Science and technology

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  • Study and application of science
  • Scientists, researchers, etc.
  • Research / research foundations, institutes
  • Technology schools / programs
  • Clubs, user groups, professional organizations

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Alexander John Gaspard Marcet collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1740
  • Collection
  • 1811-1817

Collection consists of letters addressed to Dr. Alexander Marcet, one from William Prout and the remainder from William Chas. Wells. The letters date from 1811 to 1817. The letters discuss various experiments on urine, the research of Professor Prevost on radiant heat, and Mrs. Marcet’s work on political economies.

Marcet, Alexander John Gaspard

Alfred Wegener fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1606
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1932

The fonds consists of transcripts of documents from and pertaining to the Deutsche Groenland (Greenland) Expedition of 1930-1931 headed by Alfred Wegener and, more specifically, pertaining to his death while attempting to bring desperately needed supplies of petroleum from Weststation to Eismitte. There are also ten photographs.

Wegener, Alfred

ALGOL 68 fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1438
  • Fonds
  • 1963 - 1983

The fonds consists of correspondence between the ALGOL 68 working group members, drafts, working papers, and reports on the language. Fonds also contains a small number of the ALGOL Bulletin and a photo of the working group.

ALGOL 68

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

British Columbia Academy of Science fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1049
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1963

The fonds consists of financial records, minutes, agendas, notices and programs, scientific papers, election and membership records, conference records and extensive correspondence files.

British Columbia Academy of Science

Charles Fraser fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1073
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1944

The fonds consists of notebooks on marine observations, manuscripts, lecture notes, drawings and plates of sea life, and assorted pamphlets. Much of this material relates to Fraser's research on salmon. Also included are photographs taken during a collecting trip to the South Pacific. The fonds contains minutes of the British Columbia Industrial and Scientific Research Council (1944).

Fraser, Charles

Chris Marchant fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1569
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1984; predominant 1976-1984.

The fonds consists of field notebooks, reference materials and a forestry report written by Marchant. Of particular note to UBC is Marchant’s research in the summer of 1979 on the botany of the cliffs at Point Grey.

Marchant, Chris

Claude Dolman fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1048
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1976, predominant 1936-1976

The fonds comprised of two series of records. The first series, History of Medicine at UBC (1936-1976), contains correspondence, memoranda, and reports relating to the proposed establishment of an Institute of Preventive Medicine (1936-1940). It also includes records associated with the preparation and execution of the Medical Education survey (1946), correspondence and reports relating to the Department of Bacteriology and Preventive Medicine (1951-1955), and a history of the UBC Medical School (1976). Records of the Royal Society of Canada comprise the second series. A large portion of this material reflects the efforts of the Society to participate in the formulation and implementation of a national science policy beginning from the mid-1960s through to the early 1970s.

Dolman, Claude

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

Darwin-Burdon Sanderson letters

  • RBSC-ARC-1731
  • Collection
  • 1873-1881

This group of about 40 letters, a part of the Sinclair Collection, consists of correspondence between Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) and John Scott Burdon Sanderson (1828-1905) during the years from 1873-1881.
The letters deal with the research Darwin and Burdon Sanderson did on the digestive powers and leaf movements of insect-eating plants, notably Drosera and Dionaea. Darwin published the results of this research as part of his <em>Insectivorous Plants</em> (1875).
There is also correspondence about Burdon Sanderson's (and to a lesser extent, Darwin’s) attempts to ensure that the antivivisectionists should not secure the passage of a bill through Parliament that should hinder scientific research. Sanderson's efforts influenced the events that led to the appointment of a Royal Commission in 1875 to study the use of animals in scientific research in Britain.

Burdon-Sanderson, John, Sir

David C. Walker fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1463
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1999

Fonds contains records relating to the research of David C. Walker. This includes photographs of electron microscope images and illustrations regarding epithelial and endothelial tri-cellular corner tight junctions. Also included are notes, drafts, reviews, and final copies of four publications: “The role of epithelial cell tight junctions in tracheal permeability,” “The reassessment of the tricellular region of epithelial cell tight junctions,” “The structure of the tricellular junctions of pulmonary capillaries,” and “Tricellular corners: preferred sites for leukocyte emigration from the pulmonary vasculature of rabbits".

Walker, David C.

David Measday fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1464
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2014

Fonds consists of materials related to David Measday from his time as a graduate student at Oxford to his post-retirement work at UBC. The fonds primarily include material regarding his research, academic writings, and administrative duties at the University of British Columbia. Additionally, reports arise from various international, governmental, and non-governmental organizations with which Measday had some association. Organizational records include materials for the development of TRIUMF. There is also a small amount of teaching material from lectures and physics courses taught by Measday. Material is organized into series based on intuitional association, most of which is from Measday’s time working at UBC and TRIUMF.

Measday, David

David Suzuki fonds TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING STORAGE UPGRADE PROJECT

  • UBCA-ARC-1466
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2009

Fonds consists of textual and audiovisual material related to David Suzuki’s professional work. It includes notes and manuscripts of several of his book, including "From Pebbles to Computers" and "Sciencescape" and copies of and correspondence relating to his articles published by "The Globe and Mail", the Southam News Syndicate and "Science Dimension" in the 1980s. It also includes correspondence relating to his professional work, his broadcasting and literary career, his work in the Department of Zoology at UBC, and research materials, information and correspondence regarding various associations to which Suzuki belonged or had dealings. It also includes recordings of Dr. David Suzuki’s "Discovery" and Dr. Suzuki’s "Equinox" from 1983-1990 and video recordings of some episodes of "The Nature of Things" from 1994, and copies of his speeches from 1985-2009.

Suzuki, David

Department of Botany fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1207
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1981, 2015

Fonds covers an extended period, beginning with administrative material, which includes departmental budgets dating back to the early 1920s and continuing through the 1950s. There are also some departmental minutes from the 1940s and 1950s and most of the 1960s. There are records about the construction and renovation of the Biological Sciences Building, minutes from the various committees on which department heads sat, and material about UBC's Botanical Garden. There is also a brief but useful series of records concerning the Life Sciences Council's implementation and early history.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Botany

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1468
  • Fonds
  • 1950 - 2006

The fonds consists of agendas, brochures, correspondence, copies of legal documentation, memos, minutes, newsletters, notes, photographs, and proposals. The fonds consists of seven series: Administrative series, Curriculum series, Correspondence series, Faculty Affairs (General) series, Newsletter series, Legal series, Photographs series.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering fonds

Department of Chemistry fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1208
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1981

The fonds consists of minutes of departmental meetings (1949-1957), correspondence (1945-1956), student records (1948-1957), course records (1948-1957), examinations (1931-1957), material from the President's Committee on Research (1947-1955), applications for positions (1948-1955), departmental subject files (1943-1956), journal reprints and photographs.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Chemistry

Department of Food Sciences fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1244
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1968

The fonds consists of the miscellaneous correspondence and reports relating to the establishment of the Department of Food Sciences.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Food Sciences

Department of Physics fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1263
  • Fonds
  • 1943-2002

Fonds consists of laboratory manuals published by the UBC Department of Physics between 1949 and 1966 (most dated 1957-1962); mimeographed hand-outs for experiments and other assignments; hand-written lecture notes; and a 1944 Canadian Army physics laboratory manual. Many of the manuals are annotated. The manuals are bound, but the notes and hand-outs are loose; all have been placed in acid-free folders. They are arranged by course number, and then chronologically; unnumbered materials, and folders containing unsorted material from various courses, were placed at the end.
Fonds also includes promotional materials, many of which relate specifically to the Department of Physics at university-wide Open Houses, annual reports from the Department of Physics, notes made by Professor John Warren regarding x-rays and particle physics, as well as photographs taken of individuals, groups, and events related to the Department of Physics.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Physics

Department of Psychology fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1248
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1990, predominant 1982-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, and minutes of meetings relating to the activities and programs of the Department of Psychology, and photographs of Department Heads and prominent faculty members. Some records date from before the formation of the Department, when the psychology program was still part of the Department of Philosophy and Psychology. Also included are audio recordings of interviews (with typed transcripts) documenting the Department's historical development.
The material is arranged in six series: Administration, Departmental Committees, Departmental Programs, External Correspondence, Historical Files, and Oral History Project. The Historical Files series consists of textual records which document the Department's formative years, and photographs; they had been placed in a box and stored separately from the Department's other records until transferred to the Archives.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Psychology

Division of Plant Science fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1215
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1965

Fonds consists of 10 volumes of purchase requisitions from 1954 to 1958, and a central office correspondence series from 1955 to 1965. The correspondence is informally arranged within a classification system that was inconsistently applied and developed until 1964. Two reference sheets for the subject classification system remain for 1956 and 1963 and are included in the first file for each of those two years. Many of the headings reflect the categories used by the Department of Agronomy. Intermingled with the files of the division are some of the faculty papers of V.C. Brink, the chair of the division. In 1964, the entire system appears to have broken down. From 1964 to 1970 all the division correspondence files were stored in unlabelled file folders the vast majority of which exhibited no internal coherence. Because of the presence of Brink's faculty papers in the files, and because of the absence of the division's classification system, the records from 1964 to 1970 have been arranged and described with Brink's personal papers. For a complete understanding of the functions and activities of the division, these records must also be consulted.

University of British Columbia. Division of Plant Science

Douglas Harold Copp fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1416
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1977, predominant 1968-1997

Fonds consists of textual and photographic materials primarily related to Copp's academic career and research, although a small number of personal records are included. The fonds has been arranged into nineteen series: Academic Visits and Visiting Professorships Series, Associations and Memberships Series, Calcitonin Series, Colleagues and Personnel Series, Conferences, Symposia and Workshops Series, Correspondence Series, Curriculum Vitae and Professional Biography Series, Financial Records Series, Honours and Awards Series, Lectures Series, Media Series, Medical Research Council Series, Osteoporosis Series, Personal Series, Photograph Series, Publications Series, Recommendations and References Series, Research Series, and UBC Department of Physiology Series.

Copp, Douglas Harold

Douglas Hayward fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1302
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1999

The fonds consists of two series biographical information and Do-It-Yourself Chemistry / Home Chemistry. The former includes information about Hayward including articles, CV, copies of publications and a list of his patents. The second series consists of material relating to the development of the Do-It-Yourself Chemistry program. It includes copies of newspaper columns, list of schools visited, samples of thank you letters from students, DIYC publications, photographs showing Hayward with students in various classrooms, and cassette recordings of his CFMI radio show and other interviews.

Hayward, Douglas

Douglas Turnbull fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1563
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1982

The fonds consists of correspondence, questionnaires, survey data, reports and related material arising from the 1966/67 survey on metallurgical research in Canada.

Turnbull, Douglas

E. L. Watson fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1126
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1979

Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, printed material, and publications pertaining to Watson's professional activities and affiliations. Fonds includes materials pertaining to the Engineering Science Leads Committee of the B.C. Agricultural Sciences Co-ordinating Committee (BCSCC) on which Watson sat for the period 1967-1978. Composed of representatives of the Provincial Ministry of Agriculture, Agriculture Canada, and the UBC Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, the Committee advised the Minister of Agriculture and allotted research funds for research projects within the province.

Watson, Ernest L.

Edward Pretious fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1129
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1977

The fonds consists of records from the Fraser River Model Project (1949-1962); the Vancouver Harbour and Burrard Inlet Model Project (1953-1956); materials generated in teaching and taking UBC engineering courses (1922-1972), academic materials generated outside of the UBC system, and miscellaneous engineering projects that Pretious participated in his time at UBC (1942-1977). The records have been separated into six different series. Reports and memoranda which were issued as a series have been arranged in series order, but other items were filed arbitrarily under the two projects and have been maintained this way.

Pretious, Edward

Engineering Physics fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1474
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2009

The fonds consists of documentation regarding specific courses, accreditation, correspondence, surveys, interdepartmental memoranda, sample student work, and brochures. Most of the documentation originates from the office of Engineering Physics under the directorship of Prof. Edward Auld. Dr. Jon Nakame accumulated the CEAB Accreditation materials. In general, these documents reflect the Director of Engineering Physics' role and interests, and specifically Prof. Edward Auld. They underscore Engineering Physics' relationship to the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Faculty of Applied Science.
The first series consists of files that were collected and organized chronologically by Engineering Physics. Subsequent series include documentation regarding specific courses within Engineering Physics and documentation relating to the accreditation of Engineering Physics by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board during the 1990s and 2000s. There are 350 prints and 260 negatives included in the Photographs series, most of which were taken in the 1990s.

University of British Columbia. Engineering Physics

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1216
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1986, predominant 1955-1982

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, financial material, printed material, minutes of meetings, statistics, photographs, and architectural plans about the Faculty of Agriculture administration and departmental activities. Fonds is arranged in the following series: Scrapbooks (1918), General Administration (1953-1972), Dean's Office Files (1955-1975), General correspondence (1968-1980), Minutes (1947-1986), Financial records (1966-1982), Faculty affairs (general) (1966-1976), Departmental affairs (1966-1983), Curriculum (1966-1980), Space (1968-1978), Land (1967-1977), Survey and statistics (1969- 1978), Oyster River (1967-1984), Botanical Garden (1966-1973), Interior Program (1978-1984), Subject file (1966-1982), Pamphlet (1917-1946), Photograph (192-?-193-?) and Architectural Plans (1917-1983).

University of British Columbia. Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

Faculty of Medicine fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1221
  • Fonds
  • 1943-2009

The fonds of the Faculty of Medicine includes records which document the administrative and operational activities, actions and interests of the Faculty. Such records pertain to the establishment and organization of the Faculty; the development and actions of the Facultys governing bodies and committees; the planning, development and construction of various Faculty buildings such as the University Hospital, the I.R.C. Centre, the Basic Medical Sciences buildings and the Health Sciences Centre. These records also refer to the use of regional hospitals as clinical teaching hospitals and to relations between the Faculty and the University at large; as well as, with other university medical schools, governments, medical and related professions, associations and societies, businesses and hospitals. The records within this fonds also pertain to the Facultys receipt of gifts and donations, its departmental / divisional research endeavors and it applications for, and receipt of, awards for professional distinction. Types of material found in the Faculty of Medicine fonds include: correspondence, working papers, minutes, photographs, newspaper clippings, memorandum, agendas, studies, internal reports and reviews, applications, protocols and surveys. The fonds has been arranged into the following series: Historical Material; Faculty Governance; Committees; General Office Files; Dean of Medicine; and Photographs.

University of British Columbia. Faculty of Medicine

Fisheries Centre fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1336
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1992

Fonds consists of textual records that document the origins, development, and activities of the Fisheries Centre, particularly its predecessor programmes: the Institute of Fisheries and the Institute of Animal Resource Ecology. The records include correspondence, reports, financial statements, grant documentation, minutes and agendas, course outlines, and published materials.

University of British Columbia. Fisheries Centre

Frank Charnley fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1120
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1976

Fonds illustrates Frank Charnley's career and interests as a mathematician, sheep rancher, beekeeper and writer, as well as records relating to his family, predominately from his retirement years. Photographs showcase Charnley at his Barnston Island home, presumably in the 1960s. Fonds is organized into the following series: Correspondence; Mathematical notes; Creative writing; Beekeeping records; Sheep ranching records; Miscellaneous records; Photographs; University records; and Reports authored by Frank Charnley.

Charnley, Frank

Fraser River Hydro and Fisheries Research Project fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1107
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1961

Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings and numerous reports generated between 1956 and 1961. Also included are several research papers relating to the effects of hydro-electric dams on fish populations. Many of these reports were produced by the University of British Columbia faculty, including Edgar C. Black and William S. Hoar.

Fraser River Hydro and Fisheries Research Project

Frederic Schiller Lee collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1743
  • Collection
  • 1898-1930

Collection consists of 56 documents which mostly concern Frederic Schiller Lee’s capabilities as a fundraiser for the International Physiological Conference in the eastern United States in 1929. The majority of the collection is letters from prominent physiologists.

Lee, Frederic Schiller

G. Harry Cannon fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1191
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1976

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, and curriculum material relating to Cannon's role as an UNESCO advisor in science teaching at the British Solomons Training College in Honiara, British Solomon Islands Protectorate.

Cannon, G. Harry,

George J. Spencer fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1110
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1965

Fonds consists primarily of Spencer's incoming and outgoing professional correspondence (1925-1965). This correspondence provides significant information about Spencer's research at the University as well as the study of entomology in British Columbia. In addition, the fonds also includes copies of student examinations (1924-1955), recommendations (1936-1959) and printed material.

Spencer, George J.

George Wallich fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1598
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1944

The fonds consists of an original copy of Wallich's The North Atlantic Seabed with handwritten notes, a large, handwritten biological note book, personal annotated copies of Wallich's "Original Papers" and "Contributed Papers"(1857-1865), incoming correspondence and clippings. Also included are some records belonging to G. Wallich which relate to the Dooars Planters' Association, an organization of tea growers in India.

Wallich, George Charles

Harold Wilkins fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1619
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1954

The fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, printed material and notes gathered and generated by Wilkins pertaining to the early development of television in Great Britain.

Wilkins, Harold T.

Hector MacLeod fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1161
  • Fonds
  • 1964, 1972

The fonds consists of an undated autobiography entitled "Things I Remember," photographs and printed material from the opening of the MacLeod Building (1964) and materials related to his receipt of the McNaughton Medal (1972) for his "pioneering achievement in electrical engineering education in Western Canada."

MacLeod, Hector

Hector Richmond fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1467
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1986

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, photographs and maps documenting Richmond's work as a forest entomologist. The bulk of the materials are from the 1960s and his work on the control of the ambrosia beetle.

Richmond, Hector A.

Henry Howard fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1078
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1986

The fonds consists of records chronicling various facets of Howard's long career in mining-related activities. It includes material from his student days, his years at Eldorado Gold Mines, and his years as a professor at the University of British Columbia. The fonds includes photographs reflecting the development of mining equipment and technology. In particular, the numerous photographs from Howard's Eldorado days (1942-1946) depict not only mining operations but also capture aspects of social life in Port Radium, a remote community near the Arctic Circle.

Howard, Henry

History of Science research collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1248
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1600-ca. 1800]

The collection consists of eleven volumes of photocopied papers and microfilms of extracts of Italian and Latin manuscripts relating to the history of science, mainly from 17th century Florence. The collection includes extracts from the Galileo letters, the Strozzi collection and the Medici letters.

Institute for Computer, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1488
  • Fonds
  • 1986 - 1996

The fonds consist of various committees' records associated with CICSR between 1986 and 1996. These are advisory committees that report on academic and campus computing, science education and continuing education at the University of British Columbia.
The fonds is maintained in the original order in which it was received. It is divided into seven files according to the subject matter. The fonds consist of textual materials including memoranda, correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, reports, written notes and other printed materials.

University of British Columbia. Institute for Computer, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS)

Institute of Oceanography fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1229
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1978

The fonds consists of miscellaneous files from George Pickard's office (1949-1974), including records from the Canadian Committee on Oceanography (1960-1972). The bulk of the records are composed of departmental files including correspondence, grant material, and financial records. There is also a comprehensive set of oceanographic log sheets containing data collected between 1951 and 1978.

University of British Columbia. Institute of Oceanography

Inter-Institutional Policy Simulator Project fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1106
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1976

The fonds consists of alphabetically arranged subject files from the IIPS Office. Other material includes reports and publications growing out of the project.

Inter-Institutional Policy Simulator Project

Jacob Biely fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1146
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1979

The fonds consists of correspondence (primarily with E.A. Lloyd and Michael Lerner), published material of Igor Kosin (former student and expert in Russian literature), a typewritten manuscript by Biely entitled "Poultry Research - A Personal Experience (1928-1978)", and undated high school correspondence course outlines.

Biely, Jacob

James Duncan fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1085
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1984

The fonds consists of copies of graduate and undergraduate theses supervised by Duncan as well as numerous reports that he authored.

Duncan, James

James Lind fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1802
  • Fonds
  • 1707 - 1817

The fonds consists of one volume of correspondence. The volume includes 31 autographed letters to and from various correspondents, including Dr. James Lind. Bound with the letters are prints of the writers and brief biographical statements. The letters cover various topics ranging from scientific and medical topics to current events of the time and personal inquiries.

Lind, James

John Davidson fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1009
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1987

The fonds consists of biographical material (1901-1987), teaching material (1899-1948), publications (1913-1949), lectures (1919-1945), journals/notebooks (1911-1948), correspondence/ subject files (1912-1962), Vancouver Natural History Society material (1927-1941), printed material and photographs (1919-1949).

Davidson, John

John Lewis Knox fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1428
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1997

Fonds consists almost entirely of materials created or acquired by John Knox over the course of his studies and professional life. The fonds is organized in the following series: Atmospheric blocking and Northern Hemisphere anomalies, Extended-Range and Analogue Forecasting, Climate Trends and Variability, Ocean Weather Station "Papa", Prairie drought ("Dry/Wet"), Cli-Red, and Miscellaneous Professional Activities.

Knox, John Lewis

John Scott Haldane collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1722
  • Collection
  • 1860-1926

The first part of the collection contains letters between Haldane from his mother, Mary Elizabeth Haldane (née Burdon Sanderson) and other family members regarding familial matters. These letters range from 1883 to1926. There are other letters pertaining to Mary Elizabeth Haldane and Edinburgh professors that are in the collection as well ranging from 1887 to 1922. Haldane’s personal documents, including his birth certificate and university certificates are also in this collection, ranging between 1878 to1897.

His reports, tables and correspondences are contained within, as well as his papers and speeches. These are largely undated and concern topics such as miners’ eye problems, tuberculosis in the Navy, regulation of normal breathing, functions of sweat, kinetic theory of gases, death by suffocation and the like. According to H.M. Sinclair: “Mrs. Haldane told me that her husband destroyed his MS as soon as the paper was published, and these lectures and addresses to various societies were not published. Haldane always wrote his addresses out in full, and this collection is mainly written in full in his own hand.”

A section of the collection contains reports and correspondence of Haldane’s work with the use of gas in WWI. H.M. Sinclair states that the collection is: “A most important collection of papers relating to his and Douglas's researches in World War I when gas was first used. Included are long autograph letters from Douglas (who was in the field in France), very out spoken about the military authorities and giving full descriptions of the casualties and attempts to prevent them.”

Finally, there are 2 drafts of an unpublished book written by Haldane on vitalistic physiology. H.M. Sinclair notes that: “The first draft is copiously corrected . . . This has been entirely rewritten in nine chapters of the final draft. . . . This very interesting book was never published, but illustrates the state of physiology at the turn of the century as seen by a young graduate of about 30 years.”

Haldane, John Scott

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

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