Marjorie Storm explains the importance of passing her resolution through the I.W.A. “Ladies” Auxiliary before taking it to conference; women’s support of the union and job actions; feminism and the women’s movement in the 1970’s; becoming politically active and eventually Vice-President of the NDP; the social safety net and the trade union movement.
File consists of video interviews with Masue Tagashira. Subjects include: Village life in 1920s Japan; immigration experience; logging camp at Stave Lake; domestic work; language challenges for immigrant women; exploitation of women’s labour; Vancouver’s “Japantown”.
Masue (1908-1992) was one of nine children born to a farming family in the village of Mitsuse Kanazaki, Saga-Ken, Japan. Masue married her first husband, Shigeo, there in 1927, following him to Stave Falls, B.C., where he had been working as a logger and shingle maker. They had two children: Donald (Masayuki) born in the camp, and daughter, Aiko, born Vancouver. They had moved to the city in 1930 after Shigeo suffered serious work injury resulting in the loss of an eye . Unable to support his family and deeply depressed, Shigeo was admitted to Essondale Hospital where he committed suicide in 1931. Masue, without much English and only rudimentary skills, placed her children in a Victoria church-run orphanage. She struggled in subsistence jobs and married twice more: the first short-lived, and then finally, in 1938, to Rinkichi Tagashira (1887-1973) owner of Heatley Trading Co. Ltd. Masue’ children came to live with them near Rinkichi’s warehouse in “Japantown”, Vancouver’s east side immigrant neighbourhood. In 1942, the Tagashiras, like 20,000 other Japanese Canadians in B.C., had their assets seized and were interned in the province interior: Rinkichi to Tashme and Masue, Donald and Aiko to Slocan. They eventually returned to their old neighbourhood in 1949 where they operated a rooming house. Masue was an active member of the JCCA Redress Committee.
This series includes photographs and slides taken by the family and studio portraits of family members. The majority of the images are from Nina and Harry's travels in the 1960's and 1970's, including images of them and their travel companions in England, the Rocky Mountains and Alberta, Victoria and various places in the United States. The series also includes images of the family and their house in New Westminster, events and locations in New Westminster, family member's involvement with community organizations, and school class pictures.
The collection consists of six items:
1) En'am-i Serif [Turkish calligraphic manuscript].- consists of several chapters of the Qur'an, Arabic and Ottoman and Turkish prayers, calligraphic rondels and seals, hilyes, and miniature paintings of the Kaba, the Prophet's Mosque at Medina, his personal belongings such as his cloak, prayer beads etc., his hand and foot print and similar images. Special Collections had slides made of this manuscript. A second set of these slides is available in the Slide Library (History in Art Dept.).
2) al-Jazri, Mohammed. - consists of a single leaf from an 18th century religious manuscript, "Hassi Hasin" (Prayer and Contemplation). It is written in Arabic (probably in Turkey) in the Nashki hand. It may be an Ishmaeli text. It is illuminated, gilded and decorated with a floral motif.
3) Firdawsi. Shah Nameh. consists of a single leaf from an 18th century copy.
4) Koran. India. 17th -18th century?
5) Koran. China. 17th -18th century?
6) Maghribi Qur'an (Koran) Bifolium. Late 10th or 11th century. Kufic script.
The collection consists of: 1) Four vellum leaves by various calligraphers taken from a Flemish Psalter, two French Book of Hours, and a French Bible. 2) Ten manuscript leaves by various calligraphers in France, England, Italy, and Spain, including leaves from a Bible, a calendar, Missals, a Book of Hours, a charter, a litany from a Book of Hours, a Psalter, and a Breviary. 3) MS of John Lydgate's "Fall of Princes" (ca. 1431-1438). 247 slides were made for a digitizing project, from which 10 CDs have been produced plus a backup set. There is also a CD for the index to the web site. 4) MS of "Bartholomaeus Anglicus" (ca, 1240-1250), consisting of extracts from his encyclopaedia "De Proprietatibus Rerum (On the Properties of Things). 5) Medieval Fragments: 13th Century Collection (ca. 1200-1300), consists of 7 folia fragments from 5 sources most were recovered pastedowns from later books. 6) Manuscrit religeuse. 7) Court record from the beginning of the reign of James I. It passed through private hands. The document is in Latin court hand and notes the transfer of land from Thomas and Robert Whitney to a knight. 8) Handwritten letter to William Paston from Thomas Jermy dated 31 January 1565. The letter has been repaired, with a slight loss of text. Also included are a photocopy of the letter; a typed transcription of the letter, made in 1974 by H.L. Douch (Curator of the Royal Cornwall Institution) and amended at the suggestion of Jean M. Kennedy (City and County Archivist, Norwich), together with comments by Kennedy and Dorothy Sweet; a handwritten transcription of the original, by Douch; handwritten notes and background material by Sweet; two typed, signed letters to Sweet from Kennedy.
The collection consists of six vellum documents (manuscript pages from scrolls or books that have been scraped off and used again).
The collection consists of 19 early European maps collected by Michael Williams who gave a substantial art donation to the Maltwood Gallery.Williams, Michael Collard, 1930-2000
The fonds consists of an Elizabethan indenture (1585) and a Probate of the will & codicil of Charles Thomas Stacey (1841).
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-
The fonds consists of a leather-bound notebook containing a handwritten compendium of various prayers from two books by Dr. Taylor. The identity of the transcriber is unknown.Taylor, Jeremy, 1613-1667
The fonds consists of a 38 leaf 1/4 leather bound volume containing a handwritten translation into English (by F.E.) from a German translation by D.J.O.H. (Helbigius in 1682). The original was written in Arabic. Hand-coloured initial letter at beginning of text, part of text in red ink (leaf 31).Ali Puli
The collection consists of three maps: 1) Hacke's “Draft of the Golden & adjacent islands with part of ye Isthmus of Darien as it was taken by Captain Ienefer where ye Scots West-India Company setteled” plus Hacke & Morden's “New Map of Ye Isthmus of Darien in America”; 2) “A Map of Part of the Isthmus of Darien, shewing the communication with Panama, from Portobello & Chagre both by land, and by water”; 3) “Rade du Darien et les Isles Voisines”. Maps 1 and 3 relate to the Darién scheme, an attempt by Scotland to establish a colony called 'New Caledonia' on the Isthmus of Panama at the end of the 17th century (1698-1699). It was poorly managed and many colonists succumbed to disease. It was abandoned after a siege by Spanish forces in April 1700.
The collection consists of handwritten notes. The paper and ink are late 18th century. Extracts from the "Minet Book of the Chapter of Bristol beginning 1738 Sept 8".Chapter of Bristol Cathedral
The fonds consists of a letter to Rev. Whiting of Oriel College, Oxford on political matters.Allen, Thomas, 1681-1755
The fonds consists of material about the genealogy of the Holland Family and some family memorabilia. It includes a book, printed 'for private circulation only' in 1899 (reprinted with additions, 1915) by Thomas Erskine Holland, called "The Hollands of Conway".Holland (family)
The fonds consists of copies of indentures of lease of the Barry family preceded by Copy Probate of the Will and Codicil of Thomas Barry, Esq., deceased, dated June 12, 1770.
Collection consists of records gathered or purchased by Peter N. Moogk as a result of his interest in Second World War history. Records document the Holocaust era in Europe, in particular the Netherlands under the German occupation government. Collection has been divided into the following series: Photographs ([193-]–194-]; 1981); Posters (1940–1946); Postcards ([193-]–[194-]); Correspondence (1934–1987); Clippings and ephemera (1933–1945), Publications (1933–1945), Personal and military records series (1935–1945), Artefacts (1935–), Currency (1922–1945) and Declaratory documents (1770, 1772).
The fonds consists of Turner's notebooks containing anecdotes, essays, notes, ideas and verse, plus microfilms of his works. Also included are photocopies of two works.Turner, Baptist Noel, 1739-1826
The fonds consists of commissions, certificates, orders, proclamations and other documents of Sir Orfeur Cavenagh, James Gordon Cavenagh, and Gordon Cavenagh; correspondence between Matthew Cavenagh Kinsey (Canada East) and R. Calvert (London), 1864-1867; letter books of Henry William Dent, 1881-1893, and Sir Orfeur Cavenagh; private letter books and diaries, 1837-1888; and printed material.Cavenagh family
This collection consists of photocopied documents, mainly from the colonial period, relating to Comox District history. Dr. Pritchard organized the material into ten groupings and prefaced each with an introduction and remarks on the historical value of the documents.
The ten groupings are: 1) Records of Exploration 1791-1860, 2) Naval Records 1846-65, 3) Colonial Government Records 1862-71, 4) Anglican Records 1862-91, 5) Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition: Unpublished Journals 1864, 6) Euclataws, Settlers and the Navy 1863-65, 7) Liquor Traffic 1863-65, 8) Comox Natives: Some Reports and Descriptions 1860-90, 9) Province of British Columbia: Sessional Papers 1871-1910, 1918, 10) H M Laing: Comox Writings 1927-c. 1950.
Copies are from original manuscripts at various institutions including the British Columbia Archives, the British National Archives at Kew, the Hudson Bay Company Archives, and the Library at the University of Toronto.
The collection consists of notebooks containing general orders for Swinley Camp (1800) and orders for Horsham Barracks (1807) of the British Army. Also included is a collection of photographs of British prisoners of war at Stalag VIIIB, Lamsdorf, Germany. Some were used as postcards and were sent through the Prisoners of War Post (Kriegsgefangenenpost) to their destinations in England.
Collection consists of records relating to the personal history and genealogy of the university's namesake, the explorer, Simon Fraser. Records include; correspondence, working papers, reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs and negatives, drawings, artifacts and textiles.
Fonds consists of materials which document and reflect Charles Humphries' involvement with the Historic Sites and Monuments Board, and the Provincial Heritage Advisory Board. The materials include correspondence, reports, minutes (published and unpublished), and agenda papers (published and unpublished). Research materials include typed notes from newspaper articles, photocopies of newspaper articles, papers, transcripts and photocopies from various Canadian and British archives, and copies of death and birth certificates. Fonds also includes some biographical materials. Fonds consists of the following seven series: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, British Columbia Provincial Heritage Advisory Board, Biographical, Research Materials, Teaching Materials, Correspondence, and Published Materials.Humphries, Charles W. (Charles Walter)
The fonds consists of a photocopy of Couchot's diary, 1808-1813, which includes recipes, poems, and an essay. Also included are copies of letters and documents which were enclosed. The original diary is in the possession of the donor of this fonds.Couchot, Quirin, 1766-1839