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Canadian Farmworkers Union collection

  • MsC 102
  • Collection
  • [1965]-2013

The collection reflects the many aspects of the Canadian Farmworkers Union’s organization and its actions, including unionizing workers and certifying workplaces, advocating for workers’ rights, providing ESL classes and other educational programs, and speaking out on behalf of other workers’ rights and social rights in Canada and around the world. Records include administrative documents, financial records, internal and external correspondence, reference material on a variety of subjects, publications, and numerous photographs of events and activities.

The majority of the material in the collection was created or received by the CFU in the course of its work, but some material, such as the Charan Gill photographs and Craig Berggold book research records, was created by others in relation to the CFU.

The collection has been arranged into nine series: Administrative records (1974-2010); Event photographs ([198--1985]); Union action records ([1978]-1997); Programming and project records ([1965]-Printed 2013 (originally created 1986)); Research and advocacy records ([197-]-2011); Deol Society records (1977-1998); Canadian Farmworkers Union Ontario photographs and administrative records ([1979?]-1983); Charan Gill photographs ([199-]); and Craig Berggold book research records ([201-]-2013).

Canadian Farmworkers Union

Ed Dorn fonds

  • MsA 8
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1964

The fonds consists of letters sent to British poet Tom Raworth, a manuscript of Dorn's book "Gloucester Out" and other material.

Dorn, Edward

Esther and Robin Mathews May 1968 Paris Poster Collection

  • Fonds
  • 1968

The collection consists of 115 handbills, and 78 posters (including 5 manuscript posters) collected by Robin Mathews in Paris during the student rebellion and general strike of May 1968.

Mathews, Robin

Paula Gustafson fonds

  • MsC 67
  • Fonds
  • 1978-2003

The fonds consists of records reflecting Gustafson’s career as a successful artist and editor. They include Artichoke business records, correspondence with Hilary Stewart, artwork, financial records and other miscellaneous records. The fonds is arranged into the following seven series: Correspondence; Koerner book records; financial records; Artichoke business records, Crafts book records, miscellaneous records and publications.

Gustafson, Paula

Visible Verse fonds

  • MsC 152
  • Fonds
  • 1999-2010

Records consist of videotaped poetry performances and textual records relating to the annual Visible Verse videopoem festival held at Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver, B.C.

Visible Verse

John Armstrong fonds

  • MsC 119
  • Fonds
  • 1971-[199?]

The fonds consists of correspondence, photographs and newspaper clippings pertaining to the Modernettes and John Armstrong (Buck Cherry). The fonds is arranged into the following six series: correspondence, newspaper clippings, the Modernettes records, financial ephemera, pins and photographs.

Armstrong, John

William Stafford collection

  • MsA 22
  • Collection
  • 1961-1973

Fonds consists of correspondence, handwritten poems, a newspaper clipping and an essay written by William Stafford and mailed to former SFU professor Frederick Candelaria. Photographs of manuscript pages are also included.

Stafford, William

Trevor Blakemore collection

  • MsC-66
  • Collection
  • 1933-1958

Collection consists of typescript, manuscript and handwritten poems, wartime letters between Trevor Blakemore and Philip Godfray, between Ann Driver (Blakemore) and Philip Godfray, between Ann Driver (Blakemore) and Madame Godfray, and a memorial service program for Trevor Blakemore. Correspondence reflects themes such as British literary clubs, the wartime attitudes of the Blakemores, BBC wartime broadcasts and the evacuation of children from Nazi-occupied Channel Islands.

Godfray, Philip

Mac Norris fonds

  • Fonds
  • [197?]-[199?]

Fonds consists of business records relating to the management and operation of BC Rail, when Mac Norris worked for the company. Records include reports, financial information, board materials, press releases, speeches, and correspondence.

Norris, Mac

Boag Foundation fonds

  • Fonds
  • [194?]-[199?]

Fonds consists of records relating to the activities and administration of the Allan Boag Foundation, including financial and accounting records, requests for funding, correspondence, grant applications and rejection letters.

Boag Foundation

Operation Solidarity fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1983-1987

Fonds consists of records relating to the labour organizing activity of Art Kube and Operation Solidarity. These include meeting agendas, committee reports, newsletters, brochures and pamphlets, publications, correspondence, ephemera, AGM conference packages, and material documenting participation in the BC Native Land Claims conference in 1986 and the Canadian Labour Congress's presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on External Affairs & International Trade in 1987.

Operation Solidarity

Charles Hou Editorial Cartoon Collection

  • MsC 25
  • Collection
  • [199-?]-[200-?]

The collection consists of copies and a small number of photographs of political cartoons dealing with Canadian and international events that took place from 1759 to 2006. Canadian topics include conscription, immigration, French-language rights, native self-government, imperialism, nationalism, labour conditions, women’s suffrage, and prohibition. The cartoons deal with, among many other topics, the Sino-Japanese War of 1894, the French conquest of Algeria, the Cold War, the war in Vietnam, and World Wars I and II. Publication dates of the newspapers and magazines from which the collection was copied range from 1846 to 2006. Dates of the events covered by the cartoons range from the mid-eighteenth century to 2006.

Hugh Johnston South Asian research collection

  • MsC-183
  • Collection
  • [197-]–2016

Collection consists of research material gathered by Johnston for his book "The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar" (1979; 1989) and subsequent articles and books about Sikhs in Canada, including (with Tara Singh Bains) "The Four Quarters of the Night: The Life-Journey of an Emigrant Sikh" (1995) and "Jewels of the Qila: The Remarkable Story of an Indo-Canadian Family" (2011). Records in the collection are primarily of photocopied and microfilmed material from archival material held by institutions, newspapers and journals, and notes and drafts.

Collection is divided into the following eleven series: Articles (1988–2016); "The voyage of the Komagata Maru" draft manuscripts (1977–1978); Finding aids, bibliography and essays on sources (1975–1991); Archival documents and research notes ([197-–before 2011]); Official sources files ([1975–after 1996]); Biographical and autobiographical sources files ([197-–198-?]); Individual files (1988–1993); Research studies files ([ca. 1980]–1988); Scholarly articles ([197-]–2000); Periodicals and pamphlets ([198-?]–2014); and Newspaper clippings ([197-]–2014).

Johnston, Hugh

Ruth Emerson Wortis fonds

  • MSC-185
  • Fonds
  • 1957 - 2017

Ruth Emerson Wortis was a pioneer of modern dance, as well as a prolific choreographer, performer and dance educator. She was one of the founding members of the Judson Dance Group, which itself is credited for the rise of the Postmodern dance movement. This fonds follows the development of Ruth’s career through an extensive collection of performance programs, photographs, music scores, publications and reviews, choreographic materials such as dance and movement scores, and both personal and professional notes. Also seen is the effect of Ruth’s academic and teaching career on her dancing style as, over the years, she shifts slightly from the avant-garde for performance sake towards breaking down gender stereotypes in dance education by encouraging dance for movement’s sake to children and community groups.
This fonds contains seven identifiable distinct series. Series 1: Dance, movement and music scores (1957-2002); Series 2: Photographs (1957-1991); Series 3: Flyers and programs (1959-2002); Series 4: Published reviews and articles (1959-2001); Series 5: Writings and correspondence (1978-2001); Series 6: Ruth Emerson Wortis biographical information (2015-2017); and Series 7: Ruth Emerson Wortis performances and interviews (1989-1998).

Emerson Wortis, Ruth

Nunaga Publishing fonds

  • MsC-189
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2006

Fonds consists of records documenting the business activities of Nunaga Publishing and its president, Rick Antonson. Fonds is divided into the following sub-series: Corporate records (1973-1988); Book and magazine project files (1970-1980); Sales and distribution records (1974-1983); Correspondence (1973-1984); Submissions and proposals (1974-1979); Government and book information files (1974-1980); Publicity and related records (1973-[1994]); and Douglas & McIntyre files (1977-2006).

Nunaga Publishing Company Ltd.

Rick Patton fonds

  • MsC 174
  • Fonds
  • [196?]-[199?]

Fonds consists of records created by Rick Patton; they reflect his life and work as a filmmaker and freelance sound engineer in Vancouver, B.C.

Patton, Rick

Marilyn Kansky fonds

  • Fonds
  • [198?]-[200?]

Fonds consists of legal materials related to the environment, some of which formed the basis of reports Kansky researched for the West Coast Environmental Law Association.

Kansky, Marilyn

B.C. Tap Water Alliance fonds

  • Fonds
  • [197?]-2013

Fonds consist of records created and received by Will Koop as founder and director of the B.C. Tap Water Alliance. These include Community Watersheds Task Force meeting files; forest hydrology research records; land use plans, legal records from Joseph Miller et. al. vs. Wright Mallery; results of Freedom of Information requests; and newspaper clippings. The fonds also contains files relating to Chapman Creek, and the Bull Run, Seattle City, Rossland City, Chapman Creek and Elk Creeks watersheds.

Koop, Will

Timothy Taylor fonds

  • MsC 116
  • Fonds
  • 1997-2006

Fonds consists of records documenting Timothy Taylor's work as a writer of fiction in Vancouver, B.C. Records consist of project notes, correspondence, drafts of both Stanley Park and Story House and workbooks for novels. The fonds is arranged into three series: Project notes; Stanley Park records; Story House records.

Taylor, Timothy

Trade Union Research Bureau fonds

  • Fonds
  • [195?]-[200?]

Fonds documents the research, advocacy and communications activities of the Trade Union Research Bureau. Records include books, newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, correspondence, legal documents, research materials, sound and video recordings.

Trade Union Research Bureau

Mother Tongue Publishing fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1994-2012

Fonds consists of broadsides, chapbooks and business records generated by Mother Tongue's publishing activities.

Mother Tongue Publishing

Bud Osborn fonds

  • MsC 164
  • Fonds
  • [198?]-2014

Fonds consists of records created and received by Bud Osborn during his life and work as an activist, poet and community organizer in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Records include legal documents, reports, manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, royalty statements, sound recordings and research.

Osborn, Bud

Derek Beaulieu fonds

  • MsC-125
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2015

Fonds consists of records created or accumulated by Derek Beaulieu through his personal and professional activities, primarily from the 1990s to 2015. Records document his work as publisher of housepress and No press, and his work as a writer, editor, art and literature student and creative writing instructor.

Fonds is arranged into the following eight series: housepress (1997–2007); No press (2005–2015); Writings (1991–2015); Correspondence (1994–2015); Artworks (1996–[before 2013]); Notebooks, sketchbooks and daytimers (1987–2015); Promotional records ([199-]–[2015]) and Personal records (1994–2007).

Beaulieu, D.A. (Derek Alexander)

Office of the Vice-President, University Services fonds

  • F-207
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 1978

The fonds consists of records relating to the development and administration of non-academic services for students, staff and faculty at Simon Fraser University. Activities, topics and events documented include the Vice-President's correspondence with university services departments, Student Society, the university community, and provincial and national organizations; participation on university committees; development of projects, programs, and workshops; and publications. Also included are records of the Assistant to Vice-President, University Services.

The types of documents include meeting agendas, minutes, and supporting papers; correspondence and reports; annual reports; statistical studies; budgets and financial working papers; contracts; and publications including student handbooks, brochures, posters, newsletters, and newspaper clippings.

Office of the Vice-President, University Services

J.S. and Lucy Woodsworth family fonds

  • MsC-204
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860-1997?]

This fonds consists of primarily of correspondence between members of the Woodsworth/MacInnis families, along with photographic material documenting extended family and some key events. James Shaver Woodsworth (J.S.) was a leader of the social democratic movement in the early 20th century and a co-founder of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) party in 1932, of which his daughter and son-in-law were also key figures. However the subject matter of most of this fonds is of a personal familial nature, rather than in-depth political discourse or strategizing. Included in this fonds are notes, manuscripts and letters, primarily written between himself and his wife, Lucy Staples Woodsworth during the years he was serving first as a clergyman through to his involvement and arrest at the Winnipeg General Strike in 1919, as well as an extended tour of Europe and Russia with Lucy in 1932. There are a few letters between J.S. and his children as they mature and pursue careers but even when J.S. ceases to be the primary author, there is news of him in the correspondence of Lucy up until his passing in 1942.

The bulk of content in this fonds consists of correspondence between Lucy Woodsworth and her daughter Grace Woodsworth MacInnis, although there are occasional letters to, from or between her other children Belva, Ralph, Charles, Bruce and Howard. The content of this material is primarily anecdotal as Lucy informs Grace of her day-to-day activities and meetings. There is some mention of her political activities and leanings - particularly of her attendance at a Women's International League conference in 1924 or in correspondence with Grace's husband, Angus MacInnis - but most letters contain news of friends and family, of health and daily activities.

Because many of these letters were originally assembled by Grace MacInnis herself, there is a subsection of correspondence between herself and Angus, from the very first days of their courtship through their combined political careers in Parliament and up until Angus's passing in 1964.

Archives and Records Management Department fonds

  • F-51
  • Fonds
  • 1963 - 1999

The fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the University Archives. Fonds includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, classification and description records, Archives and Records Management Advisory Committee records, and materials arising from special projects and conferences.

Archives and Records Management Department

Office of Analytical Studies fonds

  • F-52
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2001

Fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Analytical Studies office. Fonds includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, statistical studies, publications, and other materials.

Institutional Research and Planning

East Enders Society fonds

  • F-59
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 1994

Fonds consists of records arising from the general administration of the East Enders Society, and from the Society's participation in various social service projects for women in Vancouver's East Side. Fonds includes financial statements, receipts, correspondence, bulletins, reports, proposals, minutes of meetings, constitutions, job applications, letters of reference, newspaper clippings, audio tapes of interviews with Society members, partial transcripts of interviews, and other records.

East Enders Society

School of Kinesiology fonds

  • F-60
  • Fonds
  • 1966 - 1979

Fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Department of Kinesiology. Fonds includes correspondence, memos, reports, proposals, financial records and architectural plans relating to provisions for the study of Kinesiology at SFU. The fonds also includes records created by the Interdisciplinary Committee on Kinesiology as well as correspondence relating to the professional interests of E.W. Banister while Chair of the Department.

Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

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