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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Series
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Community activism records

The series documents the activities of community activism groups associated with Betty Krawczyk. Series consists of mission statements, flyers, a paper flag, song lyrics, correspondence, pamphlets, booklets, newspaper clippings, journals, three calendars, speeches, handwritten notes, a membership list, and envelopes for Women in the Woods, the Canadian Party of Women, and other community activism groups Krawczyk was involved with during the mid-1990s to 2007. Series also contains textile records, including a Prison Justice Day t-shirt, flags, hats, a tote bag, and an aboriginal bead blanket. A large portion of the series relates to the activities of Women in the Woods and Betty’s political movements.

Committee records

Series consists of records and meeting minutes pertaining to Occupy Vancouver committees: General Assembly, Volunteer Coordinating Committee, Info Tent, Security and Safe Guard Unit. It includes also Occupy Vancouver leaflets, booklets, by-laws and general records related to day-to-day activities.

Personal records

Series consists of articles, correspondence, and other material pertaining to the career and projects of Norman Klenman, his family and his colleagues. Includes material relating to CKVU television, his partnerships with Daryl Duke and William (Bill) Davidson, and the film "Now that April’s Here." Series also contains some autobiographical material written by Klenman, with emphasis on the chronology of his career.

Correspondence and other documents

Series documents the imprisonment of Sons of Freedom convicts at Piers Island Penitentiary between 1932 and 1934, from its initial stage in search for an island to set up the prison to determining the conditions for release of the prisoners. The records, the majority of which consist of correspondence between senior officials, shed light on the construction and management of the prison, as well as the problems that the federal prison system encountered regarding both personnel and prisoners.
Series consists of textual records including correspondence, telegrams, and memoranda, most of which were written to or by H. W. Cooper. The remainder of the records were created by other authorities, prisoners, and relatives of prisoners. Series also contains a warrant written by J. Cartmel and a chronology written in shorthand by H. W. Cooper. Also included in the series is an empty manila envelope. The records in this series have been arranged into the following three files: 1932; 1933; and 1934.

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.

Out our way

Series consists of sound recordings of interviews undertaken by Michael Riordon for Out Our Way: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Country (Between the Lines, 1996). Interviews were undertaken across Canada. Textual records consist of a copy of Riordon’s log and notes about the tapes and interviews.

Michael Riordon

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)

Court case records

Series consists of records related to the court case between the City of Vancouver and Sean O’Flynn-Magee, Jane Doe, John Doe and other unknown persons. It includes: affidavits of Garrick Bradshaw, Penny Ballem, Murray Wightman, Frank Dodich, John McKearney, Cael Hopwood, Brenda Proksen, Blake Chersinoff, and Will Johnston; short leave requisition; notice of civil claim; and notice of application.

Eating fire

Series consists of sound recordings of interviews undertaken by Michael Riordon for Eating Fire: Family Life on the Queer Side (Between the Lines, 2001). Interviews were undertaken across Canada.

Personal correspondence and related materials

Series consists of letters of correspondence, postcards, greeting cards, photographs, mailing address lists, prison correspondence lists, faxes, photocopies of letters, printed e-mails, excerpts from a magazine, newspaper clippings, a receipt, two calendars, earning reports, newsletters, a real estate advertisement, and drawings from Betty Krawczyk time in prison. Local, national, and international incoming and outgoing correspondence is included in this series. Some of the correspondence and its accompanying materials were received from Krawczyk’s family members and friends, while others are from strangers who read about her experiences in newspapers throughout the world. Some correspondence also includes proof samples of Krawczyk’s publications.

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