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"Bitter Paradise: The Sell-Out of East Timor" fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1985 - 1997

The fonds consists primarily of video recordings of interviews, meetings, seminars, performances, and local footage shot in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, East Timor and Indonesia. It consists of 178 video recordings including 97 beta tapes (large and small), 80 VHS tapes and a broadcast DVD and six audio recordings. Many of the video elements include both a beta and VHS copy. The fonds is divided into three series. The largest of the three series consists of beta and VHS tapes of raw footage and background research shot or collected by Briere from Canada, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and East Timor. This series also includes six audio recordings. There is a separate series of video recordings of lectures and interviews with Noam Chomsky regarding East Timor recorded during his visit to Vancouver in March 1996. The third series consists of beta masters of the finished documentary, including video in NTSC and PAL formats, and English, French and Swedish language versions.
Much of the content of "Bitter Paradise" consists of interviews with Canadian and foreign individuals engaged in the events in East Timor, either as businessmen, bureaucrats or politicians working with the Indonesian government on trade and development projects in East Timor, or as activists, dissidents, and supporters of the liberation movements within the island nation. In Canada, interviews with Warren Allmand, David Kilgour and Svend Robinson (federal Members of Parliament), David Webster of the East Timor Alert Network, Geoffrey Robinson (Amnesty International, now UCLA History Department), portray the interests of those supporting the resistance. At the same time, Colin Baker (Simons Engineering), David Mundy (Kilbourn Engineering) and Ron Richardson (Asia Pacific Foundation) identify business and development opportunities in East Timor and Indonesia for Canadian companies. There are insights on East Timor supplied through interviews with local and international actors, including Noam Chomsky and Carmel Budiardjo (an Indonesian dissident and founder of TAPOL). Also, with an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, Constancio Pinto (former guerrilla fighter and currently Timor Leste Ambassador to Washington) and Muchtar Pakpahan, a labour leader jailed repeatedly in Indonesia who, in 2011, resigned as head of the Indonesian Labour Party. The documentary also includes live footage from international broadcasters (BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corp.) of the Dili Massacre (Santa Cruz Cemetery) in November 1991, when more than 260 protesters were killed by Indonesian troops. The broadcast filming of that event, first shown on ITV, the UK in 1992, was pivotal in the campaign to bring western nations to apply pressure for independence, achieved a decade later.
The fonds also contains archival film footage from the Portuguese era of East Timor, a film on projects being undertaken in the country by the Roman Catholic Church, smuggled footage of the East Timorese resistance movement in countryside, footage of Indonesian troops being trained in Australia and of the Indonesian invasion of East Timor.

Bitter Paradise: The Sell-Out of East Timor

1974 International Congress of Mathematicians fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 1974

The fonds consists of correspondence, programs, photographs, memorabilia and proceedings of the 1974 Congress. Also included in the fonds are some records of the Canadian Mathematical Congress, which served as the official host for the event.

International Congress of Mathematicians (1974 : Vancouver, B.C.)

APEC Inquiry collection (various collectors)

  • Fonds
  • 1997-2001

The collection consists of exhibits, videotapes and documents collected for the PCC, correspondence and legal documents related to both the PCC and related legal actions, APEC Alert posters, information, pamphlets and ephemera, other material collected and created by Oppenheim with regard to the events surrounding APEC and the RCMP PCC, transcripts of the PCC proceedings, and a number of photographs.

Academic Women's Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 1996

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of the Association's Annual General Meeting and its Executive Committee, reports by the Association and other organizations, published materials, questionnaires, and copies of the AWA constitution and administrative history.

University of British Columbia. Academic Women's Association

Acadia Camp Householders' Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947-1953

The fonds consists of correspondence, notices and minutes generated by the Association between 1947 and 1953.

Acadia Camp Householders' Association

Agricultural engineering and farm building collection

  • Fonds
  • 1953-1976

The collection consists of minutes, correspondence and reports arising from two committees on which Staley sat, the National Committee on Agricultural Engineering and the Farm Building Standards Committee. The latter was formed in the early 1960s as a standing committee which contributed to the development of the National Building Code of Canada.

Agriculture Club fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1928-1935

The fonds consists of one bound volume containing 57 pages of Agriculture Club minutes for the period 1928-1935.

University of British Columbia Agriculture Club

Alan Chambers fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1972-1978

The records document Chambers' activities in three research projects that all attempt to reconcile the disputes between preservation and development interests in resource management. The first project is documented extensively. The last two projects offer only a glimpse into the response of the Nazko-Kluskus First Nations to the issues raised in the Purcell study. These papers offer valuable evidence of the continuing conflict surrounding resource management and First Nations land rights in B.C. and Chambers's role in attempting to find a resolution. There are three series of records that correspond to these three projects. Because the original order has been lost, it has been reconstructed with reference to the functions and activities of each project. Files within each series have been arranged in chronological order. Undated documents have been placed at the back of each file.

Chambers, Alan David, 1936-

Alex Harshenin fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1965-1977

The fonds consists of sixty-three oral history tapes, card indexes, notebooks and written notes, and published materials relating to Harshenin's research into the Doukhobor language and dialect.

Harshenin, Alex Peter

Alfred Parminter fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1817, 1966, 1971

Fonds consists of three items that document some of Alfred Parminter's family history. One is a copy of a school exercise book, with exercises completed by hand, entitled "Practical Arithmetick" (1817), written by Samuel Bateson (Parminter's great-grandfather). The second item is an essay written by Sheila Young at James Graham College, Leeds, England (1966), chronicling the history of Farnley School in Yorkshire, where John Vye Parminter served as headmaster from 1875 to 1909. The third item is a copy of Alfred Parminter's Ph.D. thesis from Stanford University, "Effects of holistic vs. particularistic cognitive curricular content on the selection of instrumental activities of a sociocultural minority" (1971).

Parminter, Alfred Vye, 1916-

Allon Peebles fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1900 - 1982

Series consists of correspondence, photographs, and DVDs. Fonds has been arranged into six series, which include: Condolence Letters and Budget Book Series, Reports and Publications Series, Correspondence, Photographs, Multimedia, and Certificates.

Peebles, Allon

Alumni Association Speakers Bureau fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969-1987

Fonds consists of completed forms, correspondence, reports, CV's and other biographical information, and clippings and other published materials.

University of British Columbia. Alumni Association. Speakers Bureau

Alumni Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1911-2004, predominant 1954-1990

The fonds consists mainly of records generated by the Alumni Association in the course of its programs and activities, and by/about its branches and divisions. The records are in the form of correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, manuscripts for "The Chronicle", and some published materials. Also included in the fonds are materials of historical interest collected by Frances Tucker in the course of her research for a history of the Association published for its fiftieth anniversary in 1966; these consist of written notes, clippings and other published materials, scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, a first draft of her project, and index cards. Finally, the records of Harry Franklin, Executive Director from 1972 to 1979, are included; the files contain some Association records as well as Franklin's. Records stored in boxes 1-20 date from 1911 to 1966, and the rest date from 1955 to 1992. Because of the long time period between the accessions of these two bodies of records, and their different organization, they have not been physically integrated. Wherever possible, their original order has been maintained or restored. The fonds is arranged in the following series: Subject Files (1916-1966), Annual Reports (1946-1963), Board of Management (1951-1965), Committees (1935-1962, 1977-2001), Accounts (1945-1961), Fund-Raising (1946-1965, 1975-1989), Publications (1924-1959), Convocation (1939-1960), Boxing Day Ball (1946-1959), President's Correspondence (1953-1960), Branches (1946-1960, 1967-1989), Divisions (1953-1959, 1959-1987), American Alumni Council (1946- 1966), Alumni Assocation History Files (1911-1966), Executive Director's Files (1955-1991), Homecoming / Reunions (1973-1992), Student Affairs (1964-1982), Alumni Summer College (1981-1984), Communications (1955-1989), Cecil Green Park (1966-1990), Harry Franklin's Files (1967-1978), and Alumni Association Annual Dinner series (1996-2004).

University of British Columbia. Alumni Association

Andrew Hutchinson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947-1965

Fonds consists of course materials, correspondence, subject files, reports, clippings, printed material, and index cards, relating to Hutchinson's work with the UBC Department of Biology and Botany. The fonds reflects his research interests which included studies of conifers, forest ecology and tree genetics, particularly of the Douglas fir; to a limited extent his personal life is also documented. The fonds also includes approximately 3,600 photographic negatives and prints (most black and white, some in colour), 1,200 lantern slides, and some transparencies. The photographs are mainly microscopic images of plants and trees in British Columbia, Mexico, Cuba, Florida and South Africa in the early part of the twentieth century. There is also a photograph album accompanying Hutchinson's report Grazing Lands in British Columbia. Finally, there are a number of maps, charts, and diagrams, which are listed and stored separately.

Hutchinson, Andrew Henderson

Angus family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1854-1967

The fonds consists of four series. The first consists of the papers of Henry Forbes Angus and includes an autobiography, reports, memorabilia and photographs. The second series which pertains to the career of Annie Angus includes reports, speeches, and notes relating to her work in the Vancouver School Board, the Children's Aid Society of Vancouver, and the University of British Columbia. The third series consists of older family papers including original letters to Henry Dunckley who was editor of the Manchester Examiner and Times (1855-1889). This series also includes letters to William Angus, William H. Dunckley, and the diaries of Mary E. Angus. The final series is primarily composed of books and articles by Henry Angus relating chiefly to economics, immigration, and university government.

Angus (family)

Anna Leith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1960-1977

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings, and reports relating to the various committees on which Anna Leith served during her career in the UBC Library system. In particular, the fonds contains material relating to the Woodward Library, the UBC Health Sciences Centre and the B.C. Medical Centre.

Leith, Anna

Anne Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1967

Fonds consists of both office and personal records that span much of Smith's long career with the UBC Library, and includes correspondence, reports, minutes, notes, course materials, publications, and newspaper clippings. The material is arranged in the following series: Reference Correspondence, Subject Files Personal and Office (Campus and Off-Campus), Subject Files Library, Miscellaneous Reference Subject Files, Canadian Library Association, and Library Education.

Smith, Anne M.

Armed Forces at UBC Oral History Project collection

  • Fonds
  • 1973

The collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts created from interviews conducted as part of an oral history project to document the evolution of military training on campus. Interviewees discuss campus military organizations and student participation in war as well as peace movements at UBC. In addition the interviews provide information about campus life at the University as well as the interviewees general experiences in the Canadian Armed Services.

Arthur Evan Boss fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917 - 1925

Fonds consists of an album created by former UBC student Arthur Evan Boss. It contains over 560 small black and white photographs of which approximately the first half relate to UBC and were taken between 1917 and 1924. The 232 UBC images include many views of students and student life at the original Fairview campus. As well as posed individual shots of students, there are many photographs of various student activities including the annual class picnic. Although there is limited duplication of images already in the Archives, the photographs are, for the most part, unique and a large majority of them have captions with enough information for identifying individuals. Images in the second half of the album are largely undescribed and undated, and do not seem to relate to UBC.

Boss, Arthur Evan

Asia Pacific Business Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1984-1988

This fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, published materials and clippings, legal contracts and photographs created or acquired by the Asia Pacific Business Institute and document the administrative and financial activities of the organization. The records are arranged in the following series: Administrative, Clippings and Publications, Committees, Taskforces and Conferences, Correspondence, Financial, Organizational History, Legal, and Photographs.

Asia Pacific Business Institute

Association of Administrative and Professional Staff fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1977, 1981, 1986-1995

Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, meeting notices and agendas, copies of agreements, newsletters, newspaper clippings and printed materials pertaining to issues and activities with which the Association was involved, and its administration. The records are arranged in seven series: Executive Meetings and Related Materials; Correspondence and Related Materials; Annual General Meetings; Extraordinary General Meetings; Newsletters and Related Materials; External Organizations; Subject Files.

Association of Administrative and Professional Staff

Association of Professors Emeriti fonds

  • Fonds
  • [1992?-2008]

Fonds consists of letters, printed emails, reports, newspaper clippings, drafts, minutes, newsletters and other materials.

University of British Columbia. Association of Professors Emeriti

Awards and Financial Aid Office fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 1999

The fonds consists of three series, Discontinued Awards (1979-1999), Statistical Data (1975-1992), and Active Awards (1948-1993.)

University of British Columbia. Awards and Financial Aid Office

B.C. Fisheries research collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 196--ca. 197-]

The collection consists of photocopied research notes pertaining to British Columbia salmon canneries, documents collected from the Department of Marine and Fisheries and a copy of an index to the microfilmed records of the Department of Fisheries.

B.C. Midwifery Collection

  • Collection
  • 1977-1985, 2004

Collection consists of 22 DVDs of the interviews, and other materials described in the Abra Palumbo sous-fonds.

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