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Brewery files: Kootenays

Sub-series consists of research materials relating to breweries established in Kootenays in the 19th and early 20th centuries. For record types, see the Scope and content note in the parent series description (F-316-3). The sub-series include vol. 2 of Leo Hryhoruk's Breweries of Rossland, 1895-1918 (file 10).

Brewery files: Interior, Thompson-Okanagan

Sub-series consists of research materials relating to individual breweries established in the Thompson and Okanagan regions of British Columbia in the 19th and early 20th centuries. For record types, see the Scope and content note in the parent series description (F-316-3). The sub-series includes a photocopy of the labour agreement between the Caribou Brewing Company and the Brewery Workers Union, Local 387 (1960; file 12); and a share certificate for the Phoenix Brewing Company (file 11).

Brewery files: Nanaimo and North Vancouver Island

Sub-series consists of research materials relating to individual breweries established in Nanaimo and Cumberland in the 19th and early 20th centuries. For record types, see the Scope and content note in the parent series description (F-316-3). The sub-series include photocopies of business records (prospectus, agreements) relating to the Empire Brewery (file 3).

Brewery files: Vancouver and Lower Mainland

Sub-series consists of research materials relating to individual breweries established in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland in the 19th and early 20th centuries. For record types, see the Scope and content note in the parent series description (F-316-3).

The sub-series includes copies of articles from The Big Chief Brewerianist magazine; photocopies of correspondence, letterhead, and utilities work orders relating to the Doering and Marstrand brewery (file 7); some original textual records (letterhead, letter) from the Vancouver Breweries Ltd. (file 12); and an original copy of the Brewers and Distillers of Vancouver Ltd. Annual Report of 1948 (file 13).

Brewery files: Victoria

Sub-series consists of research materials relating to individual breweries established in Victoria in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

For record types, see Scope and content note in the parent series description (F-316-3). The sub-series include photocopies of business and financial records of the Silver Spring Brewery (files 8-10) and the Victoria-Phoenix Brewing Company (files 14-15); originals for both are held by the BC Archives. File 10 is an original Silver Spring receipt book from 1912.

filling Station fonds

  • MsC-73
  • Fonds
  • 1993–2009

Fonds consists of records documenting the establishment of the filling Station Publications Society in Calgary, Alberta, in 1993, and its ongoing business editing and publishing "filling Station" magazine, individual chapbooks and hosting literary events. Fonds is arranged into the following six series: Administrative records (1993–2008); Financial records (1993–2008); Marketing files (1993–2002); Editorial files (1995–2004); Event files (1993–2001); and Chapbooks (1993–2006).

filling Station Publications Society

Japanese Canadian Blue River Road Camp Collection

  • MsC-140
  • Collection
  • 17 Feb. 1942-10 Nov. 1943

Covering the time period from February 1942 to November 1943, the collection consists of records created or received by various staff of the Department of Mines and Resources, Surveys and Engineering Branch in the course of their activities establishing, administering and operating road work camps for evacuated male Japanese Canadian nationals along the proposed route of the Yellowhead Highway between Blue River, British Columbia and Jasper, Alberta. Also included among the files are some records of Department of Public Works staff pertaining to their role in the establishment of the camps, as well as a significant amount of correspondence with the British Columbia Security Commission (B.C.S.C) and related records. In addition to documenting the evacuation of Japanese Canadians from the B.C. coast to interior road work camps and other areas in early 1942, and many of the activities and events that occurred in the camps, the records also provide evidence of the economic and labour conditions in British Columbia during World War II.

Records within the collection pertain to the following road work camps: Albreda, Black Spur, Blacks Spit, Blue River, Gosnell, Grantbrook, Lampriere, Lucerne, Pratt, Pyramid, Rainbow, Red Pass, Red Sands, Tete Jaune / Yellowhead, and Thunder River in British Columbia, and Geikie, Jasper and Decoigne in Alberta. In addition, some records reference detention camps at Greenwood, Kaslo, Lemon Creek, New Denver, Roseberry, Sandon, and Slocan.

Record types include correspondence, reports, lists, nominal rolls, bills of lading, invoices, operational memos, purchase orders, and balance sheets. A significant number of records relate to the establishment and ongoing supply of the road work camps; these include supply orders and invoices, architectural plans for camp buildings, and status and other reports concerning the preparation of camps. Administrative personnel records document the hiring, management and activities of non-Japanese Canadian road camp workers, such as foremen, sub-foremen, and carpenters, and include information pertaining to the previous work and life experiences of these men, their age, ‘character,’ medical conditions, and home address, as well as positions and wages expected and received.

Many records within the fonds relate to the management of Japanese Canadian road camp workers, including the administration of pay, Workmens’ Compensation claims, and payment of assignment fees for dependents; medical and perceived psychological issues and the treatment of such issues; and the movement of Japanese Canadian men between camps and the policies and procedures governing these movements. This includes records pertaining to the granting of temporary leave, transfer to other camps or areas, family re-unification, the release of workers to private jobs, either within B.C. or in another province such as Ontario or Alberta, and the attitudes of certain communities towards Japanese Canadians. Correspondence in several files relates to supervisors’ attitudes towards road camp workers, including those identified as agitators or troublesome, and the methods used to deal with them, such as transfer out of camp and the censorship of Japanese Canadian mail. Included also are records relating to the organization and collective resistance of Japanese Canadian road camp workers, their demands, complaints and refusals to work, and the techniques identified to deal with these situations.

Several files include nominal roles and other lists of Japanese Canadian and other road camp workers, including some or all of the following personal information: name, registration number, occupation, previous work experience, age, place of birth, address, marital status, number of dependents, ‘physical defects’ and medical, dental or mental health issues. Some correspondence from Japanese Canadian road camp workers to camp administrators provides insight into their lives both in camp and prior to evacuation.

Canada. Department of Mines and Resources. Surveys and Engineering Branch.

Polestar Press fonds

  • MsC-78
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1995

Fonds consists of manuscripts, page proofs, editorial and general correspondence, contracts, promotional and biographical materials. Included in the fonds are archival materials for Vi Plotnikoff's Head Cook at Wedding and Funerals (1994), first collection of Doukhobor short stories published and the first widely published literary writings by a Doukhobor woman, and George Elliott Clarke's poem-novel Whylah Falls (1990), later adapted for the stage and film, along with materials related to the publication of other works in Polestar's catalogue.

Polestar Press

Gerry Gilbert fonds

  • MsC-14
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1992

The fonds consists of correspondence (inward and outward), daily calendars, manuscripts and working papers, Canada Council applications and correspondence, personal papers (including diaries of travels, tax records, notebooks, and copies of Gilbert's writings in his high school newspaper), and reference files and material. The fonds includes records (manuscripts, correspondence, etc.) of Gilbert's literary journal, "B.C. Monthly", and records including photographs) of the New Era Social Club, an artists' studio/living space in Vancouver; and audiotapes of radiofreerainforest shows.

Gilbert, Gerry

James Delgado fonds

  • MsC-123
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2013

The fonds consists of records created or accumulated by James Delgado since 1964 through his personal and professional activities. These activities include his work with the National Park Service, the Vancouver Maritime Museum, and the Institute for Nautical Archaeology, his archaeological projects and expeditions, his exploration of shipwreck sites, his work on the television show “The Sea Hunters,” as well as his lecturing and writing. Records include correspondence, publications, notes, manuscripts, research records, photographs, video recordings, and audio recordings.

The fonds has been arranged into the following twelve series: Correspondence (1973-2012), Personal records (1964-2013), Project records (1967-2010), Expedition records (1995-2009), Sea Hunters records (1999-2006), Writing records ([197-]-2011), Newspaper clippings (1972-2008), Lectures and education records (1978-2008), Audio recordings (1977-[199-?]), Images (1969-[before 2010]), Video recordings (1970-[before 2010]), and Electronic records ([before 2010]).

Delgado, James

Ethel and Allan Grant collection

  • MsC-108
  • Collection
  • 1902-1974, predominantly 1918-1974

Collection consists of diaries, photographs, a passport, correspondence and an award issued to Allan Grant from the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in 1974.

Grant, Ethel Moxon and Allan Garfield

Lisa Robertson fonds

  • MsC-38
  • Fonds
  • 1983-

The collection consists of items related to Robertson's writing, editing, and teaching activities, and includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, notebooks, teaching materials, clippings, video and audio tapes, ephemera, and a range of publications, some of which Robertson worked on as an editor, and others to which she contributed her own work. The collection also includes manuscripts produced by several of Robertson's friends and colleagues and original artwork used for covers and interior graphics of various publications.

Robertson, Lisa

Memorial pamphlets

Series consists of four pamphlets (2 unique, 2 copies) associated with the Arthur Erickson memorial at Simon Fraser University, which took place on May 20, 2009.

Adbusters Media Foundation fonds

  • F-300
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2022

Fonds consists of records created or received by Adbusters Media Foundation through the organization's publishings, advocacy campaigns, legal action, and merchandising. The fonds is a hybrid, containing textual records, graphic materials, analogue audiovisual materials, and artefacts. Records include correspondence, magazines, books, posters, pamphlets, newsletters, design mockups, marketing plans, legal records, and talking notes. Records also include interview transcriptions and copies of newspaper and magazine articles documenting the organization's achievements. Graphic, textile, and ceramic merchandise also make up a notable portion of the fonds.

The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into eleven series:
Administrative records (series 1)
Publications (series 2)
Campaign records (series 3)
• Legal action records (series 4)
Blackspot campaign records (series 5)
Merchandise (series 6)
Talks (series 7)
Events records (series 8)
School projects records (series 9)
Media coverage (series 10)
Audio/video materials (series 11)

Note that the processing of series 4 (Legal action records) is still in progress, and the description is not yet published.

Adbusters Media Foundation

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