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Alan Twigg fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 63
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2008

The fonds consist of materials that relate to Twigg’s work as a writer, publisher and co-founder of the B.C. Book Prizes in the years 1975 to 2008. The fonds is arranged in fourteen series: Correspondence, Political Campaign and Poetry of Bud Osborn, Vancouver Theatre, Television Interviews, Twigg’s Book Research, George Woodcock’s Translation of Proust, Audio Cassette Interviews, Transcripts of Interviews, Authors’ Photographs and Negatives, Special Items, B.C. Book Prizes, Miscellaneous, Prairie BookWorld Founding Records and Twigg’s Newspaper and Magazine Articles.

Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, taped television interviews, transcripts of television interviews, drafts of Twigg’s literary works, unpublished manuscript of George Woodcock’s translation of Proust, audio cassette interviews, transcripts of interviews, photographs, banners, awards, legal documents, financial records, notes and newspaper and magazine clippings of Twigg’s published articles.

Twigg, Alan

Polestar Press fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 78
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1995

Fonds consists of manuscripts, page proofs, editorial and general correspondence, contracts, promotional and biographical materials. Included in the fonds are archival materials for Vi Plotnikoff's Head Cook at Wedding and Funerals (1994), first collection of Doukhobor short stories published and the first widely published literary writings by a Doukhobor woman, and George Elliott Clarke's poem-novel Whylah Falls (1990), later adapted for the stage and film, along with materials related to the publication of other works in Polestar's catalogue.

Polestar Press

Jim McIntosh fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 89
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1982, 1986-[ca. 1994], 1998

Fonds consists of records related to Mclntosh's publication and bookselling activities at Colophon Books. Records reflect the planning and preparatory stages of publications, book advertisement, and sales. Records include several Colophon Books chap books and broadsides, printed and illustrated by Jim Rimmer of Pie Tree Press, BC. Records are arranged into two series: Subject files and Publication files.

McIntosh, Jim

William Hoffer fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 90
  • Fonds
  • 1893, 1967-1993, predominant 1980-1993

Fonds consists of records reflecting Hoffer`s bookselling and publishing activities during the 1980s. Records include correspondence, fiscal files, client files, journals, book catalogues, galleys, proofsheets, criticical pieces, articles, and review. The fonds is composed of the following series: Series 1. Correspondence, Series 2. Publication files, Series 3. Business files, Series 4, Miscellaneous.

Hoffer, William

Brian Fawcett fonds

  • CA UNBC 1996.2
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2006

Fonds consists of personal papers, books, manuscripts, photographic materials, audio recordings and electronic records arranged into five series, which relate to Mr. Fawcett's personal life, his creative works and his relationships with members of the literary community.

Fawcett, Brian

Elsie Allan theatre collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR001
  • Collection
  • 1925-1980

The collection consists of material compiled by Elsie Allan concerning theatre in Victoria and other locations in B.C. and in England. The collection includes notebooks of annotated scripts, scripts of plays, announcements and notices of meetings of the Victoria Theatre Guild, programmes of amateur and professional performances in Victoria, New York, and England, and programmes of the British Columbia, Dominion, Kelowna, and Vancouver Island Drama Festivals.

Kenneth Drury fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR045
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1954

The fonds documents Drury's journalism career, and consists of files relating to journalism, 1943-1958; subject files, 1944-62; the Empire Press Union, 1941, 1946; and the United Nations Conference on International Organization, 1944-45.

Drury, Kenneth

Peter Mannering fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR072
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1934-1997

The fonds includes the following series: theatre scrapbooks, 1941-1991; biographical material, 1939-1994; programs and printed material, ca. 1938-1986; photograph series, 1947- ca.1987; audio-visual media series, 1946-ca.1992; and theatre poster series, 1950-1978.

Mannering, Peter

H.H. Stevens fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR120
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1959

The fonds consists of correspondence between Stevens and Marinos Evanghelou Constantacatos, including copies of Constantacatos' "Money and Credit", Chapter 1, and "Money and Prices".

Stevens, H.H. (Henry Herbert)

Lara Gilbert fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR247
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1995

The fonds consists of records documenting Gilberts thoughts and experiences from childhood to early adulthood. The fonds have been arranged in four series: 1) academic and employment records; 2) correspondence; 3) journals; and 4) unbound prose and poetry.

Gilbert, Lara

Erika Paterson fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR272
  • Fonds
  • 1988-1995

The fonds consists of 8 series: General files; Fringe productions, 1990 (by title); Interview Transcripts; Reviews (by city); International festivals; Scripts; Programmes of fringe festivals (by city); Programmes of individual productions (unsorted); Publicity for individual productions (unsorted); and Videocassettes of productions. Cities include: Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg.

Paterson, Erika, 1956-

Jack Wise fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR393
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 1998 (predominant 1965-1992)

The fonds reflects Wise’s artistic inspirations, philosophical development, research interests, interactions with fellow artists and patrons, and relationships with galleries, art dealers, schools and arts organizations.

The fonds consists of correspondence, sales lists, exhibition catalogues and lists, photographs, clippings, sketches, poems and calligraphy, scrapbooks and notebooks, teaching materials, curricula vitae and biographical documents, publications, and seals and other objects used by Wise in his art practice.

Correspondents include Robert Amos, Pat Martin Bates, Pat Bovey, Brian Brett, Lin Chien-Shih, Stephen Cummings, Fleming Jorgensen, Stephen Gislason, Colin and Sheila Graham, Robin Hopper, Nick and Karin Koerner, Ramon Kubicek, Lobsang Lhalungpa, Chin-Shik Lin, Brian Longworth, Max Maynard, Avon Neal, Gary Lee Nova, Toni Onley, P.K. Page, Syn Richards, Martin Segger, Doris Shadbolt, Madeleine Shields, Robin Skelton, Huston Smith, Pete Trower, George Woodcock, and Myken Woods.

The fonds has been arranged into four series: art practice; biographical; publications and essays by others; and teaching. The art practice series consists of five sub-series: photographs; posters; exhibition catalogues; correspondence; prose, poetry and small works; and notebooks, scrapbooks and clippings.

Wise, Jack

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

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

Women's Auxiliary fonds

  • CA VAG 08.27-28; 09.13-15
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2009

The fonds consists of records relating to the functions of the Women’s Auxiliary to the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1947 to 2009; most predominantly their fundraising operations, which document the growth of the Gallery. The fonds consists of annual reports, meeting minutes, financial statements, loans list, sales forms, receipt books, bank books, Certificate(s) of Change in Constitution, drafts and revisions, correspondence, member lists, Noreen Anderson award records, Alumni Association records, programs, reservations, and rentals records, bulletins, newsletters, requests, job descriptions, mission statements and objectives, a personal notebook, newspaper clippings (some copied from scrapbooks), ephemera, correspondence, prize lists, statements, lists of sales, lists of recommendations and regulations, original art work, applications, programs, agendas, maps, publicity, ticket sales, catalogues, policies, permits, histories, and scrapbooks. The fonds is arranged into 5 series: Series 1. Reports and Minutes; Series 2. Financial Records; Series 3. General Records; Series 4. Events and Activities; Series 5. Historical Records.

Women's Auxiliary to the Vancouver Art Gallery

Letia Richardson's Charles H. Scott research fonds

  • CA VAG LR
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1990

The records within the Letia Richardson’s Charles H. Scott research fonds are comprised of Charles H. Scott’s primary and secondary source records she acquired in order to complete a book. The fonds is comprised of sketchbooks, notebooks, short stories, correspondence, newspaper clippings, exhibition and art gallery catalogues, and graphic records related to Charles H. Scott’s work. The fonds also consists of research and notes from Letia Richardson related to the writing of the book about Charles H. Scott. Moreover, the fonds is comprised of textual and photographic records from the Glasgow School of Art and the Vancouver School of Art; two institutions where Charles H. Scott either attended or helped found throughout his lifetime.

Richardson, Letia

Fitzgerald McCleery fonds

  • CA VPL 17188-17348
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860-1900]

The fonds consists of portraits of the McCleery family and photographs of the McCleery farm on the North Arm of the Fraser River.

McCleery, Fitzgerald

Sweeney Cooperage fonds

  • CA VPL 3526-3543
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1960]

The fonds consists of photographs of the operations of Sweeney Cooperage in Vancouver.

Sweeney Cooperage

Van Dyke Studios fonds

  • CA VPL 35877-35942
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930-1955]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting people, activities, and scenery in Vancouver. Fonds includes portraits taken by the studio.

Van Dyke Studios

Henry Whittaker fonds

  • CA VPL 35967-36252
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940-1960]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting Vancouver panoramas, Victoria Harbour, animals, children, ferries, farming, and various B.C. towns.

Whittaker, Henry, b. 1886

British Columbia Telephone Company fonds

  • CA VPL 39482-39649
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1930

The fonds consists of photographs of the B.C. Telephone Company in Vancouver taken by the Dominion Photo Company and Leonard Frank.

British Columbia Telephone Company

Chinese Canadian Picture Project fonds

  • CA VPL 48169-48442;50421-50504
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1972

The fonds consists of photographs of social events in Chinese-Canadian communities in Vancouver and Victoria. Many of the earlier photographs were created by the Chinatown News newspaper of Vancouver.

Chinese Canadian Picture Project

George E. Timms fonds

  • CA VPL 49619-49844
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1918

The fonds consists of photographs depicting scouting activities in North Vancouver and Howe Sound, portraits and panoramas in Vancouver, homes and panoramas of the Fraser Valley and troops at Glenogle.

Timms, George E.

Johan Helders fonds

  • CA VPL 54743-54774
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1925]-1937

The fonds consists of Helders' photographs taken in Vancouver, Ottawa, Friendly Cove, Williams Lake, Tofino, and Alert Bay depicting scenes, events, and native Indian life.

Helders, Johan

F. Gowen Company fonds

  • CA VPL 58950-58959
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1918

The fonds consists of photographs of Vancouver streets and waterfront, as well as of North Vancouver.

F. Gowen Company

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