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Richmond Chamber of Commerce fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-1993

The fonds consists of agendas, minutes, committee reports, correspondence, bylaws, membership rosters, newsletter planning files, newsletters, scrapbooks, Canadian Chamber of Commerce publications, negatives and more than 3000 photographs, two cloth banners and three certificates. These records relate to the administration and operations of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Richmond Board of Trade between 1948 and 1993. The majority of the photographs were taken at meetings and special and promotional events between 1988 and 1993. The records are arranged in series according to the form of material or the sphere of functional activity.

Richmond Chamber of Commerce

W.H. (Henry) Anderson family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1973

Fonds consists primarily of scrapbooks and photograph albums compiled by Gwen Anderson or received from various sources and all related to Henry Anderson's political career, and to the Andersons' involvement in community organizations and events in Richmond. The scrapbooks and albums document Richmond's growth and development during Anderson's time in office, and reflect the commitment both Henry and Gwen Anderson felt toward their community. Also included in the fonds are memorabilia related to Anderson's time in office, including slide photographs of various Richmond scenes, pamphlets related to events he and his wife attended, and a sound recording of opening ceremonies at the Richmond Imperial Oil service centre. These appear to have been set aside by Gwen Anderson. In addition, the fonds includes one file of ephemeral items, such as Ladner ferry tickets, unmarked ballot sheets and a building permit, and three oil paintings given as gifts to the Andersons. Fonds is arranged in four series: 1. Scrapbooks and albums; 2. Paintings; 3. Reeve Anderson memorabilia; 4. Ephemera.

Anderson, W. H. (Henry)

West Richmond Community Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-1973

The fonds includes copies of the constitution and bylaws; minutes from regular committee meetings; reports, drafts and briefs that arose from the association's business; directories and membership lists; correspondence; community newsletters and notices; newspaper clippings and other ephemeral material; and copies of government legislation concerning environmental issues. Fonds arranged in 6 series: 1. Constitution and Bylaws, [1967?]; 2. Minutes, 1966-1970; 3. Administrative Records, 1966-1970; 4. Membership Records, 1959-1967; 5. Correspondence, 1963-1971; 6. Publications and Ephemera.

West Richmond Community Association

Richmond Friendship Home Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1964-1998

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, minutes, case and personnel files, clippings and ephemera related to the establishment of the Richmond Friendship Home Society and the operations of society programs. The fonds also includes documents relating to criminal trials of Society Board members and staff.

Richmond Friendship Home Society

Hakka Mountain songs and laments collection

  • CA UBCMOA 137
  • Collection
  • 1976

Collection consists of six compact discs with recordings of Hakka Mountain songs and laments, sung by Mrs. Yau Chan Shek-ying in 1976, along with accompanying documentation. Documentation includes lists of recordings with song descriptions, song translations/transcriptions, a photograph and bio of the singer, and articles collected by Elizabeth Lominska Johnson. The songs were sung in an older dialect of Hakka. Song types include marriage laments, mountain songs, and funeral laments.

Hakka mountain, or Hakka hill songs, are rural songs sung in the Hakka language by the Hakka people of Southern China. The songs vary in theme/subject, and exist as a kind of oral literature and/or communication at a distance.

Yau Chan Shek-ying

Minn Sjolseth fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 144
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1999

The fonds reflects Minn Sjolseth's artistic career and travels to First Nations communities throughout British Columbia and Alaska with her husband Anthony Carter. Contents of the fonds depict First Nations cultures in British Columbia between 1960 and 1980, including Haida, Coast Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw, Gitsegukla, Kispiox, and Nisga'a. Several of the contents depict notable figures, including Chief Dan George and August Jacks.

The fonds includes textual records including correspondence, ephemera, newspaper clippings; graphic materials such as photographs, slides, negatives, and transparencies that depict Sjolseth’s travels and artworks; and artworks produced by Sjolseth including paintings, drawings, and prints.

The fonds is organized into the following series:

  1. Personal records
  2. Artwork an Exhibition records
  3. Artworks

Minn Sjolseth

Anthony Carter fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 25
  • Fonds
  • [194-] - 2018, predominant 1966 - 1979

The fonds consists of photographs, transparencies, negatives, prints, slides, textual records and objects. Contents of the fonds primarily reflect First Nations cultures in British Columbia between 1960 and 1980, including the Haida, Coast Salish (formerly Burrard Reserve), Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw), Gitsegukla and Ans'pa yaxw (Kispiox) nations. Notable First Nations personalities and artists documented include Chief Dan George, Gerry Marks, Henry Hunt and Norman Tait. Contents also include: B.C. landscapes such as Gwayasdums (Gilford Island), Klemtu, Mamalilikulla and Uchucklesaht; First Nations children; First Nations exhibits, totem poles and installations at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and for the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan. The original accession was arranged in series according to Carter's published works which focus on specific localities, communities, individuals and subject matter, with additional series related to Carter's photojournalistic work and personal recordkeeping added in 2019 when an accrual was made to the fonds.

Carter, Anthony

Stallworthy Family fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 139
  • Fonds
  • 1856-1925

The fonds reflects the religious work and family history of Rev. George Stallworthy and his descendants. The fonds consists of correspondence and drawings related to the family's time in the South Pacific; 20 photographic portraits of family members; sermons, article reprints, and correspondence related to George Burnett Stallworthy's religious work and life; and a scrapbook containing memoranda, correspondence, photographs, clippings, pamphlets, genealogical research, and other ephemera from the Stallworthy family up to 1925.

The fonds is arranged into files based on the content and medium of the records.

Stallworthy Family

Lorna R. Marsden fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 141
  • Fonds
  • Digitized 2016 (originally created 1971-1972)

The fonds consists of digitized photographs and slides taken by Lorna R. Marsden during her visit to northern Ethiopia in the late fall, winter, and spring of 1971-1972. Marsden traveled from Addis Ababa to Debre Libanos, Debre Markos, Bahar Dar, Gondar, Lalibela, Mekele, and Aksum. On this trip, Marsden purchased several objects, thirteen of which she later donated to the Museum of Anthropology in 2016. Photographs include images of buildings, landscapes, and cityscapes, historic and tourist sites, celebrations, marketplaces, objects and goods, scenes from everyday life in urban and rural northern Ethiopia, as well as other images related to or giving context to the donated objects. The photographs also show Marsden at historic sites and other locations in northern Ethiopia, with Ethiopian locals and her travelling companions, and with some of the donated objects.

Lorna R. Marsden

Hylton Smith Fonds

  • 142
  • Fonds
  • May 1955

Colour slides of a shaman gathering labeled as a "Witchdoctor Conference" that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1955, and other images from South Africa (Johannesburg, Zululand, Ndebele village near Pretoria, and Majuji Village near Transvaal). Photos taken by Hylton Smith, who was working as an architect in Johannesburg when he witnessed and photographed the conference.

Hylton Smith

Marjorie Halpin (MOA Curator) fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 118
  • Fonds
  • 1928 - 2000, predominant 1971 - 2000

The fonds consists of records created by Marjorie Halpin as Curator of Ethnology at the Museum of Anthropology with some records relating to her activities as professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. The records include correspondence, reports, memos, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, published and unpublished papers, grant application forms, loan permission forms, financial statements, course outlines and bibliographies, curator’s meeting papers, photographs, negatives and slides.

The fonds has been organized into the following series:

  1. Exhibition Files (1928-1999, predominant 1973-1999)
  2. Administration Files (1966-2000)
  3. Museum of Anthropology Projects (1928-2000, predominant 1971-2000)
  4. Museum of Anthropology Events (1976-1999)
  5. Published and Unpublished Papers and Reviews (1971-1998)
  6. Conferences and Meetings (1973-1987)
  7. Teaching and Student Files (1968-1997)
  8. Miscellaneous (1971-1998)

Halpin, Marjorie M.

Public Programming and Education fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 110
  • Fonds
  • [1970] - 2009

The records in this fonds are not the records of one creator, but all records that support the function of Public Programming and Education at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA). The function of Public Programming and Education at MOA produces a number of different kinds of records including: textual records, correspondence, memoranda, handwritten notes, meeting minutes, reports, brochures, press releases, newspaper clippings, financial statements, grant applications, publication drafts, policy information, mission statements and other administrative materials. Graphic material include: photographs, negatives and slides.

This fond is organized into the following series:

  1. School programming
  2. Public programming and special events
  3. Special projects
  4. General Administration

See attached pdf document for descriptions of these series and file lists.

University of British Columbia. Museum of Anthropology. Public Programming and Education

Carol Mayer fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 100
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 2014, predominant 1987 - 2013

The fonds consists of records created by Carol Mayer at the University of British Columbia as Curator of Collections and Curator of Ethnology and Ceramics at the Museum of Anthropology, as a Department of Anthropology & Sociology Instructor, as Curator of Africa/Pacific, and as Curatorial Department Head. Also included are records relating to her role within the MOA Exhibition Committee. The fonds also contains records related to her role as an instructor at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. The records consist mainly of textual material with a small amount of graphic material and small artifacts. The records include correspondence, memoranda, incoming loan agreements, exhibit receipts, exhibit proposals and forms, policy drafts, news releases, pamphlets, minutes of committee meetings, budgets, agendas, schedules, exhibition lists, facility reports, display labels, CD’s, sketches, journals, transcribed interviews, research notes, negatives, slides and photographs.

The records are arranged into the following series:

  1. Administrative files 1987-2014

  2. Exhibition files 1977-2013

  3. Student Project files 1994-2013

See attached pdf document for descriptions of these series with file lists.

Mayer, Carol

Beverley Brown fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 17
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1937 - ca. 1949]

The fonds consists of 478 photographs, predominantly of students at the St. Michael’s Residential School in Alert Bay. Beverley Brown and her friends took the photographs between ca. 1937 and ca. 1945 using Brown’s camera. Photographs from this period include shots of the students with their friends and of social events, as well as posed class photographs. These class photographs were taken by school supervisors who subsequently sold the prints to other students. Other photographs were taken in Brown’s hometown, Bella Bella, and in the area of the Namu cannery. These show weddings, fishing boats, landscapes, and buildings. Peter Mason Sr., Brown’s father, had the photographs developed in Vancouver.

The fonds has been arranged into three series:

  1. St. Michael’s Residential School photographs
  2. Bella Bella photographs
  3. Langley High School photographs

Brown, Beverley

Iris and Jack Lieber collection

  • CA UBCMOA 143
  • Collection
  • 1961 - 1972

The collection consists of research reports collected by Iris and Jack Lieber during their time in Africa and 5 Super 8 video reel tapes were collected during their time in Papua New Guinea. The research reports were written by students at the University of Ibadan, where Jack Lieber worked as a professor in the Department of Education. Reels include footage from schools and the community in Papua New Guinea. Collection also includes two books published by Jack Lieber, and a piece of correspondence sent to him.

Jack Lieber

Nuu-chah-nulth Photograph Collection

  • CA UBCMOA 146
  • Collection
  • [192-?]

The collection consists of eight photographs likely taken in the Nuu-chah-nulth community in the 1920's. Some of the photographs may have been taken by Catherine, the daughter of an early Indian Agent named Augustus Cox. They include a number of images that appear to be a Samiilth or Saatlsaach ceremony, with K'aanaatla mimicking wolves. Some of these images are taken near a seaside village, which shows various types of structures and canoes. Other images taken on a beach show canoe runs, as well as two images of individuals in robes and headdresses. Another image shows a detailed view of two headdresses. There are also images of what seem to be preparations for a parade, with individuals dressed in costumes and decorated motorcars nearby.

Lilo Berliner fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 145
  • Fonds
  • Nov. 1968 - 1975

Fonds consists of negative images of petroglyphs largely from the Pacific west coast of North America. Most of the images are from sites located in British Columbia, but there are also images from sites in Washington State, New Mexico, and other areas of the United States and Mexico. There are also images of artifacts, masks, totem poles, wood carvings, and graveyards. Images of family travels, landscapes, wild animals, and house cats are interspersed within the collection.

Lilo Berliner

Charles Gladstone fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1888-1895]

Fonds consists of a diary. It appears the diary was written by Josephine Gladstone between 1888 and 1895. The content of the diary includes: Bible references, notes on events, money annotations, stories, songs, personal annotations, and transcription of correspondence written/received by Josephine and her relatives. The correspondence includes several letters to and from missionary G. Hopkins.

Gladstone, Charles, d. 1955

Alert Bay United Church fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1964

Fonds consists of Baptism, Marriage and Burial records (1938); Membership records (1915-1955); Managers minutes (1915-1918), Stewards minutes (1931-1936), Official Board minutes (1929-1956), Congregational Meetings minutes (1929-1956), and Trustees minutes (1929-1957); Woman's Association minutes (1940-1959), Ladies Aid/Woman's Association financial records (1914-1942); Congregational financial records (1921-1952); and Annual reports (1956-1960, 1964).

Alert Bay United Church

Methodist Woman's Missionary Society, British Columbia Conference Branch fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1923

The fonds consists of the minutes of the Advisory Committee of the Japanese Mission, later called the Oriental Mission, 1908-1923; minutes of the Victoria District meetings, 1904-1911; and minutes of the Westminster District meetings, 1905-1923.

Methodist Church of Canada. Woman's Missionary Society. British Columbia Conference Branch

Presbyterian Woman's Missionary Society, British Columbia Synod Branch fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1926

The fonds consists of the following record series: Minutes of Synod Branch meetings (1914-1926); Minutes and other records of presbyterial branches, including Victoria, Westminster and Kamloops (1906-1926); and Presbyterial accounts (1912-1926).

Presbyterian Church in Canada. Woman's Missionary Society. British Columbia Synod Branch

Esquimalt Municipal Archives photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • 1887-1994

The collection consists of photographs of Esquimalt and area depicting individuals, families, businesses, community institutions (including schools) and groups, and events. Collection includes photographs of marine-related industry (including shipbuilding) and of naval and other military facilities and activities.

Alexander Henry Cameron fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1877-1928

The fonds consists of the following record series: Diaries (1886-1887, 1891, 1902-1928); Sermons (1877-1912); Scrapbooks (1878-[1899?]); and Notebooks (1877).

Cameron, Alexander Henry

Fair Haven Homes Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944-2016

Fonds consists of the following record series: Board and committee minutes (1946-2015); Board and committee correspondence and reports (1947-1960); Fair Haven Auxiliary records (1962-2009); Communications and marketing materials (1944-2007); Annual reports (1949-2016); Historical reference materials (1945-2009); and Photographs (1992-2011).

Fair Haven Homes Society

Margaret Dragu fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1953-2017, predominant 1975-2000

Fonds consists of materials related to the life and career of Margaret Dragu, spanning her years as an artist in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. These materials include audio-visual recordings of her many performances, photographs related to both her art and her personal life, and textual records ranging from correspondence and financial statements to creative writing drafts and chapbooks. There is also a substantial amount of newspaper clippings, programs, promotional materials, and general ephemera. Records in this fonds also document her collaborations with artists and organizations such as Tom Dean, Susan Macpherson, Randy Gledhill, The Western Front, and Breakthrough Films.

Types of materials in this fonds include: printed documents and publications, photographs (printed and digital), photographic negatives and slides (35mm), moving image recordings (MiniDV, DVD, VHS, Betacam SP, 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic, 16mm film, 8mm film), and audio recordings (audio cassette tapes).

Margaret Dragu

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