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Englefield Studio fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-1979, predominant 1970-1979

The fonds consists of photograph negatives and prints of the Nanaimo region as well as personal records of Leslie Englefield.

Englefield Studio

Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1965-1989

The fonds consists of minutes (1965-1979, 1987-1989), amended constitution and bylaws (1966), correspondence (1965-1971), reports, financial records, records of annual meetings, programs, newsletters, and reference material.

Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley

Andreas Schroeder fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1960-1991

The fonds consists of Schroeder's literary manuscripts, radio plays, filmscripts, manuscripts by others, personal correspondence, financial records, and printed material which chronicle his development and contributions as a writer, journalist, broadcaster, editor, translator, and literary/cultural activist. Included among the subjects documented in the papers are: Schroeder's published and unpublished fiction and nonfiction works, including short prose, novellas, poems, translations, a prison memoir, literary columns, and feature articles; production of documentaries for the CBC radio show "Ideas"; publication of the literary magazine of translation "Contemporary Literature in Translation"; the author's nine-month prison sojurn; the founding of the League of Canadian Poets and the Writers' Union of Canada; and, the establishment of the Public Lending Rights Commission of Canada.

Schroeder, Andreas, 1946-

George Meeres Photographic and Art Studio fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940-1959

Fonds consists of correspondence with and photographs of residents of Enderby and District, plus photographs of local organizations, groups and views of the area.

Meeres Photographic and Art Studio

Nanaimo Literary Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1863-1864, 1878-1892

The fonds consists of constitution (1863-1864), cashbook (1878-1886), Debating and Elocution Class minutes (1880-1891), and minutes (1880-1885). The minute book for the Debating and Elocution class also records rentals of the Hall by community groups (1887-1892).

Nanaimo Literary Institute

Vic Hollister fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1988]-1991

The fonds consists of Hollister's records generated in his capacity as a member of the District of Mission Library Committee, including minutes, correspondence, plans, reports, notes, clippings, and published material.

Hollister, Vic

Victor Doray fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1967-1996, predominant 1967-1977

Fonds consists of records of two multi media projects created by Victor Doray, Turn Off Delight and Pic a Mix, and records from the Intermedia Society. Includes textual records, audio cassettes, audio reels, photographs (slides, prints and negatives), 8mm film reels, and video cassettes.

Doray, Victor, 1930-

Robert Smithson collection

  • Collection
  • 1951-1977, 2001-2007

The material in the Robert Smithson Collection consists of items collected by the late Vancouver writer and filmmaker Dennis Wheeler. All the material is related to Wheeler’s association with the noted American artist Robert Smithson. Materials in the collection include: articles, correspondence, journals, magazines, catalogues, newspaper clippings, photographs, posters, notes, slides, and negatives.

Smithson, Robert

Wilfred Nicholson fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980]

The fonds consists of 46 manuscripts on aspects of the social history and personalities of Nanaimo.

Nicholson, Wilfred, 1908-

Harry T. Devine fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1886-1898

The fonds consists of Devine's photographs depicting early Vancouver, including scenes, buildings, and a portrait of Vancouver's first City Council.

Devine, Harry T.

Rainbow River Players fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1980-1998

Fonds consists of records created by the Rainbow River Players, including posters, programs, correspondence, and financial records, plus a copy of the many scripts they used or considered using for performances. It also includes a photograph album with newspaper clippings plus coloured photographs of the actors and scenes from most of their productions.

Rainbow River Players

McGill, Cunningham family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [190-]-1967, 1995

Fonds consists of the personal papers of the McGill and Cunningham families. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Photographs; 2) Certificates; 3) Correspondence; 4) Sketch book and art work; 5) Diaries and 6) Miscellaneous.

McGill (family)

Mara McBirney fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1933-1982

The fonds consists of files of examinations and business reports, as well as correspondence, attendance registers, notes and sound cassettes relating to school activities.

McBirney, Mara

Morris/Trasov Archive fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969-1996, predominant 1969-1974

The fonds consists of material related to Image Bank, including the Image Exchange Directory, to exhibitions such as 1984, Post Card Shows, to projects such as Colour Bars, Cultural Ecology, to events such as Art's Birthday, Decca Dance, Miss General Idea Pageant (and Pavilion), to collaborative encounters and work with artists such as Robert Filliou, General Idea, Robert Fones, Robert Cummings, Ray Johnson, John Dowd, Anna Banana, Bill Gaglione, Eric Metcalfe, Kate Craig, John Jack Baylin, Herv Fischer, Victor Cavellini, Hermann Nitsch and Fluxus artists, as well as a mayoralty campaign by Mr. Peanut, artist run centre development at the Western Front, and to numerous publications such as in File magazine, catalogues and editions of cards, and to other activities as artists, including the collection and preservation of art and artist related material. The collection consists both of Morris' and Trasov's individual fonds as artists as well as their collective fonds, and additionally of an extensive collection of material complementing these personal papers, including books, periodicals, and other published material as well as art in multiple forms and media, including artists books, moving image and sound recordings, books, collages, correspondence, ephemera, exhibition catalogues, found objects, mailings, magazines, multiples and editions of cards, photographic prints, negatives, slides and transparencies, postcards, posters, drawings, prints, and other forms and media extending physically to over fifty linear metres.

Morris/Trasov Archive

Peter Day fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1963-1998

The Peter Day fonds consists of over 2000 items, monographs, limited edition books and artists' books, drawings, posters, prints, cards, boxes, wrappers, video tape recordings, and various small sculptures. The fonds contains the following series: The Peter Day collection of Concrete Poetry, correspondence, and photographs.

Day, Peter

Peter White's It Pays to Play collection

  • Fonds
  • [195-]-1997

The collection consists of material collected and generated in the process of putting together an exhibition of postcards at Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver. The collection is divided into three series: It Pays to Play postcards, It Pays to Play gallery files (including catalogue), and postcards collected as source material in the research process, but not used in the exhibit.

John Cass fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1965-1993

Fonds consists of material generated and accumulated by John Cass in his role as unofficial Nanaimo historian. The fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Manuscripts; 3) Research files and 4) Newspaper Clippings; 5) and Photographs.

Cass, John, 1921-

John F. Leonard fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1908-1981

The fonds is divided into 9 series and consists of musical scores, a history and a certificate.

Leonard, John F

Belli-Bivar family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1877-1966

The fonds, held in two boxes, consists of six series of material relating to personal records of Ethel Marie Louise Belli-Bivar, personal records of Captain R.B. Belli-Bivar, personal records of Roderic Gordon Belli-Bivar, personal records of Patricia Belli-Bivar, miscellaneous ephemera, and Ethel Belli-Bivar's collection of twenty-three watercolour paintings.

Belli-Bivar (family)

D. Bodnar fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1975

The fonds consists of reference files created by D. Bodnar in the course of her work on the Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings Project. Files contain information about architects in British Columbia, much of which was derived from the "Dead Files" of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.

Bodnar, D.

Enderby and District Community Play Project fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1997-1999

Fonds consists of the records of the community play project from its inception to the weeks following the final production. It includes minutes, correspondence, financial records, legal documents, journals, musical scores, drawings, photographs, videos, and tape cassettes.

Enderby and District Community Play Project

Devlin, Beck family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1892, 1921-1985

Fonds consists predominantly of the historical writings of Rhoda Beck and also includes a notebook that belonged to Samuel Drake and a notebook and scrapbook (related to the Princess Royal Settlers) of historical information compiled by Maria Devlin.

Devlin (family)

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