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Gary Snyder fonds

  • MsA-19
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1975

The fonds consists of correspondence:, consisting of seventy letters from Snyder to poet Joanne Kyger dating from 1959 to 1960, and sixty-six carbon copies of letters written in reply by Kyger, as well as translations and two poems.
The fonds also includes photocopies of letters between Snyder and Kyger dating from 1958 to 1975. The original letters are housed at the University of California, Sanata Barbara.

Snyder, Gary

Gladys Maria Hindmarch fonds

  • MsC-34
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1997, predominant 1960-1988

Fonds consists of records created or accumulated by Gladys Maria Hindmarch, primarily through her activities as a writer. Records document the writing and editing of her books and works of short prose, her other editorial work, and her personal and professional relationships with friends and other writers. Records include correspondence, drafts, manuscripts, notes, journals, published articles and reviews, and research records.

Fonds has been arranged into the following five series: Correspondence (1959-1998), Writings and related records ([ca. 1959]-1994), Notebooks (1962-[ca. 1981]), Works of others ([ca. 1959]-1997), and Personal records ([ca. 1962]-1985).

Hindmarch, Gladys Maria

Harold Griffin fonds

  • MsC-46
  • Fonds
  • [193-?-1997?]

The fonds consists of manuscripts, press clipping, correspondence, etc.

Griffin, Harold

International Woodworkers Association fonds

  • MsC-50
  • Fonds
  • [195?-198?]

The fonds consists of press releases, clippings, typescripts of speeches, photographs, and other material.

International Woodworkers of America Association

J.H. Prynne fonds

  • MsE-5
  • Fonds
  • [197-?]

The fonds consists of twenty-three sheets of holograph poems and seventy-five sheets of printed poems.

Prynne, J.H.

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

J. A. Forin

This sous-fonds includes letters authored and received by J. A. Forin between 1926 and 1933, handwritten note, clippings, broadside as well as three publication belonging to Forin that contain his handwritten annotations. All records are in English.

Forin, John Andrew

Japanese Canadian Blue River Road Camp Collection

  • MsC-140
  • Fonds
  • 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.

Norman Klenman fonds

  • MsC-101
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1946]-2011

Fonds consists of correspondence, scripts, screenplays, newsletters, articles, films and other records created or accumulated by Norman Klenman over the course of his career as a journalist, film and television writer and producer, and the joint owner of the CKVU television station. The records include draft and final version scripts and screenplays and related records for radio, television, and film (both produced and unproduced). Also included is correspondence, agreements and financial and project-related records of various production companies of which Klenman was a joint owner, in particular Galanty Productions Limited (Galanty Limited). The fonds also contains some personal records; these include correspondence pertaining to Klenman’s career, as well as articles and other writings by Klenman. The records have been arranged into the following six series: Personal records (2002-2010); Articles and general writings (1986-2006); Business files (1952-2004); General scripts, screenplays and related records ([ca. 1946]-2010); Television scripts, screenplays and related records (1956-2010); Film scripts, screenplays and related records (1953-2008); and CKVU records (1958-2011).

Klenman, Norman

Sharon Thesen fonds

  • MsC-33
  • Fonds
  • [196?]-[199?]

The fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, etc.

Thesen, Sharon

Sono Nis Press fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1976-1993

The majority of the records of Sono Nis Press from 1968 to 1976 are at the National Library of Canada under the J. Michael Yates fonds. Since Sono Nis was taken over by Morriss Printing in 1976, all archival records have been retained. Current records (approximately 1989 to 1993) include editorial files, production files, association files, awards and promotions information, and financial records. The archival records (1976 to approximately 1988) include financial records, editorial files, production files, and correspondence. All art work, design work, and printing plates for every book have been retained in the fonds along with two copies of each book published by Sono Nis Press.

Sono Nis Press

Steve McCaffery fonds

  • MsC-22
  • Fonds
  • 1992

The fonds consists of manuscript, galleys, and corrected proofs for the book Rational Geomancies, edited by McCaffery and bpNichol (Talonbooks, 1992).

McCaffery, Steve

Sum (magazine) fonds

  • MsC-81
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1965

The fonds consists of correspondence and creative work (poetry mainly) submitted to the magazine to be considered for publication.

Sum (magazine)

Tamahnous Theatre fonds

  • MsC-59
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1994

Fonds consists of records related to theatrical productions mounted by the Tamahnous Theatre Workshop Society and general and administrative records related to the company's operations. The fonds contains scripts, stage manager's notes and directorial notes, props lists, correspondence and memoranda, contracts, budgets, touring schedules, original artwork for posters, programs, and handbills, printed posters, programs, handbills, press releases, public service announcements, and other promotional material, clippings of reviews and paid advertisements, audience surveys, drawings and photographs, negatives, audio and video cassettes and reels, accounting records and financial statements, and other records. The fonds is arranged in five series: Scripts (1971-1994); Theatrical productions (1971-1994); General and administrative files (1971-1994); and Tamahnous Theatre Workshop Society photo history (1971-1994); and Audio-visual records (1971-1994).

Tamahnous Theatre

Thomas Carnie fonds

  • MsC-65
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1943

The fonds consists of a journal of Carnie's experience in Canadian Armed Forces in World War II. Includes photographs, medals, etc.

Carnie, Thomas

Records relating to Innes’ paintings

Series consists of postcards of images of Innes’ paintings, programs and reviews from exhibits of his work in Vancouver, articles and pamphlets about his work, photographs of paintings, and sketches.

Innes, John Clarke

The War Canoe

Item is a postcard featuring an image of a John Innes painting.

Innes, John Clarke

Pack Train

Item is a postcard featuring an image of a John Innes painting.

Innes, John Clarke

Prairie Schooner

Item is a postcard featuring an image of a John Innes painting, addressed to Mr. Donald Allen.

Innes, John Clarke

The Town Marshall

Item is a postcard featuring an image of a John Innes painting, addressed to Mr. E.D. Allen.

Innes, John Clarke

[Pencil sketch with notes]

Item is a sketch for a painting, showing an early settlement in Vancouver with First Nations canoes in the water. The sketch is gridded for scaling and appears to be for a mural.

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

“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

“The Romance of British Columbia”

File consists of 2 advertisements for Shelly’s Bread which include instalments of a serialized story, accompanied by the illustrations “Mackenzie’s party descending the Bella Coola River in spoon canoes” and “Indians attacking the Hudson’s Bay fort at Camousun,” by Innes.

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

[“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

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