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James Duncan fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950-1984

The fonds consists of copies of graduate and undergraduate theses supervised by Duncan as well as numerous reports that he authored.

Duncan, James Playford, 1919-

James St.Clair-Sobell fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944, 1960-1961

Fonds consists of several essays and one publication. It includes an annotated copy of a paper written by St. Clair-Sobell, an essay about Leo Tolstoy, a biography of Ornest D. Durnovo with related correspondence, and written remarks by a Soviet commentator on one of St. Clair-Sobell's papers. The publication is a course calendar from Karl-Franzens-Reichsuniversitat (University of Graz, in Austria) for the winter semester 1944/45.

St. Clair-Sobell, James O., 1914-

Japanese-Canadian Commerce Students collection

  • Fonds
  • 1940-1950, 1982-1983

The collection consists of student records and correspondence between E.H. Morrow and Fred Sasaki, Oyama Kazuhiko, David Shiozake, Peter Yamada and George Yamashita (1940-1950). The correspondence files provide an account of the treatment accorded Japanese-Canadians in the 1940s. There is also a copy of an article from Viewpoints inspired by the information in the files, as well as some follow-up correspondence with the former students.

John Conway fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 2013

The fonds consists of minutes, reports, correspondence and published material generated by various organizations with which Conway has been associated. Records represented in the papers include Student Christian Movement (1956-2013), World University Service of Canada (1957-2009), United Nations Association (1959-1990), Canadian Council for International Cooperation (1967-1978), Canadian University Service Overseas (1961- 1991), Vancouver Refugee Council (1985-1989), Canadian Institute of International Affairs (1971-78, 1987-2000), Tibetan Refugee Aid Society (1985-1989), and Canadian Cross Roads International (1966-1990), among others. Other administrative records include material from the Faculty of Arts (1968-1991) and the Department of History (1958-2009). The papers include records from the William G. Murrin Fund Committee (1979-1993) which allocates funding to religious organizations at UBC. John Conway's professional correspondence (1963-2001) is also included.

Conway, John S., 1929-2017

John Montague fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1961-1968

The fonds consists of addresses, correspondence, subject files, and economics course records generated between 1961 and 1968.

Montague, John Tait, 1920-

John Neill fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1949-1975

The fonds consists of records generated by various university committees (1949-1973) relating broadly to campus development. Topics include botanical garden policy, buildings and grounds, campus development and planning, landscape development, totem poles, and university housing.

Neill, John Wesley, 1916-

John M. Turnbull fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1918-1950

The fonds consists primarily of undated course notes (metal mining, coal and placer mining, mining machinery, and mine surveying); printed material; blueprints; and photographs. The photographs include class portraits from the Mining Short Courses at UBC (1917-1920) and also images of the mining industry from around the province in the early 1920s.

Turnbull, John Montcrief

Joseph Lawrence fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1952-1966

The fonds consists of both research notes relating to Lawrence's 1957 M.A. thesis Markets and capital: a history of the lumber industry of British Columbia (1778-1952); and later notes, clippings, and publications dealing with politics and the B.C. forest industry which were inter-filed with the thesis material.

Lawrence, Joseph Collins, 1918-

Letters Club fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-1957

The fonds consists of bound essays written by members of the Letters Club (1920-1957).

University of British Columbia. Letters Club

Lewis family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1954

The fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks and photgraphs pertaining to Hunter Lewis and other members of his family including Stella Lewis (wife), Bertha Lewis (mother) and Dr. George Albert McGuire (father-in-law) who served as a Conservative MLA for Vancouver about the time of World War I. The fonds also includes four Bertha Lewis' diaries (1934-1957). Included in this family material is a large assortment of records from the Federation of Canadian Artists, which Hunter Lewis collected in the 1940s and early 1950s.

Lewis (family)

Livestock Club fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-1927

The fonds consists of a minutebook (1922-1927) and miscellaneous undated photographs of cattle.

University of British Columbia. Livestock Club

Lloyd F. Detwiller fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1943-1986

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, course materials, minutes and agendas, published materials, photographs, and audiovisual materials. It is arranged in fifteen series: Personal Material (1943-1986); Correspondence (1958- 1982); Articles, Speeches, and Reports by Detwiller (1952-1982); Courses Taught (1953-1980); Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops (1964-1984); Greater Vancouver Regional Hospital District (1953-1984); UBC Health Sciences Centre (1946-1986); Hospital Equipment Mission (1967-1980); Study Tour of Australian Health Systems (1972-1979); Publications, Speeches, and Conferences (1953-1984); UBC (1974-1985); B.C. Hospital Insurance Service (1949-1973); Miscellaneous Organizations (1968-1986); Research Collection (1943-1985); and Tapes and Photographs series (1964-1984).

Detwiller, Lloyd Fraser

Mabel Gray fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1898-1972, predominant 1925-1945

The fonds consists of the following series: correspondence (1916-1972), speeches (1926-1935), writings (1920-1962) and miscellaneous material (1898-1974).

Gray, Mabel F.

Margaret Ormsby fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1839-1996

The fonds consists of correspondence, drafts, essays, lecture notes, course outlines, clippings and research materials created and collected by Ormsby in her diverse roles as student, professor, researcher and author. Also included are records generated between 1957 and 1967 by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

Ormsby, Margaret A.

Margaret Sage fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945 - 1946

The fonds consists of one album of photographs taken by Sage between September 1945 and August 1946 at a relocation camp near Tashme, B.C. where she was a social worker. The photographs include general views of the scenery, individuals and groups and some smaller buildings. In addition to the camp shots, there are also pictures of Japanese Canadians preparing for relocation. The album also includes a newspaper clipping, post card and a typescript article about the Tashme Camp. The fonds also includes a small body of correspondence written by Margaret Sage to her parents Walter and Nelda Sage and to her brother Donald (1945/46).

Sage, Margaret, 1919-

Men's Undergraduate Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1933

The fonds consists of minutes, financial records, reports and correspondence relating to the activities of the Men's Undergraduate Society (1926-1933).

University of British Columbia. Men's Undergraduate Society

Milton Moore fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1918-1997

The fonds consists of Moore's undergraduate thesis, C.V., news clippings, employment history, writings, clips from journals and other scholarly publications, manuscripts, research, analysis, and correspondence. The fonds consists of the following series: Biographical Material and Publications.

Moore, Albert Milton

Mollie Cottingham fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1924-1977

The fonds consists of biographical information, copies of speeches and articles (1942-1975), a typed manuscript entitled "Kootenay Chronicle", correspondence and clippings gathered during Cottingham's year as president of the British Columbia Teachers' Federation and material relating to a number of women's issues (1952-1963).

Cottingham, Mollie Esther

Morris Panych fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 2006

The fonds consists of typescripts, handwritten drafts, notes and reviews relating to plays written, performed, or directed by Panych. Also included are photographs relating to his theatre career as well as biographical material including school transcripts, as well as video cassette tapes of an episode of Da Vinciʹs Inquest that Panych directed. The fonds is comprised of four series: Scripts and Manuscripts, Personal, Photographs and Audio/visual.

Panych, Morris, 1952-

Musical Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917 - 1989

Fonds consists of material created and received by MUSSOC from 1924 to 1989, including executive minutes, reports and correspondence, along with the constitution and by‐laws, budget statements, advertisements and production brochures. Also included are newspaper clippings, posters, musical scores, sound recordings of radio advertisements, rehearsal schedules, rental agreements and professional staff contracts. The records are primarily arranged by production.

University of British Columbia. Musical Society

Office of Extra-Sessional Studies fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1964-1985

The fonds consists of annual reports (1964-1984) from both Summer Session and OESS, material from the Co-ordinating Committee on Extra-Sessional Studies (1976-1980), broadsheets (1964-1984) and subject files.

University of British Columbia. Office of Extra-Sessional Studies

Office of Institutional Analysis and Planning fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1961-1979

The fonds consists of records of both the Office of Academic Planning and the Institutional Analysis and Planning Office for the period 1960-1979. Materials include records from various departmental and senate planning and building committees on campus, Presidential committees, senate committees, office correspondence, external and internal reports, and Universities Council of British Columbia (UCBC). It is arranged into the following ten series: Departmental Planning and Use Committee Records; Senate committee on Academic Building Needs Records; Presidential Committees Records; Institutional Analysis and Planning Reports; Office
Correspondence; Subject Files; Collective Bargaining Records; UCBC Records; Higher Education Committee Records; and Senate Budget Committee Records. Many of the files have initials corresponding to either the name of the office where they were opened (IAP, OAP) or the name of the former director William L. Tetlow (WLT) these initials were retained as part of the file title.

University of British Columbia. Office of Institutional Analysis and Planning

Paperny Films fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1994 - 2007

The fonds consists of 44 separate archival series most of which are based on specific production titles. For each title there is a digital master copy of the program(s). Each production includes a set of video and audio elements, the bulk of which are original shoot tapes. In addition there is also corresponding textual material that helps provide context and background for the development of the various projects. The textual and a/v materials have been described in separate sections of the inventory. For both sets of material the numbers assigned during the original cataloguing and creation of the database have been retained and appear in square brackets [ ] as part of the descriptions to allow for cross referencing as necessary.
First donation: This donation is Paperny Film's first to an archival repository and it represents 27 of the company's indigenous proprietary titles (1996-2004) of their approximately 55 non-fiction productions (1996-2007). The collection is comprehensive in that it offers digital master copies of each of the title/series included in this donation. There are 62 original masters that include over 50 hours of recordings. There is also a DVD copy of each of the master tapes to provide easy access to the information.
The collection features over 1900 a/v elements arising from some 27 separate productions. The scope of material includes: BetacamSP, MiniDV, Digial Betacam, DVD, VHS, CDs and digital audio tapes. The majority of the collection consists of original shoot tapes. There are over 1,000 hours of video recordings featuring prominent Canadian including Mortecai Richler, Henry Morgentaler, Jimmy Pattison, and Nancy Green.
In addition to the obvious importance of providing access to full interview interviews with and about prominent Canadians, the a/v elements are also quite instructive in helping communicate an understanding of the creative process that gave rise to particular productions.
The textual material extents to approximately 5.15 metres and also includes over 13,000 photographic images. The images document the various production shoots and, in some cases, include copies of historical photographs/documents that were used in the productions.
Examples of the types of records included with the textual material include: treatments, outlines, synopses, proposals; collected research materials; correspondence relating to development, production, publicity; original interview notes and transcripts, interview schedules; scripts (and drafts), storyboards; production schedules, production reports and daily call sheets; publicity stills, negatives, transparencies and digital photographs; marketing plans, publicity packages, one-sheets, press releases and coverage; transcripts of completed shows; EDL's (edited decision list), assembly notes, tape logs; credit rolls, final credits and super lists.
Of particular interest in the textual material are a set of handwritten notebooks created by David Paperny, Audrey Mehler and others. Seventeen in total, these notebooks are in Box 1 (3,4,5,6,11,12,13,14,15); Box 4 (3,8); Box 6 (17); Box 11 (23a); and Box 12 (8).
Second donation: The second donation from Paperny Film's represents 15 of the productions (1993-2006) including the Academy Award nominated The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter. The collection offers digital master copies of each of the title/series included in this donation. There are 183 original masters and a DVD copy of each to provide easy access to the
The collection features over 1200 AV elements arising from 15 separate productions, some of which have several seasons associated with them. The scope of material includes: BetacamSP, MiniDV, Digital Betacam, DVC Pro, DVCAM, Betacam SX, DVD, VHS, CDs and digital audio tapes. The majority of the collection consists of original shoot tapes.
There are roughly 75 cm of textual material in the newest accession.
Examples of the types of records included with the textual material include: episode synopses, outlines and storyboards; graphics; proposals; collected research materials; correspondence; original interview notes and transcripts; schedules; research notes and materials; scripts; publicity stills, negatives, transparencies and digital photographs; marketing plans, advertisements, publicity packages, one-sheets, press releases and coverage; and transcripts of completed shows.
The textual material also includes handwritten notebooks created by David Paperny, found in Box 77 (1-12) and Box 78 (1-8).

Paperny Films

Peter A. Larkin fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1946-1996

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, notes, and drafts for scientific papers and lectures, overhead transparencies used in lectures, photographs, scrapbooks and publications. The records document Dr. Larkin's research, teaching, and administrative careers, and also provide an overview of his role as a scientific authority on various public issues. Fonds also includes some administrative records from the UBC Institute of Fisheries that had been integrated into the fonds. The records have been arranged into the following series: Subject files; Peter Larkin - Personal; Publications, manuscripts, and lecture notes; Institute of Fisheries/Institute of Animal Resource Ecology; Salmonid Enhancement Program; Rawson Academy of Aquatic Science; British Columbia Packers Limited; SPARK (Strategic Planning for Applied Research and Knowledge - B.C. Science Council); Widerness Advisory Committee; Special Advisory Committee on Strathcona Park; Northern River Basins Study; ICLARM (International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management)/ CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research); "Bolt Decision" (United States vs. State of Washington); and IDRC (International Development Research Centre).

Larkin, P.A.(Peter Anthony), 1924-

President's Office fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1891-1985

The fonds consists of records that reflect the myriad activities included under the auspices of the President's Office. Materials include correspondence, subject files, and financial and personnel records. Significant subgroups and series within the fonds include: Klinck/Wesbrook Presidential papers (1891-1920), microfilmed office records (1913-1970), annual reports (1929-1969), subject files (1891-1980), President's office correspondence/subject files (1970-1985), Deputy President William Armstrong's files (1969-1974), V.P. William White's files (1964-1981), V.P. Erich Vogt's files (1975-1980), V.P. Michael Shaw's files (1975-1983), miscellaneous committee records (1947-1984), financial records (1956-1981), and, faculty and staff personnel records. In addition, the fonds includes some personal files created by Presidents J.B. MacDonald, Walter Gage and D.T. Kenny.

University of British Columbia. President's Office

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