Series F-316-5 - Public talks and publications

BC Bites and Beverages: slides Cumberland talk slides: Cumberland's Brewing Heritage Victoria Beer Week 2016 slides: Stories from Nanaimo and Cumberland Brewing History

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Public talks and publications

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  • Textual records
  • Photographic materials
  • Records in electronic form (born-digital)

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  • 1993-2017 (Accumulation)
  • 1858-2017 (Creation)
    Files include copies of records that Evans obtained from various repositories. Dates of creation reflect the dates of the originals.

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Paper and analog originals:
13 cm of textual records
10 photographs

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ca. 1.1 GB of photographic material and presentation slides : jpg, tif, ppt, pptx, pdf

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Series consists of records relating to Evans' public speaking engagements and his writings on the history of beer and brewing. Evans' public presentations on beer go back to 1987; while still working on his thesis, Evans gave a series of talks on the history of brewing on Vancouver Island (The Devil Hop tour), organized by the Royal BC Museum and presented to six different Island communities. By the 2000s, Evans had developed a repetoire of presentations he could adapt to various contexts.

Activities documented include a workshop ("Ale and Hearty") on the history of beer that Evans developed for the University of Victoria continuing education; guest lectures for UVic History classes; Evans' Beer School classes, part of the annual Victoria Beer Week; contributions to Victoria's 150th Anniversary symposium (2012); participation in the Heritage Vancouver Talks Dirty! series (2000); talks at beer and food pairing events; and keynote addresses delivered to meetings of professional associations and home brew clubs.

Evans' published writings found in the series include copies of "Pass the Jack O'Hearts: A History of Brewing in Victoria" (Museums Roundup, no. 232, Fall 2005); and "The Beer Brewers," a chapter in Nancy Oke and Robert Griffin (eds), Feeding the Family: 100 Years of Food and Drink in Victoria (Victoria: Royal British Columbia Museum, 2011).

Records include correspondence; speaking notes, drafts, lecture outlines, presentation slides, and photographs; event brochures and programs, press releases, course posters and course outlines; copies of newspaper and periodical articles; and reading lists and glossaries.

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  • English

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Series include copies and images of records that Evans obtained from other repositories, who continue to hold the originals. Where files are available in digital form (through digitization or born-digital transfer), file descriptions identify the repositories that hold the original source documents and give the repositories' own reference codes, when these are known.

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Series includes both paper and digital files. For some talks, Evans retained his PowerPoint slides in digital format (ppt, pptx); see files 4, 17, 20, 24, 26, 29, 31-33. These are images only (no text); and Evans also often retained a folder of the low-resolution scans (typically jpgs) that he used as images in the slides. But not all images were always included in the slides; and the slides sometimes contain images not found in the images folder. The Archives has made separate pdf access copies of both slides and images where available. The original PowerPoint and jpg files are available on request; consult the reference archivist for more information.

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Files are open for access in the Archives' reading room. Digitized access copies may be redacted to remove the personal information of third parties (e.g. addresses, phone number, and email addresses of Evans' correspondents).

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Analog photographs are included in file 32.

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March 2024: born-digital materials updated, description revised.
June 2022: series established and first described.

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  • English

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