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Coral Topping fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-1980

The fonds consists of manuscripts of Topping's articles and reports in the fields of sociology and criminology; drafts of his stories and poetry; examples of questionnaires and other material from his research projects; and scrapbooks and other autobiographical materials. The records include manuscripts, correspondence, forms, and clippings and other published materials.

Topping, Coral Wesley, b. 1889

Crofton House Administration Office fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1938-1998

The fonds consists of records generated by six of the seven Headmistresses of Crofton House (Miss Jessie Gordon has no extant records): Sara E.G. MacDonald, Ellen K. Bryan, Muriel Bedford-Jones, Rosalind W. Addison, Barbara Emmerson, and Barbara M. Walker. Other series include correspondence and reports from the Registrar's office, an extensive thematic filing system from the Office Manager, and financial records from the Bursar's office such as the General Ledgers and budgets. The Office of the Registrar series also includes student records. The Administration Office fonds is a rich source of information about the everyday occurrences of the school at any given time.

Crofton House School. Administration Office

Crofton House Board of Governors fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1937-2000

The fonds consists of record of the Board of Governors relating to all aspects of the school's operations since it became an educational trust in 1937. Fonds includes Constitution and Bylaws, Minutes, Executive Committee records, Finance and Budget Committee records, Building and Grounds Committee records, Members General records and Correspondence, Education and Curriculum Committee records, Compensation Committee records, Ad Hoc Building Committee records, Ad Hoc Committee on Boarding records, Fund-Raising Committee records, Boarding Department and Bedford-Jones Hall Committee records, Marketing and Public Relations Committee records, Building Committee (Phase 2) records, Bylaw Committee records, Development Committee records, Human Resources Committee records, Motions, Lists of Members, Ad Hoc Committeee of Administrative Structure and Merit Awards, Building and Fund-raising Awareness, Building Development Committee, Bursary Committee records, Computer Study Committee records, Nominating Committee records, Search Committee records, and 100th Birthday Steering Committee records.

Crofton House School Society. Board of Governors

Department of Poultry Science fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974-1980

Fonds consists of six series: Correspondence; Purchase Orders; Poultry Farm Sales Records; Research/ Research Funding; Seminars; and Miscellaneous Records. The Correspondence Series consists of three sub-series: a) General Correspondence; b) Correspondence with Business / Government; c) Interdepartmental Correspondence.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Poultry Science

Dorothy Maud Somerset fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1900 - 1991

The fonds consists of correspondence from 1929 to 1990; biographical data/information from 1921 to 1991; literary works from 1938 to 1984; photographs from 1898 to 1984; interviews and talks/speeches given from 1942 to 1984; newspaper clippings from 1920 to 1990; newsletters and theatre souvenirs from 1922 to 1987.

Somerset, Dorothy Maud

Gideon Rosenbluth fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1943-1986

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, and minutes which document Rosenbluth's involvement with various associations and committees including the UBC Board of Governors and the Canadian Economic Association. The bulk of the material consists of files from the 1960s when he was chairman of the Salaries Committee of the Canadian Association of University Teachers.

Rosenbluth, Gideon

Helen Sonthoff fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944-2000

Fonds consists of personal correspondence, newspaper clippings and manuscripts; as well as, memorial tributes, cards and letters of sympathy pertaining to the passing of Sonthoff. The fonds is arranged in the following series: Correspondence, Essays and Criticisms and Memorial Tributes.

Sonthoff, Helen

Laurence Ricou fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945-2008

The fonds consists of Ricou's correspondence during his teaching careers at the University of Lethbridge and UBC. The fonds also includes records relating to his involvement with the Association of Canadian University Teachers of English (ACUTE), book reviews, negotiated grants, Literary History of Canada, Canada research fellowships and a summer course taught on the writings of Malcolm Lowry. The fonds also contains research information pertaining to the life and work of Canadian author Patricia Blondal.

Ricou, Laurence R., 1944-

Frank F. Wesbrook fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1881-1918, 1980

The fonds consists of diaries, photographs, articles, speeches and reports, and miscellaneous material, all of which document Frank F. Wesbrook’s personal and professional activities. Also included are a collection of off-prints of scholarly articles relating to a variety of medical topics that Wesbrook collected or in some cases wrote.

Wesbrook, F.F. (Frank Fairchild)

Frank Read fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1932-1986

The fonds consists of scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, correspondence, speeches, publications and awards that chronicle Reads career as a rower and, more particularly as a rowing coach.

Read, Frank

Ian Ross fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969-1979, 1990

The fonds consists of two series - Publications and Arts I. The first includes original and copy edited typescripts for three of Ross's books: Lord Kames and the Scotland of His Day (1972), The Correspondence of Adam Smith (1977), and William Dunbar: A Critical Study (1981). The Arts I series consists of minutes, correspondence, reports and printed material arising from the establishment and assessment of the program.

Ross, Ian Simpson, 1930-

Institute of Oceanography fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1949-1978

The fonds consists of miscellaneous files from George Pickard's office (1949-1974), including records from the Canadian Committee on Oceanography (1960-1972). The bulk of the records are composed of departmental files including correspondence, grant material, and financial records. There is also a comprehensive set of oceanographic log sheets containing data collected between 1951 and 1978.

University of British Columbia. Institute of Oceanography

Richard Splane and Verna Huffman Splane fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1936-2013

Fonds contains records pertaining to the separate careers and personal lives of both Verna Huffman Splane and Richard Splane, and their life together as a couple. Work records reflect Richard’s work in Alberta, his time in the RCAF, and his lengthy career in the federal government as well as Verna’s work for WHO, the federal government, and as a faculty member at UBC and the University of Victoria. These records include government reports, meeting minutes and agenda, correspondence, articles, course outlines and notes. Personal records reflect both Richard and Verna’s social lives and interest in social welfare outside of their careers. These records include correspondence, curriculum vitae, photographs (print and digital), notes, articles and publications, meeting minutes and agenda, and certificates.
The records reflecting Richard and Verna’s joint life has been arranged into eight series: Chief Nursing Officers Study, Home and Social Life, Personal Correspondence, University Hill Congregation, Social Welfare Work, Honours and Awards, Photographs, and Audio-visual. The fonds also includes two sous-fonds: the Richard Beverly Splane sous-fonds and the Verna Huffman Splane sous-fonds.

Splane, Richard B.

Otis J. Todd fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1962

The fonds consists of copies of Todd's articles (1915-1952), Todd family genealogies and a handwritten travel journal and accompanying photograph album from a trip to Europe, Egypt and Greece (1923).

Todd, O.J. (Otis Johnson)

Phrateres, Theta Chapter fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1935-1991

The fonds consists of scrapbooks constructed by members of the Theta Chapter of the Phrateres, from some of the sub-chapters, and from the UCLA Alpha chapter, to document their activities. Scrapbooks are composed of clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and drawings relating to various charitable and social events sponsored by the organization. The records also include minutes from Theta Chapter and Presidents' and Social Reports. Other materials include membership lists, a guest book for an alumni tea, and handbooks for the UBC Theta Chapter and for the University of Washington chapter.

Phrateres. Theta Chapter

Mara McBirney fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1933-1982

The fonds consists of files of examinations and business reports, as well as correspondence, attendance registers, notes and sound cassettes relating to school activities.

McBirney, Mara

School of Social Work fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1929-2009

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, published materials, and other records documenting the programs and activities of the School of Social Work, its faculty, and its students. The records are arranged into the following series: General History, Buildings and Resources, Statistics, Admissions, Faculty, Reports, Students, Financial Assistance, "The School and the Community," Research Grants, Curriculum, Committees, Consortiums, Correspondence, Budgets, Symposia and Conferences, Conferences Attended, Miscellaneous, and Audio Visual.

University of British Columbia. School of Social Work

Sigma Tau Chi fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1942-1950

The fonds consists of three bound minute books covering the period 1942-1950.

Sigma Tau Chi (Vancouver, B.C.)

Susan Wood fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974-1980

Fonds consists of correspondence, review articles, and published materials. both general (1974-80) and in relation to her involvement with the SF issue of "Room of One's Own" (1979-80). There are also records arising from Wood's participation in the "Pacific Northwest Review of Books" and copies of review articles (1977-78). Also included are materials (predominantly printed) from "Crossing Frontiers", a 1978 conference which brought together Canadian and American literary scholars, historians and writers to discuss comparative literature from the two "wests".

Wood, Susan Joan

Lydia Gruchy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1893 - 2000

Fonds consists of the following record series: Family correspondence and other materials (1892-1995); Publications and manuscripts (1915-2000); Audio and video recordings (1985-1992); Florence Gruchy photographs (1933-1960); Lydia Gruchy family photographs (1917-1953).

Gruchy, Lydia

Lyle Wilson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1991

Fonds consists of a copy of Wilson’s “Kitlope Report: Various Haisla Artifacts.”

Wilson, Lyle

Bob Kingsmill fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 1979

The fonds consists of correspondence, questionnaires, and photographs relating to Bob Kingsmill’s research for his book A Catalogue of British Columbia Potters (1978). In order to gather material for his book, Kingsmill created a questionnaire requesting information and photographs, which he sent to about 70 potters throughout British Columbia. The fonds consists mainly of the responses Kingsmill received, which include the completed questionnaires containing short biographical and artistic statements by each potter, together with black and white or colour photographs of the artists and their pottery.

Kingsmill, Bob

Harry B. Hawthorn fonds

  • Fonds
  • [189-]–[200-], predominant [193-]–[197-]

The fonds consists of records created and collected by Harry B. Hawthorn in a number of different capacities: as researcher, professor, Dean of Anthropology and Director of the Museum of Anthropology. Textual records in the fonds include correspondence, transcripts, research notes and clippings from publications. Much of the graphic materials relate to Harry Hawthorn’s interactions with aboriginal communities as an anthropologist, a professor, and as the Director of MOA. Other images relate to his personal life, documenting his youth in New Zealand, his life as a father and anthropologist, and his later established professional roles.

Hawthorn, Harry Bertram

Michael Collison fonds

  • Fonds
  • ca. 1917-2009, predominant 1991-1999

The fonds consists of photocopied materials, personal notes, transcripts, personal correspondence and historical correspondence. The fonds is divided into three series: Research files, audio materials and research index cards.

Collison, Michael

Women's Athletic Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-1933

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, and reports which document the activities of the executive and of various athletic clubs.

University of British Columbia. Women's Athletic Association

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