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Graduate Student Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1958-1968

The fonds consists of records grouped by their function, reflecting the various activities of the GSA. Materials include minutes from the GSA Executive Committee, GSA Management Committee, and other various GSA standing committees. Included are alphabetically arranged subject based file, which reflects the numerous persons and activities involved in the GSA.

University of British Columbia. Graduate Student Association

Neville Scarfe fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-1985

The fonds consists of biographical material, correspondence, files relating to the teaching of geography, copies of articles and reprints, and speeches. The fonds also includes an undated manuscript entitled "Freedom in Africa", photographs and audio tapes. There is also a small series of records relating to the College and Faculty of Education (1956-1972).

Scarfe, Neville V. (Neville Vincent)

Historical sound and moving image collection

  • Fonds
  • 1958-1990

Collection consists of recordings of a variety of UBC events including installations of university presidents, debates, social functions, building openings, meetings of campus student and administrative organizations, and speeches by visiting politicians and dignitaries. In addition, the collection includes recordings of student protests on campus. Specific provenance of items is unclear.

George Moe fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1815 - 1958

Fonds documents G.G. Moe's professional activities as professor of agronomy and as a member of various university and agricultural committees, as well as his personal and family history. It consists of correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, course outlines, newspaper clippings, legal records, publications, notes, an autograph book, and photographs.

Moe, George Gordon

Mary J. Morehart fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1949 - 2006

Fonds consists of textual material related to the teaching and academic work of Morehart at UBC, as well as personal research and publications. There are also materials from Morehart’s personal life, including artwork, which consists primarily of several canvas boards and other flat materials, and personal correspondence. Materials include handwritten notes, printed documents, publications, photocopies of publications and articles, original artwork, journals, and the contents of several binders. Folder names are primarily taken from original folders. There are eight series: Artwork, Correspondence, Miscellaneous, Personal, Photographs, Research Materials/Articles, Sceattas Research Materials and Writings, and Teaching/Lecture Materials.

Morehart, Mary J.

Musical Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917 - 1989

Fonds consists of material created and received by MUSSOC from 1924 to 1989, including executive minutes, reports and correspondence, along with the constitution and by‐laws, budget statements, advertisements and production brochures. Also included are newspaper clippings, posters, musical scores, sound recordings of radio advertisements, rehearsal schedules, rental agreements and professional staff contracts. The records are primarily arranged by production.

University of British Columbia. Musical Society

Margaret Ormsby fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1839-1996

The fonds consists of correspondence, drafts, essays, lecture notes, course outlines, clippings and research materials created and collected by Ormsby in her diverse roles as student, professor, researcher and author. Also included are records generated between 1957 and 1967 by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

Ormsby, Margaret A.

Paperny Films fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1994 - 2007

The fonds consists of 44 separate archival series most of which are based on specific production titles. For each title there is a digital master copy of the program(s). Each production includes a set of video and audio elements, the bulk of which are original shoot tapes. In addition there is also corresponding textual material that helps provide context and background for the development of the various projects. The textual and a/v materials have been described in separate sections of the inventory. For both sets of material the numbers assigned during the original cataloguing and creation of the database have been retained and appear in square brackets [ ] as part of the descriptions to allow for cross referencing as necessary.
First donation: This donation is Paperny Film's first to an archival repository and it represents 27 of the company's indigenous proprietary titles (1996-2004) of their approximately 55 non-fiction productions (1996-2007). The collection is comprehensive in that it offers digital master copies of each of the title/series included in this donation. There are 62 original masters that include over 50 hours of recordings. There is also a DVD copy of each of the master tapes to provide easy access to the information.
The collection features over 1900 a/v elements arising from some 27 separate productions. The scope of material includes: BetacamSP, MiniDV, Digial Betacam, DVD, VHS, CDs and digital audio tapes. The majority of the collection consists of original shoot tapes. There are over 1,000 hours of video recordings featuring prominent Canadian including Mortecai Richler, Henry Morgentaler, Jimmy Pattison, and Nancy Green.
In addition to the obvious importance of providing access to full interview interviews with and about prominent Canadians, the a/v elements are also quite instructive in helping communicate an understanding of the creative process that gave rise to particular productions.
The textual material extents to approximately 5.15 metres and also includes over 13,000 photographic images. The images document the various production shoots and, in some cases, include copies of historical photographs/documents that were used in the productions.
Examples of the types of records included with the textual material include: treatments, outlines, synopses, proposals; collected research materials; correspondence relating to development, production, publicity; original interview notes and transcripts, interview schedules; scripts (and drafts), storyboards; production schedules, production reports and daily call sheets; publicity stills, negatives, transparencies and digital photographs; marketing plans, publicity packages, one-sheets, press releases and coverage; transcripts of completed shows; EDL's (edited decision list), assembly notes, tape logs; credit rolls, final credits and super lists.
Of particular interest in the textual material are a set of handwritten notebooks created by David Paperny, Audrey Mehler and others. Seventeen in total, these notebooks are in Box 1 (3,4,5,6,11,12,13,14,15); Box 4 (3,8); Box 6 (17); Box 11 (23a); and Box 12 (8).
Second donation: The second donation from Paperny Film's represents 15 of the productions (1993-2006) including the Academy Award nominated The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter. The collection offers digital master copies of each of the title/series included in this donation. There are 183 original masters and a DVD copy of each to provide easy access to the
information.
The collection features over 1200 AV elements arising from 15 separate productions, some of which have several seasons associated with them. The scope of material includes: BetacamSP, MiniDV, Digital Betacam, DVC Pro, DVCAM, Betacam SX, DVD, VHS, CDs and digital audio tapes. The majority of the collection consists of original shoot tapes.
There are roughly 75 cm of textual material in the newest accession.
Examples of the types of records included with the textual material include: episode synopses, outlines and storyboards; graphics; proposals; collected research materials; correspondence; original interview notes and transcripts; schedules; research notes and materials; scripts; publicity stills, negatives, transparencies and digital photographs; marketing plans, advertisements, publicity packages, one-sheets, press releases and coverage; and transcripts of completed shows.
The textual material also includes handwritten notebooks created by David Paperny, found in Box 77 (1-12) and Box 78 (1-8).

Paperny Films

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1995-2008, predominant 1996-2003

The records consist of correspondence, architectural plans, research grant proposals, research reviews, CVs and videotapes of colloquia and other PWIAS events, and numerous other records relating to the mission and programs of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

Players' Club Alumni fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1934-1958

Fonds consists of minutes (1951-1955), records of productions (primarily financial) (1934-1963), and miscellaneous other records generated by the Players' Club Alumni.

University of British Columbia. Players' Club Alumni

International House fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1951-1986

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, publications and clippings, financial records, and photographs. The materials are arranged in the following series, according to a block-numeric system established at International House in 1972: 10.000 - History, Objectives and Policies, 11.000 - Administration, 12.000 - Services and Programmes, 13.000 - UBC Campus Organizations, 14.000 Vancouver Area Organizations, and 15.000 Canadian and International Organizations.

University of British Columbia. International House

Leonard Klinck fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1889-1969

The fonds consists of biographical material (1914-1957), copies of speeches (1918-1944), notes from eastern trips (1930-1942) during which Klinck recruited personnel for the university, and memorabilia. In addition, the fonds includes material created after Klinck's death including a recording of his memorial service.

Klinck, Leonard Sylvanus, 1877-1969

Playhouse Holiday fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1966-1975

Fonds consists of financial statements, correspondence, itineraries, publicity material, and a scrapbook pertaining to the administration and performances of Playhouse Holiday and some of its predecessors. Fonds includes administrative materials pertaining to the Playhouse Theatre Company's Audience Development Campaign. Fonds also includes scripts of Holiday Playhouse performances.

Playhouse Holiday

Geoffrey Riddehough fonds

  • Fonds
  • [1904]-1978

Fonds consists of a variety of materials, but the focus is on the literary works of Geoffrey Riddehough and includes drafts, manuscripts, and publications of his poetry and short stories. The fonds also contains a number of academic essays, research materials on Joseph of Exeter, and papers that Riddehough presented to various groups. There is also correspondence of both a professional and personal nature. Fonds consists of 3 sous‐fonds and 14 series: Pegeen Brennan sous‐fonds, Lemuel Robertson sous‐fonds, Doreen Nalos sous‐fonds, Murray and Marian Cowie sous‐fonds, Personal Information series, Published Materials series, Manuscripts and Unpublished Materials series, Assorted Poems: Miscellaneous series, Assorted Short Stories: Miscellaneous series, Lecture Notes and Papers Presented series, Joseph of Exeter Research Materials series, Coursework series, Notebooks and Scrapbooks series, Diaries series, Expense Ledgers / Accounts series, Correspondence series, Photographs series, and Miscellaneous series.

Riddehough, Geoffrey B.

Jane Rule fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 2000

The fonds consists of notes, manuscripts, drafts, galleys, and correspondence relating to Rule's published and unpublished novels and short stories. The fonds also includes biographical and autobiographical material, college papers, teaching records, nonfiction manuscripts, typescript copies of book reviews by Rule, and personal and professional correspondence. Rule's collection of reviews of her work and audio recordings of interviews and readings are also included.

Rule, Jane, 1931-2007

Walter Sage fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1855-1980, predominant 1976-1980

The fonds contains fourteen series: Organizational Affiliations (1921‐1963), Articles and Reviews (1921‐1956), Correspondence (1876‐1980), Personal Material (1904‐1960), Addresses and Writings (1914‐1959), Subject Files (1936‐1956), Printed Material (1855‐1965), UBC (1931‐ 1952), Sage Family (1915‐1971), Research Files (19‐‐), Miscellaneous Material (19‐‐), Publications Collected by Sage (19‐‐), Printed Materials Collected by Sage (19‐‐), and Photographs (1913?‐1964) series.

Sage, Walter Noble

Roy Stokes fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1978]

Fonds consists of autographs collected by Roy Stokes, book descriptions he created, various miscellaneous materials found in books, correspondence pertaining to a proposed bibliographical tour by graduate Library School students to the United Kingdom, and bibliographic descriptions of books in the Colbeck Collection.

Stokes, Roy

James E. Thornton fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 2005

The fonds consists of biographical material (1993-2001), copies of Thornton's thesis (1967) and dissertation (1971), copies of his papers (published and unpublished), books, reports and reprints, as well as audio/visual material.

Thornton, James E., 1927-

Coolie Verner fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1550-1979, predominant 1700-1899, 1920-1979

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts for publications, speeches and reports by Verner, minutes of meetings of UBC and government committees on which Verner sat and map research materials, 1941-1979. The papers also include almost 200 photographs, mostly snapshots, of Verner, friends and colleagues dating from the 1920s to 1979 and over 400 historical maps of North America, the Arctic and Asia, 1550-19__. Professor Verner organized his files into three subject areas relating to his work and interests: Personal, ca. 1921-1979, Adult Education, 1940s-1978, and Cartography, 1949-1979. This arrangement has been maintained. Files within the three series are organized into subseries, the order reflecting as closely as could be ascertained the original order of the papers as set up by Verner. In some cases this was difficult to determine as the materials were received as separate accessions over a number of years. In most cases the files are identified as Verner labeled them.

Verner, Coolie

Kenneth F. Argue fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-1989

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, teaching materials, notes and manuscripts for speeches and publications acquired by Kenneth Argue in the course of his professional career, as well as personal papers, clippings, and photographs. The photographs depict family members as well as friends and colleagues from outside UBC. The materials are arranged in the following series: Publications and speeches, Course materials, Personal papers, and Photographs.

Argue, Kenneth F.

School of Architecture fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1946-1993

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, committee minutes, budget and other financial records, clippings, course materials, drawings, and photographs. The records document the evolution of the School of Architecture, its activities and programmes, and its relations with other architectural institutions and professional bodies. They are arranged in the following series: Historical Files, Building of Fine Arts Centre / Lasserre Building, Director's Files, Possible Closure of School, Director Search, UBC Library Bookplate Competition, Course and Programme Materials, and Scrapbooks. The fonds also includes three sous-fonds (sub-groups): the papers of former director Douglas Shadbolt, records of the Architectural Undergraduate Society, and the papers of former student Peter Cotton.

University of British Columbia. School of Architecture

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

Department of Animal Science fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1955-1981

Fonds consists of minutes from the Dept. of Animal Science (1970-1981), the Dept. of Poultry Science (1968-1982), and the University Research Farm (Oyster River) Management Committee (1955/56). Also included are records pertaining to the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in general. Much of the material appears to have been gathered by Warren Dale Kitts who served as head of the Dept. of Animal Science and later as Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Animal Science

Department of Animal Husbandry fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1918-1967

Fonds consists of correspondence, inventories, budgets, articles, clippings, printed material, awards, ownership papers, photographs, and an album pertaining to the administration of the Department of Animal Husbandry and judging competitions. Also includes materials regarding the livestock bred by the department and the much-acclaimed cattle herds.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Animal Husbandry

Michael Ames fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944 - 2003

Fonds consists of departmental records from Anthropology and Sociology (1964-2000); Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association records (1970-1979); and, material relating to the Simon Fraser University dispute concerning the Department of Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology (1969-1971). This group of records was assembled by Ames through his participation on the C.S.A.A. team which studied the situation. The papers also include Ames' records of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Museums Association (1980-1983) and the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (1967-1995). The material relating to the Shastri Institute includes records generated or collected by Ames and other members of the Institute at UBC. The names of other members are indicated in the file title. In addition, the fonds contains manuscripts and drafts, records pertaining to Ames research, courses taught by Ames, a variety of conferences and seminars, and records pertaining to Ames participation in several museum studies program reviews. The fonds also contains records relating to Ames' involvement with the MOA, although the majority of the records pertaining to his position as Director and Acting Director of the MOA are held at the MOA Archives. In total, there are 16 series: UBC Department of Anthropology and Sociology series, Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association series, Department of Political Science, Sociology, and Anthropology (Simon Fraser University) Dispute series, Canadian Museums Association series, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute series, Assorted Associations and Conferences series, Manuscripts, Drafts, and Papers series, General Correspondence series and a Biographical series, Course Materials series, Program Review series, Research series, Museum of Anthropology (MOA) series, Photographic series, Audio Cassette series and Computer Tape series (last 3 series were added with an accrual in 2007).

Ames, Michael M., 1933-

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