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A. Alexis Alvey fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940-1985

The fonds consists of scrapbooks, correspondence, logs, photographs and subject files relating to Alveys career, and the activities of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service. The fonds also includes the scrapbooks of former W.R.C.N.S., Grace Brodie and Dorothy Isherwood. The fonds divides into seven series: Subject Files - 1940-1985, Scrapbooks 1942-1977, Canadian Navy, Logs - 1943-1944, Photographs and posters - [ca.1940?]-1958, Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service - 1942-1984, WRCNS Reunions - 1950-1985.

Alvey, A. Alexis, 1904-1996

A.E. McPhillips fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1456/12
  • Fonds
  • 1911

The fonds consists of McPhillips' photograph album depicting a camping trip taken by McPhillips, Price Ellison and others to Strathcona Park, with views of Buttle Lake, camping, boating and the Campbell, Elk and Myra Rivers.

McPhillips, A.E. (Albert Edward)

A.R.M.A. Vancouver Chapter fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1970-2005

The fonds consists of a history of the Vancouver Chapter, incorporation file, annual reports (1970-1984), financial records (1972-1983), minutes (1970-1988), correspondence (1970-1988), photographs, printed and published material and clippings relating to the activities of the Association.;Accrual consists of administrative records such as minutes and correspondence, publications such as newsletters, records regarding awards, and photographs from events. Accrual is divided into the following series: Minutes and correspondence, The Vancouver Chapter Submission 1983 ARMA Chapter of the Year Award, Publications, Photographs from events, and Award plaques and trophies.

Association of Records Managers and Administrators. Vancouver Chapter

A.W. Hewetson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914

The fonds consists of a travel journal written by Hewetson during a business trip to British Columbia.

Hewetson, A.W.

Adrien Morice fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1891-1930

The fonds consists of proofs of Morice's autobiography Fifty Years in Western Canada (1931) and five letters to Dr. Robert Bell, relating primarily to Morice's writings, particularly Indian legends.

Morice, A.G. (Adrien Gabriel)

Al King fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1966-1975

The fonds consists of agreements and printed material detailing the activities of the United Steelworkers of America in British Columbia (1966-1973) and personal correspondence relating to King's activities (1973-1975).

King, Al, 1915-2003

Al Knight fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1526
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1954

The fonds consists of Knight's photographs of prospecting, placer mining, harvesting, riding the rails, logging and mining camps throughout B.C.

Knight, Al

Alan Crawley fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1961-1965]

The fonds consists of sixty-six letters from Ethel Wilson to Alan and Jean Crawley relating to her literary career and social activities.

Crawley, Alan

Alan Plaunt fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1930-1962

The fonds consists of four series: Personal Papers, the Canadian Radio League, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Dorothy Plaunt Dyde. Fonds contains correspondence, financial records, subject files, clippings, reports, submissions, publicity material, and other documentary forms. The Plaunt correspondence contains a detailed record of the events surrounding the history of the Canadian Radio League, the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (1932), and the Act creating the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Plaunt, Alan Butterworth

Alan Twigg fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1977-1997, predominant 1991-1997

The fonds consists of moving images, sound recordings and photographs created during Alan Twigg's production of the film Spilsbury's Coast and accompanying textual materials, as well as moving images and textual materials created during his production of the BC Book World television series. The fonds also consists of textual, photographic, sound recordings, and moving images related to Twigg's interest in and association with writer George Woodcock, particulaly in the early 1990s.

Twigg, Alan

Alan Whitehorn fonds

  • Fonds
  • [1982]-1991

The fonds consists of writings by Alan Whitehorn on the CCF, NDP, and the Communist Party. Fonds includes articles and manuscripts. Some texts are co-authored by Keith Archer.

Whitehorn, Alan

Albert F. Reeve fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-2005, predominant 1978-1991

The fonds consists of materials generated in the exploration and operating process of Blackdome Exploration Ltd., and the Blackdome Mining Corporation. This includes: maps, mine plans and technical drawings, slides, photographs, geological reports, proposals, correspondence, environmental impact statements, budgets, a Masters degree thesis from the University of Alberta, exploration notes, operations reports, operating costs, geological interpretations, memorandums, recommendations, evaluations, production summaries, economic performance reports, personnel files, accounting charts, feasibility studies, annual and quarterly reports, news releases, press clippings, diamond drill hole logs and summaries, and several artifacts.

Reeve, Albert F., 1936-

Alcuin Society fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1001
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2009

The Alcuin Society Fonds reflects the activities of the society since its creation in 1965. The series consists predominantly of textual records, including administrative records, financial records, reports, correspondence, newsletters and promotional material. Also included are photographs, published material, brochures, and memorabilia. Correspondence is predominant throughout the fonds and in each series it is interfiled with related records.

The fonds consists of 8 series and 6 sub-series spanning the years 1965-2009 and measures 5.07 m in its entirety. The records were received by the Rare Books and Special Collections Department in 3 accessions. The first accession was received, arranged and described in 1981.

The second and third accruals were received July 2008 and June 2009 and processed June-August 2009. The original finding aid (1981), which described the first accession, was revised to incorporate the material in the second and third accruals.

For the second and third accrual, original order has been maintained in the physical arrangement. The intellectual arrangement, as reflected in the file list, has been imposed. Many items belonging to the same series are physically stored separately because the initial accession was processed prior to the receipt of the second and third accruals.

Alcuin Society

Alexander Donaldson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940-1960

The fonds consists of books by and about Robert Burns and 18th century Scotland and Donaldson's correspondence and papers relating to the development of his Burns collection.

Donaldson, Alexander Mitchell

Alexander Manson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1923-1928

The fonds consists of three scrapbooks of clippings with a handwritten index relating to Manson's political interests and activities. The books pertain mainly to the election campaigns and issues which consumed his time and interest as Attorney-General of B.C. including liquor regulation, Pacific Great Eastern Railway, narcotics, game conservation and other issues.

Manson, Alexander Malcolm, b. 1883

Alexander Stephen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1928-1940

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Stephen's literary work and his social concerns, including the Canadian depression of the 1930s and the world rise of fascism. The fonds also includes two scrapbooks containing letters, clippings, photographs (including Norman Bethune) and related materials. Another scrapbook (1928-1963) was completed by Stephen's wife after his death.

Stephen, A.M. (Alexander Maitland)

Alf Padgham fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1527
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1930

The fonds consists of Padgham's photographs of family and friends, Stanley Park views, lacrosse and picnics.

Padgham, Alf

Alfred Myrick Pound fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1456/14
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1932

The fonds consists of Pound's letters, addresses, criticisms and biographical sketches. It also includes material pertaining to Charles G.D. Roberts and Bliss Carman. There is also general information about Pound, Roberts and Carman, with manuscripts of poetry and prose, newspaper and magazine clippings, scrapbooks, photographs of Canadian authors and poets, and other items.

Pound, Alfred Myrick, b. 1869

Alfred Purdy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1961, 1968

The fonds consists of a manuscript of "Yeht the Raven and Other Creation Myths of the Haida" (ca. 1961) and letters (1968).

Purdy, Al, 1918-2000

Alfred Taylor fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1920

The fonds consists of maps pertaining to the development of the Dolly Varden Mine and related projects in the Alice Arm area.

Taylor, Alfred James Towle

Alfred Wegener fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1930-1932

The fonds consists of transcripts of documents from and pertaining to the Deutsche Groenland Expedition of 1930-1931 headed by Alfred Wegener and, more specifically, pertaining to his death while attempting to bring desperately needed supplies of petroleum from Weststation to Eismitte. There are also ten photographs.

Wegener, Alfred

Alica Davies fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1905-1930

The fonds consists of three certificates of graduation from the University of London Slade School of Fine Arts, a photograph (1905) of Davies in her childhood and a manuscript notebook written in the 1930s filled with observations about wildlife in British Columbia.

Davies, Alica Dorothy Somerscales

Alice Maud Burge fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1931-1948

The fonds consists of the diary entries of Alice Maud Burge from January 1, 1931 - November 14, 1948 (1424 pages). They contain the record of a remarkable women whose resourcefulness, affection and good humour sustained her family thorugh difficult times. As well, her daily record, thoughts and observations offer a window on family and community life in the West Kootenays.

Burge, Alice Maud

Alice Ravenhill fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1939-1954

The fonds consists of biographical material about Ravenhill, incoming and outgoing correspondence (1939-1951), a draft of "Glimpses of a Long Life" (1951) and two proofs of "Memoirs of an Educational Pioneer" (1951). The fonds also includes printed material (pertaining to health, welfare and education), memos, clippings, memorabilia and nineteen photographs used primarily as illustrations for "Memoirs...".

Ravenhill, Alice

Alister MacLeod fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940-1982

The fonds consists of correspondence and printed material related to socialism in B.C. (1949-81), correspondence concerning the IWA, letters written by MacLeod's acquaintances at the time of his death, a eulogy given by Mildred MacLeod and subject files created by H.E. Nelson, Chairman of the West Kootenay District CCF Council.

MacLeod, Alistair

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