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Alcuin Society fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1001
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2009

The Alcuin Society Fonds reflects the activities of the society since its creation in 1965. The series consists predominantly of textual records, including administrative records, financial records, reports, correspondence, newsletters and promotional material. Also included are photographs, published material, brochures, and memorabilia. Correspondence is predominant throughout the fonds and in each series it is interfiled with related records.

The fonds consists of 8 series and 6 sub-series spanning the years 1965-2009 and measures 5.07 m in its entirety. The records were received by the Rare Books and Special Collections Department in 3 accessions. The first accession was received, arranged and described in 1981.

The second and third accruals were received July 2008 and June 2009 and processed June-August 2009. The original finding aid (1981), which described the first accession, was revised to incorporate the material in the second and third accruals.

For the second and third accrual, original order has been maintained in the physical arrangement. The intellectual arrangement, as reflected in the file list, has been imposed. Many items belonging to the same series are physically stored separately because the initial accession was processed prior to the receipt of the second and third accruals.

Alcuin Society

E.M. Delafield fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1164
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1936-1963]

Fonds reflects E.M. Delafield's career and interests as a writer and lecturer in the early decades of the twentieth century. Some of the items in the fonds were also made or received by persons related to E.M. Delafield. Textual records in the fonds consist of letters related to Delafield's research and writing on the British author Charlotte Yonge and unpublished manuscripts, plays, short articles, book reviews, and lectures written by Delafield pertaining to her interests in Charlotte Yonge, women, religion, the lives of the British upper class, and other subjects.

The fonds also includes clippings, obituary notices, photographs, and records related to the writings of Lorna Lewis. Fonds consists of six series: Incoming letters; Manuscripts; Lecture notes; Newspaper clippings; Personal photographs; and Records related to Lorna Lewis.

Delafield, E.M.

Eric Nicol fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1403
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2005

The fonds consists of Eric Nicol's business correspondence, drafts (handwritten notebooks and typescripts) for various writings, finished scripts for plays and shows, drafts and newspaper clippings of his columns, reference materials, reviews of his work, printed materials featuring his articles, photographs of Eric Nicol, and subject files. The fonds also contains a file of his correspondence with The Vancouver Sun, which was kept by the Sun and later given to Nicol. His writings are categorized into radio scripts, television scripts, stage scripts, books, articles, short stories and other writings. Drafts and related materials of each category comprise a series.

A second accession was added in 2007, and described in 2008 which consists mainly of manuscripts for books, short stories, articles, stage plays and radio plays which were written by Nicol but never published. It also includes some early drafts of books that were eventually published. The accession also includes Nicol's business correspondence from 1971 to 1978.

Nicol, Eric Patrick

Jack Shadbolt fonds

  • CA UBCSP RBSC-ARC-1493
  • Fonds
  • 1934 - 1996

The fonds consists of Shadbolt's private journals, notebooks, lecture notes, sketch books from his work with the Art Students' League of New York, 1948-1949 as well as 6 sketchbooks from the 1960s, a collection of his loose drawings and studies, an extensive collection of photographs of Shadbolt's paintings, including colour transparencies, slides of a photographic work entitled "Year", family photographs, personal and professional incoming correspondence, his picture reference file of postcards and magazine clippings, exhibition catalogues and other printed material. Correspondents include John Macdonald, Wilfred Watson, Max Maynard, Jock Firestone, Molly Bobak, George Swinton, and Ron Thom.

Shadbolt, Jack, 1909-