Fonds - L’Ordre du Radis Manifique fonds

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L’Ordre du Radis Manifique fonds

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  • 1960 - 1977 (Creation)
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    L’Ordre du Radis Manifique

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5 cm of textual records
10 photographic prints

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(1960-[1977])

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The L’Ordre du Radis Manifique or Magnificient Order of the Radishes began at the University of British Columbia in 1960 apparently arising out of an initial interest in establishing a wine tasting club. The Order operated as very much a gentleman’s club and its membership included men from faculty and the University administration. The primary instigators for the formation of the Order were Stephen Jennings, Malcolm McGregor and Ron Jeffells. Over time participation in the Order grew based on invitations approved by its membership. The group generally met twice each academic term at the Faculty Club to enjoy collegiality, good food and drink, and socialize. Throughout its existence the Order included only men and according to John Chapman the issue of female membership never arose. The Order continued to meet into the mid-1970s by which time many of the original members had left the University.

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The fonds consists of signed menus and meeting notices (1960-1972), membership lists (1961-1970), correspondence (1961-1977), undated poems written by Roy Daniells about Radish members, and miscellaneous documents.

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Records donated to the UBC Archives January 12, 2011 by John Chapman who received them from the estate of former member James Banham.

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University of British Columbia Archives

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Created 25 May 2011

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