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University Research Forests fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925 - 1986

The fonds consists of records chronicling the history and development of UBC's Research Forests at Point Grey, and Haney, and B.C.'s interior (Cariboo) region. The fonds includes correspondence, reports, proposals, financial records, maps, surveys, blueprints, photographs, and meteorological data. The records also contain information about the operation of the Summer Camp for forestry students (1948-1986).

University of British Columbia. Research Forests

UBC Press fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1953 - 2015

The fonds consists of correspondence with both published and prospective authors, other university presses, distributors, agents and departmental staff, reviews and newspaper clippings pertaining to published material; minutes of meetings, and reports of financial standing; grant applications, and program and award descriptions. The fonds has been divided into the following series and sub-series: Correspondence (comprised of the following sub-series: Bill C.Y. Li; Jane C. Fredeman and Tony Blicq; Institute of Pacific Relations); Financial; Committees; Grants, Awards, and Programs; Administration and Organization; Other Publishers, Agents and Distributors; Published Works; and Reviews.

University of British Columbia Press

1974 International Congress of Mathematicians fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 1974

The fonds consists of correspondence, programs, photographs, memorabilia and proceedings of the 1974 Congress. Also included in the fonds are some records of the Canadian Mathematical Congress, which served as the official host for the event.

International Congress of Mathematicians (1974 : Vancouver, B.C.)

Academic Women's Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 1996

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of the Association's Annual General Meeting and its Executive Committee, reports by the Association and other organizations, published materials, questionnaires, and copies of the AWA constitution and administrative history.

University of British Columbia. Academic Women's Association

Acadia Camp Householders' Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947-1953

The fonds consists of correspondence, notices and minutes generated by the Association between 1947 and 1953.

Acadia Camp Householders' Association

Frank F. Wesbrook fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1881-1918, 1980

The fonds consists of diaries, photographs, articles, speeches and reports, and miscellaneous material, all of which document Frank F. Wesbrook’s personal and professional activities. Also included are a collection of off-prints of scholarly articles relating to a variety of medical topics that Wesbrook collected or in some cases wrote.

Wesbrook, F.F. (Frank Fairchild), 1868-1918

M.Y. Williams fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1875 - 1973

Fonds consists of biographical notes, clippings, articles, early educational records, research notes, draft manuscripts, field notebooks, reports, publications, correspondence, lecture and course notes, maps, photographic prints, and slides pertaining to M.Y. Williams' professional and personal activities.

Williams, M.Y. (Merton Yarwood)

Warren family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1977-1998

The fonds consists of family papers, genealogical material, manuscripts and correspondence documenting the history of the Warren family in England. Some of the family members represented in the fonds are Reverend Dawson Warren, Falkland G.E. Warren, and Charlotte Jackson. The fonds also includes biographical information about Harry Warren and copies of his publications to 1978.

Warren (family)

Vancouver Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1916 - 2004

The fonds consists of constitutions, minutes, correspondence, financial records, programs, scrapbooks, speeches, membership lists, clippings, and assorted other material relating to the administration of the organization. In addition, the fonds includes recording of lectures delivered to the Vancouver Institute. It is arranged in the following series: history, constitution, minutes, correspondence, financial records, programs, membership records, newspaper clippings, series papers, and lectures.

Vancouver Institute

Jacob Zilber fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950 - 2003

The fonds consists of personal and professional materials created and collected by Professor Jacob Zilber. The fonds consists of screenplays, manuscripts, drafts, notes, and correspondences relating to Jacob Zilber's published and unpublished materials. The fonds also includes biographical and autobiographical material, clippings, teaching records and course materials. It also contains manuscripts by students, materials related to musician and composer Michael Zilber, Department of Creative Writing administrative records as well as various UBC committee records.
The fonds is divided into five series: Manuscripts, Screenplays, Monologues series (1950-1999); Administrative and Teaching Materials series (1964-1989); Personal Materials series (1950-1997); Photographs series (1947-1989); and Audiovisual Materials series (196?-1985).

Zilber, Jacob

Walter Young fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1919, 1937-1983

Fonds consists of materials which document Walter Young's personal life, academic career, and political interests. It includes correspondence, minutes and agendas, reports, lecture notes and other course materials, financial statements, manuscripts, index cards, audio recordings, and publications (including books, newspapers, magazines, journals, pamphlets, and clippings). They are arranged in two series, Personal Papers and Research. Their original order has largely been maintained.

Young, Walter D.

Gladys Wright fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1923, 1980

Fonds consists of a hand-written account of Gladys Wright's memories of the UBC Fairview campus. Also included are seven heavily-annotated textbooks (copies of Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale", "The Merchant of Venice", "Coriolanus", "Twelfth Night" (2 copies), "Julius Caesar", and "Othello") used in Garnett G. Sedgewick's English courses. The latter items document teaching and note-taking methods from the 1920's, in particular those methods practiced in Sedgewick's classes.

Wright, Gladys

Susan Wood fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974-1980

Fonds consists of correspondence, review articles, and published materials. both general (1974-80) and in relation to her involvement with the SF issue of "Room of One's Own" (1979-80). There are also records arising from Wood's participation in the "Pacific Northwest Review of Books" and copies of review articles (1977-78). Also included are materials (predominantly printed) from "Crossing Frontiers", a 1978 conference which brought together Canadian and American literary scholars, historians and writers to discuss comparative literature from the two "wests".

Wood, Susan Joan

Edwin Searcy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974-2015

Fonds consists of records relating to Ed Searcy’s work in pastoral ministry, his studies, his teaching and writing, and his work in the wider church. Fonds comprises the following record series: Sermons (1974-2008); Lectures and addresses (2000-2007); Leadership-related records ([1991]-2003); Publications and manuscripts (1989-2015); Student papers (1974-2002); Audiovisual recordings (2001-2015); and Significant documents (1976-2015).

Searcy, Edwin

Pacific Mountain Regional Council Archives Reference collection

  • Collection
  • 1938

Collection was developed by the Rev. John Goodfellow, an amateur church historian who also served on the BC Conference Archives and Historical Committee from 1925 to 1950. He collected information from various sources about the early history of the United Church and its founding partners (Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches) in British Columbia. Collection consists of the following series: Biographical files; Congregational files; Subject files; and Photographs.

United Church of Canada. Pacific Mountain Region. Archives

EAL Learning Material Collection

  • VCCL C-01
  • Collection
  • 1971 - 2014

This collection consists of learning materials published by Vancouver Community College for use in multiple departments of the English as an Additional Language Area (EAL/ESL). These materials were authored by VCC instructors.

Vancouver Community College

President's Office fonds

  • VCCL F-26
  • Fonds
  • 1989 - 2012

This fonds consists of budgets, correspondence, reports, invoices, receipts, project files, strategic plans, policies, indexes and annual reports

Vancouver Community College. President's Office

Writing Lives Memoir Project collection

  • CA VHEC RA036
  • Collection
  • 2016–2018

Collection is comprised of records accumulated as a result of the participation of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in a project entitled Writing Lives: The Holocaust Survivor Memoir Project. Writing Lives was a partnership between Langara College’s English and History departments, the Azrieli Foundation and the VHEC. For the project, students at Langara College worked closely with Vancouver-based Holocaust survivors to produce their written memoirs over the course of two semesters. In the first semester, students learned the history of the Holocaust. In the second semester, students interviewed survivors, transcribed the interviews and together with the survivors, completed written memoirs. In this fonds are the memoirs, administrative files and digital photographs produced during the two-year run of the project. Seven survivors participated in the first year of the project, from 2016–2017; five survivors participated in the second year of the project, from 2017 to 2018.

Collection is divided into three series: Memoirs (2017–2018), Administrative files (2016–2018) and Photographs (2017–2018).

Louise Stein Sorensen fonds

  • CA VHEC RA024
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1921]-2019

Fonds consists of textual records, graphic materials, and artefacts relating to Louise Sorensen’s life in the Netherlands, some of which was spent in hiding. Many of the items are wartime records, including photographs and negatives, correspondence, paper currency, drawings, notice of registration, official and forged identity cards, and ration cards. Additionally, the fonds contains copies of Sorensen’s great-uncle’s daughter’s, Ans’, testimonies; several English translations of items provided by Sorensen; and a 1947 second edition of Anne Frank’s Het Achterhuis, or The Diary of a Young Girl, also known as the Diary of Anne Frank. The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into the following six series: Personal records, Family records, Photographs, Correspondence, Currency and Publications and writings.

Louise Stein Sorensen

Takashi Komiyama fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1938-1959

Fonds consists of three record series: Church-related records (1938-1946); Reference materials (1942-1963); and Community advisor records (1944). Record types include reports, lectures, clippings, and memorabilia, primarily concerning the treatment of Japanese Canadians during World War II.

Komiyama, Takashi

Alexander and Gina Dimant fonds

  • CA VHEC RA016
  • Fonds
  • [1920?]–2019

Fonds is comprised of correspondence, photographs, identity and personal documents, society registration documents, minutes, clippings, memorabilia and ephemera created or collected by Alexander and Gina Dimant in Poland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Italy and Canada. Records pertain to their family history, work, school, and social and volunteer activities prior to and after the Second World War.

Records have been arranged into the following series: Correspondence (1941–2019), Photographs ([1920?]–[2016], Personal records (1938–2013), Artefacts (1940–[before 1948], 1997), Clippings and ephemera ([after 1942]–2016) and Janusz Korczak Association of Canada records (2001–2008).

Dimant family

Lydia Gruchy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1893 - 2000

Fonds consists of the following record series: Family correspondence and other materials (1892-1995); Publications and manuscripts (1915-2000); Audio and video recordings (1985-1992); Florence Gruchy photographs (1933-1960); Lydia Gruchy family photographs (1917-1953).

Gruchy, Lydia

Beverley Brown fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 17
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1937 - ca. 1949]

The fonds consists of 478 photographs, predominantly of students at the St. Michael’s Residential School in Alert Bay. Beverley Brown and her friends took the photographs between ca. 1937 and ca. 1945 using Brown’s camera. Photographs from this period include shots of the students with their friends and of social events, as well as posed class photographs. These class photographs were taken by school supervisors who subsequently sold the prints to other students. Other photographs were taken in Brown’s hometown, Bella Bella, and in the area of the Namu cannery. These show weddings, fishing boats, landscapes, and buildings. Peter Mason Sr., Brown’s father, had the photographs developed in Vancouver.

The fonds has been arranged into three series:

  1. St. Michael’s Residential School photographs
  2. Bella Bella photographs
  3. Langley High School photographs

Brown, Beverley

Methodist Woman's Missionary Society, British Columbia Conference Branch fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1923

The fonds consists of the minutes of the Advisory Committee of the Japanese Mission, later called the Oriental Mission, 1908-1923; minutes of the Victoria District meetings, 1904-1911; and minutes of the Westminster District meetings, 1905-1923.

Methodist Church of Canada. Woman's Missionary Society. British Columbia Conference Branch

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