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Ian Baird fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR008
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence relating to political and personal matters from John G. Diefenbaker to Alex MacLeod Baird, 1966, and to Ian Baird, 1966-1977, with some letters signed by Diefenbaker's secretary on his behalf; clippings regarding Diefenbaker and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, 1959-1972; correspondence to Ian Baird from Lyle Kahl, MLA for Esquimalt (1978) regarding the Save the E and N Railway Committee; Victor A. Stephens, leader of the B.C. Progressive Conservative Party regarding the provincial election campaign (1978-1979), and from other Progressive Conservative politicians.

Baird, Ian, 1947-

Margaret Peterson fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR445
  • Fonds
  • ? - 1997

The fonds reflects Margaret Peterson’s artistic processes and practices, research interests, pedagogy, her relationship with Howard O’Hagan, and her relationships with friends, patrons, fellow artists, galleries and various institutions.
The fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, biographical documents, diaries and notebooks, financial and business-related documents, grant applications, teaching materials, unpublished poetry and manuscripts, exhibition catalogues, clippings and publications, drawings and small artworks, painting materials, objects collected by Peterson, and various ephemera.
Correspondents include Howard O’Hagan, Elza Mayhew, Glenn Wessels, J. Russell Harper, Jean Varda, Dorothy and John B. Grover, Joy Ling, Walter Askin, Robert and Sarah Amos, Helen Anderson, R.W. Peterson, Ellen Charlotte Peterson, and Jane Hanks.
The fonds has been arranged into five series: Biographical, Art Practice, Publications, clippings and collected ephemera, Teaching, and Howard O’Hagan Materials.

Peterson, Margaret

Ted Harrison fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR460
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 2008

The fonds reflects the development of Harrison's career as a painter following 28 years as a teacher, and consists of the following series: Harrison Family and Personal; Accounting; Teaching; Art Works; Production; Harrison Appearances; Publishing; Projects; Galleries; Photography; and Miscellaneous Objects.

Harrison, Ted

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR030
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1979

The fonds consists of lists of death and burial records of Chinese persons in Victoria, BC, 1902-1923; Chinese deceased in Canada, 1937; leave permits issued to the Chinese Hospital in Vancouver, Victoria, and other areas of B.C., 1908-1909; donation and fundraising records, subscription booklets, records of income and expenditures, receipts, Free Miners Certificates, national bonds, 1884-1912; population data; correspondence from the Commander in Shanghai, 1932; minutes of the Chinese Public School; correspondence regarding donations for victims of famines, droughts, and floods in China, and booklets recording donations; records of the Chinese Hospital, including report books on patients, doctor order books and consultation forms, 1956-1976.

The death and burial records series, 1902-1923 consists of: medical certificates of death for Chinese persons in Victoria, BC; and burial permits for Chinese persons in Victoria, BC, including permits issued by the Chinese Benevolent Cemetery Company.

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Victoria, B.C.)

Charles Sedgwick fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR113
  • 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-

Douglas Franklin fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR428
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2000

The fonds consists primarily of photographic prints, negatives and contact sheets of historic buildings and properties - preparatory material for Franklin’s co-authored publications on Victoria’s architecture. The fonds is arranged in four series: photographs - Victoria: A History in Architecture, 1843-1929; photographs - Exploring Victoria’s Architecture; architectural drawing - East School elevation (Lord Strathcona School), Vancouver, BC, 1897; and publications and printed matter.

Franklin, Douglas

Derek Ellis fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR046
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1997

The fonds consists of monographs, scientific articles, newspaper clippings, letters, slides, photographic prints, moving images, maps and other documents. The records are arranged in 3 series, reflecting Ellis's research and teaching interests: Environmental assessments, 1969-1997; Underwater Photography of salmon, 1957-1963; Arctic Research 1952-1967.

Ellis, Derek

Archie H. Wills fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR394
  • 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

Facilities Management fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR136
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1987

The fonds consists of five series: General office files; Architectural drawings for UVic buildings, arranged alphabetically by name of building; Project files for UVic buildings, arranged alphabetically by name of building; Specifications and contracts for UVic buildings, arranged alphabetically by name of building; and the Gordon Head army camp files.

University of Victoria (B.C.). Facilities Management

McPherson Library fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR161
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1994

The fonds consists of two series: Preservation Services series, and Serials Division series.

University of Victoria (B.C.). McPherson Library

Limners fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR440
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 2008

This fonds documents the activities of the Victoria Limners Society from 1972-2008 and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records and society filings. It also contains records related to various group exhibits, including the Limners’ 25th anniversary exhibition in 1996, as well as records related to a book and video produced about the group. A small number of newspaper clippings, exhibition pamphlets, various editions of a booklet on the Limners Society artists and black and white photographs showing Limner members at exhibitions and meetings can be found in this fonds. This fonds has been arranged into into six series: 1) letters; 2) minutes; 3) financial records; 4) society filings; 5) 25th anniversary exhibition; and 6) publications and graphic materials.

Limners (Group of artists)

University of Victoria Archives poster and notice collection

  • Collection
  • 1962-1995

This collection consists of posters and notices created primarily by University of Victoria Students' Society (Alma Mater Society) clubs and University of Victoria academic departments for the purposes of advertising meetings, events and courses, and to raise awareness about social, political and university issues.

John Krich and Harvey Miller theatre collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR368
  • Collection
  • 1925-2001 , predominant 1970-2000

The collection consists of theatre programs and UVic theatre production files arranged in the following series: Phoenix Theatre files, 1964-2001; Canadian and International Theatre programs, 1931-2002; Festival programs, 1925-2003; Season programs, 1952-2003; Publications, 1948-1991; Production revue notes, production lists and Curricula Vitae, 1962-2000; Pheonix Theatre production sweatshirts, 1988-1993.

Victoria Rape/Assault Centre fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR189
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 1982

The fonds consists of minutes, a small pamphlet collection, the booklet Rape, several copies of a lesbian newsletter, Rag, and miscellaneous material.

Victoria Rape/Assault Centre

Peter L. Smith fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR118
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1998

The fonds consists of the following series: Victoria College history files, including biographies, McGill years; UVic campus development files; UVic Committee files; UVic facts files; UVic history files, including athletics, biographies, clippings; Multitude of the Wise manuscript files; and Development of Gordon head Campus manuscript files. The history files include biographical material on: Thomas Cornett, Jeffree Cunningham, Percy Elliott, Walter Gage, Edward B. Paul, Russell Howard and Samuel Willis (Victoria College); and Hugh Farquhar, Harry Hickman, Willard Ireland, Howard Petch, Robert Petrie, David Strong, Malcolm Taylor, Robert Wallace and Robin Wood (UVic).

Smith, Peter L.

Percy Scott fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR360
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1951

The fonds consists of correspondence and household finances, 1931-1951; Scott's 11 published scores, 1929-1931; Scott's 17 manuscript scores, 1931-1937; records of the Victoria Plectral Orchestra, 1935-1946; music students register, 1930-1949; diaries, 1931, 1934-1951. The diaries include short daily entries about weather, students, appointments and household activities. On occasion, the back page of annual diaries contain a list of items such as orchestra compositions and rents paid. The donation also included a tin sign for Scott's music studio: "Percy Scott Studio: mandolin, guitar etc."

Scott, Percy

Mr. and Mrs. James Maxwell fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR092
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence relating to the adoption of a foster child through the International Association for the Transformation of Man, correspondence to the Maxwells from their foster child in the Philippines, Caroline Ongat, a photograph, and ephemera.

Maxwell, James

Mona Morley fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR095
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1994

The fonds consists of diaries and correspondence. The diaries (personal diaries, travel diaries, "Novice Ruth" diaries) provide an extensive record of her personal reflections on her activities and views from 1931-1950, after which time they become less comprehensive. The correspondence includes some inward correspondence, and transcribed copies of outward correspondence from 1949-1955.

Morley, Mona

Lindsay Lambert fonds : 1977-1985

  • CA UVICARCH AR079
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 198-]

The fonds consists of photocopies of articles about theatre in Victoria, a photocopy of Lambert's "A History and Directory of Commercial Playhouses in Victoria, British Columbia from the Beginning to the Present Day", and correspondence relating to the publication of Lambert's work.

Lambert, Lindsay

Literary Society fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR187
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1938

The fonds consists of minutes, 1928-1938, and 2 letters from 1936.

Victoria College (B.C.). Literary Society

Logan family fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR085
  • Fonds
  • 1753-1970

The fonds consists of records of the Logan, Small and Wadsworth families, including photographs of Logan family members; financial records, high school and teachers certificates, autograph book and photographs of members of the Small family; and Wadsworth family records, including diaries, personal and business correspondence, legal documents, marriage settlements, postcards, notebooks, unpublished poems and drawings.

Logan (family)

Maureen Bray Hibberson fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR068
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1962

The fonds consists of Hibberson's copies of Athletics Committee minutes, 1960-1962; College of Education Building Committee minutes, 11 October 1962; Campus Planning Committee minutes, 26 November 1962; correspondence primarily regarding athletics, 1957-1959; and a course outline for Education 102, "Principles of Teaching."

Hibberson, Maureen Bray

Marine Science Vessel John Strickland fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR356
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1988

The fonds consists of the following series: WCUMBS, 1969-70; Biology launch, 1974-77; Shore Boat Builders, 1973-76; Philbrooks Shipyards,1974-75; Correspondence, 1975-88; Operating schedule, 1976-88; Budget, 1976-88; General ledgers, 1977-88; Vessel technical drawings, 1973-75.

John Strickland (Ship)

Mary Macdonald fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR357
  • Fonds
  • 1919

The notebook consists of lecture notes for a Household Science course taken at the Summer School for Teachers, Victoria B.C. The notebook includes detailed notes about sewing, including sample patterns and embroidery samples; and notes on cookery, housewifery and cleaning, including several basic recipes.

Macdonald, Mary

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