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Clayoquot Resource Centre fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1993-1994

The fonds consists of the following series: message book, flyers and correspondence, trial lists, reasons for sentencing, trial summaries, arrestee information book, defence strategies, pamphlets, photographs, "Ron McIsaac's historical account of Clayquot Blockade" clippings scrapbook, and photocopies of Crown Authorities for Criminal Contempt of Court trials."

Clayoquot Resource Centre

Commission on Academic Governance fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1972-1973

The fonds consists of terms of reference, notices of meetings, minutes, correspondence, notes of oral presentations, written submissions, reference material from other institutions, draft of the report, and the Commission's final report.

University of Victoria (B.C.). Commission on Academic Governance

University Committees series

Series includes records from committees of which the Dean of Fine Arts was a member, such as meeting minutes, agendas, notices, and accompanying material. These committees are: Senate Committee on Planning, Space Allocation Committee, Senate Committee on Entrance Requirements and Standards, Sub-Committee to Examine the Feasibility of a School of Physical Education (1976), and the CAUT Committee of Enquiry. Files are arranged chronologically by committee. Series also includes records of the Victoria College Fine Arts Committee, which became the UVic Graphic Arts Committee, which then became the University Art Committee. In 1964, with the establishment of UVic and move to the Gordon Head campus, the Fine Arts Committee was renamed the Graphic Arts Committee (GAC). In October 1973 the GAC was dissolved and a President's Committee, the University Art Committee (UAC) reporting to the Dean of Fine Arts, was established in its place. When the Maltwood Museum and Gallery moved to campus in 1978, a sub-committee of the Maltwood Museum and Gallery Advisory Committee, called the Art Acquisitions Advisory Committee, was formed. This new committee replaced the UAC in March of 1978. The records include committee minutes, budgets and purchase records, information on artists, and records about the permanent art collection. The records of the GAC and UAC are intermingled in some files. Files are arranged chronologically.

University of Victoria (B.C.). Faculty of Fine Arts

Cordova Bay C.C.F. Club fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1952-1967

The fonds consists of minutes (1952-1962), files of E.P. Thomas, Secretary, and P. Sinkinson, Treasurer, membership list, memos to members, press releases, ledger book (1952-1962), membership cards and receipts (1956-1960), canvasser's records (1956-1958), Treasurer's Reports (1961); correspondence (1962); and records relating to the Saanich and the Islands NDP Constituency Association and the Saanich Commonwealth Society.

Cordova Bay C.C.F. Club

Delgamuukw Conferences fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1997-1999

The fonds consists of three programs, and conference papers for 1998. Conferences include: "Calling people together: beyond the RCAP Report", Feb. 3-5, 1997; "We are all here to stay: the Delgamuukw judgment" Jan. 26, 1998; "Delgamuukw: one year after" Feb. 18-19, 1999. Also included are 10 audio cassettes of the conferences, which are numbered but not identified.

Delgamuukw Conferences (1997-1999 : Victoria, B.C.)

Commonwealth Games series

The series consists of bids to win nominations, 1987-1991; general correspondence, 1990-1994; Facilities Committee minutes, 1989-1993; Commonwealth Games Coordinating Committee minutes, 1992-1993; and proposals and agreements.

University of Victoria (B.C.). President's Office

Alfred E. Loft collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1982]

The collection consists of essays written by Loft's students, including David Holmes-Smith and Lorraine Brand, for Loft's education courses at the University of Victoria concerning the history of education in B.C. and the history of Victoria's churches.

Caravan Across British Columbia fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1930

The fonds consists of a scrapbook relating to the Caravan Across British Columbia, an automobile caravan from Vancouver to Hazelton, B.C., in June, 1930. Scrapbook includes lists of expenses, newspaper articles and advertisements of the event, and several letters.

British Columbia. Bureau of Provincial Information. Caravan Across British Columbia

Charles Palmer fonds

  • Fonds
  • ca. 1895-1997

The fonds consists of the following series: Personal records, 1925-92; Correspondence, 1928-97; Programs and reviews of performances, 1949-87; Photographs, ca.1895-97; Certificates and medals, 1924-95; Instrumental music scores, 1930-92; Secular choral music scores, 1929-93; and Sacred choral music scores, 1932-38.

Palmer, Charles

Charles Sedgwick fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1970-1973

The fonds consists of 6 files of research material used in the production of Sedgwick's master of arts thesis concerning the Chinese community in Victoria, B.C.: The Context of Economic Change and Continuity in an Urban Overseas Chinese Community. The fonds includes photographs not reproduced in the thesis, and transcriptions of interviews with members of the Chinese community that include recollections of family, neighbours, neighbourhoods, and local businesses.

The files consist of the following:
1.1 Essay, Categories and Techniques of Fund Raising in an Overseas Chinese Community, Sedgwick, Charles P., May 1973
1.2 Photographs – 24 prints – b&w, colour: relating to Victoria Chinatown events, scenes and businesses. Some reproductions from BC Archives, Victoria Colonist, and photographer Don Alan Hall. 1 illustrated page removed from a publication.
1.3 Academic papers, other authors, relating to Chinese settlement in Victoria, in Canada and in North America
1.4 Research material, various sources, photocopies, lists, transcriptions, many with annotations
1.5 Research data, survey responses, historical records transcriptions, research sources
1.6 Field notes and supporting references

Sedgwick, Charles Peter, 1941-

Archie H. Wills fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1890-2004

The fonds consists of records relating to his career as a journalist and to his family life in Victoria. It has been arranged in two series, Autobiography and Writing. The Autobiography series consists of Archies autobiographical works, which document his service in World War I and his family life and career. It has been arranged into three sub-series: All in A Lifetime, My Life in the Army, and Travel. The Writing series consists of his published and unpublished work, and background material for it. The series shows his interest in making new generations of Victoria residents aware of their citys history and aware of World War I history. It has been arranged into two sub-series: Articles and Stories, and Broadcasts. Records include typed manuscripts, clippings of Archies published articles, photographs including photograph albums, diaries, scrapbooks, war medals, and ephemera.

Wills, Archie

Austin Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947-1948

The fonds consists of newspaper clippings, lecture notes and assignments, and several examination questions for the following courses: Economics 200, German 100, Geography 102, Commerce 251, and English 200. Some of the assignments are marked and graded.

Smith, Austin

Bernard James Naylor fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1888-1984, predominant 1924-1984

The fonds documents Naylor's life and work as organ scholar and composer. The fonds consists of correspondence to associates, friends and family, 1935-1984; miscellaneous programs, scrapbooks, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and photographs; manuscript choral, instrumental and vocal scores of Naylor's work, and others, 1924-1983; sound recordings of folk songs, chamber music, instrumentals and interviews, and recordings of other composers' work.

Naylor, Bernard James

Beryl Rowland fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1954-1988

The fonds consists of 6 series: correspondence, 1961-1987, primarily Earle Birney; literary manuscripts, ca. 1954-1957, including fiction and plays; research, ca. 1962-1987; printed materials, ca. 1954-1988, primarily journal offprints and copies; indices, ca. 1962-1987. The indices consist of research card groups including: animals; slang dictionaries; women in medieval medicine; medieval medical books; symbolism; The Canterbury Tales, and miscellaneous subjects.

Rowland, Beryl

Board of Governors fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1963-1995

The fonds consists of Minutes and index, 1963-80; Dockets, 1968-95; Sub-Committee dockets, 1992-95; and Sub-Committee minutes, 1977-82.

University of Victoria (B.C.). Board of Governors

Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference (1976) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1971-1976

The fonds consists of administrative files relating to the organization of the 1976 Annual Conference of the CAAS and background material relating to the 1971, 1974 and 1975 conferences, including correspondence of Professor Edgar S. Efrat, invitations and membership lists; abstracts of papers and copies of papers resented at the 1976 conference); reports, journals and other publications relating to African countries and used as background information for the 1976 conference.

Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference (1976 : Victoria, B.C.)


File consists of materials relating to Harrison's attendance at the 1986 World Congress on Children’s Books, 23 – 25 August 1986, sponsored by the International Board of Books for Young People, in Tokyo.

File consists of the following items:
• 22 July 1985 – reply to Masami Hanashiro regarding art exhibiting in Whitehorse
• 1 May 1987 – from the Mayor of Kobe, Tatuo Miyazaki announcing an exhibition of works by Kuni Masada and Ted Harrison October 15 – 20, 1987
• 15 September 1987 – list of people to invite to Kobe show
• 12 November 1987 – letter to Ron Marr regarding publicity for O Canada book in Japan
• 23 – 25 August 1987 – 1986 World Congress on Children’s Books, 20th IBBY Congress in Tokyo – itinerary Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, etc.
• 15 October 1987 – press notices in Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun
• Catalogue of Kobe art events including one page on Ted Harrison
• List of Speakers of IBBY 86 Tokyo, with Harrison’s notes on speeches by Miyoko Matsutani and Michael Ende, ana Maria Machado. Also three pieces of original brush-drawn calligraphy
• List of Participants of IBBY 86
• 10 November 1987 – letters from Masako Endo and Masao Ono (mayor of Ushiku) regarding donation of bronze statue to Whitehorse
• Polaroid photo marked “IBBY poster 1989”, one of Harrison’s paintings
• 9 October 1989 – letter to Yoji Umetani, Commercial Officer of Canadian Consulate in Osaka, regarding presenting a painting to Children’s Centre in Kobe
• 9 October 1989 – letter to Tokugo Okawara, Kobe regarding gift of painting to Children’s Centre, Kobe.
• 31 October 1989 – further details regarding donation of painting to Kobe
• 26 April 1996 – booklet in Japanese from Tadashi Takahashi, Ushiku, Japan
• Approximately 20 pages of photocopies of Japanese motifs [preparatory material for Harrison prints?]


File consists of material relating to Harrison's school visits. A teacher himself for many years, throughout his career as an artist Harrison maintained a busy schedule visiting schools. This file includes invitation, plans and responses to these activities.

File consists of the following:
• ‘Betty the Dog’ by Willie Widgeon
• Letter of thanks from principal of Grandview Colony School, Grande Prairie, AB
• 12 August 1982 – schedule visit confirmation and contract for TH as Artist-Teacher from Emily Carr College of Art Outreach
• 12 March 1987 – confirmation of school visits for National Book Festival Week from VP of the Educational Media Council of Central and Coastal Labrador
• 29 April 1989 – letter from Ted to principal of Graham Bruce Elementary School in Vancouver confirming school visit
• 8 September 1992 – letter from Teacher-Librarian at Willow Park Elementary School in Calgary requesting a visit
• 15 January 1993 – Letter from librarian at Giant’s Had Elementary School in Summerland requesting a visit
• 1 December 1994 – thank you from a student
• July 1995 – Original artwork and ballad ‘The Ballad of Ted Harrison” by Peter Jorgensen created at Artists for Kids Camp
• 23 November 1995 – Newsletter, Artists for Kids Trust
• 27 December 1995 - East York Schools letters from students
• 29 November 1995 – E. T. Carmichael School in North Bay Ontario, request from student
• 8 December 1995 – Holly Elementary School in Delta BC, invitation for keynote speaker
• 21 March 1996 – Central Park Public School in Markham Ontario, thank you from class and enclosed photo
• 20 January 1997 – Macaulay School in Victoria, request for visit
• 17 February 1997 – E. T. Carmichael School, request for visit with original art
• 30 April 1997 – Steelesview Elementary School in North York Ontario, request for visit and Ted’s reply
• 20 March 1997 – Steelesview Elementary School, TH sends poster and answers questions
• 20 August 1997 – TH to Chisholm Public School, letter and signed copy of O Canada, attached letter with request
• 1997 – Cowichan Valley School District, six computer generated artworks inspired by TH on cards
• Note from Tundra Books introducing letter from a school
• Letter from Friends of the Hillcrest Library in Oakland California indicating a student purchased a copy of Cremation
• 11 October 1990 – from Ellsworth Elementary School, Vancouver Washington: request interview for student
• 14 May 1999 – letters and photos from students of St. George’s School, Vancouver after visit by TH.
• 11 January 2005 – from Estelle Hamoline, Richmond School Concerts: regarding arrangements for Ted, Lister Sinclair and Gloria Saarinen, and Vicki Gaboreau at the Marriott Hotel, CTV studios and schools

Arts Umbrella (and Alaskan cruise)

File consists of material relating to Arts Umbrella, a charitable organization dedicated to “general funding for visual and performing arts courses for children," 1286 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC.

File consists of the following:
• 21 October 1985 – Splash ’85 party and banner sales
• 21 February 1986 – return of colour separations
• 31 August 1987 – donation of a painting, receipt for $4,900.
• 6 March 1994 – booking arrangements for Alaska cruise
• 5 May 1994 – reservation for Alaska cruise, TH is honoured guest
• 14 June – fly to Vancouver
• 16 June – opening at Horizon Gallery, 665 Howe Street
• 18 June – board ship
• 26 June – return to Vancouver
• 30 June 1994 – post-cruise: “a resoundingly positive series of comments”
• 7 photos from the trip aboard Star Princess “The Love Boat”
• portfolio of cruise ship information
• 19 September 1995 – thanks for donation of artwork
• 2 October 1995 – two tickets for Splashissimo XIII, La Serenissima Venezia
• 2 October 1995 – request of rooms for Ted, Nicky and Irene Davies
• 28 October 1995 – ticket and program for Splashissimo – art auction
• 28 November 1995 – donation of acrylic painting - $5830
• 5 December 1995 – receipt for painting $2000
• 9 December 1997 – receipt for $3,500 and photo of work donated
• 18 July 1997 – letter of friendship from James Tindle of CruiseShip Center, Vancouver, BC

West Vancouver Libraries

File consists of material relating to Harrison's appearance at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver.

File consists of the following items:
• 23 May 2001 – Julia Hedley, Youth Services Summer Reading Club – visit three libraries on the North Shore
• 8 June 2001 – August 20 – 21 selected
• 20 June 2001 – more details
• 17 August, 2001 – Vancouver Public Library
• 20 August 2001 – Parkgate Library, Lynn Valley Library
• 21 August 2001 – West Vancouver Memorial Library, North Vancouver City Library
• 6 September, 2001 – honorarium of $100 – when does he get the rest?
• 11 October 2001 – complex explanation from Julia Hedley
• 30 November 2001 – two replacement cheques from Julia Hedley
• 21 January 2002 – cheques found with Ted – subsequently destroyed


File consists of correspondence with MacMillan of Canada, part of the Canadian Publishing Corporation.

File consists of the following items:
• 8 June 1987: Blue Raven offered to Macmillan. Harrison had offered it to Tundra but by this time had broken with them.
• 14 March 1989: copy sent to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair
• 10 October 1990: hardcover reprint ordered.
• 1990: note regarding payment of Harrison’s 10% agent’s fee to George Maddison, last item in file.

Merritt Publishing

File consists of correspondence with Merritt Publishing, 443 University Avenue, Toronto.

File consists of the following items :
• 27 November 1978: plan to publish an autobiographical book by Ted Harrison titled The Last Horizon. Merritt planned to commission (and own) the paintings, create a suite of limited edition prints, a limited edition book and a trade edition of the book.
• 12 February 1980: TH delivered the materials for the screen prints.
• 30 January 1981: the book was being considered by the jury of the Governor General’s Awards.
• 2 September 1981: Merritt states that it was their “biggest hit so far.”
• 27 July 1982: TH’s lawyer notes that Merritt was in receivership.

Arnold Gumowitz, AAG Galleries, New York City

File consists of correspondence with AAG Fine Arts, owned by Arnold Gumowitz, managed by Penny Cohen, 421 7th Avenue, New York City. Arnold Gumowitz discovered Harrison at Gold Design in Calgary in 1986. He subsequently bought 5 of Harrison’s paintings and arranged a show in his Madison Avenue gallery. All 42 paintings seem to have been sold, though many of them may have been sold to Gumowitz’s gallery. A further exhibition was planned but did not take place. Correspondence continued until 19 January 1998 but no further shows were noted.

File contains items related to the following:
• 13 November 1986: Harrison sends 5 paintings on consignment
• 29 March 1989: Harrison sends 37 paintings on consignment
• 23 April 1989: shipped 400 prints and 100 Kobe exhibit posters with 3 paintings to NYC
• 05-25 May, 1989: first US showing of Ted Harrison paintings, sold out, “total value of the paintings was $88,188”
• 24 April 1989: AAG returned 200 prints and 300 posters to Harrison.

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