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Correspondence and other documents

Series documents the imprisonment of Sons of Freedom convicts at Piers Island Penitentiary between 1932 and 1934, from its initial stage in search for an island to set up the prison to determining the conditions for release of the prisoners. The records, the majority of which consist of correspondence between senior officials, shed light on the construction and management of the prison, as well as the problems that the federal prison system encountered regarding both personnel and prisoners.
Series consists of textual records including correspondence, telegrams, and memoranda, most of which were written to or by H. W. Cooper. The remainder of the records were created by other authorities, prisoners, and relatives of prisoners. Series also contains a warrant written by J. Cartmel and a chronology written in shorthand by H. W. Cooper. Also included in the series is an empty manila envelope. The records in this series have been arranged into the following three files: 1932; 1933; and 1934.

“Prince”

File includes a script by Norman Klenman for a one hour play telecast by CBC-TV in August 1956 titled “The Million Franc Doll.” The file also includes a revised first draft script for television by Klenman titled “Trotsky in Coyoacan.” Dated January15, 1964, the script is based upon the novel "The Great Prince Died" by Bernard Wolfe.

[Santa and youth]

Item is a photograph print of a woman dressed as Santa beside a Christmas tree and posing with a youth.

Miscellaneous stuff – recent

File includes correspondence, pages from Klenman’s “The Write Company” website, an article titled “Before the Beginning: William Davidson’s & Norman Klenman’s 'Now That April’s Here'” by Peter Morris (Take One, July/August 2002) and a draft article by Daryl Duke (2003). Correspondence pertains to Klenman’s former projects, including CKVU television, "The Starlost" and "Ivy League Killers".

Old radio plays

File includes the following scripts, articles and other material written by Norman Klenman: “Deadline” (n.d.); “The Ghost of Marlowe” (n.d.); “Is Dr. Leslie Bell a Vulture for Culture” (letter) (n.d.); "British Columbia Digest" articles “The Fabulous Jokers” (August 1946) and “No Comment” (July 1947); “The Word for Sonia” ([ca. 1948]); various articles in "The U.B.C. Thunderbird" ([ca. 1946]); “I go to Chicago : a radio play” (n.d.); “The Red-haired Boy” (New Liberty Contest, 1952); “The Truth of Marshal” (n.d.); “The Footnote” (n.d.); and “The Dark Patterns of Night and the Rain” (n.d.).

“Short film scripts”

File consists of the following draft scripts by Norman Klenman: “The Tayville Hoax,” 2nd rev., Feb. 11, 1955, Small Town Series No. 2 ; “Working title: The Law Case,” rev., Nov. 26, 1954, Small Town Series script No. 2; “Fair Day,” script for a ½ hour film in the project Small Town Series, June 9, 1954; “Working title: Country Wedding,” Small Town Series No. 4, November 21, 1954; “Newspaper story” 1st draft, Dec. 1953; and “The Settlement,” (revision), Feb. 2, 1955, Small Town Series No. 3.

[Pen sketch]

Item is an unfinished pen sketch showing a totem pole near water, with a holly leaf in one corner.

Innes, John Clarke

[1932]

File consists of correspondence to and from H. W. Cooper pertaining to the construction of the penitentiary and matters regarding the personnel and prisoners; a warrant prepared by J. Cartmel pertaining to Mike Woiken, one of the prisoners; a chronology written in shorthand by H. W. Cooper regarding a search for an island to set up the penitentiary; the translation of a letter from Russian to English from an inmate to his wife; a report on the refusal of some prisoners to work; telegrams regarding the construction of the penitentiary; and an empty manila envelope belonging to B.C. Penitentiary.

BC Book Prizes 2006

The materials in this series consist of media clippings, programs, pamphlets, bookmarks and promotional posters.

BC Book Prizes

[Photographs]

The file includes nine photographs of the same Occupy Vancouver group of activists taken from different angles, and one photograph of a single protester. No dates or names are given.

[Journal]

Item is a journal with drawings of faces. Each face has a name on top. Inside the journal there is a loose paper on which is written “pamphlets, petitions, etc. Material for distribution.”

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