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Brewing history research files
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- Textual records
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- Date range reflects dates of accumulation by Evans, i.e. dates the files were created.
1859-2017 (Dates of document)
- Files include copies of historical records held in other repositories. Dates of document reflect the dates of the originals.
Physical description area
Paper and analog records:
1.9 m of textual records
1.3 MB of textual records: doc, docx, pdf
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Scope and content
Series consists of Evans' research materials relating to BC brewing history. A large number of the files date back to Evans' work on his thesis (1985-1991), but he continuously added new material to old files and created new files in the course of his ongoing research.
Records includes Evans' notes and working papers, correspondence, speaking notes for public talks; interview notes and biographical sketches of brewers and brewery profiles; copies of advertisements, beer labels, photographs, maps, fire insurance plans, drawings, and floor plans; copies and transcriptions of newspaper and periodical articles, excerpts from publications (books, websites); and copies of archival documents, the originals of which are held by other repositories.
Two types of dates have been given to most files in the series: "dates of creation" and "dates of document". "Creation" dates are based on date of accumulation by Evans. Many of the working papers and notes by Evans are undated, while documents that are dated are often reproductions of older, historical records that he had copied by the repositories he visited. This makes it difficult to determine the precise dates on which files were opened or closed. Files dated [198-]-[199-] are thought to belong to the thesis period; files dated [198-]-[201-] originated in the thesis research but continued to be added to; other ranges are given where more precise dates of accumulation seem possible based on file contents (e.g. Evans' own correspondence). The "dates of document" given at the sub-series and file levels refers to the dates of the original documents that Evans copied.
The series is arranged into ten sub-series:
- BC brewing industry: thematic subject files (sub-series 1)
- Brewers' files (sub-series 2)
- Brewery files: Victoria (sub-series 3)
- Brewery files: Nanaimo and North Vancouver Island (sub-series 4)
- Brewery files: Vancouver and Lower Mainland (sub-series 5)
- Brewery files: Thompson-Okanagan (sub-series 6)
- Brewery files: Kootenays (sub-series 7)
- Brewery files: Cariboo, Northern BC and Yukon (sub-series 8)
- Brewery files: provincial consortiums and national brewers (sub-series 9)
- Brewery files: craft breweries (sub-series 10)
Immediate source of acquisition
The files have been organized by the archivist into series based on their contents, with three main groupings: (i) General thematic subject files (sub-series 1); most of these originate in the thesis period, often with later additions. (ii) Files about individual brewers and breweries of the 19th and early 20th centuries (sub-series 2 through 9); these incorporate much of the material Evans gathered for his later book project and have been organized geographically. (iii) Files containing information about the BC craft brewing revival that began in the 1980s (sub-series 10).
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Location of originals
As materials are digitized, file- and item-level description will identify the repositories that hold the original source documents that Evans had copied.
Availability of other formats
The Archives plans to digitize most of this material. As materials are digitized, descriptions will be updated.
Restrictions on access
Files are open for access in the Archives' reading room. Digitized access copies may be redacted to remove incidental personal information of third parties (e.g. addresses, phone numbers, email addresses of Evans' correspondents).
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
See fonds-level description for more information on copyright.
Uploaded finding aid
No further accruals are expected.
Photographs are distributed across sub-series; locations noted in the sub-series descriptions. The born-digital records consist of a single folder (F-316-3-1-0-51) containing draft profiles of a number of brewers and breweries (original formats: doc, docx).
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January 2023: accruals added to sub-series 1-7; description (extent) updated.
June 2022: series established and first described.
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