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Ann Hansen fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR453
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2012

The archival fonds consists of the following series: Direct Action-related clippings, correspondence, ephemera and notes; legal correspondence; pre- and post-parole correspondence, ephemera, notes and writings by others; correspondence received during incarceration; prison records (supplied to Hansen under an Access to Information request); Direct Action chapter drafts and related materials; and RCMP surveillance transcripts (closed until 2072).

Subject matter of the mixed clippings and correspondence series includes: anti-nuclear/anti-cruise missile activism, court proceedings, Elizabeth Fry Society, environmental issues, indigenous peoples issues, international activism, pornography, anti-pornography/anti-snuff films, prison-industrial complex, sexual assault, Red Hot Video, the Vancouver Five trial matters and sentencing, women’s rights.

Correspondence received during incarceration series includes: correspondence from Brent Taylor, Janice Bear Neudorf, and various supporters and publishers; series also includes 1 box of previous sealed letters from other members of the Vancouver Five, primarily Brent Taylor.

Hansen, Ann

Ian Baird fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR008
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence relating to political and personal matters from John G. Diefenbaker to Alex MacLeod Baird, 1966, and to Ian Baird, 1966-1977, with some letters signed by Diefenbaker's secretary on his behalf; clippings regarding Diefenbaker and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, 1959-1972; correspondence to Ian Baird from Lyle Kahl, MLA for Esquimalt (1978) regarding the Save the E and N Railway Committee; Victor A. Stephens, leader of the B.C. Progressive Conservative Party regarding the provincial election campaign (1978-1979), and from other Progressive Conservative politicians.

Baird, Ian, 1947-

John Climenhaga fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR034
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1983

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the University of Victoria's Faculty of Arts and Science, Joint Faculties, Faculty Association, Faculty of Graduate Studies, and various university committees and department head meetings. Records include minutes, notes, reports, student lists, committee recommendations, curriculum evaluation forms, and student registration statistics. Fonds includes copies of Climenhaga's curriculum vitae and some published articles. Fonds also includes records relating to the Vancouver Island Hockey League and its predecessor, the Esquimalt and District Amateur Hockey League, including correspondence, minutes, financial statements and rule books.

Climenhaga, John, 1916-

Margaret Peterson fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR445
  • Fonds
  • ? - 1997

The fonds reflects Margaret Peterson’s artistic processes and practices, research interests, pedagogy, her relationship with Howard O’Hagan, and her relationships with friends, patrons, fellow artists, galleries and various institutions.
The fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, biographical documents, diaries and notebooks, financial and business-related documents, grant applications, teaching materials, unpublished poetry and manuscripts, exhibition catalogues, clippings and publications, drawings and small artworks, painting materials, objects collected by Peterson, and various ephemera.
Correspondents include Howard O’Hagan, Elza Mayhew, Glenn Wessels, J. Russell Harper, Jean Varda, Dorothy and John B. Grover, Joy Ling, Walter Askin, Robert and Sarah Amos, Helen Anderson, R.W. Peterson, Ellen Charlotte Peterson, and Jane Hanks.
The fonds has been arranged into five series: Biographical, Art Practice, Publications, clippings and collected ephemera, Teaching, and Howard O’Hagan Materials.

Peterson, Margaret

Ted Harrison fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR460
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 2008

The fonds reflects the development of Harrison's career as a painter following 28 years as a teacher, and consists of the following series: Harrison Family and Personal; Accounting; Teaching; Art Works; Production; Harrison Appearances; Publishing; Projects; Galleries; Photography; and Miscellaneous Objects.

Harrison, Ted

Herbert Siebner fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR402
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1943-2003

The fonds reflects Siebner’s intellectual and philosophical interests and ideas on art and life; his interactions with galleries, friends, family and patrons; travels; involvement in the Limners; pre-publication work for his monographs and other books; promotion and sale of art; and public art commissions.
The fonds consists of personal writing and poetry, correspondence, sales lists, inventories, exhibition announcements, sketches, clippings, photographs, film and video, prints and drawings.
Fonds has been arranged in six series: Art Practice, Photographs, Audio video, Works on paper, Biographical, Limners

Siebner, Herbert

Rikki Swin Institute transgender collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR421
  • Fonds
  • 1943 - 2003

The Rikki Swin Institute transgender collection consists of the following fonds: Rikki Swin Institute fonds, Ari Kane fonds, International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) fonds, and the Virginia Prince fonds. The IFGE fonds includes material from Betty Ann Lind and Merissa Sherrill Lynn.

Kane, Ari

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR030
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1979

The fonds consists of lists of death and burial records of Chinese persons in Victoria, BC, 1902-1923; Chinese deceased in Canada, 1937; leave permits issued to the Chinese Hospital in Vancouver, Victoria, and other areas of B.C., 1908-1909; donation and fundraising records, subscription booklets, records of income and expenditures, receipts, Free Miners Certificates, national bonds, 1884-1912; population data; correspondence from the Commander in Shanghai, 1932; minutes of the Chinese Public School; correspondence regarding donations for victims of famines, droughts, and floods in China, and booklets recording donations; records of the Chinese Hospital, including report books on patients, doctor order books and consultation forms, 1956-1976.

The death and burial records series, 1902-1923 consists of: medical certificates of death for Chinese persons in Victoria, BC; and burial permits for Chinese persons in Victoria, BC, including permits issued by the Chinese Benevolent Cemetery Company.

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Victoria, B.C.)

Charles Sedgwick fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR113
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1973

The fonds consists of 6 files of research material used in the production of Sedgwick's master of arts thesis concerning the Chinese community in Victoria, B.C.: The Context of Economic Change and Continuity in an Urban Overseas Chinese Community. The fonds includes photographs not reproduced in the thesis, and transcriptions of interviews with members of the Chinese community that include recollections of family, neighbours, neighbourhoods, and local businesses.

The files consist of the following:
1.1 Essay, Categories and Techniques of Fund Raising in an Overseas Chinese Community, Sedgwick, Charles P., May 1973
1.2 Photographs – 24 prints – b&w, colour: relating to Victoria Chinatown events, scenes and businesses. Some reproductions from BC Archives, Victoria Colonist, and photographer Don Alan Hall. 1 illustrated page removed from a publication.
1.3 Academic papers, other authors, relating to Chinese settlement in Victoria, in Canada and in North America
1.4 Research material, various sources, photocopies, lists, transcriptions, many with annotations
1.5 Research data, survey responses, historical records transcriptions, research sources
1.6 Field notes and supporting references

Sedgwick, Charles Peter, 1941-

David Barbarash fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR427
  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 2003

The fond reflects Barbarash’s activities relating to anarchism generally and the animal rights movement specifically, and consists of: articles, brochures and pamphlets, clippings, court documents, correspondence, personal notes, and subject files. Subjects include: animal rights, ALF, Earth First!, legal proceedings, logging, marijuana legalization, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), pro-gun lobby, trophy hunting, and the Vancouver 5.

Barbarash, David

Stuart Baker fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR009
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 1988

The fonds consists of five series: Personal Life, Pre-Totem Theatre Involvement, Totem Theatre, Post-Totem Theatre Involvement and the Arngrim Family series. These series document Baker’s involvement in the Canadian theatre scene over a period of time spanning approximately thirty years, as well as certain aspects of his personal life. The fonds consists primarily of photographs and slides, both professional and private; they are largely unidentified. Also included are three scrapbooks of drama clippings of Vancouver productions, 1948-1951, theatre posters, programs, memorabilia and several letters.

Personal Life series includes photographs, slides and home movies accumulated by Baker that relate to family, friends and trips abroad.

Pre-Totem Theatre Involvement series documents Baker’s involvement in Canadian theatre from the late 1940s until 1951, and is comprised of photographic material.

Totem Theatre series documents extensively Baker’s involvement with the Totem Theatre company between 1951 and 1954. The series encompasses not only the administrative and promotional side of Totem Theatre, but also the production and staging side. The series includes administrative and promotional material as well as photographs and an extensive collection of newspaper clippings.

Post-Totem Theatre Involvement series documents Baker’s involvement with North American theatre between 1954 and the late 1970s, and includes an extensive collection of slides, photographs and newspaper clippings. The Education sub-series documents Baker’s involvement with drama and summer theatre schools.

Arngrim Family series consists of documents accumulated by Baker that relate to the family of his friend, Thor Arngrim and include photographs, slides and sound recordings. Arngrim married Totem Theatre actress Nora MacMillan in 1954 after the demise of the theatre company, and as such, some materials relating to her later work can also be found within this series.

The fonds has one subseries: the Education sub-series found within the Post-Totem Theatre Involvement series.

Baker, Stuart

Stephanie Castle fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR422
  • Fonds
  • 1982 - 2002 (1993-2002 predominant)

Fonds consists of: copies of Zenith Digest and material relating to the administration of the Zenith Foundation; the Foundation’s participation as an intervener in the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal regarding Synthia Kavanagh and the Correctional Service of Canada; and copies of the following publications:
The Partnership, by Stephanie Castle
Shadows in the City, by Stephanie Castle
Tales from Cascadia - Volume One, by Stephanie Castle
A Tale of Two Wives, by Stephanie Castle
Prisoner of Gender, by Katherine Johnson & Stephanie Castle
As Much as Me?, by Margot Roberts

Castle, Stephanie

Sandra Meigs fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR138
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2007

The fonds reflects Meigs’ artistic development, relationships with galleries, and teaching career, and consists of articles, brochures, correspondence, essays, lecture notes, notebooks, exhibit posters, photographs, scripts and other writings. Exhibitions and writings include: "The Scab Picker," "The Western Gothic," "Joy Joy Sorrow," "The Newborn," "Swoon," "Scenes for My Affection," "Purgatorio - A Drinkingbout," and "A Dense Fog."

Meigs, Sandra

Douglas Franklin fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR428
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2000

The fonds consists primarily of photographic prints, negatives and contact sheets of historic buildings and properties - preparatory material for Franklin’s co-authored publications on Victoria’s architecture. The fonds is arranged in four series: photographs - Victoria: A History in Architecture, 1843-1929; photographs - Exploring Victoria’s Architecture; architectural drawing - East School elevation (Lord Strathcona School), Vancouver, BC, 1897; and publications and printed matter.

Franklin, Douglas

Derek Ellis fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR046
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1997

The fonds consists of monographs, scientific articles, newspaper clippings, letters, slides, photographic prints, moving images, maps and other documents. The records are arranged in 3 series, reflecting Ellis's research and teaching interests: Environmental assessments, 1969-1997; Underwater Photography of salmon, 1957-1963; Arctic Research 1952-1967.

Ellis, Derek

Archie H. Wills fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR394
  • Fonds
  • 1890-2004

The fonds consists of records relating to his career as a journalist and to his family life in Victoria. It has been arranged in two series, Autobiography and Writing. The Autobiography series consists of Archies autobiographical works, which document his service in World War I and his family life and career. It has been arranged into three sub-series: All in A Lifetime, My Life in the Army, and Travel. The Writing series consists of his published and unpublished work, and background material for it. The series shows his interest in making new generations of Victoria residents aware of their citys history and aware of World War I history. It has been arranged into two sub-series: Articles and Stories, and Broadcasts. Records include typed manuscripts, clippings of Archies published articles, photographs including photograph albums, diaries, scrapbooks, war medals, and ephemera.

Wills, Archie

Facilities Management fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR136
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1987

The fonds consists of five series: General office files; Architectural drawings for UVic buildings, arranged alphabetically by name of building; Project files for UVic buildings, arranged alphabetically by name of building; Specifications and contracts for UVic buildings, arranged alphabetically by name of building; and the Gordon Head army camp files.

University of Victoria (B.C.). Facilities Management

McPherson Library fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR161
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1994

The fonds consists of two series: Preservation Services series, and Serials Division series.

University of Victoria (B.C.). McPherson Library

Early Music Society of the Islands fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 2006

The fonds consists of records documenting the Society’s planning and presentation of its annual concert series and of its workshops, the latter presented from 1985 to 1994. It has been arranged into three series: Administration; Concerts, Events and Artistic files; and Fundraising and
Development.

Early Music Society of the Islands

Limners fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR440
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 2008

This fonds documents the activities of the Victoria Limners Society from 1972-2008 and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records and society filings. It also contains records related to various group exhibits, including the Limners’ 25th anniversary exhibition in 1996, as well as records related to a book and video produced about the group. A small number of newspaper clippings, exhibition pamphlets, various editions of a booklet on the Limners Society artists and black and white photographs showing Limner members at exhibitions and meetings can be found in this fonds. This fonds has been arranged into into six series: 1) letters; 2) minutes; 3) financial records; 4) society filings; 5) 25th anniversary exhibition; and 6) publications and graphic materials.

Limners (Group of artists)

Peggy Abkhazi fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR325
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1981

The fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence, family documents, photographs, memorabilia about Georgia and Abkhazi family, and miscellaneous pamphlets. The manuscripts include a typescript of "Manuscript of (Mrs.) Peggy Pemberton-Carter written during internment in Lunghua Prison Camp, Shanghai", accompanying watercolours by Deirdre Fee and Lilian Schlee; typescript of "Dragon Aunt Remembers, 1900-1980", unpublished; photocopy of typescript "The Curious Cage", and an extensive photograph collection of the development of the Abkhazi garden.

Abkhazi, Peggy

Audrey Johnson fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR073
  • Fonds
  • [194-?]-1987

The fonds consists of subject files that contain newspaper clippings, publications, manuscripts, programmes, photographs, and art work, arranged by the following titles: Audrey's poems, Ballet, Bastion Theatre, Conservatory of Music, Music and Drama, Fine Arts, Famous Artists, Festivals (Art and Music), International Festivals, Programs, Theatre, Victoria Symphony. Also included are 5 certificates.

Johnson, Audrey

Victoria Rape/Assault Centre fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR189
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 1982

The fonds consists of minutes, a small pamphlet collection, the booklet Rape, several copies of a lesbian newsletter, Rag, and miscellaneous material.

Victoria Rape/Assault Centre

Edward B. Harvey fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR405
  • Fonds
  • 1960 - 2006

The fonds consists of Dr. Edward B. Harvey's professional reports, proposals, studies, manuals, surveys, transcripts, presentations, books and published articles, written solely or in part by Edward Harvey or by Urban Dimensions Group Inc, under his direct supervision from 1960-2006. The material predominately relates to Harvey’s interest in health care, employment equity, education, and income security issues.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series Professional Work - 1960-2006

The series consists of printed materials, scholarly articles, reports, transcriptions, grant applications, proposals, studies, manuals, surveys, presentations, published articles, books and other related materials.


The series is divided into four sub-series. All files are arranged according to the original filing system of the creator.

Sub-series 1. Urban Dimensions Group Inc. consulting reports
Sub-series 2. Short Published Articles (Originals and Photocopies)
Sub-series 3. Edward B. Harvey Reports, Speeches and Transcriptions
Sub-series 4. Books

Harvey, Edward B.

Public Access Silviculture Information System Committee fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR055
  • Fonds
  • 1991 - 1993

The fonds consists of files documenting the silviculture issues considered by PASIS, and are arranged under the following series: Biodiversity and Forest Management, BC Reforestation Methods, Clearcutting, Forest Resource Development, Government Implementation of its Laws and Policies, Pesticide/Herbicide Concern, Public Awareness, and Correspondence and Reports.

Public Access Silviculture Information System Committee

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