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Academic Women's Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 1996

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of the Association's Annual General Meeting and its Executive Committee, reports by the Association and other organizations, published materials, questionnaires, and copies of the AWA constitution and administrative history.

University of British Columbia. Academic Women's Association

Anne Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1967

Fonds consists of both office and personal records that span much of Smith's long career with the UBC Library, and includes correspondence, reports, minutes, notes, course materials, publications, and newspaper clippings. The material is arranged in the following series: Reference Correspondence, Subject Files Personal and Office (Campus and Off-Campus), Subject Files Library, Miscellaneous Reference Subject Files, Canadian Library Association, and Library Education.

Smith, Anne M.

Anthony Scott fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1942-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts and off-prints, lecture and course notes, and research files which reflect his professional activities of teaching, research and involvement with various government economic commissions.

Scott, Anthony, 1923-

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

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

Doreen Walker fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1660-1990, predominant 1920-1985

The fonds consists of hand-written notes as well as published articles relating to artists in Canada between the early 17th century and the late 20th century. The fonds also consists of copies of correspondence between artists, as well as Walkers own correspondence with artists and the artistic world in general, both inside and outside Canada. The fonds consists of the following series and is largely arranged in its original order. 1) Canadian Artists 2) Records relating to Dear Nan: Letters to Emily Carr, Nan Cheney, and Humphrey Toms 3) Photographs.

Walker, Doreen, 1920-

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

Frank F. Wesbrook fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1891 - 1918

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.

Wesbrook, F.F. (Frank Fairchild), 1868-1918

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, d. 1994

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

Guy Palmer fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1954-1989

The fonds consists of 6,066 35 mm negatives of dress rehearsals of major UBC theatrical productions between 1961 and 1988. There are also some images of productions staged during summer school, as well as by the Extension and English departments (1954/55), and alphabetical and chronological listings of UBC productions between 1954 and 1988. The fonds also includes copies of programs from productions at the Frederic Wood Theatre (1964-1991).

Palmer, Guy, 1913-

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

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

Laurence Ricou fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945-1999

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-

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 and from some of the sub-chapters 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

Physical Plant fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1968 - 1983

The fonds consists of reports and studies generated by the Physical Plant between 1968 and 1983. The materials include feasibility studies and functional programs for the Anthropology and Sociology Building, Buchanan Building, Aquatic Centre, Biological Sciences Building, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building, Fort Camp and TRIUMF.

University of British Columbia. Physical Plant

Prism International fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1957-1995

The fonds consists of manuscripts, galleys, page proofs and paste-ups relating to the publication of Prism International. In addition, the fonds includes route sheets and correspondence produced during the selection of submissions for inclusion in the Journal. The bulk of this material is arranged chronologically by volume and issue number. Also included are financial statements and correspondence relating to the marketing and production of the Journal and records from Prism International Press. Fonds organized into four series: Administrative/financial records series (1957-1994), Prism International volume-issue series (1958-1995), Prism International Press (1966-1971), and Correspondence (1964-1984).

Prism International

Richard B. Splane fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1963, 1976-1982

Fonds consists of incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence between Splane and Leonard Marsh, copies of lecture notes and course outlines prepared by Marsh and a bound volume of Social Work Research (1947-1956) with supplements to 1963 annotated by Marsh.

Splane, Richard B.

School of Nursing fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1918 - 1991

The fonds consists of records from the School of Nursing, most of which had been accumulated in the course of office administrative activity, and some of which had been collected for the purpose of writing a history of the School. The fonds is arranged in the following series: Office files (1942-1991), History of Nursing at UBC (1919-1965), School of Nursing Golden Jubilee (1969), Elizabeth McCann's project files (1980-1981), and Photographs (including scrapbook) (1940-1969).

University of British Columbia. School of Nursing

School of Social Work fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1929-1980

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

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

The fonds consists of miscellaneous materials including correspondence (1974-1980), records arising from Wood's participation in the Pacific Northwest Review of Books, and copies of review articles (1977-1978). Also included is some material (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

Transportation management research collection

  • Fonds
  • 1954 - 1976

The collection consists of materials gathered by Karl Ruppenthal as course aids for subjects taught mainly at Stanford University as part of the Transportation Management Program. The bulk of the collection consists of copies of transportation industry publications, published regulatory decisions and reports and related documents, and transcripts of addresses and speeches by other individuals, along with related correspondence and newspaper and magazine clippings. There are no papers in the collection generated by Ruppenthal himself, apart from copies of letters requesting materials from corporations and regulatory bodies, and some written notes. The collection is organized in series based on the following broad subject areas: Pipelines, Civil Aeronautics Board, Ocean Transportation, Case Leads (case studies for the Stanford course Business 380), Consulting with Consultants (conference), Australian Travel Material, Emergency Board Reports, Noise and Environmental Pollution, Transportation Co-ordination and Consolidation, Transportation Economics and Regulations, Rail Mergers, Rail Transportation Labour, Skyliner (TWA employee newsletter), Roberts Bank Superport, and Air California.

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