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United Church of Canada Pacific Mountain Regional Council Archives Series
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Series consists of records relating to Clifford’s preaching and worship leadership, primarily at Augustine United Church in Winnipeg, and at Ryerson United Church in Vancouver.


Series consists of records relating to Clifford’s correspondence with colleagues.

Writings, lectures, and presentations

Series consists of records relating to Clifford’s academic writings for journals, including original research and book reviews. Series also consists of records relating to lectures and presentations at The University of Chicago Divinity School, The University of British Columbia, and at various academic and church events. Records include lecture notes, copies of articles and reviews, and correspondence.

Research materials

Series consists of records relating to Clifford’s research, primarily concerning the Presbyterian Church in Canada and resistance to church union in the first quarter of the twentieth century. Record types include photocopies of articles and archival materials, as well as correspondence with research assistants.

Audio recordings

Series consists of records relating to Shaver’s worship leadership and preaching, public speaking, work at First United Church (Vancouver). Records also include biographical information through interviews with Gordon Laird and Bob Stewart.

Shaver, M. John V.


Series consists of records relating to Shaver’s preaching and leadership in worship. Records include Sunday bulletins and handwritten preaching notes.

Shaver, M. John V.

Administrative church work records

Series consists of records relating to Shaver’s service to the wider church as a member of Manitoba Conference’s Faith and Order Committee (1951-1956); a member of BC Conference’s Commission to Study Institutional Work in the Lower Mainland (1967-1969); a member of the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Inner City Service Project (1967-1969); and supervisor of a student at the Vancouver School of Theology (1995-1997).

Shaver, M. John V.

Early published writings

Series consists of news clippings of Shaver’s column, “Sidney Chips,” from the Carberry News-Express, a local weekly for the Carberry, Manitoba region.

Shaver, M. John V.

James M. Shaver writings

Series consists of records relating to publications written by M. John V. Shaver’s father, the Rev. James M. Shaver. Records include handwritten manuscripts, correspondence, and news clippings for An Effort to Understand (published in Onward, 1936) and With Glowing Hearts (a monograph published 1946).

Student papers and notes

Series consists of records relating to Shaver’s classes and assignments as an arts and theology student at United College in Winnipeg, and as a summer school student at Union College in Vancouver. Records include lecture notes and essays.

Shaver, M. John V.

Subject files

Series consists of records relating to several spheres of Shaver’s activities, including his work as a pastor and preacher, university chaplain, educator, church administrator, writer, and student. Document types include notes for sermons and prayers, public addresses, lecture notes, manuscripts and published articles, radio broadcast scripts, copies of minutes, administrative reports, and personal correspondence.

Shaver, M. John V.

Manuscripts for monographs

Series consists of records relating to the writing of three of Jim Taylor’s books: SIN: A New Understanding of Virtue and Vice; Precious Days and Practical Love; and John for Beginners.

Taylor, James A.

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.


Series consists of a complete set of the issues of Currents, a small journal for which Taylor was the primary writer and sole editor.

Taylor, James A.

Academic writings

Series consists of records relating to Taylor’s course work through the University of British Columbia, most of which he generated through a correspondence course in short-story writing, while living in Prince Rupert. Records also include some curricula for courses he designed and taught for the Canadian Institute of Speech in Prince Rupert.

Taylor, James A.

Personal correspondence

Series consists of records relating to Taylor’s liaison with friends and colleagues. Includes correspondence with A.C. Forrest about coming to work for The Observer in 1968; exchanges with Edith Stockton, well-known church lay person in Saskatchewan; and letters to and from Sam Nazombe, Taylor’s protégé from Malawi, who came to Canada in 1973 to learn some of the trade of journalism.

Taylor, James A.

Early writings

Series consists of records relating to Taylor's early works of fiction, poetry, plays, and musicals.

Taylor, James A.

Published articles and resources

Series consists of records relating to magazine and journal articles for churches and secular organizations. Series contains the following subseries: The United Church Observer articles (1970-1981, 2000); United Church of Canada writings (1976-1990); Writings for religious papers other than the Observer (1974-2006); and Writings not related directly to the Church (1963-1987). Documentary forms include correspondence, research notes, interview transcripts, and draft and published versions of articles and resources.

Taylor, James A.

Photographs of special events

Series consists of photographs relating to Max Warne’s 90th birthday and contribution of violin music at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church (Vancouver).

Photographs of churches

Series consists of photographs of church buildings pertinent to the work of Church Extension Council and Home Missions.

BC Conference reports

Series consists of reports and agendas for meetings of BC Conference. Includes reports for all BC Conference Committees, but primarily Home Missions and Church Extension.

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