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Agricultural Commission fonds

  • CA FTST MS 43
  • Series
  • [photocopied 198-?]

Fonds consists of a diary from 1913-[1914]. The diarist is unidentified.

British Columbia. Agricultural Commission

Principal's Papers

  • CA DCA S-002
  • Series
  • November 1966 - May 1981

Series consists of office files, correspondence, and other materials created, received, or collected by Wootton during his tenure as principal. These records relate to the development of academic programming and the early growth of the College, collaborations with other post-secondary institutions, community partnerships, service provision, and general administrative functions. Also included are reports on the state of post-secondary education in B.C. during the 1970s, environmental projects, and organizations like Council of College Principals, of which Wootton was chairman until 1976.

This series contains a diverse mix of records; it provides not only a record of Wootton's work as principal but also the broader context in which Douglas College took shape.

George C. Wootton

Andy Andrews Papers

  • CA DCA S-017
  • Series
  • September 1967 - October 1983

Series consists of records created or collected by Andy Andrews during the course of his career at Douglas College. The majority of these records document the development of programming and individual courses, including those that ultimately were never finalized or offered by the College. Andrews sat on multiple committees, including the Applied Programs Divisional Management Committee, and many records in this series capture administrative activities and changes between 1970 and 1983.

Andy Andrews

Bill Morfey Papers

  • CA DCA S-015
  • Series
  • December 1969 - March 1989

Series consists of materials created or collected by Bill Morfey during the course of his duties as College Bursar. In this role, Morfey was responsible for managing the College's financial affairs. Although it is helpful to understand Morfey's recordkeeping practices through this lens, not all the materials in his files are exclusively related to College finances. Morfey also sat on numerous internal and external committees, preserving his copies of minutes and supporting documents. This series provides snapshots of various College departments, programs, and services from throughout Morfey's almost 20-year tenure at the College. Materials in this series include correspondence, memoranda, reports, flyers, brochures, contracts and agreements, course information, balance sheets, budgetary information, architectural plans, and much more.

Bill Morfey

Publicity, Marketing, and Communications

  • CA DCA S-010
  • Series
  • 1970 - 2004

Series consist of materials created for the promotion of Douglas College programs, services, events, and achievements. These materials were created by various successive internal offices tasked specifically with shaping the College's image, producing advertisements, coordinating with faculties and departments, drafting speeches, and documenting events. The series includes brochures, flyers, posters, publications, correspondence, news releases, memoranda, meeting agendas and minutes, course information, receipts and invoices, and much more.

Public Information Office

Institute of Environmental Studies

  • CA DCA S-007
  • Series
  • August 1970 - February 1979

Series consists of materials pertaining to the Douglas College Institute of Environmental Studies. The majority of records in this series are copies of "Information Booklets" published by the Institute on a range of environmental and conservation topics. Other materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, planning documents, and reports.

Institute of Environmental Studies

George Porges Papers

  • CA DCA S-016
  • Series
  • September 1970 - February 1978

Series consists of materials created or collected by faculty member George Porges. The majority of these records are history and political science course descriptions, most of which were periodically revised between their original creation and 1975. These course descriptions include bibliographies, lists of support materials like films or documentaries, and occasionally correspondence or notes related to how the courses were revised and updated over time.

George Porges

EVENT Magazine

  • CA DCA S-011
  • Series
  • 1971 -

Series consists of materials pertaining to EVENT Magazine. These include correspondence, documentation related to writing submissions, and copies of the magazine.

EVENT Magazine

Student Governance

  • CA DCA S-009
  • Series
  • September 1971 - March 1991

Series consists of materials pertaining to student government at Douglas College.

These include agendas, minutes, and supporting documents from early DCSS governing bodies such as the Douglas College Student Council (sometimes called the Tri-Council), the Mult-Campus Council, and the Senate. There are also records related to provincial and national organizations such as the Association of Student Councils Canada, the British Columbia Students Federation, and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges.

This series also contains materials related to the creation of the DCSS, The Other Press, society elections, student handbooks, clubs, professional development, social events, and more. These materials include correspondence, memoranda, nomination papers, reports, flyers and posters, questionnaires, draft constitutions and amendments, and ephemera.

Because the DCSS was represented on a number of college-wide boards, committees, and advisory councils, the Student Society possessed a number of related records such as agendas, minutes, and supporting documents. Although duplicate materials were culled from the Archives in 1986, this series retains records related to the activities of the Principal's Council, the New Westminster Campus Advisory Council, the Management Committee, and several other smaller committees.

Douglas College Student Society

Women's Studies

  • CA DCA S-008
  • Series
  • January 1972 - May 1982

Series consists of materials pertaining to Women's Studies programs and services at Douglas College. These textual records include documentation charting the history of Women's Studies at the College (also called "Programs for Women" during its early years), as well as materials related to curriculum development, campus and community events, gender in post-secondary contexts, and more. This series contains memoranda, correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, financial records, reports, and promotional materials such as flyers and program guides.

The predominant records creators contributing to this series are Lillian Zimmerman and Margaretha Hoek, the first coordinators of Women's Studies programming and services, and the early advisory bodies responsible for overseeing this area.

The scope of the series dates from the early inception of Programs for Women until the early 1980s.

Women’s Studies Advisory Committee

The Douglas Pinion

  • CA DCA S-003
  • Series
  • April 1975 - April 1981

Series consists of copies of The Douglas Pinion from its launch in 1975 to its final run in 1981. In total there were 12 volumes of the paper (50 issues) and one spoof edition called The Douglas Onion. Three issues from Vol. 9 (Nos. 5, 6, and 13) are missing.

The Douglas Pinion

I-CARE Literacy Program

  • CA DCA S-001
  • Series
  • 1977-2020

Series predominately consists of published materials by the I-CARE adult literacy program: the group's newsletter and later its annual publication featuring student writing. This series also includes additional textual records related to I-CARE's creation and early years, its operations, and various events.

The first I-CARE newsletter was launched in January 1979. It was called "The Nameless Newsletter" and was edited by Sheila Taillefer and Linda Ellwood. By July of that year, the newsletter was simply titled "I CARE", which would remain in place until the fall of 1982 when it was renamed "Breakthrough". Early editions of Breakthrough contained event announcements, meeting agendas and minutes, photocopied articles, information resources for tutors, crossword puzzles, activities, and artwork and graphics. The newsletter's tagline was: "A newsletter published for literacy volunteers in the Douglas College region." However, by the 1990s the target audience of the newsletter had expanded to include learners as much as tutors. In the September 1992 issue, Breakthrough started including a section called "Writing For Our Future" which featured short written works by students from the program. (Writing For Our Future was the name of a stand-alone, annual publication by I-CARE featuring student writing. It was launched in 1990.) Breakthrough has been published on a monthly and later quarterly basis, uninterrupted until the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in winter 2020.

I-CARE

The Charter of Rights Committee

  • CA DCA S-014
  • Series
  • October 1986 - April 1990

Series consists of materials pertaining to the work of the Charter of Rights Committee at Douglas College, which was formed to promote information across multiple disciplines about the Charter's many implications. These records include correspondence, bibliographies, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, and more. The series captures the creation of a long-running course at the College called Human Rights and Canadian Society: Multidisciplinary Perspectives.

Charter of Rights Committee

Twentieth Anniversary

  • CA DCA S-012
  • Series
  • [May 1989] - November 1990

Series consists of materials pertaining to the College's twentieth anniversary celebration in 1989 and 1990. (The festivities began in September 1989.) These include event flyers, a bulletin called "Catch the Action," and a publication called "Twenty Years of Making a Difference." The Public Information Office was responsible for producing these items, while the festivities in general were overseen by the 20th Anniversary Steering Committee.

Public Information Office

Office of the Vice President, Educational Services

  • CA DCA S-018
  • Series
  • March 1991 - June 2005

Series consists of materials created or collected by the Office of the Vice President, Educational Services. This position was established as part of the College's 1995 administrative restructuring, in which a “leaner” organizational model was implemented that included four new divisions: Educational Services, College Development, Instructional Services, and Finance and Administration. The Vice President, Educational Services was responsible for management of Student Services, Developmental Education, International Education, Community Programs, Contract Programs, and Learning Resources, and Admissions and Records. Educational Technology also became an important part of this portfolio.

Materials in this series include meeting agendas, minutes, and supporting documents pertaining to a number of committees associated with Educational Services at the College. (“Supporting documents” encompasses a range of records such as correspondence, memoranda, reports, and ephemera.) The two largest tranches of records in this series are related to the Technology, Planning and Management Committee (TPMC) and the Educational Technology Forum (ETF). The TPMC played an integral role in development of the College’s long-term educational technology plans and priorities, as well as reviewing and approving educational technology capital requests. Al Atkinson was committee chairman from its formation in 1997 until 2004, shortly before his retirement. The TPMC worked closely with the ETF, which was formed in April 1997, replacing the Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable. Its mandate was to promote the integration of educational technologies throughout the College and to advise the TPMC on priorities.

Atkinson was the first Vice President, Educational Services (1995-2004). He was succeeded by Blaine Jensen (2004-2015).

Albert Atkinson

Aboriginal Gathering Place

  • CA DCA S-006
  • Series
  • 1995 - 2012

Series consists of materials pertaining to the Aboriginal Gathering Place, which opened in April 2011 at the College's New Westminster campus. The Aboriginal Gathering Place is a venue for hosting traditional ceremonies, potlucks, and meetings. When not holding events, it is a quiet space to study, meditate, and meet fellow students.

In addition to proposal documents and a program for the space's grand opening (January 2012), this series also includes some records related to services for Indigenous students in the 1990s.

First Nations Advisory Committee

Douglas College International Model United Nations (DOUGIMUN)

  • CA DCA S-013
  • Series
  • February 1997 - December 2007

Series consists of materials pertaining to the Douglas College International Model United Nations (DOUGIMUN). A model UN is "an academic simulation of the United Nations where students play the role of delegates from different countries and attempt to solve real world issues with the policies and perspectives of their assigned country." DOUGIMUN was formed after a delegation of four political science students, under the supervision of professor Marlene Hancock, attended the 1997 Cairo International Model United Nations. Hancock said this trip inspired her to form a similar event at Douglas College. The first DOUGIMUN conference was hosted in February 1999.

The records in this series include correspondence, conference handbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera.

Marlene Hancock