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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
information.
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

Public Affairs Office fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 2002

The fonds consists of photographs (35mm negatives), and video and audio recordings. They document a wide variety of important people, events and activities at the University of British Columbia. It is arranged in two series: Photographic and Audio Visual.
Most of these materials were actually created by Information Services and Community Relations, the predecessor agencies of Public Affairs.

University of British Columbia. Public Affairs Office

Reginald Eyre Watters fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1956-1958

The fonds consists of records of Watter's work on a variety of publications and as editor-in-chief of the Anthology. Fonds includes correspondence with individuals associated with the publication (1956-1958), correspondence with contributors (1957), manuscripts of articles and poems (both accepted and rejected), page proofs, and reviews of the book (1958). Also included is a typed manuscript for the "Checklist of Canadian Literature".

Watters, Reginald Eyre, 1912-

Robert J. Clark fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1911-1935

The fonds consists of research and lecture notes, records of experiments, log books, calculations, draft manuscript for a book "On the Hypotheses Which Underlie Physics" and assorted journals and off-prints.

Clark, Robert James, 1894-1972

S. Wah Leung fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950-1962

The fonds consists of personal correspondence (1951-1962) and copies of papers and articles about dentistry prepared by Leung (1950-1962) and miscellaneous material.

Leung, S. Wah, 1918-1989

San Francisco Bay map collection

  • Fonds
  • [1949?]

Collection consists of maps (in the form of photocopies, sketches, and photographs) used by Neal Harlow while writing his book "The Maps of San Francisco Bay".

School of Music fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1946 - 2007

Fonds consists of correspondence (internal and external), minutes, reports, course curricula, student-related records, published materials, and personnel records, dating from when the School was still organized as a department, and earlier. It is arranged in the following series: Early History (1946-60), School Affairs (1959-85), University Departments (1958-84), Scholars, Musicians, and Others (1959-84), Organizations (1959-84), Universities and Colleges (1969-82), and Publications (1970-2007).

University of British Columbia. School of Music

Senate fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912 - 2005

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings, reports, correspondence and proposals created by the Senate and its various committees. In addition, the fonds includes materials relating to the election and appointment of individuals to Senate. Also included are minutes, correspondence, reports and other records created by affiliated agencies including the Committee of Military Education of McGill University College (1915), the U.B.C. Faculty Council (1927-1973), and the Executive Council of Convocation (1964-1965). Fonds is arranged in nine series: Senate minutes (1916-2005), Senate reports (1929-2010), Correspondence (1931- 1982), Senate elections (1912-1963), Board of Governors' approvals (1966-1983), Subject files (1915-1981), Affiliation of theological colleges (1921-1984), Senate committees (1915-1990), and External agencies (1915-1973).

University of British Columbia. Senate

Stephen Johnson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974-1984

Fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, reports and manuscripts relating to projects undertaken by Johnson including the "Directory of Canadian Reports" (1974-1977), a proposed library patrons journal (1980-1981), a proposed international librarians journal (1979-1980), and a multicultural publication entitled "Mozaicanadien" (ca. 1984).

Johnson, Stephen

Stephen Straker fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1918-1994

The fonds consist of correspondence from 1935-1994; research from 1942-1987; published material from 1905-1996; oral history from 1983-1987; newspaper clippings from 1964-1994; and photographs from 1923-1985.

Straker, Stephen

Student Protest collection

  • Fonds
  • 1968-1970

The collection consists of Canadian Union of Students working papers and studies sponsored by the organization, and subject files dealing with issues such as Vietnam, the New Left, Social Action and assorted education topics.

Sustainable Development Research Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1985-1996, predominant 1991-1995

The fonds consists of records which document the origins of SDRI and reflect its activities during its first five years of existence, and includes correspondence, reports, minutes, financial records, and published materials. It is arranged in five series (Central Files, General Correspondence, UBC Correspondence, Subject Files, Research Projects) and one sous-fonds ("Women and Sustainable Development: Canadian Perspectives" Conference).

University of British Columbia. Sustainable Development Research Institute

Thomas Hooper fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912

Fonds consists of a large coloured, bird's-eye sketch of the campus and 2 bound volumes containing plans and descriptions for the individual buildings.

Hooper, Thomas

University Extension collection

  • Fonds
  • 1934-1935, 1959-1982

Fonds consists of publications and brochures accumulated by Drew through his work with the UBC Department of University Extension and later Continuing Education. In addition, the fonds includes photographs and slides relating to Department of University Extension short courses.

Vivaxis Energies Research International Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969-1996

The fonds consists of a copy of the society's constitution (1976), newsletters (1970-1997), correspondence (1973-1985), publications (1969-1984), and audio and video tapes and films (1975-1983).

Vivaxis Energies Research International Society

Walter Hardwick fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1946-1998

The fonds primarily consists of textual records, including correspondence, reports, minutes, and published materials which together document Walter Hardwick's political and academic careers. They are arranged in series and sub-series based largely on his areas of activity and interest. The series are Urban Planning, Urban Planning Publications, Vancouver City Council, Open Learning Agency / Knowledge Network, Ministry of Education, Vancouver Urban Futures Project, Sumas Waste Processing Plant Environmental Review, Personal Papers, Essays, Reports and Reprints, and Subject Files. Photographs of architects' models for False Creek and Granville Island are also included. The fonds also includes videotapes consisting mainly of interview footage.

Hardwick, Walter Gordon, 1932-2005

Watson Thomson research collection

  • Fonds
  • 1981-1982

The collection consists of a series of interviews carried out by Michael Welton with various friends and colleagues of Watson Thomson as part of his dissertation research for "To Be and Build the Glorious World: The Educational Thought and Practice of Watson Thomson, 1899-1946" (1983).

Werner Cohn fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-1993

The fonds consists of two series: Gypsy Research series and a Publications series consisting of copies of Cohn's publications. The first series includes material generated or collected by Cohn in the course of conducting research on Gypsies. It includes: audio taped interviews of Rom with notebooks containing description and analysis of the interviews; a computer-generated inventory of kinship ties among hundreds of North American Rom; a transcript of a New York trial (1962) of a Gypsy fortune teller; miscellaneous printed and published material about Gypsies collected by Cohn; and materials from a correspondence course for learning Romani (1969/70). The Publications series includes copies of articles by Cohn (1959-1993) and a bibliography of his works (1950-1993).

Cohn, Werner, 1926-

Wilbert MacDonald fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945-1978

The fonds consists of manuscript material, including text and sketches, for an unpublished work by MacDonald entitled "Trees of Canada". In addition, the fonds includes 222 sketches of non-Canadian trees as well as two sketch books containing pressed leaves.

MacDonald, Wilbert Lorne, 1879-1966

Wilfrid Sadler fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1893-1938

The fonds consists of correspondence, lecture notes, reference clippings, student notebooks, programs, newsletters, certificates, musical scores, receipts, pamphlets, and books produced and received by Wilfrid Sadler during his student days at Macdonald College and his professional activities as professor in the Department of Dairying from 1918. The Department of Dairying was part of the Faculty of Agriculture from 1916 to 1955.

Sadler, Wilfrid

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