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Faculty of Applied Science fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1998, predominant 1993-1998

The fonds consists of photographs, as well as reports and printed material relating to the Faculty's communications and public affairs programmes.

University of British Columbia. Faculty of Applied Science

Fair Haven Homes Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944-2016

Fonds consists of the following record series: Board and committee minutes (1946-2015); Board and committee correspondence and reports (1947-1960); Fair Haven Auxiliary records (1962-2009); Communications and marketing materials (1944-2007); Annual reports (1949-2016); Historical reference materials (1945-2009); and Photographs (1992-2011).

Fair Haven Homes Society

First Narrows Bridge collection

  • CA WVAN 064
  • Collection

The collection contains material relating to the design, building, and operation of the Lions Gate Bridge. The records include technical drawings, including a general index, a construction ledger, and diaries.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Lions Gate Bridge blueprints
Series 2: Construction ledger
Series 3: Diaries of Randolph Pollitt, Superintendent of Bridges
Series 4: Administrative and financial records
Series 5: Artifacts and ephemera

West Vancouver Archives

First United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1887-2010

Fonds includes records of First United Church and its predecessors, First Presbyterian Church and the Turner Institute. Fonds consists of the following series: Baptisms (1919-2005), Marriages (1897-1996), and Burials (1948-2004); Membership records (1943-1968); Board and Committee records (1897-2007); Superintendent’s records (1934-1984); Administration – General (1955-2007); Personnel records (1952-1984); Women’s Group records (1894-1971); Men’s Group records (1960-1972); Sunday School records (1893-1968); Youth Group records (1952-1955); Financial records (1916-1992); Annual Reports (1917-2004); Building and Properties records (1929-1987); Worship Bulletins (1952-1988); Choir records (1924-2005); Communication records (1976-2007); Radio Ministry records (1954-1983); Outreach and Social Action (1969-2010); Welfare Industries records (1954-1979); Camp Fircom records (1954-1980); Visitor registers (1930-1974); Photographs; and Reference Materials (1935-2004).

First United Church (Vancouver, BC)

Fitzgerald McCleery fonds

  • CA VPL 17188-17348
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860-1900]

The fonds consists of portraits of the McCleery family and photographs of the McCleery farm on the North Arm of the Fraser River.

McCleery, Fitzgerald

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

Frederic Wood fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1973

The fonds consists of six scrapbooks of clippings, correspondence and programs relating to the activities of the Players' Club and the construction of the Frederick Wood Theatre.

Wood, Frederic Gordon Campbell

Frederick H. Soward fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1984

The fonds consists of correspondence (1940-1984), articles and addresses by Soward (1926-1969), book reviews (1950-1965), collected articles and book reviews by others, and a collection of newspaper and magazine clippings. Also included are copies of a weekly column entitled "The Way of the World" that Soward wrote for the Vancouver Morning Star (1927-1929).

Soward, Frederick H.

G.F. Blyth fonds

  • CA FAR 982.717
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1962

The fonds consists of photographs of the 1948 flood, officers and other military scenes relating to the activities of the 15th Field Artillery Regiment.

Blyth, G.F.

G.S. Conway fonds

  • CA WVAN 065
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1953, predominant 1937-1938

The fonds consists of material generated and collected by West Vancouver civil engineer Gilbert S. Conway with the majority relating to the design, engineering, and construction of Lions Gate Bridge. The material includes handwritten diaries, booklets, reports, photographs, maps, a personal business card, and Christmas card showing Lions Gate Bridge.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Diaries
Series 3: Engineering
Series 4: Maps and plans
Series 5: Miscellaneous

Conway, G.S.

Garnett Sedgewick fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1880-1954, 1980

The fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, clippings, artifacts, publications, legal documents, notes, transcripts of lectures and broadcasts, examinations, certificates and other miscellaneous items. Most of the material was created and collected by Sedgewick himself, and the rest was collected by friends including Robert Roberts after Sedgewick's death.

Sedgewick, Garnett Gladwin, 1882-1949

Gary Lee Nova fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1964-1998, predominant 1964-1983

Fonds consist of Gary Lee Novas correspondence activities. Includes correspondence received and sent to friends, artists and institutions; correspondence between Art Rat and Dr. Brute; The Dead Letter Funeral mail art project; and, Gary Lee Novas copy of the Space Ace Atlas mail art project.

Nova, Gary Lee, 1943-

Gary Lee-Nova fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1964-1985

The Gary Lee-Nova fonds is comprised of 20 notebooks that contain sketches, journal entries, mixed media creations, correspondence, notes on art techniques and personal artwork, and information related to exhibitions that have been created by Lee-Nova. Moreover, there are a large quantity of photographs including Polaroids of his work from the Harold Adams Innis and Herbert Marshall McLuhan Memorial Sculpture Exhibit; photographs from his work with Art City to build a kiosk and transport it to various areas in Vancouver; and a series of colour photographs from his exhibit work titled “Different points of view on some properties of media: Harold Adams Innis and Herbert Marshall McLuhan Memorial Sculpture”; and finally an acetate photograph booklet representing an art project by Lee-Nova. This fonds also contains material kept by Lee-Nova such as an article in Vancouver Magazine, an exhibition catalogue from the Glenbow Alberta Institute, and a poetry newsletter published by Vancouver monthly.

Genni Hennessy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2002 - 2003

The fonds consists of records relating to Hennessy’s 2003 MA thesis titled The Spirit of Collaboration: Exploring Critical Pedagogical Principles in Transforming the Museum Through Space and Time. Hennessy was interested in the relationships that developed between community members and museum staff during the process of putting together the Museum of Anthropology’s exhibit The Spirit of Islam, which ran from October 2001 to May 2002. Her purpose was to document the kinds of collaborative processes that occurred as the exhibit planning progressed in order to identify a model from which other museums working with communities might benefit.

Hennessy, Genni

George E. Timms fonds

  • CA VPL 49619-49844
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1918

The fonds consists of photographs depicting scouting activities in North Vancouver and Howe Sound, portraits and panoramas in Vancouver, homes and panoramas of the Fraser Valley and troops at Glenogle.

Timms, George E.

George J. Spencer fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1965

Fonds consists primarily of Spencer's incoming and outgoing professional correspondence (1925-1965). This correspondence provides significant information about Spencer's research at the University as well as the study of entomology in British Columbia. In addition, the fonds also includes copies of student examinations (1924-1955), recommendations (1936-1959) and printed material.

Spencer, George J.

George Pearson fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 215
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1932

The fonds consists of Pearson's records relating to his invention of a diver's telephone system, including deed to patent, patent specification and patent notes, and letters of recommendation.

Pearson, George William

George Van Wilby fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917 - 1925

Fonds consists of 370 black and white negatives taken between 1917 and 1924. The images are primarily of UBC students at the University's original Fairview campus. There are also shots of faculty members. As well as posed individual shots of students, there are many photographs of various student activities including the annual class picnic. Although most of the photographs are not identified they are very important for collectively documenting student life at the University in the late teen’s and early 1920s.

Wilby, George Van

Gerald Newman fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 35
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1985; predominant 1960-1967

Fonds consists of radio play-scripts and production scripts by David Brock, Peter Garvie, John Gray, Peter Haworth, Daryl Hine, Herbert Hosie, Betty Lambert, Robert Lowell, Gerald Newman, Norman Newton, Jean Racine, George Ryga, George Robertson, Frederick Spoerly, Ian Thorne, and George Woodcock and incidental music score manuscripts for two productions. Audio-cassettes are line-source copies of master tapes of drama radio programs and music radio programs produced by Gerald Newman.

Newman, Gerald

Gerry Gilbert fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 14
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1992

The fonds consists of correspondence (inward and outward), daily calendars, manuscripts and working papers, Canada Council applications and correspondence, personal papers (including diaries of travels, tax records, notebooks, and copies of Gilbert's writings in his high school newspaper), and reference files and material. The fonds includes records (manuscripts, correspondence, etc.) of Gilbert's literary journal, "B.C. Monthly", and records including photographs) of the New Era Social Club, an artists' studio/living space in Vancouver; and audiotapes of radiofreerainforest shows.

Gilbert, Gerry, 1936-

Gertrude Watney fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1919-1985

The fonds consists of biographical information about Watney, copies of her B.A. (1923), M.A. (1926) and Ph.D. (1933) theses, teaching material, correspondence, copies of publications and photographs.

Watney, Gertrude May, 1902-

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

Gillian Darling Kovanic fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 2010

This fonds consists of textual records, photographs, negatives, slides, audio recordings, compact discs and video on DVD that relate to Kovanic’s academic and film career. The fonds relates especially to her work in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, but also captures her work with First Nations on the Northwest coast of British Columbia.

Kovanic, Gillian Darling

Gladys Wright fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1923, 1980

Fonds consists of a hand-written account of Gladys Wright's memories of the UBC Fairview campus. Also included are seven heavily-annotated textbooks (copies of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, Coriolanus, Twelfth Night (2 copies), Julius Caesar, and Othello) used in Garnett G. Sedgewick's English courses. The latter document teaching and note-taking methods from the 1920's, in particular those methods practiced in Sedgewick's classes.

Wright, Gladys

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