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Robert E. McKechnie fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1879-1944

Fonds consists of both personal and professional material. The personal material includes notes, poems, receipts, membership cards, newspaper clippings, certificates, and photographs, along with three bound volumes of handwritten notes from McKechnie’s McGill University course “Practice of Medicine”, dated 1888-1890. The professional material includes event programmes, speeches, certificates, newspaper clippings, and notes – most of these pertain to his involvement with McGill University and practice in Nanaimo.

McKechnie, Robert E.

Academic Women's Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 1996

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of the Association's Annual General Meeting and its Executive Committee, reports by the Association and other organizations, published materials, questionnaires, and copies of the AWA constitution and administrative history.

University of British Columbia. Academic Women's Association

"Bitter Paradise: The Sell-Out of East Timor" fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1985 - 1997

The fonds consists primarily of video recordings of interviews, meetings, seminars, performances, and local footage shot in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, East Timor and Indonesia. It consists of 178 video recordings including 97 beta tapes (large and small), 80 VHS tapes and a broadcast DVD and six audio recordings. Many of the video elements include both a beta and VHS copy. The fonds is divided into three series. The largest of the three series consists of beta and VHS tapes of raw footage and background research shot or collected by Briere from Canada, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and East Timor. This series also includes six audio recordings. There is a separate series of video recordings of lectures and interviews with Noam Chomsky regarding East Timor recorded during his visit to Vancouver in March 1996. The third series consists of beta masters of the finished documentary, including video in NTSC and PAL formats, and English, French and Swedish language versions.
Much of the content of "Bitter Paradise" consists of interviews with Canadian and foreign individuals engaged in the events in East Timor, either as businessmen, bureaucrats or politicians working with the Indonesian government on trade and development projects in East Timor, or as activists, dissidents, and supporters of the liberation movements within the island nation. In Canada, interviews with Warren Allmand, David Kilgour and Svend Robinson (federal Members of Parliament), David Webster of the East Timor Alert Network, Geoffrey Robinson (Amnesty International, now UCLA History Department), portray the interests of those supporting the resistance. At the same time, Colin Baker (Simons Engineering), David Mundy (Kilbourn Engineering) and Ron Richardson (Asia Pacific Foundation) identify business and development opportunities in East Timor and Indonesia for Canadian companies. There are insights on East Timor supplied through interviews with local and international actors, including Noam Chomsky and Carmel Budiardjo (an Indonesian dissident and founder of TAPOL). Also, with an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, Constancio Pinto (former guerrilla fighter and currently Timor Leste Ambassador to Washington) and Muchtar Pakpahan, a labour leader jailed repeatedly in Indonesia who, in 2011, resigned as head of the Indonesian Labour Party. The documentary also includes live footage from international broadcasters (BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corp.) of the Dili Massacre (Santa Cruz Cemetery) in November 1991, when more than 260 protesters were killed by Indonesian troops. The broadcast filming of that event, first shown on ITV, the UK in 1992, was pivotal in the campaign to bring western nations to apply pressure for independence, achieved a decade later.
The fonds also contains archival film footage from the Portuguese era of East Timor, a film on projects being undertaken in the country by the Roman Catholic Church, smuggled footage of the East Timorese resistance movement in countryside, footage of Indonesian troops being trained in Australia and of the Indonesian invasion of East Timor.

Bitter Paradise: The Sell-Out of East Timor

Alan Chambers fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1972-1978

The records document Chambers' activities in three research projects that all attempt to reconcile the disputes between preservation and development interests in resource management. The first project is documented extensively. The last two projects offer only a glimpse into the response of the Nazko-Kluskus First Nations to the issues raised in the Purcell study. These papers offer valuable evidence of the continuing conflict surrounding resource management and First Nations land rights in B.C. and Chambers's role in attempting to find a resolution. There are three series of records that correspond to these three projects. Because the original order has been lost, it has been reconstructed with reference to the functions and activities of each project. Files within each series have been arranged in chronological order. Undated documents have been placed at the back of each file.

Chambers, Alan David, 1936-

Acadia Camp Householders' Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947-1953

The fonds consists of correspondence, notices and minutes generated by the Association between 1947 and 1953.

Acadia Camp Householders' Association

Andrew Hutchinson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947-1965

Fonds consists of course materials, correspondence, subject files, reports, clippings, printed material, and index cards, relating to Hutchinson's work with the UBC Department of Biology and Botany. The fonds reflects his research interests which included studies of conifers, forest ecology and tree genetics, particularly of the Douglas fir; to a limited extent his personal life is also documented. The fonds also includes approximately 3,600 photographic negatives and prints (most black and white, some in colour), 1,200 lantern slides, and some transparencies. The photographs are mainly microscopic images of plants and trees in British Columbia, Mexico, Cuba, Florida and South Africa in the early part of the twentieth century. There is also a photograph album accompanying Hutchinson's report Grazing Lands in British Columbia. Finally, there are a number of maps, charts, and diagrams, which are listed and stored separately.

Hutchinson, Andrew Henderson

Asia Pacific Business Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1984-1988

This fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, published materials and clippings, legal contracts and photographs created or acquired by the Asia Pacific Business Institute and document the administrative and financial activities of the organization. The records are arranged in the following series: Administrative, Clippings and Publications, Committees, Taskforces and Conferences, Correspondence, Financial, Organizational History, Legal, and Photographs.

Asia Pacific Business Institute

Bertram Binning fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947-1976

The fonds consists of material relating to the foundation and early development of the Department of Fine Arts and other university-related committees and activities in which Binning participated, including the Fine Arts Committee, the Festival of Contemporary Arts, and the development of Nitobe Gardens. It consists of the following series: Biographical Material (1949-1976); Correspondence (1947-1972); Lectures, Articles and "Outside Work" (1948-1968); Committees (1947-1966); Fine Arts Program (1954-1964); Festival of the Contemporary Arts (1961-1971); Subject Files (1946-1958); and Teaching Materials (1949-1971).

Binning, B.C.

Britannia Mine oral history project collection

  • Fonds
  • 1986-1988

The collection consists of project background and administrative information as well as student-generated material arising from their oral interview exercise. The student material consists of two parts generated in 1987 and in 1988. The first (box 2) includes copies of questions, transcripts and student comments on the interviews. The inventory also lists the oral history tape number. The second includes only the copy of the students commentary.

Budd family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1977

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs, and includes legal documents, correspondence, statements of account, and newspaper clippings. The photographs show "The Gables", and are attached to a sheet of cardboard.

Budd (family)

Campus building specifications collection

  • Fonds
  • 1956-1958

Collection consists of thirteen bound reports (and two addenda) of building specifications - heating and ventilation, architectural, and plumbing - for the following buildings: Chemistry (additions), Biological Sciences (additions), Men's Residence (Block 3), University Social Centre and Faculty Club, International House, and the New Arts Building Group (later the Buchanan Building). The reports were each prepared by either the mechanical engineering consulting firm of C.W. Thomson & Company Ltd, the University's architects Thompson, Berwick & Pratt, or Fred Lasserre, Koyander & Wright - Associated Architects.

Canadian Unity collection

  • Fonds
  • 1975 - 1980

The collection consists of records from both the Council for Canadian Unity and the Task Force on Canadian Unity. Connaghan assembled this collection of correspondence, printed material and clippings which date from the period 1977 to 1980.

Centre for Continuing Education fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1946-1998, predominant 1971-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, statistics, program and course descriptions and proposals, news releases, and publications. Most of the records originated from the Director's Office of the Centre for Continuing Education, and its predecessor, the Department of University Extension. They document these units' functions, activities, policies, and relationships with other University bodies and external agencies. Also included are audio recordings of lectures and other events sponsored by the Centre. There are also records from the office of the Associate Vice-
President, Academic, from when he oversaw the operations of the Centre between 1988 and 1991. Other materials originated from the Women's Resources Centre: three folders of reports, correspondence, and photocopied newspaper clippings relating to the 1971 Status of Women conference, and over thirty publications dealing with women's issues.
The first series consists of the central office files, distinguished by an alpha-numeric filing system. Prior to processing, the files were scattered through several boxes, but are now rearranged according to the original file codes, which were retained as part of each file title. The files from the Women's Resources Centre are maintained in their original order. The first two files in the Associate Vice-President Academic series actually predate the rest of the series, but were presumably brought over and kept by Dr. A.J. McClean for reference purposes, and are included for the sake of clarity and convenience; the records are otherwise in alphabetical order, which appears to have been their original arrangement. Both of these series are placed at the end of the file list. The rest of the records are arranged in the following series: Policies and Procedures, Administrative Committees, Staff Relations, Projects and Studies, Program Committees, Programs, LiaisonWith External Agencies, Special Events, UBC Departments, UBC Committees, External Bodies , and Sound and Moving Images.

University of British Columbia. Centre for Continuing Education

Charles Bourne fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944 - 2002

The fonds consists of records that Bourne made, received, and collected during his student and professional careers. The records document his interests in and involvements with academia, law, and law associations at the institutional, provincial, national, and international levels. The fonds includes correspondence, reports, minutes, clippings, published and prepublished material, manuscripts, reviews, grant documentation, maps, and notes. The fonds is composed of the following series: 1. Biographical; 2. Personal correspondence; 3. Canadian Bar Association - Committee on Constitutional Law; 4. University of British Columbia; 5. United Nations Association; 6. Canadian Institute of International Affairs; 7. International Law Association; 8. Academic Board of British Columbia; 9. Canadian Yearbook of International Law; 10. Canada Council; 11. Subject files; 12. Class notes / Lecture notes; 13. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

Bourne, C.B. (Charles Beresford), 1921-

Charles Fraser fonds

  • 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. In addition, the fonds contains minutes of the British Columbia Industrial and Scientific Research Council (1944).

Fraser, Charles McLean

Charles W. Humphries fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1804 - 2004

Fonds consists of materials which document and reflect Charles Humphries' involvement with the Historic Sites and Monuments Board, and the Provincial Heritage Advisory Board. The materials include correspondence, reports, minutes (published and unpublished), and agenda papers (published and unpublished). Research materials include typed notes from newspaper articles, photocopies of newspaper articles, papers, transcripts and photocopies from various Canadian and British archives, and copies of death and birth certificates. Fonds also includes some biographical materials. Fonds consists of the following seven series: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, British Columbia Provincial Heritage Advisory Board, Biographical, Research Materials, Teaching Materials, Correspondence, and Published Materials.

Humphries, Charles W. (Charles Walter)

Class of 1923 (Arts) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1921-1923, 1963, 1968, 1973

Fonds consists of class minute book (1921-1923), photographs from the Great Trek, as well as materials from reunions held in 1963, 1968 and the 50th anniversary reunion in 1973.

University of British Columbia. Class of 1923 (Arts)

Class of 1931. Valedictory Gift Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917, 1972

Fonds consists correspondence soliciting items of historical interest and also includes a listing of materials turned over to the University.

University of British Columbia. Class of 1931. Valedictory Gift Committee

Community Relations fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944-1991

The fonds consists of minutes, agendas, financial statements, reports, surveys, publications, news releases and transcripts relating to activities and programs of Community Relations. Also included are subject files containing information concerning UBC organizations. Fonds is organized into twelve series: Office administration, Subject files, Media relations, Campus tours, Films and scripts, Donors and financial aid programmes, Congregation, Faculty and external CV's (biographical information), Central file series, President's report on the Health Sciences, photographs and UBC 75th Anniversary projects.

University of British Columbia. Community Relations

Convocation fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1890, 1912-1960

The fonds consists of the minutes of the "first" Convocation of UBC held in 1890, minutes of Convocation (1912-1960), election information and programs (1912) and printed material. The minutes and one letter from the 1890 meeting have been placed with the official records of Convocation properly constituted in 1912.

University of British Columbia. Convocation

Cooke family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1860-1987, predominant 1917-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings and publications created or collected by Beatrice Cooke and her husband Albert. The fonds also consists of correspondence written and received by Albert's father, Rev. Walter A. Cooke, including correspondence with Emily Carr. In addition, the fonds includes correspondence, photographs, clippings and biographical material created by or relating to the Brender a Brandis family, a family of artists and writers with which Albert and Beatrice Cooke were acquainted. Fonds consists of two series: Brender a Brandis family (1963-1987) and Cooke family (1860-1981).

Cooke (family)

The Corporation fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1994-2004

The fonds consists of research material (1997-2002); correspondence (1994 to 2003); pre-production (1997-2001); production from 1997-2003; post-production (2000-2002); audio/video tapes (1997-2004); and photographs (2000-2001). The series have been separated into film related terminology to retain the integrity of the filming process.

The Corporation

Danilo Aguzzi-Barbagli fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-1994

The fonds consists of lectures (1961-1987) and publications (1961-1989) by Aguzzi-Barbagli. It also includes a series of correspondence with Paul Oskar Kristeller (1959-1994) and some miscellaneous research materials.

Aguzzi-Barbagli, Danilo, 1924-1995

Department of Administrative, Adult and Higher Education fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1966-1996

Fonds consists of reports, memos, evaluations, agendas, outlines, minutes, information and correspondence relating primarily to the Adult Education program at the University of British Columbia. An accrual in box 8 consists of files relating to the period when the adult education program restructured to become the formal Department of Administrative, Adult and Higher Education.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Administrative, Adult and Higher Education

Department of Creative Writing fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969-1976

Fonds consists of worksheets prepared by students in the Department of Creative Writing. Each worksheet is essentially a small magazine, with poems and short stories by students and notices of interest to them. The frequency of the worksheets varies, as does their size (between 10 and 40 pages). They are filed according to their issue numbers within each year.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Creative Writing

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