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Arthur Erickson fonds

  • F-299
  • Fonds
  • [194-?] - 2019

Fonds consists of moving images, sound recordings, and textual records relating to Arthur Erickson, his achievements, his travels, and his friends and family. Moving images include documentaries; exhibitions; TV programs; Architectural Institute of America meetings; artistic films; and home movies documenting Erickson's travels and family life. Note that a number of the films are duplicates stored on different mediums (e.g. Betacam, U-matic, and VHS). Sound recordings include radio interviews, lecture series, news documentaries, movie soundtracks, and a soundtrack for the Architectural Institute of America awards ceremony. Textual records include two books and two pamphlets.

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

Travel films (series 1)
Audiovisual materials related to Arthur Erickson (series 2)
Published materials related to Arthur Erickson (series 3)
Memorial pamphlets (series 4)
Erickson family films (series 5)
Artistic films (series 6)
Sound recordings related to Arthur Erickson (series 7)

Erickson, Arthur

Wil Hudson negatives collection

  • MsC-276
  • Collection
  • 1970-1982

The negatives depict Hudson in his shops in Vancouver (Cambie Street and later Marine Drive), as manager of the Kingait print cooperative at Kinngait (previously Cape Dorest), and socializing in Vancouver, Burnaby and Powell River.
The individuals depicted in the photos, sometimes identified by first name in the file titles, include:
Wil Hudson
Keith, Betty and Brendan Shields
Fritz Jacobsen
Bill Shoebotham
Harold Johnston
Frances Johnston
Sean Johnston

Johnston, Harold H.

Peter Quartermain fonds

  • MsC-150
  • Fonds
  • [2008?]-2012

The fonds consists of manuscript pages and editorial notes relating to Peter Quartermain's edited Robert Duncan collection. Research is organized chronologically by poem or play. Additional information available on author’s website: http://www.nomados.org/PeterQ.htm

Quartermain, Peter

Sharon Thesen fonds

  • MsC-33
  • Fonds
  • [196?]-2012

This fonds illustrates Sharon Thesen’s work as a poet, writer, and teacher, and also contains records pertaining to her personal life in terms of finances and relationships. It has been broken down into six series: Correspondence, Writing, Writing by Others, Teaching & Events, Personal Records, and Publications. The arrangement is as follows:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Writing
Sub-series: Drafts, Edits & Typescripts
Sub-series: Reviews and Interviews
Sub-series: Awards: Judging and Nominations

Series 3: Writing by Others
Sub-series: Typescripts
Sub-series: Reviews, Interviews & Articles

Series 4: Teaching & Events

Series 5: Personal Records
Sub-series: Financial Records
Sub-series: Ephemera
Sub-series: Personal Photos
Sub-series: Life Events

Series 6: Publications

Fonds consists of correspondence, written works by Thesen and other writers, photographs, and other records accumulated by Thesen between [197-?] and 2000. Records include correspondence, poems, reviews, and other written works, notes, a notebook, magazine & newspaper clippings, photographs, a small branch, a color print on paper, cassette tapes, personal and financial records, teaching materials, computer disks, screen printed paper prints, and event promotional materials & invitations.

Thesen, Sharon

Ian Walker fonds

  • MsC-51
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1951

The fonds consists of sheet music, pipe band directories, paintings, photographs and other material.

Walker, Carl Ian

Mother Tongue Press fonds

  • MsC-239
  • Fonds
  • 1990-2009

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

Mother Tongue Publishing

Syd Zolf fonds

  • MsC-145
  • Fonds
  • 2007-2014

Fonds consists of research sources, drafts, correspondence, interviews, journals, magazines, teaching files, essay files, grant applications, and tax information. Records document Zolf's work as a poet, critic, editor, essayist, filmmaker and professor at the New School and University of Calgary. People with whom Zolf regularly corresponds include poets Charles Bernstein, Anne Waldman, Michael Davidson, Rodrigo Toscano, Erin Moure, Joan Retallack; theorist Judith Butler; artists Josiah McElheny, Zoe Leonard and Moyra Davey, and publisher Alana Wilcox.

Zolf, Syd

John Innes fonds

  • MsC-144
  • Fonds
  • [after 1880]-1945

The fonds consists of records relating primarily to Innes’ drawing, painting, and writing. Records include original cartoons, publications containing Innes’ work, a chapbook, exhibit programs and reviews, and images of Innes’ paintings, as well as photographs of Innes, biographical material, and a patent agreement.

The fonds has been arranged into six series: Records relating to Innes’ paintings ([190-?]-1943); Illustrations and cartoons ([between 1880 and 1941]); Publications (1900-[ca. 1934]); Photographs of Innes ([192-?-193-?]); Patent (1 Feb. 1919); and Records relating to Innes created after his death ([1941]-1945).

Innes, John Clarke

“The practical view of it”

Item is a cartoon by Innes showing a soldier confronting a man labelled “Bagdad” with the caption “Tommy Atkins (& Harim el Raschid, Bagdad): “‘Arim, old sport. You’re bloomin well pinched!”

Innes, John Clarke

“The slacker’s return”

Item is a cartoon by Innes showing “A. Slacker” crossing the U.S. border into Canada, away from a sign stating “U.S. at war. Selective conscription,” to find a sign stating “Canada rejects voluntary enlistment and adopts selective conscription.”

Innes, John Clarke

“Thanksgiving 1914”

Item is a colour cartoon by Innes showing a First Nations woman “British Columbia” with a feast.

Innes, John Clarke

“Bringing home the bacon”

Item is a cartoon by Innes showing Sir Joe Flavelle walking a pig labelled “$3,000,000.00 profits on bacon” into a bank with the caption “Sir Joseph: Come into your nice sty, piggy. The kind [?]-Keeper will look after you while I am away doing lots more patriotic work.”

Innes, John Clarke

“The ‘Hold-Up’ Man”

Item is a cartoon by Innes showing the arm of “Allies’ Food Commission” stopping a bandit aiming a gun labelled “high prices” at a woman and her savings.

Innes, John Clarke

“Munitions”

Item is a cartoon by Innes showing David Lloyd George standing over war needs including ammunition and food products.

Innes, John Clarke

“The hold-up season”

Item is a cartoon by Innes showing children aiming toy guns and swords at a man with pockets full of candy and packages.

Innes, John Clarke

“Militants attention”

Item is a cartoon by Innes showing a sign stating “Militants attention. The tyrants have again resorted to forcible feeding,” likely referring to the treatment of hunger-striking suffragettes in Britain. A character named “Indigent Arnold” stands next to the sign and the caption reads “I wish the bloomin’ tyrants would get a’old of me.”

Innes, John Clarke

[Christmas illustration]

File consists of an original ink drawing of a bright star over a landscape, with a border of holly, as well as a newspaper clipping including the illustration.

Innes, John Clarke

“The Striker”

Item is a card with a title panel, “The Striker by John Innes. Illustrations by the author,” and an illustration by Innes captioned “The strike is hon.” The short story “The Striker” appeared in The Canadian Magazine, Vol. XXX, no. 2 (December, 1907).

Innes, John Clarke

[Christmas card and drafts]

File consists of a Christmas card with an image by Innes of a cowboy in the snow, inscribed “From John Innes, 1940,” as well as 3 drafts or unfinished cards.

Innes, John Clarke

[“The Pathfinders” Christmas card]

Item is a Christmas card with an image of Innes’ painting “The Pathfinders” on the front. The card is inscribed “To the Lane family From the Innes family, 1940.”

Innes, John Clarke

[Newspaper stories by Innes]

File consists of newspaper clippings of two short stories written and illustrated by Innes, titled “Wall-eyed Googan” and “Translation of Pig-Eye.”

Innes, John Clarke

Our Fifty Years

Item is a booklet about the history of Vancouver, published by The Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Company to commemorate its fiftieth anniversary. The cover illustration is by Innes.

Innes, John Clarke

“Half a Century of Progress” [pencil sketch]

Item is a pencil sketch by Innes of a figure sitting next to 2 totem poles with a cityscape in the background. There are notes in the margin about the composition from Innes as well as “George.”

Innes, John Clarke

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