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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

Coral Topping fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-1980

The fonds consists of manuscripts of Topping's articles and reports in the fields of sociology and criminology; drafts of his stories and poetry; examples of questionnaires and other material from his research projects; and scrapbooks and other autobiographical materials. The records include manuscripts, correspondence, forms, and clippings and other published materials.

Topping, Coral Wesley, b. 1889

Delta Symphony Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-27
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1984

The fonds consists of one series of scrapbooks comprised of correspondence, newspaper clippings, promotional materials, album covers, press releases, pamphlets and photographs. The scrapbooks are organized chronologically, documenting the annual activities and achievements of the Delta Youth Orchestra.

Delta Symphony Society

Department of Theatre fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR201
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1987

The fonds includes the following series: Departmental meeting minutes, 1964-69, 1972-82; Planning for Theatre building, 1975-81; Theatre production, 1963-83; Theatre production for Phoenix Summer Theatre, 1972-81, 1986-87; Theatre production for Senior Secondary Summer Theatre Workshop, 1966-82; Theatre production scripts, 1964-89; Theatre production photographs, 1965-83; Theatre production slides, 1963-86.

University of Victoria (B.C.). Dept. of Theatre

Doreen Walker fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1660-1990, predominant 1920-1985

The fonds consists of hand-written notes as well as published articles relating to artists in Canada between the early 17th century and the late 20th century. The fonds also consists of copies of correspondence between artists, as well as Walkers own correspondence with artists and the artistic world in general, both inside and outside Canada. The fonds consists of the following series and is largely arranged in its original order. 1) Canadian Artists 2) Records relating to Dear Nan: Letters to Emily Carr, Nan Cheney, and Humphrey Toms 3) Photographs.

Walker, Doreen, 1920-

Dorothy Maud Somerset fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1900 - 1991

The fonds consists of correspondence from 1929 to 1990; biographical data/information from 1921 to 1991; literary works from 1938 to 1984; photographs from 1898 to 1984; interviews and talks/speeches given from 1942 to 1984; newspaper clippings from 1920 to 1990; newsletters and theatre souvenirs from 1922 to 1987.

Somerset, Dorothy Maud

Bernard James Naylor fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR098
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1984, predominant 1924-1984

The fonds documents Naylor's life and work as organ scholar and composer. The fonds consists of correspondence to associates, friends and family, 1935-1984; miscellaneous programs, scrapbooks, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and photographs; manuscript choral, instrumental and vocal scores of Naylor's work, and others, 1924-1983; sound recordings of folk songs, chamber music, instrumentals and interviews, and recordings of other composers' work.

Naylor, Bernard James

Beryl Rowland fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR152
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1988

The fonds consists of 6 series: correspondence, 1961-1987, primarily Earle Birney; literary manuscripts, ca. 1954-1957, including fiction and plays; research, ca. 1962-1987; printed materials, ca. 1954-1988, primarily journal offprints and copies; indices, ca. 1962-1987. The indices consist of research card groups including: animals; slang dictionaries; women in medieval medicine; medieval medical books; symbolism; The Canterbury Tales, and miscellaneous subjects.

Rowland, Beryl

Charles Palmer fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR288
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1895-1997

The fonds consists of the following series: Personal records, 1925-92; Correspondence, 1928-97; Programs and reviews of performances, 1949-87; Photographs, ca.1895-97; Certificates and medals, 1924-95; Instrumental music scores, 1930-92; Secular choral music scores, 1929-93; and Sacred choral music scores, 1932-38.

Palmer, Charles

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-

B.W. Leeson fonds

  • CA VPL 13901-14221
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1920]

The fonds consists of photographs of Quatsino, B.C., depicting panoramas, fishing, ships, native Indians, and logging.

Leeson, B.W.

Guy Palmer fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1954-1989

The fonds consists of 6,066 35 mm negatives of dress rehearsals of major UBC theatrical productions between 1961 and 1988. There are also some images of productions staged during summer school, as well as by the Extension and English departments (1954/55), and alphabetical and chronological listings of UBC productions between 1954 and 1988. The fonds also includes copies of programs from productions at the Frederic Wood Theatre (1964-1991).

Palmer, Guy, 1913-

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.

Helen Sonthoff fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944-2000

Fonds consists of personal correspondence, newspaper clippings and manuscripts; as well as, memorial tributes, cards and letters of sympathy pertaining to the passing of Sonthoff. The fonds is arranged in the following series: Correspondence, Essays and Criticisms and Memorial Tributes.

Sonthoff, Helen

Elsie Allan theatre collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR001
  • Collection
  • 1925-1980

The collection consists of material compiled by Elsie Allan concerning theatre in Victoria and other locations in B.C. and in England. The collection includes notebooks of annotated scripts, scripts of plays, announcements and notices of meetings of the Victoria Theatre Guild, programmes of amateur and professional performances in Victoria, New York, and England, and programmes of the British Columbia, Dominion, Kelowna, and Vancouver Island Drama Festivals.

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

Eric Metcalfe fonds

  • Fonds
  • 195?-199?, predominant 1968-1976

The fonds consists of textual and graphic materials relating to the development of Metcalfe's art projects and themes, including Leopard Realty and Banal Beauty Inc.; photographs and clippings documenting Metcalfe's works; and materials sent and received through Metcalfe's participation in several Mail Art networks, including Fluxus West, General Idea and Image Bank.

Materials from each of the abovementioned categories are organized into three series, based on content: Art Projects, Correspondence and Collected Materials. The series and subseries contained in this fonds break down as follows:

4.1 Art Projects series
4.1-1 Look at This subseries
4.1-2 Banal Beauty Inc. / Brutopia subseries
4.1-3 Leopard Realty subseries
4.1-4 Howard Hughes subseries
4.1-5 Spots Before Your Eyes subseries
4.1-6 Howard Hughes subseries
4.1-7 Films and videos subseries
4.1-8 Artworks and exhibitions photographs subseries
4.1-9 Artworks and exhibitions documentation subseries
4.2 Correspondence series
4.2-1 Mail art subseries
4.2-2 Mail art compilations subseries
4.2-3 General and business correspondence subseries
4.3 Collected materials series
4.3-1 Western Front subseries
4.3-2 Collected images subseries
4.3-3 Collected publications subseries
4.3-4 Collected ephemera subseries
4.3-5 Bag of marbles subseries

Metcalfe, Eric, 1940-

Lake Cowichan Drama Club fonds

  • CA KSM MG24
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1983

The fonds consists of documents and photographs depicting the history of the Lake Cowichan Drama Club. The fonds consists of 14 series and include scrapbooks, financial records, correspondence, minutes, scripts, programs, memberships and constitution.

Lake Cowichan Drama Club

Lake Cowichan Music Club fonds

  • CA KSM MG25
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1981

The fonds consists of 5 series which outline the functions of the club. The series consists of minutes, finances, correspondence, programs and social.

Lake Cowichan Music Club

Laurence Ricou fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945-2008

The fonds consists of Ricou's correspondence during his teaching careers at the University of Lethbridge and UBC. The fonds also includes records relating to his involvement with the Association of Canadian University Teachers of English (ACUTE), book reviews, negotiated grants, Literary History of Canada, Canada research fellowships and a summer course taught on the writings of Malcolm Lowry. The fonds also contains research information pertaining to the life and work of Canadian author Patricia Blondal.

Ricou, Laurence R., 1944-

Leon M. Zolbrod fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1974-1989]

Fonds consists of an annotated typescript manuscript and page proofs of Zolbrod's translation of the Japanese classic "Ugetsu Monogatari" ("Tales of Moonlight and Rain") and an unpublished manuscript entitled "Reluctant Genius: The Life and Work of Buson, a Japanese Master of Haiku and Painting".

Zolbrod, Leon M., 1930-1991

Literary Society fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR187
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1938

The fonds consists of minutes, 1928-1938, and 2 letters from 1936.

Victoria College (B.C.). Literary Society

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

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

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