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CA QUE 2022.0035-2022.0035/4 · Series · 1992, 1995-2001
Part of Maureen Trotter fonds

Series contains records related to a child apprehension crisis which occurred in Quesnel from December 1997 to January 1998. During this crisis, the B.C. Ministry for Children and Families conducted an audit of the Quesnel social services office, which lead to a removal of an unprecedented number of children from their families. Records in this series were created or received during Trotter’s involvement in the Quesnel Child, Youth, and Family Network as well as her participation in a research project conducted to support affected mothers. This project was led by the B.C. Steering Committee of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women in association with the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre.

Records created or received through the Quesnel Child, Youth, and Family Network include meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence with government officials, annual reports, job postings, and the results of a family counselling needs survey conducted by the Network. Files also contain meeting minutes and correspondence related to the establishment of a Quesnel Family Resource Centre.

Records related to the child apprehension crisis itself include a report titled "Quesnel Community Gathering: Proceedings of May 19 and 20, 1998, and Open Space Event"; correspondence with government officials; press releases; special investigation reports and findings; handwritten notes; draft articles and write-ups; and contact lists. Newspaper clippings from the Cariboo Observer, the Province, Perspectives, the Vancouver Sun, the Globe and Mail, the Daily Courier, and the Radical which document the child apprehension crisis are interspersed between records. Several Provincial government reports are also included, such as a copy of Bill 47: Child, Youth and Family Advocacy Amendment Act (1995); a copy of The Risk Assessment Model for Child Protection in British Columbia, Ministry for Children and Families (1996); a copy of BC's Risk Reduction Service Plan Instruction (1996); and a Gove Inquiry Report Implementation Forum facilitation booklet (1996) with associated handwritten notes.

Records created or received through the NAC-BC Child Welfare Research Project include a research proposal, photocopied journal articles, Provincial government reports, literature reviews, correspondence with government officials, correspondence with academics, meeting minutes, newsletters, pamphlets, and Quesnel Community Development reports.

Personal records
CA QUE 2022.0035-2022.0035/6 · Series · 1979-2013
Part of Maureen Trotter fonds

Series contains personal records created by Trotter which are unaffiliated with her work for external organizations. Included is a 1985 study conducted by Trotter titled “The Needs of Rural and Native Women in the Interior of British Columbia” as well as Trotter’s resume, which is current as of the year 2006.

CA QUE 2022.0035-2022.0035/5 · Series · 1979-2013
Part of Maureen Trotter fonds

Series contains records created or received during Trotter’s volunteer work for the Quesnel Peace Action Group, Quesnel Environmental Society, Quesnel Social Justice Coalition, B.C. Network Against Two-Tier Healthcare, Quesnel Affordable Housing Action Committee, and Quesnel Climate Action Group.

Records include meeting minutes, meeting agendas, handwritten meeting notes, internal correspondence, lobbying correspondence, photocopied journal articles, literature reviews, handwritten research notes, informational booklets, pamphlets, posters, flyers, event planning notes, petitions, surveys, newsletters, membership contact lists, an alternative federal budget, a climate change toolkit, and housing development proposals. Most files also contain newspaper clippings related to each organization’s actions and achievements, or related to information about each specific cause, collected for research purposes.

Three photographs depicting a Peace March in Quesnel are located in file 2022.35/5/1/2d. Two additional photographs depicting the Quesnel community garden and a large bike rack are located in file 2022.35/5/6/1a.

The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into 6 sub-series:

• Quesnel Peace Action Group records (subseries 1)
• Quesnel Environmental Society records (subseries 2)
• Quesnel Social Justice Coalition records (subseries 3)
• B.C. Network Against Two-Tier Healthcare records (subseries 4)
• Quesnel Affordable Housing Action Committee records (subseries 5)
• Quesnel Climate Action Group records (subseries 6)

CA QUE 2022.0035-2022.0035/3 · Series · 1977, 1987-2000
Part of Maureen Trotter fonds

Series contains records created or received during Trotter's work for the NAC. Through the time period reflected in the series, Trotter served as a sub-regional representative on the BC steering committee as well as one of two BC regional representatives on the NAC national executive team. In these roles, Trotter assisted with lobbying, fundraising, membership tracking, event planning, communications, organizational structure changes, advocating for the needs of rural women, and advocating for international solidarity among women around the world.

Through her work for the NAC, Trotter participated in lobbying at the federal and provincial levels, including assistance with the creation of voter information guides, pamphlets, and questions to ask Provincial and Federal election candidates. In 1997, Trotter was published in the NAC Voter’s Guide, writing the chapter on women and postsecondary education.

Provincially, Trotter helped plan several BC-NAC regional conferences, including two conferences in Quesnel (November 1989 and September 1998). She also helped fundraise and create a database of BC-NAC member organizations across the province.

While not sent as an official delegate of the NAC, Trotter attended the 1995 United Nation Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. Trotter also helped organize and participate in the National Women's March Against Poverty, which took place in 1996.

Records in this series include annual reports, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, budgets, financial statements, internal correspondence, lobbying correspondence, fundraising correspondence, membership communications, campaign reports, press releases, contact lists, copies of journal articles, literature reviews, conference brochures, conference kits, a name tag, handwritten conference notes, reimbursement forms, receipts, nomination lists, indexes of resolutions, draft articles on feminist issues, campaign pamphlets, speech drafts, newsletters, membership lists, membership surveys, petitions, voter guides, lobbying questions, internal policies, organizational review proposals, strategic planning proposals, business cards, newspaper clippings, farewell cards, and a journal which accounts Trotter’s experiences during the Women's March Against Poverty. Five photographs taken during the 1995 NAC AGM in Ottawa are also included within this series, and are located in file 2022.35/3/2/03

Records related to the United Nation Fourth World Conference on Women include conference kits, participation guides, fact sheets, conference schedules, pamphlets from various international women’s organizations, flyers, handwritten notes and reflections on the conference, conference reports, and press releases, as well as newspapers, magazine articles, and newsletters discussing the conference and its aftermath.

The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into 3 sub-series:
• BC steering committee records (subseries 1)
• National executive records (subseries 2)
• United Nation Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China (subseries 3)

CA QUE 2022.0035-2022.0035/2 · Series · 1979, 1985-1999
Part of Maureen Trotter fonds

Series contains records created or received during Trotter's work for Amata. The earliest records in this series pertain to a legal battle concerning 1982 and 1983 amendments to Amata's constitution in order to bar women considering an abortion from accessing Amata’s services. More recent records were created or received while Trotter served on the board of directors, where she worked to change the society’s organizational structure into a non-hierarchical collective. In this role, Trotter took meeting minutes, defined job descriptions, created staff evaluation policies, and participated in union negotiations.

Records include correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, contact lists, annual reports, financial statements, a Supreme Court of British Columbia legal order, newspaper clippings, different versions of Amata’s Constitution (1979, 1982, and 1983), funding contracts, the Amata board of directors manual, internal ‘house rules,’ handwritten notes, time cards, union negotiations, collective agreements, job descriptions, interview questions, conflict resolution policies, staff evaluation policies, strategic planning templates, a Writ of Summons with Statement of Claim, insurance records, employee benefits proposals, purchasing receipts, graphs describing program use, unfilled registration forms, and pamphlets.

CA QUE 2022.0035-2022.0035/1 · Series · 1982-2020
Part of Maureen Trotter fonds

Series contains records created or received during Trotter's volunteer work for the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre Society. Trotter has been involved with the Centre since it was founded in 1979 and has served in various capacities on organizational and social change committees. Over the years, her work for the Centre has involved project development, writing grant proposals, media relations, taking meeting minutes, drafting internal policies, organizing events, training volunteers, supervising staff, creating write-ups for newsletters, monitoring research studies, and lobbying the federal, provincial, and municipal governments.

Records include newsletters, community calendars, pamphlets, flyers, programming schedules, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, program use metrics, coordinator reports, annual reports, organizational correspondence, lobbying correspondence, budgets, financial statements, financial audit reports, grant proposals, grant reports, project timelines, program evaluations, questionnaires, job descriptions, photocopied journal articles on feminist topics, literature reviews, event planning notes, petitions, purchasing receipts, internal staffing policies, volunteer orientation packages, mission statements, strategic plans, contact information lists, business cards, and thank-you notes. Also included are magazine and newspaper clippings related to both women’s issues as well as the achievements of the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre Society.

Letters from Helen
CA MRM 01170-1 · Series · 1938-1947
Part of Lawrence Broe fonds

Series consists of letters, photographs, and greeting cards, envelopes, and one postage stamp sent from Helen Waugh to Lawrence Broe between 1938 and 1947.

Lawrence Broe is referred to as "Larry" throughout the records in this series.

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.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
SVES Documentation
CA SVE 02 · Series · 1973 - onwards
Part of Satellite Video Exchange Society fonds

This series consists of documentation produced by staff and volunteers at the SVES (later called Video Inn, Video In, and VIVO), from its founding in 1973 – current day. Videos from the 1970s primarily consists of informal events, including parties, dinners, and installations. Videos from the 1980s onwards primarily consists of documentation of organized events, including video screenings, workshops, lectures, artists talks, panels, and installations.

There is significant documentation of Signal + Noise, a multimedia festival organized by VIVO which ran between 2001 – 2011.

There is also documentation of other panels and political events in Vancouver. Notable events documented include: a symposium on “AIDS and Trade Unions” from the late-1980s; panels on gentrification and housing justice organized by The Mainlander in the mid-2000s; and the “Evening News,” a series of forums about political resistance to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Audio cassettes primarily document interviews and artist talks from the early-mid 1990s.

35mm slides primarily document parties, collective meetings, and art shows in the 1970s.

For a full inventory of tapes and material in this series, contact the archivist.