Relations initially published it from 1928 to 1960. After the Institute disbanded in 1960, IPR secretary‐general William Holland came to the University of British Columbia to head the Department of Asian Studies, bringing many of the IPR's records. As a result, Pacific Affairs was revived in March 1961, published by the University and Holland as editor. Since Holland's retirement in 1978, Pacific Affairs has been edited by Heath B. Chamberlain (1978‐85), R. Stephen Milne (1985‐88), Ian D. Slater (1988‐2002), and Timothy Cheek (2002‐ ).

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Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, contracts, and reports. The records document the administration of Pacific Affairs, in particular the editorial functions, and are arranged in the following series: Editorial Files, Contracts, Correspondence, Subject Files and Production Files.

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Originally transferred to the University Archives in the 1990s. Additional accruals were received in 2005, 2006 and 2012.


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Fonds consists of institutional records – access requests must be reviewed by the Universityʹs FOIPOP Coordinator.

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