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Abraham Rogatnick fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1936-2009

Fonds consists of materials that document the personal and professional activities of Abraham Rogatnick and includes handwritten notes and notebooks on historical and architectural subjects, index cards, typewritten speeches, writings, correspondence, and photographs. There are four series: Notes and Architectural Sketches, Photographs, Notebooks and Binders, and Personal Materials and Writing.

Rogatnick, Abraham, 1923-2009

Alan R. Sawyer fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-2009, predominant [1950]-1998.

Fonds includes correspondence, notes, publications, maps, drawings, photographs, and presentation aids pertaining to Alan Sawyer’s academic research, writing, curatorial and appraisal work. Includes provenance information and research regarding Sawyer's private collection of art and artefacts including sales records, photographs, inventories, catalogues and correspondence.
Box 63 includes 3 rolls of unprocessed or unused film.

Sawyer, Alan R.

Anthony Scott fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1942-2013

The fonds consists of correspondence, publication manuscripts and offprints, lecture, course notes and research files. The records offer extensive evidence of Scott's activities of teaching, research, publications and involvement with various government economic commissions. Also included are photographs (most of which are included in two scrapbooks), and a CD containing digital versions of much of Scott's written work since 1980.

Scott, Anthony, 1923-

Carolyn Gossage fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969 - 2006

The fonds consists primarily of 77 incoming letters from Jane Rule to Carolyn Gossage (1969-2002). It also includes a couple of incoming letters from Mary Meigs and Helen Sonthoff as well as miscellaneous published review articles of Rule's work.

Gossage, Carolyn, 1933-

Charles A. Rowles fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1939-1980, predominant 1954-1979

Fonds consists of records generated by the Department of Soil Science in the course of its administrative and academic activities, and by Dr. Rowles relating to his academic, professional, and personal activities. They contain information regarding the administration of the Department; courses offered by the Department; committees with which Dr. Rowles was involved, in particular those which he chaired; his extension courses, workshops, lectures, and other outside activities; and some personal correspondence.

Rowles, Charles A.

Charles W. Humphries fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1804 - 2004

Fonds consists of materials which document and reflect Charles Humphries' involvement with the Historic Sites and Monuments Board, and the Provincial Heritage Advisory Board. The materials include correspondence, reports, minutes (published and unpublished), and agenda papers (published and unpublished). Research materials include typed notes from newspaper articles, photocopies of newspaper articles, papers, transcripts and photocopies from various Canadian and British archives, and copies of death and birth certificates. Fonds also includes some biographical materials. Fonds consists of the following seven series: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, British Columbia Provincial Heritage Advisory Board, Biographical, Research Materials, Teaching Materials, Correspondence, and Published Materials.

Humphries, Charles W. (Charles Walter)

Cole Harris fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1958-2002

The fonds consists of records that Harris created and received during his student and professional careers. The records document his interests in, and involvement with, Canadian, North American, and European historical geography as a researcher and as a teacher. The fonds includes correspondence, reports, memos, clippings, published material, manuscripts, publishing contracts, conference papers, reviews, grant applications, project and dissertation proposals, notes, lecture material, photographs, slides, sketches and prints. The fonds includes six series, biographical; correspondence; course material; committees; SSHRC and projects, and reflect Harris filing system.

Harris, R. Cole, 1936-

Committee for Medieval Studies fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1971-1979

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, financial records, course outlines and materials, papers submitted to the Medieval Workshop, and video recordings. The records reflect the Committee's involvement in devising an interdisciplinary course of study (1972-1977) for students interested in the medieval field, and the Committee's role in organizing the annual Medieval Workshop at UBC (1973-1979). The video recordings are from a series entitled Beyond the Memory of Man in which members of the Committee appeared.

University of British Columbia. Committee for Medieval Studies

Conference of Learned Societies Committee of Arrangements fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1963 - 1965

Fonds consists of textual records created and acquired by the Committee on Arrangements in the course of its activities, and includes committee minutes, conference statistics, sample forms, and assorted printed material.

University of British Columbia. Conference of Learned Societies Committee of Arrangements

Coolie Verner fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1550-1979, predominant 1700-1899, 1920-1979

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts for publications, articles, speeches and reports by Verner, minutes of meetings of UBC and government committees on which Verner sat, and map research materials, 1941-1979. The papers also include almost 200 photographs, mostly snapshots, of Verner, friends and colleagues dating from the 1920s to 1979 and over 400 historical maps of North America, the Arctic and Asia, 1550-19__. Professor Verner organized his files into three subject areas relating to his work and interests: Personal, ca. 1921-1979, Adult Education, 1940s-1978, and Cartography, 1949- 1979. This arrangement has been maintained. Files within the three series are organized into sub-series, the order reflecting as closely as could be ascertained the original order of the papers as set up by Verner. In some cases this was difficult to determine as the materials were received as separate accessions over a number of years. In most cases the files are identified as Verner labeled them.

Verner, Coolie

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

Craig Miller fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-1981

Fonds consists of textual records generated over the course of Dr. Miller's career with the Department of English. They document his involvement in Departmental affairs, and include correspondence with students and other faculty; Departmental memos and newsletters; teaching notes; and committee minutes. The records also illustrate some of his interests and activities outside the Department, including the Faculty of Arts Committee on Student Life; President's Committees on University Lectures, and Spiritual Life; the UBC Anglican-United Campus Ministry, and the Co-operative Christian Campus Ministry; the Humanities Association of Canada; and the Association of Canadian University Teachers of English.
The files are arranged in three series, representing Dr. Miller's spheres of activity: Department of English, University Affairs, and Outside Interests. The contents of some files overlap, in particular those dealing with the lecture committees, and those labeled "English Department" and "Departmental Records" - however, the files and their contents were retained in their original order.

Miller, Craig

D.C. McKechnie fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1977, 1987

Fonds consists of a typewritten narrative of McKechnie’s and classmate George Gilchrist’s 1919 hiking trip through the Bridge River region, and two photocopied 1977 articles about his dog-sled journey from Hudson Bay to Cambridge Bay in the western Arctic.

McKechnie, D.C.

David C. Walker fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1984-1999

Fonds contains records relating to the research of David C. Walker. This includes photographs of electron microscope images and illustrations regarding epithelial and endothelial tri-cellular corner tight junctions. Also included are notes, drafts, reviews, and final copies of four publications: “The role of epithelial cell tight junctions in tracheal permeability,” “The reassessment of the tricellular region of epithelial cell tight junctions,” “The structure of the tricellular junctions of pulmonary capillaries,” and “Tricellular corners: preferred sites for leukocyte emigration from the pulmonary vasculature of rabbits".

Walker, David C.

David Suzuki fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 2009

Fonds consists of textual and audiovisual material related to David Suzuki’s professional work. It includes notes and manuscripts of several of his book, including "From Pebbles to Computers" and "Sciencescape" and copies of and correspondence relating to his articles published by "The Globe and Mail", the Southam News Syndicate and "Science Dimension" in the 1980s. It also includes correspondence relating to his professional work, his broadcasting and literary career, his work in the Department of Zoology at UBC, and research materials, information and correspondence regarding various associations to which Suzuki belonged or had dealings. It also includes recordings of Dr. David Suzuki’s "Discovery" and Dr. Suzuki’s "Equinox" from 1983-1990 and video recordings of some episodes of "The Nature of Things" from 1994, and copies of his speeches from 1985-2009.

Suzuki, David

Department of Geography fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969 - 1986

The fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, agenda, calendars and printed materials pertaining to the activities of the Department of Geography and its Head (1969-1986). The fonds also contains the Olav Slaymaker Sous-fonds (1975-1976).

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Geography

Department of Health, Safety, and Environment fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1968-1996

The fonds consists of records which reflect the functions, programmes, and activities of the Department of Health, Safety, and Environment, and includes correspondence, reports, minutes, and published materials. It is arranged in the following series: Director's Files, Correspondence, Committees / Task Forces, and General Files. Some materials pre-date the establishment of the Department in 1985, primarily created by departmental and campus-wide committees.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Health, Safety, and Environment

Department of History fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 2003

Fonds consists of correspondence, printed material, departmental minutes (1963-1988), committee records (1955-1974) and copies of department newsletters (1980-1984).

University of British Columbia. Dept. of History

Department of Mechanical Engineering fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969 - 1994

Fonds consists primarily of photographic material (including: black and white and colour photographs and negatives, and colour slides) as well as, pen and ink sketches and textual material. The textual material which spans intermittently between 1976 and 1994, includes reports, work orders, memoranda, drawings and blueprints. The bulk of this material primarily concerns itself with two areas of Departmental activity: teaching and machining; however, other areas to offer representation include the Engineering Undergraduate Society, the Department's photographic unit and faculty research.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Medicine fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1981-2004

The fonds consists of records documenting the functions, activities, and programmes of the UBC Department of Medicine and its constituent divisions. Also, because of the close working relationship between the Department and the Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Centre Department of Medicine -- the two were led by the same department head for much of the 1990s -- some VHHSC records were kept with the UBC files in the department offices; they remained interfiled when the records were transferred to the University Archives. The records include correspondence, reports, minutes, and published materials. The fonds is arranged in the following series: Central Files, Annual Reports, Divisions, Department and Division Reviews, Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Centre (VHHSC), and Governments and Associations.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Medicine

Department of Pathology fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1951 - 1992

Fonds consists of textual records documenting the programmes and activities of the Department of Pathology, and the Departmentʹs relationships with other organizations. These records include minutes, correspondence, course outlines and related materials, and reports. The records are arranged in the following series: Minutes, Department Head, Courses, Buildings and Facilities, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and General.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Pathology

Department of Physics fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944-2002

Fonds consists of laboratory manuals published by the UBC Department of Physics between 1949 and 1966 (most dated 1957-1962); mimeographed hand-outs for experiments and other assignments; hand-written lecture notes; and a 1944 Canadian Army physics laboratory manual. Many of the manuals are annotated. The manuals are bound, but the notes and hand-outs are loose; all have been placed in acid-free folders. They are arranged by course number, and then chronologically; unnumbered materials, and folders containing unsorted material from various courses, were placed at the end.
Fonds also includes promotional materials, many of which relate specifically to the Department of Physics at university-wide Open Houses, annual reports from the Department of Physics, notes made by Professor John Warren regarding x-rays and particle physics, as well as photographs taken of individuals, groups, and events related to the Department of Physics.

University of British Columbia. Department of Physics

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

Department of Psychology fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-1990, predominant 1982-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, and minutes of meetings relating to the activities and programs of the Department of Psychology, and photographs of Department Heads and prominent faculty members. Some records date from before the formation of the Department, when the psychology program was still part of the Department of Philosophy and Psychology. Also included are audio recordings of interviews (with typed transcripts) documenting the Department's historical development.
The material is arranged in six series: Administration, Departmental Committees, Departmental Programs, External Correspondence, Historical Files, and Oral History Project. The Historical Files series consists of textual records which document the Department's formative years, and photographs; they had been placed in a box and stored separately from the Department's other records until transferred to the Archives.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Psychology

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