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Peter Faminow fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1663
  • Fonds
  • 1925 - 2002

Fonds consists of personal and business records of Peter Faminow, related to his personal and family life, career as a lawyer and a politician, and his interests and involvement in the Doukhobor community. Records include correspondence, clippings and scrapbooks, photographs, audio recordings, papers, speeches, and other textual records. The fonds is arranged into the following series: Family records, Records related to education, Records related to law practice and career, Doukhobor related files, Scrapbooks and clippings, and Audio recordings.

Faminow, Peter

W. Randle Iredale fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1654
  • Fonds
  • 1958 - 2000

The fonds consists of records reflective of W. Randle Iredale’s career as a professional architect, spanning approximately 1955 to 2000, predominant between 1960-1970. Specific projects that are reflected in the records include: the Portage Mountain Development Project, Hydro Tourist Lookout, Downtown Stadium Centennial, Westcoast Transmission Building, UBC Sedgewick Undergraduate Library, Vancouver Downtown Stadium, Vancouver’s Park Site 19 Project and St. Francis Construction Project.

A large portion of the material is reflective of the Portage Mountain Development Project, a large hydro-electric project at Portage Mountain in north-east British Columbia. The following projects, which were all part of the Portage Mountain Development Project, are reflected in the fonds: the Portage Mountain Lookout Building, Portage Mountain Control Building, Portage Mountain Power House, Hudson’s Hope Housing and George W. Pearkes Elementary School.
Records are arranged generally according to project, keeping the original filing system of the creator.

The majority of the fonds consists of photographs, negatives, slides and architectural drawings pertaining to project sites, spanning primarily from the 1960s to the 1990s. Textual records in the fonds primarily consist of correspondence, publicity material and publications pertaining to the projects completed by Rhone & Iredale Architect and the Iredale Partnership.

The fonds is arranged into the following series: Portage Mountain Lookout Building; Hydro Tourist Lookout; Downtown Stadium Centennial; Westcoast Transmission Building; UBC Sedgewick Undergraduate Library; Vancouver Downtown stadium; Vancouver’s Park Site 19 Project; Hudson’s Hope Housing and School; and architectural drawings.

Iredale, W. Randle, 1929-

E. Tilford Fenton fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1652
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1915

Fonds consists of records reflecting Fenton’s activities as the president of the Local 213 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in B.C. and the Executive Board representative of the First District of the Pacific District Council of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, spanning approximately from 1912 to 1913. These records are arranged in chronological order. Textual records in the fonds primarily consist of incoming correspondence from the U.S. to E.Tilford Fenton as the president of the I.B.E.W. in B.C., general circulars and reports from Pacific District Council, and administrative documents of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Personal correspondence of E. Tilford Fenton spans primarily from 1914 to 1915. These records are also arranged in chronological order.

The fonds is arranged into the following four series: office correspondence; general circulars; administrative documents; and personal correspondence.

Fenton, E. Tilford

Douglas Coupland fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1643
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2008

This fonds comprises records created by Coupland from approximately 1970 to 2008. They are related to all aspects of Coupland's life and career. Among other types of records, the fonds includes, drafts of Coupland's major literary works, personal and artistic photographs, visual art material (such as collages, paintings and printouts of digital collages), technical notes and designs for Coupland's website, conceptual sketches and designs, annotated books used during Coupland's speaking events, personal and administrative correspondence, personal notes/memos, sent or received from Coupland's family friends, notebooks, fan correspondence, press clippings featuring work by and about Coupland, ephemera collected by Coupland, audio/visual material.

The fonds is arranged into the following series: digital projects, dramatic projects, fan mail and related material, journalism, lectures, interviews and readings, literary projects, personal and administrative affairs, press clippings, research and notes, and visual art projects.

Coupland, Douglas

Jack Shadbolt fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1493
  • Fonds
  • 1934 - 1996

The fonds consists of Shadbolt's private journals, notebooks, lecture notes, sketch books from his work with the Art Students' League of New York, 1948-1949 as well as 6 sketchbooks from the 1960s, a collection of his loose drawings and studies, an extensive collection of photographs of Shadbolt's paintings, including colour transparencies, slides of a photographic work entitled "Year", family photographs, personal and professional incoming correspondence, his picture reference file of postcards and magazine clippings, exhibition catalogues and other printed material. Correspondents include John Macdonald, Wilfred Watson, Max Maynard, Jock Firestone, Molly Bobak, George Swinton, and Ron Thom.

Shadbolt, Jack, 1909-

Eric Nicol fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1403
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2005

The fonds consists of Eric Nicol's business correspondence, drafts (handwritten notebooks and typescripts) for various writings, finished scripts for plays and shows, drafts and newspaper clippings of his columns, reference materials, reviews of his work, printed materials featuring his articles, photographs of Eric Nicol, and subject files. The fonds also contains a file of his correspondence with The Vancouver Sun, which was kept by the Sun and later given to Nicol. His writings are categorized into radio scripts, television scripts, stage scripts, books, articles, short stories and other writings. Drafts and related materials of each category comprise a series.

A second accession was added in 2007, and described in 2008 which consists mainly of manuscripts for books, short stories, articles, stage plays and radio plays which were written by Nicol but never published. It also includes some early drafts of books that were eventually published. The accession also includes Nicol's business correspondence from 1971 to 1978.

Nicol, Eric Patrick

Irene Howard fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1257
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1997

The Irene Howard fonds consists of general correspondence and materials related to Howard's personal interests and associations, and materials relating to her work as researcher, literary agent and writer. The fonds is divided into seven series: Association involvement and general interest; Interview recordings; Photographs and maps; "Monday Morning" magazine issues; Literary activities; NDP campaigns materials; and Materials related to Ronald Liversedge.

The fonds includes research notes, notebooks, file cards, photocopied materials from various sources, correspondence (with publishers, research subjects, colleagues, librarians and archivists), drafts of her books and essays, biographical materials, newsletters, magazines, newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, brochures, photographs and cassette tapes.

Howard, Irene

George Gee fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1210
  • Fonds
  • 1945 - 1973

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, legal documents, subject files, and printed material relating mainly to the union activities of George Gee as a business agent for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Vancouver Local 213, his expulsion from the union by an international representative of the union, and his attempts to be re-instated.

Gee, George

E.M. Delafield fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1164
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1936-1963]

Fonds reflects E.M. Delafield's career and interests as a writer and lecturer in the early decades of the twentieth century. Some of the items in the fonds were also made or received by persons related to E.M. Delafield. Textual records in the fonds consist of letters related to Delafield's research and writing on the British author Charlotte Yonge and unpublished manuscripts, plays, short articles, book reviews, and lectures written by Delafield pertaining to her interests in Charlotte Yonge, women, religion, the lives of the British upper class, and other subjects.

The fonds also includes clippings, obituary notices, photographs, and records related to the writings of Lorna Lewis. Fonds consists of six series: Incoming letters; Manuscripts; Lecture notes; Newspaper clippings; Personal photographs; and Records related to Lorna Lewis.

Delafield, E.M.

Harry M. Daggett fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1155
  • Fonds
  • 1922 - 1961

Fonds consists of records relating to Dr. Harry Mark Draggatt's philatelic interests and contains biographical information about Dr. Daggett including his birth certificate, grade school and high school report cards, University Diplomas, and a number of photographs. The fonds is made up of three series as determined by the creator. The series are Literature Study Group, BA Clips, and Personal.

Daggett, Harry M.

John Crosse fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1150
  • Fonds
  • 1985-2006

Fonds consists of Crosse's research notes, journals and annotated photocopies regarding the marine history of British Columbia. This material was primarily generated by Crosse in the course of his research activities from 1985-2006, but the fonds also contains annotated reproductions of numerous rare maps created in the late 1700s. The textual and photographic records have been arranged by Crosse primarily according to the subjects of his research. There are three series of cartographic material which are roughly arranged according to geographical area.

The first accrual relates to Crosse's research into early explorations of British Columbia’s coast. Accrual contains research notes, maps, photographs and correspondence. Two series are accruals to series in the first accession: they are the Manby research material series and the Narvaez research material series. Accrual also contains the Research papers and archival material series, the Miscellaneous research maps and oversized items series and the Panoramic photographs series.

Crosse, John

Frank Charnley fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1120
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1976

Fonds illustrates Frank Charnley's career and interests as a mathematician, sheep rancher, beekeeper and writer, as well as records relating to his family, predominately from his retirement years. Photographs showcase Charnley at his Barnston Island home, presumably in the 1960s. Fonds is organized into the following series: Correspondence; Mathematical notes; Creative writing; Beekeeping records; Sheep ranching records; Miscellaneous records; Photographs; University records; and Reports authored by Frank Charnley.

Charnley, Frank

Labour History Association fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1071
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1984

The fonds documents the administrative, financial and publication activities of the Labour History Association, including the production of the film For Twenty Cents a Day; the slide-sound programs These Were the Reasons. . . and Strike, both about the history of union organizing in BC; and ten issues of the journal Labour History. The fonds includes meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records and related material pertaining to the activities of the LHA.

Labour History Association

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

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers' Union fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1005
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1978, predominant 1960-1978

The fonds consists of a framed charter for the Journeymen Tailors' Union of America, Local 178 (1898) and printed material relating to the Clothing and Textile Workers' Union from the 1960s and 1970s.

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers' Union. Local 178

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

R.L. Reid fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 731-736;BC 475-477;BC 221-224;BC 226-227;BC 194-195;BC 1345
  • Fonds
  • 1754-1945

The fonds consists of personal materials including biographical information, correspondence (1905-1944), financial records (1892-1930), speeches, clippings and memorabilia relating to Canadiana and mining in British Columbia. Also included are collected historical items, most prominent amongst which are research materials relating to Alfred Waddington (1858-1872). The fonds also includes various collected historical items (1754-1889) and photographs of the E. Moss family, Esquimalt scenery and buildings, scenes of Nelson and Ymir mining, and Cape Breton scenery.

Reid, Robie Lewis

Canadian History collection

  • CA UBCSP BC 488-489
  • Fonds
  • 1585-[ca. 1910]

The collection consists of correspondence and documents belonging and pertaining to various figures and events in Canadian history. MacMillan assembled the material from various sources. Also included is a photograph of a logging scene in Vancouver (ca. 1900) and of East Indian workers at Canadian Western Lumber Company, ca. 1900-1910.

Yorkshire Trust Company fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1940
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1970

The fonds consists of business records of the Yorkshire Guarantee & Securities, Limited, The Yorkshire and Canadian Trust, Limited and The Yorkshire & Pacific Securities, Limited, Huddersfield, England concerning its B.C. operations. The records consist of those created at Head Office, Huddersfield, in its dealings with its Vancouver and Victoria offices. There are also books of account which appear to have been created in its Vancouver office. The records consist of legal documents (1889-1950) minutes (1906-1950) correspondence (1890-1964) and financial records (1889-1970), including registers, journals and ledgers (1889-1954). There are also records of the Canadian Mining Syndicate and the Vancouver Land & Securities Corporation. The fonds also includes photographs of the exterior of the Thos. Dunn and Company store, depicting goods ready for shipment from Vancouver to the Klondike and interiors and exteriors of the Yorkshire Building in the 1950s.

Yorkshire Trust Company

Jim Spilsbury fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1938
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1991

The fonds consists of family papers including genealogical findings and legal documents concerning land owned by his family in the New Westminster District (Whonnock), 1870-1910; correspondence and newsclippings; records gathered or kept by Spilsbury on Spilsbury and Hepburn Ltd. and its successors in radio communications, 1940-1985; records of Queen Charlotte Airlines Ltd., 1946-1955; and a large collection of ca. 6000 photographs (including cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards) negatives, and slides, mainly taken by Spilsbury. The photographs consist mainly of images relating to Savary Island, Vancouver Island and other area of B.C.'s coast where Spilsbury lived and carried out his activities. As well as images of early native and logging sites and towns and topography of B.C., they also provide a record of Spilsbury's paintings. Photographs also depict Spilsbury's English relatives (1870-1906), friends and family at New Westminster, Whonnock and Savary Island, logging operations at Theodosia Arm in the 1930s, aircraft and personnel of Queen Charlotte Airlines, and equipment and personnel of Spilsbury and Hepburn.

Spilsbury, Jim, 1905-

Stuart Keate fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1937
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1987

The fonds consists of records of Keate's career as a publisher of the Victoria Daily Times (1951-1964) and the Vancouver Sun (1964-1978) as well as of his private life. There is some correspondence and manuscripts relating to his career as a Lieutenant in the Naval Service, 1943-1945, and Bureau Chief of Time Inc. in Montreal, 1948-1950. Much of the material consists of correspondence, subject files, speeches, scrapbooks, audio tapes and cassettes, photographs, and ideas and manuscripts of his book Paper Boy. Some prominent correspondents include G.M. (Max) Bell, R.S. Malone, Bruce Hutchinson, and Allan Fotheringham. Photographs depict family, friends, business associates, politicians and sports figures.

Keate, Stuart

W. Neale Turner fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1936
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1906

The fonds consists of photograph albums depicting Turner's activities as managing director of the Fraser River Gold Dredging Company, including scenes of equipment, placer mining sites, and aspects of life in Lytton, including a native funeral procession. Includes scenes of Turner's voyage to Canada aboard ships and trains.

Turner, W. Neale

Tatsuo Kurihara fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1934
  • Fonds
  • 1985-1986

The fonds consists of Kurihara's photographs of Japanese-Canadian fishermen, their families, and daily life in the fishing community of Steveston, B.C.

Kurihara, Tatsuo

Beatrice Millar fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1932
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1980

The fonds consists of subject files, office files, printed material, videos, photographs, and slides relating to home economic topics such as cooking and kitchen and laundry planning presented by Beatrice Millar on behalf of the British Columbia Hydro Home Service Centre. Photographs consist of slides used in the BC Hydro home economics program as well as photographs of BC Hydro and Beatrice Millar in a television studio.

Millar, Beatrice

Western Miner fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1929
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1986

The fonds consists of photographs of mines, mining activities, and mining personnel created and collected for use in the Western Miner and its predecessor publications, The Miner and the British Columbia Miner. Images include aerial views as well as ground level shots of mine sites, buildings, townsites, mining, milling, smelting and other mineral processing operations. The photographs include exteriors and interiors of mines and buildings, crews at work, and a collection of portraits of company executives, staff and Canadian politicians. Mining equipment is featured including excavators, diamond drills, continuous miners, loaders, shuttle cars, muckers, ore conveyors, and drilling rigs.

Western Miner

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