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Grant family papers and other material

Series consists of family materials, such as documents related to the purchase of land, certificates of shares in various co-operative associations, a notebook of shared family expenses, correspondence from Ethel to Allan, and a souvenir pennant.

Series 1. Printing Examples and Business Records

Series consists of examples of printing done by the Margison Brothers Printers, as well as a small amount of business records and other miscellaneous items created by the family. Items include stationary, greeting cards, calling cards, business cards, invitations, announcements, posters, cash books, sales tax info and other fiscal records, clip art, newspaper clippings, a publication entitled “Be Tolerant”, and information about a platen printing press.

Margison Brothers Printers

Handmade papers

The series documents Lissel as a handmade paper artist, which includes various handmade papers that he has experimented on. He did experiments on different materials, such as cotton, flax, and linen—most of which are defined on the individual paper. Paper samples include kozo and gampi and other samples. The series is arranged in chronological order.

Paste papers

The series documents Lissel as a handmade papermaker and includes drafts of TOPOS and paste paper samples for TOPOS. The series is arranged in chronological order.

CKVU

Series consists mainly of textual material pertaining to the business transactions, staffing, and programming of CKVU-TV Vancouver. Due to the takeover of the station by Global TV and the subsequent litigations, this series also contains various legal records including transcripts of court proceedings, settlement contracts, affidavits and subpoenas. This series also includes business correspondence and personal information regarding Duke's role within the organization.

Personal journals

Series consists of notebooks, journals, notes and press clippings. From about 1945 to 2005 Duke made nearly daily entries in notebooks. These notebooks contain Duke’s thoughts, observations and concepts for future projects ranging from articles to screenplays, legal proceedings, housing plans and travel accounts.

Agendas

Series consists of 8 Economist hard-bound agendas. These agendas outline Duke’s personal and professional schedules during this time period.

Personal publicity

Series consists of magazines, newspapers, clippings and photocopies of articles about Duke or his various projects. Clippings were either set aside by Duke himself, or received from professional press clippings companies.

Film and television works

Series consists of records related to film and television productions that Duke was involved with. Records include drafts of screenplays, scripts, publicity, call sheets, administrative documents, shooting scripts, itineraries and other records related to the development and production of Duke’s cinematic projects. This series contains records related to the following projects:
• "A Cry For Help" (1975)
• "An Ill Wind" (1988)
• "The Angel of English Bay" (1988)
• "A Sparrow Falls" (1993)
• "A Tale From Bali" (1988)
• "Citizenship" (1952)
• "Close Up" CBC (1958)
• "Columbo: Smokescreen" (1990)
• "Dance of Shiva" (1990)
• "Hard Feelings" (1980)
• "I Heard the Owl Call My Name" (1973)
• "Memory of a Murder" (1992)
• "Nude" (1987-1990)
• "Pauline" (1997)
• "Payday" (1973)
• "Silent Partner" (1982)
• "Stock Exchange" (1989-1990)
• "Sunday" (1966-1967)
• "Tai-Pan" (1985-1986)
• "The China Story" (1991)
• "The Heritage Minute" (1990)
• "The Insiders" (1991)
• "The Nightingale Saga" (1984)
• "The Raincoast Chronicles" (1989-1994)
• "The Thorn Birds" (1982)
• "When We Were Young" (1989)
• "Wojeck" (1989-1990)

Speeches

Series consists of records relating to Duke’s public appearances. The records include speaking notes and research related to these events. Includes records relating to the following speaking events and interviews:
• CRTC hearings (1980)
• Variety Club Celebrity Roast: Hy Aisenstat (1980)
• Harvey Heart Memorial (1990)
• Langara College Speech (1995)
• "Save the CBC Rally" (1997)
• Leo Awards (1999)
• CRTC Appearance (1999)
• Sing Tao School of Journalism (1999)
• "Redefining English Canada" (2000)
• Lifetime Achievement Award (2003)
• SFU Convocation (2004)

Research

Series consists of notes, notebooks/journals, and press clippings that are not directly linked to a specific project. These notes contain Duke’s thoughts, observations and concepts for future subjects. This series also contains material related to:
• Brian Boru (1999)
• CBC (1993-1994)
• Pramoedya Anata Toer (1999)
• Vancouver Institute (1998-1999)
• Vancouver Television (1998)

Ephemera

Series consists of items such as bank books, report cards, pay stubs, receipts, architectural blueprints, press passes, event ticket stubs and house design notes.

Audio recordings

Series consists of audio recordings made by Duke including personal musical compilations, family voice recordings, interviews with Duke and various production themes.

Videocassettes

Series consists of video recordings including copies of Duke’s cinematic productions, interviews and award presentations.

Photographs

Series consists of various production, personal and publicity photographs as well as photographs used for legal purposes.

CBC

Series consists of records related to film and television productions that Duke was involved in when employed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Records include drafts of screenplays, scripts, publicity, administrative documents, and other records related to the creation and production of Duke's projects. This series contains records related to the following projects:
• Zero Base Broadcast (1984)
• Eye Level (1987-1988)
• Les Crane Show (1964-1965)
• Quest (ca. 1962)
• The Insiders (19-)
• Wojeck (1990)

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting

Series consists mainly of textual material pertaining to Duke's involvement with the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. This series includes business correspondence and personal information regarding Duke's role within the organization.

Banff Television Festival

Series consists mainly of textual material pertaining to Duke's involvement with the Banff Television Festival. This series includes business correspondence, personal notes and information regarding Duke's contributions to adjudications and presentations within the organization.

Vancouver Awards Show

Series consists mainly of textual material pertaining to Duke's involvement in organizing and scripting the Vancouver Awards Show. This series includes business correspondence, personal notes, draft scripts, publicity and information regarding Duke's contributions to the show’s production.

General business correspondence

Series consists of records related to Duke’s personal and administrative affairs. This diverse series includes:
• Personal notes and memos written by Duke for family, friends and staff
• Correspondence received by Duke from family, friends and business associates
• Administrative correspondence received by Duke from agents, publishers and other associates
• Receipts, bills and other financial records
• Personal and administrative faxes

Personal correspondence

Series consists of records related to Duke’s personal and administrative affairs. This series includes:
• Personal notes and memos written by Duke for family, friends and staff
• Correspondence received by Duke from family, friends and business associates
• Administrative correspondence received by Duke from agents, publishers and other associates
• Miscellaneous ephemera collected by Duke
• This series also contains records relating to Duke’s administrative affairs

Among those who Duke received correspondence from are the following:
• Anne-Marie Duke (1985-2000)
• Brian and David Duke (1986-2001)
• Cliff Robertson (1960-1969)
• David Darriff (1951)
• Don Erickson (1951-1952)
• Eve Duke (1961-1981)
• Henry Miller (1961-1962)
• Jeremy Geidt (1965-1966)
• Mordecai Richler (1961)
• Norman Klenman (1966)
• Sir Fitzroy Maclean (1962)
• Yu Hong (2001-2004)

Essays and articles

Series consists of drafts, final versions, correspondence, notes and clippings related to Duke’s work as an essayist.

Personal notes

Series consists of notes, notebooks/journals, and press clippings that are both specifically related to projects and also those not directly linked to a specific project. Topics include:
• Autobiography (19-)
• Savary Island (1981-2004)
• BC Film (1995)

Committees and associations

This series consists of records created by various Doukhobor organization including: Kootenay Committee on Intergroup Relations, Association of Canadians of Russian Descent, Joint Doukhobor Research Committee, National Doukhobor Heritage Village, Kootenay and Boundary Citizen Committee on Doukhobor-Canadian Affairs, BC Unity Group, Doukhobor Society of Canada, Doukhobor Youth National Executive Council, and Saskatoon Society of Doukhobor. The records include correspondence, meetings minutes, administrative records, financial records, festival records, and photographs, etc. Many records in the series relate to reconciliation attempts between various Doukhobor factions as well as the organization of cultural celebratory events. Records are in English and Russian.

This series has 4 sub-series: Sub-series 1: KCIR; sub-series 2: ACRD; sub-series 3: Joint Doukhobor Research Committee; sub-series 4: Various organizations.

Symposiums and festivals

This series consists of records relating to the Doukhobor organized events including: intergroup symposium, centennial celebration of Doukhobor arrival in Canada and cultural festival. The records include: correspondence, promotional materials, open letters and messages, programs, and clippings.

Texts of songs and sound recordings

This series consists of records relating to the Doukhobor music and poetry including texts of songs, pslams and poems, as well as sound recordings of the Doukhobor choirs performances. This series also includes sound recordings containing Russian stories and poetry.
Most of the material is in Russian.
The series is divided into two sub-series: 1: Songs, lyrics, poems; 2: Sound recordings.

CCUB (Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood)

This series consists of various documents that were created by the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood (CCUB) and its members and that relate to the operations of the CCUB and to the matters concerning the Doukhobor community from 1898 until 1960, predominantly from 1907 until 1939. The documents relate to the leadership of the organization, administration of office and membership, land and financial matters, relationship with the Canadian government agencies and the Sons of Freedom, beliefs and ideology of the Doukhobors. The CCUB was established by the Doukhobors that settled in Saskatchewan in the early 1900s. Most members of the organization moved to the West Kooteney region of British Columbia between 1907-1912. The organization was led by Peter V. Verigin (Lordly), spiritual leader of the Doukhobors, until his death in 1924. Peter P. Verigin (Chistiakov) took over the leadership of the CCUB in 1927. In the mid 1930s, in efforts to unite all the Doukhobors, Chistiakov created organization known as the Society of Named Doukhobors that was renamed the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (USCC) in 1940s. In 1938, the CCUB as an organization was dissolved due to bankruptcy and the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (USCC) replaced it.
This series is divided in to four sub-series: 1: Circular letters; 2: Correspondence; 3: Meeting minutes; 4: Documents; 5: Writings; 6: Financial records.

Government documents

This series consists of mainly photocopies of documents created by various government bodies: federal, provincial and local between 1873 and 1987 relating to the Doukhobor communities in Canada. These records also include correspondence, open letters, statements, reports, messages and telegrams send by the Doukhobor communities to the government officials. This series also includes some photocopies of newspaper clippings, articles, chapters of publications, trial proceedings and maps.
Most of these documents are housed in other archives and contain file reference numbers. This collection was created by members of the Doukhobor community during their research of the Doukhobor history and Doukhobor relations with the Canadian governments. The files indicate photocopy requests by Steve Lapshinoff, Makortoff, Chernoff, and Sam Shlakoff. In addition, many of the records relate to the Kootenay Committee on Intergroup Relations (KCIR) and court cases and proceedings that Doukhobor communities were involved in.

Most documents are in English and some in Russian.

This series consists of 4 sub-series: Verigins, Immigration, Land and General documents

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