Series F-316-2 - Book project files

The book, vol. 1

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Book project files

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  • Textual records

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  • 2011-2016 (Creation)

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5.25 cm of textual records

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Series consists of records relating to Evan's book project. In 2011, Evans reached agreement with the Royal British Columbia Museum (RBCM) to produce a series of books under the working title The History of Beer Brewing in British Columbia. The work was initially planned as three separate volumes: The Pioneer Years, 1858-1920 (Part 1); The Years of Consolidation, 1920-1982 (Part 2); and A Renaissance of Brewing, 1982-present (Part 3). A revision of the agreement in 2016 narrowed the scope to just the first two volumes. Evans continued to work on the project up to his death, but the manuscripts were not completed and no copies survive.

This series brings together a number of files relating to the book project. Records includes outlines for the project and the publishing agreement with RBCM (files 1-2); correspondence, notes, working papers, progress checklists, invoices, bibliographies and reference materials. Reference material includes works by Lynn Pearson, "Towers of Strength: Brewery Architecture at Home and Abroad" (paper given at the Victorian Society at Young's Brewery in London in Feb 2006) and Derrek Eberts, "To Brew or Not to Brew: A Brief History of Beer in Canada" (Manitoba History, vol. 54, Feb. 2007).

While there are no surviving manuscripts for the book, it seems likely that many fragments do exist in the form of the multi-page profiles of individual breweries that are found in many of the "brewery files" in series 3.

Two files placed in series 9, Photographs, labels and graphics reference the book project and contain correspondence relating to permissions for use of photographs in the book. Much of the materials in series 3 was accumulated in the course of Evans' work on the book.

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  • English

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One file has been selected for digitization: file 1 containing outlines of the book project, no redactions were required.

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Files are open for access in the Archives' reading room.

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Evans' correspondence relating to permissions to use photographs in his book is found in series 9, file 6 and file 7.

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No further accruals are expected.

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January 2023: accrual added (file 5), series reviewed for digitization, 1 file (file 1) digitized, description revised.
June 2022: series established, first described.

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  • English

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