Title and statement of responsibility area
Peter Moogk collection
General material designation
- Graphic material
- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the collection.
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
[ca. 1970-2022] (Accumulation)
- Moogk, Peter
[ca. 1867-2004, predominant 1870-1960] (Creation)
Physical description area
1,530 photographs : b&w and col. and other materials.
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Archival description area
Scope and content
The collection comprises records acquired by Peter Moogk about aspects of British Columbia’s history, including the British Columbia Electric Railway Company’s interurban train lines (predominantly from 1909-1958), and photographic representations of persons (especially white settlers, from 1870-1960), places, events and activities in the province.
The collection includes six series: British Columbia Electric Railway Company Records, Portraits of Persons in British Columbia, Photos of places, streets, and architecture in British Columbia, Photos of events and activities in British Columbia, British Columbia ephemera and Records from British Columbia Penitentiary.
Records relating to the first series, British Columbia Electric Railway Company Records, include: photographs; postcards; original BCER documents, such as union agreements and timetables; BCER employee publications; transit tokens; signs and posters from within Vancouver streetcars; and a copy of a CJOR radio script.
Records relating to the second series, Portraits of Persons in British Columbia, include: photographs and handwritten notes by Moogk about Vancouver photographers operating from 1858-1920.
The focus of the third series, Photos of places, streets, and architecture in British Columbia, is photographs of structures and places of British Columbia, notably building exteriors and interiors, and street views from 1880-1959.
The fourth series, Photos of events and activities in British Columbia, includes photos of notable events and public activities (predominantly dating 1911-1941), as well as everyday life, and also includes handwritten and photocopied information on the provenance of the photos and activities depicted.
The fifth series, British Columbia ephemera, is mostly paper ephemera representing the variety of business and activity in the province from 1890 to 1990, and includes menus, theatre programs, business correspondence, and Chinese textbooks as well as some photographic materials.
The sixth series, Records from British Columbia Penitentiary, includes textual records and photographs relating to the British Columbia penitentiary.
Immediate source of acquisition
UBC Library's Rare Books and Special Collections acquired the materials directly from the collector, Peter Moogk, in seven donations: 2016, 2017, 2018, and three times in 2019, and 2022.
The collection was received in six accruals following the initial acquisition. The first series (2016), British Columbia Electric Railway Company Records, represents the original acquisition. The first accrual (2017) correlates to the second series, Portraits of Persons in British Columbia. The second accrual (2018) includes the third through fifth series. Also as part of the second accrual, some photos were added to the first and second series--these photos were identified by Moogk as having been unintentionally left out of the first two accruals. The third accrual (Mar. 2019) consists of a single file (11-01) added to the BCER series. The fourth accrual (Jun. 2019) correlates to the sixth series, Records from British Columbia Penitentiary. Also part of the fourth accrual is file 04-06 which includes 5 glass plate photographs added to the second series, Portraits of Persons in British Columbia The fifth accrual (Nov. 2019) includes file 10-10, which contains various Chinese textbooks within the series, BC Ephemera. The sixth accrual (2022) includes file 04-07 which has been added to the series: British Columbia Electric Railway Company Records and file 04-08 which has been added to the series: Portraits of Persons in British Colombia.
Each series represents distinct aspects of Moogk’s collecting activities. In each series, the archivists maintained Moogk's original physical order, in which records are often arranged in files according to subject and documentary form.
The materials were originally received in binders: the title of each series is based on the collecting focus of the series, and the folder titles represent the original binder titles. Often the series and folder titles are very similar.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Some materials are reproductions, and the location of originals is not always known.
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Some materials in the collection are still protected by copyright.
Generated finding aid
British Columbia Electric Railway Company fonds (City of Vancouver Archives, fonds AM321)
British Columbia Electric Railway Company Victoria Office fonds (BC Archives, PR-1252)
British Columbia Electric Railway Company fonds (BC Archives, PR-1833)
British Columbia Electric Railway Company fonds (Langley Centennial Museum, MSS 018)
Accruals occurred in 2017, 2018, three times in 2019, and 2022.
Includes the following photographs: RBSC-ARC-1759-PH-001 to RBSC-ARC-1759-PH-1615.
All materials are stored together in photograph storage.
Collection includes 1,530 photographs : b&w and col.; 86 negatives; ca. 24.5 cm of textual records; 3 transit tokens; 2 signs; and 2 posters.
Standard number area
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Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Description created by Gillian Dunks in October 2016.
Description updated by Gillian Dunks in June 2017.
Description revised by Kristina McGuirk in December 2018.
Description revised by James Goldie in April 2019.
Description revised by James Goldie in November 2019.
Description revised by Natalie Trapuzzano in February 2020.
Description revised by Catherine Hall in August 2023.