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International House collection

  • Fonds
  • 1953-1955

The collection consists of records relating to the establishment of International House at the University of British Columbia. The materials, generated between 1953 and 1955, provide background information about events leading up to the establishment of International House, particularly the negotiations with the Vancouver Rotary Club which donated $150,000 toward the project.

Jacob Zilber fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950 - 2003

The fonds consists of personal and professional materials created and collected by Professor Jacob Zilber. The fonds consists of screenplays, manuscripts, drafts, notes, and correspondences relating to Jacob Zilber's published and unpublished materials. The fonds also includes biographical and autobiographical material, clippings, teaching records and course materials. It also contains manuscripts by students, materials related to musician and composer Michael Zilber, Department of Creative Writing administrative records as well as various UBC committee records.
The fonds is divided into five series: Manuscripts, Screenplays, Monologues series (1950-1999); Administrative and Teaching Materials series (1964-1989); Personal Materials series (1950-1997); Photographs series (1947-1989); and Audiovisual Materials series (196?-1985).

Zilber, Jacob

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-

Keith Maillard fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1960-1993

The fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence and reference files which document the creation of Maillard's novels, short stories and screenplays. His 'anti-war' period in the late 1960s is represented by issues of underground newspapers and audio recordings of Maillard's radio show in Boston. Also included are music scores of his arrangements for The Ferron Band and correspondence with other writers.

Maillard, Keith, 1942-

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

Lois Bewley fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1968-1971

The fonds consists of academic and professional work undertaken by Bewley including several papers written and supervised by her. It also includes the records from several professional associations to which Bewley belonged, including the Library Development Commission (1971), The Fraser Valley Regional Library Committee (1970s), the B.C. Centennial Citizen's Conference on Libraries (1971), for which Bewley served as chair of the Programs Committee, and the Association of B.C. Librarians (1968-1969), later the BCLA (1980s).

Bewley, Lois M., 1927-

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

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