Series F-318-5 - Breweriana

British Columbia's beer labels - scapbook [digital copy]

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  • Artefacts
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  • Source of title proper: Title supplied by the archivist based on series contents

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  • [19--]-[201-] (Creation)

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ca. 800 artefacts

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Series consists of Rowling's collection of artefacts and merchandise relating to BC breweries. Items include beer bottles, labels and glasses; posters, t-shirt, coasters, bottle openers, keychains, and business cards. Most of the materials relate to post-1980 craft breweries, but there are some beer bottles (sub-series 1), posters (sub-series 3) and artefacts (sub-series 6) for earlier historic BC breweries; see sub-series descriptions for details.

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Series was arranged by the archivist into sub-series based on artefact type.

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  • English

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A beer label scrapbook (originally maintained in binder form) was digitized by the archivist; see sub-series 2, file 1.

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Items are open with no access restrictions.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Neither the donor (John Rowling) nor SFU Archives own copyright in the materials brought together in this series; see the note on Terms governing use in the fonds-level description.

Finding aids

An index to all breweries represented in Rowling's collection is available in the pdf copy of the finding aid.

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Associated materials

Collectibles relating to CAMRA and the Great Canadian Beer Festival are grouped with other records relating to those organizations; see series 1-7 (CAMRA) and 2-6 (GCBF).

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No futher accruals are expected.

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For a breakdown of extents by type of artefact, see sub-series descriptions.

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May 2023: series established and first described.

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  • English

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