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Walter C. Koerner fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1995

The fonds consists of textual records relating primarily to Walter Koerner's life in Canada as well as the family's days in Czechoslovakia and photographs pertaining to his family, career and philanthropy. The material consists of family correspondence (1912-1986), most of which is written in German; personal correspondence (1954-1995) relating to friends, business associates, and public authorities; speeches and public addresses (1932-1982); pictures and personal mementos (1917-1991) which include honorary documents and medals; family and other photographs (1904-1995); and ceramic art, antique silver, and wood carving photographs (1968-[198?]).

Koerner, Walter C.

Warren Hastings fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1780, 1808

The fonds consists of two letters: Warren Hastings to Elijah Impey from Daylesford House, 9 Nov., 1808; and Warren Hastings to Mr. Charles Purling at Lucknow, from Fort William, 2 Nov., 1780.

Hastings, Warren

Westcoast Energy Inc. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1897-2002, predominant 1949-2002

The fonds consists of records created or accumulated by Wescoast Energy Inc. its predecessor company Westcoast Transmission Company, Limited, and their subsidy companies. Records relate to the activities of these companies and the gas and energy industry in British Columbia and North America, and have been arranged into the following eleven series: legal and financial records (1950-1996); record books and minute books (1949-1980); subject files (1949-2000); corporate publications (1950-2002); publications relating to Westcoast Energy Inc. and its subsidiary companies (1957-2002); books, articles and other publications relating to the energy industry in British Columbia and North America (1897-1996); executive speeches and addresses (1957-1997); photographs and slides (1950s-1994); video recordings (1978-1995); scrapbook (1957); and maps and plans (1945-1994).

Westcoast Energy Inc.

Wil Hudson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1964-1991

The fonds consists largely of print samples of commercial work produced by Hudson throughout his career as a fine printer. Print samples include commerical notices, leaflets, stationary, greeting cards, invitations, memorial notices, broadsides, cover proofs,etc. The samples include work for Gallelry Tantalus (Powell River), Alcuin Society, and the University of British Columbia.

Hudson, Wil

Prince Rupert Trades and Labour Council fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1916-1947

The fonds consists of minutes of Council (1937-1947) and correspondence (1916-1930, 1942-1943) related to its activities. Also included are minutes and correspondence of the Prince Rupert Civic Employees Union No. 20 (1922-1923) and a scrapbook of clippings.

Prince Rupert Trades and Labour Council

Robert Hood fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1900-1958

The fonds consists of correspondence (1900-1956), manuscripts of prose and poetry, clippings, photographs, printed material, memorabilia and galley proofs of "Ballad of the Pacific Northwest". Also included are files on the Thomas B. Colville Estate and the William B. Hood Estate. Subgroups include Canadian Authors Association (1921-1958), St. Andrew's and Caledonian Society, Scottish Dramatic Society, Presbyterian Church (1923- 1950) and Hood Brothers (1908-1949).

Hood, Robert Allison

Robert McKechnie fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1780]-1960

The fonds consists of index cards, engravings, notes, maps, printed material and documents from McKechnie's B.C. Place Names project. The fonds also includes forty engraved prints related to the project, illustrating British explorers or events in the 18th and 19th centuries and a map of Russian discoveries on the Northwest Coast (ca. 1780).

McKechnie, Robert E.

Roderick Gibbons fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1958

The fonds consists of material designed to improve the chances of a political candidate's being elected. It includes an unpublished manuscript, "The Novice Candidate", and related materials which include correspondence and clippings.

Gibbons, Roderick

Rodney Young fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1939-1978

The fonds consists of correspondence, speeches (including Young's parliamentary addresses), clippings and scrapbooks pertaining to Young's career and political views, as well as publications, constitutions and bylaws, newsletters, notices, and minutes pertaining to the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Also included are university essays on socialism, economics, and international affairs collected, but not written, by Young.

Young, Rodney

Ronald Hambleton fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1955-1967

The fonds consists of eleven undated letters from Ethel Wilson to Ronald Hambleton and two handwritten manuscripts by Wilson, "At what point do I grow old?" (12 p.) and "In defense of a little learning" (15 p.). Also included are three taped interviews with Wilson conducted by Hambleton for the CBC (1955, 1967).

Hambleton, Ronald, 1917-

Snowdon Dunn Scott fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1837-1923

The fonds consists of material pertaining to Scott's career as a newspaper editor, including with newspapers such as the Sackville Post and Vancouver News-Advertiser, as well as material relating to his political, educational and literary endeavours and interests. Included are biographical materials, incoming and outgoing letters (1838-1923), subject files, articles and essays by Scott (1875-1922), ephemera, photographs, maps and printed material.

Scott, Snowdon Dunn

Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1966-1984

The fonds consists of Executive Board minutes and general office files as well as correspondence, reports, speeches, questionnaires, minutes and agendas, printed material, and subject files relating to the following program committees of SPARC Committees on Aging, Coalition on Children, Youth, and the Law, Health Committee, Panel on Handicapped, and Transportation Committee. Other records relate to various topics such as financial resources, housing, patient's rights, long term care, and organizational skills.

Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia

Irene Simmons Stephen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-1955

The fonds consists of typescript research notes, drafts, and galley proofs relating to the publication of Stephen's book Winged Canoes at Nootka and Other Stories of the Evergreen Coast. Included also are research notes and typescripts of broadcasts of "Story Time" on radio station CKMO, Vancouver (ca. 1948-1950), radio interviews, correspondence, a B.C. Writer's Association file and biographical material about John Phelan.

Stephen, Irene Simmons

Olea Davis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1918-1978

The fonds consists of records pertaining to her life and pottery work in the form of correspondence (1931-1977), clippings, printed material, photographs, and diaries. The fonds also includes information on the Allied Officers Club of Vancouver. Correspondence with her husband, Dr. H.R.L. Davis, includes over 500 letters (1940-1944) and includes information about the Canadian armed forces in Britain.

Davis, Olea

Geoffrey Parrott fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1986-1987

Fonds consists primarily of Parrott's criticism of D.E. Harker's history of St. George's School, Vancouver, entitled Saints. Parrott's notes and letters on the development of the school add a new dimension to the information found in the official history.

Parrott, Geoffrey

Bertrand Sinclair fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1905-1946

The fonds consists of correspondence pertaining both to business matters and to Sinclair's writing (1905-1946). Also included are manuscripts of short stories, novelettes and novels. Printed material contained in the fonds includes short stories, poetry, novelettes and novels.

Sinclair, Bertrand

Cedalia Alice Tarasoff fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1939-[1989]

The fonds consists of correspondence (1987) and poetry and prose written or collected by Tarasoff.

Tarasoff, Cedalia Alice

Trans-Himalayan Aid Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1963-1988

The fonds consists of records detailing the work of the Society from its foundation, including its projects in North and South India, Nepal and Bhutan. In addition to correspondence, minutes and financial statements, there are newsletters, journals and other printed material pertaining to the work of TRAS, including reports by CIDA, copies of the Tibet Society Bulletin, the UNHRC Bulletin, The Tibetan Review and UNICEF News.

Trans-Himalayan Aid Society

Thomas Berger fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944-2002

The fonds consists of thirteen series of records pertaining to the activities of Thomas Berger, including two series of files arranged with reference to file classification schemes, related to party politics and to the Sardar Sarovar Projects Independent Review, as well as eleven series of subject files generally arranged alphabetically, related to the Royal Commission on Family and Childrens Law, the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, the Advisory Commission on Indian and Inuit Health Consultation, a proposed United Nations Environmental Programme inquiry on whales and whaling, Japanese Canadians redress, the Alaska Native Review Commission, the Canadian Judicial Council and its investigation concerning Berger, the University of British Columbia Presidents Ad Hoc Committee on British Columbia Native Indian People and Communities, the Simon Fraser University J. S. Woodsworth Chair committee, speeches given by Berger (arranged by event in subseries of two to seven year periodic groups), and subject files related to aboriginal peoples, the Arctic and the north in general.;An addendum to the fonds consists of case files created by Thomas Berger during his activities as a lawyer including the Calder v. Attorney General of British Columbia land rights case heard in the Supreme Court of BC in 1969, the BC Court of Appeal in 1970 and the Supreme Court of Canada in 1973. The case files were used by him when he wrote his autobiography, One Man's Justice: A Life in the Law.;The arrangement by the records creator of series and file order within series has been respected. Several series contain files housed in multiple folders, indicated by notes where applicable.

Berger, Thomas Rodney

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