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Willson Knowlton collection

  • Fonds
  • 1858-1884

The collection consists of photocopies of legal and financial documents including receipts, promissory notes, orders, agreements which relate to the business transactions of Kwong Lee and Company, Sansum Copper Mining and the Grouse Creek Flume Company.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-2006, predominant 1969-2006

The fonds consists of correspondence, much of it by Sheila Young or addressed to her, concerning various international issues; among the addressees are Prime Minister Trudeau and various cabinet ministers and other politicians, newspapers, commissions and organizations, government departments and agencies, and businesses. The records of the 11th, 13th-18th, and 20th International Congresses of the W.I.L.P.F. are also included, as well as printed material on military expenditures, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, peace, and the polar regions. Fonds includes photographs of a 1956 garden party.;An accession was added in 2007 containing printed material, minutes, correspondence from 1988-1997, financial and other operations records, ephemera, and records relating to the creation of the Canadian section and the drafting of its constitution.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

World War I British press photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1918

The collection consists of photography of every aspect of World War I - from cadet training to soldiers' graves. Every theatre of war is represented, but the majority of prints were taken in Europe, particularly on the battlefields of France and Belgium. In Britain, there are prints of Gibson Girls welding ships or carting coal. There are prints of royalty and military commanders, including Greek, Belgian and Japanese aristocracy. The technology of war is illustrated in the numerous prints of planes, ships, tanks and guns of all kinds. The collection is strong in portraying the average "Tommy" and his role in the war.

Trutch family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1845-1957

The fonds consists of a family history, correspondence, the legal documents of Sir Joseph Trutch, diaries and financial reports of John Trutch and transcripts from Charlotte Morgan-Kelly. The fonds deals with personal matters, the career of Sir Joseph Trutch as civil engineer and public official and the engineering career of John Trutch.

Trutch (family)

United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1934-1979

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, legal documents, financial records, plans, sound recordings, published and printed material generated by the UFAWU, its locals and predecessor organizations including the United Fishermen's Federal Union, the Pacific Coast Fishermen's Union, and the Fish, Cannery and Reduction Plant and Allied Workers Union, as well as office files from former Presidents William Rigby, Homer Stevens, and Jack Nichols.

United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union

United Transportation Union, Local 422 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1919-1986

The fonds consists of handwritten notes, printed material and subject files made or created in the course of practial activities by the UTU, Local 422. In addition, the fonds consists of the records of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (.27 m, 1942-1968), the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (5.25 m, 1919-1969), the Vancouver Joint Council of Railway Unions (.55 m, 1971-1984), and the Vancouver Rail Task Force, (1 m, mainly 1977-1982).

United Transportation Union. Local 422 (Vancouver, B.C.)

Vancouver Cooperative Radio fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1975-1981

The fonds consists of 129 reel-to-reel tapes relating to the production of radio programmes on labour including the proceedings of the Vancouver and District Labour Council, Oct., 1977 - May, 1981 (32 tapes) proceedings of British Columbia Federation of Labour conventions, 1975-1979 (64 tapes), proceedings of various union meetings or discussion on specific unions (20 tapes) and other topics relating to the activites of labour such as democracy in Chile (13 tapes).

Vancouver Cooperative Radio

Vancouver Rifle Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1889-1896

The fonds consists of bound, handwritten minutes of the Vancouver Rifle Association.

Vancouver Rifle Association

Vancouver Women in Focus Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974-1986

The fonds consists of office files, financial material, scripts and related research materials pertaining to the activities of the Society in the 1970s and 1980s.

Vancouver Women in Focus Society

Thomas Whaun fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1984

The fonds consists primarily of correspondence with accompanying newspaper clippings, diaries and photographs. Fonds includes school notes and correspondence of his daughter, lieutenant colonel June Whaun.

Whaun, Thomas Moore

Tom McEwen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1977

The fonds consists of documents made and received in the course of pursuing activities and interests in labour and communist issues. Fonds includes books, correspondence, magazines, manuscripts, newsletters, pamphlets, press clippings, and reports.

McEwen, Tom

Toni Onley fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1962-2001

The fonds consists of correspondence, diaries, log books, manuscripts, photographs, records books, gallery files, subject files, and printed material relating to Onleys career as an artist, including a record of work, sales, donations, and disputes with Revenue Canada about the taxation of visual artists. A sketchbook entitled "LEternite Cest De Trouver De Que Tu As Deja" combines the poetry of Claude Peloquin with 51 watercolours by Onley relating to his Arctic voyages.

Onley, Toni, 1928-2004

H.B. Foster fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1876

The fonds consists of a one-volume journal kept by H.B. Foster during a voyage from Jamaica to England via New York and Canada in 1876.

Foster, H.B.

H. Bullock-Webster fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1874-1880

The fonds consists of ninety-two original sketches of British Columbian life, mainly of social life, customs, and dress in Hudson's Bay Company posts and along various transportation routes (1874-1880). Sketch book includes four photographs of Fort McLeod, Stuart Lake and the artist.

Bullock-Webster, Harry, b. 1855

H.G. Barnett fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1935-1940, predominant 1935-1936

The fonds consists of field research material for the Coast Salish (1935/36) and Tsimshian (1940) Indians of B.C.

Barnett, H.G. (Homer Garner), 1906-1985

Norman MacLean collection

  • Fonds
  • 1935-1972

The collection consists of subject files relating to civic elections (1941-1971) and the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Also included are approximately 100 brochures and pamphlets pertaining to socialism.

Norman Newton fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1949-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence carried with peers and publishers, manuscripts of works both published and unpublished, and critics' reviews of published material. Correspondence with Derek Healey and Tibor Serly provide the framework for collaborations created, primarily by mail, with each person. Fonds includes revisions to "A Leviathon" and "The White Man from the Sea".

Newton, Norman, 1929-

Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1860-1915

The fonds consists of records relating to activities of the O.M.I. at Lake Okanagan and Kamloops (1860-1915).

Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate (B.C.)

Olive Allen Biller collection

  • Fonds
  • 1890-[ca. 1950]

The collection consists of journals, clippings, and graphic material, including drawings, paintings, and photographs, relating to her artistic pursuits and hobbies as well as her day-to-day family life both in England and Canada.

Allen, Olive, 1879-1957

Patricia Blondal fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1038
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 1963

Fonds reflects Blondal's personal life and work as a writer, radio broadcaster, university student and researcher whose interests include religion, philosophy, psychology and criminology in the 1940s and 1950s. Records are arranged into four series, spanning from about 1929 to 1963, including documents that were added by her husband following her death in 1959.

Blondal, Patricia

Pauline Johnson research collection

  • Fonds
  • 1881-1913

The collection consists of research material for Keller's book, "Pauline: The Life of Pauline Johnson". It includes photocopies of letters to, from, and about Pauline Johnson, copies of printed material, as well as two articles about Johnson.

Payne family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1762-1805

The fonds consists of family correspondence, financial records and miscellaneous documents (1762-1805).

Payne (family)

Peter Dent fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1978-1980

The fonds consists of a typescript of Dent's article on B.C.'s first nurses' strike in 1980, two articles on nurses' collective bargaining, and a staff representative manual for the Registered Nurses' Association of B.C. (1978). Also included is a typescript entitled "The Beginning", which details the history of the collective bargaining of nurses.

Dent, Peter

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