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Gerald Scott fonds
CA SFU F-167 · Fonds · 1990 - 1991

The fonds consists of the audiocassettes for eleven interviews conducted by Gerry Scott for his thesis.

Scott, Gerald
CA SFU F-214 · Collection · [1990] - 2004

The Simon Fraser Public Interest Group (SFPIRG) was established in 1981 as part of a movement of PIRGs established at universities across North America to advocate for social change. SFPIRG's mission is to engage students in social and environmental justice. Areas of work include education, action, research and community. SFPIRG is funded through student fees, is non-partisan, and is a registered non-profit organization. The collection consists of publications of the organization, including their newsletter Antithesis, and a number of special topic brochures, booklets, and leaflets.

Ross Carter fonds
CA BOW MS 23 · Fonds · 1986 - 1997

The fonds consists of records created and collected by Ross Carter and includes correspondence, documents from the Bowen Island Improvement Association, GVRD election and other campaign literature, and reference reports relating to development on Bowen Island.

Carter, Ross
Peter Poole fonds
CA SFU F-161 · Fonds · 1983 - 1987

The fonds consists of research material acquired by Peter Poole in the course of preparing his thesis and an earlier essay on the solidarity movement. The fonds includes taped interviews of trade union leaders, solidarity movement leaders, community activists, and legal counsel. Twenty-six of the interviews are transcribed. The fonds also includes newspapers and newsclippings, essays, publications, flyers, research notes, ephemera, a chronology of the solidarity movement, and a copy of Peter Poole's thesis.

Poole, Peter
Susan Walsh fonds
CA SFU F-168 · Fonds · 1981 - 1982

The fonds consists of the audiocassettes for five interviews conducted by Susan Walsh for her thesis.

Walsh, Susan
Iain Benson fonds
CA BOW MS 19 · Fonds · 1981 - 1999

The fonds consists of records collected and created by Ian Benson pertaining to Bowen Island's Official Community Plan, The Bowen Island Trust Committee, and The Bowen Island Advisory Planning Commission. The fonds includes personal correspondence, financial records, and various ephemeral records.

Benson, Iain T.
Election Campaigns series
CA NVAN 175-6 · Series · 1977-1999
Part of John Edwin (Jack) Loucks fonds

Series relates to the John Edwin Loucks' election campaigns for Mayor of North Vancouver and the City Council. The series consists of correspondence, flyers, note books, and poliing information for the years 1977-1999.

CA SFU F-136 · Collection · 1976

Peter Stursberg was a journalist who interviewed Pauline Jewett for his book on Lester B. Pearson. Dr. Jewett was President of SFU from 1974 to 1978. She was a former university professor and a member of Parliament.

The collection consists of 2 audio cassettes and the transcript of the interview.

Stursberg, Peter
Alan Twigg fonds
CA SFL MsC 63 · Fonds · 1975-2008

The fonds consist of materials that relate to Twigg’s work as a writer, publisher and co-founder of the B.C. Book Prizes in the years 1975 to 2008. The fonds is arranged in fourteen series: Correspondence, Political Campaign and Poetry of Bud Osborn, Vancouver Theatre, Television Interviews, Twigg’s Book Research, George Woodcock’s Translation of Proust, Audio Cassette Interviews, Transcripts of Interviews, Authors’ Photographs and Negatives, Special Items, B.C. Book Prizes, Miscellaneous, Prairie BookWorld Founding Records and Twigg’s Newspaper and Magazine Articles.

Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, taped television interviews, transcripts of television interviews, drafts of Twigg’s literary works, unpublished manuscript of George Woodcock’s translation of Proust, audio cassette interviews, transcripts of interviews, photographs, banners, awards, legal documents, financial records, notes and newspaper and magazine clippings of Twigg’s published articles.

Twigg, Alan
Ann Hansen fonds
CA UVICARCH AR453 · Fonds · 1970 - 2012

The archival fonds consists of the following series: Direct Action-related clippings, correspondence, ephemera and notes; legal correspondence; pre- and post-parole correspondence, ephemera, notes and writings by others; correspondence received during incarceration; prison records (supplied to Hansen under an Access to Information request); Direct Action chapter drafts and related materials; and RCMP surveillance transcripts (closed until 2072).

Subject matter of the mixed clippings and correspondence series includes: anti-nuclear/anti-cruise missile activism, court proceedings, Elizabeth Fry Society, environmental issues, indigenous peoples issues, international activism, pornography, anti-pornography/anti-snuff films, prison-industrial complex, sexual assault, Red Hot Video, the Vancouver Five trial matters and sentencing, women’s rights.

Correspondence received during incarceration series includes: correspondence from Brent Taylor, Janice Bear Neudorf, and various supporters and publishers; series also includes 1 box of previous sealed letters from other members of the Vancouver Five, primarily Brent Taylor.

Hansen, Ann
Mayoral files series
CA NVAN 175-7 · Series · 1970-2000
Part of John Edwin (Jack) Loucks fonds

Series documents John Edwin Loucks' official involvement in civic affairs as an alderman and mayor of the City of North Vancouver from the 1970s until 2000. Records in this series consist of mayoral log books, monthly planners, meeting minutes, reports and memoranda, speeches, by-laws and correspondence. Series is arranged according to function and document form.

CA SFU F-272 · Collection · 1969-1975

Collection consists of digital copies of a complete run of The Pedestal, a feminist periodical published by the Vancouver Women's Caucus and edited by the Pedestal collective. The periodical referred to itself as a women's liberation newspaper and later as a lesbian-feminist newspaper; it published non-fiction, personal stories, poetry, reviews, letters to the editor, news of the women's movement, informational resources, a dream page and a calendar of events. It was distributed to individual subscribers, women's groups and sold by members at demonstrations and political events, and was available at bookstores and other locations around Vancouver. The Pedestal engaged in debates with members and readers over homosexuality, socialism and relationships with men, and addressed political issues such as abortion, childcare, education, anti-imperialism and patriarchy.

Contributors include Liz Briemberg, Colette Connor, Deb Dubelko, Susan Dubrofsky, Pat Feindel, Barb Finlayson, Eileen Hausfather, Pat Hoffer, Nym Hughes, Beth Jankola, Sylvia Lindstrom, Judi Morton, Jean Rands, Anne Roberts, Diane Schrenk, Sharon Stevenson, Marcy Toms and Dodie Weppler.

Volume VI, Numbers 3 and 4 were published under the title Women Can.

Pacific Affairs fonds
Fonds · 1968-2009

Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, contracts, and reports. The records document the administration of Pacific Affairs, in particular the editorial functions, and are arranged in the following series: Editorial Files, Contracts, Correspondence, Subject Files and Production Files.

Pacific Affairs
CA SFU F-132 · Collection · 1952 - 1988

James W. Wilson was a Professor of Geography at SFU, who had served as the first executive director of the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board and a relocation planner for the Columbia River Power Project in B.C.

Collection consists of records and publications collected by James W. Wilson concerning the work of the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board. Also includes materials about the resettlement project that B.C. Hydro carried out during the Columbia River Project. Includes personal memoirs written by Dr. Wilson as well as annual reports, minutes, newsletters, essays, correspondence, notes, books, surveys, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Wilson, James W.
CA NVAN 175 · Fonds · 1940 - 2002

Fonds reflects the life and activities, in a public as well as private capacity, of the former City of North Vancouver mayor, John Edwin Loucks, spanning the years from the late 1940s into the first decade of the twenty-first century. Loucks' records are arranged in twelve series. The records consist of correspondence, agendas, photographs, cards, certificates and honours, events programmes, meeting minutes and reports, maps, pamphlets and newspaper clippings.

Loucks, E.J.
Women's Bookstore collection
CA SFU F-111 · Collection · 1937 - 2018, predominant 1937-1997

The Women's Bookstore collection consists of materials relating to the operation of several Vancouver women's organizations and reflects the issues that dominated the women's movement throughout the 1970s. Consistent with the community based nature of women's movements during this period, the scope and content of the collection reflects the diversity common to a phenomenon rather than the administrative and subject coherence found in records generated by a single organization. As such, the collection as whole gains its coherence due primarily to the interdependence rather than independence of the individual items to one another. This also applies to the records generated by autonomous organizations in the collection. While the different organizations should be regarded as distinct, a good deal of the records concern the communication between various organizations and women's groups across the country or identify issues of concern to a broad range of organizations. Thus, the collection as whole should be regarded as a record of a dynamic process in which a common ideology served to unify the aims of distinctive organizations, persons, and subjects.

The collection is comprised of the records of the Women's Bookstore, Women's Caucus, A Woman's Place, Transition House, the British Columbia Federation of Women and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Includes constitutions, minutes, reports, correspondence, position papers, and sound recordings. Also includes newsletters from women's centres across British Columbia and Canada, subject files, and an assortment of feminist publications.

CA SMA 2007-032 · Fonds · 1927 - 1952

Fonds consists of records relating to the secession of Ward 6 in the District of Saanich, 1927 to 1951, as well as the proposed secession of Gordon Head, Cadboro Bay and Shelbourne in 1950/51. Fonds includes correspondence, inventories of municipal property, assessments, advertisements, Saanich Relief Act of 1927, and the Act to Validate the Incorporation of the District of Saanich in 1951.

CA SMA 2010-023 · Fonds · 1920 - 1988

Fonds consists of records originating from the CCF Hall on Douglas Street in Saanich and relating to the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (local, provincial, and federal groups) and to its successive form, the New Democratic Party (NDP). Fonds includes club constitution and by-laws, minutes, legal documents, financial records, correspondence, maps of polling areas, local charter certificates, event posters, news clippings and a scrapbook, organizational publications, photographs and sound & video recordings.

Local No. 1 CCF Club of Saanich
William K. Esling Collection
CA RMDC MS 20 A2022.000.018 · Collection · 1919-1946

The William K. Esling collection contains documents from 1919-1946, with the collection arranged in the following order:

  1. Biography
  2. Correspondence
  3. Poetry
  4. Personal Writing
  5. Research Materials
Fletcher family fonds
CA WVAN 084 · Fonds · 1918-1981

Fonds consists of WWI army records, programmes for the Hollyburn theatre, clippings, and other records, including photographs of John Fletcher as Reeve of West Vancouver and the Fletcher family.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Fletcher family records
Series 2: Hollyburn Theatre
Series 3: West Vancouver Chess Club

Fletcher (family)
Harrison Brown fonds
CA SFL MsC 57 · Fonds · 1914-2002

The fonds consists mainly of textual materials, including correspondence and diaries. Also present are photo albums, photographs and negatives. The fonds has been arranged into the following seven series: Personal correspondence (1934-1988), Diaries (1914-1973), Desktop diaries (1962-1973), Personal miscellaneous items (1937-1978), Photographs (1927-2002), and Outlawry of War (1921-1960).

Brown, George Harrison
Miki family fonds
CA JCN 1994.64 · Fonds · 1910 - 1990

The fonds consists of sixteen series. The first series is of images of a Price Waterhouse press release; Vancouver Japanese Language School, Vancouver, BC. The second series is of images of a reception of a $5000 grant from the city of Vancouver to the Redress Committee, Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver, BC. The third series is of images of a Japanese Canadian Community Facility fund raising dinner; Vancouver, BC. The fourth series is of images of the JCCA Board of Directors; Vancouver, BC. The fifth series is an image of Art Miki and Brian Mulroney signing the Japanese Canadian Redress agreement at Ottawa, Ont. The sixth is an image of a Buddhist memorial service. The seventh series is of two photograph albums belonging to Kazuo Miki containing photographs of the Haney, BC, the Asahi baseball team, miscellaneous outdoor portraits and miscellaneous photographs of social gatherings, most of which were photographed during the 1920s and 1930s. The eighth series is of a group portraits belonging to Shizuko Miki. The ninth series is of photographs of Japanese Canadians in Slocan, BC during World War Two. The tenth series is of photographs of Japanese Canadians meeting with government officials and people at a booth providing information about the Japanese Canadian Internment. The eleventh series is of group portraits of Japanese Canadian groups and organizations. The twelfth series is of educational material pertaining to Japanese Canadians and the Japanese Canadian Internment. The thirteenth series is of pamphlets and postcards pertaining to Japanese Canadians and the Redress. The fourteenth series is of reports and publications that advocate for the Japanese Canadian Redress and provide information about the Japanese Canadian Internment. The fifteenth series is of newsletters and news publications relating to the Japanese Canadian Redress settlement. The sixteenth series is of cassette tapes surrounding historical tours and reactions to the Redress and Official apology by the Government of Canada to Japanese Canadians.

Miki (family)
Fonds · 1910-1973

Fonds consists primarily of scrapbooks and photograph albums compiled by Gwen Anderson or received from various sources and all related to Henry Anderson's political career, and to the Andersons' involvement in community organizations and events in Richmond. The scrapbooks and albums document Richmond's growth and development during Anderson's time in office, and reflect the commitment both Henry and Gwen Anderson felt toward their community. Also included in the fonds are memorabilia related to Anderson's time in office, including slide photographs of various Richmond scenes, pamphlets related to events he and his wife attended, and a sound recording of opening ceremonies at the Richmond Imperial Oil service centre. These appear to have been set aside by Gwen Anderson. In addition, the fonds includes one file of ephemeral items, such as Ladner ferry tickets, unmarked ballot sheets and a building permit, and three oil paintings given as gifts to the Andersons. Fonds is arranged in four series: 1. Scrapbooks and albums; 2. Paintings; 3. Reeve Anderson memorabilia; 4. Ephemera.

Anderson, W. H. (Henry)
W.A.C. Bennett fonds
CA SFU F-55 · Fonds · 1909 - 1981

The fonds consists of records relating to the life of W.A.C. Bennett. Documented are his personal life, business ventures, community service, club affiliations, and political activities, including his terms as Member of the Legislative Assembly for South Okanagan, and as Premier of British Columbia.

Personal records consist of early correspondence and household records, as well as material which documents W.A.C. Bennett's association with freemasonry and his fundraising activities with organizations such as the Salvation Army.

Business records consist of material relating to Bennett Hardware, Bennett’s Stores, and Calona Wines.

Political records refer to Bennett's tenure as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for South Okanagan, as Premier and as leader of the Opposition. Also relevant are records referring to the passage of a number of Municipal Acts and Bennett’s relationship with Federal politics.

Records include correspondence, advertisements, minutes, annual reports, telegrams, itineraries, schedules, financial statistics, financial statements, petitions, questionnaires, resolutions, reports, speeches, press releases, proposals, maps, plans, charts, file notes, memoranda, newspaper clippings, scrap books, ephemera, photographs, audio recordings, film reels, and video cassettes.

Bennett, W.A.C.
Edward Charles Turner fonds
Fonds · 1909 - 1971

The fonds is divided into eighteen series. Nine series include report cards, mementoes, receipts, permits, course notes, air raid literature, financial statements for the Rifle club, political correspondence, a statement of British Columbia Government policy, pamphlets, and school scribblers from his early life. Nine series include minutes and budgets from his Salmon Arm community involvement.

Turner, Edward Charles