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John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia fonds

  • F-1
  • Fonds
  • 1922 - 2013

The records of the John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia consist of the Society's administrative records and client case files and cards used to document information about individual clients. They encompass work done as a provincial society and also as a working office in the Lower Mainland.

The administrative records of the Society document all aspects of the Society's work. They are broken down into three separate series, reflecting the particular manner in which the Society operated. First, a separate series of miscellaneous records which the Society appears to have kept apart from its established file system dates from 1932 to 1988. A second series of administrative records dating from 1932 to about 1968 reflects the Society's file classification plan in use at the time (see Appendix B1 - hard-copy finding aid only). A third group of administrative records reflects a new file classification plan which replaced the earlier file system (see Appendix B2 - hard-copy finding aid only). Administrative records that have accrued to the fonds have been added to this series.

Later records demonstrate the increased activity of the society in addressing the social problems of crime, including victim assistance programs and community assessments, as well as administration of halfway houses.

Individual case files and cards provide evidence of the Society's involvement with clients on probation including repeat or 'habitual' offenders, as well as prison visits, counseling sessions and other related actions undertaken by the Society on behalf of its clients.

Records comprising this fonds are records created at the Vancouver office of the Society, and do not include records created by the various regional offices.

John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia

Habituals case files

Series consists of case files relating to recidivists, also known as 'habituals', also known as repeat offenders, those individuals who were convicted of a crime, released from prison, and then rearrested for a similar arrest. Case files include notes made by case workers during regular meetings with recidivists in some cases over decades. Files are arranged alphabetically by individual name but for privacy reasons file titles are limited to acronyms for this series.

Lisa Robertson fonds

  • MsC-38
  • Fonds
  • 1987-

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

Michael McClure fonds

  • MsA-5
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1998

The fonds consists of manuscripts and typescripts, clippings and reviews, notebooks, correspondence with friends and associates, galley and proofs, broadsides and cards by McClure, anthologies and magazines containing items by and about McClure, conference material, tape recordings, photographs, film and ephemera. Film is the only remaining print of Andy Warhol's unauthorized version of "The Beard" (1966). Correspondents include Richard Brautigan, Robert Creeley, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Bruce Conner, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen.

McClure, Michael

Dallas Smythe fonds

  • F-16
  • Fonds
  • 1913 - 1999

The fonds consists of records arising from Smythe's activities with the University of California, Berkeley; the U.S. Central Statistical Board; the U.S. Department of Labor (Wage and Hour Division); the U.S. Federal Communications Commission; his academic work; and from his various personal activities. Fonds includes correspondence, teaching materials, publications, research materials, reports, written testimony, reference material, and other records.

Smythe, Dallas

Richard E. Lester fonds

  • F-209
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1985

Fonds consists of records relating to Lester's time as a member of the Board of Governers and then the Chairman of the Board. The records are arranged in 3 series: Academic Freedom and Tenure, Correspondence, and Subject files. The subject files include records relating to the CAUT censure, the Department of Political Science, Sociology, and Anthropology (PSA) dispute, and university reorganization as a result of the censure and dispute.

Lester, Richard E.

Darren Wershler-Henry fonds

  • MsC-92
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2010

Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, original art, music, ephemera, books, zines, layouts, grant applications and reports, financial records, academic and teaching papers, T-shirts, notebooks and Wershler-Henry's MA and PhD theses. Records are in digital and analogue formats.

Wershler-Henry, Darren S. (Darren Sean)

Billy Little fonds

  • MsC 93
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1993

Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs and ephemera as well as published and unpublished manuscripts from several authors: Victoria Walker, Stephen Stepanchev, Lionel Kearns, George Stanley, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Joan Kyger, Bill Corbett, Duncan McNaughton, Robin Blaser and Michael Davidson.

Little, Billy

Sales figures records

Series consists of balance sheets detailing book sales by title per month, grouped by year. The reports visibly grow more complex over the years as computerization and software allowed for greater detail in accounting. Records include: balance sheets, both handwritten and printouts.

Payroll and taxes records

Series consists of financial records relating to payroll, taxes and employment forms. Records include: financial statements, printouts, balance sheets, notes, tax statements and receipts.

Draft manuscript files

Series consists of one file labeled “Manuscript – A Very Ordinary Life”. The papers inside are annotated and heavily edited at times.

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

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

Dandelion Magazine fonds

  • MsC-137
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2011

Fonds consists of files related to the publication of Dandelion Magazine, including invoices, cheque requisitions, bank statements, board bylaws, corporate registration information, subscriptions, advertising campaigns, minutes, promotional materials, grants, and correspondence. Fonds also consists of copies of Dandelion and Blue Buffalo magazines, and chapbooks published by the Dandelion Magazine Society.

Dandelion Magazine

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

Writing in Our Time fonds

  • MsC-82
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1979

Records consist of material gathered and created by Rose Marie Trembley at and in the lead-up to Vancouver's Writing in Our Time reading series. Records include newsletters, posters, brochures, minutes, press releases, correspondence, and several photographs of readers and events taken by Rose Marie Tremblay. Writing in Our Time was a reading series organized by the Vancouver Poetry Centre in 1979 to benefit West Coast literary presses, especially Blew Ointment Press. Poets who read at the event include George Bowering, Fred Wah, Frank Davey, Daphne Marlatt, Victor Coleman, Gerry Gilbert, bill bissett, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Ann Waldman, and Michael McClure.

Tremblay, Rose Marie

John Koerner fonds

  • MsC-173
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2011

Fonds consists of photographs, diaries and journals documenting Koerner's artworks and travels to Japan, and one drawing.

Koerner, John

Administrative files

Sub-series includes records generated from the administration of housepress and includes the housepress minute book, permission files, ISBN log, grant application, correspondence, one photograph and publicity clippings.

Financial records

Sub-series consists of records documenting the financial operation of housepress, including invoices, bank statements, bank books, check stubs, notices of assessment, and receipts.

Electronic file backups

Sub-series consists of electronic backups of housepress’s administrative and manuscript files.

Objects

Sub-series consists of the housepress sign, as well as linocuts, stamps and a seal used in the production of housepress chapbooks.

No press

Series consists of the chapbooks and editorial records generated from the publishing activity of No press since its founding. Series contains the following sub-series: No press publications (2005–2015); Editorial files (2005–2014).

No press

Academic research and writings

Sub-series contains research and project files for Derek Beaulieu’s MA thesis on the TISH poets, and annotated drafts of his PhD dissertation on concrete poetry and conceptual writing.

Artworks

Series consists of print works on paper, photographic documentation, paintings, drawings and linocuts used in the preparation of artworks and chapbooks. Series is divided into the following four sub-series: Works on paper (1996–2005), Linocuts [before 2009], Photographs documenting artworks (1991–[before 2009]), and Artworks by others (2002–[before 2013]).

Personal records

Series consists of Beaulieu’s resume, work assessments and tax returns filed by Derek Beaulieu from 1994 to 2007.

Carole Rubin fonds

  • Fonds
  • [200?]

Fonds consists of records created by Carole Rubin while working on her books How to Get Your Lawn off Grass and How to Get Your Lawn and Garden off Drugs . Records include correspondence, manuscripts, and research on pesticide use.

Rubin, Carole

Michael de Courcy fonds

  • MsC-155
  • Fonds
  • [198?] - [199?]

Fonds consists of master videotapes and notes from two film projects: documentary portraits of Gerry Gilbert (The Big Break), taped in 1988, and Voice: Roy Kiyooka, taped in 1991.

De Courcy, Michael

Richard (Dick) Chambers alpine photograph collection

  • MsC-134
  • Collection
  • 1947-1968

Collection consists of photographs and an accompanying notebook documenting Chambers’ and the BCMC’s pioneering mountaineering activities and exploration during the period 1947 to 1968. Unlike the Rocky Mountains of Canada, the Coast Mountains were late in being explored by mountaineers. During the period recorded in these photographs, much of the region remained little visited, and the exploration lasted into the 1980s. As a result, the photographic record of mountain exploration in the Coast Mountain region is relatively poor and fragmentary, especially for the period from the late 1930s through the 1950s. The Chambers collection fills several gaps in this record.

Chambers was meticulous in recording the details of each image he captured with his Zeiss Ikon camera – every slide is identified with the location, names of individuals, and the date. An accompanying notebook lists the photographs taken on each roll of film and includes additional technical information. Further documentation of many of these trips is available in BCMC newsletters and issues of the Canadian Alpine Journal.

Chambers, Richard Harwood (Dick)

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