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Georgia Straight fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1762
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1960]-1979

The fonds consists of photographs and negatives from the Georgia Straight newspaper photograph files, depicting demonstrations, conflicts, picnics, concerts, musicians, celebrities and other events and individuals.

Georgia Straight

Jessie Miller fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1768
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1935]

The fonds consists of Miller's slides of missionaries, hospitals, and houses in Japan, including street scenes of Tokyo.

Miller, Jessie

William Templeton collection

  • CA UBCSP BC 1770
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1963

The collection consists of material relating to Malcolm Lowry. Included are six letters, typed manuscripts pertaining to "Under the Volcano" and "Lunar Caustic", pencil sketches, newspaper clippings of articles about Lowry (1960-1963), photographs of Lowry and his wife, Margerie Bonner and memorabilia.

Orson Banfield fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1822
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1926

The fonds consists of Banfield's photographs of Point Grey, Britannia Beach, friends, Vancouver scenery and ships in Vancouver harbour.

Banfield, William Orson, 1897-1983

Edwin Carter fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1900
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1957

The fonds consists of engineering and architectural plans of grain elevators, port facilities and related equipment in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Ontario; maps and plans of port properties and proposed developments in Washington and British Columbia; maps of railroads in Oregon; and regional maps of B.C. Subject files, correspondence, photographs and printed materials relating to other projects are also included. Photographs depict construction activities, workers, interiors and exteriors of grain elevators, and port facilities in Quebec, Ontario, B.C., and the northwestern U.S.

Carter, Edwin F.

Haweis family fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1903
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1980

The fonds consists of photographs of the Haweis family, including views of family and friends, travel views of England, Germany and Italy, photographs by Hugolin and Stephen Haweis, art phototgraphs of Lionel Haweis, views of tea plantations, and images pertaining to Renee Haweis Chipman's involvement in the Canadian Women's Army Corps.

Haweis (family)

Seaboard Lumber Sales Company and Seaboard Shipping Company fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1905
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1983

The fonds consists of corporate records, a research collection of Seaboard historical material used in the preparation of a corporate history, John A. Humbird's journals of his overseas trips for Seaboard (1937-1945) and photographs of Seaboard personnel, delegations, ships, ports, logging operations, and sawmills.

Seaboard Lumber Sales Company

F.W. Trounce fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1919
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920-1930]

The fonds consists of Trounce's photographs and negatives of landscapes. Includes some portraits.

Trounce, F.W.

Bruce Clegg fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1926
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]

The fonds consists of Clegg's stereographic photographs of glaciers and mountains in B.C. and Alberta.

Clegg, Bruce

Western Miner fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1929
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1986

The fonds consists of photographs of mines, mining activities, and mining personnel created and collected for use in the Western Miner and its predecessor publications, The Miner and the British Columbia Miner. Images include aerial views as well as ground level shots of mine sites, buildings, townsites, mining, milling, smelting and other mineral processing operations. The photographs include exteriors and interiors of mines and buildings, crews at work, and a collection of portraits of company executives, staff and Canadian politicians. Mining equipment is featured including excavators, diamond drills, continuous miners, loaders, shuttle cars, muckers, ore conveyors, and drilling rigs.

Western Miner

Beatrice Millar fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1932
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1980

The fonds consists of subject files, office files, printed material, videos, photographs, and slides relating to home economic topics such as cooking and kitchen and laundry planning presented by Beatrice Millar on behalf of the British Columbia Hydro Home Service Centre. Photographs consist of slides used in the BC Hydro home economics program as well as photographs of BC Hydro and Beatrice Millar in a television studio.

Millar, Beatrice

Tatsuo Kurihara fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1934
  • Fonds
  • 1985-1986

The fonds consists of Kurihara's photographs of Japanese-Canadian fishermen, their families, and daily life in the fishing community of Steveston, B.C.

Kurihara, Tatsuo

W. Neale Turner fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1936
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1906

The fonds consists of photograph albums depicting Turner's activities as managing director of the Fraser River Gold Dredging Company, including scenes of equipment, placer mining sites, and aspects of life in Lytton, including a native funeral procession. Includes scenes of Turner's voyage to Canada aboard ships and trains.

Turner, W. Neale

Stuart Keate fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1937
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1987

The fonds consists of records of Keate's career as a publisher of the Victoria Daily Times (1951-1964) and the Vancouver Sun (1964-1978) as well as of his private life. There is some correspondence and manuscripts relating to his career as a Lieutenant in the Naval Service, 1943-1945, and Bureau Chief of Time Inc. in Montreal, 1948-1950. Much of the material consists of correspondence, subject files, speeches, scrapbooks, audio tapes and cassettes, photographs, and ideas and manuscripts of his book Paper Boy. Some prominent correspondents include G.M. (Max) Bell, R.S. Malone, Bruce Hutchinson, and Allan Fotheringham. Photographs depict family, friends, business associates, politicians and sports figures.

Keate, Stuart

Jim Spilsbury fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1938
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1991

The fonds consists of family papers including genealogical findings and legal documents concerning land owned by his family in the New Westminster District (Whonnock), 1870-1910; correspondence and newsclippings; records gathered or kept by Spilsbury on Spilsbury and Hepburn Ltd. and its successors in radio communications, 1940-1985; records of Queen Charlotte Airlines Ltd., 1946-1955; and a large collection of ca. 6000 photographs (including cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards) negatives, and slides, mainly taken by Spilsbury. The photographs consist mainly of images relating to Savary Island, Vancouver Island and other area of B.C.'s coast where Spilsbury lived and carried out his activities. As well as images of early native and logging sites and towns and topography of B.C., they also provide a record of Spilsbury's paintings. Photographs also depict Spilsbury's English relatives (1870-1906), friends and family at New Westminster, Whonnock and Savary Island, logging operations at Theodosia Arm in the 1930s, aircraft and personnel of Queen Charlotte Airlines, and equipment and personnel of Spilsbury and Hepburn.

Spilsbury, Jim, 1905-

Yorkshire Trust Company fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1940
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1970

The fonds consists of business records of the Yorkshire Guarantee & Securities, Limited, The Yorkshire and Canadian Trust, Limited and The Yorkshire & Pacific Securities, Limited, Huddersfield, England concerning its B.C. operations. The records consist of those created at Head Office, Huddersfield, in its dealings with its Vancouver and Victoria offices. There are also books of account which appear to have been created in its Vancouver office. The records consist of legal documents (1889-1950) minutes (1906-1950) correspondence (1890-1964) and financial records (1889-1970), including registers, journals and ledgers (1889-1954). There are also records of the Canadian Mining Syndicate and the Vancouver Land & Securities Corporation. The fonds also includes photographs of the exterior of the Thos. Dunn and Company store, depicting goods ready for shipment from Vancouver to the Klondike and interiors and exteriors of the Yorkshire Building in the 1950s.

Yorkshire Trust Company

Canadian History collection

  • CA UBCSP BC 488-489
  • Fonds
  • 1585-[ca. 1910]

The collection consists of correspondence and documents belonging and pertaining to various figures and events in Canadian history. MacMillan assembled the material from various sources. Also included is a photograph of a logging scene in Vancouver (ca. 1900) and of East Indian workers at Canadian Western Lumber Company, ca. 1900-1910.

R.L. Reid fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 731-736;BC 475-477;BC 221-224;BC 226-227;BC 194-195;BC 1345
  • Fonds
  • 1754-1945

The fonds consists of personal materials including biographical information, correspondence (1905-1944), financial records (1892-1930), speeches, clippings and memorabilia relating to Canadiana and mining in British Columbia. Also included are collected historical items, most prominent amongst which are research materials relating to Alfred Waddington (1858-1872). The fonds also includes various collected historical items (1754-1889) and photographs of the E. Moss family, Esquimalt scenery and buildings, scenes of Nelson and Ymir mining, and Cape Breton scenery.

Reid, Robie Lewis

Alcuin Society fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1001
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2009

The Alcuin Society Fonds reflects the activities of the society since its creation in 1965. The series consists predominantly of textual records, including administrative records, financial records, reports, correspondence, newsletters and promotional material. Also included are photographs, published material, brochures, and memorabilia. Correspondence is predominant throughout the fonds and in each series it is interfiled with related records.

The fonds consists of 8 series and 6 sub-series spanning the years 1965-2009 and measures 5.07 m in its entirety. The records were received by the Rare Books and Special Collections Department in 3 accessions. The first accession was received, arranged and described in 1981.

The second and third accruals were received July 2008 and June 2009 and processed June-August 2009. The original finding aid (1981), which described the first accession, was revised to incorporate the material in the second and third accruals.

For the second and third accrual, original order has been maintained in the physical arrangement. The intellectual arrangement, as reflected in the file list, has been imposed. Many items belonging to the same series are physically stored separately because the initial accession was processed prior to the receipt of the second and third accruals.

Alcuin Society

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers' Union fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1005
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1978, predominant 1960-1978

The fonds consists of a framed charter for the Journeymen Tailors' Union of America, Local 178 (1898) and printed material relating to the Clothing and Textile Workers' Union from the 1960s and 1970s.

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers' Union. Local 178

Patricia Blondal fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1038
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 1963

Fonds reflects Blondal's personal life and work as a writer, radio broadcaster, university student and researcher whose interests include religion, philosophy, psychology and criminology in the 1940s and 1950s. Records are arranged into four series, spanning from about 1929 to 1963, including documents that were added by her husband following her death in 1959.

Blondal, Patricia

Labour History Association fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1071
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1984

The fonds documents the administrative, financial and publication activities of the Labour History Association, including the production of the film For Twenty Cents a Day; the slide-sound programs These Were the Reasons. . . and Strike, both about the history of union organizing in BC; and ten issues of the journal Labour History. The fonds includes meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records and related material pertaining to the activities of the LHA.

Labour History Association

Frank Charnley fonds

  • CA UBCSP 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

John Crosse fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1150
  • Fonds
  • 1985-2006

Fonds consists of Crosse's research notes, journals and annotated photocopies regarding the marine history of British Columbia. This material was primarily generated by Crosse in the course of his research activities from 1985-2006, but the fonds also contains annotated reproductions of numerous rare maps created in the late 1700s. The textual and photographic records have been arranged by Crosse primarily according to the subjects of his research. There are three series of cartographic material which are roughly arranged according to geographical area.

The first accrual relates to Crosse's research into early explorations of British Columbia’s coast. Accrual contains research notes, maps, photographs and correspondence. Two series are accruals to series in the first accession: they are the Manby research material series and the Narvaez research material series. Accrual also contains the Research papers and archival material series, the Miscellaneous research maps and oversized items series and the Panoramic photographs series.

Crosse, John

Harry M. Daggett fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1155
  • Fonds
  • 1922 - 1961

Fonds consists of records relating to Dr. Harry Mark Draggatt's philatelic interests and contains biographical information about Dr. Daggett including his birth certificate, grade school and high school report cards, University Diplomas, and a number of photographs. The fonds is made up of three series as determined by the creator. The series are Literature Study Group, BA Clips, and Personal.

Daggett, Harry M.

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