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Debby Yaffe interview / Women's Studies collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR430
  • Item
  • 2009

Item consists of sound recordings of Debby Yaffe discussing her childhood, schooling and family life in California, including gendered family roles, expectations of femininity in the 1950s, university, marriage and life in Europe, her feminist consciousness raising experience in London, teaching high school in London, the differences between English and American societies, sex discrimination, radical feminist activities, restructuring of sexual relationships, life in Canada and involvement in the Women’s movement in Victoria, Status of Women Action group, Everywomens Books, disordered eating as feminist issue, work as a fitness instructor, abortion rights, impact on feminist awareness of the December 6, 1989 killings at École Polytechnique in Montréal, radical feminism, women’s lives in Canada and England, life as a lesbian, resisting dominant domestic relationship constructs, teaching Women’s Studies, feminist theory, and the Victoria Women’s Movement Archives.

The Debby Yaffe interview was conducted by Joy Fisher as a research project in the course History 358A, “Women in Canada,” taught by Dr. Lynne Marks, which covered histories of women in Canada from the era of New France to the present. Fisher’s resulting essay is entitled “Riding the Wave/ Watching the Wave: A Second Wave Feminist Talks about Gender Ideologies and her Life.”

Yaffe, Debby

Andrew Reid fonds

  • CA WVAN 052
  • Fonds
  • 2006

The fonds consists of material relating to the personal life and recreational activities of Andrew Reid and extended family members. The material includes photographs of Alta Lake in Whistler and the Chinese garden in West Vancouver in the 1930s.

Reid, Andrew

June Griswold Fonds

  • CA SAM MS 152
  • Fonds
  • January 1, 2005

Title based on the contents. The fonds consists of one series of eleven diaries. The diaries cover the years 2005 – 2013. The Enderby and District Museum and Archives holds June Griswold’s diaries from 1990-2004.

June Griswold

Salmon Arm Centennial Steering Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2003

The fonds consists of agendas, programs, correspondence, emails, budgets, lists, certificates, event notes, and ephemera. The fonds is divided into 64 series.

Salmon Arm Centennial Steering Committee

Genni Hennessy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2002 - 2003

The fonds consists of records relating to Hennessy’s 2003 MA thesis titled The Spirit of Collaboration: Exploring Critical Pedagogical Principles in Transforming the Museum Through Space and Time. Hennessy was interested in the relationships that developed between community members and museum staff during the process of putting together the Museum of Anthropology’s exhibit The Spirit of Islam, which ran from October 2001 to May 2002. Her purpose was to document the kinds of collaborative processes that occurred as the exhibit planning progressed in order to identify a model from which other museums working with communities might benefit.

Hennessy, Genni

Alain Boire collection

  • CA CCOQ C10
  • Collection
  • 2000 - 2016

The collection consists largely of research materials and notes created in the preparation of Boire's book "With Hearts and Minds" published in 2016. The remainder of the collection consists of materials collected by Boire from Caisse Populaire Maillardville Credit Union, as well as accumulated material pertaining to Boire's involvement in several community initiatives, such as the Maillardville Residents' Association, Maillardville revitalization and planning, and Place Maillardville.

Materials include correspondence, photographs, administrative records, interviews, reports, handwritten notes, clippings, advertising and professional materials, newsletters, research materials, prints, postcards, ephemera, a map, embossing seals, a lid from a glass milk bottle, and other documents. The collection also includes a manuscript copy of "With Hearts and Minds."

Boire, Alain Joseph

Hollyburn Heritage Society collection

  • CA WVAN 074
  • Collection
  • 2000-2006

The fonds consists of digital photographs selected and scanned by the Hollyburn Heritage Society. The photographs relate to people, places, and events on Hollyburn Ridge. The images depict Hollyburn Ski Lodge, West Lake Lodge, Hi-View Lodge, First Lake ski jump, West Lake ski jump, Sixth Lake ski jump, private, and ski club cabins on Hollyburn Ridge, Hi Colville's Hollyburn chairlift, the Forks Store, ski competitions, skiers, ski runs, First Lake regatta days, First Lake diving platform, First Lake, Eagle Lake, Third Lake, Fourth Lake, Fifth Lake, Vancouver Ski Club, Hollyburn Pacific Ski Club, Cypress Ski Club, Grouse Mountain, Crown Mountain, Mount Strachan, Black Mountain, Goat Mountain, Cypress Creek, Brothers Creek Canyon, Marr Creek, and the pioneer skiers' reunions.

Dogwood Lifewriters' Group

The subseries primarily consists of the annual publications of the Dogwood Lifewriters' Group from 1999 to 2017, as well as news clippings about the organization, grant applications, meeting minutes, newsletters, and photographs of members.

Dogwood Lifewriters' Group

Silver Creek Fire fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1998-1999

The fonds is organized into one box containing 16 series.

Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association

May Day collection

  • CA WVAN 005
  • Collection
  • 1998-

The collection consists of material relating to May Day celebrations which was a key community event in West Vancouver from 1931 to 1971. The celebrations included installation of a May Day Queen, parades and other ceremonies. After 1971, the celebration was renamed Community Day, and the collection also includes records pertaining to this event.The material includes photographs, registers, scrapbooks, speeches, organizing committee records, and correspondence.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Film and photographs
Series 2: Administrative records
Series 3: Speeches
Series 4: Ephemera
Series 5: Newsclippings
Series 6: May Queens' scrapbooks

Burquitlam Community Association fonds

  • CA CCOQ F44
  • Fonds
  • 1997-2006

The fonds consists of the operational records of the Burquitlam Community Association, including minutes, agendas, correspondence, and documents related to programs, projects, and committees. The fonds also includes photographs of the Burquitlam neighbourhood and a Burquitlam Community Association meeting from 2004.

Burquitlam Community Association

Regular newspaper columns

Series consists of records relating to columns that Taylor wrote for local newspapers in the Okanagan region of BC. Includes samples of columns written for the Kelowna Courier and Penticton Herald (July to December 2009); satirical articles relating to local people and politics (the Back Fence, 2008); and samples of columns from a local weekly paper, the Lake Country Calendar (2007).

Taylor, James A.

Mary Lois Esau fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1993

The fonds consists of one series, Esau’s Master’s thesis, correspondence, and copies of newspaper articles written about Leonard.

Mary Lois Esau

Dogwood Pavilion: Assorted Committees, Activities, and Projects

The subseries consists of assorted records from a number of committees, activities, and programs at Dogwood Pavilion including: the Volunteer Improvement Committee, Community Volunteer Services for Seniors, Multicultural Committee, and the Senior Safety Committee. The subseries also includes Dogwood Pavilion's Bylaws, photographs of the Dogwood Pavilion Expansion Project (1997), and photographs of various activities.

Committee and Board Meeting Minutes

This subseries consists of nine folders containing minutes, agendas and supplementary documentation related to the meetings of board and committees of the Coquitlam Foundation.

Coquitlam Foundation

British Columbia women's history audio collection

  • CA SFU F-148
  • Collection
  • 1989

The collection consists of audio cassette recordings of the interviews and associated paper documentation (biographical forms and interview summaries) for each of the women who participated. Twelve women were interviewed. The names of the interviewers and interviewees are:

  • Beverly Ann Carlson interviewed by Anda Jones.

  • Bertha Cochrane interviewed by Linda Henderson.

  • Suzanne Crawford interviewed by Pat Newton.

  • Kathleen Dawson interviewed by Linda Cluelett.

  • Ann St. Clair Ecclestone inteviewed by Jane Ecclestone.

  • Jean Ferguson interviewed by Marsha Ferguson.

  • Melitha Rose Kraus interviewed by Laurie Doig.

  • Patricia Mazzarella Larson interviewed by Angela M. Larson.

  • Violet Piersma interviewed by Peter van Drongelen.

  • Florence Vilma Shannon; interviewer not recorded.

  • Miyako Shinkawa interviewed by Debbie Shinkawa.

  • Ilo Urquart; interviewer not recorded.

Note that there is no paper documentation for one of the interviewees (Ilo Urquart).

McPherson, Kathryn

Lower Lonsdale Business Association fonds

  • CA NVAN 178
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2005

The fonds consists of chronological operational records related to the business operations of the Lower Lonsdale Business Association. These operational records include minutes of meetings, memos, policies, surveys, correspondence, financial records, membership lists, grant applications, press releases and newspaper clippings. The fonds also consists of records related to the establishment and operation of the Lower Lonsdale Community Policing Centre and the organization of the Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival.

Lower Lonsdale Business Association

Bowen Island Heritage Preservation Association fonds

  • CA BOW MS 40
  • Fonds
  • 1987 - 2004

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records of the Bowen Island Historical Preservation Association, including its constitution, minutes (1990-2004), correspondence (1981-2001), as well as copies of printed and published materials and collected reference materials pertinent to BIHPA activities.

Bowen Island Heritage Preservation Association

Photographs

The series consists of photographs related to the Coquitlam Foundation awards galas, fundraising dinners, and other events.

News clippings

The series consists of two news clippings from the Coquitlam Now from 1986. The first discusses the pageant and the second is an advertisement for Georgio's Night Club, that shows photographs of all of the contestants. Georgio's sponsored Deborah Smyth who won Miss Congeniality and donated the records in this collection.

The Tri-Cities Now

Francescan Outreach Society fonds

  • CA WVAN 032
  • Fonds
  • 1986-1989

The fonds consists of material relating to the establishment, fundraising, and social activities of the West Vancouver charitable society, the Francescan Outreach Society, and their predecessor, the Francescan Society, more commonly known as the Francescans. The records include society acts, meeting minutes, annual reports, treasurer's reports, membership lists, appreciation certificates, correspondence, documents, forms, newsletters, publicity material, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Constitution and incorporation
Series 2: Minutes
Series 3: Reports
Series 4: Membership
Series 5: Certificates
Series 6: Correspondence
Series 7: Social events
Series 8: Newsletters and publicity material
Series 9: Newspaper clippings
Series 10: Photographs

Francescan Outreach Society

Ronnie Tessler fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1986 - 1987

The fonds consists of photographs created by Ronnie Tessler from 1986 to 1987 documenting a canoe project by the Nisga’a carver Norman Tait. The project was abandoned in the summer of 1987, and the canoe was left uncompleted. The photographs depict models for the canoe, transportation of the log for the canoe to the Museum of Anthropology, ceremonies performed throughout the project, and various stages of work on the canoe and model. Additional photographs from the same period depict a totem pole raising at Capilano Mall in North Vancouver and portraits of Les Baker, a model Tait wanted to use for a “white man” mask.

Tessler, Ronnie

Ross Carter fonds

  • CA BOW MS 23
  • Fonds
  • 1986 - 1997

The fonds consists of records created and collected by Ross Carter and includes correspondence, documents from the Bowen Island Improvement Association, GVRD election and other campaign literature, and reference reports relating to development on Bowen Island.

Carter, Ross

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