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Robin Blaser fonds

  • MsA-1
  • Fonds
  • [188-?]-2009

Fonds consists of correspondence, written works and published materials by Blaser and other writers, photographs, and other records accumulated by Blaser during his lifetime. Records include poems, journals and notebooks, book manuscripts, essays, audio and video recordings of poetry readings, personal and financial records, teaching materials, genealogical records, collected publications and articles, and conference and promotional material. Fonds has been arranged into the following eighteen series: Correspondence of Robin Blaser ([between 1931 and 1937]-2009); Correspondence of others (1916-2009); Written works by Robin Blaser ([between 1941 and 1943]-2008); Poetry readings and other performances (1968-2009); Travel records (1959-2008); Articles and reviews regarding Robin Blaser ([194-]-2009); Teaching and academic related material (1946-2005); Business and financial records (1966-2008); Personal records and other biographical material (1925-2009); Honors and awards records (2001-2008); Photographs ([between 1880 and 1900]-2007); Family records and other genealogical material (1919-2007); Works by other authors ([195-]-2009); Ephemera ([195-]-2009); Research articles ([Photocopied 196-]-2007); Conference material ([196-]-2007); Promotional material ([195-]-2006); and Artistic material ([195-?]-2002).

Blaser, Robin

June Skinner (Rohan O'Grady) fonds

  • MsC-80
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1998

Fonds consists of records relating to the writing and publication of novels written by June Skinner under the pen names of Rohan O'Grady, and A. Carleon. These include original manuscripts, notes on works in progress, memorabilia, promotional material, rejection letters, grant applications, photographs, scrapbooks, and correspondence.

The fonds has been arranged into the following series: Manuscripts (1936-[1992?]); Contracts (1960-1998); Correspondence ([1949?]-2000); Research (1965-[197-?]); Promotional material and reviews (1961-1974); Personal (1947-[196-?]); and Finance (1941-1992).

Skinner, June Margaret

Jim Douglas fonds

  • MsC-192
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2006

This fonds contains textual and photographic materials compiled by Jim Douglas, primarily relating to his various business and professional work in the field of book publishing. There is also printed material he compiled while researching legal topics relevant to publishing such as libel, copyright, contract and professional standards.

The series contained in this fonds are as follows: Series 1: Business records (1968-2006), Series 2: Records pertaining to legal topics (1982-1990), and Series 3: Project files (1970-1985).

Douglas, Jim

Ruth Emerson Wortis fonds

  • MsC-185
  • Fonds
  • 1957 - 2018

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

Fred Wah fonds

  • MsC-17
  • Fonds
  • 1927, 1959-2013

Fonds consists of correspondence, written works and published materials by Wah and other writers, photographs, and other records accumulated by Wah during his lifetime, arising from both personal and professional activities. Records include poems, essays and reviews; journals and notebooks; book manuscripts; teaching materials; travel records; administrative records; and promotional material for conferences, workshops and other events.

The records in this fonds have been arranged into the following eight series: Correspondence (1960-2013); Writings and related records (1961-2012); Research records, works of others, and works about Wah ([196-]-2012); Academic work and instruction records (1927, [196-]-2005); Events and travel records (1965- 2013); Professional service and activities records ([ca. 1961]-2013); Residency records (1981-2007); and Personal records ([196-?]-[199-?]).

Wah, Fred

Kiss & Tell fonds

  • MsC-165
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2015

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by the Kiss and Tell collective over the course of the collective’s operations. Records include photographs, correspondence, exhibition specifications and guidelines, and promotional and press materials.

Kiss & Tell Collective

Robert Bringhurst fonds

  • MsC-154
  • Fonds
  • 1913-2013, predominant 2000-2013

Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, articles, and promotional materials created or accumulated by Robert Bringhurst over the course of his career as a typographer and writer. The majority of records were created in 2000 or later, as the donor had also donated records to Library and Archives Canada in the past.

The records include manuscripts of several of his major publications, as well as draft versions and speaking notes for many essays written and talks delivered throughout his career. Also included is correspondence with friends, publishers, and colleagues, translated editions of many of his books, and promotional materials such as posters and brochures for many conferences, festivals, and other events Bringhurst participated in. The fonds also contains some personal records, including birth, marriage, and death certificates from his immediate family. A timeline of major life events and activities has been included by the donor.

The records have been arranged into the following six series: Biographical material (2013); Personal records (1913-2013); Chronological files (1954-2013); Correspondence (1971-2013); Manuscripts (2013); and Broadsides and posters ([ca. 2000-2013]).

Bringhurst, Robert

Judith Marcuse fonds

  • MsC-181
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2019

Fonds consists of personal, administrative and production records for Judith Marcuse and her production company Judith Marcuse Projects (also known as Repertory Dance Company, Judith Marcuse Dance Company, DanceArts, Judith Marcuse Dance Projects Society). Spanning from 1956-2019, the fonds documents Marcuse’s life as a dancer and work choreographing, directing and producing dance and multi-disciplinary performing arts projects and festivals. The fonds predominately contains business records (particularly requests for grants and donations), promotional materials, media clippings, photographs, correspondence, sound recordings, and moving images.

This fonds consists of four main series (some containing sub-series) - Series 1: Personal records (1956-2018); Sub-series 1: Records created by others (1977-2009); Series 2: Commissions or consultations (1966-[2015?]); Series 3: Events, organizations and councils (2002-2018); and Series 4: SFU and International Centre of Art for Social Change (1996-2019) which contains 4 sub-series – Sub-series 1: Administrative records (1996-2019); Sub-series 2: Financial records (2007-2010); Sub-series 3: Grants/fundraising records (2008-2012) and Sub-series 4: Promotional records: ([2006?]-2009). The fonds also contains one sous-fonds (some containing sub-series).

Marcuse, Judith

Esther and Robin Mathews May 1968 Paris Poster Collection

  • MsC-127
  • 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

Blair Henshaw HIV/AIDS philatelic collection

  • MsC-64
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2003

Collection consists of first issues of stamps, postcards, comics and other materials related to Blair Henshaw’s collecting and AIDS-awareness advocacy work. Collection has been arranged into the following five series: Stamps and related records (1988–[before 2002]), Postcards, posters and phone cards (1983–[before 2002]), Exhibition records (1993–1999), AIDS on Stamps project files [199-]–2003 and Correspondence (1993–2002).

Henshaw, Blair

Doukhobor collection

  • MsC-121
  • Fonds
  • 1856-2019

Collection comprises photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, ephemera, books and periodical material resulting from and pertaining to the settlement and subsequent history of Doukhobors in Western Canada. Books and periodical items have been catalogued in the SFU Library Catalogue. Digitized images and accompanying descriptions of a portion of the collection are available on the Doukhobor Collection, 1898-1930 website.

Ajaib (Jab) Sidhoo fonds

  • MsC-178
  • Fonds
  • 1923 - 2016

This fonds contains textual and photographic materials relating to the life experiences of Ajaib (Jab) Sidhoo. The contents of the fonds have been divided chronologically into five distinct series representing significant periods in Jab’s life. Each series is then divided into two sub-series: Photographs and Textual records. The contents of these series are primarily photographs, but correspondence, newspapers, magazines, personal memorabilia and ephemera are also included.
The series contained in this fonds are as follows: Series 1: Records relating to childhood/high school (1923-1942?); Series 2: Records relating to World War II service (1939-1945); Series 3: Post-War Vancouver records(1945-2009); Series 4: East India Carpets business records (1948-2016) and; Series 5: B.C. Lions and Canadian Football League material (1953-1998)

Sidhoo, Ajaib

Grace McCarthy fonds

  • MsC-168
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1991

Fonds consists of 89 scrapbooks relating to Grace McCarthy and her career as a politician within the British Columbia Social Credit party. Scrapbooks contain photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, press releases, ephemera, and other material dating from 1960 to 1991.

The scrapbooks document the political landscape of British Columbia from 1968 to 1991, in particular the activities of the Social Credit party; events, initiatives, and causes in Vancouver and provincially; state visits; McCarthy's viewpoint on particular issues; her political and charitable activities; leadership campaigns; and her personal and political relationships. They also document McCarthy's most notable accomplishments, including bringing Expo '86 to Vancouver, establishing SkyTrain as a rapid transit system, driving the construction of the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, and the lighting of the Lions Gate Bridge. Includes correspondence with other politicians at the provincial, national and international level, including W.A.C. Bennett and Margaret Thatcher; her constituents, residents of British Columbia, and party members; and the business community.

McCarthy, Grace

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

Roy Kiyooka fonds

  • MsC-32
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1997, predominant 1970-1990

Fonds consist of materials relating to Kiyooka's work as an artist and writer, principally correspondence and other writings. Also included are photographs, photomontages, financial records, teaching notes, audiotapes and other material.

Kiyooka, Roy

Cobblestone Press fonds

  • MsC-118
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1984

Fonds consists of printed materials from Cobblestone Press and Giampa's work records, including digital font files, catalogues, sales reports, newspaper clippings and correspondence.

Giampa, Gerald

Harrison Brown fonds

  • MsC-57
  • Fonds
  • 1914-2002

The fonds consists mainly of textual materials, including correspondence and diaries. Also present are photo albums, photographs and negatives. The fonds has been arranged into the following seven series: Personal correspondence (1934-1988), Diaries (1914-1973), Desktop diaries (1962-1973), Personal miscellaneous items (1937-1978), Photographs (1927-2002), and Outlawry of War (1921-1960).

Brown, George Harrison

Women and Words Society fonds

  • MsC-23
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1998

The fonds includes records of the administration and activities of the Women and Words Society, including minutes, correspondence, financial and payroll records, submissions, fundraising records, documentation of events and its mentorship program.

Women and Words Society

Peter Culley fonds

  • MsC-195
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2015

The fonds consists of materials related to Culley's writing, curatorial and editorial work, and includes notebooks, manuscripts, reference materials, proofs, correspondence, ephemera, photographs, and negatives. The fonds also includes a diary, manuscripts by others, magazines, and Vancouver International Film Festival programs.
The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into 9 series:
Writing (Series 1)
Works by others (Series 2)
Correspondence (Series 3)
Personal (Series 4)
Editorial and curatorial (Series 5)
Reference material (Series 6)
Ephemera (Series 7)
Photographs (Series 8)
Biographical information (Series 9)

Culley, Peter

University Communications and Marketing fonds

  • F-61
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 2019

Fonds consists of records made or received by University Communications and Marketing and its predecessors.

Activities and topics documented include the establishment, organization and operation of the unit; photography of SFU people, places and events for campus publications; provision of information to the public; organization of special events; liaison with other units in the University; and the production of press releases, brochures, and on-going publications.

Records types include correspondence, minutes, reports, proposals, and working papers; photographs, including negatives and contact sheets; university press releases and publications; and articles and other reference materials relating to SFU.

The fonds is arranged into seven series:

University Communications and Marketing

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

Al Neil fonds

  • MsC-128
  • Fonds
  • 1907–2010

Fonds consists of records generated from Al Neil's work as a musician, artist and writer, as well as his personal and family records. These include family photographs, records from Neil's military service, correspondence, documentation of performances, art exhibitions and collages, clippings of interviews and reviews, original manuscripts and drafts, published writings, grant applications, posters, and material related to his and Carole Itter's cabin at Dollarton, North Vancouver, BC.

Fonds has been arranged into the following eight series: Correspondence (1959–2010); Writings (1968–1996); Professional records (1936-2009); Reviews and clippings (1958–2009); Personal records (1940–1994); Photographs ([185-]–[200-]); Videos (1978–2005), and Sound recordings (1976–1987).

Neil, Al

Milton Acorn fonds

  • MsC-1
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1965

The fonds consists primarily of Acorn's finished poems and pages of preliminary drafts. Fonds includes some correspondence (1964) and prose manuscripts.

Acorn, Milton

Adeena Karasick fonds

  • MsC-162
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-2019

Fonds consists of the literary papers, video recordings, slides, posters, promotional material and digital records of Adeena Karasick. Records document her work as a poet and performer, blurring lines between academic discourse and popular culture in the fields of contemporary poetry, poetics and cultural and semiotic theory.

Karasick, Adeena

Larissa Lai fonds

  • MsC-96
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2006

The fonds consists mainly of textual materials, including notes and drafts of Lai’s works, numerous calendars and datebooks, school materials, and material related to her activism and arts involvement. There are also a large number of photocopied reference materials on such subjects as the arts, gay and lesbian issues, racism and feminism, and Chinese culture. There are a small number of photographs and negatives, and a wide variety of audio-visual media such as cassette tapes, Hi8 cassettes, broadcast video cassettes, and various computer media.

Lai, Larissa

Barry Beyerstein fonds

  • F-255
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1968-2007

Fonds consists of records relating to Barry Beyerstein's personal and family life, and his teaching, research, scholarship, and professional activities. Records include correspondence, photographs, research notes, working papers, and teaching material; offprints, lectures, and copies of newspaper and magazine articles authored by Beyerstein; and draft manuscripts for chapters of published books.

The fonds is a hybrid of paper, analog, and born-digital media.

The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into nine series:

• Correspondence and personal records (series 1)
• SFU course files and lectures (series 2)
• Conferences and public presentations (series 3)
• University service and career records (series 4)
• Research files and collected publications (series 5)
• Publications (series 6)
• Professional advice files (series 7)
• Sound recordings (series 8)
• Photographs (series 9)

Beyerstein, Barry

(f.)Lip Magazine

  • MsC-213
  • Fonds
  • [198-]-1989

Fonds consists of textual records, including submitted manuscripts, paste-ups, editorial notes, subscriptions, correspondence, and other records related to the periodical (f.)Lip. The fonds has been arranged into the following two series: Editorial files, and Administrative and business files.

(f.)Lip Magazine

Facilities Management Department fonds

  • F-11
  • Fonds
  • 1960 - 2003

The Facilities Management fonds consists of records created and received in the course of the administration of the Department and the carrying out of its functions, which changed over time. The original responsibilities of the department included building the physical plant of the University, maintaining buildings and grounds, and providing support services such as food, traffic control, and security. Later, its functions were narrowed to the construction and maintenance of the physical plant and grounds.

The activities documented include policy and procedures development; the planning, construction and maintenance of the University's physical plant and grounds, including land acquisition and liaison with outside consultants and bodies; and the planning and delivery of services to the University, including water and power, traffic, security, fire prevention, purchasing, bookstore operations, central stores, mail, and food. The types of documents include meeting agenda and minutes, certificates, contracts, correspondence, copies of deeds, legal releases, lists, maps, memoranda, architectural plans, reports, and design specification books.

Facilities Services

Carolyn Zonailo fonds

  • MsC-79
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2005

The fonds contains manuscripts, correspondence, journals, documents related to provincial and national writers organizations and documents related to the founding and running of Caitlin Press, The Poem Factory/Usine de Poeme, and Coracle Press including correspondence, manuscripts, promotional materials, and business records. Also includes papers related to Zonailo's academic work at various universities, as well as personal memorabilia, phonograph recordings and audio-cassettes of Zonailo's poetry set to music, video-cassettes, musical scores, literary periodicals, books by other authors (mostly inscribed to Zonailo), poetry broadsides, chapbooks, and ephemera. Records related to Zonailo's work as a member or the planning committee of the C.G. Jung Society of Montreal and editor of its newsletter are also included as well as correspondence, periodicals, graphic materials, and other records related to astrology.

Zonailo, Carolyn

Carol Berge fonds

  • MsA-27
  • Fonds
  • 1964

The fonds consists of a typescript copy of the poem "Chant for Half the World".

Berge, Carol

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